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Thunder Ridge Activities and Clubs


Art Club:
This club is for artistic people who want to expand their talents. The students are exposed to a wide range of art activities from drawing to sculpting and beyond.  Art club meets Thursdays after school. Sponsor: David Howard
Drama and Musicals:
Thunder Ridge is known district-wide for its fine plays and musicals. Over 60 student actors plus 20 crew members work on the extra-curricular productions and close to 100​ students will be involved. Many students at TRMS take advantage of this tremendous opportunity! We produce a fall play and a spring musical each year. Sponsors: Sonja Parson, Alyson Erwin, Peggy Plaus
French Club: 
French Club is for any student interested in exploring French culture through food, crafts, and language. We are a busy group that has alternating meeting times both before and after school on Tuesdays. See Ms. Becker for a quarterly schedule. ​Sponsor: Christina Becker
Math League:
Math League is open to all sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The team meets once a week from 3:45-4:40 p.m. Students will sharpen their math skills to get ready for competition with each of the other schools in the district. Math League meets after school on ​Mondays, August through December. Sponsor: Alison Trost, Lisa Costa
Minecraft Club:
Participants (aka 'Minecrafters') engage in activities that promote real-world/digital citizenship, interpersonal leadership skills, time management, communication, and collaboration.  These skills apply to a wide variety of environments in life - especially in the classroom.  Minecrafters create sustainable shelters, work in teams and problem-solve their way through weekly challenges that are fun, exciting and promote great connections with other students and adults. Sponsor: Cary Joice
Music Groups:
Jazz Choir, Jazz Band, and Chamber Orchestra all meet Wednesday's and Friday's after school at 3:45. Contact the sponsors for more information. Sponsors/Directors: (Band) Nick Curran, (Choir) Teresa Newman and (Orchestra) Jacob Thaler
National Junior Honor Society:
Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above are eligible for membership. In addition, members must meet high standards of service, character and citizenship. Helpful links: 
​Sponsors: Dana Howell, Melissa Johnson
Slithers Club:
Slithers Club meets every other Monday after school.  Slithers Club is open to all TRMS students and gives everyone the chance to participate in a part of the TRMS snake program.  During Slithers Clubs, students learn about snake anatomy and ecology (habitats, role in food webs, reproduction, etc.), proper care and handling of snakes, identification of snake species, why so many people have ophidiophobia (fear of snakes), and how to get over that fear.  Club members get to hold the snakes if they want to do so, and can also participate in the snake feedings and presentations given to elementary schools and other community groups. Sponsor: Pam Schmidt
Snake Care Takers:
A dedicated and unique group of students come every morning and take care of over 30 snakes in Ms. Schmidt’s classroom.  To become one of these snake care takers students must complete an application process.  If selected to become a snake care taker, the students are involved in an intensive training program.  Students learn how to handle, clean, feed, and care for the snakes. Sponsor: Pam Schmidt
Student Council:
The Thunder Ridge Student Council is a club open to all students who plan activities and work to improve school spirit. Sponsors: Christina Becker, Angela Sidhu
WEB Leaders:
WEB leaders are a selected group of eighth grade students that do just about everything from helping with orientation to facilitating many events at TRMS! These students are strong leaders at our school who help develop the caring community at Thunder Ridge.  Sponsors: Pam Schmidt, Mariah Koogle, Julie Blosser and John Rose.
Thunder Ridge Yearbook introduces 7th and 8th grade students to the process of making a yearbook. The students are involved in all aspects of this project including taking pictures, deciding what to cover, laying out pages, writing copy, selling, and distribution. In the spring students can apply to join yearbook for the following year. Sponsor: Colleen Holtman
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