Co-curricular Activities

Co-curricular Activities

Students have the opportunity to choose from a diverse selection of co-curricular activities, and student-led clubs. Over 75 percent of our students are involved in some form of school activity beyond the learning day. Students are challenged and encouraged at this crucial time in their development to explore their growing interests and strengths. Through these enriching, diverse learning experiences, students are prepared for success as they continue into high school and beyond.

Current Clubs at Erie Middle

This is a movement club which encourages running or walking before or after school. The students receive rewards at 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Studies have shown that 20 minutes of movement increases your brain activity. It helps you to listen comprehend, focus and be in a better mood with a good attitude! Movement has these positive benefits and more for up to 2 hours. We meet Monday -Friday 7:00-7:45 am, we do not meet during the winter months, December – February.

Sponsors: Mrs. Saless and Mrs. Lawrence

Are you serious about art? The goal of Art Club will be for members to create fantastic art to be entered into various art contests. This club meets in the Art Room from 3:10-4:15pm on most Fridays. We ask for a minimum $5 donation to help cover the costs of materials.

Sponsor: Mr. Townsend

What? The Brain Bowl is a trivia contest held every year against other schools from around Colorado. We gather students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to create teams that have a mixture of experts in all school subjects. Practices are in November and December 1-2 times per week. Contests are in January!

Sponsor: Mr. Brand

Play some fun cadences and marching band music using snare drums, bass drums, quad drums, and cymbals! Open to all students upon request! Meets Thursdays at 7:15am.

Sponsor: Mr. Tyler

Family Career Community Leaders of America: is the leadership component for the Family and Consumer Science Curriculum (FCS). FCCLA is embedded into the curriculum for all 7th and 8th grade students who are enrolled in the FCS classes. In addition to class activities, there will be opportunities for students to participate in activities and projects outside of the class. Projects will focus around community service, leadership, and family connections. Opportunities to partner with the high school FCCLA chapter on projects and other school may present themselves throughout the year.

Sponsor: Mrs. Saless

National FCCLA Website

his is a place to come and meet with other students who like to play video games and board games. During our meetings we talk about what it means to be a respectful “gamer”, organize tournaments, and of course play games. Game club is a safe and inclusive environment; everyone is invited.

Days and times TBD.

Sponsor: Mrs. Lawrence

GEOGRAPHY BEE: Is a geography/weather/economic/population/social studies trivia contest in which EMS will gather several teams of students and compete against other schools from the St. Vrain Valley School District.  The bee is not like a traditional spelling bee but rather like a team Jeopardy contest. It is fun and a great opportunity to learn about our world.

Sponsor: Mr. Brand

Do you like to read? Do you like to discuss books and movies? In this club, we will read books first then watch the movie version, We’ll then compare them to  answer that age-old question which has plagued human kind for centuries: which version is better? The book, or the movie? There will be snacks! Grab a permission slip from the office and come join us!

Here’s the skinny. We’ll meet from 3:05-4:15 in Mrs. Kemp’s classroom C108 to watch each half of the movie we have just read.

Tuesdays:  Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov 13th, Dec 4, Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 5, and Feb 19, March 5, March 19. subject to change

Sponsor: Mrs. Kemp

GUYS WITH TIES/MAN CHOIR: is a hilarious “y’all” come style choir for any 7th and 8th grade boys that chooses to attend. We meet one day a week during lunch OR before school and also attend a high school Men’s Festival in November. This zany group of guys usually sings a variety of traditional and pop music, and gets to perform in several fun settings!

Sponsor: Mrs. Martinez

Learn how to play swing, funk, rock, and more fun charts! Open to any advanced music students upon approval. Currently in need of pianists, bassists, guitarists, and trombone players. Rehearsals at 7:15am on Wednesdays!

Sponsor: Mr. Tyler

NJHS students are selected based on grades, leadership, citizenship, and recommendations from teachers. Students must have a 3.5 GPA to be nominated.

Sponsors: Mr. Harris and Mrs. Saless

PEAR CLUB: is a group of students and teachers who are committed to create an atmosphere of Peace, Empathy, Awareness and Respect at Erie Middle School. The club meets twice a month for activities and dialogue about supporting LGBTQ students, families, and allies. All students are invited to join and be a part of a movement of acceptance and support at EMS. Our PEAR chapter will meet in the library twice a month and will participate in district meetings and activities with other schools.

Sponsors: Mrs. Stecina, Mr. Gisclair and Ms. Solar

PEP BAND: Open to advanced 6th grade students, and all 7th and 8th grade students. Come and learn some fun classic rock, oldies, and pop tunes to play for our home basketball games! Set list includes: Hand Clap, Uptown Funk, Don’t Stop Believin’, Crazy Train, and much more! Rehearsals are Friday mornings at 7:15am!

Sponsor: Mr. Tyler

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is a group that meets once a month and is for all students grades 6-8. Activities will include hands on projects and competitions. Members will have the opportunity to do activities to do activities such as experiments with liquid nitrogen, mousetrap and solar cars, catapults, lasers, optics and model rocketry.

Sponsor: Mr. Harris

Coming Soon!

Student Council provides various leadership opportunities for students. Student council members represent our student body to promote our R.O.A.R.S. core values. Members create student activities that encourage enthusiasm and school spirit, building community, and helping peers feel valued and respected. Student council members work with students, faculty, staff, parents and administrators to organize spirit weeks, school dances, community fundraisers and various activities throughout the year while developing leadership skills. The offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected positions. However all students are welcome to participate as grade level representatives. Meeting times vary throughout the year.

Sponsors: Mrs. Brueggeman and Mrs. Jensen

Tigers who Enjoy Acting (TEA) is a student-driven club where students can practice all elements of drama. Theater club meets once a week and is currently exploring the option of putting together a student-directed production. Students who participate in theater club are bound to get authentic exposure to leadership, organization, and grit, and of course… ACTING!  All abilities are welcome!

Sponsor: Mrs. Ramina

TIGER LILY: is an auditioned group for 7th and 8th grade girls who are also in choir. We meet Thursday’s after school and sing a ton of unique, fun, and challenging music at various out-of-school performances. We also have an amazing retreat with the high school women’s choir in September/October.

Sponsor: Mrs. Martinez

Learn to play the behemoth of the band! Open to all band students and others upon approval. Tubas, mouthpieces, and music provided! Tuesdays at 7:15am.

Sponsor: Mr. Tyler

The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers and problem solving leaders. The goal of this club is to guide students to immerse students in STEM through the excitement of building and programming robots. The teams will be competing at the local, state and national level.

Sponsors: Mrs. Palmer

WEB is a program designed and envisioned by the Boomerang Project to be an anti-bullying curriculum that would change the culture of middle schools. Specifically at EMS, WEB Leaders act as mentors to incoming 6th grade students, known as weblings. The 6th grade year is such a crucial year of transition for students, and the 8th grade WEB Leaders help facilitate this transition in a positive, compassionate way. Monthly meetings are held in small groups.

Each Spring 7th graders undergo an intense application process, including written essays and teacher input. Those exhibiting the highest degrees of kindness, empathy, leadership, and responsibility are chosen to be our WEB Leaders for the next school year. The WEB Leaders are then trained each August to perform activities on the first day of school to help the weblings (6th graders) become comfortable with EMS.

Sponsors: Mr. Gisclair and Mrs. Velasquez

Do you have a passion, desire and love for running that you want to share with others?  Then winter running club is for you! Share your passion for running with others. All levels of runners are welcome!

Sponsors: Ms. Solar and Mrs. Silkensen

Yearbook club offers an opportunity for students who like photography, working on the computer and layout design. Yearbook members are essential to the important task of helping students feel valued by being represented in the yearbook. Students create and promote the yearbook. Yearbook club meets every other week in the mornings, but requires work outside the club. The dedication and commitment of the EMS Yearbook Staff is apparent through the National Yearbook of Excellence award that students have received in past years. Students must apply for selection into the yearbook club and have a teacher recommendation.

Sponsors: Mrs. Ramina and Ms. Kleidon


Start a New Club

If you would like to request to start a new club at EMS, complete the form below and bring it to the main office.