Clubs and Activities
- Art Club
- Cheer Team
- Chess Club
- Dungeons & Dragons
- Environmental Club
- Hope Squad
- HSSD Music Festival
- Jazz Band
- Rock Orchestra
- Show Choir
- Sting Cancer
- Student Council
- Student Equity Group
- Variety Show
- World Language Clubs
Active Citizen Experience (ACE) is a service learning program through which students serve both locally and out of state. ACE members interact with people from a variety of economic and cultural backgrounds during their local service and during their stay in either St. Louis, MO or Dubuque, IA. The ACE program provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of social issues through action, reflection and exploration.
Art Club is an opportunity for students to work on their own artwork outside of regular class time in an art studio environment. Students lead their own project and independently work. Some supplies are offered and others may need to be brought in. The club is a sign-in process for attendance with no official sign up. Art club runs once a week from November until May.
Contact: Jenny Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bay View Cheer Team 2023-2024 Information. Registration is currently closed. Information for next season will be shared after our last competition in February 2024.
About Our Club:
- We currently have 27 athletes
- MS/Intermediate Cheer is open to all students in grades 5th-8th
- We provide an opportunity to learn, gain skills, and compete in the sport or cheerleading
- We want to share our love of cheer with all students, and do not hold tryouts. Everyone who registers makes the team.
- We are a self-funded club with uniforms being parent/student owned
- Our routines and uniforms follow WACPC guidelines. We do two local cheer competitions and no sideline at this time.
- Coaches are Sandy Hundsrucker and Erin Jeltema
Contact Person: Sandy Hundsrucker email@example.com
Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing game that takes place in a fantasy setting. At meetings throughout the school year, students will have the opportunity to learn to play, and meet other students with an interest in the hobby. Materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own. Attendance is flexible, and both grade levels are welcome.
Contact: Patrick Christie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The forensics program is designed to allow students to develop their communication skills through public speaking competitions. Emphasis is placed on speech and writing skills as well as poise and delivery skills in the presentation. Students take part in a competition in the winter, with the season lasting December through March.
Contact: Dana Martin (email@example.com)
Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces the risk of youth suicide through education, training and peer intervention. Hope Squad meets regularly throughout the school year.
This music event is open to all seventh and eighth grade choir, band and orchestra members. Participants prepare solos or ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, etc.) and perform for an adjudicator who evaluates their performance with constructive comments. The festival is on a Saturday in February.
Bay View Idol auditions: Fall 2023
Bay View Idol performance: Fall 2023
Jazz Band is offered as a performing group for music students that want to perform different styles of jazz, music, including swing, big band, Latin, jazz rock and funk. The group has at least two performances per year. The Jazz Band season begins in mid September and can run to the end of the school year.
Students are expected to be proficient on the instrument they wish to play for Jazz Band. Typical Jazz Band instruments are saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drum set, although any instrumentalists who wish to play are welcome! Rehearsals are after school on Tuesdays and Fridays, with some flexibility.
Contact: Geoff Stenson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The musical is open to all seventh and eighth graders. Positions are available for both on stage and behind the scenes work such as sound and lights, hair and make-up, props, stage managers, stage crew, ushers, flower sellers, ticket sellers, photographers, advertising specialist, singers, dancers and actors. Emphasis is on stage presence, performance skills and teamwork. Practices are after school and two to three Saturdays throughout the season.
Rock Orchestra is a high-energy after school music group for students grades 6-8 who want to experience play rock/pop music. It is geared towards string players, but we also welcome students who have experience on electric guitar, electric bass, drum set and piano. We bus over to Lineville for weekly rehearsals, with two (possibly more) performances throughout the year. Our season starts in mid-September and goes officially until March, with the option to continue through the end of the school year.
Contact: Jessie Mansky (email@example.com)
Bay View Show Choir is a competition performance group that works on singing, dancing, acting and performance skills. The students learn a 20 minute, high energy stage show featuring current pop and broadway hits, incorporating costume changes, props, various styles of dance, and more.
The season begins with a week-long camp in August with rehearsals continuing once per week during the school year. In addition to a December performance with the Jazz Band and Rock Orchestra, we perform at Bay Port High School and the Bay View Variety Show. We then take our show on the road and compete at area show choir competitions once per month in January, February and March. Our season concludes with us attending the Six-Flags Music in the Parks Competition in June.
Past awards include: Grand Champion- New London Show Choir Invitational 2023, Music in the Parks: 1st Place Show Choir, Best Vocal Performance, Esprit de Corp Award, Best Soloist. If you like to perform and want to take your skills to the next level, this group is for you!
Contact: Erin Patchak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A committed collaboration of students and staff dedicated to helping raise awareness of cancer and creating activities to comfort those affected by cancer.
Contact: Amy Burns (email@example.com)
Student Council is a student-led organization that is involved in decision-making, community service, and fundraising activities at Bay View Middle School. Student Council consists of a student Governing Board. Board members are selected through an application and interview process in the spring for the following school year. Meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 3PM-4PM with every other Thursday for Board Member meetings from 3PM-4PM.
The mission of the group is to make Bay View Middle School a fun and safe environment and also to ensure that the student body's voice is heard at our school. The group’s goal is to be positive, trustworthy role models who help students learn to become involved and productive.
Student Equity Group listens to student voices and learns from sharing personal stories, to build understanding within our school. Our goal is to bring about lasting, equitable change for our district and community.
Students who participate in SWAG (Student Wellness Awareness Group) learn about and promote wellness, fitness and healthy lifestyle through a variety of school and community activities. SWAG runs all school year.
The Variety Show is designed for students to have an opportunity to showcase entertainment, their talents, or technical skills. Students audition as individuals or in groups to earn a place in the show. Acts are chosen based on originality, talent, variety, and commitment. Performers and students who are interested in stage crew are invited to participate in this three-week spring commitment.
Performance Date: TBD
Students in French, German, and Spanish are encouraged to join one of the World Language Clubs. World Language Clubs at Bay View Middle School are intended to further bring French, German, and Spanish culture to life by doing cultural and language-based activities. During club meetings, students will find themselves immersed in the culture through the exploration of traditional folk art, games, food, and more.