Battle of the Books
The Battle of the Books team meets Fridays at 7:50 a.m. in the Library, starting in mid-September. We invite all students who love to read to join us then. We will be reading 27 popular books from different genres of fiction and non-fiction. All of the books will be available in the library for our team to check out and read.
Battle of the Books is a fun way for students to enjoy time together, make new friends and read good books. We will use our weekly meetings to prepare for our district competition with the other middle schools in the district. The contest takes place in March. We always celebrate our district meet with a pizza lunch when we return to school.
If you have questions, please email the Librarian Sharon Kolling-Perin or the Library Assistant Delphine Sieredzki.
Teen Library Advisory Committee (for 7th & 8th Graders only)
The Teen Library Advisory Committee is a group of teens who are interested in becoming more involved in their community and library.
Teens work with Library staff to…
Give input on library YA collections
Contribute to blogs or other library publications
Help lead/create programming
Volunteer at events
Influence how their library serves teens
If you have questions, please email the Librarian Sharon Kolling-Perin.
Math Counts: Math counts is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student. Meetings will be held on Friday afternoons, from 3:30pm-4:45pm in room 201. Students will enhance their math skills by preparing for the Math Counts Contest and the AMC 8 Contest. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Short.
Math I Team: Math I team is open to this year’s Math I students. Practice begins in mid-January. Math I team usually meets Monday afternoons from 3:15pm - 4:15pm in room 201. Students will compete in the Regional NC State Math Competition in Raleigh and then possibly (usually) the State Finals . For more information contact Angela Short.
If you are interested in signing up for the 2017-2018 Chef’s Club with Mrs. Marquis you will need to fill out a ticket with your name and your homeroom teacher’s name. There will be a table with a box outside of Mrs. Marquis room the week of September 5th. Your name will then go into a lottery drawing. If you are a winning ticket you will receive a permission slip and the following dates of when the club meets. Please understand that I have to use this system due to the demand and popularity of this club. I only have five kitchens and can hold 25 spots (5 students in each kitchen) to keep your child safe and engaged. Thanks for your understanding!
North Carolina Science Olympiad
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.
The Phillips Science Olympiad team requires extra-curricular after-school commitment beginning in October. If you or your child expresses aptitude and interest in any field of science, please contact Austin Tortorici for more information about our highly competitive team!
Technology Student Association (TSA)
Students in TSA work individually and in teams to complete a project in a technology-related field. The range of projects varies from giving a speech, presenting research, developing a website, or constructing a balsa glider. Current events are listed here: http://tsaweb.org/Middle-School-Competitions. The projects are big but rewarding for the time spent!
TSA begins meeting in the fall and continues to the end of the school year. There are three levels of competition: Regional, State, and National. Costs for TSA include registration for the chapter and additional registration costs for each conference (plus overnight hotel costs for the state and national conferences).
Questions, e-mail advisor Ryan Barnes.
Le Club français!
Want to "parler français", learn more about French culture, and spend some extra time having fun with your French-loving classmates? Then join us, once a month, for Le Club français! 3:15pm to 4:30pm in Room 110!
This club is only for students who are in French, year long French 1 and French 2 classes, and fall AND spring 6th graders in French! Check out the PMS school calendar for the date of the next club meeting!
Madame Plumes (Lisa Feathers)
Epilogue (Yearbook) Club
The Epilogue is made up of 7th and 8th graders who meet on F.I.T. days throughout the school year. The staff takes photos, and works on the layout of the annual publication which will arrive in late May.
Spanish club meets monthly to further explore the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries and Spanish speakers throughout the world. This is a good opportunity for students to explore individual interests or to join in planned activities like crafts, games, and cooking. For questions and information please contact Ms. Bennett.