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Activities and Club

 

Academic Team - 7th & 8th Grade

Did you know that students can earn an academic letter and have fun at the same time by participating on this team? 7th & 8th grade students who have a penchant for spelling, science, math, social studies, history, ELA, or books... and competition...  should ​watch announcements for a call-out meeting ​in mid-August for 7/8 Academic Team.  ALL students are welcome, even if only knowledgeable in one area. No experience necessary!  Meetings will take place on Tuesday mornings before school, ​and meetings will span from August to April, with Spell Bowl in October for those who want to Spell, and several Academic bowls both online and in-person from November through April. 

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


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. We will also partner with the established HSE District Jr. High and High School clubs and community groups to better serve our overall mission. BSU is a club for every 7/8 student at HIJH, and all students are welcome to attend.

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

Book Club

Do you enjoy reading and talking? Then Book Club is the perfect place for you! We choose books as a group or independently, read them, and then chat about them. You will decide what we read! This club will typically meet twice a month in the library. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Boudreau at jboudreau@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 will meet during second semester.  There is no cost to join.  All HIJH students 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 a concert with the 6th grade choir. Cost is $20 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 or Mrs. Johnson at cjohnson@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

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 or Mr. Hibner nhibner@hse.k12.in.us if you have any questions.

German Club

Open to any interested student, this club will provide opportunities to explore culture, events, holidays, traditions and contemporary liffe in German-speaking countries.  Areas of interest may include foods, music, film, folk dance, games, popular entertainment, connecting with native speakers and other German learners.  We will meet before school, but may organize special events, such as visiting the Carmel Christmas market, as an off-campus evening or weekend event.  Please contact Ms. Reigle at freigle@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 approximately every other week in the library.  5/6 students need a permission slip.   

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

Jazz Band

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. Yoder at myoder@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 January, and our Statewide competition is usually mid-April. This is a club that has a qualifying test and cuts are made if necessary. If you love Math, this is the academic club you will want to check into each year!

For more information, please contact Mrs. Mann @ jmmann@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 one morning a week, October - February.

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

Minecraft Club - All Grades

If you like Minecraft, exploration, and good times with friends, you'll love Minecraft Club. Get a chance to cooperate with your fellow classmates, and much more! When you join you will receive a server IP address along with a reserved spot on the server. The club is completely virtual and will have weekly server events that members can join to participate in group activities. You may login to the server anytime not during school hours. You will need your own device and your own Minecraft account.  

To join Minecraft Club Mr. Harreld @ jharreld@hse.k12.in.us
 

National Junior Art Honor Society - 8th Grade

This is a service and team bonding organization that is open to all 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in any Art Class. Listen to announcements for a call out meeting in mid- to late-August. We will meet before school at 8am monthly on Wednesdays TBD. 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.


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.) Induction: May of the 8th grade year (date varies)

For more information, please contact Mrs. Paull at kpaull@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. 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. McCord at gmccord@hse.k12.in.us   Mr. Ioannacci at aioannacci@hse.k12.in.us

PBC: Panther Broadcasting Company  

Students should be comfortable 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 will film announcements during SLT and/or at home.  The club is available for all grades, but interested students will need to complete an application.  Groups will rotate on a weekly basis.
 
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.

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.  

For more information, please contact Mrs. Schultz @ lschultz@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 Ms. Dorsel at mdorsel@hse.k12.in.us or Mr. Roberts at troberts@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 Ms Giger at kgiger@hse.k12.in.us or Ms. Cornell at lcornell@hse.k12.in.us
 

Theater Club - Grades 5th & 6th

Do you like being on stage? Do you enjoy acting and performing? The Theater Club is made for you! We will meet before school for our practices. There are also opportunities for those interested in set design and being stagehands. Practice and performance dates will be set once the year gets started. Stop by Ms. Dorsel’s Room (208) to pick up a sign-up form or pick one up outside of the office. Lights! Curtain's up! Action! 

For more information, please contact Ms. Dorsel at mdorsel@hse.k12.in.us or Mrs. O'Rourke at arourke@hse.k12.in.us

 

We The Change (WTC)


“We the Change” is a student-directed club created to have an impact in the world through action.  Meet with other young people who share your passion and seek to make a positive impact on the world. Increase your awareness of global challenges and work as a team to create action plans to respond to the needs of your community and the world.  Be an agent for positive change as you address world-wide challenges, connect and partner with other world changers, and implement and manage service projects locally and globally.
 
For more information, please contact Miss Young at ryoung@hse.k12.in.us
 

Yearbook Staff - Grades 7th & 8th

Requirements include ability to attend events and clubs to take pictures and conduct interviews, independent and team member projects, creativity, prior experience with cameras,   Callouts start the first week or two of school and the club is capped at 20 students.  Club will meet before school one morning a week until March.  

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

 

HSE Intermediate / Junior High

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

12278 N. Cyntheanne Rd., Fishers, IN 46037
School Hours: 9:15am - 4:00pm
Building Hours: 8:45am - 4:30pm
Main Office (317) 594-4120
Fax (317) 594-4129
Attendance (317) 594-4126
 
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Our Mission

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