Blue & Gold
Bullis’ student body (and faculty and staff, too!) are divided into spirit teams. The Blue & Gold Teams each have an Upper School captain, and the teams engage in friendly competition throughout the year to win the coveted Spirit Cup at the end of the school year.
Bullis Ambassadors are affiliated with the Admission Office. Ambassadors are trained to give tours not only to prospective students and their families, but also to school visitors such as alumni, trustees and other school officials. Ambassadors’ training educates selected Upper School students about the school’s history and traditions and about how to show the school’s facilities. Ambassadors are also taught how to communicate with parents and other adults in a comfortable manner.
Upper School students will participate in many community service projects this year, including:
- Serving meals to the homeless at Martha’s Table
- Collecting new and gently used shoes to benefit Walk in My Shoes
- Baking Thanksgiving pies and filling baskets for families in need in Montgomery County
- Competing in a Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for different organizations which in the past have included the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
- Collecting books for CASA of Maryland and participating in the MLK Day of Service
- Collecting cereal for Manna Food Center
- Hosting a Senior Citizen Party for visitors from local senior citizen homes
- Participating in a 5k run to benefit Rockville’s Stepping Stones Shelter
DAB (Diversity Awareness)
Dead Frog Club (Improv)
Sponsors of Bullis’ participation in National Day of Silence to support those students who feel they do not have a voice.
Promotes green practices throughout the year and sponsors the annual Green Challenge to encourage and measure Bullis’ success at reducing, recycling and reusing.
“It’s Academic” Team
Students compete in contests requiring rapid recall in art, history, literature, mathematics and science. Students compete against other schools and also have appeared on the “It’s Academic” television show.
Students become diplomats and meet with other school delegations to discuss international relations, current events and the United Nations Agenda. Participants learn how to negotiate treaties, debate issues and present solutions.
Nurturing in Our Hearts
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Students provide literature and sponsor speakers and discussion groups to help inform students of the impact of making destructive decisions and of practical ways to combat challenges.
Bullis Student Tutors offers designated space and time for students to work with trained and qualified peer tutors. Student tutors are selected through an application process and receive tutoring training. They have demonstrated a consistently high level of success in the areas they tutor.
Affiliated with the School’s Admission Office, ambassadors give tours to visitors and prospective students and their families.
Sixth Grade students have the opportunity to plant and cultivate a plot in the School garden.Each week the students plan, seed, weed and maintain the land.They also select the plants to cultivate from pumpkins to lettuce and tomatoes.Some of the vegetables are harvested for the Dining Hall.
Middle School 4th/8th Grade Buddies
Each year our 8th grade students have the opportunity to partner with a 4th grader or two.The 8th grade students work with the 4th grade teachers to design educational and fun activities.The 4th grade students enjoy the support and friendship and the 8th grade students get hands-on leadership experience.
In a digital world, many of today’s newspapers are transitioning away from the paper product or adding digital components. The Bullis Middle School paper has done that as well. Instead of a paper product, students create videos and slide shows about school events, learning filming, editing, and sound techniques.
Each year Bullis participates in a month-long competition around Earth Day to increase our recycling, reduce energy consumption and reuse materials. Bullis competes against area independent schools, charting energy reduction. Middle School students manage the competition and gather data on results on a weekly basis. They also create assemblies designed to change behaviors and increase awareness.