Simpson Middle School Simpson Middle School
3340 Trickum Rd.  |  Marietta, GA 30066  |  Office: 770-971-4711  |  Fax: 770-971-4507

  Principal: Dr. Andy Bristow   |    
 Asst. Principal:
Jonathan Tanner  |     Assistant Administrator Shan deNeergaard

Art Club

Art club members will take part in creating advertisements for school activities as well as work on individual projects through out the year.  Members will have their work shown in the Simpson Art Show at the end of the year.

Members: All grade levels
Meets: alternating Wednesdays between 6th grade & 7th/8th grade
Time: 8:10 A.M.
Location: Art Room
Sponsors: Mrs. Waller, Mrs. Brandenburg, Mrs. Corder

Builders Club

The Builders Club is a service organization which works with the Kiwanis Club, one of our Partners in Education, on school and community projects. The Builders Club is responsible for activities such as collecting used eyeglasses, and collecting Campbell's labels to obtain equipment for Simpson including Jeopardy games and P.E. equipment. A new project is the collection of Teddy bears which are delivered to the Cobb Co. Fire Department to benefit children in stressful situations.

Members: Open to all students (Application)
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Mrs. Heil's room in 7A4
Sponsors: Cindy Heil, Bhavna Chokshi, and Mr. John DiPetrillo (community volunteer)

Chess Club
The Chess Club provides an opportunity for students to build and improve their game skills while participating in a friendly competitive atmosphere. Students develop sportsmanship and critical thinking skills. New champions are decided and announced each week.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Each Monday
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Mr. Whiting's room in 6B-1
Sponsor: Chris Whiting

Cobb Reading Bowl
The Cobb Reading Bowl promotes reading and school spirit through competition.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: alternating Thursdays
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: 6th grade commons
Sponsors: Austin Smith and Amanda Crain


Drama Club is open to any student interested in exploring elements of theater. We will have a spring production to be determined.  We will have an interest meeting in September. 

Members: Open to all students (auditions in December)
Meets:  Monthly until January; January-April Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 6B-2 (meetings) rehearsal (theater)
Sponsors:  Joel Atchison

Eagle News Live

The Eagle News Live team produces the morning announcements that are broadcasted each day.

Members: Application and audition
Meets: Daily
Time: 8:45
Location: media center
Sponsors: Susan Lawhorn and Audrey Rice

Environmental Club/Homeless Pets

The focus of this group is to save our natural resources through education and the reduction of waste. We are dedicated to the preservation and beautification of our earth.  The club serves to foster a sense of responsiblity and respect for the environment.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Thursday
Time: 8:10 a.m.
Location: 8th grade commons
Sponsors: Connie Erb, Valerie Watkins, Tonya Grimmke


Students initiated time of teaching, games and inspiration.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Friday
Time: 8:10 a.m.
Location: covered play area
Sponsors: Susan Ridgeway and Laura Grace

Flipping Pages

Did you read a cool book over the summer and want to share it with friends?  If so, Flipping Pages is the perfect club for you. During our meetings, we'll have breakfast as we discuss our favorite books.  This month we will be reading The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan and Beastly by Alex Flinn.

Members:  Open to all students
Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 8:20 a.m.
Location: 6A-1
Sponsors: Mrs. Battaglia, Ms. Donn, Ms. Green

Gardening Club

Educate yourselves and others about the benefits of plates.  Provide and maintains plants in our environment.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 8:00 am
Location: 7A-1
Sponsors: Melodye Li and Susan Woyce

Homework Harmonizers

Are you musically intelligent?  This club will use song to memorize concepts, lists, and anything related to student curriculum.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: 1st Friday of the month
Time: 8:00 am
Location: 6B-4
Sponsors:Tricia Dent


All activities begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 8:50 a.m.  Intermurals begin on Monday, September 12th.
*Monday:  Indoor Soccer
*Tuesday: Basketball
*Wednesday: Ping Pong/Nitro Ball (Volleyball and Ping Pong combined)
*Thursday: Indoor Soccer
*Friday: Speedball


MathCounts is a before school math program designed to stimulate student interest and achievement in math. Through weekly coaching, students prepare for competition involving high level problem solving and algebraic applications. Competition is composed of both individual and team rounds of questions.  The goal is to spur students to view math as exciting, challenging, rewarding, and fun. 

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Tuesday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: 8A-4
Sponsor: Michael Welskop

National Junior Beta Club

This is a National Honor Service organization.

Members: TBA
Meets: TBD 
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Sponsor: Veronica Cook and Urbano Venero

Personal Finance and Investment

Students will develop an understanding of how economics affect lives.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Time: 8:10 am
Location: 7B-4
Sponsor: Darren Armstrong

Science Olympiad

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD consists of a team of students who enjoy scientific problem solving.  Activities range from hands-on labs to building projects ahead of time (cars, bottle rockets, catapults, Rube-Goldberg machine, etc.), to testing your knowledge in a specific subject, like anatomy, geology,  astronomy or scientific process.  We prepare together in weekly meetings (some extra time is required at home to be successful) and compete as a team.  Last year we went all the way to the State competition in Augusta.  This year... who knows?  All you need is enthusiasm, self-motivation and a love of science. The success of the Simpson Team in competition with other schools would be enhanced with participation of parent volunteers at our weekly practices.
Parent volunteers are still needed.
Members: Open to all students
Meets:  TBD
Time: TBD
Location: 8B2
Sponsors:  Veronica Cook

Simpson Scrappers

Students will preserve middle school memories through scrabooking.
Members: Open to all students
Meets:  3rd Tuesday
Time: 8:10 am
Location: 7B-1
Sponsors:  Susan Farris and Emilie Rose

Student Council

The Student Forum is an organization of student representatives elected from each pod. Its purpose is to
provide various activities for Simpson students, to promote school spirit, and to encourage service by
students. Representatives are considered as school leaders and should understand the serious commitment and honor of serving on Simpson's Student Forum.

Members: TBA
Meets: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Susan Lawhorn and Gail Judkins

Study Sills to Save You
Students will develop organization and study skills.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Thursday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: 8C-2
Sue Frederick and Jean Desvernine

Talent Show
Students showcase their talents.  The contributions received benefits the school social work resources.

Members: TBD
Meets: Beginning in November.  The show will be in February.
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Ashley Miller and Bethany Miller

Thanksgiving Food Drive

This is a community service club.  

Members: Open to all students

Meets: daily, Nov. 1-16
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Bethany Miller


The yearbook staff is responsible for the design and publication of the school yearbook. Members take photographs of events during the school year and creatively plan a lasting memory for students.

Members: Open to all students
(Yearbook Application)
Meets: TBD
Time: before and after school
Location: Ms. Donaldson's room (UA-1)
Sponsor: Marcie Donaldson, Vicky Phelps, Ashley Miller

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