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.
Women of Tomorrow (WOT)
Sponsor: Ms. Brown
Women of Tomorrow mentees are part of a small group of young women at their high schools who meet once per month with at least one Women of Tomorrow mentor throughout their high school careers. Mentees participate in monthly mentoring sessions, career-focused field trips, and specialized college campus visits, and in 12th grade may apply for Women of Tomorrow scholarship opportunities to pursue higher education.
Mentees begin the program in 9th or 10th grade and stay in the program throughout their high school careers. In any given Women of Tomorrow Mentoring Group, there are mentees in all four grade levels — 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Mentees are diverse young women with differing strengths and weaknesses, so they may learn from and help each other, in addition to benefiting from the mentoring they receive.
How To Join:
Mentees are selected for participation in the Women of Tomorrow Program by their school-based Women of Tomorrow School Coordinators, mostly through referrals by teachers, guidance, and/or administration. All mentees must complete annual mentee applications or mentee update forms, corresponding releases, and the mentee pledge. While participation in the program is voluntary, once enrolled, all mentees are required to attend all Mentoring Sessions and must have no unexcused absences to be eligible for Women of Tomorrow scholarship opportunities.
Sponsor: Mrs. Ruth Martinez-Pineiro
Meeting Times: Every First Tuesday from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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.
Sponsor: Mrs. M. Schneider
Meeting Times: Every Monday from 2:50 PM -3:50 PM in Rm. 843
Our chess team is an open club for all students in Grades 6 through 8 who want to learn the game of chess, compete in school and at-large tournaments, and hold a 2.0-grade point average.
Sponsor: Mr. J. Price
Debate club helps students to develop public speaking skills and participate in competitions around the county, state, and in the nation. This is also a class and in order to be part of the team, one must be enrolled in the debate class. Meets weekly after school in room 702. Squad meetings and practice throughout the week.
Future Florida Educators of America [FFEA]
Sponsor: Ms. O'Shea
This club is for students who are interested in a career in education.
Human Relations Council (H.R.C.)
Sponsor: Dr. N. Morgan
Human Relations Council, part of a BCPS student-led Initiative that is established to create a group of principled Jr. Bucks 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 on-going leadership opportunities for its members. It is open to all grade levels and all Jr. Bucks are encouraged to join!
Just Say No
Sponsor: Ms. Forde
This group of students is committed to “saying no” to drugs and alcohol and spreading the news about their harmful effects on your body. See Ms. Rachel for more information.
Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL)
Sponsor: Ms. Scott
- Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders 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 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 Honor Society (N.H.S.)
Sponsor: Ms. Bolden
Period of Eligibility
Students may become eligible for membership in the National Honor Society ONLY at the beginning of the second semester of their Sophomore or Junior year. Applications must be obtained from the Advisor.
The qualifications for membership in the National Honor Society Chapters of all Broward Public High Schools will be in compliance with the general requirements as set forth in the Handbooks of the Florida Chapter of the National Honor Society and of the National Honor Society itself. That is, achievement in the following four areas will be necessary for membership: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.
Students are assumed to be of good character unless there is documentation of disciplinary action taken by the school, community or state for serious or persistent misconduct on the part of the student.
It will be necessary for a student to accumulate 30 hours of documented service from the time of the student’s entry into high school to be eligible for NHS membership. Only service hours that apply to The Student Volunteer Service Program and documented on the forms provided for use in that program will be accepted as verification of service rendered.
Achievement in the area of leadership will be determined by:
1. Documented evidence of election, appointment, or experience in two leadership positions in school-sponsored organizations or functions. The documentation must be provided by an adult involved with the organization or the function or a school administrator.
2. Letter from a teacher, administrator, or other school staff member documenting two specific instances in which the student demonstrated leadership.
3. A combination of one example of leadership from both 1 and 2 above.
4. A combination of one example of leadership from either 1 or 2 combined with a letter from a community leader, a religious leader, or an employer documenting a specific instance in which the student demonstrated leadership.
Receipt of the documentation or letters will be considered as proof of leadership. Recommendations will not be accepted by members of the student’s family.
Sponsor: Ms. Diejuste
The DBMS Robotics Club is sponsored by Ms. Diejuste and is an open club to all Jr. Bucks.
School is Cool
School is Cool is a grant-funded program in which the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) partners with Big Brother, Big Sister to provide support to students and their families to achieve success in the areas of attendance, behavior, and course work. Students are taught life skills, go on many exciting field trips, hear from inspiring guest speakers, receive monthly incentives, and case management services. See Mr. Atwood for more information on eligibility.
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
Sponsor: Ms. Asbury
S.G.A. is a student-run organization that dedicates itself to creating memorable Jr. Buck experiences for every student at DBMS. 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 the Deerfield Beach community. On an annual basis, DBMS SGA participates in Harvest Drive and other service-based projects that are aimed at exposing our Jr. Bucks 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!
Sponsor: Ms. Young & PTSA
Our Yearbook Club is responsible for creating our annual yearbook, they always do a great job!
Youth Crime Watch
Sponsor: Ms. Mamie Williams
Meeting Times: Meets every Friday morning in 703A.
Based on the Neighborhood Watch concept, a school crime watch helps youth watch out for each other to make the entire school area safer and more enjoyable. The school crime watch is a student-led effort that helps youth take a share of responsibility for their school community. Youth who participate in a school crime watch learn how to keep from becoming victims. They also learn the best ways to report suspicious activities or arguments between students before they turn into fights or other disturbances. This club is for students concerned for school safety.