About Extracurricular Activities
Mead Middle School offers a variety of extracurricular activities that fosters meaningful relationships, academic achievement and individual pride for students.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At Mead Middle School, our best buddies club fosters friendship between students without disabilities and those living with disabilities. We will hold Best Buddies events once a month starting in October. More information to follow.
The Math Counts Competition Program provides the extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and creative problems, the Math Counts competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics. This club is for highly math-motivated students.
Art Club will be once a week after school from 3-4pm September to March.
Art club is a time where students join Mr. Salva in the art room to try the weekly art project or work on their own ideas with art room materials. Artwork finished at the end of each club can be shared with others in the online Art Club Group in Schoology. Students may join at any time throughout the school year. Weekly projects will be posted on the school website calendar.
Contact Mr. Salva through email for more information.
Thespian Club will meet the 1st & 3rd Friday, 3-4pm, October-February. Students will explore basic acting techniques such as relaxation, character work, relationships on stage, scene work with partners, motivation, pantomime, story building and improvisation.
Do you enjoy running, jogging, or keeping fit between other sport seasons? Cross- country club is coming soon, Bulldogs! Cross-country runners will practice twice a week and compete within the district, racing for roughly 2 miles across a variety of surfaces with hundreds of other middle grade runners. Practice will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd, and will continue to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:50 – 4:00pm. Students must wear appropriate athletic clothing, running shoes, and will always need to bring water to practice. The cross-country club runs through Quarter 1. Students MUST bring their own water and be wearing appropriate running gear (tennis shoes, shorts, shirt/tank, hats are fine). Cross Country Club participation fee is $25.
In Geography club students will work in teams to study and practice for the district Geography Bee, a trivia competition with categories focused on physical and human geography, history, global issues, and current events. Meetings will be held once a week starting in January.
The Competitive Car Club challenges students to design and build a vehicle that will complete a race in the shortest possible time using the available power. Teams of two to four students in 6th-8th grade work to design and build a solar or battery powered model car using provided car kits and any other materials. Platte River Power Authority sponsors the NoCo Time Trials and National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) sponsors the Middle School Car Competition.
Play awesome board and card games with your friends and learn about strategy, critical thinking, game theory, and conflict and cooperation. Will meet spring semester starting in February, from 3:00 – 4:00. Specific dates TBD. Travis Whitcomb
The MMS Pop Choir is a select choral ensemble for 7th and 8th-grade students currently enrolled in choir, band, or orchestra. Students will perform a variety of genres including pop, rock, show tunes, and jazz. Due to the advanced nature of the ensemble, participating students should be prepared to work at a fast pace and rehearse their vocal parts at home. This group is also the student’s advisory class. Students will rehearse Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during AR; AR reading takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In the past, this group has performed at choir concerts, the Veteran’s Day breakfast, the MMS Open House, the Jazz Night at Dickens Opera House in Longmont, at a Colorado Eagles playoff game, the Elitch Gardens Trills and Thrills Festival, and at the Skyline Jazz Festival. Each year our performance calendar is a bit different, but we ALWAYS focus on performances in the community. Auditions happen annually in May for the following school year.
A year-long club that focuses on school and community-oriented projects, fundraisers, etc. A good chance to develop and improve communication and leadership skills. Will meet on Mondays from 2:50 pm to 3:50 pm.
The MMS Pops Orchestra is a select orchestral ensemble for 7th and 8th-grade students currently enrolled in orchestra. Students will learn, rehearse, and perform a variety of genres including pop, improv, fiddle, rock, and jazz music. This group is also the student’s advisory class. Students will rehearse Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during AR. They will perform at concerts, out in the community, and at the Jazz Night at Dickens Opera House in Longmont. The primary purpose is for students to be exposed to the pop & fiddle repertoire. Due to the advanced nature of the music, students must audition for this club, be prepared to work at a fast pace, and rehearse their individual parts at home. Auditions happen annually in May for the following school year.
Mead Middle School Jazz Band is a club designed to allow 7th and 8th-grade students to rehearse and perform music related to the jazz/pop field. The Jazz Band meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Advisory. They will perform at school concerts and assemblies, and its primary purpose is for students to be exposed to the jazz repertoire. Jazz Band performs in the community as well, such as the Dickens Opera House and the Skyline Jazz Festival. Due to the advanced nature of the music, students must audition for this club. Members of the Jazz Band also perform in the Bleacher Creature Band (pep band). They are the spirit of our school!
The Student Rock Band Club is a space for guitar players, bass guitar players, drummers, keyboardists, vocalists, and in general, musicians to come together and form a middle school rock band. The student rock band, more famously known as the Red Hot Chili Dawgs, will perform at various school functions such as assemblies and the talent show. Other opportunities may also arise so sign up and let’s get rehearsing!
Contact Mr. Martin Clark for specific details about practice dates, instruments, and equipment.
GSA is a student-led and organized club that aims to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all youth regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. GSA is a space where students can receive support, socialize, and find community together. Allies and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend!