School Sponsored Activities
Pumas will learn proper techniques on the climbing wall in the small gym. Please wear proper clothing.
Family Career Community Leaders of America
FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) is a national student organization that helps young men and women become strong leaders, and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. FCCLA takes family and consumer science learning beyond the classroom and into practice with student-planned and implemented projects. We will focus on relationship and community building, to connect with others and make new friends as we begin this new school year. We will participate in community service projects throughout the year, determined by the students. This club is student-led, so you decide what we focus on. All are welcome!
First Lego League Robotics
Get ready to dive into the captivating world of robotics, where you'll have the chance to learn: Design & Build, Team Collaboration and Coding Adventures, participate in exciting competitions and learn skills for the future! Open to all Preston students. No experience required. How to join: Just show up!
GSA is a group of kids that are bound by inclusivity at their core. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance is for members who identify as anything under the queer umbrella (LGBTQAI+), trans students, and any allies that want to come show support and to widen their community of friends. We frequently have staff who come to show support for ALL our Pumas. Our club facilitates activities that build friendships and a positive community. Some meetings we may play games, make art together, or just enjoy one another in conversation. Our QSA club sponsor does not teach any content, just promotes inclusivity at Preston Middle School.
MATHCOUNTS enrichment, coaching & competition promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state & territory. For more than 30 years, MATHCOUNTS has been one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors & students. MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school competitive mathematics program that promotes math through a series of fun and engaging contests. The program is geared towards students who love math, problem solving and pattern recognition. We learn ways to figure out tricks to solve math problems in unique and quick ways. The after-school program meets weekly to practice. Top students have the opportunity to represent Preston at a district, regional, and state level (and possibly even at the national level!). The competition is a bit like a spelling bee, but with math! Most aspects of the competition have a time component...who can get the correct answer first or who can answer the most correct answers in the time allotted. Subject matter includes algebra, geometry, combinatorics, counting, and number theory.
The outing club is an opportunity for students to get outside with other students and staff. The goal is to host one outing club event per month (Exception: December). The dates and times vary each month, students will need to listen to morning announcements for information about upcoming events. Permission slips will be located in counseling office or in Mr. Williams classroom. Students are encouraged to drop in on any event that sounds interesting, no experience is necessary.
Preston Diversity Club
Want to meet new friends and have fun? Diversity Club is a safe space for ALL students to make friends, do fun activities, and support one another. Diversity club is organized around a specific ethnicity, nationality, language, and/or interest, and provides a fun way for students to connect and bond both within and beyond their group. They offer great opportunities for new international students to build relationships with their classmates and make new friends.
In Science Bowl, teams made up of five students will compete in answering science questions as quickly and accurately as possible. The event is run in a similar way to MathCounts or team Jeopardy. This event is very fast-paced, intense, and tons of fun! If you love being challenged in science, try out Science Bowl!
Love science or math? Then Science Olympiad is for you! Join our award-winning club and make new friends while learning more about science. Students select events that interest them and meet with coaches weekly. Students compete against other schools at the local, state, and national level. There are 23 events that cover a wide range of topics, including science, technology, engineering, and math. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Get More Info
Speech and Debate
Forensics and Debate is a national organization that begins at the middle school level, and continues into high school and even college. Students can participate in public forum debate, congressional debate, or individual events such as poetry, prose, humor, drama, impromptu, or duet acting at the middle school level. Students compete against students from other schools around Northern Colorado and the Denver area to win ribbons and gain points for the National Junior Forensics League. Students can attain scholarships to colleges if they continue on the high school level. Come be a part of the team that's continuing to grow and sweep the state!
Student Sponsored Activities
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA is faith-based, student initiated meetings that provide an opportunity for kids to build community and have fun together through games, fellowship, and donuts! Anyone is welcome to join us!
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons Club is a student-led organization that runs on Thursdays after school until about 4:15 in N116, Ms. Johnston's classroom. D&D is a tabletop role-playing game in a fictional, fantasy setting that involves basic mathematics, cooperation, problem solving, but most of all, imagination. Players create a character such as a noble knight or a powerful wizard while being led by the Dungeon Master through an adventure.