Griffin Middle School

    To Advocate for and Empower the Learning of All Students

Dr. Loralee Hill, Principal

Cathie Seibert-6 | Roderick Langston-7 | Eric Gray-8 | Kacie Phipps-Scheduling & Testing | Rockette Anderson-Curriculum & Instruction | Dr. Kristin Willis, SSA
4010 King Springs Rd. | Smyrna, GA  30082
Office: (678) 842-6917 | Fax: (678) 842-6919
Registration/Records Fax: (678) 842-6924


Leading Hope
Sponsor(s): Roderick Langston, LaQuincia Brown
Contact Information: Roderick Langston (678) 842-6917 *Ext 026 706-988-1371. The club will also use the Remind101 App.
Club Begins: September 10, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Meeting Location: Club members should meet in the Cafeteria during bus dismissal. In addition, students will be retrieved and led to PL room for the meeting to resume.
Club Dues: $25
About:
Leading Hope is a premiere after school movement promoting educational excellence and empowering student leaders for community and generational change. The program focuses on four core competencies to include leadership, community engagement, diversity, and cultural awareness, and the development of a global solution-oriented mindset.
Requirements: Students must be in the 7th and 8th Grade. Required recommendation letter from previous or current teacher.
Club Website (if applicable): http://www.perfectlovefoundation.org/leadinghope.html

Elite Gentlemen Consortium
Sponsor(s): Khutsana Pugh, Michael Brown, Andrew Scotchlas, Steven Villegas-Garcia, Roderick Langston
Contact Info: khutsana.pugh@cobbk12.org. The club will also use the Remind101 App.
Club Begins: September 3, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 4:30-5:30 PM
Meeting Location: Griffin Library
Club Dues: $25
About: The Elite Gentlemen Consortium is committed to educating, enriching, and enhancing the lives of young men. Our objective is to educate our members to become productive members in their communities, and society. We believe through collaboration and meaningful partnership we can achieve our goals, and ensure the success of our organization.

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form.
Club Website: https://www.egcinc1.com/

Chamber Orchestra
Sponsor(s): Selinda Proctor, Ian Connolly
Contact Info: Selinda.Proctor@Cobbk12.org & ian.connolly@cobbk12.org The club will also use the Remind101 App.
Club Begins: August 13, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Orchestra Room 304
Club Dues: $20
About: Chamber Orchestra is designed for students with intermediate to advanced level performance skills on violin, viola, cello, and bass. This orchestra is open to any string player that demonstrates readiness for a more challenging orchestra experience. The Chamber Orchestra performs standard string and full orchestra literature as well as other styles of music. Members participate in a small chamber ensembles. Performances take place off campus and at school. Chamber orchestra members must audition in order to be a part of the group. This is an excellent way for our students to challenge themselves as musicians and share our passion for music with the community.

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form.
Club Website: http://griffinmsorchestra.weebly.com/ (Click on the Chamber tab)

Mariachi Club
Sponsor(s): Selinda Proctor, Ian Connolly, Sarah Rabun, Luke Rabun, Ashley Cole
Contact Info: Selinda.Proctor@Cobbk12.org & sarah.rabun@cobbk12.org
Club Begins: August 23, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Friday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Chorus Room 308
Club Dues: $10
About: Open to any students who already sing, play guitar, string instruments (violin/viola/cello/bass) and band instruments (flute, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, tuba, percussion). Students must already have musical experience. Mariachi will rehearse once a week on Friday mornings from 8:00 am to 8:50 am. Students will do 3 to 4 performances throughout the school year on campus. Students will also need to pay $10 for dues for the school year.

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form.
Club Website: N/A

4-H Club
Sponsor(s): Melissa Barlow, Brittani Lee
Contact Info: melissa.barlow@cobbk12.org The Remind101 app will be used.
Club Begins: August 28, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Classroom 389
Club Dues: N/A
About: The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands-on" learning experiences that focus on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form.
Club Website: N/A

STEAM Club
Sponsor(s): Dr. Amy Gilbert, Abi Nesmith, Elizabeth Boyd
Contact Info: amy.gilbert@cobbk12.org, abigail.turner-nesmith@cobbk12.org, elizabeth.boyd@cobbk12.org The Remind101 app will be used.
Club Begins: September 10, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 4:30-5:30 PM
Meeting Location: Students will be picked up in the cafeteria by one of the sponsors. Meetings will be held in Room 299 (Ms. Boyd).
Club Dues: $10
About: STEAM club serves to provide students support in competing in both the Cobb/Paulding Science Fair and Science Olympiad. Activities are student driven, based on interest, and specific to the objectives of their science fair projects and/or competition categories for Science Olympiad.

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form. Students must be motivated and committed to self direct learning in preparation for their competitions.
Club Website: N/A

Student Voice Committee
Sponsor(s): Morgan Delhey
Contact Info: morgan.delhey@cobbk12.org 
Club Begins: August 15, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Every Other Thursday
Meeting Time(s): 8:15-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Classroom 276
Club Dues: N/A
About: What is Student Voice Committee? Student Voice Committees (SVCs) are designed to form crucial student-adult partnerships to help address the issues facing schools today. Through engaging students in the decision making process, SVCs seek to: improve school culture and climate, and develop individual youth’s civic leadership skills. Why Should I Join Griffin’s Student Voice Committee? We believe that schools function better when there is true communication between students and adults in the building. Students can provide valuable expertise to adults on how to foster a more peaceful and positive school culture. Students should be a school’s greatest ally in school improvement efforts. In order to be true partners with adults, we believe young people have to develop key leadership competencies, including: working collaboratively in a team setting, public speaking, critical thinking, and advocacy. Through participation in SVCs, students not only gain these skills in an authentic setting, they become advocates for increased student voice and engagement throughout their buildings.

Club Requirements: N/A
Club Website: N/A

Griffin FC/Soccer Club
Sponsor(s): Olivia Calleiro, Andrew Scotchlas, Steven Garcia, Sarah Rabun, Kate Fites, Alexa Lacey
Contact Info: Pick a way to receive messages for SOCCER CLUB- GRIFFIN FC 2019-2020:OPTION 1: If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/k377ak Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app. OPTION 2: If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @k377ak to the number 81010. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @k377ak to (678) 712-4356. * Standard text message rates apply. Olivia.Calleiro@cobbk12.org  Andrew.Scotchlas@cobbk12.org  Katelyn.Fites@cobbk12.org  or Alexa.Lacey@cobbbk12.org  Steven.Villegas-Garcia@cobbk12.org
Club Begins: September 16, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Monday & Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 4:30-5:30 PM
Meeting Location: Players will meet in the cafeteria and practice on the field or in the gyms. Pick up players by the gyms or field. Transportation will not be provided. Additional information about the club can be found in Room 218.
Club Dues: $30
About:
Griffin Middle School’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls soccer program’s objectives are to emphasize skill development, team work, and good sportsmanship. This club is similar to an intramural sport which means that our teams play one another, all students play regardless of skill level, and coaches control the format and rule modifications in games. Practices will focus on skill development, tactical play, and technique.
Club Requirements: The signed registration and consent form, and fee should be turned in to the coach BEFORE the first day of practice. Players must maintain passing grades in all subjects, follow school rules and PBIS expectations during the school day, and follow soccer club guidelines in order to be eligible to practice/play.
Club Website: http://ssandela19-20.weebly.com/soccer-club

No Place For Hate
Sponsor(s): Dr. Julia Richardson, Kate Fites, Colton Prism
Contact Info: julia.richardson@cobbk12.org, katelyn.fites@cobbk12.org, colton.prism@cobbk12.org
Club Begins: August 15, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time(s): 4:30-5:30 PM
Meeting Location: Classroom 370 (Ms. Fites)
Club Dues: N/A
About: Join over 1,600 schools across the country who are making their schools No Place for Hate®. NPFH is a self-directed program helping students take the lead on improving and maintaining school climate so all students can thrive. If you are interested in a club that does good things for the school and community and creates a safe place for all participants, then No Place for Hate is the club for you!!!!

Club Requirements: Student must complete a form.
Club Website: N/A

Griffin Dance Team
Sponsor(s): Stephanie Jackson
Contact Info: stephanie.jackson@cobbk12.org The Remind101 app will be used: Remind 101 - code = @gmsdance19 Meetings times are subject to change based on the need of additional practice. Parents/guardians will receive a notification through Remind101 app if there are any changes with scheduled practices as well as updates and pictures of our dancers in action!
Club Begins: September 4, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 4:30-5:30 PM
Meeting Location: All students will report to the cafeteria at bus dismissal. I will walk students from the cafeteria down to the theater.
Club Dues: $45
About: Our primary goal as the Griffin Dance Team is spread love for the art of dance. Students learn responsibilty, team work, and communication skills alwhile learning the art of dance. Our team will participate in a county-wide school dance competition in the Spring. Participation in the dance team is $45 which includes receiving a purple dance team shirt. All proceeds go towards the purchase of costumes for the competition. Additional dancewear maybe needed to participate in the competition. Meetings times are subject to change based on the need of additional practice. Parents/guardians will receive a notification through Remind101 app if there are any changes with scheduled practices as well as updates and pictures of our dancers in action!

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form to participate. Dancers must dressout for each practice in a leotard, tights, and appropriate dance shoes
Club Website: N/A
Club Information Flyer: Griffin Dance Club Flyer

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Sponsor(s): Lori Quintana, Eduardo Quintana, Danielle Engle, Steven Garcia
Contact Info: lori.quintana@cobbk12.org
The Remind101 app will be used with Code: gmshrrb

Club Begins: August 27, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 8:15-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Griffin Library
Club Dues: $30 to pay for competition fees, t-shirts, & celebrations
About: Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is a competitive reading club where students read ten Georgia Children's Book Award nominee books and then compete in the HRRB Reading Bowl against other Cobb middle schools. Depending on competition placement, the HRRB team has the potential to advance to the regional and state competitions. 

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form to participate. Link to form: Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Club Form Students must commit to all club meetings & the reading bowl on January 18, 2020. HRRB is a highly competitive reading competition. Students must read all ten GCBA books to prepare for competition. List of Books Grades 6-8: Georgia Children's Book Award Nominee MS List
Club Website: http://www.cobblearning.net/griffinwildstacks/hrrb/

Podcats Club
Sponsor(s): Lori Quintana, Eduardo Quintana
Contact Info: lori.quintana@cobbk12.org
The Remind101 app will be used with code: podcats

Club Begins: August 29, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time(s): 8:15-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Griffin Library
Club Dues: $25 to pay for technology/equipment, t-shirts, & celebrations
About: Students will use recording equipment and the Anchor app to record podcasts for school publication. Students will learn the basics of podcasting, write scripts, edit podcast recordings, and publish podcasts of variety of topics based on student interest. When available, students will participate in podcasting contests.

Club Requirements: Students must be in attendance to meet publishing deadlines each week. This is a major commitment for students, so please consider this before signing up as a Podcats member. Note: Podcasting Club is not a part of CatNation. Link to club application form: Podcats Application Form
Club Website: http://www.cobblearning.net/griffinwildstacks/podcats-club/

Math Counts
Sponsor(s): Robert Lohuis
Contact Info:
robert.lohuis@cobbk12.org
The Remind101 app will be used.
Club Begins: August 16, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Friday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Mr. Lohuis, Room 240 (7B Pod)
Club Dues: N/A
About: Students are invited to engage in challenging & creative problem-solving activities that range from creating videos to solving unique puzzles. Students will have to opportunity to compete in the district tournament & enter other competitions! "Mathletes" will meet weekly throughout the year. More details to follow!

Club Requirements: N/A
Club Website: https://www.mrlohuis.com

Ladies of Excellence
Sponsor(s): Laquincia Brown, Jessica West
Contact Info: laquincia.brown@cobbk12.org or jessica.west@cobbk12.org
Club Begins: September 3, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 4:45-5:45 PM
Meeting Location: Students will be picked up from the cafeteria after school and then meet in the PL Room.
Club Dues: $10
About: Our goal is to empower, uplift, and inspire all young ladies to ensure their academic, social, and emotional success. Ladies of Excellence require our young ladies to maintain a 2.5 GPA, maintain a high level of standards in regards to behavior, and being a leader/role model at all times. As an organization, we will focus on building sisterhood and leadership skills through various activities such as; social outings, etiquette lessons, engaging discussions, keynote speakers, etc.

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form to participate.
Club Website: N/A

Interact Club
Sponsor(s): Lawrence Blomberg, Sarah Lyons, Maureen Patrick
Contact Info: lawrence.blomber@cobbk12.org or sarah.lyons@cobbk12.org or patrick.maureen@cobbk12.org 
Club Begins: August 23, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Friday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Business Lab
Club Dues: N/A
About: Through community service projects, Interact Club goals are to develop leadership skills, personal integrity, respect for others, and respect for others while understanding the value of hard work and good will. Interact Is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service.

Club Requirements: N/A
Club Website: N/A

Eco Club
Sponsor(s): Miranda Austin, Melissa Barlow
Contact Info: miranda.austin@cobbk12.org or melissa.barlow@cobbk12.org
The Remind101 app will be used.  
Club Begins: August 28, 2019
Meeting Day(s): First Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Classroom 239
Club Dues: $20
About: Eco Club is open to all students who want to improve the Griffin community through environmental projects, activities, and programs like: recycling, gardening, animal encounters, Riverkeeper, No Idling Carpool, and Earth Day. 

Club Requirements: Students must complete a form to participate.
Club Website: N/A

FCCLA
Sponsor(s): Siddeeqah Adams
Contact Info: siddeeqah.adams@cobbk12.org
The Remind101 app will be used.  
Club Begins: August 28, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Classroom 2120 FACS
Club Dues: $20
About: FCCLA is a federally recognized Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO). The goal of this organization is to promote personal growth and leadership development through FACS education. Club activities include but not limited to: service-learning projects, club meetings, attending state meetings/competitions/trainings, etc.

Club Requirements: Please Note: Any student who would like to participate at the state and national level, must have taken at least one Family & Consumer Science class, or will take FACS this school year.
Club Website: www.gafccla.com or https://www.cobblearning.net/gmsfacs/

Social Club
Sponsor(s): Kristin Gilligan
Contact Info:
kristin.gilligan@cobbk12.org
Club Begins: September 3, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 8:00-8:50 AM
Meeting Location: Classroom 248. Students will be picked up from the cafeteria at 8 am.
Club Dues: $25
About:
To help students better interact with peers, community and the environment Activities: team building, teamwork, citizenship Cost: $25-this will cover the t-shirt cost and breakfast that will be served at each meeting.
Club Requirements: Students must complete this form. Social Club Form
Club Website: N/A

Griffin RoboCats Lego Robotics Team
Sponsor(s): Robert Lohuis
Contact Info:
robert.lohuis@cobbk12.org
Remind 101 app will be used.
Club Begins: September 3, 2019
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Friday
Meeting Time(s): Tuesday/8:00-9:00 AM & Friday/4:30-6:00 PM
Meeting Location: Classroom 240.
Club Dues: $25
About: Open to all 6th - 8th graders interested in solving real-world engineering challenges, discovering possible career opportunities, applying core values, and learning to make positive contributions to society should join our Griffin RoboCats, LEGO Robotics team. Students will apply math and science concepts to research, design, build, and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS.

Club Requirements: N/A
Club Website: https://www.mrlohuis.com