• Please review all information below related to clubs and after-school activities.

    YEARBOOK STAFF, ROBOTICS, AMBASSADORS, PROJECT OUTREACH

    Interest Applications
    The first interest application (Yearbook, Ambassador, *Project Outreach, Robotics) will be emailed to parents by Sunday, September 4, 2022. Interested students should submit these online by Friday, September 9, 2022. The STUDENT should complete the application. Paper copies of these applications are available in the DMS office. 

    *Project Outreach is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness, understanding, and inclusion of those with disabilities. Students in this organization serve as peer supporters for students with disabilities and help promote special events and celebrations highlighting the beautiful neurodiversity within our school community. 

    Link to Interest Applications: https://forms.office.com/r/0qMJ3DDs24  Students must be logged in to their Office 365 account with ACS credentials to access this form.

    Secondary Questions/Parent Approval
    Yearbook, Ambassador, and Robotics applicants will receive a paper copy of a parent approval/permission form which will be sent home with students on Monday, September 12, 2022. This form is due by Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. 

    Project Outreach applicants will receive a paper copy of a parent approval/questionnaire at a later date. 

    Teacher Recommendations
    Two teacher recommendations are required for all Yearbook, Ambassador, Robotics, and Project Outreach applicants. All teacher recommendations should be submitted online by Tuesday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m.

    Selections
    Yearbook, Ambassador, and Robotics selections will be announced by Friday, September 16th. Project Outreach selections will be announced at a later date. 

    After-School Meetings/Commitments 
    The Robotics Team will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    The DMS Yearbook Staff will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m.
    The DMS Ambassadors will meet during the school day.

    OTHER CLUBS AND AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

    Information related to the following clubs and after-school activities is listed below. Permission forms are attached to this email and paper copies of permission forms are available in the DMS front office.

    Drake Dynamics Show Choir - A club for those who enjoy singing, dancing, performing, and growing their musical and performing skills. 

    Card Club - A club for students who enjoy games of skill and strategy and who enjoy learning new card games.

    The Cat's Meow Book Club - A club for students who enjoy independent reading and monthly book club discussions about their book selections. 

    Korean Language and Culture Classes - This is a club that meets during the school day and is designed for beginners who want to learn the Korean language as non-Korean speakers. The focus of this class is on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and learning about various aspects of Korean culture. Registration link: https://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/koreacorner/koreanafterschool.htm

    Breakfast Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes/FCA - (no attachments) - These two clubs meet at 7:15 a.m. approximately monthly. These clubs feature various guest speakers who focus on leadership skills and character development. No permission form is required to participate in these two clubs. Dates are announced on all team and school Instagram pages and on the morning news. 

    We are excited to kick off our clubs and extracurricular activities here at Drake Middle School!  We hope all students will consider joining a club or getting involved in an after-school activity. 

    Best regards,

    Sarah Armstrong
    Principal
    J. F. Drake Middle School



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