Extracurricular Activities

  • We will send out information on extracurriculars for the 2020-2021 school year as we are able. 

     

    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

    Geography Bee

    Angela Higgs, Andrew Christensen

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


    MATHCOUNTS

    Andy Paulson, Faith Valentine

    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 BenefieldStephanie Weems

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


    Readers Rally

    Brittany Weeks, Natalie DoyleQuonias Hudson

    Readers Rally competes in a quiz-bowl style competition based on questions about 10 pre-determined books. Students must read all 10 books in order to be considered for our TMS Team.


    Robotics

    Brian Lucy, Saara UddinCarrie Newman

    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. 7th and 8th graders can sign up online (please note that you must be logged in with your GCPS Google account). 


    Spelling Bee

    Alicia Cooke, Jessica HegwoodLydia Frierson

    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, Seile Soares, Lisa Chewning, Laura RosenNatalie Doyle

    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.  We will meet twice a month on Wednesdays in Ms. Cliatt's art room. 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, Drew Schoen, Tammy Palmer

    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 HegwoodAndrea Carroll, Abbey AnsleyAlice Belbey

    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, Karen French, Jordan McCoy, Alice Larsen, Andrea Aldrich

    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

    Timothy Irving, Gabby Smith, Melissa Billet, Mark Lynch, Alice Larsen

    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 Stafford, Jeff Ewanowski

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


    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.


    DECA

    Judy FranceYvonne Johnson

    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

    Jess Wells, Madeline LeffewAlicia CookeJustin Everson

    Open to 6th Graders interested in learning to act and perform! This is a limited club. You will be asked to audition for membership. More information will be coming from Mr. Wells soon!

    Dungeons and Dragons Club

    Jonathan WaltersClaire WaltersMadeline LeffewPeter HowdeshellCarie Brinkley

    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 ChewningRebecca HinrichsNandy BahadoorJohn Levengood

    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 HagueCaroline SinghTiffany GeorgeMarion Jones

    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

    Peter Howdeshell

    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 (circumstances permitting). 


    Girls Who Code

    Jennifer KillianRebecca HinrichsKeri Humrighouse

    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.


    International Club

    Tiffany George, Caroline Singh, Marcus Goff

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


    Jazz Band

    Robert Davidson, Jessie Matthews

    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, Ethan Manley, Lindsay Hardin

    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. SAVE/SADD

    Danielle Flournoy, Sherema LewisDawn Belcastro

    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

    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 will have Zoom Meetings at a time TBD, and 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.


    Library Science Club

    Tammy PalmerNicole Jarvis

    Do you enjoy organizing things? Do you love all things related to books and research? Then the TMS Library Science Club is for you! You will have FUN while exploring your interests in person and digitally. We will discover how to find the perfect book and other forms of media by learning how to perform various searches, navigate databases, and verify credible sources. Come join us!


    Pep Band

    Robert Davidson, Jessie Matthews

    The Tiger Band is made up of 7th and 8th Grade Tricku 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.


    Relay for Life

    Regan Gritz, Lore Perez, 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, Carrie Newman

    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.


    Skills for Success

    Kathy JanzenSara Hague


    Student Council

    Margo McCree, Veronica Ingram

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

  • Sports

    Basketball (Boys)

    Tim Yates, Jeff Verdi

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


    Basketball (Girls)

    Jeff Holmes, Kylie Fronzak

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


    Cheerleading

    Lauren ArmstrongAmanda Wilson,Stephanie Stodghill

    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.


    Cross Country

    Eric NawynTamsen Boone

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


    Girls on the Run

    Sherri Brown, Brenetta Wayne, Alicia Garcia, Nicole Marte

    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, Monday and Tuesday from 4:15 - 5:45 PM beginning 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


    Intramurals

    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. 


    Table Tennis

    Jin JenkinsJonathan WaltersClaire WaltersJeff Clements

    If you love playing Table Tennis, then join Trickum's Table Tennis Club. No experience necessary. The club is open to 7th and 8th graders. Limited slots available.

    Volleyball

    Amber Turnbow, Jen GuyreMorgan Borysewicz

    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.