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

    Academic Team

    Jeff Clements, Jonathan WaltersSara Hague

    Academic Team competes in local, state, and national competitions answering AKS/content based questions in a competitive format. Our academic team is associated with the Georgia Academic Team Association and National Academic Quiz Tournaments.

    Math Counts

    Andy Paulson, Marcia Findlator

    Math Counts is a competition team built around solving math problems. It is affiliated with National Mathcounts and the Piedmont Chapter of Georgia Mathcounts.

    Math Counts meets on Mondays during Tiger Time in Mr. Paulson's room. 

    Odyssey of the Mind

    We'll have new sponsors for Odyssey of the Mind soon. Once we do, we'll have more information about this organization. Students have the opportunity to solve problems creatively, and the club is associated with Georgia Odyssey of the Mind. 

    Readers Rally

    Kim Benefield, Alicia McCalla, Jennifer Killian

    Readers Rally competes in a quiz-bowl type competition based on questions from books.

    Readers Rally meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:10am in the Media Center.

    Science Olympiad

    Brian Lucy

    Science Olympiad is an American middle school and high school team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

  • Clubs & Organizations

    Art Club

    Christine Cliatt, Seile Soares, Lisa Chewning, Laura Rosen

    This club is for anyone that is interested in art. They meet twice per month to work on projects for state and national contests and exhibits. Students draw, paint, work with clay and do many other unique and trending art projects. Anyone is welcome to apply but we have equal representation of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Our 8th graders are eligible for induction in the National Art Honor Society - a division of the National Art Education Association

    The Art Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the art room.

    AV Club

    Alicia McCalla, Drew Schoen, Brian Lucy, Jennifer Killian

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

    Book Club for Students

    Jessica Hegwood, Brittany Weeks

    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.

    Tiger Tales will meet on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 in the Media Center.

    Campus Thrive

    Cody Godfree, Tamsen Boone, Lisa Hendrix

    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.

    Campus Thrive meets Friday mornings at 8:30 in the gym.

    Career & College Readiness Club

    Danielle Flournoy, Mark Lynch, Marie Tyler, Marion Jones

    It's never too early to start thinking about your future! Career & College Readiness Club provides students the opportunity to learn more about how to pick the right school. 

    Chess Club

    Ashley Kuhl, Nathan Wood

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

    Chess Club meets the third Thursday of each month before school at 8:15 in Ms. Kuhl's room.

    Classics Club

    Brent Cavedo

    Students in Classics Club will take part in activities that support the study of classical languages and cultures (Latin, Greek, mythology, history, art, and archaeology). Activities will include semi-regular social gatherings for club members, including pizza and Roman holiday parties, as well as participation in the state level Georgia Junior Classical League. Classics Club is also affiliated with the American Classical League, National Junior Classical League, Georgia Classical Association, and Foreign Language Association of Georgia.

    Classics Club meets the last Firday of each month before school at 8 in Mr. Cavedo's room.


    Sheila Haynes, Angela Higgs

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA is affiliated with the Parkview chapter as well as DECA Inc.

    Drama Club

    Lily Miller, Marcy Tucker

    Future actors and actresses are welcome to come polish and show off their skills!

    The Drama Club will meet on 10/10, 11/14, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 1/28, 1/30, and 1/31 at 4:15pm in Ms. Miller's room.

    Environmental Club

    Whitney Tinley, Lisa Chewning

    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.

    The Enivornmental Club meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 in Ms. Tinley's room.

    Geography Bee Club

    Bianca Woods, Andrew Christensen, Tiffany George

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

    Georgia History Club

    Emily Giles, Caroline Singh

    For all 8th grade students, this club meets during the year to explore Georgia History topics, and they do 4-6 special day events during the school year that involve visiting historic sites in Georgia!

    Georgia History Club meets on various Thursdays after bus call in Ms. Giles room. Listen to the announcements for specific dates. 

    International Club

    Tiffany George, Kathryn Mullen

    The International Club provides students the opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world.

    International Club meets on Wednesdays after school until 5:30 in Ms. George's room.

    Jazz Band

    Robert Davidson, Jessie Matthews

    This group meets outside of school. Any Band student can audition, as well as any student who plays guitar or bass. Jazz Band is associated with Georgia Music Educators Association. 

    Jr. Beta

    Lindsey Thiers, Ethan Manley, Amanda Wilson

    Jr. Beta is a service based organization that focuses on leadership, community outreach, and academic success. It is associated with the National Beta Club. 

    Jr. Beta meets the first Wednesday of each month before school in the cafeteria. 


    Danielle Flournoy, Sherema 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).

    Jr. SAVE/SADD meets the second Wednesday of each month before school in Ms. Lewis's room. 

    Pep Band

    Robert Davidson, Jessie Matthews

    This band meets outside of school hours and plays for our home basketball games. It is open to all qualified band students. Additionally, this group includes guitar and bass. Students from outside the band program may audition for guitar/bass.

    Relay for Life

    Regan Gritz, Shannan Terhune

    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!


    Brian Lucy, Saara Uddin

    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. 

    Robotics meets at 8:10 in the morning in Mr. Lucy's room.

    Science Fair

    Brian Lucy, Jessie Kelly

    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 or Ms. Kelly to gain access.

    Spelling Bee

    Anglea Higgs, Abby Ansley

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

    Student Council

    Margo McCree, Kelsi Hamilton

    Student Council works on the talent show, helps with Red Ribbon Week, organizes canned food drives, and various other activities to better our school.

    Student Council meets the third Thursday of each month at 8:15am in Ms. McCree's room

    Tiger Pride Student Committee

    Karissa Davenport

    Members of the Tiger Pride Student Committee review upcoming lesson plans and help bring a fresh perspective to Tiger Pride. They work together to make our lessons more interesting and engaging.

    The Tiger Pride Committee will meet on 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/23, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28 at 8:15am in Ms. Davenport's room.

    Tri-M Music Club

    Jeff Schaefer, Derrick Dormer

    The Tri-M Music Club is an honor society to recognize and develop leadership skills of young musicians. It is affiliated with the National Association for Music Education.

    Tri-M meets the fourth Monday of each month in Mr. Schaefer's Room. Officers will also meet the third Monday of each month.


    Paula Wolman

    Vibrante is a club that centers around events and activities with a Spanish/Latino focus while promoting the Spanish language and its cultures.

    Vibrante meets the second Wednesday of each month in Ms. Wolman's room.


    Joanna Schackelford, Ashley Triggs

    Yearbook staff plans, markets, creates and sells the yearbook for Trickum Middle School. Eighth grade students can apply to this organization at the end of their seventh grade year. 

  • Sports

    Basketball (Boys)

    Tim Yates, Jeff Verdi, Justin Dore

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

    Basketball (Girls)

    Jeff Holmes, Jen Prior, Kylie Fronzak

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


    Lauren Woodson, Ashley Triggs

    Our cheerleaders support our basketball teams, but also participate in many other activities throughout the school year to help build school spirit. 

    Cheerleaders will train Monday and Wednesday before school in the gym as well as Tuesdays at Force from 5-7 in the evening.

    Girls on the Run

    Kelsi Hamilton

    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.

    Lottery registration for Spring Season Girls on the Run - Heart & Sole will begin January 2020 via the Girls on the Run website - https://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/Program-Registration. Girls on the Run - Heart & Sole meets twice a week, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:15 - 5:45 PM beginning the the first week of February and ending the last week of April at Trickum Middle School. The program is for 6-8th-grade girls. Ms. Hamilton will serve as the liaison for the spring season.

    Girls on the Run uses an income-based sliding scale so that every girl who wants to participate can. The program registration fee is available on a sliding scale from $10 to $185. For more information and to register, visit https://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/Program-Registration


    Tim Yates, Jeff Verdi

    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, but parents must be able to pick up their child by 5:15 if they wish to participate. Most options meet once per week after school with the focus being on fun and exercise. 

    Running Club

    Eric Nawyn, Dillon Herbert, Robert Davidson

    Students who are interested in running various distances should come check it out!

    Running Club will meet on Tuesdays after school until 5:15 in the gym.

    Step Team

    Jhaeryn Good, Brenetta Wayne

    Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the participants' entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken works and hand claps.

    Step Team meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00 after school in the cafeteria. 


    Amber Turnbow, Kylie Fronzak, Jenn Guyre

    The volleyball program at Trickum Middle School offers the opportunity for all students to learn beginner skills or advance their intermediate skills with the practice team. We also offer girls the opportunity to compete against other Gwinnett County middle schools on our competition team. There are two competition teams, an A team and a B team, and the players for each team are chosen through an evaluation process that takes place at the end of March. 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.

    See the TMS calendar for the dates and times for our games and practices.