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

New this year! The Chess Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:15 - 4:00 in Mr. Hillebrand’s classroom, B102. Currently, the chess club is open to all CMS students, and will start on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

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. ​​ Please stayed tuned for more information.


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.

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 links below for information and forms for applying to the Society:
NJHS Essay and Application Rubric
NJHS Description and Selection Criteria
NJHS Application Essay

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.


Advisors - Mr. Ahlberg and Mrs. Vidales

Belvidere Central Middle School is proud to have the Robotics Club return this year. Meetings have already begun, and take place on Wednesday afternoon's from 3:15 - 4:00 in room # B111 (meetings are not held on early release Wednesdays). The focus of the club is to create an extension of the Robotics class for students who are interested in building and programming robots.  All grade levels are welcomed in the club.

Scholastic Bowl

Advisor - Mrs. Griffith

The 1st informational meeting was held  Friday October 28.  Regular meetings will be every Friday from 3:15 - 4:00 in room B101. Informal, Trivial Pursuit style practices are held during the first semester.  If you are interested in joining - stop in and check it out! Competition practices will start after Winter Break.

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.  Congratulations on your election to the BCMS Student Council.  If needed, you may want to carpool with other students. Student Council will meet on Wednesday morning at 8am starting October 12.


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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