• Clubs & Activities

  • 8th Grade Spirit Club

    Mission/Purpose: To establish school spirit by allowing students to collaborate, engage in, and promote 8th-grade activities. Participants will grow in leadership skills, event coordination, and team collaboration. 

    Sponsor: Ms. Shearon, Ms. Alexander, Ms. Lizama, Ms. Runcie-Williams

    Target Audience:  8th Grade Students

    When: 1 meeting per month with additional events. Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the Month starting September 7th at 8:15 am

    Where:  

    Mrs. Shearon's room



    Cost:  10.00

    What are the membership requirements? Applications are due Sept 1!

    Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQjLC9nIe_k7nRCF2ZZ76w3okaXyzVEThg_I2uMiAVGoAf2g/viewform?usp=sf_link


  • Art Club

    Mission/Purpose:  Support student initiatives to act as peer leaders, research, and further skills in visual arts.

    Sponsor:  Ms. Rollocks

    Target Audience:  Any student interested in gaining a deeper understanding of art in grades 6-8.

    When:  September 8-10/ October 13-15/ November 10-12/ December 8-10 from  8:15AM- 8:55 AM. 


    Where:  Art room 1.600

    What to Bring:  A pencil, eraser, sketchbook!

    Cost: $10.00

    Local Affiliations: 

    Inclement Weather Plan:  In the case of inclement weather in Gwinnett County on club meeting dates, Art Club will be canceled.  If any additional cancellations need to be made, cancellations will be announced during afternoon bus dismissal announcements.

    Permission Slip:  Please see Mrs. Rollocks

  • BMS Student Council

    Mission/Purpose:

    Sponsor: Ms. Carlson

    Target Audience: 

    When: 

    Where: 

    What to Bring:

    Cost:  

    Local Affiliations:  


    Permission Slip:

  • Dungeon and Dragons

    Mission/Purpose: Our mission is to learn about the game Dungeons and Dragons and play through adventuring campaigns together! Members will create characters and build an adventuring party that will explore towns, discover treasure, and battle monsters during fantasy quests. 

    Sponsor: Ms.Neal

    Target Audience: adventuring 6th-8th graders

    When:  Thursdays after bus call until 5:30

    Where: Ms. Neal's classroom


    What to Bring: a notebook and folder

    Cost:   no cost


    Local Affiliations:  


    Permission Slip:

  • Flute Choir

    Mission/Purpose:  This year Berkmar Middle School will have a flute choir, which will provide students the opportunity to perform in a small ensemble, as well as develop musicianship and instrumental technique.

    Sponsor:  Kristie Robinson

    Target Audience:  7thand 8th-grade students who are currently playing flute in the Berkmar Middle School Band.

    When:  Rehearsals will be Thursdays after school until 5:45 starting September 9th. Extra rehearsals may be called as we get closer to performance time.

    Where: Band Room

    What to Bring: flute, practice record, and flute choir music

    Cost: Free

    Local Affiliations:  N/A

    Inclement Weather Plan:  In the case of inclement weather in Gwinnett County on club meeting dates, the BMS Chess Club will be canceled.  If any additional cancellations need to be made, cancellations will be announced during afternoon bus dismissal announcements.

    Permission Slip:

  • Habitable Earth Action Team (HEAT)

    Club Mission: To provide a platform for students to express their passion for the Earth by promoting environmental and social consciousness and responsibility through a variety of ways including initiatives via Social Media as well as  writing letters to influential individuals and environmental agencies.

    Team Actions: Writing letters to environmental agencies and influential people; taking part in initiatives and promoting them on social media.

    Place of Meeting: Students will participate in the initiatives through their actions outside of school and will take pictures as proof of action, team meeting dates and times will be announced. 

    Participants: 6th, 7th, 8th, anyone

    Team Members: A selected number of students will be chosen by the Social Studies teachers based on students’ leadership skills, academic achievement, and behavior.

  • Intramurals

    Mission/Purpose:  This year at Berkmar Middle School, our intramural program is going to offer a variety of activities encouraging students to be active and choose healthy behaviors.  The intramural program is open to all students attending BMS and will meet from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Students arriving at school prior to 8:15 should wait in the front lobby until one of the intramural directors escorts them to the gym.  The attached permission form will enable you to participate in as many programs as you choose.  Students are encouraged to attend as many as possible!
    Sponsors: J. Johnson and C. Luong
    Target Audience:  All BMS students in grades 6th-8th grade who want to stay physically fit
    When: Fall and then again in the Spring after basketball season
    Where:  Students will meet in the gym.
    What to Bring:  Students should come to school dressed to participate in fitness activities - athletic clothes and shoes.  Water is encouraged.  Locker rooms will be available for use after the club activities.
    Cost:  All programs are free of charge - $0
    Inclement Weather Plan:  In the case of inclement weather in Gwinnett County on club meeting dates, Art Club will be canceled.  If any additional cancellations need to be made, cancellations will be announced during afternoon bus dismissal announcements.
    Permission Slip:

  • Jr. Beta

    Mission/Purpose:  To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

    ACHIEVEMENT - Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
    CHARACTER - Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
    LEADERSHIP - Developing the leaders of tomorrow
    SERVICE - Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

    Sponsor:  Merchant

    Target Audience:  7th and 8th Grade Eligible Students

    When: Twice a month on Fridays.  Orientation will be held in September/October and will publish a finalized schedule.  

    Where:  TBD

    What to Bring:  Your Jr. Beta Club ID card

    Cost: $25.00 for new members & $10 for returning members

    Local Affiliations:  The National Jr. Beta Club

    Permission Slip:

  • Readers Rally

    Mission/Purpose:  To promote reading of high quality books in a fun and friendly competition.

    Sponsors:  Beth Sample and Janice Brown

    Target Audience:  6th-8th graders

    When:  Monthly until January 2022-- at that time, we will meet once per week until the end of competition.
             
    Where:  Ms. J. Brown Room 

    What to Bring:  Loaned Readers Rally Books

    Cost: No cost.

    Local Affiliations:  Gwinnett County Readers Rally


    Permission Slips:  Located on the Media Center

    Readers Rally Competition Information: Found on the BMS Media Center eClass Page & Media Center link on the BMS Website


  • Lego Robotics

    Mission/Purpose: 

    The mission of  Robotics is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.


    Sponsor: Dr. Lester

    Target Audience: 7 and 8th graders

    When: Interest Meeting August 23rd 8AM

    Where: Dr. Lester's Class Rm 1.609

    What to Bring:

    Cost:  

    Local Affiliations:  


    Permission Slip:

  • Science Club

    Mission/Purpose: To provide students with an opportunity to master their scientific curiosity by exposing them to real-world scientific principles and concepts.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Bland

    Target Audience: Any 6th - 8th Grade Student

    When: Every other Tuesday starting on September 17th at 8:15 am

    Where: Mr. Anderson

    What to Bring: Varies based on activities

    Cost:  $8.00

    Local Affiliations:  n/a

    Inclement Weather Plan:  In the case of inclement weather in Gwinnett County on club meeting dates, will be canceled.  If any additional cancellations need to be made, cancellations will be announced during afternoon bus dismissal announcements.

    Permission Slip:

  • Spanish Club

    Mission/Purpose: The Spanish Club is meant to bring together students who are interested in the Spanish language as well as the rich and diverse culture.

    Sponsor: 

    Target Audience: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students

    When: Twice a Month Wednesday after school until 5:30 pm

    Where: Ms. Silva

    What to Bring: Yourself!

    Cost:  No cost to join.

    Local Affiliations:  n/a

    Inclement Weather Plan:  In the case of inclement weather in Gwinnett County on club meeting dates, will be canceled.  If any additional cancellations need to be made, cancellations will be announced during afternoon bus dismissal announcements.

    Permission Slip:

  • The Gardening Club

    Mission/Purpose

    Students will learn how to grow their own food, some even from scraps such as seeds from tomatoes, strawberries, and planting the bulbs of onions. Students will engage in take-home projects to create their own home garden and help care for the school garden.

    Advisor:
    Ms. Shaffer
    Mrs. Schultz
    Description of activities:
    • Grow vegetables and fruit from kitchen scraps using upcycled household items
    • Learn how to grow food and flowers year-round
    • Learn about pollinators and how we are dependent on them for survival
    • Share recipes using food from the garden
    • Learn how to grow plants from cuttings or from seeds
    • Help tend the school garden and eat what we grow
    • Make new friends

    National/State affiliations:
    None

  • The Writing Connection

    Mission/Purpose: 

     Students will gain invaluable experience with journalistic and      
               informational writing, as well as practice public speaking skills to gather information for the school newsletter.   Students will also have an outlet to showcase their creative writing skills and will also encourage other non-members to contribute their writing for possible publication. Club members will also gain exposure to different writers and literary works.
     


    Sponsor: Ms. Rhodes and Ms. Lizama

    Target Audience: Any 6th - 8th Grade Student

    When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

    Where: Ms. Rhodes Classroom Rm. 1.424

    What to Bring: Composition book & pen/pencil

    Cost:  $10.00

    Local Affiliations:  


    Permission Slip:

  • Yearbook Club

    Mission/Purpose: To teach students the needed techniques and teamwork to complete and produce a product (yearbook). Students will be in charge of creating the yearbook layout, taking pictures at school functions, and adding any necessary pages into the yearbook. Students will also be in charge of marketing and selling the yearbook. 

    Sponsor: Mrs. Sample

    Target Audience: Any 6th - 8th Grade Student

    When: Bi-weekly starting on 8/30 on Thursdays at 8:15 am

    Where: Media Center

    What to Bring: Ideas, layouts, previous yearbooks

    Cost:  No cost to join.

    Local Affiliations:  n/a

    Inclement Weather Plan:  In the case of inclement weather in Gwinnett County on club meeting dates, will be canceled.  If any additional cancellations need to be made, cancellations will be announced during afternoon bus dismissal announcements.