TMS Clubs & Activities 2012-2013
Battle of the Books
Faculty Advisors –Mrs. Karatsikis and Mrs. Vaughn
The Battle of the Books is an annual reading competition that encourages quality reading, team spirit, and friendly competition. Students selected for the team read fifteen books and then test their knowledge of the books in local and regional competitions. Meetings will be held in Room 303.
Faculty Advisors – Mrs. Zasimowich
In the Bible Club, students will discover how Bible truths can help in everyday situations. Students will also have time for games and snack. Meetings will be held in Room 307.
Faculty Advisor – Mrs. Carter
The CHROME club is directed towards minority and female students interested in the fields of engineering, math, and science but all students are welcome to join! Students will experience hands-on demonstrations and activities with local scientists, technology experts, and engineers. CHROME is also the “home base” for our Future Cities Competition teams. Meetings will be held in Room 102.
World Language Club
Faculty Advisors- Mrs. Sholtis and Mrs. Rivera
World Language Club welcomes students interested in learning about languages and cultures of world. We will focus on countries where Spanish and French are spoken. Students will experience presentations, videos, crafts and more. Meetings will be held in room 210.
Sixth Grade Intramurals
Faculty Advisor- Mr. Miles and Mr. Kilburn
Intramurals are open to all 6th grade students. The purpose of this after school activity is to allow 6th graders the opportunity to compete, improve fitness levels, and have fun while participating in a variety of sports/games. Intramurals will be held during the Fall and Spring months. Students should meet on the blacktop basketball court.
Faculty Advisors– Mrs. Frix and Mrs. Wilson
Math Counts in a national enrichment club, and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement. Mathletes will enjoy matching math skills against their peers and developing new mathematical skills. Meetings will be held in Room 306.
Student Council Association (SCA)
Faculty Advisor – Mrs. Carter and Mr. Miles
Represent your school! Promote community service and increase Tabb Spirit and Tiger Pride. Students will choose projects to help TMS and the community. Make your voice heard by serving as an SCA classroom representative or school officer. Meetings will be held in Room 102.
Faculty Advisors- Ms. M. Smith and Mr. Howard
The stomp team provides students with the opportunity to learn rhythms as a group and have fun performing together. This club is open to all students. No previous experience is required and there are no try outs. Meetings will be held in the Auxiliary Gym.
Tigers on Track
Faculty Advisors- Mrs. Keefe and Mrs. Marks
This club is designed as an introduction to running. Students will incorporate and be introduced to different training tools with the end goal of participating in the CNU Virginia Running Festival on November 3, 2012. Students with little or no experience or exposure to running are encouraged to join. Students will be using IPod touches and running application downloads. Meetings will be held on the Blacktop.
Chips and Chapters
Faculty Advisors- Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Hehir
Do you enjoy relaxing and reading a good book? The Chips and Chapters TMS Book Club will choose, read, and discuss novels in a fun atmosphere. Students will also have the opportunity to join an online conversation about the novels. Come join the fun! Meetings will be held in Room 300.
Sixth Grade Get Your Game On
Faculty Advisors- Mr. Young and Mrs. Corrigan
Students will participate in a variety of games with peers. For example, card games, board games, and outdoor activities. The goal is to provide an opportunity for students to interact and socialize with peers. Meetings will be held in Room 304.
Faculty Advisor- Mrs. Shaske
Builders Club supports the Kiwanis- a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world. Assistance and support reaches a myriad of people, one child to a community. Every concern is fixable through creative problem solving, working together, and reaching out to make great things happen. The TMS Builders Club will help to raise funds that will build a school in Sierra Leone. Meetings will be held in Room 111.
Student Relay for Life Team
Faculty Advisors- Mrs. Brendel, Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Aliff
Relay for Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Students will learn about cancer prevention, participate in fundraising activities for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event (such as selling snacks after school on Wednesdays), and participate in the York/Poquoson Relay for Life event which is usually held at the beginning of June at Tabb High School (there will be a $10 registration fee for this). Meetings will be held as needed in Room 110.
Membership by Application, Audition, or Other Requirement
First Lego League
Faculty Advisors- Mr. C. Smith and Mr. Gaylord
In the 2012 SENIOR SOLUTIONSChallenge, students explore the topic of aging and how it may affect a person’s ability to maintain their lifestyle. Teams will research obstacles and suggest ways to improve the quality of life for the seniors affected. The team will build and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORM NXT to solve missions on an obstacle course. First Lego League Try-outs are held in September and are open to all students. FLL will meet in Room 108.
Faculty Advisors – Ms. Beazlie, Ms. McGrann, Ms. M. Smith, and Mrs. Wozniak
Auditions for the Variety Show are open to all students pending completion of the audition application and approval of proposed acts. Following the audition, acts are selected for the show. Students are expected to rehearse their acts on their own and will attend an after school dress rehearsal prior to the performance. The Variety Show is a non-competitive event. The Variety Show is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2013.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
Faculty Advisors –Mrs. Wozniak and Mrs. Hawkins
NJHS is a co-curricular activity that supports the goals of the school. Students qualify by meeting five standards of excellence. The five standards include scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. After meeting grade point average requirements, candidates must complete and submit an application to be considered for membership. The NJHS will meet in Room 105.
Faculty Advisors – Mrs. Engebretson and Mrs. Van Ness
Chain Links members interact with peers during the school day to help create a climate of acceptance & connection at TMS. Chain Links will also welcome new students and assist with Tiger Trek in the summer. Participation in this organization is by application through your school counselor. Chain Links are selected in 6th grade and continue to serve throughout the 7th & 8th grades. New applications will be accepted in 7th & 8th grade as openings occur. Counselors will visit 6th grade classrooms in September and will discuss the application process for participation in Chain Reactions.
Technology Student Association (TSA)
Faculty Advisor – Mr. Todd
TSA is a competition-based national organization of technology education students. Membership is open to students who have either taken a technology education course or are enrolled in the current year. Students, who like a challenge learning new things and working with others, will commit to spending a significant amount of time and quality effort preparing for regional and state competitions held in the spring. There are 30 small team and/or individual events that include digital photography, prepared speech, problem solving, computerized LEGOS, medical, construction, flight, bridge building and many more. The club meets throughout the year in Room 409. There is a maximum of 20 members. Students must be willing to pay for competition registrations, travel and hotel expenses.