Birney Clubs and Student Opportunities

Junior National Honors Society 

AP Students

Michigan First


Yearbook is an after school activity that produces the Bobcat Yearbook. Members of the staff are expected to have a high level of maturity and the ability to work independently. This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the team to exercise their creativity, while developing new skills in computer design, photography, and caption writing. A strong commitment to meeting deadlines is required, including working after-school two days a week. The yearbook is a team effort, and good people skills are required. Creating the yearbook is a fun process, and the end result of all the effort is a product the students can be proud of. Students must have submitted an application to the yearbook sponsor, Ms. Vauris, by the announced date and received an acceptance letter in order to become a staff member.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the books is for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. For almost a quarter of a century the Southfield Public Library hosts the Battle of the Books. These events which now span elementary, middle and high school basically foster literacy and the love and sport of reading. Every year, Birney Middle School excels in this endeavor. Birney sends more teams than any other middle school in the city and has the most winning record of any other school. For us it is one of our crowning jewels we are so proud of our Battle participating students and the many parents who manage and support their battle teams.

Student Council

Get involved in making Birney the best that it can be! Student Leadership works to improve Birney serving as the voice for the student population. We also work to improve our community through various fund raising and volunteer efforts.