Clubs and Competitions
5000 Role Models -
5000 Role models a program that help students learn how to become role models to other students. We learn responsibility, leadership, and goal-setting with the help of mentors and guest speakers.Band Performance Group -This is made up of 7th and 8th graders in intermediate and advanced band who wish to have more than the mandatory 3 performances per their band classes. Our goal is to work on music and to perform within and outside the school.
Battle of the Books
Chinese Club-Chinese club is open to all students. It is a great opportunity to explore Chinese culture and discover Chinese language. You will learn Chinese handwriting, Fan dance, make paper lanterns, Chinese knot, Chinese games, sports, Chinese food, tea sampling. We will meet first Wednesday of each month between 4:00-5:00 in Room 2-206.
Drama Club -
Educational Media Awards -
Each year our Newscan TV Production class produces videos to enter in the district’s Educational Media Awards.
Competition is tight and some categories are News Show, News Features, Comedy and Drama. District winners move on to the regional and finally the state competition.
Fellowship of Christian Students -
FCS meets once a week for an hour after school. It is a great place to meet new people and share interests. Bring your friends for games, entertainment, stories, videos, music and snacks. It’s more than just a club; it’s a place where all are welcome. We form the club early in the school year and end just before the school year ends.Girlfriends -A program designed to empower young ladies through academic support and mentorship. Students are provided with the resources, tools and guidance necessary to encourage self-discipline, positive behaviorism, and to cultivate high self-esteem and self-reliance. Mentors, community leaders, teachers and school administrators work closely with students to foster a supportive relationship through social growth. Students have an opportunity to participate in field trips that will enhance cultural awareness; community service learning projects are part of the program that builds a sense of citizenship and community pride.
Guitar Performance Group -
This is made up of 7th and 8th graders in Advanced guitar or who have completed guitar 1 but did not have room in their schedule for advanced guitar OR students who have the skills but have never been a part of the guitar program. The latter students will need to audition with Ms. Salmon to get in the group. Our goal is to work on music and to perform within and outside the school.
MathMovesU -Safety Harbor Middle School students participate in the MathMovesU competition through math classes. Each year MathMovesU awards 150 middle school students nationwide $1,000 scholarships to attend math and science summer camps and programs, or to save the money for college. More information will be given as we get the information from Raytheon. The program usually starts during the month of October. Click here for more information.
Math Team -
Math team is a group of students who will have the opportunity to compete in Mighty Mu and Math Counts. Tryouts are in September and the teams practice Friday mornings at 8:45 am until the competitions. Mighty Mu is a math competition sponsored by the students of Palm Harbor Univeristy High School. Students are grouped by level (6th grade, 7th grade, Algebra 1, or Geometry). MathCounts is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging contests.
National History Day -
An annual competition that SHMS 8th graders in Honors English and Advanced US History compete in. Students select a topic based on the annual theme, conduct research and complete an entry in one of five categories: Exhibit, Documentary, Historical Paper, Performance, or Website.
Quiz Bowl -Quiz Bowl is a competitive opportunity for students to show off their academic skills through trivia and team questions. The team meets weekly for months to prepare and practice together for a two night competition that will challenge all schools in the county to compete for the Quiz Bowl championship. The trivia questions include math, science, economics, language arts, social studies and even pop culture. The team that can push the buzzer the fastest and get the most points through team and trivia questions is declared the champs. We have a lot of fun at practices and oh boy is the competition exciting!
Reading Club -The Reading Club meets every Thursday morning at 9:00 am in the library. Club members share their love of reading, promote books and library services to the school and prepare for the MS Battle of the Books competition. Decorating the library for the different seasons and holidays is always a fun activity. We also sponsor an evening Murder Mystery Party in January for members and their families. A club pass is required to enter the building early.
Spanish Club -Spanish Club meets monthly. Club members must currently be enrolled in a Spanish class. We do fun activities like play games, do arts and crafts and cook food from different Spanish speaking countries. Club members can participate in the district wide International Day which is held in the Spring every year. Participants compete in speaking and skit competitions, create a banner to represent our school, and take part in hands on activities presented by World Language teachers from around the district.
STEP(Students Targeted for Educational Performance) -STEP is a county program for minority students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade who are committed to academic success and college bound. Students must have at least 3 on FSA reading and/or math and a 2.5 GPA. Students explore high school options, college selection, scholarships, and career choices and are encouraged to explore leadership positions in all areas of school life. Builder's Club unites school communities for service projects in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club. STEP partners with the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center in Safety Harbor for their community service project. Meetings take place during the school day.Student Council –Student Council Representatives are selected by their 1st Period classmates. The reps job is to relay information back and forth between his or her 1st period class and the club officers. They are expected to attend each meeting which occurs generally twice a month. They are also expected to participate in all Student Council activities, such as assisting the PTSA for social events, canned food drives, Red Ribbon Week, Spirit Week, etc. Finally, as representatives of their class, peers, and school, the teacher leaders expect positive attitudes and good behavior.