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Sequoyah's Club and Activities

As part of its mantra of “100 percent Literacy, Engagement, Graduation,” Broken Arrow Public Schools continually focuses on providing students with educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. Research shows that school connectedness is one of the most influential factors for success in our students, and it is important for us to create an environment in which every student has a niche.

For more information, please contact Sequoyah Middle School at 918-259-4370.

Academic Achievement/Homework Help
Sponsors: Grade Level Teachers

Students in all grades will be able to get help with coursework as well as advancing understanding in subject matter.

Art Club
Sponsor: Leslie Rowlands

Art Club allows for students in all grade levels to enjoy art. It takes place during Tiger Advisory.

Band/Drama/Show Choir Clubs
Sponsors: Ryan Grant, Chandra Kelsey, Holly Harper

Students do not have to be enrolled in fine arts in order to participate in these Tiger Advisory classes.


Middle school Botball is a continuation and advancement of Junior Botball Challenge. Students will work with a team to design, build, test, document, and present two autonomous robots. Open to all students. No previous experience required.

Sponsor: Jeri Melton

Broadcasting is an enrichment class that profiles the diverse activities occurring at SMS. Students will have the opportunity to film, edit, and share videos through The Vibe on Tuesday morning announcements.

Geography Bee
Sponsor: Mike Blair  

Each year, thousands of schools throughout America send students to the National Geo Bee to compete for college scholarships. Classroom contests will be held in January and the winners will move on to the school bee in February. State bees are held in March with our school winner traveling to Norman, OK to compete. National Championships are held in Washington D.C. in May.

Making a Difference
Sponsor: Candy Lievsay

In this Tiger Advisory class, we study people and organizations making a difference in our community and around the world. The goal of the class is to inspire students to make a positive impact right where they are. We Skype and have in-person guests in the classroom as often as possible. We also participate in community service projects as they become available to us.

Leadership/Student Council
Sponsor: Emily Sullivan

Student Council is an organization that gives students the opportunity to be leaders, organize school events, and to help with activities in the community. Student officers must be in 7th or 8th grade, but all students may serve as representatives. Interested students should plan to attend all meetings, help with fundraisers and community activities, and should be a leader throughout the school. Students should maintain a “C” average in all classes and always demonstrate acceptable behavior. Student Council members meet during Tiger Advisory.

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is for 7th grade students who have achieved a 3.5 or above grade point average (GPA) during the 2nd semester of their 6th grade year and the 1st semester of their 7th grade year. It is also for 8th grade students who have achieved a 3.5 or above GPA during the last semester of their 7th grade year and the 1st semester of their 8th grade year.

Membership is also based on citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and service. A faculty council determines those students who will be invited to become members. Seventh grade students are inducted into NJHS in the spring of their 7th grade year.

NJHS members meet monthly during Tiger Advisory and meeting dates are announced ahead of time.

Spanish Club

Spanish Club is a fun time to socialize with others who are interested in Spanish language or culture. Anyone with those interests can join; students do not have to be in a language class or know Spanish.

Tiger Challenge
Sponsor: Candy Lievsay

Our Tiger Challenge Club follows the district’s Tiger Challenge initiative to promote Tenacity, Integrity, Gratitude, Expectations, Respect and Scholarship into our daily lives. We will work on character development as well as how to make good choices. Meetings will be held during Tiger Advisory. Let’s learn what it means to be a Tiger!

The Tiger Creed is as follows:

I am a TIGER.

I am Tenacious in pursuit of my goals.

I act with Integrity and show Gratitude in my daily life.

I have high Expectations for myself and others,

and I show Respect through my actions and words.

I am a TIGER.

 Jeri Melton

Yearbook is an organization that provides students with the opportunity to learn crucial life skills such as working well with others, running a small business, and meeting deadlines. Students are taught photography, writing, designing creative layouts online, advertising, and selling the yearbook. Ultimately, students are charged with the task of capturing all of those important events and memories that happened this year at SMS!   

The yearbook staff is open to 7th and 8th graders through an application process in the fall. Yearbook students meet during Tiger Advisory.