• 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

    Chelsea O’Connell-Barlow

    coconnell-barlow@csdecatur. net

    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

    Coding Club

    Wesley Madhere

    wmadhere@csdecatur.net

    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.

    Geography Bee

    Liz Williams

    ewilliams@csdecatur.net

    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

    Casey Boersma cboersma@csdecatur.net 

    Holly Lanford

    hlanford@csdecatur.net

    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

     
     
     

    History Club 

    Lisa Johnston

    ljohnston@csdecatur.net

    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 2209
    2nd Tuesday of the month
    No Dues/No Restrictions

    International Travel Club

    Graham Pereira

    gpereira@csdecatur.net

    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.

    Room TBD

    Honors Wind and Jazz Ensemble

     

    Christine Kraemer           

    ckraemer@csdecatur.net

    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

    Vivian Dawson

    vdawson@csdecatur.net

    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

    Krysta Johnson

    kjohnson@csdecatur.net

    Erin McCormick

    emccormick@csdecatur.net

    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

    Kraftworks

    Beverly Beyer bbeyer@csdecatur.net

    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!

    TBD

    Model UN

    Kurt Collins, Ian Driver, Liz Williams

       

    Photography Club

    Heather Byars hbyars@csdecatur.net Suzy Plishka splishka@csdecatur.net

    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

    Poetry Club

    Dawn Bolton

    dbolton@csdecatur.net

    Renita Walls

    rwalls@csdecatur.net

    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

    Kim Boswell

    kboswell@csdecatur.net

    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

    Casey Boersma 

    cboersma@csdecatur.net 

    Holly Lanford ]hlanford@csdecatur.net 

    We will meet weekly to read and discuss books in order to nominate the RMS Newbery Award Book

    Teacher contact name and email- Casey Boersma cboersma@csdecatur.net and Holly Lanford hlanford@csdecatur.net

     

    Meeting location 2211

    Meeting times and days Wednesdays from 3:45-4:30

     

    Spanish LEGO Stop Motion Animation Club

    Sarah Lee

    salee@csdecatur.net

    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.

    TBD

    Student Council

     

    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.

    TBD

    Decatur Strings Orchestra Program

    Jessica Daniel

    jessplaysbrahms@gmail.com

    Nia Schooler

    niaschooler@gmail.com

    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.

    Wildlife Club

    Marin Henry mhenry@csdecatur.net

    Amanda Guske aguske@csdecatur.net

    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 2109

    Restrictions: None 
     Year Book

    Megan Buck mbuck@csdecatur.net

    Creation of the RMS Yearbook through layout/art design, photography, writing, and editing. APPLICATION REQUIRED.

    TBD

    Young Ladies of Excellence (YLOE)

    Alexis Edwards-Williams aedwardswilliams@csdecatur.net

    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

    Project REAL

    Nancy Brune Nancy. brune@decaturga.com On-site Director
    Danielle Perry 404--378-- 1082

    Project REAL ​(​R​ecreation,​ E​nrichment, A​thletics and​ L​earning)​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).