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 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 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 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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
Trickum's basketball team competes in a Gwinnett County Middle School League and plays games from November though February.
Trickum's basketball team competes in a Gwinnett County Middle School League and plays games from November though February.
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
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 Girls on the Run - Heart & Sole will be from January 7 to 16 at 11:59 pm at https://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/Program-Registration. For teams that do not fill during the lottery period, registration will re-open on January 17 and continue through February 13. Girls on the Run - Heart & Sole meets twice a week, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:15 - 5:45 PM beginning the week of February 4 and ending the week of April 29 at Trickum Middle School. The program is for 6-8th-grade girls. Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Estrada-Johnson, Ms. Cliatt and Ms. Kinser will serve as the 4 coaches 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 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.
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.
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.
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.