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ARK Ambassadors celebrate diversity and cultivate kindness at TMS. Select students are invited to attend a summit in October and continue to meet once a month from October to May.
Builder’s Club: This is a community service group that will be actively involved in school improvement projects as well as community improvement projects. We will closely be working with the Toano chapter of the Kwiana’s group.
Mr. Fay and Mr. Matheson are excited to welcome interested students to the Model UN Club here at Toano Middle School! In this club, you will first learn about parliamentary procedure and how the United Nations makes decisions. We will practice debating, researching, and policymaking through simulations and collaboration with each other. As a Model United Nations club member, you will not only improve your debating and research skills but also learn about other countries, how the United Nations operates, and the goals and purpose of the United Nations. We will discuss current issues faced by the United Nations and explore how to solve these problems or issues. Lastly, you will learn valuable skills such as parliamentary debate, public speaking, refined research skills, and creative problem solving.
All grade levels are eligible 6-8
Plan to meet every other Thursday starting in October
For students interested in a possible career in Law Enforcement or community service. We will discuss a wide variety of topics such as Use of Force, Vehicle operations and have several guest speakers from within James City County Police and Fire.
Students in good standing in school and home are eligible. Students with disciplinary issues will not be allowed to attend.
Meeting will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 230 till the activity bus. Police Science club will not start meeting until middle school football season is over.
- Do you enjoy games of logic and strategy, like fast-paced play and healthy competition and enjoy making new friends and learning new skills? In Bridge Club, participants will improve their focus, critical thinking, logic and teamwork all while playing the fun card game, Bridge! Bridge is a card game invented over 100 years ago and still being played around the world. Unlike other games that you master and eventually quit playing because they no longer challenge you, Bridge is a game that offers continuous challenges, new situations to be analyzed every time you play and a complex and intriguing language to be learned and mastered.
- All 6th, 7th and 8th graders are eligible
- We will meet every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 starting on September 25th.
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. National Junior Honor Society membership is invitation-only and a specific honor. But Everyday Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship are shared values of schools, communities, and families. (~NJHS Website)
The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of secondary schools. Toano National Junior Honor Society is here as an introduction for students to the National Honor Society; which is held in tenth grade within the high schools of WJCC. We hope to develop character and scholarship within our members. We are a service club so, that our activities develop a sense of pride within our school and our community. The members elect officers and learn Robert’s Rules of Order. They plan activities that enhance our school and our community like a trip to the Nursing Home or support the school by volunteering at the ICY 10K. We meet on a select Monday of the Month, with an additional officer meeting occurring during the month. Students are encouraged to be model students of our school. They learn leadership, character, and respectful traits.
Maintain a 3.50 grade point average
Attend 80% of membership meetings
Contribute 10 hours of individual community service (once you are initiated into NJHS)
Participate in the NJHS group service projects
Complete monthly monitor sheets
Meet all requirement in provided TMS NJHS Bylaws
Becoming a Member:
As the first step in the process, students’ academic records are reviewed to determine those individuals who are scholastically eligible for membership. This will occur during the second semester of students’ 7th grade year. Student must have at least one semester at Toano to be found eligible.
Students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., candidates) will be notified and informed that for further consideration for selection to the chapter, they are to complete the candidate information form. This form outlines the candidate’s accomplishments in the areas of service and leadership. These forms will need to be completed and submitted by a date in the early Spring. Students will be invited to an informational meeting to discuss membership requirements, timeline of events, and what is expected of them.
Upon completion of the candidate information form, teachers and facility at Toano will have the opportunity to provide feedback. Their feedback is not a sole determinant of membership, but should, instead, will be reported to the faculty council to add to their information when considering selections.
The candidate information form will be reviewed by the faculty council (5 staff members, not including the chapter advisor), along with any other verifiable information about the candidates relevant to their candidacy. The manner in which all candidates have fulfilled the selection criteria— service, leadership, character, and citizenship—will be reviewed carefully. Faculty council members will deliberate in order to guarantee that their decisions are based on accurate and complete understandings of all information presented for review. All students will be notified, even if they are not accepted into the organization.
After notification, students will participate in an induction ceremony in the month of May. Students will participate as members in their 8th grade year at Toano.
SHIP Clubs are physically active clubs that meet at various points in the school year. Students should listen to morning announcements for information on when clubs begin, the application process and dress requirements.
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- Boys and Girls run club:purpose is to create good running skills. All members will be training to run/ walk in two 5k runs a year.
- Kickball club: purpose is to learn rules of kickball and learn to work as a team.
- The Toano Middle School SCA goal is to create a relationship between the students and faculty and staff to create more school spirit, promote academic excellence, and support the rules and procedures of Toano Middle School.
- Students that have passed their classes for the 2018-2019 school year.
- First Thursday of the month from 2L30 to 4:30 pm in room 401.
The Word Master Club works to building spelling and vocabulary of its membership culminating in spelling bee competitions at the school and local level.
The Yearbook Club meets in the 2nd and 3rd quarter of the school year to assist the yearbook sponsor in developing the TMS Yearbook. Membership is open to any student who is passing in all classes at TMS.