Mount Mourne School Clubs - 2016-2017
Club Directory
As we kick off the 2016-2017 school year, we are in need of parent or community volunteers to coach Science Olympiad and Odyssey of the Mind. Most clubs begin with an information session in the fall. Listen for session times on morning announcements, or check the weekly Phoenix Update (email). Please contact Mrs.Hoffman, Scholastic Club Coordinator, ( with questions or to volunteer!
Art Showcase
Description: Test your artistic abilities in a statewide competition. After receiving a category prompt, students have one month to create and submit art. Media categories include painting, drawing, collage, photography and more.
 Listen for an announcement

Battle of the Books 
Sponsor:  Mrs. Gillis
Description: After reading an assigned list of books, teams battle it out, answering questions to determine their comprehension.
Battle of the Books meets on Mondays, 3-3:45 in media center.
Sponsor: Mrs. Ramsey, Parent Advisor 
Description: A game of strategy and intellect, some believe that playing chess can actually make you smarter.*  Players of all skill levels are welcome!
There are 2 levels of Chess at MMS:
Chess Club- Free and open to players  at any skill level
Chess Team- Open to players of any skill level who want to compete in area tournaments. ($150 donation covers membership in U.S. Chess Federation, professional lessons, competition t-shirt).
Interest meeting for students and parents on Thursday, 9/29  in media center from 3- 4 p.m. 
Green Team
Sponsor: Mrs. Driver and Mrs. Jones
Description: Earn community service hours while saving the environment! Green Team meets select Wednesdays, 7:55 a.m. - 8:25 a.m., to collect recycling materials from classrooms. Upcoming dates: Sept. 21 & 28, October 12 & 26.   
New participants welcome!
Sign up on paper
outside of Mrs. Driver's room.
 penandpaper Inkers (Writing Club)
Sponsor: Mr. Roncone 
Description: Do you have a passion for writing? Do you love coming up with lyrics and poetry? Are you writing a book? Then this is the club for you.
Inkers meets on Mondays from  3-4 p.m. in Mr. Roncone's room. 
Math Competition Club
Sponsors: Mrs. Dowdy
Description: Students will practice problem solving strategies and learn new mathematics concepts to prepare for mathematics competitions in a fun but competitive environment.  All club members will be eligible to participate in monthly Math Olympiad competitions (at Mt. Mourne) between November and March.  Additionally, four students and four alternates will be selected to participate in the regional MATHCOUNTS Competition in February.
Meetings are on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Dowdy's room.
Quiz Bowl
Sponsor:  Mr. Moody, Mr. Gordon (Parent)
Description: Teams go head-to-head answering questions on a wide range of topics in a fast-paced format.
Meetings are on Thursdays from 3:10 - 4 p.m in Mr. Moody's room. 
Odyssey of the Mind
Sponsor: Parent Coaches Needed!
Description:  In Odyssey of the Mind, students merge creativity with out-of-the-box thinking to solve complex problems in new ways. 
We need parent volunteers to oversee this club. Contact  Shannon Hoffman if interested! 
Description:  If you tend to wonder how things work, have an interest in building new things, and programing your own robot, this club may be for you!

Robotics meets in room 1 on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00.
 beaker Science Olympiad
Description: Science Olympiad offers tournaments  for students interested in gaining hands-on experience in biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.
music notes   
Show Choir 
- Sponsor: Mrs. Parlier
Meets on Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Parlier's room starting 9/28.
speech and debate
Speech and Debate Program
Sponsor: Mrs. Eisinger
Description: If practice makes perfect, then this club will give you all the practice you need to be comfortable with public speaking! In addition, you'll develop the tools you need to formulate a solid argument for debate.
Meetings are on Mondays from 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Eisinger's room.  
Student Government Association
Sponsors: Mrs. Doughtie and Mrs. Webb
Description: Student leaders, selected as representatives, collaborate to create activities for the school that promote enthusiasm, school spirit, and a commitment to community service.
SGA meets the 1st Friday of each month  in Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Doughtie's room beginning at 7:45.

 Technology Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Adams
If you think you can answer yes to most or all of these questions:
-- Are you interested in learning how to program a computer? 
-- Do you know what it takes to create a website or video games? 
-- Do you know a computer's true language? 
-- Do you like math, logic, or puzzles?
-- Do you have what it takes to be programmer? 
If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you may be interested in joining the Technology Club.  You have the option of entering National competitions with other TSA members of your age or just have fun learning to program.
 Technology Club meets on Wednesdays from 3-3:45 p.m. in Mrs. Adams room.
 yearbook Yearbook
Sponsor: Mrs. Maltsbarger
Description: As part of the Yearbook staff, your job is to capture the memories of the 2017-2018 school year. This involves taking photos, designing pages, writing captions and more. 
 Listen for an announcement
Club Shirt  
Please note: 
  • All clubs will use the same t-shirt, so if your student belongs to multiple clubs, you will only need one t-shirt.

  • Also, we will be using the same gold tie-dye t-shirt as last year, with a few logo updates to include new clubs, but if your child has a club t-shirt from last year, a new one is not required.

Order your shirt online by selecting a size below:  
(Tie-dye t-shirts are preshrunk and may run slightly smaller than regular Mt. Mourne Spirit Wear t-shirts.)
If you'd prefer, fill out this form, and bring form and payment to your club's teacher sponsor.