Berkeley Middle School Clubs/Activities

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 Mr. Lovelace, George.Lovelace@wjccschools.org
Model UN – Yearlong academic competition club for all 7th and 8th grade Visions students.  Participation in simulations of congressional hearings and United Nations committee meetings.  Meetings will begin in October to prepare for conference, meeting dates – TBD, Location – Room 307.  Students will attend WMIDMUN XIII conference at W&M Feb. 20-22, permission forms can be picked up from Room 307.  Contact Ms. Debbie Kendall room 307 Deborah.Kendall@wjccschools.org
Pearls of Great Price Mentoring Program – Yearlong open for 8th Grade Girls.  It will begin in October. It is a multicultural mentoring program designed to encourage high academic achievement, community engagement through service learning, educational enrichment through guest speakers, and character building through leadership development. Eighth grade girls are paired with undergraduate and graduate female volunteers from The College of William and Mary. Regular meetings will be on selected Friday afternoons and special events will be held on designated days to be announced during the school year. Participation is voluntary and will require attendance at an interest meeting (TBA) during the first quarter of the school year, completion of an interest survey and essay describing a desire to participate, and a parent permission form. For more information contact Mrs. Marjie T. Johnson, eighth grade faculty advisor, room 410- Marjie.Johnson@wjccschools.org, phone: 229-8051, EXT 21160.

 

Berkeley Athletic Information

 

Athletics at BMS are open to all 7th and 8th graders who have 1 or less F’s on their last report card and has a doctor’s physical dated May 1 of previous school year or later.  There are tryouts in all sports meaning that cuts may be made depending on 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 Coach Tamara Gilliam at Tamara.Gilliam@wjccschools.org Berkeley Sports are:

 

Fall: Boys’ football, Girls’ cheer, Girls’ basketball, Girls’ field hockey

 

Winter: Boys’ varsity basketball (7th and 8th grade), Boys’ junior varsity basketball (7th grade only), Girls’ volleyball

 

Spring: Girls’ softball, Boys’ baseball