Activities / Clubs

List of Clubs

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of clubs and activities:

Art Club Eagle Helpers Junior Cadets
Battle of the Books Environmental Club National Junior Honor Society
Creative Writing Game Club

Math Team


11th Hour Tutoring

Drama Club Intramural Sports Peer Mediation Youth in Government

Art Club

Art Club gives like-minded Creatives a place to collaborate and share the fun of artistic process together. We focus on individual projects as well as some that represent our school in the community, such as the Edison Home Children’s Tree Trail and the Southwest Florida Fair Booth display. Art Club is collaboration, creativity and friendship: all budding young artists are welcome!

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a club for avid readers. Everyone is invited, but you should LOVE to read! All 15 of the Sunshine State Young Reader Award winners for middle school are read. At the end of the year, we will compete with other Lee County middle schools for the Battle of the Books championship.

Books are available in the school library or through faculty mentors. Meetings are held weekly with a signed after-school permission form returned to the front office.

Cadet Club

The Cadet Program is operated by the School Resource Officer and the Youth Services Division of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in concert with a faculty mentor. Each Cadet will have a clear understanding and commitment of the Cadet Program as it pertains to school involvement, safety patrol and overall strong character building process for the future. This program introduces each Cadet to essential education on drugs, violence, gangs, crime prevention/intervention, dealing with bullying, peer pressure/conflict as well as responsibility.


Choir Club

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Soaring Eagle Concert Choir is a vocal performing group made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The club meets weekly to learn music and songs of various genres (Pop, Classical, Jazz, Gospel/Inspiration, Rock, etc.) for public performance.

Creative Writing

Do you enjoy creative writing? Do you dream of writing a… wonderful poem, an exciting short story, or original song lyrics?

Would you like to put creative artwork to your writing and create cards and gifts? If so… this is the club for you!

Drama Club

Eagle Helpers

Eagle Helpers is a community service club which meets weekly. Student leaders volunteer for various projects and may partner with participating agencies such as the Humane Society to collect towels and blankets, the Salvation Army to ring the Red Kettle and collect donations or at a local elementary school to offer turoring.

Environmental Club

Environmental Club teaches students about local, national, and worldwide environmental issues. Students explore causes as well as possible solutions, and become advocates for our planet. They are also in charge of the school garden, which is a food and pollinator garden, and they attend field trips to experience the environment around them.

Game Club

An informal group of avid video gamers meets almost every morning in the Media Center. Up to 40 gamers participate in collaborative play and competitive problem solving, while other students take advantage of the open Media Center to check out books or complete homework projects.

Intramural Sports

See the Intramural Sports page.

Math Club

PLDMS Math team is an award winning team of students who meet each week and solve challenging advanced level math problems that enrich learning and personal development. Students compete for team and individual awards against twenty other middle schools from across the South West Florida Region.

National Junior Honor Society

Membership is both an honor and a responsibility. It is open to all students who choose to apply themselves and consequently meet the criteria established in the five goal areas. Members are involved throughout the year in activities such as: school fund raisers, coordinating canned food drives, and organizing school dances to enhance school spirit.

Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation is a program that is designed to promote cooperative equitable relationships among adolescents. The process of peer mediation is designed to help students learn how to:

  • Defuse conflict, manage anger, and communicate
  • Share their feelings in a positively, structured way
  • Listen to other people’s feelings
  • Self-sufficiently cope with their own problems
Agents of Peace
Agents of Peace

Peer mediation helps students learn communication skills that are reverent to their lives both in and out of the classroom. It also prepares students to achieve at higher levels so that they can become lifelong learners. The program helps the school create a caring and intellectual climate with supportive relationships throughout the school. It also allows students to feel as if they are taking part in the school to help create a safe and healthy environment for all the students in the school.

Definition of Terms

Mediation: A conflict resolution option in which one or more neutral students (mediators) guide disputants through a process, the intent of which is to help them reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Peer Mediator: A student who has been trained to help fellow students resolve disputes by acting as a neutral and presiding over the mediation process.

Program Coordinator: Mrs. Cherbini- A person who coordinates the daily operations of a peer mediation program.


Applications can be obtained in the Front Office and Guidance

Super Study - 11th Hour Tutoring

Super Study Sessions are offered during our After School Programs. These sessions are designed to assist any student who would like academic support outside of the regular school day. Additionally, these sessions reinforce good study habits and organization.

Youth in Government

Youth in Government is a program which allows students to participate in an interactive experience with government. Students will write bills to address state and local problems, and then debate those bills in a mock legislature.

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