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Image of Battle of the Books Logo of Four Books Tugging on RopeBattle of the Books

Sponsor: Amanda Long
The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. 
Battle of the Book List 2017-2018

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Beta Club

Sponsor: Tareva Johnson
Students are inducted into the club based upon outstanding academic achievement and citizenship. Beta Club is a club for students that have maintained an A-B average during the school year, and are participating in community service activities.


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Civic Oration

Sponsor: Kimberly Roche
Civic Oration is a club designed to develop a student’s speaking ability in front of an audience. Sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of the World, the club begins meeting before the second semester for students to write their speeches. Topics for speeches change from year to year but will focus on current affairs in some way. Competition is on several levels: school, district, and system. Students will gain public speaking ability, fine-tune existing English skills, enhance self-esteem, and earn pins, trophies, and recognition.

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Sponsor: Tartisha Vaughn
Future Business Leaders of Ameria (FBLA) is a career and technical student organization that serves students who are or have been enrolled in a business education course.  Student members have the opportunity to attend leadership training workshops, as well as regional, state, and national conferences.  Through participation in competitive events, students have opportunities for recognition.  FBLA helps prepare students pursuing job opportunities in business technology career pathways.

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Sponsor: Elan Robinson & Benjamin Redding
The Forensic Team provides the structure within which students, guided by their teachers, may become proficient in the communication arts.  These arts include the ability to analyze human problems; research varied and complex issues; gather and organize relevant materials; formulate an integrated, consistent and persuasive presentation; master and use the skills of oral communication responsibly and ethically.

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Junior Student to Student (JS2S)

Sponsor: Amanda Long
The MCEC Junior Student to Student (Js2S) is a school-sponsored program for civilian and military-connected middle school students designed to welcome new students and support their transitions.  The focus is student-centered and student-led, under the close supervision of a teacher or school counselor.


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Math Counts

Sponsor: Quiana McNeill
Math Counts is for students that enjoy finding the answer to math puzzles and interesting or complex math problems. Teams are created so that each member’s strengths are brought into play. Competitions are held throughout the county. Math Counts heightens student interest in mathematics by making math achievement challenging and exciting. The Math Counts competition program provides the extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics.

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Pep Band

Sponsor: Jasen Thompson
The pep band is an ensemble of instrumentalists who play at school functions and events with the purpose of entertaining and “pepping” up the crowd.  The pep band is for 7th and 8th-grade band members.


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Pep Squad

Sponsor: Danielle Bell
The pep squad’s main duty to promote school spirit.  Pep squad members make posters, cheer for school events, and serve as representatives of our school.  Ladies that are interested in pep squad must be in grades 7 or 8, maintain academic eligibility, attend a concussion seminar, and have a physical on file.


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Spanish Club

Sponsor: Fabiola Vizcarra
Spanish club promotes cultural awareness of Spanish and Latin American music, art, language, and customs.  The Spanish club is open to all students regardless of their heritage.  Participants in the county-wide Spanish Quiz Bowl prepare for the competition during meetings.  Students will participate in mini-bowls during practices.


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Spelling Bee

Sponsor: Paula Cody
The purpose of our spelling bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn new concepts, and develop correct  English usage that will aid them for the rest of their lives.  Students will study a list of words and practice with the team in preparation for the school spelling bee.  The winner of the school spelling bee will go on to compete in our district spelling bee.

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Student Council

Sponsor: TBD
Students that participate in Student Council meet and discuss changes that would benefit the student body of Lewis Chapel Middle School.  Students are chosen based on their academic performance, behavior, and commitment to the school.  Student Council provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their talents, skills, and interests while developing new ones.


Published by Amanda Long on December 7, 2017
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