Students in the vocal music program are challenged to grow musically and vocally to their greatest potential. We require you to respect your directors, fellow musicians, the music performed, and the work each of us do to become the best choir(s) possible. We also expect you to show responsibility by trying your best at all rehearsals and performances. If you do these things, your reward will be an experience unlike any other you have in school, encompassing pride, joy, feelings of accomplishment, success, fun and self satisfaction!
Director: Mr. Marien
Kimbrough Middle School Orchestras are comprised of 3 Beginner Orchestra Classes (6th grade), split by instrument type, an Intermediate Orchestra (7th grade) and an Advanced Orchestra (8th grade). While these groups are primarily based on grade levels, they are not strictly bound to that standard.
Both the Intermediate Orchestra and Advanced Orchestra groups have consistently won UIL Sweepstakes from year to year and also compete in other festivals. The Intermediate Orchestra has consistently made the top ratings and won the "Best in Class" award at Sandy Lake Music Festival and Pride of Texas Music Festival. The Advanced Orchestra has competed as both a Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra at the Peak Festival and won the top rating from year to year as well as receiving the "Best in Class Award" several times and the "Overall Best Orchestra" at the Festival.
- Battle of the Books Team
- Chess Club
- Coding Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- Men and Ladies of Honor
- National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
- Robotics Club
- Soccer Club
- Student Council
Sponsors are Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Townsend
This is open to any student who enjoys reading and competing! We have a list of 10 books (changes each year) that we must read and be prepared to answer very specific questions about at our competition or battle. Our team for the battle will be only 6 students, and the battle is usually in March or April. In the fall, we meet once a month to talk about the books, and in the spring we meet twice a month. See one of the sponsors for more information!
2019 Book List for Middle School (Competition Date is TBD )
- The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
- Restart by Gordon Korman
- Watchdog by Will McIntosh
- Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
- The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez
- The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
- Captain Superlative by J. S. Puller
- Miles Morales, Spider Man by Jason Reynolds
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Sponsor: Mr. Raya and Mr. Armstrong
Welcome to the Kimbrough Chess Club. This provides a place for your kids to come play, learn and discuss all things chess. The Chess Club welcomes students of every ability level, from complete beginners to accomplished grand masters. Everyone will learn new strategies and have fun. We will meet on various Wednesday’s per the schedule below. We will have one Chess tournament during the year. It is hosted by MISD and Porter elementary and is usually in the Spring.
Meeting Dates for 2019-2020 TBD
NJHS sponsor is Ms. Le
The purpose of the NJHS is to create an enthusiasm for superior scholarship; to develop citizenship; to stimulate a desire to serve; to promote leadership; and to instill exemplary qualities of character.
- a minimum of 90 average in ALL classes
- no more than one B in conduct each six weeks
- may not be on academic probation more than one six weeks
- at least one semester attendance at Kimbrough or another MISD middle school
Community Service Requirement for Members:
- 2 hours per semester (fall/spring)
Sponsors: Mr. Saucedo, Mr. Paliza, Mrs. Homan, Ms. Fajardo and Mrs. Mokry
Soccer Club at Kimbrough Middle School is a place for students to come together. All Students are welcome from never playing soccer to being masters at the game. We can all come together and enjoy each other’s company build one another as a community and support each other in a positive welcoming soccer filled environment.
Student Council sponsors are Mrs. Townsend and Ms. Barfell.
Kimbrough student council promotes leadership, dedication and school spirit through developing a community awareness of student government. The purpose of student council is to plan and organize activities that will foster the social growth and civic development of the student body.