Art Club
Art Club meets on most Tuesdays throughout the year from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Anyone from grades 6, 7, and 8 may join. Students may join for part of the year if they are involved in sports.

Art Club members are involved in a variety of activities including:

  • Creating props for the BMS musicals
  • Working with visiting artists
  • Creating outdoor sculptures
  • Making ceramic sculptures
  • Developing works to enter in contests
  • Making glass mosaic benches with BHS students
  • Taking a field trip
  • Creating sculptures out of recycled materials

Chess Club
Chess club meets on most Wednesday’s throughout the year from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Beginner or advanced, anyone in grades 6-8 may come play. You do not have to come every Wednesday; it is a casual club where you have time to play others in chess. Help will be given as needed.

Interact Club
Do you like to help others? Do you want to develop stronger leadership skills? If so, Interact Club is perfect for you! The BMS Interact Club conducts an annual fundraiser for a charity, spends time with residents at local nursing homes, and tries to help out in our school and community wherever we are needed. No events are mandatory, but you need to have a giving spirit to be a part of this motivated, caring group.

Rube Goldberg Club
The Rube Goldberg club is an engineering team where we design and construct a silly multi-step machine to perform a task. There is a yearly competition to show off our machine against other middle schools in the area. The club meets Wednesdays after school until 4pm starting after fall break and ends with the regional competition in early March or National Competition if we advance.

World Music
For the students who want to learn even more about the music of other cultures, BMS offers an after school xylophone ensemble. Using authentic African xylophones from Ghana, the gyil, students perform traditional and newly created songs. The group meets twice a week for rehearsal (Monday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.). The group has performed at Miami University, the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana State House, and at the Indiana Music Educators Convention.

Also at BMS we offer and after school steel drum ensemble to seventh and eighth grade band and choir students. It is also available to non-band/choir students on certain occasions (If interested talk to Mr. Branstetter). The ensemble offers students a unique chance to play on instruments and learn the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. The group meets once a week from 3-5 in the Batesville High School Band Room. The group has performed at Miami University, and has had multiple performances across the state. It has also had the chance to work with Dr. Chris Tanner, Dr. Jimmy Finne, and The Britain/Moore Duo.


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