Clubs & Activities


  • Holly Grove Middle School offers a variety of after school activities for all grade levels. Click each link to view club description, advisor, eligibility and meeting information.  

  • Art Club

    Club Description
     Art Club is an elite visual artist group at Holly Grove Middle School comprised of 7th & 8th graders. In this group, we will work on various individual and group art projects.  Art club members must maintain a C average in all of their classes.  This is a year-long commitment. 
    Who Can Participate
     Art club is open to 7th and 8th grade students.  Students must complete the application packet and required project to be accepted into art club (due August 22, 2017).
    Club Advisor

    Mr. Allyn –

    Mrs. Oprandy –

    Meeting Information 
    Art Club will meet on most Thursday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:45pm (check the student activity calendar for exact dates -
  • Battle Of The Books Club

     Club Description
    Battle of the Books is a competition that asks students to read books from a list selected by the North Carolina School Library Media Association. After months of reading and assessing their knowledge of the books, students compete as a team at a district-level event against other WCPSS middle school teams. Knowledge of the books is tested by asking the students questions phrased as "In what book...." Students are then to respond correctly with the title and author of the book that best answers the question. As a club, students share in the reading and discussion process, engaging with the texts throughout the first semester in order to prepare for the competition, which is typically held in late February/early March
     Who Can Participate
    6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students
    Tryouts not required
     Club Advisor
    Ms. Murdock -
     Meeting Information
    Meetings will be held during K-9 in the media center
  • Bulldog Dancers

    Club Description
    Bulldog Dancers is an elite performing dance company at Holly Grove Middle School comprised of 6th, 7th & 8th graders. This group performs at all of the dance concerts, auditions for Pieces of Gold, performs at the home basketball and football games and performs at community events.  This group also travels to Disney and NYC for workshops and performances.  BULLDOG DANCERS are skilled in jazz, hip hop and lyrical styles of dance.  BULLDOG DANCERS must maintain a C average in all of their classes.  This is a year-long commitment. 
    Who Can Participate
    2016-2017 AUDITIONS:
     All students are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, July 26th and Wednesday July 27th   for all tracks. These will be the only auditions. Dancers need to be available both days of the audition. Auditions will be from 3-5pm. Wednesday’s audition will only be for dancers that are called back. You will be notified by email by 7:00pm on July 26th if you are called back. 

    Visit Bulldog Dancers website for audition requirements/forms.
    Club Advisor
    Ms. Retseck -
    Meeting Information
    Rehearsals are held during K-9 every day and Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30.  Student are Required to attend 2 out of the 3 Tuesday rehearsals during track out.
    See website (link below)
  • Chess Club

    Club Description In this club, students will review strategy and critical thinking over the span of the first and second quarter. Students at all levels can join this club and will be introduced to novice and intermediate game play. We will begin by going over the rules of chess and how pieces move and then will move right into competitive game play. We will also use to help those that have never played before to understand the aspects of the game in more detail.
    Who Can Participate
    12:30 - 1:00 - For 7th graders only
    3:00 - 3:45 - Open for all grades
    Club Advisor(s) Mr. Haithcock -
    Club Information
    The Club meets on Thursdays in room 2212.
    Aug 11
    Sept 14, 21, 28
    Oct  5, 12, 19, 26
    Nov 2, 9
    Dec 7, 14 
    No meetings during Track 2 Track Outs. 
  • Cooking Club

    Club Description 
    Who Can Participate 
    Club Advisor(s) 
    Club Information 
  • D.A.W.G.S Leadership Club (formerly known as Boys, Books & Bowtie Reading Club)

    Club Description
    D.A.W.G.S. stand for Developing Adolescents to Work in a Global Society.  

    Club Objective:  Develop young leaders to be physically fit, mentally, socially, academically, financially responsible as citizens in their community and global market.

     Who Can Participate

    Open to 6th,7th and 8th grade male students

    Each boy must complete an application before they are accepted into the club;  
    *only 7th & 8th graders are required to submit 2 recommendation forms, from either a former or current teacher; guidance counselor or administrator.
    Mr. Tyson -
    Mr. Hoover - 
    First meeting dates:       
    Time of all meeting:  3:15pm-4:15pm

  • Drama Club

    Club Description

    Drama Club will allow students to explore and enjoy the world of drama.  It will include opportunities to practice pantomime, skits, and drama games, as well as the presentation of formal productions.  Students in grades 6-8 are welcome to participate.  Tech Crew is a part of Drama Club and runs the backstage aspects of production. 

    Who Can Participate
    Drama Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on all tracks. 
    Each drama presentation includes mandatory tryouts.
    Club Advisor
    Ms. Beddingfield -
    Meeting Information
    (see website)
     Drama Club Website
  • Feed The Bin

    Club Description
      6th Grade Students
    Who Can Participate
    Club Advisor
    Ms. A. Smith -
    Meeting Information
    Meetings will take place during K-9
  • Grove Singers

    Club Description
    The Grove Singers is an elite vocal ensemble comprised of Holly Grove's finest vocalists. Members of Grove Singers have represented HGMS at county and statewide choral events such as the NC Middle School Honors Chorus, All-State Chorus, and All-County choral festival.  The ensemble performs at Pieces of Gold and puts on a theatrical showcase in collaboration with the Bulldog Dancers and Jazz Band each semester.
    Who Can Participate
    6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Students. 
    Tryouts will be held in the Fall for school year.
    Club Advisor
    Mr. Bishop -
    Meeting Information
    Click website link below for meeting information
  • Jazz Band

    Club Description
    Jazz Band is an elite performance group at Holly Grove Middle School.  The group is formed through auditions which are open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  This group performs at the band concerts and in performances for the school.  Each year the Jazz Band collaborates with the Grove Singers and Bulldog Dancers to host 2 benefit concerts - one in December and one in April.  Jazz Band members must maintain at least a C average in all of their classes.  This is a year-long commitment.  Rehearsals are held during K-9 time every day and Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30.  Students are required to attend 2 out of the 3 Tuesday rehearsals during track-out.
    Who Can Participate
    All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to audition.  Auditions for the 2016-17 Jazz Band will be held July 26 (Individual Audition) and July 28 (Callback/Ensemble Audition).  Individual audition will begin after school and students are free to leave once they have auditioned.  Callback auditions will begin at 3:10 and will end at 4:00.  Visit the band website ( for more information about the Jazz Band auditions.
    Club Advisor
    Mr. Capps -
    Meeting Information
    See Band Website

  • Math Counts

    Club Description


    The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels in order to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success
    Whom Can Participate

    Open to any student
    Club Advisor(s)

    Mrs. Carissa Smith -

    Club Information
    Will meet during K9 beginning in October; School competition will be held in November to form our team of ten students who will compete in the spring  
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

    Club Description
    The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) 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 demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.  
    Eligible 7th graders receive a packet in early spring.  A cumulative GPA of 3.8 is required to receive a packet.  Completed packets are reviewed by our Faculty Council and membership is extended to those 7th graders who meet the guidelines.  Induction occurs in late spring and students serve during their 8thgrade year.  They are required to complete 20 hours of community service. 
    Who Can Participate
    Select 8th grade students who are inducted in the spring of their 7th grade year
     Club Advisors
    Ms. Sorrell -
    Ms. West -
    Meeting Information
    Meetings are held in the Auditorium during K9
      NJHS Service Log
  • Science Olympiad

    Club Description

    NCSO is a non-profit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina.  Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college and public school campuses across the state.  These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.  Visit for details on events.

    Who Can Participate
    6th, 7th & 8th graders are eligible to  submit an application.
    Applications are located by Ms. Baize's room and on the HGMS website club link.
    Applications are due to Ms. Baize by:
    September 1st for Tracks 1, 2, 3 and
        for Track 4.

     Club Advisors
    Ms. Baize -
    Mrs. Rose -
    Mrs. Smith -
    Ms. Johnson -
    Ms. Nall -
    Mr. Taylor -
    Meeting Informaiton
    After school on Mondays & Wednesdays
    November 2-March 14 in room 1613

    Club Description:
    The purpose of the STEM Club at HGMS is to raise awareness of and excitement for science, technology, engineering and math through various inquiry-based investigations and activities.
    We will be competing in a NC State competition, utilizing coding and implementing a project based learning activity. There are several meetings after school and a class at K9.
    At the end of the year there will be a culminating activity presented at the science museum.
    Please join
    Who Can Participate:

    6th grade students can participate 
    Mrs. A. Smith
    Ms. Edwards
    Mrs. Rose
    Club Information: 
    Tuesday, Sept. 12th First Meeting
  • Student Council

     Club Description
    Student Council is a group of student leaders who want to make Holly Grove Middle School a great place to learn, grow, and have fun. The Student Council members will represent academic teams and partner with staff and parents in leading our school in a variety of ways. 
     Who Can Participate
    You can pick up an application in the front office or outside of room 3211. Academic teams will make the decision as to the process of selection, and each team can select one representative for every two homerooms. All representatives must be chosen no later than September 1. (August 18 for tracks 1, 2, & 4 and September 1 for tracks 3).
    Club Advisor
    Mrs. King:
    Meeting Information
    Student Council will meet once a month during a Friday K-9 in room 3211. We will also meet after school once a month (Tuesday). If you become a member of the HGMS Student Council, you will receive a list of meeting dates.
  • Writer's Club

    Description of ClubThe purpose of the club is to encourage students to write outside of class, receive feedback about their writing, offer contructive feedback to others and build a community of writers at our school. 
    Who Can Participate
    Any HGMS student who signs up and turns in a permission slip
     Ms. Segool - &
    Select LA Teachers (see below)
    Club Information 
    Club will meet from 3:00 - 4:00
    Meeting Dates, locations & Advisor:
    10/19, room 2215, Carissa Smith - 
    11/02, room 2208, Stephanie Nall -
    11/16, room 2206, Melissa Albee -
    11/30, room 2312, Lindsay Astor -
    12/14, room 1217, Toni Segool -
    01/04, room 1307, Flora Palmer -
  • Yearbook Club

    Yearbook Website
    Club Description
    Yearbook students use cross-curricular academic skills in a real-world context: they collaborate to run a business, creating and marketing a product for their peers.  In the process they communicate through interviews, writing and presenting stories with both photos and words. They think critically as they plan, create, edit, market and track to goals.  They collaborate as they individually contribute to a group venture and they think creatively as they come up with solutions to problems and create layouts.

    Yearbook students spend about 100 hours in computer seat time utilizing cutting-edge technology including design programs, word processing, research and digital photography.


    Who Can Participate
    8th Grade Students - *Must apply 
    If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Cooper (3208).
    Club Advisor
    Ms. Cooper -
    Meeting Information
    Students meet after school on Thursdays.
    Some students may take photos at after school events (not required) and may occasionally meet after school on a volunteer basis as agreed upon by teacher, parent and student to complete work as needed to meet deadlines.
     Yearbook Website