Activities / Clubs

There is a variety of after school clubs offered at Mariner Middle. Below is a list of current clubs, however, we do add clubs during the year based on student interest. 

Meeting days and times can be confirmed on Mariner Middle's School Calendar.

Art Club - Interested students meet twice a month (every other Wednesday) to create personal artworks along with artworks for our campus and/or for the community along with our Art teacher, Ms. Hefner.

Battle of the Books - Battle of the Books meets each week on Tuesday after school in room 801 with Mrs. Keesler. Any student can join by November 30th. Students read a variety of high-interest books, collaborate in discussions, create critical questions, and compete in a district-wide event.  Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

Builders Club - The Builders Club at Mariner Middle School is a community service club sponsored by the Harney Point Kiwanis organization. Our students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and a strong moral character, while giving back to those in need, both locally and globally. We participate in various types of community service, such as beach cleanups, fundraising for animal shelters and The Red Cross, spreading holiday cheer at local assisted living facilities, participating in a field day for special needs adults, sending cards and letters to U.S. Troops and sponsoring food drives at our school. We hold a meeting after school twice a month and typically have one community service event every other month with our sponsor, Mrs. Zuman.

Cadet Leadership Program (Cadets)The Cadet Leadership Program (CLP), or “Cadets,” is a community service-based program designed for middle school students, and emphasizes leadership skills, problem-solving techniques, and teamwork while offering an opportunity for a positive interaction with Law Enforcement.

While in the program, Cadets will learn about the dangers of drugs, campus violence, bullying, social media, peer pressure, and many other issues today’s youth may encounter both on and off-campus.  Above all, the program stresses the importance of accountability, responsibility, and integrity.  The Cadet Leadership Program is led by our SRO, Officer Clint Atkinson.

Cheer Team

Creative Writing Club - Club for students interested in writing. This year we have a lot of fiction writers. At meetings, we discuss our ideas and the problems that writers face. We offer support and encouragement to each other and feed each other’s creativity.

Dance Team

Gay-Straight Alliance - The GSA meets on Tuesdays and offers a safe place for peers to come together, be themselves, advocate, and learn without judgment. Everyone is equal and welcome.  Our staff sponsor is Mrs. Peschel.

Glee Club - Vocalists looking to be a part of a fun afternoon of singing can join this musical group that sings a variety of genres.  Whether you are looking to have fun, perform, compete, or just meet other vocalists, this is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Junior Youth in Government
- Students create pieces of legislation and practice debating skills in preparation for a statewide model congress in the Spring.

Math Team - Students meet to practice higher-level complex math problems. The practice is to prepare for 3 math competitions throughout the year. Looking for students who enjoy math and problem-solving.

National Junior Honors Society

Odyssey of the Mind - Club for creative problem solvers. Students solve long-term and spontaneous problems in competition with other 7-member teams.

Robotics Club - Team members meet after school to prepare for robotics tournaments. The team researches a real-world problem and then uses robotics to solve it.

Spanish Club - We currently meet every other Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:25 to experience “un poco de todo” (a little of everything). This is an opportunity for you to further practice and explore the Spanish language and culture through a variety of activities such as earning badges for demonstrated mastery of Spanish vocabulary, or making pinatas, playing games in Spanish, and participating in Community Service projects as well, to name a few.

Student Council - Student Council is comprised of representatives from each grade level who have been elected by their peers. They focus on issues important to the students at our school and are involved in projects that improve our school and community.  Our staff sponsor is Mr. Romero.

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