The Art Club offers art related activities to students through a weekly after school program. The art club is both a studio and community service oriented activity. This means students will be introduced to a wide variety of hands-on long term projects such as: Painting Murals, Drawing, Painting on Canvas, and much more. Membership is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in good academic standing who are interested in learning about art. We meet every Thursday after school. Contact : Leacer Powell
Battle of the Books Club
Battle of the Books is a team designed to encourage reading by students at the middle school level. The goal is to encourage the love and enjoyment of reading. As a result, the student’s choice in reading materials matures and their knowledge and vocabulary broaden.
A team of 6-12 students earns the right to compete against all middle schools in the county on their knowledge of 22 books. To win that right, each student is given a number of books they are responsible for reading and becoming an expert on. Preparing for the competition is done in question answering sessions, mock competitions, and other gaming style learning. Above all, fun and a love of reading are what is encouraged by being a part of this team. Contact: Gloria Mattocks
Civic Oration is a club designed to develop a student’s speaking ability in front of an audience. Sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of the World, the club begins meeting before the second semester for students to write their speeches. Topics for speeches change from year to year but usually, focus on current affairs in some way. Competition is on several levels: school, district, and system. This is an opportunity for students to meet other students sharing an interest in public speaking, competition, speech writing, and to have some fun. Come join us! Contact: Myra Dunham
Forensics is a public speaking competition. Students compete in interpretive (Humorous, Duo, Dramatic, or Storytelling), public speaking (Original Oratory), or debate (Public Forum or Extemporaneous Speaking) categories. With the exception of Extemporaneous Speaking, students will prepare their pieces/arguments to perform at competitions in advance. All interpretive and public speaking pieces must be memorized. Students will need to rehearse their piece at home daily and be prepared to present it in front of the coaches and team members during practice for constructive feedback. There are four regular tournaments held throughout the school year. There are also regional and state competitions for those who qualify. Forensic will meet every Thursday from 2:45-4:00 in A5. Contact: Jannell Powlen
Get Fit Be Strong
An after-school program open to any 6th grader who is wanting to improve their fitness level, wishing to prepare for tryouts or wants more physical activity time. Contact:
Jr. Beta Club
The Junior Beta Club’s philosophy is “Let us lead by serving others,” and that is exactly what we do in Junior Beta Club. Although our grades are very important to us, and we are always striving to do our best, we look for projects that we can do that serve others. Examples of projects that we have done in the past are fundraisers for St. Jude’s Hospital, Pennies for Pasta and our annual food drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have participated in many projects in downtown Fayetteville, as well. We have sponsored events to honor A and AB Honor Roll students and their parents. Fifth graders who were in Beta Club during fifth grade will automatically be in Beta Club in sixth grade, while anyone else can join as long as they maintain a ninety overall average. Contact: Stephanie Pilgrim
Moving to a new place and adjusting to a new school, new teachers and finding new friends are daunting and scary experiences for most school-age kids, especially if the child faces the experience more than once. Believing that transitioning does not have to be difficult, “just different,” JS2S or Junior Student 2 Student is a unique student-led, school managed program that confronts the challenges of transition and provides relevant training giving students the best possible transition experience. JS2S is a powerful program designed to help change a transitioning student’s focal point from what the student has lost to what the student will gain through the relocation. JS2S guides students through their uncertain surroundings, offering – from a peer viewpoint – valued information, friendships, and assistance in the three areas that matter most to transitioning students, finding their way, relationships, and academics. Contact: Wanda Viera
Mathcounts provides enriching opportunities to engage middle school students of all abilities and interest levels. Whether students are passionate about math, enjoy solving problems, or intimidated by it, all students are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math. To learn more about Mathcounts please visit the Mathcounts website.
Students from all grade levels are invited to attend and participate in MUN, developing useful skills such as research, public speaking, critical and logical thinking in support for and against positions, conflict resolution, and communication. Model UN meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in room A5. “At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.” Contact:Jannell Powlen
We have a fantastic school year ahead of us. As we anticipate the memories, friendships and special times ahead, we’re also looking forward to one of our favorite traditions—the yearbook.