Clubs


*American Sign Language Club (ASL Club)  provides opportunities to help hearing people feel comfortable communicating and socializing with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. The purpose and goals of this student organization is for members to have an opportunity to socialize with other students who are interested in learning American sign language; to communicate using sign language, and to raise cultural awareness about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Tuesday
Time:  8:15 am
Location: 6C-3
Sponsor: Tricia Dent, Samuel Gonzalez and Susan Ridgeway


*Amigos Leadership Group is a peer leadership group for young men.  The mission is to provide mentorship and leadership opportunities to young men who are leaders within the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The goal of the program is to promote academics and leadership skills while fostering positive and respectful relationships, and to guide young men to become powerful leaders both on and off campus. (Amigos Leadership of the Month Nomination)

Members: 6th-8th Grade Boys (Teacher & Peer Recommendation)
Meets: Twice monthly
Time: 8 am
Sponsor: Samuel Gonzalez, Stephen Atchison, Darren Armstrong, Taijah Davis

 


*Art Club students will have the opportunity to work on different contest opportunities or free draw.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Tuesday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Art Room
Sponsor: Kerri Waller and April Booe


*Board Game Club

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Tuesday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: 8S
Sponsor: Bob Solow


*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.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Monday
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: 8A
Sponsor: David Hernquist


*Debate Club

Members: Open to all
Meets: Monday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: UA-1
Sponsors: Austin Smith and Urbano Venero


*Drama Club here at Simpson has performed shows such as Aladdin, Treasure Island, and High School Musical with almost sold out audiences and talented students playing fantastic roles. This year, the production will be a murder mystery that will make you laugh while also having you on the edge of your seat! It's going to be a suspeful good time so be sure to audition and explore the world of lights, camera, action

Members: Open to all students (auditions in Nov. 8th and 9th after school)
Meets:  TBA
Location: Theatre
Time:  4:15-5:30 p.m.
Show:  TBA
Sponsor:  Stephen Atchison


*FCA students initiated time of teaching, games and inspiration.

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Friday
Location: covered play area
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Sponsor:  Susan Ridgeway


*Girl Talk is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people at a time when you may not have a lot of time to spare.  Young ladies in grades 6-8 meet on Mondays after school to share stories, snacks, and activities.  Some community involvement is forthcoming. Come see us!

Members: Open to all students
Meets: Monday
Location: 6th grade commons
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Sponsor:  Amanda Crain, Emilee Rose, Suzanne Werner


*Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is a reading competition that is in game format.  All the books are Georgia Book Award Nominees. Members of the team will earn points by attending practices and writing questions.  The team with the highest number of points will be on our final team.  Competition is the Saturday of MLK weekend.

Members: Open to all students
Meets:Thursday
Location: 6C-1
Time:  8:15 am
Sponsor: Stephen Atchison, Lynzee Courtney, Sandra Davis, Aria Galt, and Spring Voltz


*The Inklings Writing Club is a small group of dedicated writers who meet every other week to support each other as writers, to learn more about their craft, and to share their work. Membership is by invitation or recommendation, and interested students should submit a work sample to Ms. Mastrangelo.

Members: Invitation Only
Meets:Monday
Location: 8B-1
Time:  8:00 am
Sponsor: Krista Mastrangelo


*Intramurals All activities begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 8:50 a.m.  Intramurals begin on Monday, September 10th. *Monday:  Indoor Soccer *Tuesday: Basketball *Wednesday: Ping Pong/Nitro Ball (Volleyball and Ping Pong combined) *Thursday: Indoor Soccer *Friday: Speedball


*Jazz Band

Members: 
Meets: Tuesday
Time: 4:30-5:45 pm
Location: Band room
Sponsors:  Krista Pezold


*Math Counts Club  is an enrichment program that focuses on a deep understanding of mathematical computations and analysis. Students participate in competitive tournaments to showcase their depth of mathematical understandings.

Members:  Participation is by invitation only. However, if you would like to be considered for a position on the math team, please see Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Morris, or Mrs. Peters.
Meets: Friday
Time: 8:15 am
Location: 6A-4
Sponsors:  Kelly Kelly, Whitney Morris and Kathy Peters


*Organization to Save You! This club will provide helpful tips that will guide students with organization, classwork, homework, and project completion, test/quiz preparation, and attitude as they travel down the academic road of middle school.
Members: Open to all students
Meets: Thursday
Time: 8:05 a.m.
Location: 7B-3
Sponsors:  Cindy Battaglia and Bhavna Chokshi


 *Passport Club is a new venture at Simpson Middle School. We have many ideas on how to design our first year, but need student input. Possible activities include election polls, surveys and results, field trips, civic responsibility, current events, local history, the Social Studies FaTir and more! Please join us if you are interested and especially if you have great ideas for our inaugural year!”

Members: Open to all
Meets: Friday
Time:  8:00 am
Location: 6A-4
Sponsor: Kevin Triebsch, Darren Armstrong 


*Robotics competes in First Lego League competition to build teamwork, presentation skills, and innovation. The team is open to anyone who completes the application. 

Members: Open to all students who complete the application.
Meets:  Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am
Location: TBA
Sponsor:  Jenny Murphy and Austin Smith


*Simpson Service Organization Club is the new name for the former Builder’s Club.  It is open to students who are interested in helping others in and around our school community.  Last year’s group collected enough soup labels to give us some shopping money for extra school items. 

Members: Open to all
Meets:  Thursday (twice a month
Time:  8:15
Location: 7th grade commons
Sponsor: Shelley Carr  


 *Sorellas is a group of young women of the future who are working to grow our community.  Our mission is to foster leadership skills, empower our youth, and build self-confidence within our sisterhood. We will focus on service learning through contributions among various charities as well as working with our community to help others suffering from devastations around the word.  Our goal to for the young women in Sorellas to take what is learned and apply it to the real world.

Members: 6th-8th Grade Females (Teacher & Peer Recommendation)
Meets: Twice monthly
Time: 8 am
Location:  6C
Sponsors:  Lynzee Courtney, Tricia Dent, Marcie Donaldson, Bryna Matyus, and Whitney Morris


*Star Wars Club is a club for fans of all things Star Wars.  We discuss movies, show off our collection, dress as characters, and come up with theories about the characters.  All fans of Star Wars are welcome.

Members: Open to all fans
Meets: Tuesday
Time:  8:00 am
Location: 6S
Sponsor: Chris Whiting


 *Student Council: The mission of the Simpson Student Council is to promote student leadership and citizenship through organizing and executing student life activities, events, and service projects and to provide a valuable leadership partnership between students, their school, their community and their world.  The goal of the Simpson Middle School Student Council is to establish a positive school environment, to promote good behavior, to strive for high scholastic standards, and to show respect and cooperation to our faculty, staff and fellow students.  We will work to inspire and empower students to make positive changes personally and socially by encouraging them to participate in leadership and supporting school goals.   

Members: Representatives and Officers: Officers- President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter (All 8th Graders) Eighth Grade Representatives- 6 Grade Level Representatives Seventh Grade Representatives- 2 Representatives from each pod (6 Representatives Total) Sixth Grade Representatives- 2 Representatives from each pod (6 Representatives Total)   
Meets:  bimonthly, Thursday
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: TBD
Sponsors:  Bhavna Chokshi, Janna Atkins, Valerie Johnson, and Shan de Neergaard


 *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.  If you are unable to partake in the class because of scheduling, you may still be in the class.

Members:  Please complete the online application (applications due August 17th by 9:00 pm)
Meets: Periodically before school on Mondays, but the majority of the club is virtual (must have internet access)
Time:  8:10 a.m. 
Location: 7A-1 or the 7th Grade Lab
Sponsor: Marcie Donaldson and Kerri Waller