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, Jin Jenkins

    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.


    MATHCOUNTS

    Andy Paulson, Marcia Findlator

    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.


    Readers Rally

    Brittany Weeks, Caroline SinghQuonias Hudson

    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.

  • 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

    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 Ansley

    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, Stephanie Stodghill

    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, Marie Tyler

    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!

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


    DECA

    Sheila Haynes

    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, Derrick Dormer

    Open to 7th 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!


    Environmental Club

    Whitney Tinley, Kathryn Mullen

    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.


    Garden Club

    Sara Hague, Lisa Chewning, Alice Belbey, Whitney Tinley

    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.


    Geography Bee Club

    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. 


    Georgia History Club

    Emily GilesStephen Spitler, Kathy Janzen

    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, Caroline Singh, Marcus Goff

    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. 


    Jr. SAVE/SADD

    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. 


    Odyssey of the Mind

    Kim Benefield

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


    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

    Shannan Terhune, Charles Fowler, 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!


    Robotics

    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

    Marcia Findlator, Jessica Hegwood

    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, Alicia Garcia, Nicole Marte

    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 the cafeteria.


    Tri-M Music Club

    Jeff Schaefer, Emma Vanderpool

    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.


    Vibrante

    Paula Wolman, Marcus Goff

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

    Vibrante is open to 8th grade Spanish students only and meets the second Wednesday of each month in Ms. Wolman's room.


    Yearbook

    Joanna Schackelford

    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

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


    Basketball (Girls)

    Jeff Holmes, Jen PriorJustin Dore

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


    Cheerleading

    Lauren ArmstrongAmanda Wilson

    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 Nawyn

    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, Stephanie Stodghill, 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, 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


    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. 


    Running Club

    Emily Giles, Christine Cliatt

    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.


    Volleyball

    Amber Turnbow, Kylie Fronzak, Jen 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.