Department of Defense Education Activity

Shughart MS: Activities

All after school clubs and activities will normally meet only on days that the school follows a full day schedule, NOT on early release days. There is an extra-curricular activity bus for students who participate in these activities AND normally ride a bus home. Parents whose child normally walks home must do the same or make other arrangements for the student to be picked up from school following the activity. Notification of these activities will be sent to the parent along with the day and time of the activity. In addition, due to unforeseen training, meetings, or teacher absences, an activity may be canceled without advanced notice. The sponsoring teacher will endeavor to notify students and parents of the canceled activity if time permits. If the activity is canceled at the last minute, students will be notified through the school One Call system at the end of the instructional day.

Sponsors of clubs and extracurricular activities determine academic and behavioral (disciplinary) requirements that students must meet to participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities or to hold a leadership position in a curriculum-related club, team or student organization.


Athletic Programs

Fall Winter Spring
Football Boys'  Basketball Boys'  Baseball
Volleyball Girls'  Basketball Girls'  Softball
Boys'  Soccer     Girls'  Soccer
 
First Day of Practice 
  • Fall – August 28, 2019
  • Winter – November 12, 2019
  • Spring – February 12, 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  • Academics:  The student must pass at least one less course than the number of required core courses each semester.
  • Attendance: A player must be in attendance at least 85% of the previous semester.
  • Age:  A student shall not participate on a seventh or eighth grade team if the student becomes 15 years of age on or before August 31st of that school year.
  • Physical– Must have a current physical to participate.

NOTE: An athlete becomes eligible or ineligible on the first day of the new semester.

Activities Extra - More Interesting Choices

Pep Squad - See Dr. McKinney in the gym if you are interested in cheering your teams to victory!  Meets on Tuesdays and Thursday, 3:15- 4:00 PM.  The squad also will stay on any Wednesday which happens to be a game day.

National Junior Honor Society - Honorees will meet with Ms. Lovelace in Room M 314.  Students are selected for this club by their own efforts and outstanding academics.

Academic Club Gaming - Learn how to navigate the web safely while browsing entertaining games and websites.  Meet with Mr. Horner  in room M418 on Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:00 PM.

Student Council - Ms. Johnston in room M316, meets on Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:00 PM. Make a difference for the student body of SMS!  Participate and collaborate with community partners in "make a difference" service projects.

BlackHawk Buddies - (Designated by School Counselor, Mrs. Fields) A community service club with a history of worthwhile projects!

Green Club - Mrs. Nye invites students to participate in environmentally friendly projects.  This club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:15 - 4:00 PM in M403.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Club - Meets with Mrs. Nye on Tuesdays and Thursdays, room M 403 from 3:15-4:00 PM.

Literary Magazine and Spoken Word - Do you enjoy writing and speaking?  Join in with Mrs. Dillon in Room M415 on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15 - 4:00 PM.

After School Learning Center

Students who would like to brush up on their ELA, Social Studies, Science and Math skills are invited to spend time with these teachers for individualized instruction. Ms. Lovelace meets in M314 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ms. Matthews meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room M504. Any student who feels they need the extra help with those studies should simply attend on the day of their choice. No need to join this club.

Meeting Time: 1515 - 1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: All Grade Levels

Additional Info: Ms. Lovelace meets in room M314. Ms. Matthews meets in room M504.

Blackhawk Book Club

The Book Club provides exciting literary activities and book discussions. Students will have opportunities to access and read high-interest on-line nonfiction books using the DoDEA MackinVIA website. The Blackhawk Book team will participate in literary competitions within the school.

Meeting Time: 1515 - 1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: All Grade Levels

Additional Info: Ms. Keitt meets in Room M316

Robotics

Students who have that high-level interest in technology will enjoy this after school activity.  Sponsoring teacher trains the students on how to program simple robotics and participate in friendly team competitions.

Meeting Time: 1515 - 1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: All Grade Levels

Additional Info: Mr. Constas meets in Room M515

Science Olympiad

A competitive team at SMS, these students take science to the next level.  If you like to build things like airplanes, rockets or bridges, or interested in the solar system, wonder about the ocean, marvel at a bug's life, and even solving crimes...this is the club for you!

Meeting Time: 1515 - 1600

Meeting Days: Tuesday,Thursday

Open To: All Grade Levels 

Additional Info: Mr. Whitescarver meets in Room M403