Clubs and Activities

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Badminton The badminton team practices Tuesday’s, Wednesday's, and Fridays after school.   Players are expected to attend at least 2-3 practices/week.  There will be an end of season tournament against other BCPS middle schools in which 5 boys and 5 girls will be selected to play.  Tryouts will be held for badminton. All students must have their doctors physical and paperwork completed and turned in on time in order to tryout for the team. An informational meeting will be held to distribute the paperwork and other information. Details about the meeting will be announced over the morning announcements." We look forward to having a fun season!

Sponsor:  Mrs. Staley    


Basketball teams

1. Purpose of BCPS Middle School Basketball Teams

  • To help students understand what is required of a student/athlete when they get to high school. Academics, behavior in school and on the court, sportsmanship and physical discipline are all qualities this program is working to instill in the middle school student/athlete. There is no cost for this program. This is not a recreation program.
  • Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boys/girls who are interested and meet the qualifications below can try-out.

2. Qualifications

All student/athletes must have (requirements by Baltimore County Athletics):

  • Completed Athletic Permit Form
  • Completed Baltimore County Medical Form (Good for 1 year)
  • Concussion Awareness Form
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Cannot have more than 1 failing grade and 2.0 GPA.
  • Students who are 15 years old or older as of August 31 are ineligible to participate in the middle school interscholastic athletic program

    All student/athletes must be able to: (CMS requirements)

  • To be available to make all practices
  • To maintain acceptable academic and behavioral standards
  • To play as a team player

3. Try-outs

  • TBD

4. The Season

We play 11-13 games per season against other middle schools in the program. Game times are either 4 pm or 5 pm. The boys and girls teams will alternate game times. All games are played with 6 minute quarters with overtime if needed. The season concludes at the end of January.

Sponsors: Girls: Ms. Brewster
Boys: Mr. Wortman


Best Buddies - Students of all grade levels who are interested in forming lasting friendships with students who have an intellectual disability are encouraged to join Best Buddies. Best Buddies is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students would establish friendships with students with intellectual disabilities within the school and maintain a minimum weekly contact with that person at school as well as participate in monthly group activities at school. Those interested in Best Buddies should see Mrs. Bracken for more information about joining. Visit for more information about the club.

Mrs. Bracken
Mrs. Mello
Mrs. Rink 


BOXTOPS 4 EDUCATION - It's easy to raise money to help our middle school.
1. Register online with our school.
2. Clip boxtops carefully and send them in to school.
(Please do not send in Campbell soup labels or Betty Crocker Points.)
3. Shop online and a % of your purchase goes to our school.
Visit the site to see more ways that you can help our school. There are also coupons, recipes and additional information.Prizes will be awarded for top homerooms each collection period.

Sponsor: Mr. Segal


Chess Club - Cockeysville Middle School is the seven-time County Champion. Learn to play. Learn to improve your game. The focus this year will be on instruction. Tournaments-Prizes-Instruction-Trophies-Parties-Team Play-Individual Competition. One of the largest clubs in the school.
Meets Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:00 and possibly Thursdays ( optional instructional sessions ) 2:45 - 4:00 starting in November.

Sponsor : Mr. Segal


CGC (Cockeysville Glee Club)

The Cockeysville Glee Club is a small honors chorus selected by audition from all grades. This group focuses on performing pop hits and modern music. CGC performs at both the Winter and Spring  Chorus Concerts.

Sponsor: Mr. Sandroni


Computer Club - Any students who are interested in working with various technology in CMS. It can include things such as setting up inventory, wiring; wireless troubleshooting, working on devices with Mr. Drought, television, projector, and printer issues. You can come as early as 7:15 and finish with the 7:50 bell. You can come every day, once a week, or once a month. Whatever fits into your schedule. Every day brings a new challenge.

Sponsor: Mr. Drought


Cougar Learning Lab

CMS offers an after school teacher-supervised location in the CMS library for students to work on homework, projects, research, and to get organized! Several teachers are on hand to coach students who may have questions or need assistance. Library resources, such as books, computers, and other reference materials are available for use. Students may sign in at the library and work in a quiet setting from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week and are expected to work for an hour. Transportation must be provided by parents/guardians, and must be arranged ahead of time. All students need to be picked up promptly. CMS behavior rules and expectations apply.

Sponsors: Mrs. Salemi      and Mrs. Roberts


Cross Country

Cross Country is an after school  running group that meets from September- early November.  Any student can join the cross country club. The club meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  The club practices at CMS, from 2:45- 3:45.  Competitions are also held at various middle schools around the county.   The runs vary in distance, but are typically 1-2 miles in length.  Physical examination, athletic permit, and health history forms are required for participation and can be picked up from any physical education teacher.

Sponsors: Ms. Brewster


CYC (Cockeysville Youth Center)

The Cockeysville Youth Center (CYC) is an activity sponsored by the Cockeysville Recreation Council.  It is a monthly Activity that offers dancing, sporting activities, ping-pong, board games with Mr.Segal for CMS students.  It is a fun night for students to hang out with their friends in a secure, safe environment.  

Scheduled CYC's:  9/21, 11/2, 12/7, 2/1, 3/22, 5/17   Times:  7:00 - 10:00 pm.  SHARP!!!  Students can be dropped off at the front doors to CMS.  Parents must fill out a Registration Form and hand deliver it the FIRST time attending CYC.  The form is a one time thing each year.

Cost:  It costs $5.00 per student.  Refreshments are available for purchase.  

All registration MUST BE COMPLETED before attending CYC.
Please click on link below to complete the form.

CYC Registration Form

Pick-up:  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY AN ADULTNO STUDENT WILL BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT AN ADULT.  The adult must come into the school lobby to retrieve their children and be checked out by a chaperone.   

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - if we do not have enough parent volunteers for any given CYC, it will be canceled. The safety of all students is a priority.


The activity is in NO WAY affiliated with Baltimore County Schools, Teachers or Administrators.  It is a completely parent volunteer based activity. 


Dance Club

The Cockeysville Dance Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7 am. Our first Dance Club day for the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, Sept. 12th. All students are invited to attend and can start during any part of the school year.  The students will learn popular line dances as well as social dances which include swing, tango, waltz, cha-cha and foxtrot. The Dance Club has created and will continue to create line dances for all students in PE classes and for CYC.

The CMS Dance Club has been featured in The Towson Times and on their internet page. The Club was invited to instruct the 8th grade students from Gilman and Roland Park Country School in Swing Dancing during the fall of 2011 and helped instruct students at Dumbarton Middle School in 2013. The Club performed dance routines at Padonia Elementary’s Fall Festival. The Club also attended the Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) fall conventions in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

The Dance Club participates in field trip dances outside of school. They have attended dances at The Friday Night Swing Club four to five times a year and  have attended the ballroom dances at Towson University. This will be the third year that the Dance Club will participate in “Fall into Goucher Dance” fund raiser. The Dance Club also performed at the Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association Fall Luncheon meeting in October of 2018. Lots going on in Dance Club this year with the co-sponsoring of three after-school dances with the National Junior Honor Society.  There are tentative activities in the works with Towson University. So stay tuned. Dance Club will also take over the concession sales at this year’s basketball games to raise money for various dance events and Outreach Programs for the community.

For more information contact Mr. Russell at


Drama ClubDo you like to sing, act, dance, and be dramatic?! Are you interested in the technical side of show business? If so, then Drama Club is for you!  The CMS Drama Club is offered every other year, and is responsible for producing the school musical.  Auditions for this year’s show (TBA) will take place in December.  Drama club rehearsals are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from January-April, ending with three performances of the show.  Show information and audition prep sessions will be announced.

Sponsor Mrs. Garven


FEA - Future Educators Association - LINK
Future Educators Association, also known as Educators Rising, is fun, exciting way to learn about education.  

For students . . . FEA helps them to explore teaching as a career option, provides them with a realistic understanding of teaching, and encourages students from diverse backgrounds to think seriously about the teaching profession.
For teachers . . . FEA offers them a chance to shape our nation's future by shaping the future of the education profession. It also gives teachers opportunities to examine, clarify, and explain their role in students' lives.
For schools . . . FEA is a service opportunity that elevates the role of teachers and offers new avenues of communication about education and its place in the community.
For communities . . . FEA provides a chance for communities to "grow their own" future teachers and raises the status of the education profession in the eyes of their citizens.

Sponsor: Mrs. Stoe 


Hoops For Heart - Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart are activities designed for school age students to help raise awareness of heart disease in today’s youth. Both programs are sponsored by the American Heart Association.

Scheduled for March 1st 

Sponsor: Mr. Russell


Intramural Program

OPEN GYM:  On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings students can participate in different activities in the gym from  7:10-7:50 am.   The most common activity is basketball.  See Mr. LeBlanc for details

Sponsors: Ms. Brewster and Mr. Russell


Lipstock - Lipstock is an annual lip-synching competition amongst C.M.S. 8th graders. Lipstock auditions begin in April and students must be available to practice with their group after school. Mandatory Tue. & Fri. in May/Daily in June. The event is held at the end of the school year. There will be a matinee and an evening performance. Students compete to win prizes and have an amazing time in the process.

Sponsor: Mr. Hipps


National Junior Art Honor Society - (NJAHS)
The NJAHS is a nationally recognized club sponsored by the National Art Education Association. The NJAHS is open to selected GT Art students in grades 7 and 8. Participants are required to maintain a B average (or higher) in art, participate in community service and assist with the promotion of art in the school, community and nation. Students have participated in activities such as: Harvest for the Hungry posters, murals for the Towson Business Association, creating a cougar logo in the school's office, Pinwheels for Peace, Angels for Soldiers, created displays within the school and provided art work county exhibits, murals for the Baltimore County Public Library, lighthouse paintings for the CMS BCPS initiative, play scenery for "Schoolhouse Rocks" drama production. The club meets on Friday afternoons.

Sponsor: Mrs. Endres

2018 - 2019

National Junior Honor Society - NJHS

School wide events and community fundraisers including and not limited to:
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in October
ASA Athletes Serving Athletes Run in late October
Festival of Trees Entry 
Operation Christmas Child Boxes for children all over the world 
Collection of Pet Items resulting in Donation to animal shelters
Color Run in the spring

Many other ideas are in the formation process
Please check out our webpage for more information

Sponsor: Mrs. Rose


Painting Club - Painting Club is an in depth after school exploration of color and the fundamentals of painting. Students will learn basic and advanced techniques in watercolor.

Student will also understand how to use complement colors and aspects of mixing paint. Painting Club will be an all year workshop consisting of different sessions. Students will begin with learning to set up painting palettes and identifying color hues and combinations. We will start with basic wash techniques and how artist use them to achieve desired affects. We will begin some observational paintings, moving into more complex and difficult subject matters to paint.

Painting Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 2:35- 4:00 in room 44

Sponsor: Mr. Georgieff


Quiz Bowl - Quiz Bowl is a team trivia competition for middle school students that tests a student's knowledge of current events, pop culture, sports, geography, politics, and history. Students can earn 5, 10 and 15 points depending on the level of difficulty of the question being asked. The basis of the program is the Weekly News Quiz Game, a national publication that provides the questions and basic rules. Cockeysville Quiz Bowl will compete against other middle school Quiz Bowl teams throughout the year. We will meet one day a week in the morning, and after school as needed.

Sponsor: Mrs. Hill


Robotics Club - The Robotics club meets on once or twice a week to build robots using the Vex Robotics kits. Club members are expected to attend all meetings, participate in club fundraisers, and participate in competitions. See the link on the left side of this page for more details.  Meeting time will be determined by the club members at a later time.

Sponsors:  Mr. Lo    

Sixth Grade CareerDay - Additional information will be sent home throughout the year. Parents will be presenters, lunch volunteers, or just welcome guests. Please reserve the date on your calendar. - Thursday, May 30, 2019
Sponsor: Mr. Segal


Strings of Cockeysville (SOC)  SOC is an honors orchestra open through audition only to any orchestra student entering Grades 6-8.  Rehearsals will take place each week throughout the school year on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:45 (additional rehearsals may be scheduled if necessary).  Student participation is required for the winter and spring orchestra concerts, the elementary Feeder Fest in December, the area orchestra festival concert in May, and the Music in the Parks competition trip to Hershey Park.  

Sponsor Mrs. Garven


STEM Club - STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We will meet alternating Wednesday's after school in room 16, 2:30-3:30. During club meetings students will be given challenges such as building the tallest tower, the strongest bridge, or build the paper airplane that can fly the longest. Students will work together to solve these challenges. 

Sponsor Mrs. Grim


Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is a student-led service organization. The SGA provides a chance for members to develop leadership skills as they coordinate service projects for the school and community, and organize social activities to promote school spirit and pride. The SGA also provides an opportunity for students to exchange ideas among the faculty and student body. Meetings are open to any interested member of the CMS student body.

Below are a variety of the things the SGA does for CMS and the community:
-Charity fundraisers (such as Harvest for the Hungry)
-Valentine flowers sale
-School Spirit Days
-Baltimore County Student Council conferences
-Monthly Baltimore County Leadership Workshops 
-Middle School Leadership Conference
-Summer leadership camp

Harvest for the Hungry - Harvest for the Hungry "Kids Helping Kids," an official program of the Maryland State Department of Education, is a three-week non-perishable food collection campaign for Maryland schools that benefits food banks of Maryland. The program provides an opportunity for children to learn about hunger, collect food for the less fortunate, volunteer their time, and earn credit toward their service-learning requirements.

Sponsor: TBA



Through a partnership among the BCPS Office of Athletics, the BCPS Office of Equity and Assurance, and the Baltimore Tennis Patrons, a free after-school tennis program is offered at Cockeysville Middle School. The program operates for six weeks in the spring from approximately mid-March to mid-May and is open to 6th-8th grade students. The program will conclude with an exciting culminating doubles tournament event in which players will compete against other Baltimore County schools. Baltimore Tennis Patrons will supply all necessary equipment and supplies for the program, including racquets and tennis balls but players are encouraged to bring their own racquets if they would like to. Students will learn or improve basic tennis skills and also benefit from the health-and-strength building benefits of interval exercise through tennis. An interest meeting will be announced in the spring to provide students with more information on the program.

Sponsor: Ms. Staley


WOC and Jazz Band - Winds of Cockeysville (WOC) is our after school Honor Band. It is comprised of approximately 50-60 musicians in all grade levels. Membership is by audition only. WOC meets once a week as a full ensemble. They perform on all school concerts, the Cockeysville Area Festival, and each year they represent CMS at the annual Music in the Parks competition held at Hersheypark. WOC meets Wednesdays (2:40-4:00) for full rehearsals. About once a month, the Wednesday rehearsal is extended to 5:00 pm followed by a pizza party. Jazz Band is another after school Honor Band open through audition only. The members of the Jazz Band rehearse after school on Thursdays, from 2:40-3:45pm. Jazz Band performs at all concerts and is frequently invited to perform out in the community at local elementary schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and senior centers. Students must demonstrate a good academic standing and a strong musical talent in order to be accepted into the after school programs (Jazz Band and/or WOC).

Sponsor:  Mr. Carlson


Yearbook - Our yearbook is the Cockeysville Middle School’s book of memories. The staff is composed of enthusiastic sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who enjoy challenges. They will learn how to properly take photographs, construct creative page layouts, and use online digital formatting software to transform memories into an actual BOOK!

Sponsors: Mrs. Valentine    and   Mrs. Kulesz