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Clubs

FBLA
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Dobbins
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.

FORENSICS
Coach: Ms. Yvonne Bessellieu
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
Advisors:  Ms. Katelyn Brummel & Mrs. Kelly Yarn
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.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Coach: Mrs. 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: Mrs. Maria Caras
MATHCOUNTS 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.
MATHCOUNTS 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.

QUIZ BOWL
Coach: Mrs. Sarah Lupo
The Cumberland County Middle School Quiz Bowl provides students with unique opportunities to participate in a fantastic fun educational activity while promoting teamwork and learning. Participants will join the rest of their quiz bowl  team while being challenged in exciting ways that promote both individual success and teamwork.


MULTICULTURAL CLUB
Advisor: Mrs. 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.

R.U.S.H. CLUB
(Reaching the Unreached Student Harvest)
Advisor: Mrs. 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 Manna 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.

V-SQUAD
Coach: Mr. Stanley Williams
 The goal of the step team program is to encourage, motivate, enlighten and tap into the abilities of students both artistically and creatively while also giving them an incentive to be their best both academically and socially.

YOUNG MEN of DISTINCTION
Advisor: Mr. 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.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Coaches: Mrs. Venita Williams
 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TOURNAMENT GOALS: To bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts.To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students.To make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips.To promote high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence, to demonstrate that American students can perform at levels that surpasses expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.To attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical careers in science, technology and science teaching.
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Published by Beth Sizemore on September 26, 2016
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