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 Smiley

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 Brass

Students will have the opportunity to expand on their ability to play their instrument.  They will also have the opportunity to perform with other students that are not in their regular class.  Students will perform at a concert in the spring.

Chris Griffa

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+

Mary Walstrom Erin Mayer Nicole Vetter Emily Flores

Clay Woodwinds Club

Contact Mrs. Pote for more information.

Gretta Pote

Chess Club

Chess club is open to any student who loves to play chess! All chess playing levels, from beginner to master, are welcome! 

Meets: after school in room 625 on Thursdays until 4:30

Jared Kempson

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

Dungeons & Dragons Club

In Dungeons & Dragons Club, we… play Dungeons & Dragons!

D&D is a fantasy role-playing tabletop game in which students play a unique character of their own creation. Using special dice and a miniature representing their character, students solve puzzles, fight monsters, and interact with characters in the fantasy world, all while working together with other members of their adventuring party. In short, it’s a ton of fun! Currently open to 8th grade students only; space is limited.

Meets: Tues 3:30-4:30

Brandon Britcher

 

Equity Alliance Club

The Equity Alliance club allows members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to meet for support and to learn from one another. 

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

Julie Dickson Katie Russo

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

Erin Naas Robin Reinhart

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 in room 606

Brian McGuckin

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

Star Wars Club

Stars Wars club is for any Jedi or Sith who want to share their love of Star Wars. We play games, trivia, and occasionally watch movies. All students are welcome!

Meets: once a month after school until 4:15

Jennifer Mehl

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 am in the LGI and during Core + occasionally

6th Grade Sponsor: Patrick Anderson
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

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 every time; no indoor running. The club begins in January and continues through early March. It is recommended that students be able to run at least 1.5 miles without stopping.

Meets: Tue and Thur starting Jan 18 through Thur Mar 3. Meets after school until 4:45 in the LGI. 

Allison Martin

Wyldlife

This club is for all middle school students. We will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month after school from 3:30-5:00 in the LGI room. There will always be snacks and games! This will be a time for you to get to know other Clay students, have fun, and study the Bible. Bring a friend and check it out. More details found on Instagram: @carmelwyldlife

Meets: 2nd Tuesday every month after school until 5

Lisa Baker