MMS CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS/SPORTS

Chess Club - Meets every Weds after school (3pm-4pm) in the 8th grade project lab. Open to any student (gr 6-8) interested in learning the game, improving their skill, or looking for someone to play a quick game with. This is a "drop in" club, meaning students can attend whenever they are able. The first part of the school year we focus on game basics and strategy. The second part of the year (after winter break) we do a voluntary round robin tournament and introduce variations on the game of chess. (Starts September 4)

Creative Writing Club- The Miamisburg Middle School Creative Writing Club is an after school writing club open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who are interested in creative writing of all types: stories of all genres, poetry, song lyrics, plays, diary entries, prose, graphic novels, etc. The purpose of this club is to provide a productive and positive environment that allows students to write creatively, share with their peers, and develop their skill set. Students choose how they want to share their writing: they may simply keep their creative writing private in their art journals, read their writing to the other members of the club, and/or enter various writings in a variety of writing contests. This club will strongly promote and support how writing can truly be fun, relaxing, exciting, and rewarding.

Destination Imagination- Destination Imagination is a problem solving competition where 6th-8th grade students work in teams of up to 7 members to find a solution to a challenge. Teams are formed in September. The students will use creative thinking and critical thinking skills while also learning how to manage a project and get along well with others. Once the team members have found their solution, they must then create a skit to show their solution to a team of judges. The students do all of the work – create props and backdrops, make their own costumes, write their own script, as well as design and build any technical component that is a requirement of the challenge. Teams will work from October to March on their solution and present it to the regional competition judges at Sinclair Community College. Competitions are held at state and global levels with the world competition in Kansas City, MO, in May.

FCA- The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is one of the largest Christian sports organization in America. The Miamisburg FCA huddle has been around for 24 years and meets twice a month at 7:00 A.M. before the school day begins. At these meetings, students are able to spend some time hanging around with friends while enjoying breakfast. Then student-leaders focus the group to make a difference for Christ by sharing a Bible-based devotional they have planned in advance. Next the huddle moves to the gym for some fun and games. FCA defines an athlete as anyone who takes gym class, so the huddle is open to all 6th-8th graders who may join at any time during the year.

MMS Jazz Ensemble- The jazz band is an auditioned group that begins in January and is comprised of students playing saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass, piano, and drums. All students must successfully complete an audition to participate and depending on the instrument, spots may be limited.. 7th and 8th grade only - rehearsals are Tuesdays and selected Thursdays after school until 4:15. Attendance at rehearsals is mandatory for continued participation in the group. Performances in Spring.

Muse Machine- The Muse Machine is a successful cultural arts program geared to the Ohio Standards. Its mission is to change the lives of young people through the arts with a vision to be an indispensable resource for increasing student achievement. MMS Muse Machine has won several Greater Dayton area awards as one of the most comprehensive and effective clubs which provide students with multiple opportunities to enjoy the arts, through in-school performances (dancing with famous choreographers, taking part of a musical trip through history with the actors from the Human Race, enjoying mixed up fairy tales with the Dayton Opera , or watching Amber Harris become Tina Turner) , out-of-school shows( going to the Schuster Center, Loft Theater, LaComedia, the Victoria, Wright State, and the Dayton Art Inst.), interactive club activities, and community involvement. Musers are able to access the web (www.musemachine.com) to sign up as members at any time (membership is open all year long for 6th, 7th and 8th graders), check auditions and workshops, and to view upcoming events.

Outdoor Club- The goal of the Outdoor Club is to provide opportunities for the students of MMS to enjoy the outdoors while making connections with their school and peers. The Outdoor Club is available to students in grades 6-8 at Miamisburg Middle School. Events are planned once a month. In addition, monthly meetings are held for members that are interested in planning the next month's event. Students can join at anytime during the school year and may attend as many or as few events as they like.

Pride- Pride Club is a student organization that supports the 40 Assets. Some of our activities have been participating in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and Red Ribbon Week activities. We also plan fun outings like going to haunted houses. Students are asked to join during the first month of the school year via announcements, however, new members are always welcome throughout the year. There currently is no fee or form to complete for student membership. All grade levels are welcome.

Reading Club (Page Turners) - Meets every Tuesday after school (3pm-4pm) in Mrs. Henry's room. Each week the club introduces personal reading recommendations, discover brand new titles being offered at the library, have conversations about what books we're reading, and try out literary games and crafts. Each week is something new. See Mrs. Henry or Mrs. Chalfant for more information.

Student Council- Student Council is a leadership, service and charitable organization open for students in grades 6-8. Student Council supports all the student dances, the canned food drive, they adopt families at Christmas, serve as parent teacher conference guides and support Teacher Appreciation Week. Students write an essay explaining the qualities that would make them a good member. Applications for membership are available in September.

Sports for 7th and 8th Graders-
Fall
Football-August 1st 
Cross Country-August 1st 
Girls Volleyball-August 1st tryouts* 
Football Cheer-tryouts in April*
Color Guard-late July-early August
Girls Tennis-August 1st
Coed Golf-Club-August 1st

Winter
Girls Basketball-tryouts late Oct.*
Boys Basketball-tryouts early Nov.*
Wrestling-early November
Swimming/Diving-early November (must be able to swim 25 yards w/o stopping)
Gymnastics-early November
Basketball Cheer-tryouts in April*
Competition Cheer-tryouts in April*
Winter Guard-November-stems from Fall CG

Spring
Track and Field-mid March
Boys and Girls Lacrosse (Club) -tryouts in Jan/Feb*
Girls Softball-tryouts in Feb.*
Boys Baseball -tryouts in February*
Boys Tennis-early March

*Have to try out to make team, subject to cuts
Club=Not school funded
6th grade sports are recreational - see sport’s website for info

Ultimate Frisbee - Is a sport that is welcome to all ages and grades at MMS. Ultimate Frisbee is a fast paced sport where teams work together to move the Frisbee from one end zone to another. The first team to reach the agreed upon score wins! Students will learn the rules of Ultimate and work to improve their throwing skills, as well as scrimmage. The club meets every Wednesday after school throughout the year (weather permitting).

(Revised August 20, 2019)

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