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Clubs & Activities

McMichael has several clubs and activities for students. Each club has a staff sponsor. We encourage as many students as possible to become active in the school-sponsored activities.

Click on a link below for more information about each.

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Academic Challenge

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Academic Challenge Team

Join the McMichael Academic Challenge Team!






Meeting Dates and Types:

Practice weekly every Thursday after school 3:30-5:00 in room 901 or 603.  We will have 4 total matches this year, all 4 will be in the Spring. We play against Morehead, Rockingham County, Reidsville and Early College.



A knowledge-based academic competition that challenges teams to answer questions in Math, Science, Social Studies, Literature, and All-Around categories.


Membership Requirements and Qualifications:

In order to participate in the 4 matches during the year, members must attend a minimum of 2 practices per month.


2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2018-2019, 2021-2022 County Champions!

All matches begin at 6:30 p.m. Home matches are held in the McMichael media center. 

There is no admission charged and the public is invited!


Surrealistic Planet

Sci Fi Club

Club Advisor: David Williams  


Purpose: “ This is the Way” The DMHS Sci-Fi club is here for you! Are you a Whovian, a Trekkie, a fan of Star Wars, into steampunk, a fan of manga & comic books, or into RPGs? Do you enjoy playing D&D / RPG's, reading science fiction books & or watching Sci-Fi movies? Then this is the club for you! The club is a safe and supportive environment for people with an interest in all things Sci-Fi. 


Meeting time & Location: Thursday's, Room 710, from 3:35pm - 5:00pm

SciFi Club
Trumpet Player

High School Band

Club Website:


Club Advisor: Caleb Foote, Director of Bands 

Purpose: Instrumental music and visual performance instruction with an emphasis on high quality performance. Perform at all home and selected away football games, local parades, school functions as well as travel to competitions and festivals throughout North Carolina and Virginia.

Goals and Activities: Develop ourselves mentally and physically to achieve the highest possible quality performance for our spectators. Learn organizational and leadership skills that apply directly to life.  Promote the positive image of McMichael High School and Rockingham County Schools.


Meeting time & Location:  Booster meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the band room..



President - Jacinta Tuck

VP - Chris Fulcher

VP - James Gunter

Secretary - open

Treasurer  - Pam Mick

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: Availability for all rehearsals and performances.  Musical experience. Ability to pay membership dues.  Mental strength, determination, positive and respectful attitude.

Study Group

Beta Club

Club Advisor: Jennifer Flynt and Daisy Burris 

Mission: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and 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

SERVICE - Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

Meeting time & Location:  2nd Thursday of every month at 8:00 am and 3:35pm in room 600 & other meeting dates as community service opportunities arise.

Goals and Activities:

  • Beta Club Induction Ceremony-----Spring

  • Campus Cleanup

  • Adopt a Family for Christmas

  • Food Drive for Hands of God

  • Teacher Appreciation Recognition

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing

  • Trunk or Treat

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • GPA (Weighted)

  • Freshman 4.2 (based on 1st semester Freshman year)

  • Sophomores 4.1

  • Juniors 4.0

  • Seniors 3.9

  • Participate in a minimum number of service projects and meetings.

Chuch Choir


Club Advisor: Mr. Daniel Tolodziecki 

Purpose: To provide every student a quality education in the arts that expands their knowledge, allowing experiences that enhance and enrich their existence. Chorus also offers opportunities for travel to other states and countries as part of the performing arts and cultural arts experience.

Meeting time & Location: Practices are regularly announced.

Booster Club Officers:

Treva Tatum-President

Mary Smith-Vice President/Treasurer

Tammy Chester-Secretary

Goals and Activities:

Offers a variety of choral ensembles to meet the diverse needs of the student population.  Training students to become musically literate & musically participating members of their community.

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: 

Full participation in every rehearsal and Concert.

Study Group

Battle of the Books

Club Advisor: Brittany Butler and Katrina McGuire  

Purpose: The Battle of the Books team reads 15 books and competes in a district level competition.

Meeting time & Location: Dates and times are based off of the groups availability.  Meeting times can be before school, after school and during lunch depending on the consensus of the group.  The team meets infrequently in the fall when the time is concentrated on reading but meets often in the spring as the competition date draws near.

Dues:  ​The club does not have any dues, but students will purchase a team shirt for the competition.



Membership Requirements and Qualifications:   Students should be excited about reading and willing to read a large number of books from the state Battle of the Books list.



Club Advisor: Ms. Devan Walsh

Purpose: The Drama Club is open to every student and has an open membership all year. At regular club meetings we play improvisation games, plan social activities, and discuss department needs and future plans

Meeting time & Location: Every other Friday after school 3:30-5:00 unless rehearsing after school shows.

Goals and Activities:

  • Ongoing events throughout the semester

Membership Requirements and Qualifications:  9th-12th graders who are open-mind, respect for others, desire to participate, 

Membership Dues: No dues,  but outings cost various amounts

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Club Advisor: Mr. Bell

Meeting time & Location: The second Thursday of every month at 3:15 pm, room 309

Purpose: FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America; the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture.

Membership Requirements and Qualifications:

Students need to attend monthly meetings and participate in club sponsored events such as cookouts, fundraisers, service projects and field trips.

Membership Dues: $12.00 per year (which includes membership in local, state and national chapters)

Projects include:

  • Career Development Events (regional, state and national competitions)

  • Regional Leadership Conference

  • Summer Camp at NC FFA Center at White Lake

  • Service Projects

  • Fundraisers

  • Cookouts

  • NC State Fair Trip

Sunday School

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Club Advisor: Ryan Stevens and Sydney Woodlieff

Purpose: To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Meeting time & Location: Every Wednesday at 7:55 a.m. in the gym

Goals and Activities:

  • To help our school and community in any way we can.

  • We provide food to needy families at Thanksgiving.

Diversity Students

GSA Diversity Club

Club Advisor: Ms. Fisher, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Underwood

Purpose: GSA Diversity Club is a safe place to have conversations on identity, gender, equal rights & social issues important to high school students. 

Meeting time & Location: Friday's in Ms. Underwood's Room (room 603)

Goals and Activities:

We will explore LGBTQIA+ history & activism, discuss personal struggles & successes in a supportive place, and work to improve anti-bullying & peace programs at DMHS. 

GSA Diversity Club is a community where everyone belongs: students who identify as LGBTQ+ and  their allies who wish to show support and understanding. 

Membership Dues: FREE


Mu Alpha Theta
GSA Diversity Club
Studying on the Grass

Mu Alpha Theta

Club Advisor: Marion A. Buchheit

Purpose: Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members in more than 1,500 schools. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics among high school and two-year college students.

Meeting time & Location: You will be reminded of the meetings via email in room 702

Goals and Activities:

  • Providing a method for schools to recognize and encourage those students who enjoy and excel in mathematics.

  • Organizing a National Convention for teachers and students to participate in math-related events and interact with others from across the country.

  • Rewarding outstanding extracurricular achievement by offering special awards to both students and their faculty advisors.

  • Providing Mathematics Competitions to participating members.

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: Mu Alpha Theta is a math honor society for students who have completed at least one math class higher than the Math 3.  Grades for all math classes taken in high school are averaged; students whose cumulative math averages are 85 or higher are invited into the organization during the fall and spring semesters.

Membership Dues: $10.00 for dues and $8.00 for cords to wear at graduation

College Students

National Honor Society

Club Advisor: Ms. Devan Walsh, Ms. Alison York and Ms. Della Smith


Recognition of students at McMichael High School with:

  • highest grade point averages

  • highest standards of scholarship

  • highest service, leadership and character qualifications

Meeting time & Location:

Monthly meetings in the auditorium. Dates and times will be announced via email.

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: Students with an unweighted GPA of 3.4 at the beginning of their Junior year will receive an application. The NHS committee will review applications to select members.

Membership Dues: Dues are $15 each year.

Recent Projects:

  • Peer Tutoring

  • Canned Food Drive

  • Teacher Appreciation

  • Candy Grams


Students Against Destructive Decisions

Club Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Flynt

Meeting time & Location: The 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8 am in Room 600.  Run time for meetings vary depending on the month and service projects being conducted at that time.

Purpose: The goal of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is to provide ways for students to help students make positive decisions about challenges in their everyday lives.


Goals and Activities:

  • To provide opportunities for student involvement in beneficial activities 

  • To sponsor Red Ribbon Week drug awareness activities 

  • To sponsor the Prom Breakfast to create a safe environment for students to enjoy after the prom

  • To promote positive decisions

  • To get involved in our community through volunteering opportunities 

  • To help support the Barry L. Joyce Cancer Center through our McMichael 30 Days of Impact Team

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: 

Our club requirements are very easy to maintain!  All we ask is that students attend meetings and provide help during our activities.  Members must help with the preparations for the Annual Brunswick Stew AND the Prom Breakfast.

Leadership Team Members:

Team Leader:  Hannah Cardwell

Leadership Team Members:  Aubrey Simmons, Sterling Lawson, Ali Somorang, Kaylie Thomas

Engineering Class

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Club Advisor: Mr. John Butler 

Meeting time & Location: Room 305 (Tredway) and 306 (Butler)

State Website: (NC)

Purpose: The Technology Student Association is a national competitive student organization for middle and high school Technology Education students that foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. the Technology Student Association members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering,and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: 

Students must be enrolled in a STEM and/or Technology Engineering & Design Education course.


  • NC Regional event:  

  • NC State event: 

  • National event:


  • Animatronics

  • Architectural Renovation

  • Biotechnology Design

  • Career Preparation

  • Chapter Team

  • Children's Stories 

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) 2D, Architecture

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) 3D, Engineering

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Production

  • Debating Technological Issues

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Digital Video Production

  • Dragster Design

  • Engineering Design

  • Essays on Technology

  • Extemporaneous Speech

  • Fashion Design

  • Flight Endurance

  • Future Technology Teacher

  • Manufacturing Prototype

  • Music Production

  • On Demand Video

  • Photographic Technology

  • Prepared Presentation

  • Promotional Graphics

  • SciVis

  • Software Development 

  • Structural Design & Engineering

  • System Control Technology 

  • Technical Sketching and Application

  • Technology Bowl

  • Technology Problem Solving

  • Transportation Modeling

  • Video Game Design

  • Webmaster

Technology Class

VEX Robotics Team

Club Advisor: Mr. John Butler

Meeting time & Location: Lab 306

Purpose: VEX Robotics teaches students how to effectively communicate ideas, builds problem solving skills, and teaches students to work in teams to reach a common goal.

Activities: VEX engages students in hands on building and coding of robots.  Members compete in the VEX Robotics Competitions held throughout the state.

Membership Requirements and Qualifications: 

Students who show an interest in participating in VEX should first inquire with Mr. Butler (306) about membership and potentially taking Robotics Engineering I Honors.


  • Regional: Teams compete in various NC cities to qualify for the NC State Championship

  • State: Qualified robot teams compete to see who will be the state champions

  • World: Robots from all over the globe compete to see who is the best of the best

Two McMichael Robotics teams crowned NC State Champions.

March 10th 2018, McMichael Robotics traveled to the VEX Robotics Competition State Championship at Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord NC.  Throughout the school year teams competed at regional competitions securing spots for the state championships, in hopes to win and qualify for the World Championship in Louisville, KY.  40 high school and middle school teams from across the state were at the championship event, with only 24 making it into the elimination rounds. McMichael has 5 teams, all of which not only qualified for the state championship, but also made it into the elimination rounds.  Unlike many sports, teams select other teams to form alliances. These alliances move through the elimination rounds, similar to an NCAA bracket, hoping to make it to the finals.


The goal of this year's game, "In the Zone", was to work with your alliance partner to stack cones on mobile goals and to move those goals into zoned scoring areas.  Each match starts with a 15 seconds autonomous period followed by a 1:45 driver control period. At the conclusion of each match points are added together and the alliance with highest scores in considered the winner. 


As many alliances were eliminated, McMichael teams 2777V and 2777W marched on to the finals. In a nail biter McMichael Robotics teams 2777V and 2777W held off the competition and were crowned, NC State Champions and have earned the right to represent North Carolina for the third consecutive year at the Vex Robotics World Championship April 25-28, 2018 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Teams and Awards:

2777V - NC State Tournament Champion

  • Zach Knight

  • Gabe Johnson

  • Cole Hopkins

  • Etienne Lambert

  • Rey Maldonado Dorantes


2777W - NC State Tournament Champion, Sportsmanship Award

  • Michael Mungaray 

  • Kennedy Brandel

  • Khalil Ngom

  • CJ Yarber

  • Jared Pruitt ​


  • Ryan Edrington

  • Nate Goins

  • Ethan Spencer

  • George Knight



  • Franco Neal

  • David Roberts

  • Jacob Reynolds



  • Harleah Spaulding

  • Josh Weter

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