Extracurricular Activities

  • There are several extracurricular activities available to students attending Trickum. Below these are divided into three kinds: Academic Teams, Clubs/Organizations and Sports.

    Student Activities are posted on the school's calendar so that students and parents can see the schedule of these events.

    Some club sponsors have created and maintain web pages to keep students and parents up-to-date on these activities. If so, the club's name will be a clickable link. You can also click on a sponsor's name to email questions.

    Should you require further information about these activities, please contact our front office at 770-921-2705.

  • Academic Teams


    Andy Paulson, Keri Humrighouse

    MATHCOUNTS is for students that love math, enjoy solving challenging problems and want to compete doing so. MATHCOUNTS is Trickum's school math competition team for 6th, 7th and 8th graders working through all areas and levels of mathematics. We meet weekly throughout the school year and compete in local, chapter and state competitions.

    Odyssey of the Mind

    Kim Benefield

    If you're a creative problem solver, this competitive team is for you!

    Readers Rally

    Carrie Newman, Amy Levengood, Caroline Singh, Meredith Felton

    Readers Rally Club meets weekly to read and discuss 10 pre-selected books. Any interested students are welcome to join the club. 10 students will be selected from the club to compete in a quiz-bowl style county competition based on questions from the books. 


    Brian Lucy

    If you're interested in science and engineering, the Robotics Club can provide you with the opportunity to learn valuable skills and compete with other schools.

    Spelling Bee

    Linda Causey, Suzy Ramirez

    The Spelling Bee is an annual contest to select a representative who may be invited to state and national competitions hosted by Scripps.

  • Clubs & Organizations

    Art Club

    Christine Cliatt, Valerie LaPlacaSeile Soares, Lisa Chewning, Lore Perez, Amanda Mears

    This club is for anyone interested in art. All grade levels are welcome. Art club will start later in the school year. Please listen to announcements and Monday mail for sign-up times and forms. Our primary focus this year will be a Global Art Exchange where we will be creating and exchanging art with children across the world.

    AV Club

    Jennifer KillianBrian Lucy

    The AV Club works with modern studio software to conduct the morning news show each school day beginning at 8:50am. They are also associated with the Georgia Student Media Festival. 

    Book Club for Students

    Jessica Hegwood, Nicole Jarvis, Karen French, Alice Larsen

    Small groups of 6-8 students are invited to participate in book studies focused around the shared reading experience and discussion. Groups will be formed based on student interests and experience, and work will be student-centered. There will be several sessions throughout the school year, giving a range of students the opportunity to participate.

    Campus Thrive

    Lisa Hendrix, Alicia Cooke

    Students meet for a student led opportunity for praise, prayer, and worship in the Christian faith. Campus Thrive is a local organization run by community churches in the area.

    Capoeira Angola Dance Club

    Derrick Dormer

    Capoeira (pronounced cap-wearer) Angola is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form, combining self-defense, acrobatics, dance, music and song. It was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil who used it to disguise the fact that they were practicing fight moves.

    Chess Club

    Jeff Ewanowski, Sidney Hurst, Nathan Connelly

    Students have the opportunity to play chess with each other. All skill levels are welcome!

    Cookies and Cupcakes Decorating Club

    Nandy Bahadoor, Rebecca Hinrichs, Alisha Fish, Claire Walters, Amanda Mears

    If you are interested in learning the art of cake decorating, please join. The goal of this club will be to learn how to write using icing, make flowers, and how to design different borders to make your baking goods pop. 

    Please note that this club is for spring semester only. 

    According to the most recent 2019 research, 76% of people in publishing are White, 7% are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander/South Asian/Southeast Indian, 6% are Latinx/Mexican, 5% are Black/Afro American/Afro Caribbean, 3% are biracial/multiracial, <1% are Middle Eastern, and <1% are American Indian/Alaskan. As a Diverse Readers Book Club at one of the most diverse schools in Gwinnett County, we aim to promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. We will read and discuss one book a month that will allow students opportunities to broaden their perspectives on the world around them.

    Dungeons and Dragons Club

    Jonathan WaltersPeter HowdeshellClaire WaltersJohn Levengood, Amanda Mears

    Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a fantasy role-playing game in which players create characters and embark on adventures. Players can customize their characters' skills as a paladin, a wizard, a cleric, or any of the many other character classes and fight monsters using swords or spells. Imagine creating a character who is an elf, a dwarf, a halfling, or one of many other types of creatures, and then controlling that character as he or she goes on an adventure through the plot of an epic fantasy similar to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Every action and decision will have its success determined by the roll of the dice, whether you are making a Persuasion Check to convince a king to hire you for a quest or making an Attack Roll to shoot a troll with a bow and arrow. Dungeons and Dragons gives players the same joyful experience as reading a thrilling fantasy book, except YOU get to control one of the characters in the story, while enjoying playing with friends as they each role-play their own characters in the story. Everyone is welcome in D&D club, whether you have no experience or have played for years. If you already have experience playing D&D, talk to the club's sponsors if you are interested in becoming a Dungeon Master who leads a game.

    Environmental Club

    Lisa ChewningJohn Levengood, Marion Jones, Sidney Hurst

    The club exposes students to many different environmental issues, both locally and globally. Students are active in promoting environmental issues and taking part activities, such as recycling, that help keep the earth clean.

    Garden Club

    Sara Hague, Jin Jenkins, Kathryn Mullen, Jeff Clements

    The purpose of the Garden Club is to promote the love of gardening, enrich the lives of students, and increase awareness of ecology, botany, outdoor recreation and conservation.  Throughout the school year we will learn how to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables while helping to beautify Trickum Middle School through nature's landscape.

    Georgia History Club

    Tiffany George, Clay Harrington, Andrew Christensen

    Join us as we explore Georgia's unique sites, history and people! We meet bi-monthly and hope to take a few trips to some of Georgia's famous and historical sites. We're glad Georgia is on your mind!

    Girls Who Code

    Jennifer Killian, Sade Jean-Jacques

    Are you interested in learning more about computer science? The "Girls Who Code" club is a club committed to closing the gender gap in Tech. "Girls Who Code" is open to all girls in grades 6-8 who are interested in learning more about technology, computers and coding. No computer experience is required. 

    Guitar - Honors

    Jeff Schaefer, Deena Taylor

    The Honor Guitar Club is open to experienced 6th, 7th and 8th grade Guitar students who would like to perform more challenging music in a Guitar Ensemble setting.  The club meets twice a week and performs at Guitar Concerts and various community functions.

    Guitar - Rock

    Jeff Schaefer

    The Rock Guitar Club is open to experienced 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who would like to learn Rock, Pop and Heavy Metal Songs.  The club meets twice a week and performs at Guitar Concerts and various community functions.

    Jazz Band

    Robert Davidson, Jessie Matthews, Beth Rousseau, David Rouk, Darrien Beal

    The Swingin' Tigers Jazz Band is made up of 7th and 8th Grade Trickum Band students who want to learn how to play jazz. They rehearse twice a week and perform at Trickum Band Concerts and around the community.

    Jr. Beta

    Lindsey Thiers, Lindsay Hardin, Caroline Singh

    Jr. Beta is a service based organization for 7th and 8th graders that focuses on leadership, community outreach, and academic success. It is the middle school version of National Beta Club. Students will be invited at the beginning of the school year based on their cumulative average from the previous year.


    Jessica MinorSherema Lewis

    Jr. SAVE/SADD is an organization that believes that young people, empowered to help each other, are the most effective force in preventing students from making destructive decisions. They desire to decrease the potential for violence in schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for learning. Jr. SAVE/SADD is associated with the national organizations Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).

    Latin Club

    Ben Belzer-Carroll, Suzy Ramirez

    Trickum Latin Club is a space for students of all levels who have an interest in the Latin Language and Culture of the Ancient Romans. We typically host activities such as scavenger hunts, movie nights, historical crafts, and Roman themed games. Contact Magister Belzer-Carroll if you are interested for more information.

    Pep Band

    Robert Davidson, Jessie Matthews, Beth Rousseau, David Rouk, Darrien Beal

    The Tiger Band is made up of 7th and 8th Grade Trickum Band students with a desire to cheer on Trickum sports. We rehearse twice a week leading up to the basketball season and play at home games, pep rallies and other community events.

    Peer Leaders

    Gabby Smith, Melissa Schoonover, Stephanie Stodghill, Hannah Vaizer

    Trickum Peer Leaders are specially selected students who will help to support Trickum Middle School students and staff while developing their leadership skills. (Application process begins in 7th grade to be selected to serve in 8th grade).

    Relay for Life

    Shannan TerhuneRegan Gritz, Sherri Brown, Yvonne Johnson

    The Relay for Life student team completes various fundraisers and activities throughout the year. These activities are meant to raise awareness about Cancer as well as raise money for the American Cancer Society so that one day we will live in a cancer free world!

    Science and Engineering Fair

    Brian Lucy

    Students have the opportunity to develop their own science projects and enter a school-wide contest.

    Science Fair students should access information related to the fair in Google Classroom. Contact Mr. Lucy to gain access.

    Student Council

    Carrie Newman, Lisa Hendrix, Mary-Hannah Oteju, Kim Lindsey

    Student Council is a group of volunteer students working together to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, give opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage student / faculty / community relations.  We meet the last Wednesday of every month.

    Talent Show

    Carrie Newman

    For the 2022-2023 school year, students interested in the talent show can audition after school from March 14-16. Students interested in auditioning must first sign up here.

    Tiger Pride Student Committee 

    Bianca Woods

    The Tiger Pride Student Committee exists to allow the students of Trickum the opportunity to provide feedback on Tiger Pride lessons and topics. We will meet once a month, before school, beginning in September.

  • Sports

    Important Note

    Parents of students participating in Basketball (Boys and Girls), Cheerleading, and Volleyball can complete all required paperwork using the DragonFly app.  Instructions for registering with the app can be found here. Physicals must be on file within DragonFly prior to a student athlete participating in tryouts/practice.

    Basketball (Boys)

    Curtis Holmes, Justin Dore

    Trickum's basketball team competes in a Gwinnett County Middle School League and plays games from November though February.

    Basketball (Girls)

    Jeff HolmesDerrick Dormer

    Trickum's basketball team competes in a Gwinnett County Middle School League and plays games from November though February.

    Basketball - Mascots

    Yvonne Estrada-Johnson, Christine Cliatt

    The school mascot will be a part of the TMS basketball program. The mascot will encourage the crowd to cheer, dance to the music of the pep-band and perform on the side lines during the girls' and boys' home basketball games.

    Basketball - National Anthem Singers

    Katie Folds


    Alyssa Brown

    TMS cheerleading is a team-based sport that involves supporting our basketball teams, building community, strengthening athletic skills, and working together to raise school spirit within and outside our school building.

    Cross Country

    Eric Nawyn

    If you love to run and are interested in cross country when you get to Parkview, come join cross country club!

    If you would like more information or to register please visit their website

    Girls on the Run

    Alicia GarciaNicole Marte, Bianca Woods, Jhaeryn Good

    Girls on the Run - Heart & Sole is an after-school program for girls that teaches life skills through exciting lessons and running games. The program culminates with girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to build confidence and give girls a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

    Registration information can be found here


    Dillon Herbert, Kelley Fleischmann

    Intramurals is an extracurricular program offered by Gwinnett County middle schools to students. Trickum offers several options each year from which students may choose. There is no charge for intramurals. Most options meet once per week before school with the focus being on fun and exercise. 

    Running Club

    Katie Mooney, Andrea Carroll, Whitney Hanley

    Have you ever wanted to complete a marathon, but it just seems too long? Join the Running Club. Each week we will run or jog (maybe walk) a mile. By the end of the year, you will have run a marathon!

    Table Tennis

    Marcia Findlator, Heather Trippany, Katie Mooney, Renee Sanders

    If you love playing Table Tennis, then join Trickum's Table Tennis Club. No experience necessary. Limited slots available.


    Morgan Borysewicz, Quonias Hudson

    The volleyball club at Trickum competes against other Gwinnett County middle schools beginning in August.  The players for the competition team are chosen through an evaluation process that takes place prior to the season.

    Beginning in the spring of 2023, there will be a spring league for rising 6th and 7th graders to compete against other Trickum players who are interested in trying out for the competition team in the Fall. Spring League Games will take place before school, at Trickum. 

    Along with volleyball skills, these opportunities help prepare players for high school volleyball as well as teaching them skills in teamwork, responsibility and good sportsmanship.

    Please check out the TMS Volleyball Website for more information.