Middleton Magnet High School STEM Booster Club

History

Prior to 2014 each of the clubs that now fall under the umbrella of the Middleton Magnet High School STEM Booster Club (MMHSSBC) were in control of its own financial oversight and fundraising. In addition, fundraising (other than traditional candy sales, etc.) was difficult as none of the clubs were a 501(c)(3) organization and so contributors were reluctant to donate without the ability of deducting their contribution from their federal income tax return. In 2104 a group of parents meet with the administration of Middleton Magnet High School and decided that there was need for a STEM Booster Club-both to facilitate fundraising and also to instill better budgeting policies and financial procedures and oversight for the STEM clubs and organizations of Middleton Magnet High School.  MMHSSBC is a volunteer organization whose board members consist of parents and faculty at Middleton Magnet High School, all of whom donate their time and resources in order to keep the administrative costs of MMHSSBC extremely low. For more information on Middleton Magnet High School, Click Here.

Mission

Middleton Magnet High School STEM Booster Club (MMHSSBC), a subordinate member of Parent Booster USA, is an IRS not for profit 501(c) organization established to provide education, volunteer and financial outreach support to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programs at Middleton Magnet High School. The primary focus is to encourage and promote STEM through extracurricular clubs. MMHSSBC works with local corporate, organizational, and educational partners to provide enhanced learning opportunities for Middleton High School students and the local community. The booster club supports the following programs or clubs: Robotics, Math Team (Mu Alpha Theta), Technical Society of America (TSA), Electrathon, Skills USA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). The Booster club’s mission includes:

  • Conducting membership and fundraising campaigns;
  • Identifying the unfunded needs of the STEM extracurricular activities of the school and disburses available funds in support of said activities;
  • Advising and assisting the administration and faculty of the school on measures to improve the school’s STEM extracurricular activities; and
  • Cultivating relationships with local business for support and assistance to the STEM extracurricular activities at the school

Programs

Electrathon

National student electric car racing team that builds and compete electric cars – students learn design, problem-solving, teamwork, mathematics, physics, and electricity skills. For more information on Electrothon, Click Here

 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

National career and technical organization to help students transition to the business world – students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. For more information on FBLA, Click Here.

 

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

National organization to promote career opportunities in health care industry – leadership development, motivation, and recognition for students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs. For more information on HOSA, Click Here.

 

Math Honor Society and Team (Mu Alpha Theta)

National mathematics honor society whose main goals are to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics. For more information on Mu Alpha Theta, Click Here

 

Robotics

Worldwide competitive robotics program to design, build, and compete as part of the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Technical Challenge, and VEX Robotics. Robotics is a major Middleton High School STEM outreach program.  For more information on Middleton Robotics, Click Here

 

Skills USA

National career and technical partnership for training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations – provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education

 

Technology Student Association (TSA)

National STEM student organization – students work individually or as a team in such areas as agriculture and biotechnology, website design, dragster design, flight challenge, CAD with 3D modeling, or RC transportation. For more information on TSA, Click Here

 

Board of Directors

MMHSSBC is a 100% volunteer run organization. We rely on a great group of adult volunteers from the corporate, private, and educational world to ensure the students of our various programs receive extensive mentorship. We are a student led – adult mentored program where we empower students to assume leadership positions. This direct interaction provides a leadership honing atmosphere.

Jeffrey ButtPresidentOffice Managing PartnerSquire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Elizabeth SimpsonMemberLead Magnet TeacherMiddleton High School
Dorothy SchroederMemberMathematics Department HeadMiddleton High School
Scott MeadMemberLead Engineering TeacherMiddleton High School
Michele ButtTreasurerSelf Employed

 

Support Us

The MMHSSBC relies soley on donations and corporate sponsors to ensure the STEM programs at Middleton High School have the resources to provide a enriching experience for the students.  If you would like to help us mold the leaders of the future, please use the PayPal link below.  If you would like to support via check, money order, or cash, the mailing address is:

MMHSSBC

c/o Middleton Magnet High School

4801 N. 22nd St

Tampa, FL  33610