Curriculum-Related Activities

Curriculum-Related Activities

Students have the opportunity to choose from a diverse selection of curriculum-related 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

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.

Sponsor: Mr. Helbig

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.

Sponsor: Mr. Brand

Sponsor: Ms. Silkensen, Mr. Tyler and Mr. Rebbeck

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

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!

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

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. Hersom and Mr. Collins

Theatre/Drama Club is a student-driven club where students can practice all elements of drama. Theater club will meet once a week and is currently exploring the option of putting together a student-directed production. Students who participate in theater/drama club are bound to get authentic exposure to leadership, organization, and grit, and of course… ACTING!  All abilities are welcome!

Sponsor: Mr. Illanes

TIGER LILY: is an auditioned group for 7th and 8th grade girls who are also in choir. We meet 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

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: Mr. Illanes

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: Ms. Meinig, Mr. Harris, Mrs. Solar and Mr. Illanes

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. We will meet from 3:15-4:15 at the track on Thursdays starting November 4th. *Keep in mind: We run 3-4 miles each time. This is not a walking club! 

When?Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:15 (meet at the track)
Dates?We will begin Thursday, November 4th and meet Thursdays through mid-February. 
Inclement Weather?We will cancel for inclement weather. An announcement will be made in the morning if running club is canceled for that day.
Sponsors?Heather Solar: solar_heather@svvsd.orgBeth Silkensen: 

Sponsors: Mrs. 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: Ms. Meinig and Mrs. Jensen

Sponsors: Mrs. Martinez

Sponsors: Mrs. Crisman

Sponsors: Mrs. Crisman

Sponsors: Mr. Gisclair

Sponsors: Mrs. Butte and Mrs. Stecina

Sponsors: Mrs. Harris

Sponsors: Mr. Illanes

Sponsors: Mrs. Martinez

Sponsors: Mrs. Loy

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.

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