See below to learn more about Indian Crest's student activities.
- Leo Club
- Morning Show
- School Musical
- Science Fair
- Student Government
- WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)
- Additional Clubs
Do you see yourself as a possible future leader, someone who would enjoy working with the Lions Club on service projects in our community, having fun with other kids from Valley and Crest, and representing Crest in activities around the community? If so, then the Leo Club might be for you.
What does the Leo Club do?
- We work with the Harleysville Lions - our sponsoring Lions Club - on projects like White Cane Days (collecting money at Henning's for the Lion's work with the blind), participate in parades, help at the Lion's Chicken BBQ, and sell birch beer at the Harleysville Country Fair Days.
- We work with the high school and Indian Valley Leo Clubs to clean up a portion of Cowpath Road (Adopt-A-Highway).
- We host a Crest/Valley Dance the Friday before Thanksgiving and raise money for different charities during and after school.
- Each Thursday, we gather recycling throughout our school.
The club meets in B100 with advisor Mrs. Odenwald, during Focus blocks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you are involved in other activities and can't make it to all the meetings, just let me know and I will work with you! If you are interested in learning leadership skills, having fun with other kids around the district, and making a positive impact on our community, see Mrs. Odenwald in room B100.
MathCounts, a nationwide enrichment club and competition program for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, is designed to:
- Excite students about math by providing a fun and challenging experience that rewards their efforts and achievements.
- Teach young adults to be problem solvers and be coached in accelerated topics such as probability, statistics, linear algebra and polynomials.
- Demonstrate how math is important to everyday life.
- Build essential teamwork skills and develop their competitive spirit through interscholastic competitions with surrounding middle skills.
MathCounts meets at Indian Crest Middle School after school every Thursday until 4:00 PM through February in room A217. Mrs. Crim, who teaches math at Indian Crest MS, is the coach and facilitator. At each meeting, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will solve various problems, both individually and as part of a team.
For more information about MathCounts, check out their fantastic Web site at https://mathcounts.org/. And if you have any questions, feel free to email the coach, Mrs. Christine Crim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morning Show is Indian Crest’s 5 minute daily television production which begins each school day. School news, sports, weather, school highlights, contests and events are just a few pieces integrated into the news show. It is student created and produced by selected 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from pre-production to post-production. Students are able to design new openings, clips, commercials, and special events using computer software.
There are two components to the show. We have our behind the scenes crew that specializes in the production of the show and our "on air" personalities that bring the show to life every day in the classroom.
Students who wish to participate in or on the Morning Show will sign up with club advisor, James Chaikowsky.
Indian Crest produces a Musical each year at the beginning of February. Students in all grades are invited to audition for this exciting opportunity. Students learn acting and vocal techniques, develop performance strategies, and are encouraged through team building activities to develop camaraderie and a collaborative spirit of working together toward a goal. Auditions are held in late October where students must sing individually and read from the script. Rehearsals begin in early November and are held after school and on Saturdays, continuing until the performances.
Science Fair is open to all grade level students and is run by Mrs. Odenwald. It is meant for students who are passionate about science, organized, motivated and who consistently complete regular class work. Students are expected to develop and complete an independent science project following the steps of the scientific method. All parts of the project are completed at home with guidance from the advisors.
Meetings are meant to provide student support for county-wide competitions, practice for competitions and assistance with questions. However, this time is not meant to work on individual projects. Meetings are held after school. Time may also be available during homeroom, especially for those students who are unable to attend after school meetings.
Students are elected by their 6th and 7th grade peers in May to serve as officers for the following school year. Those students who are interested should be in good standing academically and behaviorally. Contact the student government advisors for paperwork.
Below you will find explanations of responsibilities which members of student government have as part of the school organization.
Student Government Roles
- Presides over all student government meetings
- Represents our school
- Chairs all executive committee meetings
- Helps to create an agenda for all executive meetings
- Represents the governor when the governor is unable to attend meetings
- Helps to make an agenda for the Weekly Executive Council Meetings
- Responsible for the attendance at the General Student Government Meetings
- Keeps records of all student government meetings
- Distributes the records and other necessary information to class representatives
- Assists the secretary in keeping records at the student government meetings
- Helps the secretary distribute the records other info to class reps
- Assumes responsibility if the secretary is unable to perform
- Keeps accurate records of all student government finances
- Reports on the finances, if asked to
- Helps Treasurer keep records of student government finances
- Assumes responsibility if the treasurer is unavailable to perform
- Carries on all correspondence on behalf of the student government
- Helps school become recognized in the community
The transition to middle school is a significant event in the life of a young person and strategies are needed to support this process. During the spring of their 7th Grade year, students can apply and interview to be a part of the WEB program. WEB is a leadership program designed to facilitate leadership growth in its members while also supporting 6 grader's transition to middle school. In addition to building connections, the structure implemented by the WEB program has the power to change the culture and climate of a middle school.
The Indian Crest Yearbook Club looks to design and deliver a quality school yearbook to commemorate the current school year with memories of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students, in any grade, who are interested in digital design, will work on computers to produce a yearbook that captures those memories. This club meets after school throughout the school year with the club advisor.