2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

There are many opportunities for our students to get involved at BMSS. We encourage students to join one or more of the clubs offered. Not sure if a certain club is for you, please see the sponsor and ask questions.

FCCLA-is a career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities. It is planned and run by members. Any 7th or 8th grade student who is or will be enrolled in a FCS class. Sponsor: Mrs. Abshire

STUDENT COUNCIL-is a group of elected and volunteer students working together to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities. They provide opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage student, faculty, and community relations. Meetings are held once a month in room B206. Check with the sponsor on joining this organization. Sponsors: Mr. Prince and Mrs. Solomon

UIL-The academic programs of the UIL motivate students to: find new excitement in learning; work with others in a competitive atmosphere; test their skills and knowledge; know the satisfaction on successful performance; and achieve recognition for academic excellence. Any BMSS student may participate following UIL academic guidelines and trying out for specific events. Practices depend on events and contests are in January and February. Sponsor: Mrs. Merkens

PEP SQUAD-the pep squad will perform cheer and dance at home football games and provide a dance routine for the annual Homecoming pep rally. The squad also performs at the CHS Homecoming parade and Homecoming game. Students will perform competitively in the spring. 7th and 8th graders can join (you must check with the sponsor as membership may be closed for the school year). Sponsors: Laura McCammon and Alanna Blomquist

NJHS-is an honor organization and its membership is by invitation in the spring of the 7thgrade year. Teachers choose to honor students who have shown leadership, scholarship, service, and good citizenship throughout the 7th grade year. A 93 GPA is also required for invitation. A member is inducted and then service becomes the main goal. Meetings are held at 8:10 AM in the Choir room on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Sponsors: Ms. Weber, Ms. Voulgaris, Ms. Poarch

DESTINATION IMAGINATION- is a community based school friendly program that builds participants’ creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork in an enjoyable and meaningful way. BMSS students may join-see the sponsor for details. Sponsor: Ms. Marshall

FCA-is part of the global ministry which involves challenging students to impact the world for Jesus Christ. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at BMSS may join. They meet the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Fridays of the month at 8:05 AM in the choir room. Sponsors: Mr. Rios and Mrs. Villemain

BOOK CLUB-will meet on Thursdays biweekly in room B201 to discuss books chosen by students. Students may need to purchase books if they are unable to get a copy from the library. Book Club is open to any BMSS student who loves reading and discussions. Sponsor: Mrs. Griffin

ROBOTICS- BMSS extramural Robotics currently consist of 2 competitive teams, a combined 6th/7th grade team and an 8th grade team.

The 8th grade team competes in the following competitions:

The SA BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) competition is a contest held annually to inspire and interest students in the fields of science and engineering. With guidance from adult mentors, local teams of students design and build a remote controlled machine to accomplish a specific task. The students are given a box of raw materials from which to build the machine and 6 weeks to design and construct it. The task of the robot is kept secret until Kick-off Day, when all the teams are told what the robot is required to do. On Competition Day, all schools (about 40 middle and high schools) will compete head-on with each other in a thrilling science-fair-turned-sports-event.

The 8th grade team will also compete in UTSA GEAR and a BISD local competition.

The 6th /7th grade team competes in the following competitions:

The GEAR competition hosted by UTSA, GEAR stands for Getting Excited About Robotics. This program provides about 100 elementary and middle school teams with an opportunity to explore science and engineering through a robotics competition that utilizes team-supplied LEGO® Mindstorms™ kits. LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on LEGO building bricks and real-life robotics technology. More info at The 6th /7th grade team will also compete in a BISD local competition. The 8th grade team meets on Mon and Thu afternoons from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and Wed 7:45am. The 6th /7thgrade team meets on Mon and Thu afternoons from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. All meetings are in E210. Sponsor is Mr. Kinnear

ART CLUB-is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through hands-on art education. Art club is a place for any BMSS student to work creatively in different types of mediums such as collage, painting, printmaking, etc. We will meet every Wednesday in B220 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Sponsors are: Mrs. Garcia and Ms. Vineyard

SAS-The purpose of this organization is to foster a safe and supportive environment for all students within BMSS, as well as to give students a safe place at which they can speak freely and honestly with their peers without fear of rejection or judgement. The main purpose of this organization is to help anyone struggling for any reason. We will be meeting after school on Tuesdays at 4:05 pm in room B105. Sponsors are: Mr. Snowdon and Mrs. Evans

PHOTOGRAPHY-is a community based school friendly program that brings artistic photographers together. Participants will be creative, learn photo composition, rules of basic photography. Students will be expected to participate, give and take constructive criticism to support growth of their craft. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at BMSS may join. Meetings are held at 8:05 AM every Thursday in room E201. Sponsor: Mr. Villagran

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