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    Club or Organization Name   

    Sponsor(s) Contact Information

    Purpose of Club or Organization

    Club or Organization Open to:

    Meeting Dates & Times

    Be the Change

    Mrs. Bryan, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Watkins-May

    Room #:
     
     

    The overall goals of the program are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence and all forms of oppression. The Be The Change  Club  is designed to unite the members of the school or community and to empower them to carry the themes of the program back to the school population. Be the Change successfully addresses issues of violence, teasing, social oppression, racism, harassment,conflict management, suicide, peer pressure, alcohol and drugs.

    Students in all grade levels. Listen to announcements for informational meeting date and time.
                                
             
             

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    Mr. Gamble
     
    Room #     229
     
      Open to all student athletes who would like to share their faith with others Usually on Wednesday mornings twice per month - listen for announcements
                     
    Girls' On Track

    Mrs. Bryan

    Room #: Media

    To educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

    Girls only 
    in grades 6 - 8

    Cost: $95
    Scholarships are available
     
    Fall Registration begins in September
     
    Spring registration begins in January

    Monday & Wednesday afternoons

    4:15 - 5:45 pm

        
    Guitar Ensemble
     
     

     

    Mr. Duran

    Room #: 302 (Band room)

    This ensemble is designed for beginning/intermediate guitar players.  Students will learn 13 chords and strum patterns which will enable them to play A LOT of songs.

     

    All students in grades 6 - 8 

    Cost: $60 for 6 weeks and bring your own guitar

     

    Tuesday mornings

    8:00 - 9:15 am

              
    Math Counts

     

    Ms. Stein and
    Mrs. Colwell

    Room # 170

     
    The competition series is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests.  All students in grades 6 - 8 with a love of math and competition

     

    Listen for announcements for first meeting date and then regular meeting dates will be scheduled after that one
                 

    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

    Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Allen, and Mrs. Forbes
     
     
    Room #: Media Center
     
     
     
     

    The National Junior Honor Society® is an honorary society that promotes enthusiasm for scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.  To be a member, an individual must epitomize these qualities. Qualifications for membership: Minimum of 3.5 GPA (unweighted), Teacher recommendations, and No referrals. 
       

    Selection into the NJHS is by invitation only. Students transferring from another middle school who were in NJHS must bring proof of membership in order to be admitted.  
    Open to 7th & 8th graders by invitation only
     
     

    Students are selected during the 4th quarter of their 6th and 7th grade years.

     

    Induction Ceremony is held in September

    Meetings are TBA
     
     
    Small committee meetings vary according to need, before and after school.
     
                    

    TLAM Robotics Club

    (LEGO WOLVES)

     

    Sponsor:  TBA

     

    Meets in Room: 159
     
     
     
    Twin Lakes is proud to participate in two robotics leagues - First Lego League (FLL) and Sumo Robotics.
     

    FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 6-8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

    It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

     
    Robotic Leagues are open to students in grades 6-8
     
     
     
    There is a cost for participation in both leagues
     
     
     
    Scholar Bowl

     

    Mr. Gorman


    Room #120

     

    Scholar Bowl is an academic competition that takes place annually in Duval County. Academic competition plays a major role in generating enthusiasm for learning and achievement. Scholar Bowl uses a quick-response format similar to Jeopardy and the team with the highest score at the end of the match is the winner. There are six divisions in Duval County.  We are in the Southern Division.

    Conditioning starts in November.  Team members announced in December before winter break. Matches start in January.
    All students in grades 7 & 8
    Practice on Monday mornings at 8:30 am and Tuesday afternoons until 5:45 pm.
             

    The Stock Market Game (SMG)

     

     

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    Click here to visit game site

    Mr. M. Samuel Folsom

    Math Instructor

    Room # 104

                                                                folsomm@duvalschools.org

    Purpose of Club or Organization:

    Overview: 600,000 students compete internationally in this game. Students choose their own teams of 3 and $100,000 in virtual cash is placed in their team account. Participants buy and sell market securities (primarily common stock) for 10 weeks. The team that earns most money after 10 weeks wins. Any Twin Lakes Academy Middle student may play. The Stock Market Game is the right tool for you to help your students build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real world skills practice in math, English Language Arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects.

    Grand Prize: Twin Lakes Academy Middle’s first place team in the fall session will be treated to a free school-day field trip where they will be honored guests at the offices of several financial advising firms and enjoy a buffet lunch at the River Club. Transportation is provided by stretch limousine!

    Registration Deadline: Registration forms must be given to a math teacher no later than Friday, September 28th. Trading begins Tuesday, October 10th.

    Contest Requirements: One member of each team must attend a brief meeting Mr. Folsom’s class (Room 104), before or after school, to get their team password and learn how to enter a trade. This takes about 30 minutes. Optional meetings covering investment strategies will be held during the contest.

     

    The Stock Market Games is open to all students. 

     

    Cost: None

    Meetings are held Before and after school as necessary (listen for PA Announcement)

     

             
    Symphonic Band

     

    Mr. Duran

    Room #: 302 (band room)

     

    This activity time is only open to students currently enrolled in symphonic band during 8th period.

     

    Only open to students that are enrolled in 8th Period Symphonic Band

     

    Thursday mornings

    8:15 - 9:15 am

                     
    Technology Student Association (TSA)
     
     
     
     

    Ms. Austin

    Room #:  119
     
     


     

    The TLAM chapter of TSA was charted in 2005 to add an exciting dimension to student's exploration of technology while building confidence, increasing leadership and technical skills through the participation in challenging competitive events.  Success at state level competition affords students the opportunity to compete at the national level.

    The number of students allowed to compete is limited because of traveling.  TLAM chapter has attended every state competition since its inaugural year of 2005 and has qualified for and attended four national competitions; traveling to Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, and Orlando, FL twice. 

    More information can be found at http://www.tsaweb.org and http://www.floridatsa.com
    Open to students in grades 6-8 currently enrolled in or previously enrolled in a technology course, which includes computer courses
    Meetings are on Thursday afternoons
    4:15 to 6:00 (make sure your parent picks you up in front of the school by 6:00)