There are many extracurricular activities for students at Renfroe Middle School. Below are descriptions of many of the activities and clubs offered. These clubs are chaired by faculty members and parents who devote a great deal of their time and creativity to benefit our children.
These chairs can always use parent volunteers in many capacities. Please consider volunteering for a club or activity this year!
Students should listen carefully to the Morning Bow Wow to find out more about Clubs and hear reminders about meeting times.
FitWit is an award- winning outdoor group exercise program. Purpose Statement: We envision a future where young people belong to a community, dedicated to fitness that empowers them to believe in themselves and strive for success every day.
Students only Gym/Outdoor Field Only held in the Spring
Come join us and bring your creative ideas! Code RMS is a fun club for students who have genuine interest in learning to code. No previous coding knowledge needed. Students will select any computer language in which they are interested in learning.
Wednesdays after school Room 2102
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons. Dragons. Play the classic game popularized in the late 70's and 80's.
Every other Wednesday starting August 22nd in the yoga room until 4:30.
Students meet weekly to practice for the National Geographic Bee and just have fun being geonerdy.
Wednesdays after school Room 1612
Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole
Leslie Joiner and Sarah Coleman ljoiner@csdecatur. net
Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 6th-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls increasing their endurance to be physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K race. Registration begins August 6 and ends August 15. Girls are selected for the program by lottery. There is a fee associated with this program but financial assistance is available on a sliding scale. https://www. girlsontherunatlanta.org/
Tue/Thur 3:45-5:15 beginning Aug 28th. Room 1203
6th Grade Reading Cafe
We will meet weekly to read and discuss books in order to nominate the RMS Newbery Award Book.
Meeting times and days Wednesdays from 3:45-4:30
Discuss historical events not widely discussed in the classroom and enhance topics that have been taught.
Members will propose different topics for discussion and then will research their findings to present and discuss at the next meeting.
Would love to have outside presenters to share their knowledge.Room 22092nd Tuesday of the monthNo Dues/No Restrictions
International Travel Club
This club will explore international travel through the experiences of fellow students and teachers. We will also learn about the research process involved in planning such a trip from obtaining a passport and determining whether a visa is necessary.This year, club members will plan for their trip to Spain. The trip will provide many opportunities for students to practice their Spanish skill, but a high-level of Spanish proficiency is not required.
Honors Wind and Jazz Ensemble
The Honor wind ensemble is an extension of the Band program at Renfroe Middle School. Students will explore multiple genres of music ranging from Wind Ensemble Literature, 30 – 40’s Big Band Jazz, Rock, Latin, etc. This ensemble is by invitation and will begin in October.
Thursday 3:40 – 4:30 times subject to change
Junior Beta Club
This is a national honor society for grades 5-9. Junior Beta Club promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among students.
After Oct induction, once per month, TBD
Junior Master Gardener Club
The Junior Master Gardener Club is committed to to helping young people become good gardeners and good citizens so they can make a positive contribution to their community, school, and family. Leadership and life skills are developed through fun garden- related activities.
Tuesdays (SEASONAL) September 5 - November 14 AND February 20-May 22 3:45 to 4:30
Beverly Beyer firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kraftworks club gives students the opportunity to craft and create student-led DIY projects (examples might include felting, sewing, collage making, needlework, etc.) Bring your favorite ideas. Creativity is encouraged!
Kurt Collins, Ian Driver, Liz Williams
Heather Byars email@example.com Suzy Plishka firstname.lastname@example.org
In Photography club we will explore Decatur through the eyes of a lens and learn different techniques for creating the perfect photograph. All types of cameras are welcome, even camera phones!
The last Wednesday of the month starting August 30th Room 1104 4:00-5:00
The Poetry Club offers a venue for students/writers to create, listen, and share their work. The group will be exposed to poets from different generations, and meet with guest artists. In Poetry Club students will learn the art of performing Spoken Word, while working with and inspiring each other.
Thursdays starting September 4 Room 1408
RMS Technology Ambassadors
Students who are tech savy can sign up to be a Technology Ambassador. These students meet weekly to share ideas about technology use, and help train students and teachers how to use the technology available to them at school. The students will also have opportunities to learn more about the ever growing changes with technology in the industry.
Student Help Desk Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8: 15am - 8:45am
Sixth Grade Reading Cafe
Meeting location 2211
Meeting times and days Wednesdays from 3:45-4:30
Spanish LEGO Stop Motion Animation Club
This club is for students interested in using LEGO bricks to make short stop motion movies. We will use some Spanish.
Once per week after school from 3:50 - 4:30 on Wednesdays. Room 2109
S.T.E.M.C.E.L.L./Lego Robotics Club
Parent Facilitator: Trish Bricker ttjbricker@hotmail. com
A student in the S.T.E.M.C.E.L.L. club (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math Club to Encourage the Love of Learning) is part of a team that competes with other teams in the First Lego League Challenge. Student teams will design and build a robot, learn to program a robot, and complete a team project based on a real-world scientific topic.
Students are elected each year by their grade level team. One representative per team is elected after a primary and run off school wide election. Students meet on a regular basis to provide activities based on the following mission: Student voice, Student service, Student spirit.
Decatur Strings Orchestra Program
String players at all levels are invited to join this afterschool orchestra and play a variety of music arranged for orchestras and small group ensembles. Two concerts per year.
Tuesdays and Wednesday after school 3:50 - 4:45. Room TBD. Participation fee required. Need-based scholarships available.
Marin Henry email@example.com
Amanda Guske firstname.lastname@example.org
A club for animal lovers to fundraise for wildlife, volunteer, educate the public, and meet other animal- loving friends
Meeting times: Every other Wednesday after school 3:50-4:20 room 2109Restrictions: None
Megan Buck email@example.com
Creation of the RMS Yearbook through layout/art design, photography, writing, and editing. APPLICATION REQUIRED.
Young Ladies of Excellence (YLOE)
Alexis Edwards-Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
YLOE is a social club, which is open to all Renfroe girls.
Room 2113, 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 3: 45-5:00pm
RMS Aftercare Options
Nancy Brune Nancy. email@example.com On-site Director
Danielle Perry 404--378-- 1082
Project REAL (Recreation, Enrichment, Athletics and Learning)offers a variety of activities and stations, as well as special topical classes, each day after school at RMS. Students can come every day or sign up for certain days of the week. Fridays feature youth-directed activities including Service learning projects, and special events. The full school year is divided into nine 20-school day program sessions. Open to all RMS students, grades 6-8. For general information, go tohttp://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page =309.$220 per session for residents (20 school days).