The National Geographic Geography Bee is held nationwide each year between November and January. Participating schools hold their own bees, resulting in a school champion and runner-up. The champion takes a written test, which is sent to the state to be scored. The top 100 scorers earn the chance to compete in the state bee. This is open to 6th-8th graders.
The winner and runner-up of our Middle School (6th-8th grades) Spelling Bee represents St. Martin's at the GISA-area bee. Winners then go to the GISA Finals in Macon, the GAE/Atlanta Daily World State Final in Atlanta, and finally the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Middle School English teachers coordinate the bee.
Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades participate in the Science Olympiad, a weekly after-school science activity. Students work on various science projects and lessons in preparation for the annual Georgia Science Olympiad.
Brass Ensemble develops band skills and brass education through the rehearsal and performance of brass ensemble compositions. Ensemble skills include individualism, group participation, intonation, style, leadership, communication, commitment and responsibility.
The goal of Choral Music is to foster the enjoyment of singing in each student while developing a healthy choral technique and love for music that will last a lifetime. Throughout the school year, choral participants perform in chapel services, School Sunday, Open House, end of the semester concerts, community events and more. In addition to performing, students study choral repertoire and investigate aspects of music theory and history through group and individual class projects. There are choral groups for both Elementary and Middle School students.
Instrumental Music is a year-long co-curricular Middle School class that meets three times weekly. Students select an instrument (woodwinds, brass and percussion) and learn basic musicianship skills for their instrument, leading to full mastery of the instrument.
They learn note names, note values, time signatures and other musical terms. Students are expected to practice at home. Students perform in selected Participants perform in selected Chapel services, school assemblies and other school programs and events.
St. Martin's Middle School students perform in an annual spring musical help in conjunction with the spring Art Show. Auditions are held each winter with the show in March or April. All Middle School students are invited to try out for acting/singing parts or to participate in stage management, set construction and lighting/sound management.
The Speech & Drama Club trains 5th-8th grade students in performing arts including dramatic play, playwriting, stage direction, set design, choreography and costume design. Students perform at Showcases and at other campus events. Speech & Drama Showcases give students the opportunity to perform short skits or scenes from plays and show their skills from drama class or Speech & Drama Club activities. The Showcases are held two to three times annually. Most members of the Speech & Drama Club also participate in the annual Spring Musical.
Ten Middle Schoolers are selected each year to publish The Legend, the St. Martin's yearbook. The 72-page, hardcover yearbook is distributed each spring, with a 16-page full-color supplement distributed in early fall. The book chronicles school activities and includes class pictures.
Warrior TV is a monthly broadcast news program written and produced by Middle School students to report on news and events around campus. Students serve as reporters, writers, editors, producers, camera operators, technical support and anchors. Click here to view Warrior TV.
Middle School students participate in monthly meetings and other activities. Students study international culture, cook and partake of foreign cuisine, hear from guest speakers with expertise about different countries and enjoy hand-on activities and crafts. The French teachers sponsor the club.
Middle School students participate in monthly meetings and other activities. Students study international culture, cook and partake of foreign cuisine, hear from guest speakers with expertise about different countries and enjoy hands-on activities and crafts. The Spanish teachers sponsor the club.
The RELATE (Respect, Empathize, Learn, Appreciate, Think, Empower) Club's mission is to develop an awareness and appreciation of the diverse and unique populations within our school and community and to inspire others to show compassion, empathy and understanding for our neighbors regardless of ethnicity, race, gender or religion.
Patrols are dedicated students who assist their fellow students in and out of cars during carpool. The 4th and 5th-grade students are assigned weeks throughout the year as a part of their service to the school in conjunction with their Leadership class. Duties include opening car doors during arrival and dismissal.
St. Martin's Honor Society (SMHS) is open to students in 7th and 8th grades to recognize outstanding accomplishments in academics, leadership and contributions to the community. Students must maintain Honor Roll status, be a good citizen and perform community service outside of school. Students also provide service to the school community. An induction ceremony for new ceremony for new members is held each spring.
SOLVE (Serving Others through Leadership, Volunteerism and Education) is St. Martin’s school-wide community service program. Students participate in a variety of projects throughout the school year to support groups in need. The SOLVE Club also coordinates projects on and off campus for students to earn service hours and give back to the community.
SOLVE Jr. (Serving Others through Leadership, Volunteerism, and Education) Club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders foster a love of serving others and the School through leadership and service opportunities. A primary focus is to reinforce that service is not a chore or duty, but what we do because we are Christian leaders. We expect that club membership will encourage students to become more mindful of others and discover new paths to giving back.
Students in 5th-8th grades are elected by their homerooms to serve as Student Council representatives. They may seek office as President, Vice President of School Service, Vice President of Community Service, Treasurer or Secretary. The Student Council hosts three dances per year for the Middle School and works on school service projects.
Student Vestry members are 6th-8th graders who must apply for the 12-member team. They meet weekly with the school chaplain, plan one all-school chapel each year, coordinate student chapel volunteers and serve as spiritual leaders committed to building up the Body of Christ so that it can be an effective instrument of mission and ministry in the school and the world. Vestry members embody the school's mission through community service, prayer, study and love of one another.