Bernotas Clubs

    There are many ways for students to get involved at Bernotas! See below for clubs and programs offered:  If there is no information yet on a club, there will be shortly and it will be starting in the near future.




    Anime Club

    Dates TBD



     Art Club

    Art Club - Art Club is an open studio where artists work on whatever they want or they can work on one of the art room projects with other students. 


    There is no fee to join and no mandatory meetings or attendance. Come when you can and bring a friend. Want a place to work on projects for other classes? Stop by and get your work done while you have fun.Contact Mrs. Plunkett at clplunkett@d47.org 



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    Author's Club

    Are you a writer looking for time to write? Do you enjoy sharing your stories and poems with others? Author’s Club is a “drop-in” style after school writing club that will be held the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. All you need to do is bring your imagination along with your Chromebook to Mrs. Van Dorpe’s room (#2). 



     Bowling club


    Bowling Club - Calling all bowlers! Join us at the Metro Bowl in Crystal Lake for some fun this winter. This club is open to all students. We will  take a bus to the alley right after school, and you will need a ride home from Metro Bowl promptly at 4:00.  Each trip will require a fee of $5. Hope to seeyou there!  Listen to morning announcements to learn when to see  Mrs. Mattoon clmattoon@d47.org  in rooms B9/B10 to get a permission slip which will provide additional information.



    Chess club

    Chess Club -  Chess Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  Students meet once a week after school on Thursdays until 3:00 pm starting the first Thursday in September through the end of April.  Chess Club is a great way to learn the game of chess, improve your current chess skills, or simply meet some new friends.  At the end of March Chess Club will hold a chess tournament to determine the RBMS Chess Champion.  Please email Mrs. Bouchard with any questions.




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    Cooking Club-

    Cooking club meets once a month in the FACs room after school from 2:15 to 4:00.  Unfortunately, there is only enough room for 15 wantabe chefs.  For each meeting time, each chef is emailed the recipe and the ingredients cost for the upcoming time in the kitchen.  Mrs. Weber, Ms. Shields, and Mrs. Wilson gladly oversee the organized chaos in the kitchen.  Any questions, email Mrs. Weber at baweber@d47.org



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    Debate Club-

    Debate club invites all students to come to Ms. Rodio's room, twice a month after school. We brainstorm and vote on different topics we would like to discuss, and then we hold formal debates.   Schedules will be distributed the first day.  If you love to debate with your friends, come visit us in room 35!!



    Environmental Club

    Environmental Club -

    The Environmental Awareness Club is a voluntary school organization consisted of thoughtful and committed individuals working towards a more Earth friendly school and community.  We aim to build future leafy leaders and a sustainable community.  We promote the participation of the school’s students in learning about and working towards the conservation and sustainability of their environment. Begins in October, date TBD. 
    Contact Mr. Apostol rapostol@d47.org for more information.




    Fishing Club  

    Fishing Club - Fishing Club will hit the shores this Fall, date TBD. This is a free club open to all students. We will take a bus to our fishin’ hole at The Hollows in Cary, and all students will need a ride to pick them up at the site promptly at 4:00. Bait will be provided, and if you need a fishing pole just let us know. For those of you who like to bring your own tackle, please remember to remove any knives and/or all-purpose (handyman) tools before bringing your equipment to school.  We can store your fishing gear in our room during our fishing season. Listen to morning announcements to learn when to see Mrs. Langdon or Mrs. Mattoon in rooms B5/B10 to get a permission slip which will provide additional information. If interested, please contact  clmattoon@d47.org.


     Golf Club

    Golf Club  

    If you like golf, come and join us for Golf Club.

    If you have questions, please contact Mr. Krol at jmkrol@d47.org






    Harry Potter Club

    Calling all witches and wizards! Do you enjoy the Harry Potter books, movies, characters, or activities? Then we would love for you to join our Harry Potter club.  We will meet the last Thursday of every month right after school until 3:00 in Ms. Shields’ room B9. In this club we will read and discuss the books, create Harry Potter crafts, and discuss different theories.  




    Lego club  

    Lego/Rubik Cube ClubLove Lego? Do you really like showing off your skills with a Rubik’s Cube? Then this is the Winter club for you!  Join Mrs. Mattoon clmattoon@d47.org for Lego/Rubik’s Cube Club this winter until 3:00 in Rooms B9/B10. This is a free club for all students. Use our Legos or bring your own. Bring your own Rubic’s Cube. Listen to morning announcements to learn when we start.




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    Math Club-

     Are you interested in testing your math knowledge? Taking part in math games and activities? Or just strengthening your math skills?  Then come stop by in room B9 every other Monday from 2:15-3:00 for math club.  Ms. Shields and Mrs. Weber look forward to meeting all interested students.  Please email Ms. Shields with any questions. 



    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) -  If you have a question for a teacher, please contact the following Jen Campisi at jkcampisi@d47.org or Brittany Stefani at bastefani@d47.org.



     RC Club

    R/C Car Club -  All are welcome.  This club starts in April, weather permitting. Bring your own battery powered car and other items to Room #32 the morning of the meetings. If interested, contact Mr. Wise at drwise@d47.org.



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    Rock Band Club -  Starts in September/October

    Contact: Mr. Krol  jmkrol@d47.org, Mr. Law  tlawl@d47.org, Mr. Apostal  rapostol@d47.org


    Kids on a Rock Climbing Wall

    Rock Climbing Club


    Calling all climbers!  Bernotas is offering a Rock Climbing club this year!  The club is open to all students, regardless of their climbing ability.  Students will need to complete a waiver, which can be done online at climbnorthwall.com or in person before they climb at the North Wall.


    Climbing events will be held once a month on Sundays, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  We will climb at the North Wall, located in Crystal Lake. Students can be dropped off to climb, but parents are more than welcome to stay and watch--or climb!  The North Wall will be closed to the public during our climbing session, so we’ll have the entire gym to ourselves!  


    The cost is $10.00, cash or check, which includes harness and shoe rental.  Checks should be made out to The North Wall.  Fees can be turned in to Mr. Law or Mr. Merke.    


    All students will be supervised by RBMS club teachers and North Wall employees to ensure a safe environment.  Based on the popularity of the club, more climbing dates will be added immediately.


    If you have any questions, feel free to email Mr. Law or Mr. Merke.  


    See you on the wall!    


    North Wall

    824 S Main St. 106

    Crystal Lake, IL 60014



    RBMS Teachers:

    Todd Law - tlaw@d47.org

    Erik Merke - emmerke@d47.org


    Scholastic Bowl - Scholastic Bowl is open to any student 6th through 8th grade.  There will be an information meeting in December, (date and time to be determined).  Practices and meet dates will be scheduled in the first few months of school.  Practices are usually on Mondays and meets are usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  There will be approximately 12 meets in the season.   Stay tuned to the morning announcements later in the year for more information.   Questions? Contact Mr. Jonker at mnjonker@d47.org or Mrs. Weber at baweber@d47.org




    Student Council - Student Council will meet the 2nd Thursdayof the month, starting October 10th, in rooms 21-22.  If you have questions, please contact Dawn Austin at dmaustin@d47.org or Dan Wise at drwise@d47.org



    Tech Club 

    Tech Club is for students who are interested in learning more about their Chromebook. This includes getting some hands on experience working with the different parts of a Chromebook. Tech Club meets every other Thursday from 2:15-3:00 in the Tech area of the LMC. All are welcome. If you have any questions, see Mr. Burnidge for more information.



    Viking Human Alliance Club

    "The Viking Human Alliance (VHA) is an inclusive club that was created to ensure a diverse and safe space for everyone.  The club works to raise awareness throughout the school regarding gender identity, policies, and issues.  Anyone and everyone are welcome to join this progressive club!"  Meetings are on Tuesdays.