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Clubs and Organizations

American Sign Language (ASL)

Sponsor: Senorita Griffin
Email: hannah.griffin@wcs.edu
Location: D132

 This is a club to help others learn sign language. The school’s culture is full of adventure and trying new things, which is why this club is perfect for people who are willing to learn something new.

 Meetings will be held in room D132, the Spanish classroom. The teacher sponsor is Senorita Griffin. Club meetings will take place every Wednesday from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Battle of the Books

Sponsor: Mrs. Stange
Email: karen.stange@wcs.edu
Location: Library

Battle of the Books is a reading club that meets during scheduled times in the library. Students will read and discuss the current Volunteer State Book Award nominees. Students will take a qualifying test, and top scoring students will participate in the district Battle of the Books against other WCS middle schools in the spring semester.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Sponsors: Mr. Sutherland
Email:  christopher.sutherla@wcs.edu
Location: Design Lab – Biweekly at 7:10am

FCA is a program that boosts student leadership and focuses on impacting people in a positive way.
The FCA mission statement: The mission of FCA is to present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as well as serving Him in their relationships and in fellowship of the church.

Model UN

Sponsor: Mr. Stange
Email: david.stange@wcs.edu
Location: E218

Mill Creek will offer Model UN to all students (grades 6, 7, and 8) as an enrichment course in addition to their choice of minor. Model UN is an extra-curricular activity in which student groups role play delegates to the United  Nations.

Each group will represent a different country’s interests in the General Assembly by  drafting and debating resolutions. These  resolutions cover a wide variety of topics of  international concern. The annual conference is in November at the Embassy  Suites in Murfreesboro. The cost (including lunch) is $55 per student.

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Sponsor: Mrs. Richards
Email: carla.richards@wcs.edu
Location: The Think Tank, Room D208

What is NJHS at MCMS?
National Junior Honor Society is a school service organization for students at Mill
Creek Middle that have outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character
and citizenship.

Who is eligible for membership?
Students who have attended Mill Creek for at least one semester.
Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0
scale and a minimum of 85 percent in all classes.

When do I apply?
If you meet the criteria for membership, you will be notified in January and you may pick up an
application. Applications will be due at the end of January and will be judged by a faculty council on service,
leadership, character and citizenship.

How much are the dues?
Dues are $20 per year.

What else is required?
Members must participate in service projects throughout the year and attend monthly meetings.

What activities does the NJHS participate in each year?
The NJHS participates in activities such as Be NICE day, planning school dances, tutoring at MCES and
other service projects as planned by the chapter. There will be an initiation and a banquet in the spring.

Science Olympiad

Sponsor: Ms. Key and Ms. Hooper
Email: kelly.key@wcs.edu, sarah2@wcs.edu
Location: Science Wing

What is Science Olympiad? Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Students will cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division, including genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.

What is involved? Science Olympiad requires a Fall and Spring commitment, as the competition takes place in March- Parents provide transportation to the Saturday competition.

** Please note that students participating in Model UN cannot participate in Science Olympiad as they will be meeting at the same time.

Cost: $35- (covers entry fee and materials for projects and tests)

Student Ambassadors

Sponsor: Mrs. Chambers
Email: susan.chambers@wcs.edu
Location: E203

The Student Ambassadors are the public student representatives for Mill Creek Middle School. The duties of the Student Ambassador include: conduct visitor tours of the school during the school year, answer questions and promote Mill Creek Middle School at various events, be a first point of contact and friend for new students, introduce new students to all teachers and help them feel comfortable at Mill Creek Middle, assist in the front office if needed, attend district events and serve in other leadership capacities as requested, serve as host for Open House and other school events, and communicate with teacher and principal leadership teams.

To meet minimum criteria as a Student Ambassador, students must be in good academic and behavioral standing. This is characterized by good attendance, passing grades in all classes, and no suspensions during the current year. Additionally, students should have strong communication skills, be well respected by peers, teachers, staff, and the community, and possess strong leadership skills.

Youth in Government

Sponsor: Mr. Stange
Email: david.stange@wcs.edu
Location: E218

In this program, students learn about the process of presenting a bill.  As members of the Senate or House of Representatives for a day, students present bills and vote on the bills presented by other students.  Forming teams in February, students meet weekly to prepare for the conference in May.