• BRMS Clubs & Activities:

    All clubs & activities meet from 2:30 - 3:25, unless otherwise indicated.  Students who are taking a late bus home should get a late bus pass from the Club Advisor. Late buses are organized by neighborhood and depart BRMS at between 3:40/3:45; bus lists are posted around the building.

    All clubs & activities, meetings and other reminders will be announced on the Morning Bark. 

    Academic Challenge Bowl - 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor: Mrs. Osinski
    Email: Bernice_osinski@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Academic Challenge Bowl (ACB) is offered as a service through the Gifted & Talented Program at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES; and in partnership with CYPRAS and the Rochester Chess Center. ACB is an academic team competition for students in grades 7 and 8, and is an excellent way to nurture, recognize, and celebrate the academic strengths of students. ACB provides a competitive structure for those students who are academically talented.  ACB is structured similarly to MasterMinds, the high school quiz bowl program. There are toss-up questions and bonus questions on a wide variety of subject areas. Matches take place after school at the designated host school. The season consists of eight games plus play-offs leading to a championship match. ACB typically meets during 6A and 7B lunches to practice. A few after-school meetings are possible.  ACB webpage

    Adventure Club
    Advisor: Mr. Sacchitella
    Email: John_Sacchitella@pittsford.monroe.edu

    THE FUN CLUB! Adventure Club allows students to get together in a social and fun setting. Activities range from go-carts to theater and scuba to sporting events. Students can pick the adventures that interest them.  See the website for dates and specific details.  Adventure Club webpage

    Art Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Brown
    Email: kathleen_brown@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Art Club is where students from grades 6-8 come together to brainstorm, discuss, and create art. Activities vary from meeting to meeting, with the opportunity for one large activity or branching out into smaller groups. Possible activities include: pastel drawing, printmaking stamps, season-related activities, sculpture, and more. The Art Club meets once every three weeks, on a Wednesday or Thursday. We meet in Room 216 and all meetings are announced over the Morning Bark. Art Club webpage

    Best Buddies
    Advisors: Mr. Herbert and Mrs. Fay
    Email: zachary_herbert@pittsford.monroe.edu and anne_fay@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Best Buddies works to spread the mission of friendship, leadership, and inclusion.  We do this by pairing students in one-to-one friendships with their peers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with friendships, we promote inclusion and acceptance through leadership training so that students are empowered to make a positive impact on their community.

    Book Store
    Advisors: Mrs. Sesso and Mrs. Murray
    Email: elizabeth_murray@pittsford.monroe.edu and joelyn_sesso@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Book Store is an in-school activity, open during lunch periods for students and staff. School supplies and snacks are sold.  Students gain insight into managing inventory, sales and responsibility while earning community service hours.

    Chess Club
    Advisor: Mr.Cutaia
    Email:  kevin_cutaia@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Chess Club is a venue for students to get together after school once a week to play fun games of chess, to learn more about the game, to improve their skills as chess players, to demonstrate good sportsmanship, and to socialize with others who enjoy playing chess.  Mr. Cutaia's webpage

    Community Service Club
    Advisor: Mrs. VanBenthuysen
    Email: julie_vanbenthuysen@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Students facilitate and/or participate in various activities and projects to help within the Rochester community.  Past projects include food drives, Salvation Army bell ringing in December, planting and maintaining the BRMS vegetable and flower gardens, an annual Valentine's fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association, as well as other activities throughout the year.  Meetings are generally once a month after school; some activities are on weekends. All BRMS students can participate as often as they would like while having the opportunity to earn valuable Community Service hours.

    Cooking Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Gerby
    Email: danielle_gerby@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Cooking Club provides tips and updates to help all students eat real and just foods every day.  This club offers students an opportunity to practice hands-on experience of planning and preparing nutritious foods in a fun way.  The Cooking Club meets after school in Room 411. Cooking Club webpage

    Cubing Club
    Advisor:  Mr. Daly
    Email:  Brian_Daly@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Cubing Club is a place where students who are enthusiastic about the Rubik's cube can gather to learn, discuss, and compete.  Discussions include current events, history and strategy, cubing competitions of various events are held throughout the school year!

    Debate Club - 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor: Mr. Cutaia
    Email: kevin_cutaia@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Debate Team is organized for the purpose of improving a student's ability to research and organize information, think critically, and speak in public.  Team members will learn the basics of argumentation and debate through regular team practices and debates.  The Debate Team creates educational opportunities for all 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in politics, social change and their community.  Meetings typically take place during 7A/7B lunch periods.  Mr. Cutaia's webpage

    Drama Club - 6th grade
    Advisor: Mr. Bernstein
    Email:  benjamin_bernstein@pittsford.monroe.edu 

    The 6th Grade Drama Club aims to give students a positive first experience in the theater arts by producing a full-scale musical production.  Auditions are usually in November and the show is usually just before spring break.

    Dungeons and Dragons Club
    Advisor:  Mr. Daly

    Email:  brian_daly@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The BRMS Dungeons & Dragons Club is for students interested in playing tabletop role-playing games.  In the D&D club, we enjoy the creative experience of collaboratively telling stories, building worlds, teachiing new people to play role-playing games, and of course, having a lot of fun together.

    Environmental Club
    Advisor:  Mrs. Ballard

    Email: gail_ballard@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Barker Road Environmental Club is made up of a group of students that are concerned about the environment and are committed to learning and raising awareness about environmental issues. They have a desire to reduce negative environmental impacts in their schools, homes, communities, and the world at large. The Environmental Club provides an opportunity where students can learn to take personal responsibility to live in a sustainable manner and improve their environmental leadership skills. Students may participate in our Environmental Club by attending meetings and/or by participating in Barker’s recycling efforts. 

    Games Group
    Advisor:  Mrs. Osinsinki
    Email: bernice_osinski@pittsford.monroe.edu

    This club is open to the entire Barker Road Middle School Community.  The Games Group facilitates social/emotional development and teamwork.  Students play various board games or card games, and enjoy a snack!  The Game Group runs once a month from 2:30-3:30.  Snacks generally include goldfish crackers, popcorn, pretzels and sometimes even marshmallows!

    Advisors: Mr. Kutny and Mrs.Sesso
    Email:  michael_kutny@pittsford.monroe.edu and joelyn_sesso@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Barker Road Middle School GSA brings LGBTQ students and straight allies together to meet new people, educate others by raising awareness, and to support one another in order to help promote a more accepting and safe community.  GSA webpage

    Horseback Riding Club
    Advisor:  Mr. Cutaia

    Horseback Riding Club: This club will start with an understanding of the history of horses, body anatomy and variety of horses. The first half of the club will be held at meetings after school at BRMS. The culminating activities will conclude at an area horse barn where students will be able to ride horses. Waivers are required for the off-site trips.

    Jazz Band - 6th grade
    Advisor: Mrs. Mussumeci
    Email: gina_mussumeci@pittsford.monroe.edu

    6th Grade Jazz Band will begin in December with auditions being held in November. The instruments in a jazz band include: all saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drum set, guitar. Jazz Band webpage

    Jazz Ensemble - 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor: Mrs. Mussumeci
    Email: gina_mussumeci@pittsford.monroe.edu

    This club is a select performing group for 7th and 8th graders at both middle schools. The instruments in a jazz band include: all saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drum set, guitar.  Jazz Band webpage

    Jr. Achievement Club - 6th, 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor:  Mrs.Sulzbach

    Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed and to positively impact young people's perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills.Preparation could involve lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.

    Latin Club
    Advisor: Mr. Kutny
    Email: michael_kutny@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The BRMS Latin Club gives Latin students the opportunity to explore the legacy of ancient Rome and Latin outside of the classroom. The Latin Club meets throughout the year, and celebrates its love of all things Roman with games, food, and even cheesy Roman movies. Club members also have the chance to compete against students from other schools in tournaments, mythology contests, and the National Latin Exam. Latin Club webpage

    Literary Magazine
    Advisor: Mrs. Osinski
    Email: bernice_osinski@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Do you like to write? Do you like to draw or take pictures from an interesting perspective? Then you should know that we have a literary magazine at our school. Our club meets after school on Fridays and then more frequently as we get our publication ready to print and distribute in June. And even if you can’t make it to our meetings, you can still be a part of it all by submitting your work and being published in our magazine. Literary Magazine webpage

    Math Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Knight
    Email: kelly_knight@pittsford.monroe.edu

    All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who enjoy a challenge are invited to come to some or all of the Math Club meetings. During meetings, we work on a variety of problems and learn some cool math tricks. There will be opportunities during the school year to compete against other mathletes from around the country. Meetings are held weekly after school on Wednesdays. See Mrs. Knight in room 203 if you have any questions. MathClub webpage

    Morning Bark Show
    Advisor: Mr. Wahl
    Email: michael_wahl@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Are you a morning person? Students involved in the Morning Bark help to wake up the school with positive news and information through a daily live video streaming show. 6th, 7th and 8th graders can be assigned as hosts. 8th graders can also help out with the show’s production. Mr. Wahl's webpage

    Musical - 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor: Mr.Bernstein
    Email: benjamin_bernstein@pittsford.monroe.edu

    7th and 8th graders perform in a full-scale musical production. Auditions are held in the fall.

    Newbery Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Read
    Email: danielle_read@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Newbery Club is for any student who loves to read! Club members have exclusive access to a select list of 9-10 new books published in the current year.  The club acts as a mock Newbery Selection Committee, considering the official Newbery criteria as we discuss and evaluate our books.  In January, club members vote on our mock Newbery award winner.  In addition to our meetings, we also utilize Microsoft Teams as a virtual space for book discussions and activities.  This club is a collaboration with Calkins Road MS, Willink MS, and Johanna Perrin MS.  BRMS PTSA funding helps support the Newbery Club each year.  Check the Newbery Club website at https://www.pittsfordschools.org/Page/19805

    Odyssey of the Mind
    Advisor: Ms. Carmel
    Email: shellycarmel@aol.com

    Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving program comprised of teams of five to seven students and an adult coach that work outside of school to solve a specific problem.  The work is done entirely by students with adult supervision only.  Meetings occur after school or on weekends on a schedule determined by the coach and the team.  This program teaches creative problem solving, spontaneity, and team work and culminates with a competition against other teams in the same age group within our region.

    Percussion Ensemble - 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor: Mr. Quinlan
    Email: scott_quinlan@pittsford.monroe.edu

    This club is a select performing group for 7th and 8th graders at both middle schools. It is meant for the upper level musicians and centers on percussion being the primary instrument group in a performing ensemble.
    Percussion webpage

    Robotics Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Lochner
    Email: susan_lochner@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The Robotics Club meets monthly on Fridays and is open to all middle school students. New members are always welcome. Come when you can. We work with NXT Robot Kits, along with some other robotics-based activities. We meet twice a month beginning in January.  Robotics webpage

    Science Club
    Advisor: Mrs. O'Dea
    Email: Kathleen_O'Dea@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Science Club is a fun and social way to explore different areas of science through hands-on activities. Science Club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. We meet 1-2 times a month to complete activities in all areas of science. Come when you can; it is not required to attend every session. Listen to the Morning Bark for meeting dates or email Mrs. O'Dea if you would like to be added to the Science Club Teams Page.  

    Science Olympiad
    Advisor: Mr. Sacchitella
    Email: john_sacchitella@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Science Olympiad is a competitive club.  Pairs of students work together in two or three science-related events.  Science Olympiad competes at the Regional level against other schools. Medals are awarded at the end of the competitions for each event.  There are three categories of events that kids can participate in:  building, scientific process, and knowledge. Top teams move on to compete at the state level.  For more information, see the Science Olympiad page on Mr. Sacchitella’s website: Science O Club

    Select Chorus - 6th grade
    Advisor: Ms. Kemp
    Email: rebecca_kemp@pittsford.monroe.edu

    The 6th Grade Select Chorus is a select choral ensemble for all 6th graders that meets every Tuesday after school. This select group performs at a higher level than the choral curricular groups that meet during the school day. Members are required to attend all rehearsals and participate in two concerts. 

    Viking Vocalists - 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor: Mr. Wahl
    Email: michael_wahl@pittsford.monroe.edu

    This selected ensemble meets weekly on Wednesdays and exists to provide a challenging and rewarding vocal opportunity for students. We have a few field trips and almost always take part in some kind of musical competition.  More information can be found on Mr. Wahl’s Homepage

    Bel Canto - 7th and 8th grades
    Advisor: Ms. Kemp
    Email: rebecca_kemp@pittsford.monroe.edu

    This ensemble meets every Thursday after school.  This select group performs at a higher level than the choral curricular groups that meet during the regular school day.  Members are required to attend all rehearsals and participate in two concerts. 

    Sign-Language Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Petroske
    Email: hillary_petroske@pittsford.monroe.edu

    This club is open to the entire Barker Road Middle School community. The Sign Language Club facilitates social/emotional development as well as learning about basic sign language. The club involves topics such as Deaf culture, and understanding hearing impairments. Guest speakers, such as Barker Road alumni and local college students, are often scheduled to come throughout the year. The Sign Language Club runs once a month from 2:30 - 3:30. Snacks are provided and generally include goldfish crackers, popcorn, or pretzels. 

    Ski Club
    Advisor: Mr. Sacchitella
    Email: john_sacchitella@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Ski Club provides both novice and experienced snow sports enthusiasts the opportunity to go to Bristol Mountain six times a year to experience winter at its finest. All are welcome.  The Ski Club meets right after school and arrives back at the Barker at 9:15 pm. Registration takes place in early October.  See all the details on the website.  Ski Club webpage

    Student Council
    Advisors: Mr. Sacchitella and Mr. Cutaia
    Emails: john_sacchitella@pittsford.monroe.edu and kevin_cutaia@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Barker Road Student Council is a club that’s goal is to positively impact the school culture at BRMS through our student-run government. They accomplish this by promoting activities that model our BRMS core principles. The Student Council is looking for students who want to further develop their creativity, public speaking, decision-making and cooperation. Members of the Student Council help with our annual fundraising campaign. This group is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Meetings typically take place on the first and third Friday’s of the month. Students interested will participate in an election to obtain a position in the club.  The BRMS student council is extremely active.  Our annual fundraiser supports a great deal of our work.  We feel strongly that every student at Barker Road benefits from all that the Student Council offers.  Student Council webpage

    WEB Leaders
    Advisors: Mrs. Ballard and Mr. Sacchitella
    Emails: john_sacchitella@pittsford.monroe.edu and gail_ballard@pittsford.monroe.edu

    WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is a student leadership group of 8th graders. Their primary focus is to help new students to Barker Road transition into the culture and expectations of Barker Road Middle School.  Becoming a WEB leader is a coveted position for our eighth graders.  These are the “go-to” students when help is needed. One example is WEB leaders assist during Open House to help direct parents. This club is a very influential group at Barker Road. To participate as a WEB leader, one must apply and be nominated by staff. A selection committee works hard to have a diverse and responsible WEB Leader group. WEB Leaders webpage

    Wind Ensemble
    Advisor: Mr. Quinlan
    Email: scott_quinlan@pittsford.monroe.edu

    This club is a select performing group for 7th and 8th graders at both middle schools. It is meant for upper level musicians and focuses on students becoming more individualistic players. 
     Wind Ensemble webpage

    Yearbook Club
    Advisor: Mrs. Read
    Email: danielle_read@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Yearbook is so much more than a club! We're an organization tasked with creating the school's yearbook. As a staff member you are working on capturing this year's school history and memories, including writing stories, taking photos, using a graphic design program to create visually amazing pages, and staying organized to meet deadlines. In addition, you will help to market and sell our yearbooks. Check out the Yearbook Club Website for more information.

    Join in the fun by creating your school yearbook. We generally meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Wednesdays after school, depending on our deadline schedule. Club members each get a personal login and access to our online yearbook design program and also have the privilege of taking photos throughout the year. Yearbook Club Website

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Club
    Advisor:  Mr. Cutaia
    Email: kevin_cutaia@pittsford.monroe.edu

    Yu-Gi-Oh! is a card/anime/manga game where duelists of ALL levels & grades are allowed to play, duel and trade, BUT, there are certain cards that are too powerful to use. Rated F for fun! Come and duel!