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4­H Club


The 4­H Club is open to all students at Shafer Middle School. Members are exposed to many areas of interest and are encouraged to participate in activities related to their chosen project area. They keep records about their project, present demonstrations, and have the opportunity to participate in contests.

Tennessee 4­H offers its members a choice of 26 program areas, including horticulture, nutrition, public  speaking and veterinary science. The hands­on experiences help participants grow in strength and knowledge. 

For more information, contact Mrs. Grinder

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The Art Club


Mrs. Givens, the sponsor of Shafer’s Art Club, asks students to try out for the Club by bringing examples of their best artwork (that they have created on their own) to the first meeting. At that meeting, students will fill out an information card and draw an object in the art room.

Based on their work, twenty students are chosen to be in the Art Club each year. These members learn about different techniques and media, and combine these skills with their own subject matter and themes. It’s all about personal expression, communicating ideas non-verbally and finding their own personal styles.

Members submit their work in art exhibits throughout the year and often go on fields trips to places like the Frist Center, the Parthenon and the Country Music Hall of Fame. This year, Mrs. Givens hopes to invite artists to Shafer to speak to members about what they do.

For more information, contact Mrs. Dillard

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Band


Shafer Middle School’s Band is open to all sixth grade students who express an interest when they register for school. Spring auditions are held for seventh and eighth grade students. Band is considered a related arts class and meets each day throughout the school year.

The Band performs at in-school pep rallies and some football games. They also perform, along with the Chorus, in a winter and spring evening concert.

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Chorus


Shafer Chorus members learn the basics of choral singing, musicianship, and performance. Chorus is considered a related arts class and meets each day throughout the school year.

The Sixth Grade Chorus is open to all students who express an interest at the beginning of the school year. Members of the Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus must pass an audition in the spring.

Evening Chorus concerts take place in the winter and spring in conjunction with the Shafer Band.

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The Crochet Club


crochet (krō shā´) n. needlework in which loops of thread or yarn are interwoven with a hooked needle.

The Crochet Club was founded last year (2011-12) by faculty member, Mrs. Hickman. Mrs. Hickman learned how to crochet at the age of 9, and she enjoys sharing this beautiful form of needlework with Shafer students.

“Many of us had grandmothers who sat in a favorite chair, with a ball of yarn at their feet and a crochet hook in their hand, crocheting hats, afghans and baby blankets. I wanted to share this skill that has given me so much joy! Founding the Crochet Club seemed like the perfect way," says Ms. Hickman.

The Club had more than 15 students and faculty members during the 2015-16 school year. It quickly became one of the most popular clubs at Shafer! Members learned how to read a pattern, mastered several different stitches, and made purses, scarves and hats. They also enjoyed a field trip to New Era Fiber, where they learned the process of weaving Alpaca fleece into yarn.

There are many educational benefits to crocheting! It teaches higher level thinking skills, self-discipline and even math and problem solving skills! Mrs. Hickman says the club also helps students with social and communication skills and builds self confidence.

The Crochet Club meets on Thursdays from 2:45-3:45. The cost to join is $10. 
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FCA


Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets every Thursday morning in the Library at 7:00 a.m.

FCA is open to any boy or girl at Shafer Middle School, whether or not they participate on one of the athletic teams.

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National Junior Honor Society


The National Junior Honor Society of Shafer Middle School is a program that recognizes and honors academic excellence while offereing numerous varied opportunities for students to grow through serving in the community. NJHS is by invitation only for 7th and 8th grade students who have achieved a GPA of 3.75 for the first term and third nine weeks. Additionally, each student msut acquire 10 or more hours of service to be obtained through opportunities organized by the advisers or outside of school. The end of the year recognition ceremony honors students who have maintained the 3.75 GPA and /or acquired 10+ service hours. 

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  Mrs. Rennie.

 
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Rolling Wave

The Rolling Wave staff is an after-school club dedicated to spotlighting the literary and artistic talents of students at our school. Members of this club work together to publish a magazine that features writing and art created by Shafer students. 
 
Any student can submit work to be considered for publication in the magazine, whether they are members of the Rolling Wave staff or not. Then, the staff will help decide what student writing and art to include in the magazine. These students will also help design, publish, and distribute the magazine to other students. The club sponsors, Ali Arevalo, Natalie Coleman, and Sandra Mayberry will guide the students in each step of the process. 
 
For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Student Council


Members of the Shafer Middle School Student Council work diligently to represent the student body. Membership is determined by elections held during the fall (sixth grade) and spring (seventh and eighth grade) of each year.

Student Council members promote leadership, initiative, and self-motivation. Members are expected to maintain high standards of scholarship and citizenship.

Each year, members of the Council establish goals to better the school and serve the community. The Student Council sponsors dances and partners with the National Junior Honor Society to organize a fundraiser to assist the school in purchasing much-needed items.

Student Council meetings are held after school on the third Thursday of each month. Occasionally, a special meeting may need to be held before school.

For more information, contact Mrs. Adams

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The Yearbook Club


A highlight for any student is receiving the school Yearbook at the end of the school year! Shafer students are no different! Few realize, however, how much work goes into compiling the information and pictures that make the Yearbook so special.

Mrs. Givens, the sponsor of the Yearbook Club, does a fantastic job of choosing talented students to design the Yearbook. Members are interested in writing about school events, which involves good interviewing skills. They also need to have creative visual design skills. Club members work in small teams to design the Yearbook pages.

The Yearbook Club meets once a month after school.

For more information, contact Mrs. Hogan.

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Shafer Academic Team

Shafer Academic Team is open to all students who would like to grow academically in a fun and competitive way. For our teams to achieve growth and success, students need to commit to practice and independent study. Our team practice is every Monday after school until 4:15 PM. Teams consist of 4 students each and letters indicate the ranking of individual students. Students on team A are generally the most experienced and best players. The coach has the discretion to form the teams. 

As members of the Sumner County Middle School Academic League, we practice with other teams once a month at various county middle schools. Traditionally, we compete in three NAQT Tournaments and two National Computer Competitions annually.

Green Wave Game Guild 

The Green Wave Game Guild is a club that is designed to provide a fun environment where students can develop and strengthen their critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills and gaming techniques.  

For more information contact Mrs. Arevalo

Weight Club

More info coming soon........

 

Shared Vision
Pursuing academic excellence, developing personal motivation, and inspiring continued learning endeavors in preparation for the opportunities of tomorrow.

Leadership
Effective leaders are visionary, have high expectations, focus on student learning, and use data to drive decisions.
Leaders value and involve all stakeholders in setting goals and improving school culture, and subsequently hold themselves and all stakeholders accountable for results.
Leaders commit to the development and growth of other leaders by modeling transparency and setting the example.

Collaborative Culture
Professional Learning Communities maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, and promote cross-curricular, student-focused, and solution-oriented discussions.
Classroom activities and interactions provide opportunities for student collaboration that builds trust, respect, and confidence among diverse learners.
Teachers and administrators actively communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders.
Students take an active ownership of their learning experiences.

Quality Instruction
Teachers engage in relevant professional learning and collaboration with colleagues in order to design quality standards-based instruction for students.
Teachers provide data-driven feedback, and students actively collaborate with teachers in setting their own academic and personal goals.
Teachers provide authentic learning experiences in which students develop deep understanding, character, self-reliance, and citizenship.

Resource Utilization
Shafer Middle School attracts and retains quality faculty and staff through strong leadership, supportive mentoring, and a positive, collaborative environment.
Administrators, teachers, and Parent Teacher Organization work together to recruit and utilize community, business, and parent resources.
Shafer Middle School acquires, maintains, and equitably uses facilities, materials, and technology to support student success.