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Clubs and organizations provide students with many positive experiences that help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for college or the workplace. Joining a club gives students a chances to explore their interests and talents.
 
Participation in extra-curricular activities will foster creative, social and physical skills that are desirable qualities to colleges and future employers. Involvement can strengthen self-esteem, build lasting friendships and create a lifetime of memories!
 
There is something for everyone! Get involved!

If the club has a webpage, you will find that their club name is a link to the page. Please direct any questions about a club to the club sponsor.

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Interact
The Swift Creek Middle School Interact Club is an organization that is sponsored by the Brandermill Rotary.  Interact members will have a chance to develop skills in leadership and participate in local and international service projects.
Sponsors: Mrs. Titus & Ms. Lesniak

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SCA
The SCA will function as a representative and democratic form of student government according to the guidelines already established on the state and local levels. SCA promotes cooperation and understanding among the faculty/students and cultivates the ideas of leadership and service to school.  All students and faculty members are a part of the SCA.   Spring elections select the new SCA officers for the following year. 

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MAC Club
MAC stands for Make a Change.  MAC Club’s mission is to improve respectful peer relations and prevent bullying at SCMS. Members work together on projects throughout the year to foster a safe, positive environment for all students.  We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:00 in room 105 October-May.
Sponsors: Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Nablo, and Mrs. Dodd

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Crime Solvers

The Crime Solvers Scholastic Program is designed to get our youth involved in civil service and community awareness.   The club’s main objective is to promote Crime Solvers in our school by word of mouth and through promotional items.  The club also determines how much of a reward to give tipsters who help resolve cases involving their school campus.  Throughout the school year, club members learn how Crime Solvers works and they discuss creative ways to get the word out to their fellow classmates.  As a club, we will learn from detectives about active threats and lock downs, media relations, forensics, computer crimes/special victims, and radar and lidar.  The club has a Faculty Advisor, a Crime Solvers board member, and a Law Enforcement Coordinator.  The student members do not investigate crimes or take Crime Solvers tips. Crime Solvers meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 2:05-3:05PM.

Sponsors: Mr. Poore & Officer Holmes


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Battle of the Books
Each member of the Battle of the Books team (BOB) reads books from a list provided by club sponsors. The team then competes with other schools in the area, answering questions about the books read.  Meetings are usually held after school.
Sponsors: Mrs. Lynn, Ms. Vaughn & Ms. Crist

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Science & Ecology
The science and ecology club offers the opportunity for students to learn about science and do more experiments than a typical science class can offer.  We also discuss various aspects of ecology and our role in the environment.  Occasionally, we entertain some guest speakers which also offer additional education in science topics.
Sponsors: Mrs. Stigall & Mrs. Maddox

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Jazz Band
Jazz band is a club for current 7th & 8th grade band members interested in coming together to learn & play music in this style.  Interested students should contact Ms. McGonigle and currently be enrolled in Intermediate or Advanced Band. 
Sponsor: Ms. Mcgonigle

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Graphixx Club 
The Graphixx Club is a promotions club that combines the creativity of art with the efficiency of technology to create and design publications and art for the events of the other school sponsored events and clubs held at Swift Creek Middle School. Graphixx Club members are also co-members of TSA and participate in their events. (Technololgy Student Association)

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Chess Club
The Chess Club is for beginners and experienced players of chess to have the opportunity to develop and practice the skill of the game.  We meet every Friday unless otherwise stated. Game boards (and sometimes snacks!) are provided. Chess club runs from 2:05 until +/-3:15. Parents should plan on picking up students who attend after school. Send questions to jonathan_kutis@ccpsnet.net. 
Sponsor: Mr. Kutis

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National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society is a national organization with chapters in middle schools throughout the United States and 70 other countries around the world. Students inducted into the organization represent SCMS with academic, character, service, citizenship, and leadership accomplishments. Members of NJHS provide service to the school and the community.
Sponsors: Ms. Vaughan

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The Technology Student Association
The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.
Sponsors: Mrs. Rushing

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The Drama Club
The Drama Club is open to any student who wishes to participate in any aspect of public speaking or theatrical performance! You do not need to be in Speech and Theatre class to be a part of the Drama Club. Students can help to publicize performances, create and issue playbills, participate in concessions sales, be a part of stage crew . . . all while learning to be better speakers, actors, and team players!
Sponsors: Mrs. Atkinson and Mr. Ferguson

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Self-Determined Club
We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The club is for students with disabilities.  Students will learn to advocate for themselves, set goals and plan out how to achieve goals. Students will learn about their IEP and participate in their IEP meeting.
Sponsors: Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Hampton

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Latin Club
The Latin Club is a group for students of Latin to increase their love and enthusiasm for Latin and the Romans through social and service activities. Latin Club members have the opportunity to compete in many competitions including attending the Virginia Junior Classical League Convention in November.


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Certamen
Certamen (“competition” in Latin) is an academic competition team open to any member of the Latin Club. Through weekly practices and monthly competitions against teams from across the state, students increase their knowledge of Latin and the Romans and earn awards for their success.