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 Monica Underwood.
Kiwanis Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12 to 14), and is student led. Meetings will be held in the library on select Mondays after school. See the BMS website calendar for dates. For further information, contact Tonia Eriksen.
Battle of the Books
Visit the BMS library to discuss joining the Battle of the Books Club. Meetings will be held monthly after school. 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 in the spring. For further information, contact Tonia Eriksen.
Yearlong academic club for all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade Visions students. Participation in simulations of United Nations committee meetings to resolve international issues. Students will attend WMIDMUN conference at W&M February 28 – March 1, 2020.
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 Marjie Johnson, eighth-grade faculty advisor, room 410, phone 229-8051, EXT 21160.
If you are interested in attending, please see Dr. Johnson in 8th grade, room 410, for a permission form to stay after school.
Information Coming Soon
Virginia Theatre Association-VTA
BMS presents The Audition by Don Zolidis for the Virginia Theatre Middle School Competition on November 2nd at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. For further information, contact Linda Gallant.
BMS Theatre is excited to present Disney Frozen Jr. March 13-15, 2020. Auditions will be held at BMS in November. Contact Linda Gallant with any questions.
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