AUSTIN ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS AND COMPETITION TEAMS
Drumline will offer scholars the opportunity to explore music through percussions. Scholars will develop a sense of beat through different types of rhythm. This program will help scholars increase fundamental math skills, develop rhythm reading skills and vocabulary, improve hand eye coordination and apply real life practice techniques to academic studies.
Scholars will engage in a research based course providing information about Entrepreneurs. The course is designed to provide critical information about the process of planning your own business. The goal is to be a catalyst for your personal goals and ambitions of starting your own business. We will analyze and solve authentic problems that are presented in today’s business society. Topics include the entrepreneur, how to market your business, how to create a business, benefits of owning your own business, creating a business plan, earing grants, understanding business credits and business morals and ethics.
INTERNATIONAL CLUB: UNITED WE STAND
The International Club is where scholars will come for a cultural exchange of information. They will be exposed to other cultures and their traditions, education, geographic and climate characteristics and how the cultures developed within different countries. The vision of this club is to create a mindset that is open to the knowledge of other countries and their cultures while appreciating the cultures within their own country. Scholars will benefit from guest speakers of various cultures, a presentation from the Post Office regarding passports, the processes, and the importance of having a passport. Applications will be completed by scholars during the presentation. A “Traditional Attire” event will be scheduled so that I.F. scholars can present traditional attire/design, dance and food.
NATIONAL HISTORY: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY IN HISTORY
Every year National History Day (NHD) frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity to push past antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.
ARMS Scholars will read documents for both content and context by examining multiple sources. Scholars will learn to think critically and independently with limited assistance. Scholars will make judgements and decisions based on analysis of multiple sources and demonstrate learning through the communicative arts.
ARMS SCHOLAR NEWS PAPER CLUB: THE DAILY ROAR
Scholars enrolled in The Daily Roar will serve as staff contributors to our student led newsletter bearing the same name. Staff assignments will be delegated based on each scholar’s interest.
Social and Political Aspects of Global Societies
This class will cover how physical and social changes are having an impact on the world. It will cover areas such as Economic Growth, Social Justice and current trends in cultures across the world. The students will engage in activities through reading, writing and presentations.
PERSONAL FITNESS CLUB
Each Scholar will have several opportunities to design beneficial workout routines and plans for their fellow classmates. Train My Body; Train My will not just focus on the physical aspects of training. In this class we will also focus on the mental aspect of health by having dialogue about mental health, decision making skills, appropriate music selections when it comes to all genres of music.
The Science Department will offer science enrichment activities during the Instructional Focus Period to enhance the exposure of scholars to scientific concepts and experiences within the learning environment. Those activities will include but not be limited to the following: Water Tower Competition, Water Essay Competition, Solar Car – Sun Catcher Competition, Science Fair, Science Bowl, and the ARMS Garden Project.
MATH COMPETITION TEAM
The purpose of the Math Competition Team is to develop students’ level of Math skills and knowledge. This will be accomplished by using games, activities, and mock competitions. Scholars will cooperatively work to complete logic and math puzzles. Members of the Math Competition Team will form teams that compete against other schools as well those who simply want to have fun with math. Math Club will support classroom learning, enrich your skills with higher order thinking, and prepare students for future math competitions.
Career Research will be an Instructional Focus class that offer middle school scholars a chance to start thinking about their future careers. The class will begin with a discussion about different careers. The scholars will begin identifying careers in which they are interested. Scholars will complete the following tasks: Career Surveys and Assessments, Deciding on a career, Qualifications needed for the career, Job applications, Job interviews, Dressing for the interview and the job, Discuss appropriate business etiquette and Career salary.
From finding markets that are primed for big moves to knowing exactly when to enter or exit a trade, scholars will have the power to easily and accurately pick the right trades at the right time. Competing online, scholars will build a fundamental understanding of investing while using real-world skills.
Scholars in this class will have an opportunity to prepare for the school-wide as well as the county-wide competition in preparation to compete in the Griffin-RESA Regional Competition. During this time, you will select a poem to learn by memory and perform in with the intent of advancing to the next round. The poems have to be published works meaning that you can’t make up your own poem. Scholars in this class will also have an opportunity to write and enact dramas or skits that can be used for the competition that takes place during Literacy days. This class is open to those who are interested in writing as well as being a part of the acting team. Choose the area in which your talents will shine the most (poetry or drama). See you there!!