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.
Band Jam Session
Sponsor: Mr. McLerran
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Students at SSMS who are currently taking a Band class have the opportunity to work and practice with Mr. McLerran on their instruments in the band room every Tuesday after school unless otherwise stated. Transportation must be provided by parents/guardians for anyone that’s a bus rider and a Walk Home Permission Form must be on file with Mr. McLerran for anyone that walks home after school.
Sponsor: Ms. Gil
Meeting Times/Location: Wednesday mornings 8:35 AM - 9:10 AM in the Media Center
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: Mr. Cecil and Mrs. McMahon
Meeting Times: Wednesdays 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
The SSMS Chess Club aims to offer a safe and fun environment for all Wilson students to play chess. Students will enhance their cognitive thinking and strategic skills while playing chess in an interactive and competitive atmosphere.
Sponsor: Ms. Rounsley
Meeting Time: Every other Friday from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Students will be able to work on creating Anime with a general theme of community-building in our class, school, city, state, nation, and the world. In addition to writing, drawing, and using technology, students will also create ideas for crafting characters, and opportunities to research and explore the Japanese culture.
Sponsor: Ms. Aber
Meeting Time: First Wednesday of each month
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 participate in environmentally conscious projects and activities around the school as well as in our community. The Nature Club is for our participants to increase their education, awareness, and green routines while promoting a positive social experience.
Just Say No
Sponsor: Ms. Kupka
Meeting Time: Fridays
This group of students is committed to “saying no” to drugs and alcohol and spreading the news about their harmful effects on your body.
Sponsor: Mrs. Riedmayer
Meeting Time: Thursdays from 8:25 AM - 9:10 AM
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.
National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.)
Sponsor: Mrs. Riedmayer
Meeting Time: Every other Tuesday 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle-level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
If chosen as a member of the NJHS, students must possess a 3.5 GPA and come together to perform community service. This is the pinnacle organization on campus.
Sponsor: Mr. Clarke and Ms. Adams
Meeting Time: Fridays from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
The Robotics Club provides our students the hands-on experience of learning to design, build, and code/program VEX Robots, boosting teamwork and problem-solving abilities while helping kids learn how abstract concepts, like mathematics, engineering, and computing actually work in practice.
Girl Up Club
Sponsor: Ms. Hodge
Girl Up is working towards a world where girls have equal value, access, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential. Girl Up provides a platform and guides girls along their journey from leader to changemaker with specialized programming in organizing, advocacy, fundraising, and communications. Our programming exposes girl leaders to issues at the intersection of gender equality and sports, STEM, storytelling, and more – we position girls to be leaders in industries where women are underrepresented.
When girls take part in Girl Up programs, they experience higher self-confidence, compassion, empathy, social collaboration, and civic participation.
Student Government Association (S.G.A.)
Sponsor: Mrs. Blanco
Meetings will be held on Fridays from 3:45 – 4:45 in Mrs. Blanco’s Room 344
S.G.A. is a student-run organization that dedicates itself to creating memorable experiences for every student at SSMS. 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 community. On an annual basis, SGA participates in Harvest Drive and other service-based projects that are aimed at exposing our participants 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!