B.I.K.E. Program (Be Involved, Kind and Effective)
The B.I.K.E. Program at the Scotia-Glenville Middle School was developed to enhance the overall positive environment at the school. There are 2 brand new mountain bikes that will be given away at the end of the year assembly. To win them, you need to Be Involved, Kind, and Effective in school, and if a teacher sees you, you get a pink ticket. You just fill it out and drop it in the bucket in the main office and you are automatically entered into the drawing. The nicer you are, the more chances you have to win.
The Middle School Drama Club puts on an annual production in the spring. Dozens of students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are involved in the production. The club has it’s own website – www.sgmsdramaclub.weebly.com
Student Council gives students the opportunity to develop leadership skills through various activities. Student Council functions as a government body and is utilized to raise money for a variety of purposes. There are 10 officer positions made up of five 8th graders and five 7th graders. The officers are elected during the previous year.
Additionally, there is one representative for each homeroom. These representatives are voted into office during the current year. All positions are filled for a full year term. Member meetings are held each Thursday morning before school to discuss and vote on many issues. Homeroom representatives are expected to report information to and from their homerooms.
In order to be elected to Student Council, a student must be in good academic standing and have no referrals to the office that have resulted in formal disciplinary action. Students not maintaining these standards are removed from office by the advisor(s).
Student Council sponsors two dances each year, one in the winter and one in the spring. Council members are asked to serve as guides for “Meet the Teacher Night” and “6th grade Orientation Night” and operate many fundraisers throughout the year including pizza sales, flower sales, and benefit nights to support both charity and school causes.
Student Council has also been used in an advisory capacity to the administration for decision-making, when appropriate.
Every few Friday nights, there is an event at the school called Teen Town. There are game tables set up in the cafeteria, 4-Square in the little gym and half of the big gym, and in the other half of the big gym, a DJ and tons of people dancing.
Mrs. DuCharme runs the Teen Town Crew. Every time there is a Teen Town, the crew members stay after to set up lights, game tables, a soda machine, tables for the DJ’s, pizza sales, and soda sales, and even a disco ball in the dancing half of the gym! It takes us about an hour and a half to set everything up. The Crew members also stay after Teen Town ends to help breakdown.
Only Middle School students are allowed to go to Teen Town. There is one exception to this rule, however. If someone who is related to a Middle School student comes to visit, they can come with special permission from Mrs. DuCharme as long as they are in 7th or 8th grade at their home school.