MS Clubs

When the new Atlas schedule went into effect, it offered up new blocks of time that were turned into new opportunities. Having a dedicated club period means that everyone can participate, and clubs don't have to compete with other after school commitments.

Clubs rotate each term so all middle school students take part in three different clubs each year. Clubs are faculty created but student inspired, and vary depending on student and teacher interest, giving students the chance to pursue existing interests as well as discover new ones. In addition to building skills, clubs provide enrichment outside of the classroom, and, because they are mixed grades, clubs also broaden social circles.

2016-2017 Middle School Clubs


Middle school students have regular opportunities to explore interests and discover new ones with like-minded students. The options vary year-to-year, based on student and faculty interest. Some perennial favorites include those listed below.

Board Games Club

Students share their interest in board games through a variety of friendly competitions.

Book Club

The group chooses a book to read together or students can read independently.

Chess Club

Students improve their gamesmanship and compete against other area middle schools.

Electric Football

Students participate in a fun, competitive game, requiring creativity, strategy, and skill.

The Future is Now Robotics Club

Students learn the basics of coding, mechanics, and robotics, while building fully programmable automatons using Lego's Mindstorm EV3 kits.

Girls Basketball

Girls shoot hoops, play mini games, and develop skills in a friendly, stress-free environment.

Harry Potter Club

The Harry Potter club explores the plots, character development, and settings of J. K. Rowling’s most popular series of books through role-playing and interactive games.

Kindness Club

Students explore and implement ways to foster a culture of kindness and acceptance—at PCD and the broader community.

Red & Black Goes Green

Students explore the diverse PCD campus, raising their “nature IQ,” as well as research ways to make PCD greener. “Reduce, reuse and recycle” is the club’s motto and the ultimate goal is to reduce our impact on the environment.

Stock Market Club

Students are given $100,000 of virtual money to invest and compete with students around the country.

Strength Training

Students learn and practices fitness and weight training exercises.

Syfy/Comic Book Club

Students explore and discuss their favorite comic books and super heroes.