The step team is designed to teach students the art of stepping in a synchronized fashion and promote self-esteem. The team performs for school and community functions to promote school spirit.
Chess Club (Contact/Sponsor Mr. Wilson)
The Jr. Buck Chess Club/Team 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. Wilson for an application to be considered for the chess club. The Jr. Buck Chess Team interest meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in room office 701 and regular meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month Until May 7, 2020.
Future Florida Educators of America [FFEA] (Contact/Sponsor Mr. Green)
This club is for students who are interested in a career in education.
Human Relations Council [HRC] (Contact/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!
Yearbook (Contact/Sponsor Ms. Young & PTSA)
Our yearbook club is responsible for creating our annual yearbook, they always do a great job!
National Junior Honor Society [NJHS] (Contact/Sponsor Mr. Piontkwoski)
Students with a 3.5 GPA come together to perform community service. This is the pinnacle organization on campus.
Youth Crime Watch (Contact/Sponsor Ms. Diejuste)
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.
Just Say No (Contact/Sponsor Ms. Forde)
This group of students is committed to “saying no” to drugs and alcohol and spreading news about their harmful effects on your body. See Ms. Rachel for more information.
Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL) (Contact/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 a 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 Mentees academics and behavior.
See Mr. Wilson or Ms. Scott for more information.
After School Band Session (Contact/Sponsor Mr. Laver)
Students at DBMS who are currently taking a Band class have the opportunity to work and practice with Mr. Curtis on their instruments in the band room every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 2:45-3:45PM 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. Curtis for anyone that walks home after school.
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 (Contact/Sponsor Ms. Asbury)SGA is a student-run organization that dedicates itslef to creating a memorable Jr. Buck experience 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. Buck's 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!
Debate (Contact/Sponsor Ms. Mellinger)
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.