The following list is a sampling of clubs offered to our middle school students. Please note that different clubs may be offered every quarter and new clubs may be added.
Baking Club/Cooking Club: Students learn about nutrition and food preparation through individuals and resources that can provide relevant nutritional and cooking information. Students received hands-on cooking instruction during each club time from individuals who have a passion for cooking and entertaining. Students also used cooking to serve others by going to work at a soup kitchen.
Pottery Club: At CCS, we want our students to experience the arts. In this club, they are introduced to clay and how to mold it. They learn to handle the clay, use the wheel, create a bowl and fire it in the kiln.
Broadcasting: Learning to express yourself with various media is an essential skill in the 21st century. This club teaches skills such as writing concisely, interviewing, summarizing and public speaking.
Minecraft for Education: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) are essential areas in which students need to be capable. This club develops decision making, logical thinking and creativity.
Bracelet Making Service Club: Students spent one quarter making rubber band bracelets. This club was student-led by two eighth grade boys who knew how to make a variety of these types of bracelets. At the end of the quarter, the members sold the bracelets to the students in the younger grades and used the funds to purchase Bibles for orphans in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
Cake Decorating Club: The students are introduced to cake decorating using “The Wilton Method” Decorating Basics Course. It is the perfect place to start! They will learn the right way to decorate, step by step, so that they experience the excitement of successfully decorating a cake for the first time. They'll understand how to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. They will also practice the three fundamentals of decorating, enabling them to approach each technique the right way for great results. Along the way, they'll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose.
Catamount Catch-up: This club is for those students who want to have an extra study hall time. It is also a time for students to go to an individual teacher to get help or clarification on assignments. Students use this time to study together for upcoming tests and quizzes.
Drama Club: The County Christian Middle School Drama Club is an introductory, hands-on opportunity for middle school students to become familiar with the fundamentals of theatre arts production. Students explore the full-range of performance and production techniques from auditions through rehearsals and finally live, on-stage performances. Students are also able to expand their knowledge and skills by practicing traditional drama and public speaking activities. improvisation, pantomime and other recognized methods of dramatic skills development.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes: This club consists of the athletes of our school. The students lead a devotional and a prayer time to start. The students share how experiences playing sports teach biblical lessons that can be applied for the future. Students learn about a variety of sports through participation as well as learning many great lessons about faith and their walk with the Lord.
Sewing Club: Several students signed up to learn how to sew via a simple pillow case pattern. Fabric, instructions, and machines were provided. Students decided to make several pillow cases to send to the orphanage our school partners with. The club was every Wednesday from 2:30-3:10.
Reading Buddies: Several students signed up to be a reading or math buddy to the students in the lower elementary grades. The teachers would email me if they need someone and I would walk the students to the particular room. This program had a one to one ratio with the students. Sometimes the older students would read out loud or the younger student read out loud. It was fluid depending what the teacher needed. This was the same with the math. The club was every Wednesday from 2:30-3:10
Student Publications: Student Publications Club produce The Paw Print Online Newsletter and Catamount Chronicles Yearbook. A staff assists 7th and 8th grade students in training, advising and photography. The Paw Print is a quarterly online newsletter written by the students. Students have an opportunity to experience journalism, production, proofreading, and layout. The student publication club is also responsible for producing the annual CCS yearbook. Students have the opportunity to do basic photography by taking pictures at school events and then organize them into yearbook pages, they learn the interview process, layout and design and develop the overall theme, plus distribution. Students need to be comfortable using computers. Creativity is a plus! This club meets all year.
Knitting and Crocheting: Students learn the basics of knitting and crocheting. Not only do they learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off, they learn to read and follow a pattern.
Card Making: God loves to create, and since we are made in His image, we love to create. Students learn the basics of layout, design and colors. They make cards to give to others and bless others with the gift of beauty.