Programs and Activities
Oliveira Middle School has many clubs and organizations created to enhance the middle school experience as students take on responsibility and enjoy the camaraderie of their peers. It has been proven time and time again that successful students are not only academically strong, but also involved in extracurricular activities. Among the many advantages of involvement are increased leadership skills and heightened awareness of commitment. This is a listing of the clubs and activities that may be available at Oliveira Middle School.
Athletics at Oliveira Middle School encourages sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, a sense of personal worth and a feeling of well being through physical fitn. Athletics also develops a sense of responsibility, commitment and school spirit, while encouraging the desire to develop to one’s full potential.
The Ballroom Dancing Club is for students interested in learning different styles of dance. The club practices year round and competes against other Brownsville middle Schools.
The Chess Club invites you to join and play the ultimate strategy game. Whether you are a rookie or a champ, you are bound to enjoy these chess battles. They compete at the state and national level.
The Dolphin Band performs throughout the school year. The Oliveira Band participates in the Christmas parade, the Charro Days parade, UIL Solo and Ensemble competition, UIL Concert and Sight-Reading competition, All-Region Band competition, and campus concerts. If you are interested in participating in band, contact our Band Directors, at the Oliveira Middle School Band Hall.
This energetic group of Oliveira students works year round beginning in the summer. They practice almost every day to assure they are flawless in their dynamic movements to cheer the crowds on and keep our athletic teams’ hope and spirit alive to the end. Tryouts are scheduled in the spring for incoming 7th and 8th grade students.
Choir is offered to help enrich a student’s appreciation of music through a classroom atmosphere and is part of an extensive music program that garners much praise as well as awards for its top students.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
The FCA is a Christian based organization where athletes of all religions come together for spiritual growth and unity. Activities and meetings are held throughout the year.
Robotics is a program to encourage students and develop an understanding of robotics and practice creative problem solving. Students will learn about robotic technology and use what they learn to build a robot.
Our goal is to give Middle School Students a variety of running experiences. We want our students to gain a love of running. They will run distances they decide is best for them. They experience running and competing in different relays and marathons.
Student Council is a group dedicated to promoting unity among the student body. It acts as a medium between students, faculty and administration. The Student Council helps coordinate student activities and is a means for students to learn about governmental practices. It also carries out projects that are beneficial to the general welfare of the school and community.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
The National Junior Honor Society is a prestigious organization that promotes appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship, and service.
Student obtains an academic average of 90-100 in all courses.
Student obtains an academic average of 80-89 in all courses.
Outstanding Boy and Girl
Each team selects a boy and girl student who demonstrates outstanding behavior, citizenship and academic excellence.
Most Improved Boy and Girl
Each team selects a boy and girl student who demonstrates positive growth and improvement in the areas of academic excellence.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Recognition of all officers for the 2016-2017 school year.
Student shows the most improvement in chess rating skills.
Student is a member of the Student Council – a group dedicated to promoting unity among the student body.
School Champion and Alternate
Top 5 readers per grade level of accelerated reader books.
Students that participate at the Regional Science Fair
Students that participate at the Regional History Fair
DUKE University Talent Identification Program
Recognizes 7th grade students who participate in the DUKE University Talent Identification Program’s SAT/ACT testing.
DUKE University Talent Identification Program
Recognizes 6th grade student who have enrolled in DUKE TIP.
STEM Robotics Competition
Recognizes students who placed in BISD’s 2016 Middle School STEM Robot Competition.