MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS

  • 5th GRADE ADVENTURE CLUB
    Adventure Club is an extra-curricular 5th grade club that enables students to combine their love of learning and their enthusiasm for nature by participating in weekly trips to different naturesque locations to explore and learn about the location, and the natural world that it encompasses! Adventure Club runs for 8 weeks in the Fall as well as 8 weeks in the Spring, with groups on Tuesday and Wednesday. Each group is led by one of Latta Plantation’s Outdoor Recreation Specialists, Max Duggins and Kristin Rosser, who take pride in educating our students about the wonders of our world through their excursions. A wonderful experience for all students, Adventure Club brings our students closer to nature, one trip at a time!

    Club advisor:  Ms. Pirrella (npirrella@lncharter.org)

    All PRO DAD
    Middle school dads and their kids meet monthly at 7:00am in the MS cafetorium for a quick, before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood and family topics. Click here for more information.

    Club advisor: Ms. Joplin (sjoplin@lncharter.org)

    ART BEAUTIFICATION CLUB
    If your child loves creating, they will enjoy this club offered for students 5th through 8th grade. Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm.

    Club advisor: Mrs. Mervine (cmervine@lncharter.org)

    BUILDERS' CLUB
    The Builders' Club is a service organization for students in 5th-8th grades. It is a division of the adult Kiwanis Club and is the middle school version of the high school club called Key Club. Our mission is to expose members to the existing charities in our local communities of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Lake Norman and support them. We take field trips to the Cornelius Animal Shelter, the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen, Hope House, Caterpillar Ministry with the Huntington Green neighborhood, the Oaks Nursing Home and the fire department. We hope to expand our number of field trips this year. On club dates at school we put together packages of items that specific charities need like trail mix snacks and doggie treats. Sometimes we make gifts for the seniors at The Oaks. We sponsor a Custodian Appreciation Day, and help with projects at school like cleaning the trophy case and marks off the walls. Members have created gifts for teachers to uphold "Pay it Forward" Fridays. In December we sponsor a Toy Drive for Christmas at the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen and some members help out at the party. In May we hold a school-wide drive to collect lunch items for the summer lunch program at the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen.
    Sometimes our meetings involve speakers. It is our goal to give our members a hands-on experience with local charities where they can give their time and energy toward helping people in need. Once our members have been to various sites, they will remember what they did and saw and will hopefully become life-long volunteers within whatever community they choose to live. We believe every citizen should be aware of the people and places in society that need help. Fundraisers such as donut days and pajama days at school are held to raise money for all of our projects. Builders' Club meets every Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm on or off campus. Field trips usually last until about 4:30pm. 

    Club advisors: Mrs. Bogarad, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Showfety, and Mrs. Coffey

    WHEN AND WHERE: Builders’ Club has a meeting or a field trip every Thursday after school when school is in session. When at school we meet from 3:00–3:45pm in the cafetorium.

    DUES: $6.00
    Use PayPal for payment on the LNCharter website - www.lncharter.org
    No cash or checks will be accepted.

    CLUB T-SHIRTS (optional)
    Club t-shirts are not required, but are fun to wear to events and on Thursdays. The cost is $14.00; blue with green and white accents; Hanes – 100% cotton.
    Use PayPal for payment on the LNCharter website - www.lncharter.org
    No cash or checks will be accepted.
    PayPal window for the t-shirts will open after school begins. 

    Information: cbogarad@lncharter.org

    DANCE CLUB
    Dance club and is run by students and is open to dancers in all grades and at all skill levels. Club meets on Wednesdays in the courtyard.   

    Club advisor: Ms. DeLorenzo (jdelorenzo@lncharter.org)

    DEBATE CLUB
    In Debate Club you get to express your opinion about events of the day with other students. It is open to all middle school students. Debate Club will be held Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:45 in Mr. Graham’s room, #611. 

    Club advisor: Mr. Graham (bgraham@lncharter.org) 

    EARTH CLUB
    The Earth Club is a student-driven organization that promotes environmental awareness, facilitates recycling initiatives, and encourages a more sustainable campus.   We send out weekly newsletters to share earth-friendly ideas, create challenges with “calls-to-action” that engage the student body, and ensure the middle school recycling program runs smoothly.  Club meets weekly on Fridays in room 503 from 3:00-3:30.

    Club advisor: Ms. In (lin@lncharter.org)

    GIRLS ON THE RUN
    LNC is proud to offer Girls on the Run to 5th grade girls. Girls on the Run is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential. It uses an intentional curriculum that integrates physical activity and life skills which can be integrated into every part of life. GOTR meets Mondays and Tuesdays in room 803. 

    Club advisor: Ms. Justice (cjustice@lncharter.org)

     

  • MATH CLUB
    Math Club is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and advanced 5th graders who enjoy learning math skills and complex problem solving at the 8th-9th-10th grade level to compete in national competitions. This is a rigorous experience and students will be expected to practice at home to be ready for the weekly meeting. Club members participate in the AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competition) and the Math Counts Competition. 

    Club advisor: Dr. Kendrick (ckendrick@lncharter.org)

    NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY (School Affiliated)
    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a charter member of National Honor Society and recognizes outstanding middle school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. Eighth grade members meet monthly throughout the school year from 3:00-3:45pm in room 708, and new 7th and 8th grade members are inducted in the spring.  
    NJHS Guidelines
    NJHS Bylaws

    Club advisors:
    Ms. Queen (lqueen@lncharter.org) and Ms. Pandya (spandya@lncharter.org)

    PICKLEBALL
    Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. Meetings will begin in January.

    Club advisor: Mr. Leach (rleach@lncharter.org)

    PROGRAMMING CLUB
    Students in all grades meet weekly for fun projects using graphing calculators. Meeting are on Fridays from 3:00-4:00 in room 711.

    Club advisor: Dr. Kendrick (ckendrick@lncharter.org)

    SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
    Science Olympiad includes testing and building events that cover all areas of science at an advanced level.  SO is a year-long commitment, and Amy Crawford relies on a village of volunteer parent coaches to make the teams a success. Science Olympiad will meets on Wednesdays in the cafetorium from 3:00-4:30. Please contact Amy Crawford (LNCSO@crawfordsix.com) with any questions.

    STRATEGIC GAMES CLUB
    Strategic Gaming Club is a place for you to explore your gaming abilities, from chess to checkers, Magic the Gathering to Pokemon, the games are a plenty and the comradery is free! Anyone is welcome. Meet new friends and have a fun time after school on Wednesdays from 3-3:40 in Mrs. Jones’s room, room 510! The first club day will be Wednesday September 25! See you there!

    Club advisor: Mrs. Jones (ljones@lncharter.org)

    STUDENT COUNCIL (School Affiliated)
    Student Council is an active member of student life at LNC and is one of the many excellent avenues for middle school students to tap into their leadership potential. Our student government organization plans service projects, spirit days, dances, and pep rallies.

    Each year an Executive Council is elected to lead the LNC Student Council. The Executive Council consists of 6-7 eighth graders and 2-3 seventh graders. They conduct meetings and plan events for members of the Student Council. All members meet periodically with the Student Council advisor. Membership in Student Council is based on classroom elections and members who participate in a variety of activities, events and service projects are considered members in good standing.  Club meets on the first Monday of each month in room 508.

    Club advisor: Ms. Costenoble (tcostenoble@lncharter.org)

    YEARBOOK CLUB (School Affiliated)
    Yearbook club runs from August through April. Members/staff meet weekly to take pictures, design layout, and perfect all the features that come together to create a yearbook our students can truly be excited about! Space is limited, and students interested in joining Yearbook club should contact a club advisor. Club meets on Mondays as a staff, but members are constantly working to take pictures and upload them any chance we get. Spots are available for photographers and layout designers, and we will work around sports and other clubs if you have a true interest. 

    Yearbook Club is always looking for great pictures of our LNC Knights in action at sporting events, fieldtrips, participating in service and leadership projects, and just doing what Knights do! We can never have too many pictures! If you do send pictures, please be sure to let us kow who is in the pictures and where/when they took place. ANY PICTURES FROM THE SCHOOL YEAR can be emailed to Ms. Brannock at abrannock@lncharter.org.

    Students and parents can download the ReplayIt app (by Jostens, Inc.) on their smartphone or iPad to upload pictures anytime as well. Just be sure to choose Lake Norman Charter MIDDLE SCHOOL and create an account.

    Club advisors: Ms. Brannock (abrannock@lncharter.org) and Ms. Colberg (hcolberg@lncharter.org)

    YOUTH COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL (YCI) (Formerly CYC)
    YCI is an after school club created and run by students who want to support each other in living a Christian lifestyle. Meetings consist of a character trait devotional led by 7th-12th grade students. Occasionally, students will contact a guest speaker from a local church youth group leader, athlete, or other community leader to speak about a character trait. After the devotional time, the students usually play a game as a group. All grades (including high school students who need to get a visitor’s tag) are welcome to attend.  

    Please join us for See You at the Pole on Wednesday, September 25.

    Club advisor:  Mr. Herron (cherron@lncharter.org)