• Here at Berkshire we encourage students to get involved, meet new students and try new things. We offer many clubs and activities for them before and after school to get involved in. We hope that you child will take advantage of these opportunities and participate in a club or two!
     
    2018-19 Clubs and Activities

    Adventure Club
    The adventure club meets after school and during lunch/rec and introduces seventh grade students to adventure activities like hiking, biking, and adventure racing.
    Club Leader: Mr. Jackson
    Location: Room 122
    Time: lunch

    Art Club
    The art club is an exciting after-school program for 6th, 7h and 8th grade students interested in art. Mr. Orlando will encourage participants to brainstorm ideas as a team to develop new ideas for community-related artwork to be on display around he school. In addition, art club might work on other projects, possible fundraising evens, volunteer opportunities, and other extracurricular activities related to art. The fee to join is $10 per year (cash only). We will rotate snack responsibilities each month.
    Club Leader: Mr. Orlando
    Location: Art Room
    Time: last Monday of each month, 3:15-4:30pm
     
    Be the Change Club
    Created by student participants of Challenge Day, the Be the Change Club hopes to continue the impact of Challenge Day. Students meet on Monday mornings to create a mini challenge of the week. Each mini challenge highlights or addresses something to improve our school and or appreciate different people in our school.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Jolokai
    Location: Room 120
    Time: Monday mornings

    Broadcast Team
    The Broadcast Team is responsible for our Daily Announcements. The team meets during Lunch/REC time daily. You are divided into groups that have different responsibilities such as editing script, announcing, videotaping, checking the set, and editing the final production. We also work on creating informational videos to us as commercials during our broadcast. 7th and 8th grade students are responsible for the broadcast. 6th grade students can join and work on special projects and announcements.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Garbutt
    Location: Broadcast Room 
    Time: During Lunch/REC

    Crafters Club
    Love to create? The Crafters Club meets to work on various projects such as friendship bracelets, folder pouches, snowglobes, holiday pillows, etc. Our 6th grade crafters are also knitting and crocheting blankets and other ideas throughout the school year for the needy.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Jefferson
    Location: Media Center 
    Time: Mondays and Wednesdays (6th grade) and Fridays (7-8th grades) during lunch/rec
    Website: Crafters Club

    Coders Club
    The idea behind Coders Club is to provide the opportunity to every student to learn computer science and experience thinking like a computer scientist or programmer. Weekly on Tuesdays, the students in this club focus on programming activities and practicing creating programs in JavaScript, starting out using block coding and progressively using text coding. They are introduced to different types of programming devices to practice on.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Jefferson
    Location: Media Center 
    Time: Tuesdays after school from 3:15-4:00 (see Media calendar and listen to announcements for changes)
    Website: Coders Club

    Destination Imagination 
    Destination Imagination is a STEAM competition club. The team chooses one of six challenges. The team is required to do all the design, building, and decision making to complete the challenge. If they reach Global level they will be competing against teams from around the world.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Peterson
    Location: Room 118
    Time: Fridays after School

    Diversity Club 
    Club Leader: Mrs. Goldberg
    Location: Room 101
    Time: Thursdays 3:20-4:30pm

    Etc. (Eat Talk and Craft)
    The Etc group stands for Eat, Talk and Craft and is the new and improved LINKS program here at Berkshire. Our objective is to provide a place where students can connect with others, make new friends, include everyone, and do fun activities. If you need a place to go, you can always come to Etc.!!! :)
    Club Leader: Mrs.Dittrich
    Location:
    Time: lunch, November-June

    Forensics and Debate Club
    Forensic and Debate provides students an opportunity to explore and improve their public speaking skills as well as their research, writing, argumentation and acting skills.
    Club Leaders: Mrs. Haley McKinney, Mrs. Cummins
    Location: Room 110
    Time: Variable (before and after school, September-November) 
    Website: http://berkshireforensic.weebly.com

    Honors Orchestra 
    Club Leader: Mr. Shawver
    Location: Orchestra Room 
    Time: Thursday mornings 7-7:50am
    Website: Honors Orchestra

    Improv Club 
    Club Leader: Mrs. Robin Whitelaw
    Location: Choir Room, rooms 103 & 104
    Time: 3:15-5:30
    Dates: Wednesdsays until December 12th

    NJHS
    The National Junior Honor Society is an organization of intelligent and hard-working students who possess the five characteristics held in esteem by the Society: leadership, citizenship, scholarship, character, and service. Ultimately, students in NJHS are “the best of the best.” Throughout the year, NJHS students participate in activities that are representative of the five characteristics. Not only are students required to take part in these events, but they also are expected to share ideas and help in the planning process.
    Club Leaders: Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Booth
    Website: NJHS

    Robotics
    Robotics club is a team of 6-8th graders that compete in the FTC Robotics competitions. Students use the process of engineering and design to build a robot that competes in an annual challenge that changes from year to year. Students in this club also develop their collaboration skills, computer programming, social media marketing, outreach, and fundraising skills in this dynamic team challenge. Our team's efforts culminate in a competition with other teams in the surrounding districts. If our teams advances we could compete with team from around the world!
    Robotics begins in September and continues minimally through early December. 
    Club Leader: Mr. Goeman
    Location: Room 129
    Time: 3:30-5:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

    School Musical
    Calling all students!  We need you! Come try out for this year’s Musical! Watch for more information on announcements in the near future! We look forward to seeing you at try-outs.
    Club Leader: Ms. Priebe
    Location: Music Room (124)
    Time: After School January - May

    Snow Club
    Berkshire Snow Club provides transportation to Pine Knob each Tuesday during the winter months. Snow Club is designed to provide students in grades 6-8 a safe, supervised environment where students can learn to ski or board; or increase their current skills. It’s a great way to stay active this winter, no matter your skill level!  
    Club Leader: Mrs. Guzman
    Location: Cafeteria 
    Time: After School
    Website: Snow Club
     
    Spirit Club
    Spirit Club is designed to teach the basic elements of cheerleading and POM for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students interested. We teach basic chants, motions, voices, facial expressions, and work on flexibility and strength. The Spirit Club meets for several weeks before the start of the Boys Basketball season, then cheer at all of the home games, doing chants and small stunts, then perform between the seventh and eighth grade game a larger cheer.
    Club Leaders: Mrs. Gacki & Mrs. Brolley
    Location: Cafeteria
    Time: After School October-January
     
    Tennis Club
    At Berkshire we have Girls Tennis in September and Boys Tennis in March. Check our sports page for more detailed information.
    Club Leader: Coach Nicholls
    Location: BTS
    Time: After School

    Yearbook
    The yearbook club is responsible for creating the yearbook. Students will have the opportunity to practice basic photography, learn the interview process, layout and design, and distribution.
    As part of the yearbook staff, you will be undertaking a great responsibility.
    We are looking for students who are self-motivated, cooperative, and responsible. Students will need to be comfortable using computers. Creativity is a plus! This club will meet in the mornings and after school. Our schedule is flexible so you can pick what works best for you.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Garbutt
    Location: Media Center
    Time: Before/After School
    Website: Yearbook Club