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Griffin Wildcat students!
Are you interested in participating in a club or organization?
Griffin Middle School staff members host several student clubs!
Griffin clubs and organizations are a great way to meet new friends
and to create a GREATER GRIFFIN!

If you see a club listed you are interested in,
please see or email the club sponsor for more information.
For administrative support regarding clubs, please email matthew.short@cobbk12.org

Student Voice Club

Sponsor(s)

morgan.delhey@cobbk12.org

clint.podell@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 9, 2018

Time(s)

E/O Thursday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Room 370


Spanish Club

Sponsor(s)

danielle.engle@cobbk12.org

stephanie.jackson@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 21, 2018

Time(s)

Every Other Tuesday
8:00 AM

Location

Room 385

No Place for Hate

Sponsor(s)

kate.fites@cobbk12.org

colton.prism@cobbk12.org

julia.richardson@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 9, 2018

Time(s)

Thursday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Room 370

STEAM Club
English Information Flyer
Spanish Information Flyer
Meeting Dates & Events Flyer

Sponsor(s)

abigail.turner-nesmith@cobbk12.org

amy.gilbert@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

September 4, 2018

Time(s)

Tuesday
4:30-6:00 PM

Location

Room 366



Aeronautics Club
To learn about the physics of flight and rocketry. We will also learn more about Aerial Robotics and participate in FTW Drone Competition.

Sponsor(s)

melissa.barlow@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 23, 2018

Time(s)

Wednesday
8:15- 8:50 AM

Location

Room 389


American Sign Language (
ASL) Club
ASL Club will meet to learn American Sign Language and to learn more about the deaf culture.   Participants will learn to communicate using sign and will participate in other community service activities around Griffin Campus.

Sponsor(s)

Principal Paul Gillihan

Club Begins

August 21, 2018

Time(s)

Every other Tuesday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Professional Learning (PL) Room

Leading Hope
This club is recommended for 7th grade students. Leading Hope is an initiative to provide students to become generational leaders within the 21st Century. This club demonstrates how students will grow in three principles; Love of Self, Love of Others, and Love of Service.

Sponsor(s)

roderick.langston@cobbk12.org

andrew.scotchlas@cobbk12.org

steven.villegas-garcia@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 9, 2018

Time(s)

Thursday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Room 370

Competitive Reading Book Club
This is a rigorous reading club as students will be required to read 10 Georgia Children's Book Award Nominee books on a weekly basis in order to participate in various reading competitions, which run through January 2018. Reading competitions include the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB), the Georgia Tech Jacket 2 Jacket Reading Program, and the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Last year, Griffin placed 6th out of 19 middle school teams. The club is looking to bring home Griffin's first HRRB win this year! Information is available on the Learning Common's Blog. Top five readers based on # of books read and club attendance will create the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team. The Cobb County HRRB competition is Saturday, January 19, 2019, and all club participants are required to attend with their own transportation. If the GMS HRRB team advances, students have the potential to participate in regional (location TBD) and state competition (Athens, GA). Club fee will apply to participate, which will cover competition fees, club t-shirt, and club holiday celebrations. Club fee: $25 Form: Competitive Reading Club Form
Sponsor(s) lori.quintana@cobbk12.org
ashley.baringer@cobbk12.org

steven.villegas@cobbk12.org
danielle.engle@cobbk12.org

Club Begins Monday, August 20, 2018
Time(s) Every Monday Afternoon 4:30-5:30 PM
Except during Holiday Breaks
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl January 19, 2019
Location Library Learning Commons


Board Games

Boardgame Club offers students the opportunity to relax while enjoying various boardgames. We seek to build a positive community through gaming. Students can bring their own boardgames, too. Please see Mr. Joiner for a permission slip.
Sponsor(s) john.joiner@cobbk12.org
Club Begins September 6, 2018
Time(s) Thursday
4:30 PM- 5:30 PM
Location Room 211

Chess Club
Chess Club is co-sponsored with Chess 2 Children. It's a paid club, and the fees go to the hiring of a chess coach. Students will hone their chess skills in preparation to participate in competitions.

Sponsor(s)

john.joiner@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 31, 2018

Time(s)

Friday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Room 211


Wildcat Writer's Club
Our club's purpose is to provide Griffin Middle School's writers a safe place to hone their skills and share their work through guided practice, workshops, and selected readings. Students may also publish a book written collaboratively, and donate the profits to a charity. While this is not a tutoring club, all creative writers are welcome regardless of ability.
Sponsor(s) john.joiner@cobbk12.org
steven.villegas-garcia@cobbk12.org
Club Begins September 5, 2018
Time(s) Wednesday
4:30-5:30 PM
Location Room 237


Dance Club
Dance club is an organization that allows members to experience the wonders of dance! Students are exposed to different styles of dance,from ballet/pointe, jazz, modern, hip-hop, Latin and so much more! Members learn how to express themselves through movement and collaboration with peers. Dance club not only provides students with the opportunity to learn a new skill set, but it all enhances other important skills, such as communication, collaboration, and responsibility. While it bears the title of "club", it is far from being just a club. Dancing requires hard-work, loyalty, dedication, and commitment. Visit our blog for more information. This year we would like to host a Dance Camp for KS Elementary 5th grade students.

Sponsor(s)

stephanie.jackson@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 22, 2018

Time(s)

Wednesday
4:15-5:15

Location

Students meet in the cafeteria at dismissal and then walk with Ms. Jackson to the theater.


Jr. Beta Club
The purpose of this National Beta Club shall be to promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students, to reward meritorious achievement, and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school. It is a student-centered organization that continually develops and nurtures individuals by providing opportunities and experiences that enable students to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service and leadership in the community. Participants must be A, B or AB students. Jr. Beta Club is a community service club dedicated to excellence and making a greater Griffin by serving the community at large. Please check the Jr. Beta Club Blog for community service opportunities. Click HERE for the Jr. Beta Club Blog.

Sponsor(s)

julie.gunn@cobbk12.org

kim.johnston@cobbk12.org 

Club Begins

August 16, 2018

Time(s)

Every Other Thursday
8:15 am

Location

Theater

GMS "Ladies of Excellence" Club

Our vision of the club is to empower girls to create social change by completing projects that tackle issues girls face in their own communities. It is designed to motivate and inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and confident. These young ladies will learn to become responsible and caring citizens, as well as acquiring leadership skills.

Sponsor(s)

lequincia.brown@cobbk12.org

terryann.gordon@cobbk12.org

renee.holden@cobbk12.org

danielle.crump@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 23, 2018

Time(s)

Every Other Thursday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Room 393

Learning Commons Student Assistant Club
Student assistants will help in the Learning Commons before school between the hours of 8:15-9:05 am shelving non-fiction/fiction books, helping students checkout/in books, running overdue notices, running errands, & delivering morning announcements. Limited to 2 students each morning of the week. Club fee will apply, which covers the cost of a club t-shirt, holiday club celebrations, and club activities. Parental permission and teacher recommendation is required. For more information visit the Learning Common's Blog. Club fee: $25 to cover t-shirt, celebrations, and activities.

Form: Library Student Assistant Club Form

Sponsor(s)

lori.quintana@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 20, 2018

Time(s)

8:15-9:05 am
Monday through Friday
Student schedule will be provided

Location

Learning Commons


Elite Gentlement Consortium, Inc. (EGC)
An after school program providing on target preparation and life experiences to tomorrow’s leaders. Academic enrichment, Business Development, Personal Development, and Leadership.
Sponsor(s) khutsana.pugh@cobbk12.org
andrew.scotchlas@cobbk12.org
michael.brown@cobbk12.org
James Lee
Club Begins September
Time(s) 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
4:45 - 5:30 PM
Location Learning Commons

Robotics Club
The purpose of this club is to introduce students to the world of Mindstorm Robots to build student's self-confidence, knowledge, and valuable employment and life skills. Our mission is to challenge paticipants to think like scientists and engineers by solving problems using engineering concepts, presenatation techniques, and robots.

Sponsor(s)

felicia.belcher@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

September 6, 2018

Time(s)

Every Other Thursday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Room 230



Soccer Club
Soccer club's objectives are for 6, 7, and 8th grade girls and boys to develop skills, team work, and good sportsmanship. This year's goal is to host a mini-soccer camp for King Spring's Elementary students.

Sponsor(s)

olivia.calleiro@cobbk12.org

steven.villegas-garcia@cobbk12.org

andrew.scotchlas@cobbk12.org

alexa.lacey@cobbk12.org

adam.scott@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 15, 2018

Time(s)

Monday & Wednesday
4:30-5:30 PM

Location

Ms. Calleiro's Room


Tennis Club

Sponsor(s)

bonny.moore@cobbk12.org

Club Begins

August 28, 2018

Time(s)

Tuesday
5:00-6:00 PM

Location

Rhyne Park & GMS