Clubs and Activities

STRIVE Homework Club

At Bemis Junior High School, we are interested in taking positive steps to help your child have a successful school year. We will be offering students the opportunity to attend STRIVE Homework Club which will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:05pm to 4:00pm in the Bemis Media Center. This service is free of charge to Bemis students. Students can use this time to get academic assistance, complete assignments, work on projects, and/or study for tests. 

Each child in attendance should bring all necessary materials and books to the media center by 3:05pm. Please be advised that if a student comes to Homework Club with nothing to work on, he/she will not be admitted to Homework Club that day. All students will be expected to remain in the Media Center until 4:00pm. Students will need to sign in each day that they participate. Students are to arrange for their own transportation home.

Monday: Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Finkbeiner

Wednesday: Mrs. Forsyth & Ms. Grey (Montgomery)

Facilitator of Homework Clubs: Mr. Mastrogianis, Counselor

**See Mr. M with questions,  concerns, complaints, words of praise for these valued programs**

 SWAT Homework Club
(Students Working to Achieve Together)
 

At Bemis Junior High School we are taking positive steps to help your child have a successful school year. At this time we would like to invite your student to participate in SWAT, an after school tutoring and mentoring club. This program will be facilitated by Mr. Mastrogianis, Bemis Counselor, and Mrs. O’Green, teacher, with tutoring by highly motivated and gifted students from the Ford High School Honor Society and MST programs. The program will start on TBD and will be available on Tuesdays throughout both semesters, from 3:05 to 4:00 in the Bemis Media Center.  

Your student will be expected to bring all necessary materials and books to the library during all tutoring sessions by 3:05 p.m. and remain until 4:00 p.m. Parents need to arrange to pick up their student by 4:10 p.m. If you would like your child to participate in this program, please complete the permission form and return it to the counseling office prior to your child’s first date of attendance.  Students who sign up must remain in the club through the semester. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact 
Mr. Mastrogianis at 797-2593

 Builders Club

Builders Club is an international student-led organization that provides students with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. Students learn  to work together and develop leadership skills as they serve their school and community.  In partnership with organizations, such as, UNICEF and St. Baldrick’s the clubs are able to  expand their outreach to children and families of the world, their school and their  community.
**See the Bemis Bulletin for meeting information**
Sponsor: 
Mrs. Lulgjuraj  
Email: Lindita.Lulgjuraj@Uticak12.org

 Ecology Club

Ecology Club promotes environmental awareness and encourages recycling. It is for students to develop an awareness of the environment around them and how it is affected by people. Meets once a month on Wednesdays after school unitl 4:00 PM.  
**See Bemis Bulletin for meeting information**
Sponsor: 
Mrs Forsyth 
Email: Karen.Forsyth@uticak12.org

 Forensics Club

In Forensics Club we practice the skill of public speaking, and develop skills in interpreting and/or performing poetry, plays, and stories vocally for an audience. Theater games are also incorporated into our activities.  Forensics becomes a team whereby students pick material and practice to compete at the state competition in April.  
We will be meeting regularly on Friday after school until 4:00 PM throughout the year. Students may bring peanut and tree nut free snacks and/or beverages to our meetings. 
Sponsor: 
Mrs. Denovchek
Email: Carol.Denovchek@Uticak12.org

STATIC Club

 S.T.A.T.I.C. Club (Students Taking Action Together in Christ) is a safe, supportive, student run social club. The club meets regularly on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:00 AM in room 38.  
Sponsor: 
Mrs. Eichhorn
Email: 
Robin.Eichhorn@Uticak12.org

 Student Council

Student Council is a service organization comprised of students from 7th & 8th grades. Their goal is to represent the student body and our neighboring communities in many ways.
Council members meet at least once a month after school to organize and sponsor a variety of student activities such as dances, spirit weeks, random acts of kindness, fundraisers, and other special events. Funds raised by the Student Council benefit the school, students or charitable organizations.
To become a student council member, students must complete an application, have a teacher recommendation, and have good citizenship. If you have great leadership skills, use them to be a student council representative or student council officer. Get involved in your school!
**See the Bemis Bulletin for meeting information**
Sponsor: 
Ms. Kalisz
Email: 
Aimee.Kalisz@Uticak12.org

Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad Team increases a student’s awareness of science. It’s fun, competitive, and rewarding. Students who love science and challenges should join.

Students work in a team to compete in challenges that include lab events, tests and building events. Some events follow the format of popular board games, TV shows, and athletic games. These events are balanced with various science disciplines like biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, as well as computers and technology. Students compete each year with other students from Macomb County in competitions that include: bottle rocketry, identifying mystery powders, meteorology, and bridge building.
Start date: TBD
Sponsor: TBD

Social Studies Olympiad

Social Studies Olympiad involves many events in which 7th & 8th  grade students compete individually or in teams. Competitions take place either “on site” at a designated school in April, or “mail-in” competitions that are sent to a designated location for scoring. Each year there is a different social studies topic such as regional or world geography, transportations, etc. Students use posters, poetry, quiz bowl competitions, essays, etc. to illustrate the topic.

Start date: TBD
Sponsor: TBD


Ski Club
Available to all students and  families interested in joining us on Friday nights at Pine Knob for skiing and snowboarding.

Adult/Student Membership cards will be available for purchase $20.00 (nonrefundable once purchased) and you can learn about the discounted lift tickets available each time you attend ski club  

Sponsor: April Ostrowski
Email: 
fridayskiclub@yahoo.com
586-876-0064 cell 
Informational Meeting Flyer
Friday Night Ski Club information