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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

2020-21 Middle School Reading List(Printable View)

clipart of 3 intertwined circles captioned campus lifeCampus Life

Campus Life meets in eleven schools in Cumberland County and in 1,000+ schools in the USA. Campus Life combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Campus Life is a place for students to have fun, make friends, and talk about what matters. Campus Life provides a balanced approach – physical, mental, social, and spiritual – to give students the skills and hope they need to live in a turbulent world. Campus Life welcomes every student, and there is no cost to participate. Food and drinks are provided free of charge.

Campus Life Director: Jennifer Brakefield 719-339-5010.
The club meets every Friday at 2:50-3:50 in the Mini Theater. Faculty sponsor: Marisa Owen

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

Junior Student 2 Student club is a student-led service program focused on welcoming new students to Max Abbott Middle School and becoming leaders. The organization brings military and civilian students together, welcome new students, create a positive environment, support academic excellence, and ease transitions to our community. Current students who would like to be a part of this club may contact Mrs. López for an application, meetings will be held virtually.

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)

logo of a torch upright with the words national junior honor society just below the flame on the torch handle

The purpose of The Ruth Johnson Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society of Max Abbott Middle School is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship.

To be eligible for nomination a student must have a cumulative average of at least 90 for the 6th grade and first semester of 7th grade. Candidates must have been in attendance at R. Max Abbott Middle School the equivalent of one semester. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students who have received ISS or OSS are not eligible for membership. The selection of each member to the chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty. Any active National Junior Honor Society member who receives ISS or OSS will have his/her membership revoked.
Candidates are inducted in a formal ceremony in the spring. Family members are invited to the ceremony. Membership dues must be paid prior to the Induction Ceremony. Students who are inducted into a chapter of The National Junior Honor Society at another school are welcomed to join Max Abbott’s chapter as long as proper documentation is available. Transfer members must meet Max Abbott’s chapter’s standards within one semester to retain membership.
Members will be involved in many service projects throughout the school year. All members are expected to maintain the chapter’s standards in order to remain members. Meetings are held periodically during the school day. Some after school meetings are held as needed. Mrs. Cheryl Ray is the NJHS advisor.

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 lasts 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 control robot

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



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

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

El club de español (Spanish Club): The goals are to introduce students to the Hispanic culture through a variety of enrich activities that they would not receive in the classroom. Students will explore and celebrate the Spanish-speaking diverse cultures through hands-on experiences, emphasizing language, culture, service, and social issues. The intent is to be both educational and fun for its members. Open to all students, meetings will be held virtually. Any questions please email Mrs. López.


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 August 30, 2020