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Activities and Club

 

Academic Team - 7th & 8th Grade

Did you know that students can earn an academic letter by participating on this team?  7th & 8th grade students who are interested in spell bowl, academic bowl, or both should come to the call-out meeting on Tuesday, August 13th after school.  Parents should pick you up by 4:15pm.  ALL students are welcome, whether you signed up last year or not.  We will practice on Tuesdays after school 2:45 – 4:15; the first practice is August 20th. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Gammons 7/8 Art at kgammons@hse.k12.in.us or Ms. Young 5th Humanities at ryoung@hse.k12.in.us

Art Studio  

Students will be introduced to the "Art Studio" environment.  Students will pursue a theme they are interested in using various art materials.  The last meeting will be an Art Gallery Opening and Reception featuring and celebrating the artwork created in the club.  
 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Knecht at mknecht@hse.k12.in.us
 

Black Student Union

The Junior High Chapter Black Student Union (BSU) focuses on leadership development, academic excellence, and community engagement. In addition, the BSU anchors itself to improve the experiences of black students at HIJH & FCJH. We will also partner with the established high school clubs and community groups to better serve our overall mission. BSU is a club for every student at HIJH/FCJH, and all students are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Mr. Willey at bwilley@hse.k12.in.us

Chess Club

Do you like to play chess? Or would you like to learn how to play chess or learn new strategies? Chess club meets after school beginning in October. There is no cost to join. All grades (5-8) are welcome.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Bowman at 
lbowman@hse.k12.in.us

Choir - 5th Grade

Open to 5th Grade students, no audition required! Singers will enjoy learning a variety of music and performing in two concerts with other HIJH performing ensembles (November and May). Cost is $15 which includes a shirt and allows for the purchase of new music. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Hochstetler at rhochstetler@hse.k12.in.us
 

Cartoons and Comic Book Club - Grades 6th, 7th & 8th

Students will learn to draw their favorite comic book characters.  We will also have debates and discussions about different story arcs and character comparisons.  The overall goal will be to create our own comic book.  This will include giving students specific jobs as writers, editors and artists.  This will help to develop student's creativity and artistic abilities while share in your passion or all things comics.  This club will meet year round, except during basketball season.
 

We will meet on Wednesdays from 2:55 until 3:55, see school calendar for dates.  Pick up at door 17


For more information, please contact Mr. Allison at mallison@hse.k12.in.us

 

Comic Book & Gaming Club

Have you ever been to Gen Con?  Do you love Games?  Come “geek-out” with Jedi Master Brown & Mr. Hibner at the HIJH Gaming Club!  We will play new board and card games featured at Gen Con while discussing all things nerdy (comic books, movies, etc.).  All grades (5-8) are welcome!    Please contact Mr. Brown ebrown@hse.k12.in.us if you have any questions.

Connect 

Connect offers all students opportunities for friendship, fun, & growth. Club meetings are a high energy, fun filled atmosphere that allows students to enjoy friendships while also diving into topics that pertain to them.

Open to: ALL HIJH Students (5/6 and 7/8 will meet separately for talks and small groups).  Meets after school 2:45 – 3:50 pm.  Connect permission slip:  HIJHConnectSIGNUP2019-20

For more information, please contact Mrs. Auger at mauger@hse.k12.in.us

Destination Imagination

Participants: 3rd-12th grade students Description: Are you interested in learning how to work together on a team, to tap into your creativity, and to find innovative and unique solutions to complex and difficult Challenges?  Destination Imagination® is a creative problem-solving program that offers students at every level – an opportunity to participate in challenging and motivating activities. You’ll develop self-confidence by creating solutions, evaluating ideas and making decisions, as well as develop your creative skills through problem solving and independent thinking . Teams perform their solutions at a local/state/global tournament. For more details about HSE DI go to www.hsedi.com Time Period: September-May (Tournament advancement determineswhen seasons ends.)

For more information, please contact Ms. Young at ryoung@hse.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club 

Attention all HIJH students! Do you love making friendship bracelets? Are you a pro or just a beginner? Either way you should join the Friendship Bracelet Club! Club will start in September.  The cost is $10.00 to join. 
FBC Permission Slip

For more information, please contact Mrs. Bradshaw at lbradshaw@hse.k12.in.us

GSA - Gay Straight Alliance

GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) is a club to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies. It is a club that promotes equity, inclusion, and representation for all students in all spaces and situations. The club is open to anyone who would like to attend and will meet at least once or twice a month in the library. Stay tuned for a call out date and meeting schedule. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Boudreau at jboudreau@hse.k12.in.us

Jazz Band

Auditions will be in September, and students should sign-up with the band director in the band room. Please see the jazz band calendar, posted in HIJH Band room or on Canvas, for details regarding rehearsals and performances.

For more information, please contact Ms. Oyler at moyler@hse.k12.in.us.

Math Bowl Team - Grades 5th & 6th

Requirements: If you are a great mathematician and you enjoy working in teams to solve challenging math problems, this club is for YOU. We will start in late October, and our State wide competition is usually at the end of February. This is a club that has a qualifying test and cuts are made. If you love Math, this is the academic club you will definitely want to check into each year!

For more information, please contact Mrs. Coleman at ccoleman@hse.k12.in.us

Math Counts - Grades 7th & 8th

If you are a logical thinker, like puzzle solving, and all-around math, then Math Counts is for you! Will meet once a week, on Friday's 2:45 - 4:00.  October - February

For more information, please contact Bridget Hardee at bhardee@hse.k12.in.us

National Junior Art Honor Society - 8th Grade

Open to 8th grade students enrolled in any Art Class. This is a service and team bonding organization that will meet at 7am (see dates below) in room 304 (Ms. Gammons's room.) Members will be updated with service and other art opportunities, as well as any revised meeting dates/times through CANVAS. New members will be accepted through September; chapter membership is $5.00. Meeting dates (subject to changes and additions): August 21, October 9, November 20, January 15, March 18, and May 6.

For more information, please contact Ms. Gammons at kgammons@hse.k12.in.us

National Junior Honor Society - 8th Grade

Requirements: Students are selected based on GPA during the spring of the 7th grade year to submit an application if they meet the eligibility requirements. By April of their 8th grade year, they must maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA, complete 50 hours of community service, and demonstrate good character in order to be formally inducted in May of their 8th grade year. When: After school from 3:00 – 4:00 (days will vary) Induction: May of the 8th grade year (date varies)

For more information, please contact Mrs. Paull at kpaull@hse.k12.in.us

Painting Club 

This Art Club will focus on PAINTING! A variety of materials will be used as you explore your interest in painting. Maximum number of participants is 28. Club will meet in October, November & December – Afterschool until 4PM.

For more information, please contact Miss El-Rahaiby at selrahaiby@hse.k12.in.us

Panther Planters

HIJH Panther Planters Garden Club meets once or twice a week depending on weather from March until Fall Break in October of each school year. All students in all grades are welcome to attend any week our meeting time fits into their schedule around the many other activities they may be participating in at HIJH. Since we donate most of the food we grow, this is an opportunity for junior high students to earn community service hours for National Junior Honor Society. There are many hands-on activities to participate in as we incorporate agriculture into the Panther Community. Some of those activities include learning how to start plants as seeds raising them to maturity, companion planting, timing of planting in Indiana, harvesting and learning how to cook some of what we harvest into healthy meals. We are also going to be introducing the important role of honey bees as pollinators, to the crops, flowers and trees. This will allow students to understand the life cycle of bees, how the hove community works and benefits of bee byproducts such as honey, wax and pollen. By participating in Panther Planters, you will gain the knowledge of how to start and maintain your very own backyard garden while gaining an appreciation of how our food goes from farm to plate.

For more information, please contact Mr. Ioannacci at aioannacci@hse.k12.in.us

Panther Pollinators - Grades 7th & 8th

HIJH Panther Pollinators Bee Club meets twice a month after school until 4pm. Panther Pollinators is a hands-on Bee Keeping Club, designed to educate our future generations on the importance bees play in our future. Our goal is to offer a rare opportunity through hands on learning as well as classroom interactions, teaching the importance of backyard beekeeping while promoting safety. The club will focus on classroom learning during the fall and winter month and hands on learning during spring and summer months. Some of the things we will cover: life expectancy of a bee, jobs performed inside the colony, how to stop colony collapse and much more exciting facts about bees. As well as many fun bee facts!!
 
For more information, please contact Mrs. Paull at kpaull@hse.k12.in.us
 

PBC: Panther Broadcasting Company  

Students should have some background in video editing, reporting, and/ or a willingness to be in front of a camera.  Students need to be actively involved by filming & interviewing Panther students in various school athletics and activities.  Students are required to fill out an application with interviews taking place at the end of August. Students will also be filming daily announcements during SLT on a weekly rotation. PBC will look to add a team of 5th, 6th, and 7th graders to the club after Spring Break (2020) and have them introduced to anchoring announcements and running the equipment.  This "team" will then be the core group for the PBC beginning in the fall of 2020.

For more information, please contact Mr. Uebbing @ tuebbing@hse.k12.in.us
 

Pep Band (Grades 7/8)

Pep Band – Auditions will be in September, and students should sign-up with the band director in the band room. Students will perform at six home basketball games. Please see the pep band calendar, posted in HIJH Band room or on Canvas, for details regarding rehearsals and performances.

For more information, please contact Ms. Oyler at moyler@hse.k12.in.us.

ProjectLit, HIJH Chapter 

ProjectLit, HIJH Chapter, is a book club, but it’s also more than your average book club. ProjectLit is a literacy movement with chapters springing up all over the U.S. that is committed to empowering students, promoting reading, reading & discussing books that represent and value all students, developing reader identities, building connections, and amplifying voices. The club will meet once or twice a month in the library. Stay tuned for a call out date & meeting schedule. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Boudreau at jboudreau@hse.k12.in.us

Rocket Club - Grades 5th & 6th 

Have a blast! Are you excited about science? Are you curious about rocketry? Rocket Club is the experience for you! Participants will launch straw rockets, paper compressed air powered rockets, water bottle rockets, solid fuel rockets, and more!

For more information, please contact Mr. TeGrotenhuis at jtegrotenhuis@hse.k12.in.us

Science Bowl Academic Team - Grades 5th & 6th

Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate & Junior High will be participating in the Indiana Science Bowl Competition for grades 4-6. This academic team is open to all 5th and 6th grade HIJH students for tryout. Team members will experiment and spend time learning collaboratively. The Science Bowl is a ninety-minute online competition divided into three segments: team answered questions, team experimentation questions, and individual answered questions.

For more information, please contact Mr. TeGrotenhuis at jtegrotenhuis@hse.k12.in.us

Spell Bowl Team - Grades 5th & 6th 

The Spell Bowl is open to all 5th & 6th grade students who are great spellers and enjoy Spelling Bee type competitions. The academic club will meet during first semester. Practices will take place on Wednesdays after school from 2:45pm-4:00pm. Parents should pick students up promptly at 4:00pm at Door 17 (back bus lot). T

For more information, please contact Mrs. Venturi at tventuri@hse.k12.in.us

Spring Musical - Grades 6th - 8th

Audition for a role on stage or apply to join the production/stage crew.  Acting and singing auditions will take place in December with rehearsals January-early March.  Four performances will take place in early March.  Contact Mr. Yoder (byoder@hse.k12.in.us) or Mrs. Johnson (cjohnson@hse.k12.in.us) for more information. 
 

Student Council - Grades 5th & 6th

Open to any HIJH student. There is an in-depth selection process that usually takes place the first few weeks of school. This process includes the completion of the HIJH student council application which can be found on the HIJH website. After reviewing all applicants, the HIJH student council will be chosen. This small group of students will contribute to making HIJH the special place that it is.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Hudson at ahudson@hse.k12.in.us

Student Council - Grades 7th & 8th

Open to any HIJH student. There is an in-depth selection process that usually takes place the first few weeks of school. This process includes the completion of the HIJH student council application which can be found on the HIJH website. After reviewing all applicants, the HIJH student council will be chosen. This small group of students will contribute to making HIJH the special place that it is.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Collins at kcollins@hse.k12.in.us

Ukulele Club 

Open to all HIJH students. Students can play the Uke as soloists, in small groups, and in ensemble settings. Any level player will be given use of an instrument and resources to help improve their playing. Practices will take place in the 5/6 general music room. Club meetings are throughout the year on Wednesdays. Cost is $15 which includes a shirt and the use/maintenance of the instruments and supplies. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Hochstetler at rhochstetler@hse.k12.in.us

Ultimate Frisbee 

For everyone looking to continue playing Frisbee or anyone interested in a new hobby that is great exercise and extremely fun, look no further! Ultimate Frisbee Club is a Fall club that meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:15, check school calendar for dates. The club is open to any student, 5th through 8th grade, not in a fall sport. Meet in Mr. Beesley's room (room 321) after school and have a ride ready to pick you
up at the main entrance (door 1) at 4:15. Talk to Mr. Beesley, Mr. Runge, or Mr. Hibner if you have any questions.  We will work on Frisbee passing and catching skills at the beginning of practice, then divide into teams and scrimmage in Ultimate Frisbee games! Meet in Mr. Beesley's room (room 321) after school and have a ride ready to pick you up at the main entrance (door 1) at 4:15.We will meet until the weather gets too cold to play.

For more information, please contact Mr. Beesley at sbeesley@hse.k12.in.us, Mr. Runge, at jrunge@hse.k12.in.us or Mr. Hibner at nhibner@hse.k12.in.us if you have any questions. 


We The Change (WTC)

“We the Change” (WTC) is a club devoted to making a change in the world through social action by connecting different people from different backgrounds. Our mission is to help inform others about different perspectives to welcome and unite all students. In addition, this club will select members to advise the HIJH staff and administration team to help discover underlying needs and, in turn, work hand-in-hand towards improvement in the student experience. WTC is a club for every student at HIJH, and all students are welcome to attend. 

For more information, please contact Mr. Willey at bwilley@hse.k12.in.us

Yearbook Staff - Grades 7th & 8th

Requirements include commitment, independent and team member projects, creativity, prior experience with cameras, publication layout and design and appropriate computer applications. Callouts start the first week or two of school and the club is capped at 25 students.  Meets Thursdays after school until 3:45 pm.

For more information, please contact Ms. Huston at mhuston@hse.k12.in.us 

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