Clubs & Organizations

ART Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Kolar
Holman’s ART Club will have two main objectives this year: School Beautification and Arts Advocacy! Meetings will be held every other Monday beginning TBA.

Books and Bagels Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Dedie
The Books and Bagels Club is for anyone interested in sharing their thoughts and opinions on popular books while enjoying breakfast. Everyone is welcome and membership is free. We will meet every other Thursday morning at 7:35 in room 2714. 

Chess Club

Sponsor: Mr. Ingram
Join the Chess Club!  The Chess Club meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 in room 2710.  Come enjoy a challenging game of chess before you begin your day! Learn the basics of the game as well as strategies for playing. No experience necessary.  We hope to see you there!

Club Connect

Sponsor: Mrs. Roberts & Mrs. Bennett
“Club Connect” is a team comprised of students and staff interested in working with and connecting to their peers of all abilities.  Selected students will work with staff and peers to develop friendships in social activities within the school. All students will also help to lead and promote awareness about autism and other abilities through activities and companionship in the school and community. Students may be paired with a peer to work with during a portion of “Huskie21,” and club will meet once a month after school. Application and teacher recommendation required.  See Mrs. Roberts or Mrs. Bennett for more information.

Club ComicCon

Sponsor: Mr. Elza
Formerly the Computer Arts Club, students are now given the opportunity to create digital art or traditional art based on the science-fiction/anime that they love. Meetings are every other Tuesday morning at 7:20 in room 1504. No experience needed, just a passion for your fandom. See Mr. Elza for more information or visit his website: clubsof1504.weebly.com.

Computer Programming Club

Sponsor: Mr.  Mullins
The club’s Membership Application can be pickup in Room 1512 and must be completed and turned in by Friday, October 30, to participate in the election of its first Board of Directors.

Cooking Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Nenni
Cooking Club is for anyone who loves to bake and cook! Meetings once a month on Thursdays and members must fill out an application and pay their dues before participating.

Creative Writing Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Warren

Drama Club

Sponsors: Mrs. Saydlowski
This year, the drama club will be producing a musical in the Spring.   There are opportunities for all grade levels for onstage roles, set buildings and designing, makeup, costume making and so much more! 

Ecology Club

Sponsors: Ms. George assisted by Mrs. Dedie and Mrs. Humphrey

The Ecology Club’s role here at Holman is to inform the school and community of ways to care for our planet. We do this by modeling good recycling habits and participating in activities that increase awareness of environmental issues for Holman students and the larger Holman community. We have recycling drives, a yearly fundraiser, maintain a butterfly garden, take field trips after school, and help collect classroom and cafeteria recycling weekly. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, after school from 3:15-4:30, in the library. We collect classroom recycling and transfer it to the recycling dumpster in the parking lot. We are looking for reliable, conscientious members to make a difference in the health of our planet.  Click here to access the Ecology Club website.

Forensics

Sponsors: Ms. Sabalis & Mrs. Ambrose
It’s not criminal intent; it’s public speaking! Students present their own work and works by noted authors at both a school and county-wide competition.  Meetings will begin in January- watch the announcements for more info!.

French Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Saydlowski

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Sponsor: Mr. Mullins
Future Business Leaders of America is an organization for students in grades 6-8 who are enrolled in a business course.  The purpose of FBLA is to provide additional opportunities for students to explore, encounter, and experience positive leadership skills for their present lifestyles, as well as their future work.

Garden Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Kolar

Girls in STEM

Sponsors-Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Humphrey

Girls in STEM is a club for Girls only.  This club is for any girl who is interested in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  We will explore these topics and do hands on activities, games and challenges each club meeting.  We will also collaborate with high school students and go on a field trip.  Club participants will also help lead the Girls in STEM day event for elementary school students and be able to earn community service.

 

Huskie Helpers

Sponsor: Ms. Balsbaugh

Junior Beta Club

Sponsors: Mrs. Griffith& Mrs. Lis
Junior Beta Club has become the nation’s largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.  We are committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, encouraging service to others, and developing character and leadership skills.  Since its beginnings, Junior Beta Club has worked with over five and a half million young people in grades 5-9.  Being a student-centered organization, Junior Beta Club continually seeks ways to develop and nurture students by providing opportunities and experiences that enable them to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service, and leadership.

Junior International Thespians Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Saydlowski
The Junior International Thespian Society is an honor society for middle school theatre students. Membership is granted for the performance of meritorious work in the theatre arts that meets the Society’s general guidelines.

Inductees must earn 10 Junior Thespian points, 5 of which should be awarded for work done at the school where he or she will be inducted. 1 Junior Thespian point represents approximately 5 hours of excellent work. Induction points should be earned through participation  in at least two productions, whether formally staged or in-class presentations. Induction points should be in at least 2 categories, for example, acting and production.

Applications are on-line at http://tinyurl.com/JITSapplication

Rubik’s Cube Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Mullins
The Rubik’s Cube Club provides a forum for students who are interested in solving the cube for the first time OR for students who want to improve their personal best time solving the cube. This year the club will form a competition team of 8 members and attempt to solve 25 cubes collectively. Club members will host the 4th Annual Holman Middle School Rubik’s Cube Competition. The team will have a chance to go to the National Rubik’s Cube Competition in the Spring at Washington D.C.. Everyone is welcome and membership is free. We will meet every second Monday of each month in room 2708.

Spanish Club

Sponsors: Ms. Christian and Mrs. Codero

Student Led Bible Study

Sponsor: Mrs. Gayle

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Sponsor: Mr. Turner
Students in the Technology Program, grades 6-8 that would like to grow and become leaders in the 21st Century may join this co-curricular organization and compete in 35 different technology-based competitive events.  The Technology Student Association is an internationally-recognized and sponsored club.  More information may be found at www.virginiatsa.org and www.tsaweb.org.

Yoga Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Morton
Join Holman’s newest club, the Yoga Club. Our first after school meeting will be TBA, where an instructor from the Shady Grove Y will lead members in a beginning yoga class.  Stop by school counseling to get a permission form.