Extra Curricular Clubs & Activities
Extra-Curricular Clubs & Activities @ Hille
Advisor: Malorie Carpenter
Catch-Up Club will meet from September-May each year. Participants may take the activity bus home, if eligible. Catch-Up Club is designed to allow students additional time to complete homework assignments. This program is designed to encourage students to develop personal responsibility.
Students will be able to take advantage of our after school study program Catch-Up Club (CUC). For those of you not familiar with the program or may be new to the Hille community, Catch-Up Club offers students the opportunity to have a quiet, supervised study/work period after school from 2:30 – 4:00pm on Mondays-Thursdays. Catch Up Club does not meet on Fridays.
During Catch Up Club, students will have access to our school library as well have help from peer tutors from our National Junior Honor Society.
Students can attend CUC one of two ways:
(1) They can volunteer their time to come to a quiet place to study and work on assignments. When doing this, students will contact parents/guardians on their own to let them know they will be staying.
(2) Students can be assigned Catch-Up Club by one or more teachers to make up any missing work they may have. In this case, the teacher will contact the parent to communicate the need for the student to stay.
Catch-Up Club Guidelines
- All students will line up outside of the library and wait for the Catch-Up Club supervisors to arrive.
- Students will be required to have an “Agenda” of the work they will be completing while staying after school. If a teacher assigns the students, this agenda will already be filled out for them. If the students choose to come on their own, they will fill out an agenda on a slip provided for them outside of the library while they wait for a supervisor.
- When entering the library the students will be assigned a specific workstation to stay at for the duration of the day.
- If the students need to call home, they will do so before they start working on their assignments.
- All students who attend Catch-Up Club must attend from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- All students must bring something to work on. If finished early, students can read independently.
- Students must report directly to CUC after school. Unless they have a pass from a teacher, no student will be allowed in CUC after 2:35pm.
- If you are attending CUC and must leave BEFORE 4:00 p.m., students must have a note from parent/guardian, or a phone call must be made to the main office BEFORE the start of CUC at 2:30.
- Students are to remain in the library unless given a pass to see another teacher.
- All students must bring their belongings with to the start of CUC as they will not be dismissed back into the hallways after 4:00 p.m.
- Everyday bussers can take the activity bus at 4:00. Please check with the front office as the activity bus may take an alternate route from the morning.
Applied Tech Club
Applied Tech Club will be meeting on Mondays. It is open to all students. This is a good opportunity for those students who do not have the chance to fit Applied Tech into their school schedule.
Our main project will be building and launching a rocket.
- Art club will meet after school on the 3nd Tuesday of each month. Room A18. There will be an introductory meeting on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013.
- Art Club times are from 2:30 - 3:45 pm.
- Students must stay for the entire time unless circumstances such as doctor's appointments, etc. occur. (Please send a note if this applies.)
- Cost to join is $10.00 for the year. Please send a check written to Hille Middle School or cash with the signed permission slip in an envelope to the office.
- Space is limited due to the art room size and chair capacity. Students are accepted on a first come-first serve basis.
Contact Information: Dr. Lynch - Hille Middle School Art Teacher - Room A18 -Phone (708) 687-5550 ext. 346 - email@example.com
Hille Middle School is starting up its bowling season again this year. Interested students will be able to bowl in teams of four people. Students can choose teammates from all grades, and every effort will be made to accommodate requests.
Supervisor: Ms. White
When: Wednesday afternoons from 2:50—4:45 PM. The league will end in January.
Transportation: Transportation will be provided to the bowling alley. However, arrangements must be made for pick-up from the bowling alley no later than 4:30 PM sharp! If students live close enough to the bowling alley, then they may walk home with permission.
Where: Oak Forest Bowl 15240 S. Cicero Ave. 708-687-2000
Cost: $10.00 per week. This includes bus transportation, two games of bowling, shoe rental, and an end of the league pizza party, which includes pizza, pop, and trophies.
September - April
Homework Helpers is a Hille NJHS program where students help students after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays with their homework or simply model good study skills. We meet in the Media Center from 2:20 to 3:15 and begin the last week of September and run this program until right around spring break.
September - May
Students will attend the club once a month and will have the opportunity to learn about
cultures from all around the WORLD!
- Make and eat food from different cultures and countries
- Celebrate holidays from different countries
- Learn about cultures from AROUND THE WORLD
- Create cool crafts to take home and keep
- Learn words from a new language
- Learn cultural dances (like the Salsa, Tango, Meringue, or Pasa Doble)
- And MUCH, MUCH more!
This year, Newspaper Club will produce four newspapers. The Husky Herald will be distributed once per quarter. Students participating in Newspaper Club will hold a variety of positions. Students may be writers, editors, layout designers, or photographers. The lead roles are managing editor, sports editor, copy editor, editor, and headline writer. The students in Newspaper Club have great potential and will be working very hard to produce four great issues of the Husky Herald this year!
Contact person: Malorie Carpenter
Advisor: Melissa Kelly
October - April
The National Junior Honor Society is one of the most prestigious national organizations for junior high students. 7th & 8th graders are selected by Faculty Council for exhibiting high standards in the five areas of scholarship, citizenship, service, leadership, and character. Through continued academic achievement, personal growth, leadership involvement, and participation in chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities for which they were selected. NJHS is a service organization.
September - April
Every other Thursday, 2:30-3:55
Scrapbooking is a hobby that has continued to grow in popularity for the last decade. Scrapbook Club offers students an opportunity to express themselves by incorporating pictures, memorabilia, decorative paper, stickers, and die cuts into creative scrapbook pages. Students will have the opportunity to use a variety of tools and materials and will learn and practice techniques that help them showcase their pictures. No previous experience is required...all that's needed is a desire to express your individuality and a few photographs for each page you wish to create. Decorative paper, cardstock, page protectors, stickers, die cuts, adhesives, markers, and an assortment of scissors (regular and decorative) will be provided. Scrapbooks are not furnished for students, but page protectors will be provided that will fit into any standard 12" by 12" post-style album.
A $10.00 supply fee is required to cover consumable items such as paper, stickers, page protectors, and glue. Because materials are purchased on sale and in bulk, club members will have access to materials valued at a great deal more that the $10.00 fee. A full refund of the fee will be given to any student who decides to quit Scrapbook Club during the first month...after that the money will have been used to purchase materials for the club and a refund cannot be issued. Members are free to purchase their own supplies for their personal use.
The club meets approximately twice a month on Thursdays in Room E5 from 2:30 to 3:55 (allowing students ample time to catch the activity bus). A calendar will be provided at the first meeting and students will receive reminders the day before the meeting during the morning and afternoon announcements. In case a meeting has to be canceled, students will be notified as soon as possible.
Advisor: Maria Cotter
October - April
This student government organization gives students a voice in determining school activities and environment. It helps promote activities for the entire student body and fosters a positive climate throughout the school. Interested students may run for class officer positions (7th & 8th only), or for room representative positions. Each advisor group will vote for a representative to be present for large group meetings. Student Council plans spirit week activities, holiday food and clothing drives, the Valentine’s Dance and may assist with other school projects. Student Council needs hard working, creative, fun loving students who can handle responsibility. .
Advisor: Mrs. Viano & Ms. Kelly