Clubs and Activities

**Updated Club information is shown on the Announcements in Advisory/Homeroom.**


Black Saga

Black Saga is an extracurricular club that researches and highlights prominent Black/African American 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.

Stay tuned for meeting information.

Sponsor
Ms. Hopkins nhopkins@bcps.org


Broadcast Club/Morning Announcements

Meets twice a week after school and is a special Advisory period. See a sponsor for more information.

Sponsors
Mrs. Evert-Brown jevertbrown@bcps.org
Mrs. Salemi msalemi@bcps.org



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.

First meeting is Tuesday, 9/21/21 from 3-4PM in the Cafeteria.

Sponsor
Mr. Segal   gsegal@bcps.org



Educator's Rising

Stay tuned for more information.




Homework Club

CMS offers an after school supervised location in the CMS library for students to complete assignments and receive assistance when needed. Students may sign in and work from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week beginning September 28th and are expected to have enough work or reading for an hour. All students must be picked up promptly at 3:45 p.m. or have permission to walk home. CMS behavior rules and expectations apply. Students who are unable to remain at school may log in virtually to Google Meet using the code “cmshomeworkclub” to ask questions during the same sessions. Schedule changes will be shared through the morning and lunch time announcements.

Sponsors    
Mrs. Salemi      msalemi@bcps.org


Green Club

The Green Club is an environmental club that meets after school every other Wednesday 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 Wednesday, 9/22 from 2:45 - 4 PM in Room 9. The club will continue to meet every other Wednesday. 

Sponsor
Mrs. Deborde   adeborde@bcps.org


Intramurals - Before School

OPEN GYM: 

Morning intramurals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays before school from 7:20 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.

Sponsors 
Ms. Brewster sbrewster@bcps.org
Ms. Green sgreen@bcps.org


Lipstock

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.

Sponsor
Mr. Hipps    mhipps@bcps.org


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.

Sponsor
Mr. Coleman   bcoleman@bcps.org


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

Sponsor
Mrs. Rizzo       krizzo@bcps.org


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 2:45- 4:00 in room 44

Sponsor
Mr. Georgieff      sgeorgieff@bcps.org


Robotics

Informational Meeting on Thursday, 9/23. Meetings will be on Thursdays. 
Stay tuned for more information.


SADD

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.

SADD will be meeting starting the week of 9/27/21. Please contact Mrs. Stem in Room 49 for more information. 

Sponsor
Mrs. Stem      mshum@bcps.org


Sixth Grade Career Day

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. -Friday May 29, 2020

Sponsor
Mr. Segal       gsegal@bcps.org


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.  

Sponsor
Mrs. Garven   mgarven@bcps.org


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:
-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

First meeting will be in Room 23 from 3-4PM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Sponsor
Mrs. Cline  mcline@bcps.org
 


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.

Sponsor

Mr. Drought     mdrought@bcps.org



Theater/Drama Club

Auditions will be before Winter Break. The show will be prior to Spring Break. 
More information to come.

Sponsor
Mr. Young eyoung4@bcps.org


 

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 on Thursdays from dismissal until 3:45pm in the School Counseling Office. The first meeting will be on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. New members can join at any time throughout the school year. Come by the School Counseling Office to pick up a permission slip!

Sponsor
Mrs. Schlenoff      nthompson2@bcps.org


VOC

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.

Sponsor
Mr. Sandroni       vsandroni@bcps.org


WOC

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.

Sponsor
Mr. Carlson    jcarlson4@bcps.org


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
Mrs. Kulesz      wkulesz@bcps.org