Many opportunities are available for our students!
COLOR GUARD – AMANDA KLINE
During the winter season, you have the opportunity to twirl a flag or rifle and perform at various high school shows. Anyone can audition (non-band students are encouraged). We practice on Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm.
*Due to the COVID restrictions, the rehearsals and performances are altered.
- Winter Color Guard - 6th-8th grade students (will start after winter break) - depending on COVID restrictions
- Spring Color Guard - depending on COVID restrictions
Free to Be CLUB – Caitlin Keller & Christine Hurley
Formerly known as the Diversity Club, the Free to Be club is a great opportunity for students who have a passion for creating innovative and creative ideas by being a collaborative and positive leader to impact the community! We want to embrace all our differences, gain multiple perspectives, spread positivity and kindness, and much more! We will create new activities to share out to the school each month. Meetings will be held on every other Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:15.
Best Buddies - Caitlin Keller & Jaime Schwab
Best Buddies is a club that fosters one-to-one friendships between middle school students with and without Intellectual Disabilities that share interests, experiences and activities. Students who participate will take part in monthly activities on designated days. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Mrs. Schwab or Mrs. Keller’s room to pick up information.
FCA – HOLLY GARDENHOUR & JEANINE HORST
FCA stands for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student leaders will conduct a short Bible lesson, a game and of course, a SNACK! Meetings are Wednesday mornings before school at 8:00 a.m. in Mrs. Gardenhour’s classroom. Please contact Mrs. Gardenhour for more information. Anyone is welcome!
FFA – TONYA ROWE
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. Chapter, State and National membership is part of our organization. FFA meets twice a month and participates in various activities and competitions throughout the year. 7th and 8th grade students must be enrolled in Ag class while 6th grade members may join at the chapter level only.
GIRLS WHO CODE - CHRISTINE HURLEY
An after school coding club for girls who are interested in learning to code in a friendly, supportive environment. No coding experience required!
GREEN TEAM – LORI KELLEY
This club meets on Wednesday afternoons until 4:30 starting in November.
HARRY POTTER BOOK CLUB - CHRISTINE HURLEY
This club meets 1x a month to celebrate all things Harry Potter. We will discuss all 7 books, the play, and create a variety of Harry Potter themed Maker-activities.
HOMEWORK CLUB – BARBARA WEBBER
Homework Club meets on each day Monday – Thursday, from 3:30 – 4:30. Permission slips are available from Mrs. Webber. No student may attend without a signed permission slip.
MATH COUNTS – JANE ARTMAN
Math Counts is a club where we work on math problems to prepare for the regional competition in February. This is not a math homework club. Math Counts meet Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 in Mrs. Artman’s room.
MERIT CHORUS – HOLLY GARDENHOUR
Merit Chorus meets weekly after school with additional performances throughout the year. This ensemble is an auditioned group for 7th and 8th grade students. See Mrs. Gardenhour if you are interested in auditioning.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
After reaching the 2nd marking period of 7th grade and beyond, a student enrolled in BMS must have earned a cumulative GPA of 90% or higher in order to be eligible for consideration for membership in NJHS. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship. Students must complete 45 hours of service by the end of 8th grade to be in good standing with NJHS.
ROBOTICS TEAM – LORI KELLEY
The Robotics Team meets after school until 4:30 pm and will collaborate with the team at Boonsboro High School. This club is limited to 24 members and all returning members need to reapply. Contact Ms. Kelley for more details.
RPG CLUB (ROLE PLAYING GAME CLUB) – FRED JONES & HEATHER SMITH
This group currently will meet on Wednesdays until 5:00 pm. The purpose of this group is to allow students the opportunity to take a creative approach to problem solving in a fantasy environment. We are using Dungeons and Dragons(D&D) as our base game to begin with, but may branch out as time progresses to using other game systems and settings (such as space travel). Please understand that this is not your computer video game, but rather a “paper/pencil” game in which students will use their imagination and personality to create and grow their characters, while working cooperatively with others.
SEWING CLUB – TARA PECK & REGINA WORKMAN
Sewing Club meets after school on the first and third Tuesdays until 4:30 pm. We will work on various projects throughout the year.
STAR WARS X-WING CLUB – MARK FOGLE
X-Wing is a tabletop miniatures game. The Star Wars Club meets after school on Thursdays until 4:30 pm. On Hold until distancing is no longer required
STUDENT GOVERNMENT – MRS. SMITH & MS. HAWBAKER
Student Government (SGA) will meet the second Monday of each month until 4:30 pm. This club is for students who want to take on a more active role/leadership role at BMS. Members will participate in a variety of activities meant to bring the school together; including but not limited to: Spirit Weeks, Holiday Candy Grams, Community Involvement, & Organizing Dances.
WEB – MRS. KRANZ, MR. TAYLOR, MS. A. KLINE & MRS. BEARD
WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) is an inclusive, year-long transition program that empowers current 8th graders to be systems of support for new 6th grade students. WEB leaders meet once per month to brainstorm and discuss the various ways they can make a positive impact in the school and community. Current 7th graders are encouraged to apply in March for an 8th grade WEB leader position.
YEARBOOK – TONYA ROWE
Most of the work is performed during the school day, but the club will meet as needed. Students may be asked to attend different events to take pictures for the yearbook. If interested, see Mrs. Rowe for an application.