Student Organizations

The following opportunities are provided to enhance the learning of all students.

5 Star Life

5 Star Life fall session begins on September 28, 2015.  The program is continuing its mission to inspire students ages 10-14 to live a Five Star Life by living by our Five Star Values:  Respect, Sacrifice, Courage, Integrity and Responsibility.  Five Star is all about connecting Middle School students with great leaders that coach students to win in the game of life.  Each student engages in interactive activities inspiring character building stories focused on the Five Star Values, and enjoys a meal with the team. Winter session begins in January 2016.  Spring session begins on March 2016.

Meeting Dates & Times: The Five Star program will meet on September 28, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9, 16,23 from 3:45 pm – 5:55 pm. Contact:  John Lubbers

Builders Club

Download Builders Club information PDF Meeting Dates & Times: Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 3:30 pm – 4:10 pm. Sponsor:  Joe Vance

Drama Club

Drama Club is open to any GMS student who loves to act and sing.  Drama Club students are introduced to acting technique, vocal production for theatre, choreography and theatre costuming/make-up.  The culminating event for Drama Club is the annual GMS Spring Musical, which is performed in April.  Auditions for the musical will be held at the end of January, with rehearsals beginning in February and continuing up to the April performance.  Students who are interested in working behind the scenes (lighting, sound, set design, stagehanding, costuming) are also encouraged to be a part of Drama Club. 

National Junior Honor Society

The 2015-16 school year started with 83 8th grade members.  New members will be inducted in April 2016.  Membership is based on five qualifications:  scholarship, citizenship, character, leadership, and service.  NJHS members do not meet on a regular basis but participate in several projects throughout the school year.  Members serve as ushers for the Elkhart County Spelling Bee, help with delivery of GMS fundraiser items, serve as guides for 6th grade orientation, organize and carry out the Leukemia and Lymphona Society’s Pennies for Patients fundraiser and the Ecophones Recycling fundraiser.  In addition, new members complete a minimum of two hours of tutoring for GMS. Sponsor:  Sandy Bartley

Ski Club

The GMS Ski Club goes to Swiss Valley in Jones, Michigan to ski and/or snowboard. Club membership includes the 5 dates we go as a school club and two lift tickets for days of your choice. Meeting Dates & Times: Meetings are scheduled on Tuesdays in January and February from 4:00 pm – approximately 10:00 pm. Sponsor:  Heather Turner and Donna Sherck

Student Council

Student Council is an organization of students from grades 6 – 8 who are chosen each year to act as leaders at Goshen Middle School.  These sstudents are responsible for promoting school spirit, completing service projects, and serving as representatives and role models for the student body.  A few of the events sponsored by Student Council each year include Red Ribbon Week, the annual carnation and Santa-gram sales, and GMS Hoops Night. Members of Student Council also receive leadership training each school year. Meeting Dates & Times: Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm.  Special meetings are scheduled as needed for planning events throughout the year. Sponsor:  Rossa Deegan


Yearbook will take pictures at school events, and then place pictures and captions on each page of the yearbook to arrive at a final product. Meeting Dates & Times: Meeting are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:30 pm – 4:10 pm.  Students should listen to announcements regarding meetings.