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The list below encompasses all of the clubs and organizations available at Randolph Middle School for the 2017-18 school year. Please have your student listen to the morning announcements for club information and sign ups. For general information regarding Randolph, please contact Ms. Graboyes, Randolph’s IB Magnet Coordinator, or call 980-343-6700.
This list is divided into 3 categories of clubs and organizations:
- General Participation
- Competition Groups
- Groups that require Audition or Selection
General Participation Clubs
This club is a place where students who love anime, manga, and Japanese culture can come together once a month to discuss their passion and watch a pre-selected anime together. This group meets in room 813 on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:15-5:15pm. Meetings begin in October. Staff sponsor is Ms. Walker.
Board Game Club
The objective of the RMS board game club is to have fun while learning new elements and fostering good sportsmanship. We meet twice a month on Thursday (after school) in the Media Center. The board game club is open to all students. For more information including meeting dates and times, please visit https://sites.google.com/a/cms.k12.nc.us/rmsgames/. Staff sponsor is Ms. Ward.
Students will learn how to play the card game of bridge. Knowledge of the games Spades or Hearts is very helpful. This is the very best card game ever invented. Skills stressed are logic, cooperation, deductive reasoning, and strategic decision-making. This group will meet every Tuesday, except October 31 and November 21, in the Media Center from 4:15-5:20pm. This club only meets until Winter Break. The staff sponsor is Mr. Drummond.
In French Club, students will celebrate selected French holidays, watch age-appropiate French films, and participate in cultural awareness activities. No meeting date has been chosen at this time. Staff sponsor is Ms. Justice.
GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance)
Gay/Straight Alliance is a safe place for both gay and straight students to discuss Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgernder and Questioning issues. All are welcome. We will meet every other Friday morning at 8:00 am in M234. Staff sponsor is Ms. Mitchell.
This is a club where students can come together and work towards making the world a better and more sustainable place to live! We will be working in the school garden, cleaning up the school grounds, and discussing environmental issues. Students can also earn community and service hours by participating. This group meets on Mondays 4:15-5:15 pm in room 235 beginning Oct. 24, 2016. Longer work days will also be scheduled throughout the year! Staff sponsor is Ms. McNeall.
The Geography of Food
MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO BRING A NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEM DONATION EACH TIME THE CLUB MEETS.Students will meet on the first and third Thursday mornings at 8 am in Mrs. Benoit’s room, 608. We will research, prepare and eat food from different geographical places including our own special foods.
Sixth graders only, please. Email Mrs. Benoit to reserve a spot.
Girls in Math Club
This club is intended for girls in 6th and 7th grade and will encourage understanding and interest in math through fun, thought-provoking math subjects and topics. Through club meetings, members will support one another in their math education through understanding problems, doubts, and confusions from class in this club atmosphere! The first meeting will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 4:15-5:15 in Mrs. Rayaprolu's classroom (614). Please contact Mrs. Rayaprolu or Navami, the club’s student leader, (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions.
Indoor Soccer Club
This is an informal opportunity to play, practice, and hone your soccer skills with other students. The group meets on Tuesday mornings. Staff sponsor is Mr. Acosta.
Charlotte nonprofit GenerationNation makes a difference. Smart, fun programs - including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, Youth Leadership Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Kids Voting, and K-12 civic education - connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences that build civic literacy and leadership from an early age. From a child’s first vote to youth’s first community leadership role, GenerationNation educates and engages a new generation of citizens and leaders. Meeting times are to be determilned. Staff sponsor is Mr. Majors.
Latinos Study and Culture Club
Come and catchup on work or get help with projects. Learn about other Latino cultures. Plan outings for after school. This group meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays 4:14 - 5:15 in Room 608. Staff sponsors are Ms. Dobosy, Mr. Lopez, and Ms. Benoit.
Let Me Run
A group open to all middle school boys. Become a Let Me Run athlete. This group started meeting in late September and will end with the Let Me Run 5k on November 18. The group will meet every Monday and Friday at 7:45 am. For more information, contact Jay Seago at email@example.com.
This group meets periodically throughout the school year. In an effort to increase international awareness and cultural education, students will watch movies during their lunch breaks. Staff sponsor is Ms. McCurry.
No Bake Dessert Club
The No Bake Dessert Club will create, and enjoy desserts that only use a microwave or refrigerator to create. The club will only take 20 students. It will meet in room 606 on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 4:15-5:30pm in room 606. There will be a $10 fee per student to offset the costs of the club. Staff sponsor is Ms. Reinheimer.
Curious about opera? Our club will provide a basic understanding of this grand art form through education and experience. Periodically through the year, the club will attend opera performances, with explanatory meetings before the performance to enhance students' knowledge and enjoyment. Staff sponsor is Ms. Lathan.
This ensemble is for committed singers grades 6-8 who are dedicated to building their musicianship skills and want to challenge themselves outside the music classroom. Students do not need to be enrolled in a chorus class to participate. Performances will be scheduled throughout the year in our community. This group also participates in judged festival events. We will sing music representing a wide variety of musical styles. The Randolph Chorale rehearses the first three Thursday mornings of the month at 8:00-8:45am in room 706. Staff sponsor and director is Ms. Lathan.
This group meets to work on strategies to solve Rubik's cubes. Meetings are held on Tuesdays twice a month. They meet in the morning in room 802. Staff sponsor is Mr. A. Miller.
This group will expose girls to the many different areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Girls will work together to complete experiments, problem solve, explore careers through guest speakers and field trips and to just have fun in a team environment. This group meets every other Friday. Due to an overwhelming response, this club cannot accept any more members for the 2017-18 school year. Staff sponsor is Ms. Evans.
Welcome to Randolph’s Tinker Club. In this club you’ll tackle design challenges using a variety of materials: Legos, wood, cardboard, circuits, electronics, yarn, rope, tape, and anything else we can get our hands on. This club is a place to make, create, produce, solve, collaborate, and think. We meet on Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 in the Maker Space/Media Center. Interest meeting is on Oct. 24th, 4:15-5:15 in the Media Center. We will start meeting regularly on November 14, 2017. Space is limited to 20 members. See Ms. Kalambaheti or Ms. Titlebaum with any questions.
Battle of the Books
Students will read a wide variety of books that illustrate the qualities of an IB Learner (Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Reflective, Balanced, and Risk-Takers). They will prepare to compete in a Battle of the Books competition against other middle schools in CMS. This group meets every Tuesday at 8:00am in the Media Center. Staff sponsor is Ms. Titlebaum.
Students will learn the valuable and clever game of chess. They will also learn techniques that will prepare them for competition. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30pm beginning Oct. 14, 2016 in the Media Center. Staff sponsor is Mr. Doherty.
Cross Country for Youth
CCFY is a unique fitness program that introduces young people to cross-country training and character-building concepts to develop the whole person. This group will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 pm beginning Sept. 13 through Nov. 18. A fee is required. For more information, visit the CCFY site. This group has a community leader.
Field Hockey Club
Competes in the fall season through www.charlotteambush.com. Go to the Ambush website and look for the Randolph Raiders Team for specific information. Open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade, primarily girls, but if boys are interested, contact Ambush. Randolph Field Hockey Game Schedule 2017.docx Staff sponsor is Ms. Aldridge.
Future Business Leaders of America (F.B.L.A.)
Students will be encouraged to participate in activities designed to facilitate intelligent choices, develop business skills, teach the value of community responsibility, and strengthen self-confidence. Chapter activities usually fall into these categories: Professional, Service, Civic, Financial, and Social. Meetings will be held every other Tuesday at 4:15-5:15pm with the first meeting being held on Tues., Sept. 15. Meetings are held in room 701. Staff sponsors are Mr. Slater and Ms. Parker.
The NC Envirothon is an annual competition for high school and middle school students. The program consists of one-day area competitions held in March or early April and a two-day state competition held in late April or early May. The number of teams participating at area competitions is unlimited. The top seven (7) scoring teams in each area, plus the top scoring FFA team, compete at the state competitin to represent NC at the National Conservation Foundation (NCF). Envirothon, a 5-day competition held in July or August. The program boasts a successful history of providing hands-on environmental and natural resource management education to students, empowering young people with the competencies and motivation vital to achieving and maintaining a natural balance between quality of life and the of the environment. The NC Envirothon strives to challenge and promote the development of oral communication skills in each student participant, which is why the oral presentation is included at the state competition. This group is open to 7th grade students only. It will meet on Thursday mornings. Staff sponsor is Ms. Beedles-Dunton.
Odyssey of the Mind
OM promotes creative thinking by challenging teams to solve divergent problems. Through working together in teams, participants learn cooperation, the appreciation and understanding of others, and that a group is a more powerful thinking force than an individual. They develop a sense of self-respect and respect for others through preparatory activities such as brainstorming and role playing. The ultimate goal is for teams to present their problems' solutions in official competitions. Meeting times will be announced as they are determined by the individual coach. Parent volunteers will serve as coaches to a group of 7 students. Staff sponsor is Ms. Grimm.
Randolph IB Math Club
This club will combine the experiences of MathCounts, Math Madness and Math Olympiad. MathCounts is a national enrichment club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. Math Olympiad consists of math problem solving contests for teams of students in grades 4 through 8. This group meets every Friday at 8:00am in room 710. Staff sponsors are Mr. R. Johnson and Mr. Miller.
Scholastic Cup- Show choir combines singing and dancing for a fun musical experience! The Rockin' Raiders Show Choir competes in the NC Scholastic Cup Show Choir Competition this April . This auditioned group will meet in room 706 (chorus room,) and the dance studio, depending on the rehearsal. Show Choir rehearsals will be primarily on Tuesday mornings beginning in November. Staff sponsors are Ms. Lathan and Ms. Morrow.
All questions regarding Science Olympiad should be directed to the Science Olympiad Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will be able to put to use those challenging words that are stuck in their brains. They will create these words on a board to gain points in competition. This group meets on Mondays at 8:00am in the Media Center. This group is sponsored by former RMS parent Katya Lezin. Staff sponsor is Ms. Titlebaum.
Randolph Middle School will be hosting a Shakespeare Club beginning in December. Through this club, students will focus on obtaining techniques that the club sponsor has learned from years of performing Shakespeare that can be used to stimulate any piece of text for a modern audience in preparation to compete against other local and state wide middle schools through monologue and sonnet performance. The club will show students how to use language as a weapon to fire thoughts and images into the hearts of listeners, to make them hear — and, better yet, to make them want to hear more. Students interested should attend the Shakespeare Club Interest Meeting on December 5th from 4:15-5:15 in the Media Center. For questions and additional information regarding the club, please contact the club sponsor, Mr. Casper at email@example.com .
Audition or Selection Required
Global Ambassadors is an organization for all grade levels at Randolph. Its focus is to create awareness of international issues and philanthropic events. As a club, the Global Ambassadors research international issues and organizations that are involved in those issues. Their goal is to educate their peers and provide philanthropic opportunities throughout the school year. An application must be submitted. Global Ambassadors will hold an interest meeting on Thursday, November 9th at 8:00 am in the Media Center. Selection is determined by the sponsors: Mrs. Titlebaum, Ms. Graboyes, Ms. Evans, Ms. Scott and Ms. Walker.
The Gold Club (Girls Out Living Dreams)
This group promotes positive youth development by enhancing participants' academic accomplishments, leadership ability, skills awareness, self-esteem, civic responsibility, and cultural awareness. Our goal is to make sure that each member succeeds in school and becomes a responsible member of society. Membership is for 8th graders only. Meetings are on Thursdays in the Media Center during 6th block. Staff sponsor is Ms. Simpson.
More information to come.
Junior Classical League
The JCL is a national Latin Club and is the ONLY national foreign language club. The JCL promotes the learning of the Latin language and culture. Students in JCL will have the opportunity to participate in competition with schools from all over the country. Meeting will be announced after coordination with cooperating high schools. Staff sponsor is Mr. A. Miller.
National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society is an honorary society, which promotes enthusiasm for scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students who are interested apply for membership and are selected based on a minimum GPA of 3.5 as well as their demonstration of the aforementioned qualities. The application process takes place in December and April. Applications will open for 6th and 7th graders from March 26th through April 18th. Students can pick up applications from Ms. Curtes or Mrs. Rayaprolu. All applications need to be a hard copy and turned in by April 18th, no exceptions. An induction ceremony will take place in May with more information announced closer to the month. 7th grade will meet the first Thursday of the month and 8th grade will meet the third Thursday of each month Both meet at 8:00am. (Elected officers are asked to attend both meetings.)Please listen to announcements for more information about National Junior Honor Society for 2017-18. Staff sponsors will be Ms. Curtes and Ms. Rayaprolu. Ms. Ladd will serve as a secondary staff sponsor.
Students will have an opportunity to exercise positive leadership by becoming a representative at their grade level. They will work together to organize Spirit Week, dances, and other events. Take charge of the needs of the RMS student body! Membership in this group is dependent on elections. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 8:00 am in room 819. Staff sponsors are Mr. Acosta and Ms. Kennedy.