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 2016-2017 DMS Club Organizations 



 
1. Art Club
 Sponsor (s): Yolanda Osborne
Purpose: To expose students to various art making processes that go beyond the regular visual arts connections curriculum.

Planned activities: TBA
Proposed meeting times: TBA
Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


2.Academic Bowl
 Sponsor (s):

Purpose: To foster the pursuit of academic excellence, promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship, and to encourage social opportunities among students. Students will be answering curriculum-based and current events questions in an entertaining, fast-paced format.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


3. Jr. BETA Club

Sponsor (s): Tawanna Black, Beth Sallas, Debbie Sechrist

Purpose: Service organization

Planned activities: Nursing home projects, state convention, school projects, safety projects

Meeting times: once a month

Intended participants: By invitation only/pre-requisite grade point average


4. Brothers of Virtue
Sponsor (s): Sonja Bowman-Gillison

Purpose: To inspire male students to gracefully mature & prepare themselves for success & service to the community & nation.

Planned activities: Trips to colleges, businesses, museums, government facilities as well as listen to successful adult males in the community.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


5.Chess Club

Sponsor (s): Buffie Thompson and Dillard

Purpose: To promote camaraderie, friendship, mutual support while learning strategies and tactics for tournaments.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


6. Creative Builders

Sponsor (s): Morresia Withers

Purpose: To promote creativity and exploration of activities that interest them & challenge them to design/build objects, solve puzzles, & master board games.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


7. Debate Team

Sponsor (s): Morresia Withers

Purpose: To expose students to basic debating skills through games, speeches, & “mock” debates.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 7th & 8th grade students


8. DMS Diamond Divas Step Team

Sponsor (s): John Davis & Natoria Shine

Purpose: To nurture its members in the areas of stepping as a performance discipline, academics, social and personal cultivation

Planned activities:

Proposed meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 7th & 8th grade students


9. Fashion Club

Sponsor (s): Yolanda Osborne

Purpose: To teach the fundamentals of sewing, creating a fashion portfolio, experimenting with accessories & other fashion industry media.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students interested in the fashion industry.


10. FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students)

Sponsor (s):

Purpose: To impact students with the influence of Jesus. The purpose for this club is to partner with God to reach the lost for Jesus Christ.

Planned activities: The meetings are based on the acronym FISH. Focus meetings-small group Biblical discussions. Inspire meetings- guest speakers. Share meetings promote discussions on favorite verses, story of their own salvation experience &/or what God is doing in their lives. Hook meetings- members invite students who do not have a relationship with Jesus. 

Meeting times: TBA

Intended audience: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


11. Girls R.I.S.E. Club (Reaching an Image of Self-Empowerment)

Sponsor (s): Jasmine Jordan and Tracey Drake

Purpose: To provide a forum for girls to communicate, share ideas, and enhance their knowledge to cope with the challenges faced as adolescent girls in middle school and beyond.

Planned activities: community service projects, empowerment workshops, cultural events, and fundraising projects

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade girls


12. GSA Club (Gay Straight Alliance)
Sponsor (s): Debbie Sechrist

Purpose: To provide a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about relevant issues, & work to maintain a unified school environment.

Proposed meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: Students 13 yrs. old & up


13. Math Club

Sponsor (s): Rojini Lazarus

Purpose: To prepare students for math competitions.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 7th & 8th grade students


14.Partner’s Club

Sponsor (s): Anita Evans

Purpose: Regular ed. students assist students in special needs programs at DMS with activities/functions

Planned activities: Assist students with field trips, Special Olympic Games, community events

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


15. Reading Bowl

Sponsor (s): Morresia Withers & Natosha Williams

Purpose: To foster a love of reading in students.

Meeting times: The reading club will practice twice a month from September through December. Practice will be scheduled every week in January in preparation for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in February.

Intended participants: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students


16. Student Ambassadors

Sponsor (s): Fran Brunn, Angela Davis, Dr. Jennifer Johnson

Purpose: To promote the school’s mission through service, leadership, and hospitality at DMS.

Planned activities: Represent Dutchtown Middle School’s student body by welcoming new students, parents, & visitors; workshops; participate during school-wide events.

Meeting times: TBA

Intended participants: Representatives from each grade level team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Modified on September 26, 2016
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