Before and After School Clubs

  • North Gwinnett Middle School offers many clubs and activities throughout the year. Clubs may run for the entire year or limited time and meet before and/or after school. For specific information on the club you are interested in, please select from the list below.

  • Bulldog News Broadcast Club

    Grades: 7-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Stark

    Meeting Days: Tuesdays

    Meeting Type - In-person and Virtual

    Time: 8:15AM-9:25AM

    Location:  Media Center

    Pickup Location:  N/A

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Application

    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 spring of 2020.

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  None

  • DECA

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Carnegie

    Meeting Days: 3rd Thursdays of each month

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location:  Virtual

    Meeting Link:  Google Classroom - Join Code: 6sblpqg

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Area

    Cost:  $20.00

    Registration:  Anyone can join - Please complete application of interest

    Mission/Purpose:  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Online testing events, regional and State competitions(role play events, business pitches, writing business plans, and speeches)

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

  • FCA

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Hines, Botta, Williams, Turner

    Meeting Days: 10/15, 11/2, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15, 5/13

    Meeting Type - In-person and Virtual

    Zoom Link for 11/12/20 - Meeting ID:  979 8667 1150/Passcode:  597033

    Time: 8:15am - 8:50am

    Location:  GYM

    Pickup Location:  N/A

    Cost:  None

    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:  Food, Games, and an Inspirational Speaker to encourage you!

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  FCA

  • Latin Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Sutton

    Meeting Days: Tuesdays

    Meeting Type:  In-person and Virtual

    Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm

    Location:  Sutton's Room

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Lane

    Cost:  $20

    Registration:  Anyone can come to meetings

    Mission/Purpose:  To explore and support the learning of Latin and classic civilization.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Jr. conferences and community service

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  National Junior Classical League

  • Mountain Bike Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  McRae

    Meeting Days: 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/16, 3/13, 3/27, 4/17

    Meeting Type - In-person

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location:  Meet at NGMS and then drive to various mountain bike trails. Haw Creek Park, Harbins Park, Chicopee Woods, Big Creek Park

    Pickup Location:  Front of School

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Anyone can come to meetings

    Mission/Purpose:  The purpose of the NGMS MTB club is to provide camaraderie, promote a healthy lifestyle, and to develop an appreciation of the outdoors through mountain biking.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Each month, the MTB club will ride various mountain bike trails located in Northeast Georgia.

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  N/A

  • Music Production Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Dover

    Meeting Days: Tuesdays

    Meeting Type - In-person and Virtual

    Time: 8:15AM-8:45AM

    Location:  Dover's Room

    Pickup Location:  N/A

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Application - Link to Application

    Mission/Purpose: The mission of Music Production Club at North Gwinnett Middle School is to expose students to various music production techniques through the use of the online DAW, Soundtrap. Students have the opportunity to create their own music via the Soundtrap platform and benefit from the topics that are delivered during the club period.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Students will be shown specific topics each week that deal with music production. And rather than creating a specific assignment, students are free to incorporate their acquired knowledge for use in their own productions. Student works may be released to the school Soundcloud site or be submitted for presentations or competitions as they become available.

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  GMEA - Technology Division

  • Odyssey of the Mind

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Sutton

    Meeting Days: Wednesdays (9/30/20-3/31/21)

    Time: 8:15AM & 5:30PM

    Location:  Sutton's Room and Virtual

    Pickup Location:  Front of School 

    Cost:  $60.00

    Registration:  Anyone can come to meetings

    Mission/Purpose:  To work with a team to solve problems and prepared for regional and possibly state and world Odyssey of the Mind competitions.

    Description of Planned Activities:  We will meet regularly to plan long term problem solutions and practice for spontaneous.

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

  • Quiz Bowl

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  S. Johnson, Kim, and Lorenz

    Meeting Days: Wednesdays

    Meeting Type - In-person and Virtual

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

    Location:  Mornings - Lorenz and S. Johnson's rooms; Afternoons - Kim and S. Johnson's rooms; Virtual

    Pickup Location:  Front of School 

    Cost:  $20.00

    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 Taylor

    It has been decided that the Gwinnett County Readers Rally event for February 2021 be postponed until 2022. As disappointing as this news might be for avid participants of our annual event, the safety and concern for all students, coaches, and volunteers was the committee’s main priority. The book lists for this school year will remain the same at all levels for the 2022 event. We encourage our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Readers Rally members to participate next year.

  • Running Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Dolinski, Lenz, Jopling

    Meeting Days: Thursdays

    Time: 4:30pm-5:45pm

    Location:  Dolinski's Rm.

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Area

    Cost:  $20.00

    Registration:  Anyone can come to meetings

    Mission/Purpose:  Running club's mission is to get students active, improve their running skills, and develop good sportsmanship skills with students from all grade levels.

    Description of Planned Activities:  We will run, long and short, exercise, stretch, and communicate with students the proper ways to express good sportsmanship.

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Sports Club

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Turner

    Meeting Days: Session 1:  T/Th (10/13/20-11/17/20)  Session 2:  T/Th (1/19/21-3/4/21)

    Time: 8:15AM-8:55AM

    Location:  Main Gym

    Pickup Location:  N/A

    Cost:  None

    Registration:  Anyone can come to meetings

    Mission/Purpose:  Provide physical activity and skills training in volleyball, basketball and tennis.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Volleyball and tennis on Thurs. and Basketball on Tues.

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  None

  • Student Council-General Meetings

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Dodd, DeGruy-Fowler, and Loke

    Meeting Days: Once per month on Monday

    Meeting Type - Virtual

    Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM

    Location:  Zoom/Cafe when in-person

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Area

    Cost:  $25.00

    Registration:  Application - Link to Application

    Mission/Purpose:  The purpose of North Gwinnett Middle School Student Council is to develop student leaders within North Gwinnett Middle School. We strive to provide opportunities where students can create and receive opportunities to 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)

  • Student Council-Executive Board Meetings

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  Dodd, DeGruy-Fowler, and Loke

    Meeting Days: Once per month on Monday

    Meeting Type:  Virtual

    Time: 4:30PM-5:45PM

    Location:  Zoom/Cafeteria when in-person

    Pickup Location:  Car Rider Area

    Cost:  $25.00

    Registration:  Application

    Mission/Purpose:  The purpose of North Gwinnett Middle School Student Council is to develop student leaders within North Gwinnett Middle School. We strive to provide opportunities where students can create and receive opportunities to 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)

  • Student Diversity Leadership Council

    Grades: 6-8

    Faculty Sponsor:  NGMS Counselors

    Meeting Days: 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month from 9/30 to 5/12/21

    Meeting Type:  In-person and Virtual

    Time: 4:30PM - 5:00PM

    Location:  1.038

    Pickup Location:  Car Riders Lane

    Cost:  $15

    Registration:  Application

    Mission/Purpose:  Foster a school climate of inclusion and anti-bullying.

    Description of Planned Activities:  Sign No Place for Hate Pledge and Implement 3 school-wide activities.

    National, State or Local Affiliations:  Anti Defamation League (ADL)