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Student Activities

Last Updated: 9/15/2020 3:58 PM

Freedom Middle School Clubs and Intramurals


Boys Bible Study

The Boy’s Bible study will be held on Tuesday mornings beginning at 8:15 and ending at 8:45 in room 617. All boys from 6th to 8th grade are invited to join us as we glorify God through prayer, fellowship, and gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible.

Sponsor - Mr. Nick Taylor


Basketball information can be found on the Athletics Web Page

Sponsors - Mr. Todd Mickley, Tim Reeck, and Mr. Lee Lamb

Broadcasting and Video Club

The FMS Drama, Broadcasting and Video Club will begin in September, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 to 8:50, in room 202. We are going to have a lot of fun this year acting in and creating videos that will be played on the FMS News! Come to practice your acting skills, writing skills, or help with the filming and editing and we will all join together in the creative process. Tuesdays will focus on writing the sketches and announcements, and Thursdays will focus on acting, broadcasting, and filming. And, of course, we’ll have various, spontaneous times to create special videos.

Sponsors - Mr. Shane Limes


Cheerleaders - information can be found on the Athletics Web Page

Sponsors - Ms. Kaitlin Forbes, Ms. Cat Richardson

Chess Club

The Freedom Middle School Chess Club is a great place to learn the fundamentals of chess by actively participating in the club.  The club offers a congenial yet competitive environment that fosters personal growth.  A tournament will also take place during the second semester.  The Chess Club will be meeting throughout this school year on October 1st, October 15th, October 29th, November 12th, December 3rd, December 17th, January 14th, January 28th, February 11th, February 25th, and March 10th.  The club will meet from 4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We will dismiss promptly at 5:00 p.m. and your child should be picked up directly in front of the school at that time. If your child is interested, please have him or her pick up a club application form from Dr. Barner in room 615.

Sponsor - Dr. Chad Barner

Craft Club 

Craft Club will officially meet on Thursday in the mornings from 8am-8:50.  We may need to meet the following day to complete our craft.  Crafts we may do but are not limited to are friendship bracelets, key chains, stress balls, etc...  Crafting allows for an environment of sharing, helpfulness, and freedom to express creativity. The informational meeting for craft club will be September 12th in room 508.

Sponsor - Ms. Lisa Trayler

First Priority

A Christian club that meets weekly under the guidance of local youth pastors. The students help plan and carry out the meeting. The purpose of First Priority is to build leadership qualities and encourage Christian believers. The club also provides a place where students of like beliefs can meet. Meetings are held every Thursday morning in Ms. Lingerfelt's room 214 between 8:15 - 8:50 am.

Sponsor - Ms. Leigh Lingerfelt


Sponsor - Mr. Todd Mickler

4-H Club

All 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students enrolled in Freedom Middle School will have an opportunity to join the 4-H club in Cherokee County. 4‑H is delivered by Cherokee County Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Students complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Students experience 4‑H in every county —through in-school, after-school programs, 4-H camps, school and community clubs.

Teacher Sponsors – Ms. Mary Chapman, Ms. Sonya Lombard; Community Sponsors/Advisors- Ms. Ashley Witcher, Ms. Janie Ray.

Girls Bible Study

Girls Bible Study is a club where middle school girls can pray, grow in their knowledge of the Bible, and learn how to be an encouragement to others around them.  The group meets each Tuesday at 8:15 in room 501. The Girls Bible Study's first meeting will be on September 3rd. All FMS girls are welcome to attend.

Sponsor - Ms. Ashley Pettis, Ms. Anna Trull

International Club

The International Club is a new club this year! The purpose of the International Club is to educate, experience, and embrace the many cultures represented in our school. In order to cultivate our school community, we will educate each other on our culture and experience it through food, dance, music, etc. An informational meeting will be held on September 10th in room 601 with Señora Bean. All who are interested are welcome!

Sponsor - Ms. Janelle Bean


Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:30 until basketball season begins in October and resumes when basketball season ends in February. Permission slips were included in the first-day packet and should be returned to Coach Dunlap. Additional permission slips can be obtained HERE.

Junior Beta Club

The Junior Beta Club recognizes academic excellence, encourages leadership, and promotes citizenship among members who qualify for the honor. Students must be invited to join, have all A's, and maintain a 90+ average. Junior Beta Club meets one afternoon a month and may meet more often to perform monthly service projects. Planned student activities include the following: school clean-up days, collections of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, Teacher Appreciation Day project, and Christmas shoeboxes.

Sponsors - Ms. Ansleigh Gregory, Ms. Misty Jones, Ms. Brandi Shook, and Ms. Mitzi Killian

Patriot Pet Club

The Patriot Pet Club meets once a month to discuss animals, their care, and professions in the pet industry. We work with the Cherokee Animal Shelter and the Homeless Pets Club to help get pets adopted, and raising funds to provide needed supplies for the shelter. We also help promote proper pet care and vaccinations. Meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month from 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm. The first meeting will be on August 28th.

Sponsors - Dr. Kristen Honkanen, Ms. Mitzi Killian, Ms. Greta O'Neil, and Ms. Misty Jones

Tome Literary Society 

Students participate in a variety of literary activities based on ten fiction books selected by the Tome Society. Activities include competing in a reading bowl competition, participating in book talks, writing fan fiction, creating fan art, writing poetry designing promotional flyers, and filming book trailers.

Sponsors - Ms. Allison Cook, Ms. Amber Effner, Ms. Amanda Struchtmeyer, Mr. Ryan Evans

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club will allow students to take pictures for the yearbook at various functions. Students will meet periodically to decide which pictures should be included in the yearbook and to help with the design. Additional meetings will be necessary for the spring when yearbook deadlines approach.

Sponsor - Ms. Denise Terrezza