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Leadership Activities

Students at CMS have the opportunity to participate in several leadership activities. For more information, call Student Activities at (952) 975-7400.

Friends Forever Club/Unified Club (October-May)

Friends Forever:

This is a social inclusion club, dedicated to breaking down social barriers, and to promote opportunities of interaction between students of all abilities. Possible activities include games, crafts, and cooking. Friends Forever meets during advisor time twice a month.

Unified Club: 

This club is sponsored through Special Olympics MN, empowering youths and educators to be leaders of change. Students participating in this club will have the opportunity to help plan and coordinate events that help reduce bullying and exclusion. They will promote healthy activities and combat stereotypes and negative attitudes. 



Student Council (October-May)

Student Council is an organization that coordinates service projects throughout the school year, helps run Student of the Month Breakfasts, acts as student guides for 6th grade visits, and various other leadership roles as needed at CMS, the school district or in the community. It is a place to build leadership skills and peer relationships. All 7th and 8th grade students may apply by filling out an application form and getting teacher recommendations. Student Council advisors and team teachers will select two students from each team. They meet 1-2 times a month.

Students have been notified if they are on Student Council. The first meeting will be on October 14th in room 204


SAGA ( Sexuality and Gender Alliance)
All students are invited to join this club. This club is for you if:
You question gender roles in our culture.
You identify as GLBTQI+.
You have a family member or friend who identifies as GLBTQI+ and want to learn more!
We will create a safe environment to gather, foster a sense of belonging for all, and promote acceptance throughout our school community. 
This club will meet twice a month. You can join at any time. The next meeting will  be on October 24th after school in room 323.

Leaders Club

 Leaders Club is a teen directed program that encourages intentional leadership development through activities and trainings that focus on service learning, asset building, personal growth and social development. This is a national YMCA program and will offer teens the opportunity to attend regional events throughout the year. For more information, call at 952-835-2567.

Youth in Government/Model United Nations

Youth in Government is a character and leadership development program for teens who are interested in an experiential learning experience in government. The YIG program focuses on our state governmental system and is held in January. Model UN focuses on the United Nations and is a weekend retreat in March. This program brings teens from across the state together to experience government. Call the YMCA at 952-835-2567 for more information.

Y’s Start Program

Y’s Start offers teens the opportunity for leadership development, team building, challenges and other activities that integrate education, recreation and service learning. This program includes daily off-site field trips. For more information, call 952-835-2567.