OFMS Sports, Clubs, & Activities!
This page is designed to provide information related to all of the sports, clubs, and activities at Orchard Farm Middle School.
"The academic, emotional, and social needs of students will be met through rigorous educational experiences, continuous contact with positive role models, as well as co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
----- Orchard Farm Middle School Vision
7th grade Girls Basketball (Coach - Ms. Staples)
8th grade Girls Basketball (Coach - Mrs. Gibson)
7th grade Boys Basketball (Coach - Mr. Kendall)
8th grade Boys Basketball (Coach - Mr. Hopkins)
Middle School Basketball usually begins in late October and goes through the end of January. All the teams practice daily and play games throughout November, December, and January. Also, eachof the teams will participate in at least one tournament.
Cheerleading (Sponsor - Mrs. Riordan)
Middle School Cheerleading involves 7th and 8th grade students that tryout and make the team. The girls cheer for the 7th and 8th grade boys and girls Home Basketball games. I will be using this site to post important dates regarding meetings, practices, and games.
Computer Club (Sponsor: Ms. Carson)
The Computer Club provides an opportunity for students to learn how to experience different types of technology, including desktop applications, audio and visual, and more.
Cross Country (Coach: Mr. Liesmann)
The Cross Country team is open to all 7th and 8th graders and tryouts are held in August. All participants must have a Physical form on file with the Nurse and must have a ride home from practices/events. The team has mandatory practices Monday thru Thursday until 4:00 pm, with voluntary practices on Fridays until 3:20 pm.
A brief meeting will be held on the morning of August 10, 2012 for any student interested in trying out for the cross country team.
Eagle Singers (Director: Ms. Bhat)
Homework Club (Sponsors: OFMS Certified Teaching Staff)
Images (Sponsor: Mrs. Sanchez)
Images is an after school empowerment group for middle school female students. Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to develop confidence, learn self-respect, and accept their own uniqueness and value. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays, beginning in September and running through March/April.
International Club (Sponsor: Mr. Liesmann)
The International Club is designed to provide a common ground of understanding between individuals of various ethnic origins, through social, cultural, and educational activities. Students in this club will also participate in the Model U.N. program throughout the year. We meet every Friday (unless students do not have school). Officer elections for the following school year take place in April, and ffficers meet every first Wednesday of the month. Interested students may apply August through January.
Intramural Sports (Sponsors: Mrs. Holliday, Mr. Kamp, Mrs. Gibson)
Mascot (7th and 8th grade students)
Tryouts for the Eagle mascot will be held in November and is only open to 7th and 8th grade students. Interested students must have a Physical form on file with the Nurse. The mascot is expected to attend every home game, wear the eagle suit, and have a lot of school spirit. The mascot will work with the cheerleaders and Mrs. Riordan.
MathCounts (Sponsor: Mrs. Wolf)
This club welcomes all students interested in math enrichment, math games or for extra math assistance. Additionally, all students will have an opportunity to try out for a regional math contest. We meet once a week: October through April (weekly; the exact day will be announced.
Newspaper (Sponsor: Mrs. Sanchez)
Students on the Newspaper staff will develop story ideas and write articles for the monthly Eagle Edition. The group meets one a week on Thursdays in the computer lab/media center. Interested students may submit an application at the beginning of the school year, but only about 16 students will be selected.
Robotics Club (Sponsor: Mr. Schneider)
Students in the Robotics Club will learn to build and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms 2.0 and NXT. Additionally, the Robotics Club offers students an opportunity to participate in a Spring competition, showcase and demonstrate robots at the EXPLO fair, and learn about careers and the present and future of robotics. All students are welcome to attend and the club starts up the first week of October. The club meets weekly; the specific day to be announced.
Student Council (Sponsors: Mrs. Mann and Ms. Staples)
The purpose of Student Council is to offer an opportunity to participate in student government, participate in community service, and promote school spirit. Students must be elected to serve; 3 representatives are elected from each grade level in the Fall. In May, we elect officers: President (8th grade), Vice President (7th), Secretary (7th), and Treasurer (8th). Meetings are held on alternate weeks throughout the year and as needed for special projects. Generally, elected members attend the meetings, however guest students who have concerns are welcome.
Yearbook Club (Sponsor: Ms. Malcic)
We will be using digital cameras to capture images of sporting events, dances, and other clubs and special assemblies throughout the school year. In addition, we will be creating the yearbook on an online program, which introduces graphic design to the students. We meet every Tuesday after school from 2:30-3:40 pm.