Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, 2017

All Cobb County Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, for both students and staff, due to continued power outages at multiple schools and poor travel conditions on secondary roads in the northern part of the county.

5235 Austell-Powder Springs Rd.
Austell, Ga. 30106
Office: 770-819-2466
Fax: 770-819-2468

Clubs & Activities


Art Club

Sponsor: Ms. Morgan

Meeting dates and times: every Tuesday morning from 8:00-8:35 AM

The art club will provide the school with posters for school functions when needed. The club will do some community things like cards for the senior citizens on some of the holidays. The club will make the school aware that art is fun.


Beta Club

Sponsors:

Meeting dates and times:

Our club is a service organization which includes many community projects within the school and our communities. Membership consist of students with 3.0 - 4.0 average.


Book Club

Sponsors: Ms. Zimmerman, Ms. Stuckey and Ms. Hutchison

Meeting dates and times: last Friday of each month

Our club is open to all students throughout the year. Book selections will be chosen by club sponsors and students’ suggestions. We invite students to discuss the books we read, discover new books and authors, and meeting other students with the same interests. Students will have the opportunity to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday for Read Across America, help select new books for students to check out from the media center, be a part of the student team for the Book Fair and more!


Crochet Club

Sponsor: Ms. Tatum and Ms. Gilbert

Meeting dates and times: Wednesdays at 8:00 AM in Ms. Tatum's room (8th grade)

Students and teachers come in and learn the craft of crocheting so they can make crafts for family and friends.


Debate Club

Sponsor: Ms. Dabrio

Meeting dates and times: TBA

Through the Debate Club, students learn to become comfortable and effective public speakers, how to research topics, and how to defend arguments while having a little fun in the process.


FCA Club

Sponsors: James Shook

Meeting dates and times: TBA

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student-initiated club that will be meeting throughout the year, both before and after school. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. Each meeting will consist of scripture study and learning how to apply Christian values on and off the athletic field. FCA is a student-initiated Christian based club and the values discussed in these meetings do not reflect the values of Cobb County Public Schools.

Students must have a signed permission form to attend the meetings. Students without a signed permission form will not be allowed to attend. If you have questions about FCA please contact Mr. Shook (James.Shook@cobbk12.org). You may also visit the official FCA website www.fca.org for more information.


Girls on the Run

Sponsor: Ms. Dabrio, Ms. Picou, Ms. Hairston and Ms. Hood

Meeting dates and times: TBA

We believe that every girl
can embrace who she is,
can define who she wants to be,
can rise to any challenge,
can change the world.

Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Vision: We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:
Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
Stand up for ourselves and others


Gator Gazette

Sponsor: Ms. Wood and Ms. Dickson

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!! The Gator Gazette will be going to press soon. Join the future talk of the school. Become a sports writer, meteorologist, fashion consultant, or advice columnist. Help everyone keep up to date with what is happening at Garrett Middle School.


Guitar Club

Sponsor: Mr. Butler

The guitar club will meet on Fridays from 4:30 until 5:30 pm. Students will learn the fundamental aspects of playing the guitar as well as learning to play chords and songs. There will be a performance at the end of each semester and students will be given the opportunity to perform solos and duets in addition to group songs.


Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Sponsors: Ms. Tatum and Ms. Pol

Meeting dates and time: Mondays at 8:00 AM; 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 8:00 AM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:50 PM (all meetings will take place in Ms. Tatum's room, 8th grade)

Students read books to compete against other middle schools in Cobb County for a chance to go to the State and National Bowl.


Men of Destiny

Sponsor: Mr. Tention, Mr. Gibsomailto:Douglas.Gibson@cobbk12.orgn and Mr. Johnson

Meeting dates and times: TBA

The Vision for the club is to discover and develop the inner purpose of each member so that they may realize and walk into their own personal destiny. The Mission/Purpose is to foster and develop strong, respectful, and productive young men through character development, increased self-esteem, and positive role models. Members of Garrett’s Men of Destiny will strive to become productive citizens who are aware of who they are, what they want, and will be capable of attaining whatever goals they may set for themselves. The Motto for Men of Destiny is “…Failure is NOT an Option!”. The club also has a 10-Point Code of Ethics/Personal Pledge that students govern themselves by, as a part of their club experience. As a member of Men of Destiny, students will take part in events such as:
→ Community Service Projects
→ Group Sporting/Social Events
→ Tutoring Opportunities Assisting Younger Students
→ Empowerment/Etiquette Guidance
→ Mentoring from Highly Respected Male Mentors


National Junior Honor Society

Sponsor: Ms. Burns, Ms. Hood and Ms. Grubbs

Meeting dates and times: TBA

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929. NJHS at Garrett MS will begin in spring of the current school year. Grade criteria of 3.5 must be formally established prior to student invitation/introduction of program. Meeting dates and times will be set once grade criteria has been established.


No Pet Left Behind Club

Sponsor: Ms. Garcia, Ms. Hairston, Ms. Couch, Ms. Hutchison, Ms. Chopin and Ms. Sutton

Meeting dates and times: 8:00 A.M. in Room 909, the first and third Thursday of each month 

Our Mission Statement is “Educating Our Community About The Care Of Animals So No Pet Is Left Behind”.  Our meetings include guests from rescue groups who explain the need for foster families, for spay/neuter, for micro chipping, etc. We discuss the process that these groups use to rescue/foster/adopt pets.  We talk about the different things our students can do to help and offer volunteer opportunities.  We branch out a bit and make bird feeders for wild birds.  We learned the sign language symbol for butterflies to support the National Wildlife Federation mission to save the Monarch butterflies.  We have veterinarians and other clinic personnel speak to our students about their careers, about health care for pets, about zoonotic diseases (diseases that can be transmitted between pet and human).


Student Council

Sponsors:  Ms. Ducre, Ms. Hood, Ms. O'Neal, Mr.Nwosu, Ms. Shivers and Ms. Smith

Meeting dates and times: Tuesdays at 8:00 AM (Twice per Month) in Room 7-2; meetings will be announced through morning announcements

Student Council promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower student leaders to serve their school and community. Garrett Student Council leads by planning and sponsoring a variety of community service and fundraising activities. Annual activities include, but are not limited to, collecting non-perishable goods for needy families during the Thanksgiving holidays, collecting toys for the Toys-for-Tots organization, delivering Secret Valentine Grams, Teacher Appreciation Days, and coordinating Spirit Week Activities.


Soccer Club

The soccer club will meet on Wednesdays from 4:30 until 5:30 pm. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about soccer, create stronger school pride and provide a positive atmosphere for students to make friends after school.


Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.)

Sponsors: Karii Zimmerman and Sunhae Kim

Meeting dates and times: before/after/during school, depending on upcoming activities and events in the Media Center (students will be notified with passes during homeroom or through morning announcements)

T.A.G. offers students the opportunity to help the Media Center continue to serve the needs and interests of our student body. The group meets to share ideas about media center activities/ contests, creating displays/decorations in our area, assisting with technology and more. Students will also be able to provide feedback to the Media Center Staff about upcoming events and become an active participant in creating an inviting destination for our teens.


Tri-M Club

Sponsor: Ms. Lyles

Meeting dates and times: TBA

The Tri-M Music Honor Society® is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M® is the only national honor society for student musicians in grades 6-12. It is open to all student who are enrolled in Band, Chorus, or Orchestra who have an A average in music, at least a B average overall, and demonstrate leadership, service, and cooperation. The purpose is to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments, and to inspire other to excel at music and leadership.