Fairview Middle Clubs and Activities
All Fairview Middle School students are encouraged to participate in the school activities or clubs of their choice. Studies show that students who are involved in school activities do better academically and are happier with their school life. Please contact the club sponsor if you have any questions.
Sponsor: Michelle Vinci Phone: 629-214-3273
Information packets given out in August
Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders at FMS
Meets 2 times a month on Tuesdays from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Opportunity to create artwork of many types: more in-depth and different from regular art class.
We take an Annual Field Trip in the Spring to see cool art museums and galleries firsthand! This year we went to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival.
You will receive a nice wirebound sketchbook to develop art inside & outside of Art Club time.
We have at least one Guest Artist to come in share about their art and art style! Someone new each year.
Help with face painting for mock-homecoming & field day!
Artworks you make in Art Club are a part of our annual “FMS Arts Night” (Art Show held in May.)
You will receive an Art Club T-shirt designed by an Art Club member. We all vote on the designs after they are submitted.
We have an end of the year pizza party to celebrate all of our accomplishments!
Dues are $30.00 to cover all of the benefits above
Sponsor: Katie Wilcox Phone: 629-214-3275
6th Grade Beginning Band–Any student is welcome to join band in 6th Grade at FMS. No prior musical training is necessary. During this exciting first year, students will select an instrument, learn basic playing techniques, learn to read music, and perform concerts as a band. Beginning Band is a year-long course, meaning students come to band class every day during one of their related arts periods for the entire year. Students who successfully complete their first year will be invited to participate in the Advanced Bands during their 7th and 8th grade years.
Advanced 7th and 8th Grade Bands–Students who successfully complete their Beginning Band experience are invited to continue growing their skills as musicians during their 7th and 8th Grade years. 7th Grade Band and 8th Grade Band are both year-long classes. Students will learn advanced musical techniques and perform several concerts throughout the year. 7th and 8th Grade Advanced Band members are eligible to participate in Pep Band and Wind Ensemble. Students may join 7th and 8th grade band as a beginner under special circumstances.
Pep Band–Pep Band is an optional after-school activity that is open to all 7th and 8th Grade Advanced Band members. The Pep Band will perform at several home sporting events throughout the year in order to provide support and spirit for our Falcon Teams!
Wind Ensemble–The Fairview Middle School Wind Ensemble forms during the spring semester and is made up of the most accomplished and dedicated students in the band program. Membership is by audition only, and auditions will be held in December. All 7th and 8th Grade Advanced Band members are invited to audition. The Wind Ensemble plays advanced musical literature and represents Fairview Middle School at an annual music festival competition.
Sponsor: Alex Young Phone: 629-214-1760
Battle of the Books- Fairview Middle School has a Battle of the Books team composed of five to seven students from the three grades. The team members read all ten of the novels on the list, and meet once a month. If more than seven want to be on the team, a qualifying test will be given to determine who will be on the team. Usually in May the competition is held at a high school during which the middle school teams compete to see who has the highest number of questions about these books answered correctly.
Sponsor: Rachel Kotheimer Phone: 629-214-1755
Beta Club is offered to “honor students” who wish to serve their community in a variety of ways. It is a nonprofit organization whose members volunteer for school, community, and often, world causes. Students must be invited to join this organization. In order to qualify for Beta Club, students must have earned straight A’s in all classes for the first two quarters of the school year and also receive positive character evaluations by teachers. New members are initiated the second semester of each school year based on these qualifications.
Sponsor: Kristy Westover Phone: 629-214-3274
Open Music Studio meets every Monday afternoon after school until 4:00 PM. All FMS students are welcome to come learn, practice, create, write, collaborate, and perform with other students in the music room! You can explore guitar, keyboard, hand drums, or any other instrument you care to bring. It’s a great time to learn how to play a new instrument, sing, or listen to what others are working on, even if you’ve never been in chorus or band! Miss Houck and other students can teach you how to play that song you love on the radio, help finish that song you’ve been crafting, or be an encouraging audience for your performance! Come as often as you’d like!
Concert Choir is open to all 7th and 8th Grade students. Concert Choir members will meet as a class for the entire school year. Miss Houck requests a $20 chorus fee to cover the cost of music and classroom supplies. We will perform at the annual NatureFest event in Bowie Nature Park, the FMS Holiday Bazaar, the Fairview Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, FMS/FHS Holiday Chorus Concert, and Spring Arts Night. This year we will also participate in the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association Choral Festival. Additional community performances may be scheduled upon director’s discretion. All students who have an interest in music and singing are encouraged to join!
Chamber Singers is a select ensemble that sings challenging vocal repertoire and demonstrates excellence in choral singing practices. Chamber Singers auditions will be held in early December and selected members will begin rehearsals in January. We rehearse every Thursday after school until 4:00 PM in the music room. Chamber Singers will compete as a separate ensemble at the MTVA Choral Festival this spring. All Chamber Singers will be fitted for and assigned black dresses and/or tuxedos for performances. Chamber Singers does not require any extra fees beyond the cost of the dry-cleaning uniforms at the end of the year.
Sponsor: Owen Grimenstein Phone: 629-214-1754
The goal of this writing club is to provide writers with a safe place to write and share your stories with peers. Art is designed to be appreciated and shared. This is an opportunity for you to do just that along with harnessing, improving, and encouraging your abilities.
Through the course of the year, writers will have the opportunity to:
- complete “quick writes” to practice and sharpen their skills;
- receive writing prompts to work on during club meetings and on their own time; share what they have been independently working on if they choose;
- take part in a progressive story in which all writers will take turns contributing to one story;
- and collaborate with a creative writing club from another Williamson County School.
This is just a sample of the activities we will engage in during our meetings. This is your club, driven by your interests. I am there to encourage, guide, and advise.
The Creative Writing Club will meet every Monday after school until 3:45 PM. If you are interested in joining the club or learning more about it, feel free to stop by and visit the next meeting or see Mr. Grimenstein.
Sponsor: Jeff Boyet Phone: 629-214-3268
The Fairview Middle School Players are proud to present beautiful and thought provoking performances that dramatically impact the lives of the students involved and the audiences that are privileged to experience them. Over the years the students have brought dramatic content to life in these critically acclaimed productions:
- Thronton Wilder’s Our Town
- You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
- A Christmas Carol
- Seussical Jr.
- And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
- Disney’s The Lion King Jr.
- Charlotte’s Webb
- Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
- The Yellow Boat
- The Arkansaw Bear
Auditions for performances and number of productions will vary. Students should listen for specific announcements regarding auditions throughout the school year. Productions are a huge commitment and may last for a total rehearsal and performance time of up to 2 months. Students who play other sports or participate in other activities during that time will NOT be considered for roles. Audition requirements are as follows:
- A sixty second monologue that shows the range of the performers acting ability.
- A verse and chorus of a song that shows the vocal range of the performer. (Musicals only)
- After the general audition the performer may be required to attend a “Call Back”. (An additional audition to read scenes from the play with other actors and actresses)
Sponsor: Kim Williams Phone: 629-214-1753
Falcon Fellows is an enrichment group which meets after school from 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM on Thursday afternoons. Participants study Latin and classical culture, practice speech and debate activities, prepare for academic competitions, and work to improve their potential for college admissions. Academic competitions include the national mythology exam, the national Latin exam, speech and debate contests, and other academic contests. Bus transportation is provided.
Sponsor: Kathy Huckaby Phone: 629-214-3271
STARS Leadership Team serves as a group for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student who choose to be tobacco, alcohol, other drugs and violence free. The STARS leadership team participates in educational and fun activities as well as community service learning projects.
Sponsor: Gwen Hudlow Phone: 615-472-4430
Student Council-Applications can be picked up outside the school office the second week of the beginning school year. A school wide election will be held for the officers. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. (the months special activities or events are going on does require additional meeting times). Meetings are usually a hour unless we have special events going on.
Sponsor: Sara Reynolds Phone: 629-214-3272
TSA-Our annual membership drive will begin Tuesday August 14th. Students are charged a $35 activity fee to participate in after school activities. All FMS students are eligible to be members and students may join at anytime throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled based on the various activities throughout the year. Students should pay attention to announcements to know when meetings will occur. All meetings are held in the Technology Lab and students should always be picked up from the back of the school at the end of meetings. The length of the meeting is determined by the purpose of the meeting.
The major activities that our TSA chapter participates in during the year are the Regional, State, and National TSA competitive event conferences. We also participate in at least one leadership conference during the year, and other field trips and activities related to Technology.
Sponsor: Stephanie Hughes Phone: 615-472-4430
Yearbook – Applications will be accepted the last two weeks of August. An announcement will be made and students can pick up applications from Mrs. Hughes in the main office. Applications are open to 6th-8th graders, but students must be prepared to participate for the entire school year and limited applications will be accepted. Meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons, but may occur more once productions begins to take off during the months of Dec, Jan, and Feb. If you are creative, detail oriented, responsible, and love to create memories then yearbook is for you!