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2019-20 After School Clubs

Drama Club - Sponsor -Mrs. Wadsworth
Students will learn basic staging skills, inflection of the voice, facial expression, pantomime, and audition techniques. The first meeting is Sept. 24 from 3-4 p.m. Students must turn in a signed permission slip to stay after-school to attend Drama Club. See Mrs. Wadsworth in the Chorus room for permission slips.

Writing Club - Sponsors: Mrs. Belanger
If you are interested in creative writing or want to improve your writing skills, consider joining the Byrd Writing Club. The writing club will meet the last Thursday of every month for 2:50-4:00 in room 719. The first meeting dates will be: September 26, October 24, and November 21. Please see Mrs. Belanger in room 719 for an after-school permission slip.

Forensics - Sponsors: Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Belanger
If you are interested in public speaking and partner acting then consider joining the Forensics Club. We will meet beginning in October, keep lookout for more information.

Math Counts - Sponsors: TBD
Students work individually and in teams to solve challenging math problems. Students involved in Math Counts will have the opportunity to compete in 2 or 3 scrimmages with local middle schools and then a final competition in February.

World Languages & Culture Club – Sponsors: Mrs. Monahan & Mrs. Pagan
The World Languages and Cultures Club will meet once a month after school at ABMS, in order to learn new languages, explore cultures and create fun projects. Meetings will be held from 3-4 pm in Room 726 with Mrs. Monahan and Mrs. Pagan and are student led. We are so excited to continue this club at ABMS, and bring to life the magic of learning about different languages and cultures for all students! Students must have a signed permission slip to attend. Permission slips are outside of room 726 and next to World Languages and Cultures Club bulletin board across from the 7th grade hallway. We hope to see a lot of returning members!! Meeting dates so far are: Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Future meetings TBD. All meetings are on Wednesdays.

SCA – Sponsor: Mrs. Weir and Mrs. Hammer
We are a school and community service organization. Meetings typically will be the first Wednesday of the month from 2:45 to 3:45 in room 705. This applies to Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, and May 6. Informational meeting for those wishing to run for an
office will be Sept. 4 from 2:45 to 3:30 in room 705. January's meeting will be the second Wed. (the 8th) same time and place as usual meetings.

Builder’s Club – Sponsor: Mrs. Scott
Builder's Club is a club that encourages students to connect to their community and school through service. We organize events and fundraising to help organizations like CCAP and animal shelters, as well as helping celebrate school staff during the year. The club will meet twice a month beginning in late September. More information will be posted on scrolling announcements.

Spelling Club – Sponsor: Ms. Daisley
Students will be chosen by Ms. Daisley and is limited to four. This group will meet from 2:50-4:00 once the season starts, around November. We study words, etymologies, definitions, etc. in order to compete in the county, regional, and hopefully national bee.

Art Club – Sponsor: Mrs. Shirk
Students will have the opportunity to explore different art techniques and materials while making both collaborative and independent artworks! We will make projects that involve printmaking, clay, paint, mixed media, bookmaking, and Artist trading cards. Come join us and get a little extra art in your schedule! Art club will meet on Wednesdays from 3-4:30 in Room 502. A small material fee will be required to participate. If interested please see Mrs. Shirk in room 502 for a permission slip.

FBLA- Sponsor: Mrs. Hicks
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a student led organization that focuses on topics such as leadership and community service. Students will participate in various activities that will assist in enhancing their leadership skills by prepping them with real life scenarios. A couple of FBLA’s goals include strengthening the confidence of students and to provide a better understanding of American business enterprises. Meeting dates and times are TBD. Please listen to the morning announcements for more information. Membership Dues: $10 which gives students official membership into the organization for the 2019-20 school year.

Coding Club- Sponsor: Mr. Curry & Mrs. Hicks
ABMS Coders, the coding club here at Admiral Byrd, has been created to introduce students to concepts related to computer science and robotics. Students will perform hands-on experiments, as well as learn about the concepts behind the experiments. The material students learn may vary due to student interests, but topics examined at meetings generally include algorithms, binary, ciphering, coding languages, microcontrollers, robots, and syntax. All ABMS students are welcome to join. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, October, 2 from 3:00 to 4:00. Please see Mr. Curry or Mrs. Hicks for a permission slip.

TSA - Sponsor: Mr. Curry
Technology Student Association or TSA is a co-curricular organization of technology and engineering education and is open to those who are enrolled in or who have completed technology and engineering courses. Participation in TSA competitions allows TSA members to apply technology and engineering skills in challenging and innovative ways. Working individually or as a team, student members are motivated by the inspiration and enthusiasm gained from being recognized for the successful application of those skills. The ABMS chapter will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 18. Students wishing to attend should see Mr. Curry for a permission form. Membership Dues: $12.00

FFA – Future Farmers of America – Sponsor: Ms. Lineburg and Mrs. Harrison
You must be enrolled in an Agriculture class. Attend meetings, help your community, be recognized, be a leader and make friends that last a lifetime. JOIN FFA TODAY! See Ms. Lineburg in room 104 for an application. Membership dues: $15.00

FCCLA – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Sponsor: Mrs. Poling
The Ultimate Leadership Experience is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education as determined by the state department of education. FCCLA has over 160,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than 10 million people since its founding in 1945. Membership Dues: $12.00

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