Students are more successful when they participate in extracurricular activities!
HMS Clubs and Organizations:
- Yearbook: This is a full-year club that opens applications starting towards the end of September. We are responsible for capturing a keepsake of the school year. Students in this club will organize pictures into different layouts and designs chosen by the yearbook staff. The yearbook will serve as a memory for all students for many years to come. Advisors: Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Chandel
- Student Council: The HMS Student Council meets on a monthly basis and gives students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. Student Council meets at least once a month. Advisor: Mrs. Tien
- Peer Assistant Leaders (PALS): Peer Assisted Leaders (PALS) are students who are selected through an application and interview process to serve as go-to students at HMS. PALs encourage students to make more informed, responsible, and constructive decisions and seek help when needed. Advisor: Mrs. Rybicki
- Ele's Group: A grief counseling group that meets at the middle school with the school counselor and a facilitator from Ele's Place during school hours and runs for 8 weeks in the fall to support students who have experienced the death of a loved one. Advisor: Mrs. Rybicki
- LINKS: Links is a program that involves general education peers who model typical academic and social behavior in educational environments throughout the school day. Links generally support students with varying needs, especially children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to promote socialization and independence. Student links will learn to interact with and support peers with these needs to increase social and learning opportunities within natural environments. Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympic Athletes and Links as teammates for training and competition. All students participating in the program will have an opportunity to engage in a sport with their linkee and compete with them. Some after-school practices and events will be a part of this exciting new addition. LINKS meets every Thursday during Viking Time. Advisor: Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Williams
- Be Nice: Be Nice is a leadership program at HMS that is driven by students, empowering them to become difference-makers and unifiers. Leaders are educated regarding bullying, mental health & suicide prevention. The leadership chapter creates a plan of action for bringing the positive message of be nice to their school & community. With the guidance of the leadership team, monthly activities will be developed and implemented throughout the school. The be nice committee meets on Tuesdays once a month. Advisor: Mrs. Rybicki
- Builders Club: Builders Club is a group of students that focuses on community service projects, leadership skills, and having fun with old and new friends. Our goal is to find ways to support our school and community. For example, we make blankets for children in the hospital, celebrate World Kindness Day, and make Valentine's cards for residents at Burcham Hills. They plan to meet twice a month. Advisor: Mrs. Curtis
- Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad (Sci Oly) is a club that allows students who love science to explore the topic even more outside of the classroom. These challenges are student-led, driven, and executed. At the end of our season, students compete with other schools (mid-April). Advisor: Mr. Bush
- SAGA: SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. SAGA offers a safe and inclusive space for all students, families, and staff to share, support, and celebrate the AWESOME in all of us! Advisor: Mr. Pineda
- Culture Club: Culture Club is a space where students can share, understand, and celebrate the variety of cultures represented at HMS. Come to teach us about your culture, and leave after learning from others! Advisor: Mrs. Allen
- Conservation Club: The HMS Conservation Club is for any and all students who are ready to take action to protect planet Earth. Meetings will focus on identifying and learning about local, state, and global environmental issues and creating solutions that focus on stewardship and sustainability. This club offers many leadership opportunities to educate our school community and design action projects that will make a real difference. Join the GREEN revolution! Advisor: Mrs. Booth.
- Chess Club: The Chess Club is a weekly meeting of HMS chess players on Fridays after school from 2:30 to 3:30. The club is open to players of all skills and abilities and no experience is necessary. There are no sign-ups or requirements to attend chess club, simply drop in whenever your schedule allows! Advisor: Mr. Cook