McConnell Middle School Clubs

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Art Club

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-Laura Sharpe
-Chelsea Johnson
 
Everyone is welcome. Are you interested in drawing, painting, and making other types of art? Do you want to spend more time practicing your craft? You can apply to become a member of the McConnell Art Club. We meet once each month (on a Thursday ) after school from 4:30-6 starting in September, and if your application is accepted there is a $20 art fee for the year to help provide all the supplies we will need for our projects. 

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Chess Club

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Everyone is welcome. Chess Club meets weekly, before school, and no experience is required. Each December club members match wits with each other in a friendly Chess Tournament. It’s always fun, and you learn about strategy, patience, and creative thinking along the way.

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Cross Country

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-Moyo Arise
-Lakita Davis
 
Everyone is welcome; no running experience is required. Cross-Country is our newest club sport. Students practice after school and attend 2 local cross-country meets (Sept/Oct), competing against other middle schools.
 

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Culinary Art Club

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-Toosdhi Ashley
-Kevin Greenwood
-Isobel Tobey

Everyone is welcome, but you do have to fill out an application to attend. When pleasant aromas waft down the hallways throughout the building, you know Chef Ashley's Culinary Arts Club is in session. An enthusiastic, energetic, and certainly eclectic club, we cook up a storm every 2nd Tuesday of the month. With a passion for taste, presentation and, of course – eating, every member contributes to each decadent and delightful, palate-pleasing recipe. We have partnered with many WONDERFUL organizations to prepare heartfelt meals for and serve - come see what we’ve got cooking!

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Environmental Club

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-Karmorreya Brown
 

Everyone is welcome. McConnell Middle School 's Environmental Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. We will be exploring environmental issues on the global as well as local level with the goal of improving society's impact on the environment. 

 

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Fan Bus/Cheer Buddies Club

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-Anne Carpenter
-Rebecca Gandy
 

Everyone is welcome. "Fan Bus" is an opportunity for MMS students to be taken to cheer and support the HOME Girls and Boys Basketball games played after school at Archer HS. The students must be in good behavior standing, prepay for all games in advance, and follow all Fan Bus rules to have transportation provided and entrance to the games. "CHEER BUDDIES" is a cheer/sport opportunity for MMS students in the separate classroom settings to cheer and support ONE HOME Girls and Boys Basketball game played after school at Archer HS. The students will work with the MMS Cheer Staff and MMS Cheerleaders in preparation for and during the event.

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French Club

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-Marysa Elidor
 
Provide a larger platform to develop cultural awareness on the French culture and francophone world. Everyone is welcome.

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Gaming Club (formerly Table Top Gaming Club)

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-Rafael Varela
-Allison Bearden
-James Norton
-Bianca Balbuena
 

Students will play tabletop games (namely Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons) to develop their reading, math, logic, and social skills. Everyone is welcome.

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GEM

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-Kapri Collins
-Anne Carpenter
-Janelle Gardner
 
GEM, Girls Empowering Movement, is a statewide initiative to increase physical activity and fitness levels of Georgia’s middle school girls AND motivate almost 200,000 girls to get moving and engage their communities by taking action to implement physical activity programs that are designed by girls, for girls. All girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are welcome.

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Girl Scouts

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-Delana Mendes-Wooten
 
A youth organization for girls learning to take risks, trust their gut, and team up with others for good. The Girl Scouts cement forever friendships and raise awesome, happy, successful girls. All girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are welcome. 

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Intramurals

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-Kevin McCoy
-Craig Collins
 
 
Intramurals happen in the mornings during both fall and spring semesters. All grade levels may attend, with a signed permission slip from their grownup. Games like Funball, Jedi. Volleyball, 3v3 or 5v5 Basketball are frequently played. Everyone is welcome.
 

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International Club

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-Shirley Makita
-Shenell Worrell
-Cathy Mackay
-Colisha Howard
 
 
The International Club provides an environment of cultural and world diversity. The purpose of the organization is to intrigue and promote international education, international study, and appreciation for cultures. Everyone is welcome.

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Junior Beta Club

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Falaunda Cox
-Allison Brady
-Jason Miller
-Michelle Jones
-Hyewon Cho
-Kim Sandidge
 
The National Junior Beta Club is an honors organization that recognizes outstanding academic achievement, promotes strong moral character and social responsibility, encourages service to others, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for students to develop strong interpersonal skills. The club engages in service activities and fundraisers to support various altruistic projects throughout the year. Membership is by invitation only, and dependent upon your grades.

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No Place for Hate

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-Felicsha Green
 

No Place for Hate school is a multi-grade level group who meets once a month in the mornings to discuss unity and diversity for all through mutual respect. They learn that even one person can make a difference against hate and disharmony.Everyone is welcome. 

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Radio Club

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-Jean Delashmit
 
Radio Club introduces students to the uses of amateur “ham” radios and offers them the opportunity to become certified as operators. Members participate in two School Club Roundups logging connections with other schools around the world. Everyone is welcome.

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Readers Rally

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-Karen Willingham
-Damion Hutchins
 
If you love to read, then Readers Rally may be the perfect fit. Students read 10 books from a predetermined list and answer questions about them in a quiz bowl-style competition, typically held the 3rd Saturday in February. Everyone is welcome.

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Relay for Life Team

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-Nadine Emanuel
 
Relay for Life is a club on a mission: to help cure cancer … all cancers. The whole school gets involved in fundraising for Relay for Life by holding Dollars for Donuts during Early Release mornings, collecting money for Pink Hat Day during our Red Ribbon Week, and helping produce McConnell’s Got Talent - our very popular talent show. The club members will also attend the Relay for Life event at the Gwinnett County Fair Grounds in May. Everyone is welcome.

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Robotics Club

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-Monique Brown
-Ronnie Lester

 
In our Lego League Robotics Club, McConnell’s Tiger Bots are introduced to computer programming and engineering in fun ways. Our teams build and learn how to program their bots. The students attend weekend tournaments competing against other middle schools for bragging rights and learning tips & tricks to better their bots for next time! Everyone is welcome.
 
Students must be signed in through their school Google account to access the application. Click "Google Workspace for Education" on the student portal to be logged in.

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Skittles Squad

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-Aly Morrison
-Laura Sharpe
-Olivia Strain
 
Everyone is welcome. We believe every student deserves to feel welcomed, safe, and free to be their authentic selves at school. McConnell’s Skittles Squad, which will be student-led and sponsor-supported, creates a safe space for all students who need support. Open to all LGBTQ+ students, questioning students, allies, students with LGBTQ+ families, and students who do not have or need a label for their gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Soccer Club

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-Edis Isakovic
-Haley Burt (Broach)
 
Both boys and girls, across all grade levels, may try out for our Soccer Club teams. Both will enjoy weekend games in the fall and early spring. All experience levels are welcome. Goalie skills are a plus! Everyone is welcome.

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Student Council

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-Kevin Greenwood
-Anna Hughes
 
Student Council is an organization of students who work towards improving their school and community. It is made up of ten representatives from each grade level who will meet once a month to coordinate school and community projects. This year, all meetings will be before school (8:15 am-9:00 am). Teacher recommendations required.

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Thr!ve

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-Cathy MacKay
 
Thr!ve is a student-led club who meet Tuesday mornings for devotional and fellowship activities. Leadership opportunities across all grade levels are explored, and this club is open to all students Everyone is welcome.

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Tiger Buddies

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-Patti Bellrose
-Rebecca Gandy
-Stacey Busboom
 
Tiger Buddies pairs general education students with a special education peer. Buddies will spend time together during lunch, in the classroom for creative opportunities, and can spend time together at the spring dance. Empathy, compassion, and patience are important qualities that are cultivated in this club! Everyone is welcome.
 

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Tigers Together

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-Patti Bellrose
 
Committed to equity and inclusion, Tigers Together is a new club that includes students of all ability levels. The club meets after school once per month beginning in September. We will engage in a variety of activities together that encourage collaboration, kindness, and community. Everyone is welcome.
 

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Todos Unidos

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-Kevin Greenwood
 
Hispanic and Latino students from 21 different countries come together to learn about their diverse cultures and languages. Everyone is welcome.
 
If you are interested in becoming a leader for the Todos Unidos club, please click on the link and fill out the form. Deadline for application is 9/16.
 

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Volleyball

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-David Thomas
-Cara Walker
 
For those interested in volleyball, we have a girls’ team at our school. A camp for those interested is held in April and tryouts for the team in early May. Coach Thomas also offers Volleyball Open Gym afternoons where everyone is invited to attend to work on their skills. No experience is required. All girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are welcome.

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Yearbook Club

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-Aly Morrison
-Edis Isakovic
-Teresa Nevels
 
Do you enjoy taking pictures? Can you work collaboratively to brainstorm ideas for content and layouts? Are you interested in helping to create our 2023-2024 McConnell Yearbook? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, McConnell’s Yearbook Club may be for you! See Mrs. Morrison in the Media Center for an application. Everyone is welcome.