Sponsors: Natalie Honegger, Justin Sprague
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.
Sponsor: Carla Dugan
Crafts and Chats
Sponsor: Julia Crone, Lindsey Tucker
When: after school until 4:30 every other Thursday, meetings will start in September
About: Crafts and Chats is an open-invite club to all the girls at PCMS. The club aims to foster strong and healthy friendships between girls as they create easy-to-do crafts for themselves and others. Beyond crafting, meetings focus on authentic and intentional conversations about topics impacting teen girls. Topics of discussion range from self-esteem, beauty, social media, gossip, internet safety, friendship, love, kindness, healthy conflict management, etc. The vision of Crafts and Chats is to create a sense of community and sisterhood between the teens of PCMS, and to mentor/empower girls (and help them empower and encourage each other) to become strong, ambitious, secure, and kind-hearted young women. Meetings are a safe space for girls to share, listen, and ask questions.
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!
Jr. Academic Super Bowl Teams
Science - Mr. Dehoff
Social Studies - Mrs. Dugan
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
Sponsor: Denise Williams,Lisa Chandler
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
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.
National Junior Honor Society
Sponsors: Shannon Humphries, Elissa VanLeer
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.
Sponsor: Elissa Van Leer , Shauna McLaughlin
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.
Remote Control Car Club
Sponsor: Sheila Flynn
This club will allow friends to come together and drive remote control cars.
Mr. Jake Apollos
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.
Sign Language Club
Sponsor: Clarena Agan
Sign language club will meet every other Thursday to practice basic sign language skills.
Sponsors: Mrs. Michelle Butler
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.