Activities

Clubs

We hope all of our students will consider joining a club this year! Most clubs begin with an information session in the fall. Listen for session times on morning announcements, check the weekly Phoenix Update (email) or check this page for updates. Please contact Mrs.Hoffman, Scholastic Club Coordinator, (shannon_hoffman@iss.k12.nc.us) with questions or to volunteer!

 

Hello Mt. Mourne Club Participants! The Mt. Mourne Phoenix Club shirts are here! They are 100% pre-shrunk cotton, burgundy short sleeved shirts with the Phoenix logo and club names listed in cream.
The shirts are only $10 and can be worn to show your Phoenix Club Spirit! Order a shirt last year and have no idea where it is? Ordered one last year and it no longer fits? Or you just don't like to do laundry and want a second shirt? NOW is your chance.
All clubs use the same shirt, so if your student is in more than one club you do not need to purchase multiple shirts. All orders must be placed by 11/1/19.
Cheddar Up link for ordering.

Art Showcase

Sponsor: Mrs. Frasier

Test your artistic abilities in a statewide competition. After receiving a category prompt, students have one month to create and submit art. Media categories include painting, drawing, collage, photography and more.

Battle of the Books

Sponsor: Mrs. Gillis

After reading an assigned list of books, teams battle it out, answering questions to determine their comprehension.

Battle of the Books is offered as a class to select 7th and 8th grade students. Participation is by invitation only.

Chess

Sponsor: Mrs. Ramsey, Parent Advisor 

A game of strategy and intellect, some believe that playing chess can actually make you smarter.*  Players of all skill levels are welcome!

There are 2 levels of Chess at MMS:

Chess Club- Free and open to players  at any skill level

Chess Team- Open to players of any skill level who want to compete in area tournaments. ($150 donation covers membership in U.S. Chess Federation, professional lessons, competition t-shirt).

Inkers

Sponsor: Mr. Roncone

Do you have a passion for writing? Do you love coming up with lyrics and poetry? Are you writing a book? Then this is the club for you.

MathCounts

Sponsor: Mrs. Jones

Students will practice problem solving strategies and learn new mathematics concepts to prepare for mathematics competitions in a fun but competitive environment.  In February there will be a regional MATHCOUNTS Competition.

If you are interested and would like more details, please sign up on Mrs. Jones' door. 

Quiz Bowl

Sponsor:  Mr. Moody and Mr. Gordon (Parent)

Teams go head-to-head answering questions on a wide range of topics in a fast-paced format.

Odyssey of the Mind

Sponsor: Parent volunteer needed

In Odyssey of the Mind, students merge creativity with out-of-the-box thinking to solve complex problems in new ways. 

Robotics

Sponsor: 

If you tend to wonder how things work, have an interest in building new things, and programing your own robot, this club may be for you!

Envirothon

Sponsor: Mrs. Driver

Envirothon Interest meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 23 from 3:00-3:45 in Mrs. Driver's room (Room #21).

The NC Envirothon is an exciting natural resource club designed to challenge students in an interactive, outdoor competition, consisting of 3-5 students. Competition areas include Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatic Ecology, Soils and Land Use and Current Environmental Issues. 

Science Olympiad

Parent Volunteer Needed

Science Olympiad offers tournaments  for students interested in gaining hands-on experience in biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology.

Science Olympiad Practice Site

Speech & Debate

Sponsor: Mrs. Eisinger

Want to be a confident, convincing public speaker? If practice makes perfect, then Speech & Debate Club will give you the practice you need to entertain, inform and persuade an audience. You will also learn how to craft solid arguments for debate. 

Student Government

Sponsors: Mrs. Doughtie and Mrs. Webb

Student leaders, selected as representatives, collaborate to create activities for the school that promote enthusiasm, school spirit, and a commitment to community service.

Students who are interested in applying to participate in SGA should see Mrs. Webb or Mrs. Doughtie.

Athletics

Overnight Field Trips

Washington DC (8th Grade)

8th Grade Washington D.C. Field Trip 2020

Parent Information Meeting: September 10, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Media Center at Mount Mourne

SAVE THE DATES                     March 19-22, 2020
COST                                                $495 per person

SITES
Smithsonian's (ex: Air & Space, Natural History, American History, Castle, American Indian), War Memorials, US Capitol, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Archives, Botanical Gardens, and more!

ACCOMMODATIONS          Hampton Inn and Suites
TRANSPORTATION               Rose Charters
MEALS                                            All meals included! 

CHAPERONES
We need 1 chaperone for every 3-4 students. The chaperone fee for the trip is the same as the student fee, $495 per person. Please contact Mrs. Russell at connie_russell@iss.k12.nc.us and/or Lisa VanBuhler at lisavb@roadrunner.com for more information.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
*Payment in full of $495.00 (Non-Refundable) is due no later than September 14, 2019….OR…Installment Options Below…

*The Initial Non-Refundable deposit of $150.00 is due no later than September 14, 2019.
*The First Non-Refundable Installment of $125.00 is due no later than October 31, 2019.
*The Second Non-Refundable Installment of $125.00 is due no later than December 7, 2019.
*The Final Non-Refundable Installment of $95.00 will be due no later than January 24, 2020.

However, you are welcome to start making payments anytime. The preferred method of payment is online with a credit card, which can be found on the school home page. Checks (payable to Mount Mourne School) will also be accepted. Thanks for being prompt in your payments!

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa VanBuhler, MMS DC Trip Coordinator –lisavb@roadrunner.com.

ONLINE PAYMENTS

DC RESERVATION FORM

 

Atlanta (6th Grade)

6th Grade Atlanta Field Trip 2020

Parent Information Meeting: September 9, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Media Center

SAVE THE DATES                     April 23-24, 2020
COST                                                $325 per person

SITES
World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center Studios and Tour, Stone Mountain Park, and Dinner at The Varsity

ACCOMMODATIONS          Holiday Inn Express
TRANSPORTATION               Burke Christian Tours
MEALS                                            All meals included! 

CHAPERONES
We need 1 chaperone for every 3-4 students. The chaperone fee for the trip is the same as the student fee, $325 per person. Please contact Mr. Moody at seth_moody@iss.k12.nc.us and/or Lisa VanBuhler at lisavb@roadrunner.com for more information.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
*Payment in full of $325.00 (Non-Refundable) is due no later than September 26, 2019….OR…Installment Options Below…

*The First Non-Refundable Installment of $125.00 is due no later than September 26, 2019.
*The Second Non-Refundable Installment of $100.00 is due no later than November 7, 2019.
*The Final Non-Refundable Installment of $100.00 will be due no later than January 16, 2020.

However, you are welcome to start making payments anytime. The preferred method of payment is online with a credit card, the payment icon can also be found on the school home page. Checks (made payable to Mount Mourne School) will also be accepted. Thanks for being prompt in your payments!

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa VanBuhler, MMS DC Trip Coordinator –lisavb@roadrunner.com.

ONLINE PAYMENTS

ATLANTA RESERVATION FORM