Clubs and Activities

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    Athletics & Academics (Football/Basketball)

    Sponsored by:  Mr. Lambert          Tuesday  3:00 – 4:00            Location: Gym

    Description:  This club provides students with the unique opportunity to combine their love of sports

    with improving reading skills.  The schedule will be:Fall/Winter:  Basketball & Homework

     

    Athletics & Academics (Volleyball, Soccer)

    Sponsored by:  Ms. Scott             Thursday  3:00 – 4:00             Location:  Gym

    Description:  This club provides students with the unique opportunity to combine their love of sports

    with improving reading skills.

     

     Bates Board Gamers

    Sponsored by: Ms. Foss    When: Tuesday 3:00-4:00  Location:  213

    Description: Students will play various board games , cards etc. with their peers.  Students will build team building, critical thinking, and attention to directions/details.

     

    Chess Club

    Sponsored by:  PTA                  When:  Wednesday                        Location:  TBA

    Description:  This club is for students interested in the  game of chess.  It is open to students of all ability levels.  In the process of improving chess skills, students will also learn to work effectively in cooperative groups increasing thinking and analytical skills.

     

    Chorus

    Sponsored by:  Ms. GarmanWhen: Thursday 3:00- 4:00 Location:  Chorus Room

    Description:  This club is for students to further the training that they receive in their chorus class.  Chorus members will participate in regular rehearsals that prepare students for auditions at the county and state level, as well as advanced performing opportunities.

     

     Concert Band

    Sponsored by:  Mr. VanDerBeek   When:Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:15       Location:  Band Room

    Description:  Concert band is an extension of the Band I-III class during the school day. We will focus on combining the 3 grade levels into a cohesive unit and performing high quality literature together for Band.  The purpose of Concert Band is to increase performance opportunities and rigor in the music class. Concert Band performs at least 3 times per year for parents and the public.  Weekly rehearsals are for preparing for such performances as a large ensemble.

     

    Dance

    Sponsored: Ms. Mattera              When: Thursday 3:00-4:00           Location: Dance Studio

    Description: Come experience an opportunity to learn or improve your dancing skills.  We will explore the dance styles of modern, jazz, ballet and hip-hop.  No prior experience required, just bring energy and excitement and get ready to have fun.  (You will need to purchase dance shoes and clothes.)

     

    Girls Breaking Boundaries

    Sponsored by: Ms. Zimmerman                                When: Tuesday 3:00-4:00             Location: Room 120

    Description:  The purpose of Girls Breaking Boundaries is to teach girls self-advocacy and empowerment.

     

    Girls Fit Club

    Sponsored by: Ms. Wendy Hedges          When: Tuesday 3:00-4:00 Location: Outside

    Description:  Students will be able to foster overall fitness levels, fitness awareness, and train for the Bates 5K.

     

    Goals and Grades

    Sponsored by: Mr. McCann/Mr. Shinn    When: Tuesday 3:00-4:00            Location: Outside

    Description:  Students will be able to apply skills, strategies, drills and techniques of soccer to successfully play a game. Goals and Grades will attempt to build academic and behavioral support through soccer.

     

    Goals and Grades (Girls)

    Sponsored by: Ms. Burke             When: Thursday 3:00-4:30           Location: Outside

    Description:  Students will be able to apply skills, strategies, drills and techniques of soccer to successfully play a game. Goals and Grades will attempt to build academic and  provide behavioral support through soccer.

     

    Green Team

    Sponsored by: Ms. Wixon and Ms. Smith              When: Tuesday 3:00-4:00             Location: 106

    Description:  The students will participate maintaining outdoor classroom, gardening, monitoring recycling in the building, peer education and much more.

     

    Hoops 4 Homework

    Sponsored by:  Mr. Starkes/Ms. Casciato              When: Thursday  3:00 – 4:30         Location: Gymnasium

    Description:  This club provides students with the unique opportunity to combine their love of sports with improving reading skills. Students will stay for Help Day on Tuesday and Thursday (3:00-3:30). The schedule will be:  Fall/Winter:  Basketball & Homework

     

    Multicultural Club

    Sponsored by: Mr. Acosta              When: Thursday 3:00-4:00         Location: 005

    Description:  Students will be able become informed and enlighten about cultures, countries, music and more.  We will taste cuisine from other countries, music and art appreciation discussions.

     

    National Junior Honor Society

    Sponsored by: TBA                          When:  Thursday 3:00-4:00          Location:  Cougar Lab

    Description:  To recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing scholarship, character, service, citizenship, and leadership.  Students will tutor, enter the science fair, and provide a service to the community.  There are prerequisites for this club and invitations will be sent.

     

    Newspaper

    Sponsored by: Ms. Hayes             When:  Tuesday 3:00– 4:00          Location:  Media Computer Lab

    Description:                          Like Sports? WE NEED YOU!

    Like to draw? WE NEED YOU!

    Like to watch movies? WE NEED YOU!

    Like to know what’s going on at BMS? WE NEED YOU!

    Are you creative? WE NEED YOU!

    Students in Newspaper Club write articles, draw comics, invent crossword puzzles and share their ideas to make the Wiley H. Bates newspaper one of a kind! Just bring your imagination! All students welcomed!!

     

    String Ensemble

    Sponsored by: Ms. Jacobs            When:  Thursday 3:00-4:00          Location: 003

    Description:  Those students interested in performing in the orchestra should come out and join the fun.  Practice with this group and represent Wiley H. Bates at concerts during the school year. We will focus on combining the 3 grade levels into a cohesive unit and performing high quality literature together for Strings.  The purpose of String Orchestra is to increase performance opportunities and rigor for music performance.

     

    Stage  Band (Jazz)

    Sponsored by:  Mr. VanDerBeek When:  Wednesday and Friday 7:00 am -7:50 am Location: Band Room

    Description:  Jazz Band is an extension of the Band I –III and Strings I –III class during the day.  It is open to all instrumental music students regardless of what they play.  We focus on combining the 3 grade levels into a cohesive unit and performing high quality literature together for Jazz Band.  Literature includes music from a variety of music genres. The purpose of Jazz Band is to increase performance opportunities and rigor in the music classes.  Jazz Band performs at least 3 times per year for parents and the public.  Weekly rehearsals are for preparing for such performances as an ensemble which does not meet during the school day.

     

    Robotics Club

    Sponsored by: Ms. Haggard/Ms. Kerley                 When: Thursday 3:00-4:00           Location: 206

    Description:  Students will work together to compete in the 2015 FLL Challenge. The learning model will plant seeds of multicultural understanding in cooperation, communication, collaboration and friendship to affect a positive outcome. They will promote excellence in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  This will increase an understanding and applications of Technology in the school and the community.

     

    Student Government Association (SGA)

    Sponsored by: Mr. Lewis/Mr. Wolak       When: Tuesday   3:00 – 4:00        Location: Room 117

    Description:  SGA is a group of students working together to make decisions to improve our school.  Activities include planning spirit weeks, service learning projects, afterschool activities (dances), student body meetings and fundraisers.  We will also meet with other schools and work to build leadership skills.

     

    Unified Athletics (Bowling)

    Sponsor: Mr. Kibler         When: Tuesday               Where: Gym or Outside

    Description:  Students will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the following concepts as a result of their participation in bowling: General skills and strategies surrounding bowling, Set-up: Gaining position and balance, Swing and cadence: Adding a consistent rhythm, Spare targeting: Picking up the leftovers, Scoring: Understanding how to score a game.

     

    Unified Athletics (Bocce)

    Sponsor: Ms. Stansbury                                When: Tuesday                                Where: Gym or Outside

    Description:  The objective of the game is to throw or roll the balls as close as possible to the Jack Ball or to knock the opponent’s ball away from the Jack Ball, or move the Jack Ball away from the opponent’s ball.  High score wins!

     

    Strength & Conditioning Club

    Sponsored by: Mr. Connerton                   When: Tuesday 3:00-4:00                             Location: Gym  Lobby

    Description:  The clubs purpose is to build physical and mental strength and stamina, practice and advance goal setting skills, and provide academic and extra cu-curricular support.

     

    Yearbook/Photography

    Sponsored: Jim Griffiths/Hayden Lambert/Joan Scott When: Tuesday 3:00-4:00  Location: Health Room

    Description:  Help create the book we all love and keep to remember our middle school memories…the YEARBOOK!  Work as a team to help design the BMS Yearbook and take photographs to fill the yearbook.

     

    Bates SeaPerch Team

    SeaPerch is an underwater robotics program that allows students hands-on building experience to construct an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Students work in teams to build the ROV and also learn about robotics, engineering, science, and math (STEM). We will compete in the Maryland Regional Challenge on April 11th, 2015. Students will meet after school on Thursday and possibly during I and I.  Membership is limited; applications are through Mrs. Melton-Koch only. See Mrs. M-K (Tech Ed) if you’d like an application.

     

    Previous SeaPerch experience is helpful.