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Students and parents, please be aware that students may participate in no more than three clubs/ competition teams, effective as of the 2014-2015 school year. The SFCMS SIT Team has also voted to use the same qualifications for participation as are required for athletics in Cumberland County Schools. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 (C) average to participate. Students who are failing core subjects must bring their grades up to passing to be eligible to compete. Any student in danger of failing will be considered on “probation” from all club/team participation.

A club for those who want to participate in Art Showcase as well as those interested in Art. Art Showcase is an on-demand, statewide Art Competition. Art Club meetings are announced via Google Classroom, and are held in Room 11, the Art Studio, with Ms. Bradford. Please see Ms. Bradford for more information and to join the Art Showcase Google Classroom.

For dedicated sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who love to read and enjoy the thrill of competition. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Battle of the Books webpage. Battle of the Books meets every Thursday, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., in WebEx with Ms. Potter, Mrs. Schriefer, and Ms. Fulcher.

Campus Life is a Christian youth group that pairs healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Campus Life meets every Thursday, from 2:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., in the café with a supervising teacher and representatives from Campus Life.

A club for Chess enthusiasts, from beginners to experts. All are welcome. Chess Club meets every Wednesday, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in WebEx with Mr. McKinley.

According to the state website, Envirothon is “an education program designed to challenge students in an interactive, outdoor competition where middle and high school teams (consisting of 3-5 students) are tested in areas of Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatic Ecology, Soils and Land Use and Current Environmental Issues.” SFCMS’s Envirothon team consists of five students, selected by the coach and meets Fridays, beginning in October, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., with Mrs. Gemelli in Room 27.

“Forensics” is a term used for public speaking. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Forensics webpage. The Interest Meeting was September 19, 2019, from 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m., with Ms. M. Johnson in Room 12. Regular meetings will depend on the event category.

Gamers of all types are encouraged to attend Gaming Club where they will develop critical thinking skills and character traits like respect and fair play all while having fun playing games of strategy. Gaming Club meets every Thursday, from 2:55 p.m. to 3:55 p.m., in the Media Center with Mr. Regensburger and Ms. Potter.

Junior Beta Club is an organization designed to promote character, service, and leadership among students while also focusing on academic excellence. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Junior Beta Club webpage. Junior Beta Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the café with Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Korenyik, and Mrs. Thompson.

MathCounts is a national math competition for middle school students. More information can be found on SFCMS’s MathCounts webpage. MathCounts meets every Tuesday, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in Room 19 with Ms. Moore-Allen.

Open Media Center is not a social or academic club. It is a safe space for students to read, work on homework and group projects, or use the technology and other resources the Media Center provides after school. Open Media Center is available every Wednesday, from 2:40 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Media Center with Ms. Potter. For safety reasons, walkers and bike riders must have a letter on file with the school office indicating that the student has permission to leave campus one hour later than their usual departure time.

Students from all grade levels are invited to attend and participate in MUN, developing useful skills such as research, public speaking, critical and logical thinking in support for and against positions, conflict resolution, and communication. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Model UN webpage. Model UN meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in Room 20 with Mrs. Brady.

Quiz Bowl is a game in which two teams face off in head-to-head competition to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Quiz Bowl webpage. Regular meetings are every Thursday, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in Room 20 with Mrs. Brady.

Science Olympiad allows students to compete in twenty-three different Science events. Science Olympiad meets Monday to Friday, varying by event. This year’s Interest Meeting was scheduled for October 2, 2019. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Gemelli in Room 27. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Science Olympiad Team webpage.

Show Choir is a Glee-like competition club for students who enjoy choral music and dance. Auditions are held in October each year, and regular practices are every Tuesday thereafter, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Room 30, the Chorus Room, with Mrs. Reimers.

Candidates for Student Council may run for election to hold the offices of School President, Vice President, Secretary, or Sergeant-at-Arms. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Student Government webpage. After elections, regular meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 29 with Mrs. Flowers.

Students in this club help to plan and construct the SFCMS annual yearbook publication. The Yearbook Club held its Interest Meeting on October 8, 2019. Regular meetings are every other Tuesday, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in Room 23 with Mrs. Peterson.

Published by Mary Potter on March 2, 2020