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Forensics

Wednesdays (virtually), 2:50 – 4:00 p.m.

In Forensics, we build self-confidence and oral competency by developing and practicing fundamental public speaking skills. Competitions are held to develop and expand skill. Students can choose from a variety of speaking subjects and styles.

If our practice schedule doesn't work for you, but you're interested in forensics, please meet with Ms. Warnken to discuss alternatives.

No transportation is provided to tournaments. Parents should make arrangements to either carpool or drive their own students to and from tournaments. Students will be expected to sign out with Ms. Warnken after each tournament.

Sponsor: Elizabeth Warnken

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Game Club

Thursdays, Room 307 & 308, 2:50 – 3:50 p.m.

Playing games can be a great way to learn strategy and social skills (like fair play), and there are many who say that game play can enhance one’s intelligence.  Research reported by Megan Erickson suggests “games help us tap into positive emotions like curiosity, optimism, [and] creativity.”

Would you like more of that in your life? If so, come join us at Game Club! We have a variety of games that you can play or bring your own (except computer/video games).

Sponsors: Lisa Alexander, Charles Moricle, Tricia Scudder

GIVE Science Club

Meets two Tuesdays each month in Room 243 at 7:00 a.m.

Spring Semester Dates: 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5 - end of the year party

GIVE Service Club is open to all students. Members work together to organize service projects for local and national non-profit organizations.

Sponsor: Erin Gaunce

Industrial Technology Club

Meetings: Decided by student members. Meetings begin after Winter Break.

We provide student members with the environment and facilities for building large community design/engineering projects as well as smaller individual projects.  The club is governed and directed by the student members with oversight provided by the club sponsor.  Students who become members of this club will be expected to attend club meetings, work toward the completion of all club projects and be active in determining the projects that the club should undertake during the current year.  Additional club information will be distributed to all interested members at the first club meeting.

Sponsor: Brett Lee

Math Counts

Mondays, Room 214, 2:55 – 4:15 p.m.

A great way to advance your problem-solving skills, have fun with math activities, work as teams and compete with other schools in the spring.

Sponsor: Barry Schneiderman

National Junior Honor Society

First Wednesday of the month, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. on Teams

Students who have a cumulative 3.8 GPA by the end of second quarter of their 7th grade year are invited to apply to this honors organization.  Applicants who have demonstrated leadership skills, sterling character, good citizenship, and community-minded service will be inducted into this organization.  NJHS is dedicated to service projects to help our school and community.  Meeting attendance and 40 hours of community service is required.

Note for new students:  if you were inducted into an NJHS chapter at another school, you are automatically eligible for the Timberview NJHS chapter!  Please get a copy of a membership card, an induction certificate, or a program with your name as an inductee to Ms. Snyder or Ms. Alexander and join us!

Note for prospective 7th grade students who have received invitations:  if you are planning to move to a new school, please apply!  If your new school offers NJHS, you should be able to join their chapter.  Other schools will honor your acceptance into this national organization.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for NJHS you need to have the following qualifications:

  • Be a 7th grader at TMS and have attended here for at least two quarters

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher for 6th grade and the first two quarters of 7th grade

  • To remain in NJHS, students must maintain their 3.8 GPA, attend meetings, and fulfill 40 hours of community service

This year's seventh graders will be able to apply and join based on the following tentative schedule:

  • January:  Grades run to screen for potential candidates

  • end of January/beginning of February:  invitations given to any eligible candidates

  • February and March:  potential candidates fill out application and ask for teacher recommendations

  • end of March (last day before spring break):  all applications and teacher recommendations due

  • April:  acceptance letters given to students who qualify

  • May:  induction ceremony for new members

Sponsors: Carol Snyder, Lisa Alexander

Science Olympiad

Tuesdays, Room 246, 2:55 – 4:30 p.m.

In Science Olympiad, students meet after school to prepare to compete at two science contests each year. Students work with mentors, individually, and in small groups to prepare for 23 various events covering all areas of science. Events require experimentation, research, and, occasionally, building of bridges, planes, or rockets.​ Some events may also require work at home.

Sponsors: Barry Schneiderman, Stephanie Montavon

Student Council

Wednesdays, LMC, 7:00 a.m.

2nd Semester Meetings: Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Apr. 3, Apr. 17, May 1

End of Year Party: May 15, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Molly Reagan

TALES

We provide experiential, cooperative learning opportunities for seventh and eighth grade students at Timberview Middle School and Chinook Trails Middle School. The activities and experiences will develop and strengthen leadership skills within the participants. In addition, participants will be provided with outdoor adventure experiences, which will help to increase their comfort level in the great outdoors. We afford students opportunities for community service with various organizations that focus on the environment and wildlife.

Sponsor: Rodney Pierson