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Welcome to Edwards Middle School Clubs.  Choose a club to get information such as meeting times, purpose, and staff sponsors.



Club Description & Requirements



  • Edwards DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management through competition and projects. The EMS chapter will be responsible for developing and managing the school’s Patriot Pride Store, performing community service and participating in district and state competitions in the field of Marketing.

  • Open to all students who are interested in entrepreneurship and marketing.

  • $35.00 yearly and includes a club shirt, national dues, DECA Direct magazine and ability to compete in district and state competitions.


Reading Bowl:



  • You must be reading on grade level.

  • You must read all 10 books on the list at least once before the end of the November, which means you will be doing a lot of reading outside of class time.

  • You must commit to being able to attend the county and district competitions. (The county competition is the last Saturday in January and the district competition is two weeks later at Clayton State University.)

  • You must not have any out of school suspension during the school year.

  • You must be able to attend all the Reading Bowl Club meetings.

  • You must be willing to complete assignments such as writing questions for books.

Signup form and book list for students.


Teens for Christ

K. Smith & A.Occius

  • Students gather, sing a few worship songs, pray and there is a brief Bible lesson

  • No cost.

  • Open to all students



Student Council



We are looking for outstanding students (6th - 8th grade) to make up the 2020-2021 Edwards Middle School Student Council.  These students should exhibit positive leadership abilities, a good attitude, a team playercommitment and strong communicate skills.  High standards are required for students who seek to be elected by their peers to serve on the student council. Students elected to student council will be required to serve their school and community by volunteering.  To become a candidate for student council you must fully understand and be able to meet the following requirements: 

  • Attend all scheduled meetings.   

  • Serve on one standing committee during the year and contribute time and effort to help make each Student Council sponsored activity the best it can be.  

  • Act responsibly at all meetings, activities/events and as a leader at EMS. 

  • Maintain 75-grade point average or higher in all classes.  

  • Solicit input from your peers. You ARE their representative.  

Use the QR code or click on the link below to Sign-Up 





Any student at EMS is welcome to join our FBLA chapter and we are always looking for new members!

We have two membership packages: Local Membership and Competitive Membership. The Local Membership is$25and it includes FBLA local, state, and national dues. The Competitive Membership is$40and it includes FBLA local, state, and national dues, plus an FBLA t-shirt. **Please not that you will not be considered a member until your membership dues are paid.**



Anime Club

Louis & Bethea

PURPOSE: The Anime Club promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of Anime as an art form as well as an awareness and understanding of Japanese culture. Any Anime fan may join us at our meetings after school. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, doing Anime-related crafts, & sharing information about cosplay.


The Anime Club welcomes all students who are interested in the Japanese art form of anime. Students will watch films, play games, and discuss this very interesting animation technique.


Club Description: The Anime Club exists for students with an interest in all forms of Animeand Japanese visual arts to meet and share their interests. During club time, members meet andwatch anime. The club meets Bi-weekly, with members determining movies and events for the week.


Patriot Pride University

Mapp, Hollingsworth, Fields

  • Students will participate in Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) initiative at Edwards Middle School. This leadership role allows studentstomodelthe appropriate behavior for students and character traits which compose Patriot Pride at our school. The activities are to developcompassionate students who appreciate and contribute to the world in which they live one interaction at a time.

  • Serving as a role model for students, students will continue to grow as a leader with training and support through our PBIS events and activities.

  • Students initiate and foster our school environment with theNO PLACE FOR HATEprogram.

  • Students will be a student leader and ambassador in our building and virtually. Activities will be held during the school day both face to faceorvirtual. They will serve as a guide for new students, mentors for sixth graders, work with student council and other school organizations and school events.

  • Open to 7thand 8thgraders ONLY

Chess Club

Bethea & Strozier


The chess clubis open to all EMS students, regardless of skill level. Whether you are an advanced player who wants to sharpen your skills and test them in competition, or you just enjoy playing the game and don’t wish to compete, or you’re a beginner who wants to learn how to play chess, you are welcome!



Playing chess focuses on strengthening the student’s decision-making skills and strategic thinking. It will assist them with logic, inductive reasoning, and deductive reasoning. This club will allow students to determine how their actions/moves can determine their outcome. Chess club provides an opportunity to simply have fun playing the game and making friendships, while building these skills at the same time.



Beta Club

I. Jones

Beta club is designed to recognize students for exceptional academic achievement. Students are required to continue with overall high academic standards to maintain membership. Asstudentsprogress into high school, Beta Club Membership leads toward leadership positions and even scholarships. I hope that this is an excellent place for you to fit in.

Basic Requirements for Membership:

  • Students must successfully maintain an overall average of 90 in their core classes, as well as in Connection classes. A student can have a B average in 3 or fewer classes,as long asthe combined average remains a 90 or higher.

  • Example: 84 in SS; 92 in ELA; 90 in Science; 94 in Math Average is a 90; Connections and first period must also average to a 90; these are separate from content.

  • Students who are in 6th grade must have a 90 average on the nine-week report card to be considered eligible to join.

  • Students in 7th or 8th grade may bring their 2019-2020 year-end report to join or stay active.

  • Students joining Edwards Middle School Beta Club for the first time will pay aone timefee of $15 for the national certificate, as well as the $10 yearly dues for being in Beta Club. First time members at EMS will pay a total of $25 to join.

  • Students returning to EMS Beta Club will pay the yearly $10 dues to remain active.


Books & Bytes

Swain, Kelly, & L. White

The EMS Books & Bytes Club is open to all EMS students who enjoy reading!

We will meet onthe 2ndand 4thThursday of the month.

Students may read on their personal devices (Kindle, laptop, etc.) or purchase books to read.


Tanner& Means

Any student at EMS is welcome to join our Yearbook Club and we are always looking for new members! Yearbook is a group that gives students experience in print-media publishing. It allows students experience in photography, graphic design and writing creatively that combine to create a yearbook that captures the memories of our school year. Ms. Tanner and Dr. Means are our advisers,and they are dedicated to leading the Yearbook Club to success!



Young Men of Distinction

Hendrix, Louis, & Jackson

Young MenofDistinction is aboysmentoring program that develops leadership skills by providing educational opportunities to students.

Math Club


This team is for students who are interested in competing against other schools in math tournaments. We work together to solve interesting and unique math problems usingMathCounts, Art of Problem Solving, AMC 8 and other past competitions. We will meet once per week on Mondays at 3:30. It is currently open to all grade levels.


Young Ladies of Elite

Cowden & Monte

Mentoring group for females

Science Club

Shy & Brown

The Edwards Middle School Science Club is open to all grade levels. Our science club meets oncea week,willparticipate inthe RCPS Science Fair, and will build researching andproblem-solvingskill. Upon returning to school we will engage incommunity service to help ourenvironment andrecyclewithin our school.


Science Club Admission Requirements

  • Potential members must have at least a “B” average and no in-school (ISS) or out-of-school (OSS) suspensions.

  • Interested students must sign up and are then rated by teachers based on effort, behavior and responsibility.

  • Must commit to completing a competition level science fair project.



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A+ Students’Study Skills Club

D. Carter

The A+ Students’ Study Skills Club is an online club where motivated6th- 8thgradestudents come together to get coaching on time management, organization, and study skills. We meet weekly to learnhow tostudy smarter, not harderso that you get your parents off your back! The mainbenefitof this club is it will help you be a more successful studentbeforeyou get to high school.


  • Must have at least a “C” average and no behavioral issues or referrals

  • Willing to be a student leader and peer coach others on the tools learned

  • Must sign up and be rated by team teachers on effort and other work habits


News Show


New students are recruited twice a year for18 week internships.

Depending on the number of students in the club, crews are formed and rotated in weekly so that all can participate.


After school we will learn about editing and producing video projects.

Projects will serve the school and may include literacy tutorials, anti-bully messages, and other public service announcements.


We meet every morning from 7:15am - 8:00am. Ms. Tanner is our adviser and is looking forward to welcoming new members!





The EMS HOSA Club is open to 6-8thgrade students who are enrolled in the Healthcare Science program.It is designed to develop effective leadership qualities and skills, to foster communication skills,to promote involvement in healthcare projects, as well as promote opportunities in health care.There is a $30 membership fee.



K. Smith

Programopen to all students. Students will learn some drama improv games as well as learn monologues and share them throughFlipgrid. Students will critique each otherand work with each other on reader’s theater plays and other forms of drama. This is a great opportunity for students whoalways would have liked to perform but have felt intimidated by the stage. Future possibilities may include small scale dramatic performances on the EMS Stage. No cost to join the club. Participation contingent upon performance in classes.