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2017-2018 Club Descriptions
 

 

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students.  Students read books and come together in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read.  The student’s compete in a district competition. Students will participate in a Lunch Bunch 1-2 times per week for practice and information.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on:student interest

Faculty Coordinator: Paige Gower

Meeting Times:  TBA

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Student Library Helpers

Students are given jobs in the Library Media Center to assist Ms. Gower.  Students will be assigned shelves of books to straighten and maintain.  Students will  replace returned books to the designated shelves.  Student Library Helpers will NOT simply sit behind the desk and check out/check in.  There are many more students interested in Student Library Helpers  than we have jobs to give people, so club members will be selected based on an application. Applications can be found in the Media Center.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: Student must complete an Application 9apps in the media center)

Faculty Coordinator: Paige Gower

Meeting Times:  Mastery & Recess Times by Grade Level

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Peer Helpers

Students learn leadership skills and compassion while assisting their peers with physical and/or cognitive disabilities in the Specially Designed Academics program at Holly Shelter Middle School..  Peer Helpers serve as “buddies” to students within the SDA program and assist the students with a wide variety of  academic and recreational tasks while becoming aware of their unique learning styles and needs.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: student volunteer

Faculty Coordinator: Amber Le

Meeting Times: During School day as scheduled

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Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.  Students work toward a shared goal of preparation, commitment, and practice of the various science areas in preparation for the district competition.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on:student interest

Faculty Coordinator: Peter Stewart & Lorri Willis

Meeting Times: After School, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:30

Location: Room 228

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Student Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Students come together and work on activities that further develop their civility and citizenship. These values and goals are passed on to the entire school community as well as the community at large through classroom activities, community outreach, and school based positive learning projects.  Students in Student PBIS also act as an advisory group for the school PBIS initiative.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: Student Interest

Faculty Coordinator: Melissa Wilson

Meeting Times: during Mastery  as announced

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Coding Club:

A fun way to learn code and develop important digital literacy skills while having fun. Students will learn code using popular programming and make a series of projects. The Coding Club meets periodically throughout the school year.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on:student interest

Faculty Coordinator: Alicia Whittaker

Meeting Times: After School on select Tuesdays

Location: Media Center

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Student Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a yearly event which raises money for Cancer Research. The goal is to cure cancer. Many people have been affected by this disease, and you may know someone close to you. In this club, students will come up with ways to raise money as a part of our school team, The Hopeful Hurricanes!

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: Student Interest

Faculty Coordinator: Valerie Fackler

Meeting Times: During Mastery as determined

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Yearbook

Students are given a role in designing the yearbook and helping to make it successful.  Members will be designing pages, throughout the course of the year students also help-out with various other yearbook-related tasks including selling yearbooks, photography, fundraising, working on promotions, and eventually on yearbook distribution.

Will meet during Mastery. There are many more students interested in Yearbook than we have jobs to give people, so club members will be selected based on an application. Applications can be found in the Media Center and on Ms. Kirk’s website under the Yearbook link.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: Student’s must complete an application (apps on Ms. Kirk’s webpage or in media center)

Faculty Coordinator: Rachel Kirk

Meeting Times:  Mastery

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MathCounts

MathCounts is a math  incentive program for students.  Students practice math problems and learn strategies to help solve problems.  This club meets once a week during school with additional practice at home.  The student’s compete in a district competition (up to 8 students) and a Regional Competition (up to 8 students).

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: student interest

Faculty Coordinator: Janeen Spencer / Nathan Culp

Meeting Times: Tuesdays 2:45 - 3:35 in room 219 (Mr. Culp)

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Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club

Students promote positive interactions within the school and community. Our goal is to create a permanent climate change and to have a campus that is welcoming, safe, and filled with kindness and compassion.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: Student Interest

Faculty Coordinator: Polly Tait, Elizabeth Gray, Miranda Witkowski, Melissa Wilson, and Kathleen Janouris

Meeting Times: one Thursday each month during mastery

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Student Government Association (SGA)

The SGA is an elected body of students whose mission is to establish standards of leadership and citizenship and to promote school spirit and honor by providing service to HSMS and the community.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: Members are elected by student body

Faculty Coordinator: Ms. Tait

Meeting TIme: Tuesdays during mastery

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National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society chapter of Holly Shelter Middle School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Club Selection Based on: Formal Selection process

Faculty Coordinator: Blair Dawkins & Kathleen Janouris

Meeting Times: during mastery

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The New Hanover County School System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, orientation, age or disability in any of its programs or activities.

In compliance with Federal law, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, New Hanover County Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of disability, race, religion, national, or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact: Dr. Rick Holliday, Deputy Superintendent, Student Support and Federal Programs, 6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, Telephone (910) 254-4206; Fax (910) 254-4226.

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