Academic Clubs at EBA
Battle of the Books: Battle of the Books is a program for middle school students, grades 6-8. Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books. Our media coordinator, Mrs. Townsend, heads our Battle of the Books team.
Beta Club: Beta Club is an organization for 7th and 8th grade students who consistently receive good grades. Its purpose is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among students. Beta Club students at E.B. Aycock participate in service projects such as Soles4Souls, Betas helping Betas, and Holiday food and toy drives to benefit our school and local communities.
Chess Club: A spring Chess Club gives students the opportunity to practice their chess game with friends who are also interested in chess. Informal friendly games and club competitions are the main focus of this club while increasing skill and appreciation for the game. Students have the option of competing in a State competition in March.
Math Counts: Math Counts is an advanced math competition for students. E.B. Aycock attends the regional competition each year with hopes of advancing to the state level. Mrs. Chandler and Mr. Taylor co-coach the Math Counts team. They both teach eighth grade math and Math 1.
Mock Trial: Mock trial is a school wide opportunity where students learn about our court system and actively participate in roles that help them learn more about the legal system as a whole. Students serve in the roles of lawyers for the defense and prosecution, witnesses, and bailiffs. Each student learns their role in relation to a court case scenario. At the competition our team competes against another school with one school serving as the prosecution and one as the defense. The competition is just like a real trial with an actual judge presiding.
Newspaper and Yearbook Staff: Students in Ms. Woolard’s Go Grow classes are responsible for writing, editing, and distributing the EBA newspaper, The Jaguar Prowl. Students are encouraged to take leadership roles within the newspaper staff to help make the newspaper a truly student-centered work. Eighth grade students are eligible to join the yearbook staff and may even take yearbook as part of the eighth grade Go Grow encore.
The Quill:The Quill is a writing competition in which teams of four students must create written products given a prompt from each of four text types. Last year at the state competition student competitors were treated to a lecture by Tommy Hays, North Carolina native and author of the young adult fiction novel What I Came to Tell You. The students came back to school inspired to start a school newspaper and further explore writing by taking a creative writing course through North Carolina Virtual Public Schools.
Robotics Club: In the Robotics club students work in teams of three students to design cardboard sumo bots to compete in a competition against the other Pitt County Middle Schools. This club is open to all AIG students.
Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of 23 team events that students may compete in . Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation which makes this competition fun for all science-loving students. Mr. Broy, 8th grade science teacher and Mrs. Campbell, 7th grade science teacher co-coach this team.
SGA: Hey there— we’re your Student Government. We’re a group of students passionate about E.B. Aycock and more importantly, increasing your voice as a student.
Twelve Team: Twelve is a knowledge-based academic competition where teams of 12 students tackle twelve topics with twelve questions covering a variety of subject areas. Subjects include literature, technology, writing, U.S. History, World History, Earth Science, Life Science, Math, Arts and Media, and Health and P.E. E.B. Aycock has earned the privilege to attend the state competition each year since we began competing in Twelve! Our team won 1st place in the 2016 regional competition. Ms. Woolard, AIG teacher, is the Twelve advisor.