• Clubs and Activities

  • Intramurals 2020-2021

    At the current time, participation in intramurals is suspended until further notice.  When they are active again, we will be sure to post information about meeting dates and times. 

  • Boys Basketball

    Mission/Purpose: The boys' team is established to promote community and school spirit. It gives an avenue for young student athletes to show their talent and to be part of a team.

    Planned Activities: 13 scheduled games

    Coaches: Jack Gann and Trent Hysten

    Affiliations: GCPS Athletics

  • Lady Falcons Basketball

    Mission/Purpose: Lady Falcons basketball is designed to help student athletes grow and develop to their fullest potential. Lady Falcons will not only work on basketball skills they will work on good sportsmanship, team building, and strive to be successful students in their core classes.

    Planned Activities: Practice their basketball skills through morning practices, work on building and establishing good sportsmanship through various activities, play other competitive middle school lever basketball teams throughout the county.

    Coaches:  Mellissa Efford and Terri Slide

    Affiliations: GCPS Athletics

  • Cheerleadering

    Mission/Purpose: It is our mission to uphold the pride and spirit of Dacula Middle School by supporting our athletic teams, as well as serving as leaders in our school and local community.

    Planned Activities: 7th and 8th grade; Practices are Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-6PM

    Coaches: Chelsea Castellanos

    Affiliations: Local

  • Dance Team

    Mission/Purpose: The mission of the DMS dance team is to promote and uphold the pride and spirit of school by supporting our athletic teams, as well as serving as leaders in our school. The dance team is designed to assist a student develop to their fullest potential. DMS dance team will work on becoming good citizens by engaging in team bonding activities, and strive to be successful students in their academic classes.

    Planned Activities: The dance team will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00PM.

    Coaches: Robin Kirkland and Thelma Sanford

    Affiliations: GCPS Athletics

  • Art Club

    Mission/Purpose: The Art Club provides students the opportunity to work in a cooperative atmosphere with others who share an interest in creative activity.

    Planned Activities: Meets the First and Third Tuesday of the month. Art club will be doing various activities throughout the year. Every year we create ornaments for the faculty and staff of DMS as a Thank you for everything they do, we will have an Art Club logo contest the winning logo will be featured on the Art Club page in the Yearbook as well printed on the Art Club T-Shirts. We will explore various art mediums and have fun with the art process.

    Sponsor: Tracy Powers

    Affiliation: Local

  • Book Club

    Mission/Purpose: To offer students a safe and fun after-school activity that promotes literacy and a love of reading. The book club is a great place for students to make new friends and improve reading skills.

    Planned Activities: Meets every other Tuesday from 4:30-5:30. The book club will read several books throughout the year. Some books that we will read have been made into movies, and students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast the book to its filmed version.

    The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd.

    Sponsors: Beth Wall and Jennifer Tew

    Affiliation: Local

  • Crochet Club

    Mission/Purpose: The Crochet Club teaches students the basic crochet skills which are necessary to make hats, blankets, and scarves. Students are encouraged to be creative and they have the opportunity to meet other friends with similar interests. We also crochet different items and donate them at the end of the semester. 

    Planned Activities: Meets from 8:00-9:00AM every Wednesday during the months of October and December. We are crocheting newborn hats and donating them to different hospitals.

    Sponsor: Fabiana FischerGryffen Andrews, and Barbara Watkins

    Affiliation: Local

  • Drama Club

    Mission/Purpose: The Drama Club is a performance-based club. Students utilize teamwork, acting skills, and public speaking to prepare for after school performances.

    Planned Activities: Information coming soon!

    Sponsors: Beth Wall, Tracy Powers, Jennifer Rakestraw, and Regan Mack

    Affiliation: Local

  • Falconeers Club

    Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the Falconeers Club is to allow students to apply Engineering practices and local thinking to everyday life and problem solving. This club is open to face to face and digital learners. Membership is limited to 15 students.

    Planned Activities: We will explore logic-based games (e.g. chess and online board games), Vex Robotics Programming, CAD design, and creative problem solving while building teams and practicing collaboration skills.  We will meet from 8:15 AM-8:55 AM on Thursday mornings in the Engineering Lab. 

    Advisor:  Dr. Jason Garner

    Affiliation: Local 

  • Film and Media Club

    Mission/Purpose: Students will explore digital expression through narratice and documentary film creation. Initially students will observe techniques used by other creators before developing their own works. Screenwriting, animation, digital editing and the production cycle are topics to explore. Face to face limit is 12 students, virtual limit is 14 students.

    Planned Activities: We meet twice monthly on Tuesday afternoons. 

    Advisor: Keishia Louis

    Affiliation: Local

  • Heart & Sole

    Mission/PurposeThis club is sponsored by Girls on the Run of Atlanta. Heart & Sole teaches girls more about themselves, becomng independent thinkers, and finding inner strength trhough physical activity. Heart & Sole focuses on the body, brain, spirit and how the girls connect with others. Girls wok on setting up goals through exercises and discussions. Each season ends with a non-competitive 5K, where they celebrate who they are, how far they have come, and where they want to go. 

    Planned Activities: The club will meet during the Spring semester (February-April) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 am.-9:00 am.

    Sponsors: Fabiana FischerGryffen Andrews, and Barbara Watkins

    Affiliation: Local

  • Junior Beta Club

    Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the DMS Beta Club is to promote the ideals of character, service, and leadership among students.

    Planned Activities: The club meets once a month and we toggle days to accommodate as many students' schedules as well as other school functions as possible.

    Advisor:  Derek Tuthill

    Affiliations: Local, State, and National

  • Junior Pearls Club

    Mission/Purpose: This is a great opportunity for your daughter to develop self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-trust. The Jr. Pearls Club wishes to develop a safe place for your daughter to express herself out of the classroom, and it is a great way to meet and mingle with other girls from Dacula Middle School.

    Planned Activities: Information coming soon!

    Advisors: Tasha Baumgardner and Charisse Deramus

    Affiliations: Local

  • Language Explorers Club

    Mission/Purpose: This club is for students interested in exploring the Francophone and Hispanic worlds. We will investigate language and culture, focusing on a different country or festival each month. Enrollment in French or Spanish at any level is not required. 

    Planned Activities: We will meet monthly. More details to come as the year shapes up. 

    Advisor: Nedra Curtis

    Affiliation: Local

  • Odyssey of the Mind

    Mission/Purpose: Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students.  Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.

    Planned Activities: Information coming soon!

    Advisor: Beth Wall

    Affiliations: Local

  • Readers Rally

    Mission/Purpose: To promote reading with students who desire to share their love of reading with others.
     
    Planned Activities: Meets every other Tuesday in the Media Center.  This is open to 6th – 8th-grade students and they are required to read 15 books.  Activities will vary depending upon what the students would like to participate in. Planned activities will include the creation of a favorite book choice poster, PowerPoint slide about the book or video about the book, and the chance to participate in Gwinnett County Readers Rally Quiz Bowl.

    Other activities may include lots of discussions about the books and the creation of a book journal record as well as the use of a graphic organizer to record information from the titles read.

    Advisors: Leslie Greer, Shawn HolmanBeth Wall, and Jennifer Tew

    Affiliations: Local

  • Real Y.O.G.A

    Mission/Purpose: In light of the uncertainty and anxiety students have experienced during the COVID-19 and social justice pandemics, Real Y.O.G.A. (Real Youth Overcome, Grow & Achieve) will serve as a space for participants to relate, release, and heal. Grounded in self reflection and group discussion- weekly yoga classes will focus on helpping students identify and manage their emotional, social, and physical deficiencies. This is open to the community. 

    Planned Activities: We will meet every Wednesday from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM in the upper gym. Club dues and community donations will go toward snacks and benefit the REAL Mentorship Program. 

    Advisor: Alexis Ross

    Affiliation: Local

  • Relay for Life

    Mission/Purpose: Raises awareness of the horrible disease as well as funds in order to help support the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

    Planned Activities: Fundraisers throughout the year, Pink Out Football Game at the high school (Oct.), awareness posters/presentations, write holiday cards to guests staying at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge, Relay For Life of Gwinnett event in May.

    Advisors: Fabiana Fischer and Melissa Miller

    Affiliations: Local

  • Stock Market Club

    Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the stock market club is for students to explore the stock market exchanges investing and money management in a live interactive simulation. The club is open to face and face and digital learners. Membership is limited to 15 students. 

    Planned Activities: We will meet Friday mornings from 8:15 AM - 8:55 AM in the Engineering Lab. Students will compete to have the largest portfolio by trading stocks, bonds, ETF's, and mutual funds. 

    Advisor: Dr. Jason Garner

    Affiliation: Local

  • Student Council 2020-2021

    Our student council activities are currently on hold until later this school year.  As new activities are planned, we will post them here.

  • All Pro Dads

    Mission/Purpose: We are a group of people passionately committed to bringing intentional focus to fathers around the world. Our message will inspire you to embrace who you are, give you tenderness of heart, and boldness of character as a dad and husband. We are consistently here for you to provide guidance and practical tips in raising your kids in a life giving way.

    Planned Activities: Meetings are held one Thursday each month

    Advisor: Derek Tuthill

  • DMS News Team

    Mission/Purpose: The DMS News Team delivers daily news to students and teachers. The club is divided into teams that serve on a rotation basis throughout the school year. There is a limit of 6 students per team. Team jobs include anchor, PowerPoint creator, script, audio and director. Students must be able to arrive at 8:30 AM during their team rotation. The news is pre-recorded by 9 AM and broadcast later. Students must complete an application and attend the informational meeting.

    Planned Activities: Meets daily at 8:30AM; We will have 3 teams that rotate on a 3-month basis. These teams record our daily show.

    Advisor: Leslie Greer

    Affiliations: Local

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

    Mission/Purpose: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest student organization in the nation and we are honored to give our students the opportunity to become active members of this coveted organization. The mission of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. As an FBLA member at DMS, you are encouraged to participate in school and community service projects, state and national leadership development programs, local, state, and national conferences and competitions, and a variety of social events throughout the year. We encourage all of you to join us this year!

    Planned Activities: Meet every other Friday beginning 2nd of October at 8:15AM in Ms. Mumpfield's Lab (Blue Hall 3.106. Open to face to face and digital learners.

    Advisors: Michelle Mumpfield and Anna Marie Lawrence

    Affiliations: Local, State, and National Chapter Organizations