Activities

Art Club | Katherine Katz and Kelli Meserole

Art Club is a time for students to explore art outside of the school day. Members of the club will present ideas, vote on them, and then plan out these activities. Art Club provides enrichment for students who are interested in the visual arts. We will create and explore individualized and group projects. Some items the club will highlight will be: material exploration, visiting artists, community-based projects, and an end of the year field trip.

The SMS Art Club will meet once a month for each grade grouping throughout the school year. 6th grade will meet separately from 7th and 8th grade. 7th and 8th grade will meet together.

6th grade will meet the FIRST* Thursday of each month.

9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, and 5/7

7th/8th grade will meet the THIRD* Thursday of each month.

9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/19, 1/23, 2/20, 3/19, 4/16, and 5/14

* Some dates may move to accommodate school calendar and teacher/club adviser’s schedules

Art Club meet in the Art room after school from 3:05-4:00 PM.

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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.  Student Council meets Friday mornings at 7:35 A.M.

Engineering Club

Is your student interested in Robotics and Coding? They are invited to come and join us for the fall session of Engineering Club. Meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 3:15-5:00 PM in the Exploration and Innovation Lab (Room 336). The meeting dates are: October 8, 22, and 29, November 5 and 12, and December 3, 10, and 17. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Boltz.

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Yearbook | Anna DelFiacco

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 PM in the Computer Lab, Room 304. Participation in this club is limited.

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 and Alexandra Wall

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 every Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:45 P.M. 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 Tuesday at 7:35 A.M. in Mrs. Gudewicz’s room #327.  Everybody 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!


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 | Nathan Peterson

Sycamore Middle School’s Science Fiction Club is comprised of a group of students that have a variety of passions. We have students that love to play video games, board games, card games. Some students have even created their own card game with original characters that battle each other. We often have students that show off their creativity by creating games and different pieces of art during Sci-Fi Club. Students will watch videos with each other, have conversations, play guitar, sing, and much much more.

If you were to come to a meeting you would see many children interacting with each other with a smile on their faces. Whether it is watching the newest viral video synced together on seven different laptops, or laughing during an Oregon trail simulation because you are surviving with cholera, diphtheria, measles, typhoid, dysentery, and a broken leg. Sci-Fi is all about kids getting together, laughing, and doing what they love to do.

Sci-Fi Club prides itself on being a club for everybody. There are no prerequisites, skills, talents, or attributes that qualify you to be in Sci-Fi Club. All you have to do is show up and join in. If you are interested, I guarantee that you will find a place to have fun and where you are accepted for who you are.

Sci-Fi Club takes place every other Wednesday at 3:00-5:00 PM in Room 601. Please register them for the club through the District’s 8to18 website