Clubs and Activities

  • Amherst Rock Concert Orchestra
    Advisor: Mr. O'Donnell, Orchestra Room
    Students learn rock music and performance techniques.
    Open to all students, meets Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.

    Art Club
    Advisor: Ms. Roeser, Room 151
    Art Club will offer opportunities for students to work on projects introduced by Ms. Roeser, as well as open studio time where students can work in their sketchbooks or on projects from home. Art Club will also be collaborating with Amherst Central Perk (the coffee shop at the middle school) to do fundraising for the Tiger's Den food pantry.
    Open to all students; students will be assigned to group 1 or group 2.
    Art club meets once a month on a Tuesday from 3:55-4:30 p.m. (There are 2 groups, each meets once a month from October-May)

    Digital Video Club
    Advisor: Mr. Schmidle, Library
    Digital Video Club allows students to express themselves and their ideas through video production. Using the WeVideo production program students are able to create their own original video content that can be played in the building or among the members of the club itself. Students will address a series of video challenges throughout the year that will help them to develop and implement video as a means of communication and art.
    Open to all students, meets every other Wednesday from 4 - 4:30 p.m.

    Drama Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Ayer and Mr. Biddle, Music Wing
    Amherst Middle School students have performed an annual musical since 1989. We have a long-standing tradition of excellence and are proud to involve more than 100 students on stage or behind the scenes each year. Consider joining us in the cast or crew for this year’s show! Informational meetings will be announced during morning announcements and will be held in early October. Auditions for the show and stage crew sign-ups will occur at the end of October. Rehearsals for the show will be held after school from late October through early January.  The final performance is held the second week of January.
    Open to all students, meets October - January after school.

    Jazz Lab
    Advisor: Mr. Palmer, Band Room
    The Amherst Middle School Jazz Lab plays rock music, swing, blues, ballads, pop music and big band music. This group performs three times a year for school concerts, the annual awards ceremony, every other year for the AMS talent show and plays at the end-of-year Awards Ceremony.
    Open to Grade 6, but also Grades 7 and 8 who are interested; rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings to prepare for events.

    Morning Intramurals
    Open to all students, no permission slip needed. Wear physical education appropriate clothing.
    Grade 6 - Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.
    Grades 7 and 8 - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m.

    Music Club

    Advisor: Mrs. Ayer, Chorus Room
    Barbershop and Beautyshoppe are auditioned vocal ensembles of eighth-grade students that meet before school during the second semester of the school year. Students involved will audition in January and begin rehearsals at the end of that month, with performances at the Spring Choral concerts and school assemblies.
    Open to Grade 8, meets in the second semester of the school year.

    Our Stomping Ground
    Advisors: Mrs. Hobler and Mr. Sufilita, Room 139
    Our Stomping Ground's purpose is to celebrate the diversity of our cultures and identities at Amherst Middle School. We do this by organizing and hosting events for the school community to honor and educate our community about the diverse cultures and identities at our school.
    Open to all students, meets Thursdays after school.

    Polaris Club (Yearbook)
    Advisor: Ms. DiMaria, Room 137
    This club creates the yearbook for the school capturing memories throughout the school year. At our meetings, we create yearbook polls, design colorful pages, and take many pictures. We spend a lot of time making sure that names and faces match and that everything is spelled correctly. We put our typing skills to the test as well, and edit pages along the way. The best part is seeing the end result of all our hard work!
    Open to all students, meets every Tuesday after school and some Wednesdays during busy times.

    Service Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Primerano, Counseling Center
    The Service Club will help to organize various activities to help the school and community. Some of these activities may include food drives & helping with the “Tiger Treasures” thrift store.
    Open to all students, meets every other Tuesday at 3:55 - 4:30 p.m. First meeting on Sept. 19, 2023.

    Tiger Tube
    Advisor: Mr. Schmidle, Library
    Tiger Tube is responsible for producing daily video shows aired on YouTube that highlight daily announcements, the daily weather, and any special events happening within the school. Students participate in a variety of on-camera and off-camera activities. Students learn a great deal about public speaking skills as well as develop advanced technology skills through their use of video production equipment.
    Open to all students, meets daily at 8:15-8:45 a.m.

    Ventures
    Advisor: Mrs. Chomen
    Ventures is an AMS club that creates different types of literature such as songs, fictional stories, and poetry. At the end of the year, we design our Ventures Literary magazine that showcases all of the work and illustrations members have created. Members will have the opportunity to run a fun fundraiser too. If you enjoy creative writing and illustrating, then this is the club for you. Members will be expected to create 3 pieces of literature throughout the coming months. If this is something you are serious about and interested in, please join us.
    Open to all students, meets once a month at 8:15 a.m. Start date is Oct. 4, 2023.

    Yoga and Mindfulness Club
    Advisor: Ms. Murphy, South Gym
    Learn the basics of yoga and mindfulness while also doing good for our school community. Enjoy time to relax!
    Open to all students, meets Tuesdays from 3:55 - 4:30 p.m. Starts on September 26, 2023.