Clubs and Activities

  • Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.Clubs offer an opportunity for students to have fun, develop friendships, learn new skills, participate in group activities and more. 
    Please contact club sponsor for additional information.
    Additional clubs may be added dependent upon student interest and available funding.

    Animal Rescue Club

    Danna Snodgrass
    Meetings: Thursdays 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
    Once a week or once every two weeks
    Location: Room 116 and Media Center
    To fundraise and promote awareness for animals in shelters or foster care.

    Basketball Intramurals

    Basketball Intramurals is finished for the 23-24 school year.

    Intramurals is not team tryouts.  Intramurals allow students to work on skills and have fun.
    Bring water and a change of clothes.
    Meet in Front Office by 8am.
    Girls – Starts Monday, October 23
    Monday and Wednesday mornings – 8:00-9:00 a.m.
    Boys – Starts Tuesday, October 24
    Tuesday and Thursday mornings – 8:00-9:00 a.m.

    All students must pick up a permission form that must be signed by their parent/guardian and turned in before participating.  No exceptions.
    Pick up form from Mr. Arnette’s room 168.
    Any questions, email Brandon Arnette
    Location: Outdoor courts and/or Gym
    Basketball intramurals is an opportunity to compete in full-court games against students in own grade level.

    Battle of the Books Team

    Juanita Deal
    First Meeting: Thursday, November 2, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center

    Battle of the Books is a countywide competition for students in elementary, middle and high school.  Students read the 2023.24 Sunshine State books which serve as the topics for the battle questions. 
    This is not a traditional club that meets weekly.  Students form teams, identify who will read which books, discuss at times that are convenient to team members.  Students are on teams and participate in a countywide competition.


    Lauren Veil
    Tryouts: September, 2023
    Practice Location: Cafe and Gym
    JMS Cheerleading makes up two teams: Competition Cheer and Basketball Cheer.
    JMS Competition Cheer - Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
    We will compete in three FCDA competitions, in hopes to participate at Nationals in April.
    JMS Basketball Cheer - Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    We will stand behind the girls & boys basketball teams at home & away games.  
    Both teams will participate in school-wide events to show school spirit.
    Tryouts are the week of September 18
    Monday & Tuesday all grades learn the materials
    Wednesday - 6th grade tryouts after school
    Thursday 7th and 8th grade tryouts after school

    Color Guard 

    Ashley Leland
    Meetings: Tuesdays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (September - December)
    Location: Cafe
    Colorguard is a performance-based activity that focuses on flag spinning and tossing, in choreographed routines to music. This club performs alongside the music department at multiple school and community events throughout the fall.

    First LEGO Robotics Challenge Team

    Brenda Joyce
    Meetings: Wednesdays 4:05 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (August - January)
    Location: Room 2-102
    Develop and practice core values, such as teamwork and inclusion, while learning to write original codes that solve critical thinking problems.
    Currently Full

    First Priority 

    Joanne Maltese
    Meetings: Thursdays 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Cafe
    A student-led Christian club. A representative from Christ Fellowship Church comes and helps facilitate the meetings.  Students usually play a game, socialize with students and have a mini lesson on youth and Christianity.

    Keep On Track

    Rebecca Cairo
    Day / Time to be announced
    Location to be announced
    Purpose - Keep on Track is a girls running club. It is open to girls grades 6, 7, and 8.   You don't have to already be a runner to join, but you do have to want to get better at running.  In Keep on Track, they not only focus on improving running skills and maintaining healthy bodies, we will also focus on positive mindset, decision making and building friendships.  


    Ashley Leland
    Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    Location: Room 126, Ms. Leland’s room
    Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA for short, is a student-run organization that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. This club provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ and allied students to discuss their experiences and find connection.


    Mary Murillo
    Meetings: Health Occupations Students of America ($30 membership fee)
    Locations: Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. in room 2-101
    An international student-led organization.  HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.  HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the Health Science Education program.

    HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for middle school, high school and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.

    Jazz Band

    Manuel Camacho
    Meetings: Wednesdays and Fridays 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    Location: Band Room
    Learn Jazz music, America’s musical contribution

    “Ketchup” at Jupiter Middle School

    Ashley Brezak
    Meetings: Tuesdays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (September - November)
    Location: Room 4-14
    Academic and/or social time for students in 6th - 8th grade.

    Kickball Intramurals 

    Jennie Mergens
    Carly Springhetti
    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays  4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (November and December)
    Location: Meet in room 5-14, We will go out to field together
    Please bring a water bottle, a healthy snack and sneakers.  No Crocs allowed!

    Meditation and Fitness

    Kathleen Carr
    Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (January - May)
    Incorporate meditation, yoga, fitness videos, dance videos and more to promote mind and body fitness.

    Mariner Mermaids - SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Club 

    Kirsten Knowles
    Cheryl Huey
    Mondays 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    First Meeting - Monday, October 2
    Location: Meetings in room 163 (Ms. Huey’s room)
    Girls at JMS will have the opportunity to learn about electronics, motors, and SeaPerch Robotics while using the engineering design process. Beyond building and operating robots, club participants will train to compete in underwater agility competitions where they will maneuver their robots around obstacles in a timed mission.

    National Junior Honor Society - NJHS

    Stacy Ullom
    Meetings - The 2nd Friday of each month 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (1st meeting is 9/22)
    Location: Room 155
    National Junior Honor Society
    The club’s purpose is to recognize, challenge and guide students who demonstrate the 5 pillars through different leadership and service projects in the school and local community.
    The JMS Chapter of the NJHS is an official member of the nationally recognized NJHS organization.  Students are invited based on their scholarship qualifications and then complete an application to be considered as members based on the other pillars of the organization (leadership, service, character and citizenship)  Once reviewed by a council of teachers, those that are approved are inducted in a ceremony.

    Paddle Board Club

    Kevin Burns
    Meeting - Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Off campus at Blueline Surf Company/Jupiter
    Students must provide their own transportation to Blueline.
    Paddleboard Club is a fun day out on the water.  Blueline Surf Co. provides paddleboard, paddle and life jacket rentals at a discounted rate.
    We paddle a loop on the intracoastal waterway around Burt Reynolds Park.


    Brenda Joyce
    Meetings - Mondays, 8:15 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. (September - March)
    Location: Room 2-102
    Preparing students for college and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
    Students work as a team to prepare for the 3/9/24 SECME Olympiad, a creative engineering competition, against other middle schools.

    Step Team

    Nicole Brown Ware

    ***Update 1/19/2024 - It's not too late to join.  Step Team is accepting new members.  

    Practices are held in Ms. Brown Ware's room
    Thursday mornings - 8am
    Thursday afternoons - 4:15 - 5:15pm
    Friday mornings - 8am
    Any questions or for more information, email Ms. Brown Ware or stop by her room

    The Step Team will perform for school-related activities, sports, rallies, etc.
    This will be tied into PBIS activities. 
    The team will have inexpensive uniform shirts and pants.  

    Student Council

    Jennifer Vanderwalker
    Meetings - Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
    Room 119 (Art Room)
    Leadership, service work, social/emotional collaboration, and drive school spirit. They are STARRR leaders and represent the best of JMS.Any student may join at any time of the school year. These students help the school to accomplish goals, plan events, and make improvements.

    Run on Track for Boys

    Rebecca Cairo
    Meetings - Thursdays starting in January, 2024, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
    Meet at the Track.  You must wear athletic attire and running shoes.  Bring water.
    Explore the different events of track, so they are more familiar with the events, and work on conditioning prior to the track season.
    Stop by Cairo's room or Brezak's room to pick up a permission slip that must be signed prior to participating.

    The Unique and Powerful Teen Club

    Donna Baker
    Meetings - Tuesdays 4:10 - 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Media Center
    Everyone is invited to join.  The club focuses on Leadership skills, Literacy, Self-esteem skills, Coping skills for peer pressure, Creating a positive self-image, Social/emotional (soft skills), Connecting students to school, and Fostering a sense of community.

    Volleyball Intramurals 

    Ashely Ulmer
    Schedule: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (September - October)
    Schedule: 7th and 8th grade: Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.; 6th grade: Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Gym
    Allow girls to have an opportunity to play volleyball, be active and socialize while building self-esteem and social skills through teamwork.

    Yoga Club 

    Kathleen Carr
    **New date and time: Meetings - Friday mornings at 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. (September - December)
    Location: Stage in Cafe
    To promote fitness and positive mental health. 
    Work on various yoga poses to develop strength, fitness and flexibility.