Activities

Art Club | Anna Zantout
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: September 28th , October 5th , October 12th , October 19th , November 2nd , November 9th , November 16th , and November 30th .  Second Semester Art Club meeting dates are: January 11th , January 18th , January 25th , February 1st , February 8th , February 15th , February 22nd , and March 1st .


Student Council | Annie Miller and Scott Venard
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, Teacher Appreciation Week, and other committees that may be formed according to need. 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.

Peer Pals | Matt Moore
Peer Pals is a social based club where students with disabilities and without disabilities are paired or grouped together to build friendships. The focus of Peer Pals is to give the groups of students an environment to socialize, interact, and get to know peers they may not otherwise see during the school day. Peer Pals meets once a month for an hour per meeting. The club is supported by multiple special education teachers and related service personnel.


Yearbook | Sarah Davis
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 Tuesday, August 29th.


Scholastic Bowl | Joel Knoblock
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.


Spartan Ink | Alyssa Peck
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!


Builders Club | Jodi Gudewicz
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!


Multicultural | TBA
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 | Heidi Gerdes
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.


Sci-Fi Club | Mrs. Foose and Mr. Peterson

The Sci-Fi Club  meets twice monthly on Wednesdays.  Due to a scheduling conflict, the club will begin meeting October 4, 2017.  (following dates will be Oct 18, Nov 1, etc) We meet from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the 7th grade ELA, as well as room 501.  Students are welcome to bring handheld gaming devices, and we will have access to 1 projector is there is a student who wants to bring a regular gaming system.  Students are also welcome to bring card games, board games, drawing materials, etc.  Students may also choose to read during meetings. If students would like to order pizza during the event, they should bring $2.00 with them, drinks are on their own.  Students should have transportation home promptly at 5:00 PM.

If your student attends Sci-Fi, you will need to register them for the club through the District’s 8to18 website.