Harris Road Middle School
Clubs 2016-2017The following academic, service, and activity clubs will offered at Harris Road Middle School during the 2016-17 school year.
Beta Club Student Council Battle of the Books 4-H Club Pi-Triot Club Girls That Code Odyssey of the Mind Geography Club Art Club WyldLife Future Farmers of America Club Vertical Dr. Who Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes Jazz Band Golf Squad Babysitters Club Heart & Sole Chess ClubBelow are descriptions of each club offered at HRMS in addition to contact info for each club sponsor.
The National Beta Club emphasizes leadership through academic achievement, exceptional behavior, and proven success in working with others, both in school and in the community. Membership is offered based on a combination of a student's academic achievement and outstanding character traits. To find out more about the organization visit www.betaclub.org.Student CouncilThe Student Council is an organization conducted by student leaders and supervised by adult sponsors. Its purpose is to provide leadership, and to serve the student body, the school, and the community. The efforts of the Student Council culminate in the annual Spring Fair. Students must run for office to become a member of Student Council.Sponsors: Lara MillerBattle of the Books Club“The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base.” North Carolina School Library Media Association
Odyssey of the MindOdyssey of the Mind is an international problem-solving competition where students work to address a long-term problem. The program focuses on the key principles of creativity and originality. Odyssey of the Mind participates in the regional competition held at Wingate University each spring. Additional information can be found at www.odysseyofthemind.com.Pi-Triot ClubThe HRMS Pi-Triot Club is open to any student who loves to be challenged mathematically. Students of all grade levels are welcome to participate. The Pi-Triot Club will participate in local and regional math competitions as well as design and create math fair projects. There is no fee to participate as the school pays for the competition entry fees.Sponsors: Mr. Tinker, Ms. HicksGeography ClubGeography Club is a club for students who are interested in the geography of our world, how human communities interact with the environment, and how geography information is represented. All skill levels are welcomed.Sponsor: Mr. MichalskiArt ClubArt Club is a place for students to work on a variety of art projects such as paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Students are encouraged to explore their artistic creativity.Sponsor: Kerrilou CarpenterFuture Farmers of AmericaFFA is a youth organization designed to promote and support agricultural education. FFA is for those with diverse interests in the food, fiber, and natural resource industries. The club's purpose encompasses science, leadership, business, technology, and production agriculture.Sponsor: Ms. Howell4-H Club4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.Sponsor:Fellowship of Christian AthletesFCA is an inter-faith club that allows students to express their faith. FCA stresses the core values of integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence. Participation is open to all students. FCA will meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00. Drop off at front lobby and will travel as a group to room 507.Club VerticalClub Vertical is a club facilitated by The Refuge Church. Doughnuts and refreshments are brought for the students while a positive message is shared. Club Vertical meets every Thursday at 8:15AM. Meet by the front door and the group will travel to the cafeteria.Dr. Who ClubThe Doctor Who Club meets to discuss anything Who related, watch show episodes, and complete Dr. Who themed activities. There is no fee to join and participation is open to all students.Sponsor: Ms. MeskillGolf SquadGolf Squad is for both new and continuing students and provides weekly opportunities for students to learn social skills required to enjoy golf, the clubs, and golf course etiquette, all under the instruction of a PGA Professional. Participation is open to all, and there is a $175 fee to participate. Visit Golf Squad for more information.Jazz BandOpen to all Advance Band students, Jazz Band emphasizes the basics of jazz while teaching a variety of jazz styles. Jazz Band will produce two yearly concerts in December and May. The band meets Friday mornings 7:45 a.m.Sponsors: Mr. & Mrs. BlairBabysitters ClubBabysitters Club trains students in basic first aid and child care so that students can become officially babysitter certified.Sponsor: Ms. Blackwell