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2015-16 Club Info

Club Rush is September 2nd and 3rd for the 2015-16 School Year.  Stay Tuned for the list of fun activities created by our students for our students supervised by our staff.

Circle of Friends

This club provides an environment of inclusion for students with disabilities on the middle school campus as well as within their community focusing on the understanding and acceptance of differences. We provide the opportunity for students to acquire, practice and improve social/conversation skills and problem solving strategies in a natural environment with their peers in order to increase self-esteem, thus leading to a more successful adult life. 

See an advisor to join.  Advisors: Cindy Hawthorne (Special Education Teacher), Cara Galper (Speech Therapist)

Trading Card Games

 We are highly creative thinkers.  By using critical thinking skills we determine resource allocation, forecasting trends, and meta-gaming tactics that help us gain victory against our opponent.  Magic the Gathering game is similar to chess; however, we use creatures (elves, giants, wizards, vampires, dwarves, etc.) instead of the traditional chess pieces (pawn, rook, bishop, knight, queen, and king).  Although we do not perform magic tricks (bunnies and hats), we can perform rather complex feats that require high level critical thinking skills.  Let us wow you.  Come stop by and see our wise and intelligent club members.

National Junior Honor Society

A club that one does not join, but is asked to join based on scholarship, citizenship, and work ethic, The National Junior Honor Society at Hillside Middle School is dedicated to service.  This year, we have participated in the Cancer Society's Relay for Life and a toy drive for needy inner city kids.  Individual members help in faith based groups, food share programs, and individual activities to serve the community.  In the new year we will serve in "For the Troops", the Battered Women's Shelter, tour at least one college site, and more. 

NJHS meets Mondays at lunch.

Basketball Club

We enjoy passing, shooting, running, jumping, and making new friends.  By creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship, we are equipped to be excellent "teammates" to one another.  We stress sharing and passing.  Hopefully, our wonderful Hillside Hawks will continue to be team-oriented as they progress through high school.  Come stop by and see our skillful and thoughtful club members.

Hillside has 25 clubs each week.  Surely there is something for everyone. Here are a few descriptions to peak your interest.

Guitar Club

Guitar club is a place for all students with guitars, from beginners to more advanced players, to have fun learning new songs and new skills.

Weight Training Club

Join Mr. Dinowitz in the weight room.  You will enhance your physical fitness, learn how to use gym equipment, and work as a team. 

Builder's Club

Builders Club is a service organization (sponsored by Kiwanis) that gives middle school students a chance to learn important leadership skills and develop character and caring while getting more involved with school and community.

Running Club

Conditioning with Coach D Running Club: Increase your speed and endurance.  Great training for any sport.

Homework Club

A quiet location for help in all subjects.  Learn and achieve academic success!

Teens for Christ

Teens for Christ is for Christians and anyone else who does not mind hanging around Christians in a Christian way. We serve the Lord by service projects (letters for prisons, baby blankets for unwed mothers, food for hungry children). We also enjoy good fellowship and fun with games, crafts, videos, parties and devotionals. We enjoy having community guest speakers each month.  Everyone is always welcome, anytime. 

Jewish Cultural Club

This club provides opportunities for students to learn more about Jewish cultural experiences including literature, sports and media. Come on out and join us Wednesdays at lunch in room 204.

You Be The Jury Club

Problem solve, think critically, and reinforce oral speaking and presentation skills at "You Be the Jury" club.  If you like to argue, want to present and win a case, or would you like to be a lawyer, then this is the club for you.