• NEMS Clubs and Activities 2019-20 - click heading for printable document

    Academic Team Spell Bowl: Academic Team and Spell Bowl competitions are hosted and attended by all middle schools in Hamilton County. All teams come together for one night during the fall and spring seasons for a friendly competition amongst students. Both of these clubs welcome students from all grades to participate. Spell Bowl Team is in the Fall from September through November and will meet during East Time and on Wednesday’s after school. Students are given a packet of words to study and practice. At the competition the Spell Bowl judges will choose roughly 100 words for the teams to spell correctly. Academic Bowl Team occurs in the Spring from January through March and consists of themes from all academic subjects plus pop culture. Groups of students will collaborate to answer questions provided by the judges to show who is the best and the brightest! The sponsor is Mr. Vinton: douglas_vinton@nobl.k12.in.us      

    Art Enrichment: Art enrichment takes place during SLT and includes students who are motivated to learn about and create art. The projects are student chosen and led based on their own interests and abilities. Students are encouraged to explore various kinds of media and subject matter so as to build on their previous art knowledge and skills. The enrichment includes research of various cultures and time periods in art as well as an emphasis on sketching and writing. Some of the projects include an art piece to be displayed in the school as well as an art piece to be displayed in our local community. Membership is by application and teacher recommendation. The sponsor is Mrs. Melton: marcia_melton@nobl.k12.in.us  

    Best Buddies Club: Best Buddies is an international program that pairs students in 1:1 friendships with peers who have intellectual/developmental disabilities. Best Buddies at NEMS will have 2 chapter meetings per month- 1 Thursday immediately after school until 4:50 pm and 1 outside activity per month, which may fall on an evening or weekend. Membership is by application and 1:1 friendship are based on your application, student interest matching, and teacher recommendation. The sponsors are Mrs. Durbin: angela_durbin@nobl.k12.in.us and Mrs. Yoder: ashley_yoder@nobl.k12.in.us   

    Book Club: Book club is a flexible extracurricular club that allows students to participate one month at a time. Each month, members will read a book of a different genre and participate in weekly discussions and activities appropriate to the book.  The sponsor is Mrs. Zito: carrie_zito@nobl.k12.in.us

    Drama Club: The NEMS Drama Club is an after-school activity that involves students in many different aspects of theatre: Performing, Costumes, and Backstage Crew. The students will put together one show per year. The performances usually take place in late fall, while auditions for the cast and auditions for the crew begin in late August. The club will meet every day, August – November, after school until 5:30 pm. The sponsor is Miss Rattenbury: jordan_rattenbury@nobl.k12.in.us  

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): This small group will meet on Thursday mornings from September- May at 7:45 a.m. each week in Mr. Towle’s room, #1231. Students will be let into the building at door 15. The purpose of this student led group is to help middle school students, athletes or not, to grow in their faith and relationship with Christ. Students will work and play and talk and share and help each other to become “the best that we can be!” Activities included: discussions, bible studies, games, music—you name it! A light breakfast is provided. All students at NEMS are welcome! The call out will be on announcements only. FCA will begin this year on Thursday, Sept. 5 @ 7:45 a.m. The sponsor is Mr. Towle: rick_towle@nobl.k12.in.us  

    History Day Club: History Day Club is an exciting opportunity for all students grades 6-8 who want the chance to go explore any topic, person, or event in history they choose! Being on an athletic team does not prohibit you from being in this academic club. Students choose their own topic to be presented in one of 5 categories: Exhibit, Website, Paper, Performance, or a Documentary. This extra-curricular club begins in October and culminates in a regional competition in March to showcase your work amongst others in Central Indiana. Those who place high enough in their respective categories have the opportunity to move on to the State and even possibly the National competition near Washington, D.C. “History Day has been the vehicle that creates an understanding and appreciation of history while developing the necessary 21st-century tools, skills and aptitudes for a diverse student population.” History Day will meet during East Time, some days to be determined after school. The sponsor is Mr. Vinton: douglas_vinton@nobl.k12.in.us  

    Jazz Band Enrichment: There are 2 NEMS jazz bands, 16th Street Groove and Field Drive Funk. Each NEMS Jazz band is an SLT enrichment/extra-curricular activity that rehearses year-round and performs at various venues and contests. They perform all over the state of Indiana and the Midwest. Students must be in enrolled in a Performing Arts class in order to be in Jazz band. The Sponsors are Betheny Hanlin and Alexander Keim: nems_band@nobl.k12.in.us   

    NASA Science/Robotics Club: The NASA Science/Robotics Club is an out-of-school-hours club that offers children the chance to do science-related activities that extend and enhance the science they experience in the classroom. Our primary focus this school year will be on robotics. The club will meet after school, some evenings, and occasionally on a Saturday. The sponsor is Mr. Cooley: jonathan_cooley@nobl.k12.in.us  

    National Jr. Honor Society: The National Junior Honor Society is a service-learning organization where students are invited to apply based upon academic performance. Eligible students receive an invitation in January of 7th grade. Eligibility requires students to maintain an A average for second semester of grade 6 and first semester of grade 7 with only one B+ allowed within those two semesters. Invited students go through an application process and are then voted in based upon scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character, and service. An invitation to apply is not automatic acceptance into the organization. NEMS National Junior Honor Society follows the national guidelines for selection process. Some students who receives invitations to apply do not become members. A faculty council of five teachers makes the final selection of students who will become members. Invitations to apply will go out by late February of each year, and acceptance letters will be delivered by late April. Members of this club participate in meetings and activities at the end of 7th grade and for all of 8th grade. Meetings are held once per month on Wednesdays after school. The sponsor is Mrs. Fagan: meredith_fagan@nobl.k12.in.us 

    Pep Band: The Noblesville East Middle School Pep Band is an extracurricular activity November-February that supports and provides entertainment at NEMS home basketball games. In order to be in the Pep band you need to play a band instrument, guitar, or bass guitar. The Sponsor is Mrs. Hanlin: nems_band@nobl.k12.in.us  

    Rainforest Project: The Noblesville Rainforest Project 2020 is a two year comprehensive and interdisciplinary program open to current 6th and 7th grade students of Noblesville Schools. The program involves preparation during the school year with monthly meetings and two retreats. During the summer of 2020 students will participate in a transformative experience while traveling to the upper Amazon basin and Machu Picchu in Peru, South America. Upon return, students experience meaningful action to change their own communities. The sponsors are Mr. Towle: rick_towle@nobl.k12.in.us and Mrs. Mueller: tanya_mueller@nobl.k12.in.us  

    Show Choir Enrichment: Show Choir (named Vocal Revolution) is the advanced Choir at NEMS. This group has auditions in April and is open to 7th & 8th grade students who are enrolled in a Performing Arts course and are selected through the audition process. The rehearsals occur throughout the school year on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays from 3:10-3:40 pm with some after school rehearsals lasting until 6:00 pm. Show Choir is an enrichment/extra-curricular activity that rehearses all year and performs and competes all over Indiana. The sponsor is Jordan Rattenbury - Jordan_Rattenbury@nobl.k12.in.us  

    Student Council: Student Council is a co-curricular club with meetings twice monthly before school, twice monthly during East Time, and events after school hours throughout the school year. Student Council members gain valuable leadership skills through serving as ambassadors on behalf of their classmates and through opportunities to plan and coordinate school events, service learning projects, and community outreach. The sponsors are Mrs. Leer: kristen_leer@nobl.k12.in.us and Mr. Munson: ted_munson@nobl.k12.in.us 

    Tech Team: The Tech Team is an enrichment class that meets throughout the school year during East time every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Our primary focus this school year will be to help students and teachers with their technology needs on a daily basis. We will also be working closely with the media center and technology department to work project to improve the technology use at NEMS. The call out meeting is in May during East Time. The sponsor is Mr. Williams: dan_williams@nobl.k12.in.us  

    Washington D.C. trip: The Washington D.C. trip is open to 8th grade students. The trip is May 13-May 17, 2020. Students must register for the trip before September 6, 2019. There are fundraisers to help offset the cost of the trip. The club meets for approximately 30 minutes every 4 months throughout the school year. The trip sponsors are Mr. Olson and Mr. Ruble. All questions regarding the trip should be sent to nemsdctrip@gmail.com  

    Yearbook: The Yearbook staff is selected at the end of each academic school year. The callout for applicants happens in April and is open to 6th and 7th grade students. A staff is selected before leaving for summer break based upon recommendations and quality of the student's application. Yearbook meets during East Time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays to construct that school year's book. The group will create and be responsible to taking photographs at athletic and other school events. The sponsor is Mrs. Lawson: kyla_lawson@nobl.k12.in.us