Extracurricular Activities

Academic Team

Sponsor: Kimberly Shelton


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.


Battle of the Books Club

Sponsor: Lisa Burns

Form a team of 4...read books and challenge other teams!

Starts November 14th, 2023.

Sign up in the library with Mrs. Burns.


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




Sponsor: Denise Dobbs

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


Chess Club

Sponsor: Amanda Pacheco

Are you a pro or just want to learn? Join the ECMS Chess Club to practice or to learn the rules of the game.

Our first meeting will take place Tuesday, December 5th until 4:30. Stop by Mrs. Pacheco's room to pick up a permission slip.


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.

If you are interested, please stop by Ms. Huggins room to pick up a form.


Craft Club

Sponsor: Ramona Allen

Any ECMS student that enjoys working on crafts! Meetings are held every Tuesday in Mrs. Allen's room.


Culinary Club

Sponsor: Donnita Carroll

We are excited to have Culinary Club Back...this club is for any student who is excited about and loves food and/or cooking. This year our focus is on the joy of cooking and food, learning about and cooking food from other cultures, as well as some community involvement. Students are to get with Ms. D Carroll to pick up enrollment forms. There is a $25 club fee to purchase ingredients and supplies needed for club activities. Our meetings will begin on Tuesday, January 16th and will be held every other Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. We look forward to having a great time this year!


Dance Team

Sponsor: Sage Mallory

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


FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sponsor: Kimberly Shelton


Girls Athletic Club

Sponsor: Danielle Hayes

For: All girls who love all things sports and athletics.

GAC Members will:

  • Connect with likeminded girls.

  • Create a supportive sports community.

  • Discuss current events in women sports.

  • Brainstorm ways to grow girls athletics.

  • Empower girls though sports and athletics.

  • Participate in activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.


Guitar Club

Sponsor: Principal Drake

Do you play the guitar?

Get your guitar on afterschool! Guitar club meets on scheduled days from 3:30-4:40pm.

Permissions slips are located in the front office.


Photography Club

Sponsor: Carol Spice


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 and 6th 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. 2023-24 will be a year to remember!


Study Club

Sponsor: Helen Mitchell

Do you need a quiet place to get a jump start on homework?

Do you have missing work that you need to make up before the end of the quarter?

Or do you just want someplace where you can read while you wait for your bus?

Then come to Ms. Mitchell's Study Club any Wednesday, from 3:25 until 4:30

This is open to all ECMS grade levels, just make sure to bring some work to do or a book to read!


Teatime with Taylor

Sponsor: Michelle Magruder

A Swiftie society that aims to:

  • Create a safe space for a community that shares the same passion for Taylor Swift.

  • Create meaningful relationships with kind, positive, supportive, and inspiring people.

  • Attends events with other Swifties that promote altruism and generosity.

  • Appreciates Taylor's music, lyricism, and her overall enriching impact on society and people's lives.