Big Rapids Middle School

Amazing Race

Art Club

Color Run

Garden Club


The BRMS Garden Club

is a group of students that tend to the 4 garden boxes outside of the school during growing season. Students will choose what we plant each season, then tend to the garden after seeds are planted. They will weed, water, and harvest their plants. We also have a compost bin, using leftover scraps from the lunchroom here to help create richer soil for when we plant our seeds. The composting is done all year long, and provides a use for leftover lunchroom scraps! Throughout the season we will provide the fruits and/or vegetables to students and their families that they have grown. We hope to make it fruitful enough to maybe one day have a table at the Farmers Market, or be able to provide a fresh food pantry at the school for families that need it. 

For more information please contact Shannon Kelley at

Girls on the Run

Peer to Peer

7th and 8th grade students at BRMS have an unique opportunity to participate in a program that is designed to assist students with learning differences.

The program will provide:

  • Multiple opportunities for the interaction between general education students and students with social or learning challenges.

  • An opportunity for students to relate to people with different needs.

  • An opportunity for students to increase their understanding of individual differences.

  • A strong community in school.

  • An opportunity to encourage student responsibility.

  • An opportunity for students with challenges to learn social skills in as natural of a setting as possible from their peers.

  • An opportunity for students without disabilities to gain self-confidence, empathy and leadership skills.

The Peer 2 Peer support program will allow students to develop an awareness of students with differences. Students will be working with peers with learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, autism spectrum disorder, and physical impairments. They will develop an understanding of their role in friendship and peer support. They will also provide structured supports to the student with learning differences.

Student Council

The BRMS Student Council is comprised of representatives from each class (5-8).  Each representative is required to campaign and rally fellow students to vote them into a representative position.  The candidates make posters to hang in the school, speak to their classmates about their vision and goals for their class, and describe what they will do if they "take office" as a Student Council representative.  The students voted into representative positions on the Student Council then participate in community service events, fundraising opportunities, and take part in improvements at BRMS.  

The BRMS Student Council Representatives for the 2016-17 school year are as follows:

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Chloe Councilor

Logan Fuller

Maddie Affer

Makayla Kaiser

Tanner Flachs

GiGi Green

Brady Fox

Annika Lipar

Justus Fick

Rylie Haist

Clay Oosterhouse

Megan Makall

David Idowu

Joey Paholak

Maddie Pincumbe

Lauren Posey

Addison Bentley

Brock Smith

Nick Somsel

Alissa Ruggles

Brady Pretzlaff




Gwendalynn Rickard




Preston Younge




David Kaiser




Jacob Spring