Extracurricular Activities, Fine Arts, & Sports

Click Sports for information on our sports teams (including the latest pictures)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

All clubs meet on days when late buses are available
(Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday)
Mr. Darryl Rodewald (drodewald@tivertonschools.org) is the late-bus supervisor.

GARDEN CLUB: The courtyard in the middle of the school is central to TMS' new Garden Club. At TMS, students learn about ecosystems. This allows our students to have a deeper understanding of concepts and apply their knowledge to real hands-on experiences. In regards to the garden, there are many benefits. The school garden can be: a source of food for improving children’s diets and nutrition sources; a source of healthy influences -- physical activity, ingredients for school meals; an area of learning -- about nature, agriculture, nutrition, math, and other subjects; a place of pleasure and recreation -- flowers and shrubs, play areas, shade, eating areas; a continuing lesson in respecting the environment and taking pride in one’s school; a gathering spot for our community to socialize. Join in the fun!

GSA: TMS’ Gender Self Awareness group will meet every Thursday. Meetings will be held in Room 135 (Christina Hallman's room). This group is for any 7th and 8th graders who need personal support around gender issues -- or who wish to support their friends, siblings or other family members. GSA will provide a safe and open space for kids to talk about any and all sensitive issues. For any additional information, please contact Christina Hallman (challman@tivertonschools.org).

CHESS/CHECKERS LUNCH GROUP: Mrs. Margie Brennan runs this interactive alternative to the traditional lunch spent in the cafeteria. Students can challenge their peers to a game of chess or checkers during their assigned lunch time -- allowing for them to enjoy their afternoon meal and keep those neurons firing! Checkmate!

CYBERPATRIOT TEAM

TMS students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the US CyberPatriot program. CyberPatriot is the Air Force Association’s Nation Youth Cyber Education Program, created to motivate students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students. Competitions are scheduled by the national organization, and take place at school on selected weekdays during regular school hours. 

Practice sessions for the competitions also take place at TMS. Practice sessions will be on weeknights (likely one night per week or every other week for 90 minutes), subject to the availability of the volunteer technical mentors. These technical mentors are local IT professionals who volunteer their time to work with CyberPatriot teams. We are hoping to start holding practice sessions in late September. The practice sessions will probably wrap up in February. Students MUST attend the preparation sessions in order to be able to participate in the competitions.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if your child is interested in participating. We must hear from interested students by September 19th in order to form teams and complete the registration process before the deadline. We have a limited number of spaces available for new 6th & 7th grade participants. Our emails are listed below along with a few links containing more information.


Tiverton's own CyberPatriots: https://youtu.be/jexdbxuYxoo

National coverage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGX1ju2jlaM&feature=youtu.be

www.uscyberpatriot.org

Charlie Page - pagech@gmail.com
Sara Farley - cajetan3@cox.net

TMS CyberPatriot Coaches


HOMEWORK CLUB: Homework Club runs every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and is held in the TMS Library from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. TMS' Librarian, Ms. Deb O'Hara (Dohara@tivertonschools.org) is the club advisor.

MOCK TRIAL TEAM: We have several students signed up for the Mock Trial Team. TMS' Social Studies Coordinator, Mrs. Christine Costa, is the Team's advisor and Attorneys Jeffrey Sowa, Jennifer St. Laurent are serving as legal advisors to the team. Please tell your sons and daughters who are aspiring lawyers -- or who just like to argue with you -- to see Mrs. Costa for details (ccosta@tivertonschools.org).

There are three regular season trials followed by the playoff rounds. Round one is in November, two is in December, and round three should be in January. The playoffs will begin in February and go to the end of April. The trials are always in RI court rooms around the state, many of them in Providence court rooms, and they are from 12:30pm (arrival time 12:15) to about 2:00pm.

NEWSPAPER CLUB: This club is an offshoot of both the Yearbook Club and TMS' Community Service Program. Mrs. Louann Pauls (lpauls@tivertonschools.org) is the advisor. Generally, the Newspaper Club runs on the same days as the Yearbook Club.

SCIENCE CLUB: The TMS Science Club focuses on animals/endangered species. Ms. Ruth Kilby (rkilby@tivertonschools.org) is the advisor and is gearing up for the year's activities. Stay tuned.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: TMS' Unified Basketball program gets our school spirit soaring! Ms. Deidre Gauch (dgauch@tivertonschools.org) is the point person for UBB.

WORLD CULTURES CLUB: This club focuses on world languages and cultures and is run by TMS' World Languages teachers, Ms. Kim Howland (khowland@tivertonschools.org) and Ms. M. Natalia Vieira (mvieira@tivertonschools.org) -- meeting days/times TBD.

WRITERS' WORKSHOP: This group meets, informally, in Ms. Hallman's (challman@tivertonschools.org) room every Monday after school to share their creative writing pieces.

YEARBOOK CLUB: This popular club meets every Wednesday and Thursday, unless otherwise noted. Ms. Samantha Possemato (spossemato@tivertonschools.org) is the advisor.

Stay tuned for more info, as there are after-school "pop up" activities all the time!
Be sure to check out the school  calendar to stay informed!


MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS


RHODE ISLAND PRINCIPALS COUNCIL ON ATHLETICS (RIPCOA) 


Co-Educational Cross Country Team for Grades 6 - 8

Fox last stretch of race Click HERE for the latest pictures! 

Our Tiverton Middle School Cross Country Team is a long distance running team that competes against other Rhode Island Middle School teams throughout the state and area. Students practice an average of four days per week directly after school and are under the guidance of Coach Schreiner.  Students learn the skill set of pacing themselves and hydration while accomplishing 1.5 mile runs each day. Unlike running on a track, our cross country runners are challenged to run with the pitch of the land and stay on a specific path or trail. Meets are scheduled weekly.  For questions concerning our Co-Educational Cross Country Program, please contact Coach Schreiner at sschreiner@tivertonschools.org

Boys and Girls Basketball Team  for Grades 6 - 8

Fox on offense 

The boys and girls basketball season starts at the end of November.  Coach Brigham is the coach for the boys team and Coach Motta is the coach for the girls. The team practices four times a week directly after school.  Games are held after school at least one game per week during the regular season. Athletes play against other middle school teams throughout the Rhode Island area.  




All athletes who wish to participate in any of our sports are required to hand in a Tiverton Middle School Athletic packet as well as the State of Rhode Island School Physical Form. These documents are included below in a printable form. Any athlete who does not have the completed forms (see below) on file annually with Mr. Schreiner, will not be allowed to participate. If your child will participate on more than one team offered through the Tiverton Middle School Rhode Island Principals Council on Athletics (RIPCOA), they will only have to submit one packet per academic year.  For questions concerning either basketball team, please contact Coach Schreiner at sschreiner@tivertonschools.org



Click here for the TMS Athletics Packet which includes:

  • Acknowledgement, Authorization and Assumption of Risk Form [REQUIRED]

  • Insurance Form [REQUIRED]

  • Emergency Medical Authorization [REQUIRED]

Click here to download the State of Rhode Island School Physical Form. [REQUIRED]



For Information on how you can volunteer for the Athletic Boosters, please click on the following link: TMS Athletic Boosters

Stay tuned for more info, as there are after-school "pop up" activities all the time! 

Be sure to check out the school calendar to stay informed!


 


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