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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.


 

Location Based Clubs/Activities

 

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.

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

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Clubs and Intramurals


 

Running Club – run with the cross country team in fall.  Starts on September 7th and ends on October 8th.  Meets from 3:00-4:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 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, generate ideas, help with layout and design, and naming and editing students in club and sports pictures. Dates listed below are a guide, and specific days and frequencies for the meetings will be determined based on the majority availability of each grade-level group.


Eighth Grade: October/November

Seventh Grade: December/January

Sixth Grade: February/March


Blazer Board Gamers 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 snack will be provided. Mrs. Gill (donna_gill@ipsd.org) and Mrs. Kellie Valentine(kellie_valentine@ipsd.org)


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! Details TBA


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 2021 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 3:05-4:30 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 March 2021. 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, wrestling, 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 2021. 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,build school spirit, and 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)- The purpose 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. kristine_soderholm@ipsd.org will be the sponsor.


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 Mrs. Liace) after school. Complete your work and fit in a good workout. Begins in the Spring (typically April-May). Meets twice a week from 3:00-4:45 pm. Contact john_brom@ipsd.org or lisa_liace@ipsd.org with questions.



Math Club – join this competitive math group after school. Begins mid-October and ends in February. Meets from 3:05-4:00 pm once a week in room 201. 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 thru beginning of February. Competitive club where students will research and build robots to compete in competitions. Applications will be posted in the middle of September and coaches will meet to select candidates by early October. Contact Mr. Michel or Mr. Lange. chris_michel@ipsd.org or brad_lange@ipsd.org . Click on the robotics calendar 2021-22 to make sure you would be able to participate..2021 application for Hill Robotics - Please complete the application and submit by Sept 24 to be considered for the team.


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. This 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 at 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 a service-oriented club and help out our community after school on Fridays. Our first meeting will be announced during school as a start date is TBD. Meeting times will be provided via a calendar that will be handed out at our first meeting. Contact loni_fazio@ipsd.org or skaiste_zinkevicius@ipsd.org with any questions.



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. More information will be given in the fall as to when Jazz Ensemble will begin. Contact Heidi_Rogers@ipsd.org with questions.


Jazz Band - is a beginner jazz band that meets November-March, one day a week 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 Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-7:50am all year. Contact Marc_Hornig@ipsd.org with questions.


Chamber Orchestra - is an audition-based group that meets every Monday and Thursday morning from 7-7:50am. Audition information will be given out at the beginning of the school year. Please contact Sarah_Friederich@ipsd.org with questions.


Coro Cambiara Chorus-is a non-audition chorus open to changing voice singers that meets throughout the year. We meet on Mondays before school from 7-7:50 in the chorus room and start mid September.


Una Voce Chorus-is an auditioned 24 voice treble chorus that sings throughout the year. We rehearse on Wednesdays after school from 3-4 and Thursdays before school from 7-7:50. Participants must be chorus members to audition. Auditions will take place in late August and early September.


Wednesday Workout- We will be working out using the cardio equipment as well as completing body weight exercises after school to be healthier students. Our meeting times are from 3:05 - 3:55 pm on Wednesdays beginning September 8th and ending November 10th. This will take place in the workout 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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