CMS SPORTS & EXTRACURRICULAR ORGANIZATIONS
|Band Program||Mr. Alexander||The Collinsville Middle School Band provides 7th and 8th grade students with the opportunity to continue their education in band by providing a comprehensive band program. The program is designed with performance excellence in mind. Students in the CMS Band participate in:
|Baseball tryouts/camp start at the end of July. The season ends in late September.|
|Basketball (BOYS)||Mr. Rhodes||Basketball starts late Fall and ends early Spring.|
|Basketball (GIRLS)||Ms. Bigley||Basketball start late Fall and ends early Spring.|
|Blahoks||Mr. Carey & Ms. Kalous||Empower students as they address negative concerns across Madison county and work towards creating a better environment for themselves and fellow students at CMS through acts of kindness, encouragement, etc…
Blahoks will follow MJCHF’S four pillars
-Respect, Dignity, Understanding and Forgiveness.
Students encouraged to think outside their comfort zones and consider how we must treat each other if we are to exist as a thriving society.
|Book Club||Ms. Parcels||Students choose a book to read each month and then meet with their peers to discuss the books as well as their thoughts regarding them.|
(BOYS & GIRLS)
|Mr. Hay||IHSA recognized winter sport that competes on a scratch level. Our home is Camelot bowl.|
|Cheerleading||Ms. Beaty||Cheerleading tryouts are typically during late Spring. The team practices during summer and Fall. The season ends late January.|
|Chess Club||Mr. Hayman
|Open to anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of Chess. At this time, students are only able to play chess during their lunch periods after finishing lunches. Competitive matches are held if the opportunity arises during the school day. Chess sets are provided.|
|Chorus||Ms. McDonald||The CMS Chorus program allows 7th and 8th grade students to become more accomplished singers by teaching best practices on how to produce vocal sound. It also creates more confidence in themselves as individuals and with a group. We perform in four concerts a year plus 2 competitions. This is a year long graded class. All singers are welcome to join.
We also have a Show Choir that is an auditioned group. They not only sign but add choreography to their songs. Auditions are in October each year.
(BOYS & GIRLS)
|Athletes run 1.86-mile races, make new friends, and develop their endurance to persevere.|
|Dance Team||Ms. Wattles||Team perform varying types of choreography for each performance at basketball games, parades, and competes locally with IDTA.|
|Fellowship of Christian Athletes
|FCA meets so that students can share their faith. For athletes in our name and our intended ministry, but anyone is welcome to attend the meetings.|
|What is a HOOLOO? A HOOLOO is an anti-hooligan. HOOLOOs are a way to show people that middle schoolers can achieve and do great things when they work together. HOOLOOs do things for the school & then community. They are selected by their teachers based on the character traits they display in the first couple months of school. Our motto- “Stand up-to-Stand out”—which means sometimes you need to stand up for kids who are being bullied, to say something when you see other kids bullying, to stand out as someone who stands up when there is something bad going on or by standing out by having good character and behavior. You don’t have to have great grades to be.|
|Illinois Math Science Academy Fusion Program
|Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) fosters the discoverers. The thinkers. The innovators and experimenters. The problem-solvers of the future who can change the world through their life’s work.|
|National Junior Honor Society||Ms. Goeken & Ms. Petroff
Rooms C139/ C112
|NHS, founded in 1921, was created as an organization to recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. These ideals of scholarship, character, service, and leadership remain as relevant today as they were in 1921. Students plan and participate in service activities that benefit the community and school. NJHS utilizes the following Google Classroom site:|
|Pep Club||Ms. Kirk||The Pep Club’s main goal is to promote school spirit, deepen friendships, and encourage all students to excel in whatever they do. Pep Club attends all 8th grade nights, runs assemblies and assists with Red Ribbon Week.|
|Robotics||Mrs. Bednara||The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 20,000 teams from 50 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.|
|The softball program starts before the beginning of the school year and ends in late September.|
|Track & Field (BOYS & GIRLS)||Mr. Hayman
Asst. Coaches: Megan White & Jim Beck
|Students have the opportunity to compete in a variety of Track & Field events. Track events include running distances of: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Hurdles, and relays = 4 x 100, 4 x 200, and 4 x 400 meters.
Field events include: Discus Throw, Shot Put, High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump.
|Volleyball starts in the Spring after basketball and ends in March.|
|Wrestling||Mr. Hunter||A natural activity, one of the first forms of physical play that young children do without ever having been taught. Wrestlers gain experience, technique becomes complex and often correlates to high academic performance. A sport of control – not violence. Great way to build confidence and self-defense skills. Develops agility, balance, reflexes and strength in every major muscle group.
Proper weight management develops healthy eating habits that benefit the individual throughout life. College scholarships are available for wrestlers who excel both on the mat and in the classroom.
|Yearbook||Ms. Juelfs||The award-winning Blaze yearbook staff, under the direction of Mrs. Juelfs, serves as photographers, cover designers, and contributors to our book. We meet during study hall.|