Maynard Jackson Club and Extracurricular Activity Listing
Ms. D. Ross
Academic Team promotes academic excellence and the joy of learning through competition. If you're good at History, Jeopardy or Trivia, and you're interested in being on the team, this is for you.
Ambassadors are a leadership training group of students who are committed to being positive leaders both within our school and out in the community through monthly community service projects.
Art Society Club
(Freshmen and Sophomores – When students become juniors and seniors, they apply for the National Art Honor Society) - The Art Society is an organization geared toward the promotion of art awareness of in our school and community. This organization is a group of highly motivated students that sees art as a necessity in conjunction with the other core subjects to make up the educational system. The members are made of juniors and seniors and operate hand in hand with the underclassman art club. The Art society is a vehicle that enables students to stay involved in art, even if the student is not taking art classes during any a particular grading period of the school year. It also allows students to add aesthetic appeal to our school facilities.
Mr. A. Levy
See band director for placement information.
Ms. D. Ross
(Invitation Only). Grade restrictions apply. The National Beta Club promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, and recognizes achievement. Invitations for induction into National Beta Club go out by March. Induction is in the Spring of each year.
Mr. Randigam and Mr. Barnett
A chess club is a club formed for the purpose of playing the board game of chess. Chess clubs provide for both informal games and timed games, often as part of an internal competition or in a league.
Mrs. L. Williams
See Mrs. Lydia Williams for placement information.
Cultural Diversity Club
The Cultural Diversity Club will focus on cultures every month and study everything from different cultures and ethnicities to different regions of the U.S. and the world.
By participating on a debate team, students learn the art of persuasion. Research has shown that participation in debates increases students' academic performance and increases their chances of earning a college degree. Urban debate teams are making a strong comeback. A school team will prepare to compete in local, regional, and national tournaments. Many colleges offer summer programs that teach debating skills. Students benefit from preparing for debates by honing their research skills. Students also benefit from the experience of speaking in public.
Ms. A. Edwards/
The Drama Club is an extension of the drama classes where we learn acting and technical theater techniques. Members will participate in all productions as crew and performers and are offered workshops throughout the year.
The Environmental Club is a group of concerned students who are committed to raising awareness about environmental issues, and to reducing our environmental impact as individuals, a school community, and as citizens of the world.
The purpose of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Coach Curry/Coach Williams/Coach Robinson
FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference through Christ.
French Club is open to all students who have in interest in French or the Francophone culture.
Sponsor the Executive Leadership group comprised of students from the Freshmen Class
Ms. A. Edwards
International Thespian Society
ITS is the only honor society to recognize secondary school students for outstanding work in theater and offers outside performance venues and college auditions to formal awards and scholarships.
See band director for pre-requisites and placement
Ms. Elliott /
Junior Class Sponsors
Sponsor the Executive Leadership group comprised of students from the Junior Class.
A service oriented club where the students volunteer their time to help others.
Male Reading Club (DTLR Reading Club)
Male students read various genres of fiction and non-fiction and engage in discussions regarding their interpretations of the literature.
See Band Director for placement information (including auxiliary)
The Math Team promotes math intelligence among budding mathematicians and encourages enjoyment of mathematics. We strive to solve challenging math problems not found in a regular classroom. Practices are weekly and competitions are scattered throughout the year.
Maynard Jackson Dance Company
The MJHS Dance Company was created to provide students with an opportunity to perform and express their talents of dance throughout the community. The company proudly presents works of various dance genres and meets weekly for rehearsal and technique classes. The company also performs in annual concerts, performs throughout the community, and display works from professional choreographers in the Atlanta area. Our prominent dance business partnerships include: The Atlanta Ballet, The Atlanta Dance Connection, AREA (Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment & the Arts), Dance Canvas, and The D.A.I.R. Project provides workshops, scholarships and choreography to the company
The Georgia Mock Trial Competition helps students gain an understanding of the legal system by providing opportunities for school teams to participate in academic competitions where players assume attorney and witness roles in a court case. Lawyers coach students in developing questioning, critical thinking and oral advocacy skills.
At the core of Global Classrooms is Model United Nations, wherein students step into shoes of UN Ambassadors and debate a range of issues on the UN agenda. For over 60 years, Model UN has thrived in highly selective high schools and colleges – institutions with the resources to match a strong student interest in world affairs. Prior to 2000, when Global Classrooms was created, students in economically disadvantaged public schools rarely had the opportunity to participate.
National Art Honor Society
The Jackson National Art Honor Society is an organization here at Maynard Jackson High School, geared towards the promotion of art awareness in our school and community. This organization is a group of highly motivated students that sees art as a necessity in conjunction with the other core subjects to make up the educational system. The members are made of juniors and seniors and operate hand in hand with the underclassman art club. The Art society is a vehicle that enables students to stay involved in art, even if the student is not taking art classes during any particular grading period of the school year. It also allows students to add aesthetic appeal to our school facilities.
National Technical Honor Society
The NTHS honors outstanding juniors and seniors who have demonstrated excellence in any of the career and technical fields by being members in good standing with any of the following organizations: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, Skills, TSA, and VOCA.
Newspaper Staff (Journalism)
Newspaper Journalism Staff strives to inform, to entertain, and to express through the medium we create and maintain. The staff welcomes all constructive criticism and helpful insights...so feel free to contact us!
National Art Honor Society
Our primary objective is to give artists a platform to market themselves and their work. Our community of professionals are here to help artists build a strong and lasting environment for continued success.
Mrs. E. Robinson
NHS (National Honor Society)
The National Honor Society stresses education as a total experience, emphasizing the promotion of scholarship, along with leadership, service, and character. Members are required to attend the chapter meetings (offered both before and after school); complete 10 hours of community service for each year of membership, maintain a 90 cumulative GPA, and uphold the high standards of NHS by remaining active in organizations and demonstrating positive leadership in all aspects of student life.
National Society of Black Engineers
The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society currently serves approximately 180,000 members and awards over $175,000 in scholarships to its members annually. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
See Mr. Gladfelter for pre-requisites and placement.
Ms. L. Robinson
PALS is a club designed for students who want to volunteer their time to work with students with special needs. The club volunteers at Special Olympics, plans outings, and helps these students enjoy their high school experience to the fullest!
Peer Mediation Program
Guidance Counselors train a responsible group of students to engage in peer mediation in an effort to resolve conflict with peers.
SADD (Students Against Drunk Drivers)
SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, promotes positive decision-making by the student body. We organize Red Ribbon Week and other activities throughout the school year.
Science Fair is a competitive organization that not only covers all areas of science, but engineering as well. No matter what your science strength is, you will find your niche here at the Olympiad.
Mr. King, Ms. Sumra, Ms. Elliott, and Ms. S. Williams
Senior Class Sponsors
Sponsor the Executive Leadership group comprised of students from the Senior Class.
Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. Skills USA helps each student excel. Skills USAs mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Skills USA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of Skills USA.
Societe Honoraire de Francais (Honor Society for French)
The purpose of the Societe Honoraire de Francais is to celebrate and promote the study of the French language as well as Francophone culture.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
This is an honor society for Spanish students who meet the requirements and service career areas.
Sophomore Class Sponsor
Sponsor the Executive Leadership group comprised of students from the Sophomore Class
Are you taking a Spanish class? Do you think that Spanish is an awesome language? Does foreign culture interest you? If you said yes to all of these questions, you would enjoy Spanish Club! Club membership is by application and only open for current and former students of Spanish or native Spanish speakers.
Dr. O. Minor
Student Council (responsible for all Homecoming activities) and projects, community service and social activities of the school.
Technology Student Association
TSA is a student organization for current/former members of an Engineering & Technology course that uses co-curricular activities to prepare members to be effective leaders and responsible citizens in a technology-driven society, including communication, leadership and competitive skill development.
Ms. A. Edwards
Yearbook is an application only Academic Journalism elective. Class applications are available in January, and the class roster is selected by February of the previous school year. The Yearbook Class uses InDesign and Photoshop to design pages, edit photos, and create The Best Yearbook Ever!
Meeting and Competition Schedules will be provided by sponsors at parent interest meetings.