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Student Activities

Last Updated: 8/23/2021 5:11 PM

Freedom Middle School Clubs and Intramurals


Academic Bowl

Tryouts for the academic bowl will be Tuesday 8-31 at 8:15 in room 210 (Mrs. Lingerfelt). Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:15 - 5:15 in room 210. 

Sponsors - Ms. Ashely Pettis and Ms. Leigh Lingerfelt 

Boys Bible Study 

The Boy’s Bible study will be held on Thursday mornings beginning at 8:15 and ending at 8:45 in room 615. All boys from 6th to 8th grade are invited to join us as we glorify God through prayer, fellowship, and gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible.

Sponsor - Dr. Chad Barner, Mr. Jason Camp, and Mr. Hank Chandler


Basketball information can be found on the Athletics Web Page

Boys Coaches - 8th Lamb and 7th Reeck

Girls Coaches - 8th Tucker and 7th Bryant

Broadcasting and Video Club

The FMS Drama, Broadcasting, and Video Club is limited with participation for 20-21. Members have been selected from the 8th-grade class. We are going to have a lot of fun this year acting in and creating videos that will be played on the FMS News! Come to practice your acting skills, writing skills, or help with the filming and editing and we will all join together in the creative process. Tuesdays will focus on writing the sketches and announcements, and Thursdays will focus on acting, broadcasting, and filming. And, of course, we’ll have various, spontaneous times to create special videos.

Sponsors - Mr. Shane Limes


Cheerleaders - information can be found on the Athletics Web Page

Coaches - Ms. Herring and Ms. Fainter

Fast Feet @ Freedom Run Club

Starting in September on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15 experiment with running.  Sometimes we will sprint, and other days will focus on distance. Run for fun, fitness, to stay in shape for another sport, or to learn more in anticipation of high school cross-country.

Sponsor - Ms. Amber Effner

First Priority 

A Christian club that meets weekly under the guidance of local youth pastors. The students help plan and carry out the meeting. The purpose of First Priority is to build leadership qualities and encourage Christian believers. The club also provides a place where students of like beliefs can meet. Meetings are held every Thursday morning in Ms. Lingerfelt's room 210 between 8:15 - 8:50 am.

Sponsor - Ms. Leigh Lingerfelt

4-H Club - First Meeting September 8th

All 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students enrolled in Freedom Middle School will have an opportunity to join the 4-H club in Cherokee County. 4‑H is delivered by Cherokee County Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Students complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Students experience 4‑H in every county —through in-school, after-school programs, 4-H camps, school and community clubs.

Teacher Sponsors – Ms. Mary Chapman, Ms. Sonya Lombard; Ms. Annabel Ballew, and Ms. Julie Roper. Community Sponsors/Advisors- Ms. Ashley Witcher, Ms. Janie Ray.

Girls Bible Study - First Meeting August 24th, 2021!

Girls Bible Study is a club where middle school girls can pray, grow in their knowledge of the Bible, and learn how to be an encouragement to others around them.  The group meets each Tuesday at 8:00 in room 501. All FMS girls are welcome to attend.

Sponsor - Ms. Ashley Pettis, Ms.Kelsi Herring

History Bowl

Students meet weekly to prepare for the Jimmy Carter Academic History Bowl. This is an academic bowl-type competition that involves answering history questions based on the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies standards.  This club is open only to 8th graders. 

Sponsors - Ms. Allison Cook, Ms. Brooke Knight, and Ms. Anna Trull


Intramurals will begin on August 16th. It takes place Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday’s from 4:14-5:30 pm in the gym. It will pause during basketball season (the beginning of Oct.) and pick back up after Feb. break. You must get a permission slip from Coach Dunlap and return it signed before you can stay after school and participate in intramurals.

Sponsor: Coach Dunlap

Junior Beta Club 

The Junior Beta Club recognizes academic excellence, encourages leadership, and promotes citizenship among members who qualify for the honor. Students must be invited to join, have all A's, and maintain a 90+ average. Junior Beta Club meets one afternoon a month and may meet more often to perform monthly service projects. Planned student activities include the following: school clean-up days, collections of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, Teacher Appreciation Day project, and Christmas shoeboxes.

Sponsors - Ms. Laura Dunlap, Ms. Brandi Shook, Ms. Ashley Pettis, and Ms. Mitzi Killian

Patriot Pet Club 

The Patriot Pet Club meets once a month to discuss animals, their care, and professions in the pet industry. We work with the Cherokee Animal Shelter and the Homeless Pets Club to help get pets adopted, and raising funds to provide needed supplies for the shelter. We also help promote proper pet care and vaccinations.

Sponsors - Dr. Honkanen, Ms. Misty Jones, Ms. Ashley Pettis, and Ms. Mitzi Killian.

Sources of Strength

Sponsors - Ms. Lauren Moss and Ms, Sarah Bigelow

Tome Literary Society 

Students participate in a variety of literary activities based on ten fiction books selected by the Tome Society. Activities include competing in a reading bowl competition, participating in book talks, writing fan fiction, creating fan art, writing poetry designing promotional flyers, and filming book trailers.

Sponsors - Ms. Allison Cook, and  Ms. Amanda Struchtmeyer

Yearbook Club

The Yearbook Club will allow students to take pictures for the yearbook at various functions. Students will meet periodically to decide which pictures should be included in the yearbook and to help with the design. Additional meetings will be necessary for the spring when the yearbook deadlines approach.

Sponsor - Ms. Mary Robinson and Ms. Cassie Fainter