BMS Extracurricular Activities


Choir (Grades 6-8)

Choir is open to all students at Bryant Middle School. Students will focus on healthy vocal technique, music fundamentals, music history, sight-reading, rehearsal of music, competitions, and performances.  Students will also learn to work cooperatively, develop self-discipline, and will learn and demonstrate proper performance and concert etiquette.

Music Applications (Guitar) is a semester course designed to be a basic introduction to the guitar. It will provide students an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of guitar performance, reading traditional notation, understanding the musical concepts of melody, harmony, rhythm and form and to develop a deeper appreciation for all styles of music and music styles. Students will not be required to buy a guitar for home practice but will be expected to practice guitar fingerings and other aspects of the class at home.

Director: Laura Chism

FCSI (Grade 7)

FCSI (Family Consumer Science Investigation) is an elective class open to all seventh graders. Family Consumer Science Investigation is a one semester course that covers several types of life skill topics ranging from FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), personal development, relationships with friends and family, home environment, nutrition and cooking safety, budgeting, caring for younger children, and sewing.

FCSI Teacher: MaryBeth Bailey

FCCLA (Grades 7-8)

FCCLA is the club associated with FCSI and other Family Consumer Science classes offered at the high school. FCCLA is a service organization for students 7th-12th grade. Students in FCCLA are able to compete at district, state and national STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events against other students in their age group.

FCCLA Sponsor: MaryBeth Bailey

Cross Country/Track (Grades 7-8)

Cross Country is a long distance running sport that competes in the fall. Focus is on endurance, running form and team sportsmanship. Tryouts for Cross Country take place in May for the following school year.

Track is a spring sport and encompasses all the events of high school track but on a beginning level.  Track also has tryouts in May for the next school year.

Coach Girls 7th/8th Track, Girls and Boys 7th/8th Cross Country: Deanna Porter

FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America (Grades 7-8)

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is a club open to 7th and 8th grade students at Bryant Middle School. FBLA provides business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue post-secondary education, or manage personal and leadership skills. Students gain an appreciation of business and the free enterprise system through a variety of leadership programs, community service projects, and educational activities.

FBLA members participate in various activities including the following:

  • Fall and Spring Leadership Conferences
  • School-wide fundraisers for Arkansas Children's Hospital, March of Dimes, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Community and School Service Projects
  • Other activities that meet the goals of FBLA

Sponsors: Brenda Hart and Donna Royal

Beginning Band (Grade 6)

Students may choose beginning band as they enter 6th grade. Students learn how to play a band instrument starting from the very beginning. This is a year long class and requires the parent to secure an instrument for their child. Musicians participate in two evening concerts during the year and one to two concerts during the school day.

Directors: Linda Gerber, Jennifer Townsend, and Jennifer Isenhour

Volleyball 

7th Grade

Beginning volleyball skills will be taught during this fall sport. All practices will be during the class period.  Games and Jamborees will be held after school and on Saturdays. Tryouts for Volleyball take place in May for the following school year.

8th Grade

Tryouts for this fall sport will be held immediately following the 7th grade season. Summer practices are required along with 7:30am practices in season. Competitive games and tournaments are help after school and on weekends.

Coach DeAnna Ward

7th and 8th Grade Football 

The Bryant Middle Football Program is designed to teach the fundamentals of football and while also teaching responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, teamwork and self discipline.  Players will be expected to participate in practices and summer workouts where they will learn the importance of fitness for the game and for life.  

Coach Brad Smothermon 

Cheer (Grades 7-8)

The Bryant Middle School cheer program is responsible for building spirit and pride in the school and community. The cheerleader’s duties include leading the crowd at ballgames, participating in community events, and performing in cheer competitions. The season begins in August and ends in February. Tryouts are held in March for the following year.

Beginning cheer skills will be taught for 7th grade students. In 8th grade, cheer students work toward advancing those skills.

Coach Samantha Thompson

Yearbook (Grades 7-8)

Yearbook is an introductory course to publication and journalism skills with a competitive aspect. In this 21st century, cross curricular, project-based class, students work collaboratively by using technology such as digital cameras, photo editing software and online design software to digitally produce a yearbook. Students use writing skills, communication skills and creativity to tell the story of the school community and peers in an engaging way. Students demonstrate knowledge of graphic design and think creatively when organizing information within the yearbook. Yearbook staff is selected based on an application process from the previous school year.  

Advisor: Meagan Abo

Student Council (Grades 6-8)

Bryant Middle School Student Council is a service organization comprised of members elected by their peers. The elections take part the first month of school. Each grade has four representatives with 8th grade electing six to fill the president and vice-president positions.  Members conduct and participate in many altruistic projects that benefit the school and community. Student Council members are expected to be leaders in the school and will help lead school activities, such as the morning pledge, act as hosts for school visitors, etc. Members attend meetings on club days and after school. The students service projects include a Thanksgiving canned food drive, Stuff the Sleigh, Relay for Life, Teacher Appreciation, the Hornet Supply Store, and many more. Students gain an appreciation for their school and community while learning empathy and teamwork.

Advisor: Debra Catton

Grade Dance (Grades 7-8)

The Bryant Middle School dance program is responsible for building spirit and pride in the school and community. The dancer’s duties include leading the crowd at ballgames, participating in community events, and performing in competitions. The season begins in August and ends in February. Tryouts are held in March for the following year. For 7th grade, beginning dance skills will be taught. In 8th grade, dancers work toward advancing those skills.

Coach Sharon Ballard

Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl is an academic competition for students with superior knowledge in English, history, the sciences and mathematics, as well as pop culture, sports and current events. Quiz Bowl competes from September through March at weekend invitationals around central Arkansas. Team members are expected to keep a clean academic and behavioral record and participate in weekly after school practices.

Sponsors: Dustin Dearman and Kim Overstreet

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball

The Bryant Middle School basketball program is designed to teach the skills and fundamentals of basketball while teaching responsibility, accountability, sportsmanship, teamwork and self discipline.

Coach Vincent Newton

7th Grade Girls Basketball

The Bryant Middle School basketball program is designed to teach the skills and fundamentals of basketball while teaching responsibility, accountability, sportsmanship, teamwork and self discipline.

Coach Ben Perry