T/E Middle School Clubs and Activities
Academic Competition (Grades 7, 8)
Days and times TBD
Sponsors - Mrs.
Rebecca Ferenchick and Mr. Paul Ferris
Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition open to 7th and 8th
grade students at TEMS. Tryout for the teams occur during the month of January.
Each grade will take a single team of 8 students. Teams will practice on a
weekly basis from January until the competition at the end of April. The
competition, sponsored by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, includes up to
33 local middle school teams. This is a wonderful opportunity for any student
interested in trivia or Jeopardy.
African-American Culture Club (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Days and times TBD
purpose is to increase knowledge of African-American history and culture,
develop leadership skills, and to create opportunities for students to use
leadership skills to contribute to our school and local communities. AACC aims
to help students understand how to respect and be proud of our cultural
diversity through collaboration, historical knowledge, and self-esteem.
Art Club (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8) Start Dates 5th grade 9/22; 6th grade 9/15; 7/8th grades 9/13
Grades 5 and 6: Alternate Thursdays, 2:33 – 3:30 pm, Room 152
Grades 7 and 8: Tuesday, 2:33 – 3:30 pm, Room 152
Sponsor - Mrs.
Students work on long term fine arts projects. This is a studio-based
club where students develop fine arts skills in many different mediums; such as
clay, acrylic, pastel, sculpting, metals and drawing. Parents and visiting
artists will be presenting their unique works and mediums for us to try also (e.g.,
batik, print making).
Buddy Games (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Wednesday - 2:33 - 3:15 pm, Room 153, October to May
Sponsor - Ms.
This club follows the “Best Buddies International” model- interact,
socialize, play board games, and have fun in a welcoming environment.
Chess Club Grades (5, 6, 7, 8)
Start Date: Sept. 14th
Sponsor: Mrs. Khara Flint
A brand new club has been organized! Chess club will
be held in Mrs. Flint’s room every Wednesday until 3:30 Start Date: Wed., Sept 14th. An informational session with sign-up options will
be introduced at our first club gathering.
Creative Writing Club Grades ( 5, 6, 7, 8)
Tuesdays, 2:45 - 3:45 Start Date: Sept 27th
Sponsor: Mrs. Lori Henry-Watson
The Creative Writing Club is
a fun and relaxing outlet for students who love to write creatively, share
ideas and work collaboratively. Club members will have the opportunity to write
self-selected pieces, talk about writing ideas, work with peers for critiquing,
and share their work. No assessments, no deadlines, just coming together for
the joy of writing.
Bulldog Ambassadors (Grades 7, 8)
Coordinator - Ms.
The T/E Middle School Bulldog Ambassador Program is comprised of
selected 7th and 8th grade students who participate in various school and
community projects. Our Ambassadors are available to assist parents during
Curriculum Night and Parent Conferences. Ambassadors mentor new students
and help them to adapt to our school. In the spring, the Ambassadors take
the 4th grade elementary school students through a tour of our building during
their move up day. Then, in September, the Ambassadors assist the 5th
graders in the halls. Ambassadors are also trained in peer mediation and
may be called upon to help students resolve their differences.
Drama Club (Grades 7, 8)
Days and times: Starting October 4th
Sponsor - Mrs.
The drama production group includes 7th and 8th grade students
that participate in all aspects of this year’s drama production. Students may
choose to audition for the cast, or join the production stage crew, which will
handle scene changes of set pieces and props. Students may also opt to assist
in other areas of the production process, including set and prop
building/creation, painting, and costuming. Note: The Drama Club alternates
grades every year. Next year, the Drama Club, will be for 5th and 6th grade
Intramural Sports (Grades 5, 6)
Monday – Thursday, 2:40 - 3:10 pm, Large Gym, starting date 9/6/16
Coordinator - Mrs. Morris
After school sports is a time where students can engage in
sports/activities that promote sportsmanship, self-direction and collaboration.
It takes place outside on the fields and in the large gym during inclement
weather.No permission slip needed
Lego Club (Grades 5, 6, 7)
Days and times: Every Tuesday, Start Date Tuesday, October 11th
Sponsor – Mrs.
LEGO Club is designed to engage students in creating, and building structures with LEGOs. Students can engage others of like interests in sharing, creating, and building ideas as well as long lasting friendships through the art of LEGO building.
Maintenance Monday (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Monday, 2:35 – 3:10 pm, Library, Start date: Monday September 26th
Sponsor - Mrs.
Maintenance Monday is oriented toward helping students with the
organization of their materials and assignments. Students meet Mrs.
Galella in the Library on Monday afternoons to receive help organizing binders
and/or backpacks and using their assignment books to plan out upcoming work or
keep track of missing assignments. Students may attend on an as-needed basis.
Mathcounts (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Grades 6: Days and times TBD
Grades 7 and 8: Tuesday and Thursday, during lunch/activity, Room
150, starts Mid-September
Sponsors - Mrs.
Lisa Stehouwer and Mrs. Jacqueline Patek
The 7th and 8th grade Mathcounts Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
during lunch/activity. Students work on problem solving strategies and skills.
During the month of November, the school competition is held to determine the
10 students who will compete in the county competition in February. The winning
team from the county advances to the state competition held in April. Mathcounts
for sixth grade is a math competition team in which students will compete in
groups of four at a one-time county competition. The competition will be on a
Saturday in March. Practices will take place November through March for any
interested students. Practice will be before or after school and will be
determined by student availability.
Model U.N. (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Sponsors - Mr. Hardy and Mr. Bill Bryant
Alternate Thursdays, 2:40 - 3:45 pm, Room 214, Start Date: Oct.
This club gives students an opportunity to learn about
international relations and global issues, while teaching them skills in
researching, writing, public speaking, and diplomacy. Members will have the
opportunity to meet students from other schools in the Greater Philadelphia
area during 3 different conference field trips in Philadelphia.
Multicultural Club (Grades 7, 8)
Days and times: Meetings are Biweekly - Wednesdays, 5th
Sponsor – Mr. Orlando Carvajal
The purpose of the multicultural club is to educate
ourselves and others by fostering an appreciation of the many cultures
represented within our school. The club will also look to create opportunities
for students to use their leadership skills within the school community.
Finally, the club will hold discussions on various cultures and topics relating
to the cultures represented within the school community.
Music Groups – Band, Chorus, Orchestra (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8) Start Date: Sept. 6
Teachers - Mrs.
Christine Gyza, Mr. William Seaton and Mr.
TE Middle School offers a variety of music opportunities for
students, including 5 Band, 6 Band, 7/8 Band, 5/6 String Orchestra, 7/8
Orchestra, 5 Chorus, 6 Chorus, 7/8 Chorus, 7/8 Cantabile, Jazz Band, and Jazz
Ensemble. Students are invited to participate in multiple ensembles, if they
desire. Ensemble rehearsals for 7th and 8th grade students take place before
school, from 7:15 - 7:45 am, while ensemble rehearsals for 5th and 6th grade
students take place after school, from 2:35 - 3:10 pm. Students in Band,
Orchestra, and Chorus have one small group sectional rehearsal each week in
addition to the full-ensemble rehearsal. Band and Orchestra sectionals take
place during the school day on a rotating schedule, and Chorus sectionals take
place during students’ scheduled activity period.
7:15 - 7:45 am - 7/8 Orchestra (Room 170)
2:33 - 3:10 pm- 5/6 Orchestra (Room 170)
7:15 - 7:45 am - 7/8 Band (Room 170)
2:33 - 3:10 pm - 5 Band (Room 170)
2:33 - 3:10 pm - 6 Chorus (Room 10)
7:15 - 7:45 am - Cantabile (Room 10)
2:33 - 3:10 pm - 6 Band (Room 170)
7:15 - 7:45 am - 7/8 Chorus (Room 10)
2:33 - 3:10 pm - 5 Chorus (Room 10)
2:33 - 4:10 pm - Jazz Band/Jazz Ensemble (Stage, Room 170)
Reading Olympics (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
2:35 – 3:35pm, Room 175: Start Date: Friday Sept. 23rd
Sponsor - Mrs.
Reading Olympics Club provides a unique opportunity for students
in grades 5 through 8, who enjoy reading. Students will read and discuss books
in teams. The teams will represent T/E Middle in a county-wide competition,
held in the spring, where they will answer questions about the books they have
read. The club meets every other week, from 2:35pm to 3:35pm in room 175,
until January when the club will begin to meet every week in preparation for
Robotics Club (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00, Start date: Monday, September 19
Sponsor – Mrs. Lynne
Randy Loukissas and Mr. Andrew Broadhead
Club use the VEX challenge materials. Students
will access online VEX curriculum and apply their new found knowledge to robot
and Eighth graders work in teams to build robots ready for area competition in
the spring. Participation in this club
requires problem solving, individual research, focus, dedication and commitment.
Regular attendance is required.
Running Club (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:50 – 3:45pm, Room 206
Sponsors - Mrs.
Christine Riggs and Mrs. Patty Hino
Runs will take place in local neighborhoods, on T/E fields and/or
the Conestoga track. We will also focus on stretching and general
conditioning. Some club objectives are learn about the sport of running;
improve ability; complete a T/E 5K (optional); complete a local 5K race
(optional); and share in the camaraderie of the sport. Club meeting on
Sept. 9th and practice starts on Sept. 12th.
Science Olympiad Grades (5, 6, 7,8)
Science Olympiad is a year-long
extracurricular club dedicated to increasing students' interest in science,
improving scientific reasoning, and developing thought process through lab,
test, and building activities. It requires teamwork, dedication, and commitment
to weekly meetings as well as working on events outside of school. The
club is for 5th through 8th graders; however, due to Division B State
guidelines, only 6th through 8th graders are able to compete in
Stage Crew (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Days and times TBD
Sponsor - Mr.
TEMS Stage crew is an opportunity for students in grades 6 - 8 to
assist in the assemblies, presentations, and concerts in the auditorium at
TEMS. Students will be given training on the sound and lighting equipment
during activity periods throughout the year to assist them in these
responsibilities. If interested in stage crew, see Mr. Seaton in room 171 to
Student Council (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Grade 6: Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:00 am
Grades 7 and 8: Monday, 5th period
Advisor - Mrs.
Student Council is elected by the students of TEMS during Student
council elections each May. The group includes a total of 20 students
comprising of sixth, seventh and eighth graders. All students are together in
one homeroom and spend most mornings working on Student Council activities
throughout the year.
Strategy Games (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Mondays, 2:40 - 4:00 pm, Room 153 Start Date: Monday, September 12
Sponsor - Ms.
Join a group of people who play popular games involving problem solving
and heroic adventures, try one of our many games from our club supply, or bring
your own game to share.
Tutoring Club (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Monday – Thursday, 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Room 130, starts Sept. 26
Sponsors - Mrs. Nancy Hirst
Tutoring Club is open to any student who has a need for extra
help. Students from Conestoga High School provide peer tutoring along with a
TEMS teacher. Students need to arrive on time and should bring specific work
assignments or review materials to each session. Students should also be aware
that the tutors are available to help them, but not to do the work for them.
TV Studio (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Monday – Friday, 7:15 - 7:55 am, TV Studio
Sponsors - Mr.
Keith Nunnelee and Mr. Richard Mattison
The TEMS Bulldog TV Studio is an opportunity for 5th – 8th grade
students to participate in a daily TV broadcast to the students and faculty
during their homerooms. This group meets every morning at 7:15 am with a
rotating schedule of students to work that day’s broadcast. Through this
experience students will get to learn the on camera and off camera
responsibilities during a TV broadcast on industry standard equipment. This
experience will prepare students for continued work at Conestoga with their
TETV program. This group will run for the length of the school year.
Writing Club / School Newspaper (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Thursday, 2:40 - 3:10 pm, Room 109, Starts Date: Oct. 6
Sponsors - Dr.
Kathryn McDermott and Mr. Richard Mattison
The Writing Club is open to students of all grade levels who love
to write stories and poems, conduct interviews, create puzzles, draw comics,
and more! The submissions from this club are used to create our students
newspaper, The Bulldog Press.
Yearbook (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8) Start Date: Sept. 19
Meeting dates and times will vary, 2:33 - 3:10 pm or 2:33
-3:30 pm, Room 204
- Mrs. Kathryn Matilla
Yearbook is open to any student interested in photography and/or
design. Yearbook meeting times/days will be dependent on the deadlines that we
have to meet over the course of the school year.