Current Clubs at JT Moore!

JTM clubs are an awesome “bonus” to being a Matador!If your student wants to participate, please fill out a clubs permission form.

7th & 8th Grade Book Club

This is a book club for 7th and 8th graders with a different theme in the Fall (climate change dystopian fiction) and the Spring (juvenile justice fiction and nonfiction). Students will meet once a month to discuss a book on the chosen topic and brainstorm how to be active change agents and literate citizens!

Contact: Anna Bernstein

Art Club

This will be a club to work on fun crafts or to explore things that the students enjoy doing. I would like to keep the number down so it will be less than class size. Possible ideas are hand sewing, felting, painting tiles, knitting, weaving, and more!

Contact: Natalie Caswell


The Matador Baseball Club will be entering our 6th year competing in the HVAC Baseball league. We will potentially have a Varsity and a JV team. There is a potential opportunity for a 5th-grade team pending approval from the HVAC league. This is NOT an MNPS sponsored sport.

Contact: Connor Siegel

Drama Club

JT Moore offers an extended amount of opportunities in theatre as students explore the areas of both artistic and technical aspects while bringing together a group of students who work towards common goals in production and performance. Drama Club is open to all grades (5-8), and our meeting schedule varies according to specific workshops and productions.

Workshops include mini-musicals, one-act plays, and technical theatre classes, which take place after school during the fall semester. Workshops are grade-level experiences, valuable to both seasoned theatre students and those students interested in trying a new extracurricular. Workshops typically run for 3-4 weeks. Auditions are open to all grades (5-8) for our musical productions. Productions focus on vocal instruction, choreography, and character development and typically have a 12-week rehearsal run. Students who audition can participate in a variety of opportunities including cast, ensemble, set crew/run crew, and lighting and sound technicians.

All fees collected fund JTMoore Drama Club’s licensing of works, costume purchases, and production costs. Students can find out more about the drama club’s happenings on the Drama page.

Contact: Zac Smith

Dungeons and Dragons Club


If you love the time-tested, magical, story-filled game of Dungeons & Dragons, this club is for you! We will meet on Friday mornings in the JTM library and work in teams (no more than 2 campaigns) to organize, collaborate, and use our imaginations for serious fun and MS-friendly game-play.

Contact: Jenny Winston

FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes


FCA is a group of students who get together for a weekly Bible study, prayer and games. Participants don’t have to be athletes to participate! All are welcome to attend.

Contact: Shane Kimbro

Garden Club

The JTM Garden Club will work to maintain the gardens around the JTM Campus. We will grow plants to sell, as well as vegetables to donate to 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Students will learn about proper care of plants/garden, learn about 2nd Harvest and the needs of the community, as well as make an impact in the community. This club will meet regularly, but we will also need volunteers to come to the school to pitch in on garden bed maintenance.

Contact: Alex Lute

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Advisors are resource liaisons for students, school administration and staff, and the larger community regarding safe and supportive environments. They provide support for LGBTQ+ students and/or any student who feels marginalized. By participating in ongoing training opportunities and leveraging community resources, GSA advisors will provide mentorship and guidance to support students. Specifically, GSA advisors will assist students in accessing youth-friendly services and facilitate safe and supportive learning environments for all students, within the school and community.

Contact: Anna Bernstein

International Trip Club

This club takes a yearly trip overseas. We focus on learning new languages, as well as learning about the history and culture of these countries. June 2022-Panama June 2023-Belize All tours are run through EF Tours.

Contact: Alex Lute

Lacrosse Club

This is a boys lacrosse team/club for JT Moore. We will practice Monday – Thursday from 4:30-5:30 behind the portables at JT Moore, unless otherwise posted. The season will begin in February and run into April. We will begin with the fundamentals of lacrosse and basic drills. As the team progresses, we will incorporate more advanced plays and skills. We will be mirroring the drills and fundamentals taught at the Hillsboro High School club team, so our players are ready to progress to that team when they head to 9th grade. Fees go to reserving fields to play on, referees for games, and other costs associated with the program. We have a bit of donated equipment that we are eager to take advantage of. This is not an MNPS sponsored sport.

Contact: William West


We will work together to create the JTM Newspaper to go out Bi-Weekly (hopefully). Students will be in charge of writing articles, taking pictures, interview people, sending in articles and pictures on time, etc. Each student will be assigned to work on certain sections of the newspaper with other students. Students should be good time managers, good at talking with people, love to write, and be able to meet the majority of the time.

Contact: Blair Paxton or Chase Bilyeu

Percussion Club

The percussion club will meet in the Band Room at JT Moore on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5pm. 

Contact: Shane Kimbro

Philosophy Club

What does it mean to be an informed citizen? How do we talk about difficult-to-talk-about things? Join writer, professor, and comic book enthusiast, Dr. Dark (Ms. Dark’s husband!) for donuts, philosophy, & conversations surrounding today’s current events, drawing on the wisdom of the past. Dr. Dark teaches in the College of Theology at Belmont University and among the incarcerated communities of Nashville, Tennessee. He has facilitated Philosophy Club at JT Moore for the last three years.

Contact: Sarah Dark

Project Lit Book Club

Love reading? Enjoy discussing books with friends in a safe space? Not sure, but want to be a part of a fun, positive community experience?

In Project Lit Book Club, we’ll meet weekly at the JTM library to talk about a novel or exciting non-fiction work that affirms and values all students.

We’ll begin with the autobiographical graphic novel, When Stars Are Scattered (Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed), and follow it up with books chosen by club members for the rest of the year.

Books, snacks, and smiles provided to all free of charge! Can’t wait to see you there!

Tuesdays: 4:15-5:15 (Meetings will also be online for virtual attendees.) First Club Meeting: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 

Contact: Leslie Bryan

Robotics Club

Lego FIRST Robotics Competition Team with Mr. Paxton

Contact: Robert Paxton


Rocketry Club

This group is for students who are excited about rocketry and want to experience building and launching rockets.

Contact: Robert Paxton

Students for Social Justice

We’re a club that helps equip students with education and guidance in order to work for social change. We’ll be meeting every other week in the Library. Our teacher sponsor is our awesome librarian, Mrs. Dark. Our parent sponsor is Francisco Garcia, who has worked on multiple change projects. We’re excited to see you there!

Social change is when a group of people makes a difference for the betterment of others. We want to help our peers realize that we can have a positive impact now as youth–there are things we can do to work to teach and promote peace, compassion, and justice for both people and our planet! We’re excited to see you there! Maya Garcia, Student Sponsor

Contact: Sarah Dark