Participating in extracurricular opportunities is a great way to get a well-rounded education. Preparing and planning for activities requires students to be present and to learn leadership skills and the fundamentals of teamwork early on. The additional skills and opportunities provided by extracurriculars are a great way to get ahead and make your child’s education count.
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Advanced Band - The premier ensemble at Mulcahy, this class is for seventh and eighth-grade students who have had at least one year of instruction on their instrument. This class performs as a marching band during the fall season and as a concert band during the spring season. Our performances include the Tulare Fair Parade, Tulare Band Review, and the CMEA Concert Band Festival. This ensemble is based on the director’s approval and recommendations.
Intermediate Band - Designed for seventh and eighth-grade students who have never played an instrument before or a student wanting to learn a different instrument than the instrument he/she plays in advanced band. The intermediate band performs at school functions throughout the year.
Jazz Ensemble - Composed of the finest performers from our advanced band, the jazz ensemble performs a varied style of music ranging from swing, Latin, funk, and rock music. It is an audition-only ensemble, meaning the student will have to wait on the director’s approval for entrance into the ensemble. The jazz ensemble performs at various rated music festivals throughout the Central Valley scoring very well.
Orchestra – This is the ensemble for seventh and eighth-grade string students (violin, viola, cello, and double bass). We rehearse and prepare for various music festivals throughout the Central Valley. We perform a varied style of music ranging from classical to Broadway musicals.
Drumline - The ensemble is the newest addition to the Mulcahy music department, and it is a great class. The drumline is modeled after professional drumlines such as the Concord Blue Devils and the Santa Clara Vanguard. We will perform for various school functions and various winter/spring festivals. Drumming experience is required for this class.
California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)
CJSF emphasizes school and community involvement while highlighting the importance of academics. Students must qualify for the program by maintaining good grades and later on become CSF (California Scholarship Federation) in high school.
Mulcahy Colorguard works together as a team to bring color and showmanship to the Alice G. Mulcahy Middle School Marching Band. 7th and 8th-grade girls are selected in May based on their grades, behavior, and ability to perform. Our girls represent all the characteristics of P.R.I.D.E. and are proud to represent the spirit of Mulcahy.
Students develop leadership, organization, and management skills by participating in the student council. Students in student council are expected to be positive role models, maintain an appropriate GPA, and attend school regularly.
Every year we have a career day where we invite a large number of presenters to speak about their careers and the skills necessary to be successful, not only in a career but in life.
Throughout the school year, we hold a variety of extracurricular activities including athletics, assemblies, dances, graduation, music concerts, drama, special noon activities, and other various school-related functions not directly related to a course requirement. We consider participation in these activities to be a privilege, not a right. As such, we require students to adhere to school rules and the dress code during all extracurricular activities held on or off the school campus.
District Wide Extracurricular Activities
Poetry & Prose Festivals
The purpose of Poetry & Prose festivals is to encourage and applaud students for learning new poetry and practicing their presentation skills. It is our hope that students leave with a better understanding of how they can improve their performances, techniques, but it is our main goal to have each student appreciate and enjoy the art of Oral Interpretation.
TCSD Poetry & Prose Festival
Students recite poetry to an audience and our facilitator representatives who consist of TCSD Board Members, Principals, Vice Principals, RTI teachers, and some community members. Students are given certificates of participation and feedback on their performances from our facilitator representatives.
TCOE Poetry & Prose Festival
Students present poetry to an audience and judges at this county-wide oral interpretation event. Oral and written assessments are offered to each student, along with personalized certificates denoting their rank of Superior, Excellent, Very Good and Good.
Tulare County Spelling Championship
The Tulare County Office of Education hosts a yearly Spelling Bee Championship normally held at the Visalia Convention Center. Students in grades 4-8 face off in a public, oral spelling competition. Schools hold their own spelling bees and select two students to attend the county-wide championship. The county champion has the opportunity to go on to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Math Super Bowl
Participants compete in three events:
• Power Bowl - Students will work independently to solve 35 multiple-choice problems in a 40-minute period. All test materials will be furnished, including pencils and scratch paper. There is no penalty for guessing. Individual trophies will be given to the top five students in each category. Top scorers from each school will be recognized with a Power Bowl Individual Honors Ribbon.
• Pro Bowl - Students will be divided into teams of five students from different schools. They will be given one open-ended problem to solve in a 45-minute period. The Pro Bowl will be evaluated on the thoroughness and accuracy of the answer. The problem will be scored by a committee of judges. Judges will look for natural breaks in the distribution of scores. Those in the first break will receive Superior ribbons, the next break will receive Excellent ribbons.
• Team Bowl - Students will compete in teams of five from their own school. Each team will be required to complete 20 multiple-step problems in a 40-minute period. Judges will look for natural breaks in the distribution of scores. Those in the first break will receive Superior ribbons and the next break will receive Excellent ribbons.
District Track Meet
List of Events:
Softball Throw – 4th, 5th, 6th
Standing Long Jump – 4th, 5th, 6th
50 Meter Dash – 4th, 5th
75 Meter Dash – 4th, 5th, 6th
100 Meter Dash – 6th
200 Meter Relay – 4th, 5th, 6th
400 Meter Relay – 4th, 5th, 6th
800 Meter Run – 4th, 5th, 6th