Clifton Clubs & Organizations
Sponsor: Lindsey Landford
There are three bands at Clifton Middle School. The beginner band is for all students who are just starting out on an instrument. The intermediate band is a performing ensemble for students who show a basic understand of how to play their instrument and basic fundamentals of musicianship. The advance band is a performing ensemble and our most competitive ensemble; this is for students who show higher than average understanding of how to play their instrument and music fundamentals. The Clifton Band Program hopes to educate our students in partnership with other academic disciplines by empowering students to use their minds more creatively, inspiring students to become life-long participants and supporters of the arts, so that through the uniqueness of the arts they will discover the uniqueness in themselves.
A limited number of instruments are available for rental. The rental fee is nonrefundable.
Sponsor: Rhonda LeDuff, Joan Jones, and Astra Zeno
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a student organization which recognizes and encourages academic achievement, character, service, leadership, and citizenship. Induction of new members occurs during the spring semester. To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a member of the seventh or eighth grade and must have been in attendance one semester.
Candidates must have a cumulative scholastic average of at least 90 percent. The average will be based upon the fall semester of the current school year, and the 15 grades earned for their English, reading, math, science, and social studies courses will receive equal weight in average. Candidates must have all “E’s” and “S’s” for each grade reporting period with no “P’s” or “U’s”, thereby demonstrating the appropriate attitude of participation and respect in their daily citizenship. To obtain information regarding service, leadership, and character, candidates are surveyed via a response form. The review of information does not guarantee selection and the chapter is not obligated to share information concerning specific students not selected for membership. A NJHS member who is placed in SAC or suspended from school will be removed permanently from the organization immediately after the discipline consequence is given.
Sponsor: David Stevens
Student Council is a select group of students chosen from each homeroom at the end of the first six week period. The Student Council member and alternate must have at least a 70 in each class each six weeks and must not have a “P” or “U” in conduct during any grade reporting period to be accepted and remain in Student Council. A Student Council member who is placed in SAC or suspended from school will be removed permanently from the organization immediately after the discipline consequence is given. The Student Council meets to help the school with community and school projects during the year. The major activities during the year are the Winter Community Project, Fall Dance, Toy Drive, and Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Luncheon.
The Clifton Rubies was founded in the fall of the 2003 - 2004 school year by one of Clifton’s teachers, Dr. Beverly Woods, a seventh grade Reading teacher who presented the idea of Clifton’s young girls not only learning how to present themselves as young ladies in society, recognizing the value in giving back through community service, but also having fun as well was cultivated into a lovely organization of grace and elegance to exemplify the legacy of Mrs. Ruby Sue Clifton.
Mrs. Andrea Condell-Stewart and Ms. Allyson Jones, the first sponsors, started the Rubies and directing them in accomplishing the goals the organization. Fundraisers, community service projects and positive interaction activities help support the goals of the organization. The Rubies initially began with ten-eighth grade girls and fourteen-seventh grade girls. In its third year, the Rubies continue their commitment.
The Rubies Purpose
- To promote academic Excellence
- To promote good citizenship
- To enhance feminine qualities
- To encourage social skills, Poise, Pride, Personality, Dignity, Perseverance, and Self-esteem.
- Also, to participate in community service.
These goals encompass the Rubies’ purpose and young ladyship at Clifton Middle School.
Sponsor: Myra Coleman
Being a cheerleader at Clifton Middle School is an honor and a special privilege. The cheerleader team represents Clifton by promoting good sportsmanship, good citizenship, and a positive school spirit.
Cheerleaders should exemplify both individual and group behavior suitable to their position and in accordance with the rules as stated in the HISD Student Code of Conduct.
Cheerleaders are expected to maintain high standards in academic performance and behavior. Members of the cheerleader team have a fundamental responsibility to play a leadership role in building teamwork and helping the school achieve its goals and objectives.
All 2010-2011 cheerleaders must maintain grades of 70 or above and a conduct grade of S or above on each report card during the 2011-2012 school year.
Sponsor: Beth Baker
The Speech and Debate Team allows students the opportunity to compete in public speaking categories such as poetry, prose, storytelling, dramatic or humorous interpretation, and impromptu speaking events.
Sponsor: Astra Zeno & Michelle Davis
The yearbook team strives to capture the spirit of Clifton Middle School through words and images from the various student events throughout the school year. Members must apply to become part of the staff.
Did you take an awesome picture of a Clifton cougar in action?
Submit your photo to our yearbook. Just go to http://images.balfour.com/web/guest. Our project number is 201116.
Yearbook Sale Flyer
Sponsor: Kris Mosley
The mission of the Clifton Middle School Choral Department is to provide an atmosphere in which students can learn to succeed at singing as individuals and as a group. The choral department seeks to prepare students for success in performance, competition, and future choral endeavors. We strive to achieve a highly disciplined environment in which all students can learn.
The choir performs at concerts and at different venues throughout the year. The choir also has several fun socials during the year where students can have fun outside of the school setting. Students that are interested in the choir will just need to sign up for choir on their course selection sheet.