Extracurricular Clubs/Activities - Bulkeley Middle School



BMS Activity Catalog.pdf

Art Club
Advisor: Mrs. Famiglietti
Mission: To provide students with an opportunity to explore the arts beyond the classroom curriculum.  One of our main goals is to learn about art and how it influences, and is influenced by the world around us.
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Typical Activities: Murals throughout the school, knitting for the needy, jewelry making, ceramics, painting, sculpture
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Environmental Club
Advisor: Ms. Hahn
Mission: Increase environmental awareness and action among its members as well as the entire school community.
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Typical Activities: Projects vary seasonally and yearly.  They include participating in established citizen science programs, promoting waste-free lunch days, competing in carbon footprint 'challenges', going on 'trash walks' to clean up the school grounds, and more!
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Jazz Band
Advisor: Mrs. Ulrich
Mission Participation in jazz band gives students the opportunity to rehearse and perform a variety of jazz and rock genres, as well as to explore the art of improvisation. Because jazz band is a performing ensemble, it is important that the group maintain consistent attendance from all players. To insure that we are well rehearsed and ready for performances, we ask that students miss no more than two rehearsals per concert period
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Typcial Activities: Weekly after-school rehearsals, winter concert performance, spring concert performance
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Peer Leadership Club
Advisor: Mr. Frischknecht
Mission: Peer Leadership is a club that focuses on service, positive role modeling, and helping others in our school and community.
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Typical Activities: Community building activities, bullying awareness, collection drives for the needy, fundraising, New Student Orientation
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Student Council
Advisor: Mr. Wiesenthal
Mission: The Bulkeley Middle School Student Council is a student run club that focuses on teamwork and positive school relationships, through the organization of school events and community outreach. This club is open to all middle school students and is a great way to get involved here at Bulkeley!
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Typical Activities: With the school year being so different this year, we will work together to develop activities and fundraisers to bring our student body together.
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Yearbook
Advisor: Mrs. Fountain
Mission: Create the best yearbook possible
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Anthropology
Advisor: Mr. Frischknecht
Mission: To teach students, through hands-on experience and discussion, about the four branches of anthropology and their practical applications.
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Typical Activities: Garbology study, visiting Bard archaeology students, guest speakers, cultural exchange with Madagascar
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Choir Club
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Mission: To provide a structured extracurricular opportunity for students to create music in a smaller ensemble format. The musical selections and instrumentation are student generated. Students are encouraged to learn new instruments including guitar, bass, drum set and piano as well as vocals. Music could also take the format of acappella arrangements, and various other combinations of voice and instrumentation. All students are welcome- you do not need to be in choir to join. Your commitment is required.
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Typical Activities: The group works on a few student/advisor generated musical selections. Typically, at least one will include a rock band style accompaniment. Students are encouraged to try new instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, etc.) and to create/sing in harmony
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Creative Writing
Advisor: Ms. Green
Mission: To provide inspiration and encouragement to those students who choose to write as a form of self-expression. It will be a place to share thoughts, ideas, fragments or finished works of poetry, fiction, memoir, et al. It will provide student writers with a supportive audience of their peers as well as personal feedback in a safe environment.
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Typical Activities: Sharing and discussing original (student) writing:  poetry, stories, memoir, etc., celebrating each other's growth and success, sharing and discussing books, poems, and other literature, cooperative and independent writing activities with prompts, word games and snacking!
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Stem
Advisor: Mrs. Koegel
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School Store
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