Clubs and Activities
We are pleased to offer your child a variety of clubs and activities for him or her to participate in during the 2012-2013 school year. We hope that one of these activities is of interest to your child. Please carefully follow the guidelines below.
Students will also be notified of the initial meeting dates of each club or activity through the morning announcements. In addition, students are also encouraged to inquire about initial meeting dates of each club or activity by asking the club advisor or checking with any of the house offices.
Club sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis. Every attempt will be made to include your child in an activity; however, no club can be populated beyond capacity. Clubs will only run if there are a minimum number of students that sign up. If a club does not run due to low enrollment, students will be notified.
CLUBS & INTRAMURALS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 2012-2013
My son/daughter told me they are interested in joining Animal Welfare Club. What do I do next?
Ø Animal Welfare Club will hold their initial information meeting sometime in September. Students who are interested in joining the club must attend this meeting to receive information on the club including schedule, requirements, etc. Students will receive a registration form from the advisor which must be returned the second time the club meets.
My son/daughter told me they are interested in trying out for soccer. What do I do next?
Ø First, any student wishing to participate in an intramural/interscholastic sport must have a valid physical completed on the school physical forms. These forms are available on the school website and in the main office. Students must have had a valid physical form submitted to the nurse no later than August 27, 2012 to be eligible to play a fall intramural/interscholastic sport. If your son/daughter has a valid physical on file they must attend the sports’ first meeting. This meeting will be held prior to the first tryout. The coach will address certain topics such as tryout/practice schedule, academic eligibility procedures, expectations, equipment, etc. If your son/daughter makes the team you will need to submit a completed registration form as well as a signed academic eligibility form.
What is the difference between Intramurals and Interscholastic Sports?
Ø In intramural sports, students compete against students from
Ø In interscholastic sports students compete against other middle schools in the local area and students will have to try out for a position on certain interscholastic teams. These teams include: boys’ and girls’ soccer, field hockey, girls’ and boys’ basketball, cheerleading, girls’ softball, baseball, and girls’ and boys’ lacrosse.
When do the clubs begin and end?
Ø Clubs and activities begin immediately after the school day ends and last until either 3:15 or 3:45 pm. A 3:15 and 3:45pm late bus will available during each school day. If students are still awaiting rides by the time each of these bus runs are ready to depart MMS, students will be sent home on their assigned late bus for safety reasons.
How many clubs/intramurals may my child participate in?
Ø Students may participate in as many clubs/activities as they wish, as long as the clubs they wish to join do not meet on the same days. We do our best to hold to the scheduled days, however, there are circumstances (weather, etc.) that do create a necessity for a change.
How is it determined who gets in which club/activity?
Ø Students do not always get into each and every club for which he/she signs up. Some clubs are capped for obvious reasons and when a club reaches capacity the advisor will take the students who signed up for the club on a first come, first serve basis.
How many students are in each club/activity?
Ø It varies. Every club is different. Some are unlimited and some hold a specific number of students.
What if I have questions about a club/activity? Is there someone I can call?
Ø Contact the advisor directly as the main office does not always have the most
current information. Further information, including this packet, can be found on the
Does my child have to maintain a certain academic grade level in order to participate in interscholastic sports?
Ø Yes. All students involved in interscholastic sports must follow the academic eligibility guidelines which will be given to all students involved in interscholastic sports.
Can my son/daughter participate in both band and basketball?
Ø Yes. Students are eligible to participate in both a music program and an interscholastic sport. Our coaches and advisors communicate effectively in an effort to make sure that each child is able to fully gain from both experiences.
CLUB DESCRIPTIONS 2012-2013
Animal Welfare- If you love animals and the environment, this club is for you! The students engage in and promote school-wide humane education and community service activities. Through collaborative efforts with local organizations and Cherokee's Animal Welfare Club, we fundraise for local animal shelters, police K-9 officers, wildlife refuges and participate in local walk-a-thons for animal shelters. Join and help us help animals.
Yearbook Club- Yearbook Club is a fun, creative, interactive club that requires a significant amount of time and dedication on behalf of the students. Students will be assigned at least one page in the yearbook to design, take pictures, and edit; however, they will provide input and feedback on the yearbook in its entirety. Club members will receive a brief tutorial on how to use the computer program for the yearbook, but they will need to have basic computer skills prior to joining. The Yearbook Club will be meeting on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays after school.
Logica- Logica is for anyone who likes to play games, build with construction toys, or figure out puzzles and brainteasers. There are many solo, two-player, and multiplayer games. You can build freestanding or magnetic marble roller coasters, have domino races, or even play 3-D Tic- Tac-Toe. Nothing but games, puzzles, and fun!
Future Teachers of America- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a teacher? Future Teachers of America is an organization that visits
Renaissance Club- Renaissance Club welcomes all students in every grade and house. Our goal is to make the world a better place by helping others through fund raisers and other activities.
In the past we have been involved with Pennies for Patients, Candygrams, The Causeway Walk, Chick-Fil-A Night, sending cards/letters to senior citizens and troops, and coordinating the distribution of Renaissance Cards to the students of MMS. We hope you can join us.
Band- Band is one of the best clubs you can sign up for this year. This club is designed for all students that play or want to play an instrument in concert band, jazz band, or drum line. Lessons are on a rotating basis during the school day and band rehearsal will be held after school. Students will perform in our exciting winter and spring concerts as well as several events with the
Orchestra- Orchestra is for students who play or want to play the VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO or UPRIGHT BASS. Lessons are on a rotating basis 1x a week during the school day and orchestra rehearsal is held after school once week on Tuesday’s. Students who take lessons are required to be in the orchestra. Students will perform in a winter and a spring concert at MMS as well as our annual string spectacular at Cherokee. All members in good standing will be eligible to participate in our yearly trip to Hershey Park☺!
MMS Choir and Chorale- MMS Choir and Chorale (smaller select group) are performing groups which sing a variety of styles and genres for the Winter and Spring Vocal Assemblies/Concerts at MMS. Singers will be assigned a vocal part based on their vocal audition at the beginning of the school year. Because of the performing nature of this group, no less than 90% attendance is expected at rehearsals. Typically, we have a dozen rehearsals before each concert in December and March/April, respectively.
Rehearsals occur after school on Monday or Wednesday until 3:15 and buses are provided to take students home. Students who perform in this group are eligible to go on the Hershey Park Trip in June (at an additional cost). -Mr. Moyer
Intramurals and Interscholastic Sports
*Please Note: Students must have a valid physical on file to participate in each of the following clubs.
Girls’ Field Hockey