FBLA (Grades 6-8)
FBLA is dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of leaders by preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields.
Advisors: Mrs. Harrell, Mrs. Dillard, Mrs. Maxwell
Volleyball (Grades 7-8)
The Bethel Middle School Volleyball program is a positive atmosphere where fundamentals and skills of volleyball are taught. Players develop an appreciation for the game while understanding the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship as it relates to athletics. While in the program, players become more fit and value fitness for a lifetime.
Coach Melissa Bragg
Quiz Bowl (Grades 6-8)
Quiz Bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports and pop culture. During the winter months, 7th-8th grade team travel and compete with other teams in the state.
Sponsors: 6th Grade: Traci Fuhrman | 7th/8th Grade: Kaely Jordan
Cheer (Grades 7-8)
The Bethel Middle School cheerleaders serve as the primary support group to lead and direct spirit for athletics, special events, and activities. Team member participate in community activities, community services, and cheer competitions.
Sponsor: Jamie Sheffield
Bethel Believers (Grades 6-8)
Students meet together to encourage each other. Each week, students invite a speaker who gives an encouraging message that is timely for middle school students. Bethel Believers also do service projects throughout the year, benefitting such groups as the Salvation Army and area homeless shelters.
Sponsors: Greg Gordey, Sotonya Gordey, Jessica Chipman, Holly Burrough
Boys/Girls Cross Country (Grades 7-8)
Bethel Middle School Cross Country teaches the skills needed to excel in the sport. Participants compete against other schools on courses that are open-air over natural terrain. While Cross Country is a self-motivated sport, we strive to create an atmosphere where every athlete is important to our success.
Coach Denise Smith
Boys/Girls Track (Grades 7-8)
Bethel Middle School Track teaches the basic skills and fundamentals for those interested in competing against other schools in the avenues of running and field events. Short and long distance runners, shot put and discus throwers, hurdlers, and long and triple jumpers are given the opportunity to develop their skills to become competitive in each of these events. Track is a self-motivated and rewarding opportunity for those that enjoy running as well as the other field events.
Coaches: Denise Smith, Colten Bond
Chess Team (Grades 6-8)
Chess is a game of mental skill. It is a strategic game that mirrors a battlefield. Students learn strategies and defenses while practicing with other students. Students participate in chess tournaments during the year.
Sponsor: Ranette Taylor
8th Grade Robotics Team
Using VEX Robotics, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Students learn skills in teamwork, leadership, and communication. Tournaments are held in the spring at the regional, state and national level.
Sponsor: Kim Meaders
7th and 8th Grade Football
The Bethel Football Program is designed to teach the fundamentals of football and while also teaching responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, teamwork and self discipline. Players will be expected to participate in summer workouts where they will learn the importance of fitness for the game and for life.
Coach Josh Akers, Coach Colten Bond and Coach Adam Belcher
Archery (Grades 6-8)
The Bethel Archery program is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of Olympic style archery. Students will compete in multiple tournaments throughout the year and will be expected to attend practice outside of school once a week during the fall and twice a week January-March.
Coaches: Adam Earhart, Heather Gammill, Michelle Alverio, Teresa Quinn
Yearbook Staff (8th Grade)
Yearbook staff provides students with a unique combination of skills and training. Students will collaborate as a team to produce the yearbook while learning skills in graphic design, photography, writing, editing, marketing, and time management.
Adviser: Megan Frisby
Student Council (Grades 6-8)
The purpose of Bethel Middle School Student Council is to improve the school atmosphere and student life through representation and participation of the student body in school affairs. It establishes standards of leadership, citizenship, school spirit and honor based on school pride. Four representatives from each grade level will be elected to the council. Only eighth grade council members may be elected to the offices of president, vice-president, and secretary.
Sponsors: Megan Frisby, Crissy McEntire, Tammy Shaw
Beginning Band (Grade 6)
This exciting class is the time for students to come together to play music on instruments. Students are separated into classes on this level to learn the instrument. Students have the choice of Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba and Percussion. Students perform five concerts that have higher level of difficulty with each performance. They start the year with no knowledge and end the year as musicians.
Directors: Jessica Chipman, Jay Chipman, Sotonya Gordey and Greg Gordey
Concert Band (Grades 7-8)
This class is designed students in their second and third years of instrumental music study. Concert Band continues building on beginning band to improve and build all skills to a higher level. The musicians continue to grow through individual and group performances. Students perform more on this level in ballgames, concerts, festivals, and contests.
Director: Jessica Chipman
Symphonic Band (Grades 6-8)
This class is students in their second and third years of instrumental music study. The Symphonic Band is structured to improve students’ skills both individually and as a group. Students will perform at football games, concerts and both individual and group competitions.
Director: Sotonya Gordey
Honors Band (Grade 8)
The Honors Band is for 8th grade students and is the equivalent of a Pre-AP band class. Students qualifying for the Honors Band will be developing upper level skills on their instruments both individually and as a group. Students will perform at football games, concerts, and contests. They will also audition for the all-region bands and compete in solo and ensemble contest.
Director: Greg Gordey
The Bethel Jazz Band is an audition group and meets after school on Mondays and Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm starting in September. This group performs at the Christmas concert, is the “house band” for the annual talent show and puts on a fundraising show each spring benefiting area charities.
Director: Sotonya Gordey
Colorguard (Grades 7-8)
This group is open to all students who have at least one year of band and are currently enrolled in a band class at Bethel. Selection is by audition. The Colorguard meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm beginning when the school year starts. Students learn the basics of flag twirling and perform at two football games, a marching contest, and several other times throughout the year.
Coach: Sotonya Gordey
7th and 8th Grade Basketball
The Bethel Basketball Program is designed to teach the skills and fundamentals of basketball while teaching responsibility, accountability, sportsmanship, teamwork and self discipline.
Coaches: Derek McGrew, Steve Wilson
The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a three different levels of tournaments.
Sponsors: Traci Fuhrman, Ranette Taylor, and Renee Sims
The Green Team is a program which teaches student the importance of reducing waste through recycling. Students have an opportunity to participate in various programs sponsored by the school and Recycle Saline.
Sponsors: Kelsey Maitland Weber, Danny Brown, Carrie Richey