Clubs/Activities

Interested in joining a club? Please contact the sponsor(s) for more info!
 
Club Fee: There is a one-time fee of $20 to join a club. The fee is good for any club throughout the year. Checks can be made payable to ZCS or you can pay online via schoolpay here: https://zcs.schoolpay.com/
 
**Most clubs must pay the club fee. Those that do not are noted below.**

Join us on Friday, Sept. 17 from 6:00-9:00pm for an evening of leadership, movie, activities and discussion! Carrie Nonte (8th grade counselor), Kelly Antcliff (athletic director), Bianca Contreras (school psychologist) and Samantha Smith (guest speaker) will help guide discussions and activities in a night designed to encourage leadership enhancement and making friends in a positive social setting. This event will be held in Eagle Hall. Girls should wear comfortable clothes (pajama pants are acceptable!), and bring pillow/blanket if they’d like to sit on the floor during the movie. Students will remain masked-up at the event, with the exception of during the meal. Sponsors will email more information out in days prior to the event. Please register by Wednesday, Sept. 15 by clicking here

 

ZMS Club – Steel Eagles Robotics

Club Name: Steel Eagles Robotics

Club Description: The Steel Eagles are a group of teams that compete in VEX IQ Robotics competitions. Each season we are introduced to a new game. Team members have to design, build, drive and program robots to play the game and score the most points possible.

Sponsors for this club are: Andy Seward

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):

We will meet a few times in September and then meet regularly starting in mid October.

This club will meet in this location: room 605

Requirements to participate:

Applications were due last spring, and of our members participated in a camp over the summer. We are currently full.

ZMS Club - ZIPcadet

Club Name:  ZIPcadet (Zionsville Indoor Percussion – Cadet)

Club Description:  ZIPcadet, which stands for Zionsville Indoor Percussion Cadet, is a fun, learning experience in Percussion and movement that will rehearse and then perform in competitions and local performances throughout the winter starting in October.  This group is similar to the percussion section of the HS marching band.

Sponsors for this club are:  

Jeff King:  zband.jeffking@yahoo.com

This club is available for grades:   The group is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade music students (band, orchestra or choir) from Zionsville Middle School and Zionsville West Middle School.  We will consider 5th grade music students with some music experience.

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): 

Callout:  Monday, October 4 for students and parents.  Time and location TBD.

Practices: Monday and Wednesday evenings starting Monday, October 26.  6:30 – 8:30.  Time will shift to 7:00 – 9:00 starting in January.   Some Saturdays throughout the season usually 8:00 – Noon.

This club will meet in this location:  Zionsville West Middle School

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):  Even if you have never played percussion, we can find a spot for you!!  The ability to read music, a willingness to work hard, to learn and to have fun is all you need!

 

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/Sn9RAEjHjPo

 

ZMS Club – Winter Guard 

Club Name:  Zionsville Cadet Winter Guard

Club Description:  This is our middle school competitive winter guard.  If you like to dance, cheer, spin a flag, perform for people or think you might like to try it, then this may be an activity for you.  Winter guard is a fun, learning experience in movement & music that will rehearse and then perform in competitions and local performances throughout the winter starting at the end of October.

Sponsors for this club are:  

Jeff King:  zband.jeffking@yahoo.com

Jacey King:  jcking795@gmail.com

This club is available for grades:   5 – 8 from both ZMS and ZWMS.  This is a combined activity.

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): 

Callout:  Tuesday, October 5 for students and parents.  Time and location TBD.

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting Tuesday, October 26.  6:00 – 8:00 (8:30 if doing rifle).   Some Saturdays throughout the season usually 8:00 – Noon.

This club will meet in this location:  Boone Meadow Elementary Gym

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):  No experience is needed.  Just a willingness to work hard, learn and have fun!

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/iQZ59r6gqQA

 

ZMS Club – Cultural Understandings Book Club 

Club NameCultural Understandings Book Club

Club DescriptionIn our Cultural Understandings book club, we will read a wide variety of books to learn about the experiences and perspectives of people around the world and throughout history.  Through our discussions, we will develop an appreciation of who WE are and what we contribute to our community, while also developing a respect for the diversity of the Zionsville community.  In addition to reading books, we will host guest speakers and develop service projects based on student interest and community needs.

Sponsors for this club areMrs. Wleklinski and Mrs. Vidal

This club is available for gradesGrades 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time)This club will meet from September 22- October 6th (EVERY WEDNESDAY), 7:50-8:30 AM.

This club will meet in this location: Room 604

 

 

ZMS Club – Yearbook Club 

Club Name: Yearbook Club

Club Description: Students will take photos for the yearbook during the school day, help come up with a theme, have input in cover design, and attend sporting events to take pictures

Sponsors for this club are: Mrs. Soboleski and TBD

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): The first Friday of the month starting on Friday, September 17th. We’ll meet at 8:10am. In addition to meetings, there are weekly photo submission commitments.

This club will meet in this location: Room 809

 

 

ZMS Club – Kindness Club 

Club Name: Kindness Club

Club Description: We are a group of students and staff who love to spread love and kindness around in the world. We like to sprinkle a little joy where we can and give some encouragement to those who need it.  We primarily focus our efforts here at ZMS and in the community hoping that our efforts here will spread into the rest of the world. We have created crafts, notes, and posters to share with our ZMS family. Come join us for fellowship and fun!

Sponsors for this club are: Mrs. Jenni East and Dr. Josetta Gregg

This club is available for grades: 5th-8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): We will have a callout meeting on Tuesday, September 14th from 8:10 -8:35 am.  Based on student/sponsor time availability, we will meet at least once a month before school and more frequently during projects.   

This club will meet in this location: Room 702 (Dr. Gregg’s room)

 

ZMS Club – Zeek Squad 

Club Name:                 Zeek Squad

Club Description:       Zeek Squad was developed to foster leadership qualities within our students, while encouraging a student’s interest in technology resources.  In order to participate in this technology leadership program, students will need to meet the requirements listed below.  This program is a year-long commitment. 

Program Requirements-

  • Attend bi-weekly Zeek Squad meetings.
  • Complete regular assignments through Canvas to show mastery of technology skills utilized at ZCS.
  • Participate in ZCS Technology Ambassador Program (Zeek Squad members will be partnered with new students to assist them with technology used in class).
  • Offer assistance to students and staff within the classroom with technology resources.
  • Be a role model to the students in class and within the school.
  • Offer suggestions to the staff on how to better equip students and staff regarding technology resources.
  • Offer input to the principal on technology use and equipment in classrooms
  • Become knowledgeable about digital citizenship and safety to share with peers

 

Sponsor for this club is:         Mr. Beimfohr

This club is available for grades:       5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):       

Every other Wednesday during Lunch/Recess/Homeroom, beginning Sept. 8, 2021

This club will meet in this location:  LGI

 

ZMS Club – Best Buddies

Club Name: Best BuddiesClub Description: Do you want to make new and amazing friends? Best Buddies creates one-to-one and group friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities! Best Buddies creates opportunities to hang out with your buddies at scheduled club events every month. EVERYONE IS WELCOME IN BEST BUDDIES! J

Sponsors for this club are: Miss Bell and Mrs. Clayton

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):

9/9/21 8:00 call out meeting

9/30/21 8:00

10/28/21 8:00

11/18/21 8:00

12/17/21 8th period

1/27/22 8:00

2/17/22 8:00

3/24/22 8:00

April: Friendship Walk TBD

5/25/22 7th period This club will meet in this location: LGI room

Requirements to participate are: Be a good friend!

 

ZMS Club – 7th & 8th Book Club 

Club Name: 7th and 8th Grade Book Club

Club Description: Are you a 7th or 8th grader who loves a good book? Then, come join us!  We are a group of 7th or 8th grade students and staff who love to read books and discuss them with others.  Students choose 1 book a month that we all read on our own, then we come together at our meeting to discuss that book. The genres of books vary by student interest, but they are always books that the students choose.  This is a great way to make new friends, hang out with current friends, explore different genres of books, and discuss all things bookish! 

Sponsors for this club are: Kelsey Buckley and Josetta Gregg

This club is available for grades: 7th and 8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): We typically meet one Friday morning every month.  Dates may vary based on student availability.  Callout meeting will be on Friday, 8/27/21 from 8:10-8:35 am.

This club will meet in this location: ZMS library

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements): N/A

 

ZMS Club – 5th & 6th Art Club 

Club Name: 5/6 Art Club

Club Description: 5/6 art club is a fun exploratory art club where we experiment with a variety of supplies. In years passed we’ve done paper folding, ceramics, weaving, painting, printmaking, service projects, chalk art, paint parties, and more!

Sponsors for this club are: Mrs. Albright

Meeting Times: The first two Thursdays of each month, October-March. 3:45-4:45

October 7, 21

November 4, 11

December 2, 9

January 6, 13

February 3, 10

March 3, 10

This club will meet in this location: Room 405

This club is open to the first 25 students who fill out an application and sign up! Applications are available outside room 405 starting in September. Listen for the announcement!

 

ZMS Club – Creative Writing Club 

Club Name: Creative Writing Club  
Club Description:
Do you love telling stories? Join us in Creative Writing Club where writers of all skill levels can generate new ideas with fun writing prompts or get feedback on their work. If you love to use your imagination, don’t miss out on this club!

Sponsors for this club are: Dr. Gregg and Mr. Mellencamp

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): Thursdays after school, beginning September 9

This club will meet in this location: Room 702

 

ZMS Club – Student Council 

Club Name: Student Council

Club Description: Responsible, energetic middle school students develop leadership skills while promoting school spirit and planning events for the ZMS Student body such as spirit days and Eagle Ball.

Sponsors for this club are: Mrs. Hallie Monaghan

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): Every other Wednesday at 8am (5th and 6th grade meets one week, 7th and 8th grade meet the next)

This club will meet in this location: Room 705

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements): Candidates must apply, prepare a 50-100 word biography, and be elected by their peers. 8 representatives are elected per grade.

 

ZMS Club – Campus Life 

Club Name: Campus Life

Club Description: Campus Life is a program where we play games, talk about topic relevant to you (family, friends, mental health and more) and give you a chance to share what you think about those topics. We are a faith-based club and invite every student to try out Campus Life

Sponsors for this club are: Abbi Lackey

This club is available for grades: 5-8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): Thursdays 7:55a

This club will meet in this location: South Gym

 

ZMS Club – 7th & 8th Art Club 

Club Name: ART CLUB

Club Description:       Art Club is an opportunity for students to develop new techniques, collaborate with others, work independently through projects that will beautify the school and community.

Sponsors for this club are: MRS. GIBSON

This club is available for grades: 7th & 8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time): Wednesdays, starting in January, from 3:50-4:50 pm

This club will meet in this location: Room 408

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements): $20 supply fee

 

ZMS Club – Chess Club

Club Name: Chess Club                                                                 
Club Description:
Join us as we master one of the world’s oldest and most popular games. We welcome all skill levels. Whether you’ve never played or you’re a budding Grandmaster, Chess Club is for you. In this club, we’ll become better chess players by learning strategy and practicing against each other!

Sponsors for this club are: Mr. Mellencamp

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
Wednesdays at 8:05 AM starting Sept. 8

This club will meet in this location: Room 710

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):
Players of all skill levels are welcome!

 

ZMS Club – Spring Musical

Club Name: Spring Musical                                                               

Club Description: 5-8th grade production of (likely) Addams Family. Auditions will be this winter, and the performance will be in March.

Sponsors for this club are: Ms. Osgood & Ms. Boehm

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
Every day after school after auditions take place. More information will be on announcements later this fall.

This club will meet in this location: Choir rooms and Eagle Hall

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):
Must be available to be at rehearsals. There are positions needed for both performers and stage crew!

 

ZMS Club – Film Club

Club Name: Film Club                                                             

Club Description: This club is a space for small groups of students to create short films from start to finish. These films are then unveiled at the Winter Fling and Spring Fling!

Sponsors for this club are: Ms. Smith (6th grader Hudson Couch is the student leader)

This club is available for grades: 5-8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
On Fridays before school beginning after Labor Day

This club will meet in this location: In the LGI room, Eagle Hall or Wrestling room

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):
No experience necessary! You don’t have to be an actor/actress to join, as we also need students interested in writing scripts, editing film, etc.!

 

 

ZMS Club – Girls on the Run

Club Name: Girls on the Run                                                             

Club Description: This is a club held for 8 weeks in the spring that combines running and leadership curriculum

Sponsors for this club are: Mrs. Vidal

This club is available for grades: 5th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
Twice a week after school – dates TBD

This club will meet in this location: Outside when the weather is nice, otherwise, in the library

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):
No experience necessary!

 

 

ZMS Club – GSA

Club Name: GSA Club                                                            

Club Description: Student-led club intended to provide a safe and supportive environment, a sense of community, and a space for LGBTQ+ students, as well as their allies, to build a social network of respect. Everyone is welcome.

Sponsors for this club are: Mrs. Vidal and TBD

This club is available for grades: 7th-8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
Every other week. Time TBD

This club will meet in this location: Mrs. Vidal’s classroom. Please sign up in her room or let her know you are interested in receiving more information.

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):
No requirements – everyone is welcome

 

ZMS Club – Math Counts!

Club Name: Math Counts!                                                            

Club Description: This club is for all students interested in furthering their interest in math by competing against other schools in Math Counts! competitions this spring!

Sponsors for this club are: Zhixin Wu (but please sign up in Mrs. Nonte’s room)

This club is available for grades: 5th-8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
Once a week in the spring after school. Day is TBD

This club will meet in this location: TBD

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):
No requirements – everyone is welcome, as long as you have a love for math!

 

ZMS Club – Tri-M

Club Name: Tri-M                                                             

Club Description: It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities and inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.

Sponsors for this club are: Michele Boehm & Ashley Murray

This club is available for grades: 6th, 7th and 8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
The first Tuesday of each month from 7-8pm starting October 5

This club will meet in this location: Room 308 or Band Room

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements):

  • Audition 1 song on instrument or vocal
  • Get acceptance letter from sponsors
  • Pay club fee
  • Pay Tri-M fee
  • Attend monthly meetings and do service activities
  • Attend induction ceremony on Sept. 27th

 

ZMS Club – STUDENT ATHLETIC LEADERS

Club Name: Student Athletic Leaders (SAL)                                                            

Club Description: The purpose of SAL is to develop leadership skills in our 7th & 8th grade student athletes. Throughout the school year, we will cover topics such as sportsmanship with opponents and officials, how to handle rivalries, how to cope with challenging teammates, and performance anxiety. We will also have several guest speakers throughout the school year and SAL members will be asked to assist with home sporting events throughout the year by welcoming opponents, assisting in the concession stand and being good ambassadors for our department and programs.

Sponsors for this club are: Kelly Antcliff, Jared Urban & Bailee Newton
This club is available for grades: student-athletes in 7th and 8th

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):
Wednesdays (7th gr) and Fridays (8th gr) once a month

This club will meet in this location: LGI room

Requirements to participate are (n/a if no requirements): must be nominated by a coach, teammate, teacher or administrator

 

ZMS Club – Game Club 

Club Name: Game Club

Club Description: The game club is an opportunity to play a variety of board and card games with your friends. Each meeting there will be different game options to try, and you can bring in your own games as well!

Sponsors for this club are: Amy Foster

This club is available for grades: 5-8

This club will meet (list day/date(s), starting date and time):

We will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15pm beginning on Sept. 14

This club will meet in this location: room 716

Requirements to participate:

Sign up in the Student Services office if you are interested in participating!