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.
Sponsor: Ms. Euler
Meeting Times: Tuesdays from 8 AM- 9 AM in Room 420
The Drama program at Tequesta Trace is very active and offers students the opportunity to experience theater at different levels. In Drama l, students are introduced to the basics, including Pantomime, Improvisation, and Characterization. In Drama ll, students take their studies to the next level, concentrating on more in-depth scene work and strengthening their creative Dramatic skills. Drama ll students also have the opportunity to become involved in our Jr. Thespian Troupe, participating in both a District and State Festival each year. Our end of the year production enables students to work together towards an end result that they can all be proud of. Whether onstage or behind the scenes, all Drama students "act well their part..." for they know that... "there all honor lies."
If you are considering a career onstage or just want to improve your speaking skills, Drama/Jr. Thespian Club may be right for you. Join Ms. Euler for the most exciting and creative class you will ever be a part of!
Sponsor: Ms. Jasper
Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 421
Tequesta Trace Middle School Art Club is for those students who have a desire to expand their creative horizons. It gives students an opportunity to extend their knowledge and experience within the arts, and learn additional techniques while serving as a social avenue that enables students to meet others with similar interests and talents.
This year’s ART Club will be focused on school beautification through the arts, and preparation for art competitions. We will also be holding fundraising for art supplies and possible field trips.
If you are interested in expanding your art skills outside of the classroom and love to have fun while creating, this may be the club for you.
Sponsor: Mr. Curry
Meeting Times: Tuesdays from 3:50 PM - 5 PM in Room 222
The band is a very popular elective at Tequesta Trace. The mission of the Tequesta Trace Middle School Band is to partner with parents, students, and the school to provide an atmosphere where students can be successful in learning and performing on musical instruments, both individually and in a large ensemble. The belief that music education is an integral part of a child’s overall education is our primary goal, where we can foster that education and its influence on other aspects of life and create an overall positive experience.
Don't have an instrument at home? Rent one from our inventory with an annual contract. From the wind, percussion, or horn section, find your favorite instrument and join Mr. Curry in our award-winning band.
Sponsor: Ms. Roadruck
Meeting Times: Thursdays from 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM in Room 714
Welcome to Tequesta Trace Middle School's Chess Club!
“As a game of strategy, chess enables players to better recognize the complexity and enhance their analytical capabilities when they analyze each move in the game. Additionally, members develop their patience and tenacity when playing the game, as they are constantly on the lookout for potential threats. Chess players need strong willpower to overcome temporary setbacks and to persevere and play to their best ability during the games. As there are more twists and turns than a roller-coaster ride in each chess game, there is never a dull moment while playing! In the process, members of Chess Club are all trained to possess strong mental strength and fine analytical skills.”(Credit: New York Chess Organization)
Tequesta Trace Middle School Chess Club plans to participate in external competitions throughout the year, including the National Scholastic Grade Championship. Participation in competitions is entirely voluntary, and parents are responsible for all entry fees, transportation, meals, and lodging (lodging is only necessary if the competition is out of town). Information on competitions will be forthcoming.
Cougar Reads Book ClubSponsor: Ms. SchachnerMeeting Times: Wednesdays from 3:45 PM - 4:30 pm in Room 817Cougar Reads Book Club is a great club for anyone looking to make connections with the school community. Each quarter, we choose a new book to read as a Tequesta community and then meet monthly to discuss our favorite parts! No essays! No projects! No pressure! Just read!Join our Canvas course for updates, announcements, and to engage with your Tequesta Family about the book! (This quarter's book is posted on the Canvas page.)
Sponsor: Ms. Sanchez
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 4 PM in Room 1913
This once-a-week club offers a great opportunity to learn about and speak about the issues of today. This club will develop and improve public speaking, argumentative, and critical thinking skills in communication settings. Students will prepare and deliver speeches and participate in several in-class debates on current topics.
Future Florida Educators of America [FFEA]
Sponsor: Ms. Lopez-Alvarez
Meeting Times: Tuesdays at 8:25 AM in Room 811
The Tequesta Trace Middle School Chapter of Florida Educators of America is a club designed for aspiring educators and students who want to make a difference in their school and community. Students work together on service projects designed to make the school and the world a better place. Our members are in every corner of the school community and often work with Student Council, JHS, and Eco Partners.
MEMBERSHIP: Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join. Active members are those who have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and demonstrate satisfactory conduct.
The chapter plans and coordinates school and community projects that will enable active members to earn service hours. The Tequesta Trace members of FFEA are invited to attend the Fall, Winter, and Spring Rallies hosted by the High School Chapters of FFEA. Transportation to the Rallies is the responsibility of each member.
The Tequesta Trace Chapter of FFEA has earned numerous awards at past County FFEA Competition Conferences.
HOPE/Sunshine ClubSponsor: Ms. SchachnerMeeting Times: Wednesdays at 8:30 AM in Room 817H.O.P.E means Helping Overcome Problems Effectively. In HOPE Sunshine, we come together and help each other get through life's challenges. Student leaders and I help guide you through problem-solving techniques such as: balancing 6 classes and social life, issues with friends, conflicts with teachers, stress-relieving techniques, and getting to a place where you find joy every day! HOPE is for everyone! Join us!Listen to Morning Announcements for our first meeting and join our Canvas Course for updates and resources!
Latinos in Action
Sponsor: Ms. Sanchez and Ms. Lopez-Sanchez
Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 8:15 AM in Room 1913
As a group within the school, Latinos in Action exists as a separate class/organization that empowers Latino youth to lead and strengthen our community through college and career readiness. This is accomplished by focusing on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills. Our purpose is not only for the benefit of our members but for those who need educational and emotional help as well. While providing others with this support, our members will acquire awareness for the many who are struggling and in desperate need of a helping hand.
Sponsor: Mr. Hoilett
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 8:15 AM in Room 613
ATTENTION ALL MATH GENIUSES!!
Come and join the Math Club where you get to truly explore and display your math talents as well as compete with some of the brightest math students across the county. Our club gives you an opportunity to attempt advanced and complex math questions that will definitely challenge your math brain.
Let’s show these other schools that Tequesta Trace has the most intelligent math students in the county!
National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.)
Sponsor: Ms. Adams
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 8:10 AM in the Media Center
National Junior Honor Society is a service organization run by 8th-grade students at Tequesta Trace Middle School.
We raise thousands of dollars each year for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, UNICEF, Childnet, and Make a Wish. We participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk as well as support a large team for Relay for Life.
In order to apply to be a member, students must wait till February of their 7th-grade year. They also need teacher recommendations, at least a 3.65 GPA, as well as a completed resume. We have a formal induction ceremony in late Spring to welcome all our new NJHS inductees. We are one of the largest, as well as one of the hardest working clubs at Tequesta Trace Middle school!
See Something, Say Something Club
Sponsor: Ms. Roadruck
Meeting Times: Thursdays at 3:45 PM in Room 714
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.
Spanish Speakers/Dual Language Club
Sponsor: Ms. Ibarra
Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 8:10 AM in Room 1901
The Spanish Speakers Dual Language Club provides a variety of exciting and challenging experiences for students of all grade levels. The club is designed to promote written expression, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills as well as an awareness and appreciation of the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. Activities in the club will reinforce students’ communication skills, and ability to express ideas, feelings, and opinions in oral and written forms. In addition, students will benefit from peer tutoring and helping each other to learn and excel in the classroom as well as in the district Spanish Competition. Through the different categories (declamation, visual arts, and talent) of the academic competition, students will be encouraged to demonstrate knowledge of the language and culture they are learning.
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
Sponsor: Ms. N. Rodriguez
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 8:20 am in Room 803
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Tequesta Trace Middle School is a dedicated group of student leaders that serve as the heart, mind, and soul of the student body.
Our vision is to bring the school together as one tribe and ensure that the potential of the representative body is felt positively in the School Community as a whole.
Student Government will encourage scholarship, citizenship, and personal growth by sponsoring a variety of projects in both the school and community.
- Executive: Composed of the Executive Board, Chairmen, and Senators
- Legislative: Composed of the Inter-Organizational Council (IOC) Representatives and various student representatives.
Become a Member of Student Government:
- Executive Board -The possible positions are President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
- Chairman and Senators
- IOC Representative - Appointed by individual TTMS Clubs and Organizations
- Student Representatives