Clubs and Organizations at ORMS
As part of its mantra of “100 percent Literacy, Engagement, Graduation,” Broken Arrow Public Schools continually focuses on providing students with educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Research shows that school connectedness is one of the most influential factors for success in our students, and it is important for us to create an environment in which every student has a niche.
Membership in the following clubs or activities are voluntary and do not affect classroom grades.
For more information, please contact Oneta Ridge Middle School at 918-259-4360.
The Academic Team is offered to students who seek an intellectual challenge, personal growth, and the benefits of team membership. Practices will be held every Monday, after school, starting in November. Matches will begin in January.
Advanced Theatre Arts
Sponsor: Samantha Kennedy
Advanced Theatre Arts produces one play each semester and participates in the Fall Middle School Theatre Festival. This class meets during their scheduled class and after school for rehearsals, as needed. The Advanced Theatre Arts class is only available to 8th graders. To participate in the class, students must have taken Theatre Arts 1 and/or 2 in 7th grade and must audition in the Spring of 7th grade.
Sponsor: Rhiannon Guinn
Art Club meets on a weekly basis and is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Sponsor: Kerensa Doolen
Engineering club meets weekly and is open to all interested 6th graders.
Fellowship of Christian Students
Sponsor: Quincy Cummings
Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS) Club is for students who enjoy fellowship, singing praise songs, and hearing special speakers from various local churches. Meetings are open for all students. Meeting times are Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m.
National Geography Bee
Sponsor: Hilary Smithee
Each year, thousands of schools throughout America send students to the National Geo Bee to compete for college scholarships. Classroom contests will be held in January and the winners will move on to the school bee in February. State bees are held in March with our school winner traveling to Norman, OK to compete. National Championships are held in Washington D.C. in May. Good Luck!
National Junior Honor Society
Sponsors: Hilary Smithee
Sponsor: Patty Spiegel
Science Olympiad is a team of students that compete in STEM events at a freshman college level. Self motivation needed, and 3-4 competitions are on Saturdays. This is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
Student Council is an organization that gives students the opportunity to be leaders, organize school events, and to help with activities in the community. Student officer elections are in the spring, but all students may serve as representatives. Interested students should plan to attend all meetings, help with fundraisers and community activities, and should be a leader throughout the school. Students should maintain a “C” average in all classes and always demonstrate acceptable behavior.
Technology Student Association
Sponsor: Denis Schmitt
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the national co-curricular CareerTech Student Organization for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students. TSA chapters take the study of STEM beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels and have a good time raising funds to get there. Chapter organization develops leadership, as members may become officers within their state and then run nationally. TSA chapters are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community.
Any student enrolled in Technology Engineering is a member of TSA and may be actively involved while enjoying the benefits of TSA membership including:
Student Leadership - students elect local chapter officers to establish chapter priorities and activities.
Contact with business - competitive events and classroom speakers provide students with a connection to the world of business and industry.
Students receive national recognition - through the achievement program which recognizes student achievements in community, school, and volunteer activities.
Teaches Civic Responsibility - a national service project award allows chapters to volunteer their efforts to help with a national concern.
Sponsor: Claudia Klimas (Paden)
In an effort to encourage the development of positive character traits in students, T.I.G.E.R. Challenge is based on five core values: tenacity, integrity, gratitude, expectation and respect, all of which create lifelong student success embodying culture and kindness. It promotes the positive values encouraged by tenants the program with high moral character development that will last beyond the high school years. Some of T.I.G.E.R. Challenge responsibilities include spreading recognition throughout the building, random acts of kindness, anti-bullying, welcoming new students, and other various projects to promote a positive atmosphere. Our main goal is to create a welcoming and positive culture on our campus. Membership is open to all students.
Sponsor: Denis Schmitt
Gateway to Technology students work together and compete in creating robots and seeing the real world impact of their work.
Sponsor: Michelle Subramaniam
The yearbook staff is responsible for all aspects of creating the yearbook: sales, photography, design, etc. Students apply near the beginning of the school year.