• Clubs and Activities

  • 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: Practice players' basketball skills through morning practices, work on building and establishing good sportsmanship through various activities, play other competitive middle school level basketball teams throughout the county.

    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: Tanya Bradley-Brown

    Affiliations: Local

  • DMS Soccer Club

    Mission/Purpose: Engage in physical activity, hone athletic skills as well as teamwork and sportsmanship. Students of all athletic ability are welcome.

    Planned Activities: Participants will develop skills through morning/afternoon practices, work on building skills and establishing good sportsmanship through various activities, and possibly engage in competition against other established GCPS Soccer Clubs

    Sponsor: TBD

    Affiliations: Local

  • Intramurals

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    Mission/Purpose: Intramural sports are recreational sports organized within an educational institution.

    Planned Activities: DMS will offer various team sport opportunities before and after school throughout the year. There is no financial cost to participate and there will be coed opportunities throughout the year. Parents will need to provide transportation and contact information to the intramural sponsors. Specific sports and dates will adjust according to the number of participants and their activity interests. Morning intramurals will be held from 7:45am - 8:45am in the lower gym. Afternoon intramurals will be held from 4:15pm - 5:30pm in the lower gym and PE field.

    Advisors: Travis Stallings and Derek Tuthill

    Affliliation: Local

  • 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

    Misson/Purpose: This club is for anyone who enjoys reading! We will read and discuss books as a club and play games.

    Planned Activities: TBD

    Advisor: Bryant Poss

    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: Meets each Wednesday from 8:00am - 8:50am in Mrs. Wall's room on Orange Hall. 

    Dramarama (optional): $40 per student - Details to follow

    Sponsors: Beth WallAnna Cali, and Regan Mack

    Affiliation: Local

  • E.T.C. (Expression Through Creation Club)

    Mission/Purpose: The purpose of this club is to provide a safe space for the expression of emotions through art, journaling, poetry, and harnessing of all our creative instincts. While we are sometimes faced with challenging emotions, especially during periods of setbacks, changes, and triumphs, learning to channel these emotions into creative expression can help us to see the beauty in ourselves and the world around us. Join us if you're inspired to express yourself through creation!

    Planned Activities: Weekly meetings on Tuesday from 8:15am - 8:55am.

    Advisor: Anna Cali

    Affiliations: 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. Membership is limited to 15 members.

    Planned Activities: We meet twice monthly on Tuesday afternoons. 

    Advisor: Keishia Louis

    Affiliation: Local

  • Girls Who Code

    Mission/Purpose: Girls Who Code is a club in which members participate in whole-group activities that are designed to help Club members get to know each other and explore bravery, resilience, creativity, and purpose through real life examples of computer scientists. Club members celebrate successes and strengths, reflect on progress, and solve problems together.  

    Planned Activities: Girls will learn how to code in a variety of languages, including block-based and text-based languages or develop the skills they already have to build animated stories, create games, and create apps.

    Sponsor: Tracie Banner

    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: TBD

    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 starting in September. More details to come as the year shapes up.

    Advisor: Nedra Curtis

    Affiliation: Local

  • Readers Rally

    Mission/Purpose: To promote reading with students who desire to share their love of reading with others.
    Planned Activities: Meets at 8:15am weekly in the Media Center.  This is open to 6th – 8th-grade students and they are required to read 15 books.  We will attend the GCPS competition at Peachtree Ridge High School. 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: Bryant Poss, Beth Wall

    Affiliations: 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: Anna Lawrence and Melissa Miller

    Affiliations: Local

  • Stock Market Club

    Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the stock market club is for students to learn about investments and how to buy and sell stocks to make money. We will participate in two competitive seasons where we will challenge other schools to see who can make the most profit from stock trades. We were very successful last school year and we recently beat all other middle schools in our Congressional District! This club is open to all students and this is the place for YOU if you want to learn about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF's, and money management. There is no cost to join this club.

    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

  • Travel Club

    Mission/Purpose: Student and staff travel organization.

    Planned activities: DMS will offer students and staff the opportunity to learn and explore various local, state, and national sites of interest in relation to various AKS in an effort to build upon a sense of community.

    Advisor: Dr. Edwanda Jackson

    Affiliation: Local

  • Write On! (Creative Writing Club)

    Mission/Purpose: Provide a creative outlet for students who enjoy expression through creative writing.

    Planned activities: Students will meet routinely and compose original creative works while also taking advantage of the opportunity to publish/perform pieces of their choosing.

    Sponsor: Keishia Louis

    Affiliations:  Local

  • Dacula 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

    Affiliation: 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 Friday of school (August 16th) at 8:15AM in Ms. Mumpfield's Lab (Blue Hall 3.106).

    Advisors: Michelle Mumpfield, Anna Marie Lawrence

    Affiliations: Local, State, and National Chapter Organizations

  • Student Council

    Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the Student Council is to provide students with input into their school and to provide a link between the faculty and the student body. Student Council representatives are elected by teams and serve all year. Representatives must be willing to work hard both during school hours and after school hours. They must maintain a 3.0 average or above. Student Council sponsors many school and community activities including spirit week, school socials, food drives during the holidays, etc.

    Planned Activities: Meets every month

    Advisors: TBD

    Affiliation: Local