Participation in any of these activities (**) requires that the student pay a yearly activity fee of $20.00.
Payment can be made in two ways:
Use the FHSD Web Store for payments. Log in and click on student fee payments. Use your Infinite Campus Parent Portal username and password.
You may also bring cash or check to Mrs. Jaques in the Main Office.
- Cross Country Club **
- Drama Club **
- FCA **
- Intramurals **
- Jazz Band **
- Yearbook **
- National Junior Honor Society **
Club Advisors: Mrs. Ferri and Mrs. White
The Cross Country running teams at Barnwell are co-ed and open to all grades. The goal of the club is to introduce the sport of cross country to middle schoolers and encourage physical fitness. No prior running experience is needed and everyone runs at their own pace and ability. Practices start in August on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:20. There are 6 races held one day a week at various St. Charles/St. Peters parks during September and October with the season ending at the end of October. Barnwell runners will be competing against other middle schools in the St. Charles area. Parents will have to provide transportation to and from the meets.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Sarino
Participation in Drama Club is open to any student at Barnwell. In order to become a member of the society a student must earn their membership by participating in club meetings, activities, and extra-curricular plays. Membership is based upon a point system that is explained at club meetings. All meetings are held monthly after school in room 40. During monthly meetings students will participate in drama related activities and games, discuss upcoming auditions, and plan future events. The Drama Club produces at least two main stage shows per year. Open auditions are held twice a year. You do not have to take a drama class to participate in a show. Students may also participate in the following crews: lights, sound, set, props, makeup and costume. Working on the crew is on a volunteer basis. Plays are rehearsed at school and performed at school or at the high school auditorium.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Ferri
FCA aims to engage, equip, and empower students through faith and sports. This student-led organization meets on Fridays for food, fellowship, and fun. We start in the lecture room with lessons from our student leaders and end in the gym with games. We welcome any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students who want to become a part of this community at school!
Club Advisor: Laura Moll and Ms. Basler
Participation in GSA is open to any student at Barnwell. There are no participation requirements—students can join at any time throughout the school year, and come to as many or as few meetings as they would like. GSA is a student-led organization, meaning that the students decide what topics they would like to focus on at each meeting. At times, students prefer to utilize the meeting time as a way to socialize and build connections with other students at school. During other meetings, students focus on identifying areas in which they would like to improve Barnwell to make it feel more inclusive and safer for all students in the building. Meetings are held every other Monday after school from 3:20-4:20 pm.
Club Advisors: Ms. Gettemeier, Mrs. Brinkman, Mr. Rausch
The intramural program will once again begin with after school activities for 6th through 8th graders. A variety of activities will be scheduled throughout the school year. Announcements will be made when we begin activicorreties and students will need a permission slip, available from their PE teacher, signed and returned in order to participate.
Club Advisor: Mr. Broadbooks
Jazz Band is open to any Barnwell student by audition. Jazz Band meets each Monday after school and performs two concerts per year as well as attending two festivals. Students learn to play and perform in a Jazz style and improvise solos. The following instruments are encouraged to try out: Trumpets, Trombones, Alto, Tenor, and Bari Sax, Drums, Keyboard, Guitar, and Bass Guitar. All interested students are encouraged to attend open rehearsals beginning the first full week of school and lasting through September. The only cost during open rehearsals is the cost of the Jazz Method Book which is yours to keep.
There is a $25.00 fee for those who are chosen for the group and students will be required to purchase a Jazz Band T-Shirt. This fee covers the cost of music and entry fees.
Club Advisor: Ms. Murphy
Yearbook Club is a group that gives students experience in print media publishing. As a member of the Yearbook Club, students will experience photography, computer design and creative writing that combine to create a yearbook that captures the memories of our school year. The club will meet on Mondays in the Learning Commons after school. Please contact Ms. Murphy will any questions.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Thomason
NJHS is a national organization that creates enthusiasm for scholarship, promotes leadership, develops character, encourages good citizenship, and serves the community. NJHS sponsors Red Ribbon Week, Secret Scholars, and supports our community through required service hours. Seventh and eighth grade students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.65 or higher will be invited to apply for membership at the beginning of the school year. The applications are reviewed by a Faculty Council for outstanding character and citizenship. After being accepted into NJHS, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average to continue membership. NJHS usually meets as a whole group about 4 times a year. once a month. Students sign up for committees and meet as needed for the work of their specific committee.
- No Place for Hate
- Renaissance **
- Robotics Club **
- Show Choir **
- Student Council **
- WEB **
- Environmental Club **
Club Advisor: Ms. Horton, Mrs. Mason
No Place for Hate is an anti-bias awareness club that helps create and sustain an inclusive school environment where all students feel valued, heard, and accepted. Students work to create Packtime programs that will help challenge antisemitism, racism, bigotry, and discrimination. At club meetings we will host celebration parties to learn about different cultures, awareness activities, and more. Students will also have sub-committees related to different topics where they will develop lessons for all Barnwell students to learn. Just some of the things we celebrate and learn about are Black History Month, Disability Awareness, Anti-Racism, how to combat bullying,, being an Ally, how to combat hate speech, and more. Students will have one meeting a month with the whole group and then will meet once a month or more as needed in their sub-committees.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Ferri
Renaissance is a national program sponsored by Jostens to promote academic excellence. We hope that this program will provide incentives that might not otherwise exist for students to reach their full potential in academic areas. The Barnwell PTO funds the program The Renaissance program focuses on three areas: grades, attendance, and classroom behavior. The Renaissance program also recognizes that teachers, staff, and administrators are the key to creating an atmosphere where students will strive to reach academic excellence. Students who meet certain criteria are invited to attend a quarterly Renaissance Activity.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Tomicich
The Robotics Club was formed to inspire middle school students to work with Legos, robots, computer programs, etc. First Lego League (FLL) extends the FIRST concept of inspiring and celebrating Science and Technology to children aged 11 through 14, using real-world context and hands-on experimentation. With the help of LEGO® MINDSTORMS TM Robotics Invention SystemTM technology, young participants can build a robot and compete in a friendly, FIRST-style robotics event specially designed for their age group. Using LEGO bricks and other elements such as sensors, motors, and gears, teams gain hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles as they construct and program their unique robot inventions. Applications for this club come out in late August. This is a yearly commitment and there is a Robotics Club fee in addition to the school activity fee. Majority of practices are on Thursdays with a competition qualifier on one weekend.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Orf
Show Choir is open to all students by audition. Show Choir meets once a week after school from September through May. Show Choir performs twice a year and also attends one festival. Students work on singing and dancing to a variety of different styles of music including madrigals, Broadway pieces, pop and jazz.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Malick, Ms. Krekel
Student Council is open to all students with passing grades and good behavior. In Student Council, you will learn leadership, organization, and event planning skills. As a member of Student Council you will have the opportunity to be elected as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc. Our focus will be on fundraising, addressing student concerns, and planning school wide events.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Rees, Mrs. White
WEB means Where Everybody Belongs. It is a mentoring program for 7th and 8th graders designed to create positive culture at Barnwell through building relationships with incoming 6th graders. WEB leaders meet once a week after school to learn the activities and lessons they will teach to the younger bulldogs. Their goal is to build friendships and create a strong community at Barnwell.
Club Advisor: Ms. Molitor
This club’s focus is on bringing awareness to environmental issues and tackling the challenges of waste and pollution in our local ecosystems. There are many activities to meet new people, have fun, and help the environment. We meet once a month in room 134 and occasionally over the weekend for outside events such as cleanup days. It’s open to any and all students who are passionate about helping the environment. We hope you will consider joining!