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Battle of the Books Club members read all 15 Sunshine State Young Readers Award books and then meet weekly to become experts on these books. A 6-member team is then chosen to represent Discovery in Orange County's Battle of the Books competition held each spring. Discovery's team placed 1st in the county in 2016 through 2018. The Battle of the Books Club is open to anyone that loves to read and is willing to read all 15 Sunshine State Young Readers Award books. The club meets every Wednesday at dismissal for one hour.

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Jennifer La Sala

Beta Club is an academic club that meets twice a month. To be in Beta you must have a 3.5 GPA, no 2's or 3's in conduct and no referrals. We do community service projects and participate in academic competitions around the state. The Beta creed is "Let us lead by serving others". Beta club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:50 to 4:30 PM. New members will be asked to join after the first report card.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Eric Olson

Builders Club is a service learning club that works with the Kiwanis of East Orange County. Students build character and leadership skills through performing service related projects on campus. This prepares them to be active citizens and take ownership of the well-being of their community. Some of the activities members have done in the past include: collecting recycling on campus, helping to organize events for Red Ribbon Week, raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and collecting toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Jazmine Gonzalez

Chess Team and Board Game Club is a group of students interested in strategy, friendship, and fun! We meet once a week on Tuesdays (twice during tournament season) and play board games such as Ticket To Ride, Taboo, King of Tokyo, and many others—including, of course, chess! Students have the opportunity to participate in Chess Tournaments throughout the year, as well as attend a Tabletop Day celebration in the spring. No previous knowledge is necessary, and there is no attendance requirement. If it sounds fun, come on by room C115 from 4-5 on Tuesday!

Club Sponsor: Ms. Kelly Bernhardt

Florida Junior Thespian Society is an honor drama club which builds character, confidence, and creativity. Our members are part of an international group of students who excel in technical and performance fields in middle school theatre. Each year our Drama Troupe competes at the District and State levels against other middle schools in our county and state in areas of acting and technical theatre. Our motto comes from Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man, “Act well your part; for therein all honor lies.” The club meets in the Drama room every 1st and 3rd Tuesday.

Club Sponsor: Mrs. Pam McDonald

The National Junior Honor Society is an organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Meetings are conducted on the first Tuesday of each month before school. Applications for new members are available to 6th and 7th grade students each year during the month of January.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Charles Gentry