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Student Organizations

Student Organizations

John Sevier Middle School offers a variety of student organizations to enhance the education of the whole child.  Kingsport City Schools is committed to notifying parents of all clubs and organizations available to students attending KCS. 

 2015-2016 Student Organizations & Clubs  


Organization/Club Name

 

Club Mission & Purpose Financial Requirements Sponsors
Fellowship of Christian Athletes-
FCA
Present athletes and coaches the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. No financial requirements   Mr. Baker
Bridge Club     Students learning the game of bridge. No financial requirements Mrs. Cunningham
Yearbook Club The yearbook club is committed to working as a team to preserving the memories and events of the school year for the students of Sevier. No financial requirements Mrs Shelton/Mrs. Weaver
Natural Helpers   Students collaborating to making positives changes to Sevier and our surrounding community. No financial requirements Mrs. Kincaid
        
Sequoyah Scribe Sequoyah Scribe is a component of our journalism program and designed to give a voice to the John Sevier Middle School student body.  It produces a student-written, student-designed, and student-led newspaper.  The staff is committed to informing, educating, and entertaining the student body and staff of John Sevier Middle School in a reliable and timely fashion while focusing on newsworthy topics important to our school community.   No financial requirements Mr. Flanary
Sequoyah Scribe Newscast   

Sequoyah Scribe Newscast is a component or our journalism program and designed to give a voice to the John Sevier Middle School student body.  It produces student-scripted, student-filmed, and student-edited daily video newscasts.  The staff is committed to informing, educating, and entertaining the student body and staff of John Sevier Middle School in a reliable and timely fashion while focusing on newsworthy topics important to our school community.

No financial requirements Mr. Flanary
Student Council School Service projects to benefit the school, students, and community. No financial requirements Mrs. Wagner and Mrs. Donihe
 MathCounts    No financial requirements  Mrs. True
       
       
Parent,Teacher,Student Association-
PTSA
     
Band Boosters      
Orchestra Boosters  

The booster club is a group of parents committed to assisting the JSMS Orchestra students and staff.  Assistance includes volunteer opportunities for concerts and receptions, fund-raising activities for music education and equipment, field trips and enrichment opportunities, and parent communication. 

 Membership shall be open to any parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of any child enrolled in JSMS Orchestra during the school year and includes the school Principal and Orchestra Director.  Any other interested person may become a member of the organization with the approval of the Board.  There is no fee for membership.  

 

   
  
Student organizations (involving only students and Kingsport City Schools staff) or school-related organizations (a booster club, parent-teacher association or similar group) shall be subject to the policies and guidelines established by the Board of Education. All student organizations shall be sponsored by a System employee, approved by the principal or Superintendent of Schools and adhere to internal accounting procedures.
Students must enroll in and attend schools under the supervision and control of the Kingsport City Schools Board of Education to be permitted to participate in student organizations/extracurricular activities/athletics.
Annually, as part of the student handbook, each school shall notify the parents or legal guardians of all clubs and organizations available to students attending the school. The list shall include:
(1) The names of the clubs and organizations, including any abbreviations or acronyms;
(2) The mission and purpose of the clubs and organizations; and
(3) All financial requirements associated with membership in the club or organization.
No school shall permit a student to become a member or participate in any activities of a club or organization if the parent or legal guardian of such student has provided written communication prohibiting such student from such membership or participation. In order to be valid, the written communication shall be signed and dated by the parent or legal guardian. This list shall also be submitted to the Superintendent. Only registered organizations are authorized to act as a representative or solicit funds on behalf of Kingsport City Schools or its schools and programs.
The principal or designee(s) shall serve as the liaison(s) to a school-related organization. The liaison(s) shall communicate between the organization and the System.
Any person hired/paid by any student organization or a school-related organization to work with students shall be denominated an "Adjunct Instructor". The use of these non-employee instructors shall meet the standards and conditions described in Policy 5.705 (Adjunct Instructors and Service Contractors).
Plans, projects or activities shall be approved by the principal, or by the Superintendent in the case of system-wide programs, before any action is taken by the student or school-related organization. Fund-raising activities shall be consistent with Board policies. Any funds collected from or for individual students as a requirement to participate in an activity must be processed through the internal financial
accounts of that school.