• Clubs & Activities

  • 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:  Every other Thursdays 8:15-8:50 a.m.

    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

  • ASL Club

    Mission/Purpose:  Hearing students wanting to learn sign language and Deaf students learning how to interact with their hearing classmates.

    Sponsor: Mr. Roberson and Ms. Walker

    Target Audience: Students who want to learn and practice American Sign Language

    When: 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday mornings -  Beginning September 3rd 

    Where: Blue Lab

    What to Bring:  Willingness to take risks with learning a new language

    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: 

  • Chorus Club

    Mission/Purpose: To provide students with the opportunity to sing and perform advanced repertoire in various genres. 

    Sponsor: Ashley Hicks 

    Target Audience: Students that love to sing and are familiar with basic music reading concepts.  

    When: Wednesdays 8:15-8:45 

    Where: Ms. Hicks Chorus Room 

    What to Bring: Your Voices

    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:

  • 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 August 23. 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:

  • Girls on the Run

    New Information as of Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole is an after-school program for girls that teaches life skills through exciting lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to build confidence and give girls a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The program culminates with girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. Heart & Sole will meet after school 4:30-6:00 on Mondays & Wednesdays beginning the week of February 4 and ending the week of April 29.


    Please contact Ms. Caldwell at (770) 279-6404 or tenesha_caldwell@gwinnett.k12.ga.us with any questions or concerns.

    Mission/Purpose: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

    Sponsor: Tenesha Caldwell

    Target Audience: Grades 6-8 Girls

    When: 2/4, 2/6, 2/11, 2/13, 2/25, 2/27, 3/4, 3/6, 3/11, 3/13, 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27, 4/8, 4/10, 4/15, 4/17, 4/22, 4/24 & 4/29

    Where: BMS Track and 1.412

    What to Bring: Running Shoes

    Cost:  $20.00

    Local Affiliations:  Girls on the Run

    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: See Ms. Caldwell at the beginning of the Spring season for registration information and parent permission.  Registration, with a deadline, takes place at the beginning of each season with a max of 15 participants.

  • 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: L. Kirkpatrick and J. Johnson
    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:  TBD

    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:

  • Reading Club

    Mission/Purpose: Students will instill a love of reading, of all types of literature from a young age.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Smith

    Target Audience: Any 6th - 8th Grade Student

    When: Thursday's at 8:15 am (Begins in September)

    Where: Mrs. Smith's Classroom Room 1.424

    What to Bring: Books

    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:

  • 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:  Bi-monthly Tuesday mornings at 8:15 a.m., starting on 8/20
             
    Where:  Media Center

    What to Bring:  Loaned Readers Rally Books

    Cost: No cost.

    Local Affiliations:  Gwinnett County Readers Rally

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

    Permission Slips:  Located on the library page, library eclass page


    Readers Rally Competition Information: 

    Readers Rally 2020

    DATE: TBD

    LOCATION: TBD


    Team members MUST arrive by 9:00am-- 9:30am Middle School Play Begins
    (no opening ceremony this year)

  • 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: Mrs. Myer's Classroom (1.415) or Mrs. Bland-Sinclair's Classroom (1.229)

    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: Pilar Silva

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

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

    Where: Ms. Silva's Classroom

    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:

  • 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.