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Distance Learning Clubs/Activities 

Clubs and activities are still being offered during this period of distance learning. Please see the information below to find out how you can stay connected and involved.

 

Distance Learning Track


Our coaches are offering an opportunity for any 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students to participate in daily workouts that will improve your speed, endurance, and strength. We will also add a fun, competitive challenge at the end of each week. If you are interested in joining the fun, fill out this form https://forms.gle/a4HpvMC9qYvjzM7q7 . Once you fill out the form, our coaches will invite you to join their Google Classroom where daily workouts will be posted. There is no fee associated with this opportunity and we look forward to having you.

 

Distance After School Access Homework Help

 

After School Access: Wednesday, May 6th and Wednesday, May 20th (3:00-3:45)
To any student interested in receiving help with their homework, Mrs. Gill and Mrs. Valentine will be available to answer any homework questions you might have. If you would like to participate, email Mrs. Gill or Mrs. Valentine no later than 1:00 pm on the designated days to receive a Zoom link. A Zoom link will be sent to your school email.
donna_gill@ipsd.org or kellie_valentine@ipsd.org

 

Distance Mind and Body Club

 

School may be closed, but we can still work on building strong habits for a healthy mind and a healthy body! In Mind and Body Club, students will have the opportunity to build executive functioning skills such as organization and time management as well as participate in fitness challenges and home workouts. If you are interested in joining, please complete this form. Once you have filled out the form, you will be invited to join a Google Classroom where strategies and workouts will be posted.

 

Distance Learning Golf Club

 

Golf club is here!! We will be communicating and posting our activities through Google classroom. Please join using the Classroom code: jd4w5zh 

 

Distance Learning Cricket Club
 

Cricket Club is coming soon. New or experienced Cricket players will find out more about this exciting sport. Communication will be through google classroom. If you are interested, join Google Classroom with code gn6tzcl. First Posting will be May 5th.

 

 

Location Based Clubs/Activities

(Suspended Until Further Notice) 

 

Clubs and activities may change each year.  These have been offered over the last few years. Listen to the morning announcements for opportunities to get involved. These activities are subject to change but reflect many of the clubs that have been offered over the years at Hill.

Interscholastic Sports

Interscholastic sports are open to 7th and 8th grade students in good standing. Click on the Athletics tab for specific information and schedules.

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports

Cross Country

Football

Volleyball

Boys Soccer

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Wrestling

Track & Field

Girls Soccer


Clubs and Intramurals


 

 

Running Club – run with the cross country team in fall.  Starts in mid-September and ends in the middle of October.  Meets from 3:10-4:30 pm several times a week.. Contact John_Brom@ipsd.org or Anthony_Cozzi@ipsd.org  with questions.

 


Yearbook Club – will meet from 3-4PM in the LMC. Mrs. Parker (Claudia_Parker@ipsd.org) and Mrs. Fazio (Loni_Fazio@ipsd.org) are the sponsors. Students will take photos for the yearbook and help with naming students in club and sports pictures.

Eighth Grade Only: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7

Seventh Grade Only: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/15, 1/22

Sixth Grade Only: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4


Table Gamers Club -(formerly known as 3M Club) will begin in January on Tuesdays from 3-4 PM in the LMC. Students come to play their favorite table game (Monopoly, Trouble, Mancala, Uno, etc)....no electronics! A small treat will be provided. The dates are as follows: January 14, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18, 25, March3, 10, 25. Mrs. Gill (donna_gill@ipsd.org) and Mrs. Kellie Valentine(kellie_valentine@ipsd.org)

Chess Club – meets winter December to February. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, the Chess Club will match your skills! (Mr. Damhorst) Begins December 2018 after school until 4:30 in the LMC. Contact doug_damhorst@ipsd.org with questions.

Art Club – meets in winter, beginning in December. Tap into your creative & artistic abilities, make-and-take projects, open art studio time (Mrs. Robb). Check/listen to announcements for specific dates. Meets from 3:05-4:15 pm. Contact martha_robb@ipsd.org with questions.

Plastic Model Club – Create cool models such as fighter planes, classic cars or whatever you have an interest in. Here you will build and paint from start to finish. (Mr. Breiten) after school. Begins in February and runs weekly until spring break. Meets from 3:05-4:15 pm. Contact jeffrey_breiten@ipsd.org with questions.

Bowling Club – meets 8 sessions at Bowlero in the spring (Ms. Black and Mr. Damhorst) after school. Begins late March 2020. Meets from 3:30-5:00 pm. Contact jacqueline_black@ipsd.org or doug_damhorst@ipsd.org with questions.

Intramurals – enjoy playing various sports such as (but not limited to) basketball, flag football, floor hockey, wreslting, and ping pong. Listen for announcements to hear when each sport begins.


Golf – (Mr. Damhorst and Mr. Clifford) after school at TOP GOLF. Begins April 2018. Meets from 3:30-5:00 pm. Contact doug_damhorst@ipsd.org or patrick_clifford@ipsd.org with questions.

Student Council – Take a leadership role and help design some of Hill’s student events, as well as deliver the fun news to your classmates. (Mrs. Zaker and Mrs. Upchurch) before school all year. Contact colleen_zaker@ipsd.org or mackenzie_upchurch@ipsd.org with questions.

Opportunity Group – Join Club Apollo and showcase your talents as a part of the year’s Black History Month presentation. Begins in January. Meets from 3:00-4:30 pm. Auditions are required. Contact Betty_Simmons@ipsd.org with questions.

GSA (Gender Sexuallity Alliance)- will meet on the first and third Thurdays of each month, from 3:15-4:30 PM, in room 303. Kristine_soderholm@ipsd.org will be the sponsor. The pupose of Hill's GSA will be to help create a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. The organization will help to protect students from harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and improve school climates for all students in the long-term.  

Musical – take part in the school musical that is performed in front of an after school and evening audience in the Spring. Auditions take place mid-February . Rehearsals run after school until show time in April. Contact ronald_korbitz@ipsd.org or jasmine_thorne@ipsd.org with questions.

Mind and Body – take part in a homework and workout club (Mr. Brom and Ms. Liace) after school. Complete your work and fit in a good workout. Begins Spring 2020. Meets from 3:00-4:45 pm. Contact john_brom@ipsd.org or lisa_liace@ipsd.org with questions.

After School Access – if you want to receive help with any homework or just need a quiet place to study after school, join After School Access! HW assigned since the previous Wednesday that is completed at ASA will have the late penalty waived. We will be meeting every Wednesday from 3:05 - 5:00pm in the LMC. Our first meeting will begin on 9/18/19. Contact kellie_valentine@ipsd.org, donna_gill@ipsd.org or jasmine_thorne@ipsd.org with questions.

Math Clubjoin this competitive math group after school. Begins 10/10/20. Meets Thursday from 3:05-4:00 pm once a week in room 201. Starts in mid-October and ends in February. If students qualify for the State Competitions, Math Club will continue into March/April. Contact vandana_dave@ipsd.org with questions.


Robotics Team - Meets end of October to middle of February. Competitive club where students will research and build robots to compete in competitions. Applications will be handed out middle of September and coaches will meet to select candidates. Contact Mr. Michel or Mr. Lange. chris_michel@ipsd.org or brad_lange@ipsd.org. Dates and times to be determined once the team is set.

STEM Robotics Club – be a part of this science, technology, engineering, and math robotics club after school. Begins mid February. Meets from 3:00-4:15 pm. Contact chris_michel@ipsd.org or jeffrey_breiten@ipsd.org with questions.


National Geographic GeoChallenge- Join Hill in taking on the National Geographic Geo Challenge! This club works with National Geographic through a competition to create and present solutions to real world global issues. year’s theme is “Tackling the Plastic Pollution Problem”.. Students in this club will work in teams to learn more about the issue and present possible solutions through map making, model building, and video production. Selected teams may advance to the regional competition. The club will meet on Mondays from 3:00-4:30 in room 11, October 21st-- January.


Media Club - is an ideal opportunity for students to experiment with and experience a variety of engineering concepts and design. The technology that students will have an opportunity to explore include photo editing, video editing, logo design, apparel design, and other school community work. This club meets the beginning of the second semester in the mornings before school.


Technology Club - is an ideal opportunity for students to experiment with and experience a variety of engineering concepts and design. The technology that students will have an opportunity to explore include programming, spheros, drones, 3D printing, and manufacturing concepts. Begins mid March and meeting times will be determined based on the size of the group.


Ping Pong – come play ping pong against your peers (Mr. Breiten) before school. Begins in April and meets from 7:00-7:45 am. Contact jeffrey_breiten@ipsd.org with questions.

Builders Club – be a part of this service-oriented club and help out your community after school on Fridays. Our first meeting will be 9/17/19. Meeting times will be determined and a calendar will be given out at our first meeting. Contact loni_fazio@ipsd.org or skaiste_zinkevicius@ipsd.org with questions. See link below for 2019-2020 Tentative calendar dates.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R3_DDfYng0BmwRILRWjpPTp3rfQiZZtheTjpv4FXYI0/edit

Set Design Club – Help design, build and paint sets and props for the spring musical (Mrs. Robb). Meets from 3:05-4:30 pm. Dates TBD, usually begins March/April. Contact martha_robb@ipsd.org with questions.

Hill Middle School offers many opportunities to share your musical talents and learn some new ones. These include:


Jazz Ensemble - is an audition-based jazz band that meets the entire year, Tuesdays and Fridays before school from 7-7:50 a.m. Auditions are held in May for the next school year. Contact Heidi_Rogers@ipsd.org with questions.

Jazz Band - is a beginner jazz band that meets November-March, Tuesdays after school from 3-4. Jazz band is open to all band students, orchestra string bass students and students with 3 or more years of piano lessons. Contact Heidi_Rogers@ipsd.org with questions.

Honor Band- Honor Band is an audition-based group that meets the entire year, Mondays and Thursdays before school from 7-7:50 a.m. Auditions are held in May for the next school year. Contact megan_lopresto@ipsd.org with questions.

Blazing Strings-is an ensemble that plays fiddle and jazz music and is open to music students with one year of experience on violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. We rehearse two mornings a week, all year. We begin in Mid-September. Contact Loretta_Valentin@ipsd.org with questions.

Chamber Orchestra - is an audition-based group that meets every Monday and Thursday morning from 6:55am-7:50am. Auditions are held in May for the next school year. Please contact Sarah_Friederich@ipsd.org with questions.

Coro Cambiara Chorus-is a non-audition chorus open to any boys that want to sing. We meet on Mondays before school from 7-7:52 in the chorus room and start mid September

Una Voce Chorus-is an auditioned 24 voice chorus that sings throughout the year. Auditions are held in Early September. We rehearse on Wednesdays after school from 3-4 and Thursdays before school from 7-7:52. Participants must be in chorus to audition.

Wednesday Workout- We will be working out using the cardio and weight room equipment as well as completing body weight exercises after school to be healthier students. Our meeting times are from 3:05 - 4:00 pm on Wednesdays from January 18 - March 18 in the cardio room near the lower gym. Contact Kristen_Evenhouse@ipsd.org if you have any questions.


Musical Interests

Hill Middle School offers many opportunities to share your musical talents and learn some new ones.  These include:


 

            Jazz Ensemble

            Jazz Band

            Honor Band

            Blazing Strings

            Chamber Orchestra

            Men’s Chorus

            Women’s Chorus

Other Interests

  • New Student Guides – used to welcome new students during the school year.
  • Peer Mediators – receive training to help with conflict resolution.


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