HGMS 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.
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ALL tracks and grades are invited to apply!
32 students will be selected
Application attached (due by August 23):
***Please print the application and turn it in to room 1313 or 1215***
There are printed applications by the doors of 1313 and 1215 as well.
Battle Of The Books Club
Club DescriptionBattle 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 Participate6th, 7th & 8th Grade StudentsTryouts not required Club AdvisorMs. Murdock - email@example.com Meeting InformationMeetings will be held during K-9 in the media center
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 ParticipateBulldog Dancers is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students must audition. Auditions are held each year in late July. Information about auditions is posted to the dance website each June. Club Advisor Ms. Retseck - firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting InformationRehearsals 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)
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 chesskid.com to help those that have never played before to understand the aspects of the game in more detail. Who Can Participate11:52 - 12:20 For 7th graders only3:00 - 3:45 - Open for all grades Club Advisor(s) Mr. Haithcock - email@example.com Club InformationThe Club meets on Tuesdays in room 2212.Sept 10th,17th,24thOct 1st,8th,15th,22thNov 5thDec 10th,17thNo meetings during Track 2 Track Outs.
D.A.W.G.S Leadership Club
Club DescriptionD.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
AdvisorMr. Tyson - firstname.lastname@example.orgMr. Hoover - email@example.com MeetingsFirst meeting dates: Thursday, August 15Time of all meeting: 3:00pm-4:30pm room 3202 Application
Please return all applications to either Mr. Tyson or Mr. Hoover by August 30, 2019. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Tyson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Hoover at Jhoover2@wcpss.net
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 ParticipateDrama Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on all tracks.Each drama presentation includes mandatory tryouts. Club AdvisorMs. Beddingfield - email@example.com Meeting Information (see website) Drama Club Website
Club Description FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA is a student led leadership organization aimed to build leaders for healthy families, successful careers, and strong communities. It is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become address important personal, family, work and societal issues. FCCLA was founded in 1945 and currently has over 160,000 members across the country. Who Can ParticipateAny student at Holly Grove Club AdvisorMs. Woolard - firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting InformationFCCLA will meet Meetings will take place on select Tuesdays after school as well as Fridays in K9. After school meetings are from 3:00-4:00 in room 1605After School Dates- 10/16, 11/13, 12/18, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/2K9 Dates- 9/21, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4 , 2/1, 3/1, 4/12, 5/3
Feed The Bin
Club Description 6th Grade Students Who Can Participate Contact Ms. Rose email@example.com Meeting Information Meetings will take place during K-9
Club DescriptionThe 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 Participate6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Students.Tryouts will be held in the Fall for school year. Club AdvisorMs. Hengler firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting Information Click website link below for meeting information
Club DescriptionJazz 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 ParticipateAll 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 (www.hollygrovebands.com) for more information about the Jazz Band auditions. Club AdvisorMr. Capps - email@example.com Meeting InformationSee Band Website www.hollygrovebands.com
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Club DescriptionThe 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. Who Can Participate Eligible 7th graders receive a packet in early spring. A GPA of 3.8 for the first semester of 7th grade 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 8th grade year.They are required to complete 20 hours of community service.Club AdvisorsMs. Sorrell - firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. West - email@example.comMs. Zehr- firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting Information NJHS Service Log
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 www.sciencenc.com for details on events.
Who Can Participate6th, 7th & 8th graders are eligible to submit an application.
Club AdvisorsMr. Miller email@example.comMs. Belles firstname.lastname@example.orgMr. Price email@example.comMs. Long firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting InformaitonWeekly on Thursday's during K9Room 3214
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 AdvisorMrs. King: email@example.com 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.
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 Participate8th Grade Students - *Must applyIf you have any questions, please see Mrs. Cooper (3208). Club AdvisorMs. Cooper - firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting InformationSome 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.