Our school strives to offer extracurricular opportunities for every type of student interest. Current meeting information for our various extracurricular activities is located below.
Sponsor: Mrs. Stange
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 Williamson County middle schools in the spring semester.
Sponsor: Ms. Honeycutt
Mavericks as Volunteer Students (or MAVS) takes care of all the plastic, paper, aluminum, and cardboard recycling in the building. This is a great activity for those who are interested in learning more about recycling and taking care of our environment. MAVS Recycling also helps our school earn money through local recycling programs.
Sponsor: Mrs. Isom
Location: E116 and Auditorium
Students in Mill Creek Musical Theater will explore Drama through script writing, character acting, scene design, directing, research, presentation, and context. Auditions will be held during the school year for the fall and spring productions and/or musicals. Students in Mill Creek Musical Theater have the opportunity to attend the Junior Theater Festival and receive valuable feedback from experts in the theater world.
Sponsor: Mr. Stange
Mill Creek offers 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 extracurricular 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.
Sponsor: Ms. Angela Wilson
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) 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? Students will be invited to apply after their first semester grades have been posted. There will be an announcement when applications are due, and applications will be judged by a faculty council on the following: 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 Mill Creek Elementary and other service projects as planned by the chapter. There will be an initiation and a banquet in the spring.
Location: Science Classrooms
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.
Cost: $60- (covers entry fee and materials for projects and tests)
** Please note that students participating in Model UN cannot participate in Science Olympiad as they will be meeting at the same time.
Sponsor: Sheldon Clark
Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS) offers school-based prevention, intervention, and support services to students. STARS is an extension of the counseling department.
Sponsor: Ms. Angela Wilson
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. For more information about the application process, please contact Ms. Wilson.
Sponsor: Mrs. Perthel
Yearbook is open to 8th grade students as a year-long minor class. Students must have teacher recommendations in order to be considered for yearbook. In yearbook, students take an active role in putting the annual yearbook together. This includes, but is not limited to, taking pictures at various athletic, related arts, and school events, using yearbook software to place images together, creating yearbook pages, and taking ownership of the yearbook production process.
Sponsor: Mr. Stange
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.