• 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.

     

  • African American History and Culture Club

    Contact:

    Miyoshi Everett and Sherrie Hart

    Description:

    The purpose of the African American History and Culture Club (AAHCC) is to help students of all races celebrate, embrace, and expand their knowledge of African American history and culture. Our goal is to provide social support while fostering student development and success through the discussion of cultural awareness, leadership, and community service. Each meeting provides students with a safe place to talk about and share personal experiences as well as address and discuss cultural and social issues surrounding African Americans in our country. The club is open to all FFMS students who are interested in learning more about the history, traditions, and customs of African Americans.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Our club will meet on the third Friday of the month beginning on September 17th and ending on April 15th.  We will meet in Mrs. Everett's room from 8:20am- 8:50am.

    Here are the dates we will meet: September 17, October 15 , November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15

    Who Can Join:

    All students can join.

  • Apóyame

    Contact:

    Chelsea Lemcke and Stephanie Birmingham

    Description:

    Este es un grupo de apoyo para los estudiantes hispanohablantes en FFMS de todos grados para: conseguir ayuda con tarea, tener oportunidades de retomar exámenes y pruebas, construir una comunidad de hispanohablantes nátivos, y repasar curriculo. Este club solo está abierto a los estudiantes que hablen español.

    This is a support group for Spanish speaking students at FFMS, all grade levels, to get help with homework, opportunities to reassess, community building, and instructional remediation. This club is ONLY open to students that speak Spanish.

    Si quiere usted que su alumno asiste el club, por favor llena el formulario por el enlace en esta página.

    Click here to sign up!

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    We will meet after school from 4:15pm- 5:30pm in the Art Room beginning September 7th and end on May 3rd.  

    First Semester dates: First Semester: 9/7 , 9/21 , 10/12 , 10/26 , 11/16 , 11/30 , 12/7
    Second Semester: (vamos a anunciarlo más tarde)

    Who Can Join:

    Click here to sign up!

  • Art Club

    Contact:

    Stephanie Birmingham, Tamara Griffin, Alyson Lensing

    Description:

    Art club is a fun and creative activity to join! If you love art or just want to learn more about it this is the club for you. We meet afterschool once a month by grade level. You will get to create using paper, pencil, clay, paint, and so much more. No experience required to join or make with us!

    Dues to join the club are $10.00 to help with supplyes.  

    Click here to sign up for Art Club!

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Art Club will meet on different days for each grade level.  We eill meet from 4:30- 5:30pm in the Art Room.

    6th Grade Art Club will meet on Wednesdays only and will begin on September 15th and end on April 13th.  

    Here are our 6th Grade Art Club dates: 9/15/2021, 10/6/2021, 11/3/2021, 12/1/2021, 1/12/2022, 2/2/2022, 3/9/2022, 4/13/2022

    7th Grade Art Club will meet on Wednesdays and begin on September 29th, ending on April 27th.  

    Here are the 7th Grade Art Club dates: 9/29/2021, 10/27/2021, 11/17/2021, 12/15/2021, 1/26/2022, 2/16/2022, 3/23/2022, 4/27/2022

    8th Grade Art Club will meet on Wednesdays beginning on Septermber 22nd and end =ing on April 20th.  

    Here are the 8th Grade Art Club dates: 9/22/2021, 10/13/2021, 11/10/2021, 12/8/2021, 1/19/2022, 2/9/2022, 3/16/2022, 4/20/2022

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

    Click here to sign up for Art Club!

  • 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. 

    We will meet at 8:15am in the Band room.

    The following are the meeting dates for Band Leadership- October 4 (Monday), October 12, October 19, November 16, November 30, December 14, January 11, February 8, February 15, February 22, April 12, May 10

    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 21st. We will meet one Tuesday a month after school until 5:30pm in Mr. O'Connor's room. 

    Here are the meeting dates for Board Game Club:

    9/21, 10/12, 11/16, 12/07, 01/11, 02/08, 03/08, 04/12, 5/10

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Breakout EDU- cancelled for 21-22 school year

    Contact:

    Monica Brown and Mary Cook

    Description:

    Breakout EDU is an escape room experience for students! Students must put together a team of 4-6 members. The team works together to solve and decode puzzles, riddles, and questions related to library skills. The answers will open locks on a Breakout Box. If the team is success they will win the contents of the box. Students are welcome to sign up once a month.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Brekout EDU will not take place this school year (2021-2022)

    Who Can Join:

    All students can join.

  • Campus Thrive

    Contact:

    Pam Underwood, Scherrie Grim

    Description:

    Our goal at Campus Thrive is to empower middle school students to impact their communities. We use Biblical principles to grow the student's leadership capacity. With student's interests in mind, students are trained to lead worship, teach, share testimonies, and participate in games. Thrive Clubs will meet six Fridays beginning October 15- November 19th for Fall semester. We will also meet Spring semester. (Dates
    to come)

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Campus Thrive meets on Fridays at 8:15am in the FFMS Cafeteria. Our first meeting is October 15th.

    Meeting Dates October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 for first semester

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • 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.

    Five Forks Middle School Cheerleaders show spirit and enthusiasm for our school. The squad will show support for our basketball team and other school events. Members of the squad will learn cheers, chants and dances.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Cheerleaders, once chosen, will meet on Monday and Tuesday mornings @ 7:50, Starting 9/13 and ending at the end of basketball season. Please listen to the morning announcements for information about upcoming try outs.

    Who Can Join:

    All 7th and 8th grade students- tryouts required

  • Chess Club

    Contact:

    Mujadilah Sanders and Keith Oldknow

    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.

    Playing chess helps to develop many mental skills that are useful in life, such as: logic, strategic and tactical thinking, planning and preparation, and problem-solving. Chess Club provides an opportunity to simply have fun playing the game and making friendships, while building these skills at the same time.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Chess Club will meet in the Media Center at 8:15am beginning August 23rd and ending May 2nd.  

    8/23, 9/13, 9/27, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/18, 5/2

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Chorale

    Contact:

    Allison Davis

    Description:

    A small ensemble of students passionate about chorus that want to learn more music outside of class!

    You must be in 7th or 8th grade, in chorus, in order to audition.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    FFMS Chorale will meet every Tuesday at 8:15am in the Chorus Room beginning August 18th and ending on May 12th. 

    Who Can Join:

    You must be in 7th or 8th grade, in chorus, in order to audition.

  • DIY Club

    Contact:

    Jessica Smith, Jane Quig, Lindsey Gunter

    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 24th and end on May 20th.

    DIY meeting club dates:

    9/24, 10/29, 11/12, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, 3/25, 4/29, 5/20

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Drama Club

    Contact:

    Stephanie Lacock, Kaci Tiller, Tony Cogan, and Kristen Knezevic

    Description:

    Do you find yourself humming songs from your favorite musical? Do your friends and family say you're dramatic? Do you love being on stage? Well have we got the club for you!!! Intro to Drama Club will be your first step to making it on the "big stage"! We will play fun games and learn what it takes to be in a play or musical. Come join in the fun!
    “We save the drama for the stage!”

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Drama Club will meet in Mrs. Lacock's room on the 1st Wednesday of each month @ 8:15a, and on the 3rd Wednesdays at 4:15-5p.

    Meeting Dates:

    9/15, 10/6, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/20, 4/4, 4/18

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • FBLA

    Contact:

    Harristina Stephens

    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.

    Go to FBLA-PBL.ORG or Georgia FBLA.org

    Students compete at the Region, State and National level in areas such as Computer Science just to name a few.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    FBLA will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15am.  We will meet in either the STEAM Lab or the cafeteria.  

    Who Can Join:

    All Students- must sign up via MyPaymentsPlus

  • Fencing Club

    Sponsors:  

    David Battle, Ethan Manley

    Description:

    Fencing Club - Touché! If you've ever heard that French exclamation before, you should know it comes from the world of fencing. Fencing is a 1-on-1 competitive sport involving different styles of swordplay. A coach from the Brookwood Fencing Club teaches you footwork, dexterity, and the ability to effectively use one of three types of sword. Our club is a great stepping stone towards competing in the high school team and around the nation. Practices are once per week, and all grades are able to join. Students interested in joining should talk to Mr. Battle across from the cafeteria for more information.

    Dates/ Location Club Meets:

    Fencing club will begin on September 9thand will meet in the FFMS Gym- upstairs.  We will meet from 4:20pm- 6:00pm.  

    Fencing Club Meeting Dates- 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/12, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Outdoor Club

    Contact:

    Emma Towey and Rory O'Connor

     Description:

    Love planting flowers, and watching things grow? Want to help clean up around the school and beautify our gardens, trails and other outdoor spaces?  Then outdoor club is for you.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Girl Talk

    Contact:

    Laura Ross and Valerie Griffin

    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 twice a month on Tuesdays. Meetings ends at 5:00pm.

    Sign up for Girl Talk

    Girl Talk will meet on the following dates:

    09/07, 09/27, 10/04, 10/18, 11/08, 11/15, 12/06, 12/13, 01/10, 01/24, 02/07, 02/28, 03/14, 03/28, 04/11, 04/25, 05/09, 05/16

    Who Can Join:

    All FFMS Girls

  • Girls Basketball- 7th and 8th grades only

    Contact:

    Julianne Purnell, Laura Lynn Massey and Matthew Duncan

    Description:

    Learn the skills and fundamentals of basketball as well as compete against the other middle schools in the county!

    Basketball Interest form- current 7th and 8th graders only

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Try outs are October 13 - 15th.

    Once the team is created practice will take place everyday- Alternating weeks from either 7 - 8:15 a.m. or 4:15 - 6 p.m. (boys and girls teams will rotate)

    Who Can Join:

    Basketball Interest form- current 7th and 8th graders only

  • GSA

    Contact:

    Laura RossMichael Williams and Mandy Newton

    Description:

    The FFMS GSA is open to all students. GSA or Gay-Straight Alliance is a student[run club that unites LGBTQ+ students and straight ally students in a safe space to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities to create a supportive environment for all. GSA meets twice a month after school.

    Sign Up Link

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    GSA will meet about every other Thursday from 4:15pm- 5:15pm starting September 9th and ending on May 19th. GSA meeting dates are:. Sign-up for GSA at this link: Sign Up Link 

    Below are the meeting dates for GSA:

    09/09, 09/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 01/13, 01/27, 02/10, 02/24, 03/10, 03/24, 04/14, 04/28, 05/02, 05/19

    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 1st and end on May 20th.

    Meeting dates:

    10/01, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

    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 from 4:15- 5:45pm. Intramurals will begin on September 7th.

    Meeting Dates:

    6th Grade- 9/7(Tues.),9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 2/14, 2/22(Tues.), 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

    7th Grade- 9/7, 9/13 (Monday), 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/21(Monday), 3/29, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3

    8th Grade- 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/5(Tuesday), 2/15(Tuesday), 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/3(Tuesday)

    Click here to sign up!

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

    Click here to sign up!

  • Jr. BELT (Jr. Building Equity Leadership Team)

    Contact:

    Julianne Purnell and Laura Ross

    Description:

    Jr. BELT is open to all students. Students will meet with staff advisors to amplify students voices in addressing anti-bias equity practices at FFMS. This group will also lead some of our No Place for Hate activities throughout the school to interrupt bias and mistreatment and to highlight inclusion and the diverse contributions of everyone.

    Sign Up form for Jr. BELT

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Jr. BELT will meet from 8:15am- 9:00am twice a month and usually on Tuesdays.  We will meet in Mrs. Purnell's room. Our first meeting will be on September 7th and the last meeting will be on May 17th.

    Here are the meeting dates for Jr. BELT: 09/07, 09/28, 10/12, 10/19, 11/02, 11/18, 12/14, 01/11, 01/18, 02/09, 02/15, 03/08, 03/15, 04/12, 04/26, 051/0, 05/17

    Who Can Join:

    All students

    Sign Up form for Jr. BELT

  • Jr. Beta Club

    Contact:

    Lacey Krakowiak

    Description:

    The purpose of the Jr. Beta Club is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service. To be eligible for selection to membership in the Five Forks Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Beta Club, candidates must meet the following requirements: Students must be a member of the eighth grade class. Students must earn an overall academic grade point average of a 3.75 or higher for the year prior to induction (7th grade first and second semester - four core academics only, not including connections). The sponsor will pull data and review in the fall. Once evaluated, a letter and/or will be sent with further instructions and payment information.

    Jr. Beta is a national organization for students in 8th grade. Jr. Beta was founded in 1934 to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership. This is a service organization that meets monthly during the spring semester before or after school.

    MISSION STATEMENT
    To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

    ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement

    CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful

    LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow

    SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Jr. Beta Club will meet at 8:15am in the Cafeteria. 

    Who Can Join:

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

  • Lego Club

    Sponsors:  

    Jennifer Champman

    Description:

    Lego Club is for all students who enjoy building and playing with Legos. We will have time for free play and weekly challenges such as, speed build, paper bag challenge, and a drop test!

    Dates/ Location Club Meets:

    Lego Club will meet on Mondays at 8:20am on the dates below. Our first meeting is September 13th and our last meeting is May 9th.  We will meet in the FFMS STEAM lab.

    9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/ 18, 10/ 25, 11/1, 11/ 8, 11/ 15, 12/6, 12/13, 1/ 10, 1/ 24, 1/ 31
    ,2/7, 2/ 14, 2/ 28, 3/ 7, 3/ 14, 3/ 21, 3/ 28, 4/ 18, 4/ 25, 5/9

    Who Can Join:

    All students can join lego club- complete this form if you are interested in participating.

    Students, please complete this form if you would like to attend Lego Club.

    https://forms.gle/c7SQmpkuJGmpEokH9

  • Maker Space Club- cancelled for 21-22 school year

    Contact:

    Monica Brown

    Description:

    Maker Space Activities – Students are welcome to come to the media center on select Wednesday 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:

    Cancelled for 21-22 school year

    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.

    Click here to sign up!

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Math Mania will be in Mrs. Glenn's Classroom beginning on September 21st and ending on March 29th. We will meet at 8:15am.

    Meeting Dates: 09/21, 10/05, 10/19, 11/02, 11/16, 12/07, 01/11/22, 02/01, 02/15, 03/01, 03/15, 03/29

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

    Click here to sign up!

  • Photography Club

    Contact:

    Leslie Hillis, Lexie Carretto, and Keith Oldknow

    Description:

    Photography club is open to all grade levels and allows students to learn about and enjoy photography. Photography club meets once a month before school. Beginners and experts are welcome to explore the world of photography. A camera is not required to be a part of the FFMS photography club.

    Students will be given a paper permission slip at our first meeting in September

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Photography club will meet on the second Friday of each month in Mrs. Hillis' room at 8:15am.  We will begin on September 10th and end on May 15th.

    Here are the specific dates for Photography club: 9/10, 10/15, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15, 5/13

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Reading Club

    Contact:

    Monica Brown, Tabitha Geabou, Bridget Mauldin, Lisa Kirkland, and Lorielle Jackson

    Description:

    The Five Forks Reading Club is our school's book club.
    Our ultimate goal is to compete in the GCPS Readers Rally Competition.

    The Gwinnett Readers Rally is a quiz bowl style competition that tests student's knowledge of the books they have read. Students read books from a predetermined list recommended by Media Specialist, Teachers and Administrators from our county.

    The team is open to interested sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

    The county-level competion is held in February at Peachtree Ridge High School. The top four middle school teams from each division move on to the championship at our county's Instructional Support Center. The Division Winners and Wildcard team will then compete for the middle school champion titile.

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Reading Club Meets on Fridays in the Media Center from 8:15am- 9:00am  Starting in January the Reading Club will meet daily.

    Reading Club meeting dates:

    08/27, 09/30, 10/06, 10/15 ,10/22, 10/29, 11/05, 11/12, 11/19, 12/03, 12/10, Starting in January the club will meet daily to prepare for the Readers Rally Competition on 02/26/2022

    Who Can Join:

    The team is open to interested sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

  • Relay for Life

    Contact:

    Tacy Hudspeth and Candice DeBoer

    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!

    Click Here to Sign Up for Relay for Life

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Relay for Life will meet at 8:15am on Tuesdays in Mrs. DeBoer's room beginning on October 12th and ending on May 10th.  

    Relay for Life Meeting dates: 10/12, 11/16, 12/7, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/10

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

    Click Here to Sign Up for Relay for Life

    Dates and Locatio

  • Robotics

    Contact:

    Stephen Griffith, Gaspar Febus- Morales

    Description:

    Vex Robotics, learn about robots, build and compete with middle schools and high schools across Metro Atlanta region. Work as a team to find success and build a better bot.

    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 13th and ending in February. There are 6-8th grade teams that students must try out for.

    Below are the meeting dates for Robotics club:

    September 13, 20, 27 October 4, 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15, 29 December 6, 13 January10, 17, 24, 31 February 7

    Who Can Join:

    Students who try out for Robotics

  • Running Club

    Contact:

    Sonya Hood, Hannah Willis , Carrie Jones

    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 the blacktop following bus dismissal until 5:30pm on the blacktop outside of the gym or down on the FFMS track every other Wednesday. 

    Running Club will meet on the following dates:  9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • S.O.A.R. (Students Organizing Against Racism)

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    Sponsors:  

    Laura Ross

    Description:

    SOAR is open to all FFMS students. SOAR includes discussions, activities, book studies and more around understanding race, racism, and being anti-racist. Students will participate in learning activities, sharing and processing current events, discussions and book studies.

    Sign Up Link

    Dates/ Location Club Meets:

    Meeting Dates: (all meetings are from 4:15pm - 5:15pm) in Mr. Linton's Classroom

    09/13, 09/27, 10/04, 10/18, 11/08, 11/15, 12/06, 12/13, 01/10, 01/24, 02/07, 02/28, 03/14, 03/28, 04/11, 04/25, 05/09, 05/16

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

    Sign Up Link

  • 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.

    Scholars Bowl Website- https://ffmsscholarsbowl.weebly.com/

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Scholar's Bowl will meet in Mrs. Kuny's room on Tuesdays from 4:15pm- 5:30pm..

    Meeting Dates: 09/15, 09/21, 09/28, 10/05,10/12, 10/26, 11/02, 11/16, 11/30, 12/07, 12/14

    Who Can Join:

    Students must try out for Scholar's Bowl Team. 

  • SCI-FI Book Club

    Contact:

    Terese Paschal and Barbara Clark

    Description:

    Reading sci-fi/dystopian novels- book discussions

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    This book club will meet on Tuesdays in Mrs. Paschal's trailer at 8:20am.  Our first meeting is September 21st.  

    Meeting Dates: 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/1, 3/29

    Who Can Join:

    All students- there is no sign up, just join us!

  • 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 13th. Information regarding tryouts will be coming soon.  Please watch the morning announcements for more information. 

    Meeting Dates: 

    Sept 13,20,27

    Oct 4,18,25

    Nov 1,8,15, 29

    Dec 6,13

    Jan 10, 24, 31

    Feb 7,14,28

    March 7,14,21

    Who Can Join:

    All Students who try out.

  • Soccer Club

    Contact:

    Sebastian Arrazola, Michael Payen, Aaron Wynia

    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 WEATHER PERMITTING. We will begin meeting on September 8th.

    Meeting Dates: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 10/17, 12/112/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20

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    Who Can Join:

    All Students of all skill levels welcome.

    There are soccer teams that run parallel to the club. You do not need to be on the team to come to the club.

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  • 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.

    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.

    Students will be placed on a team. They will have the opportunity to do the news show in two week rotations.

    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:

    Wrestling will meet starting August 30th and end March 25th from 6:00- 8:00pm at Brookwood HS in the Gold Gym wrestling room.  

    Meeting Dates: August 30, Sept 13, October 4 , October 25 Brookwood HS

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

  • Yoga Club- Grounded

    Contact:

    Jenny Chapman, Rebecca Kessler

    Description:

    Learn and practice the foundations of yoga. Understand how to ground yourself when you feel unsettled. Energize when you feel sluggish. Focus when you are distracted. Respond instead of reacting impulsively to others who push your buttons. Have fun and increase your flexibility!

    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!

    Sing Up Link

    Dates and Location Club Meets:

    Yoga Club will meet in Ms. Kessler's room from 4:15-5:15pm starting on September 22nd and ending on March 30th.

    Yoga Club meeting dates"

    SEPTEMBER 22, 29 OCTOBER 6, 13, 27
    NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17
    DECEMBER 1, 8
    JANUARY 12, 19, 26
    FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16, 23
    MARCH 9,16, 23, 30

    Who Can Join:

    All Students

    Sing Up Link