ROMS CLUBS 2021/2022



Sponsored by: Mr. Couzens                                            Grade Level: 7-8
Start Date: 10/25/21                                                         Meeting Day(s): Monday & Wednesday        End Date: 6/13/22                                                            Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Room 305

Students will come to room 305 after school from 3-4pm to discuss and work on Algebra. Students will also be able to retake parts of unit tests during this time.


Sponsored by:  Hannah Sells and Jayann Froberg             Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 9/30/21                                                               Meeting Day(s):Thursday        
End Date: 6/9/22                                                                   Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Dawg Pound

Anime Club will meet weekly to watch movies, discuss anime, draw, play games, and give students an opportunity to meet others with similar interests.


Sponsored by: Alicia Duncan, Courtney Miller, Laura Vukich  Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 1/07/25                                                                Meeting Day(s): Friday       
End Date: 5/22                                                                       Time: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: Art Rooms

Art club is open to 6th - 8th grade students who want to create. Students can work on both independent art, as well as group led projects.


Sponsored by: Megan Pethke                                               Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 10/12/21                                                               Meeting Day(s): Tuesday      
End Date: 2/22/22                                                                  Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Room 311

An outlet for creative minds to make pages in their notebook, such as planner pages, doodling pages, artistic pages, checklist pages and anything else they want to create. Students need a notebook and are welcome to bring any writing and coloring tools, or use the ones provided by Mrs. Pethke.


Sponsored by: Jenna Kotula                                               Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 2/1/22                                                                 Meeting Day(s): Tuesday      
End Date: 6/14/22                                                                Time: 3 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Room 308

Chess club is for students who love playing chess, or would like to learn how to play. Bring a friend and enjoy a game or two after school!


Sponsored by: Tilda O'Neal                                                  Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 2/28/22                                                             Meeting Day(s): Monday/Wednesday        
End Date: 4/18/22                                                                 Time: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: Room 313

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


Sponsored by: Hannah Sells                                                Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 3/4/22                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Friday        
End Date: 6/10/22                                                                 Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Room 202

Interested students will meet to learn the history, rules, and strategies of formal debate. Students will debate relevant, age appropriate topics that impact their lives and reflect the world around them. In future years, perhaps we could participate in competitions.


Sponsored by Katherine Chambers and Emma Dunn                                                              Start Date: 10/5/21                                                                Grade Level: 6-8
End Date: 12/7/21                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Location: Auditorium                                                             Time: 3 PM - 4 PM

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 Eric Wright

Start Date: 10/18/21                                                               Grade Level: 6-8
End Date: 3/14/22                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Monday
Location: Media Center                                                         Time: 3 PM - 4:15 PM

Dungeons and Dragons Club started 2014


Sponsored by:  Dustin Truitt                                                  Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 9/16/21                                                                 Meeting Day(s):Thursday        
End Date: 1/15/22                                                                  Time: 7 AM - 7:45 AM
Location: Gym

Students who play fantasy football can meet to talk about their teams, help set line ups, and just talk football. So if you are interested in, or currently play fantasy football, this club is for you.


Sponsored by:  Kerry Derminer                                             Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 10/11/21                                         Meeting Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday        
End Date: 6/9/22                                                                    Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Room 205

A quiet place with access to computer for students to work on assignments and make up assignments.


Sponsored by: John Sebastian                                              Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 10/5/21                                                            Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday        
End Date: 10/28/21                                                                 Time: 6:45 AM - 7:45 AM
Location: Gym

For any ROMS student.


Sponsored by:  Michael Betman                                            Grade Level: 6
Start Date: 4/11/22                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Monday        
End Date: 5/23/22                                                                   Time: TBD
Location: Gym

Teach basketball skills to 6th grade girls.


Sponsored by:  Alex Buckheim                                               Grade Level: 6
Start Date: 1/31/22                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Monday-Friday        
End Date: 2/18/22                                                                   Time: 3 PM-4:30 PM
Location: Pool

ROMS 6th grade intramural swim is held every year to promote 7-8 and 9-12 swim team. Designed for new and advanced swimmers. There will be an inter-school meet at the end. No registration required. 


Sponsored by: Dustyn Truitt                                                  Grade Level: 7-8
Start Date: 12/6/21                                                            Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday        
End Date: 1/20/22                                                                   Time: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Location: Gym

7th and 8th grade girls Intramural Volleyball is the perfect opportunity for any 7th or 8th grade student to try out for the Middle School Team. This club will provide students with four practices per grade level, where they will receive coaching prior to tryouts. It's a great opportunity for our female athletes to improve their volleyball skills.

7th Grade: Dec 6th, 13th, Jan 5th, 18th

8th Grade: Dec 6th, 13th, Jan 10th, 20th


Sponsored by: Jill Hill                                                           Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 11/10/21                                                              Meeting Day(s): Wednesday        
End Date: 5/4/22                                                                   Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
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 use resources available through the Learning Commons and the Makerspace.


Sponsored by: Tilda O'Neal                                                  Grade Level: 7
Start Date: 3/1/22                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Tuesday/Thursday        
End Date: 4/19/22                                                                  Time: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: Room 313

Help any 7th grade student with math. Pre-teaching math concepts will be the focus.


Sponsored by: Ms. Stieber                                                    Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 9/27/21                                                                 Meeting Day(s): Monday
End Date: 5/30/22                                                                  Time: 3 PM - 4 PM 
Location: Room 302     

Students will meet up to create a monthly newspaper! Students are in charge! We conduct interviews, write cover stories, discuss things going on in the world, and discuss things going on in the school!


Sponsored by: Kate Brueckman                                            Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 12/15/21                                                                Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
End Date: 4/30/22                                                                   Time: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM 
Location: Room 206     

Optimist Club for Optimist Essay Contest and Optimist Speech Contest. Interested students will work on the essay and speech for the Royal Oak Optimist Club contest.


Sponsored by: Michael Betman, Alex Tsakoff                        Grade Level:  6-8
Start Date:11/8/21                                                                    Meeting Day(s): Monday
End Date: 4/27/22                                                                   Time: 3 PM - 4 PM                                  Location: Dawg Pound

A club for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to play ping pong -all levels welcomed. Need to register on the ROMS student support service page on Canvas-limit 12 students per week. There will be a sign up sheet every week    


Sponsored by: Michael Holden                                               Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date:                                                                                Meeting Day(s): Monday & Thursday   
End Date:                                                                                 Time: 6:30 PM                             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 2021/2022, but we hope to compete in some way before the end of the school year. 

For more information please use this link:


Sponsored by: Sarah Bockhausen                                           Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 9/30/21                                                                    Meeting Day(s): Thursday 1/month
End Date: TBD                                                                          Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM                     Location: Various locations

Students who are interested in history should join this club. We will be meeting monthly to learn about different parts of Royal Oak history. We will met in various locations including Royal Oak Historical Museum. A permission slip is required.


Sponsored by: Sarah Bockhausen, Hannah Sells                    Grade Level: 6-8
Start date: 9/29/21                                                                     Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
End Date: 6/8/22                                                                        Time: 3 PM - 4 PM                               Location: Room 202

Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) is a student-run group focused on LGBTQ+ issues, history, and culture. Members of the community ans allies are welcome to join!


Sponsored by: Dustyn Truitt                                                       Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 9/13/21                                                                      Meeting Date:  Monday & Friday
End Date: 11/5/21                                                                       Time: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Location: Gym

Our sports training and conditioning club is designed to help students improve their overall strength and power in preparation for upcoming and current sports seasons. Students will follow a guided workout consisting of weight lifting, plyometrics, and agility.


Sponsored by: Michael Betman, Megan Callahan, Samantha Ellis, Rachel Ingle, Genna Merrick, Alicia Washington                                                                
Start Date: 10/07/21                                                                     Grade Level: 7-8
End Date: 5/26/22                                                                    Meeting Day(s): Every other Thursday
Location: Dawg Pound / Learning Commons                              Time: 3 PM - 4 PM

Students help other students feel more connected to ROMS.

STUDENT COUNCIL - By Application Process:

Sponsored by: Kate Chambers, Lindsey Potterack                    Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 9/24/21                                                                      Meeting Day(s): Thursday & Friday 
End Date: 6/10/22                                                                       Time: 7:20 AM                                   Location: Student Council Room (across from Gym)

We are only doing re-applications of old members now, and at the end of the month we will send out new member applications.
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: Mr. Surdenik ROHS/Churchill Counselor              Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 4/5/22                                                                Meeting Day(s): Mon, Wed, Thursday  End Date: 5/22                                                                              Time: 3:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Location: ROMS Tennis Court (weather permitting) or Gym


Sponsored by: Jayann Froberg                                                    Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 1/25/22                                                                        Meeting Day(s):Tuesday  End Date: 6/22                                                                              Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Room 208

Play, trade, learn, and collect all things trading card related! Trading Card Club is a place to play all of your favorite tabletop games! Games included: Pokemon, YugiOH!, Magic the Gathering, and MORE!


Sponsored by: Alex Buckheim & Nathan Steinkampf                  Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 4/12/22                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday    End Date: 5/31/22                                                                         Time: 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Football Field

Unified Soccer Club, where students with special needs will learn the basics of soccer and even play games with their peers and Student Connectors.


Sponsored by: Hannah Connelly & Erin Shaughnessy                Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 4/22/22                                                                        Meeting Day(s):Thursday (TBD)    End Date: 6/22/22                                                                         Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Dawg Pound or Outside Field

Unified Sports joins people with and without disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. Students will learn the rules of bocce and participate in the Statewide Special Olympics Summer Games with a partner.


Sponsored by: Dustyn Truitt                                                             Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 11/8/21                                                                     Meeting Day(s): Monday & Friday      
End Date: 1/31/22                                                                             Time: 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Location: Gym

Weight Lifting 101 allows students to learn the basic fundamentals of weight lifting. Students will learn basic lifts, repetitions and sets, while learning to use correct technique. Monday and Friday through 12/3. Friday only until 1/21. Then back to Monday and Friday through 1/31.


Sponsored by: Alex Tsakoff, Evan Caccavelli                               Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 2/9/22                                                                  Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday   
End Date: 5/19/22                                                                          Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: ROMS Weight Room

Joining the Weight Lifting Club will allow students the opportunity to workout, after school, in a controlled environment with a specific workout. The workout will provide students the opportunity to improve their overall strength and fitness ability by performing a variety of controlled lifts.

Yearbook Club

Sponsored by: Sofia Khaleel, Karina Landis                                Grade Level: 6-8
Start Date: 1/1/22                                                                          Meeting Day(s): Monday      
End Date: 3/31, or until the Yearbook is completed                      Time: 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Lab 4

Two teachers, plus 6th - 8th grade students make the 2022 ROMS yearbook. Students learn how to take and edit pictures, use the layout, upload and edit the yearbook.