Activities

Triad Middle School has many extra-curricular opportunities for all students who have a wide variety of interests. Below are listed short descriptions for each club. 
If the name is underlined, click it to go to the club or activity's official website.

*Clubs and Activities for which an activity pass or extra-curricular fee is required for student participation.

Sponsor:  Mr. Dennis Carter

The Triad Middle School Sixth Grade Band Program is a beginner level band which includes the basic elements of music playing skills, and introduction to band literature. Most beginning band students are learning to play their first musical instrument and this provides an opportunity for each sixth grade band student to make an attempt at instrumental music education.

This band offers students a hands-on experience that teaches the basic performance skills needed to play in school instrumental ensembles.  Participation in the band program develops musicianship, fosters creative thinking, and provides students with a means of self-expression.  Students receive instruction once a week in small groups for 35 minutes and they also participate in a daily band rehearsal.


7th/8th Grade Band

Sponsor:  Mr. Dennis Carter

The Seventh/Eighth Grand Band introduces students to standard band literature. Performance in band focuses on the development of the basic techniques needed for performance on wind and percussion instruments. Skills learned in Seventh/Eighth Band provide the foundation for all other musical ensembles. Band meets each day from 7:00 – 7:40 a.m.  The band performs in fall, winter and spring concerts. In addition, band students will perform as an ensemble in the Illinois Grade School Music Association Organization Contest(s) in the spring.  Students will also have the opportunity to audition for honor band festivals and perform at solo and ensemble contest(s).   Band students are also scheduled for a sectional class that meets once per week for 40 minutes.   This band also performs with the Triad High School Marching Band in the fall and the Triad High School Concert Band in the spring. 


Conversation Towards A Brighter Future

Sponsor:  Mrs. Sue Hewitt, Mr. Todd Walter

Description coming soon...

Sponsor:  Mrs. Linda Remiger

Triad Middle School Choral Program provides students the opportunity to experience, explore and develop the art of choral singing as it pertains to rehearsal and performance techniques.  Please refer to the class syllabus for more information and to the choral website on https://sites.google.com/triadlive.org/triadchorus


IMSA*

6th Grade Sponsors:  TBA, Mrs. Hembruch
7th/8th Grade Sponsors:  Mrs. Citrowske, Mrs. Littken/Mrs. Gremaud

IMSA FUSION is an after-school enrichment program for Triad Middle School students who are talented, interested and motivated in mathematics and science. IMSA FUSION places a special emphasis on students who are historically underrepresented in those areas.

Students attend weekly IMSA FUSION sessions at TMS. Each IMSA group is led by two teachers with a background and knowledge of mathematics and/or science. The support of the principal or other school administrator is essential to a well functioning team.

In brief, the program goals are: maintain or increase students’ interest, involvement and literacy in science and mathematics; enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers in science, mathematics, and technology; stimulate excellence in schools’ science and mathematics programs; and help increase access to programming for students who are historically under-resourced in science, mathematics and technology and for all areas of the state.

Currently, Triad Middle School has two IMSA groups: a 6th grade group, a 7th/8th grade group. Sixty students are currently involved in the IMSA program at TMS. In addition to the after school sessions, students also may participate in related field trips and other enrichment activities.

By design, the IMSA FUSION curriculum is inquiry based, problem centered and integrative. The learning experiences focus on helping students “learn how to learn” and emphasize logic, mathematical thinking and experimental scientific thinking. Topics relate to the students’ lives, thereby arousing their curiosity and increasing their motivation to learn in mathematics and science. Teachers from each participating school are supported with on-going professional development for the delivery of the curriculum and use of appropriate pedagogy.


Model UN

Sponsor:  Mrs. Dawn DeNap

Model UN is a club that is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at TMS. You will have a lot of fun, but you will also work very hard to prepare for our two-day conference in February. Joining Model UN is a huge commitment. Please make sure you are willing to do the work and stick it out to the end. I promise you will have fun, but the hard work comes first! Student will need to get teacher recommendations to join our club. Students with multiple missing or late assignments will not be considered for Model UN. There are deadlines that must be met and no exceptions can be made. These deadlines are set by the chairmen of the conference that we attend as they will be coordinating approximately 15 school districts and need as much time as possible to prepare for the conference.

If you have any questions about Model UN, please see Mrs. DeNap in room 811 between 7:25 and 7:40. You are also welcome to email me at dawn.denap@tcusd2.org .


Musical

Sponsors:  Mrs. Linda Remiger
Description coming soon...

Sponsor:  Mr. Dennis Carter

Jazz band is open to all band students and usually meets 1 day per week after school.  During the 2011-12 school year, Mr. Carter combined the Jazz and Pep bands to form a "Pezz" band that performed at various concerts, assemblies, and competitions.  For more information, contact Mr. Carter at dennis.carter@tcusd2.org

Physical Education

Teachers:  Mr. Rich Beck, Ms. Kathy Hardesty, 
Ms. Brandy Hodges, Mr. Paul Bassler, Mr. Corey Vickrey

Physical education is a comprehensive program of exercise, fitness, games and sport specific skills to develop the student’s body and overall health.  Students will be taught life lessons and problem solving skills by working together in multiple activities.  The students are taught multiple skills so they can decide on which activities will suit them best for their lifestyle.


The physical education curriculum will consists of individual cardiovascular development through running, exercises, dance and aerobics.  Sports units in flag football, softball, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, tennis, track and field, nitro ball, hockey and badminton are also a part of the curriculum.


The students will be assessed on their participation in daily activities, dressing in the proper uniform and written quizzes each quarter.

70% - Participation & dressing out 30% - Written quizzes

Scholar Bowl

Sponsor:  Mr. Gabe Wise

Scholar Bowl is open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grade boy or girl who enjoys trivia.  Tryouts are in January, and practices are held once a week from January until late April.  Contact Mr. Wise in room 707 for more information.


Student Council

Sponsor:  Mrs. Sarah Deiters

What is Student Council?
 
Citizenship – Members of TMS Student Council will display good conduct in school and at any school function.  Members of Student Council will have good rapport with fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Leadership – TMS Student Council representatives will be able to set goals and complete duties to reach those goals. Members will communicate and represent the concerns and needs of all students. 

Service – Members of TMS Student Council will give of themselves by devoting time and energy to make TMS a better school.

Student Council is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Each homeroom teacher selects a classroom representative 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter.  During 4th quarter ALL representatives will return to participate in the end of the year activities.  Meetings are held during the day, dates and times are sent home with parent permission forms.  For more information contact sarah.deiters@tcusd2.org



Students For Humanity

Sponsor:  Mrs. Sue Hewitt

Students for Humanity at Triad Middle School is an organization that promotes positive thinking, cooperation and good citizenship. We work together to strengthen our community and help those in need. Our goal is to build strong, confident young people who are respectful of others, care about their environment and are willing to commit the time and energy needed to be a contributing part of our community.


Students for Humanity is a student led organization, meaning the student members, as a group, will decide where our help is most needed. We work the concession stand for sporting events here at Triad Middle School to raise money for our community service.


Community service activities in the past:

Created and decorated wreaths for senior citizens in our community.

Created  holiday cards for military personnel and senior citizens in our community.

Collection drive for Highland Animal Shelter (No kill shelter) and Partners for Pets.

Sold and created Easter grams school wide to raise money for projects.

Made No-Tie blankets for Leaps of Love’s annual weekend retreat for siblings of family members affected by childhood cancer.

Made and donated No-Tie blankets to Leaps of Love, Cardinal Glennon Hospital and other not for profit organizations.

We are always looking for additional ways to give to our community. If you have suggestions, please contact Sue Hewitt or a student member.

Students for Humanity will meet every other week after school from 2:20 to 3:30. Unfortunately, there is no 3:30 TMS bus. Any student participant will need to rely on parent/guardian transportation.

Listen for an announcement regarding our first meeting for the 17/18 school year at TMS.


As with any school organization, all students who wish to participate will have passing grades in all classes.



Yearbook

Sponsor:  Mrs. Kim Gremaud

Yearbook Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who enjoy taking photographs and working on yearbook design. We use Pictavo to design our yearbook. Yearbook Club meets weekly from October until March. If you are interested in joining the yearbook staff, please see Mrs. Bute in room 701.

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