Student Activities

17-18 Club List

Club Name/Description


Sponsors Meeting Day


Academic Bowl Team

Room 1001

Courtney White

Taylor Stewart

Weekly – Monday & Thursday

8:15 AM-8:50 AM

Art Club

Art Club is open to all grade levels.  This is a great place to explore your personal interests in art and get some hands on experience with art tools and materials if you are not in art class or if you just want more art in your life!

Room 2403

DRMS Art Club Application Form

Connie Strickland

Anita Geoghagan

1st Thursday of Month (September-March)

4:00 PM-5:30PM

Drama Team

Drama Webpage Link

Drama Club is for our musical each year.  We have try-outs either before Winter Break, or as soon as we are back in January.  Students will read, sing, and possibly dance at the try-out.  Once the musical is cast, practices will occur 3 times a week until dress rehearsal week.  The performances will be in April.  There will also be an opportunity for crew positions.

*DRMS Talent Show will be held in November.  There will be a try-out, rehearsal, and performance.


Tim Christian

Carrie Barie

3 Days/Week – January-April

4:15 PM-5:45 PM

Fish Club

The FISH Club is a student led Christian club. The club is open to all students and will meet year round.



Brad Mann

Carrie Barie

Debbie Lanter

Amy Thomason

Stacey Thompson

Weekly – Thursday

8:15 AM-8:50 AM

Lego League Team

The Brick Army, DRMS’s Lego Robotics team, uses critical thinking skills to solve real world problems using Mindstorms Education EV3 technology. Members work together to build and program robots to execute missions, research related community and environmental issues, and develop presentation skills. Members are selected through application and compete at local and regional levels. A $25 fee per student goes toward team shirt and competition registration.

Room 2808


Taylor Bennett

LeighAnn Cantrell

Lisa Naliwajka

Weekly – Monday (September-December)

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Math Club

The math team will be composed of interested 6th – 8th grade students (by application and teacher recommendation) and will represent Dean Rusk Middle School in selected math competitions in-school and out-of- school to further their mathematical understanding.


Donna Klucsarits

Day Craig

Courtney White.

 The first meeting will be the 12th of September at 8:15 in room 2707.  Future meetings will be the second and last Wednesdays of each month.
Reading Bowl/TOME Society

The Dean Rusk Middle School Reading Club participates in the Cherokee County School District Reading Bowl and Junior Tome Literacy Society. Both programs promote reading and give students the opportunity to compete with other schools. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to create meaningful literacy projects. A LIMITED number of students will be selected to compete on the DRMS CCSD Reading Bowl Team. These ten (10) students represent DRMS against other middle schools in Cherokee County.  All Reading Club members will have the opportunity to compete in three online bowl competitions,  a variety of monthly challenges for Junior Tome Society.  A field trip is planned for TomeCon in March 2018.

Media Center

Misty Harper, Jennifer Evans

Jill Onufrak, Paula Dangar

Weekly – Thursday

8:00 AM-8:50 AM

Jr. Optimist Club

Jr Optimist Club is an all-inclusive youth organization sponsored by Optimist International. Our organization embodies the Optimist Creed, which motivates us to embrace positive values like optimism and respect for ourselves and others while engaging in community service.  Our mission is to use a passion for making a difference to reach out to other people wishing to make a difference too.

Room 2812

Jill Onufrak 3rd Wednesday of Month

8:15 AM-8:45 AM

National Jr. Beta Club

Media Center

Cherokee County Junior Beta Club Requirements

Lead – Misty Harper

6th – Jennifer Jones

7th – Amy Wallace

8th – LaTease Drawdy

8:00 AM-8:50 AM


1st, 3rd or 4th Wednesday of Each Month


National Jr. Honor Society

Sock Drive Link

The National Junior Honor Society is an 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. Students must receive and invitation for induction into this honor society.

Media Center

National Honor Society Information

Jennifer Campbell


2nd Wednesday of Month

8:15 AM-8:40 AM

Photography Club

Room 2109

Stacey Thompson

Teresa Hutto

Debbie Garner

Every other Friday

8:15 AM-8:50 AM

Roto Sports Club

The Roto Sports Club is a school club open to any students at Dean Rusk.  It provides students an opportunity to develop and strengthen strategy, statistical analysis, and social skills.  If you like the NFL and want to compete with your friends, see Mr. Carwile in room 2511.


Room 2511

Andrew Carwile


Weekly – Wednesday (1st Semester Only)

8:15 AM-8:50 PM

Pay it Forward/ Relay for Life

Pay it Forward/Relay for Life will work together to “pay it forward” to local charities, the community, and other school clubs.  One of our other primary goals is to lead the Relay for Life efforts here at Dean Rusk.   We will have an application out the week of 8/28 – 9/1 in order to join.  Announcements will also be made on the morning news and the scrolling announcements in the hallways.


Room 2707

Donna Klucsarits

Jaime Azarroff

Every other Wednesday

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 6th,

8:15 AM-8:45 PM

Rusk Reporters

The Rusk Reporter Staff is for students who are creative, goal-driven, and involved in school and community activities.  Reporters will be required to maintain a B in language arts, meet deadlines, work well in a team, spend time outside of meetings to work on the newspaper, attend all meetings, and obtain a recommendation from their present ELA teacher.  Meetings are held 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 8:00 AM. Members are also asked to contribute a $10 fee to cover cost of staff T shirts.

Room 2103

Communication by: Email/OneNote

Keisha Morris

Laura Herrera

1st and 3rd Friday

8:00 AM-8:50 AM

Spanish Club

All students are welcome. We do different activities to highlight the Spanish language and culture

Room 1103

Elizabeth Castrillon 4th Wednesday of Month

8:15 AM-8:50 AM

Spirit Club

Spirit club is the perfect club for students who have school spirit and want to support Dean Rusk athletes. Spirit club members make posters to advertise upcoming basketball games, make and deliver snack baskets to players after the games, and help to plan “themes” for basketball games.


Hannah Braswell

Lee Ann Owens

Meetings will be held on Wednesday’s during basketball season (Nov 1-Jan 31)

4:15 PM-5:15 PM

Student Council

Student Council is a school based organization designed to promote school spirit and leadership skills among students.

Media Center

Amanda Collins,

Jenna Hanfland, Courtni Mitchell

2nd Friday of Month

8:15 AM-8:50 AM

The first meeting will be on September 8th, 2017. 

The Journey

The Journey Club is for 8th grade students who want to make a difference in the lives of elementary school children by tutoring and befriending them in the After School Program setting.  The Journey Club is to inspire, motivate and encourage students to be leaders.

Room 1110

Lois Thom

Lashelle Thompson

Weekly – Monday & Thursday

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Video Broadcast News

Video Broadcast Club is open to all students. Students that are interested will need to see Mr. Mann to get a pass and an appointment to film. The club runs the entire school year and students may join at any time

Room 2104

Brad Mann

Jenna Hanfland

Varies as needed
Yearbook Club

The yearbook club/staff is responsible for helping organize, design, and assemble the Dean Rusk Yearbook. Joining the yearbook club is an application process that will begin in September. Be on the lookout for information in the morning announcements for application information.

Room 1104

16-17 Yearbook Team Application

DeLaney Campbell 2nd Wednesday of Month

4:00-5:00 PM

4-H Club

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through “hands on” learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, environmental issues, energy conservation, and citizenship. 4-H staff will present educational lessons/activities at each meeting.  They will also advertise extra-curricular activities through 4-H such as project achievement, specialty clubs (horse, shooting sports), judging teams (consumer and wildlife) and summer camp. All extra-curricular activities are optional.  4-H members will also have the opportunity to participate in service projects to better their school and community.


Communication by: Remind 101

Amanda Verner Before school/once a month

First meeting is Tuesday, September 12th

Full year