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ART CLUB
Faculty Adviser: Rheanna Winkler

DARE 2 BE UNCOMMON (BOYS’ GROUP)
Faculty Advisers: Stanley Williams & Joshua Hurley
The goal of this club is to develop young men who understand the beneficial importance of positive thinking, responsible personal conduct, respect for self and others, educational achievement and cultural enrichment.

BUILDER’S CLUB
Faculty Adviser: Stanley Williams
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide.

Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.

Core Values of the Builder’s Club

Character building: The ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice.

Leadership: The ability to listen, communicate, serve and guide others.

Inclusiveness: Accepting and welcoming differences in other people.

Caring: The act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations.

CHESS CLUB
Faculty Adviser: Joshua Hurley
Chess Club is open to ALL HMMS students of all levels and ability. Chess Club provides an opportunity for students to learn basic and advanced skills of this 1500 year old game of strategy and logic. Chess Club promotes academic benefits such as improved concentration and memory, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. Chess Club encourages and rewards hard work and good character through practice, play and the required display of good sportmanship.

COOL 2 B KIND
Faculty Advisers: Beth Whittington & Tracy Whittington
Cool 2 Be Kind mission statement:
This group is dedicated to changing the culture of Hope Mills Middle School so it will become a place where students do not tolerate bullying in any form. Our goal is to open people’s eyes to the problem of bullying and its effects. We hope to empower everyone to take a stand against bullying. As fellow citizens of Hope Mills Middle School, we pledge to raise awareness about bullying and its effects, report or resolve incidences of bullying that we encounter, and make our school a friendlier and more accepting place for every student. We will not tolerate bullying in any form, and we will empower everyone to take a stand against bullying, for the betterment of our school and our community.
Some club activities include:

  • National Bullying Prevention Month in October
  • Blue Ribbon Week in February
  • Showing videos and having anti-bullying discussions at club meetings
  • Sharing bullying-related news and current events during club meetings
  • #NoOneEatsAlone campaigns during lunch
  • School announcements with anti-bullying facts and information
  • Advocating for changes in anti-bullying laws in our state
  • Spreading kindness by writing and sharing positive notes with students and staff
  • Creating posters and bulletin boards that promote kindness and positivity
  • Creating anti-bullying posters and bulletin boards

D.O.L.L.S.
Faculty Advisers: Gwendolyn Owens
D* Define your
O* Own
L* Lane and
L* Life of
S* Success
D.O.L.L.S.  mission is to educate, empower, and promote positive goals in young ladies at Hope Mills Middle School. Our goal is to provide real and relatable life experiences in the areas of education, occupation, and making healthy personal growth choices. Young ladies involved in this group will develop self-confidence, learn life-skills, practice new behaviors, and better understand how to deal with the many problems that life presents. They will also practice leadership skills and be challenged to make positive changes in the school setting as well as being a positive influence among their peers . We hope to encourage each young lady to be a “Leader” and to choose her own lane of success.

FBLA
Faculty Adviser: Venita Williams
FBLA-PBL Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.   Most meetings will be held during school. This service organization gives students real-world experiences in order to develop and apply technology skills.

FFA
Faculty Adviser: Janeice Leonard
“Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting– it’s a science, it’s a business and it’s an art.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.

So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.

FORENSICS
Coach:  Beth Whittington
The purpose of the Forensics program at the middle school level is to provide students with opportunities to develop good public speaking skills, poise, self-esteem and confidence, as well as to develop academic skills in reading, writing, and research.

Forensics is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at HMMS. Students are encouraged to explore the six competitive event categories of Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Storytelling and Duo-Interpretation. While competition is a feature of the middle school Forensics program, the importance of student participation and personal growth are emphasized and promoted.

JUNIOR BETA CLUB
Faculty Adviser:  Tracy Whittington
The National Beta Club promotes the ideals of character, service and leadership among students of all ages, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school. The National Beta Club continually develops and nurtures individuals by providing opportunities and experiences enabling them to demonstrate the ideals of character achievement, service and leadership in a global community.

JOURNALISM (Yearbook)
Faculty Advisers: Kelly Yarn, Chelsea Wade & Mattie Kelly
The Yearbook Club design, promote, and sell the Yearbook. Assisted by Mrs. Yarn, students use an online computer program to create/design/ format pages, and are primarily responsible for taking the pictures that will end up in the HMMS Yearbook. We emphasize time management skills, prioritizing, reliability, and the responsibility to follow through on tasks. We provide excellent writing opportunities.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Coach: Beth Sizemore
The purpose of the BATTLE OF THE BOOKS program is to help middle school students foster a lifelong love of reading. Students are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors. To be a member of the BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TEAM, students must like to read and be good at recalling information from what they have read. The team practices throughout the school year and competes in the Spring against other middle schools in Cumberland County. The winner of the county competition continues to the regional level competition.

MATH COUNTS
Coach:  Maria Caras
MATH COUNTS is a national math competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement and student interest in mathematics by making math achievement as challenging, exciting and prestigious as a school sport.

MATH COUNTS is one of the country’s largest and most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students.  After months of coaching, schools select their students to compete individually or as part of a team in written and oral competitions.

MULTICULTURAL CLUB
Faculty Adviser: Herminia Reese
The purpose of the Multicultural Club is to explore and promote an increased understanding of the various cultures of the world with our students.  We celebrate and explore different nationalities, cultures, languages and ethnic groups. All students are welcome to participate in the Multicultural Club.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Faculty Adviser: Venita Williams
Students compete with other schools throughout the county in a competition with different science-related categories.

SOULS of FAITH (S.O.F.)
Adviser: Herminia Reese
This is a group where students meet and discuss how they can grow spiritually by equipping themselves with goals that will help them change their world through positive living and service to the communities around them.  A youth representative from Green Springs Baptist Church comes out each week and leads group discussions and activities geared to keep the youth excited about righteous living and caring for their world. All are welcome and invited to attend.

YOUNG MEN of DISTINCTION
Faculty Adviser: Eric Bell
The goal of this club is to develop young men who understand the beneficial importance of positive thinking, responsible personal conduct, respect for self and others, educational achievement and cultural enrichment.

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Published by Beth Sizemore on October 21, 2019