• For more information on the clubs below, please contact the staff member in charge of the activity. 
    Explanation of “WIN” Time

    We use WIN (What Individuals Need) Time for Remediation and Enrichment Activities. This 6th period is the last 59 minutes of the school day.


    Students are selected for remedial “Success Classes” based on their final grades, EOG scores, and teacher recommendations. Students are administratively placed in these classes for the year but progress is evaluated quarterly. These classes are Reading Remediation, Read 180, and Math Remediation. Students placed in these WIN classes are not eligible for Year Long Enrichment Discoveries. Placement decisions for this group may not be available until mid summer.


    Year Long Enrichment Activities are listed below. Students may apply for these spots by completing the application. If selected, it is a year long commitment and will not be changed. Students may only be in one WIN class. Should a student choose to apply for more then one WIN class, the review team will select which WIN class he/she will be placed in. This will be a binding decision.


    Students not assigned a “Success Class” or who have not been selected for a “Year Long WIN class will rotate Enrichment Activities among their grade level teachers every 9 weeks.


    Advanced Art (7th & 8th):. Students are selected based on their application responses which includes a recommendation from a teacher other them Mrs. Hopkins. If you are: highly interested in Art, disciplined and responsible, have a creative spirit and are willing to try new things, hard working and focused, like working with paint, like working on long term projects, like making your surroundings look more interesting, then you qualify for this Discovery.  Our main focus will be creating murals for our school. For more information contact Ms. Hopkins at  jhopkins@iss.k12.nc.us .


    Battle of the Books (6th, 7th, & 8th):  Students read from a statewide book list of 27 books.  Reading, writing and answering competition–style detail questions is a part of the Discovery, and students will skim books they read for plot, setting, and characterization details.   District competition is in March.  Regional and state competitions follow for teams that win at each level.  Students need to begin reading from the list and writing questions over the summer.  For more information, contact Mrs. Farrell at dfarrell@iss.k12.nc.us .


    Chess (6th, 7th, 8th) Chess is a class to allow students to utilize their skills acquired by playing chess. These skills are trainable to all students.  Chess educators have argued that chess is beneficial, research has shown that test scores improved by 17.3% for students who engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities. For more information contact Mr. Edge at jedge@iss.k12.nc.us.


    Chorus (6th, 7th & 8th):

    Chorus at Brawley Middle School is a mix of singing, music theory and fun.  We will split our time between learning the fundamentals of singing and performing and the basics of reading and notating music.  This chorus is available to rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade females and males who have auditioned with Mrs. Sherrill.  The audition consists of singing a short song for Mrs. Sherrill on a one on one basis after school on a date that will be announced.  For more information or email:  djsherrill@iss.k12.nc.us.


    Odyssey of the Mind (6, 7, & 8): Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Kids apply their creative intellect to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level.  Each team chooses one of five competitive problems to solve. The problems appeal to a wide range of interests; some are technical in nature, while others are artistic or performance-oriented. Under the guidance of an adult coach, teams work on solutions throughout the school year and, if they choose, present their findings in organized competitions in the spring. The “friendly” competitive aspect encourages students to be the best that they can be. Students must be available for after school practices and the regional competition the 1st weekend in March.  Students must be willing to work cooperatively in teams with other students. Parents must sign a participation contract as they will be transporting students to and from practices and competitions, and will be called upon to be coaches, judges or volunteers for competitions.  The school pays the sign up fee to obtain the all problems for the year, but team members are responsible for registration fees for competitions, additional training and supplies needed by the team for problem solving.  The past year’s amount was approximately $100/child.   For more information contact Mr. Mercereau at michael_mercereau@iss.k12.nc.us.

    Robotics (6th, 7th, & 8th) Lego Robotics is all about different skills and challenges. For this program you will be making a robots out of Lego’s and will be programming the robot so it could do different tasks. We will be competing on the tasks that we program it to do. Another thing we will be scored by a project about the theme of robotics, “Teamwork”. For Robotics we don’t need everyone to have engineering skills, they just need to be team players, patient problem solvers, and have positive encouraging attitudes.

    You must be willing to attend a competition on a Saturday in September and another in the spring.  We also need you to stay after school sometimes to raise money to buy the actual robots.

    For more information contact jbritton@iss.k12.nc.us


    Science Olympiad (6th, 7th, & 8th):  Students will work in groups on science tasks in preparation for the regional competition in March and State Competition in April. e. Students must complete an essay and sign a contract for a year’s commitment. Parent participation is very important. Parents must sign a participation contract as they will be transporting students to competitions and possible after school practices, and may serve as the parent coach for the group. This Discovery is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Entrance fees will be paid by the school. For more information, contact Mrs. Moran at smoran@iss.k12.nc.us . 


    Yearbook (6th, 7th & 8th):  Yearbook is looking for motivated and dedicated students to guarantee a successful 2007 – 2008 yearbook.  We are looking for staff members who are hard-working, intelligent and self-motivated.  With capable, dedicated students, there is a greater opportunity to expand the yearbook program to include more coverage along with new and more innovative layouts and designs. For more information contact Mrs. Sanford at lsanford@iss.k12.nc.us.




Last Modified on March 4, 2008