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: 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. We’ll have to get a little creative with how we meet this year and how to best serve the student body, but we can do it! We will meet once a month (minimally) digitally until it is safe for us to meet in person. Advisor: Mrs. Brooks
- 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. 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. 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 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. Advisors: Mrs. Boldman and 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. Advisors: Mrs. Boldman and Mrs. Rybicki
- Builders Club: Builders Club is a group of students that focus 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 cards for residents at Burcham Hills. The current plan is to meet twice a month. Hope you can join us! Advisor: Mrs. Allen
- 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 lead, driven, and executed. At the end of our season, students compete with other schools (mid-April). The Science Olympiad organization is still figuring out what this year will look like. Stay tuned! Advisor: Mr. Tisdale
- 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, family, and staff to share, support, and celebrate the AWESOME in all of us! Advisor: Mr. Pineda
- Black Student Union (BSU): The purpose of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to promote the awareness of African American culture and experiences in our society. Students will meet twice per month combined with the high school BSU. 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.
- 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 in lively discussions! Meetings are held on Fridays during lunch. Advisor: Mrs. Hiller
- News Crew: HMS News Crew is a year-long club that meets two Mondays a month after school. The aim of the News Crew is to publish an online school newspaper that is student-driven. Within the News Crew, student writers select their topics and write their articles (or stories or interviews or just about anything else!), student editors help to revise and proofread the writing, and then student graphic designers lay out the articles and publish them on the web page. Some of the work is done individually outside of club meeting times. All students in grades 6-8 with a passion for writing are welcome! Advisors: Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Briggs
- 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