4-H Club

4-H is a nation-wide youth program. In 4-H members choose to explore one of the 26 projects available. Topics range from leadership, coding, cooking, wildlife, service-learning, chickens, sewing, robotics, veterinary science, and electric – just to name a few. Members get to participate in many contests, including 4-H Public Speaking, 4-H Photo Search, 4-H Has Talent, 4-H Demonstrations, 4-H Poster Art, and more. There are lots of ways to showcase your skills in 4-H and earn recognition – including the chance to win a $250 scholarship for 4-H Camp! 4-H is open to grades 5th – 7th.
The 4-H Club is sponsored by Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Burnette and meets once a month on Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m in Mrs. Brooks’ room (109).

Board Games Club

The Board Games Club is open to all students at RMS. The club meets on selected Thursdays throughout the school year. Students may bring their own games, but we have quite a nice collection including such games as Boggle, Life, checkers, Sorry, Battleship, Hangman, etc. Playing board games is great for social interaction as well as exercising skills of strategy and critical thinking.
Planned meeting dates for 2018-2019 are: 8/23, 9/6, 9/20, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, and 5/9 (schedule changes, if any, will be announced via WRAM). The club meets in room 230 from 2:45-3:45 p.m. Mrs. Brown, Ms. Kinder, and Ms. McGinnis sponsor the Board Games Club

Chess Club

Who can participate?
Robertsville Chess Club is open to all grades and ability levels. Beginners are welcome.
When does it meet?
We meet on Tuesdays, September through April, from 2:50 to 3:45.
Where does it meet?
We meet in the Robertsville Middle School Library or the cafeteria.
How do students register?
Obtain a Robertsville Chess Club registration form, which can be obtained from Ms. Sheppeard.
Complete the form, including parent/guardian signature, and turn in when you come to chess club.
Want more information about opportunities to play chess in our area?
Check out the Oak Ridge Area Scholastic Chess website (not affiliated with Oak Ridge Schools):
Questions?
Contact the club sponsor, Ms. Sheppeard at esheppeard@ortn.edu or 425-9201.

Competitive Chess Coaching Club

Students will study chess strategy in order to improve their play. Students will have the opportunity to participate in local tournaments, and possibly qualify for the TN state scholastic championship. Participation in tournaments will not be required, but will be encouraged as students improve. We plan to participate in the Secret City Invitational tournament, Regional Scholastic Individual tournament and Regional Scholastic Team tournaments. Students may participate in both chess clubs. The focus of the afternoon club on Tuesdays is to play other students of varying levels of ability.
The club will meet on Wednesday mornings from 7:00 until 7:30 in Room 123. Mr. Croft and Mrs. Kercher are the sponsors.

D & D Club

“The purpose of the club is to provide a place for likeminded individuals to gather and play Dungeons & Dragons with friends and classmates. In the Club students will have to use their imagination, problem-solving skills, socialization skills, mathematics and much more. Come have fun at D&D. Mrs. Randolph and Mr. Aydelott sponsor the club, and it meets in Room 119 on Wednesday afternoons from 12:45 until 2:15.

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is for students who are interested in preserving, protecting, and beautifying our world. We will look at ways to take action toward this goal in our community.
The club meets on Thursdays from 2:45 until 3:30 in Room 209. Mrs. Mayes is the sponsor.

Geography Club

The Geography Bee club helps students gain geography knowledge in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Students work puzzles, play games, have oral competitions, do group work, watch videos, discuss current events, and study maps.
Members of the club also participate in the school level of the National Geographic Bee. The RMS school winner advances to the Tennessee State Geographic bee and competes against 100 students from across Tennessee. Occasionally, a Robertsville student wins the state bee and advances to the National Level in Washington, D.C., where they compete against students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Pacific Island Territories and U.S. armed forces schools.
The Geography Bee Club is sponsored by Mr. Hamilton and meets in his classroom (228) on Monday afternoons from 2:45 until 4:00.

InterAct

Interact – Take action, build international understanding, and make new friends. If you’re looking to develop leadership skills and discover the power of Service Above Self, then this is the club for you! We are sponsored by the Breakfast Rotary Club of Oak Ridge—adult community leaders who work not only in our area but also around the world to make a difference. We organize at least two projects every year, one that helps our school or community, and one that promotes international understanding. This club is open to all interested students in grades 6-8 and is sponsored by Mrs. Douglas and Mrs. Laney. It meets twice a month in Room 107.

Lighthouse Club

Lighthouse is a Christian organization that meets weekly to pray and encourage one another. Activities include devotions, games, and service projects. There will also be several guest speakers throughout the year.
The Lighthouse Club meets on Friday mornings in Mrs. Fox’s room. The first meeting will be on August 29.

Music Makers Club

Music Makers Club is open to students with an interest in participating in an even more in-depth vocal music education. The group will function as a vocal ensemble for more focused group work in parts singing. We will learn and grow in sight-singing skills, the use of solfegge, and understanding music theory. The Music Makers Club will sing music from many genres, styles, eras, and ethnic backgrounds! Mrs. Downs sponsors the club. It meets Monday afternoons from 2:45 until 3:30 in the Chorus room.

Poetry Club

Poetry is a club to share your personal writing and receive critique on how to become a better poet and performer of your works. Students participating in the Poetry Club will be exposed to page poetry, spoken word poetry, and slam poetry. They will have the opportunity to write all forms and share with the club and other members of the community. The club meets in room 233 on Thursday mornings in from 7:00 until 7:30 and is sponsored by Ms. Carmon.

Rambler/ECHO

Robertsville has the only school newspaper in the Oak Ridge Schools. Students in the RMS eighth grade Journalism & Creative Writing elective course comprise the Rambler newspaper staff. Students learn to write, edit, and produce the school newspaper, which is online at www.orhsnews.com. Students also disseminate news via the staff Twitter account: @RMSRambler. Students on the Rambler staff also participate in the annual Buddy Book Project with the Oak Ridge Schools’ Preschool. The class is taught by Ms. Kinder.
Visit the Rambler newspaper web site
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RMS Cares

“Just as ripples spread when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far reaching effects.” Dalai Lama.

The quote from the Dalai Lama describes exactly what students will be encouraged to make a difference in our RMS community by helping others.The objective of this club is to help students learn how to “”give back”” to better their community. Mrs. Nelson is the sponsor of this club. It will meet every other Thursday morning in room 218 from 7:10 until 7:30.

Robotics

Interested in building or programming a robot? This is the club for you! Robotics is a student-led club where mechanically minded and tech savvy middle school students are a part of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition. Compete in regional and potentially national competitions against both middle school and high school students. Check out this website for more information about the world of the FTC Robotics––www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc. The club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 until 5:00 in Ms. Scruggs’ room (127).

Running Rams

The Robertsville Middle School Running, Walking & Outdoor Activity Club (known as “Running Rams”, for short) is an after school club for students in grades 5 – 8. We will be running, walking, or doing an outdoor game/group activity on Tuesdays until 3:45 pm. All ability levels are welcome, and staff members will be running, walking, and playing right alongside students. This club is weather-dependent and will be canceled for rain or extreme temperatures. We understand that students have other commitments, so they are welcome to come when they can. We will take attendance at each meeting in order to know who is participating, but there is no attendance requirement. Running Rams begins in September and runs through mid-May with a winter weather break during the months of January & February. Paperwork can be picked up in the counseling center and must be turned in prior to participation in the club. Students can join at any time during the school year. For additional information, please contact the school counselors/Running Rams sponsors – Kristy Best – kbest@ortn.edu or Tarah Sanford – tasanford@ortn.edu.

SECME

The purpose of SECME is to increase the number of underrepresented students who are prepared to enter and complete studies in Science, mathematics, engineering and technology. SECME meets every Wednesday morning in Room 120. Mrs. Simmons, Coach Spratling, and Mrs. Gardner are the sponsors. Please seethis link for information about SECME.

Ski Club

The RMS Ski Club is open to 7th and 8th grade students. Members of the club travel to Ober Gatlinburg to ski on Wednesdays during January and February. Mr. Livesay and Ms. Laura Scott are the sponsors.

Student Council

The Robertsville Student Council is a student government organization at RMS.  It consists of a group of officers who are elected by the student body and classroom representatives and alternates elected by their homerooms. They meet once a month during school to do Student Council business. The Student Council provides scholarships and other monies to various school groups. They sponsor a 7th and 8th grade dance and a 5th and 6th grade party. They also sponsor the Angel Tree giving and purchase gifts for 32 needy children at Christmas time. They provide a teacher appreciation lunch for the teachers in November. As a fundraiser, they also sponsor a student/staff volleyball game held at the end of the year. Ms. Davis sponsors the Student Council.

Technology Student Association

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STE). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students in over 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives. TSA is open to grades 6th – 8th. Mrs. Burnette and Ms. Scruggs are the sponsors. TSA will meet 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays (October 2018-April 2019).

WRAM

The students on the WRAM staff produce a live broadcast of school news and announcements each day.  The staff rotates over the four marking periods with five students participating each quarter. The WRAM staff anchor the broadcast, read the news, select the music, and operate the camera. Students in grades 7 or 8 may participate in WRAM.  Acceptance is based on attendance/tardies, grades, and a recommendation from a homeroom teacher.  Mr. Smith and Mrs. Lee sponsor this group.