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Academic Team

Sponsor: Kimberly Shelton

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The Academic team is open to students in 6th-8th grade.

Art Club

Sponsor: Jennifer Rhea

Art Club - Where ECMS artists find a community to create, share and celebrate all things art!

  • Club meets are the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30-4:30 in the art room. **First meeting is November 3, 2021
  • Students must be picked up promptly at 4:30.
  • Grab a sign-up sheet from Mrs. Rhea's door cubby, fill it out with a parent signature and return it to Mrs. Rhea's door cubby by Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

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Beta Club

Sponsor: Lisa Stevenson and Monique Griffin

Beta Club promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among secondary school students:

ACHIEVEMENT: Recognizing and honoring high-academic achievement

CHARACTER: Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful

LEADERSHIP: Developing the leaders of tomorrow

CHARACTER: Demonstrating our motto: Let us Lead by Serving Others


  • Currently be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade
  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Mandatory Attendance at monthly meetings (1 excused absence permitted)
  • 10 hours of community service per semester
  • No office referrals including ISS/OSS
  • $40 dues (includes National membership fees and a Beta T-Shirt) Scholarships are available – please see a sponsor

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Sponsor: Denise Dobbs

Tryouts are usually in the Spring. Please watch for future information.

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Chess Club

Sponsor: Jo Dale

Don't know how to play? Come and learn how! 

Please stop by Mrs. Dale's classroom to get a permission slip and find out meetine dates.

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Color Guard

Sponsor: Donnita Carroll and Kiersten Huggins

We are excited to now have a Color Guard Club at ECMS! This is a precursor to the Color Guard at SWHS. Color Guard will meet every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 in Ms. Carroll's classroom beginning November 3, 2021.

If you are interested, please stop by Ms. Huggins or Ms. Carroll's room and pick up a form.

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Culinary Club

Sponsor: Donnita Carroll and Lisa Burns

If you love to cook, love learning about food from othe cultures, or just want to learn to cook...join us the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month from 3:30-4:30 pm, beginning November 1, 2021. 

Please stop by Ms. Carroll's room or Mrs. Burns in the media center, and pick up a form.

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Drama Club

Sponsors: Tristan Beck and Jo Dale

The Drama Club gives students an opportunity to participate in supervised creative dramatic activities, including a final production in the spring (Auditions for the spring production will be open to all ECMS students.).  Students are exposed to different aspects of theater including impromptu skits, vocal music, dance, costume design, set design, props and tech crew. The club works on creative thinking skills, encourages teamwork, and provides students with enriched and FUN learning experiences in the area of performing arts. Club sponsors are Mr. Tristan Beck and Mrs. Jo Dale. The club meets Mondays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Mrs. Dale’s room (for now).

Guitar Club

Sponsors: Mr. Drake & Coach Davies

Play Guitar?

Get Your Guitar On After School!

First Meeting : Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:30-4:30

Location: Band Room

Students will need to have a signed permission form to participate in the Guitar Club. Permission forms can be picked up in the shcool office.

FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sponsor: Kimberly Shelton

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FCA meets each Friday in the band room.

Meeting Time: 7:45-8:15


School of Rock Music Club

Sponsor:Nancy Griner

The School of Rock Music Club is an extracurricular club for music lovers. Come as you are and be ready to explore the many different genres of music. This club is discussion-based, and not an 'instrument-playing" type of club. If you want to learn about and listen to all differnet kind of music, this is the club for you! we will meet 1-2 Tuesdays per month from from 3:30-4:30 pm. You must provide transportation for your child to participate. A Spotify account isnot required, but very helpful. Donations of after-school snacks & drinks are appreciated.

Location: Mrs. Griner's Classroom 

Students will need a signed permission form to participate. See Mrs. Griner for the permission slip.

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Student Council

Sponsor: Jennifer Miller

The Emerald Coast Middle School Student Council offers students the opportunity to fully participate in and understand the process of democracy.  The ECMS Student Council is designed for students to plan and participate in various school and community activities. Monthly meetings are held where, as leaders, Student Council works together with the ECMS administration to better serve the ECMS family.

Student Council consists of 8th grade officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary.  and Treasurer. In addition, we have two class representatives from both 7th, 6th, 5th grades. Students of all ability levels are encouraged to run for office. Criteria for participation include maintaining academic and behavioral expectations and a willingness to report information back to their classes.

In recent school years, the ECMS Student Council has been responsible for attaining drink machines, recycling bins, planting gardens and a tree in celebration Earth Day. Student Council has created T-shirts, as well as a class bench accompanied by remembrance plaque.  Last year, Student Council was proud to encourage canned food donations to assist Caring and Sharing of South Walton. Students and staff were able to help 425 South Walton families including 590 children with Thanksgiving dinners. Student Council is proud to participate in other fundraisers, such as “The Penny Wars” and encourage recycling. 2018-2019 will be a year to remember!

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