Upcoming Events

February 26
NHS 8th Grade Orientation 7 pm
Parents and Students
7 pm, NHS Cafe
February 26
NGHS 8th Grade Orientation
Parents and Students
6:15 tour; 7 pm meeting, new gym
February 27
Snack 'n Chat

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Madras Clubs, Organizations, and Academic Opportunities
Academic Bowl (Sponsor, Karin van den Hoonaard, Lisa Anstey)
  • Purpose: to foster a competitive learning spirit. The Eagles Academic Bowl Team participates in county wide and RESA level competitions throughout the year. The 2012 Academic Eagles finished first in Coweta County and second in the West Georgia Region, and in 2013, the team placed first in the PAGE regionals, advancing them to state competition.  West Georgia RESA Academic Bowl Site
Art Club (Sponsor, Lisa Holland) Art Club Calendar
  • Purpose: to enhance the lives of students through art. Students meet twice a month to create a variety of art projects.

Battle of the Books (Sponsor, Kaye Knight)

  • Purpose: to encourage students to read books, this voluntary reading incentive program allows students to come together and demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge on the books they’ve read in a “Family Feud’ style competition

Book Club (Sponsor, Kaye Knight)

  • Purpose: to engage students in authentic literature discussions and to nurture their development of crucial interpersonal skills

Career Club (Sponsor, TBA)

  •  Purpose: to explore a variety of career choices and interests. The Madras staff, the MMS School Council, and the local business community have come together to provide students with an avenue to explore various career paths based on students’ chosen interests. The club meets each month and includes a variety of guest speakers

Chess Club (Sponsor, Bob Lutz)

  • Purpose: to provide a fun environment for Madras students to learn and play the game of chess. The club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, beginning and experienced players.

DREAM (Sponsor, Kori Reid)

  • Purpose: to develop leadership through peer mentoring. Students are invited by teachers and counselors to participate in the MMS peer mentoring program and must meet certain criteria.

Eagle Ambassadors (Sponsor, Kim Pelletier)

  • Purpose: to serve as positive ambassadors for community and school. The Eagle Ambassadors serve as hosts for school and community events.
Eagles Fitness Club (Sponsors, Kelli Lau)
  • Purpose: to increase an awareness of physical fitness and nutrition through a fun, upbeat excercise program. Members participate in different types of excercise including kickboxing, hip-hop aerobics, Pilates, and resistance weight training (with bands).
Eagles Rise (Respect In School Everywhere)
  • Purpose: to create a welcoming, inclusive school climate for all students through student led initiatives

Eagle Speak Out (Sponsors, Lorraine Johnson, Audrey Mallet)

  •  Purpose: to prepare young people to become confident public speakers. Techniques for writing and delivering interesting, animated speeches are shared. General topics include making introductions, quick-pick speeches, writing a speech, debating an issue, and speaking techniques. Activities reinforce public speaking skills such as reader's theater, discussion groups, interviews, demonstrations or explanations of how to do something, debates, plays, dramatic or expressive reading, and role-playing.

Environmental Eagles (Sponsor, Sonja Eady)

  • Purpose: to provide environmental awareness and empower students to take action and work toward building a sound enviornmental ethic. Monthly meetings include a variety of projects including a school wide recycling program. Environmental Eagles Club Page

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Sponsor, Ernie Creel, Tim Lowery)

  • Purpose: to provide an opportunity for athletes to share their faith with one another. Students meet regularly to participate in interdenominational fellowship. The organization is open to staff and students and meets every Tuesday morning at 7:55.
Future City STEM Competition (Michelle Clarke, Melanie Hathcock)
  • to work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at the Regional Competition(national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future)
Future Educators Associaton (Carrie Chafin, Heather Hulse)
  • Purpose: to provide students the opportunity to explore teaching as a career option. Regular meetings at school include guest speakers and career choice workshop. More information about FEA
Geography Bee (Sponsor, Evelyn Herring)
  • Purpose: to spark student interest and increase public awareness about geography. All students are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. The school Bee winner completes a written qualifying test that determines the top 100 students in each state. These students are invited to attend their state competition. State and territory winners take part in the national-level competition. Eli Torres is the 2011 Madras Middle School Geography Bee Champion.  National Geographic Geography Bee Site
Girls of Faith (Sponsor, Jennifer McRae)
  • to provide an opportunity for girls to share their faith with one another. Girls meet regularly to participate in interdenominational fellowship and topics such as self-esteem and ways to create a culture of inclusion for all.
Golf Club (Sponsor, Eric Mitchell)
  •  Purpose: to provide a fun, interactive introduction to golf with local golf professionals. Club meetings at school will focus on golf etiquette, rules of the game, and golf fundamentals 

Junior Beta Club (Sponsors, Maria Meza, Alicia Jensen, Angela Rembert, Candace Cochran)

  • Purpose: to recognize and promote high academic achievement, encourage service to others, and develop character and leadership skills. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are eligible to participate and must maintain an "A" academic average in all classes.  Madras Beta Club Page;   National Beta Club Site
Junior Police Academy (Sponsor, Officer Andy Gore)
  • Purpose: motivate young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement education. All students are eligible for participation. Meetings are held throughout the year, and topics include criminal investigation, state and juvenile law, and the role of law enforcement in the community.  Junior Police Academy Online
Knitting Club (Alicia Jensen)
  • to learn the knitting and crocheting basics (feel of different yarns, techniques, accessories, etc.), . Students will enjoy meeting new friends while designing small projects.
Library Club (Sponsor, Kaye Knight)
  • Purpose: to work with the media specialist to help maintain the Madras Media Center and to sponsor reading related activities that encourage reading

Literary Magazine Staff, Eagle Eye (Sponsors, Candace Cochran, Angela Rembert)

  •  Purpose: to teach students the fundamentals of good writing and publishing and to provide them with a forum to see their writing in print; to promote creativity in writing and visual arts

Math Counts (Sponsor, Jeana Moss)

  • Purpose: to inspire excellence, confidence, and curiosity in middle school students through fun and challenging math programs.  National Math Counts Site
Oratorical Competition (Sponsor, Audrey Mallet)
  • Purpose: to provide students the opportunity to develop communication skills and to express their thoughts and opinions with an audience. Sponsored by the Newnan Optimist Club, school winners may advance to local, regional, and state competition. Madras students have established a tradition of excellence by winning the local and regional competitions for three consecutive years. Stephen Burns and Molly Majors are the 2011 Madras Oratorical Winners. County winner, Stephen won the zone and region competition, advancing him to state finals. Optimist Club Oratorical Competition Site
Pet Lovers Club (Sponsor, Greg Collins, Heather Hayes) 
  • Purpose: To serve as advocates for  stray and homeless pets placed on the Homeless Pets Foundation List. Regular meetings are conducted throughout the year. Projects/activities include assisting animal shelters with needed donations and adopting a Madras pet to sponsor. Madras Pet Lovers Club Page; Newnan-Coweta Humane Society
Principal's Advisory Council (Sponsor, Lorraine Johnson)
  • Purpose: to share ideas and voice opinions on how to better enhance the school program for all students. Advisory members work cooperatively with the principal and serve as advocates on behalf of the Madras student body. They make recommendations concerning academics, student life, school programs, activities and services through monthly meetings.

Runners Club (Sponsor, Roy Hitchcock, Kip Durden)

  • Purpose: to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, to provide a running enrichment program for students that offers the opportunity to improve running knowledge and skills, to challenge students to improve their personal run times for future events

Science Fair (Sponsor, Bob Lutz)

  • Purpose: to teach students how to isolate and solve problems all within the framework of organized, logical thought and study and to provide the opportunity for students to exhibit their research projects. School winners may advance to local, regional, and state competition. In the 2011 CCSS Science Fair, thirteen Madras students placed. Last year twelve students placed including three first place winners who went on to compete at the regional Science Fair at the University of West Georgia. At regionals, four students placed, and Madras student Shelby Edmonds was announced Grand ChampionGeorgia Science and Engineering Fair Site
Spelling Bee (Sponsor, Angela Rembert)
  • Purpose: to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. All students are eligible for participation in the Madras Spelling Bee. The winner advances to the county competition. Madras won first place in the Coweta County Spelling Bee in 2009 and placed second runner-up in 2010. National Spelling Bee
Student Council (Sponsor, Trish Barberio) Student Council Calendar
  • Purpose: to promote and provide leadership development opportunities and to prepare and empower student leaders to serve their school and community. Members are elected by their peers and must meet certain criteria. Meetings are held monthly, and past service projects include the Can-a-Thon, campus beautification, March of Dimes, Relay for Life, and assisting with schoolwide dances and activities. Madras is a member of the National Association of Student Councils.
Yearbook Staff (Phillip Sykes)
  • Purpose: to work together to take pictures, write captions and learn the many processes that are required to publish the annual yearbook. Students practice teamwork and acquire the skills necessary to successfully produce a comprehensive publication

Young Astronauts Club (Sponsor Bob Lutz)

  • Purpose: to motivate students to pursue educational endeavors related to science, mathematics, and technology. Among this year's highlights, MMS was privilege to have NASA astronaut and former professional football player Leland Melvin meet with the Young Astronauts Club and speak to assembled students at Madras . NASA Middle Grades Site