BEMS Extra Curricular Activities
For more information, Email Stephen Avery @ email@example.com OR Stephanie Melaugh @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or sign up at his classroom, room 36.
Welcome to the Bonny Eagle Swim Club
The Bonny Eagle Swim Club is a non-competitive swim program offered to students in 6th thru 8th grade. This five-week program consists of 15 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.
For more information, Email Robert Laprise @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Archery is a great way to be with friends and
learn a new sport that’s as old as history itself
and changing every day.
Our goal is to relax while learning the sport of archery,
and develop skills and confidence
that can be used for a lifetime.
Director: Mr. Andreasen
8th Grade Social Studies
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.
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.
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 CLUBPlease contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
CHESS CLUB - THE GAME OF KINGS!
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Wednesdays 2:15-4pm, Cafeteria
Chess club provides an opportunity for students to play chess in a relaxed setting.
Bonny Eagle Chess Team meets during the Winter athletics season. We field both a Middle School and High School team, which includes:
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".
- 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.
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.
if you tried out for the club, check your email to see if you should be there.
Contact Andrew DeMaris in Room 30 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Yearbook club is currently full, and is not taking any more members for this academic year.
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 email@example.com or in Room 30. You can also contact him with any questions you may have!
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.
GAME CLUB with Joe Bishop
What: Gaming Club
When: Listen to announcements
Where: Rm 19 Mr Bishop
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 55 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join or learn more! We hope to see you there!
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 14 or Mrs. Moore, Room 11 for more information.
The golf club will meet one day per week in Mr. Levin’s room, Room 42. Participants will be introduced to fundamentals of golf, as well as spend time learning about the rules and etiquette, course management and how to play golf. The participants will also play spend time in the spring and fall at the driving range, playing golf at local golf courses and possibly competing against other middle school golf programs.
The club is dedicated to creating simple robots from salvaged electronics and promoting the safe and responsible use of robotics in our school community. We also learn about electrical theory, electronic engineering, sustainable energy use, coding, demo new robotics kits, drones, incorporate art into our work, and much more. We meet every Wednesday throughout most of the school year in the wood shop next to room 46.
Please see Mr. Dochtermann with any questions. email@example.com