Nelson Cheerleaders are to create school spirit, loyalty, and pride, while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence. Cheerleaders must try-out for a position on the squad. There are two cheer squads (7th and 8th) at Nelson Middle School.
Sponsors: Noelle McFarland and Kaitlyn Chepey

Math and Science Team
Math and science team is a competitive club where students will learn a great number of math and science skills. To join, students can just sign up and come to the upcoming informational meeting in September. Once apart of the team, students will need to participate in practices that will occur every Tuesday for math and Thursday for science. Students will travel throughout the DFW region competing against other middle school teams with the purpose of qualifying for the TMSCA competition in either math, science, number sense, and calculator at the state level at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
class code: b82g0j
Sponsors: Crisha Lewis and Michelle Phinney

The purpose of the Nelson Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship in the students.
8th Grade
Sponsor: Darla Hays

Student Council
Student Council - Student Council is a leadership and service organization open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Nelson Middle School.  All students interested in participating in Student Council may join; Elections will not be held! We will participate in community and school-wide service projects, including a holiday food drive, a police and firemen appreciation campaign, and helping out with teacher appreciation week.
Sponsor: Coach Rucker.

Geography Bee
The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion. 
Sponsor: Rebecca Farr

The Pentathlon program is designed for seventh and eight-grade students and is an extension of the Lone Star Challenge in elementary school. It is also used as preparation for the Octathlon and Decathlon programs in high school. The Pentathlon competition is comprised of five subjects: math, social studies, science, literature, and fine arts. The Super Quiz event is an exciting oral relay in which students work together on all five subjects at once. The final competition occurs in late April.
Sponsors: Pamela Crofoot and Katie Andersen

Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination-   “The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus, and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning. Our participants learn invaluable 21st century skills including creative and critical thinking, teamwork, perseverance, courage, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. On behalf of the FISD community, thank you for offering your time to help coordinate this exciting opportunity for students in FISD.”   To learn more about DI, please visit      If you are interested in joining a team and know a team manager, please contact that manager directly.  If you (parents) would like to volunteer to become a team manager or if you need help being placed on an existing team, please contact Mrs. Nye-   
 ***Important Note- Teams will be formed and finalized by mid-late October   
Sponsor: Beth Nye

Fellowship of Christian Athletes challenges coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
Sponsors: Danielle Walker & Tyler Kirkindoll

Improv Club
The Improv Club is an open club for any student to be apart of. We will begin meeting towards the end of the first semester (after Thanksgiving break) for one morning a week in the theatre room. We will play theatre games, and sharpen our skills as improv performers.

Spelling Bee
Challenge your spelling skills!  This is a traditional spelling bee held in the spring.  Winners can advance to district, regional, etc.  Students study spelling based off of a list of words provided to them.

Mentor Program
B.O.Y.S. to Men (Building Outstanding Youth in Service to Men) is a program developed through Pride Student Development Group, a nonprofit organization founded by Jamaul Pride, which provides opportunities for young men to build character, grow self-discipline, be informed, and increase leadership skills. The primary focus is to model how service enhances an individual’s ability to strengthen each of these attributes.
8th Grade
Sponsor: jamaul Pride

Stage Managers Club/ Technical Theatre Club
Students will learn on how to use technical equipment for building and maintaining theatre stage sets.
7th and 8th Grade
Sponsor: Ryan Ratcliff

Sports Talk Club
We will use sports talk to learn how collaborate, research, and debate.
7th and 8th Grade
Sponsors: Coach Ewton and Coach Coleman

STEM Fair Club
This Advisory club supports Pre-AP science students that are interested in competing in the ISEF Science and Engineering Fair.
7th and 8th Grade
Sponsor: Brandilyn Beu

A fun place where you can hang out with your friends and talk about God.
7th and 8th Grade
Sponsors: Sarah Swanson and Stefanie Eaton

Student Ambassadors
At the end of each school year, student ambassadors apply for the opportunity to represent the student voice at NMS for the next year and are selected by Mrs. Luhrs and the administrative team. The main focus of the student ambassadors is to purposefully seek out and represent the student voice and interests. Ambassadors strive to create a school culture of inclusivity where all students feel their voices are heard and respected in campus decision-making initiatives.
Sponsor: Ashley Luhrs

Arts and Crafts Club
A cool club where we have lots of fun creating arts and crafts.
Sponsor: Angela Mehta

TableTop Gaming Club
The TableTop Gaming Club is a place where students come together to play their all-time favorite family board and card games.  Club members will be able to bring their favorite games from home or utilize those that are already provided in the classroom.    The purpose of this club learn important skills such as following directions, taking turns, and socializing with others - all of which are essential skills to succeeding in school and in life.  Most importantly, the goal of TableTop Gaming Club is to have fun!
6th and 7th Grade
Sponsor: Amy Kampe

Be A Boss
Students in this club during Advisory period will explore business models, innovation and aspects of entrepreneurship. Students will also participate in role plays and make executive decisions from a marketing or financial perspective.
7th and 8th Grade
Sponsor: Brittany Kiekhoefer

Jazz Club
Jazz Club is for students in 7th and 8th grade.  Students must already be enrolled in a band class.  Jazz Club is a performing group that will learn the different styles of jazz, history of jazz, and perform jazz music.  
Sponsor: Mike Beavers

Coding Club
Come learn to speak computer?  Coding is an essential life skill and we will explore and learn together. Bring your experience or gain it with us.  Smile and Code on.
Sponsor: Kylie Edwards

Culture Club
The purpose of Culture Club is to share about our own culture as well as learn about other people's culture.  We will learn about the food, celebrations, traditions, music, religion, customs, art, beliefs, and dances of the cultures represented in our club and at Nelson.  
Sponsor: Raquel Román

Yoga and Meditation Club
Students learn techniques to handle stress and anxiety in a healthy way. As a club, we will learn about meditation and yoga in a safe and comfortable environment.
Sponsor: Jillian Short

Rise Up
Rise Up is a club that provides the opportunity for 8th graders to teach, mentor and pass knowledge down to the 6th graders. They will team up with teachers, coaches and counselors to formulate lessons and ideas.
8th Grade
Sponsors: Alex Steimer, Alyssa Brown

Origami Club
Students in this club will explore the art of Japanese paper folding.
Sponsors: Bobbie Gray and Celeste Hanvey

Garden Club
Garden club manages our campus garden beds. Students water, plant, and harvest all year long while learning what it takes to grow our food.
Sponsor: Sara Hill

Community Service and Outreach
Students will be working together to organize community service/outreach projects within the school community here at Nelson and out in the larger community of Frisco.  
Sponsor: Bridget Shelden

Throwing Shade
Why color?
*Improves motor skills and eye-hand coordination
*stimulates creativity
*improves focus and special awareness
*improves confidence and self-esteem
*promotes self-expression
6th Grade

Sponsor: Jennifer Davis