Department of Defense Education Activity

Student Clubs

Jazz Band
Eligibility: All band members who have had at least 1 year of experience, or by invitation from Mrs. Brackett.
Description: This is for experienced players, not beginners. We will practice Jazz/Rock songs to perform at the concerts.
Meeting Time: Every Thursday after school for at least an hour. The week of the concert we practice Tuesday after school.
Additional Information: If you want to perform with the "Jazz Band" you have to come to the rehearsals.  Each band member will receive extra credit.
National Junior Honor Society
Eligibility: A 3.5 GPA, good citizenship, good leadership, service, character, teacher recommendations.
Description: Students must maintain high academic standing, have no discipline issues, participate in all meetings and earn at least four service hours per quarter.
Meeting Time: As needed during lunch, and after school on Mondays & Fridays.
Additional Information: Some after school and Saturday events may be held.


AAEC (Academic Athletic Excellence Club)

Eligibility: 7/8 graders maintaining a GPA of a 2.0 or better are eligible to participate in a variety of sport events held throughout the SY. i.e. - parent student teacher basketball games, softball games, mile run competition etc.
Description: The club actively recruits and encourages academic/athletic excellence. This better prepares the student athlete for the rigor of high school athletics.
Meeting Time: TBD

SMS Mentors/Tutors

Eligibility: 7/8 graders maintaining a GPA of 3.0 - 4.0
Description: The upper echelon of our student body are tasked with the daunting challenge of mentoring and tutoring the SES Sure Start program students as well as our very own grades 4/5 graders. Under the guidance of Mr. Ward the Sure Start Instructor and our 4/5 grade staff, the students provide support for students in various capacities.
Meeting Time: Basic Schedule 30 minute time limit 1-3 days monthly.
Additional Information: Lending support to the Sure Start Program for K-3 is a huge hit for most of the mentors/tutors. Grades 4/5 are much more challenging :-)

Makerspace Club

Description:Provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as students deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. Students work together in teams to "make" their project.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, after school.


Eligibility: 6-8th grade
Description: Multi-skill level. First Lego League City Shaper Curriculum from Lego Education.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays or Thursdays from 2:45pm - 4:00pm.Two meeting times a week are offered to better accommodate students and families. Students are not required to attend both days as the curriculum is the same on both days.

W.U.T.F. (Wake up to Fitness)

Eligibility: All Students
Description: Each morning the gymnasium is open from 0730-0755 to allow students the opportunity to be active. Whether it be hula hooping, tossing the football, jumping rope or the favorite shooting baskets, you can count on having up to 40 students lined up at the door.
Meeting Time: 0730-0755
Additional Information: PROPER CONDUCT IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST. P.S.D.S.(personal, social developmental skills)

Drama Club

Eligibility: All Students
Description: The purpose of Drama Club is to look at different types of drama and present plays or skits throughout the year.
Meeting time: Thursdays 1430-1600
Additional Information: Space and resources limited to 25 students.

Yearbook Club

Eligibility: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
Description: The purpose of Yearbook Club is to increase student participation and contribution in the creation of the SMS Yearbook. Activities include photography, layout and copy creation, and promotion.
Meeting time: Mondays and Fridays 1430-1600
Additional Information: Space limited to 15 students. Some photography assignments may be outside set club times.