2023-24 Clubs at Oakridge
Academic Challenge Team-The Academic Challenge team is a competitive team that answers questions on a broad range of academic subjects. Students learn to work cooperatively in teams and travel to compete with other academic teams in the Olde English Consortium.
- Catherine Rodgers
- Rebecca Bridges
FCA-FCA stands for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but does not just allow students who are athletes. It is an opportunity for students to fellowship with other Christian students and talk about God's word. Topics such as temptations, peer pressure, choices, and standing up for what you believe in are covered throughout the year. This program is completely funded by local churches and individuals and it not affiliated with CMS or OMS or CSD in any way.
- Jessica Taylor
- Kimberly Cauble
Game Club-The Gaming Club meets once a month in the morning and plays board games and Wii games. Emphasis is placed on strategies and game etiquette.
- Don Pitts
- Wendy Howell
Gardening Club-This club will meet periodically before/after school to maintain the instructional garden and outdoor classroom area. Maintenance will consist of light pruning, weed removal, and watering as needed.
Giving Back-Is a service learning club that participates with various service projects in the community. The club teaches students about the importance of helping those in need and increases awareness of the diversity of needs in our community. Members of Giving Back have opportunities to help coordinate school wide service projects. During the past three years, Giving Back coordinated Oakridge Middle school-wide projects with Clover Head Start, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Clover Caring Center, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, Away Home -Homeless Awareness and the Rock Hill Attention Center.
- Jackie Osterhout
- Brooke Nicholson
History Movie Club-Open to sixth graders only, these movies will correlate to sixth grade social studies standards. Students will meet once a month and watch the movies after school while enjoying snacks. Examples include Prince of Egypt, Hercules, and Aladdin.
- Augusta Bennett
LEGO Robotics-The LEGO Robotics club allows students to experience the challenge of engineering, while working with LEGO that they have always enjoyed. Lego Robotics is an exciting competition team designed to challenge students. Each year our team will compete in a worldwide copetition through "First" Lego League. Students work in teams to build, program, and control a robot to complete tasks set on the competition table. The program concentrates on team building and presentation skills.
- Alison Kingswood
Math Counts-Math Counts is for students who are looking for a challenge that goes beyond what is covered in the classroom. Members of the Math Counts Team meet once a week, either before or after school for about 8 weeks. The Math Counts Club will allow any number of interested students to participate. However, the top 6 members are selected to participate in a competition one day during school, against other York County Schools.
1. Peg Merriman
Moped To Memphis-Moped To Memphis is a club that will raise money and awareness for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Students wil also mail cards and items to the hospital to show their support to the patients and staff. The club will meet at least once a month. All Students are invited to join the club.
- Wendy Howell
National Junior Honor Society-The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a service organization consisting of students who display excellent academic achievement, scholarship, worthy character, positive citizenship and leadership qualities. The purpose of the club is for students to use academic excellence to serve their school and community, as well as themselves.
- Audra Robertson
Oakridge TCG-The Oakridge TCG club is a weekly club for anyone who is interested in various card games such as Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, and Yu-Gi-Oh. The goal of the club is to provide kids a safe space to enjoy these games while imoroving social skills and sportsmanship. This year we will host role playing games for anyone that is interested.
- Jared Willams
OMS Dance Company-The OMS Dance Company is an honors dance group made up of 12 seventh and eighth graders. The Dance Company performs at all OMS Dance Concerts and other various events throughout the school year.
- Kristin Weeks
Photography Club-Open to all students who are interested in photography. The club will meet approximately once a month.
- Kimberly Cauble
Recycling Club-The Recycling Club is responsible for collecting recyclables throughout the school. Students can come in early or stay after school to ensure the recyclables are picked up and put outside for York County to pick up. Recycling club students will appear on the morning news program to inform students of our recycling procedures.
- Jessica Allred
Science Club- The science club explores all aspects of science. Participants enjoy learning about science and the different disciplines of science.
- Kerrie Goforth
Student Council-Student Council shares interests, concerns, and student ideas with teachers and administration. They help raise funds and collect items for school activities and community projects.
- Katherine Snyder
- Courtney Hentz
- Kristin Weeks
Talon Group-The Talon Group is a group of 7th and 8th grade chorus members. The students have to audition annually. It is basically an honors chorus. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school. This group will most likely compete in a statewide competition this year.
- Cory Dover