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Dacula, GA 30019

Tel: (770) 963-1110
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2009-2010 Clubs

Click this link for a 2009-2010 Club Schedule

The following is a list of the clubs offered at Dacula Middle School.
For more information about the club, contact the club facilitator or administrator.

Art Club

Administrator
Lawrence

Facilitators: Tracy Powers & Connie Gadziala

The Art club provides students the opportunity to work in a cooperative atmosphere with others who share an interest in creative activity. The club meets every Tuesday of each month, after school, unless special projects demand additional meetings. The objective of the Art Club is to foster art skills while creating visual interest in the school environment.
Basketball
(Girls and Boys)


Administrator
Deramus
Facilitators: Boys - Jason Thomas & David Bethea
Girls - Terri Slide & Jackie Jacoby


The Dacula Middle School basketball teams that compete against other middle schools are made up of 8th graders only.  In order to be eligible for tryouts, seventh graders must have a passing average (70 or better) in five of their six subjects over the last semester of their seventh grade year.  In order to remain on the team, players must have a passing average in five of their six subjects over the first semester (first two 9-weeks) of their eighth grade year.  Each coach has his/her own criteria for selecting a team, but these are a few traits that most coaches look for in a player:  good academic achievement, good attitude, coach-able, hard worker, possesses good basketball skills and good social skills.
Beta Club

Administrator
Deramus
Facilitators: Jenny Stockwell & Rebecca Tanner

The Junior Beta Club honors the outstanding academic achievement, worthy character, and commendable attitude of 8th grade students.  Members are given opportunities for promoting leadership, character, and social responsibility through numerous school and community service projects. Membership is through invitation only; letters are sent home to 8th graders who meet the qualifications in September each year.
Breakfast Club

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitators: Erin Coleman, Maria Popovici, & Chelci Shreve

The club is open to all book lovers. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month in the morning to share breakfast foods and to discuss a book we have all read. All students are invited!
Cheerleading

Administrator
Deramus
Facilitators: Jennifer Hassett & Diedre Sellers

Cheerleading tryouts are in the fall for 8th grade students only. Cheerleaders are expected to be at all practices and games. Cheerleaders are both leaders and representatives of our school and have to conduct themselves as such. Good grades must be maintained.
Chess Club

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitators: Shann White

The Chess Club meets twice monthly.  It provides students an opportunity to learn to play or strengthen their skills and compete in tournaments.  All interested students are welcome and may bring their own chess set or play with the sets that are available.
Dance Team

Administrator
Deramus
Facilitators: Davelon Norris & Jennifer Shearouse

Dance team tryouts are held in the fall for 8th grade students only. The dance team performs at all home basketball games. Students on dance team are expected to attend all practices and home basketball games. All dance team members must maintain good grades and conduct.
DMS News Team

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitators: Leslie Greer & Lisa Kennedy

This club is responsible for producing a morning news program, which is broadcast to the entire school three times a week. The club is open to 6h, 7th, and 8th graders, but club size is limited. A selection process is used.
Environmental Club

Administrator
Orsi
Facilitators: Gregory Love

Members of the Environmental Club have fun using science and technology to learn about recycling, conservation, and environmental awareness.  Activities include recycling projects, fun online environmental discoveries, and other projects.  The club meets once a month. 

Etiquette Club

Administrator
Deramus
Facilitators: Jane Puckett & Cathy Murch

The Etiquette Club offers students opportunities to learn how to make a great first impression and confidently deal with situations that require social skills. Some of the topics covered include proper introductions, polite conversation, table manners, restaurant rules, setting the table, thank you notes, host and guest skills, and much more.
Impact (FCA)

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitators: David Bethea, Stephanie Oliver, Jennifer Severe, &
Keri Beth Tidmore


The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a club that meets before or after school to provide students the opportunity to share and fellowship with other students who have similar interests. FCA was originally started for students involved in athletics, but has expanded to include all students who wish to attend.
FBLA

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitators: Keri Beth Tidmore, Patra Shultz, & Matt McDonald

The Future Business Leaders of America is an organization that provides opportunities for students to explore the real world. The purpose of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Students have the opportunity to compete in local and state competitions as well as community service and social activities throughout the school year.

Future Educators of America (FEA)

Administrator
Lawrence

Facilitators: Tina Heckler & Eugenia Byrd

This club assists middle school students in exploring teaching as a career choice, provides a realistic understanding of teaching, and encourages students of all backgrounds to think seriously about the teaching profession. Members will explore and experience teaching as a primary career choice.

Golf

Administrator
Buckley

Facilitators: Jonathan Lowe & Seeley Hartsog

 

Intramurals

Administrator
Deramus
Facilitator: Jason Thomas

All students are eligible for these after-school organized athletics. Students must have a signed permission slip obtained from a PE teacher in order to participate. School-wide announcements are made to keep students aware of beginning and ending dates.
Advanced Keyboard Club

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitator: Lisa Kennedy

Advanced Musical Keyboard is open to seventh and eighth graders who would like a beginning piano keyboard class that provides more in-depth instruction than the connections musical keyboard class. The class meets on Wednesdays before school with a maximum number of 15 students.
Math Counts

Administrator
Buckley
Facilitators: Katrina Raper
This is a national coaching and competition program designed to stimulate 7th and 8th grade students’ interest and achievement in mathematics. Students are coached on advanced math topics weekly starting in October and they compete in February at he county level. Winners progress to state competition in March. Sixth graders are invited to participate in the weekly coaching and can compete at the local levels as an alternate. This helps to prepare them for the local competition when they become 7th graders.
Multicultural Club

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitators: Nicole Anderson-Irish,
Elethia Rhoden, Julie Hubbard, & Charmaine Grey


This club is for sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders who are interested in learning about the diversity of Dacula Middle School as well as the different cultures of our country and world.  The club is in charge of decorating for various holidays and informing the student body of important cultural issues throughout the year.  Members of the club build friendships through learning and working together.  Some key activities include the MC Night Event, field trips, decorations for holiday celebrations, leadership skills development, and much, much more!

People 2 People Club

Administrator

Facilitators: Denise Procaccini

This club is open to all grades.  It will give students an opportunity to interact with their peers, school staff, parents and community members in a positive way.  This club will participate in hands-on experiences aimed at developing positive social interactions.  Students will also build problem-solving skills, social skills, leadership skills, and team-building skills which is vital in today's society.  The club will also serve as Dacula Middle School’s peer mediation program. Peer mediators help to resolve problems in their school by mediating conflicts between their peers. All individuals interested should contact Mrs. Anderson-Irish & Ms. Rhoden.

Performing Arts Club

Administrator

Facilitators:

Open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students - The club is designed for students who feel they have a talent in any area to share with other students.  Students are encouraged to bring their own music, instruments, or friends and perform with others in attendance.  Club members will explore avenues of performing and possibly have opportunities to perform throughout the year.  The club meets on the first and third Monday of every month before school from 8:15 - 9 am.

Readers Rally

Administrator

Facilitators: Leslie Greer, Dawna Hatcher, Jenny Stockwell, & Rebecca Tanner

This club is for students in all grades. Members will read from a state-wide list of preselected books from August - January. Students will work towards recalling book details for a quiz bowl at the GCPS Readers Rally competition. If we win at Readers Rally, then we will attend the competition at the Metro Atlanta regional, state regionals and state championship levels depending upon our standings. This club is for students who like to read and are competitive. The club is open to 20 students; however, there is a selection process to bring only 10 players to the competitions.

Running Club

Administrator
Facilitators: Michael Lytle

The Running Club is designed to provide students with the opportunity to interact with their teachers and peers in a positive and healthful manner. While improving their physical well being, students are able to participate in running games, time trials, and 5K races both formal and informal) throughout the school year. There is a Gwinnett County physical requirement.

Saddle Club

Administrator
Buckley

Facilitators: JoAnne Pelton & Linda Smith

The purpose of this club is to bring together horse lovers from DMS. We will be bringing in information and speakers from horse organizations as well as educating students about different breeds. Students are welcomed to share information on their favorite breeds and the origin of those breeds. This club is open to all students in grades 6-8.

Sign Language Club

Administator
Orsi

Facilitators: Dawn Easley & Robin Kirkland

Meeting weekly, this club provides students an opportunity to learn American Sign Language. From the alphabet (finger spelling) to conversational phrases, students study ways to communicate with the hard-of-hearing and deaf individuals, as well as learn to sign songs!  An appreciation of deaf culture is acquired as we learn to communicate using our hands and facial expressions.  From the beginner to advanced signer, all are invited!

Student Council

Administrator
Deramus
Facilitators: Holly Oldham, Andrea Chapman, &
Jennifer Gillis


The purpose of Student Council is to provide students with input into their school to provide a link between faculty and student body. Student Council representatives are elected by teams and serve all year. A representative must be willing to work hard both during school hours and after school hours. They must maintain a 3.0 average or above. Student Council sponsors many school and community activities including Spirit Week, school socials, and food drive during the holidays, etc.
Tennis Club

Administrator
Facilitators: Rob Gelmini, Debra Peebles, & Susan Margert

Students in the Tennis Club meet one morning a week during the months of August and September. This is an opportunity to get together and play some “Round Robin” tennis matches. Players at all levels are welcome.
Yearbook Club

Administrator
Lawrence
Facilitators: Katy Purvis, Deidre Sellers,
& Melissa Lord(Creation/Publishing)
Keri Beth Tidmore (Sales)


This staff is chosen in the spring from qualified 7th grade students. The students must have a teacher’s recommendation and complete a yearbook application. The students must be willing to work hard and have transportation to come before or after school as needed. It is hard work, but very rewarding when you see the final product.