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Battle of the Books
Sponsors:  Sandra Plenty-Carter
Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournament to test their knowledge of these books. Battle of the Books is used to motivate middle school students to read books from a wide variety of genres. The team is made up of 12 students – grades 6 through 8.

Beta Club
Sponsor:  Jaclyn Maher
The purpose of the National Beta Club is to promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among students, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school. This club builds self-worth and fosters success. To participate a student must earn grades of B or higher in all subjects. Monthly meetings will occur on Thursdays right after school until 3:15/3:30.

Campus Life
Sponsor:
This club is sponsored by Youth For Christ and includes games, large and small group discussions, and support for students. The Campus Life group meets on Friday afternoon. All students are welcome to attend this organization.

Chess Club
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Chess Club is open to ALL MWMS students of all levels and ability. Chess Club provides an opportunity for students to learn basic and advanced skills of this 1500 year old game of strategy and logic. Chess Club promotes academic benefits such as improved concentration and memory, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Chess Club encourages and rewards hard work and good character through practice, play and the required display of good sportmanship. Meetings are Mondays and Thursdays from 3-4 pm.

Dance Club
Sponsors: Anetrica Thomas, Sierra Jenkins, & Megan Hardigree
Any students interested in dance are encouraged to attend and participate in this club.  All meetings are supervised by one of the sponsors.  The sponsors of the dance club rotate weekly.

Equality Club
Sponsor: Franceda Herbin
Student led club that works to promote a more inclusive and accepting environment for all students. Provides a safe place to discuss concerns concerns such as; how to support a friend, how to respond to direct harrassment or joking remarks about sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical appearance or socio-economic status. Plans events to promote kindness, diversity and tolerance. Empowers young people to become leaders and role models within their community.  Meeting every Friday  beginning 10/26/18.

FFA
Sponsor:  Kristoff Minus
FFA (Future Farmers of America) is not just for those students that are interested in a career in farming. It is for anyone that is interested in developing leadership skills, people skills, and making new friends, all while learning about the importance of agriculture. We will be competing against other students from across the state in various agriculture events, taking field trips, and will have guest speakers.
Monthly Meetings will be every first Tuesday of each month, right after school until 3:30 pm. Competition practices will be scheduled accordingly.

Forensics
Sponsor: Colton Vickers
All interested students may try out for Forensics by memorizing parts of a speech.  There are several areas of competition: Storytelling, Duo, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Humorous Interpretation.

Math Counts
Sponsor: Margaret Freeman
Math Counts is a national math enrichment, coaching, and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. With over 22 years’ experience, Math Counts is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors, and students.

Mustang Strong Fitness Club
Sponsor: Colton Vickers
This club is designed for off-season athletes or students who want to get in shape. In the future, I like to find ways for the students to compete in local 5 and 10K’s so we can get them involved in the community.

Pep Band
Sponsors: Felicia MacNaught & James McPhail
The Pep Band consist of students that have completed 1 – 2 years of Beginning/Intermediate band who are currently enrolled in either Mrs. MacNaught or Mr. Tinker’s Intermediate/Advanced Band Class. The students meet once a week to expand their Individual/Group musical skills by rehearsing together as a group or through peer tutoring after school by using leadership skills and advanced musical techniques to prepare to perform at seasonal performances, special ceremonies, patriotic festivals, and athletic games/matches. The Pep Band represents our school at local/community musical performances and cultural arts presentations. This activity allows multiple students from every level of academics, social backgrounds, and ethnic backgrounds to collaborate together to reach a common goal. The Pep Band Meets every Wednesday from 2:40 PM – 5:00 PM in the Band Room.

Sewing Club
Sponsors: Tina Cashwell, Melissa Smith, Celeste Williams, & Jessica Fresquez
Sewing to Make a Difference offers students to learn sewing skills. Items will be made that are distributed back into the community. Girls size 4 dress will be sent to a Third World Country and tote bags will be distributed to local cancer centers.

Student Government Association
Sponsors: Shannon Helmey and Gina Holmes
The Student Government meets monthly to plan activities for the student body.

 

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Published by Pam Hayes on August 6, 2019
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