Clubs and Activities

CMS Clubs at a glance

Art Club

Advisor - Ms. LoDolce

Art Club meets during the second semester and is open to all BCMS students. It is a fun & free opportunity to participate in hands-on arts. Perfect fit for those who love aet but can't fit a class into their schedule! Enrollment will be limited to the first 30 students that turn in their forms to Ms. LoDolce.  

 

Chess Club

Advisor – Mr. Hillebrand

Comeback soon for info!

Drama Club

Advisors - Mr. Keithley and Mrs. Ramboldt​

BCMS Drama Club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. ​​ ​​​​​​Our club introduces students to the many aspects of theater both on stage and behind the scenes. Students experience the audition process, producing a show, and performing. The culmination of our club is a stage production where our students perform for parents, staff, and the community. ​​Our club has monthly meetings in the Fall. In the Winter, around December/January is when we have auditions and begin our season. There will be posters and announcements indicating when our meetings will take place. Once our season is underway, a formal schedule will be sent home with students. Lights, camera, action!

H.O.P.E.

Advisor - Ms Letsinger

H.O.P.E. (Helping Others in Physical Education) is a cost-free before school program that strives to enhance coordination, agility, and all around physical skills through teamwork, partnering, and leadership.  H.O.P.E. uses the partnership of students helping students  through guidance of  extended physical education instruction. Students will on occasion walk to Seth Whitman to work with the elementary students. H.O.P.E. meets at BCMS every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30- 8:30 am (starts 9-18-17).

Math Counts Competition

Advisor - Mr. Wallace​

Math Counts Competition is for all CMS students who want to participate in Math Competitions.  Math Counts will be starting up sometime in October - check back for more details.

National Junior Honor Society

Advisor – Mrs. Repka

NJHS is: 

  • A national recognition program established in 1929 by NASSP and currently found in public and private schools in every state as well as in schools in more than 70 countries overseas.  
  • A co-curricular activity that actively supports the educational goals of our school.  
  • An opportunity to involve chapter members in significant learning experiences, especially in the area of service. 
  • Inclusive–open to all students who choose to apply themselves and consequently meet the five established criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. 

For a look at some of the activities NJHS members accomplished last year, click here. See the link below for more information and forms for applying to the Society:

NJHS Application Forms 2017-18
 

Peer Support

Advisor - Mrs. Repka

Peer Support is an ongoing program in which students are trained to help other students in several different areas:

  • Peer Role Models
  • New Students/Peer Buddies
  • Anti-Bullying Promotion
  • Promoting Respect for all Students

Click on this flyer for more details.

Robotics

Advisors - Mr. Ahlberg and Mrs. Vidales

Central Middle School is offering an after-school Robotics Club again this year.  The clubmeets on Wednesday  afternoons from 3:15 - 4:00 in room # B111 (meetings are not held on early release Wednesdays).  Students will work in teams to problem solve challenges given to them by using VEX Robotic Parts and RobotC software.  The club starts up in mid to late September, and is open to all 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students seeking additional time building and programming robots.

Scholastic Bowl

Advisor - Mrs. Griffith

Are you ready to flex your mental muscle?  Scholastic Bowl is the BCMS version of Stateline Quiz Bowl (WTVO and Fox39).  Our two teams of students go head-to-head with the other NCJC Conference teams. Teams are asked a variety of questions from all subject areas and points are scored for correct answers.  Some students help the team with breadth across all content areas while others specialize in depth in a specific subject such as math, language arts, or social studies.  Prior to winter break our practices are informal and knowledge based - these practices are not mandatory - but are fun.  After winter break we focus on team dynamics and strategy - these practices are a little more intense.  Our competition season runs from early February to early March and ends with a Saturday NCJC tournament.

Student Council

Advisor - Mr. Houston​

This club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Students are elected as representatives from home base classes.  It is an honor and a privilege to participate on the Student Council.  Student Council members need to be positive role models and willing to help their school and community in many ways. Student Council elections are held in September.  More information to follow.

Yearbook

Advisor - Mrs. Van Valkenburg

​​​​​This club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Yearbook will meet after school until 4:00 PM.  Information will be posted as needed.  If you have questions or want to join contact Mrs. VanValkenburg.​  Please stayed tuned for more information.

 

 

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