Club Descriptions

The following Clubs are available at Highland School. Please see descriptions for information on what the child will do as members of the club. To sign up a student should contact the advisor listed below.

Clubs and Advisors


***The musical and stage crew (grades 5 and 6), as well as, intramurals (grades 3-6) will be announced separately during the year, please pay attention and sign up when the announcements are made.


ART CLUB

The Art Club meets every other week from the end of the school day until 3:45.  It is open to all Highland School students in Grades 3 through 6. 

The students have access to the art room materials and are allowed to choose their own projects/activities.  Some things need more supervision, such as pouring paint, making slime, or stitching, while other activities, such as modeling clay or drawing, both on the computers and traditionally, are usually more independent. The students come in motivated to work and usually come in with an idea of what they wish to do.


STAGE CREW (Highland Musical)

The Stage Crew is open to students in Grades 5 and 6.  They don’t have to have a part in the play, although performers are also welcome.  Their main job is to prime the five (5) double sided flats before they draw the new scenery and paint it using acrylic paints.   They also help make props and costume parts as needed for the performance. Every show is different and needs vary.


ASL CLUB

The ASL Club provides grade 4-6 students with the opportunity to learn more about American Sign Language, the Deaf Community, and Deaf Culture. Our goal is to create more unity between cultures and to promote an awareness and respect for the Deaf Community. Students will learn basic vocabulary and conversational skills used in proper ASL word order by practicing with their peers and playing games. Throughout each session, students will be provided with resources to help them practice both in class and at home. Come to the ASL Club to learn how to sign the alphabet, Pledge of Allegiance, colors, animals, numbers, food, and so much more!


DIGITAL PHOTGRAPHY CLUB

The Digital Photography Club is a great way to get involved in Highland School. It is a way for 6th grade students to share their creativity, knowledge, and passion for photography. We meet monthly to improve skills and the ability to use photography in a meaningful way. Members work together with the Yearbook Club to help with school event coverage. They also photograph school assemblies, field trips, and landscape to represent Highland School.


ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

Environmental Club is designed for 5th and 6th grade students with a passion for the environment and nature. We monitor and assist with our school wide recycling program. The club members are also integral in the composting program we started a few years ago. They educate their peers and take the compost out to the compost tumbler daily.  At our meetings, we discuss environmental issues on school, local, and global levels.  We are constantly looking for ways to educate the Highland community on how to be more environmentally responsible. 


HIGHLAND NEWSPAPER

The school newspaper consists of grades 3-6 students.  The students work on articles that reflect the interests of the Highland community.  Cartoons are also welcome.  The students enjoy interviewing students and teachers for various articles as well as taking pictures of events and activities.  They use Adobe Photoshop Elements for editing their pictures as well as other online programs to produce an online and also a printed newspaper.


INTRAMURALS

Highland School's intramurals program is for any student, grades 3-6, who would like to participate. Our Physical Education/Health teacher, Mr. Lawlor, would like to offer this program in order to afford our students the opportunity for physical exercise, team building, and skill development outside of our traditional gym classes. We consider this a great opportunity for the students and are excited about the new intramural season.​ Our intramurals program is divided into two sessions to accommodate the four grade levels. 3rd and 4th grade students participate together as do the 5th and 6th grade students. Mr. Lawlor offers this program during the Fall and Spring. Please wait for more information as announcements will be made for sign ups.


MATH CLUB

Math Club is held two (2) Thursday mornings a month during zero period in Room 314 for 6th graders.  Math Club takes many different forms.  It can be used to explore higher level concepts like probability or Algebra.  It can also be used for extra help for that week’s topic in class.  It can be used to play math related games or solve puzzles.  The goal of the Math Club, simply, is to have some fun (and maybe learn a little something) in the world of Math.

SCIENCE CLUB

Science Club is held twice a month on Friday mornings during zero period in Room 312 for 6th graders. Students work with K’NEX sets which are educational; connecting science, technology, engineering, arts, and math within each rod and connector building set.

There four key educational benefits students receive from building with K’NEX!

1. Sharpen Focus and Patience

2. Build Fine Motor Skills and Strength

3. Encourage Mind Usage

4. Develop Problem-Solving Skills


STUDENT COUNCIL

The Student Council is comprised of representatives from each homeroom in Grades 4-6.  These students volunteer their time after school to attend meetings and make a difference in our school and community.  Elected members of the student council help to collect food to donate to local food pantries, visit a homeless shelter, collect items to send to our troops, read the morning announcements on the loud speaker, and help plan fun activities for the school.  The members also sell pizza to raise money to purchase materials for our school.  In past years, student council members have donated two mural paintings, a new water fountain, and sponsor the 6th Grade Pi Day.  Student Council members make an impact on our school and community.  ​


YEARBOOK CLUB

The Yearbook Club’s main goal is to produce the 6th Grade Highland School yearbook. The Yearbook Club meets every other Thursday after school, and also has lunch meetings throughout the year. Members are trained in how to use the Jostens Yearbook Program, and complete their own spreads from various events throughout the year. Members are taught basic lessons in surveying, editing, writing, and creating electronic layouts. It is a great experience for 6th graders to get involved in making memories.

 

LITERARY MAGAZINE

The Highland School literary magazine is a bimonthly club aimed at students who enjoy the creative world of art and writing for grade 3-6 students. This experience will increase their knowledge of different forms of expression and encourage them to share their ideas with the world through publication. Everyone has something to offer and this is a forum where creative expression will thrive.

 

BALL ROOM DANCING CLUB

Students in grades 4-6 will be taught the ins and outs of ballroom dancing in a simple and age appropriate format. Students will learn the different types of ballroom dances; i.e. Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Swing. Students will follow simple step moves and patterns as well as learn the posture that is synonymous with standard dancing. The club will meet two times per month for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS CLUB

This club serves grades 3-6 students and will give an opportunity for students to interact with each other over the game Dungeons and Dragons. Students will be participating in the game, while also learning different social skills. The club will bring together students who don’t normally interact with each other because they are in different grade levels.  This club will meet 2 times per month for at least 45.

THE EARLY BIRD CLUB

Grades 3-6 students who want a quiet place to work before school are welcome. This club will allow for students to come into school prior to the first bell to get work done or simply read, draw, etc.  Students will be given an opportunity to work in a quiet setting to read, catch up on assignments or do work once a week before school. This club is open to everyone grades 3-6. This club will meet one time per week at 8am.


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