Clubs and ActivitiesClubs y Actividades

Drama Club:

An evening play will be presented on the stage in the MPR starring CMS students in the feature roles and in production committees. Tech crew work will be handled by staff and students. Interested students may audition for the speaking parts and may speak with the advisor about working behind the scenes. Rehearsals are held after school several days a week, with at least one evening dress rehearsal. Advisor: Mrs. Taylor, Room 802

Talent Show:

This is a showcase event of CMS student/staff talent. It includes a daytime performance on the stage in the MPR in the late Spring. Students can audition with any talent that they choose. There is a one or two night dress rehearsal. Advisor: Mrs. Taylor, Room 802

Art Club:

This club is for beginning and experienced artists to celebrate and enhance their talents. All forms of art media are worked with and a field trip may be taken to the art museum. Advisor: Ms. Fichtel, Room 902

Student Council:

Student council members provide advice on the running of the school, act as positive citizens within the school and promote a quality atmosphere at CMS. Advisors: Ms. Cerutti, Room 1011 and Mrs. Wargo, Room 1010

Math and Science Club:

Math and Science Club is for all students grades 6-8.  The goal is to increase critical thinking skills of each student through hands-on projects and challenges.  All activities are developed with a science, technology, engineering, and math influence.  Advisor: Mrs.Ahng, Room 605

Newspaper:

Students in grades 6-7-8 can work as reporters for the CMS. student newspaper, which is available online and sometimes in video format. Students conduct interviews, surveys, write special interest features and cover news events and activities at school. Advisor: Ms. Hancock, Room 609

Yearbook:

Students in grades 6-7-8 can apply in September to work on designing the CMS yearbook. Students learn layout techniques, picture cropping and design techniques. Students work on the layout pages at school during club time. Advisor: Ms. Hancock, Room 609

Instrumental Solo-Ensemble:

Instrumental Solo-Ensemble is an opportunity for interested band students to select and learn quality music from a state approved list. Students then perform the music for a judge who rates the performance. Medals are awarded for all events to students receiving first or second place ratings. Student receive help on their music at lessons, over lunch period, and after school. They are also expected to practice their music at home. Students may enter more than one event if they wish. Advisor: Mr. Garcia, Room 912

Vocal Solo and Ensemble:

This is an optional activity done through the Performance Choir (grade 8) class. Here students prepare a solo or duet from a listing of songs put out by the State Music Office. The music is learned and then performed at the district Solo and Ensemble Music Festival for a judge. First and Second place results earn a gold or a silver medal. Advisor: Mrs. Gawlik, Room 906

National Junior Honor Society:

NJHS is more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character (plus citizenship for NJHS). These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. Advisors: Ms. Cerutti, Room 1011 and Mrs. Wargo, Room 1010

Technology Club:

Tech Club is a club where student’s will have the opportunity to learn, create, construct, and showcase their projects in the “real world” experience of theatre. Students will use technology to design lighting, set design, and sound design for theatre productions and concerts at Cowherd Middle School. This opportunity will expose them to the techniques used in technical theatre as well as prepare them for the opportunities that await them at the High School, community, and professional levels of theatre. Advisor: Mrs. Taylor, Room 802

Fix It Club:

The “Fix It” Club is one which involves the students’ awareness of our community, country and world and the interactions which involve all of us. Advisors:

Cooking Club:

The cooking club is a fun way to introduce students to the joy of cooking. Students gather one Saturday a month to prepare food of their choosing. This hands on approach provides students with a great opportunity to learn basic cooking principles and culinary techniques necessary for success in the kitchen. Advisor: Mr. Crossen, Room 608

Peace Jam:

Peace Jam is an international education Program. The mission of the Peace Jam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. Come learn about making a difference in YOUR world! Advisors- Mr. Harding, Room 707.

Drama Club:

An evening play will be presented on the stage in the MPR starring CMS students in the feature roles and in production committees. Tech crew work will be handled by staff and students. Interested students may audition for the speaking parts and may speak with the advisor about working behind the scenes. Rehearsals are held after school several days a week, with at least one evening dress rehearsal. Advisor: Mrs. Taylor, Room 802

Talent Show:

This is a showcase event of CMS student/staff talent. It includes a daytime performance on the stage in the MPR in the late Spring. Students can audition with any talent that they choose. There is a one or two night dress rehearsal. Advisor: Mrs. Taylor, Room 802

Art Club:

This club is for beginning and experienced artists to celebrate and enhance their talents. All forms of art media are worked with and a field trip may be taken to the art museum. Advisor: Ms. Fichtel, Room 902

Student Council:

Student council members provide advice on the running of the school, act as positive citizens within the school and promote a quality atmosphere at CMS. Advisors: Ms. Cerutti, Room 1011 and Mrs. Wargo, Room 1010

Math and Science Club:

Math and Science Club is for all students grades 6-8.  The goal is to increase critical thinking skills of each student through hands-on projects and challenges.  All activities are developed with a science, technology, engineering, and math influence.  Advisor: Mrs.Ahng, Room 605

Newspaper:

Students in grades 6-7-8 can work as reporters for the CMS. student newspaper, which is available online and sometimes in video format. Students conduct interviews, surveys, write special interest features and cover news events and activities at school. Advisor: Ms. Hancock, Room 609

Yearbook:

Students in grades 6-7-8 can apply in September to work on designing the CMS yearbook. Students learn layout techniques, picture cropping and design techniques. Students work on the layout pages at school during club time. Advisor: Ms. Hancock, Room 609

Instrumental Solo-Ensemble:

Instrumental Solo-Ensemble is an opportunity for interested band students to select and learn quality music from a state approved list. Students then perform the music for a judge who rates the performance. Medals are awarded for all events to students receiving first or second place ratings. Student receive help on their music at lessons, over lunch period, and after school. They are also expected to practice their music at home. Students may enter more than one event if they wish. Advisor: Mr. Garcia, Room 912

Vocal Solo and Ensemble:

This is an optional activity done through the Performance Choir (grade 8) class. Here students prepare a solo or duet from a listing of songs put out by the State Music Office. The music is learned and then performed at the district Solo and Ensemble Music Festival for a judge. First and Second place results earn a gold or a silver medal. Advisor: Mrs. Gawlik, Room 906

National Junior Honor Society:

NJHS is more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character (plus citizenship for NJHS). These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. Advisors: Ms. Cerutti, Room 1011 and Mrs. Wargo, Room 1010

Technology Club:

Tech Club is a club where student’s will have the opportunity to learn, create, construct, and showcase their projects in the “real world” experience of theatre. Students will use technology to design lighting, set design, and sound design for theatre productions and concerts at Cowherd Middle School. This opportunity will expose them to the techniques used in technical theatre as well as prepare them for the opportunities that await them at the High School, community, and professional levels of theatre. Advisor: Mrs. Taylor, Room 802

Fix It Club:

The “Fix It” Club is one which involves the students’ awareness of our community, country and world and the interactions which involve all of us. Advisors:

Cooking Club:

The cooking club is a fun way to introduce students to the joy of cooking. Students gather one Saturday a month to prepare food of their choosing. This hands on approach provides students with a great opportunity to learn basic cooking principles and culinary techniques necessary for success in the kitchen. Advisor: Mr. Crossen, Room 608

Peace Jam:

Peace Jam is an international education Program. The mission of the Peace Jam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. Come learn about making a difference in YOUR world! Advisors- Mr. Harding, Room 707.