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Year-Round Activity Period Choices

Year Round Activity Period Choices

Art Club

Explore art and materials, work with fellow artists toward community and district art shows, or simply work on your own personal inspiration. You will work throughout the year and earn the opportunity to take part in the Art Club field trip in the Spring.


Concert Band is open to any student in 6-8 grade who would like to play a Band instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, etc.) It's also the coolest activity!

Best Buddies

Join an international organization which promotes one to one friendships for students with developmental disabilities and general education students. We will be doing many fun activities and games together! Life is better with a Buddy!


Chorus is open to any student in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade with an interest in singing. We sing a variety of music including folk, classical, and pop. We have a ton of fun singing and shining on the stage, join at anytime, just see Miss Venkus in Room 116. Come out and sing with your friends!

CMS Scoop

School Newspaper! Open to any student 6-8 who wants to explore journalism and become a published writer, investigating issues and reporting on CMS student life.

No Place for Hate

This club supports the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) by creating and completing projects throughout each school year to encourage students and staff to treat each other with respect, to appreciate different cultures and backgrounds, and to keep our title as a No Place For Hate school. This club meets on Wednesdays and once a month after school. A year-long commitment is crucial to us completing our projects.

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition where teams of 7 students collaborate over the year to develop and perform a completely original 8 minute skit in response to one of five problem categories—vehicle, structure, technical, classics and humor. Teams also practice weekly to develop their spontaneous problem-solving skills to meet an unpredictable on-the-fly-challenge. Students will meet during activity periods and after school with Ms. Mindel and on the weekends with volunteer parent coaches. Students present their problem-solutions and spontaneous skills at the regional competition in late February or early March and may also compete at the state and national levels. Odyssey is a serious commitment of time and effort—a sport for creative minds!


Orchestra is open for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who play the violin, viola, cello, or bass. During this time we rehearse new music and prepare for our concerts all while making new friends and having a blast! Want to join this group? Always wanted to play an instrument but, didn't sign up? Just see Mrs. O'Connor and she can get you started! #TEAMSTRINGS

Reading Olympics

Read awesome books and represent our school! Students will read 10 books from the Reading Olympics list and submit a quick responses via Google Classroom. In the spring, we will take teams to compete against other middle schools and earn ribbons.

Science Olympiad

Sixth through eighth grade students will compete in testing, building and design challenges in all areas of science. The event preparation continues through the spring Trimester 3 until the competition in March.

Student Council

Come help us plan for school spirit activities, fundraisers, and community service projects in the cafe on Mondays.

Technology Student Association (TSA)

In TSA students will be preparing entries for the Regional, State, and National competitions that are held in the late winter and spring. This activity will run all year with Mr. Rickert (room 255), Mr. Engle (room 111), and Mr. Yeagle (room 109) depending on the activity session.

Various Sports Teams

If you are participating in a sport, you will meet with your coach for Activity Period when in season. Note: Students who participate in wrestling and cheerleading will attend an activity period as their coaches are outside of CMS.