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Beachwood City Schools
 (216) 831-0355

Extracurriculars, Clubs & Activities

Beachwood Middle School
2860 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216/831-0355
Fax: 216/831-1891


Being involved in school programs promotes a well-rounded middle school student. Please encourage your child to join one of our many clubs. Club information is listed below. Students will have the opportunity to attend club meetings during Advisory and/or before or after school. During these meetings, they will receive information for each club including club meeting dates and proposed activities.

Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination is a global organization that sponsors project-based STEAM tournaments.  Teams of 2-7 students form based on grade/competition level. Each team selects one new and engaging Team Challenge requiring a solution that will be presented at the tournament. Team Challenges encourage students to explore their passions, discover their unique talents and abilities, and learn new skills. Team Challenges are available each year in the following categories: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering, Service Learning, and Early Learning. This program is open to Beachwood students in grades K - 12.
Meeting days and times vary and are specific to each individual team.
Junior Solid Gold Show Choir:
If you love to sing and dance, you want to perform in this group! Students will help choose the songs, costumes, and dance moves for their shows! Performances will include Choir Concerts and Community Outreaches. Auditions are in the Middle School Choir Room, Tuesday, September 28th at 3:45 pm. You may prepare a short excerpt from a song or sing vocal exercises that will be provided. Dress for movement and wear proper shoes. Rehearsals are 3:45-5:00 pm every Tuesday.
MAC Scholars
Advisors: Carolyn Farley
The Scholars program seeks to encourage students to become academically successful, provide a culturally relevant setting in which issues related to race, academic achievement and students’ overall well being can be addressed, and support individual student efforts specific to their academic, intellectual, and social development. This is done by building community among student participants, staff and parent partners while cultivating student leaders.
Meets Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm - Late bus is provided

Advisor: Amy Hazelton
MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45pm.
Model UN
Advisor: JC Lenk 
Jr. Model United Nations is for those students who are interested in researching world affairs and debating vital current issues and policies. Members compete against other schools in a simulated United Nations format twice a season. They are judged on how accurately and fully they represent the needs of their assigned countries and their ability to work with representatives of other countries to present solutions.
Advisor: TBD
The BMS newspaper - ‘BEACHWORDS’  is and provides students an opportunity to experience all facets of the newspaper process.  Article ideas are generated by students as everyone works together on writing, editing, layout, illustrating, photography, & technology.
Peer Leadership/SADD
Advisor: JC Lenk and Garth Holman
Students Against Destructive Decisions is about creating and sustaining a network through a student-run club in our school focused on peer-to-peer education. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership, and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions that will carry them throughout life. SADD is a respectful organization that invites active youth participation and expects youth leadership. Youth voices will be sought out, respected, strengthened, shared, and affirmed
Power Of The Pen (& Writing Club)
Writing Club, open to grades 6-8,  is a group of creative writers who gather once per week to allow our imaginations to flow and stories to flourish.  We share and offer feedback as ways to improve our writing. Power of the Pen is a creative writing competition team and is a sub-set of writing club members.  Power of the Pen is open to only 7th and 8th-grade students.

Red Cross Club
Advisor: Grace Perryman 
The Red Cross Club will support the efforts of the Red Cross by learning, practicing, and exemplifying humanitarian values through mission related service projects. Service projects will focus on the following areas: Health & Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Relief, Biomedical Services (Blood Drives).
Meetings take place during advisory once every other week (typically on Fridays). Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Science Olympiad
National level Science Competition for students to demonstrate their skills in STEM fields and to develop interests in these areas. The club competes in local, Regional and State competitions in Winter and Spring. Meetings are held every Thursday evening from Nov-April.
Student Council
Advisors: JC Lenk and Garth Holman
Beachwood Middle School Student Council is comprised of an 8th grade President, 7th grade Vice President, 6th grade Secretary, Treasurer and three to five grade level representatives who are elected by their peers.  Student Council is responsible for planning and sponsoring several events at the middle school such as Spirit Weeks, Pep Assemblies and a Middle School Mixer.  Meetings are generally bi-weekly beginning in October, but may meet more frequently leading up to events.  
Study Club
Study club allows students to complete homework assignments in a guided setting.  Supervising teachers are available (as scheduled) to answer questions and assist students.
WEB Leaders
Advisor: Robb Ristau
Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) is a program to help incoming 6th graders transition into middle school.  The program is open to 8th grade students who willingly volunteer three days out of their summer to prepare to help lead our 6th grade orientation before school begins.  These WEB Leaders are also taught leadership attributes and styles through their training. Most meetings take place the week before school begins as our big event of the year is 6th Grade Orientation.  Other events throughout the year only require occasional advisory meetings. WEB Leaders are tasked with helping create a culture of acceptance and empathy within the hallways of BMS through leading by example! 
7th Grade Students are able to sign up for WEB Leaders at the end of each school year. 
Advisor: Barb Urbanski
Yearbook will help students to learn how to work together in order to have a final product (the Yearbook). They learn photo design and the ability to meet deadlines.  Members also take pictures as well as edit them for print. Creativity and emphasis on detail is a theme throughout the process.