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.
Teacher/Sponsor: Charlene Ambroise
The Butterfly Club is a new club at New River Middle School. The club is open to all girls in grades 6-8th. The focus is to help our young girls learn etiquette, self-worth, build confidence, appropriate dress, hygiene, and maintain motivation in school. We will meet twice monthly for "Girl Talks" and a guest speaker on the topic for the month.
Sponsor: Mr. Mateo Garcia The New River Chess Club is an open club to all students who want to learn chess and who hold a 2.0 grade point average. We seek to build our students rigorously to help them prepare for the needed social, academic, and character skills they will use in their future. We do this all by way of playing an old game called chess. All prospective students must see Mr. Garcia for an application to be considered for the chess club. Return the application before November 13th to join.
Environmental Science Club
Meeting Weekly: Wednesday
This will be a student-driven organization for those who share a passion for living sustainably to conserve our precious natural resources. We will explore different types of wildlife and their ecosystems as we learn how to live with and love nature! Students will also be New River’s “Green Team” as we participate in environmentally conscious projects and activities around the school as well as in our community. The ENVS Club is for our New River Sharks to increase their education, awareness, and green routines while promoting a positive social experience.
The Environmental Club has made major progress in building the school's new Butterfly Garden. It is still a work in progress, but it is already leading to the propagation of new generations of butterflies!
First Priority Club
The goal of the First Priority Club is to connect the church to reach the campus for Christ! Student-led clubs meet every week on public middle and high school campuses and the Gospel is shared each month. First Priority builds a bridge from the campus to the church, where students can be disciplined and nurtured in a local body of believers. There are currently 130 campus clubs in five counties from Miami-Dade to Fort Pierce. However, we want to be on 300 campuses. You can help us reach that goal!
The First Priority Club will meet every Wednesday 4 pm-5 pm in room 303 starting, Wednesday, Feb 16th.
Future Florida Educators of America [FFEA]
Contact Person: Ms. Alicia Wimpey
Location: Room 113
The FEA (Future Educators of America) is not only for those interested in the field of education but for those interested in leadership as well. FEA provides students with the opportunity to volunteer throughout school, help fellow peers, and learn important skills such as responsibility and leadership.
Meetings will also be announced on an as-needed basis via the morning announcements.
Meetings typically last for an hour and club members must make arrangements for a ride home.
iRISE Mentoring Program
iRise is a school-based mentoring program that provides guidance and support to all students at NRMS.
The goal is to educate, equip, and empower students to become goal-driven, action-oriented, and career and college ready by developing the character traits necessary to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.
Please contact Ms. Duffus at 754.323.3600 with any iRise-based questions.
The Math Club is open to all students in grades 6-8. We meet once a week to work together on solving challenging math problems. We learn how to analyze, develop strategies, and think critically! We will be competing in at least one competition this year against other Broward County middle schools.
National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.)
Sponsor: Ms. Cheerangie
Dates/Times/Location/Special Events: TBD
New River’s NJHS is one of the nation’s premier organizations that recognize outstanding middle school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Students get involved in community service projects such as beach cleanups, food drives, walk-a-thons for cancer, or tree planting for environmental improvement. To become a member, students must maintain a 3.5-grade point average and complete 30 hours of community service before May 1 in order to participate in an induction ceremony. The organization is open to 7th and 8th graders who plan to meet the criteria. Sixth graders are invited to attend the meetings after the first term.
New River MS - Band of Sharks
Sponsor: Mr. Ronald K. Jules, Director of Instrumental Music
- View our Rehearsing Schedule for Jazz and Marching Band
- View our Upcoming Events
New River MS - Shark Dance Team
Contact: Ms. Austin
Auxiliary unit for the Shark Marching Band and school performances.
Additional practice times will be added based on the event(s).
Events - Macy's Universal Holiday Parade, Plantation Winter Parade, School Programs and Sporting Events.
New River MS - Shark Singers
Contact Person: Mrs. Herlande Prospere
Room/Location: Peer Counselor/Chorus Room 303
Rehearsals are only done during that class period.
Vocal Chorus is a beginning elective course designed for students at the sixth through eighth-grade levels. Students must show a high interest in singing and have high confidence in performing before their peers and a broad audience. Basic vocal techniques are traversed in a variety of music styles which include necessary music reading skills and the theory/history of the selected piece. Mass school performances are mandatory and meaningful components of this organization.
If you are interested in joining this AWESOME group of "Shark Singers," you must select Chorus as your first ELECTIVE CHOICE on your course selection card.
Please keep in mind that Elective courses are awarded upon availability.
I Hope to see you in CHORUS!
To develop and enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our youth by focusing on peer education through a comprehensive program and curriculum that encompasses social and emotional skills and awareness, peer mediation, academic opportunity, student service, and referral.
New River's Peer Counselors strive to be role models in our school and continue to carry their knowledge, training, and skills to their communities. Our Peer Counselors are active in assisting staff through our Teacher Outreach Program by helping in the Media Center, working in teacher's classrooms, helping in the various office suites, and really enjoy assisting students in a student to student tutoring role ( academics, bridging language barriers, lending a listening ear). We are here for everyone in our school to make our home away from home a place students and staff will enjoy spending their day learning.
Teacher/Sponsor: Ms. Youngblood
Fall In Love With Poetry! Join our poetry club for an evening of words straight from the heart.
Teacher/Sponsor: Ms. Youngblood
Your brain is developing until age 25, keep it healthy by eating right and drinking plenty of water.
“Sharks Swim Above The Influence When They Say No To Alcohol!”
This message is brought to you by NRMS Project Brain.
Project BRAIN is a Social Norms campaign facilitated in numerous Broward County schools, grades 6-12, by DCO&P.
Sponsor: Ms. Humphrey
Meeting Weekly: TBD
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Robotics Club will be a club to learn how to build and program VEX EDR robots and participate in county robotics competitions.
Sea & Sky Marine Science Club
Sponsors: Ms. Fahy & Ms. Rosenthal
Meeting Day: TBD
Students getting together to investigate sea and sky issues and become better caretakers of our oceans and our planet.
***Please make sure you have a ride home by 5:00pm***
Teacher/Sponsor: Mr. Kyle Lendick
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The SECME, Inc. Vision
To be a beacon and benchmark for excellence and equity in pre-college education.
To increase the pool of historically underrepresented and under-served students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The organization is open to all students at all grade levels. The Broward County Public Schools District Competition called the "Olympiad" is held every spring at a participating SECME, Inc. high school. The Olympiad includes 3 Design and Build engineering competitions: the mousetrap car, the bridge, and the 2 Liter water bottle rocket. Also, included in the competition are an essay contest, banner contest, and poster contest all based on an annual theme. The theme for this year is STEMulating Minds.
**Students should have a ride home at 5:00pm**
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
Student Council is a program created by principals to create a positive leadership partnership between students and their schools. Here at New River, Student Council members not only attend leadership workshops but hold a vote with the school’s improvement team. They also plan dances, fundraisers, and promote healthy living styles for young people. The student council represents the entire student body.