Clubs & Organizations

Academic Bowl & Spell Bowl Teams

The goal of the Academic Team is to provide a challenging opportunity for students to compete against other Hamilton County schools in the Spell Bowl and Knowledge Master events.

Meets: Students meet two times/week from September to October for Spell Bowl and January to March for Knowledge Master.

Gretchen Sasser

Advanced String Ensemble

ASE is an audition-only orchestra for high level students who play string instruments.

Meets: contact Mr. Frizzi for audition information

Jeff Frizzi

Clay Friendship Circles

This club will allow students with disabilities the benefit from positive peer relationships that lead to greater self-confidence and stronger communication skills. Staff will encourage general education students to lead the chapters and work to develop the leader within them.

Meets: monthly during Core+

Erin Mayer Nicole Paolicchi Emily Flores

Cru

Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people and discussing their faith. We will meet every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the LGI room starting September 8th. Come and join us for some fun and donuts!

Meets: every Thursday morning at 7:30 in the LGI room

Caroline Shrieve

Equality Alliance Club

The Equality Alliance is a student-led and staff sponsored club that aims to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting environment at Clay Middle School for all youth, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Come for fun and friendship!

Call out meeting September 7 until 4:25 

Meets: every other Thursday right after school until 4:25 in the LGI, listen to announcements for starting date

Julie Dickson

French Club

Join us at Clay Middle School Cercle Français, where students gather twice a month on Tuesdays after school until 4:30 to socialize and snack while exploring French language and Francophone cultures. Whether you're already enrolled in a French class or simply intrigued by the allure of French-speaking countries, all are welcome to join our community. Immerse yourself in conversations, games, and activities that foster camaraderie and a deeper appreciation for the diverse world of French-speaking nations. Venez nous rejoindre! (Come join us!)

Meets: Tuesdays after school until 4:30

Heather Elliott

Green Team

The Green Team is a closed club comprised of over 150 students from the Team Atlas 7th grade team.  The team takes on one major project each quarter like recycling gently used athletic shoes or collected plastic grocery bags and replacing them with reusable bags.  Students learn about sustainability and zero waste living through core plus activities. The goal of the club is to spread awareness and become more environmentally responsible.

Jamie Sanders

Math Counts

Math counts is a national coaching and competition program that promotes math achievement. The program challenges students to learn higher level algebra, geometry, and problem solving. The program is open to all grade levels.

Meets: practices will begin after Fall Break; watch and listen for announcements in October with more details

Stacy Arnold Michele Grace

Musical

The musical is an all-school event held in November. All students are invited to audition or to work backstage as stage or technical crew. You must be available to attend after school rehearsal, a few Saturday rehearsals and evening rehearsals the last week before the performances.

Meets: After school

Miranda Susie

National Junior Honor Society

At the end of their 7th grade year, students with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher are invited to apply for NJHS membership during their 8th grade year. Members meet approximately once a month during school hours and participate in school-wide service. To maintain membership, students must earn 10 hours of outside volunteer hours during the year and maintain a GPA of 3.8.

Meets: check the NJHS Canvas page for meetings

Laura Ward Lisa Baker

Pep Band

Pep Band is open to all 7th and 8th grade band students. Preparation begins in December. The pep band will play at four home boys or girls basketball games in January and February. Students will play for A games, helping cheer our Trojans to victory

Meets: TBD

Chris Grifa Greta Pote 

Photography Club

The photography club is open to ALL students at Clay Middle School. The purpose is to use photography to help kids "See Life Differently." Students need to bring their own cameras/devices and are given a specific photography tip and then sent out to practice using the tips to create unique images and ultimately discovering how to "See Life Differently."

Meets: after school until 4:00 every other Wednesday during winter sports season in room 606

Brian McGuckin

Ping Pong Club

Ping Pong Club is a fun and active way to spend your free time playing ping pong with friends! This club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade players of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players.

Meets: Every other week on non-late start Wednesdays after school until 4:30 pm. Listen to announcements for starting dates and changes.

Ryan Snyder

Robotics Club

VEX IQ Robotics Team is a student-centered group where the students will learn how to program robots to perform specific tasks in order to compete in a Vex Robotics Competition. As this is a competitive team, students should be committed to attending meetings and plan to join by the end of September. After that, students will not be able to join the team as the build will already be in progress and the team will be preparing for the competition..

Meets: one or two times a week from September to April in the STEM room

Brandon Crawford

Student Representative Assembly (SRA)

The SRA is a group of 6th-8th grade students interested in building leadership skills. The purpose is to plan activities for each grade level and have a place where students can voice their concerns or solution to school problems. Applications for the club are available in late August.

Meets: Monthly at 7:30 am in the LGI and during Core + occasionally

6th Grade Sponsor: Greer Trapkus-Harris
7th Grade Sponsor: Evan Snyder
8th Grade Sponsor: Liz Wegner

Styles with Giles

Styles with Giles is a club open to all 8th graders in good standing who are responsible and love to use basic skills to be crafty! Participants can choose sessions monthly and must be mature enough to work with basic tools to assemble final products. Some sessions may require supplies and/or a small fee to participate.

Meets: Beginning in November, the first Thursday of each month after school until 4:25 in room 802 

Liana Giles

Summer Run Club

Open to all middle school students in Carmel, this running program encourages students to keep in shape over the summer with practices running in the evenings two days per week. For more information, visit the Clay Cross County team web page.

Meets: 6:30-7:30pm, Monday at River Road Park and Wednesday at Northview Church from mid-June until the first week of August

Scott Kenney

Taylor Swift Club

The Taylor Swift Club is a place for all students who want to make new friends, participate in fun activities, spread good vibes with random acts of kindness, and listen to Taylor Swift.

Meets: Every other Wednesday in room 703 until 4:20pm.

Michelle Doyle

Winter Warriors

Winter Warriors is a running club that encourages students at Clay to keep in shape during the winter, even when the weather is cold and snowy. We run outside (almost) every time; minimal indoor running. The club begins in January and continues until a week before track season begins. It is recommended that students be able to run at least 1.5 miles without stopping.

Meets: Tue and Thur starting Jan 16 through Thur Feb 29. Meets after school until 5:00 in the LGI. 

Allison Martin