Student Activities

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 Sheet

Additional Cheerleader information can be found on the Athletics Web Page

Sponsors – Ms. Jennifer Miller, Ms. Kat Henry

Chess Club

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 13th, September 27th, October 11th, October 25th, November 15th, November 29th, December 13th, January 10th, January 24th, February 7th, February 28th, March 7th and March 21st. 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 Club

The FMS Drama Club will begin on September 8th, meeting on Thursday mornings from 8:15-8:50 in Ms. Hahn’s room. We are going to have a lot of fun this year playing theatre-related games and creating videos that will be played on the FMS News on Wednesdays! Come practice your acting skills and join in the creative process!

Sponsors – Ms. Allie Hahn, Ms. Cheryl Hawley

First Priority

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

4-H Club

All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences will have an opportunity to experience some level of the Freedom Middle School Stem Garden experience. Students will learn about growing crops and maintaining a garden as well as harvesting and preparing crops as part of meal planning. Participation will vary based on the grade level of the student. This garden will provide students with hands-on application of science related information as well as mathematical computation and application. Students will also have an opportunity to explore careers and job opportunities related to agriculture and food preparation. Students may extend their classroom experience through participation in a gardening club that will meet monthly after school.

Sponsor – Ms. Mary Chapman

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, Ms. Steva Santana

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 Wednesday at 8:00 in room 518. Girls Bible Study will begin the Wednesday after Labor Day (September 7th). All FMS girls are welcome to attend.

Sponsor – Ms. Corrie Riggs


Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:30 until basketball season begins and resume when basketball season ends. Registration forms are available in the gym from Coach Dunlap.

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. Stacy Gerker, Ms. Brandi Shook, and Ms. Mitzi Killian

Newspaper Club

The FMS newspaper will meet every Tuesday morning at 8:00 beginning August 23rd in room 206 (Ms. Herrings Room). Students will meet to discuss and report happenings in out school, community, nation, and world. All aspiring writers/journalists/reporters/photographers are welcome.

Sponsors – Ms. Corrie Riggs, Ms. Kelsi Herring

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 September 12th.

Sponsors – Dr. Kristen Honkanen, Ms. Regina Chen, Ms. Greta Banchik, Ms. Misty Jordan

Video and Photography Club

Sponsors – Mr. Stan Blalock, Mr. Shane Limes

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club will allow students to take pictures for the yearbook at various functions. Students will meet monthly to decide which pictures should be included in the yearbook and to help with design. Meetings will be in the mornings starting after fall break. Additional meetings will be necessary in the spring when yearbook deadlines approach.

Sponsor – Ms. Denise Terrezza