Chess Club

This club provides an after-school opportunity for students to engage in playing the beloved game of chess. It is currently open to all 6th through 8th grade students. NO experience necessary. Join the club and learn how to play!

Sponsor: Mr. Cruz

Thursdays, 2:45-3:30

Coding Club

We will be learning about Scratch, Python, and micro:bit. No experience needed and all levels welcome.

Sponsor: Ms. Shanker

Most Thursdays until 3:30

Dungeons and Dragons Club

The D&D Club is a group where we bring together diverse players to create and to adventure in a world formulated by the Dungeon Master. We hope to exude cooperation, critical thinking, and logical skills in order to traverse puzzles and realistic scenarios through the course of these games. We also provide a way for players to entertain themselves while also tackling the arts of acting and writing.

Sponsors: Ms. M. Smith and Mr. Reid

Thursdays 2:45 to 4:10

FCCLA Family, Career, Community Leaders of America

This is a national organization. We will explore the science and nutrition behind food and how it impacts our daily lives. We have students from grades, 6, 7 and 8.  We work on a wide range of projects. Some of them involve cooking, personal organization, simple interior design projects, friendships and families, and community service projects.6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are eligible to join.  No experience necessary.

Sponsor: Ms. Allen

Every other Monday 2:45 – 3:30PM

Film Club

Do you want to learn how to make short films? Come to the student-led film club where we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

Sponsor: Ms. Shanker

Most Thursday from 2:45 to 3:30

Green Team

Sponsor: Ms. Thomas

Tuesdays, 2:45 to 3:30 pm

GSA: Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The GSA is open to students of all sexual orientations and gender identity.  We have students who identify as LGBTQIA as well as allies come to GSA and participate. GSA is a safe space for students to develop community amongst one another and develop programs for a more inclusive school environment.

Sponsor: Ms. Paris

Every other Thursday, 2:45-3:30

International Club

International Club provides students with the opportunity to share their knowledge about other cultures and countries. Students can expand their global curiosity in a relaxed, accepting, and fun environment.

Sponsor: Ms. Connor

Mondays 2:45-3:30

Investment Club

The DHMS investment club and build a fundamental understanding of investing while gaining real-world skills and practice in math, English language arts, economics, social studies, and more! Compete in an online simulation of the global capital markets, while learning from professional industry volunteers. Are you interested in the Capital Hill Challenge or writing about your financial decisions? Build your skills now to compete for college scholarships.

Sponsor: Ms. Boyd

Thursdays, 2:45 to 3:30


Each month students have an opportunity to participate in 2-4 activities, with one nonprofit in the spotlight. Three kinds of activities are offered:

  1. Educational – a chance to learn about a non-profit, what it does, who it serves, and how it works
  2. Volunteering – an opportunity for a hands-on activity to help others
  3. Giving – the option to donate either directly or with in-kind gifts (e.g. books, coats, food)

Sponsor: Ms. Malks

Every other Monday 2:45-3:30PM

Maker Monday

This is an opportunity for you to learn some new skills and create some items you wish to make. The style for Maker Monday is set up this year so that students can learn skills and have adequate time with Ms. Kennedy to help. Sign ups are required.

Sponsor: Ms. Susan Kennedy

Mondays 2:45-4:10 PM

Math Counts

Math Counts is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person “bee” style contests. Our goal will be to train for the Math Counts school competition (which will happen sometime in January). There are opportunities to advance to the local chapter competition and possibly the state and national competitions (held in February, March, and May). 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are eligible to join.  No experience necessary.

Sponsor: Mr. Cruz

Tuesdays, 2:45 to 3:30


Model United Nations

Do you like to argue and debate?  Do you follow current events and wonder how problems get solved throughout the world?  If so, the Model United Nations Club may be for you. The Model UN Club prepares for and participates in several local conferences on Saturdays in the Fall and Spring. We research and represent countries on current issues and use Parliamentary Procedure to work through a structured debate. If you like geography, history, and current events and are up for the challenge of working collaboratively, come check out the Model UN Club.

Sponsor: Mrs. Carlson

Thursdays 2:45 – 3:30

National History Day Club

This is a club for the history lovers! This club’s members will work on their own historical research and produce a project on this year’s NHD Theme. Projects will be presented at a DHMS National History Day fair (to be announced) and possibly participate in other local and regional (and National) National History Day contest.

Sponsor: Ms. Jordan

Mondays 2:45-3:30

Newspaper Club

Do you enjoy writing, photography, or drawing? Are you interested in producing a weekly newspaper about our school and community? Well then you should join the Phoenix Times Newspaper Club!

Sponsor: Ms. Shanker

Most Thursdays until 3:30.


Sponsor: Ms. Kroger

Thursdays, 2:45 to 3:30

Pickleball Club

Pickleball Club is designed to give students an opportunity to play the sport of pickleball with other pickleball players after school.

Sponsor: Ms. Westcott

Thursdays Fall: 9/28 – 10/27
Spring: 4/1 – 5/242:45 – 4:10PM
Outdoor Basketball Courts/Tennis Courts

Puzzle and Game Club

Tuesdays, 2:45 to 3:45

TAB Book Club

TAB is a lunchtime book club that is open to all students. TAB usually meets twice a month with the DHMS librarian and a librarian from our local branch library.

Sponsor: Ms. Shanker

Every other Wednesday
Grade Level Lunch time

Tech Tuesday

Technology Student Association (TSA) is a co-curricular CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) that supports Technology Education programs at the Middle and High School levels. TSA chapters take the study of STEM beyond the classroom and give students the chance to work on competitive events, learn and apply leadership skills, and may attend conferences at the state, regional, and national levels.

Sponsor: Ms. Susan Kennedy

Tuesdays 2:45-4:10 PM

Science Olympiad Club

Science club is an exciting way for students and enthusiasts to explore and engage with the world of science. This club provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about different scientific disciplines, conduct experiments, and participate in various scientific activities. By joining a science club, students can enhance their scientific knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and cultivate a passion for science.

Sponsor: Ms. Thomas

Mondays, 2:45 to 3:30