Before and After School Clubs

  • The information below is for the clubs offered during the 2022-2023 school year.  This list will be updated before the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.  Please plan to come to Club Mart in August to learn more about the opportunities available!
  • Bulldog News Network

    Grades: 7-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Stark

    Meeting Days: Monday - Friday

    Meeting Time:  8:55 AM - 9:25 AM

    Location:  Media Center

    Pickup Location:  N/A

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Application - See Ms. Stark

    Mission/Purpose:  The Bulldog News Network produces the morning announcements and digital content to share with the school and community.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Students will develop leadership and teamwork skills through a number of on-camera and behind-the-scenes positions including anchor/feature, camera/lights, sound, teleprompter, studio director, video director, and switchboard operator. Students are selected during the spring of the year prior to the club start date. For example, students for the 2020-2021 club were selected in the spring of 2020.

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  None

  • DECA

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Carnegie

    Meeting Days: Thursdays:  8/24/23, 9/7/23, 9/21/23, 10/19/23, 11/2/23, 11/16/23, 12/14/23, 1/18/24, 2/22/24, 3/21/24, 4/18/24, 5/2/24, and 5/16/24 

    Meeting Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM

    Location:  Cafeteria

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Area

    Cost:  $40.00

    Registration:  Anyone can join - Information will be on MyPaymentsPlus

    Mission/Purpose: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and Business Management. Here at North Gwinnett MS we strive to create student leaders who are are academically prepared and service oriented. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  Our activities include community service projects, equipping members with 21st century skill, interview practice, and presentation skills.

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  State (Georgia DECA) and National (DECA Inc.)

  • FCA

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Hines, Wheeler, J. Lorenz, Williams, Jopling, Dodd, Palmer and Godfree

    Meeting Days: 8/24, 9/21, 10/26, 11/16, 12/7, 1/18, 2/22, 3/21, 4/18, 5/9 

    Meeting Time: 8:15AM - 8:55AM

    Location:  GYMS

    Pickup Location:  N/A

    Cost:  None - HOWEVER we will have FCA shirts for sale this year!  A portion of the sale will help cover the cost of donuts and equipment for our fun games the kids love to play!  Please purchase a t-shirt on MyPaymentsPlus - search FCA and the order form will be there!

    Registration:  Anyone can come to meetings

    Mission/Purpose:  To be an encouraging group of NGMS students that gather to learn more and develop a growing relationship with Christ. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  Fun Games, Food, Encouraging messages from community speakers 

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  FCA

  • Garden Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  D'Silva, Felbaum, Wagner, Paige & Shaffer

    Meeting Days:  09/07, 09/21, 09/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/8, 2/29, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16 

    Time: 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Location:  Connections Hallway

    Pickup Location:  Bus Lanes

    Cost:  $20

    Registration:  Students join the Google Classroom for the Garden Club.  

    Mission/Purpose:  For students to develop a love of growing plants and staying healthy. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  Revamping the summer garden to grow some Fall/Winter Vegetables and flowers. 

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  GHS (Green and healthy schools) 

  • Genetics Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Lawyer-Phillips and Reding

    Meeting Days: 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, 11/27, 1/22, 2/26, 3/25, 4/22, 

    Meeting Time: 4:30-5:45

    Location:  Science Lab Rm 2.309

    Pickup Location:  Bus Lanes

    Cost:  N/A

    Registration:  Turn in the permission slip to Ms. Lawyer-Phillips

    Mission/Purpose:  To educate young minds about genetics through fun, hands-on and minds-on activities.   

    Description of Planned Activities: Throughout the year, students will participate in hands-on genetics activities, listen to guest speakers from the field, investigate genetics concepts, and more! Here are a few examples of things students will be doing in Genetics Club this year: Learn about the human genome, participate in a DNA extraction activity, learn about using electrophoresis and DNA matching in criminal investigations, investigate epigenetics - what is it and how does it apply to me? and discuss the cloning of extinct organisms (think Jurassic Park). 

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Honors Orchestra

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Ball and Clement

    Meeting Days: 8/24 (auditions); 8/31; 9/7; 9/14; 9/21; 9/28; 10/12; 10/26; 11/2; 11/9; 11/16; 11/28 (concert); 1/11; 1/16; 1/23; 2/8; 2/13; 2/27; 3/5; 3/14; 3/19; 3/28; 4/11; 4/18; 4/25; 4/30 concert 

    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

    Location:  Orchestra Room

    Pickup Location:  Bus Lanes

    Cost:  $25.00 (for coaches, audition judges, etc.) 

    Registration:  Audition

    Mission/Purpose:  To provide an extension of our curriculum to students that already play at or above their grade level. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  rehearsals, clinics/workshops/sectionals, concerts 

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Intramurals

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Hanna and Young

    Meeting Days: Fall Session:  Sept. 19, 20, 26, 27 and Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25. Spring Session:  Feb. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and Mar. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20. 

    Time: 8:00 AM-8:55 AM

    Location:  Main GYM

    Pickup Location:  N/A

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Registration Signup

    Mission/Purpose:  The main mission/purpose of the Intramurals program is to provide a FREE sports program for the students at NGMS. Since there are many students at NGMS that enjoy sports-related activities and not all students are enrolled in PE throughout the school year, intramurals help to provide access for all NGMS students who want to participate in sports-related games. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  Intramurals is a sports-related club that meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during our Fall and Spring sessions. During our club time, we focus on a wide variety of sports that students have an interest in playing. In years past, the sports that we have played the most are basketball, soccer, football, and volleyball. Students from all 3-grade levels are welcome to attend Intramurals. 

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Jazz Band

    Grades: 7-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Downs

    Meeting Days: Wednesdays - 2/7/24, 2/21/24, 2/28/24, 3/13/24, 3/20/24, 3/27/24, 4/10/24, 4/24/24 

    Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

    Location:  Band Room

    Pickup Location:  Bus Lanes

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Must be a member of the band program

    Mission/Purpose:  For band students to explore various styles of music outside of concert band literature 

    Description of Planned Activities:  We are North performance and spring concert 

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Latin Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Sutton

    Meeting Days: Monday - 8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 

    Meeting Time:  4:15 PM -5:30 PM

    Location:  Sutton's Room

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Lanes

    Cost:  $25 fee which would cover t-shirts and supplies for meetings. Fall Forum is about $45 per person and State Convention is $145. Students would pay for these if attending.  

    Registration:  Just fill out the paper form to sign up and pay dues.  

    Mission/Purpose:  To promote Latin studies and participate in state events with the Georgia Junior Classical League.  

    Description of Planned Activities:  Weekly meeting to play games to learn more about Latin Language, Roman mythology, and Roman history. Practice for Certamen (Quiz Bowl for Latin). Prepare for GJCL Fall Forum and State Convention.  

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  Georgia Junior Classical League

  • Math Counts

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Brace and Sparra

    Meeting Days:  8/23, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, 3/20 

    Meeting Time: 8:15-8:55

    Location:  Sparra's Rm (Please go to the cafeteria where Ms. Brace or Ms. Sparra will pick you up at 8:15)

    Cost:  $25

    Registration: Students will receive a form at the first meeting

    Mission/Purpose:  MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  MATHCOUNTS club practices competition-style questions preparing for a Chapter Competition that will be hosted by MATHCOUTS in February 2024. 

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  Math Counts

  • Odyssey of the Mind

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Sutton

    Meeting Days: 8/22, 9/5, 9/9 (Hopefully Saturday Launch Day), 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/27 (Solution Preview Day on Saturday), 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/302/27, 3/2 (Regional Competition at Cherokee Bluff High School) 3/5 (all Teams), 3/12 (State Qualifying Teams), 3/19 (State Qualifying Teams Only), 3/26 (World's Qualifying Teams with Parents), 4/9 (World's only teams as needed), 4/16 (World's Only team as needed), 4/23 (World's Only team as needed), 4/30 (World's Only team as needed) 5/7 (World's Only team as needed) May 22 to May 24 World's Final at Iowa State 

    Meeting Time: 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

    Location:  Sutton's Rm

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Lanes

    Cost:  Dues of $80 to cover registration fees, t-shirts, and some supplies. Students will also have to buy supplies for their solution. Travel for State Tournament, Travel for World Finals.  

    Registration:  Fill out a paper/pencil application, team contract, and parent contract.  

    Mission/Purpose: Work with a team of up to 7 people to create a solution to present at regionals and possibly state and national convention.  

    Description of Planned Activities:  Designing, creating, and developing a solution 

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  Georgia Odyssey of the Mind, International Odyssey of the Mind

  • Percussion Ensemble

    Grades: 7-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Downs & Johnson, K

    Meeting Days: Mondays and Wednesdays - 8/14/23, 8/16/23,8/21/23, 823/23, 8/28/23, 8/30/23, 9/6/23, 9/11/23, 9/13/23, 9/18/23, 9/20/23, 9/25/23, 9/27/23, 10/2/23, 10/4/23, 10/11/23, 10/16/23, 10/18/23, 10/23/23, 10/25/23, 10/30/23, 11/1/23, 11/6/23, 11/8/23, 1/8/24, 1/22/24, 2/12/24, 2/26/24, 3/11/24, 3/18/24, 3/25/24, 4/8/24, 4/15/24 

    Meeting Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM

    Location:  Band Room

    Pickup Location:  Bus Lanes

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Must be a member of the band program

    Mission/Purpose:  To expand the knowledge of registered 6th/7th-grade band students who play percussion and develop needed skills they don't get in the normal full band setting.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Trip to Indianapolis, Indiana in November, and also spring performances in April. 

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Quiz Bowl

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  S. Johnson, Kim, Jopling and K. Lorenz

    Meeting Days: Every Wednesday before school from 8:15-8:55 and after school from 4:30-5:30 

    Meeting Time: 8:15 AM-8:55 AM and 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

    Location:  Morning: Dr. Lorenz and Mr. Johnson's rooms; Afternoon: Mr. Kim and Mr. Johnson's rooms 

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Area

    Cost:  $40 (includes t-shirt) 

    Registration:  Anyone can come to meetings

    Mission/Purpose:  The mission of NGMS Quiz Bowl is to foster growth in learning as a team.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Weekly Quiz Bowl Practice and Competitions (typically on Saturdays)

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  Georgia Academic Team Association

  • Readers Rally

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Stark and B. Taylor

    Meeting Days: Mondays - 8/21/23, 8/28/23, 9/11/23, 9/18/23, 9/25/23, 10/2/23, 10/16/23, 10/23/23, 10/30/23, 11/6/23, 11/13/23, 11/27/23, 12/4/23, 12/11/23, 1/8/23, 1/22/23, 1/29/23, 2/5/23, 2/12/23, 2/26/23 

    Meeting Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location:  Media Center

    Pickup Location:  Bus Lanes 

    Cost:  $15 t-shirt fee for final 10 members of club 

    Registration:  Students will receive an application at the first meeting or at Club Mart

    Mission/Purpose:  Readers Rally is a club for students who love to read and want to compete with their knowledge about specific books.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Readers Rally members will meet each week to read a set list of 10 books. Students will also write comprehension questions about the books and participate in practice buzzer rounds in anticipation of the county-wide competition. Any student may join the club; however, the competition team will be decided in December each year. Ten members of the club will move on to the county-wide competition in February.

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Robotics (FIRST Lego League)

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Sweat

    Meeting Days:  8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 

    Meeting Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Location:  Robotics Lab

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Lanes

    Cost:  $40

    Registration:  There will be an application and selection process with a limited number of members. 

    Mission/Purpose:  Robotics club seeks to establish best practices involving engineering design and construction of a given project task and to foster the spirit of STEM principles. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  Students will need to collaborate for the successful design and programming of a robot in order to solve rudimentary challenges on a game board. 

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  First Lego League

  • Student Council

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Hahn, Dodd, Muhammedi, Wagner, Felbaum

    General Board Meeting Days: Mondays - 8/28, 9/11/10/16, 11/13, 12/4, 1/22, 2/12, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6 

    Meeting Time: 4:30 PM-5:45 PM

    Location:  Cafeteria

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Area

    Cost:  $35.00

    Registration:  Application - Link to Application

    Mission/Purpose:  The purpose of North Gwinnett Middle School Student Council is to develop student leaders within our school. We strive to provide opportunities where students can create and foster creative ideas for service to North Gwinnett Middle School and its surrounding community, build school spirit, plan successful events, fundraise, and develop student leaders. 

    Description of Planned Activities:  Leadership retreats, school events, service opportunities

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  Georgia Association of Student Councils (GASC), Southern Association of Student Councils (SASC), and National Association of Student Councils (NASC)

  • VEX Robotics Team

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  G. Morris

    Meeting Days: 8/21/23, 8/22/23, 8/23/23, 8/24/23, 8/28/23, 8/29/23, 8/30/23, 8/31/23, 9/5/23, 9/6/23, 9/7/23, 9/11/23, 9/12/23, 9/13/23, 9/14/23, 9/18/23, 9/19/23, 9/20/23, 9/21/23, 9/25/23, 9/26/23, 9/27/23, 9/28/23, 10/2/23, 10/3/23, 10/4/23, 10/10/23, 10/11/23, 10/12/23, 10/16/23, 10/17/23, 10/18/23, 10/19/23, 10/23/23, 10/24/23, 10/25/23, 10/26/23, 10/30/23, 10/31/23, 11/1/23, 11/2/23, 11/6/23, 11/7/23, 11/8/23, 11/9/23, 11/20/23, 11/21/23, 11/22/23, 11/23/23, 11/27/23, 11/28/23, 11/29/23, 11/30/23, 12/4/23, 12/5/23, 12/6/23, 12/7/23, 12/11/23, 12/12/23, 12/13/23, 12/14/23, 1/4/24, 1/8/24, 1/9/24, 1/10/24, 1/11/24, 1/16/24, 1/17/24, 1/18/24, 1/22/24, 1/23/24, 1/24/24, 1/25/24, 1/29/24, 1/30/24, 1/31/24, 2/1/24  

    Saturday Competitions - Dates to be determined

    Meeting Time:  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

    Location:  2.013

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider

    Cost:  $150

    Registration:  See Mr. Morris for registration and interview paperwork

    Mission/Purpose: The team will design, build and code robots to compete in local competitions 

    Description of Planned Activities:  This team will compete in at least 3 competitions this year, but more if they qualify for the state tournament or world championship. This means that the season may extend past 2/1/24 

    National, State, or Local Affiliations:  No

  • Volleyball

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Fowler

    Meeting Days: We meet every Tuesday and Thursday until October 

    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location:  GYM

    Pickup Location:  Bus Lanes

    Cost:  $325

    Registration:  Tryouts are in May to participate in the fall volleyball league the following school year.

    Mission/Purpose:  To inspire girls to improve their volleyball skills and to be involved in physical activity for a healthy lifestyle

    Description of Planned Activities:  Volleyball League and tournaments

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  None