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Clubs

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.

ART CLUB
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 meets on the first and third Wednesdays, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 11, the Art Studio, with Ms. Bradford.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
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 Tuesday, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the Media Center with Ms. Potter, Ms. Fitch, and Ms. Lester.

CAMPUS LIFE (FORMERLY KNIGHTS FOR CHRIST)
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 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 27 with Mrs. Gemelli, Mrs. McGuire, and representatives from Campus Life.

CHESS CLUB
A club for Chess enthusiasts, from beginners to experts. All are welcome. Chess Club meets every Thursday, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the café with Mr. Welch.

DECA
DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, is aimed at supporting and enriching the education experience of students who are interested in careers in the business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service industries. DECA meets the first and third Thursdays of each month, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Hut 2 with Mrs. D. McAlister and Mrs. Peterson.

FORENSICS
“Forensics” is a term used for public speaking. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Forensics webpage. Forensics meets Tuesdays through Thursdays, varying by event, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with Mrs. Israel in Room 28 and with other supporting staff members in their respective classrooms.

GAMING CLUB
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 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the Media Center with Ms. Potter and Mr. Regensburger. Due to the high-level of interest and participation, weekly sign-up is required.

GLOBAL ACADEMIC CLUB (a.k.a. Social Equity Club)
Students who are interested in learning more about and promoting human rights, equity in education, and other social issues are encouraged to attend the Global Academic Club which the students also call “Social Equity Club.” The Global Academic Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., in Room 11, the Art Studio, with Ms. Bradford, Ms. Fitch, and Ms. Salgado.

JOURNALISM & YEARBOOK CLUB
Students in this club create a monthly news program and help to plan and construct the SFCMS annual yearbook publication. The Journalism and Yearbook Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 14 with Mrs. Blue.

JUNIOR BETA CLUB
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 second Wednesday of each month, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in Hut 1 with Mrs. Webb.

MATHCOUNTS
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. Valitzski and Ms. M. Johnson.

OPEN MEDIA CENTER
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 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Media Center with Ms. Potter. Students who stay with Ms. Potter after school on Wednesdays must be signed out in person from the Media Center. 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.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS
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 every other Friday, from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 13 with Mrs. Brady.

QUIZ BOWL
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. Quiz Bowl meets every Thursday, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 13 with Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Wood.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Science Olympiad allows students to compete in twenty-three different Science events. Science Olympiad meets Monday to Friday, varying by event, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with Mrs. Gemelli in Room 27 and with other supporting staff members in their respective classrooms. More information can be found on SFCMS’s Science Olympiad Team webpage.

SHOW CHOIR
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 Friday thereafter, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Room 30, the Chorus Room, with Mrs. Reimers and Mr. Vasser.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT
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 and Mr. Stanley.

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Published by Mary Potter on January 30, 2018
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