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4H Club Mrs. Tipton & Mrs. Pigg Room 234

MS & HS

4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. The mission of Tennessee 4-H is to provide research-based Extension educational experiences that will stimulate young people to gain knowledge, develop life skills, and form positive attitudes to prepare them to become capable, responsible and compassionate adults. During our first meeting a 4-H extension agent will discuss all the different opportunities available in 4-H. Then we will poll the club members to determine the focus of the year. Some of the activities may include science experiments, engineering activities, and hatching eggs. Students may choose other 4-H extra-curricular activities that take place outside of the 4-h club at school. The activities are located at the 4-H extension agency. They include Shooting Sports, 4-H Leadership, Chick Chain, Poultry Club, Sewing club, Horse Club, Garden Club, Cooking Club, and many other activities. These groups usually meet monthly outside of the school at the 4-H extension office and fees for such activities may vary.
    Cost: There are no membership fees or costs for participation in the Central school club.
ACE Ms. Hamby Room 347 HS

The mission of ACE (Architectural and Construction Engineering) is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.  ACE is an after school club that meets with community mentors twice per month to design a building from concept to floor plans.  The club will present the final design at a regional banquet in the spring.
Cost: free, college scholarships can be won based on participation in the ACE program

Anime Ms. Corban, Ms. Morris Room 125 HS

Anime Club aims to gather anime fans of Central Magnet School and have them share, discuss, and watch their favorite anime. Students will discuss the different aspects of an anime shown (art, animation, plot, or voice acting for example) and give their own opinion on the quality of the series or movie in an analytical manner and have fun while doing so. All anime watched as a club has to be pre-approved by the sponsors as school appropriate .
Cost: No cost

Art Club Mr. Greenwell & Mr. Bennett Room 350 (Annex) MS & HS

Art club is for any student interested in creating and discussing visual art. Minimal supplies will be required. There will be meetings after school on some days.
Cost: Minimal supplies will be required

Best Buddies Ms. Angel Room 206 HS

Description: Best Buddies is an organization which allows students to form friendships with their peers with special needs. There will be one event each quarter, including a winter party, sports, and swimming. To remain in good standing members must attend one event per semester. Students will also have the opportunity to volunteer at local organizations for students with special needs, to attend Best Buddies prom at Bridgestone Arena, and to attend the annual Friendship Walk.
Cost: Dues will not exceed $15.

Best Robotics Mr. Guthrie Room349(After School) MS & HS

· Description: Students should have a desire to explore the fields of engineering, science, presenting, building, designing, graphic arts, and more. Students will form a business, create and design presentations and a robot that will be used in competitions and as part of an outreach program for the school. Prior experience and designing is preferred, but not required. Students will be using power tools and will have to have parent permission to participate in this club. Students with experience with C programming will have an opportunity to create new codes for the robot in this club.
· Requirements: The robotics club will require a significant amount of after school planning and building. Actual time spent on building the robot will depend on individual effort and interest.
· Grades: All grades 6-12
· Special considerations: Students will be using power tools and will have to have parent permission to participate in this club. Central Robotics BEST team begins September 1st and is open to everyone in the school.

Beta Club Mrs. Winton and Mr. Winton,Mrs.Alvarado Room 128 10-12

A community service honor society devoted to promoting the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership. We will attend state conventions where our incredibly talented students will compete in academic and creative competitions.
Requirements: Must apply and be accepted to join (applications will be available in the fall). In order to be accepted, students must maintain a 3.7 GPA and have positive character references from teachers. Students complete service hours with the club within the school year.
Cost: Students will have a one time fee of $25 for membership.

Bio Club Ms. Corban Room 125 MS & HS

The club provides opportunities for students to share and promote interest in the biological sciences. Activities include preparing and presenting experiments and technical information before groups and sharing information about career, technical training, and college opportunities.

Special considerations: Some projects will require meeting before or after school. Strong student leadership is critically important, so come prepared to GET INVOLVED!
CMS Team 2540 Mrs. Maxwell Room 120 10-12

Description: As a member team of the growing Faith40 organization in Rutherford County, we exist to serve others in our community. We will serve meals at Journey Home, work with Greenhouse Ministries to provide services for families in trouble, tutor children in the community, and any other projects that come our way. Bring your ideas to our first meeting! We are a faith-based organization, but we welcome anyone, middle school or high school, who would like to help us make Rutherford County a better place for all people.
Grades: Grades 10-12

Central Bass Magnets Mr. Burns & Mr. Smith Room 202 HS The Central Fishing Club is part of the Student Angler Federation. High School members compete in bass fishing tournaments when they are able, and each year they can compete in the State Championship Tournament.  Twitter: @BassMagnets
Central Climbers Mr. Meadows Room 241 MS & HS

Students will learn the basics of rock climbing. Students will learn the terminology associated with rock climbing as well as different styles of rock climbing. Students will be able to climb different routes and problems in a controlled environment. Students will also learn the different types of rocks to climb and the physics involved in some of the moves of climbing.
*Special considerations: There is no fee but, students who wish to climb at the climbing center need to be able to pay $15-$20 per visit for rental of equipment and the space. Any student can be a part of the club though and they do not have to actually climb. Students must be willing to endure soreness in fingers, forearms, and be tired while climbing in a safe, controlled
environment.

Chess Program Mr. Horton (lessons and practices led by an experienced Russian chess master) Room 131 (after school) MS & HS OBJECTIVES:
• To introduce students to the game of chess
• To develop skills in key educational areas through chess
• To prepare students to compete at regional, state and national chess competitions
BENEFITS OF CHESS TO STUDENTS:
• Develop problem solving, critical and creative thinking skills
• Strengthen memory, reading, language and mathematical capabilities
• Learn to think logically and efficiently, to make decisions under time pressure
• Improve concentration and discipline
• Provide cultural enrichment and enhance social skills and sportsmanship
• Enhance pattern recognition and spatial ability
• Improve Test Scores/Academic Performance
PROGRAM:
• After school special program
• 1 lesson/week (1-1.5 hr meeting: each meeting includes a lesson and practice under master’s supervision)
• Various levels; separate groups for different levels
OPPORTUNITIES:
• Competing in local, regional, and national tournaments
• Regional and State Championships
Chi Alpha Mu Mr. Cramer Room 219 MS Chi Alpha Mu, standing for Creative Adventures in Mathematics, is the National Junior Mathematics Club for Middle Schools and Junior High Schools.
CMS Meeples Mr. Summar Room 215 MS & HS This club will explore indie board and card games such as SmallWorld, Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Dominant Species, Carcassone, Arkham Horror, Ticket to Ride, and the like. If you have a passion for rolling dice into the wee hours, building specialized card decks to do battle with friends, or ensuring that your Amphibians survice the ice age at the cost of the other species, this is the club for you. We will explore the games themselves, but we will also host guests involved with the gaming world, from artists to game store owners to game designers. Also, we will maintain a Wordpress blog where we share game reviews, tips, and our favorite picks.
Cost: $5 to go towards purchasing games. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Computer Programming Club Mr. Leach Upstairs lab/219 MS & HS Are you interested in technology? Learning how to make devices work the way they do? In this club, the students are the subject experts, sharing knowledge and skills with each other. If this sounds interesting to you, consider the Computer Programming Club. While our major focus is programming, creativity may extend to graphic design, upgrading hardware, or sharing a new ‘mod’ for a favorite game. Though programming can be painstaking at times, solving problems that inevitably arise is a motivating and rewarding activity.
Whether you are technology-literate or just getting started, think about checking us out and seeing what you might be in store for. We’ve got great club officers who are very motivated. Stop by room 219 and see Mr. Leach for more information.
The computer programming club will be limited to a maximum of 30 members due to the quantity of workstations in our school labs. See club website for after-school meeting times and dates.
Engineering Club Ms. Hamby Room 347 - Annex MS & HS
(meet separately)
The engineering club is designed to encourage students to participate in engineering classes or engineering activities at Central.  Regular meetings consist of guest speakers, engineering design challenges, and special topics related to the field of engineering.  Extracurricular activities include ACE Mentoring, SkillsUSA, BEST Robotics, Moon Buggy, Science Olympiad, Team America Rocketry Challenge, T-shirt launcher, bridge building and community outreach. 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Mr. Prince and Ms. McKnight senior lunchroom MS & HS Our Mission: To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
First Priority (Middle School) Ms. Walker, Ms. Lane, Ms. Taylor Before School Room 242 MS A student led Christian organization that meets every Wednesday morning at 7:20.
First Priority (High School) Ms. Pinson and Mr. Barham See descrip HS A student led Christian organization.Cafeteria on club days; Tuesday mornings at 7:15 in room 203
Forensics Debate Team     HS Forensics is the art of public speaking. The Forensics team is a way for students to compete at the state and national level in multiple categories which include various debate formats as well as Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, and others. The Forensics Club is also affiliated with the prestigious honor society, the National Forensics League. In the past, Forensics has been cited as the top extra-curricular activity college admissions counselors look for, especially at competitive schools.
Benefits of Forensics to Students:
• Develop confidence in presentations and public speaking situations
• Improve critical thinking skills and professional skills
• Strengthen analytical thinking and writing skills
• Improve standardized test scores
Requirements: Must maintain a 93 average.
Cost: If there is enough student interest to compete, there will be a one time $15.00 fee for individual membership to the National Forensics League for school first year members. Also, there is a group fee of approximately $5 per member toward the yearly group fee. Returning members must only pay their part of the group fee. Tournaments will cost approximately $15 per student, along with the cost of transportation.
Forensics Science Club Ms. Stewart Room 346 HS

Introduce students to the world of forensic science and all the possible applications for this field of study. Students will hear from graduate students and working professionals, as well as, participating in the FIRE symposium at MTSU in the spring of 2014 after conducting an original experiment related to forensics.
Cost: There are no dues. However, students may be asked to contribute to materials fund around the time of the experiment. Students will be given ample notice of this.

French Club
–: le club français
Ms. Angel Room 206 HS

This club is for French students who want to continue learning and enjoying the language and cultures of the French-speaking world. Club meetings will include French snacks, speakers, cultural fun, speaking practice, French holiday celebrations, costumes, competitions, and any other French fun that you can think of.
Cost: $2 dues to help pay for snacks at meetings.

Future Business Leaders of America Mr. Roark Room 210 HS

A club designed to:
- Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
-Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
-Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
-Encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
-Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
-Encourage and practice efficient money management.
-Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
-Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals.
-Facilitate the transition from school to work.
Cost: Free

Future Teachers of America Mr. Nichols Room 105 MS & HS Pretty obvious by the title, but we (as a society) need to do a better job of grooming our future teachers. Student members will give this club more direction, but some activities might include shadowing teachers at CMS or McFadden, looking at different types of jobs in education, and examining colleges and universities that have great teacher training programs.
Cost: Free
Gaming Ms. Hamby Room 247 HS

Description: The Video Gaming Club is for any high school student who wants to learn how videogames help in our lives everyday.  Students interested will meet in Ms. Hamby’s classroom during club time to discuss about what we’ve played and gaming concepts.  There will be a tournament for all of our members and others who would like to play at the end of the school year.
Grades: High School

Garden Club Ms. Gates Room 346 MS & HS

We will be working on landscaping the school and growing various plants throughout the year- lots of fun.

Geography Bee Club Coach Burns Room 202 MS The GeoBee Club is designed for middle school students with an interest in competing in the National Geographic Bee. Club membership is NOT required to participate in the competition. The idea is to help participants sharpen their geography skills by studying atlases, playing games, and working on practice questions similar to those in the National Geographic Bee.
German Club Ms. Boost Room 103 MS & HS German Club is for those students (current and former) of German who cannot get enough of the German language and culture. We will learn about German culture, language, and celebrations.
Some activities will include watching German films, exploring German pop music, learning traditional dances and eating tasty German treats! Although the club will meet during the school day, some activities will take place after school; like our annual German potluck dinner!

Club dues: $5.00 to go towards purchasing materials and games for use during club time.
GSA Mr. Roark Room 210  

Description: Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is for any student who is interested in improving the relationship between LGBT students and their peers.  The mission of the club is to find resolutions to discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools while educating the school community about bullying, homophobia, and other issues facing LGBT teens.  The club is a safe place for all students to come and discuss any problems they may be facing.  It also promotes the ideal of acceptance and friendship between diverse groups of students/ people.
Cost: Club dues: $5.00 to go towards purchasing materials for flyers and events.
Grades: High School Only

High School Creative Writing Mr. Carter Room 335 (Annex) HS The High School Creative Writing Club functions as a continuation of the Middle School club and also as a haven for newcomers in grades 9-12. We will write and share together during each club visit and will focus on selecting our best work to read at the Central Poetry Night, which will take place this spring.
High School Pagemasters Club Ms. Smith Library HS

The purpose of the club is to read and discuss wonderful books and interact with other book lovers. This year, the book club members will be reading several of the books nominated for the Volunteer State Book Award which is sponsored annually be the Tennessee Library Association and Tennessee Association of School Librarians. For more information about the Volunteer State Book Award, see the library website.
Special considerations: Book club members must READ THE BOOK that is assigned each month in order to attend the monthly meetings and remain members in good standing.
Cost: Dues are $5 annually and will cover book costs, refreshments, etc. We will meet once month.

High School Quizbusters Ms. Smith Library HS

Quizbusters is an academic quiz bowl team that competes in various trivia competitions during the school year.
Requirements: Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to try out for the team. The tryout consists of a written exam that covers four major subject areas: the arts, social studies, science, and pop culture. A practice schedule will be determined once the team is selected each year. Practices will likely occur once or twice each week (before or after school) and once per month during the school's club rotation. Regular attendance at practice is mandatory. To be a competitive group, team members also need to commit to studying on their own. The sponsors will provide students with written study materials and websites that they are expected to use to prepare for practices and competitions.
Cost: There is no cost to join the group, but members are expected to provide their own transportation to competitions throughout TN.

HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America

Mrs. Gates & Ms. Stewart Room 348 (Annex) MS & HS

HOSA consists of local chapters and members who are currently enrolled in or associated with Health Science Technology Education Programs. HOSA provides leadership development and scholarship opportunities. HOSA members meet outstanding leaders in the health professions and education. HOSA members have the opportunity to participate and/or compete in area, state and national leadership conferences.
Cost: The fees are $4.00 for state & $10.00 for national dues, total $14.00. Requirements might be some afternoon or weekend projects or conferences or competitions through the week.
Special considerations: If students are interested they will need to let Ms. Gates know. Students and parents may visit www.hosa.org for more information.

Interfaith Club

Mr. Click & Mrs. Nelson Room 341 (Annex) MS & HS

Open Eyes Open Hearts is a group of students from diverse faith backgrounds coming together to form an affirming community based on conversation and service. This group strives to create a coalition of like minded students who unite on their similarities, while celebrating their differences. All high school students are welcome. Most meetings will be held outside of school at a member's house or in another public area.
Cost: No cost

Jr. Beta Club Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Taylor, & Mrs. Johnson Auditorium 6-9

An honor society based on grades and attitude that students are invited to join. The Junior Beta club centers on the national theme of leadership, service, and scholarship, this club will offer workshops, retreats and hands on opportunities to learn the tools of leadership while emphasizing service to our school and community. We will attend state and national conventions where our incredibly talented students will compete in academic and creative competitions.
• Requirements: Must maintain a 93 average, receive positive recommendations from teachers, complete 10 service hours and attend 7 club meetings within the school year.
Cost: Students will have a one time fee of $15 for membership.
• Special considerations: If you were previously in Jr. Beta please see Mrs. Winton in Room #344 by March 18, 2013 so that she can transfer your membership to Central Magnet School. She will need your name, the grade you are entering next year and what Junior Beta Club you are transferring from.  No transfer information will be taken after this date.

Jr. Classical League Mr. Crumm and Mr. Burns 204 MS & HS JCL (or the Junior Classical League) is an organization of middle school and high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. It is composed of local and state chapters and is the largest Classical organization in the world today. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.
Knitting Club Mrs. Taylor Room 222 MS & HS Students will have an opportunity to crochet and knit, share ideas, and seek out opportunities to share their crafting skills. Students with experience are invited to help teach beginners. Experienced knitters will be invited to come to club day to help with instruction. Each student will be expected to work toward the goal of completing an item that can be donated/gifted to a nursing home or children’s' program each semester. Students will be expected to provide their own yarn and needles.
Linguistics Club Ms. Boost and Mr. Noelle Room 103 MS & HS In Linguistics Club, we will work on logic puzzles which focus on questions involving finding patterns in other languages. All of the information you need to solve the puzzles is in the puzzles themselves. All you need to add is some analytical reasoning and tricky thinking. Here is an example of an introduction to the type of problems with which we will be working:“If the puzzle on Ancient Greek below "looks Greek to you ” don't panic – we guarantee that no previous knowledge of Greek is necessary to solve it.”
If this sounds appealing, come to Linguistics Club in room 103. If you like it, you can work with other students to be a part of the team which will represent Central Magnet School at the Linguistics Olympiad which is held at MTSU in the spring semester.
Medal of Honor Club Mr. Ruess 115 HS Armed Forces club is for any high school student interested in the U.S. military. Students will meet during club time and listen to recruiters and other members of the United States Military along with members of the Academies and the ROTC to discuss the military and its value.
Cost: No cost
Mentor Club Ms. Huffman Aud MS & HS

· Description: Senior students are selected to mentor freshman students. Eighth grade students will mentor  6th grade students. 
· Grades: All grades

Mesa de Espaῇol (Spanish Round Table)

Ms. Pinson 208 Spanish Level 2 or above

· Description: This club is for all those that want to speak the language with no critique or correction, but for simple practice and to gain better fluency. We'll just hang out and speak in the language about whatever tickles your fancy!
· Cost: We will have a $2 fee to join. This will be put towards refreshments for meetings, t-shirts, activities, games, etc.
· Grades: Spanish Level 2 or above

Middle School Creative Writing Club Ms. Davis Room 240 MS Each club meeting will begin with a mini-lesson on one aspect of Creative Writing. The remainder of the club time will be spent sharing, critiquing, and brainstorming individual writing pieces in progress. Short stories, poetry, and nonfiction will be explored. Students will be encouraged to submit at least one writing piece to the CMS literary magazine and/or other literary periodical. Special speakers from the community may share their writing experiences.

Middle School Pagemasters Book Club

Ms. Alvarado Library MS

The purpose of the club is to read and discuss wonderful books and interact with other book lovers. This year, the book club members will be reading several of the books nominated for the Volunteer State Book Award which is sponsored annually be the Tennessee Library Association and Tennessee Association of School Librarians. For more information about the Volunteer State Book Award, see the library website.
Cost: Dues are $5 each semester and will cover book costs, refreshments, etc. We will meet once month.
Special considerations: Book club members must READ THE BOOK that is assigned each month in order to attend the monthly meetings and remain members in good standing.

Middle School Quizbusters Ms. Alvarado Library MS

Quizbusters is an academic quiz bowl team that competes in various trivia competitions during the school year.
· Requirements: Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to try out for the team. The tryout consists of a written exam that covers four major subject areas: the arts, social studies, science, and pop culture. A practice schedule will be determined once the team is selected each year. Practices will likely occur once or twice each week (before or after school) and once per month during the school's club rotation. Regular attendance at practice is mandatory. To be a competitive group, team members also need to commit to studying on their own. The sponsors will provide students with written study materials and websites that they are expected to use to prepare for practices and competitions.

Moon Buggy Team Mr. Guthrie After School Room 349 HS Students should have a desire to explore the fields of engineering, science, building, designing, and more. Students will build a human powered vehicle that will compete at the Huntsville NASA Space Center against teams from all over the world. This group will learn to weld, machine, and work with metal and other materials to build a one of a kind vehicle for the spring competition. Experience with bicycle mechanics and design is helpful but not required. This team will be limited to 20 students.
Requirements: The Moon buggy team will require a significant amount of after school planning and building. The building time will include part of the fall and become more involved during the winter and spring months.

Students will be using power tools and will have to have parent permission to participate in this club. The club will meet after school.
Mu Alpha Theta Mrs. Smithson, Mrs. Hines, Ms. Pigg, Mr. Prince Room 100 HS

Mu Alpha Theta is an organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in mathematics by providing public recognition of superior mathematical scholarship and by promoting various mathematical activities.
Requirements: FULL MEMBERSHIP: HS student grades 9-12, who have COMPLETED the equivalent of four semesters of mathematics, Algebra 1 and up, and in addition have completed or are 8 enrolled in a still more advanced course, are eligible for full membership providing their mathematical work was done with distinction of 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: HS student grades 9-12, who have COMPLETED two semesters of algebra or their equivalent with distinction and who have enrolled in a third semester of mathematics are eligible for associate membership. Associate members do not pay the $10.00 initiation fee but will be registered with the national office, if they wish to compete in national contests or conventions.

One time initiation fee of $10.00 per full member TO  Yearly dues of $10 for full members(t-shirt is extra).

National English Honor Society Ms. Pollack & Mr. Barham Room 116 11-12 National English Honor Society is an honor society for the recognition and promotion of outstanding work in English among students in grades 11-12. The purpose of NEHS is to provide an opportunity for above average students of English to work together in an organization dedicated to enjoying and recognizing the usefulness and beauty of language skills. NEHS will also recognize and promote outstanding work in English among high school students and members are eligible for various scholarship opportunities. We will participate in a number of activities such as National Read Across America Day, service projects that relate to literacy, tutoring, and teacher appreciation projects. The
organization will have four presiding officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The elections will take place at the first organizational meeting before the induction ceremony.
Requirements: Students must earn and maintain a 3.75 GPA in English, pay dues, purchase a graduation stole, and attend the induction ceremony. Regular attendance at club meetings and events is also required. More than three unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the club.

Senior members in good standing will receive a stole to wear at graduation.
National Honor Society Sarah Smith, Allen Nichols Cafeteria 11-12 Established in 1921, National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.
Requirements: A five-member Faculty Council will develop and administer the selection, discipline, and dismissal procedures for the chapter. Members are required to pay national NHS dues and purchase the graduation sash.
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 at the end of the first semester of eleventh grade meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. Members are required to complete 20 individual service hours and participate in a chapter service project.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. Officers will be elected at the first meeting. Regular attendance at meetings and events is expected.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.

Senior members in good standing will receive a gold NHS sash to wear at graduation. Please visit the club webpage for more information.
National Spanish Honor Society Mrs. Pinson Room 208 HS The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. It was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies.
Requirements: $8 which includes membership fees, certificates, and National Spanish Exam fee.
Newspaper Club High School Ms. Esberger Room 337 HS This club emphasizes the skills and knowledge required to produce a newspaper and contributes to the production of the school’s newspaper. Students will conduct interviews, write in a variety of journalistic forms, and help produce and edit the newspaper.
Requirements: Students must have a flash drive, a willingness to try a variety of different articles, and work under strict deadlines.
Newspaper Club Middle School Ms. Davis Room 240 MS

Middle school students will contribute to the middle school paper.  It is published both electronically and as a hard copy.
Requirements: Students must have a flash drive, a willingness to try a variety of different articles, interview both students and adults, and work under strict deadlines.

Outdoor Club Mr. Scott Roark 210 MS & HS

Description: Outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, and hiking promote both physical and mental exercise.  Nature can build one up in both body and spirit.  Man people have a better sense of well-being after having found a love for nature.  The Central Magnet Outdoors Club can make this possible for the student body of CMS.  Through the help of teachers and parents, students can engage themselves in the thrills that nature offers us.  It should be noted that some of these activities may have risks; they should be performed with caution and under close supervision from those experienced in those areas.  Some activities will include kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, camping and climbing.
Grades: All grades

Pinterst Club Mr. Burns 202 HS girls only

Description: Every rotation 6 girls will sign up to bring or present their creation or what they found that they liked on Pinterest. 2 girls will present what type of fashion or hair style liked. 2 other girls will present easy crafts that you could do at home. 2 other girls will make easy food for the whole club. This club will have lots of fun sharing ideas!
Requirements: You must attend first two meetings. 

Grades: High school girls only
Prom Committee Ms.Davis Room 240 11

This committee will plan the prom and prom show.  Meetings this year will be held in Mrs. Winton's room.  See a Junior Class Sponsor or Mrs. Huffman for details.

Psychology Club
Middle School
Mr. Cowart Room 338 MS

Description: The purpose of the club is to provide middle students with examples of how psychology is used in the world around us. Students will be involved with a hands on lab experiment; Fish School, in which students will train fish in a lab setting to swim a slalom courses and play soccer by shaping their behavior .(B.F. Skinner’s Operant Conditioning)
Cost: The club fee of $15 will cover the price of a club shirt and supplies. Space is limited, so if you are interested please contact the sponsor

Psychology Club
High School
Mr. Cowart Room 338 HS
    Description: The purpose of the club is to provide psychology students with a more complete view of psychology by discussing theories and the practical application of these theories and ideas in our world today. Students will also be involved with Hoop Rats, which is a hands on lab activity where students will train lab rats to play basketball by shaping their behavior (B.F. Skinner’s Operant Conditioning).
    Requirements: Students must be enrolled in AP Psychology or have already taken the course.Cost: The club fee of $15 will cover the price of a club shirt and supplies.
Rock Band Mr. Click & Mr. Mears 343 (Band Room) MS & HS The Rock Band Club will be used as the "in-school" meeting time for planning of the Central Magnet Rock Band. At the first meeting, all interested students should report to the Band Room to receive the audition packet. This will include a list of audition songs for each instrument and vocalist. After the members of the Central Magnet Rock Band have been selected, club meeting time will be used for Mr. Click and Mr. Mears to meet with the Rock Band to plan it's performances. All students are welcome to attend Rock Band Club meeting times to help the Rock Band in the planning aspects of performances. Students in the Rock Band Club who are not members of the Central Magnet Rock Band will have the opportunity to help plan performances for the Rock Band, will learn to assist with the setup of equipment for the Rock Band, will learn the basics of running live sound for the Rock Band, and will also help design, promote, and sell materials for the Rock Band.
Roller Coaster Enthusiast Club Mr. Patterson Room 228 MS & HS This club connects engineering, science, math, and social studies standards. We will look at all of the mechanics, but also take fun virtual trips through online sources.
Science Olympiad HS Ms. Corban (HS) Room 125 - HS
HS

Description: Mission & Purpose: High School and Middle School teams of 15 students each compete in a variety of science challenges in life science, physical science, chemistry, engineering, technology and more. We need students with strengths in all or any of these areas. Listen to announcements for information on the first meeting or come by and see Mrs. Gullett in Room 123.
Requirements: There is no fee to join but participation in club fundraisers is mandatory to pay for entry fees. This club will meet up to two times a week after school in addition to regular club rotations. Students should expect to spend 40 -50 hours outside of school each month for high school; less for middle school getting ready to participate in the competition.
Grades: All grades (separate MS and HS teams)
Special considerations: If the team qualifies for the state event, it may require using Spring Break time to travel to the state event.

Science Olympiad MS Ms. Hamby & Ms. lane (MS) Room 239 MS Description: Mission & Purpose: High School and Middle School teams of 15 students each compete in a variety of science challenges in life science, physical science, chemistry, engineering, technology and more. We need students with strengths in all or any of these areas. Listen to announcements for information on the first meeting or come by and see Mrs. Gullett in Room 123.
Requirements: There is no fee to join but participation in club fundraisers is mandatory to pay for entry fees. This club will meet up to two times a week after school in addition to regular club rotations. Students should expect to spend 40 -50 hours outside of school each month for high school; less for middle school getting ready to participate in the competition.
Grades: All grades (separate MS and HS teams)
Special considerations: If the team qualifies for the state event, it may require using Spring Break time to travel to the state event.
Scrapbooking Club   Room 230 MS & HS Students should have a desire to explore their talents in the area of scrapbooking.
Must have a positive attitude.
Sign Language Mrs. Gates Room 348 MS & HS The club is student lead by members who were taught at a young age and have incorporated sign language into activities. The leaders teach members starting with the alphabet, greetings, counting just to name a few. Guest speakers, some of who are deaf or blind, are expected to attend some meetings.
SOAR Club Mrs. Pollack Room 116 MS & HS "SOAR is a club, a society, and a family of Christian students at Central Magnet School that seeks to propel each other forward in our schooling, our faith, and our lives outside of school. The members of this student-led club want to lead our brothers and sisters in Christ to practice the teachings of Jesus in our everyday lives so that we may become an unstoppable force for God's spiritual army. Members of SOAR will engage in student-led discussion, prayer, and mini lessons during the meetings; will talk about how God has been working in our lives; and will grow our bonds with him and each other."
Society of Women Engineers Melinda Hamby Room 347 MS & HS Society of Women Engineers is a club devoted to seeking gender diversity in engineering. Activities include engineering design challenges, guest speakers and community outreach as well as promotion of all the extracurricular Engineering Club activities.   Future activities include hot air balloon design and extracurricular competitions.
Spanish Club- (HS) and Señor Noelle (MS) Aud MS & HS Practicing Spanish!, food outings, & community service (when we find appropriate venues—sending things abroad as well)
Requirements: No fees—but when we take food outings, you will be responsible (as well as
transportation), and we may take up voluntary donations for the community service for supplies for block
parties, etc.

Will meet during club period on assigned days. We will have various after school activities that will not be mandatory, but encouraged.
Sports History Club Mr. Patterson Room 228 HS

Description: We will discuss the history of various sports and trivia questions with each. We would like to explore old ballparks and the history and origin of each sport. We would like to culminate with trips to games, hall of fames, etc.
Grades: 9-12

Student Council
Executive Board
Middle School
Ms. Clark & Ms.Culp

Room 236

MS The Central Magnet School Student Council gives students a chance to help make decisions about our school. In addition to being a wonderful learning experience, it demonstrates to the students that they have a voice in the school and that adults value their input. The biggest value of the Student Council, however, is to provide students with a model of the democratic decision-making process.
Requirements: Elected officers
Student Council Executive Board Ms. Huffman (HS), Ms. Penny (HS)

Room 221 HS The Central Magnet School Student Council gives students a chance to help make decisions about our school. In addition to being a wonderful learning experience, it demonstrates to the students that they have a voice in the school and that adults value their input. The biggest value of the Student Council, however, is to provide students with a model of the democratic decision-making process.
Requirements: Elected officers
Tiger Media Ms. Savage Room 108 MS & HS Description: This is a division of TNT.  Teams of 3 will create 2 minute videos on a variety of subjects.
Requirements: You must be a staff member of TNT and submit a resume DVD for your scheduled audition. The top 3 students per grade will gain a spot on the Tiger Media Staff.
TNT-Tiger News Team Mrs. Huffman and Mr. Kirksey, Ms. Savage Library MS & HS We are the source of information at Central Magnet. This is the club to join if you like to create videos, photo slides, or even work a camera. We will be in charge of morning announcements and videos for the school.

For more information see Mr. Kirksey in room 222.
TRI-M Ms. Nelson Strings/Choir Room 341 MS & HS This is an honor society for middle and high school students who have demonstrated achievement in music. To be considered, students must have a 3.0 GPA, be involved in band, strings, chorus or music theory with an A average and a music teacher recommendation. A Tri-M member demonstrates leadership, service and character.
Ultimate Club Ms. McKnight & Officer Culp Gym HS

While originally called Ultimate Frisbee, it is now officially called Ultimate because Frisbee is registered as a trademark by the Wham-O toy company.
Ultimate is a team sport played with a flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in American football or the in-goal area in rugby.  Players may not run with the disc, and must keep a pivot while holding the disc.
Ultimate has traditionally relied upon a spirit of sportsmanship which places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of the bond of mutual respect between players.

United Way Coach Ruess Room 115 MS & HS A student in the United Way club at Central would be a very relevant way to support local agencies with a broad scope in improving lives in the areas of education, financial stability, health and rebuilding lives. The support from the United Way, are the goals of a group dedicated to the mission of Give, Advocate, and Volunteering.
Yearbook Club Mrs. Penny Room 221 HS The Central Magnet School Yearbook Club allows students to create and design the annual yearbook. Students build numerous skills such as photography, journalism, layout/design, leadership, teamwork, marketing skills and business knowledge which are all applied to the development of the yearbook. A great deal of commitment and enthusiasm is required.
Requirements: Students must be enrolled in Yearbook or Journalism

Yearbook Staff positions are limited
Young Life Mr. Prince Off campus MS & HS Young Life is about people. It’s about exploring life and exploring God. This means hanging out with friends, laughing and walking this journey of life with others. Through it all, Young Life believes every kid should get a chance to live life as it was meant to be lived. When most people think Young Life they think of getting together with friends at “club.” It’s an hour of chaos — singing, laughing and learning. Young Life offers so much more, though. You’ll meet people who are actually interested in you and your life, and you’ll hear them talk about God in a way that you probably haven’t heard before. Young Life is for people who have questions about God. Just come as you are … and bring a friend.
Youth in Government Ms. Powell Room 126 MS & HS (will meet separately) This club seeks to promote leadership skills, provide public speaking opportunities, and increase awareness about our state, local, and national government, as well as world affairs. The club has three components, but members are not required to participate in all three.
Model United Nations: Students will simulate meetings of the United Nations. Students can participate in the General Assembly (where teams of two represent their country and propose and vote on resolutions under consideration), the Security Council (where one student represents one of a select few countries), or argue a case before the International Court of Justice.
Model State Government/Congress: Students will have the opportunity to model our state government at capitol buildings in Nashville. Like Model UN, students can participate in a variety of activities. They can be legislators proposing and voting on bills in House and Senate chambers, argue cases at the Tennessee Supreme Court, or be part of the Governor's cabinet. There will also be competitions simulating the legislative branch of our national government, Congress.
Political Action Club: Unlike the other two parts of the club, it does not involve competitions. It, however, seeks to inform students about domestic politics and ways of participating in political processes.
Local leaders will be invited to speak on these topics.

 

 

 

 

 

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