National Junior Honor Society
Membership is by invitation only for 7th and 8th-grade students. Students receive an invitation to complete an application packet, after the first semester only if they have a combined grade point average of 3.5. A Faculty Council will then convene to review the applications and members will be chosen for induction at that time. Students interested in being a member of the NJHS should maintain high standards and qualities of academic excellence, integrity, citizenship, and leadership. Students are expected to volunteer. This must already be taking place regularly before joining the NJHS and will be continued after as well. For further information, contact Mrs. White.
Battle of the Books
Visit the BMS library to discuss joining the Battle of the Books Club. Meetings will be held monthly after the morning announcements. For further information, contact Tonia Eriksen.
Girls’ Coding Club
The BMS Library partners with the College of William & Mary’s Society of Women in Computing for our Girl’s Coding Club. The club will meet once per week for 8 weeks in the spring. For further information, contact Tonia Eriksen.
Student Council Association (SCA)
Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests, and concerns with the school-wide community. For further information, contact Amanda Fay.
BMS Theatre would like to announce that this year’s musical will be The Addams Family! Auditions will be held in November, and performances will be in March. More details will be announced closer to the audition dates. For further information, contact Hannah Booth.
Berkeley Athletic Information
Athletics at BMS are open to all 7th and 8th graders who have 1 or less F on their last report card and a doctor’s physical dated May 1 of the previous school year or later. There are tryouts in all sports, meaning that cuts may be made depending on the number of participants. 6th graders are not eligible to participate in athletics; however, they may try out for the position of team manager. Anyone interested in athletics should contact Mr. Sexton.
Berkeley Sports are:
- Fall: Boys’ Football, Girls’ Cheer, Girls’ Basketball, Girls’ Field Hockey, and Girls’ Volleyball
- Winter: Boys’ varsity basketball (7th and 8th grade), Boys’ junior varsity basketball (7th grade only), and Girls’ basketball
- Spring: Girls’ softball, Boys’ baseball
SHIP Fall Clubs
The School Health Initiative Program (SHIP), which is grant funded by the Williamsburg Health Foundation, is sponsoring Challenge Clubs at Berkeley Middle School. Clubs are designed to be fun and to challenge students to try new activities. The clubs are free and a healthy snack is provided. Activity buses are available for all students for transportation home. Buses leave approximately at 5:00 pm. List of 23-24 clubs coming soon. Contact Liza Davidson with questions.