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.

Walk Run Jog Club

Running Club will meet on 

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!

For more information please contact Mr. Jason Steadman

 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1515-1615

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All KMS Students

INTRAMURALS

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

MEETINGS: Afterschool on Thursdays

If interested, please see Mr. Bates in 1032 Gym

Open To: All students

Additional Info: Events are Quarterly

Dance Club

Come work out all of your troubles and have fun while dancing!

 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1600

Meeting Days: Thursday

Open To: All Students

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.

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

STEM Competition Club

Do you enjoy learning more about STEM?  Want to 3D print your own designs and enter then in a contest?  Have an interest in solving a problem that affects the local community?  Join Ecybermisson.  

STEM club uses the Engineering Design Process to enter many engineering challenges around the world.

 

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 Club to maximize learning while on task.

 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1600

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All Students

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

Student Council (STUCO)

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

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

For more information, please see Mrs. Michelle Storch or Mrs. Erin Clause .

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 1500-1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday

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 Thursday, beginning September 15, 2022 from 3:05-4:30pm in Building 1178, Room 101.  

First Lego League Competition is held in March.

 

Term: All Year

Meeting Time: 3:10-4:30 pm

Meeting Days: Thursday

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  Mrs. Sarah Steadman

Term: All Year

Open To: All Students

Math Counts

A national math 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 Mrs. Stolee-Kiefer

Meeting Time: 1500-1600

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All Students

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.

Wednesday Afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 in Mr. Benavides Room.

Sponsor: Mr. Ricardo Benavides

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  Ms. Jennifer Tengco

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: All Year

Meeting Time: 3:15 - 5:15

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Open To: All Students