Students will have an opportunity to engage in developing a passion towards service. They will develop interpersonal skills for life beyond middle and high school by working with administration, students, parents, and the community in a public relations capacity. Students must be recommended by a teacher and complete an application process to be an ambassador.
Students are encouraged to bring in art they are working on outside of the classroom for feedback and guidance. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with new types of media. Students can choose to work on the current project for art club or other art media that is available to them. Art Club meets every Wednesday from 2:50-3:50.
Sponsor: Julie Mansfield North
The PCMS Book Club is a collaboration with the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library and is open to all students in grades 6 through 8. Students can pick up a copy of the book for each month from Mrs. Mansfield North in the media center. All books read by the Book Club count as part of the 40 Book Challenge, and a different genre is chosen each month. The Book Club will meet in the media center after school until 3:30 p.m. once a month for snacks and discussion about the book.
Bucket Drumming Club
Sponsor: Michael Cummings
Students will form a bucket drumming club that will meet after school on Wednesdays in the band room.
Sponsor: Elizabeth Salesman
Ms. Salesman will be hosting a chess club in room s31 after school every other Thursday. If you are interested in chess, come join us for chess and popcorn.
Color Guard Club
Sponsor: Andrea Solero
Color Guard club will teach basic flag and dance skills that will help prepare students who choose to pursue color guard in high school. We will learn a simple routine(s) to perform during halftime of some PCMS basketball games. We will meet on Wednesdays after winter break from 3:00-4:30pm.
Creative Writing Club
Sponsor: Shannon Humphries
This is an opportunity for students who enjoy creative writing to learn new skills and receive feedback for what they are working on. We will meet twice a month from 3:00-3:45. This club will be student driven. We may do small lessons, different writing pieces, or choose to focus on completing a longer piece of writing. Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and any creative writing works currently in progress. Meetings are held in room 122, Mrs. Humphries' room.
Sponsor Jeri Amos
The dance team club is for any student who would like to learn a routine to be performed during a basketball game. We will meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday in room 815 from 3:00-3:45pm.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Sponsor: Brian Planker
FCA is an organization that promotes a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ through athletics and all extra-curricular activities at PCMS. Everyone in grades 6 through 8 is welcome! The meetings run from 7:15 - 7:35 A.M. in the big gym on Wednesday mornings and food and drinks are provided!
Fun with Friends
Fun with Friends Club is a group that is promoting making new friendships between students in the building and promoting leadership skills. The club is open to all PCMS students. Students teach other members new sign language, help each other with crafts, play games, and work on service projects for the community. We meet the last Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00.
Jr. Academic Super Bowl Teams
Science - Mr. Dehoff
Social Studies - Mrs. Dugan
Math - Mrs. Guthrie
English - Mrs. Gossmann
Spell Bowl - Mrs. Michelle Butler
Grade: 7-8 (Spell Bowl actually takes grades 6-8!)
Students have the opportunity to join one of the four Jr. Academic Super Bowl teams in the subject areas of Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Topics each year are selected by the Indiana Association of School Principals, the sponsoring organization. Over 250 middle schools compete each year. Plainfield hosts an Invitational with eight other schools the week after Spring Break. The Area/State competitions are either the last Saturday morning in April or the first Saturday in May. The teams meet regularly from January through April. The students must be prepared for a rigorous study that prepares them for questions written at a high school and college level.
Jr. Optimist Club
The Jr. Optimist Club is a service club that works collaboratively with the PHS Octagon Club and Plainfield Optimist Club to meet the needs of the community. All members should have a registration and drug form completed and participate on a regular basis when able. The meetings are held once each month in the media center right after school until 3:45 p.m. We do occasionally have additional meetings for planning events or making blankets, and they are posted on the daily school announcements. Members should come to meetings willing to work and have fun in a friendly, social atmosphere!
Jump Rope Club
Sponsor Megan Meyers
This is an exciting new club focused on the activity of jump roping, with students learning skills and routines both as individuals and as teams. We will meet on Thursdays in the East Gym from 3:00-3:45pm.
Sponsor: Mindy Slavens
Kindness Club is a service project based group that is open to all PCMS students. We spend our time focusing on spreading Kindness through PCMS and Plainfield. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm.
Sponsor: Michelle Anderson
Mossey Club is a creative crafting club that uses recyclable and household items to create things based on moose in their environment, and a cartoon character named Moosey. This club will meet once a month.
Sponsor: Jeri Amos
Movie club will meet on Mondays after school from 3:00-3:45pm in room 815. We will watch movies while playing trivia games and eating popcorn.
Sponsor: Elizabeth Salesman
The mystery club will meet every other Thursday after school until 3:45pm in room s31.
The club is inspired by the Agatha Christie shows and novels.
National Junior Honor Society
Students are considered for honor society at the end of their third semester at the middle school (first semester of seventh grade). At that point their overall grade point average needs to be 3.66 or higher. If they do not have the necessary GPA at that point in time, they will be reconsidered at the end of their first semester in eighth grade. If they have the necessary PA, their name will be submitted to the faculty for consideration of personal characteristics such as citizenship, service, leadership, and character.
Photography meets once a month and is a fun and easy way to begin learning the Photography process. Students will spend time at each meeting taking pictures and editing pictures. Twice a year, we do photography projects that are given as gifts to loved ones.
Photography club is a fun, easy way to meet new friends and learn a new hobby. A one- time donation of $5.00 is asked per student to cover supplies for the projects.
Contact Mrs. Van Leer for any questions you may have.
Gear Grinders is a First Lego League (FLL) team made up of 10 Plainfield Middle School Students. FLL is an international robotics and science competition for students (ages 9-14). Each year of competition has a different theme and the teams are given a challenge that they must design and build a robot to accomplish. The students also do a research project each year keeping in theme with the year's topic. The FLL season runs from August-November, with advanced competitions in December. A call out meeting will take place in May.
Sponsor: Lauren Siefert
This club is for a fantasy board games called "Pathfinder". In this game, players can be a hero or villain, and have the power to save or destroy whatever they wish. The creatures featured are mostly mythical and include things like dragons, werewolves, vampires, and more! Pathfinder is PG, and safe for anyone to play. The club will take place on Mondays from 3:00-3:45pm and will meet in room 426.
Sign Language Club
Sponsor: Clarena Agan
Sign language club will meet every other Thursday to practice basic sign language skills.
Sponsor: Mr. Nathan Ellis
In the ever changing, multicultural world we live in the Spanish Club aims to introduce students to the Spanish language and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. We will do this via group meetings at school as well as local Mexican restaurants. The Spanish Club is open to all PCMS students and meets from 7:20-7:40a.m. in room 230, the first and third Thursday of each month. Come ready for a fiesta, not a siesta!
The Student Council is a volunteer organization at PCMS that is for the most part dedicated to community service. Students do not need to be elected to student council; they merely show up for meetings. The Student Council is made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of the month from 3:00-3:45pm. Once projects are decided upon, there will be some after school meetings to follow through with things that need to be done regarding those projects or events.
Video Game Club
Sponsor: Elizabeth Salesman
The video game club will meet on Tuesdays after school until 3:45pm in room s31. The games will be rated E for everyone.