Clubs & Activities

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    NATIONAL JUNIOR ART HONOR SOCIETY

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Rm 121

    Description: The NJAHS programs are open to students in all grades for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing students who have shown an outstanding ability and keen interest in visual art. One of the most commonly noted bene-fits is the peer recognition and leadership growth opportunities that students gain by their involvement. Stu-dents benefit from valuable experiences in creating art, developing a personal portfolio and participation in community service. Through their work, the value of the arts and the school curriculum is highlighted. Creative thinking is the core of 21st-century learning and National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS) magnifies the inno-vation, skills, and scholarship that our art program brings to the students, school, and community of CMS.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Frantzich

     

    BASKETBALL INTRAMURALS (WINTER)

    Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Main Gym

    Description: Students can enhance and refine skills that were introduced in their PE classes. Games are played in a

    more competitive environment as teams are drafted by grade for tournaments.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Gubbings and Mrs. Battista

     

    BEST BUDDIES

    Day: 1st Tuesday of the Month

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 110

    Description: This international club is responsible for advocating personal friendships between children of all abilities.

    Activities included are holiday party gift exchange, buddy picnic, buddy bowling, and an ice cream social.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Freeman

     

    BOCCE AND BOWLING CLUB (FALL)

    Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Aux Gym

    Description: Students participate in two individual sports: bocce and bowling. Weather permitting Bocce Club

    meets outside for our matches. Bowling Club will meet in the Aux. Gym.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Summey and Mr. Gubbings

     

    DANCE COMPANY

    Day: Friday Mornings

    Time: 7:00 – 7:45a

    Location: Auxiliary gym

    Description: The CMS Dance Company is composed of 20 dancers. Auditions are held in September. We participate in the Anne Arundel County Dance Festival and have several other engagements which include performing at the South River High School Winter and Spring Concerts.

    Teacher Sponsor: Ms. Swauger

     

    DRAMA

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Student Activity Center

    Description: Teaching students to sing, dance, and perform before an audience. As a culminating activity the students

    will participate in a spring musical.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Dennsteadt

     

    CERCLE FRANЗAIS

    (French Club)

    Day: Thursdays (September through May)

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 104

    Description: This club is open to 8th grade French students by contract only. Officer leadership positions are

    available. The goal is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the French

    language and culture both globally and within the Central Middle community. Activities include (but

    are not limited to) National French Week awareness, cultural holiday celebrations, crafts, food, movies,

    sports, dances, theatre/restaurant field trip(s), and an educational materials exchange with Chвteaucoin Middle School in Baugй, France. Live Strong! Live French!

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Yuan

     

    NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

    Day: Tuesdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 133

    Description: Central Middle School’s NJHS recognizes outstanding middle school students who have demonstrated excellence in the area of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship for NJHS. Our honor society not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involve-ment in school activities and community service. Membership in NJHS is by invitation and application only, which is offered in the Spring to our qualified 7th grade students.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Nickels

     

    RASPBERRY PI FOR GIRLS (STEM CLUB)

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05pm (February-May)

    Location: Room 201

    Description: The Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that can be used to learn programming through fun and practical projects. Students will use the Scratch programming language to solve problems. They will also use analog programming to program auxiliary devic- es. This club is open to girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The club starts in February and runs through May.

    Teacher Sponsor: Ms. Holloway

     

    ROBOTICS

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-5:00p(Sept-Jan)

    Some Saturdays as needed

    Location: Room 201

    Description: Teams participate in annual challenge issued by F.I.R.S.T. research projects, robot programming and

    strategies to complete tasks. Students will also build robots & accessory parts to complete challenges and participate in scrimmages & tournaments on Saturdays.

    Teacher Sponsor: Ms. Holloway

     

    SEAPearch CLUB (STEM CLUB)

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Rooms: 132 &/or 136

    Description: As part of the club, students will have the opportunity to be engaged in various STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives. In conjunction with the Office of Naval Research initiative, students will be introduced to the wonders of underwater robotics called SeaPerch. This club will be limited to 25 students.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Marcus-Wenger & Mr. King

     

    SEWING AND CRAFTS

    Day: Tuesdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 110

    Description: Students will learn and practice basic sewing techniques. Students will make several small sewing projects.

    Students will also create seasonal crafts

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Burkhart

     

    SOCCER INTRAMURALS (FALL)

    Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Main Gym

    Description: Students refine soccer skills that were introduced in their PE classes. Games are played in a more

    competitive environment as teams are drafted for tournaments by grade level.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Parks

     

    SPANISH CLUB

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 111

    Description: Students will experience the different cultures of Spanish speaking countries. Activities include but are not

    limited to cooking, crafts, sports, music, movies, dancing, singing and cultural holiday celebrations. For our

    philanthropic project last year we sponsored a llama for a Bolivian family. We also plan Spanish week

    activities for the CMS Community. See Mrs. DiGuiseppe for a contract!

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. DiGuiseppe

     

    STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

    (SGA)

    Day: 1ST Tuesday of each month

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 135

    Description: This club promotes leadership skills in our students. Officer leadership positions are available. Activities

    include planning fundraisers and dances, as well as, organizing the school spirit week. In addition,

    students can participate in the county’s SGA as well.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Horwitz

     

    WRITING CLUB (6th Grade)

    Day: Thursdays during the Fall Semester

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 124

    Description: Love to write? Never have enough time for it? Working on a story, some poetry or a potential article that you’d like to share with peers for some constructive feedback? Maybe you’d even like some guidance on how to get your work published! The CMS Sixth Grade Writing Club is the place to go! We will meet in room 124 for some focused writing time, creative writing activities to get the juices flowing and time to share our work with fellow writers. Bring works in progress or an empty journal you’d like to fill! Let’s get writing!

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Knell

     

    VOLLEYBALL INTRAMURALS (SPRING)

    Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Main Gym

    Description: Students enhance volleyball skills that were introduced in their PE classes. We will play in a more

    competitive environment and teams are drafted for tournaments by grade level.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Parks

     

    YEARBOOK

    Day: Tuesdays and some

    Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Computer Lab

    Description: Students will produce the school yearbook. The activities include photography, writing, and production

    of the yearbook. This club is deadline-driven. Students must plan to attend every yearbook club

    meeting. Students will also be required to work on the yearbook outside of school.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Topa & Mrs. Shank

     

    24 GAME CLUB (STEM CLUB)

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p (Year-Round)

    Location: Room 225

    Description: Students come play the many versions of this exciting Math game. Whether you are new to the 24 Game or an experienced tournament player you will extend your math computation skills as you get to know other great students. Students who so choose will also pre-pare for and compete in the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) that takes place in November. As many as 16 students may represent Central MS in the District-Wide 24 Game Tournament in the Spring.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Feldman

    Day: Two or Three - Tuesdays or Thursdays each month

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Library

    Description: On a rotating schedule, members will professionally deliver the daily news and announcements for CMS each morning. Students will produce, plan, research, and write each broadcast. Members need to have excellent punctual attendance, enthusiasm, be willing to take on responsibilities and be team players!

    Teacher Sponsors: Ms. Edmond

     

    Bio Medical Technology Student Association (TSA/STEM) Club

    Day: Tuesdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 236

    Description: What are the top Bio Medical Technology issues facing doctors and patients today? Bio Medical TSA Club has competitions that challenge students to conduct research on a contemporary biotechnology or medical technology issue of their choosing, document their research, and create a display or prototype. Student teams will work in small groups to tackle a given Bio Technology challenge of their choice (http://tsaweb.org/Middle-School- Competitions) by working with the teacher in that field to complete the challenge and prepare for the state-wide c competition in the Spring.

    Teacher/Sponsor: Mrs. Sieber & Mrs. Fidyk (Bio/Medical TSA)

    Location: Room 205

    Description: Are you a History Nut? Then the History Club is the place to be! We will discuss a variety of historical topics as well as current events. Also we encourage students to participate in social competitions such as National History Day, National History Bee, and National His tory Bowl. The goal is to help students gain an understanding of the world we live in and learn valuable reading, writing, speaking and social skills.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Barnett

     

    eCYBERMISSION CLUB (STEM CLUB)

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Place: Room 150

    Description: eCYBERMISSION challenges you to explore how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics work in your world! eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams. Your team will propose a solution to a real problem in your community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards.

    **NOTE - Because the competition is sponsored by the US Army Educational Outreach Program, all students wishing to par-ticipate must be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Berkley

     

    Chess Club (STEM CLUB)

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 234

    Description: The Cobra Chess Club is open to all CMS students. Chess club is a great way for students to learn about chess and to improve their chess skills. Come out and join the CMS chess club. Work on your game by playing other students and participate in a Spring Chess Tournament.

    Sponsors: Mr. Stewart and Mrs. McDonald

     

    STEM Club

    Day: Thursdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Rm 224

    Description: The STEM club will provide ex-periences that utilize Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to inspire creative, critical and analytical thinking in students. Students will collaboratively and individually challenge themselves by designing, and building a variety of projects. Past projects included model rockets (that flew to 200+ feet), designing an electrical circuit, sail cars, motorized cars, catapults, and LED jar light.

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. Ells

     

    Social Research Technology Student Association Club (TSA/STEM)

    Day: Tuesdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 229

    Description: Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community? Interested in creating something that could actually help our society? Then the Social Research TSA Club is for you! The Social Research TSA club challeng es students to address issues facing our society through exciting and engaging competitive events. Students will work in small groups based on their interests to tackle a social challenge of their choice (http://tsaweb.org/Middle-School-Competitions) by working with Mr. Zoller to complete the challenge and prepare for the state-wide competition in the spring.

    Teacher/Sponsor: Mr. Zoller

     

    TSA Engineering Club (STEM Club)

    Day: Tuesdays

    Time: 3:05-4:05p

    Location: Room 137

    Teacher Sponsor: Mr. King

    Description: Are you interested in designing and building things, or maybe you are interested in using CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) to draw things, or maybe you like to tackle engineering challenges. Then the TSA Engineering club is for you! Students will work in small groups based on their inter -ests to tackle a social challenge of their choice (http://tsaweb.org/Middle-School-Competitions) by working with Mr. King to complete the challenge and prepare for the state-wide competition in the spring.

    Teacher/Sponsor: Mr. King