Madras Clubs, Organizations, and Academic Opportunities
  • 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)
  • 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

  • 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) Sponsors: Candice Sears, Kor Reid, Kim Pelletier
  • Purpose: to create a welcoming, inclusive school climate for all students through student led initiatives

Environmental Eagles (Sponsors, Melanie Hathcock, Jeana Moss)

  • 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,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 Georgia Educators (Carrie Chafin, Laura Farmer)
  • Purpose: to provide students the opportunity to explore teaching as a career option. Regular meetings at school include guest speakers and career choice workshop.
Geography Bee (Eric Mitchell)
  • 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, Angela Rembert, Amanda Seebode)

  • 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.
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 (Sponsor,  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 (David Whittington)
  • 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.
Running Club (Sponsors, Robbie Reed, Katie Hixson)
  • 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
Step Team (Sponsor, Tonja Rosser)
  • Purpose: to use the art of stepping as a platform to build character skills and promote healthy living;  to demonstrate school spirit
Student Council (Sponsor, Trish Barberio)
  • 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 theNational Association of Student Councils.
Technology Club (Sponsor, Melissa Warr)
 
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

YOLO: Young Ones Leading Others, Eighth Grade Boys (Sponsor, Padraic McNeirney)

  • Purpose: Developing the character of Christ in youth by encouraging a personal relationship with God through scripture, prayer, and service.

 

 

 

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