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Student Activities/Clubs


2023-24 Clubs

Academic Challenge Team

Sponsors: Minka Taylor, Wendy White, Lindsay Morrow    

Who Should Come: Students who know a lot of info beyond their grade level.  There is a minimum grade requirement of a B in all classes and students who tryout must score high on the test given.   

Tryout Required (9/13 and 9/20 after school)
All Grades
Media Center for tryouts
Practice location TBD

Meeting Time/Dates:  Wednesdays 3:20 – 4:20.  Meets start at 4:00.    

Purpose/Description: This is a team of high achieving students who compete against in the region (not just the district) against other middle schools in a set up similar to Quiz Bowl.

Art Club

 Sponsors: Jamie Smith

Who Should Come: Semester 1: 7th & 8th grade Semester 2: 6th grade. Limited spaces available (25) Sign-up required.

Meeting Time/Dates:  3rd & 4th Fridays during Flex & Advisory (7:45-8:45)

Purpose/Description: Students will come to create a teacher provided art project or a project of their own choosing.

Battle of the Books

Sponsors: Wendi Michael

Who Should Come: Any student who reads the summer reading books and wants to compete against other students regarding the books.

Meeting Time/Dates:  All grades, Advisory on Tuesdays (instead of SSR), in library

Purpose/Description: Students read the 10 BoB books and have practice competitions until a final team is formed that will battle other middle schools.

Board Game Club

Sponsors: Ms. Bogucki

Who Should Come: Any student who is interested in playing board games that are non-role playing. Bring your favorite game.

Meeting Time/Dates:  Mondays, 3:15-4:30 (Parent pick-up required) in Room 612.

Purpose/Description: Allows students to explore various board games in a friendly social setting.

Book Club

Sponsors: Wendi Michael

Who Should Come: All Grades Welcome

Meeting Time/Dates:  Once a month during lunch starting in September

Purpose/Description: Read books and talk about them            

Bulldog Buddies/ Unified Club

Sponsors: Vanessa Rivera, Jessica Hilt, Amy Morgan, Jonathan Welch

Who Should Come: Open to all students 

Meeting Time/Dates:  All grades on select Fridays during Advisory

Purpose/Description: To create an environment that includes the Special Olympics Champions School model of Unified Sports and Health, Inclusive Youth leadership and whole school engagement.

Bulldog Robotics with VEX IQ

 Sponsors: Megan Rodriguez, Rachael Shriver, Gretchen Henry

Who Should Come: Grades 6-8; application process in the fall at the start of the season 

Meeting Time/Dates:  T/TH 3:10-4:15

Purpose/Description: VEX IQ Competition Robotics

Chess Club

Sponsors: Eric Hammond

Who Should Come: Students interested in playing chess.

Meeting Time/Dates:  Mondays (start January) - TBD

Purpose/Description: To expand students’ knowledge about the game of Chess.

Girls on the Run

 Sponsors: Wendy Matherly

Who Should Come: All Girls, 6th-8th Grade

Meeting Time/Dates:  T/TH 3:15-4:30

Purpose/Description: Trained coaches host a 6th-8th grade program in their community to inspire girls to value what makes them unique. Together, teams uncover confidence and understand the importance of physical and emotional health.

Golf Squad

Sponsors: Dean Sigmon

Who Should Come: All students – Cost $184

Meeting Time/Dates:  After School - 7 sessions – Monday’s 3:15 – 4:15 (Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8)

Purpose/Description: Golf Instruction from experienced PGA golf professional


Sponsors: Flippo, Hornes

Who Should Come: LGBTQ+ friends and allies

Meeting Time/Dates:  7:45-8:10 on Wednesdays

Purpose/Description: GSA is a student-led and student-organized club that aims to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all youth, regardless of orientation or gender identity.

Jazz Band

Sponsors: Jennifer Isenhour, Dylan Sims

Who Should Come: By audition. Runs October-December and March-May.

Meeting Time/Dates:  7th/8th Grade Band Students, 2 Flex/Advisory Rehearsals &  2 After School Games

Purpose/Description: To learn about, practice and perform Jazz Band Music

Junior Beta Club

Sponsors: Hallie Carey, Rachel Shriver

Who Should Come: This club's involvement is based on 6th grade and 1st quarter 7th grade grades of a cumulative GPA of 93% or higher. This list is generated by the FMSD District Office. Induction in November.

Meeting Time/Dates: 3:15-4:15 GHMS Cafeteria 

Purpose/Description: Junior Beta Club is an academically based service organization that supports students getting involved in their school, academic, and local communities.

Let Me Run


Who Should Come: All Students – No Cost

Meeting Time/Dates:  Tuesday’s and Thursday’s  (3:15 – 4:30) 

Purpose/Description: Give kids the opportunity to stay physically fit.

The Met: HD Live in Schools Opera Club

Sponsors: Jonathan Welch, Mary Margaret Guilbault

Who Should Come: All Students 

Meeting Time/Dates:  Select dates (announced ahead of time) after school from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Chorus Room (RM 616).

Purpose/Description: This club will allow students to immerse themselves in the grandeur of Opera through a partnership that the Fort Mill School District has with The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, NY. Students will come together on select dates (announced ahead of time) after school from 3:30pm-5:00pm to be prepped by a team of interdisciplinary teachers for the upcoming production then attend a LIVE stream of the work in a local movie cinema on a Saturday afternoon (announced ahead of time).

Mural Artists

Sponsors: Jamie Smith

Who Should Come: Semester 1: 7th & 8th grade Semester 2: 6th grade. Limited spaces available (Groups of 10 at a time) Sign-up required through Sign-up Genius each month.

Meeting Time/Dates:  1st & 2nd Fridays during Flex & Advisory (7:30 - 8:45)

Purpose/Description: Designing and painting mini murals on the Related arts hallway, Creating Art inspired bulletin boards for hallway display, personal art work as time allows. 

Pep Band

Sponsors: Jennifer Isenhour, Dylan Sims

Who Should Come: Selected 7th/8th GHMS Band students through interest and director selection

Meeting Time/Dates:  2 Flex/Advisory Rehearsals &  2 After School Games. Runs in January and students perform at one boys game and one girls game.

Purpose/Description: To learn and practice pep band music, perform at home basketball game for boys and girls

Recycle Club

Sponsors: Scot Kiggans

Who Should Come: Anyone in Kiggans HR with no school work and is willing to help.

Meeting Time/Dates:  Mondays during Advisory

Purpose/Description: During Flex homeroom collects recycling for the entire school. We are working to expand to the lunches to decrease waste.

Student Council

Sponsors: Lauren Clarke, Kelly Reilly, Kristen Beam

Who Should Come: Students apply at the end of the school year for the next year (6th graders apply at the beginning of 6th grade)

Meeting Time/Dates:  Friday during Advisory (Club time) meeting with small groups as needed 

Purpose/Description: Create a culture of positivity at GHMS, support GHMS students and teachers, advocate for GHMS students on important issues, train students to be leaders at school functions


Sponsors: Lindsey Everhart, Tate Hamilton, Angie Harms

Who Should Come: 7th grade - teacher recommendations, 8th grade - application

Meeting Time/Dates:  4th Monday of each month during Advisory to encourage inclusivity and transition 6th graders to middle school. 

Purpose/Description: To encourage GHMS to be a place "Where Everybody Belongs"; we also work on teambuilding and problem-solving skills as students transition into 6th grade as well building leadership skills in our leaders. 


Sponsors: Kirsten Morrell, Brittany Houck

Who Should Come: Those whose applications have been accepted
7&8th application 
Delayed 6th- teacher recommendation

Meeting Time/Dates:  Tuesdays after school until 4:30

Purpose/Description: Create the 2023-2024 yearbook

You Be the Chemist

Sponsors: Gene Eberhardt

Who Should Come: 7th and 8th grade only. Students must pass the "Qualifier Exam" which will be given the first week of October. There are two teams of four students each, so 8 students in the program total. 

Meeting Time/Dates:  Time and Day(s) are TBD. The season starts in October and ends in March. We will participate in the challenge virtually in March. 

Purpose/Description: The Chemical Education Foundation (CEF) sponsors a program called, "You Be the Chemist." Teams participate in a Regional Challenge where they answer timed questions. Throughout the season, they also create a video response to the year’s theme where they form a company that has come up with an innovative solution to a problem. Overall team scores are combination of their video score and their Regional Challenge score. For more information visit .

Youth Commission International (YCI)

Sponsors: Kyle Harris

Who Should Come: All are welcome

Meeting Time/Dates:  Wednesdays @ The Chorus Room (616) 7:45am-8:05

Purpose/Description: Student-led Christian club that plays, reads the Bible and prays together.