Clubs and Sports Information
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature, specifically the Sunshine State Reading books. Students create journal entries and questions pertaining to the books, participate in mock competitions, and discuss their impressions of the books in preparation for the spring Battle of the Books competition against other Seminole County middle schools. Meetings will be held on Friday mornings from 8:30-9:15 in Mrs. O'Neal's Room 5-214. Look for information on the announcements in October. Please e-mail Ms. O’Neal for further details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beta Club is an invitation-based community of learners, community organizers and leaders. We meet to learn, discuss and implement the changes we’d like to see in the community. Students will be in charge of multiple community events throughout the year to raise money and effectively volunteer with local and global agencies. We are a committed local chapter of the larger nation Beta Club. To be inducted into Junior Beta Club, you must have a received an invitation, pay dues ($20), and attend the induction night ceremony. The invitations will be going out after the first set of progress reports. Meeting dates will be distributed at our first meeting in October, but typically fall on Wednesdays. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Mr. Langevin at Benjamin_langevin@scps.k12.fl.us .
Builders Club is a student-led community service organization for middle school students. As we continue to grow this year, we plan to tackle additional service projects. Builders Club is affiliated with the Kiwanis Club. Meetings are held once a month on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm in Mrs. Williams' classroom, Building 9 Room 207. For more information check out Builders Clubs website: www.buildersclub.org or talk to Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Campbell. Dawn_williams@scps.k12.fl.us Elizabeth_campbell@scps.k12.fl.us
Green Team is an extracurricular club that focuses on environmental initiatives and education for its members. Green Teamers will contribute to growing and building the school garden. Students will have opportunities to take home produce that they grow themselves. Participants will also learn about Florida wildlife, plants and ecosystems and have the opportunity to explore some of those places during quarterly weekend field trips. Green Team works with various community partners like UCF's Living Shoreline Project to grow mangroves and our local Native Plant Society. Meetings will take place on Thursday mornings from 8-9am in Mrs. Swanson's room 9-019. If you enjoy the environment and want to make it a better place for all, Green Team is for you!
JHMS Craft Corner
Students participate in a variety of art and crafts: Plastic Canvas, Plaster Art, String Art, Rug latch, Sewing, embroidery, Crochet, and painting to name a few. We meet 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month please e-mail Mrs. Fryer at email@example.com for more details.
This sport takes place from October through December and focuses on distance running. Practices are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-9:00am. The junior varsity members run a total of 1.5 miles and varsity members run 2 miles during meets. The school meets begin in November, at which time Wednesday practices will end due to the meets being held this day after school. The training involves a mix of distance running, sprints, and plyometric exercises to strengthen legs. All are welcome to join, regardless of running skill. For more information please e-mail Mr. Brodt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30pm beginning in October and it will end sometime in March. The math club works on difficult math problems and competes in Math Counts and Mu Alpha Theta competitions. Competitions are on Saturdays during January - March (we will be attending 3 competitions). If your child is interested, we will begin meeting the first Wednesday in October. Please e-mail Mrs. Mouton (email@example.com) with any questions.
Minecraft Club is opportunity for like-minded students to connect in a safe environment and enjoy playing Minecraft before school on Friday mornings from 8:40-9:10 in room 5-202. Meetings are on a first come, first served basis and spots are limited. If you’re love playing Minecraft, Minecraft club is the place to be. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Mr. Langevin at Benjamin_langevin@scps.k12.fl.us.
The Jackson Heights NJROTC program is founded on three core values: Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Cadets who join the program are taught using a, “para-military,” style of teaching curriculum to instill the core values. They will work together to learn the value of teamwork, dedication, and attention to detail. Cadets will learn the basics of drilling (marching), military customs and courtesies, leadership as well as followership, and respect. They will also wear a uniform once a week, and conduct PT (physical training), once a week. The program will push cadets out of their comfort zone in the effort to allow them to believe they are capable of achieving more than the limitations they set for themselves. For more information please e-mail Mr. Brodt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JHMS’s Robotics Team is a competition team that competes in FIRST® LEGO® League tournaments. This program introduces young people to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge, and valuable career and life skills. The program challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. Alongside adult Mentors, teams solve problems and learn engineering concepts, presentation techniques, and programming skills. Our teams are limited to 10 students per team per competition rules, therefore we have try-outs in late March or early April for the new season that starts in August. If you have any questions, please e-mail Jackie_wilt@scps.k12.fl.us or visit our website at www.jhmsroboticsteam.weebly.com . Students are required to be in the class and attend weekly after school practices. Prior EV3 programming skills are required.
The purpose of the Jackson Heights Middle School Student Council is to promote better communication and understanding between students, teachers, and administrators, to work for the general welfare of the students by providing an opportunity for student expression, develop leadership among representatives, improve school spirit, and promote improved citizenship. Representatives are elected through Homeroom classes and meet twice a month during Homeroom. Class representatives bring questions, concerns, and comments from the student body and faculty to Student Council meetings. Student Council officers (President, Grade Level Vice-Presidents, Historian, Treasurer, and Secretary) are elected by the entire school from these representatives. The JHMS Student Council Advisor is Byrony Krauss (email@example.com ).