Book Clubs

  • Each grade level has a book club. For more details click the file for each grade level below.

Garden Club

  • The Garden Club is headed by Steve Simmons
    Best way to contact is through his email address  


    We meet every Tuesday during 5th period in room 601. Students, primarily 7th graders (because this club meets during 7th-grade lunch), report directly to room 601 and eat their lunches quickly. After eating lunch, the students led by Steve Simmons head out to the Community Garden to meet Betsy Kempter, a community volunteer who co-manages the garden. Once out in the garden, we accomplish the following:


    1. Harvest food for TABLE - a nonprofit organization that supplies fresh food for poor students.
    2. Plant seeds
    3. Weed
    4. Spread wood chips, leaf mulch, and soil
    5. Water.

Las Guapitas & Los Caballeros

  • Las Guapitas
    This club provides support for academics and social skill development for Latina students and connects the girls with bilingual mentors and tutors from UNC-Chapel Hill.  This group meets after school on Mondays. 
    Check the website or contact George Stackpole via email at or by phone at Extension 76260.


    Los Caballeros
    Provides the same support Latino students and meets the same day.
    Check the website or contact George Stackpole via email at or by phone at Extension 76260.

Latin Club

  • Mission:

    Latin club is an opportunity for students to be involved with peers and increase their understanding of the classics. Although events may not all tie directly into Roman culture, but serve as a way for Latin students to be social with each other outside of class. We will also have several community service events throughout the year so this is a great chance for students to get involved. Students will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills through running for and holding an office for Latin club. Holding an office requires solid leadership skills, listening, strong communication, and organization.

Model U.N.

  • Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.

    Find out more on the Official Model U.N. website

National Geography Bee

  • Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, this in-house competition begins through social studies classes. Top ten contenders take part in a school bee in January. The winner will take a test to qualify for state and potentially national levels. For more info contact

Technology Student Association (TSA)

  • The Technology Student Association (TSA) is an international student organization created to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as business education.

    Find out more by visiting the McDougle Middle School TSA website