All activities require permission slips to participate. Activity buses are available Monday through Thursday, leaving the school at 3:20pm. All students will be placed on the bus if their own transportation is not here by 3:20pm. There are three activity/late buses. One that goes to Sea Isle City, one that goes to the south end of town and one that goes to the north end of town. These buses do not stop at the normal bus stops as there are less scheduled stops. Check with the bus driver for exact stop locations. Cancellations may occur on the date of activities and will be announced as soon as this occurs.
After School Sports -Boys/Girls (4th/5th Grades)
Do you like to play sports and games after school with your friends? After School Sports is starting in May! Come play your favorite sports with Mrs. Pontari. The 4th graders will play on Tuesdays. The 5th graders will pay on Thursdays. Starting Spring.
Art Club is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders who love art and want to showcase their creative abilities. Members of Art Club this year will make a lasting mark on our school by painting a Sports and Activities mural on the wall near the gym. Additional projects will be made if time allows throughout the school year. Spots are limited and attendance is expected so come join us if Art Club sounds like fun to you!
Do you like to listen to music? Have you ever imagined playing an instrument? Do you like to attend field trips? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should join the OCIS Band. All students are welcome to join. Sign up to get the opportunity to learn an instrument, create music alongside your friends, and be a part of performances on stage!
The Ocean City Intermediate School Cheer Club is designed to give 6th thru 8th grade students the opportunity to learn dances, cheers, chants, and team building activities, as well as the opportunity to perform at various school sponsored events. The team attends all of the Raiders boys and girls home basketball games. The cheerleaders act as crowd leaders and spirit raisers helping to motivate our basketball teams. The club begins in late December and runs through February.
Do you like to sing, hang out with friends, attend field trips, and have fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should join the OCIS Chorus. All students are welcome to join. Rehearsals for fourth and fifth grade chorus members take place every Tuesday, 2:30-3:20, in room 306. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade chorus members are scheduled for practices during the school day. Please stop by the vocal music room (306) and see Mrs. Rowe for a practice schedule and permission slip.
The fishing club was started back in 2004 to promote the sport of fishing and to get kids back outdoors. The skills learned allow them to become independent fishermen. Skills include knot tying and tying their own rigs. We also learn the different species of fish that are found in our local waters. This includes saltwater and freshwater fish. Our trips range from back bay charter boat trips, surf fishing trips, and pier trips. We run a fishing flea market that raises money for the members that provides them with fishing gear.
Mocean City Dance focuses on bringing positivity to both our school and ourselves through self-reflection! Mocean City Dance begins with a team building exercise at OCIS each week, followed by a guided dance lesson by the OCHS Dance class at the OC Aquatic and Fitness Center! Each dance is directly tied to the team building activity completed that week. Mocean City Dance runs weekly during the winter months from 2:20-4:00pm.
7th graders who meet the academic requirements of all A’s in marking periods 1, 2, and 3 will be invited to apply for NJHS in the spring.
National Junior Honor Society is open for 7th graders to apply at the end of the 3rd Marking Period. Students must have A's in all their classes to apply. As 8th graders, members help run our after-school Homework Help Clinic. This gives students a chance to help and connect with some of the younger students in our school! Additionally, members visit the Primary School to host a Q & A with the 3rd graders, to prepare them for their big step to the Intermediate School the following year. This visit concludes with a trip to the Boardwalk to celebrate the accomplishments of our wonderful 8th grade students!
OC Life 21 Club (Technology – 4th thru 8th Grades)
Attention inventors and problem solvers! Come join OC Life 21 for a chance to participate in the STEAM TANK competition! Here you'll work on creating solutions to everyday problems that are both sustainable and inventive.
Do you like to help others? Do you like to use your creativity to make different projects? Join PB & J Club! We are a community outreach club that donates to different organizations in our surrounding communities. When creating, you will get to work with students of all grade levels. This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun while helping others who may not be as fortunate as you.
Do you enjoy writing? Do you enjoy reporting the news? Do you enjoy current events? Do you want to be part of creating a school newspaper? Do you want to be part of an awesome, amazing club? If you answered YES to any of those questions, you should consider joining Newspaper Club! In Newspaper Club, students will put their creative minds and thoughts into creating a school newspaper. Students will be given a choice on what they want to submit. Whether it's a sports piece, or a comic, students will be provided a creative space to share their thoughts on the world around us to our school. Newspaper Club is an awesome opportunity for students to meet new friends, work in a collaborative environment, and share their creative ideas.
Do you love to plan events for the school? Do you like to be involved in creating school spirit? Then student council is perfect for you! In student council, we fundraise for charities, plan things like school dances, and create great memories for everyone here at OCIS. Join if you would like to be a part of a great organization!
Surf Club meets on the beach at 3rd Street every Monday and Tuesday (conditions permitting) in September and October and whenever there is good surf in November. Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades are welcome to join the club regardless of surfing ability. We have a great time surfing in fun fall conditions.
Is Technology Club for me? Technology is so much more than TikTok, SnapChat, and Messenger Kids. Discover. Experiment. Create. Problem-solve. These are just some of the areas that we will explore in Technology Club. Areas of exploration include STEM Challenges, web page design, coding, multimedia presentations, Pointillism Perfection with Wixie, Bot Building, and more! Come to our meetings on Tuesdays, ready to share and learn with others who have the same interest as you.
Do you enjoy tinkering and making? Do you enjoy experimenting and exploring? Creating and problem-solving? Then this club is for you! You can expect a mix of STEM challenges and technology activities like a stop motion showcase, web page design, or maybe even some robot programming. Come ready to share and learn with others who have the same interests as you. Our club will evolve throughout the year to meet the interests and goal of students involved. This is the club for YOU!
At OCIS, our Theater group performs two musicals per year, a Junior 60-minute show for grades 6th, 7th, and 8th, and a KIDS 30-minute show, for grades 4th and 5th. Theatre is a collaborative art form where performers combine words, voice, movement, and visual elements to express meaning of a real or imagined event in a specific place, often a stage. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such, as lighting, are used to enhance the physicality, presence, and immediacy of the experience for the audience.
Many of us enjoy the beach during the summer and if you are like me, you probably saw a game of volleyball taking place on the hot sands of OC. Come join us, as we bring the game of volleyball to the Intermediate School. Every late winter / early spring the Ocean City intermediate school offers a volleyball club for both girls and boys in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. This co-ed club requires no experience and is an enjoyable experience for all. The season falls in between winter sports and spring sports. All participants simply need to complete a permission slip. It is first come, first serve, so don't delay! Permission slips will be available in February so listen for the announcement. Hope to see you soon.
Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: Photographers, Editors, Designers and Memory Collectors NEEDED! Yearbook Club starts in October and members will have the opportunity to practice photography skills, organize and sort school photos, learn the yearbook software design program, and edit the pages. Throughout the year, students will sign up to photograph special events and occasions throughout the school. The Club meets on an as-needed basis depending on photography needs and completion of yearbook pages. All communication will take place on the Yearbook Schoology page.
*All activities must have permission slips to participate. Activity Buses are available Monday through Thursday, leaving the school at 3:30 PM. All students will be placed on the bus if their own transportation is not here by 3:20 PM. Cancellations may occur on the date of activities and we will announce as soon as this occurs.