Sycamore Middle School Art Club is an outlet for students to explore who they are and what they might want to become. It allows students to be creative and use their imagination. A unique feature of art club is that children learn through structured play. The club is run democratically, members of the club present ideas, vote on and then plan out these activities. Art club provides enrichment for students who are passionate about the visual arts.
We have a First and Second Semester Art Club. Each club will consist of 25 members. We will meet from 3:15 to 4:30 for a period of eight Thursdays. First Semester Art Club will consist of 8th and 7th grade students, we will meet October 1st, October 8th, October 15th, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th and December 3rd . Second Semester Art Club will consist of 6th and 7th grade students, we will meet January 14th, January 21st, January 28th, February 4th, February 11th, February 18th, February 25th and March 3rd.
Student Council at the Middle School is comprised of representatives from each team 6th -8th grade. The representatives are elected by the students on their team and bring suggestions from their electorate to the meetings. The representatives also are part of several committees of the council, such as Locker Lotto, Sign, Scrapbook, Meet and Mingle, School Store, Relax and Read , Teacher Appreciation Week, and other committees that may be formed according to need. The student council sponsors a trip each year, open to all three grades, to either a ski resort or to a water park. The council takes part in community service projects and school service projects. Officers for the council are elected by the representatives and consist of a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The officers can be from 7th or 8th grade except for the president which is always an 8th grade student.
Best Buddies is an organization that creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities. Best Buddies meets once a month to do activities together so that friendships can be developed.
The yearbook staff members work to document the school year and to design and produce the yearbook. Yearbook meets every Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:15 in the Computer Lab, room, 304. Participation in this club is limited. Club applications are available in the office until September 26th.
It is a fun, fast-paced academic competition for students. People who like Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, reading, and those who get joy out of increasing their knowledge often participate in this activity. In a match, two teams of five vie to answer the most questions quickly and correctly, using an electronic buzzer system. The questions cover a wide range of topics.
The Spartan Ink is a place where students come to learn about the different aspects of a newspaper, write stories, conduct interviews, and take photos of all the happenings around SMS. We will meet in Computer Lab 304 every Wednesday, 3:15 to 4:15 pm. Come join in on the fun!
The Builders Club is a service organization that stems from Kiwanis International. It is the middle school counterpart to the elementary organization K-Kids. We meet every other Thursday at 7:30 in the morning in Mrs. Miller’s room #420. Anybody is welcome to attend, and it is a wonderful opportunity to serve, build character, and learn to be a leader, so we hope to see you there!
The Multicultural Club at SMS meets twice a month, approximately every other Friday, in the health room, #328, to learn about and explore cultural diversity. Our goal is to increase awareness about and appreciation of various cultures. This club is open to any student, 6th through 8th grade, interested in learning more about cultural diversity.
Interact Club is the middle school/high school version of Rotary. This club is dedicated to doing service projects. While Rotary Clubs generally focus on international projects, and we support this, we have chosen do focus, with our age group, on more local service projects. For the past 2 years, we have sponsored a successful supply drive for the DeKalb County DCFS office, to aid children with necessities immediately after being placed in foster care.
The Sci-Fi Club is run by Mrs. Foose, a special education teacher at SMS. Please be sure to stop in and see Mrs. Foose or Mrs. Luna and find out about our plans for this year! SciFi club meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM twice a month. Don’t forget pizza money if you are going to order! We also have movie night once a month from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
If your student attends Sci-Fi, you will need to register them for the club. Sycamore is working to keep track of how many students participate in clubs and sports in Middle and High School. If you have questions please contact Mr. Schrader here at SMS or Mr. Carrick at SHS. Here are the directions for registering.
Directions for 8 to 18:
1. log onto www.syc427.org
2. Select School- Sycamore Middle School
3. Click on Athletics/ Activities
4. Click Registration
5. Log in or Create an Account
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Personal gaming devices are acceptable, check with Mrs. Foose before bringing a gaming console!
Games may NOT be rated M! Snacks and water are provided based on current “dues” (If $ is provided Mrs. Foose can buy snacks for meetings)