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: Rhonielle Ademolu
Eighth Grade Science Club
The 8th grade Science Club will be focusing on forensic lab activities that are based on a true life murder. These labs are aligned with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and promote objective based learning through real world problem solving.
A signed permission slip is required to join this club.
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: Emma Hummel
Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA-Middle Level (FBLA-ML) introduces middle and junior high school students to the world of business through exploring careers and delving into business principles with real-world activities.
North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America (NC FBLA) is a career and technical student organization that serves students who are or have been enrolled in a Business Education course. NC FBLA is affiliated with FBLA-PBL, which is a national organization with 250,000 student members and 56 affiliate state organizations.
The mission of FBLA is to help build and sustain Business Education programs of excellence in order to serve our communities, state, and nation. It provides students with leadership opportunities as well as a means to compete with other students in regional, state, and national conferences.
Membership fees are $11.00 for State and National dues.
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
Whether students are passionate about math, enjoy solving problems, or are intimidated by it, Mathcounts can provide enriching opportunities to engage students of all abilities and interest levels. This is a great opportunity for students to work with other students who share a genuine interest in math.