SECME is a strategic alliance partnering schools, universities, industry, and government to renew and strengthen the professional capacity of K-12 educators, motivate and mentor students, and empower parents and communities so that all young people will learn and achieve at higher levels. SECME’s mission is to increase the pool of historically under represented, under-served, and differently-abled students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce. UCF iSTEM is a proud sponsor and host for the SECME Regional Competition. Visit http://istem.cecs.ucf.edu/secme/ to learn more. At the middle school level, we focus on developing engineering and science skills along with communication skills. Students must work in small groups of 2-5 students depending on the project guidelines. Projects may include egg drop, bridge building, energy transfer machines, mouse trap cars, bottle rockets, etc. Students will compete each year at UCF in February against other middle schools and high schools in the Central Florida area.
Meetings are held on Tuesdays @ 8:30 am Starting in October with Mrs. Wood
The purpose of the BETA club is to obtain leadership skills through service to both school and community. Student officers and general members come up with ideas of where and how we can serve; the facilitator along with the officers fine tune which endeavors are feasible, and when/if needed administration approves. All members have to commit to serving a minimum of 10 hours per school year or 1 hr per school month. Members are encouraged to serve their hours at the school level but welcomed to be of service anywhere needed. BETA club membership is determined by a sustained GPA of 3.75+ for the year and teacher invitation.
Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 pm with Ms. Moss.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student led club that is directly involved with the youth of our schools. Florida is the second largest state in the country for FCA. FCA focuses on four major areas: campus, community, coaches and camps. Students lead their campus huddles, learning leadership skills and beginning to implement accountability into their lives. Huddles are held bimonthly with guest speakers from the community and field of athletics. The teachers and community have an opportunity to invest in the youth and leaders of tomorrow by supporting FCA today.
Meetings are held at 8:30 am on Tuesdays and huddles are 1x a month @ 8:00 am with Ms. Thomas and Mrs. Marini.
Sunshine State Book Club
The purpose of the Sunshine State Book Club is to celebrate the act of reading award-winning books. Students agree to read the 15 new books each year and discuss them with their peers. They also design advertisements and quiz questions for the books. At the end of the year we compete at the county middle school level for the Battle of the Books trophy. Lots of fun with reading is paramount in these activities to promote literacy in the middle school.
Please contact Ms. Brown and Ms. Vocelka for additional information.
PBS (Positive Behavior Support) Club
The PBS Club supports positive behaviors on the Chiles campus. PBS is a school wide program which helps students become responsible for their own behavior and learning. The goal of the PBS Club is to create a positive social culture, where students are modeling and encouraging their peers to demonstrate the PBS expectations: Respectful, Encouragement, Prepare and Responsible. We will host family and community events to promote positive behavior at home and school.
Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 am with Ms. Descheneaux.
The math club is open to all Algebra or Geometry students who want to compete at Mu Alpha Theta competitions.
Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 4-5 pm with Mrs. Marini & Mrs. Nowotny.
Voice Out is an anti-bullying club. Club members plan school wide events to extinguish bullying by promoting awareness and create an atmosphere of tolerance and generosity in our school community.
Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 8:30 am in Mrs. Lorenzo's classroom (03-015).