Student Clubs and Recognitions

Clubs and Activities at Key MS

  • Art Club
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Conditioning
  • Cheer
  • Computer Club
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Flag Football
  • Girls on the Run
  • Homework Club
  • Honor Society
  • International Club
  • Key Ambassadors
  • L.A.S.I.C.
  • Latin Dance
  • Literacy Club
  • Math Tutoring
  • Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA)
  • Poetry Slam
  • Rubik's Cube
  • SERT
  • S.O.A.R.S.
  • Spanish Club - Homework
  • Strategic Games
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Table Tennis
  • Weight Training
  • Yearbook

Outdoor Education

The Outdoor Education Program, based at the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center serves students in grades K-12 throughout the county. Grade six student at each middle school participate in the three day/ two night residential outdoor education program. Students are accompanied by their teachers and other school staff who provide instruction and supervision during their stay. An outdoor education teacher, who has already provided planning assistance, will be on-site for orientation, program coordination, and to provide direct instruction to students. While in residence, students learn about various aspects of the environment as they participate in activities that cannot be carried out at the home school. These activities provide opportunities to put into practice the thinking processes, skills, and strategies developed in the classroom. By sharing this twenty-four hour day experience with fellow grade six students, teachers, and parent volunteers, each student gains a better understanding of others. There is a per student fee that covers expenses. Details outlining fees and permission slips will be distributed closer to the date of the trip.

Renaissance Program

The Renaissance Program is a school-wide program that recognizes and rewards positive behaviors and accomplishments of students at Francis Scott Key Middle School.


End of the Year Awards

An award ceremony is held at the end of the year to recognize students for academic excellence, academic diligence, participation in some extra-curricular activities, perfect attendance, etc.


Honor Roll

Students who earned honor roll status will celebrate with an awards ceremony at the end of the school year.

Key Cash

Students earn a card from a school staff member for exhibiting one of the 5 P’s. Cards are redeemable for prizes.

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

PBIS is a national program intended to focus on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. This is done by using a school-wide design for discipline for all students in all settings, monitoring student behavior data, and rewarding students for their positive behaviors.

Straight A's

Students who earned straight A's status will celebrate will celebrate with an awards ceremony at the end of the school year.