After School Clubs and Activities
Brentwood Middle School strives to offer extracurricular opportunities for every student. If you are interested in an activity, information on meetings or try-out opportunities for our various clubs and teams, view the Extra Curricular Offerings List for 2019 – 2020. If you are interested in starting a club, please contact the front office or an administrator.
Battle of the Books
Sponsor: Lyn Anderson
Meeting Times: Fall for book list; March for quiz bowl
Battle of the Books is an extracurricular opportunity for students who enjoy reading and discussing books. Students are given a list of books to read in the fall. Eight students will be selected based on a qualifying quiz; plus demonstrated preparation, responsibility, and participation in the book clubs. Following team selection, meetings are held to discuss the books and quiz each other on the content. In March, each middle school team meets for a quiz bowl contest. Students compete against their peers on content-related questions pertaining to the assigned books. The time frame is 8 weekly book club meetings and 7 – 8 weekly preparation meetings before the Battle of the Books competition at one of the district middle schools.
Sponsor: Whitney Mays
Meeting Times: Teams decide on weekly or bi-weekly days and times with team manager. Teams meet off campus.
Destination Imagination is an activity that encourages team work, creativity, divergent thinking skills, and fun while solving a problem. Teams consist of five to seven members. Competitive teams are judged in three areas: a long-term problem solution, the style in which the solution is presented, and spontaneous problem solving. There are no right or wrong answers. All solutions are acceptable within the problem guidelines. Each long-term problem has limitations, a cost limit, and a time limit. Within this framework, teams attempt to produce solutions and present them in a creative and humorous way. No outside assistance is allowed; all ideas and efforts must be student generated. Competition ranges from regional to state and international levels. Historically, Brentwood Middle School has had teams qualify for all three levels of competition.
Sponsors: Karen Schreck
Meeting Times: Monthly or bimonthly on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 PM
The Literature Club meets to discuss original stories poems, drawings, or music. Students may also share any of these genres from other artists whose work they particularly admire.
Sponsor: Erin McGill
Meeting Times: Teams meet at various times to prepare for competitions. 7th and 8th grade competitions are held on Thursdays.
Sixth Grade: Selection for the math team is made each year from top three sixth grade math students. The students compete in the MBA 6th Grade Invitational and the MTSU State Contest. The Brentwood Middle School Math Team consistently ranks among the top teams in the contest.
Seventh & Eighth Grade: The seventh and eighth grade math team is selected by a tryout test. Six students from algebra and six students from geometry will compete in the Interscholastic Math League four times throughout the year against middle and high schools. The team attends the state math competition at Middle Tennessee State University and consistently ranks among the top teams in the contest.
Model United Nations
Sponsor: Greta Johnson
Meeting Times: From late August to mid-November on Mondays until 3:45 PM
Are you interested in what is happening in other countries? Model United Nations is an activity for students who want to learn about other countries. Students, in teams of 2-4, research a country of their choice. Finding a problem that could be shared at the Model UN, students prepare a presentation. On the day of the conference, students present the resolution to the Model United Nations, which consists of other students. Teams form and select a country in late August, teams meet weekly to prepare for the conference which is held in November.
Students and parents interested in the application of knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In this project, supported by the BMS and BHS PTOs, students learn to analyze and solve problems utilizing the Engineering Design Process, which helps them develop technological literacy skills. These skills are sought by industry in its workforce. Our charted path is designed to field a competitive Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) team in its Middle Tennessee Hub tournament either next or the following Fall. There are no out-of-pocket costs for participation in club activities. The meeting agenda includes an explanation of objectives, WCS administrative requirements for the extra-curricular activity, and the components of a BEST competition.
A team of 15 students work on teamwork and problem solving to prepare for 23 exciting events. There are a variety of events in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computers and technology. Students are tested in these areas via building projects, labs, and tests. It will begin in early September and competitions begin in November. Students from any grade may tryout for this club and tryouts will be held to select this team in late August or early September.
Youth in Government
Politicians needed. Would you like to sit in the seat of a State Senator? You might have the chance if you participate in Youth Legislature. In this program, students learn about the process of presenting a bill. As members of the Senate or House of Representatives for a day, students present bills and vote on the bills presented by other students. Forming teams in February, students meet weekly to prepare for the conference in May.
Meeting Times: Power Mondays during football season; perform at home football games
Pep band is open to all students currently enrolled in the 8th grade band. (Special permission may be granted to those students not in the 8th grade band who play piano, rhythm guitar, and bass guitar.) This ensemble performs popular sports “stand” music and meets four times after school in preparation for a football game performance and performances at all in-school pep rallies.
Meeting Times: Class that meets during THRIVE
Powerhouse is an a cappella group that daily during Thrive. Any grade may audition for this select group. This ensemble will feature commercial styles of music (Pop, Jazz, Rock, etc.) and students will have opportunities to select songs as well as create their own arrangements.
Meeting Times: For the Fall play, tryouts and rehearsals are held from September to October. For the Spring musical, tryouts and rehearsals are held from December to March. All are held after school and the times will vary.
All Brentwood Middle School students are invited to audition for our fall play and spring musical. Students must be willing and able to rehearse Monday through Friday, after school. Performances run for three nights. If students would rather work behind the scenes, they may work on our various technical crews (run crew, hair/makeup, publicity, stage management lights and sound, and house management). Whether actor or crew member, a Brentwood Middle theater production is an exciting and fun way for students to become involved in their school.
Viking Pride Pep Club
Sponsor: Mindy Cartee
Meeting Times: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month August through April
The goal of the Viking Pride Club is to instill BMS Viking Pride in all students and celebrate BMS team successes. Meetings are held after school to make signs for the school recognizing all academic and extra-curricular achievements. This group is fluid so members are urged to come when they can and not worry about it when they can’t. People can join at any time.
Sponsor: Whitney Mays
Meeting Times: Monthly meetings after school or during Power Mondays
BMS Buddies is a club that seeks to connect children of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities with other children to form and maintain friendships. The club’s monthly party will be on the second Thursday of the month from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. The planning meeting will be held the week prior to the party and will be announced in the weekly newsletter. The BMS Buddies chapter began in 2013. All students are welcome to join!
National Junior Honor Society
Sponsor: Linda Conley
Meeting Times: Every other Friday from 6:50 – 7:15 AM. Service project days are scheduled throughout the year.
The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Brentwood Middle School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. The group focuses on community service and developing leadership skills. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in these areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, and service. Students are selected to be members by a Faculty Council which bestows this honor each year upon qualified students on behalf of our school. Students apply for membership after the third nine weeks of their 7th grade year.
STARS Executive Council
Sponsor: Bailey Strand
Meeting Times: Twice a month after school until 3:30 PM
The STARS Student Executive Council is comprised of approximately 20 students from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades who work directly with a Core team of teachers to determine worthy projects. Students interested in being selected for the council must go through an application process which includes writing an essay and acquiring Core team recommendations. The SEC plays a key role in promoting a drug-free, alcohol-free, and bully-free environment in the halls of Brentwood Middle. Each year they promote these concepts through activities such as Red Ribbon Week and school-wide assemblies and activities.
The general purpose of the Student Government Association is to provide a forum for student expression, to inform students and faculty, to promote good relationships between the students and faculty, to better the welfare of the school, to assist in the planning of student activities, to promote community service, to promote school spirit and good citizenship, and to provide leadership for the student body. The Brentwood Middle SGA consists of an executive board and representatives. The executive board is made up of a President, Vice-President, and Secretary from the 8th grades. These students are elected in the spring for the upcoming year along with representatives from 7th and 8th grade. 6th Grade representative elections will take place in the fall.