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  • 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.  

  • 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
  • Boys, Books & Bowtie Reading Club

    Club Description

    The Boys, Books and Bowties Reading/Literacy Club is established to encourage boys in grades 6th, 7th and 8th grade to:

    • become avid readers of an assortment of literature. 
    • Expose current readers of other literature that will broaden their reading.
    • to show the boys how reading can improve their comprehension, writing, speaking and analytical skills.
    • Create comrade among boys whom needs a social organization for connection with peers of like ages.
    • Develop a mentorship program for boys to learn proper etiquette when interacting with adults, young ladies, their family, teachers, etc.
    • Help them understand their role in being responsible citizens as young men.
     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 -
    First meeting dates: October 15      
    Time of all meeting:  3:15pm-4:15pm
    • October 29
    • Nov 12, 19
    • Dec 3, 17
    • Jan 7, 21
    • Feb 4, 18
    • Mar 3, 17
    • April 1, 15
    • May 5, 19
    • June 9-Last meeting date (End of Year Social)
  • 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)
  • Cooking Club

    Club Description 
    Who Can Participate 
    Club Advisor(s) 
    Club Information 
  • 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 ALL students during K9 with their math teacher; a team of 4-10 will be formed as competition in February approaches
    Club Advisor(s)

    Ms. Smith -

    Club Information
    Will meet during K9 with math teacher through September, after school on Tuesdays from October-February (3:10-4:50pm) in the media center
  • Mock Trial Club

    Club Description

    Students reenact a trial by playing the lawyers, witnesses, bailiff, etc. in a competition held in December

    Who Can Participate
    6th, 7th & 8th grade students. 
    Tryouts not required.
    Club Advisor
    Ms. Moody -
    Meeting Information
    Wednesdays from 3:15PM - 4:45PM. 
    *Final meeting date is December 2, 2015.
  • 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 Media Center from 3:00PM - 4:00PM
      NJHS Service Log
  • P.A.W.S. Club

    Club Description
    PAWS Club is a mentoring experience for girls.
    Who Can Participate
    6th, 7th & 8th grade girls
    Club Advisors
    Ms. Oliver -
    Ms. Trexler -
    Meeting Information
    August 25-Adjusting to Academic Expectation
    September 17-Finding Your Place in Girl World
    October 15-Conflict Resolution
    November 17-I am Beautiful
    December 15-Giving Back to the Community
    January 21-Resiliency
    February 18-What's Up With Boys?
    March 17-Etiquette
    April 21-Celebrating Success
  • 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:
    October 17th for Tracks 1, 2, 3 and
       October 28th 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 Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP) is a collaborative effort with North Carolina State University’s N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center in the College of Engineering and the College of Education. STEP is a program educating middle and high school students on sustainable transportation and the current shift towards the electrification of transportation. The purpose of the STEP program is to prepare students to become immersed in learning about the electrification of transportation and careers. The program provides teacher training and curricula on electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), Smart Grid, alternative fuels, and careers in science, engineering, and technology while providing application to the automotive and supporting infrastructure. The STEP curriculum is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based program that includes problem-solving, critical thinking, engineering design process and inquiry-based learning with relevance to real world issues.

    STEP includes a hands-on component which in year one included radio control electric vehicles with students learning about battery technologies, powertrain, chassis design, and other related topics. A competition is held each year at N.C. State with a range, speed, design, and plug-in with focus on a battery technologies, and charging stations. In the batteries competition, students design and construct for the race, a solar powered charging station for their vehicle.
    Who Can Participate:

    6th, 7th & 8th grade students can participate 

    *Application Required -

    2016-2017 club has been formed

    Mrs. A. Smith
    Ms. Edwards
    Club Information: 
    Monday Sept. 26th
    October 3rd
    October 17th
    October 24th
    November 7th
  • Student Council

     Club Description
    Homeroom teachers can provide you with an application, or 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 August 31 (August 19 for tracks 1 & 2 and August 26 for tracks 3 & 4).
     Who Can Participate
    Homeroom teachers can provide you with an application, or 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 August 31 (August 19 for tracks 1 & 2 and August 26 for tracks 3 & 4).
    Club Advisors
    Mrs. Rose: &
    Mrs. King:
    Club Information
    Student Council will meet every other Friday in either room 3211 or room 1210 during K-9.
    We will also meet after school on the third Tuesday of every month.
  • 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