• Clubs and Activities
  • Joining a Club at FFMS

    Five Forks Middle school has a variety of clubs and activities for our students.  We encourage all students to get involved in at least one club or activity.  At FFMS we know that success in school spans more than just the academic day, it is also about making connections with friends and staff members that last a lifetime.  Participating in a club is not only fun, but it also helps to build valuable skills such as communication, leadership, collaboration, and more!  ​

    If you are interested in joining a club at FFMS, simply click the name of the club to the right to learn more.  You will find the sponsor names, meeting dates and times, who can join, and how to sign up for each club or activity.

    Please note that sign-ups for each club must be housed on our secure eClass Cours Page to maintain confidentiality. You can find the sign-ups on our School's Main eClass C&I Landing Page, or by clicking herePlease know that you must be logged in with your student's credentials to access the sign-ups.

  • All Pro Dad/Five Forks Fathers

    Sponsors:  

    Andrew Whatley, Keith Oldknow, and Phillip Watson

    Description:

    An innovative program focusing on father and significant male involvement at The Very Best Middle School in Gwinnett County • To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by our very presence that education is important • To enhance community involvement, school safety, and provide extra sets of eyes and ears Be sure to RSVP for each breakfast using the link in emails sent to parents.

    Dates/ Location Club Meets:

    All-Pro Dad will hosts meetings at 7:30 am on Thursdays in the FFMS Cafeteria on the following dates- 9/12, 10/24, 8/14, 12/12, 1/16, 2/13, 3/26, 4/23

    Who Can Join:

    All Students and their families

  • Art Club

    Contact:

    Stephanie Birmingham, Megan Sims, Alyson Lensing

    Description:

    Art Club welcomes all students 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Each grade level will meet separately due to space, so make sure you pay attention to which Tuesday each month we meet. You do not have to be in an Art Class to join, but you do need to love making Art! We will complete community service-based Art projects including paintings, murals, ceramics, and t-shirt designs. If you love Art, please join and see what we can do this year to make FFMS a more beautiful space.
    Dues to join the club are $10.00, this will include the cost of your Art Club T-Shirt and materials we will use to make Art this year.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Art Club will meet on Tuesdays from 4:15- 5:30pm in the Art Room. 6th Grade will begin on September 3rd, 7th Grade begins on September 10th, and 8th grade begins on September 17th. Visit the FFMS eClass C&I Landing Page for to sign up!

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Band Leadership Team

    Contact:

    Matthew Tankersley

    Description:

    Students wishing to be on the team will have to apply. Applications go home in August and are due the first week of September. Not every applicant is selected. Students who make the BLT are expected to help set-up and break down the equipment for band concerts. Students will also meet periodically for team building and leadership activities. Questions? Email Matthew_C_Tankersley@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    During Band Concerts and other events. 

    Who Can Join:

    BLT is open to 7th and 8th-grade band students. - By application only.

  • Board Game Club

    Contact:

    David Battle, Eric Morrow, Rory O'Connor

    Description:

    A time to hang out with your friends and play some board games. From the classics like Scrabble, Battleship, Risk, or Life to some new games like Cat Lady and Codenames.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Board Game Club will begin on September 10th. We will meet every second Tuesday after school until 5:30pm in Mr. Morrow or Mr. O'Connor's room. 

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Campus Thrive

    Contact:

    Pam Underwood, Scherrie Grim

    Description:

    Campus Thrive is a student-led club that empowers Middle School students to be leaders and disciple-makers in their schools. Students are trained to lead worship, teach, share testimonies and facilitate games. Come and try us out and enjoy hanging out with friends!

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Campus Thrive meets on Fridays at 8:15am in the FFMS Cafeteria. We will meet on September 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, and November 1st and 8th for Semester 1.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Chamber Music

    Contact:

    Matthew Tankersley

    Description:

    Each year, Mr. Tankersley assigns one of the chamber ensembles to perform at one of the award ceremonies in the Spring. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the GMEA Solo & Ensemble event in the Spring semester where they receive ratings on their performance in front of a judge.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Chamber Music will begin meeting in January.

    Who Can Join:

    Chamber music is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade band student wishing to form a small ensemble, quartet, trio, duet, or solo.

  • Cheerleading

    Contact:

    Allyson JonesAndrea Piper

    Description:

    The FFMS cheerleading team aims to support our basketball team and represent our school in a positive way. All athletes must try out for this team.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Cheerleaders, once chosen, will meet on Mondays ad Tuesdays before school at 7:50am in the Cafeteria.

    Who Can Join:

    All 7th and 8th grade students- tryouts required

  • Chess Club

    Contact:

    Bill GeorgeMujadilah Sanders

    Description:

    The Chess Club is for beginners who do not know how the chess pieces move around the board all the way up to experts who have complex strategies. Participants can expect to engage in friendly competition against opponents of similar abilities.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Chess Club will meet every other Monday, for the most part. We will meet in the Media Center at 8:15am beginning August 26th and ending on May 4th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Comic Book Club

    Contact:

    Tony Cogan

    Description:

    There are a myriad of essential questions floating around the universe. What's the meaning of life? Why is Chikfila so delicious? The only truly essential question... Marvel or DC? Actually, they're both awesome! The Comic Book Club will meet to discuss all things comics; movies, current comics, classic story arcs from any and all comic publishers (as long as it is school appropriate of course). Here's your chance to get together with like minded people and talk about the stuff you love the most. We will even get into what it takes to write and/or draw comics at some point in the year. Come check it out. 'Nuff said!

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Comic Book Club will meet in Mr. Cogan's room- 2.151 @ 8:15am on Tuesdays beginning on September 10th and ending on May 12th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Creative Writing Club

    Contact:

    Tony Cogan

    Description:

    In the spirit of (once) young authors like S.E. Hinton [The Outsiders] and Christopher Paolini [The Eragon series,] we are providing a club for aspiring authors to develop and practice their creative writing. We will be exploring the creative writing process and different avenues of expression and publication that are available to today's authors. Throughout the year, our workshop will help you develop your story, poem, or graphic novel from beginning to end with the ultimate goal of developing a piece of literature for publishing. We will also be diving into the different ways that independent authors can be discovered and can develop an audience for their work.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Creative Writing Club will meet in Mr. Cogan's room on Tuesday mornings at 8:15am. We will begin meeting on September 3rd and end on May 12th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Drama Club

    Contact:

    Pam Jenkinson, Stephanie Birmingham

    Description:

    Drama Club will focus on learning acting skills, line delivery, expressing emotions, public speaking, and participating in our spring musical, Peter Pan! Separate auditions will be held for our musical.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Drama Club will meet on Thursdays in the Chorus room from 4:15- 5:00pm. We will begin meeting on September 5th and end on March 12th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Environmental Club

    Contact:

    Lorielle Jackson, Terese Paschal

     Description:

    The Environmental Club will raise awareness and cultivate student interest in environmental related issues that challenge planet Earth. This club will provide students an opportunity to make an impact in the community on a local level and the ability to make informed decisions as the generation that will inherit this beautiful planet.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Environmental Club meets at 8:15am on Wednesdays in room 2.117. We will begin on August 28th and end on April 4th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • FBLA

    Contact:

    Harristina Stephens, Miyoshi Everett

     Description:

    Future Business Leaders of America is an organization that provides leadership skills for college and beyond. It prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    FBLA meets on Fridays in the STEAM lab at 8:15 am. Below are specific dates we will meet -
    August 14,21,28
    September 4, 25
    October 3,10

    with a Rally in Perry Georgia on
    October 17,23,30
    November 6,13,20
    December 4,11
    February 5,12,26
    March 4,11,18,26
    April 8,15,22,29
    May 6

    Who Can Join:

    All Students- must sign up via MyPaymentsPlus

  • Fencing Club

    Sponsors:  

    David Battle

    Description:

    In Fencing Club, students will learn the basic skills and techniques required to fence competitively. Students will learn the different sword styles and will be able to pick and train with the style of their choice. Additionally, students in Fencing Club will receive training similar to what high school students on the BHS Fencing Team would have.

    Dates/ Location Club Meets:

    Fencing club will begin on September 23 and end on May 4. We will meet on Mondays from 4:15- 5:45 in the Cafeteria.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Girl Talk

    Contact:

    Laura Ross

    Description:

    Girl Talk's mission is to inspire all girls to develop the confidence to lead by empowering one girl at a time. Girl Talk is supported by a staff advisor and lessons from Girl Talk curriculum are led by high school students who have worked with the staff advisor. High school leaders help support their middle school peers during these formative years at after school meetings. This is a safe space for all girls to share and gain perspective on common experiences that have the potential to make a permanent impact on their lives.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Girl Talk will meet on Tuesdays in Mrs. Coyle's Room from 4:15- 5:15pm. Girl Talk will start on September 10th and end on May 5th. Pick up will always be in the front of the school at 5:15pm. Snacks will be provided at Girl Talk meetings.

    Who Can Join:

    All FFMS Girls

  • Girls Who Code

    Contact:

    Ksyenia Burns

    Description:

    GWC is a FREE before-school program for 6-12th-grade girls to use computer science to impact their
    community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models.

    Clubs are led by Facilitators, in this case, it will be me, who can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, and/or volunteers from any background or field.

    All materials from Girls Who Code are provided for FREE including:
    • 120+ hours of curriculum, activity sets, and an online learning management system
    • Program management support, including a field trip and grant opportunities
    • Real-time support, engaging lectures, and the ability to make a real impact in our community

    Club members will learn programming basics and, depending on the projects they chose, one or more programming languages. GWC members will work together to solve a need in our community by either creating a web-app, mobile app, and/or a website. The girls will have an opportunity to showcase their work and get a head start on building their college resume. All of the work will be displayed on the club website.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    GWC will beet on Tuesday mornings at 8:15am in Lab A19. We will begin meeting on September 3rd and end on May 5th.

    Who Can Join:

    All FFMS Girls

  • Golf

    Contact:

    Matt Duncan, Jacob Bennett

    Description:

    Golf club gives students the chance to practice their putting, chipping, and long-distance hitting. This club meets until 5:15 on Tuesdays in the Fall and Spring. See specific dates on the calendar. Parents will pick up their students in the back car-rider lane no later than 5:15. Students are not required to bring their on clubs but may certainly bring them and store them in the gym until the end of the day.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Golf Club will meet on Tuesdays from 4:15- 5:15 in the FFMS Gym and/ or field. We will begin our Fall session on September 10th and run until October 1st. Our Spring Session will begin on March 3rd and end on March 24th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • GSA

    Contact:

    Laura Ross, Jenny Chapman, Michael Williams

    Description:

    GSA is a student-run club that unites LGBTQ+ and straight ally students in a safe space to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    GSA will meet on most Thursdays in Mr. Williams Room at 4:15pm- 5:15pm. We will begin meeting on September 16th and end on May 14th. Pick up for GSA will always be at the front of the school. Snacks will be provided at club meetings.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Guitar Club

    Contact:

    Andy Clinansmith, Dominique DeSantois, Alexis Carretto

    Description:

    Guitar Club is a place where anyone interested in learning guitar can learn skills regardless of their current ability level. Dominic DeSantis, a professional musician and guitar teacher, leads the club and helps everyone to grow in their guitar playing and musical knowledge no matter where they are starting from.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Guitar Club will meet on the following Tuesdays- 09/03, 09/10, 09/16, 09/24, 10/01, 10/08, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/4 in Mr. Payen's Room at 8:15am.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Honor Orchestra

    Contact:

    Alaina Morris

    Description:

    This is Five Forks’ best group of student orchestral musicians! Students are selected based on an audition. Honor Orchestra will have 2 concerts as well as other possible performance opportunities throughout the year. The group only rehearses once a week so attendance is vital. 

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Honor Orchestra will meet on Fridays in the Orchestra Room from 8:15- 9:00am. Orchestra club will begin meeting on October 4th and end on May 8th.

    Who Can Join:

    Orchestra students must audition for this club.

  • Intramurals

    Contact:

    Matt Duncan, Laura Lynn Massey

    Description:

    We at Five Forks Middle School are happy to provide an intramural program for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at no cost to you. The purpose of the program is to develop physical skills and help students learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, respect for others and the development of a good self-esteem. "INTRAMURAL RULES

    1. Intramurals are open to all students that complete and turn in the registration form.
    2. Intramurals will be held after school from 4:15 until 5:45. 6th graders will meet on Monday, 7th graders on Tuesday, and 8th graders on Thursday. Unless told otherwise for conflicting reasons with school functions.
    3. Participating students should notify/remind parents that they will be staying for intramurals on their designated day so that transportation home can be arranged.
    4. Parents should pick up there child on the side parking lot next to the gym. You will enter the school then turn left in front of the school. Then take a right to the side parking lot located next to the gym (teacher parking lot).
    5. Students must be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. If a student begins to have a problem with on-time transportation, he or she may no longer be allowed to participate.
    6. Intramural participation is a privilege, so we expect all participants to exhibit good sportsmanship
    and obey school rules. If meeting the rules and expectations of the program becomes an issue, a student will not be allowed to participate.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Intramurals will meet in the gym or on the field from 4:15- 5:45pm. Intramurals will begin on September 9th for the Fall session and on February 24th for the Spring session. 6th Grade- Monday; 7th Grade- Tuesday; 8th Grade- Thursday (and a few Tuesdays due to after school activiites)

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Iron Men

    Contact:

    Keith Oldknow, Phillip Watson, Jacob Bennett

    Description:

    The IronMen club involves activities and leadership opportunities for our male Five Forks students. The IronMen club is a school-community partnership and is supported by our male teachers and volunteers from the Five Forks Fathers. The mentoring program is ongoing with many opportunities throughout the year and four quarterly meetings that are open to all stakeholders. Events include tailgate cookouts, par 3 golf, obstacle courses, art night and robotics.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    • Sept 6, Oct 18 , Nov 12, Jan 17, & March 6 4:30 PM until 6PM

    • Sept 6 cookout - FFMS blacktop

    • Oct 18 golf night - FFMS field

    • Nov 12 ART night - location TBD

    • Jan 17 & March 6 (entrepreneur (DASH) & steam (Griffith) TBD)

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Jazz Band

    Contact:

    Matt Tankersley

    Description:

    Traditional Jazz Band students need There is no audition to be in Jazz Band. Please see Mr. Tankersley for a pass and info on how to sign up and for the list of rehearsal dates.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    We meet on scheduled days designated by the band director.

    Who Can Join:

    Jazz Band is open to any 7th or 8th grade band, bass, guitar, and piano student who is interesting in learning about jazz.

  • Jr. Beta Club

    Contact:

    Susan Coyle, Gaye Walk, Terri Wyatt

    Description:

    The purpose of the Jr. Beta Club is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service. Students who exhibit an outstanding scholastic achievement, which is an overall GPA of 93% in the 7th grade, will be invited to join the FFMS Junior Beta Club. The JBC seeks to inspire young adults to lead by serving others; therefore, each member will be required to perform a minimum of 10 hours of community service. This organization has empowered millions of students to make an impact on the world.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Jr. Beta Club will meet at 8:15am in the Cafeteria when we meet. Please stay tuned to the morning announcements for specific dates that we will meet.

    Who Can Join:

    Students will be invited to join the Jr. Beta Club.

  • Knitting Club

    Contact:

    Chelsea Lemcke-Miller, Maryann Bruce

    Description:

    Always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet, but don't know how? Have a project that you started and have no idea how to finish it? Are you a pro and want some people to chat with while you work? Then "This is how we roll" is perfect for you! Come hang out, learn something, and make some friends! Party is only for people who have attended three or more knitting club meetings.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Knitting Club will meet in the Spanish Room, Mrs. Lemcke- Miller's room on most Mondays. You can come at 8:15am OR 4:15pm for this club. We will begin October 7th and end February 24th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Latin Club

    Contact:

    Emma Towey, Eric Morrow

    Description:

    Get a better understanding of the Latin language and history in Latin Club! Forms can be picked up outside of Mrs. Towey's classroom.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Latin Club will meet on Tuesday's at 8:20am on September 17, October 15, January 14, and March 17, in Mrs. Towey's room.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Maker Space Activities

    Contact:

    Monica Brown, Jane Quiq, Lindsey Gunter

    Description:

    Maker Space Activities – Students are welcome to come to the media center on select Tuesday mornings to participate in Maker Space Activities. Each activity is centered around a concept related to STEAM. Students can learn to use a 3D printer, program Ozobots, operate a Sphero 2.0, create with Little Bits Circuits, go on Google Expeditions, create Stick Bot Animation and much more! This experience will be held in the media center and is open to all students interested.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Maker Space Activities will take place in the Media Center on Tuesdays from 8:30-9:00am and on the following dates- Sept. 17, 2019, October 15, 2019, Dec. 17, 2019, Jan. 14, 2020, Feb. 4, 2020, March 17, 2020, April 14, 2020, May 12, 2020

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Math Mania

    Contact:

    Caryn Glenn, Stacey Walker, Eugenia Byrd

    Description:

    Do you want to practice your math facts or your computations skills and have fun doing it? Then come to Math Mania and practice by playing games with your friends.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Math Mania will be in Mrs. Glenn's Classroom beginning on September 9th and ending on March 23rd. We will meet two Mondays per month at 8:15am.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Peer Leaders

    Contact:

    Laura Ross

    Description:

    Peer Leaders are 8th grade students who have been selected through an application, recommendation, team work and interview process. Peer Leaders are student role models who assist teachers and counselors in various projects and school wide events including open house/registration and rising 6th grade transition. 7th grade students who are interested in being a peer leader in 8th grade will have the opportunity to apply in January/February of 2020. Please look for information on the morning announcements regarding an informational meeting in January/February of 2020 for 7th graders interested in applying to be a FFMS Peer Leader during the 2020-2021 school year.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Meetings will be announced by Ms. Ross to all Peer Leaders

    Who Can Join:

    7th Grade Students will apply in January/ February 2020 to become Peer Leaders for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Pep Band

    Contact:

    Matt Tankersley

    Description:

    There is no fee to join Basketball Band; however, students should anticipate paying $10 for the Basketball Band shirt that is worn at games. Students will not perform at all games. The list of games will be sent home when the students begin the signup process. Band students will receive sign up information in class.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Rehearsals dates and times are designated by the band director. Students will play at all home basketball games. 

    Who Can Join:

    Pep Band is open to 7th and 8th grade band students.

  • Pinterest (DIY) Club

    Contact:

    Jessica Smith, Kelly Brieske

    Description:

    We are a unique craft club that explores a variety of craft techniques and projects each month. You can learn to craft in a friendly and relaxed environment. If you enjoy spending time on Pinterest researching new and exciting craft ideas then this is the club for you! We are open to all grade levels and would love for you to come join us! This year we are limiting our club to only 35 members. We are hoping by cutting down on our numbers we will be able to do even better and more personalized crafts this year. If you would like to apply to become a member of DIY club you will need to fill out the form on eclass by Friday, September 6th. We will let you know if you are a member of DIY club by Wednesday, September 11th. We meet once a month on Fridays at 8:15am. If you are selected to be a member the cost is $10 a person to cover the cost of craft supplies. 

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    DIY Club will meet at 8:15am in Mrs. Smith's room on Friday mornings, once a month. We will begin meeting on September 13th and end on May 8th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Reading Club

    Contact:

    Monica Brown, Susan Seay, Tabitha Geabou

    Description:

    The Five Forks Reading Club is our school's book club. Our ultimate goal is to compete against all of the other middle schools in the GCPS Readers Rally Competition. Ten students will be selected to join our team at the beginning of the school year. To try out, students must read any two books off of the list and score the highest on the assessment. - Interest Meeting, Sept. 27, 2019 - Book Assessment, Sept. 30, 2019 Team Selection Announcement. 

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Reading Club Meets on Wednesdays in the Media Center from 8:15am- 9:00am. Sept. 4, 2019 The club will meet every Wednesday until January. Starting January 6, 2020 the club will meet daily until February 21, 2020.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Relay for Life

    Contact:

    Julianne Purnell, Tacy Hudspeth, Avery Owen, Candice DeBoer, Laura Lynn Massey, Matthew Duncan

    Description:

    Relay for Life Club supports the Relay for Life Fundraiser Event of Gwinnett County. Gwinnett County's Relay for Life is the largest in the entire WORLD! Gwinnett County Schools as well as other organizations from the community raise funds throughout the year and then gather together at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds for an evening of fun, food, and activities to support Cancer survivors and victims. Students will help in the organizing and implementing of fundraisers and our site at the Relay Event. They will learn valuable skills in Health awareness and promotion as well as budgeting, logistics, and community service.

    Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser cancer walk for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries who give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.

    When you participate in a Relay For Life event, you become a vital part of the American Cancer Society: a volunteer. You are now part of an organization of 2.5 million survivors, patients, advocates, volunteers, caregivers, and researchers doing everything within our power to save lives.

    Relay For Life is a team fundraising cancer walk event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do we.

    Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.

    Help Five Forks Fight Cancer!
    Join us today!

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Relay for Life will meet at 8:15am on Tuesdays once a month for the first semester and increasing to once a week closer to the date of Relay for Life. We will meet in Mrs. Purnell's room. The start date for our club will be on September 3rd and will end on May 10th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Robotics

    Contact:

    Stephen Griffith, Bridget Mauldin, Soleil Lee

    Description:

    Vex Robotics is an erector set on steroids, 6th grade club is foundations of robotics, understanding, and learning how to design, code, and build. 7th and 8th grade clubs are competitive teams that compete 4-7 times in a season against other middle, and high school teams around the metro area.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Robotics meets on Monday afternoons with some Saturdays for competitions. We will meet in the Tech Ed room from 4:15- 5:45pm beginning September 9th and ending March 23rd. There are 6-8th grade teams that students must try out for.

    Who Can Join:

    Students who try out for Robotics

  • Running Club

    Contact:

    Tamara Griffin, Sonya Hood, Hannah Willis 

    Description:

    The Running club welcomes all interested in outdoor running. Whether you are a novice or a pro, we would love for you to join us. Our club get's you active and works towards building your stamina as a runner.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Running Club will meet on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:20pm. We will meet on the blacktop closest to the gym. We will begin on September 11th and end on April 9th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Scholar's Bowl

    Contact:

    Carla Kuny, Phillip Watson

    Description:

    SCHOLARS BOWL is the name given to Five Fork's quiz bowl team. It is composed of 15 members who compete in various Saturday tournaments around Metro Atlanta. Competitions work much like the popular show "High Q" where teams of students "buzz-in" if they know the answer. Questions come from all academic areas, the arts, sports, and current events. There is a State Champion crowned each year at the PAGE finals in January. This year, the team will practice every Tuesday after school until 5:30 through the beginning of February. Scholars Bowl is coached by Mr. Watson and Mrs. Kuny. Tryouts (permission slip required): 9/4, Kuny's room, 4:15-5:30. Permission slips are available in grade level clerks' offices or from Ms. Kuny and Mr. Watson. Pick up is in front of the school.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Scholar's Bowl will meet in Mrs. Kuny's room on Tuesdays from 4:15pm- 5:30pm. We will begin on September 10th and end on February 11th.

    Who Can Join:

    Students must try out for Scholar's Bowl Team

  • Science Olympiad

    Contact:

    April Coston- Downs, Kaylee Frantz

    Description:

    Science Olympiad is a STEM-based competition showcasing innovations in science, math, engineering, and technology through 23 competitive events. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science concepts, process skills, and science applications.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Science Olympiad will meet on Mondays from 4:15pm- 5:45pm in Mrs. Coston- Downs' room starting September 9th. Tryouts will be August 21st 4:15-5:30PM, August 26th 4:15-5:30PM and August 28th from 8:15 to 9:00AM.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students who try out.

  • Soccer

    Contact:

    Sebastian Arrazola, Michael Payen, Nancy Kimbrell, Bailey Felschow  

    Description:

    Soccer Club is for all students interested in playing soccer. The club will meet every Wednesday and have free play & training. The select Boys' and Girls' team will play other middle schools in the county and take part in a tournament in March.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Soccer Club will meet on Wednesdays at 4:15pm on the Soccer Field. We will begin meeting on September 4th. Team Tryouts will be held on October 2nd.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Student Ambassadors

    Contact:

    Jenny Chapman

    Description:

    Student Ambassadors are 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students who will be selected through an application and teacher recommendation process. Student Ambassadors help FFMS continue to be a welcoming, caring and inclusive environment by welcoming newly enrolled students and helping with various school-wide initiatives, such as No One Eats Alone Day. 

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Students will meet mostly on Mondays beginning September 23rd and ending May 11th.

    Who Can Join:

    Students who are chosen through the application process.

  • Student Government Association

    Contact:

    Megan Sims

    Description:

    Student Council is a unique, cohesive group of students who care about others and genuinely want to have an important leadership role in their school.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    SGA will meet on Tuesdays, roughly once a month in Mrs. Sim's room. SGA will meet from 8:15-9:00am on the following dates. 10/02, 10/29, 11/12, 12/10, 01/14, 02/11, 03/17, 04/14, 05/12

    Who Can Join:

    All Students who are interested must run for an elected office.

  • Technology Club

    Contact:

    Anjali Tripathi and Tabitha Geabou

    Description:

    Technology club welcomes all students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Students will explore on ipads, Chromebooks, and computers. Students will get a better understanding of using technology. They will have several opportunities to play educational games.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Technology Club will meet starting on September 27 and end on March 20. They will meet in room 1.24 (Mrs. Tripathi's room) at 8:15 once a month on Fridays.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Video Production

    Contact:

    Monica Brown, Jeni Greene

    Description:

    The Five Forks News network is a daily news show for our school. The broadcasts are for the students and teachers to be kept informed, entertained and updated on the latest events happening at school. Students who participate will create a TV Network where they will produce programming for the school and the school's website. This programming will include daily announcements, video shots regarding special programs, projects, and events at the school. Please refer to the Media Center website for a detailed description of the Video Production Club jobs.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Video Production members will meet daily, based on their team, in the Broadcasting Room at 9:00- after they check in to Homeroom. Interest meeting 08/21/2019, The club will rotate students biweekly.

    Who Can Join:

    Students will be chosen after the interest meeting and then they will be placed on teams.

  • Wrestling Club

    Contact:

    Keith Oldknow

    Description:

    The Five Forks Wrestling Club is an introductory wrestling program for all Five Forks students. The club welcomes students of all skill levels and we strive to have a positive and fun learning environment for beginning wrestlers to learn more about the sport. Our program offers each wrestler the opportunity to learn new techniques and build their skill level at their own pace. Three levels are offered.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Tuesdays and Thursdays- 6:30- 8:00 pm Introductory classes at FFMS September 13 & 27, Intermediate middle school classes at Brookwood HS Nov 12 until mid-March, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm, and Advanced classes at Brookwood HS

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Yearbook Photography

    Contact:

    Michael Williams, Sonya Hood, Hannah Willis, Jeff Rogers, Jeni Greene  

    Description:

    The purpose of the Yearbook Photograph Club is:

    To educate and improve photography skills of students, and to spread the love of photography throughout the Five Forks community.

    To document the people and events at Five Forks for the school yearbook.

    No previous experience in photography is required. We will meet one Monday each month. Beyond our monthly meeting, students will be asked to volunteer to take photographs at specific afterschool events throughout the year. Yearbook Photography dues will be $10 and will be payable through MyPaymentsPlus after the first club meeting. These dues will cover the cost of your yearbook shirt, as well as snacks and other meeting materials throughout the year.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Yearbook will meet in Mr. Williams/ Ms. Willis' Classroom at 8:15am- 9:00am. Starting on September 16th, we will meet one Monday each month. 09/16, 10/07. 11/04, 12/02. 01/13, 02/03, and 03/02. Please contact Michael_R_Williams@gwinnett.k12.ga.us with any questions.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Yoga Club- Grounded

    Contact:

    Jenny Chapman, Rebecca Kessler

    Description:

    Yoga Club is for you, if you want to:

    1) Understand how to ground when you feel unsettled.
    2) Energize when feeling sluggish.
    3) Focus when you are distracted.
    4) Respond instead of reacting impulsively to others who push your buttons.
    5) Have fun and increase your flexibility.

    The only thing you need is a permission form and a yoga mat!

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Yoga Club will meet in the ISS Room on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:15pm starting on September 10th and ending on April 28th.

    Who Can Join:

    All Students