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ARDF is amateur radio direction finding. Also known as radio orienteering (radio-o) and on-foot foxhunting. It is a sport in which low power radio transmitters are placed in the woods and competitors use directional radio receivers, a map, and a compass to find the transmitters. Click here for more information about ARDF.

Lunchtime Book Club

All 6th and 7th grade students are invited to be part of student-created, grade-level book clubs. Students select topics they want to talk about at each meeting. We get together and talk about books that are in the school library, from the public library, bookstores, their own personal libraries, AND watch book trailers. These groups will meet once a month on the last Friday of the month.

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books team meets Fridays at 8:00 a.m. in the Library, starting in mid-September. We invite all students who love to read to join us then.  We will be reading 23 popular books from the different genres of fiction as well as one non-fiction title.  All of the books will be available in the library for our team to check out and read.  The language arts teachers will allow Battle of the Books team members to apply the books they read for the team to their class requirement.

Battle of the Books is a fun way for students to enjoy time together, make new friends and read good books.  We will use our weekly meetings to prepare for our district competition with the other middle schools.  The contest takes place in March.  We always celebrate our district meet with a pizza lunch when we return to school.  We end the year by gathering again in May for a cake and ice-cream party with a good movie.

If you have questions, please email the Librarian Sharon Kolling-Perin or the Library Assistant Delphine Sieredzki

Teen Library Advisory Committee (for 7th & 8th Graders only)

What is the TLAC?

A group of teens who are interested in becoming more involved in their community and library.

Teens work with Library staff to…

  • Give input on library YA collections
  • Contribute to blogs or other library publications
  • Help lead/create programming
  • Volunteer at events
  • Influence how their library serves teens

Why should you apply to join the TLAC?

  • You’ll be an important voice in the library!
  • You’ll be planning teen events and programming!
  • You’ll meet new people while having lots of fun!
  • You’ll get valuable service experience, something that looks good on a college application!

If you have questions, please email the Librarian Sharon Kolling-Perin.

Math Counts:   Math counts is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student. Meetings will be held on Friday afternoons, from 3:30pm-4:45pm in room 116. Students will enhance their math skills by preparing for the Math Counts Contest and the AMC 8 Contest. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Short.

Math I Team:   Math I team is open to this year’s  Math I students.  Practice begins in mid-January. Math I team usually meets Monday afternoons from 3:15pm - 4:15pm. Students will compete in the Regional NC State Math Competition in Raleigh and then possibly (usually) the State Finals . For more information contact Angela Short.

Student Leadership Association

The Student Leadership Association (SLA) is designed to offer leadership experience and opportunities for students to serve their school and local communities.  Individuals who are elected should look upon the responsibility, and the service that goes along with it, as a privilege.  Representatives elected to serve will be a voice for the student body to the school leaders and the community members.  Each year, the SLA gives back to the community through a variety of ways, including book drives, holiday toy drives, or canned food drives.  We are looking for energetic members who wish to make a difference in their school and community. For more information contact Mrs. Whittington.

Chef’s Club

If you are interested in signing up for the 2016-2017 Chef’s Club with Mrs. Marquis you will need to fill out a ticket with your name and your primetime teacher’s name.  There will be a table with a box outside of Mrs. Marquis room the week of September 5th.  Your name will then go into a lottery drawing.  If you are a winning ticket you will receive a permission slip and the following dates of when the club meets.  Please understand that I have to use this system due to the demand and popularity of this club.  I only have five kitchens and can hold 25 spots (5 students in each kitchen) to keep your child safe and engaged.  Thanks for your understanding!

North Carolina Science Olympiad

North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.

The Phillips Science Olympiad team requires extra-curricular after-school commitment beginning in October. If you or your child expresses aptitude and interest in any field of science, please contact Austin Tortorici for more information about our highly competitive team!

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Students in TSA work individually and in teams to complete a project in a technology-related field. The range of projects varies from giving a speech, presenting research, developing a website, or constructing a balsa glider. Current events are listed here: http://tsaweb.org/Middle-School-Competitions. The projects are big but rewarding for the time spent!

TSA begins meeting in the fall and continues to the end of the school year. There are three levels of competition: Regional, State, and National. Costs for TSA include registration for the chapter and additional registration costs for each conference (plus overnight hotel costs for the state and national conferences).

Questions? E-mail advisor Ryan Barnes at rbarnes@chccs.k12.nc.us.

Le Club français!

Want to "parler français", learn more about French culture, and spend some extra time having fun with your French-loving classmates?  Then join us, once a month, for Le Club français!  3:15pm to 4:30pm in Room 110!

This club is only for students who are in French, year long French 1 and French 2 classes, and fall AND spring 6th graders in French!  Check out the PMS school calendar for the date of the next club meeting!

À bientôt!

Madame Plumes (Lisa Feathers)

Epilogue (Yearbook) Club

The Epilogue is made up of 7th and 8th graders who meet on F.I.T. days throughout the school year.  The staff takes photos, and works on the layout of the annual publication which will arrive in late May.