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clipart of books playing tug of war. text reads: nc battle of the books - pull for your team

Battle of the Books

Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee and then compete in a quiz-bowl-style tournament to test their knowledge of these books. Battle of the Books is used to motivate middle school students to read books from a wide variety of genres. The team is made up of 12 students – grades 6 through 8.

Battle of the Books Reading List

2019-20 Middle School Reading List(Printable View)


Cyberpatriotimage of a circular badge with a lightning bolt colored like the american flag - text reads cyberpatriots

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created to help direct students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program, created by the Air Force Association (AFA), features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for middle school students.


Forensicsclipart of a panther in a bow tie standing in front of a microphone - text reads: forensics

All interested students may try out for Forensics by memorizing parts of a speech. There are several areas of competition: Storytelling, Duo, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Humorous Interpretation.



JS2Sclipart of lightbulb shining with text reading s2s student to student

The Junior Student 2 Student (JS2S) Student Ambassador program is designed to offer support to new students enrolling in Max Abbott. They volunteer their time to engage in activities that help meet the needs of our new students. Current students who would like to be a part of this club may pick up an application with Ms. Bragg. The goal is to create a “welcoming committee” of current students on each team to assist new students to find their classes, eat lunch with them on the first day, etc. They also help create an environment of caring for all students through random acts of kindness throughout the year.

Math Countsclipart of a medal on a lanyard - text says: math counts competiton series est. 1983

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program provides extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and creative problems that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, the MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.

NJHS (National Jr. Honor Society)clipart of torch with text reading, national junior honor society

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. Territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle-level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.

Panther Stringsimage of a pawprint with a panther center of the paw - reads, Max Abbott Panther Strings

Panther Strings is an audition-based extracurricular string quartet of the Max Abbott Orchestra. Auditions are open to any member of the orchestra 6th-8th grade and membership last for one school year. The ensemble performs extra performances in support of the school and community outreach.


Pep Bandclipart of a panther wearing a sweater, with music notes all around with a trumpet and drum on the sides.

Pep Band has the awesome job of “pepping” up the players and crowd at home football and basketball games. This group is made up of 2nd and 3rd-year band students who practice after school for performances at games and other school events.


Robotics Clubimage of a small home made remote controll robot

Robotics guide students through the exciting world of robots. Technology is associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots.



RUSH is a student-led, Christian club that empowers students to put their faith into action to change their school. Students meet weekly to have fun together, grow in their faith, and take part in numerous

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school/community services. We want to make a difference in the world, our community, and our school, so if that’s you, come and join us!

Though RUSH is a Christian club, it is open to students and faculty of all beliefs, backgrounds, and lifestyles, so come any week to try it out! No dues are required; we simply ask for commitment, respect, and a willingness to grow.


Science Olympiadlogo of science olynpiad with picture of a globe and text including Exploring the World of Sclience

Students participate in various categories. A final team of students will compete against each of the middle schools in the County. The winner continues to the State competition.


Spanish Clubclipart of colorful flags handing from 3 lines, with text that reads Spanish Club

The Spanish Club focuses on using Spanish in real-world situations. Students learn Spanish to prepare them to communicate with others through oral language, print, and media. They are also encouraged to learn about the culture of Hispanic countries.


Tri-M Music Honor Societyclipart reading Tri-M Music Honor Society with 3 interlocking M's in a frame

Tri-M Music Honor Society is a high school and middle school music honor society and is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and to provide leadership and service opportunities to young musicians. There are approximately 6200 participating chapters in several countries.


Published by Marisa Owen on April 2, 2019
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