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Activity/Club

Art Club 

 

Mr. Rosenberger

Start in January

Art Room

Audio & Visual Club 

 

Ms. Justice

Start in November

1st & 3rd Thursday

Media

Book Wars 

 

Ms. Justice

Start in November

2nd & 4th Thursday at lunch

Media

Chess and Board Games

The chess and board game  club meets once a week to play tabletop games. Our mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for anyone to problem solve, strategize, be creative, and be social.  Various games will be provided for students. 

Ms. Bet

TBD

TBD

Drama Club

Students audition to be a part of school stage productions. Students interested in working backstage can work on set design and building, lights, and sound with our technical director. 

TBD

TBD

Cafe

Girls Coding Club



The Girls Who Code Clubs program centers around a fun, collaborative, 40-hour Clubs curriculum designed to teach a wide range of skill sets through multilevel content. Project-based modules include graphic art, video game design, mobile app development, and cryptography, and culminate in a final project of the girl’s choosing that will benefit her community. https://girlswhocode.com/

Ms. Burden

Start December 3

Tuesdays

Lab 8B

6th grade Girls Goal Setting Group

Empowers teen girls to overcome obstacles, make positive choices, and achieve their goals through a commitment to academic success and emotional well being. 

TBD

Wednesdays 

Room 11B

6th grade Girl Scouts BFF Group: 



This group is facilitated by the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. It is available to female students in sixth grade. We will run two groups simultaneously, one for female students enrolled in ESOL and a second group for 6th grade female students

Ms. Beru

Tuesdays

Room 11B

7th/8th grade Better Together Mentoring Group

 

TBD

Thursdays

Room 11B

Gay-Straight Alliance 

Briggs Chaney's Gay-Straight Alliance, welcomes any student who identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community or a supporter of those who do. Our meetings are teacher facilitated, but based on student input. Everyone’s privacy is honored and no one is asked to declare their sexual orientation or gender identity, although anyone is welcome to share. What is said in the meeting stays in the meeting. Our goals are to: Create a safe environment in our school for ALL students, especially those in the LGBTQIA community, to educate the school community about the discrimination, oppression, and prejudice that those in the community face, and to fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in our school and community.  

Ms. Vendemia

Starts November 13

Wednesdays

Room 28

Girls on the Run 

Girls on the Run is a North American non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run.

Ms. Showman

Starts October 3

Thursdays

Fields

Minority Scholars Program 

In collaboration with Blake High School, this after school program meets twice a month with 7th grade male and female students that are paired up with a high school mentor. Students have an opportunity to engage in team building activities, examine current events impacting the youth and explore their feelings around their academic growth and potential as a student.

Ms. Costantino

TBD

TBD

Multicultural Club



The multicultural club is comprised of many different nationalities and cultures. Our mission is to educate our students on different cultures as well as their roots of origin. We like to ensure our students are knowledgeable about their heritage and always remain proud of their legacy. Students will engage in activities to promote school-wide cultural awareness through the visual arts, food, school displays, assemblies and announcements, and discussions. 

Ms. Carbine

TBD

TBD

National Junior Honor Society 

All members must be rising 8th graders and have  a minimum 3.0 GPA every marking period from 6th grade through the first three marking periods of 7th grade

Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community

Ms. Beru

Lunches

Media

Peer 2 Peer Tutoring




Open to all grade level students seeking support in all subject areas. Meets every other Wednesday after school. Students sign up in the counseling office. Sign up is on a first come first serve basis.

Ms. Costantino

Starts October 2 - February 27

Wednesdays

Lab 8

STEM  Club 8th Grade (Kids Museum)

 

Ms. Burden

Ms. Dahmas

Starts December 5

Thursdays

Room 35

Extended Day Program

 

Students who meet the criteria for math assistance are invited to participate in the Extended Day Program

Ms. Johnson

Starts November 13

Tuesday - Thursday

Varies

SERT



The SERT (School Energy and Recycling Team) conducts weekly energy and recycling audits in all classrooms. They collect and analyze data to identify ways to improve the environment at BCMS. The team is currently working on being a Maryland Green School. 

Ms. Hendrix

Wednesdays

Media

SGA

 

Ms. Showman

Lunch

Counseling

Yearbook

 

Ms. Vendemia

Starts November 14

Thursdays

Room 28

Athletics

Girls Softball

 

Ms. Bet

Starts September 10

Tuesday - Thursday

Fields

Boys Softball

 

Mr. Chambers

Starts September 10

Tuesday - Thursday

Fields

Cross Country

 

Mr. Bokal

Starts September 10

Tuesday - Thursday

Fields

Boy’s Basketball

 

Mr. Bokal

Starts in November

Tuesday - Thursday

Gym

Girls Basketball

 

Ms. Connors

Starts in November

Tuesday - Thursday

Gym

Boy’s Soccer

 

Mr. Bikakis

Starts February 12

Tuesday - Thursday

Fields

Girl’s Soccer

 

TBD

Starts February 12

Tuesday - Thursday

Fields

Intramurals

Flag Football

 

Mr. Blount

Starts October 10 - November 14 & December 3 - December 19

Tuesday - Thursday

Fields

Chess & Board Games

 

Ms. Bet

Tuesdays

TBD

Tennis (Spring)

 

Ms. Bet

Wednesdays

Tennis Courts

Poms (still deciding)

 

Ms. Jordan

March/April

Gym

Rec Xtra Activity/Club

Young Men of Purpose (YMP)

This is a mentoring program to service our male students. Mentors work with individual students to foster academic and personal growth.

Mr. Russell

November 6

Wednesdays

Russells Room

Cheerleading (Rec Xtra)

 

TBD

TBD

TBD

Craft Club

Each session will involve learning a new crafting skill and creating something each student can take home!  Space is limited to the first 15 who sign up, but there will be a second rotation of Craft Club in the Spring

TBD

TBD

TBD

Dance Club

 

Mr. Ulloa

TBD

TBD

Fall Tennis

 

Rec Xtra Coach

September

Tuesdays

Tennis Court

Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Students will compete on a county and state level with other schools to prepare and achieve 4 major STEM challenges. MESA seeks to inspire students to improve their critical thinking, develop leadership skills and achieve academic excellence.  

Ms. Sokal

TBD

TBD

STEM Club 6/7th Grade

Each week the students will be given a  STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) challenge to accomplish within one afternoon. The children will rely on their problem solving skills and team building techniques to work together to complete a challenge. This is a fun way for the children to explore through hands on activities.

Ms. Sokal

TBD

TBD

Spanish Club

Afternoon Spanish support for students that need reteaching or clarification and can't do it during lunch labs and don't have the means to do it at home. With culturally relevant activities.

Ms. De Jesus

December 3

Tuesdays

Room 16