Clubs & Organizations
The Art Club will give students the opportunity to serve their school with display work and signage as well as an opportunity to enjoy art activities stressing personal, creative, and inventive solutions. The Art Club is open to any student at SPMS.
FBLA is a national organization that promotes the qualities necessary for strong leadership and good citizenship. Contests are held on the regional and state level each spring, which allow the eighth grade students to prove their skills. The winners of the state contests may compete on the national level during the summer.
At Short Pump Middle School, the club serves these goals and also offers an opportunity for the students to meet to enjoy using their favorite computer programs. All students (Grades 6, 7, 8) at SPMS are invited to join the club. Because the club is affiliated with the national and state organizations, there is a $5 membership fee.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a service club. Students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences classes (Teen Living 6 & 7 and Independent Living) may join. In-class and extended class projects provide important leadership development and community service opportunities for members. Activities range from attending the State Fair, fund raising for various causes and recycling at the school. The cost to be a member of FCCLA is $13.00 which helps fund the state and national FCCLA programs along with other initiatives at our school.
The Junior Beta Club is a volunteer service organization for which students are chosen based on high academic achievement throughout their middle school years. To be selected, 8th grade students must have a 3.6 cumulative GPA from their 6th and 7th grade years. Students who are chosen must be willing to give hours of their free time to work on a volunteer basis on projects they select throughout the year. The motto of the Jr. Beta Club is, “Let us Lead By Serving Others.” The National Jr. Beta Club recognizes achievement, fosters leadership skills, promotes general character and encourages service involvement in projects organized to promote citizen leaders. Many members of the club become members of the Beta Club in high school.
Law Enforcement Club members learn about issues involving law enforcement. Its members get a more in-depth view of how the police department functions in their community.
Contact Mrs. Sharpe
Contact: Mrs. Sharpe
Puma Pride is a student ambassador leadership program for SPMS. Puma Pride students make a positive and powerful impact on our school climate by welcoming new students to our school! The Puma Pride students:
• Serve as tour guides for new students;
• Help new students find their classes;
• Sit with new students during lunch and introduce them to some new “PUMA” friends;
• Assist the new student at the end of the day by helping them locate their bus;
• If it is needed, help the new student a second day;
• Participate in a new student welcome social;
• Create and produce positive affirmation items for faculty and staff members;
• Serve as tour guides for students and parents during the rising sixth grade evening elective open house;
• Assist with the rising sixth grade summer transition program.
PUMA Pride students may also hand out programs for the Veteran’s Day Assembly and for the RISE program. Some PUMA Pride students read stories to our zoned special needs’ students.
Teachers recommend students for the PUMA Pride program whom have demonstrated positive leadership skills (maturity, dependability, kindness, courtesy, desire to include and welcome other students), and whom have shown an interest in helping others. Students are required to complete an essay and must attend monthly program meetings, which are held during the school day.
Contact: Ms. Roman
The Student Cooperative Association (SCA) is an organization of students composed of homeroom representatives and officers who represent the interests of the entire Short Pump Middle School student body. This group works within the school to:
* promote school spirit and pride;
* develop leadership skills;
* raise funds for school/county sponsored projects;
* sponsor events to enrich school life;
* and to serve as a link between the student body and the administration.
Contact: Mr. Coolidge
The Speech and Forensics Club offers students the opportunity to participate in the Optimist Oratorical Contest, County-Wide Forensics Contest, as well as acting exercises, character development, and improvisational techniques.
Contact: Mr. Doolidge
TSA focuses on students enrolled in technology education. Students in this club have an opportunity to use STEM related concepts to solve problems, work with circuit boards, Lego/VEX robotics, CO2 dragster design, flight simulations, and many other activities related to technology. The SPMS chapter has entered several competitions over the past decade. And over that period of time our students have consistently won regional competitions, state level championships, and have finalized in national conference events.
Yearbook is taught as a class. Students are selected the previous school year based on an application process. The staff is comprised of 7th & 8th graders.
The Relay for Life student club focuses on the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay For Life, to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers. Relay for Life is the only nationwide fundraiser that helps fight ALL forms of cancer. Students get involved by designing shirts, fundraising, getting the school community involved and aware, and participating in the once a year Relay for Life event. See Mr. Kasselberg with questions or for ways to get involved.