Clubs and Activities

  • Student Clubs and Organization

  • Basketball

    The CMS Basketball teams consists of 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Tryouts begin in October. Two documents are required to tryout: (1) a physical form completed by a licensed physician and (2) a grade and behavior form completed by the student’s teachers. Both documents must be submitted to the basketball coach before the day of tryouts. Basketball practice begins in October (after tryouts) and ends in February. Practice occurs in either the morning or after school. Morning practices are from 7:25 – 8:45am. After school practices are from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Games occur during the week (not Friday) after school or in the mornings on Saturday. To participate in practices and games, basketball players must be passing all classes and demonstrate good behavior on and off the court, including their academic classrooms.
    Cost: $350

  • Cheerleading

    Current 6th and 7th grade girls are invited to tryout for the Couch Middle School Cheerleading in the spring of each year. Tryouts occur in the middle of May. Two documents are required to tryout: (1) a GCPS physical form completed by a licensed physician and (2) a CMS cheerleading packet. Both documents must be submitted to the Coach Layton or Coach Brown before the day of tryouts. Students who make the team must pay a $575 fee. Cheerleading practice begins in August and ends in February. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:30-9:00. Games occur on Thursdays after school or in the mornings on Saturday. To participate in practices and games, cheerleaders must be passing all classes and demonstrate good behavior on and off the court, including their academic classrooms.

    Sponsors: Kayla Brown

    Cost: $575 for team members

    Please click here to access the Athletic's Documentation

  • Garden Club

    The garden club is open to all grade levels in the fall and spring semesters. The club meets on Mondays after school until 5:45.  Students learn how to garden hydroponically and traditionally by working in our CMS Hydroponics lab and in the CMS outdoor garden.

    Sponsor: Alexia Sandow

    Cost: None

  • Intramural Sports

    Intramural Sports is open to all grade levels (6th, 7th, and 8th) in the fall and spring. Students will meet in the mornings from 8:15 – 8:50AM. Monday is 8th grade, Tuesday is 7th grade, and Thursday is 6th grade. However, students must have a signed parental permission form to participate.

    Sponsors: Coach Barbieri and Coach Alvis

    Cost: None

  • Junior Beta

    Eighth grade students who have earned a minimum 3.5 GPA, have no major discipline referrals, and have no U's in effort or conduct in middle school are invited to join Junior Beta their 8th grade year.   This club promotes student leadership through community service. Members are required to complete 20 hours of service via group and independent projects. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month before school. 

    Sponsor: Danielle Fisher, Kim Dawson and Sharon Rogers

    Cost: $30

  • Life Academy

    Life Academy is a leadership program for students who exhibit leadership qualities but have difficulty translating those qualities into other areas of their life. The students are nominated by faculty and the life academy team. We meet three times per semester after school for fellowship and building leadership skills. Students are also involved in some schoolwide service oppurtunities. This program is funded by CMS's PBIS program.

    Sponsor:  Jasmine Clay

    Cost:  None

  • News Crew

    The News Crew is responsible for producing the CMS daily news show, the Green and Gold News. News Crew is open to all three grade levels, and applications for News Crew will be available at the end of August. Students who are selected will be placed on a team; each team will produce the show for approximately three to four weeks. The length of the term will depend on the number of students selected for News Crew.

    Sponsors:  Karen Garner and Chris Stewart

    Cost:  None

  • Readers Rally

    Readers Rally is open to all grade levels and will meet every Thursday morning at 8:15 starting on September 9. 2021.  Readers Rally is for students who love to read. Students read from a list of ten books to prepare for a quiz bowl competiton with other Gwinnett County schools in late February. The list of books can be found on the Media Center's Readers Rally page.

    To sign up for Readers Rally, interested students should attend the first meeting on September 9.

    Sponsors:  Karen Garner and Rebekah Rogers

    Cost:  None

  • Relay for Life

    Relay for Life is open to all grade levels and meets the first Monday of each month at 8:15 am. The Relay for Life club works throughout the year to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Students help with various fundraisers such as Candy Grams, concessions at some school events, and hosting the CMS Mini Relay in the spring. We participate in the Gwinnett County Relay for Life event held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds each May. Students are required to raise $100 during the year, and many of the fundraisers we do help students work towards this goal.

    Sponsor:  Rebekah Rogers and Cheryl Copeland

    Cost:  None

  • Robotics Club

    The Robotics Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. We meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:50. During meetings we build competative robots, learn to code robots, and work on team building. The teams compete 2-4 teams during the year, battling middle school and high school teams from across Georgia and possibly the world! Members are required to participate at least one day a week. 

    Zoom Link

    Robotics Club Page 

    Sponsor: Pete Fischer

    Cost: TBD

  • Student Council

    CMS Student Council is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students; however, it is a yearlong committment. We typically meet once a month on Fridays. Information about Student Council will be shared with students during September via morning announcements. There will be a fee to join, but this will be dependent upon the conferences and SGA opportunities that students would like to particapte in during the school year.

    Sponsor:  TBD

    Cost: Variable

  • Volleyball

    The 2019-2020 Grayson Volleyball team is open to any rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that would like to try out. There will be two teams for Couch Middle School: a training team and a competition team. 

    Sponsor:  Mary Alvis

    Cost:  TBD

  • Yearbook Staff

    The CMS yearbook staff members are selected through an application process during the spring of the previous school year. Rising 7th and 8th grade students are eligible and more than welcome to apply. Our staff meets both before and after school throughout the fall and spring semesters. Yearbook staff members are assigned various duties such as writing and editing, designing layouts, interviewing and taking photos of students and staff. Preparing the yearbook for publishing is a very important responsibility that requires dedication, creativity and an eye for detail.

    Please visit our CMS yearbook hub for everything you need to know about purchasing a yearbook and more!

    Sponsor: Courtney Botta

    Co-Sponsor:  Kate Rochford

    Cost: None