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.
Every Monday in the Art room, from 2:15 - 4:00
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. Bring your friends and grab a table after school on Wednesday (except early release days) or Thursday or both There is no activity bus on Wednesday's so please arrange to have your ride here promptly at 4:00.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Tuesdays of the month. All you need to do is bring your imagination along with your Chromebook to Mrs. Van Dorpe’s room (#2). Our first gathering is Tuesday, September 17. Students can take the activity bus home or make arrangements to be picked up by 3:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!
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 email@example.com in rooms B9/B10 to get a permission slip which will provide additional information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Debate Club starts on Tuesday, September 10th after school until 3:00pm. Schedules will be distributed the first day. If you love to debate with your friends, come visit us in room 35!!
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Club -
If you like golf, come and join us for Golf Club. There will be a short informational meeting on August 26th, from 2:15pm - 2:30pm in the cafeteria. Students should arrange rides for 2:30pm or take the Activity bus home.We will be traveling by bus to Crystal Woods Golf Course on:September 11, 18,23, and October 2nd.If you have questions, please contact Mr. Krol at email@example.com
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. Our first meeting will be Thursday September 26.
Lego/Rubik Cube Club - Love 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Rock Band Club - Starts in September/October
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!
824 S Main St. 106
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Todd Law - firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Merke - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Weber at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Wise at email@example.com
2019-2020 Student Council Meeting Dates:
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. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 3rd at 2:15pm in Room 30 (Art Room).