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Beachwood City Schools
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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.

We are using FinalForms to register students for activities and clubs at Beachwood Middle School and Beachwood High School. Please sign up for 2023-2024 activities and clubs on FinalForms. This website will guide you through the registration process at your child’s school and give you access to the required forms.

Both the parent/guardian and the student must complete the registration process. Information about clubs and activities offered at the middle school is available below:

Art Club
Advisor: Rachel Hartwig
Art Club is an opportunity for BMS students who enjoy Art to work independently or collaboratively in an open-studio environment after school. Students can choose to continue working on projects begun in class, work on independent projects, or to work in their sketchbook. Art Club happens Thursdays after school in the Art Room from 2:45-3:45pm, beginning 9/7/23. 
Meets every Thursday after school, beginning Thursday 9/7 (the Thursday after Labor Day) in the BMS Art Room.

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: Breshea Anglen
MAC Scholars is designed to be a student success group/achievement group for minority students in Beachwood ohio.
Meets twice a month in room 229/Hebrew Room.

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.
Meets bi-weekly on Thursdays  from October to February and then as needed as conferences approach in room 141.
Advisor: Kelly Medve
The BMS newspaper - ‘BEACHWORDS’  - Students will collaborate to create a school newspaper that reports on the current events happening in the building/community, as well as other stories of interest related to our middle school students. I will facilitate, but the hope is for students to be able to take the lead on designing and creating.  The hope is that students who have a passion for writing will have an outlet to do so in a creative and self-driven manner.
Meets Every other Thursday, after school 2x per month in room 207.

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.
Meets bi-weekly  on Mondays in September and October in preparation for Red Ribbon Week and then on an as needed basis in rooms 226/141.
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.
Important dates and the typical meeting/rehearsal schedule:
The club starts in early Fall with a Parent meeting in Sept/Oct and practice every Thurs, 7-8 pm, BMS Commons, from Oct-Dec. From Jan-March, practice is every Tues, Thurs, and/or Fri after school till 6pm at BHS.
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. 
Meets beginning in October through March, bi-weekly on Mondays and then on an as needed basis in rooms 226/141.
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.