Students are more successful when they participate in extracurricular activities!
HMS Clubs and Organizations:
- Student Council: 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 (like our socials, spirit week, etc) and community welfare (through leading school fundraisers like "Have a Heart for the Homeless" and the holiday fundraiser for Sparrow Children's Center), the student council is the voice of the student body. Adviser: Maggie Cummings
- Peer Assistant Leaders (PALS): Peer Assisted Leaders are students who are selected through an application and interview process to serve as go-to students in the middle school. PALs encourage students to make more informed, responsible and constructive decisions and seek help when needed. Adviser: Amanda 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. Adviser: Amanda 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. For the 2019/2020 school year, we are excited to share that we are ADDING a Special Olympics Unified Champion Team to HMS! Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that unities 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. Click HERE for a LINKS application. Advisers: Sarah Boldman, Ashleigh Curtis, Kelly Stenzel, and Lanae 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 commitee meets on Tuesdays once a month. Adviser: Sarah Boldman and Amanda Rybicki
Builders Club: If you like community service projects, gaining leadership skills, and having fun with old and new friends- Builder's Club is perfect for you! Builder's Club meets twice a month on Wednesdays. Please pick up a sign up sheet and check out the meeting dates outside of room 207. Adviser: Lauren DeGraw
- Science Olympiad: Open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, Science Olympiad is a club where you lead and compete in different science and engineering challenges. Whether you love math and science or you just enjoy tinkering around with different objects and putting things together then this is a great club to come check out! Adviser: Jessica Parks
- The Gay-Straight Alliance: Twice a month gathering after school that offers a safe and inclusive space to celebrate the awesome in all of us. Adviser: Ben Pineda
- Fishing Club: Meets several times throughout the year and provides opportunities to learn about basic fishing practices, along with three fishing derby events... fall, winter, and spring. Adviser: Ben Pineda
Conservation Club: Helps with Mother Earth. Meets several times throughout the year and organizes two service learning projects to help address conservation issues around the community. Adviser: Ben Pineda
JA Club (Junior Achievement): Meets twice a month to learn about economics and entrepreneurship. Adviser: Ben Pineda
- Book Club: Discuss books you love and want to recommend with Mrs. Meier and other students during lunch. We will read a book and discuss what we liked and what we didn't. Book Club meets every Monday from October-December during lunch.
Adviser: Krista Meier
- Harry Potter Club: Come and join us as we enjoy the magic of “Harry Potter”! During this time, we watch about 20 minutes of “Harry Potter” and discuss all things Harry, while eating lunch. It is a fun way to make new friends and get involved with a lively discussion! Meetings are held on Fridays during lunch. Adviser: Karla Hiller