Lanier Middle School Clubs
Sponsors: Annie Park
Activities: Art Club is for any student who would like to learn about creative processes-Digital drawings, Jewelry Making and Animation sketches and film viewing. Minimal supplies will be required for this club. Students will be designing their own visual journals!
Meeting days:The club will meet on designated Tuesday mornings between 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM in the Art Room (1.276).
Affiliated with: Lanier Art Club is affiliated with GAEA.
Sponsor: Elza James, Rebekah Spratlin & Kellie Yockey
Activities: School Garden, Ronald McDonald House Charity, and 2 other volunteer projects chosen by the 2021-22 Beta Club
Mission: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among middle school students. To reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school. Meetings will begin after Labor Day.
Meeting days: Wednesday at 8:15 1.176 (Spratlin)
Affiliated with: National Beta
Sponsors Mr. Ragsdale
Activities: Chess puzzles and analysis of famous grandmaster games...
6th grade champion challenge ladder
7th grade champion challenge ladder
8th grade champion challenge ladder
Training for beginners is available
Mission: The vision of the Lanier Knights Chess Club is to develop important problem solving skills in our students while providing a fun, competitive, and engaging atmosphere that encourages cooperation and friendship. The Chess Club is designed to nurture critical thought in young minds while teaching students how to communicate and execute complex ideas. While doing so, the Chess Club will foster a healthy sense of sportsmanship that will prepare students to succeed in life. This is an inclusive club that aims to incorporate students throughout Lanier.
Meeting Days: Thursday mornings 8:15 - 8:50 in the Clubhouse room 1.532 (6th grade floor)
Sponsor: Karla Manners Co-Sponsor: Chap ShearouseActivities: We will plan activities to educate students about different ways to settle disputes including possible guest speakers via zoom and role playsMission/Purpose - to introduce students to the various alternative dispute resolution mechanismsMeeting Days: Club will meet every other Thursday morning
Sponsors: Karla Manners & Rebekah Spratlin
Activities: We will plan activities to recognize holidays/key celebrations for the different cultures in our school community
Mission/Purpose - to celebrate understanding and harmony of the multiple cultures in our school community
Meeting Days: Club will meet every other Thursday morning
Affiliated with: No national , state or local affiliation
Sponsor: Nick Elliott
The purpose of Drama Club is to encourage students to think outside of the box, push individual boundaries, and become more confident performers. Members will improve their social skills and develop leadership skills. They will also become more adept at collaboration. We will be putting on a small production in early December, and (depending on interest), a musical in the spring.
Meetings will be Wednesdays afternoons starting after Labor Day, from 4:15 - 5:30, in the Media Center,
When the Drama Club is putting on a show, students will be required to meet more often for rehearsals
Sponsor: Chap Shearouse
Activities: Our focus will be to engage students in discussions of environmental issues and offer students a platform for engagement in education, conservation and stewardship projects.
As students become more knowledgeable about the issues in our community, the goal is to help them to facilitate change, through educating their peers, parents and community members, through Public Service Announcements, educational campaigns, and possible service projects.
Come and get involved in making the world a better place for all!!!
Misson: The mission of our Longhorn Environmental Club is to promote stewardship, service, and conservation in our school, our community, and our world through education, awareness, and action.
Meeting Days: Wednesday mornings (8: 15 to 9:00) in Ms. Higgins Lab (1.467) 7th grade floor.
Dues: To be determined to cover costs of Club T-shirts and other club supplies.
Note: Due to Covid protocols, we will NOT have any hands on recycling activities.
Sponsors: Coach Nicholson & Coach Rabek
Intramurals Club is a great opportunity for students to have fun and be active before school. Under the supervision of a certified teacher, students will have the opportunity to play basketball, soccer or badminton.
Students can participate in as many or as few sessions as is convenient; they are not required to attend every session. Students are not required to be in the gym right at 8:05, but they MUST arrive by 8:10 in order to be placed on a team.
Students MUST turn in a permission form before being allowed to participate.
September 7th - Oct. 29th
Required Permission Form to be turned in to Coach Nicholoson or Coach Rabek before you can participate.
Sponsor - Janan Olsen
Championing kindness is cool! We are on a mission to initiate the spread of kindness around the world. Community spread is the best way to ensure everyone is impacted by kindness, and we have many initiatives planned for this year that include affecting our local school, local community, our nation, and even on a global level, the world.
Description of Planned Activities:
GLOBAL – Shoeboxes for Children Around the World (If available, students may sign up to volunteer at Shoebox Distributing Center in Duluth, GA – Date TBD)
COUNTY-WIDE COMMUNITY – School/Student Needs For Food Over Holidays and Summer (GCPS Students) via KnockOutHunger.com
COMMUNITY – North Gwinnett Co-Op Food Collections (Virtual and In-Person)
LOCAL – Encouragement, affirmation, and assistance to our students, teachers, admin, and staff
Local, State, National Affiliations:
Samaritan's Purse; KnockoutHunger.com; North Gwinnett Co-Op
Weekly on Thursday mornings at 8:15 AM - 8:50 AM
Origami - Anime - Cartooning Club
Sponsors: Mr. RagsdaleActivities: Club members will be able to create, teach others, and share ideas regarding any of the three areas.MISSION:The vision of the Origami, Anime, and Cartooning Club is to develop creativity in a fun, and engaging atmosphere that encourages cooperation and friendship.
This is an inclusive club that aims to incorporate students throughout Lanier.
Club Meeting times and Location: Monday mornings 8:15 - 8:50 in the Clubhouse room 1.532 (6th grade floor)
Sponsors: Carla Youmans
Mission: to provide students who love to read an opportunity to meet with other readers and have an opportunity to compete at the district level.
Meets in Mrs. Youmans' room (8th grade hall) the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month before school at 8:15-8:45.
Science Fair Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Hall
Activities: Science Fair Club will meet once a week in the morning to provide extra help and teacher guidance to students regarding science fair projects. This is open to students who are required to complete Science Fair for a grade and to those who would like to participate on a voluntary basis. Students will receive assistance with experimental design and paperwork during club meetings. Students will receive guidance in order to participate in the local school science fair in January with the option to move on to the Gwinnett Science & Engineering Fair in February based on scores locally.
Mission: To promote and develop scientific inquiry skills and student-driven innovation projects in a competitive environment.
Meeting Days: Monday at 8:15 am, Room 1.546 (Hall)
Affiliated With: Gwinnett Science & Engineering Fair
Coaches: Kellie Yockey & Shawn Davies
Purpose: The purpose of the soccer club is to be used as a pilot program to get soccer as a sanctioned sport in Gwinnett County schools. Therefore, this team requires tryouts and where games are played against other middle schools finishing the season with a county tournament. Our mission is to grow our players not only individually but as a team as well.
Tryout dates: 6th grade January 18th , 7th grade January 19th, 8th grade January 20th, Final tryout with returning players, January 21st
Players will have to pay for jerseys and tournament fees, Amount of money-TBA
Practices will be in the morning @ 8:15 AM, girls practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, boys practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will practice half the time on the field and half in the gym. Games will be Saturday mornings and after school.
Affiliations: We are affiliated with Gwinnett County: The Futbol Classic tournament that is hosted at Bryson Park in Lilburn, Ga by Michael Spivey8th
STEM Bots Club
Sponsors: Michele Langhans, Jim Mitchell, Catherine Proctor,
Mission: Lanier Middle School’s STEMbots mission is to introduce students to the world of robotics, using STEM skills and teamwork.
Purpose: The purpose of STEMbots is to develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.
Planned Activities: Building, coding and competing will be a part of our club. More information to come regarding competitions as it gets released. Watch this
Local and State Affiliations: Vex IQ and First Technology Challenge (FTC)
Sponsors: Michele Langhans, Jim Mitchell, Catherine Proctor
Meeting Days: Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15 PM - 6 PM in Mr. Mitchell's room
Sponsors: Lacy Stuart, Karen Jones, Shannon Rollin, Cody Garrett
Activities: Mock Elections, Red Ribbon Week, TBD
Mission: The Student Council at Lanier Middle School provides an opportunity for students from all grade levels to participate in-service and school-spirit activities. The Council meets regularly to vote on school-wide activities and to provide student input. Election of officers is held each fall and officers are selected from qualified students as follows:
- Eighth Grade - President & Treasurer
- Seventh Grade - Vice President
- Sixth Grade - Secretar
1. Promote citizenship and civic engagement to prepare articulate citizens and leaders.
2. Promote leadership.
3. Promote school cluster engagement.
4. Expose, develop, and apply the three foundational principles of citizenship in the United States; Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect.
Meeting Times: second and fourth Thursday of every month @ 8:15