If you are interested in attending, please see Mrs. Waiters in 7th grade and Dr. Johnson in 8th grade for a permission form to stay after school.
Battle of the Books
Visit Mrs. Eriksen in the library to discuss joining the Battle of the Books Club. Meetings will be held monthly after school.
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
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 in February, permission forms can be picked up from Room 111 and are due October 10. Meetings will begin in October to prepare for the conference, meeting dates – TBD, Location.
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- gro.s1568969340loohc1568969340sccjw1568969340@nosn1568969340hoJ.e1568969340ijraM1568969340, phone: 229-8051, EXT 21160.
Information Coming Soon
The Sophisticated Steppers Step Team
Started years ago as the Sophisticated Ladies and has since added male student-athletes to the group. The team is led by Coach Sledd and Coach Canaday. There are requirements to be able to join, including 5 out of 6 continuous passing grades and having less than 3 behavioral demerits. The step team meets every Monday and Wednesday for practice in the 8th-grade hall. Contact Coach Canaday or Coach Sledd for additional information.
Berkeley Spring Musical
Information coming soon
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 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 Coach Tamara Gilliam at gro.s1568969340loohc1568969340sccjw1568969340@mail1568969340liG.a1568969340ramaT1568969340Berkeley 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