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Jay M. Robinson
Middle School
5925 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277
Courier #: 431
P: 980-343-6944  |  F: 980-343-6947 
Principal: Mike Miliote
LC: South Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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Student Clubs

  

Robinson Middle School offers a wide variety of clubs and activities for students. They range from service organizations to competitive academic teams to athletics. Some are open to everyone while others require an audition or interview. All of these activities are listed below, including a short summary and a contact name.

 Youth Commission International (YCI):

The purpose of the YCI is to encourage and challenge Christian students to live for Christ. Meetings are held on Wednesday mornings from 7:15-7:45 AM. in the drama room.  For more information, please contact Bryan Vanderhill at b.vanderhill@cms.k12.nc.us. 

 Future Business Leaders of America:

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an organization that gives students the opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills and participate in an organization that will change their lives forever. People who join the FBLA not only have fun doing something they love but also increase their chances of getting into the college of their dreams. Being a member of FBLA also doesn’t look bad on a job application. If you’re interested in joining fellow future leaders, then come on down to Mrs. Melton’s room, room 142, in the hallway by the gym. Meetings are held on Mondays after school until 4:15 PM. Please make sure that rides home are here at school by 4:10 PM for pickup. The membership fee is $15.00. The membership fee covers both national and state membership fees.  For more information about FBLA contact Mrs. Melton at suzannee.melton@cms.k12.nc.us or Mrs. Lucas at carmen.lucas@cms.k12nc.us.

Show Choir:

Please contact Kristen Topolnak at kristenj.topolnak@cms.k12.nc.us for more information about Show Choir.

Twelve:

Twelve is a fast-paced, research-based, competition team that works collaboratively to compete against other middle schools in regional and state level academic competitions.  Please contact LouAnn Rives at lou.rives@cms.k12.nc.us for more information about Twelve.

Speech and Debate:

Speech and Debate or Forensics is an academic activity typically available to students in middle school, high school, and college. Similar to athletic sports, speech and debate activities are challenging, competitive in nature, and require regular practice, coaching, dedication, and hard work.  Please contact dionbeary@gmail.com  for more information.

Shakespeare Recitation Competition:

The purpose of the Shakespeare Competition is to help students develop their understanding of Shakespeare and their ability to communicate that understanding. Students will memorize, interpret, and perform a monolog and a sonnet. They are, therefore, encouraged to bring Shakespeare to life and to express his words with feeling, clarity, and a full sense of their meaning and intent. Please contact Michele McMahan at michelel.mcmahan@cms.k12.nc.us for more information.

Quiz Bowl:

Quiz Bowl is an academic competition in which two teams of four students will compete head to head using a buzzer system to be the first to answer questions read by a moderator. The fast-paced format tests the combined prowess of the teams to determine the ultimate winner. Please contact Elisa Cox at elisa.cox@cms.k12.nc.us  for more information about Quiz Bowl.

Math Counts:

Math Counts is a club where students can come to enhance and practice their math skills. A team of 10 students will be chosen in December to compete at the regional competition in February. Please email Steve Gostomski at stevenp.gostomski@cms.k12.nc.us.

In The Middle Players:

The In The Middle Players -- This semester-long drama course, open to 8th-grade students only, provides students with many opportunities to perform, create and direct. Student actors will perform in several plays throughout the school year, participate in the North Carolina Theatre Conference Middle School Play Festival, and explore the art of improv with the In the Outside Players.  Students can expect visits from guest artists, trips to see musicals and plays, and producing The Robinson Roundup as part of this experience. Auditions are held in April for the following school year.  For more information, please contact Stacey Boone, drama teacher, at stacey.boone@cms.k12.nc.us 

National Junior Honor Society: 

The National Junior Honor Society seeks responsible students that excel in the areas of Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Citizenship, and Service. Each year, the organization sponsors one major service project at school. Meetings are held approximately once a month and usually take place before school in the cafeteria. Members must maintain their membership status by maintaining a 3.5 GPA, completing required community service, and attending meetings and service projects. Please do not pay for this club until your child has been approved for membership. All students must be approved by Mr. Stamey prior to acceptance into NJHS.

NJHS holds one major induction ceremony a year where 6th and 7th-grade students are invited to apply for membership.  Applications are available in March, and the induction ceremony is usually in early May.  In order to apply, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Students may apply at the end of sixth grade, the end of seventh, or the beginning of eighth grade. A second smaller application period will be available in the Fall for 8th-grade students only who are eligible.  These students will be invited to join, be able to participate throughout the school year and be inducted officially at the Spring induction ceremony.  For more information, please visit the NJHS website for Jay M. Robinson Middle School,  http://mrstameys8thgradelanguagartsclas.weebly.com/index.html .

 North Carolina Junior Beta Club:

Beta Club Vision
The National Beta Club, a student-centered organization that continually develops and nurtures individuals by providing opportunities and experiences to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service, and leadership in the community.
The membership
• worthy character
• high intellect
• credible achievement
• commendable attitude
• recommended by their teachers and approved by Mrs. Jenner, brandy.jenner@cms.k12.nc.us,  the sponsor, and the school administration. 

Science Olympiad:

The Science Olympiad is a student organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through extracurricular activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments.  For more information, please email JMRSOT@gmail.com.

Sports:

The interscholastic sports that Robinson offers are varied. For more information about CMS policies, including eligibility requirements, and forms, please click here (opens in new window).  Also on this site are athletic schedules indicating dates for tryouts, first game, and last game of the season.  For more information, please contact Judy DeWalt, Athletic Director.

Fall - Football, girls' volleyball, girls' softball, golf, and cheerleading
Winter - Boys' basketball, girls' basketball, and cheerleading
Spring - Baseball, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' track, and girls' track

Yearbook:

Rising eighth graders must interview for a position on the staff in April for the following school year. Strong writing skills, creativity, the ability to work well in a group, and self-motivation are necessary qualities for yearbook members. Chosen staff members write copy, take photos, conduct surveys, and produce eye-catching layouts to create the Stride Yearbook. The yearbook class meets daily during school hours.  For more information, please contact Logan Stamey at aaronl.stamey@cms.k12.nc.us, sponsor.

Odyssey of the Mind:

Is there a way to create a performance that brings famous works of art to life? Can students design a 14-gram balsa wood structure that will bear weight? For over 25 years, student teams have presented unique solutions to these types of problems in the Odyssey of the Mind program, and international competition in creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork for all levels of students. For more information, please contact Alyssa O'Connor at alyssaa.chatfield@cms.k12.nc.us.

Yogarteens or Yoga-Art-Teens

 Yogarteens is a new afterschool youth development program that empowers teens through the art of yoga, promoting a strong foundation for everyday life. 

Peer Buddies:

If you are a people person you will enjoy being a Peer Buddy because you will get to meet, interact with, help out, and learn from many new people - especially your buddy! 

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