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 and Chase Castellanos
DMS 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, Thelma Sanford
Affiliations: GCPS Athletics
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, Trent Hysten
Affiliations: GCPS Athletics
DMS 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 student 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, Terri Slide
Affiliations: GCPS Athletics
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-9:00am in the lower gym. Afternoon intramurals will be held from 4:15pm-5:30pm in the lower gym and PE field.
Advisors: Travis Stallings, Derek Tuthill
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
Mission/Purpose: The Crochet Club teachers 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.
Planned Activities: Meets from 8:00-9:00AM every Wednesday during the months of October and November. We are crocheting newborn hats and donating them to different hospitals.
Sponsor: Fabiana Fischer
DMS 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 in Mrs. Holman’s room (10.3335) on the Peach Hall. 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 3.
Sponsors: Shawn Holman
DMS Builders Club
Mission/Purpose: Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. Our core values include character building, leadership, inclusiveness, and caring.
Planned Activities: Meets from 4:30-6:00 every second and fourth Thursday through May. Members will determine service projects for the school and community and carry out the projects.
Advisors: Amanda LaMaster, Catrina Rustin
DMS 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 Monday from 4:30-5:30 in Mrs. Wall’s room on the Orange Hall.
Performance Dates are September 24, November 19, and March 14.
Sponsors: Beth Wall, Tracy Powers, Jennifer Rakestraw, Catrina Rustin, Regan Mack
Mission/Purpose: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a club that provides students the opportunity to share and fellowship with other students who have similar interests. FCA was originally started for students involved in athletics but has expanded to include all students who wish to attend. The IMPACT Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 8:15AM in the Lower Gym Fitness Room.
Sponsor: Gryffen Andrews
Affiliation: State and National
Hands On Tech Club
Mission/Purpose: Collaborating with the Gwinnett County Public Libraries, this club allows students to explore the world of technology through a hands on experience. The club will meet in the Media Center on the third Thursday of each month from August through May. Meetings begin at 8:15 AM.
Sponsors: Leslie Greer, Barbara Watkins, Bonnie Goodheart, David Gil
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.
Coaches: Shawn Holman, 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 themselves out of the classroom, and it is a great way to meet and mingle with other girls from Dacula Middle School.
Advisors: Tasha Baumgardner, Charisse Deramus
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: We will meet on Thursdays 4:30-5:30
Advisors: Beth Wall
Readers RallyMission/Purpose: To promote reading with students who desire to share their love of reading with others.
Planned Activities: Meets 8:15AM weekly in the Media Center from September to March. 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 on February 23, 2019. 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 use of a graphic organizer to record information from the titles read.
Advisors: Leslie Greer, Shawn Holman
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...haven't met with the HS and ES yet to hammer out the rest of the activities for the year.
Advisors: Fabiana Fischer
Mission/Purpose:Develop 21st Century skills/ college career readiness
Planned Activities:Use of LEGO MINDSTORMS Education during meetings. Possible participation in organized competitions.
Advisors: Jeffery Bell, Carlton Manning, Liliana Tamas
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Planned Activities: Meetings are held one Thursday each month
Advisor: Derek Tuthill
DMS News Team
Mission/Purpose:The DMS News Team delivers the daily news to students and teachers. The club is divided into teams which 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.
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
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! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Mrs. Jones or Ms. Lawrence.
Planned Activities: Meet every other Friday beginning 2nd Friday of School (Aug.16) at 8:15AM in Ms. Jones’ Lab (Blue Hall 3.106)
Advisors: Keri Beth Jones, Anna Marie Lawrence
Affiliations: Local, State, and National Chapter Organizations
Mission/Purpose:The purpose of 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: Meet every month
Advisor: Chuck Thornton, Ria Cudjoe