Club Information



Jr. Beta Club - Contact: Patricia Burk email: (patriciaburk@lowndes.k12.ga.us)

Jr. Beta Club, for grades 6-8, is a division of The National Beta Club. To join a students must have a yearly average of 85 or higher and have no discipline referrals. Community service is at the heart of Jr. Beta. As a middle school we focus on projects we can do during our meetings and collections we can do at school that benefit a non profit organization. We do have one Saturday event in the Spring where we help at a local Soup Kitchen.

Viking Ambassadors - Contact: Pam Corbett (pamcorbett@lowndes.k12.ga.us) or Becky Ridge (beckyridge@lowndes.k12.ga.us)

Viking Ambassadors is a community service organization where we focus on serving our school community, local Hahira community, as well as the greater Valdosta area. This club is open to all students grades 6-8, with applications and teacher recommendation typically due back the middle to end of September. Students must have a positive teacher recommendation in order to be considered for this club.

Sources of Strength - Contact: Pam Corbett (pamcorbett@lowndes.k12.ga.us) or Becky Ridge (beckyridge@lowndes.k12.ga.us)

Sources of Strength is a peer-led youth suicide prevention project that uses the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture and ultimately prevent suicide, bullying and substance abuse. Students are encouraged to build multiple sources of support in their lives so when times get hard, they have many strengths to fall back on. Students are nominated by teachers or administrators because they are seen as a leader, someone whose voice is heard by other students at school. Those who join must attend a 4-hour training and participate in in school-wide projects focused on partnering students with caring adults.

Archery Club - Contact: Coach Wendy Newman email:.wendynewman@lowndes.k12.ga.us

The mission of the archery club is to expose any student willing to participate in international target style archery. This will be accomplished through safety orientation and hands-on experience using the equipment. Along with building self-esteem through accomplishment, teamwork and individual skills will be a key factor with the intent on creating enough interest for the student to find a possible lifelong activity.
Students in the archery club have monthly opportunities to compete in Viking Archery Tournaments hosted by HMS and PGM.

FBLA-Future Business Leaders of America , Contact: Mrs. Sharon D. Walker, Adviser, sharonwalker@lowndes.k12.ga.us

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a co-curricular student organization in Business that promotes leadership, career planning, community service and social networking. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.” Prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields. Promote civic and personal responsibilities. Develop vocational and career competencies. We are national nonprofit educational organization and one of the largest business education student organizations in the state of Georgia.

Technology Student Association. Contact - Greg Terry - email gregterry@lowndes.k12.ga.us 

Hahira Middle School TSA offers students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to compete in local and state level competitive events. Students with high interest in technology and leadership are encouraged to join. A wide variety of STEM competitions challenge our members with competitions held at the GA National Fair Tech Day in October and the GA State Leadership Conference held in Athens Ga in March. For the past fifteen years, HMS TSA has consistently placed in the top three in the Most Outstanding Chapter Award at the State Leadership Conference. Along with this accomplishment, HMS TSA has produced four state officers and two national officers. More information about TSA can be found by visiting www.gatsa.org or www.tsaweb.org.

Art Club - Contact - Rebecca Luke - email rebeccaluke@lowndes.k12.ga.us

Art Club at Hahira Middle School meets biweekly on Wednesdays 3:30- 5:00 pm. Students get and opportunity to be creative, visit and collaborate with friends. Lots of media and techniques are explored in Art Club meetings: Pottery, Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, Pastel, Collage, etc...

Students are required to fill out a registration form to join Art Club. A form can be obtained from the Art Teacher and sponsor, Mrs. Luke. Membership dues pay for a club t-shirt and supplies. Art Club members will take home any and all works of art made in each meeting.

FFA - Contact - Kane Staines - email kanestaines@lowndes.k12.ga.us

The official name of the organization is National FFA OrganizationThe letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.
Our StructureFFA is organization made up of state associations; those state associations are made up of local chapters. Our local chapter, Hahira Middle FFA, meets on a monthly basis.


FCA - Contact - Coach Rykard - andyrykard@lowndes.k12.ga.us

FCA is a faith based club open to all students. We meet in the gym every Friday morning from 7:30-7:50. Devotionals and activities are led by students and local pastors. Leadership opportunities are available throughout the year.

4-H - Contact - Lynn Hall - 229-333-5185 - www.ugaextension.com/lowndes

Math Team - Contact - Diane Hiers - email dianehiers@lowndes.k12.ga.us


The HMS math team competes in several competitions throughout the school year. Math Team Membership is based on student scores on a math test. There are at least five students per grade on the math team.
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