Clubs & Activities

Pelham Middle School Clubs and Activities



Pelham Middle School offers students a variety of opportunities to become involved in school life and to contribute to the overall Middle School program. While these activities are not required, our students are encouraged to participate. Activities offered may change year to year based on student interest. Orchestra, Jazz Band, Band and Chorus are formal academic courses.  Students are graded in these classes as they are scheduled during the school day. The following are offered to students as extracurricular and after-school clubs and activities:

Access Creates Equity (A.C.E.) Club

This club is an extension of the district’s work in cultural competence. The group will explore topics including, but not limited to, prejudice, race, equity, class, and microaggressions. Many of the lessons and discussions will be guided by the book This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell to help start the journey in the big work of anti-racism. The anti-bias approach encourages children and young people to challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives. It is our hope that by participating in A.C.E. students will become active participants in a diverse democracy. You can apply by emailing Mrs. Levi at her email below.

Meetings are Wednesdays in Room 117 from 3:15 to 4:00.

Advisors: Ms. Archer and Mrs. Levi -,

24 Club

The 24 Club is a fun, math problem-solving club where students devise strategies for manipulating numbers to get to 24. Introduced by Mr. Friel at the elementary level many years ago, this is the Club’s 13th year in the Middle School, and 28th in the district. Participants are required to use the four mathematical operations and complete the sequence as quickly as possible. Our club limit is 24, so first-come-first-served! The 24 Club meets Tuesdays in-person in Room 277 from 3:15-4:00 starting in October. You will get an invite a few days before each Meet. This Club is only for 6th graders. You can apply by emailing Mr Friel at his email below. 

Meeting Days: Tuesdays starting October 4, 2022.

Advisor: Mr. Friel -

Art Club

The PMS Art Club is a relaxed after-school environment for students to create fun art projects that are beyond what we do in the art classroom. The club is open to all Middle School Students but space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. 

Please click this link to sign up. You will be asked to rank your preference for Fall, Winter or Spring sessions.

Meetings are Mondays in Room 056 from 3:15 to 4:00.

  • Fall Session Dates: October 3, 17, November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19 
  • Winter Session Dates: January 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20 
  • Spring Session Dates: March 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5  

Advisor: Ms. Amer

Drama Club

The PMS Drama Club is open to all students. If you want to act, sing, and dance on stage, or if you are interested in the technical or backstage aspects of a drama production, consider joining the Drama Club. You will make new friends, gain self-confidence and learn about the joys of theater! No previous acting or theater experience is necessary to join. Once we audition and cast the show, a calendar will be posted monthly with rehearsal dates. Typically we rehearse from 3:15 to 4:45. The final two weeks before performances are crucial as we add all technical elements during that time.

Location: PMHS Auditorium

Meeting Dates: Vary

Advisor: Mr. Beck

Forensics Speech Club

Middle School Forensics Speech Club is a wonderful extra curricular activity for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. It gives students the opportunity to develop their speaking abilities and have fun! Categories are numerous and students can perform in groups or individually. 

Meeting Dates:   Mondays from 3:15 to 4 pm in the Chorus Room

Advisor:  Mr. Beck

Join our google classroom!  Code = sie5zzg

Game Club

Come hone your strategic skills! Come play chess, classic and modern stratego, classic and castle risk, Catan, and other games that exercise the mind.  

Meeting Dates  

Meetings are from 3:15 to 4:00.

  • October 14, 28
  • November 4, 18
  • December 9, 16
  • New Year TBD

Advisor: Mr. Brown -

GSA Club (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)

The GSA Club provides a safe space and warm community for our LGBTQ+ students. Our mission is to build community and organize around issues impacting LGBTQ+ students. Fun and engaging activities will be planned throughout the year to promote LGBTQ+ pride and advocacy.  

Advisor: Ms. Schwarz -

Meeting Times: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00

Meeting Dates:  

9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/22, 11/29, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

To join the club, please come to our first meeting on September 20.  Any questions, please email Ms. Schwarz at

Makerspace (Technology/Engineering/Robotics Club)

In Makerspace Club, students will have the opportunity to explore different areas of engineering and technology. Topics may include computer programming, robotics, building structures, animation, podcasting, game design, 3D modeling and other topics students may find interest in. An interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20th

Google Classroom Code: 4k5qurt

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00 in Room 063. 

Advisor: Ms. Williamson -

Math Olympiad 

“A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to stimulating enthusiasm, fostering creativity, and strengthening intuition in mathematical problem solving.” -

The Math Olympiad team will participate in monthly 30 minute contests starting in November.  The team will meet multiple times a month to practice and complete.   All are welcome to participate.  Meetings will be held in room 271 starting in October on Mondays from 3:15- 3:45.  Dates tbd. 

Advisor: Ms. Brennan - 

Newspaper Club (The Pelham Post)

The Newspaper Club gives Middle School students the opportunity to publish their original writing in The Pelham Post - an electronic newspaper. Contributors are welcome to submit news articles, short stories, poetry, photography, etc. Students may also publish information about events occurring at PMS! We have rolling deadlines for electronic submissions.

Meeting Dates:TBA starting in October - join Google Classroom using the class code (4l2a7co)  for specific dates.

Advisor:  Ms. Pinsker - 

No Place for Hate

“No Place for Hate” is a program through which students work together to improve school climate and eliminate instances of bullying and bias. To earn this designation each year, students work with staff to design and implement 3-4 school-wide anti-bias/bullying prevention activities. Our goal is to empower students to take a stand against bullying and bias and to create and maintain a safe and inclusive school environment in which all students belong and thrive.

Meeting Dates: TBA starting in October - join Google Classroom using the class code (d3ypsob) for specific dates.

Advisor: Ms. Goldstein -

Pelham Together

Pelham Together helps others through community service, volunteering, advocacy, and mindfulness. In this club, students promote service learning opportunities for the entire middle school and engage in volunteer work throughout the community. Participation earns hours towards the Community Service graduation requirement for middle school and high school. Meetings will be on the first Monday of every month and additional meetings will be announced for community service. 

Google Meeting Dates: 

  • October 3 
  • November 7
  • December 12
  • January 16
  • February 6
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 15
  • June 19

*Please note that there will be many events and meetings in addition to these dates.  Make sure you check the google classroom for updates.

Advisor:  Mrs. Kitay -

PMS Spelling Bee 

Every year over 11 million students participate in Spelling Bees through their schools. Students at PMS will have the opportunity to participate in a school-wide Bee during the second semester which could qualify them for the District-wide Bee held later in the spring.  Students will receive Spelling Bee packets to study in the early fall through their English Language Arts teachers. Stay tuned for school-wide announcements about registering to participate in the PMS Bee. Registration by the soon to be announced deadline is mandatory in order for students to participate.  Preparing for the Bee is voluntary and self-guided.  Participation in a Spelling Bee can improve spelling in general, foster correct English usage, and increase student vocabularies that will positively affect their lives.

Contact: Dr. Maria Thompson, Director of Humanities - 

Advisor:  Ms. Cruz -

Science Olympiad

PMS Science Olympiad is a competitive club that will challenge students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ("STEM") through various levels of team-based, collaborative, and competitive events. Events range from pencil and paper tests on various STEM subjects to build events that challenge students' knowledge of engineering. The PMS Science Olympiad team will meet and work in collaboration with the PMHS team. We will meet in Room 156 and then walk upstairs to Room 222 to meet with the PMHS team.

Meeting Dates:

Tuesdays in Room 156 (as competitions get closer, we usually meet more than once per week on an as needed basis)

Advisors: Mr. Weisner - Rm 156, Mr. Barraco -

School Garden Army

The U.S. School Garden Army was a 1917 program of the U.S. Bureau of Education that taught agricultural skills to students in an attempt to prevent food shortages with local, sustainable produce. This club will help support the annual eighth grade World War I victory garden by having students enlist in the P.M.S. School Garden Army to assist in readying the soil and greenhouse, planting, watering, weeding, and trimming. 

Meeting Dates:

Maintenance of the garden (club meetings) will take place every day after school when it is not raining from approximately late March/early April through early June. Students may attend any day they are available and as often as they like. 

Advisor:  Mr. Acocella - - Room 150

Spanish Club

¡Bienvenidos al Club de Español! All MS Spanish students are welcome to join. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture outside the classroom.  We will be exploring holidays, cuisine, traditions and much more while connecting with our Spanish-speaking neighbors. One of our most popular events is our authentic bracelet sale. Last year we raised almost $1,000 which we donated to a library in a Mexican village. Meetings will generally be on the first Monday of every month and will be announced. We will meet in the MS Library. 

Meeting Dates:

October 3, Nov 1, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, March 6, April 10, May 1 and June 5Advisor: Mrs. Morovic - 

STEAM Research Club

STEAM Research Club allows children to use their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics to create, design and conduct experiments. This club offers students the opportunity to explore and be innovative while investigating any area that they find interesting. Meetings will be held on select Mondays beginning in October and ending in April. If the Tri-County Science Fair occurs at White Plains High School this year, select students will have the opportunity to compete in a local competition at the end of April. Otherwise, the competition will be held virtually. 

Meeting Dates:

  • October 17, 24
  • November 7, 14
  • December 5, 12, 19
  • January 9, 23, 30
  • February 6, 13, 27
  • March 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April - These dates will be decided once the Tri-County Science Fair date has been decided.

Tri-County Science Fair - Will be held on a select date on a Saturday in April either at White Plains High School or virtually. The dates will be announced when they are finalized.

Advisor: Mrs. Buckley -

Student Council

The Student Council is the students’ governing body. Six elected officers and the faculty advisors run school fundraisers and other activities (magazine/treats sale, dances, food drives, spirit gear sale, charity funds, bake sales, etc.).  The club will meet from 3:15-3:45 in Room 152. The Google classroom class code is 5wgxmox. 

Meeting Dates:

General Interest Meeting: 9/21 at 3:15 in Room 152

All other meetings TBA after elections.

Advisor: Ms. Pinsker & Mr. Olimpio - &

Writers' Corner 

Writers' Corner provides a welcoming and safe environment for students to creatively use writing as an expressive tool. Students will have the opportunity to hone their writing skills, participate in writing contests of personal choice, engage in the process of publishing, and much more. With complete choice in style, students will have the opportunity to develop their interests into works of powerful and authentic writing. Writers' Corner is open to all students in grades 6-8. For meeting dates, please join the club’s Google Classroom: h7o2fyf. The location/time of each meeting will be posted on Google Classroom. 

Meeting Dates: 

TBA starting in October - join Google Classroom using the class code (h7o2fyf)  for specific dates.

Advisor: Ms. Pinsker -


All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to join the PMS Yearbook Club. The PMS Yearbook is a yearly compilation of Middle School memories. Students assist in the creation of the PMS Yearbook and creating theme ideas for layouts and pages in the PMS Yearbook.  They will also learn what makes a good photograph, and how to document the happenings around Pelham Middle School. Meetings will be held once a month on Monday or Tuesday afternoons beginning in October in room 168 (October 4, November 7, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 11). Please join our Google Classroom for more information and updates on scheduled meetings.  The class code is 4hml72k.

Advisor: Mrs. Salman -