Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career, and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and boost your college resumé.
The Art Club at New Renaissance Middle School is a commitment to improving your personal artistic skills as well as participating in our school's art projects. Our members represent the student body and work together on all projects that will enhance our school and talents. Some of the present club members have entered and are in the process of entering several local art competitions.
The purpose of our Book Club is to promote literacy and a sense of belonging amongst our students. It also provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with their peers, express their opinions, and learn to respond to differing opinions with respect.
Our chess team is an open club for all students in grades six through eight who want to learn the game of chess, compete in school and at-large tournaments, and hold a 2.0-grade point average.
Debate is a high-school course that we offer to a selected number of our eighth-grade students. In this class, students learn effective communication and debate skills, which are put to the test in a district-wide debate competition.
Future Florida Educators of America [FFEA]
The program provides a forum for students to become aware of career opportunities in education and nurtures their interest in teaching as a career. It also provides an avenue for collegiate members to stay informed of the latest issues and advancements in the education profession.
Human Relations Council (H.R.C.)
Human Relations Council, part of a BCPS student-led Initiative that was established to create a group of principled Cavaliers that will positively promote campus-wide tolerance, support/promotion of multiculturalism, and diversity at school and in the community. In addition, it strives to provide ongoing leadership opportunities for its members. It is open to all grade levels and all Cavaliers are encouraged to join!
Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL)
Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) is an intergenerational peer-mentoring program that employs early intervention strategies and culturally responsive methods to increase middle school students' high school readiness.
- The mission of MTL is to provide dropout prevention, educational re-engagement, and a student leadership program that operates according to five pillars to increase graduation rates, college admissions, and scholarships. The five pillars are Academic Achievement, Mentoring, Family Involvement, Community Support, and Incentives.
- MTL students are provided with enrichment activities, book study, and rewards for positive behavior. Additionally, they participate in a variety of workshops and retreats to assist in developing as leaders and to improve the Mentee's academics and behavior.
National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.)
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school's commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. NJHS students and their peers volunteer in their communities at the highest rates and make connecting with and serving within the community a priority.
A robotics club is a gathering of students who are interested in learning about and working with robots. At school, robotics clubs typically take place after school, in a classroom. Students are able to compete with other schools with the robots they create.
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
The Student Government Association (S.G.A.) is a student-run organization that dedicates itself to creating memorable Cavalier experiences for every student at NRMS. By encouraging involvement, we provide a medium for all students to become active in the workings of our community. This includes hosting a number of inclusive activities such as Spirit Week, pep rallies, and much much more. Not only do we bridge the gap between students and administration, but we are also involved members of our community. On an annual basis, NRMS SGA participates in Harvest Drive and other service-based projects that are aimed at exposing our Cavaliers to service and learning. Every year our goal is to improve the lives of our student and faculty population by implementing creative and fun ideas to make each year unforgettable!
Yearbook Club is a student-focused publication club where students work together to collaboratively build the NRMS yearbook each year. Our Yearbook Club is responsible for creating our annual yearbook. Yearbook staff members work to sort pictures, organize page development, monitor yearbook progress throughout the school year. They always do a great job!