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Deland, FL 32724
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    ​​​​Below is an overview of the Clubs and Activities offered at DeLand Middle for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Please reference the school calendar for details regarding meeting dates, times and special events.  

    Poetry Club​​

    ​Activity Description:   The poetry club is comprised of students who are ex​cited about reading, writing and sharing poetry.  The poetry club gives students an opportunity to share their interests and let their voices be heard.

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see calendar for details.

    Location: Portable 3

    Sponsor(s): Ms. Murtha, Ms. Crimmins, Ms. Stultz, Ms. Perrino, Ms. Beans​

    Battle of the Books

    ​Activity Description:   Students will compete against local middle school teams in the upcoming Battle of the Books.  DeLand Middle School's school sponsored book is The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya.  Students will have the opportunity to read, discuss and create questions about this book and other award-winning books.  Students will then ​compete in battles against local schools in the Battle of the Books Championships.

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see calendar for details.

    Location: Media Center

    Sponsor(s): Ms. Battaglino, Ms. Beans, Ms. Fletcher, Ms. Perrino, Ms. Webster, and Ms. Wilson


    Activity Description:  Beta Club is a national organization that promotes service and leadership. Membership is based on the National Beta Club Guidelines. Students must have a 3.7 GPA or higher from the previous school year to join. They must also have all level 1’s in conduct and no referrals in order to be considered for membership. 

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: Auditorium

    Sponsor(s): Mrs. Gamble and Mrs. Henrickson 




    ​Activity Description: To present to students and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. 

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: Gym

    Sponsor(s): Coach Calderon



    Activity Description: The DeLand Middle FFA chapter strives to build in each of its members, the mission statement of the National FFA Organization: premier leadership, personal growth and career success. To achieve these goals, members participate in monthly chapter meetings, leadership conferences, career development events, and community service projects. Members have the opportunity to raise livestock and work on a traditional farm, which is located on campus. Travel to state and national conventions is also an option form members receiving recognition at these levels. 

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: TBA 

    Sponsor(s): Mrs. Owens



    Activity Description: The FFEA Club is a service learning student organization with a state and national support system. Students interested in pursuing a career in the educational field are welcome to join the club to learn more about the responsibilities of teaching and the path to take to become a teacher. Club members are given the opportunity to work one on one with teachers in their classrooms helping prepare and deliver lessons. Club members also will have the opportunity to assist teachers in their classrooms and help with service related projects on school campus.  
    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: TBA 

    Sponsor(s): Mrs. Lopez


    ​Pep Squad 

    Activity Description: The purpose of the Pep Squad is to promote team spirit and exemplify sportsmanship to create enthusiasm for team sports and DeLand Middle School. The squad will perform at basketball games, participate in school and community activities, and possibly perform on a competitive level. 

    Meeting Dates & Times: Tryouts begin on Monday, October 29 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Please see Mrs. Horne for a tryout packet.

    Location: TBA

    Sponsor(s): Ms. Horne


    Rising Sisters 

    Activity Description: Rising sisters will focus on academic and social issues through group activities, progress reports and journal writing. Every other month a female quest speaker will discuss her occupation and the multitude of opportunities that lie ahead. The goal is to have the students volunteer at a retirement home, dine-out using proper etiquette, tour local university, and participate in school and school activities. 

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: TBA

    Sponsor(s):  Ms. Horne


    SGA – Student Government Association 

    ​​Activity Description: Student Government is a service organization that incorporates leadership skills and community service. As leaders the students are expected to maintain a B average and earn all 1’s in conduct. The students are responsible for various fundraisers to enhance the DMS environment and to assist at school events.  

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: TBA 

    Sponsor: Mr. Fischetti


    Science Olympiad 

    ​Activity Description:   Science Olympiad is a nationally recognized as an academic science competition.  Our school team will prepare for a regional competition at Embry Riddle University in January.    This year to be competitive we are registering two teams, each with 15-17 members.  The registration fee is $30.00 per student with scholarships available.  Students expressing interest need to request further information from their science teacher or see Mrs. French​ and Mr. Stephenson​.   

    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: TBA

    Sponsor(s): Mr. DiMuro, Mrs. French and Mr. Stephenson

    Yearbook Club 

    ​Activity Description:   Students will work collaborate through design, writing, marketing and photography teams to produce the school's yearbook.  
    Meeting Dates & Times: Please see school calendar for details. 

    Location: TBA

    Sponsor(s): Ms. Pogue