Freedom Middle School Clubs and Intramurals
Boys Bible Study
The Boy’s Bible study will be held on Tuesday mornings beginning at 8:15 and ending at 8:45 in room 617. All boys from 6th to 8th grade are invited to join us as we glorify God through prayer, fellowship, and gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible.
Sponsor – Mr. Nick Taylor
Basketball information can be found on the Athletics Web Page
Sponsors – Mr. Mark Blades
Cheerleaders – information can be found on the Athletics Web Page
Sponsors – Ms. Jennifer Miller
The Freedom Middle School Chess Club is a great place to learn the fundamentals of chess by actively participating in the club. The club offers a congenial yet competitive environment that fosters personal growth. A tournament will also take place during the second semester. The Chess Club will be meeting throughout this school year on September 12th, September 26th, October 10th, October 24th, November 14th, November 28th, December 12th, January 16th, January 30th, February 13th, February 27th, March 13th, and March 27th. The club will meet from 4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will dismiss promptly at 5:00 p.m. and your child should be picked up directly in front of the school at that time. Your child will need to pick up a permission letter from me (room 615) in order to participate in the club. Please feel free to contact me about any questions you may have.
Sponsor – Dr. Chad Barner
Drama and Video Club
The FMS Drama and Video Club will begin on September 12th, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 8:50, in room 202. We are going to have a lot of fun this year acting in and creating videos that will be played on the FMS News! Come practice your acting skills and join in the creative process. Tuesdays will focus on the acting side, and Thursdays will focus on the video side; feel free to choose one or come to both!
Sponsors – Mr. Shane Limes, Ms. Cheryl Hawley
A Christian club that meets weekly under the guidance of local youth pastors. The students help plan and carry out the meeting. The purpose of First Priority is to build leadership qualities and encourage Christian believers. The club also provides a place where students of like beliefs can meet. Meetings are held every Thursday morning in the chorus room between 8:00 – 8:50.
Sponsor – Ms. Robin Rogers, Ms. Leigh Lingerfelt
All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in Freedom Middle School will have an opportunity to join the 4-H club in Cherokee County. 4‑H is delivered by Cherokee County Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Students complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Students experience 4‑H in every county —through in-school, after-school programs, 4-H camps, school and community clubs.
Teacher Sponsors – Ms. Mary Chapman, Ms. Sonya Mosley; Community Sponsors/Advisors- Ms. Ashley Witcher, Ms. Janie Ray.
FOR H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Enthusiastically)
While encompassing our overall philosophy of embracing an optimistic attitude toward life, our goal at Freedom Middle School is to enrich the lives of others through service to the community and society. FOR HOPE stresses the importance of community involvement to students and the community alike. Some planned activities include a filming public service announcements, can drive, eye glasses drive, raising money for families in need in our own community, and producing a school “Spirit of the Season” program.
Sponsor – Ms. Natasha Diaz
Girls Bible Study
Girls Bible Study is a club where middle school girls can pray, grow in their knowledge of the bible, and learn how to be an encouragement to others around them. The group meets each Tuesday at 8:00 in room 120. The Girls Bible Study’s first meeting will be September 12. All FMS girls are welcome to attend.
Sponsor – Ms. Ashley Pettis, Ms. Kaylee Murdock
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:30 until basketball season begins in October and resume when basketball season ends in February. Permission slips were included in the first day packet and should be returned to Coach Dunlap. Additional permission slips can be obtained HERE.
Junior Beta Club
The Junior Beta Club recognizes academic excellence, encourages leadership, and promotes citizenship among members who qualify for the honor. Students must be invited to join, have all A’s, and maintain a 90+ average. Junior Beta Club meets one afternoon a month and may meet more often to perform monthly service projects. Planned student activities include the following: school clean-up days, collections of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, Teacher Appreciation Day project, and Christmas shoeboxes.
Sponsors – Ms. Ansleigh Gregory, Ms. Brandi Shook, and Ms. Mitzi Killian
Patriot Pet Club
The Patriot Pet Club meets once a month to discuss animals, their care, and professions in the pet industry. We work with the Cherokee Animal Shelter and the Homeless Pets Club to help get pets adopted, and raising funds to provide needed supplies for the shelter. We also help promote proper pet care and vaccinations. Meetings will be held in the first Monday of each month from 4:15pm – 5:00pm. First meeting will be August 28th.
Sponsors – Dr. Kristen Honkanen, Ms. Mitzi Killian, Ms. Greta Banchik
The Yearbook Club will allow students to take pictures for the yearbook at various functions. Students will meet periodically to decide which pictures should be included in the yearbook and to help with design. Additional meetings will be necessary in the spring when yearbook deadlines approach.
Sponsor – Ms. Denise Terrezza