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Here is a listing of current student clubs offered at Creekland Middle School. You will find a link to the list of clubs as well as all of the teacher sponsors and other club information on the school website.
Please always check the school website and talk with teacher sponsors for the most current information and updates! The below information is intended only to familiarize students and parents with some of the many activities that Creekland has to offer students!
Teacher sponsors: Mark Nazemzadeh, Eli Rollman
The mission of the Creekland Academic Bowl Team is to strengthen students’ abilities through academic rigor. Team members will be selected through a rigorous tryout. The Academic Bowl Team will practice weekly on Mondays at 7:45am and on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00pm in preparation to participate in tournaments at the local, state, and national level.
CMS Academic Bowl Team Tryouts will be held daily August 8 – 10 in Room 202 from 4:00 – 5:30pm. Please have your parents ready to pick you up behind the school, by the band room doors, at 5:30pm.
Teacher sponsor: Ana Cahill
The Art Club will offer challenging and innovating art projects to expose students to art and as a social outlet. Students will learn about artists and create art work. Projects will include clay, paint, jewelry, clothing (texture), crafts, drawing, pastels and sculpture.
The Art Club is open to students in all grades – see Ms. Cahill in Room 303 for a club application. There is a limit of 20 participants, and a $20.00 fee. The first Art Club meeting will be on September 14 and will continue to meet on the second Wednesday of each Month. Students must be picked up from meetings by 5:00pm.
Teacher sponsor: Susan DeBacker, Kim Bennett
This club exists to provide students with a chance to improve their computer skills, to share ideas, and provide and receive help with Tech Fair projects. Students will explore Google CS projects, work with Finch robots, and get help with entries for the Tech Fair.
This club is open to all CMS students, please see Mrs. DeBacker in Room 201 for an application. There is a $10 fee. The first meeting will be on September 14 from 3:45 – 5:00pm and monthly meetings will continue on the second Wednesday of each Month. Students must be picked up from meetings by 5:00pm.
Teacher sponsors: Brandy Phillips, Chris Phillips, Ray Catlett, Ginger Morgan
FCA is a student led club that provides a meeting place for students to receive encouragement and grow in their relationship with Christ. Activities include a beginning of the year bash, Operation Child / food drive, Get Your Game On Day, and other community service activities.
This club is open to all CMS students who have a signed permission form to attend FCA. The club will meet the second and last Friday of every month beginning on September 9. Club meetings will be located in the FACS room.
Teacher sponsors: Kathy Murphy, Angie Yeager, Joanne Renfro, Ashley Cody, Kevin Dibble
The club mission is to help students with disabilities both academically and socially. Club members benefit from training and team building, and have the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics
Interested students must apply for membership and provide teacher recommendations. The Friends Club meets once a month after school, and four times a month during connections classes.
Teacher sponsors: Silvy Doolin, Kathy Stockman, Monica Strand, Lisa Gorczyca, Phil Dodge
Gamer’s Club at CMS seeks to provide educational opportunities through gaming. Activities and discussions aim to build critical thinking skills and strategic awareness. Board games, card games, and video games are set up in “gaming stations.” Club meetings include discussions on critical thinking skills, strategic awareness, and how these skills are helpful in school.
The Gamer’s Club will meet once a month on the first Thursday of the month (excluding August) from second load until 5:30pm. Upcoming club meetings are also published at each meeting. Parents are encouraged to provide snack donations throughout the year.
Teacher sponsors: Christen Leifeld, Elizabeth Reese, Claudia Penland, Shelley Anderson, Liesl New, Halie Clark
The National Junior Beta Club promotes the ideas of character, service, and leadership. Students plan and implement service projects for 18 hours of service credit. Club members participate in an induction ceremony.
Eligibility to participate in this club requires a student to earn all A’s for each subject grade, provide a teacher recommendation, and must have no more than 8 points off on their student agenda, have no referrals. Interested students should see a club sponsor for more information. Club meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month; students must be picked up when meetings end at 4:30pm.
Teacher sponsor: Anne Benton
The mission of the Creekland News Crew is to encourage students to become leaders among their peers and to provide community service by recording a daily school news broadcast. Students compile morning announcements from faculty and staff, add any special announcement videos, and occasionally take pictures at school events.
News Crew can accommodate a maximum of 15 student members, and a written commitment of participation is required from both the student and parent. News Crew members must report to the Media Center at 7:50am daily, and meet one morning quarterly for planning the news show.
Teacher sponsors: Babette DeLaune, Rob Ware, Eric Pfitzner
The purpose of the CMS Math Club is to improve student achievement by preparing outstanding math students for math competitions. Students complete past competition tests in mock competitions. Students work in groups to compare answers, exchange strategies, and discuss the process of arriving at solutions.
The Math Club meets every two weeks, and alternates meeting days between Mondays and Thursdays. The first meeting will be on Monday, August 29 in Room 208 from 3:45 – 4:45pm. Participating students must meet the criteria for Advanced or Accelerated Math. Students may get permission forms from Ms. DeLaune (Room 208), Mr. Ware (Room 505) and Mr. Pfitzner (Room 112). Parents should pick their child up in front of the school at 4:45pm.
Teacher sponsor: Anne Benton
The Reading Bowl Team has a mission to encourage students to explore literature and build reading comprehension while preparing for the reading bowl competition on the county, district, and state level. Students are expected to attend weekly practice meetings and to attend competitions.
A commitment in writing from the student and parent is required to attend the meetings and the competitions. Practices will be held weekly, the start date and time will be published when it becomes available.
Teacher sponsor: Phil Dodge
The purpose of the Robotics Team is to encourage students in engineering and to have students be prepared to participate in the First LEGO League Robotics Competition. Weekly meetings will involve the building of the robot, programming of the robot and practice runs on the competition field.
The application to become a member of the Robotics Team may be found HERE. The submission deadline is August 12, and a maximum of ten students will be chosen for the team. There will be an informational parent meeting on August 8 in Room 304 at 4:00pm to explain the FLL competition and the structure of the Robotics Team meetings.
Teacher sponsor: Ron Schwarzman, Kim Popwell
This student club is for 7th graders only, by invitation. The mission of the SAT Prep Club is to prepare gifted students who plan on taking the SAT or ACT tests through the Duke University TIP program.
The club will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00pm during the first semester of school only, beginning after invitations are sent out.
Teacher sponsors: Debby Amoss, Tricia Robinson, Rob Ware
Student Council provides community service, ensures awareness of meaningful events, and encourages students to show support for our CMS faculty and staff. Planned activities include: 3×3 Basketball Tournaments, Staff Recognition, Red Ribbon Week, Food Drives, Cupid Grams, and many community service projects throughout the school year.
Student Council members are elected from each team during the month of August. Members must maintain
As and Bs throughout the school year and attend meetings after school. Meetings are scheduled the second Thursday of each month from second load until 4:45pm.
Teacher sponsor: Lt. Col. Holly, Renee White
The 8th Grade JROTC program is meant to create interest and familiarize upcoming freshmen with the CVHS JROTC program. The meetings include instruction in military protocol, marching, physical training, and cooperative and competitive games.
Students must be in 8th grade to participate, and signed participation consent forms are required. The physical requirement is the same as in PE classes, and appropriate attire for outdoor activities is required. JROTC meets from October to April on the first Wednesday of these months. Meetings end at 5:00 and students must be picked up promptly.
Please always check the school website and talk with teacher sponsors for the most current information and updates! The above information is intended only to familiarize students and parents with some of the many activities that Creekland has to offer students!