After School Program

After School Specialist

SCMS Jump Start 2024

One Day Sessions Available for Rising 7th Graders 

Please pick ONLY one date:

  • August 5th
  • August 6th
  • August 7th

8:00 am-12:00 pm (Tentative)

Transportation Provided

What is “Jump Start?”

Jump Start is a summer program designed to help incoming 7th grade students and some 8th grade students new to the county to adjust to middle school. Jump Start is a fun way to learn study skills, make new friends, and learn how to be successful at South County Middle School.

How much does it cost?

Jump Start will cost $35 per student. The cost includes pizza lunch, T-shirt, and goodie bags. Transportation is provided. Bus routes with specific stops and times will be sent at a later date.

How will “Jump Start” help?

  • Learn about expectations in Middle School
  • Understand “block” scheduling and daily routines
  • Learn how to effectively use the daily agenda and Schoology
  • Knowledge of SCMS through an extensive tour of the building and PE areas
  • Participate in team-building activities
  • Understand how to “fit in” (social skills for survival)

How will I know if my child is selected?

Registration will begin on June 17th – July 18th. Enrollment is on a first-come, first- served basis. Complete the form below. The Registration Form will also be available on our website, under the After School Program tab. All parents will receive notice via email on July 19th verifying you have registered your child. Please make sure your email is accurate when you fill out the registration form.

 Once you received verification of registration, payment will be due by Thursday, August 2nd. Payment confirms your child’s spot for Jump Start. The week of August 1st you will receive an email verifying your payment and the day you have chosen to participate in Jump Start. These deadlines can’t be extended, we must have adequate time for planning and staffing. Payment instructions will be sent out with registration confirmation.   

SCMS Jumpstart 2022 Registration Link

Additional Questions? Contact Chris Woodby at @email. Sign up using the QR code below.

SCMS Afterschool Program Registration Form

Middle School Track & Field

Parent/Student Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Middle School Athletics

FCPS Middle School Sports Athletic Participation / Parental Consent - Physical Examination Form

SCMS After-School Program Begins on Monday, September 11, 2023

SCMS After School Program Begins Monday September 11th. This will be the first day of late buses. Parents, please check Parent View in SIS to locate your child’s late bus. We only have six late buses, so it is very likely different from your child’s regular bus. The late run will say (SNLR Bus #). The bus stops will be different as well. Please review this with your child before they begin staying after school. Parents if you have any questions regarding after school, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Woodby. I am looking forward to getting started.

Late Bus Information 2023-2024

  • Late buses will be provided on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Late buses depart from SCMS at 4:45 pm. Buses depart from SCMS Entrance #6.
  • Check ParentVUE for information regarding routes and stops.  Late Bus numbers and stops are different than those during school hours. 
  • Parent Pick-Up is required on Fridays by 4:30 pm and when a student is staying past the late bus departure time on late bus days.
  • If you are picking your child up, please utilize the “Kiss and Ride” area near Entrance #1.
  • If your child is not taking a late bus home, please be sure to pick them up promptly at the conclusion of their activity to prevent unnecessary wait time by students and staff.

SY 2023-24 Club Schedule and Information

Creation Station – Ms. Howard & Ms. McKnight

Thursday 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Make, create, design and tinker in the library! Participate in design challenges, make art, and learn engineering skills. Meets each week on Thurs from 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Begins 9/14/23.

SCMS NFL Flag Football League – Mr. Woodby, Mr. Schneider & Mr. McLeod

Wednesday 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Spring League Information coming soon.

 3 on 3 Under Armour Basketball League – Mr. McLeod & Mr. Schneider

Evaluations will be held on Monday, January 29. Students will have the opportunity to compete in basketball games against their peers. Students will receive Under Armour jerseys. Season will begin Monday, February 5.

SCMS Winter Volleyball League - Ms. Benner, Mr. Miller & Ms. Schmidt

Wednesday 2:30pm – 4:30pm/Main Gym

Students will learn how to set/serve/spike during drills session and play in fun competitive games. Students will be placed on teams and compete weekly with a playoff tournament at the end including all teams. Games will be played on Wednesdays.

SCMS Video Game Club – After School Staff

Wed / Thurs - 2:30pm – 4:30pm/ A187

Students can participate in competitive video game tournaments like Madden, NBA2K, FIFA & Super Smash Bros. Will have access to Xbox’s, arcade games, and Nintendo Switches. This is also a safe space for students to chill with friends.

SCMS Chess Club – Ms. Yun

Tuesdays 2:30pm – 3:30pm/C243 Begins 9/19/23

 For students who love to play chess for fun. We will gather once a week to play chess with other students.

SCMS Dungeons & Dragons Club – Mr. Frye

Wednesdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm/A-156 

This Club will meet each week on Wednesdays. After school activity devoted to the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.

Kitchen Party – Ms. Bolton

Twice a Month on Fridays. Begins 9/15/23. FACS Lab

Let's bring the party to the kitchen every other Friday. Learn to make easy party recipes that you can share at your next soirée or fiesta. Students will need to have a ride home. NO LATE BUSES.

SCMS Futsal League (Indoor Soccer) – Mr. Basim, & Mr. Kho

Tuesdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm/Main Gym

Students will learn how to play indoor soccer AKA Futsal and play in fun competitive games. Students will be placed on teams and compete weekly with a playoff tournament at the end including all teams. Evaluations are on Tues 9/12/23. Games will be played on Wednesdays

SCMS Chess Club and Competition – Ms. Taylor & Ms. Benner

Monday’s 2:30pm – 3:30pm Aux Gym Begins 9/11

Do you enjoy chess? Come hang out with Ms. Taylor every Monday for fun, competitive games. Each winner will receive a prize that day. Look forward to seeing you there.

Just for Fun Jeopardy, Kahoot, Trivia Club – Ms. Taylor

Wednesday’s 2;30pm – 3;30pm Aux Gym Begins 9/11

Do you enjoy trivia? Do you enjoy games that challenge your mind and pop culture knowledge. Come hangout with us on Wednesdays. Each winner will receive prizes! Look forward to seeing you there.

Chill Zone – Ms. Taylor

Mon/Wed/Thurs 3:30pm – 4:30pm Begins 9/11

If you’re looking for a chill spot to hang out with your friends, listen to music, participate in Karaoke, and play games, enjoy a snack from the Mustang Café, then this space is for you.

SCMS Golf Club – Ms. Benner & Mr. Verdin

Thurs 2:30pm – 4:00pm Laurel Hill Golf Club. Begins Thurs 9/21/23

Begins Spring 2024. More information to come.

Science Olympiad – Mr. Antonio Rm C249

Thursdays 2:30pm – 3:30pm

 Science Olympiad seeks to build excitement in STEM by offering fun and rewarding tournaments for middle school students. This program requires tryouts. There will be an interest meeting 9/14/23 for all students who would like to tryout.

Eco Club – Ms. Mundt & Ms. Bolton

Every other Wednesday 2:30pm – 3:30pm Begins 9/13/23

Eco Team students will meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 to explore our environmental footprint, plant and maintain gardens, and work on reducing waste at school.

SCMS Drumline – Mr. Butters

Mondays 2:30pm – 4:30pm Begins 10/2/23

Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the drums to create music.

Math Counts – Mr. FitzSimmons

Wednesdays 2:30pm – 3:30 pm

A national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills. There will be a interest meeting on Monday 9/18/23. If students have any questions, please contact Mr. Woodby.

Yarn Club - Ms. Mundt

Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Students will use yarn and other simple arts and crafts materials to create yarn projects.


After School Program Basics

  • There is no fee for the After-School Program (ASP) and all students are invited to attend.
  • The program is a mixture of structured academic and non-academic activities.  There are many options to choose from when deciding where to stay after school.
  • The ASP program runs Monday through Friday.  End times vary by activity.  Most activities are over by 4:45 pm.  Some may end earlier or run later.  Check with specific teachers/sponsors for detailed meeting time information.
  • Every student must return an After-School Registration Form.  Please make sure that both the student and parent signatures are provided. 
  • Students should make arrangements prior to the end of the school day when staying after with a specific teacher to ensure the teacher is available.
  • Student’s must be supervised at all times and are not permitted to wander around the building during after-school hours.
  • Discuss your child’s after-school plans every morning to prevent any confusion in the afternoon for the parent and student.
  • Encourage your student to get involved in as many activities as possible.  After-school is a great time to get extra academic help and enrichment, make new friends, build social skills, complete homework, and participate in specialized activities.

After School Program FAQs

Who can participate in the After-School Program?

  • All SCMS students may participate.

What is the bell schedule for after-school activities?

  • On late bus days, there will be two activity blocks that are each an hour long.  Students may leave after 1st block if they are picked up by a parent.  Late buses will depart at the conclusion of 2nd block.  If a student is catching the late bus, they must have both an 1st and 2nd block activity to stay in.  SCMS students will dismiss from the gym and should report there at the end of 2nd Block activities.

How will students know what bus to ride home?

  • Students should check the late bus listing which is available in SIS. They may see Mr. Woodby if they have further questions. Late buses begin on September 19th.

What fees are associated with the program?

  • The program is free of charge to all students. Some activities may have fees for competitions, conferences, and/or uniforms.

How do students sign up to participate?

  • Each club will have their own policy for participation.  If students are participating in a club or sport that requires a commitment, they are encouraged to see it through but are not required. Some clubs may have try outs, auditions, or registration forms.  

Can students start a new club?

  • Yes!  See the After-School Specialist for a “Club Proposal” form.

How many clubs can a student participate in?

  • Students may participate in as many activities as they like as long as they don’t meet at the same time on the same day.

Where can I find more information about the after school program?

  • The most accurate and up to date information can be found on the school website.

Are there After School Activities on Early Release School Days?

  • No, there are no after-school activities on early release days or if school is closed two hours early due to inclement weather.

Reasons to Participate

Research shows that participation in after-school programs leads to:

  • Increased classroom participation, homework completion and academic performance
  • Improved student behavior
  • Better student/adult relationships, peer relations, and emotional adjustment
  • Improved school attendance
  • More positive attitudes towards school
  • Reduced high-risk behavior
  • Increased participation in healthy recreational activities
  • Increased school, family, and community partnerships

Additional Information

  • All FCPS rules and regulations apply to the after-school program.  Students who do not abide by such rules and regulations will be disciplined accordingly including the possibility of losing after-school privileges.
  • In the event of an early closing due to inclement weather or emergency conditions, all after-school activities will be canceled and students will be sent home on their regular buses.
  • If your child is absent from school, they are not permitted to participate in after-school activities that day.
  • Students with academic obligations should fulfill those prior to attending a non-academic club or activity.


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