CLUBS 

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 

 

Ms. Farrell/Mrs. O’Connor/Mrs. Dornbos 

Location: Library 

Time: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in 3rd thru 12th grades.  Students read books and come together usually in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read.  Our mission is to support students in their love and discovery for reading by introducing them to quality literature, to offer books that build upon historical values and the dignity of life, and to develop friendships between students based on socialization, competition, and mutual respect.  Competitions will be held in January and February 2020 – more information about competitions will be given during club time.  

 

 

CODING CLUB 

 

Mr. Williamson 

Location: Room 1208 

Time: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

Coding Club is a place for students to learn from and help each other with coding projects, and to show their own creations. We will work mainly in Scratch but have used other languages and platforms as well. 

 

 

CREW CLUB 

 

Mrs. Tallman 

Location: Aux. Gym  

Time: Tuesdays (Sept 10 through Nov 12) 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

The Crew Club is a fall club designed to introduce middle school students, boys and girls, to the sport of rowing.   Students will learn the basics of rowing using the erg machine.  Through challenges and games, rowers will increase fitness and learn a new sport.  Open to all students.  Must have a sports physical and concussion training on file. 

 

DRAMA CLUB 

 

Ms. Austin 

Location: Room 1102 

Time: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

Drama Club is a club focusing on providing students with a more hands on approach while exploring theatre. Within Drama Club, students are able to explore a variety of different mediums of theatre such as costuming, make up, set design/construction, lighting design, sound effects, and playwriting. Within Drama Club, students are able to find their strengths in areas besides just acting. There are leadership roles for students as Drama Club has a president, 2 vice presidents, and 2 secretaries. Drama Club officers act as leaders and teachers within Drama Club. 

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 

 

Ms. Hughitt 

Location: Room 1207 

Time: Every other Tuesday, beginning 10/10/19 

 

Dungeons & Dragons is open to students who either already play Dungeons & Dragons, or who are interested in learning how to play, and would like to participate in campaigns with fellow classmates.  You will embark on verbal quests with your friends! 

 

 

E.B.E (Every Body, Everybody) 

 

Mrs. Schooley 

Location: Room 1322 

Time: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

We aim to create positive change both within ourselves and within others.  E.B.E. is an organization about making the world a better place.  And to do that, it must start with YOU.  E.B.E. is for EVERYONE! 

 

ECOLOGY CLUB 

 

Mrs. Good and Mr. Bandi 

Location: Room 1423 

Time: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

The ecology club is geared toward students that would like to make a difference in their environment. We learn about sustainable practices, how to reduce waste, re-purpose everyday objects and help with the school's recycling program. We care for the school's exterior courtyard and gardens and participate in the district's energy audit program. In years past we have attended and/or competed in the Student Environmental Action Showcase at GMU.  

    

FIELD HOCKEY CLUB 

 

Mrs. Tallman 

Location: Dirt Field by Baseball Field 

Time: Tuesday & Thursday, March through May 3:00-5:00 PM 

 

Students will learn basic skills and techniques of the game.  Participants will play scrimmages, do drills, complete body weight exercises and increase overall fitness while learning a new sport.  Open to all students.  Participants must have an athletic physical and concussion training on file to participate. 

 

GAMERS CLUB 

 

Ms. Hughitt/Ms. Coffman 

Room 1207 

Date: Every other Tuesday 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

Students meet after school to play video games and meet other students with similar interests. 

 

GEOGRAPHY CLUB 

 

Mr. Dent 

Location: Room 1508 

Date: Thursdays, Oct 31 through March 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

Geography Club meets weekly to help students learn more about the world around them.  The weekly meetings will assist students in preparing for the county geography bee in March. 

 

GOLF CLUB 

 

Mr. Forsythe 

Location:  Lake Ridge Golf Course 

Time: Tuesday & Thursday – weather permitting 3:30-5:00 pm 

 

Students must own their own set of golf clubs.  Parent/Guardians must provide transportation to and from the golf course.  Student must have some golf experience.  Student must be willing to walk 9 holes of golf and carry their own bag.  Student will need to bring a water bottle to the course.  Students need to be coachable in order to improve their golf game.  Students will keep their own scorecard. 

 

 

JAZZ BAND 

 

Mr. Pritt 

Location:1103 

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-7:50 AM 

 

The Jazz/Pep Band is a club for 7th and 8th grade band students who want to play more advanced jazz and pop style music.  The jazz/pep band will perform at band concerts, sporting events and pep rallies throughout the school year. 

 

LUNCH BUNCH 

 

Ms. Farrell and Mrs. O’Connor 

Location: Library 

Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month during lunch 

 

Book lovers meet in the library during their lunch period eat 

together and learn about new books in the library, 

upcoming events, and talk to each other about what they 

are currently reading.  Our lunch bunch usually meets 

monthly on the third Wednesday of each month but listen 

to the announcements for more information. 

 

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY 

 

Mrs. Scalo 

Location: 1604 

Time: Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) was founded in 1929 for the purpose of recognizing academic achievement while developing the ideals of character, service, leadership and citizenship.  

National Junior Honor Society members are inducted at the end of their 7th grade year and serve in the organization for their 8th grade year. NJHS Members spend the year participating in a variety of activities that provide service to our Lake Ridge Middle community.  

Members will sponsor the “Back to School Dance,” the Thanksgiving Food Drive (Operation Turkey), the spring induction ceremony, fundraisers, peer tutoring and other school service projects. 

 

P.A.W.S. – Positive Achieving WolveS 

 Mr. York and Mr. Paez 

Location: TBD 

Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

A male mentoring group open to students in grades 6 - 8. The group promotes academic achievement, positive behaviors, leadership, and community service. 

  

 

ROBOTICS CLUB 

 

Mr. McLaughlin 

Location: 1327 

Time: Every Tuesday & Thursday 3:00-please secure a ride home as this club often ends after activity buses have already left LRMS 

 

Explore the fun and exciting world of robotics.  Robotics Club will allow students to combine science with machinery to compete and face-off against other school teams.  Members will research, design, build, and program robot.  Due to the competition schedule, club members will need to be available on a number of weekends in addition to 2-3 weekly practices.  The number of meetings may increase as we get closer to competition time. 

 

 

SCA                                                    

 

Mr. Cata 

Location: Wolves Den 

Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

The Student Council Association (SCA) is the student government. Its function is to develop good attitudes of citizenship, to promote training for developing leadership, to initiate and maintain good school spirit and to promote the general welfare of the school. 

 

The Student government will be comprised of representatives and Alternates from each advisory and an elected Executive Board. This Executive Board will be comprised of five officers and five committee chairs. They will meet during the school day or when called into special session.  

 

The SCA will sponsor different activities during the school year to include dances and fundraising. 

 

 

                  

 

Ms. Greyno 

Location: 1422 

Time: 2nd & 3rd Thursday of every month 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

STEM Club is open to all students at Lake Ridge Middle School.  The purpose of this club is to take students, who have a desire to explore science topics, to a deeper level.  The experiments conducted in STEM Club align with standards covered in 6th, 7th and 8th grade science. 

 

WORLD LANGUAGE CLUB  

 

Ms. Shek/Ms. Day 

Location: Room 1321 

Time: Last Thursday of the month 3:00-4:00 PM 

       

Students will learn about the cultures and people around the world with special emphasis on the Francophone, German and Hispanic cultures.  Activities including celebrating holidays, preparing special foods and craft projects, learning dances and sharing customs and beliefs.  Students will expand their horizons through the World Language Club. 

 

 YEARBOOK CLUB       

 

Mr. Lawry 

Location: 1512 

Time: 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 3:00-4:00 PM 

 

If you enjoy taking pictures, attending after school events, and working online in a collaborative environment, the yearbook club might be for you. The club will meet face-to-face after school on the first Thursday of each month and continue to collaborate online throughout the school year. Students must be able to commit to deadlines, attend scheduled events, deliver results, and communicate effectively in an online environment.