BEMS Extra Curricular Activities

  • DRAMA

     

    DRAMA CLUB WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017, AND MEET MOST MONDAY-THURSDAYS UNTIL THE PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 26 AND 27.

     

    PLEASE COME TO THE INFORMATION MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 6 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING DRAMA CLUB.  THERE ARE BOTH ONSTAGE AND OFFSTAGE OPPORTUNITIES.  PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE ON A FALL SPORTS TEAM YOU CANNOT BE IN DRAMA CLUB AS SCHEDULES WILL CONFLICT. 


    CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

    We will work on creative writing. If a student likes stories, we'll work on stories, if poetry or lyrics interest someone, we'll work on that. 

    If interested, please email Mr. Pease at jpease@bonnyeagle.org or sign up at his classroom, room 36.

    https://sites.google.com/a/bonnyeagle.org/my-bems/home/intra-mural-activities/creative-writing


    SWIM CLUB

    The Bonny Eagle Swim Club is a non-competitive swim program offered to students in 6th thru 8th grade. This seven-week program consists of 21 one-hour swim sessions and runs from February until April. All swim sessions are held at the St. Joseph’s College pool in Standish. Students are bused to the pool after school on the regular bus that travels to Whites Bridge Road. Swimmers must provide their own transportation home after each session.


    KNITTING CLUB


    IMPROV CLUB  

     

    Improv Club is a club for any student who wants to have fun and learn about drama through improvisational theatre games.  No experience needed.  There will be 5 meetings in January.  For more information see Ms. Schaper.  


    GARDEN CLUB

    Garden club is where it's at if you enjoy gardening and cooking. Students plant a variety of vegetables throughout the year in the BEMS greenhouse, then work to harvest those vegetables though out the year to make our very own food. If your curious about learning to garden or cook, this is a great club for you! Meetings typically begin in late September and run though the school year.

    Advisors are Mr. Christensen and Mr. Avery. 


    DANCE CLUB

    If you like dancing and enjoy working with others to choreograph and learn new routines then dance club is for you. Anyone is welcome to come whether you have dance experience or not. Please listen to announcements on when we will be starting. When we meet it will be in the cafeteria after 2nd wave is called.

    Please contact Ms. Andreasen or Ms. Adams if you have questions.


    PATHFINDER PROGRAM

    Pathfinders Program Overview - Pathfinders is an outdoor adventure program.

    Groups of students are carefully selected for participation in Pathfinders by teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators. Students are selected for a number of reasons which may include leadership abilities, a need for academic support, socialization skills, a positive school connection, a love for the outdoors, and/or behavioral performance. These students join a group of experienced teachers from our school to begin training after regular school hours. Their parents attend a meeting to understand our program goals and foster a greater home/school connection. Training may include adventure activities such as ropes course challenges, winter camping, white-water canoeing, or mountain climbing. This training continues for 8 – 10 weeks, depending on the group goals. All program students must carefully follow our Pathfinder goals and expectations in order to continue as members of the program. Academic grades, school attendance, and all other Pathfinder goals are monitored weekly. The 7th and 8th graders who successfully accomplish all goals and expectations can then participate in a five-day expedition into Maine’s beautiful wilderness. Our 6th grade program is similar with 2-3 daytime excursions.  BEMS currently offers six programs to on-average fifteen students per program. It is the long- term goal of Pathfinders to offer outdoor adventure opportunities to all students at BEMS.    "Get Outside!"

    Please contact Ethel Atkinson, Pathfinders Program Director, with any questions.


    SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB

     

     


    CHESS CLUB - THE GAME OF KINGS!

    Wednesdays 2:15-4pm, Cafeteria
     

    Chess club provides an opportunity for students to play chess in a relaxed setting.
    • Learn openings to help you with early-game success.

    • Learn strategies to help you make stronger moves.

    • Learn techniques to close out games.

    • Learn chess etiquette and notation.
    • Participate in the Annual BEMS Chess Tournament.
    • Play fun Chess variations, such as "Bughouse".
     
    Bonny Eagle Chess Team meets during the Winter athletics season. We field both a Middle School and High School team, which includes:
    • Coaching on developing your game to be more competitive.
    • Analyzing games to find ways to improve.
    • Training to prepare for the Maine State Scholastic Chess Tournament in March.
    • Participation at States includes* USCF membership and official USCF rating.

    BOOK CLUB


    YEARBOOK

    The yearbook club is a year-long club that produces the BEMS yearbook. Wholly organized, designed, and decorated by students, the club meets biweekly to organize pages, take and collate photos, design advertisements, and plan sales. The club advisor works as editor and organizer, with club members as the photographers, designers, and editors. Due to high demand, students apply in early September and become club members by the end of the month.

    Contact Andrew DeMaris in Room 83 or via email at agdemaris@bonnyeagle.org with questions.

    Yearbook club is currently full, and is not taking any more members for this academic year.


    NEWS/WRITING CLUB

    The Newspaper Club is a year-long club that produces the BEMS newspaper and news website. Designed with student engagement in mind, the club meets once or more per month to teach editing skills, article design, layout, and collaborative skills. The club advisor works as editor-in-chief, with club members as editors when they have shown the skills necessary. Students write articles about school activities, sporting events, community news, state news, and world news, and after proper editing and approval post them on the news site. Contributions from other students and staff are encouraged and facilitated by club members. Students learn to interact professionally, proofread and edit, develop arguments and clear written communication skills, and publish written and video articles appropriately online.
     
    If you would like to apply to join, write up an article or draw a cartoon and submit it to Mr. DeMaris at agdemaris@bonnyeagle.org or in Room 83, upstairs above the office. You can also contact him with any questions you may have!
    STUDENT COUNCIL

    We typically meet the first Tuesday of each month and have follow-up meetings when necessary to discuss school events. To sign up students simply need to contact an advisor and attend meetings on a regular basis.  We have done events in the past that include raising funds for community groups, animal shelters and school events. Student council members are leaders in their clans and will often be asked to help with various activities in BEMS such as hat day and spirit week. We have also gone on field trips to the Center for Grieving Children to volunteer and to UROCK marketing to attend a "dream board" workshop.

     


    GAME CLUB with Joe Bishop



    What:  Gaming Club

     

    When: Tuesday’s Oct 24 to May 24. 2:30-4:00

     

    Where:  Rm 19 Mr Bishop

     

    Who: Gamers

     

    Numbers: 25-30 students

     

    All Grades. Come play. Meet new friends. Compete. Play computer, board, or card games such as magic, yu-go-oh, pokemon, sorry, monopoly, uno. 

     

    See Mr Bishop in room 19 to sign up. 

     

    Students will take activity bus home. 


    MATH TEAM

    To all the young Einsteins in Bonny Eagle Middle School, come join the Math Team. To become a member ye must be a worthy opponent who seeks to master the art of Mathematics. Young mathletes will join forces against others of their age from the farthest parts of Maine to compete for the trophy of knowledge.

    Join our quest and lead this school to victory.


    BEGINNER'S BAND

    We will meet on Wednesdays until the 4 o'clock bus.  This is for students that would like to start a new instrument, switch instruments or need extra help.  I will have a sign up sheet each week.  Students starting new instruments will have first preference.

    Meetings are held in the band room.  See Tegan Bryand for more information.  tbryand@bonnyeagle.org


    LEGO ROBOTICS

    The Middle School Lego Robotics team is made of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. They participate in the First Lego League.  There are three major parts to the lego team; the table robot challenge, the project, and learning to work as a team. The team will work together to solve a robot challenge that uses EV3 robots and legos. Team members must also come up with an innovative solution to a real world problem. There will be a regional competition to attend in November.  If all goes well at the regional competition in South Portland we will be invited in December to the state competition in Augusta.

     

    The Team will meet on Tuesdays  2:15 to 4:00  room 57 . September through December

    All slots for the fall team are now full.





    CRAFT CLUB


    COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB

    Community Service Club meets depending on the project at hand. Meeting dates are posted on the announcements. The projects we are working on this year are: collecting thanksgiving food for our families in need, hosting a dance with the proceeds to benefit the BEMS giving tree, shopping for gifts for the families on our giving tree, making valentines for veterans, collecting toiletries for the homeless shelter, visiting the homeless shelter, visiting a local nursing home to sit and chat with the residents, random acts of kindness for the school and many more community service activities. 

    All students are welcome at any time, however, attendance is required in order to attend field trips. To sign up, just attend a meeting! 

    Any questions, please contact Mrs. Aiken in the Principal's Office.

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     Civil Rights Team

     

    The Civil Rights Team is open to all students grades 6-8. If you are interested in helping create a school where all students feel safe and welcome regardless of their race and color, national origin or ancestry, religion, physical and mental disabilities, gender, or sexual orientation, then this is the club for you! Please see Mrs. Jones in Room 11 or e-mail ajones@bonnyeagle.org to join or learn more! We hope to see you there! 

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    Girls on the Run

    Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s new program for middle school girls! Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.

    The Heart & Sole curriculum is rich with themes girls can relate to, addressing the whole girl—body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection—and building important life skills such as team building, developing a support system, boundary setting, decision making, asking for and providing help and more."

    This 10-week program is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle schoolers. Physical activity includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5K, which is the celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement.

     

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    Scrapbook Club

    Students will use a variety of paper crafting tools and materials to create scrapbook pages to preserve their photo memories.

    Please see Mrs. Boucher, Room 58 or Mrs. Moore, Room 55 for more information.