Thompson’s Station Middle Extracurricular Activities

Thompson’s Station Middle School strives to offer extracurricular opportunities for every student. Information on meetings or try-out opportunities for our various clubs and teams, will be posted as information becomes available. If you are interested in starting a club, please contact the front office or an administrator.

Dance Team

Sponsor: Kara Sklenka

Meeting Times: Afterschool

Student Information: Students interested in the Dance Team can find more information on the Dance Team Google Site. (This site is only viewable by WCS students who are logged into their WCS Google Account. Hint: @myplace.wcs.edu)

2019-2020 Tryout Information
Parent Informational Meeting: April 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Tryout Clinic: April 30-May 1, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 PM
Dance Auditions: May 2, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Jazz Band

Sponsor: Chris Colalillo

Meeting Times: Class that meets during Express

Jazz Band students will practice during Express sessions during the week and perform popular sports “stand” music during basketball games and pep rallies.

Students interested in learning more about jazz band should contact Mr. Colalillo.

Kindness Committee

Sponsor: Kristin Trudeau

Meeting Times: TBD

More information will be provided once it becomes available.

Model UN

Sponsor: Emily Ayers

Meeting Times: TBD

Model United Nations (MUN) is a student simulation of the proceedings of the United Nations. Students, referred to as Delegates, are assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They research the background of their country, their country’s position on the topics at hand, and prepare notes on possible solutions to the problems faced. Students then convene at Model UN conferences, which range in size from 100 to 5,000 delegates, to debate their assigned topics with students representing the other UN member states. Much like the real UN, the goal is to identify solutions, by negotiation and consensus, on which many countries can agree.

Students interested in joining MUN should contact Ms Ayers.

Student Council

Sponsor: Leigh DeMelo

Meeting Times: TBD

Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.

The function of the student council is based upon parliamentary procedures. Ideas are presented, voted upon and confirmed by the student body president. Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school are welcome to become involved.

Students interested in learning more about Student Council should contact Mrs. DeMelo.

Theater

Sponsor: Katie Boothe

Meeting Times: vary due to show schedule; auditions occur in the Fall and Spring Semester and are open to all TSMS students.

Thunder Mainstage Presents the Secret Garden based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This new adaptation was created specifically for Thompson’s Station Middle School!  Interested students may fill out this audition form.

Each student will need to FORWARD this teacher recommendation form to two past or present teachers for their two recommendations.

Audition forms must be completed before midnight on February 4.

Audition Dates and Times

Students with last names A-L will audition Feb 5, after school until 5:15 PM.

Students with last names M-Z will audition Feb 6, after school until 5:15 PM.

Callbacks will be held Feb 7, after school until 5:15 PM.

Students will be notified of callbacks via email.  This show is not a musical, but there are significant dancing roles for the ensemble.  We expect to cast about 24 students.  Rehearsals will be held after school on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Wednesdays until 5:15 PM.  Please contact Miss Boothe or Miss Kuchar with any questions.

Thunder Pride Committee

Sponsor: Dr. Laura Davis

Meeting Times: Committee that meets monthly during Express

Any student committed to exemplify and promote TSMS behavior can join the Thunder Pride Committee. Students plan and promote the quarterly Thunder Throwdowns and create posters and challenges for students to display and celebrate positive TSMS behaviors.

Yearbook Committee

Sponsor: Kim Laughary

Meeting Times: After school on Tuesdays

The yearbook committee is a staff selected group of students who have expressed an interest in photography and in creating the school yearbook. Students will work along-side Mrs. Laughary to build pages, take pictures at events, and produce the final yearbook. Students are selected for the yearbook committee in the Fall of each school year.

Students interested in learning more about the Yearbook Committee should contact Mrs. Laughary.

Youth in Government

Sponsor: Jessica Langosch

Meeting Times: TBD

The Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program is an annual conference designed to offer high school and middle school students a hands-on experience with state government. Each year, over 2500 students from across the state converge on the State Capitol, taking the places of our real government officials. Program participants can serve as senators or representatives, as justices and lawyers, as department commissioners and lobbyists, or even as press corps members.

Students interested in more information regarding Thompson’s Station Middle’s Youth in Government Club should contact Mrs. Langosch.