Achiever's Academy - Lead by Pastor Pope Achiever's Academy is a classroom based mentoring program. The program helps students explore a career direction. It helps them explore careers and build life skills. They look into colleges and internships and strive to do better in school. The group covers topics like organization, note-taking, and college exploration.
Meets: Thursday mornings in room 140
Contact: Tania Milionis
Art Club - Art Club is for 7th and 8th grade students who will create art projects using a variety of media. They will work collaboratively in groups and individually on different works of art.
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays after school. Room 180 & 181
Contact: Julie Navickas & Krista Conklin
Basketball Club - Talley Basketball Club is for boys and girls basketball players to participate in open gym. All student-athletes must have a valid physical on file with the nurse at Talley to participate.
Meets: Afterschool Tuesdays and Thursdays in November and December. Certain Fridays in the spring. Talley Gym
Contact: Damon Daniels
Business Professionals of America - "Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a career and technical student organization that is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. BPA aims to develop leadership, academic, and technological skills in the workplace among students and leaders within the community."
Meets: The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month after school. Room 185
Contact: Renay Mercer
Chess Club - This club is for new and experienced players. No physical chess board is needed.
Meets: 1st Thursday via Zoom
Contact: Mrs. Cloud
Drama Club - Students meet to prepare musical theatre productions, talent shows, etc. that will be performed throughout the school year. Actors, actresses, dancers, and stage hands are needed. Parents are encouraged to participate. Help is needed in all aspects of the production.
Meets: Most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school during production season. As well as some evenings. Room 190, 189, 181, & auditorium
Contact: Beth Warfel & Krista Conklin
Environmental Club - This club is a student organization in which the students promote environmental awareness and sustainability and is devoted to helping preserve the environment and raise awareness about environmental issues. This club promotes student involvement in a variety of activities depending on the current environmental issues.
Meets: Thursdays after school. Room 144
Contact: Marie Humphrey
FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Meets: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays after school. Room 187
Contact: Nashawn Davis
Girls Who Code - "Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Our programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they'll need to pursue 21st century opportunities."
Meets: The second and fourth Thursdays of the month after school. Room 185
Contact: Renay Mercer
Jazz Ensemble - Students in this ensemble perform primarily jazz styles of music. Performances will occur outside the school day and are mandatory. Students interested in piano, percussion, guitar, or bass guitar should listen to school announcements for audition information. Students who already play any saxophone, trumpet, trombone, do not have to audition.
Meets: Fridays after school. Band Room
Contact: Ryan Warfel
Math League - Math League is an exciting way for students to be exposed to some intriguing, challenging math problems that are not necessarily components of the classroom curriculum. Math League is not all about winning. It is all about having fun with math!
Meets: Mondays after school. Room 008. Meets held at P.S. duPont.
Contact: Margaret Pierce
National Junior Honor Society - Membership in NJHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a student. NJHS have standards in scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. If you are chosen to be inducted into the Talley Chapter of the NJHS, you will be expected to: Maintain a GPA of at least 3.75, Participate in all NJHS meetings (1-2 per month), Complete 10 hours of individual community service, Participate in the NJHS Chapter community service project. Demonstrate leadership, good citizenship and character at Talley Middle School and in the community. Students will be invited by invitation in the spring.
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month. Additional meetings will be posted on Schoology. Room 144
Contact: Marie Humphrey & Kaitlin O'Connor
Promise Club - Promise SAVE stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere. This is a student led group that focuses on protecting your friends, schools, and community from violence before it happens. Students will organize, plan, and implement 4 events during the school year. Meets: The 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month after school. Room 185
Contact: Renay Mercer
Student Council - Students are elected as the represented voice of the student body to discuss and advocate for policies to improve the school. Students also plan social and spirit events for the school.
Contact: Tania Milionis & Kathleen Jackson
Talley LGBTQ-Straight Alliance - The Talley LGBTQ-Straight Alliance is an opportunity for students to meet to discuss issues and plan activities related to diversity and those inclusive of the LGTQ community. The overall goal of S.A.F.E. club is to promote a safe, tolerant, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
Meets: Twice a month. Room 167
Contact: Michelle Brymer
Tiger Paws Yearbook - Students from all teams and grades participate in the publishing of the Talley Yearbook. There is an application process.
Meets: Fridays. Room 142
Contact: Elyse Vincent
Tri-M -This is an honor society for music students who maintain an A average in all music classes and 3.0 or B average in all OTHER classes. These students must demonstrate leadership within their performing ensembles and/or music classrooms and demonstrate proficiency on their instrument of choice. These students will meet once or twice a month and participate in service projects and special performances which are aimed at improving both our school community and greater community through music. Membership in the society will be granted through invitation only.
Meets: Once a month. Band Room
Contact: Beth Warfel
VEX Robotics Club - Gives students an introduction to STEM concepts through robotics. This club encourages students to develop skills necessary for engineering related careers including design process, programming, robotics, troubleshooting, Computer Aided Design and time management. In order to succeed, students will learn to work as a team, develop programming and building skills, complete a series of projects and attend competitions.
Meets: Thursdays. Room 251
Contact: Aaron Smith & Greg Reynolds