Clubs & Activities

Clubs


Clubs Descriptions

  • CYBER Hawks :  Col. Fred Cherry Middle School has a new name for its CHROME Club -- our STEM club is known as CYBER Hawks.  CYBER is an acronym for Cherry Youth in Basic Engineering and Robotics.  We will meet every Thursday beginning Sept. 13.  Meetings are held after school in Room C-223 until parental pick-up at 3:45 p.m.  CYBER Hawks offers CFCMS students in all three middle school grades the opportunity to get hands-on experience programming robots to solve real-world problems.
  • Connections Club :  Our club is comprised of students who want to make a positive difference and to learn more about ways to love and respect others with a more spiritual outlook. We are supported by the Young Life organization, with their area director & staff providing timely and thought-provoking lessons to our members at each meeting, as well as a time of fellowship and fun. We meet on alternating Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:10. Click here to view our flyer and parental permission slip to attend our meetings.
    • Club Sponsors: Ms. Bowden, Ms. Clark
  • Culture Club :  The Culture Club is for 8th grade students who love learning about world culture through enriched lessons, guest speakers, authentic meals and field trips to local historical sites. It is a club dedicated to the exposure and exploration of different cultures around the world. This organization meets one Thursday a month and the cost is $20 for a Culture Club t-shirt and for the cost of food supplies. Meeting times are from 2:15 to 3:45. Students must find their own transportation home.
    • Club Sponsors: Ms. Hensler, Ms. Pierce
  • D & D Club  The Adventurers’ Guild is a Dungeons & Dragons club in which students use critical thinking, problem-solving, and social skills to participate in epic quests.
    • Club Sponsor: Ms. German
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
    • What is FBLA? FBLA is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business. Through FBLA, members gain the competitive edge for career and/or college success. By taking advantage of the many programs FBLA offers, students acquire the skills that set them apart from the average middle school student. 
    • What does FBLA do? FBLA provides the business leaders of tomorrow with the necessary skills to successfully compete in the job market, pursue postsecondary education, or manage personal skills. Members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions by engaging in practical problem solving and decision-making activities. FBLA members learn the value of competition through directed competitive events.
    • Why Join FBLA-PBL?  Enhance self-confidence and leadership skills through chapter leadership activities; Sharpen public speaking skills by leading discussions, presenting workshops, and giving speeches; Build friendships through chapter team activities and at conferences; Apply money management techniques by developing chapter and project budgets; Participate in conferences and workshops on leadership skills, image, etiquette, time management, goal setting, decision making and career development; Complete community service activities by working with such organizations as Autism Speaks and the March of Dimes.
      • Club Sponsors: Ms. Bowden, Ms. Daniels
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) :
    FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education (www.fclainc.org.)  Students will require their own transportation arrangements.
    • Club Sponsor: Ms. Cecchini, Ms. Eley-Harris
  • ​Girls on the Run : Heart & Sole is a character development program for girls in 6th through 8th grade.  The program combines life skill lessons with training for a 5K run, in a creative, interactive and FUN way!  Students will require their own transportation arrangements.  See the GOTR Page for more information!
    • Club Sponsors: Ms. Cecchini, Ms. Waegerle, Ms. Harrell, Mr. Laroussi
  • Globe Program : Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
    • The GLOBE program is a worldwide education and international science program that allows students to collect data, use the scientific process, and will lead them to the understanding of the Earth and its environment.
    • GLOBES' vision and mission statement are:
      • "Vision: A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales.
      • Mission: To promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery"
    • GLOBE club will conduct investigations about the hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere. GLOBE will connect the students in our area with other students, teachers, and scientists in different parts of the world.
    • CFCMS GLOBE club's partners are Northern Shores Elementary School and NASA Langley.

    **Description of the GLOBE program came from https://www.globe.gov

  • Greet SquadGreet Squad is a group of students who welcome new Hawks to our school. They show them around the building, introduce them to fellow students, faculty, and staff. Greet Squad members help new students to have a smooth transition.  
    • Club Sponsors:  Mrs. Land, Ms. Reid, Mr. Laroussi
  • Ladies of Distinction :  The Ladies of Distinction mentor program was developed by Jennell Riddick and is offered in 19 schools throughout Hampton Roads. It provides character development and character education sessions to participating female students. Topics include: Developing Healthy Self-esteem, Developing a Positive Attitude, Choosing Friends Wisely, Respecting Self and Others, Handling Peer Pressure and Difficult People, and Living Healthy Lifestyles (physically and emotionally). The CFCMS Ladies of Distinction meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month after school and participate in events with other girls in surrounding Ladies of Distinction groups.
    • Club Sponsors: Ms. Brown
  • Newsletter Club : Hawk Happenings is a student-published monthly newsletter for CFCMS. Club members (editors) organize departments, manage submissions, and write their own columns. The newsletter focuses on non-fiction and fiction writing, artwork, data collection, reviews, photography, and more! They meet every third Friday of the month.
    • Club Sponsor: Mrs. Critzer
  • Student Council Association (SCA) :  Student Council is an organization designed to give students an opportunity to accept responsibility and learn leadership skills to apply in real-life situations. One representative, elected from each homeroom, and officers of the Col. Fred Cherry Student Council represent their student body and help in planning exciting events for the school.
    • Club Sponsors: Ms. K. Pierce, Ms. Rubash

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