Clubs and activities

Nearly every student grade 6-12 participates in a co-curricular activity at EMS. Students sign up for clubs each fall; many are part of multiple clubs. Faculty sponsors, sometimes with parent support, provide leadership and supervision. Students may request launch of a new club if a group of students is interested. Many clubs meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; other meeting times are worked out by participants and faculty sponsor.

BASEBALL CLUB (6-8) – This club is for those who enjoy the sport of baseball. The club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30-5:30 through the month of October.  We will concentrate on better learning baseball through games, practice and discussion. Sponsor: Coach Solomon

BIG BUDDIES PROGRAM (9-12)- Do you enjoy working with kids? The program is a leadership and learning program that pairs middle school students with elementary school students. The Club members would help plan activities, run the activities and provide leadership to the buddy pairs.  Sponsor: Ms. Anna Haarer

BIO CLUB (9-12) - This club is a nationally sponsored organization (NABT) for students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Meetings will be a mixture of invited guests who work in healthcare, relevant film viewing and hands on activities related to medicine. Meeting dates will be dependent on planned activity but will generally occur the 3rd week of each month over lunch in the biology lab. Sponsor: Ms. Sarah Mitch

BOYS BASKETBALL CLUB (6-12) – This club will be offered in the fall and spring for boys in grades 6-12.  Format will be to play basketball 1-2 times a week, mostly playing 5 v 5 games.  Meeting days and times will vary, depending on the availability of the gym. See Coach Seibert for a fall schedule.  Sponsor: Coach Crawford

THEATER CLUB (8-12) -- The purpose of this club is to provide an opportunity for students interested in the dramatic arts to explore the vast world of theater. We will cover topics of Shakespeare, Ancient Greek Theater, Play and Monologue writing, Improvisation, Environmental Theater and more! Anyone who is interested is invited to attend; weekly meetings Mondays 3:15-4:30. Sponsor: Ms. Hertzler,

ENVIROTHON (9-12, available for Honors Credit for select HS science classes) Do you have knowledge about the natural world, or an interest in learning about forestry, fisheries, and other related topics?  Do you enjoy teamwork in a competitive setting? Then Envirothon is for you. We will meet over lunch for occasional training sessions.   Sponsored by Lee Good, former science teacher and local organic farmer

HIGH SCHOOL ART CLUB (9-12) –Art Club is a time and space to create around other artists, share your ideas and artwork with others, and just geek out over art in general. You will be able to use the art room space and materials during this time. There may be opportunities to beautify our school, create collaborative works, and promote art appreciation.  We meet after school once a week from 3:15-4:15 either in the art room or computer lab. Official meeting day TBD. Sponsor: Ms. Malea Gascho

MATH COUNTS (6-8) - Math Counts is a national organization of clubs that train for a competition at the regional, state and national levels scheduled for some time in the spring. The Club is open to all Middle School students who want to challenge themselves mathematically and develop stronger problem solving skills, and will meet every other Wednesday (or more often).  Sponsor: Mr. Larry Martin

MODEL UN CLUB (9-12)-  Model UN club introduces students to the function and process of the United Nations.  It follows the procedure of the National organization NMUN which " provide students with a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research "  Students gain knowledge of Parliamentary procedure, how to write position papers, and how to draft mock UN legislation.  The club participates in two competitions each year one local (at UVA) and the other National (in Washington, D.C.). Sponsor:  Sponsor: Mr. Nathan Hershberger

POETRY CLUB (9-12) — For students interested in reading poetry and completing poetry activities together.  Meets over lunch — day yet to be determined. Sponsor: TBD

(ART) STUDIO CLUB (6-8)- This art club is for middle schoolers who want to create more art. The goal for Studio Club is to give more time and space for you to create your own art and to share your art ideas with other students who also love creating. During club meetings, you will have access to the art room and supplies. There may be opportunities to beautify our school, create collaborative works, and promote art appreciation. Meetings will be held after school once a week from 3:15-4:15pm. Meeting days TBD.  Sponsor: Ms.  Malea Gascho

WESERVE (9-12)- This club is for those who want to make a difference in their community.  Lunch meetings will be held once a month to decide on the monthly service project.  Times to complete service projects will vary depending on the project chosen that month.  Examples include making meals and baskets for the Ronald McDonald House and stuffing/delivering stockings at Christmas to individuals without family over the holiday.  Sponsor: Ms. Marsha Thomas 

WILDFIRE ATHLETIC CLUB ( 6-12) - The Wildfire club’s purpose is to support all the teams that compete athletically at EMS. Representatives from each class help create fun nights to support teams. Sponsor: Mr. Sauder and Ms. Roth

WINDSOCK (9-12) – This Club produces our school newspaper.  We welcome all kinds of articles, creative writing, photographs, drawings, cartooning...anything that can go in a newspaper. Sponsor: Ms.  Leah Huyard