Make A Difference Club

Welcome to Kerr Middle School Make a Difference Club, a service club composed of 6th through 8th graders.  Below you will find information and an application for joining MAD Club.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. I look forward to working with you, Mrs. McGee

Kerr Middle School Make a Difference Club

The Make a Difference Club (MAD Club), is a student service club which has open enrollment for any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student at Kerr Middle School. The purpose of the MAD Club will be to focus a group of students, under the guidance of adult leadership, on promoting and supporting our school recycling program where possible and participating in projects to improve the Kerr Middle School campus as well as reaching out with service projects in our community.  Funds raised from paper recycling, Box Tops for Education and other programs as approved by administrators will be used to purchase items as needed to complete projects taken on by this group.  
Membership in the Kerr Middle School MAD Club will be open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in participating.  Students must maintain appropriate conduct in all classes and must be academically passing all classes.  The adult sponsor will check reports every three weeks.  A student receiving a failing grade or demonstrating unacceptable conduct will be placed on probation for three weeks.  If there is no improvement after the three weeks probation, the student will be dropped from the club.  Any student that is placed on probation twice in a year will also be removed from the club.  
MAD club members are required to participate in at least 3 hours of community service each semester.  A record of their attendance in these service hours must be written and signed by an adult in charge of the service activity.  This sheet will be checked on a regular basis to ensure participation.  A student that is found to be unable to participate in KMS MAD Club activities in a safe and responsible way will not be allowed to attend further events.
The KMS MAD Club will meet in room 319 from 8:00 - 8:30 am the first Friday of each month. We will recycle paper weekly during Club Time on Fridays throughout the year.   We will also meet once a month in front of the KMS office on a Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12 AM with activities planned as needed. We will visit the Life Skills rooms once a month during 6th period and we will walk to the Trinity Mission Rehabilitation Center once a month during 6th period as well as participate in events throughout the year such as Trash Bash Cleanup, Relay for Life, and  the United Way Day of Caring.  The membership will elect a president, vice-president, a secretary and a student responsible for publicity for each grade level.  Students will help choose and develop projects to be presented to Kerr Middle School administrators for approval.  
If you are interested in becoming a member of the KMS MAD Club, you need to show this note to your parents.  If they agree this is an activity in which you will be able to participate, your parents and you need to fill in the form attached and return it to Mrs. McGee.  You may turn it in by asking your PRIDE Time teacher to place it in my box, or you may take it to the office and request it be placed in my box, or bring it to me personally in room 319.  Please try to return the note by September 10 so we may begin the process of electing officers.
I am very excited about the KMS MAD Club and look forward to working with you to improve our campus and community.  

Mrs. McGee
KMS MAD Club sponsor


Kerr Middle School MAD Club permission form

I have read the KMS MAD Club note and want to participate. 

Student’s name (printed)     ______________________________________

Grade   ________________    PRIDE Time teacher  ______________________

Student’s signature  ______________________________________________

Contact email address ____________________________________________

I give my student permission to participate in MAD Club, including walking off campus during the day to visit Trinity Mission as well as permission to be photographed, filmed or otherwise recorded for use as club publicity in media sources including but not limited to  newspaper, television,  the Kerr Middle School yearbook and posters around the campus .  

Parent’s signature  ______________________________________________

Date ___________________

Please return to Mrs. McGee, room 319.