Middle School Making Club (STEM)
The PLP Middle School Making club will begin with a foundation in electronics using open-platform Arduino microcontrollers and
electronics components to make a robot or other moving machine.
Progression through all electronics skills will be at an individual pace – it is necessary that all students are capable of directing
their own work. Students will use a variety of resources for reference including a printed resource guide and a breadth of online
resources. Mentors will be available for support, however there will be very limited opportunity for one-on-one
instruction. Students must use research skills, creativity, and perseverance to move forward through the design and build
process. The goal of the club is to promote STEM and the creative thinking process. An informational meeting will be held at
lunch on October 19th in Ms. Mones’ room – STEM 205. The cost for the club is $150.
Please direct any questions to Caroline.Mones@PineLakePrep.org.
Pine Lake Preparatory Yearbook
PLP MS Yearbook Club is looking for students to help make this year’s yearbook better than ever! Yearbook is a great
opportunity for students to grow together and make memories that are sure to last a lifetime (literally!). Aside from being a lot of
fun, yearbook helps teach teamwork, problem solving and time management skills. The Yearbook Club meets on Thursdays
from 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, in addition to attending Middle School events to take pictures. There will be an informational meeting
for students on Thursday, September 1st in room 209 during lunch.
Additional questions may be directed to Ms. Gretchen DeRuyter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Green Pride Club
The Go Green Club at Pine Lake Preparatory Middle
School is devoted to the preservation of our natural
resources. The club discusses environmental issues,
plans environmental activities and promotes a “green”
lifestyle among the Pine Lake community. The Go
Green Club interest meeting will be on Thursday,
September 1st at 7:30 am in Mr. Lecher's Room. The
club meets every Thursday morning from 7:30–7:55 am.
For questions related to the Go Green Club at Pine Lake Preparatory, please contact Mr. Thomas Lecher at email@example.com.
MATHCOUNTS is a national foundation that engages middle school students of all
abilities and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their
academic and professional opportunities. The PLP chapter will seek to engage,
challenge, inspire curiosity and build confidence in our students regardless of their
present math ability level. MATHCOUNTS will meet each Wednesday from 7:15 am –
8:00 am beginning October 12th. The season will wrap up in early spring as the team
participates in the North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities Regional
Competition. Students interested in participating in MATHCOUNTS are encouraged to
attend an interest meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at lunch in room 122. The cost is $30, which includes registration fee, t-shirt,
lunch at regionals, and some supplies.
For information or inquiries related to MATHCOUNTS, please contact Ms. Jennifer Lehec at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who participate in Science Olympiad will work collaboratively to prepare and compete in a series
of events related to earth science, genetics, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical
engineering and technology. Emphasis in Science Olympiad is placed on active, hands on group
participation, problem solving, and independent investigations. Students participating in Science Olympiad
will prepare and train for Regional and State level competitions where they will compete against area
schools. Science Olympiad will meet on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:00 beginning September 12th. An informational meeting
will be held on September 5th during lunchtime in room 122 (Ms. Lehec’s room). Even if you are an athlete
in a sport, you can still participate in Science Olympiad. Special arrangements can be made with Mrs.
Morgan. The cost is $50, which includes registration fee, t-shirt, lunch at regionals, and some supplies.
For information or inquiries related to Science Olympiad, please contact Ms. Paige Morgan at email@example.com.
Middle School Newspaper
Come join the PLP Middle School Newspaper! Newspaper members can contribute in
different ways to suit their interests and strengths including photographers, writers, and
editors. Photographers and writers have the opportunity to cover various areas of PLP life
such as sports, academics, special events on campus, and events in our local communities.
Editors work together to perfect and publish the paper on Google Sites. As a member of the
newspaper, your work will be published on the MS website for the PLP community to enjoy.
The newspaper meetings are held after school on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm. An
interest meeting will take place in Mrs. Beverly's room (217) on Tuesday, September 6th from
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm.
For more information or inquiries related to Newspaper, please contact Ms. Savannah Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School Quill
The Quill is a writing competition in which teams of four students must create written products
given a prompt from each of four text types. The Quill is an original competition developed in
cooperation with the North Carolina Reading Association, and is aligned with the Common
Core Standards. The Quill club will meet each Tuesday from 7:30 am – 8:00 am beginning
October 11th. The season will wrap up on April 5 and 6, as the team participates in the North
Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities Regional Competition. Students interested in
participating in The Quill are encouraged to attend an interest meeting on Wednesday,
September 21st at lunch in room 208.
For information or inquiries related to The Quill, please
contact Ms. Jessica Biondo at Jessica.Biondo@PineLakePrep.org.
Middle School Show Choir
Middle School students at Pine Lake Preparatory have the opportunity to perform and compete in a competitive Show
Choir. Combining choral singing with dance, show choir offers students the opportunity to develop greater musicianship and
stage presence. Show Choir will officially begin on Thursday, September 15th and conclude in the spring after the group
competes in the North Carolina Association of Scholastic Activities Show Choir Competition. We will perform at various events
throughout the year! The group will rehearse on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm. There will be a short informational
meeting on Thursday, September 1st during lunch in Ms. Wilson’s room (MS 215). Auditions will be held Thursday, September 8th
For additional information or inquiries related to Show Choir, please contact Shannon.Wilson@PineLakePrep.org.
There is a $45 fee for Show Choir.
Middle School Student Council
The Pine Lake Preparatory Middle School Student Council is an extracurricular opportunity for students to develop leadership skills
and collaboration. Student Council members work together to coordinate various school functions such as spirit assemblies,
dances, and other social and academic events. Middle School students will elect five students from each grade level (6th, 7th
and 8th) that will make up the council roster, from there the grade level representatives elect officers. All students in grades 6-8
are eligible to participate and the group will meet the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:15 am – 7:55 a.m. Students
interested in Middle School student council will have the opportunity to sign up during the week of September 6th and are
encouraged to attend an informational meeting at lunch on September 8th in Room 207. Elections will formally take place the
week of September 12th.
For questions or inquiries related to Middle School Student Council, please contact Ms. Carrie
Sospenzo at Carrie.Sospenzo@PineLakePrep.org.