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Battle of the Books Club 

Image of fox wearing glasses with BooksCoaches: Ms. Walker
Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books. Battle of the Books is used to motivate middle school students to read books from a wide variety of genres. The team is made up of 12 student’s grades 6 through 8.


Image of forensics mask in front of curtainsCoaches:  Mr. Williams
All interested students may try out for forensics by memorizing parts of a speech. There are several areas of competition:• Storytelling • Duo • Original oratory • Extemporaneous • Humorous interpretation

 Math Counts

Image of Math Counts in multiple colorsCoach:  Ms. Fisher
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests.

Boys and Girls Club at SLMS 

Image of blue hands clasping and boy and girls club wordsCoach: Ms. Tate
Club Bronco is an extension of the Boys & Girls Club. This program is absolutely free for all SLMS students. Programs include Robotics Lab, Power Hour, Step Team, and Recreation. Meetings are held after-school according to the following schedule:

Monday (3:45 – 7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday (3:45 – 7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday (3:45 – 7:00 p.m.)
Thursday (3:45 – 7:00 p.m.)
Friday (Closed)

Quiz Bowl
Image head with multiple circles above headCoach:  Ms. Vaughn
Quiz Bowl is a game in which teams compete to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports and popular culture.
 Beta Club
Image of National Beta Club sealCoaches: Ms. Hayden & Ms. Jackson
The Beta Club promotes character, develop leadership skills, encourage service involvement, recognizes achievement and provide technological advantages to students.
Image of Student Government Aassociation in blue with gravelCoach:  Ms. Pridgen

The Student Government Association is designed to foster leadership skills, encourage school spirit and teach democratic principles to students.
Image of a yearbook page with teachers photosCoaches: Ms. Mack
The yearbook is an SLMS annual publication listing current information and events focusing on aspects of the school year.
Science Olympiad & Go Green
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Coaches: Ms. Pridgen
Science Olympiad is a club in which students compete in events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, devoted to improving the quality of science education while using practices of conserving energy.

Art Club
Image of children painting art pictureCoach:  Mr. Odum
The art club provides materials, instruction, and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule.
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Coaches:  Ms. Wicker
Future Business Leaders of America is a career and technical student organization that gives students an opportunity to enhance their business knowledge.  In addition, students participate in school and community service projects, leadership training workshops, as well as regional and state conferences.

Civic Oration
Image of a man in a toga giving a speechCoaches:  Ms. Rozier & Ms. Goode
Civic Oration is an individual student competition-based activity conducted primarily through Language Art classes.
Image of male and female robots dancingCoach:  Ms. Mack
Robotics guide students through the exciting world of robots.  Technology is associated with the design, fabrication, theory and application of robots.
Watch D. O. G. S. Reading Program
 Image of father and sonCoach:  Ms. Sweezy

Watch Dads of Great Students  is a one of a kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.
Published by Charles Williams on January 17, 2017
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