Clubs and Activities
Welcome to the TEMS 2020 - 2021 Clubs and Activities Page
Do not hesitate to contact the club advisor for any club or activity that peaks your interest.
We are glad to have you as a part of the TEM Family! If you don't see a club or activity that you would like to join START ONE!
Contact Mrs. Morris for more deatils on starting a club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor – Dr. Connelly
Meetings – Fridays after school for 30-45 minutes using the Teams platform
Overview – This is a student run club. The mission is to educate students about the bible in a fun and interactive way and provide a place where students can pray and ask questions about the bible. Email Dr. Connelly (email@example.com) if you would like to join.
All year - meeting times may vary
Start Date: October 14th
All students are welcome to join the GSA, a student-led club. We seek to provide a safe, inclusive, and accepting learning environment where students support one another. Meetings will be held every other Wednesday, beginning October 14th, at 11:30 AM on Teams.
Two signed forms needed to participate: 5th - 8th Grade After School Sports Medical Forms
Start Dates: Grade 6: TBD
Grades 7 and 8:
Block 5 beginning at 12:50 on Teams
Permission Slip 7th & 8th grade
Permission Slip 6th grade
7/8th Grade Sponsor- Mrs. Lisa Stehouwer
The 7th and 8th grade MATHCOUNTSClub meets on Teams during Block 5 twice per week.. During our meetings, students work on problem solving strategies and skills. This year’s competition will be held virtually through the Art of Problem Solving website. There will be three practice competitions before the selection of the 15 students who will represent TEMS in February. There will be one additional online practice competition for the 15 team members before the Chapter Competition in February. The top scoring student from each school and the top 20% of individuals from each chapter advance to the 2021 Chapter Invitational Competition, taking place online February 25 at 7:00pm ET. The top 5 students from each chapter and the 10 next highest scoring students in the state advance to the 2021 State Competition, taking place online March 25 at 7:00pm ET. There is no team round this year; students compete as individuals only. Parent permissions are required for the Art of Problem Solving website, and will be provided to students who join MATHCOUNTS.
6th Grade Sponsor - Mrs. Jacqueline Patek
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.
6th grader Mathcounts, please come to the practices with a pencil, paper and a folder to keep all handouts. Participants are expected to attend all meetings. If you are unable to attend a practice session or a test session, please let Mrs Patek know as soon as possible.
Model U.N. (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Start Date: October 12, 2020
Sponsor - Mr. Hardy
Jr. Model UN 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 virtual conferences. For more information check out Mr. Hardy's Schoology page.
Music Groups – Band, Chorus, Orchestra (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Start Dates TBD
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 all students take place before school, from 7:45 - 8:20 am. 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.
Reading Olympics (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Start Date: TBA
Wednesdays 3:10 - 3:55 (parent pick up required)
Sponsor - Mrs. Christina Clark
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. Reading Olympics is a countywide reading event that encourages students to increase the quality and quantity of books they read for enjoyment. The Reading Olympics Program is based upon the belief that good reading habits form the foundation for a productive and successful life.
We will meet on Wednesdays from 3:10-4:00 via Teams.
Fall: 10/28 (interest meeting), 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16
Winter/Spring: Every Wednesday beginning 1/6/21 (excluding days off from school)
Rubik’s Cube Club (Grades – 5,6,7,8)
Start Date: December 10th
- Weekly Meetings: Thursdays – 3:30-4:30
Sponsor – Mr. Davey
The Rubik’s Cube Club is open to all TEMS students, grades 5 through 8. Students meet virtually once a week to collaborate and problem solve. Rubik’s Cube club promotes executive functioning skills and fluid thinking. Members of the club have access to a wide variety of resources designed to elevate their analytical competences.
Science Olympiad Grades (6, 7, 8)
Start Date: Oct. 8th
Sponsor – Dr. Jothi Strohmetz
Science Olympiad is a Fall–Spring extra-curricular club dedicated to increasing students' interest in science, improving scientific reasoning, and developing thought processes through lab, test, and building activities. It requires teamwork, dedication, and commitment to meetings, as well as working on events independently outside of school.
The club is open to 6th through 8th graders. A calendar of virtual meetings will be provided to the students and posted to the Science Olympiad Schoology group. Virtual meetings are after school on Thursdays. Invitational Competitions are on Saturdays in January, the Regional and State Competitions are TB
Student Council (Grades 6, 7, 8)
Meetings once a week, time and day vary
Advisor - Mrs. Jennifer Tyrell
Student Council is elected by the students of TEMS during Student council elections each May. The group includes a total of 19 students comprised of sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Our goal is to promote school spirit through spirit days and other school-related activities throughout the year.
TV Studio (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Start Date: Monday, September 17; Monday – Friday, 7:45 - 8:37 am, TV Studio
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.
Student information form for TV Studio
Writing Club / School Newspaper (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Start Date: Mon. 10/12, virtual, join Schoology group
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 student newspaper, The Bulldog Press.
Yearbook (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8)
Start Date: Wednesday, 10/28 virutal meetings
Sponsor - 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 hav
Permission Slip for Yearbook Club