BMS 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 2021-2022 Extracurricular List. If you are interested in starting a club, please contact the front office or an administrator.
- Look for information coming about extracurrciular activities for 2021-2022.
- If you have questions about extracurricular activities, please contact the teacher listed as the sponsor.
What We Have to Offer:
At Brentwood Middle our clubs and activities are divided into 4 categories: Academic, Artistic, Athletic and Service based. You can see a detailed description and information about each club or activity by selecting the tabs below.
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. A Battle of the Books book club will meet for 8 weeks to discuss the books. Anyone who wishes to be considered for the team needs to take a preliminary test. The students with the eight highest scores and who participated in the book club will be chosen for the team. Following team selection, meetings are held to discuss the books and quiz each other on the content. In late March/early April, each middle school team meets for a quiz bowl contest. Students compete against their peers on contentrelated questions pertaining to the assigned books.
Meeting Times: To Be Announced
The Brentwood Middle School Chess Club welcomes all students who wants to learn to play or improve at the game of chess. Students can play for fun or sharpen their skills for tournament competition. Being a member of the chess club helps students improve problem solving and concentration skills, as well as provide a positive environment for student interaction.
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 teamwork, creativity, divergent thinking skills, and fun while solving a problem. Teams typically 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.
Sponsor: Collen Spears
Meeting Times: Bee is held each year in the Winter.
Students submit their interest in participating in the Geography Bee to Mrs. Colleen Spears. Students take a qualifying test. Those selected to participate will study material and prepare at home for the contest. It is held each year in the winter.
Meeting Times: Monthly or bimonthly on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 PM
The Literature Club meets twice each month on Tuesdays or Thursdays to share and 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.
Sponsor: BHS Mu Alpha Theta
Meeting Times: Mini Mu is held on a Saturday during the Winter.
Mini Mu is an annual math contest hosted by BHS' Honor Math Society, Mu Alpha Theta. Brentwood Middle students who participate will study material and prepare at home for th contest. Mini Mu is held on a Saturday during the Winter.
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.
Sponsor: Colleen Spears
Meeting Times: To Be Announced
Quiz Bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a “buzzer system” that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to a game about knowing facts. (NAQT website) Students compete in three tournaments throughout the year. Weekly practices and study sessions are expected of all team members. Members are determined based on ability and interest.
Meeting Times: To Be Determined
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 from any grade level may tryout for this competitive academic team. Students are tested in these areas via building projects, labs, and tests at a variety of competition events during the season. It begins in late September and competitions start in January and typically last through April.
Sponsor: Teresa Thomas
Meeting Times: Bee is held in the Spring.
Students submit their interest in participating in the Spelling Bee to Mrs. Thomas. Students then take the qualifying test. Those elected to participate will study material and prepare at home for the contest. The Bee is held each year in the Spring.
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.
International Junior Thespian Society
Sponsor: Meredith Daniel
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians and junior high/middle school inductees are known as Junior Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). BMS offers membership to Students who have earned qualifying points by participating in BMS play and musical productions. There is a leadership team of elected students within the organization.
Sponsor: Colby White
Meeting Times: Class that meets during THRIVE
In this class, students will arrange, rehearse, and perform music in a variety of forms. Students will sing acapella and with instruments. Additional musical opportunities include accompanying peers on piano, percussion, and incorporating other instruments to enhance performance. PowerHouse is an auditioned, co-ed vocal performing group that includes 20-25 students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade who are interested in making music together. Auditions will be held in August.
Sponsor: Meredith Daniel
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 four nights. If students would rather work behind the scenes, they may apply to work on our various technical crews (run crew, hair/makeup, publicity, stage management, lights, sound, and house management). Whether actor or crew member, a BMS theatre production is an exciting and fun way for students to become involved in their school.
Ping Pong Club
Meeting Times: To Be Announced
The first meeting of the Ping Pong Club is an informational meeting. Students will play each other in ping pong and enjoy building friendships with others attend.
Viking Pride Pep Club
Meeting Times: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month August through April
The goal of the Viking Pride Club is to instill Brentwood Middle Viking Pride in all students and celebrate 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 typically be held on the last Thursday of the month from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. The planning meeting will be held the week or two prior to the party and will be announced in the weekly newsletter and during daily announcements. The BMS Buddies chapter began in 2013. All students are welcome to join!
Environmental Club (Community Garden)
Meeting Times:To Be Announced
Green Thumbs unite! Help beautify Brentwood and make a difference in our community by learning how to grow your own herbs, flowers and vegetables. It is our hope that as we expand from just growing plants, we can also make a difference in our community by tackling recycling of both paper and plastic here at Brentwood. The club meetings and other needs to be determined.
National Junior Honor Society
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: Ashlen Moss
Meeting Times: The STARS Executive Council will meet at various times during the year.
The STARS Student Executive Council serves as the STARS Leadership team. This group is made up of students who make a commitment to abstain from alcohol, drugs, violence, and who meet specific requirements. These students serve as role models as they plan and implement STARS activities such as Red Ribbon Week and an Anit-Bullying Campaign throughout the school and community
Meeting Times: Meetings will be held on Mondays either during Power Monday or after school.
Student Government provides 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 planning 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 grade. Representative elections for rising 7th and 8th graders are generally April-May. After school has been in session for at least a month, 6th grade representatives are then voted upon. The SGA meets regularly on Monday afternoons and on some power Monday mornings.