Handley Middle School offers students in grades 6-8, the opportunity to be a member of the Academic Club. The HMS Academic Team, which competes in various scholars' bowl tournaments throughout the area, is comprised of members of the Academic Club.
Participation in Academic Club increases a student's knowledge of literature, art, music, astronomy, earth science, weather, life sciences, physical science, and technology. Also, it enhances the classroom performance and competitive ability of its participants. Measurable outcomes include increased knowledge on a variety of subjects, high SAT scores, high ACT scores, college scholarships and the ability to compete academically with other top schools in the state.
Fellowship of Christian Students
We are believers in Christ. Thus, we love the Lord Jesus Christ and endeavor to give Him "the first place in all things" (Col. 1:18). Our desire is to cooperate with Him for the accomplishment of God's eternal purpose (Eph. 3:11) by ministering the unsearchable riches of Christ (Eph. 3:8) for the building up of the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:12). We warmly receive all believers in Christ and seek to maintain the oneness of the Spirit by keeping our focus on Christ. He is so rich! He is so full! He is everything to us, and we enjoy Him.
Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS)
GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science), is a club offered to girls in the 4th-6th grades. GEMS focuses on encouraging girls to explore the many fields of Math and Science. Members will have the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging activities exploring the wonder found in Math and Science.
The Junior Ambassadors are the hosts and hostesses for HMS. They explore various service projects in the community with the goal of helping others. The primary service project is the Adopt a Grandparent Program with Knollwood Retirement Center, where the ambassadors visit monthly to spend time with their "grandparents".
Sponsor: Angie Stewart
The Handley Middle School Math Team is an organization that comes together to practice math and train for competitions. The team consists of eighth graders who meet after school one day a week to work together to solve Algebra 1 problems to prepare for math competitions.
Sponsor: Josie Thrasher
Handley Middle School has four competition robotics teams that provide students the opportunity to design and build robots to compete in the current season’s VEX IQ challenge. The purpose of the robotics program is to enhance students’ science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. Furthermore, the robotics program fosters the development of teamwork, critical thinking, and communication skills required to prepare the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.
Student CouncilHandley Middle School Student Council members are selected each year during democratic class and school elections. Class representatives are required to maintain an overall A/B average, be responsible enough to attend morning meetings or activities, and demonstrate good behavior. This year's current officers are as follows: President Caroline Brown, Vice-President Kaden Gosdin, and Secretary Cara Lee Holloway. This service organization conducts many community-related projects such as Christmas for Kids, Ronald McDonald House, and Bike Hike.
The HMS Yearbook staff is a group of 7th and 8th grade students who work collaboratively to document, through pictures and captions, the school year into a published yearbook.
Yearbooks can be purchased two different ways:
1. Through the school- Fill out your child's yearbook form and place it and the money in an envelope and return it to school to Mrs. Treadwell or a Yearbook Staff Member.
2. Online at: www.jostensyearbooks.com - Go to this website. At the top of the screen click on where it says "Parents". Move the mouse down to "Elementary and Middle" and click on it. Follow the prompts to select Handley Middle School. When the page loads click on the yellow rectangle. Please email Jenna Treadwell email@example.com with any questions.
Sponsor: Jenna Treadwell