Clubs & Organizations

Middle School students have opportunities to join clubs and organizations that focus on the arts, community service, multicultural awareness, and other interests. Participation in clubs is a great way to get to know others with common interests, develop leadership skills, help the community, or just have a good time doing something you enjoy. We encourage self-reliance, knowledge of oneself, and a capacity for leadership.

Student Leadership

Students are given a voice in the Middle School through Leadership Council. Each homeroom elects one representative to serve on the Council to work on student-centered issues such as Spirit Week, Middle School Dances, and snack choices. Because students are taking more initiative in the life of the school, they are expected to take on more responsibility as leaders of the school. Outside of Leadership Council students are able to express leadership in group projects and clubs.

Clubs & Activities

There are many club offerings at the Middle School, and many students find one or more of interest. The club options vary from year to year and are formed by student interest. All give students the opportunity to learn new skills and follow special interests. Activities are not required, but we encourage all students to participate.

Currently students may opt to join the following clubs and activities:

Art Club

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM.

Students will explore mural art as they work on two major projects this year. In the Fall, we will work on a mosaic mural as part of The Family Cooperative's community art project. The second project will be to design artwork that will become a permanent installation in the new LLC. For this project, students will explore aspects of the community identity and consider how artowrk can reflect, impact, and even inspire the larger community.

Chorus

Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 AM.

Do you like to sing? Do you want your inner diva to shine? Chorus meets weekly to prepare for concerts throughout the year! We learn songs, proper singing techniques and more! Repertoire is varied, and can be pop, Broadway, movie music, classical, folk songs, a cappella and more! Students can suggest songs to sing! Looking to add a possible video/image component to accompany songs this year---interested? See Ms Gellar!

Science Club

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM.

Middle school students will have an added opportunity to expand their knowledge of science, invention, and environment after school every Tuesday, 4 to 5pm. Activities will vary based on student interest, but may include building design challenges, candy chemistry, holograms, growing crystals, and lasers!

Community Service Club

Value in volunteering

Mondays from 4:00-5:00 PM.

The BB&N MS Community Service Club works to support our school and our local and global communities. This year Community Service Club’s projects will likely include: cooking meals at school or on-site for the women at Duley House, fundraising to fulfill Christmas wish lists for the Heading Home Organization, visiting residents at Neville Senior Center, and acting as student leaders during the Boston Medical Center Food Drive. After listening to and learning from speakers from local non-profits, students will have the opportunity to design and execute service projects of their own choosing.

The Spark

Literary Magazine

Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 PM.

The Spark is the Middle School newspaper. Students plan each issue, choose their topics for both the news section and creative magazine, The Victorian, and useSpark meeting time to compose and collaborate. The Spark is published four times per year.

Jazz Band

The Middle School Jazz Band is a one-of-a-kind experience. The Jazz Band is an after-school event on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. To join the Jazz Band, an audition is required.

Chamber

7th grade

Chamber is a musical group who meets every Tuesday during C block. They play a wide range of music from Beethoven to Mozart.

8th grade

Every other Friday, E-Block. By audition.

The Chamber Ensemble is a year long performing group that meets regularly in preparation for two main concerts, one in December and one in May. In addition, other performance opportunities may become available.

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM. By audition.

Chamber Ensemble is a year long performance group that will meet regularly in preparation for two main concerts, one in December and one in May. In addition, there might be other performance opportunities.

BB&N Players

Wednesdays from 8:00-8:30 AM. By audition.

Players is BB&N's Middle School Improv Troupe.

Art for Social Change

Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 AM.

Are you a person who wants to make a difference in the world? Do you also like to make art? In this elective, we will explore current events and relevant issues to those participating, and then create a public work of art with an important message at BB&N Middle School.

MakerSpace

Students and faculty are welcome to stop by to try the design challenge of the week. Ms. Schultheis is planning a kick-off event/video at the end of the fall sports season to get people fired up for the opening at the first week after Thanksgiving.

Math Team

Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 PM (except meets).

The MS Math Team competes in IMLEM (Interscholastic Math League of Eastern Massachusetts). Practices prepare the team for 5 meets with a cluster of nearby schools. Anyone may drop in, but it will take regular practice to make the starting lineup!

Middle School Calendar

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