Daniels Magnet 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.
If meeting information is not listed below, please contact the club advisor.
National Junior Honors SocietyThe 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 have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. For more information visit the Daniels NJHS Website.For questions about NJHS, contact Ms. Powell.
The mission of the National Jr. Beta Club is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. The four tenants are:
ACHIEVEMENT - Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
CHARACTER - Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
LEADERSHIP - Developing the leaders of tomorrow
SERVICE - Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others
The Daniels Middle School Chapter of the National Jr. Beta Club has raised money for Duke Children’s Hospital, sponsored food drives, and partnered with Broughton High School in their annual Walk for Water to support Global H2O, and also sponsors the annual Winter Dance at Daniels Middle School. Beta club applications go home with third quarter report cards and students are required to have a 3.5 GPA, excellent conduct, and write a one-page essay about leadership, service, and scholarship in order to be eligible for membership. Beta Club meets quarterly and if you would like more information, please contact Mrs. Jade Deberry or Ms. Paradise Goodwin-Taylor.
XC & AM Basketball
To encourage student participation throughout the school, we are going to have an AM Basketball XC Clubs & this year! The purpose of these Daniels clubs is to encourage students to be physically active.
Dates: AM Basketball Club: Friday AM from 7:30-8:00, Daniels XC: Tuesday PM 3:15-4:15
AM Basketball & XC Participation Expectations
Students must return the permission slip and certification of accident insurance to Coach Miller. If you have purchased WCPSS accident insurance, you must provide documentation for proof of purchase.
- Student cannot participate if absent or assigned a suspension on the day intramurals take place.
- Students must display positive behaviors and sportsmanship to coaches and peers. Behavioral issues may result in dismissal for the continuance of the club season.
- Students should be dressed in appropriate athletic and climate appropriate clothing.
- XC Students should be picked-up from school no later than 4:30 pm from the drop-off/carpool area of the school. Students riding the activity bus will await the activity bus in the cafeteria.
- AM Basketball Sessions last from 7:30-8:00am. Students can come straight to club or eat breakfast before they come. The AM Basketball Club will meet at the Bates Basketball Courts. At 8am, students will report to their homeroom teacher.
Daniels XC Sessions last from 3:15-4:15. Students should have their transportation arrangements affirmed before choosing to stay for intramurals. Emergencies are understandable, but if students are not picked up promptly they may forfeit their chance to participate in future intramural dates.
First in FitnessFirst In Fitness started as an elementary fitness competition in 1982. The first year there were approximately 300 students participating and now it has grown to an event with well over 2000 students. The middle school event is ONLY open to 6th grade students. These students will compete against their peers in a fun and friendly competition in one of eight events. These events included: shuttle run, long jump, pull-ups, 400m, 800m, mile run, and the 4×100 relay. In addition, there is one boy and one girl who will compete in the triathlon event. This is a great day for families to share in their children accomplishments. Tryouts for the First in Fitness team will take place during the end of January. The First in Fitness Middle School Event occurs in the middle of March. Daniels will have one boy and one girl compete in each event. Selection is based on athletic ability, behavior in school, and good sportsmanship.Contact Coach Miller with questions or interest in First in Fitness.
Science OlympiadThe first SO team at Daniels was formed in 1984. The Daniels Science Olympiad team competes in the Raleigh Regional SO Tournament in February. Throughout the years, Daniels has periodically qualified to compete in the NCSO State Tournament in April. We welcome students who have a love for science and for learning. The Daniels SO team consists of 18 students participating in 23 events. In September, team members are selected based on their performance on a qualifier test and teacher recommendations. SO is not a club; team members must attend scheduled practices and commit to tournament dates. Practices are scheduled after school; not all events practice every week. Mr. Morris is the head coach for the Daniels SO team; he has several assistant coaches. Volunteer coaches are always welcome!Please visit the Science Olympiad Website for additional information.Please contact Mr. Morris with any questions or with interest in the Science Olympiad team.
Battle of the BooksBattle of the Books is for middle school students, grades 6-8. Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in February in a WCPSS quiz-bowl-style tournament to test their knowledge of these books. Battle of the Books Club meets on Thursday beginning in October from 3:15 – 4:00 PM. For more information, visit the Media Center Page.For questions about Battle of the Books, contact Ms. McDaniel, Ms. Cho, Ms. Romero or Ms. Snider.
Gay Straight Community Alliance Club
The Gay-Straight Community Alliance Club promotes tolerance and understanding of all students and provides a safe and supportive space for students that identify as part of the LGBTQ community. Students involved empower and offer support regardless of sexual orientation or gender identification. The club discusses age-appropriate topics related to diversity and LGBTQ issues. GSCA Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in room 3305. Please see the attached newsletter for more information.
Chess ClubChess is an exciting game dating back 1500 years! It originated in northern India in the 6th century AD and spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently, through the Moorish conquest of Spain, spread to Southern Europe.Anyone interested in playing chess is invited to attend. Playing chess improves visual memory, attention span, spatial reasoning, and the capacity to predict and anticipate consequences. You don't have to know how to play, you just have to be willing to try! Come join us on Tuesdays and improve your critical thinking and problem solving skills!Please contact Ms. Arch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Stay current with what is going on in the Band world at Daniels by visiting Ms. Yosai's website.
Step TeamStepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Though stepping may be performed by an individual, it is generally performed by groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations. Stepping may also draw from elements of gymnastics, break dance, tap dance, march, or African and Caribbean dance. Some forms of stepping include the use of props, such as canes and rhythm sticks. The tradition of stepping is rooted within the competitive schoolyard song and dance rituals practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, beginning in the mid-1900s. The "Infamous Steppers" of the Daniels Middle School Step Team placed 2nd place in the Black History Month step show in 2017 and 2018. Tryouts are held in the fall of each year and all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls are invited to attend. We perform at home basketball games and competitions in the Spring.Please contact Ms. Deberry if you have any further questions.
Adirondack Chair ClubPlease contact Mr. Hubbard (email@example.com) with questions or with interest in this club.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational association that helps prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has a middle school program that covers grades 6-8 and has only one requirement to join. Students must have successfully passed or currently be in a Business Education class (CSA I, CSA II, etc.) Members participate in a variety of activities including job shadow programs, community service projects, and American enterprise projects. There will be a cost to be a part of the FBLA at the national level.Please contact Ms. Tamara Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or interest in FBLA.
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private schools through grade 12. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop life skills – planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication – necessary in the home and workplace. Any student enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences course (Life Skills) is eligible to join FCCLA. For more information visit the Daniels FCCLA Website.Contact Ms. Boyd (email@example.com) with questions for with interest in this club.
Robotics ClubThe Robotics Club is affiliated with the FIRST LEGO League. The FIRST LEGO League is a world renowned non-profit organization that promotes the use of math and science and hopes to encourage future engineers. It is a global program created to get students excited about science and technology. Geared for ages 9-14, FLL utilizes theme-based Challenges to engage kids in research, problem solving, and engineering. The cornerstones of the program are its Core Values, which emphasize contributions of others, friendly sportsmanship, learning, and community involvement. Teams mix curiosity and imagination with LEGO bricks, sensors, motors, and gears to invent unique, autonomous robots capable of completing various missions. Each September FLL teams around the world are provided with an annual Challenge. The Challenge is based on a set of real-world problems facing scientists and engineers today. It has two parts: a robot game and a project.For questions or with interest in the Robotics Club, please contact Ms. McKennie.
Model United Nations
Model UN is an academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. We practice speaking, debating, and writing skills as well as honing teamwork, critical thinking and leadership abilities. We practice these in preparation to attend and compete in the Fall and Spring Middle School Model UN Conventions at Appalachian State University.
For questions regarding Model UN, contact Mr. Wheat.
Student CouncilThe Student Council is made up of one homeroom representative and one homeroom alternate, as well as student body officers. Student body officers include First Vice president (rising sixth grader), Vice President (seventh grader), President (eighth Grader), Secretary (seventh or eighth grader), and Treasurer (seventh or eighth graders). Student Council meetings are open to the entire school, but only homeroom representatives, alternates, and officers have voting privileges. Student Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 2112. Student Council members help with Open Houses, the eighth grade dance, Spirit Week, Pep Rallies, and overall school improvement. For more information visit the Daniels Student Council Website.Contact Ms. MacDonald for additional information.
Friends with Special FriendsThe Friends with Special Friends Club works to establish friendships between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers through participation in afterschool activities on campus and in the community. This club provides inclusive opportunities for students to develop and practice social skills.
Please contact Ms. Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.