Department of Defense Education Activity

Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

Middle School Athletics

DoDEA does not offer competitive sports at the middle school level. As such Kaiserslautern Middle School does not have organized athletic teams. If your child wishes to train and/or compete in athletics, please contact your local Community Youth Services (CYS) or 86th Force Support Squadron (FSS) coordinator.

Mile Makers Running Club

Mile Makers Running Club will meet on Mondays and Fridays in front of the KMS Gym from 3:15-4:15.

The GOAL of our Mile Makers Running Club is to create a fun and accepting environment to help runners of ALL skill levels learn how to become better runners and lead healthy, happy, active, productive lives on and off ‘the road” while making memories and miles here in Germany!

Running Log

 

Term: Fall

Meeting Time: 1515-1615

Meeting Days: Monday,Friday

Open To: All KMS Students

INTRAMURALS

Interested in a little healthy competition and staying fit? Intramural sports may be the way to go.

MEETINGS: Occurs during the school day during lunch

If interested, please see Mr. Bates in the Gym

Open To: All students

Additional Info: Events are Quarterly

Europe Student Activities

All students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities whether they be athletic, academic or social in nature. These activities help to shape students and prepare them for the future as part of a well rounded education.

Some of our athletics and activities are Europe based events, which means that there is a culminating area wide championship for athletics that mimics a state championship. Europe Activities are support curriculum and offer area wide available throughout the year that range from art, drama and music to math, language and film/entertainment. More information concerning Europe specific activities can be found under on the  DoDEA Europe, Student Activities page.

School clubs are a great way to develop new interests and make new friends. Kaiserslautern Middle School provides a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs for every student. Students select activities based on their interests and participate after school during the week. Teachers are the sponsors and coordinate the programs directly with parents, student and community volunteers. 

Parents and students may contact the school office for more information about the current school year extra-curricular activities and how to register.

ECybermission Project Club

Could your child use an extra $5,000 ?? That's the National Winner's first prize for Ecybermission. We're looking for students who like a problem solving challenge!! eCYBERMISSION  is a web-based science, math and technology competition for groups of MIDDLE  SCHOOL students. This school year the US Army has announced a competition for students across the US and DoDEA schools to help their community by demonstrating group  problem solving. eCYBERMISSION challenges our students to explore how science, math and technology work in our community. Some students may have seen this advertised on AFN. We encourage you to talk about this with your son or daughter. Students here at KMS will form a teams of three or four students. Then, all team members register by using the website below. (sorry—you can ONLY work with another student on YOUR GRADE LEVEL ONLY). Also, students need to find a Team Advisor (Team Advisors must be teacher, coach, counselor, or leader in a youth organization, or a parent here at KMS and at least 21 years of age.) and then everyone works together to solve a real problem in our KMC community to compete for regional and national awards. To REGISTER and find a complete list of Rules, requirements and the awards check out the following website or see Mr. Dittmer, Rm. 212

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1125 - 1210

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: All Students

Additional Info: At Lunch in the Computer Lab

Chess Club

Chess club offers an opportunity for students to learn the game, improve their skills, learn some strategies, and meet new friends in a fun environment.

Monday Afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 in Room 103A.

Sponsor:  Ms. Ams

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 3PM - 4PM

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: Everyone

Junior Leadership Seminar (JLS)

Junior Leadership Seminar (JLS) is a service organization focused on developing leadership skills in its members.  Student members participate in service projects aimed at improving our school.

For more information, contact Mrs. Wrenchey in Room 207A.

Term: All Year

Open To: Select students by invitation only.

Additional Info: Meets twice a month during recess as needed.

Digital Imaging Club (Photography and Photoshop)

KMS Students, do you love photography? Want to get more practice in Photoshop? Consider joining our very own KMS Digital Imaging Club.

Topics will include:

Photoshop/Photography: Photo Walk, Collage

Photoshop: Text Portrait Poster

Photography: Street Lights in Motion

Photoshop: Retro Polaroid Collage

Photography: Cupcake Product Shots

Photography: Sports Photography in Motion!

Photoshop: Pop Art Fun!

Photoshop: Face Painting!

Photography: Water Reflection Photos

Photography: Balloon Color Explosion

Term: Winter,Spring

Meeting Time: 3:15 - 5:15

Meeting Days: Tuesday

Additional Info: Meets 3rd/4th Tuesdays of the Month, Nov 19 - Apr 28

Academic Enrichment Club

The Academic Enrichment Clubs are open to any student striving to improve their academic standing. It is a place for students to work on their homework and receive assistance with assignments. Students can work collaboratively and quietly discuss their work within a group while adhering to KMS rules. It is highly recommended that the student bring their agenda with assignments listed to the Academic Enrichment Clubs to maximize learning while on task.

Meetings

Room 205A with Mrs. Bymaster

Tuesdays 0700-0800

Wednesdays and Thursdays 1500 - 1600

Room 103A with Ms. Ams

Wednesdays 0700 - 0800

Fridays 0700 - 0800

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: Times vary

Meeting Days: Wednesday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday

Open To: All Students

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

Membership is by application/invitation only, usually takes place in the spring semester.

For more information, please see Mrs. Harris-Boring in room 111B.

Open To: By Invitation Only

Yearbook

This is a student-led publication that is responsible for editing, photographing, writing, reporting and designing our yearbook. Students plan the theme ladder while creating the book. We market and distribute the book to the KMS community for buyers in June.

If interested, please see Mrs. Lang.

 

Term: All Year

Open To: All Students

ECO INVADERS (ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB)

This is an environmental awareness club whose goal is to provide an avenue for students to: learn more about being an eco-friendly individual, promote environmental issues and solutions and to participate in services beneficial to the environment and the KMC community. 

MEETINGS: Every Monday, beginning September 10th, from 3pm-4pm in Room 210

 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1600

Meeting Days: Monday

Open To: All Students

Student Council (STUCO)

STUCO is a leadership organization that represents students and works to create positive change at KMS.

MEETINGS: 1st Wednesday of each month 3:15pm to 4pm in the Auditorium.

Occasional meetings may occur during lunchtime.  Specific committee meetings will be communicated to applicable members. 

For more information, please see Ms. Briggs in Room 207 or Mrs. Clause in Room 202A.

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 3:15 - 4:00

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: STUCO Members

Additional Info: Committee Meetings scheduled as needed.

RoboKnights (Robotics)

Robotics will inspire KMS students to engage in relevant STEM project based learning involving robotics, engineering, documentation, and programming while allowing a safe place for students to build their problem solving, organizational, and team work skills. 

MEETINGS: Every Wednesday, beginning September 15, 2021 from 3:10-4:30pm in Building 1178, Room 100.

 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 3:10-4:30 pm

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All Students

Additional Info: Meet in the Robotics Lab Building 1178, Room 100

JUNIOR STUDENT 2 STUDENT® (JS2STM)

School-sponsored program for military-connected middle school students designed to welcome new students and support their transition.

If interested, please see Ms. Coyne in room 117D

Open To: All Students

Math Counts

A national program that provides students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers.

For more information, please see Ms. Ducsay in Room 115

Open To: All Students