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In-School Clubs and Activities

BMS CREW
In 2015, BMS debuted a special daily CREW advisory period to build student and staff relationships, focus on goal setting and academic achievement, and practice our Habits of a Scholar. For more information, visit our CREW page

BMS Band
The Basalt Middle School Band is open to all 5th through 8th graders. Over 40% of students participate in the band program, which holds fall, winter, and spring concerts. The program offers a bi-annual band trip and special opportunities such as applying to the various Honor Bands, Aspen Music Festival PALS program, and various Jazz Aspen Snowmass programs, which are year-round. For information on our music programs, click here
Contact: Band teacher Nick Lenio, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5866

BMS Choir
In 7th grade, each student takes one quarter of “Intro to Choir and Drama.” This class involved theatre exercises and vocal warm-ups. Most exercises are group participation activities that are fun and educational. In 8th grade, students can choose choir as a specials option. First quarter is a girls’ choir, second quarter is a boy’s choir, and third and fourth quarters are a mixed choir. For information on our music programs, click here.
Contact: Brittany von Stein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5879

BMS Makerspace
BMS debuted a state-of-the-art Makerspace in the 2014/15 school year. The space is open to students during lunch to explore a variety of rotating STEAM activities, including electric circuits, 3D printing, rockets, Legos, Minecraft, and more. The space is also used for after-school classes and evening programming. For information on the Makerspace, click here.
Contact: Allison Johnson, 309-5485, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BMS PEAK Program
BMS offers a gifted and talented program for qualifying students that includes in-class differentiation, social-emotional support, and extracurricular activities. For information on the PEAK program, click here
Contact: Kerry Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-7983

BMS Student Council
The BMS Student Council is for 7th and 8th grade students. Applications to join student council require two peer recommendations and one teacher recommendation. Applications are due in early September. Student Council plans events like school spirit days, a field day, a talent show, a food drive. (Year-round)
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez at 384-5899
2016/17 Student Council Application is due Sept. 19.

BMS Student Garden
BMS is home to a community garden that is planted and harvested by students. A new greenhouse opened in 2015 as well.
Contact: Ryan Bradley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5885

BMS Yearbook
Pictures of students, staff, and school-wide events are collected all year long. Eighth graders apply at the beginning of 2nd semester to be on the staff that will create the annual yearbook.
Contact: Allyson Bella-Dodds, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-6181

BMS Brain Bowl
BMS students put their heads together to compete in teams by grade in district-level knowledge tournaments. Students practice at lunch over several months before competing. For details, Click here
Contact: Kerry Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-7983

BMS Student of the Month
Each month a student who represents a particular value such as trustworthiness or responsibility is chosen to be honored by teachers. The student receives a diploma at a special Town of Basalt awards ceremony.
Contact: Ty Hayden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5902

BMS Reading Buddies
Basalt Middle School offers a special reading program to help middle school students with fluency. Adult volunteers read with a student once a week for the entire year.
Contact: Librarian Jane Douglass, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5907

BMS Badge Program
In conjunction with the Basalt Regional Library, the BMS Library offers an interactive library program for all students that combines reading with learning and community involvement. Students can earn badges towards quarterly prizes. For information on the BMS Badge Program, click here
Contact: Librarian Jane Douglass, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5907

BMS Pre-collegiate Program
The Roaring Fork School District Pre-Collegiate program is an academic enrichment and support program for first-generation college students. For more information, click here
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

The Buddy Program
Peer to Peer Buddies are students from Basalt High School that mentor middle school students weekly. Community Buddies are adult mentors who meet with students in the community at least 3-4 times per month. Please contact Mrs. Donnelly if you are interested in your child participating in either program.
Contact: Marlon Funez, 384-5899 or the program directly at http://www.buddyprogram.org/

 


After-School Activities


Access After School Second Shift Classes
Access After School offers a variety of affordable after-school classes ranging from cooking to the arts. Classes run in 10-week sessions and cost $25 for the entire session. (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
Website: http://accessroaringfork.org/secondshift/registration-bms/

Mountain Biking Club
This new mountain biking club will guide students on rides around the valley, weather permitting, on Wednesdays. Jon Delk, coach for the Roaring Fork Cycling Club for BHS/AHS will lead the club along with Ms. Miller. Parents are welcome to ride along. Helmets and mountain bikes are required. Transportation to trailheads is not provided. Contact Principal Ellsperman for details at 384-5901.

Youth Entity
BMS partners with Youth Entity to offer career exploration opportunities in 6th grade and financial literacy learning opportunities in 5th and 8th grade, as well as student internship opportunities after school in career areas of interest. Website: http://www.youthentity.org/
Watch a Youth Entity video highlighting the My Career My Life Program at Basalt Middle School

Enrichment Wednesdays
BMS offers limited after-school enrichment programming specifically for Early Release Wednesdays. Classes cost $10 for approximately 8-10 weeks.
Contact: Karen Hillebrand, 384-5900.

Homework Help
Basalt Middle School offers free homework help by teachers for all grades after school (M, T, Th). Supervised homework help is also available on Enrichment Wednesdays. 
Website: http://bms.rfsd.k12.co.us/uncategorized/1294-homework-help-schedule.html

Lego Robotics
Basalt Middle School is home to an award-winning Lego Robotics team. The team practices regularly throughout the fall, competing regionally and statewide during the late fall and winter. Parent coaches are often needed and students are encouraged to join the after-school team. Click here for information on the team.
Contact: Kerry Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-7983

Youth Artist Studio
In collaboration with The Art Base, this is an intensive visual arts studio program for students in 5th through 8th grade. For information on The Art Base's after school classes, visit: http://theartbase.org/
Youth Artist Studio Contact: Guinevere Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5883

 


After-School Sports


Basalt Middle School sports officially start in 7th grade. For information on these sports, click hereSee Basalt Activities below for a list of athletic opportunities for 5th and 6th grade students. 7th and 8th Grade students can sign up for the following:

Football (Fall)
BMS offers 7th and 8th grade football teams. Practice begins in Fall.
Contact: Front Office, 384-5900

Girls’ Volleyball (Late Fall)
BMS offers 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams. Practice begins in fall
Contact: Front Office, 384-5900

Boys Basketball (Late Fall)
BMS offers 7th and 8th grade basketball teams. Practice begins in the third week of October.
Contact: Front Office, 384-5900

Girls Basketball (Winter)
BMS offers 7th and 8th grade basketball teams.
Contact: Front Office, 384-5900

Wrestling (Winter)
BMS offers 7th and 8th grade wrestling teams. Practice begins in late February the week after President’s day. The season includes 3 weekend tournaments and two dual meets.
Contact: Ryan Bradley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5885
Website: www.basaltwrestling.org/#!location/ct25

Track (Spring)
BMS offers a variety of track events for 7th and 8th grade students. Practice begins late March and goes until May. Meets are all day on Saturdays throughout April.
Contact: Mitch Foss, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Guinevere Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Melissa Goodman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Annual Student Events


BMS Art Show
In conjunction with the spring band concert, BMS fills the front lobby with art installations and exhibits. (Spring)
Contact: Guinevere Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5883

BMS Student Concerts
The BMS Band hosts a Welcome Concert in the fall, a Winter Concert before Christmas, the Joy of Music band fundraising event in late winter, and a Spring Concert. The BMS Choir hosts winter and spring concerts. For information on our music programs, click here.

Homecoming
Longhorn Pride reaches a fevered pitch as middle school students join in to celebrate the high school’s homecoming spirit and game. Sixth to 8th grade band student participate in a parade through Basalt, while 7th and 8th grade band students perform at the Homecoming Game. BMS also hosts a Pep Rally in the gym. (Fall)

Honor Roll and Longhorn Pride Assemblies
Students and parents gather three times a year to honor the hard work and effort of students at the end of the first three quarters.
Contact: Principal Jennifer Ellsperman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5901.

Kidsculpt
BMS students are chosen to participate in Aspen’s Winterskol celebration each year by working as a team to design and sculpt a snow sculpture along with other regional middle schools. (January)
Contact: Guinevere Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5883

Scholastic Book Fair
Students and parents are encouraged to peruse the latest middle school titles when the Scholastic Book fair comes to town in conjunction with first quarter Parent/Teacher conferences. (November)
Contact: Librarian Jane Douglass, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5907

Talent Show
BMS musicians, comedians, magicians and more hit the stage at this annual Student Council-sponsored event. (Spring)
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

Field Day
BMS’s field day is hosted by student council for 5th and 6th grades. (Spring).Contact:
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

Staff-Student 8th Grade Basketball Game
Our annual student-staff basketball game is the Friday before spring break. 8th graders with good academic standing make up the student team. Students purchase challenges for their teachers to make the game fair and crazy costumes abound. All money raised goes to a local charity. (Spring). 
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

Kate Keenan Memorial Mile Run
All 8th Graders participate in this annual fun run from BMS to BHS representing the transition from middle school to high school. (Last week of school)
Contact: Principal Ellsperman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5901

Family Science Night
Each November, BMS invites the John McConnell Math & Science Center to come up from Grand Junction for a science evening filled with demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on learning. This event is open to students throughout the valley. (November)
Contact: Allison Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 309-5485

 


Basalt & Regional Activities


The Basalt Regional Library
The Basalt Regional Library offers after-school activities and special events for middle school students.
Website: http://basaltlibrary.org/

Maroon Bel Canto Children’s Chorus
The Maroon Bel Canto Children’s Chorus gives students in grades 4 through 8 the chance to participate in an All-Valley youth chorus (mature, responsible 3rd graders accepted on a director recommendation and space availability in the ensemble)
Website:www.aspenmusicfestival.com/about/community-education/amfs-after-works/maroon-bel-canto-childrens-chorus/

Aspen Music Festival P.A.L.S Music Program
The Passes and Lessons Scholarship Program is geared towards students who wish to focus on vocal and/or instrumental education. The program's goal is to identify and develop musically gifted and motivated musicians in the Roaring Fork Valley and offer them focused lessons and ensemble work during the summer.
Website: www.aspenmusicfestival.com/about/community-education/pals/

The Basalt Recreation Department
The town of Basalt offers a variety of recreational programming for students year-round.
Website: www.basaltexpressrec.org/

The Art Base Community Art Center
The Wyly offers a variety of art classes for students year-round.
Website: http://wylyarts.org/

Crown Mountain Park
Crown Mountain offers a variety of youth programming year-round.
Website: www.crownmtn.org/

Rock Bottom Ranch and ACES
The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers a variety of classes and programming through its Rock Bottom Ranch location in the mid valley.
Website: www.aspennature.org/locations/rock-bottom-ranch/what-to-do

Little League Baseball
Spring baseball is offered to boys and girls ages 8-14. Players are put on teams according to skill/age level. Teams play 20 games beginning in April and ending the first week in June.
Contact: Carrey Sims, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 379-9408
Website: www.3riversll.com

Little League Football
Football is available for 5 and 6th grade students through Little League Football.
Contact: Mitch Levy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 319-0155

Soccer
The Basalt Soccer Club is a local youth soccer club offering a variety of fall and spring options.
Website: http://Basaltsoccer.net

 

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