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2017-2018

24 Club - The 24 Game challenges students to use their skills of mathematical reasoning, pattern analysis, and mental computation. The challenge for the students is to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division along with the four numbers on the card and come to the solution of a positive 24. The students must use all the four numbers, but use each only once. We will also have fractions and integers along with the original game. The club is open to all grades and there is a Baltimore County tournament held each year in March for the students who win the school competition. The school competition will be held at the beginning of February. The students who win the school competition will have the opportunity to compete at the county competition.  Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:15. 

Sponsors: Mr. Heath  mheath@bcps.org
Dr. Zaucha  mzaucha@bcps.org  


2017-2018

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:  Mr. Leblanc              rleblanc@bcps.org


2017-2018

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

  • All necessary try-out qualifications, and paperwork must be completed by November 13th
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15th Girls practice 2:30-4:00 p.m. Boys practice TBD
  • Thursday, Nov. 16th Girls practice 2:30-4:00 p.m. Boys practice TBD
  • Friday, Nov. 17th Girls practice 2:30-4:00 p.m. Boys practice TBD
    • All participants must have a ride home by 4:15

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   sbrewster@bcps.org
Boys: Mr. Wortman   jwortman@bcps.org


2017-2018

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 Mr. Cummings or Mrs. Bracken for more information about joining. Visit www.bestbuddies.org for more information about the club.

Sponsors:  
Mrs. Bracken  sbracken@bcps.org
Mrs. Mello  jmello@bcps.org
Mrs. Rink  krink@bcps.org 


2016-2017

BOXTOPS 4 EDUCATION - It's easy to raise money to help our middle school.
www.boxtops4education.com
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   gsegal@bcps.org


2016-2017

Chess Club - Cockeysville Middle School is the six-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    gsegal@bcps.org


2016-2017

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    vsandroni@bcps.org


2017-2018

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. Archie, 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   mdrought@bcps.org


2017-2018

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. Students should come to the library and sign up  for CLL on the Friday or Monday before attending. There is a limited number of seats for interested students. CMS behavior rules and expectations apply.

Sponsors: Mrs. Salemi      msalemi@bcps.org      and Mrs. Roberts  sroberts8@bcps.org


2017-2018

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, and Fridays.  The club practices at CMS, from 2:40- 4:00.  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. Green   sgreen@bcps.org  


2017-2018

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:  10/27, 11/17, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/20, 5/18   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.  

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.

Co-Chairpersons:       Ann Bogdanowicz  annbog@verizon.net    Amy Bachran   abachran@gmail.com

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


2017-2018

Dance Club

The Cockeysville Dance Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7 am. 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 CMS Dance Club has been featured in The Towson Times and also 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 go to The Friday Night Swing Club four to five times a year and also have attended the ballroom dances at Towson University. This will be the second year that the Dance Club will participate in “Fall into Goucher Dance” fund raiser. The Dance Club has also been invited to perform at the Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association Fall Luncheon meeting in October. Lots going on in Dance Club this year.

Sponsor: Mr. Russell   rrussell@bcps.org


2017-2018

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     
jstoe@bcps.org 


2017-2018

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 Friday, March 2nd

Sponsor: Mr. Russell    rrussell@bcps.org


2017-2018

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: Mr. LeBlanc   rleblanc@bcps.org and Mr. Russell  rrussell@bcps.org


2017-2018

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    mhipps@bcps.org


2016-2017

Math Counts - This is a group for students that excel in mathematics. The students meet weekly from October through March. Students solve 10 warm-up and 10 work-out problems each week to determine answers, share strategies, and prepare for competitions.

Sponsor : Mr. Lo    plo@bcps.org


2017-2018

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     pendres@bcps.org


2017 - 2018

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 before Thanksgiving weekend November 19
Operation Christmas Child Boxes for children all over the world November 10
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     drose@bcps.org


2017-2018

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 2:30- 3:30 in room 44

Sponsor: Mr. Georgieff      sgeorgieff@bcps.org


2017-2018

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.

Mrs. Trentzsch     mtrentzsch@bcps.org


2017-2018

Robotics Club - The Robotics club meets on Tuesday and Thursdays after school until 4 pm 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.

Sponsors:  Mr. Lo    plo@bcps.org    and  Mrs. Mello    jmello@bcps.org 




2016-2017
SADD - SADD is the nation's dominate peer to peer youth prevention organization originally founded against drunk driving. SADD's approach now involves young people in informing, supporting and assisting their peers to have the best tools for making healthy decisions in all risky behavioral areas: drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, cutting, drunk driving, seat belt use, sun safety.
SADD members deliver education and prevention messages through school and community wide activities and campaigns. Meetings are held in room 5 (schedule TBD) to prepare for such events as Red Ribbon Week and School Spirit Week. We believe in the power of our student members and their ability to influence other students to make good decisions leading to healthy lifestyles.
Sponsor: Mrs. Stem     mshum@bcps.org

2016-2017
Sixth Grade CareerDay - (May 26, 2017) Additional information will be sent home throughout theyear. Parents will be presenters, lunch volunteers, or just welcome guests. Please reserve the date on your calendar.
Sponsor: Mr. Segal     gsegal@bcps.org


2017-2018

Strings of Cockeysville (SOC)  SOC is an advanced 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 Wednesdays 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   mgarven@bcps.org


2017-2018

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    jgrim2@bcps.org


2017-2018

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: Mrs. Staley  dstaley@bcps.org  and Mr. Rorke  jrorke@bcps.org


2017-2018

Tennis

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   dstaley@bcps.org


2016-2017

VOC - Voices of Cockeysville - VOC is a select after school honor chorus of students selected by audition from grades 6, 7, and 8. VOC focuses on performing advanced choral repertoire. This group performs at the CMS Winter and Spring Choral Concerts. VOC also performs at local retirement homes and elementary schools as a community service project. VOC has consistently received superior ratings at the Music In The Parks Festival at Hershey Park.

Sponsor: Mr. Sandroni     vsandroni@bcps.org 


2017-2018

Weight Training Intramural - Intramural weight lifting will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00 – 7:50 am beginning in September.  Participants must turn in a signed permission form and attend the introductory weight training session offered.  Other introductory sessions will be offered on the first Monday of each month.  Students will complete a balanced weight training program in order to learn basic weight lifting exercises and technique in order to develop muscular strength and endurance.

Sponsor: Mr. LeBlanc   rleblanc@bcps.org 


2017-2018

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    jcarlson4@bcps.org


2017-2018

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  svalentine2@bcps.org    and   Mrs. Kulesz   wkulesz@bcps.org