BEMS Extra-Curricular Activities

ARCHERY CLUB

Archery is a great way to be with friends and learn a new sport that's as old as history itself and changing every day. Our goal is to relax while learning the sport of archery, and develop skills and confidence that can be used for a lifetime.

Sixth Graders who join the Archery Club will enjoy an introduction into the sport, some of the basic skills needed, and work throughout the year to advance on those skills. Student's will meet one day a week and work with basic target practice. The club meets on Wednesday's after school, and is a first-come, first-serve basis. There can only be 12 students per day. The students will be able to sign up on Monday's to join the group on Wednesday. Students must also fill out a safety waiver before joining the club. More information on waivers will be released soon!

The first meeting day has not yet been determined.

Director: Mr. Andreasen
8th Grade Social Studies
Clan MacCallum


BOARD GAME CLUB

Board Game Club meets after school on Wednesdays. The club has a library of over 30 games that students can play and even borrow to take home. Dungeons & Dragons campaigns are being run and can be joined if interested.

Club Advisor: Ken Lattari


BONNY EAGLE SWIM CLUB

Welcome to the Bonny Eagle Swim Club!

The Bonny Eagle Swim Club is a non-competitive swim program offered to students in 6th thru 8th grade. This five-week program consists of 15 one-hour swim sessions and runs from February until April. All swim sessions are held at the St. Joseph's College pool in Standish. Students are bused to the pool after school on the regular bus that travels to Whites Bridge Road. Swimmers must provide their own transportation home after each session.

For more information, Email Robert Laprise @ rlaprise@bonnyeagle.org


BOOK CLUB


CHESS CLUB - THE GAME OF KINGS!

Meets Wednesdays until the Activity Bus

Chess Club provides an opportunity for students to play chess in a casual setting. Chess Club meets with Board Gaming Club every Wednesday.

Learn openings to help you with early-game success
Learn strategies to help you make stronger moves
Learn techniques to close out games
Learn chess etiquette and notation
Play fun chess variations, such as "Bughouse"

Visit our website
 to sign-up for Chess Club

BONNY EAGLE CHESS TEAM

Meets during the winter athletic season
Tryouts fill a limited number of places on the team

We field both a Middle School and High School team, which includes:
     
     Coaching on developing your game to be more competitive
     Analyzing games to find ways to improve
     Monthly USCF-Rated Chess Tournaments, including Maine State
     Scholastic Chess Tournaments in March
     
Participation at Tournaments includes* USCF membership and official USCF rating. All membership and tournament fees are covered by Bonny Eagle Chess Club.


CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM

The Civil Rights Team is open to all students grades 6-8. If you are interested in helping create a school where all students feel safe and welcome regardless of their race and color, national origin or ancestry, religion, physical and mental disabilities, gender, or sexual orientation, then this is the club for you! Please see Mrs. Jones in Room 55 or e-mail ajones@bonnyeagle.org to join or learn more! We hope to see you there!


COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB

Community Service Club meets depending on the project at hand. Meeting dates are posted on the announcements. The projects we are working on this year are: collecting thanksgiving food for our families in need, hosting a dance with the proceeds to benefit the BEMS giving tree, shopping for gifts for the families on our giving tree, making valentines for veterans, collecting toiletries for the homeless shelter, visiting the homeless shelter, visiting a local nursing home to sit and chat with the residents, random acts of kindness for the school and many more community service activities. 

All students are welcome at any time, however, attendance is required in order to attend field trips. To sign up, just attend a meeting! 

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Aiken in the Principal's Office.


CRAFT CLUB


CREATORS' CLUB

Creative Writing Club has been rebranded! No longer are only writers invited to create stories and share them with artistically minded story tellers; now, anyone who has an art or a craft or hobby that tells a story is invited to have a safe and supportive space to create and receive productive feedback and encouragement. Creators are encouraged to share, but they do not need to. They must, however, be a good audience during our time for sharing and presenting. So, whether you're a writer, a coder, a painter, an artist of any kind, a programmer, an actor, a screenplay writer, a poet, an activist--or whatever else--you are welcome to join Creators' Club. It meets on Wednesdays all year with an open door policy, so if you need to stop coming for a while because you have other commitments, it is no big deal; you're welcome whenever you can make it. You must join the Google Classroom in order to receive announcements and cancellation information. 

Creators' Club--the new space for the creative.


DANCE CLUB

If you like dancing and enjoy working with others to choreograph and learn new routines then dance club is for you. Anyone is welcome to come whether you have dance experience or not. This club usually begins late fall/early winter. Please listen to announcements on when we will be starting. When we meet it will be in the cafeteria after 2nd wave is called.

Please contact Ms. Andreasen if you have questions.


DRAMA

Welcome to the Bonny Eagle Middle School Drama Club! Our drama club meets during September and October to prepare and present a full-length play or musical. The style of the show typically rotates from one year to the next. All students are welcomed to audition for a stage role or sign on to the crew. While occasionally certain plays make it difficult to cast everyone in a role on stage, both Mrs. Melaugh and Mr. Avery are committed to helping all interested students to participate and contribute to the production process. Auditions are typically held as soon as activity bus runs begin after the start of the year. Rehearsals run after school most days during the week (Monday through Thursday). Student's individual time commitment will vary based on the role or job they take on.

If you have questions about joining the Drama club please reach out to either Mrs. Melaugh or Mr. Avery!

Our drama website.


GAME CLUB with Mr. Bishop & Mr. Hirst

What: Gaming Club
When: Start September 24 at 2:15
Where: Rm 105 Mr Bishop and Mr Hirst
Who: Gamers
Numbers: 25-30 students 6th Grade

Come play. Meet new friends. Compete. Play computer, board, or card games such as Magic, Yu-Go-Oh, Pokemon, Sorry, Monopoly, and Uno. Will open up to 7th and 8th if we do not get enough 6th graders. 

See Mr Bishop in room 105 to sign up.
Students will take activity bus home.


GARDEN CLUB

Garden club is where it's at if you enjoy gardening and cooking. Students plant a variety of vegetables throughout the year in the BEMS greenhouse, then work to harvest those vegetables throughout the year to make our very own food. If your curious about learning to garden or cook, this is a great club for you! Meetings typically begin in late September and run though the school year.

Advisors are Mr. Christensen and Mr. Avery.

https://sites.google.com/a/bonnyeagle.org/bemsinstructionalcoaches/


GOLF TEAM

The golf club will meet one day per week in Mr. Levin's room, beginning the week after February vacation. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of golf, as well as spend time learning about the rules and etiquette of the sport, course management and how to play golf.  The participants will also have opportunities to work at the driving range in Standish, play golf at local golf course and possibly compete against other middle school golf programs.  Please contact Mr.Levin if you are interested in joining the Golf Club.


LEGO ROBOTICS

The Middle School Lego Robotics team is made of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. They participate in the First Lego League

There are three major parts to the lego team:
      The table robot challenge
      The project
      Learning to work as a team

The team will work together to solve a robot challenge that uses EV3 robots and legos. Team members must also come up with an innovative solution to a real world problem. We hope to attend a regional competition this year. 

The team will meet on Tuesdays 2:15 to 4:00 pm in room 156 September through December.


MAKER'S CLUB

Maker's club encompass a variety of crafting skills (beading/jewelry making, x-stitching, crocheting, holiday crafts, and scrapbooking.)

We are planning to meet once a month beginning October 23rd.

Our Goal: To develop new skills in a variety of hand crafts and to experience the personal pride in making something of their own.


MATH TEAM

To all the young Einsteins in Bonny Eagle Middle School, come join the Math Team. To become a member ye must be a worthy opponent who seeks to master the art of Mathematics. Young mathletes will join forces against others of their age from the farthest parts of Maine to compete for the trophy of knowledge.

Join our quest and lead this school to victory.


NEWSPAPER CLUB

The Newspaper Club is a year-long club that produces the BEMS news website. Designed with student engagement in mind, the club meets once or more per month to teach editing skills, article design, layout, and collaborative skills. The club advisor works as editor-in-chief, with club members as editors when they have shown the skills necessary. Students write articles about school activities, sporting events, community news, state news, and world news, and after proper editing and approval post them on the news site. Contributions from other students and staff are encouraged and facilitated by club members. Students learn to interact professionally, proofread and edit, develop arguments and clear written communication skills, and publish written and video articles appropriately online.

If you would like to apply to join, write up an article or draw a cartoon and submit it to Mr. DeMaris at agdemaris@bonnyeagle.org or in Room 154. You can also contact him with any questions you may have!


PATHFINDER PROGRAM

Pathfinders Program Overview - Pathfinders is an outdoor adventure program.

Groups of students are carefully selected for participation in Pathfinders by teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators. Students are selected for a number of reasons which may include leadership abilities, a need for academic support, socialization skills, a positive school connection, a love for the outdoors, and/or behavioral performance. These students join a group of experienced teachers from our school to begin training after regular school hours. Their parents attend a meeting to understand our program goals and foster a greater home/school connection. Training may include adventure activities such as ropes course challenges, winter camping, white-water canoeing, or mountain climbing. This training continues for 8 - 10 weeks, depending on the group goals. All program students must carefully follow our Pathfinder goals and expectations in order to continue as members of the program. Academic grades, school attendance, and all other Pathfinder goals are monitored weekly. The 7th and 8th graders who successfully accomplish all goals and expectations can then participate in a five-day expedition into Maine's beautiful wilderness. Our 6th grade program is similar with 2-3 daytime excursions. BEMS currently offers six programs to on-average fifteen students per program. It is the long- term goal of Pathfinders to offer outdoor adventure opportunities to all students at BEMS. "Get Outside!"

Pathfinder on facebook

Please contact Ethel Atkinson, Pathfinders Program Director, with any questions.


ROCK BAND CLUB

Rock Band Club is a brand new club trying to pull together different kids who play music and would like to explore the rock/pop/etc band format.  The stipulations are that they must have their own equipment and a working knowledge of their instrument so we can jump into forming groups with an ultimate goal of performing.  If you have any questions contact Mr. Christensen at jchristensen@bonnyeagle.org or Mrs. Bryand at traymond@bonnyeagle.org 


SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB

Please contact lrosier@bonnyeagle.org if you have any questions.


STEM CLUB

The STEM Club is dedicated to providing students with further STEM learning opportunities while promoting the safe and responsible use of technology in our school community.  The club is always open to new ideas.  In the past we have learned about electronics, coding, and robotics.  We like to demo new robotics and STEM kits, incorporate art into our work, and much more.  The schedule  for the club has not yet been decided for the school year.

Please see Mr. Dochtermann with any questions. jdochtermann@bonnyeagle.org


STUDENT COUNCIL

Interested 7th and 8th grade students apply early in the school year to be a member of the BEMS Student Council. Students who are committed to making their school a better place, academically and behaviorally, are selected to be members. 7th and 8th Grade Student Council meets once a month, typically the first Tuesday of the month, in Mrs. Norton's room. We work on projects that will make our school a better place. 

Superintendent Penna and Mr. Harris are frequent visitors at our meetings.


YEARBOOK

The yearbook club is a year-long club that produces the BEMS yearbook. Wholly organized, designed, and decorated by students, the club meets biweekly to organize pages, take and collate photos, design advertisements, and plan sales. The club advisor works as editor and organizer, with club members as the photographers, designers, and editors. Due to high demand, students apply in early September and become club members by the end of the month.

Contact Andrew DeMaris in Room 154 or via email at agdemaris@bonnyeagle.org with questions.

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