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BMS Science Olympiad Team

Participation in extracurricular activities contributes to the development of well-rounded middle school students. We strongly encourage your child to get involved by joining one of our many clubs. This page features detailed information about each club at Beachwood Middle School. Students can attend club meetings during Advisory periods, as well as before or after school. 

How to Sign Up for Clubs & Activities

We use FinalForms to register students for activities and clubs at Beachwood Middle School and Beachwood High School. This website will guide you through the registration process at your child’s school and give you access to the required forms. Both the parent/guardian and the student must complete the registration process together.


Extracurriculars at Beachwood Middle School

Art Club

Advisor: Rachel Hartwig
Description: Art Club is an opportunity for Beachwood Middle School students who enjoy Art to work independently or collaboratively in an open-studio environment after school. Students can choose to continue working on projects begun in class, work on independent projects, or to work in their sketchbook. 
Meeting Times: Meets every Thursday after school

Destination Imagination

Advisors: Shelly Lewis and Tara Warner
Description: Destination Imagination is a global organization that sponsors project-based STEAM tournaments.  Teams of 2-7 students form based on grade/competition level. Each team selects one new and engaging Team Challenge requiring a solution that will be presented at the tournament. Team Challenges encourage students to explore their passions, discover their unique talents and abilities, and learn new skills. Team Challenges are available each year in the following categories: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering, Service Learning, and Early Learning. This program is open to Beachwood students in grades K - 12.
Meeting Times: Days and times vary and are specific to each individual team.

Junior Solid Gold Show Choir

Advisor: Darlene Haight
Description: If you love to sing and dance, you want to perform in this group! Students will help choose the songs, costumes, and dance moves for their shows! Performances will include choir concerts and community outreaches.
Meeting Times: Rehearsals are 3:45-5:00 p.m. every Tuesday.

MAC Scholars

Advisors: Breshea Anglen
Description: MAC Scholars is designed to be a student success group/achievement group for minority students in Beachwood ohio.
Meets twice a month in room 229/Hebrew Room.


Advisor: Amy Hazelton
Description: MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Model UN

Advisor: JC Lenk 
Description: Jr. Model United Nations is for those students who are interested in researching world affairs and debating vital current issues and policies. Members compete against other schools in a simulated United Nations format twice a season. They are judged on how accurately and fully they represent the needs of their assigned countries and their ability to work with representatives of other countries to present solutions.
Meeting Times: Meets bi-weekly on Thursdays  from October to February and then as needed as conferences approach in room 141.


Advisor: Kelly Medve
Description: The Beachwood Middle School newspaper, BEACHWORDS. Students collaborate to create a school newspaper that reports on the current events happening in the building and community as well as other stories of interest related to our middle school students. The advisor serves as the facilitator, and students take the lead on designing and creating.  The hope is that students who have a passion for writing will have an outlet to do so in a creative and self-driven manner.
Meeting Times: Every other Thursday, after school two times per month in room 207.

Peer Leadership/SADD

Advisor: JC Lenk and Garth Holman
Description: Students Against Destructive Decisions is about creating and sustaining a network through a student-run club in our school 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 is a respectful organization that invites active youth participation and expects youth leadership. Youth voices will be sought out, respected, strengthened, shared, and affirmed.
Meeting Times: Meets bi-weekly on Mondays in September and October in rooms 226/141 in preparation for Red Ribbon Week and then as needed afterward.

Power Of The Pen (& Writing Club)

Advisor: Michele Toomey and Suzy Tucker
Writing Club, open to grades 6-8,  is a group of creative writers who gather once per week to allow our imaginations to flow and stories to flourish.  We share and offer feedback as ways to improve our writing. Power of the Pen is a creative writing competition team and is a sub-set of writing club members.  Power of the Pen is open to only seventh and eighth-grade students.

Red Cross Club

Advisor: Grace Perryman 
The Red Cross Club will support the efforts of the Red Cross by learning, practicing, and exemplifying humanitarian values through mission related service projects. Service projects will focus on the following areas: Health & Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Relief, Biomedical Services (Blood Drives).
Meeting TImes: Meetings take place during advisory once every other week (typically on Fridays). Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Science Olympiad

Advisor: Rakhee Banerjee
Description: National level Science Competition for students to demonstrate their skills in STEM fields and to develop interests in these areas. The club competes in local, Regional and State competitions in winter and spring.
Meeting Times: Meetings are held every Thursday evening from November through April.

Student Council

Advisors: JC Lenk and Garth Holman
Beachwood Middle School Student Council is comprised of an eighth-grade president, seventh-grade vice president, sixth-grade secretary, treasurer and several representatives who are elected by their peers.  Student Council is responsible for planning and sponsoring several events at the middle school such as Spirit Weeks, Pep Assemblies, and a Middle School Mixer. 
Meeting Times: Meets beginning in October through March, bi-weekly on Mondays and then on an as-needed basis in rooms 226/141.

Study Club

Description: Study club allows students to complete homework assignments in a guided setting. Supervising teachers are available (as scheduled) to answer questions and assist students.

WEB Leaders

Advisor: Robb Ristau
Description: Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) is a program to help incoming 6th graders transition into middle school.  The program is open to eighth-grade students who willingly volunteer three days out of their summer to prepare to help lead our sixth-grade orientation before school begins.  These WEB Leaders are also taught leadership attributes and styles through their training. Most meetings take place the week before school begins as our big event of the year is sixth-grade orientation. Other events throughout the year only require occasional advisory meetings. WEB Leaders are tasked with helping create a culture of acceptance and empathy within the hallways of BMS through leading by example! 


Advisor: Barb Urbanski
Description: Yearbook will help students to learn how to work together in order to have a final product (the Yearbook). They learn photo design and the ability to meet deadlines.  Members also take pictures as well as edit them for print. Creativity and emphasis on detail is a theme throughout the process.