2012-13 Clubs and Activities
All students must have an Activities Card on file with the Student Activities Coordinator before they may stay after school. Clubs and activities begin on September 20th. Please check the list below for the specific day of the club you are interested in. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Shaw, Student Activities Coordinator, at 648-4671.
All students must have a current VBMSL physical form on file at their neighborhood school BEFORE trying out for MSL athletic teams. Please make sure you use this form; it has been updated and older versions will NOT be accepted!
Clubs and Sponsors
Sponsor: Ms. Aitchison
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month in room 307
Back by popular demand! Learn, practice, play, compete against other schools, and just have fun while enjoying the timeless game of chess. No experience necessary.
Sponsor: Ms. Li
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in lab 103
Come learn more about the true workings of computers. We’ll have tons of fun as we explore new programs and develop web pages. The computer club will also prepare for the Great Computer Challenge in the spring.
Sponsor: Ms. McDowell
Learn teamwork & communication skills as you work with a six-person team to complete one of five challenges requiring creativity in technology, construction, theatrics, improvisation or a combination of all of these.
Sponsor: Mr. Fitzgerald
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month in portable 504
Drama Club is open to all students at KLMS The club sponsors four performances each year in conjunction with the Junior Thespian troupe. This year plans are for a talent show, a Winter Production, a one-act festival show, and a dinner theatre. Club meetings will focus on the organization of these events and will also feature workshops in areas of theatre expertise like makeup, stage combat, set construction, etc.
Sponsors: Mrs. Jaglowski
Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays in the Gym
Intramural Sports are open to all grade levels and students can attend as frequently (or infrequently) as they desire. Sports are often determined by the students who attend. Organized tournaments will be announced for flag football in the fall, dodge ball and basketball in the winter.
Sponsor: Mrs. Saul
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday each month in room 204
Math Counts will begin as a club/group of students in grades 6-8 who enjoy solving a variety of math problems. An in-school competition will be held late first semester. One team of four and four additional individuals will be selected (based on the in-school competition results) to represent KLMS in the February regional competition. Practices for this competition will be scheduled based on team member availability. The coach may adjust the team as needed to insure good attitude and responsible behavior. Club meetings will resume as usual following the competitions.
Sponsors: Ms. Kilczewski and Ms. Hayes
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month in cafetorium
Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in applying to NJHS may pick up an information packet beginning in March. The induction ceremony will take place in April for selected members.
Sponsor: Mrs. Harris
A fitness club to prepare students to participate in the Shamrock 8K Middle School Challenge held each year in March.
Sponsor: Mr. Bone
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month in room 308 (Executive Council only)
3rd Thursday of each month in the Cafeteria (General Assembly)
The Student Council Association is the student government group at KLMS. They sponsor several school dances throughout the year, organize the student part of the United Way und drive each October, and plan 4 separate Spirit Weeks during the year. Heavily involved in Community Service, they plan and carry out a number of such projects each year. They fundraise to create academic scholarships for former KLMS students graduating from VB high schools and to beautify the school and the premises.
Sponsor: Mr. Fitzgerald
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month in portable 504
The Thespian Society is represented by Troupe 88337 at KLMS. Membership in Junior thespians is through achievement and involvement in theatre at KLMS. Any student who has accumulated ten points in theatre credits at KLMS is eligible for membership. The initiation ceremony will be held in the spring, and dues are $5.25 annually. Thespians meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the drama portable.
Point Scale at KLMS:
Major Role – 3 Minor Role - 2
Student Director – 3 Technician - 1
Attendance – 1* Set Construction - 1
(*Can only use one)
Video Production Club
Sponsor: Ms. Newland
Meetings: Each Tuesday in LMC
In order to keep the Kemps Landing Magnet School community, including students, parents, administration, and local community members informed about events, accomplishments, and daily news we will be producing Phoenix newscasts throughout the 2012-2013 school year. After initial training, students will be responsible for all aspects of the production including information gathering, report writing, filming, editing, and broadcasting.
Sponsor: Mr. Laney
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month in Lab 101
Yearbook members have the privilege to visually and verbally record the school’s year. Members create layout spreads, write captions and copy, take and crop pictures and work as a team. Computers play a large role in the production of the yearbook. All members have the opportunity to create portions of the yearbook using Jostens' website, yearbookavenue.com, where they will interact with their virtual yearbook. Please see Mr. Laney for an application.
One Act Play
Sponsor: Mr. Fitzgerald
Begins August 26, 2013
Do you like theater? Try out for One-Act Play and the opportunity to participate in a city-wide festival. See Mr. Fitzgerald for more details.
Sponsor: Mr. Bone
Begins November 12, 2013
This is.........Jeopardy. Well, it’s not Jeopardy, but you have to think fast and act even faster. Tryout for the KLMS Academic Challenge team and compete against other middle schools in a battle of wits. Tryouts will be held during Focus the first week of the second grading period. Spaces are limited on the team, and students must meet the city’s academic eligibility requirements. Members will be required to attend after-school practices every Monday and matches Monday, Wednesday, or Thursdays during the Academic Challenge season, which runs for the second nine weeks only. Practice is in room 308.
Sponsor: Ms. Dausel
Begins January 27, 2014
Debate is an interscholastic activity in which students compete on two two-person teams. The Virginia Beach Middle School League follows Public Forum Debate format using the National Forensic League national topic (sometimes with modification). The middle school debate season runs from the end of January through the beginning of March, and the KLMS team practices Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during Debate season. Students interested in trying out for the Debate Team should attend the Debate Club meetings during the first weeks of school or see the club sponsor; activity buses will be available.
Sponsor: Ms. Perry
Begins March 17, 2014
Do you enjoy poetry, prose, spelling, writing, persuasive speeches and speaking in front of people? You may be wondering what that has to do with Forensics. Forensics is a competitive speaking sport where members compete against other schools. There are nine categories from which to choose.
In order to participate in the interscholastic sports program at their neighborhood school, students MUST have a Middle School League physical form on file with the Student Activities Coordinator at the student’s home school. Physical forms are available on the activities section of the KLMS website.
All Middle Schools tryouts begin on the following dates:
|August 26, 2013||Football, Soccer|
|November 12, 2013||Basketball|
|January 27 , 2014||Volleyball, Wrestling|
|March 17, 2014||Baseball, Field Hockey, Softball, Track|