• 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! Check back often as new clubs become available!
     
    2019-20 Clubs and Activities

    Adventure Club
    Open to 7th/8th graders, this club is for students interested in fantasy games such as Star Wars, Pokemon, and Magic the Gathering.
    Club Leader: Mr. Jackson
    Location: Room 122
    Day and Time: Monday & Friday, during lunch and rec

    Be the Change Club
    This club is for kids who want to make a difference at school by creating opportunities for random acts of kindness.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Jolokai
    Location: Room 120
    Day and Time: Starting in October, before school
     
    Broadcast Team
    The Broadcast Team is responsible for our Daily Announcements and is open to 7th and 8th grade students. 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. 
    Club Leader: Mrs. Garbutt
    Location: Broadcast Room 
    Day and Time: Daily during Lunch/REC
     
    Spirit Club - Fall
    Show your school spirit and athleticism, while you learn how to Cheer from Groves' Cheer Coach! A physical is required to participate in Cheer. New athlete cost (includes uniform)=$55, Returning athlete cost=$15
    Club Leader: Chelsea Gacki
    Location: start in room 203
    Day and Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school
     
    Spirit Club - Winter
    Show your school spirit and athleticism, while you learn how to Cheer from Groves' Cheer Coach! A physical is required to participate in Cheer. New athlete cost (includes uniform)=$55, Returning athlete cost=$15
    Club Leader: Chelsea Gacki
    Location: start in room 203
    Day and Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school
     
    Crafters & Knitting 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 charity.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Jefferson
    Location: Media Center 
    Day and Time: Mondays and Wednesdays (6th grade) and Fridays (7-8th grades) during lunch/rec
    Website: Crafters Club

    Coders Club
    Coders Club provides every student the opportunity 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 
    Day and Time: Tuesdays after school from 3:15-4:00 (see Media calendar and listen to announcements for changes)
    Website: Coders Club

    Equestrian Club (6th grade)
    Club Leader: Mrs. Aubrey
    Location: Room 108
    Day and Time: Tuesdays, 7:30am: 9/24, 10/22, 11/19, 12/17, 1/28, 2/25, 3/24, 4/21, 5/19
     
    Equestrian Club (7th/8th grade)
    Club Leader: Mrs. Rodriguez
    Location: Room 205
    Day and Time: Fridays at lunch 9/20, 10/5,15, 11/1, 16, 12/6,20, 1/10, 24, 2/7, 28, 3/13, 20, 4/3, 24, 5/22
     
    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: Sarah Scurti, Mrs. Sweeney
    Location: Room 110
    Day and Time: Wednesday and Thursday after school, until November 21
    Website: http://berkshireforensic.weebly.com

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

    Improv Club 

    If you’ve ever seen the show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, you’ve seen improv acting. It’s acting without lines and EVERYONE can do it! Classes meet Tuesday after school (no class Nov 5) for 9 weeks. The 10th week will be the class show. Classes are from 3:15-5:15pm. The cost is $40 for the course. See registration form.
    Club Leader: Mrs. Robin Whitelaw
    Location: Choir Room, rooms 103 & 104
    Time: 3:15-5:30
    Day and Time: Tuesdays until December 3rd, after school


    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
     
    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: BCC
    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