Clubs and Activities

  • Student Clubs and Organization

  • Art Club

    The Art Club is open to all grade levels and meets biweekly on Friday mornings from 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Members develop technical skills in painting, drawing, and portfolio development while having fun with creative expression. If you just cannot get enough Art in your life, this is the club for you! Applications will be available in August.  Art club members have opportunities to participate in exhibits, contests, and community installations.

    Sponsor:  Barbara Kirberger

    Cost: $15 Annual Dues

  • 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.
    Girls: TBD
    Boys: TBD
    Cost: TBD

  • 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: TBD

    Cost: TBD

    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: TBD

    Cost: TBD

  • Intramural Sports

    Intramural sports provide students with an opportunity to play various sports for fun.  Sports vary biweekly, ranging from basketball, volleyball, to soccer, and so on.   To participate in intramural sports, all students must complete and submit the Conduct Agreement and Parent Permission form to the PE coaches.  The forms, along with the fall and spring schedule, will be posted on the gym door.  Contact Coach Alvis or Coach Barbieri for further details.  

    Sponsors: Coach Alvis & Coach Barbieri 

    Cost: Free

  • 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: TBD

    Cost: TBD

  • 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:  Genine Bonaby and Chris Stewart

    Cost:  None

  • Readers Rally

    Our informational meeting will be on September 23 at 8:15 a.m. in Ms. M. Smith's room.
    We will meet every Thursday starting on September 29.

    Sponsors:  Ms. Bonaby, Ms. Smith and Ms. Fuller

    Cost:  None


    RENEW 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 opportunities. This program is funded by CMS's PBIS program.

    Sponsor:  Dr. Nadege Azor

    Cost:  TBD

  • 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: TBD

    Cost: TBD

  • Step Team

    The purpose of CMS Golden Soles Step Team is to foster an active interest in the historically African American art of stepping, promoting diversity, and encouraging and inspiring members towards fortitude and accomplishment. CMS Golden Soles Steppers will engage in fundraising, group bonding activities, performances, and other activities. With practice, perseverance, and teamwork, all members of the team will be encouraged to increase their skill level in stepping, promoting excellence, and team sportsmanship.

    Sponsor:  La'Sheika Rolle/Tracy Alexander

    Dues:  TBD

  • Student Council

    CMS Student Council is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students; however, it is a yearlong commitment. 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 participate in during the school year.

    Sponsor:  TBD

    Cost: TBD

  • Volleyball

    Tryouts are May 10th, 11th, 12th from 6-8 pm.  A sports physical is required.

    Signup link

    Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form

    Sponsor:  TBD

    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: TBD

    Co-Sponsor:  TBD

    Cost: None