Clubs

Mead Middle School is an EXCEL (EXtra -Curricular Engagement and Learning) focus school. Through funds made available by the Mill Levy Override, Mead Middle School has added additional clubs to our already extensive after school offerings. We have attempted to spread these clubs out over the year or have them meet on different days so there is reduced overlap with current clubs. That being said, there are only so many days in a year and if students want to join multiple clubs, they may have to make some choices. Encourage your student to get involved!

Athletic Clubs

Boys Volleyball

Boys Volleyball is an after school activity club that practices two to three times a week and will have one game per week in December and January. The clubs goal is to give 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys the opportunity to learn or improve their volleyball skills. The club is open to all boys and all experience levels. More information will be available as the season gets closer. If you have questions please contact Mrs. V.

Tennis Club

This club welcomes all ability levels and will meet after school from 3:00-4:30 on the MMS courts south of the school. We will meet during the spring, and will focus on skill building for 2 weeks then game playing. More details will be available when the season gets closer. For more information contact Pam Servold.

Music Clubs

Growl Chorale

A select show choir for 7th and 8th graders currently enrolled in either choir, band, or orchestra. Pop, Broadway, and Vocal Jazz genres are explored; simple choreography is also a part of performance in this group. Auditions are held at the beginning of September and the group meets Friday mornings at 6:45 am for most of the year. Members are expected to purchase a specific outfit and shoes and will also be expected to participate in concerts and other performances. See Mrs. Lawless in the choir room for more information.

Mead Middle School Jazz Band

Mead Middle School Jazz Band is a club designed to allow 7th and 8th grade students to rehearse and perform music related to the jazz/pop field. The Jazz Band meets Tuesday and Friday mornings at 7am. They will perform for concerts and assemblies, but our primary purpose is for students to be exposed to the jazz repertoire. Due to the advanced nature of the music, students must audition for this club.Members of the Jazz Band also perform in the Bleacher Creature Band (pep band).

Art Club

Art Club

Students will work with materials different from regular art class. There will be multiple projects throughout the year. Two projects that the club will focus on are Art Club T-shirts and ceramic vessels. Art club will be offered during sessions on Tuesdays from 3pm-4pm during Fall and Winter Semesters. The club will also work on a group project in the Spring to be entered into a recycled art contest. (Open to all grades).

Photography/iMovie Club

Students will learn how to use and manipulate the settings of an SLR camera and digital cameras. Students will learn how to create and design a successful photograph. Students will also have the opportunity to use digital video equipment to film and edit a short iMovie. Student work may be submitted for the District Art Show. Photo club will begin during the Fall Semester, 3-4pm, days to be determined. Due to limited number of cameras, the club size will be limited to 15 students. (Grades 7 and 8 only).

Craft club

Craft club will meet the 2nd Monday of the month from 3pm-4pm starting in September and continuing through May. You will have the opportunity to learn new crafts and hang out with friends after school in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Some of this year’s projects may include: scrapbooking, card making, jewelry making, and many other fun projects. You can come every month to the club or just to the months that you are available. During the first week of the month the project of that month will be displayed outside Mrs. Canby’s room and you will need to sign up on the clipboard so that we have enough materials for all participants. You MUST sign up with Mrs. LeRae by the first Wednesday of the month so that supplies can be purchased. There is a fee of $1 per month for the project. The club will be held in Mrs. LeRae's classroom and all grade levels are welcome.

Other Interests

MMS Musical

The MMS Musical is a theatrical dinner theater production featuring opportunities for acting, singing, and/or dance. Students may also be asked to assist with backstage duties such as publicity, costuming, stage direction, lighting, and/or sound. Participation is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students by audition. Auditions for the production will be held in mid-late September. Parts will be assigned and scripts & a rehearsal schedule will be passed out within one week of auditions. Rehearsals are a full commitment activity as rehearsals will be 3-4 afternoons afterschool beginning within one week of auditions through the production dates in November (November 7th and 8th for the 2014-2015 school year). See Mrs. Lawless with questions!

Student Council

A year long club that focuses on school and community oriented projects, fundraisers, etc. A good chance to develop and improve communication and leadership skills. Will meet on Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Dawg Pound

The Dawg Pound is Mead Middle Schools spirit club. It provides support to our student body, athletic teams, and supports many community outreach programs. The club meets a few times a month and a calendar for each month will be provided at the beginning of the month. All students are welcome!

MathCounts:

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program provides the extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and creative problems, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.This club is for highly math motivated students. We will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm starting in mid September through February. The final competition is usually the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in February. Please contact Mrs. Frade for more information.

Junior Solar Sprints

The Junior Solar Sprint competition is to design and build a vehicle that will complete a race in the shortest possible time using the available power. Teams design and build a solar or electric car using any materials. We will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm beginning in March. The final competition is usually the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in May. National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) sponsors this exciting event. Please contact Mrs. Frade for more information.

Geography Club

Geography Club is where we come together, create teams, and explore the 7 continents and the wonders of the world in a fun way. This includes some internet research of each continent and games. The school wide competition is held in Spring that includes all of the Middle Schools in SVVSD. It's a team effort.

Young Writers Online Club

Young Writers Online, with Mrs. Davis, is looking for Bulldogs who love the written word! The club, which begins on September 9th, is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th student who is excited about writing and wants to connect with other writers. At your own pace, whenever the time is right for you, visit the club website: from the MMS webpage, go to Ceran, then click "Classes", then "Middle Schools", then "Mead Middle" and finally, our club's webpage. There, you'll find space to ask questions, post your own writing, read and give constructive feedback to other writers sharing their work. Once we've got a solid membership, we'll try and meet once a month to visit, snack and chat!

MESA

MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) is a nationally recognized academic development organization which encourages all students, to gain exposure and experience with real- life science and engineering challenges. Mead Middle's group is open to all students, 6th – 8th, who are interested in math, science, technology, and engineering. We will start with a parent and student meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8th, in Mrs. Cochran's room, 203. We will continue meeting each Thursday afternoon from 3:00 -4:30 throughout second semester except for vacation days and parent-teacher conferences. The students will enjoy guest speakers, and do various hands-on experiments, research, simulations, and projects. This year our focus will be on the biological sciences. Our culminating activity will be our entry in the St. Vrain Valley MESA Expo in April 2014.