JTM clubs are an awesome “bonus” to being a Matador!!

Any and all club related questions can be sent to Allison & Kris Lott HERE

Students who want to participate in a club, must complete and turn in a clubs permission form, available HERE

2018-2019 CLUBS


Baseball (Boys)
Entering their second year, the Baseball team is open to 6t​h​-8t​h​ graders.
Meets: Try-outs will be in the fall at the Hillsboro High School baseball field
Contact: Daniel Parsons daniel.parsons@mnps.org

Cross County (Boys and Girls)
Open to 5t​h​-8t​h​ graders. 5t​h​ graders compete in a 1-mile race, and 6t​h​-8t​h​ graders complete in a 2-mile race.
Meets: Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the park beside J.T. Moore, pavilion by the rock climbing wall, August 23-October 18
Contact: jtmxc@yahoo.com

Lacrosse (Boys)
JTM LAX (lacrosse) is a club sport that is entering its 13th year at J.T. Moore. Our club includes boys in 5th-8th grades, and there are no tryouts – all interested boys are welcomed to join. We start practicing around the end of February, with games mid-March through the end of April. We practice three times a week after school at JTM. Lacrosse is rapidly growing in Nashville, and there are opportunities to play throughout the year with other leagues and camps. We had more than 30 boys on our team last year and were able to field both JV and Varsity teams.
Meets: Mid-Feb through end of April, after school 3 days/week
Contact: Mollie Henry henrymollie@gmail.com

Softball (Girls)
5t​h​-8t​h​ Grade girls of all skill levels are welcome to come and try out. An interest meeting will be held in the late fall, with try-outs in October. The inaugural softball team played their first season in Spring 2018 in the HVAC league.
Meets: Spring 2019, practices after school 2-3 days/week, approximately 10 games after school March-May.
Contact: Kris Lott lott.kris@gmail.com

Swim Team (Boys and Girls)
A swim assessment and parent meeting will be held on Monday, August 27t​h​ at 4:45 p.m. at the Maryland Farms YMCA. Swimmers should wear a practice suit and bring goggles and a swim cap.
Meets: September – January​, ​Mon, Wed, Fri 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.; Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Catherine Teasley catherine.teasley@comcast.net

Ultimate Frisbee
The final event of the year is a scrimmage vs USN on 11/17 at 2pm
Meet at the USN River campus (1200 County Hospital Rd.)
Contact: Mekeie Reiland mekeie.reiland@gmail.com


Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts need be have completed their Arrow of Light (in Cub Scouts) OR be 11 years old before joining. While Scouting is in the process of adopting significant changes, including welcoming girls, the Troops listed below are currently “boy” Troops.  For more information about other local troops, email the James West District of Middle TN scouting HERE. Transportation is NOT provided.

    • Boy Scout Troop 217
      Meets:​ ​Monday Nights 7:00p.m. at First Presbyterian Church
      Contact: David Henry david.henry@mnps.org
    • Boy Scout Troop 121
      Meets:​ ​Monday Nights 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. at Woodmont Baptist Church
      Contact: Fred Lawrence callfred2@gmail.com
    • Boy Scout Troop 93
      Meets:​ ​Monday Nights 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Forest Hills UMC
      Contact: Keith Smith keith.smith@cat.com

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA is a group of students who get together for a weekly Bible study, prayer and games. Participants don’t have to be athletes to participate! All are welcome to attend.
Meets: Friday Mornings at 8:00 a.m. in Band Classroom
Contact: Shane Kimbro shane.kimbro@mnps.org

Peru Trip
We are planning for a trip to Peru with World Strides, an educational travel company for students. This trip provides an opportunity for students to be immersed in the culture and history of Peru, as well as learn about Peru’s diverse ecosystems. Those who wish to be immersed in the Spanish language will be able to participate in the trip all in Spanish. This will be a fantastic opportunity to engage with native Spanish speakers!
Meets: The trip will be in summer 2020. We will have a meeting on January 29th at 6:30pm to discuss the planning. More info HERE.
Contact: Alex Lute alex.lute@mnps.org


The JT Moore’s Chess Club is up and running, and all students, from beginners to rated players, are invited to join!
Meets: The club will meet Wednesday mornings from 7:40-8:40 am in the library with a coach from the Nashville Chess Center.
Contact: Sarah Barnard sarah@barnard.io

Destination Imagination (DI)
Destination Imagination is a problem-solving competition on a global scale. Tennessee is the home state for this competition that hosts participants from all over the world (China, Mexica, Cayman Islands were some of the teams we met when we went.) There are regional (March) and state (April) competitions in advance of global finals (May). Teams meet each week to plan and practice up until each round of competition. It is recommended that each team practice 2 or more hours per week for each round of competition they advance to.
Meets: Informational meeting September 10, 2018 at 6:30pm in the library. Team coaches will decide practice times, ideally with input from parents. Practice times will vary per team.
Contact: Rachel Layburn twyford@gmail.com

Newspaper/Literary Magazine
The idea is to help a group of motivated students build a newspaper whose main readers will be JT Moore students themselves. We will try to come up with interesting ideas that can be translated into effective articles, original literary texts, exciting pictures, funny poems, challenging crosswords, etc. We will work on all the different milestones, from defining the rubrics of the newspaper to having a newspaper that is up and running and can hopefully be distributed at school on a bimonthly basis.
Meets: TBD
Contact: Jessica Klein jess.klein@gmail.com

Sign Language Club
All levels of signing proficiency accepted! Come learn how to communicate using American Sign Language with others in our community!
Meets: TBD
Contact: Teri Nine teri.nine@gmail.com

Robotics Club
Students will participate in the FIRST LEGO League.
Meets: TBD
Contact: Jenni Joy yojnoj@yahoo.com

Performing and Visual Arts Clubs:

Art with Ms. Guion
We will meet immediately after school in the art room until 5:30 and will work with a variety of mediums including clay and recycled art materials.
Meets: 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Art Room (Oct 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec 4)
Cost:  $80 for materials
Contact: Melanie Guion Melanie.hill-guion@mnps.org

Drama Club
Drama club is in its 4th year at JTM. In the Fall, students can be part of a dramatic production, this past year “Peter and the Star Catcher”, participating on stage, back stage, on the technical side of things, or on the management side of productions. In the Spring, Drama puts on a musical, this year “Newsies”, typically involving 80+ students coming together to produce one, fantastic show.
Meets: Spring schedule has been posted to all cast members.
Contact: Rachael Phillips rachael.l.phillips@vanderbilt.edu

Express Yourself Songwriting Club
Songwriting Club is part of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Express Yourself program, which teaches songwriting to middle-school students and provides them with a positive outlet for dealing with negative emotions.
Meets: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Contact: Carol Ann Etheridge Ford and Mark Ford carolannford@comcast.net