Art Club | Katherine Katz and Kellie Meserole
Art Club is a time for students to explore art outside of the school day. Members of the club will present ideas, vote on them, and then plan out these activities. Art Club provides enrichment for students who are interested in the visual arts. We will create and explore individualized and group projects. Some items the club will highlight will be: material exploration, visiting artists, community-based projects, and an end of the year field trip.
The SMS Art Club will be meeting every other Thursday. First semester will be for 6th graders only. Second semester will be for 7th and 8th graders only. Meetings will take place on September 6, September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, December 6, December 20, January 17, January 31, February 14, February 28, March 14, April 4, April 25, and May 9. Please note that these dates may be subject to change. All meetings will take place in the Art Room.
Peer Pals | Matt Moore
Peer Pals is a social based club where students with disabilities and without disabilities are paired or grouped together to build friendships. The focus of Peer Pals is to give the groups of students an environment to socialize, interact, and get to know peers they may not otherwise see during the school day. Peer Pals meets once a month for an hour per meeting. The club is supported by multiple special education teachers and related service personnel.
Yearbook | Sarah Davis
The yearbook staff members work to document the school year and to design and produce the yearbook. Yearbook meets every Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:15 P.M. in the Computer Lab, Room 304. Participation in this club is limited. Club applications are available in the office until Tuesday, August 29.
Scholastic Bowl | Joel Knoblock
It is a fun, fast-paced academic competition for students. People who like Jeopardy, Trivial Pursuit, reading, and those who get joy out of increasing their knowledge often participate in this activity. In a match, two teams of five vie to answer the most questions quickly and correctly, using an electronic buzzer system. The questions cover a wide range of topics.
Spartan Ink | Alyssa Peck and Alexandra Wall
The Spartan Ink is a place where students come to learn about the different aspects of a newspaper, write stories, conduct interviews, and take photos of all the happenings around SMS. We will meet every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:15 P.M. Come join in on the fun!
Builders Club | Jodi Gudewicz
The Builders Club is a service organization that stems from Kiwanis International. It is the middle school counterpart to the elementary organization K-Kids. We meet every Thursday at 7:35 A.M. in Mrs. Gudewicz’s room #327. Everybody is welcome to attend, and it is a wonderful opportunity to serve, build character, and learn to be a leader, so we hope to see you there!
Interact Club | Heidi Gerdes
Interact Club is the middle school/high school version of Rotary. This club is dedicated to doing service projects. While Rotary Clubs generally focus on international projects, and we support this, we have chosen do focus, with our age group, on more local service projects. For the past 2 years, we have sponsored a successful supply drive for the DeKalb County DCFS office, to aid children with necessities immediately after being placed in foster care.
Sci-Fi Club | Nathan Peterson
The Sci-Fi Club meets twice monthly on Wednesdays. We meet from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. in the 8th grade ELA, as well as Room 601. Students are welcome to bring handheld gaming devices, and we will have access to one projector if there is a student who wants to bring a regular gaming system. Students are also welcome to bring card games, board games, drawing materials, etc. Students may also choose to read during meetings. Students should have transportation home promptly at 5:00 PM.
If your student attends Sci-Fi, you will need to register them for the club through the District’s 8to18 website.