Clubs & Activities
Tates Creek Middle School offers a variety of opportunities. Check out the options and find what fires you up!
Sponsor Club Description Mrs. Herald and Ms. Bauer Academic Team 6th grade: Quick recall practices and written assessment practices in preparation for 6th grade showcase 7th & 8th grade: Quick recall practices and league matches; written assessment practices in preparation for Governor's Cup. Anime Club We talk about Anime, We draw Anime, We watch Anime and We read about Anime. We meet every Wednesday in Lab 314 Mrs. Calico Battle of the Books Battle of the Books is a voluntary program designed to encourage deep reading in diverse subjects. Each year, the middle school librarians work together to compile a diverse reading list of fifteen books. Students begin reading from the lists in August and compete in a series of competitions in the spring. Ms. Combs Educational Talent Search Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federal TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is based at Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s Leestown Campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Our mission is to assist eligible youth (7th - 12th grade) and adults in preparing for and gaining admittance to postsecondary educational programs. Eligibility is based on household income or if a student will be a first generation college-going student. Meetings are held once per month during the school day. There is also opportunities for outside events such as Family Nights, College Visits, and Summer camps. Whitfield, Darryl Step Team Mr. Briggs - sponsor & coach; Amy Hamlin - speech & drama coach Drama Drama Club promotes the teaching of theatrical arts through various activities including Acting 101 & Improvisation skills building. Drama Club will also participate in speech team competitions throughout the school year. Drama Club will also sponsor the various theatrical productions we have throughout the year, and club time may also be used to work on active productions. Students will meet after school every other Wednesday. Ms. Kiefer Girls Who Code Girls Who Code is a teacher facilitated, student run club designed to educate students through girls-first project-based curriculum, equip girls with the skills and resources needed beyond the classroom, and help girls develop and build confidence needed to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated industry. GWC is all about being brave, not perfect! We will meet between October and May on Wednesday mornings at 7:40. After Fall Break, more information will be available. Ms. Conger GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Student run club that brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ+ and economic justice. Kayla-Noel Carter Math Team Quick recall matches against local schools. This prepares students for MathCounts in the winter. Mrs. Wallace STEAM Team The STEAM Team provides students with the opportunity to engage in innovative, relevant and fun academic enrichment through collaborative projects such as website building, scientific dissection, gardening and entrepreneurship. Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays after school. Mr. Whitfield and Mrs. Mason Step Team The goal of the step team program is to encourage, motivate, enlighten, and tap into the abilities of students both artistically and creatively while also giving them an incentive to be their best both academically and socially. Mrs. Graham and Mr. Whitfield Student Council Student Council members serve as a voice for change on school policy, programs and feedback. StuCo members are expected to complete community service as well as promote school spirit. Meetings are held once a month after school. Andrew Trame, Abby Wrightson, Hunter Burns Wyldlife WyldLife is an interdenominational Christian ministry. We are here to provide caring, adult role models for kids, conduct safe and fun activities, and provide truths of the Christian faith. We love every kid and accept them as they are which means we accept and welcome all kids no matter what they believe. We are also here to serve the staff and community in any way we can. Ms. Graham and Ms. Bauer (and possibly Whiteside) Y Club YClub is an organization that is affiliated with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association. They host leadership and community service oriented programs aimed at adolescents throughout the year, the biggest two being Kentucky Youth Assembly and Kentucky United Nations Assembly. These two gatherings are called debatable conferences by the KYYMCA and function as mock government competitions between schools. Both conferences are almost entirely student-led; students create pieces of legislation based on needs that they see in their local and global communities and try to get that legislation "passed" by the student assembly. Something the KYYMCA prides themselves on is that these conferences are the largest mock-government competitions in the country. Begley TCMS Jazz BAnd This is an advanced music group made up of 7th and 8th grade students that performs various Jazz styles. They meet to rehearse each Monday and Thursday after school. Friis, Erica STLP Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is an opportunity for students to engage in the creative relationship between technology and art. It's the "A" in STEAM! Students will submit a DPOJ- "Digital Project Online Judging" (graphic art, photography, animation, book trailers, etc.) in January for the possibility of competing at STLP State and the FCPS Stem Fair in March! Weekly meetings to refine projects will be held in December and January!