Academic team competes in four areas (science, language arts, math, and social studies). There are five regular meets during the year and a Super Bowl at the end of the year. If you truly love one of the subjects listed, then you should try out for the team. For further information, please contact Mr. Randy Dennis at email@example.com.
National Junior Honor Society
The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students. It is a national organization aimed at providing students with learning experiences especially in the area of community service. To be eligible for consideration, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better throughout seventh-grade. In addition to scholarship, membership is based upon citizenship, leadership, service, and character. Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship. To become a member of NJHS, a student must be selected as a candidate by the SDMS faculty council and attend the induction ceremony in the spring. For further information, please contact NJHS Advisor, Mrs. Tammy Mullalley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
This is an organization that helps young students avoid the dangers of destructive decisions that can be made in today's society. We promote anti-bullying, anti-drugs, anti-drinking, anti-tobacco, abstinence, etc. The group empowers young students to avoid risky behaviors and pressures that could be a negative choice or a negative outcome. For more information, please contact Mrs. Sara Powell at email@example.com.
Student Council consists of twenty members; there are ten members from each grade. These students are chosen by their peers after teachers fill out rating sheet. SC sponsors school dances, raises money for charities, runs the recycling program, helps with the Salvation Army ringing of the bells, and helps National Junior Honor Society with the canned food drive. For more information, please contact Ms. Sally Helton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yearbook creates a time capsule of the school year's important events and activities that have occurred. Students who turn-in an application on time and are selected to be a part of the staff have the opportunity to design the entire book from cover to cover. Yearbook is open to all 7th and 8th graders who turn-in a completed application that will be available towards the end of August. Any questions about the Yearbook can be directed to Mrs. Walton at email@example.com.
The Squire Times Newspaper
The Squire Times student newspaper was started in 2017 and is a publication produced by student journalists of South Dearborn Middle School. The newspaper focuses on the events, issues, and opinions pertaining to the students, school, and South Dearborn community. Interviewing, writing, and brainstorming skills are honed as student staff members learn the elements of journalism. Students have the opportunity to apply each fall to become a member of The Squire Times. For further information, please contact newspaper sponsor Mr. Shane Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDMS Winter Guard was created to help students develop the fundamentals of color guard before they enter high school. Students learn about different dance positions, arm positions, and other body work that is used to enhance a performance. In addition, students learn how to properly hold a flag, basic techniques, and how to use these techniques in a flowing sequence. The main difference between color guard and winter guard is that color guard is performed with a band to live music, whereas winter guard is performed with just the guard to pre-recorded music. More information in regards to Winter Guard will be provided at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Wagner at email@example.com.
The Technology Education Club is open to all students at SDMS. Participants will actively become involved in the world of technology. Participants may gain experience using various apps, using high tech equipment, and solve problems through the use of computer games. For further information, please contact Ms. McCune at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Walton at email@example.com.
Art Club was developed to allow students a way to further explore different mediums and ideas within each individual's' interests. This year, we will be gearing toward installations throughout the school. This type of artwork allows for all who enter SDMS to not only see what students are creating, but also to experience a more visual appealing atmosphere. Art Club is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. More information in regards to Art Club will be provided at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Any questions about Art Club can be directed to Mrs. Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After School Activities Club
This club allows students to go to a variety of activities like a Reds game, a Bengals game, tubing at Perfect North Slopes, or a Cyclones hockey game. There are also "evening-ins" which are much like a giant indoor recess after school. For more information please contact Ms. Sally Helton at email@example.com.