Advisor(s): Mrs. McCavitt
Purpose: Art Club promotes the visual arts and creative thinking.
Meetings: Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:45 AM in the art room.
Activities: For example, students will create three-dimensional art using different materials and learn how to draw/plan for 3D work. Students will also work on digital designing.
Advisor(s): Mr. Wolfe
Purpose: To incide an interest in history and science through the construction of historical and fictional subjects. Additionally, research and artistic skills will be developed and enhanced.
Meetings: Friday mornings at 8:00 AM in Mr. Wolfe's room, 1.279.
Activities: Basic building skills: seam filling, brush painting, detailing, airbrushing, and weathering.
Affiliations: No affiliation.
Advisor(s): Mrs. Davies and Ms. Durden (parent volunteer)
Purpose: The Grace Snell Debate League is committed to providing excellent debate education programs, services, and opportunities to students, educators, and community members, by teaching them the advocacy skills necessary to make a profound impact in the world.
Meetings: Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:15AM in room 1.241.
Activities: Students will prepare and practice effective debate techniques. Students will also participate in debate competitions with other schools.
Affiliations: Atlanta Urban Debate League, TEDed Club.
Advisor(s): Mrs. Madison
Purpose: The mission of Environmental Club is to reduce the carbon footprint at GSMS, in our community, and ultimately in our world.
Activities: Clothing drives, food waste, recycling.
Advisor(s): Mrs. Walls and Ms. Thomas
Purpose: Grace Snell's FBLA/DECA combines two business-oriented national organizations into one joint club. DECA's focus on marketing and soft skills, such as self-presentation and communication skills, compliments FBLA's general focus on the knowledge and background on any one career cluster. Being a part of both organizations also gives our chapter double the opportunities when it comes to competition, conferences, and awards. As a chapter, we concentrate our efforts in three areas: competition, community service, and social activities. through involvement in our organization, our members are prepared for a future in any field and are equipped with the universal skills necessary in the workplace.
Meetings: Thursday mornings at 8:15AM.
Activities: For example, students will practice for various competitions, complete community service opportunities, and practice social activities.
Affiliations: FBLA and DECA.
Girls on a Mission
Advisor(s): Mrs. Madison and Mrs. Polk.
Purpose: Girls on a Mission is a group for irls that will empower students with skills that will enable them to be leaders in whatever they choose in life, and to give back to the community.
Meetings: After school in a classroom or the media center, on Wednesdays once or twice a month.
Activities: Girls on a Mission will have forums, seminars, and outings for the students.
Advisor(s): Mrs. J. Turner and Mrs. Dad
Purpose: The mission of the Grace Snell Multicultural Club is to honor and promote awareness of cultural diversity in an effort to bring people together toward friendship and greater understanding of each other's cultures..
Meetings: Thursday afternoons from 4:30PM-5:30PM in room 1.443.
Activities: Weekly meetings, guest speakers, International Night.
Advisor(s): Ms. Langdon, Mr. Walker, and Ms. Glenn
Purpose: The mission of the Grace Snell Peer Leaders is to provide peer support in creating a school culture of excellence that helps to support all students to reach their maximum potential today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Meetings: Last Friday of the month during Connections, and before school as needed.
Activities: Assist with Open House, Curriculum Night, PBIS-sponsored events, service projects within the South Gwinnett community, and provide leadership skills for students at Grace Snell to learn from and model.
Affiliations: GCPS Peer Leadership and the Peer Leadership Conference.
Advisor(s): Mr. Beitzel, Ms. Dalziel, and Ms. Townes
Purpose: Our purpose is to read young adult books and compete against other schools.
Meetings: Thursdays in the Media Center.
Activities: Weekly in-school meetings and competition in February.
Affiliations: Affiliated with Gwinnett County Public Schools
Soaring Comets Pep Team
Advisor(s): Ms. Graham, Ms. Hood, and Ms. Kadima
Purpose: To promote school spirit, provide half-time entertainment at athletic events, and to represent the school and community. The mission is to provide dancers with a successful and meaningful educational experience. Team members have personal goals of high academic achievement, increasing their dance ability, learning effective time management, and forming strong friendships. The success of this team is by having a strong commitment from the dancers, parental involvement, and coaches. The dancers exhibit good sportsmanship, positive attitudes toward team members, competitors, school, parents and coaches
Meetings: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 7:45AM-8:40AM.
Activities: Members of the Pep Team will perform at Grace Snell Middle School basketball home games and any additional student activities permitted on school grounds. Dancers may be invited to perform at outside events upon approval of Grace Snell Middle administrative staff.
Advisor(s): Mr. Wolfe
Purpose: To incite an interest in history and critical thinking through the playing of historical and fictional board/miniature/classic games. Additionally, research and artistic skills will be developed and enhanced.
Meetings: 4:30PM-5:30PM on the first Wednesday of the month in Mr. Wolfe's room, 1.279. Additional days may be added depending on interest.
Activities: Some potential activities include:
- Critical thinking skills
- Understanding of political and physical features of various maps/game boards
- Math skills
- Traditional games such as chess and checkers
- Experiencing history through minature and board wargames
- Cooperative learning opportunities