Clubs and organizations are offered for students to be able to meet and participate with other students with similar interests. The following clubs are established and information about meetings will be shared on the morning announcements. Additional clubs may be added based on student interest.
**Students who plan to stay after school for any meetings need to bring written permission from a parent or guardian, and have prearranged transportation that will pick them up promptly at the conclusion of the meeting. Additionally, the written permission should include emergency contact information and any food allergies should also be listed.
(Creative Recruits Enjoy Art Through Exploration)
The Create Club will start to meet later in the fall. Students can join this amazing club by submitting a permission form signed by a parent and a one-time $5 fee. Students may also choose to purchase a club t-shirt for an additional $5. It is first come, first serve, as there are limited slots! Students should listen to the morning announcements for more details. Create club will make fun cool art projects as well as contribute their artistic talents to the community! Come join and unleash your creativity!!! Please see Mr. Dickerson or Mrs. Jones, club sponsors, with any questions.
(Future Business Leaders of America)
This is a club for all students interested in business and computers. The goal of the club is to help prepare our students for success as leaders in business, government and communities. We are preparing our students to become active members in the high school chapters of FBLA, where they will compete in various business competitions.
Reasons to join FBLA include:
- Being a part of the largest student business organization in the world with over a quarter million students
- To give back to the community
- To establish career goals
- To improve public speaking and business skills
- To become a better leader
- To learn to dress for success
- To develop character and self-confidence
Please contact Mr. Howard for more information.
(Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
Exciting opportunities await those students who are, plan to, or have taken any Teen Living 6, Teen Living 7, or Independent Living course. Students are encouraged to join the national student organization, FCCLA. We participate in school activities as well as projects that help our community. Please see Ms. Preston in room #1511 for more information or with any questions.
This is a student-run group that meets twice a week to practice. They perform during pep-rallies, assemblies, and school events throughout the school year. This group is chosen through auditions held at the beginning of each school year. Please contact Mr. Martin for more information.
No Place for Hate club
Pocahontas Middle school believes that having a school community where your child feels safe and respected is an important foundation to their academic success. That is why Pocahontas has been participating in No Place for Hate®, a national program supporting schools in their commitment to celebrating diversity, promoting respect for differences and challenging bias and bullying at all levels.
Developed by the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) – a leading civil rights organization that has worked for over a century to “secure justice and fair treatment to all” – No Place for Hate® has helped us incorporate new anti-bias and bullying prevention resources into our existing programs in order to have one consistent message of inclusivity. Please contact Mrs. J. Ozolins, our school’s counseling director, for more information.
(Promoting & Protecting Animals through Compassion and Kindness)
The P.A.C.K. is the perfect club for students who care about animals and want to make a positive difference in their lives. Students speaking up for animals is the mission statement for this humane education club. Any student may join this club at any time during the year, simply by attending a meeting, typically held once a month during study hall time or after-school. P.A.C.K. students celebrate how animals enrich our lives, research and discuss current issues/practices that affect animals and help educate others on humane treatment and responsible pet ownership. Speakers from various agencies are often invited to talk to members, bringing awareness to specific issues and encouraging advocacy for animals. Members typically participate in at least one community service project during the school year. The underlying theme with all our meetings and discussions is that all creatures, great and small, do matter and deserve humane treatment. There is not a specific, regular meeting day each month; Upcoming meetings will be publicized on the morning or afternoon announcements and flyers will be posted around the school. Parents are always welcome to attend the meetings. Any student with questions about The P.A.C.K. should see Ms. Milby, resident P.A.C.K. Leader and current 7th grade School Counselor, in the School Counseling Office.
The Peer Helper program is for those students who enjoy helping others. All students may apply to be a Peer Helper in the spring of each school year, and if selected, will serve as a Peer Helper for the upcoming school year. Peer Helpers are involved in various school-wide activities, such as assisting at Hawk Hill Camp (summer orientation), elementary school tours, and committees. During the school year, Peer Helpers select from a variety of committees to volunteer their time. Committees this year included school rallies, rally prep, 8th grade wishes, dances and 6th grade classes. Any questions, students should see Mrs. J. Ozolins, School Counseling Director in the Counseling Office.
Public Speaking Club (Forensics)
Forensics Club is where students practice reading speeches, poems, or stories to gain confidence in public speaking. This is a great club to meet new people and even have the opportunity to participate in a county competition in the spring. If there are any questions, students should see Ms. Prokopis.
(Technology Student Association)
The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. If there are any questions, students should see Ms. Lewchanin.