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A+ Academics - UIL

A+ Academics is the middle school's answer to the high school's UIL Competition. A+ Academics includes 19 different events for grades 2-8. These events span from Calculator Skills to Impromptu Speaking. They are designed to complement and expand upon what students learn in the classroom, both through learning specific subject knowledge, and through learning skills that are valuable in many disciplines. UIL Club Meeting times will be determined by the event coach and will be based upon student schedules.  For more information on UIL events, please see the UIL Academics brochure.


Ms. Cara Miles-Davis

Howard Cheerleading

The purpose of cheerleading is to: promote and uphold school spirit; to develop a sense of good sportsmanship among students; to improve the student morale; to build better relationships between competing schools; and, to establish the high personal ideals and good character expected of a middle school cheerleader in the MISD. All practices are mandatory. A practice calendar will be distributed for each month. Calendars are subject to change. Practice times are the actual practice time, not when you should arrive or be picked up. You should plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start time and allow 10-15 minutes after the ending time for pick up to allow time for any squad discussions as well as time for cheerleaders to gather their things and/or change clothes.


Ms. Caitlin Redfield 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at T.A. Howard started in the spring of 2005 and has been growing ever since. We are an organization focused on learning about Jesus Christ and serving others around us. FCA participates in different events around the community. In the past we have had a Christmas toy drive, a live concert benefiting world missions, and volunteered at Mission Arlington. Regular meetings will be held on Tuesdays at 8am in room 136 beginning in November.


Ms. Kathryn Otwell

Ms. Vicki Polson


Howard Harlequin Players

The Howard Harlequin Players are an extracurricular club that supports the Theatre Arts program at Howard. The club elects officers, hosts a talent show each year, raises money to support the theatre class plays, and produces several show and skits throughout the year for various events.. This club meets every Friday at 8:00am to 8:35am in Room 132.


Ms. Lacey Carnley

Literary Knights

Literary Knights has the purpose of promoting literacy and a life-long love of reading among students, teachers, and administrators at T.A. Howard Middle School. This community of readers is bound by common interests and a passion for reading. They have regular meetings, Book parties, and Field Trips. They celebrate authors and their achievements and provide opportunities to meet authors and get autographed literature. Literary Knights meets once a month on Wednesday mornings at 8am in the Library. Check the Literary Knights page for more information.


Mrs. Amy Toombs

Visit the Literary Knights Page!

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

NJHS is a service organization of 8th grade students with an overall average of 93 and above, good citizenship, and teacher recommendation. Students are inducted at the end of their 7th grade year. The purpose of the organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage citizenship. NJHS tutors students after school, participates in service projects, and attends a team and character building workshop throughout the year. Meetings are held before school on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:45-8:15 in room C-2. NJHS members are required to earn 12 service hours per semester.


Mrs. Shyrlene Shelton

Mr. Martin Longoria

Student Government (Student Council)

Student Government (Student Council) is a great club to be involved in. As a group, we do many fun and helpful activities around our campus and community. Some examples of school activities are: we organize Red Ribbon Week, take tours and visit with our city officials and leaders, and host certain school events through our campus.   We help the community by raising money for different types of organizations, collecting blankets and stuffed animals for our local fire departments, collecting canned food, and volunteering at local city functions. Becoming a member of Student Government is a great way to give back to our school and community.


Mr. Michael Thomas

Mr. Malcolm Smith

40 S.E.A.M.S.

40 S.E.A.M.S. is mentoring program for young men designed to inspire students to improve their academic success and redirect non-productive behavior.  40 SEAMS (Successfully Educating All Males) will meet during school hours once a month, unless denoted otherwise for event planning.  The meetings will be driven to allow our young men to develop divine leadership tools that will make them more responsible in their near futures.  40 SEAMS will facilitate workshops on making the right decisions, tackle the topics that attack our youth, and collaborate with pillars of the community to obtain our mentoring goal of developing productive members of society through academics. Students meet during their lunch time on designated Wednesdays.


Mr. Raybun Riley

Mr. Nathan Lowe

Comic Book Club

Comic Book Club is a place for students who love to read, draw, write, and learn about the tricks behind the best comics or graphic novels. If you want to have fun with your friends, are a creative thinker, or if you can see yourself becoming involved in this industry someday, then this is the place for you.  Meetings are Wednesdays after school from 4:15 to 5:30pm in the Library.


Mr. Derek Odelusi

Mr. Martin Longoria

Students For Social Change

The Students For Social Change club is dedicated to raising awareness about social issues such as poverty, racism, social justice, and civil rights. Its members are passionate about seeing social change in our own community as well as in the world, united in our purpose to bring positivity to our school and community and committed to being agents of positive change in our school and community.  Meetings will be held every other Wednesday Morning at 8:15am in room 118.


Mrs. Andrea Midgett

Ms. Scipio Igbeare

Club de Español (Spanish Club)

The Spanish Club is open to all students at TA Howard who are interested in learning more about the Spanish culture and language.  Spanish Club meets every Wednesday at 8:00am in Room 128.


Mrs. Magda Torres-Galan

Whiz Quiz

Whiz Quiz is the middle school's answer to the high school's Academic Decathlon. Our team is formed in the fall, usually by the middle of October. The students are adept in answering timed questions on various subjects such as literature, science, sports, mathematics, and current events. We compete against the other middle schools in the district as well as one middle school in Grand Prairie. Our season begins in November and lasts through January. 


Robotics Club

The Robotics Program introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.



Mansfield ISD
605 East Broad Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Phone: 817.299.6300

T.A. Howard Knights

T.A. Howard Knights
7501 Calendar Road
Arlington, TX 76001
Phone: 682.314.1050   Fax: 817.561.3840
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