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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 14 after school in the LGI room.  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 in the LGI room; the first practice is August 21st. 

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

Be That Girl 

Be That Girl is a club looking for girls in 5th-8th grade that provides leadership, social, and personal development. We know that by empowering and emboldening girls, we can help them find their voices, inspire action, and make the world a better place. We provide mentoring to girls of all grades, a safe place to talk, fun activities, and games to promote self-confidence, growth, and empowerment.  Here is the permission slip:  Be That Girl Permission Slip

For more information, please contact Mrs. Berry at jberry@hse.k12.in.us, Mrs. Krstic at dkrstic@hse.k12.in.us or Officer Tracy at jonest@fishers.in.us

Book Club - 5th & 6th 

Do you enjoy reading and talking? Then Book Club is the perfect place for you! We choose books as a group, read them, and then chat about them. This club is for 5th and 6th graders and will read middle grade literature books we pick. All meetings will be in the Library/Media Center until 4:00, but students can have rides pick them up earlier if needed. Students will get picked up at the front entrance – Door 1. Meeting dates can be found on the school calendar.

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

Book Club - 7th & 8th Grade

Do you enjoy reading and talking? Then Book Club is the perfect place for you! We choose books as a group, read them, and then chat about them. This club is for 7th and 8th graders and will read middle grade or young adult literature books we pick. All meetings will be in the Library/Media Center until 4:00, but students can have rides pick them up earlier if needed. Students will get picked up at the front entrance – Door 1. Meeting dates can be found on the school calendar.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Boudreau at jboudreau@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 March). 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
 

Comic Book Club 

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.

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!  We will meet every Wednesday from 3-4pm in Mr. Brown’s room #120.   Join us for our first session next Wednesday November 14th!  See Mr. Brown if you have any questions.

Connect 

Come “connect” with others through fun games, yummy snacks and small group discussions. Connect with classmates and talk about important topics that you deal with on a daily basis: stress, peer pressure, social media, friendships and many other topics. Meets after school 2:45 – 3:50 pm.  Club will start after Fall Break.  Here is the permission slip Connect-Permission-Slip.pdf

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

Crafts with Yarn Club

Do you love crafting with yarn, string, or paracord?  Then Crafting with yarn club is for you!  We will learn basic crochet skills, finger knitting, making crafts with yarn, cord, string, macrame, and paracord bracelets.  All grades (5th-8th) are welcome!  Come to our first meeting in January.  Meetings will be from 3-4pm.  See Mrs. Harrod, FACS teacher, with any questions.
  
For more information, please contact Mrs. Harrod at eharrod@hse.k12.in.us

Destination Imagination

Participants: 3rd-12th grade students Description: Destination Imagination® is a creative problem-solving program for students. They work on predetermined challenges that focus on STEAM principles. Teams of seven members or less work together to create, design, and present a solution that is completely student created without any adult interference. The students learn teamwork, innovation, solving problems, budgeting, presentation skills, and conflict resolution. 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 would determine when your season ends, May is the last the tournament)

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 $5.00 to join. Permission Slip:  FBC Permission Slip

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

Intramural Cross Country - Grades 5th & 6th

Interested in running long distance? Registration begins in August, typically on the first week of school. Practice will be two days per week, and there will be three competitive meets during the season. Dates for practices and meets will be determined before the start of each season.  For information about the current season, please check the HIJH Website under "Student Life-- Athletics-- 5/6 Intramural Cross Country."  New information will be posted at the beginning of each school year. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Berry at jberry@hse.k12.in.us

Intramural Track - Grades 5th & 6th 

Interested in running in a competitive setting: sprints, long distance, and jumping field events. Registration will begin in mid-March. Practices after school from 3:00 – 4:00 (days will vary) - Two meets (dates TBD) 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Miiler at smmiller@hse.k12.in.us

Intramural Volleyball - Grades 5th & 6th

Intramural volleyball is open to any 5th or 6th grade student interested in learning how to play volleyball. No prior experience is necessary to join.  Athletic shoes are required. Participation fee is $10 and includes a team t-shirt. When: After school from 2:50 -4:50 pm during the month of March.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Mockler at jmockler@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 difficult 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 Ms. Kuhn at ckuhn@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 Briget 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 quarterly at 7am 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 22, October 24, January 9, March 13.

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 Mr. Goller at mgoller@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 January & February – 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 the beginning of February until about the end of 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.
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.  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 - Grades 7th & 8th

Students need some background in video and video editing and/ or willingness to be in front of a camera. Students are required to fill out an application with interviews taking place in early September. Additional members will be added as positions become available. Additional after school meetings will take place each month till 4:00. Students will also be filming daily announcements during SLT on a monthly rotation. 7th graders looking to get involved in the club need to watch for applications in mid-January (2018). PBC will look to add a team of 7th graders to the club during quarter 3 and have them introduced to anchoring announcements and running the equipment late spring. This "team" will then be the core group for the PBC fall of 2018.

For more information, please contact Mr. Uebbing @ tuebbing@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

Short Films - Movie Making Club - Grades 5th & 6th

Students will learn about all faets of filmmaking and create a short film using iMovie. The club will meet first semester.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Knecht at mknecht@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). The area contest will be on Thursday, November 15th at 5:00pm with the location TBD.

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

Sphero Club - Grades 5th & 6th

S.T.E.A.M. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Interested in all of those subjects? If so, Sphero Club is the group for you! Learn how to code and play with the spherical robot using your iPad. Meets 2nd Semester after school 2:45 – 4:00 pm Mr. TeGrotenhuis Room 240. Meeting Dates: TBD

For more information, please contact Mr. TeGrotenhuis at jtegrotenhuis@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 and conclude with a final concert in March. 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 

We will meet on Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:15, check school calendar for dates. If you are looking for a great workout and an opportunity to meet new people, come join us! This club is open to any 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. 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. 

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 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

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

HSE Intermediate / Junior High

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

12278 N. Cyntheanne Rd., Fishers, IN 46037
School hours:  Mon 7:35a - 2:25p (Early Release), Tues-Fri 7:35a - 2:45p
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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.