Okeeheelee Clubs

BUILDERS’ CLUB
Sponsor: Andy Winer, Room 146

Provides community service to children in our community and beyond. The club meets every Tuesday after school from 4 to 5 pm.

CADENCE STEP TEAM
Sponsor: Porschia Shelton, Room 192

The tradition of step originated in the African-American community and is a type of dance in which the entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Cadence Step Team of OMS performs its step routines at athletic events, step-show competitions, and community events.

CHEERLEADING
Sponsors: Raquel Lockhart, Room 168 and Yolonda Creese, Room 3-101

Cheerleading is considered a sport at Okeeheelee Middle School.  This is because it is competitive and demanding physically and requires great spirit, a sparkling and positive attitude, and stamina. Cheerleading invites both boys and girls to try out.  Try outs are held in late September to early October.

CHESS CLUB
Sponsor: Thomas Zack, Room P308

The Chess Club meets weekly to play chess and improve their game skills. We welcome players of every degree of experience, from those just learning to play to those who want to improve their game. The club meets every Friday from 4 to 5 pm.

DRUMLINE
Sponsors: Gil Rojas, Room 151

Anyone that is interested in playing in Drumline and learning basic drum cadences. This group will perform together, so students should expect to perform at different times than rehearsals. The club meets Monday & Wednesday after school from 4 to 5:15 pm and Thursday mornings from 8 to 8:45 in room 151.


JAZZ BAND

Sponsor: Sarah Shearon-Smith, Room 151

For second and third year players to learn the style of jazz music as well as secondary instruments. This club meets Tuesdays from 4 to 5:15 pm every week.

MISS FIT EXERCISE CLUB
Sponsors: Radiance Harvey, Room 191

Come exercise! Meets Tuesday and Thursdays in Girls locker room. Be dressed and out by 4:10 pm. It concludes at 5:10. Please have a ride home. Students must bring athletic/gym clothes (t-shirt, jogging pants, running shoes), towel, water bottle, and a great attitude. New members are always welcome.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
Sponsors: Victoria Wilkinson and Natalie Bisceglie, Room 194

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

RECYCLING CLUB
Sponsor: Jefferson Douglas, Room 3-213

The Recycling Club is dedicated to the wise stewardship of our planet.  Part of our commitment to future generations is recycling our used products such as paper, plastic, and cardboard. Our purpose is to involve students in service that is beneficial Okeeheelee, our community and future generations. Our goal is to educate the OMS community and to take care of paper and mixed recycling around the school on a weekly basis. The Recycling Club meets every Wednesday after school 4:00-5:15 pm to empty the recycling containers in our school.

RUNNING CLUB
Sponsors: Andrew Bruhn, Room 185

Students will gradually build up physical stamina and confidence to be able to run 3.1 miles. The clubs meets Monday and Wednesday after school from 4 to 5 pm.

SCHOOL NEWSPAPER
Sponsor: Stephanie Artero, Room 160

The school newspaper, Warrior Times, is published three to four times per year.  Emphasis is on journalistic quality and insightful commentary.  Meetings to produce the newspaper are held weekly.

SPEECH & DEBATE
Sponsor: Wyatt Doss, Room 3-219

In Debate, students will improve their public speaking and writing skills by discussing both sides of ethical and political topics. In Speech, students will perform humorous or dramatic pieces without a set or props. This is a competition based club, we win trophies!

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Sponsor: Victoria Wilkinson and Natalie Di Bisceglie, Room 194

Student Government is a club to teach leadership skills, community service and how meetings are run using a business model as an example. The SGA is comprised of student representatives who have campaigned and won office through a general election. Officers and senators meet weekly with the sponsor to plan activities and community service projects.