Band: Jackie Fullerton and Tucker Ewer
Choir: Katherine Garrett
Cheerleaders: Kayla Newmyer
The Forbes Middle School cheerleaders support the academic and athletic programs at Forbes. The girls are selected by a panel of professional judges each spring and are involved in service activities as well as being present at many athletic events. Cheerleaders at FMS are held to a high standard of grade and conduct performance and are expected to represent Forbes and GISD in a positive manner.
FMS Cheerleaders perform at football games, basketball games, parades, pep rallies, and other events in order to help keep the Forbes school spirit soaring.
Orchestra: Kristin Mills
Orchestra, in Georgetown, begins in the sixth grade. The class teaches students to play the violin, viola, cello, string bass, or harp. The orchestra sometimes becomes a full symphony orchestra incorporating wind, brass, and percussion students selected from the band.
Orchestra classes perform many concerts throughout the year both at school and in the community. They also visit the elementary schools to introduce the instruments to the younger students.
Each year concludes with a festival performance at such places as San Antonio, Dallas, Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, Galveston, and, for high school students, the occasional out of state contest.
MathCounts is an organization where students solve fun and challenging math problems and compete against schools from all over the area. Teamwork is emphasized, as well as learning new and interesting ways to solve problems.
Tennis: Reagan Willman
The tennis program at Forbes gives students a chance to experience competitive tennis and get a head start toward participating at GHS. The teams play against other area schools in dual matches, school vs school, and open tournaments. The atmosphere is one of "lets have fun and learn to compete with good sportsmanship". We play both Fall and Spring seasons with the District tournament at the end of the Spring season.
Girls' Athletics: Kristy Schreiber, Coordinator
Girls’ Athletics is for 7th and 8th grade girls who want to play competitive sports in middle school. Sports offered are volleyball, cross country, basketball and track. Before and after school practices are mandatory depending on the sport and the grade you are in. All athletes are expected to maintain good grades in the classroom and be a positive role model for other students in the school. Admission to the program is by approval of the coaching staff.
Boys' Athletics: Paul Gammage, Coordinator
Student Council is a group of elected and volunteer students working together within the framework of a constitution to provide a means for student expression in school affairs and activities. Students participate in the membership of a democracy, develop citizenship, maintain high standards of cooperation, loyalty and fair play, recognize works of merit and encourage student/faculty/community relations.
National Junior Honor Society: Kylie Berry and Kayla Newmyer
The National Junior Honor Society is the middle-level counterpart to the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is the national organization established to recognize outstanding high school students not only in Scholarship but also in the areas of Leadership, Service, and Character. The NJHS has the added purpose of recognizing and encouraging students in the area of Citizenship. The NJHS has its own constitution and handbook, but it is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals which appoints a National Council--the controlling body of NHS and NJHS. The NHS National Council establishes the national standards for all NHS and NJHS chapters. Local chapters create their own by-laws which are to be consistent with and comply with the NHS and NJHS National Constitutions.
All membership selection is handled through the local school chapter. NJHS is more than just an honor roll. There are chapter rules for membership based on a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.
Yearbook: Kylie Berry
Spanish Club: Lillian Lermon
Interact Rotary Club: Korin Hardt
After School Action Program: Carey Thornell
The After School Action Program (ASAP) is not just an after-school program it is an extracurricular activity. ASAP is a program which supports the Developmental Assets. With support and partial funding from The Georgetown Project, ASAP works in cooperation with the Georgetown Independent School District to give middle school students safe and healthy after-school activities. These activities promote good decision making, exploring leadership potential, making the most of academics and so much more. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are encouraged to join. Registration can be done through the ASAP office. Forms for enrollment are available at the Bubble and can be turned in there as well. ASAP helps students by supporting them academically through homework assistance and by teaching study skills. ASAP also provides enrichment activities that help students to realize hidden talents such as cultural cooking, scrapbooking, art, sports exploration, adventure challenge (a leadership and teambuilding class put on by the Georgetown Parks and Rec.) and so much more.