Clubs and activities are fun and educational.  They are an excellent way to make friends, continue an interest, explore a new hobby, gain experience for a future career or enrich and extend your skills in specific areas.  All students at MacArthur Middle School have the opportunity to participate in any of the clubs or activities.

Tuesdays Help Day

         3:30-4:15  Transportation provided by activity buses!

Thursday Activities/Clubs

                   3:30-4:15  Limited Activity bus transportation ~ see *

 

Frequently Asked Club or Activity Questions:

Can meeting times change? Meeting times and locations can change so listen closely to morning announcements.

How do I get home afterwards? You must tell your parent you are staying for a club BEFORE you come to school. Activity bus passes will be given to you by your club sponsor. Do not come to the office for a pass. Make sure you know what activity bus you ride before the end of the activity. If you are being picked up, make sure you have told your parent what time to pick you up.

Who should I see if I’m interested in a club or activity? Please see the club or activity sponsor if you are interested before the first meeting. If you have further questions, please see Ms. Cooper in the main office.

Do clubs run all year and do I have to attend all meetings? Clubs will run for the entire year. If you sign up for a club, you are expected to attend all meetings.


Other Special Clubs and Activities

The following clubs or activities meet on special days and are by application, invitation or audition only. If you are interested in any of the clubs listed below, see the sponsor for more details!

  • Stage Band –
  • Orchestra –
  • Concert Band –
  • Chorus –
  • Dance Company – Ms. Spano  
  • Eagle Information and Announcements- Mr. Branch
  • Girls Choral Ensemble –
  • School Store- Ms. Carver

 

  • Dance Company – The dance company will provide an outlet for artistic expression for students who, by audition, have demonstrated a serious commitment and desire to dance. Students will learn a variety of different dance styles and will be given opportunities to perform for the surrounding community.
  • Drama and Tech Club – The Drama Club has been established to provide an opportunity for students interested in theater to participate in all aspects of play production. Students interested in performance, direction, design, technical support, backstage crafts, publicity, etc., are encouraged to join.
  • Black Saga Competition – Black Sage is a learning competition that tests students’ knowledge of the African American experience as a part of American history. Students appreciate cultural diversity and team work and leadership.
  • Intramural Sports – Intramural sports will cover a wide variety of different physical activities that will allow kids to improve their overall fitness and health. The goal of intramurals is to introduce and provide fun ways to stay active. Activities will include flag football, bocce, bowling, soccer, basketball, table tennis, and others.
  • Chess Club – Chess is a fun game that incorporates many aspects of the IB learner profile: knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. The chess club is meant to foster scholar’s intellectual growth while having fun.
  • Music clubs: Concert Band, Stage Band and chorus – The Concert Band, Stage Band, Orchestra and Chorus all allow student musicians to develop the individual and ensemble skills needed to perform in concerts and county festivals that align with the state curriculum.  http://macarthurchorus.weebly.com/
  • Newspaper Club – The Newspaper Club teaches students the process of publication writing and layout through mini-lessons and modeling. The goal of the club is to produce various student written documents such as blogs, newsletters, brochures and newspapers to effectively communicate and relay important school-related news to the student body and faculty.
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) – The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character.
  • SGA – The Student Government Association students will work on a campaign to run for and obtain a spot in office as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.
  • Model United Nations – Also known as Model UN, this organization is an  educational simulation or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Model UN participants will research, debate, write, and learn to think critically, speak publically and develop teamwork skills.
  • Geography Bee Club – Students in the Geography Bee Club will prepare to compete in the National Geographic Bee. The NGB is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Students will compete in the National Geographic Bee with thousands of schools across the United States while competing for college scholarships. cash and other prizes.
  • Girls Choral Ensemble – Select students will participate in a choral ensemble composed of only young ladies that will train and prepare to compete throughout our county with similar groups. Participation will be a selection through a rigorous audition process.
  • International Cooking Club – Students in the ICC will study, prepare, taste and write about different foods and food experiences from around the world. Additionally, students host two events during the school year that will spotlight their work and will include a prepared meal to share with their families.
  • Yearbook Club – The yearbook club is tasked to create a piece of history for MacArthur Middle School. Students will plan the content of the yearbook, develop a theme, and promote sales.
  • NASA Best (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) – Students in this club will learn about the engineering design process from beginning to end by specially trained sponsors and volunteers. Students will be taught using NASA created lessons.
  • School Store  The School Store is a club that operates during Caring Community. It is located at the corner of the 8th grade and front hall upstairs. It gives the participants experience with buying and selling products along with math applications and money transactions. Work teams are set up to keep the operation of the school store running smoothly. Each grade level has a specified day and time to report if they wish to participate.
    Meeting day: Members will work one Thursday after school. (Membership by application approval only.)

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