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    CMS Clubs and Activities

      

    Art Club

    Open to 7th and 8th graders. Art club meets once a week after school for an hour. This is a time for students to work on their classwork or outside community projects. Contacts: Mr. Gast, Teacher

    Battle of the Books

    Book Battle is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. Teams of students form in the fall and battle in the second semester. The book list can be found online on the Chesterton Middle School Homepage. Contact: Mrs. Gish, Media Specialist

    Book/ Reader’s Club

    Open to 7th and 8th graders. This group is made up of students who love to read and discuss what you read. Contact: Mrs. Gish, Media Specialist or Ms. Graupner, Teacher

    Chess Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in learning to play chess or playing to improve their game. Contact: Mrs. Gish, Media Specialist

    Concessions Club

    Open to 7th and 8th graders. This club is for students who have good math skills and would like to work in the concession booths at home sporting events. Selling, serving, setting up, and cleaning is some of the duties involved. Contact: Athletic Department

    Drama Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students interested in growing interpersonal skills, confidence, creativity and self-expression. The drama club produces and performs a spring play. Contact: Ms. Graupner or Ms. Boy, Teachers

    iMovie Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students. Students will create stop-action clips, iMovies, and trailers using the green screen and animation software. Students will learn about storytelling, editing, and producing a short film. Contact: Mrs. Gish, Media Specialist

    Japanese Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students interested in Japanese language and the culture. You do not need to be in Japanese classes. This club meets once a month and does different activities such as origami, chopstick races, movies, calligraphy, and more. Contact: Mrs. Tsugawa, Teacher

    Marine Biology Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in learning about the wonderful world of fish keeping. Students learn proper fish aquarium maintenance while helping maintain existing tanks in the school. There are many tanks set up in classrooms and offices throughout the building. Members will receive a ten percent discount card that can be used at Pet Haven pet store for one year. Contact: Mr. VanNevel, Instructional Aide

    Robotics Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students interested in building fun electronic projects. No prior robot building experience required. Contact: Mr. Yong, Teacher

    Science Olympiad

    Open to 7th and 8th graders. Science Olympiad is a competitive academic science team. There are 23 events that encompass life science, Earth & space science, physical science, chemistry, technology & engineering, and inquiry & the nature of science. Contact: Mrs. Keilman, Teacher

    Student Support Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students interested in social, emotional, and peer support. All are welcome!

    Contact: Mr. Adams, Guidance Counselor

    SHO- Students Helping Others

    Open to 8th grade students interested in being ambassadors for our school. Students work with students in conflict, tutor and mentor, and help new students become acclimated to our school. This program begins in the spring of 7th grade when staff members recommend students based on academic success, integrity, reliability, and someone that others go to when needing a peer to talk to. Contact: Mrs. Herrod, Guidance Counselor

    Social Studies Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students interested in learning and exploring more about social studies topics.

    Contact: Ms. Waltz, Teacher

    Spanish Club

    Open to 8th grade students presently enrolled in Spanish 1. Students will meet once a month to learn additional information about the Spanish language and related cultures. Contact: Ms. Charlson, Teacher

    Student Council

    Open to 7th and 8th graders, selected at the beginning of the school year. Sponsors parties, food drives, fundraisers, school improvement activities and more. Promotes leadership skills. Contacts: Mrs. Amling or Mrs. Hall, Teachers

    Table Top Games Club

    Open to 7th and 8th grade students interested in learning and playing a variety of board and card games. Table Top Games will introduce students to various popular games played around the world. Contact: Mrs. Gish, Media Specialist or Ms. Graupner, Teacher

    Trojan Times (Newspaper)

    Open to 7th and 8th graders. This group provides an opportunity for students to produce a monthly school newspaper, featuring things important to them and information about school activities. Creative writing and basics of journalism are explored. Contact: Mr. Tudor, Teacher