Art Club - Students meet once a week (usually Tuesday) to work together and create unique art projects.
Contact: Julie NaVickas & Krista Conklin
Basketball Club - Students stay after school on specific Fridays to play basketball with each other.
Contact: Damon Daniels
Business Professionals of America - Students interested in pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields.
Contact: Renay Mercer
Drama Club - Students meet to prepare a dramatic production that will be given in the spring of the school year. Actors, actresses and stage hands are needed. Parents are encouraged to participate. Help is needed in costumes, props, and sets.
Contact: Randy Bechler, Beth Warfel, and Krista Conklin
Jazz Band - Band students practice playing jazz music typically after school on Friday.
Contact: Ryan Warfel
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.
Contact: Mrs. Humphrey, and Kaitlin O'Connor
SAFE Club - The Talley S.A.F.E club 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.
Contact: Michelle Brymer
Science Olympiad - Science Olympiad is a team competition where students compete in 24 different science events from various science content areas, like biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and even engineering. Each team has up to 15 student members who prepare throughout the school year to compete in engineering events, hands-on events or knowledge based events. In the engineering events, students will construct something following pre-determined specifications in order to perform a pre-established task. Hands-on events are investigative in nature where students perform some type of experiment. For knowledge based events, students take a test, analyze sets of data, or use what they have studied to compete in the event. Events fall under five main categories: Life, Personal, and Social Science, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science & Chemistry, Technology & Engineering, Inquiry & Nature of Science. These events usually require up to two team members, and in one case three, to compete.
At Talley, our Science Olympiad team meets after school starting in November. We do not receive the rules and the events list until the end of October. Each year new events can replace older ones, and in some cases events are rotated through after a few years. We will have an interest meeting in late September/early October, so if you are interested in being part of our team, keep your ears open!
Contact: Tamecah Pinkney and Marie Humphrey
Tiger Paws Yearbook - Students from all teams and grades participate in the publishing of the Talley Yearbook.
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.
Contact: Beth Warfel
Technology Student Association or TSA - TSA chapters take the study of STEM beyond the classroom and give students the chance to pursue academic challenges among friends with similar goals and interests. Together, chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels, and learn and apply leadership skills. TSA competititions include categories such as Biotechnology Design, Career Prep, Coding, Digital Photography, Dragster Design, Flight, Leadership Strategies, Medical Technology, Prepared Presentation, Software Development, Technology Problem Solving, Video Game Design, Webmaster, and much more.
Contact: Jennifer Copson
VEX Club - Talley Vex club gives every students the opportunity to be inpired by the excitement of hands-on STEM learning. Each student in VEX has the opportunity to create something with technology, which will help them solve some of the real world problems that we face as a society. Having students participate in VEX helps them to recognize that creative problem solving is fun and see its importance in shaping a better future. We meet once a week and the students take part in competitions against other middle/ high school students locally, and hopefully on a larger scale. Teamwork, perserverance, and many aspects of STEM are incorporated into this fun, challenging, and extreamely rewarding club.