Marrington Middle School of the Arts

Marrington Middle School of the Arts

Marrington students may participate in a variety of activities:

Creative Writing is a club for students of all grade levels and writing abilities.  Students will put pen to paper to explore and share their inner voice.  Students will collaborate, revise, edit, and publish their work.  Club members will explore various modes of writing and may enter writing contests.  For more information, contact club sponsor Ms. Sluman at slumank@bcsdschools.net.  

Junior Librarians is a club for students who enjoy reading and are interested in learning library organization skills as well as participating in a variety of activities such as shelving books and other materials, preparing materials for circulation, providing messenger services, designing and preparing bulletin boards and displays, and assisting with book fairs.  Interested students must complete an application and be accepted as a member of the Junior Librarian Club.  Contact Mrs. Courtney at courtneyc@bcsdschools.net to obtain additional information as well as an application.  
 
Jr. Student to Student is a team created to actively assist  incoming and exiting students in three areas: Finding the Way, Academics, and Relationships.  Incoming students feel welcomed, comfortable, included, and accepted into their new school community.  For exiting students, the team helps prepare them for their transition to another school.  Students may apply at anytime to join the team.  For more information, contact Mr. Bell by email, bellerik@berkeley.k12.sc.us.

The Middle School Mock Trial Program is a hands-on exercise in learning about due process. It is a team activity program that is most often conducted as an extracurricular activity, but it can also incorporated into law, forensics, or public speaking classes. Students representing attorneys and witnesses for both sides of a fictional case role play that case being tried in court. The students are guided in their case through support of their teacher and attorney coaches. The program teaches the legal process and trial procedure.  For further information, please contact Mr. Sorrell at sorrells@bcsdschools.net.

National Junior Beta Club is a student honor society and service organization.  Membership is based on high academic achievement, excellent character, good citizenship, and service to others.  Students are required to maintain at least a 90 average in all academic subjects and participate in service projects. The mission of the Beta Club is to promote the ideals of character, service, and leadership; to reward meritorious achievement; and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education. Students must have teacher recommendations to apply. For more information contact Mrs. Dirkes or Mrs. Albertson by email, dirkesd@bcsdschools.net or albertsonl@bcsdschools.net See Activity Updates for Homework Help information.

Quest is an academic competition, sponsored by Trident Technical College, to provide a challenge for students and to recognize top students, teachers, and schools. Students audition to participate, and compete against students from throughout the tri-county area. For more information contact Ms Dirkes by email, dirkesd@bcsdschools.net.

Renaissance is a program designed to develop leadership skills, improve school climate, and increase academic achievement.  Renaissance sponsors academic pep rallies.  Student representatives are chosen from each grade level to work with its sponsors, Mrs. Ackerman  and Mrs. Majewski.  Representatives are invited based on teacher recommendation, achievement, attendance, and attitude.  For more information contact Mrs. Majewski or Mrs. Ackerman by email, majewskie@bcsdschools.net or ackermans@bcsdschools.net.

Robotics is a program designed to teach students critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills.  A team designs, builds, and programs robots to address a challenge using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.  Team members participate in tournaments and celebrations.  Students must apply and be accepted to be a member of Robotics. Robotics Team Application  For more information, contact Mrs. Amanda Miller by email, milleramanda@bcsdschools.net.

 

The Student Council of Marrington Middle School of the Arts is a service-oriented organization. Representatives from each homeroom are chosen based on merit and work ethic. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Recycling is the Student Council’s service project. For more information contact Mr. Colbert by email, colbertj@bcsdschools.net

 

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