Bonny Eagle Middle School

Achieving Excellence

BEMS Extra Curricular Activities

  • 6TH GRADE INTRAMURAL FIELD HOCKEY

    Sixth grade intramural field hockey will be starting Tuesday, October 4th. We understand that several sixth grade students were excited to play this Fall, but under league rules they could not because the number of students coming out to play in 7th and 8th grade was so great. We couldn't allow the fall season to go by without offering an opportunity for 6th grade students to get out there and play. We will meet after school on Tuesday and Thursdays. Goggles, shin pads, and a mouth guard are required. We are working on getting some sticks for players to borrow. At times we may join the 7th and 8th grade teams to foster a field hockey community. We will work on basic and advanced skills, but mostly we will get outside and have some fun and fitness together. (Note: 7th and 8th grade students who would like to try a new sport without the pressure of making a team may also join us).

    Please contact Ethel Atkinson at eatkinson@bonnyeagle.org if you have any questions.


    CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

    Creative writing club will meet on Wednesday beginning September 23rd. We will meet every Wednesday. 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 will meet in room 43 on the following dates:

     

    Thursday, January 5

    Tuesday, January 10

    Wednesday, January 18

    Tuesday, January 24

    Monday, January 30

     

    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.

    At this point in the year and due to the lack to sunlight, we go to every other week in Garden Club. Many things are nearly ready for harvest but it takes longer until we can learn how to cost effectively create sunlight.  So we won't have it this week, January 3rd, but we will next week January 10th and again on the 24th and then February 1st and 15th.

    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. Hilton 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

    The next ski and snowboard club trip is Friday, January 13th

     

    You cannot stay at school until this time, you must take your 

    regular bus back and come back by 3:50.  

     

     

    E mail with any specific questions - lrosier@bonnyeagle.org

     

     

     


    CHESS CLUB - THE GAME OF KINGS!

    Wednesdays 2:15-4pm, Room 98
    Have you ever played chess? Join to learn the ultimate game of strategy and skill!

    • Learn openings to help you set yourself up for a better game
    • Learn strategies to help you make better moves
    • Learn techniques to close out games
    • Learn chess etiquette and notation

    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.
     
    There are still a few slots open to join newspaper. 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

    The Student Council advisor for 6th grade is Mr. Lambert and Mrs. Norton advises the 7th and 8th graders.  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.

    Meetings are usually held in Mr. Lambert or Mrs. Norton's classrooms. 


    GAME CLUB with Joe Bishop

    Tuesdays  Room 5

    2:20 to 4:00 pm

    We meet every Tuesday to play video or board games. The students come to socialize and have fun playing games. The goal is to meet and make new friends between the grade levels.


    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.

    Thy coach, Mrs. McCarthy, will be hosting practices on Wednesdays after school in room 35.

    Join our quest and lead this school to victory.


    BEGINNER'S BAND


    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

    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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    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

     

    Ever wanted to learn how to sign? Now is your chance!! Sign up for American Sign Language Club with our ASL Interpreter, Ms. Taplin!! Sign up date is tomorrow morning, Friday, January 6th! Will have a sign up sheet on an easel in front of Mrs. Harmon and Mrs. Eiring’s room in the 6th grade wing!! 

     

    By the end of the club, you will learn how to finger spell your name, sign colors, numbers, days of the week, and sign basic sentences to communicate with a deaf person!! 

     
    Aiming to have the club on Tuesday’s after school until 4:00pm! Will be confirmed ASAP!! 
    Question? Email Ms. Taplin at:  ASLTerpKrissey@gmail.com
     
    *Students of all grades and teachers are allowed to join!!! Trying to limit the group to 30 people, and if there are more, we will have a wait list depending on inquiries. This club is for serious inquiries only due to limited space!!! *
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