Clubs and Activities

**Updated Club information is shown on the Announcements in

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a club where teams up to 5 students read 10 books throughout the year to prepare for a friendly competition with other school in April/May, where they answer questions about the books. The school with the most correct answers wins!
See Mrs. Salemi in the Library for more information.

Mrs. Salemi    [email protected]

BE Program, formerly known as Black Saga

The BE Program is an extracurricular club that researches and highlights prominent people throughout history in the United States through monthly key activities. Students use a variety of methods to celebrate and learn about important people, such as participating in debates, creating poetry, reciting speeches, and creating posters or other various types of artwork.

Please see a sponsor or email for a permission slip to participate. 

Mr. Thompson    [email protected] 

Broadcast Club/Morning Announcements

The Broadcast Crew works in the TV Studio and online to produce the morning announcements, slides shown at lunch, and other programs to share with the school. The group forms early in the school year, and members may participate in a variety of ways, both in person and remotely. Meetings are held in the library or on Google Meet, and times will be scheduled by the group.
See a sponsor for more information.

Mrs. Evert-Brown [email protected] (Counseling Office)
Mrs. Salemi [email protected] (Library)

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. If you are interested, please stop by Room 10 and see Mr. Hipps for a permission slip.

Tuesdays from 2:45 - 4:00 PM in the Cafeteria.

Mr. Hipps       [email protected]

Cockeysville Times

The Cockeysville Times is our school newspaper. It is an academic club that focuses on journalism, interview skills, and writing strategies. The newspaper is published online the last week of every month. Student mainly meet during advisory, but occasionally meet during lunch.

Mrs. Greenwood     [email protected]

Educators Rising

Educators Rising is an after-school club that examines various careers and pathways in education. Students have opportunities to build leadership skills by volunteering with local elementary schools and giving back to the community. Students also get to explore various aspects of education through a variety of opportunities for state and national competitions that vary from individual to team events. Students also get to attend field trips and education conference at the local and state level.

Interested students should see Mrs. Thomas in Room 31.

Ms. Thomas    [email protected]

Homework Club

CMS offers an after school supervised location in Room 8 for students to complete assignments and receive assistance when needed. Students may sign in and work from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. on Wednesdays each week beginning November 1st and are expected to have enough work or reading for an hour. All students must be picked up promptly at 4 p.m. or have permission to walk home. CMS behavior rules and expectations apply.
Schedule changes will be shared through the morning and lunch time announcements. 

A permission slip must be completed and presented to Mrs. Wong the first time you attend.  
Permission Slip

Ms. Wong    [email protected]

Green Club

The Green Club is an environmental club that meets after school every other Tuesday and strives to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to learn more about their surroundings and participate in environmental service projects at school and in the community (yes, you get service hours for club participation)
  • Promote environmental awareness and change in the community
  • Gain a broader perspective of nature and the world around them that will hopefully continue throughout their lives
First meeting is Tuesday, 9/13 from 2:45 - 4 PM in Room 9. The club will continue to meet every other Tuesday. 

Mrs. Deborde       [email protected]
Mrs. Sheggrud     [email protected]

Intramurals - Before School

First Open Gym will be on 9/25/23!!


Morning intramurals will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays before school from 7:00 am until 7:50 am.
Students will need a permission slip to participate. See your PE teacher or front office to pick up permission slip.

Mrs. Brewster [email protected]
Mrs. Green [email protected]


Lipstock is an annual lip-synching competition amongst CMS 8th graders. Lipstock auditions begin in April and students must be available to practice with their group after school. Mandatory Tuesdays & Fridays in May and 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.


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.

Mr. Coleman   [email protected]

National Junior Honor Society - NJHS

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

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

Ms. Fontinell     [email protected]

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. 

Mr. Georgieff      [email protected]

Quiz Bowl

Is your head filled with a ton of facts and trivia? Then perhaps you’d enjoy joining the Cockeysville Quiz Bowl Team. Quiz Bowl is a Middle School trivia league that participates in competitions with other middle schools.

For those interested in participating in the Cockeysville Quiz Bowl Team, please send a message to Mr. Young letting him know your interest.

The club meets Wednesday mornings at 7am in Room 14.

Mr. Young       [email protected]

Students work in teams of 3-5 students to design, build, and program a robot for competition. Teams compete in matches throughout the school year, earning points to qualify for State and World Championships. During competition, teams work with an alliance partner to score as many points as possible. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.
Check out the link for more information about competitions:



Our mission is accomplished by creating, equipping, and sustaining a network of student-run chapters in schools and communities focused on peer-to-peer education. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership, and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions that will carry them throughout life.

Please contact Mrs. Stem in Room 49 for more information. 

Mrs. Stem      [email protected]

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 Wednesdays from 3-4PM (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.  

Mrs. Garven   [email protected]

Student Council/ 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:
-Organize school-wide competitions
-Charity fundraisers
-Valentine flowers sale
-School Spirit Days
-Baltimore County Student Council conferences
-Monthly Baltimore County Leadership Workshops 
-Middle School Leadership Conference
-Summer leadership camp

Mrs. Cline  [email protected]

Tech 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.


Mr. Drought     [email protected]

Theater/Drama Club

Are you a performer? Are you interested in acting on stage? Perhaps you just want to play a bunch of drama games? If so, then come learn the ins and outs of theater by joining the Drama Club.


United Voices

United Voices is a student-run club that provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, and talk about issues relative to the LGBTQ+ student community. The club’s mission is to help create a safe and affirming school environment for ALL students. Allies are welcome! United Voices meets weekly on Thursdays from dismissal until 3:45pm in Open Space. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6th. New members can join at any time throughout the school year. Come by the School Counseling Office to pick up a permission slip!

Mrs. Schlenoff      [email protected]


The Voices of Cockeysville (VOC) is our honors chorus at CMS. It is open through audition only to any student in a performing music class. Rehearsals are after schools on Wednesdays from 3-4PM. VOC performs at both the winter and spring concert as well as the CMS Feeder Fest, Music in the Parks, and are frequently performers of the national anthem at Ironbirds and Orioles games.

Mr. Sandroni       [email protected]


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 Hershey Park. WOC meets Wednesdays (3-4PM) for full rehearsals. About once a month, the Wednesday rehearsal is extended to 5:00 pm followed by a pizza party.

Mr. Carlson    [email protected]


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!

Every other Tuesday, starting, TBD in Room 25 from 2:45-3:30 pm.

Mrs. Valentine  [email protected]