Michigan Junior Honor Society*

*Sponsored by: Danielle Masouris/Katie Hugel
Michigan Junior Honor Society (MJHS) is a club that focuses on volunteering in and around our community. Along with volunteer hours,  Members are expected to have and maintain a 3.75 GPA, and receive citizenship marks of 1’s and 2’s. This Club is for 8th Graders, and requires students to apply.  Applications will be available and due in September.  Late applications will not be accepted.  

Starting Date:   Grade Level:

8th grade

Ending Date:   Time: varies
Location: Room 315 Meeting Days: 1 time/month, with scheduled meetings as needed for activities.

Ski and Snowboard

Sponsored by:  Keith Kohring/Jeanne Ernatt
Ski Club at Pine Knob

Starting Date:


Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:   Time: 4-8 p.m.
Location: Pine Knob Meeting Days:

Thursday in January/February

Yearbook Club

Sponsored by: Karina Landis/Sofia Khaleel

*Students will be creating the 2020-21 yearbook. Students will upload photos and us the Josten's page layout program

Starting Date:   Grade Level:     6-8 
Ending Date:   Time:  3-4 pm
Location: Computer lab Meeting Days:  Monday

Student Council -by application process:

Sponsored by: Kate Chambers, Lindsey Potterack and Anne Regal
Leadership club for students

Starting Date: 9/22/2020 Grade Level:  7-8(6th grade after transition to hybrid model)
Ending Date: 6/9/2021 Time:  before school 7:00-7:50 am
Location: Webex Meetings in virtual model, Student Council room in hybrid model Meeting Days:  Tues/Wed

Student Council is one of Royal Oak Middle School's Leadership Clubs.  Students become representatives by going through an application process mid-October.  Representatives who maintain acceptable grades and citizenship can maintain their position for all years at ROMS. During the virtual learning, returning members may apply.  Once the district transitions to a hybrid model, new members may apply. 


Sponsored by: Tilda O'Neal

Starting Date: 10/8/2020                            Grade Level: 7th
Ending Date:   2/4/2021                             Time: 2:50-3:50 pm
Location: Room 313      Virtual to start      Meeting Day: Thursday

Help any seventh grade student with math. Pre-teaching math concepts will be the focus


Sponsored by Katherine Chambers and Emma Dunn

Starting Date: Nov. 9                                        Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date: April 26 tentatively                      Time: 3-4 virtually
Location: Virtual space now                              Meeting Day: Mondays tentatively

Drama club will be designed to allow students to show up as, and be themselves in a fun and creative way!  We will be learning improv games, proper ways to speak and ready the vocal cords, stage blocking, set design and construction, lighting, props, acting techniques, all about backstage etiquette, and much more.  We are also working to teach up with a ROHS student who will be completing a virtual workshop with the kids.  We are thrilled and excited to bring drama to the students of ROMS! The show must go on!


Sponsored by:
Crystal Guerard and Marta Abraham

Starting Date:                                   Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                     Time: 7:20-7:50 a.m.
Location: Room 304                          Meeting Day: Every other Tuesday

In the Spanish language, "LaTertulia" means "social gathering." Friday mornings, interested ROMS Spanish students can meet and practice their Spanish conversation in a small group setting.  Topics may vary. Bring a notebook to keep track of your newly learned phrases and words.  Students will need a morning pass from Ms. Guerard and enter through the breakfast club.


SPONSORED BY: Crystal Guerard/Kristina Ellenberger
Starting Date:                          Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                             Time: 3-4 pm
Location: Room 203                  Meeting Day: Wednesday

*Take action/Volunteer locally
*Strengthen community
*Make new friends
*Develop leadership skills
*Have Fun!

Intramural Basketball

Sponsored by:  John Sebastian
Starting Date:                                          Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                            Time:   6:45-7:45 am
Location:     gym                                      Meeting Days:  dates listed below
Mr. Sebastian is running an intramural drop-in basketball program for any ROMS student starting date tbd.  The program will run through October occurring every Monday and Thursday at 6:45 am.  Participants are to enter the gym entrance in the back parking lot -door 24. 

Intramural Basketball-Girls

Sponsored by:  Michael Betman
Starting Date:                                       Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                         Time:   6:45-7:45 am
Location:     gym                                   Meeting Days:  varies will be posted

Girls basketball for 6th-8th grades- skills on game.


Sponsored by: Dustyn Truitt                     Grade Level: 8th grade girls
Starting Date:                                            Time: 6:45-7:45 a.m.
Ending Date:                                              Meeting Days: 
Location: gym                                                         

Intramural 8th grade girls volleyball allows female athletes in the 8th grade the opportunity to participate in a variety of skills and games to improve their overall volleyball skills and abilities.


Sponsored by: Dustyn Truitt                     Grade Level: 7th grade girls
Starting Date:                                            Time: 6:45-7:45 a.m.
Ending Date:                                             Meeting Days: 
Location: gym                                                                     

Intramural 7th grade girls volleyball allows female athletes in the 7th grade the opportunity to participate in a variety of skills and games to improve their overall volleyball skills and abilities.



Sponsored by:   Dustyn Truitt                          Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                   Time:  7-7:45 a.m.
Ending Date:                                                     Meeting Days:  Tuesday and Thursday
Location: Dawg Pound Weight Room

Our Weight Lifting Club allows students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of weight lifting and exercise.  Students will participate in a variety of different exercises that challenge them physically.  This club will meet for 45 minutes, 2 times a week, for 7 weeks.  It's a great opportunity for any student who enjoys exercise. 



Sponsored by: Laura Vukich                                       Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                              Time: 2:50-4 pm
Ending Date:                                                                Meeting Days: Every other Tuesday/PM
Location: Room Art B2

PM Art Club is open to all students of all levels.  The club is meant to provide a comfortable space to create self-directed artwork.


Sponsored by: Alicia Duncan                                     Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                              Time: 7:15-7:50 a.m.
Ending Date:                                                               Meeting Days: Every other Thursday/AM
Location: Room Art B2

AM Art Club is open to all students of all levels.  The club is meant to provide a comfortable space to create self-directed artwork. ________________________________________________________________________________


Sponsored by: Catherine Brueckman 
Starting Date:                                            Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                              Time: 3-4 pm
Location: Classroom 206                          Meeting Days:  Monday and Thursday

Students will prepare a speech for an oratorical competition sponsored by the South Oakland Optimist Club.  They will write, practice presentation skills, learn acting skills, community awareness and understand the power of optimism. 


Sponsored by: Eric Wright
*Vastly popular role playing game. No experience necessary

Starting Date:                                  Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                     Time: 3-4:30 pm
Location:  GP or LC                           Meeting Days: Monday


Sponsored by:  Tilda O'Neal
Starting Date: 10/8/2020                           Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:  12/01/2020                          Time: 2:50-3:50 pm
Location: Room 313 Virtual to start           Meeting Days: Tuesday & Wednesday

*Students will spend their time coding and playing computer games. We will run computer game tournaments.


Sponsored by:  Sofia Khaleel
Starting Date:                                       Grade Level: 7
Ending Date:                                      Time: 2:50-3:45 pm
Location: Computer lab A1                Meeting Days:  Monday

*Students will learn to take a good photograph. They learn how to edit images. Students will create a photo blog.



Sponsored by: Jennie Bosley                                           Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                                    Time:   3-4 p.m.
Ending Date:                                                                     Meeting Day: Tuesday
Location: 6th grade office

*Knitting Club is open to all interested students are encouraged to bring a project they are already working on or knitting needles and yarn to learn how to knit.



Sponsored by: Jill Hill                                          Time: 3-4 pm
Starting Date:                                                       Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                                        Meeting Day: Wednesday
Location:  Learning Commons

Makers Club is a place for students to be both creative and innovative thinkers and inventors. Through electronics, online coding, 3D modeling and printing, and other textile and artistic exploration, students in the club have an opportunity to work through the Design Thinking process while using materials available through the Learning Commons and Makerspace.


Sponsored by: Sofia Khaleel                                     Time: 2:50-3:45  pm
Starting Date:                                                             Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                                               Meeting Days: Tuesday
Location: Computer lab A1

Students will create Do-it-yourself projects. Students will be supported to find craft projects to create with other students. 


Sponsored by: Sarah Bockhausen                       Grade Level: 6-8
Starting date:                                                        Meeting Day: Tuesday (once a month)
Ending date:                                                         Time: 3:30 - 4:30/5:00 pm
Location: varies

Students will explore historical locations around Royal Oak.  Students will do various activities to learn about Royal Oak history


Sponsored by: Kerry Derminer or Megan Canty       Grade Level: 6-8
Starting date:                                                             Meeting days: Mon-Thurs.
Ending date:                                                               Location: Room 205
Time: 3-4 pm

A quiet place for students to complete assessments or assignments.  In addition, teachers may assign students to ZAP if students are not completing assignments. 



Sponsored by: Erin Shaughnessy and Hannah Connelly     Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                                         Ending Date: 
Time: 2:50-4 pm                                                                     Meeting Day: Thursday

Location: Outside field or Gathering Place as weather permits.

A program through Special Olympics bringing students with and without disabilities together through education, sports, and youth leadership.  We will be practicing Bocce Ball to prepare for the state games.


Sponsored by:  Stephanie Scobie                   Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                  Ending Date:
Time:  3-4 pm                                                   Meeting Day: Thursday
Location: Room 218 or LC when available

Warhammer is a miniature based game where you collect, build, paint miniatures.  It is played against others.                            


Sponsored by:  Alisha Washington                 Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                  Ending Date:
Time:  3-4 pm                                                   Meeting Day: Thursday
Location: LC

War Hammer 40K is a tabletop game that uses strategy to complete turn-based battle plans.  This includes creating and designing mythical game creatures.



Sponsored by:  Hannah Mathes and Jayann Froberg     Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                                   Meeting Day:Thursday        
Ending Date:                                                                     Time:  3-4 pm 
Location: Room 202

Students will watch movies, draw, and discuss anime. 



Sponsored by: Emma Dunn                           Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                 Meeting Day: Friday AM every other week
Ending Date:                                                   Time: 7:20-7:50 a.m.
Location: Room 310

Students will meet every other Friday morning where they can be immersed in French language and culture in a relaxed setting.  Our focus is developing everyday conversation skills.  



Sponsored by: Danielle Masouris
Starting Date:                               Grade Level: 6-8
Ending Date:                                Meeting Day: Thursdays
Time: 3-4 pm                                              
Writing Club allows students to create narratives, poems, plays, etc. Students share and express their creative ideas.


Sponsored by: Ms. Stieber                   Grade level-6-8
Starting Date:  10/11/2020                    End Date: End of May
Time: 3-4 pm                                         Meeting Days: Monday
Location: WebEx or Room 302     

Students, do you ever wish there was a way to report about all of the ROMS news, sports, clubs, and classes from YOUR perspective?  The Bulldawg Times will report on all of these things and more! The ROMS newspaper, run by students of all grades, will come out once a month and will include monthly features by students, for students.  Send an email to kaitlin.stieber@royaloakschools.org if you would like the link to begin attending Newspaper meetings! Our first meeting will be October 11th at 3pm. 



Sponsored by: Michael Betman                      Grade Level:  6-8
Starting Date:                                                   Ending Date:        
Time: 3-4 pm                                                     Meeting Days: Monday
Location:   Gathering Place     

Play ping pong teaching strategy on splitting players up by ability level.



Sponsored by: Katie Hugel                                     Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                          Ending Date: 
Time:                 3-4 pm                                            Meeting Days:  Tuesday
Location:          Room 317

Tired of buying Pokemon cards but not being able to use them?  Join the Pokemon Club.  We will meet every Tuesday in room 317 from 3-4 pm where we will battle other players, play in tournaments, and trade cards. Hope to see you there!



Sponsored by:  Sofia Khaleel                        Grade Level: 6-8
Starting Date:                                                 Ending Date:  
Time:   3-4 pm                                                 Meeting Day:  Wednesday
Location: Lab A1

Discuss different cultural/ethnic backgrounds and explore it.  Activities will be created by students' interests.



Sponsored by: Michael Holden          Grade Level:  6-8
Starting Date: 9/10/2020                     Ending Date:   3/31/2021    
Time: 6:30 pm                                      Meeting Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Location:   Mezzanine   Room 217       

Beginner to advanced, ROMS Robotics seeks to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. Building on science, engineering, and technology skills, the ROMS Robotics team fosters well-rounded life capacities, including self-confidence, communication, leadership, and gracious professionalism.  Students will learn to solve problems through brainstorming, prototyping, building, and integrating hardware and software. This year the team will begin with virtual meetings to collaborate on analysis, design, and programming of a robot  It is currently unknown what competition opportunities may be available in 2020/2021, but we hope to compete in some way before the end of the school year. 

For more information please use this link: https://forms.gle/CXPgp8f3fpKZcQ5D9