Hull Clubs and Activities
ART CLUB-Aimee Burgamy
Students will have a chance to explore different mediums, techniques and tools while using their artistic abilities to create Art for themselves, community.
Description of Activities: The art club is now an official member of the National Art Honor Society--giving our student members a chance to participate in exhibitions, contests, and receive art and academic recognition nationally! The meetings will remain pretty much the same as the art club you know and love. Students will have a chance to explore different media, techniques and tools while using their artistic abilities to create Art for themselves, community and fundraisers. There is a $20 fee to join; $15 covers the cost of supplies and $5 pays your dues to the national organization. Eighth graders who attend 80 % of the meetings will graduate to the NAHS at the 8th grade end-of-year awards ceremony.
Meetings are on select Wednesdays from 8:15-9AM (10 meetings total). Contact Dr. Burgamy with questions.
BAND Program - Director of Bands Gino Fitzpatrick
Band Mission Statement: To provide students with an opportunity to learn and perform a band instrument in different styles and genres of music from all over the world through the performing arts. The band class includes all band instruments for 6th, 7th, and 8th. Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba and percussion.
Description of Band Ensemble Activities:
6th Grade Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band: These ensembles performs Fall and Spring concerts and is required for all students who are enrolled in their assigned ensembles.
Jazz Band Ensemble: This is a club that meets before school and consist of eligible students who play trumpet, saxophone, trombone, drum set, piano, guitar, string and/or electric bass. Students must audition to be a member of the Jazz Band ensemble.
BASKETBALL-James Tessmer & Ian Andre
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Hull MS Basketball program to educate and empower today's youth with confidence, commitment and integrity, so you can live a productive and successful tomorrow. Our goal is to teach young athletes respect for themselves, their peers and their community by instilling a code of ethics built on honesty, responsibility and team work.
Description of Activities: Seventh and eighth grade students who are eligible may try out for the middle school basketball team. Tryouts usually last a week and a physical is required to tryout. Practices are held daily, after school from 4:00 until 5:30pm. Games are scheduled throughout the months of November, December, January, and February.
CHEERLEADING- Marquella McKinney (Head Coach) Kimberly Pittman (Assistant Coach)
Mission Statement: Our club's mission is to promote knowledge, good sportsmanship, team cohesiveness and school spirit as we cheer on the Basketball teams for Hull Middle School.
Description of Activities: Seventh and Eighth grade girls and boys are eligible to try out for Hull Middle School Basketball Cheer Squad. In order to participate, students must have good grades, no discipline issues and exhibit good character. Students must have a current physical (within the last year) and current insurance. The team, once chosen will go to a local gym and learn stunts, jumps and a half-time routine. Then the squad will continue practicing at the school, after school twice a week. The cheer squad has other commitments throughout the season that they will be required to attend.
Mission Statement: The mission of the HMS Chess Club is to provide a positive atmosphere where our students can build logistical and strategic planning strategies through the application of problem-solving skills and socialization in game-play.
Description of Activities: Typical Chess Club meetings involve members participating in one-on-one game play. Damir Studen, the 2009 and 2013 Georgia Chess Champion, teaches chess-playing skills the first thirty minutes of the hour and allows students to play chess the last thirty minutes, while he advises students. Cost: $160.
DANCE TEAM-Cindella Attucks
Mission Statement: The mission of the Richard Hull Middle School Lions Dance Team is to promote positive leadership and team spirit while displaying good citizenship for fellow classmates and visiting opponents of Gwinnett County Public school activities.
Description of Activities: The Richard Hull Middle School Lions Dance Team is comprised of seventh and eighth-grade students: Actively participating in choreographing dance routines. Working as a collaborative team to improve individual dance skills and talents..Learning positive and encouraging chants to engage the students and team fans. Performing during half time at the girls and boys home court basketball games Participation in other GCPS sponsored activities. Exhibiting sportsmanship, team spirit, and citizenship at all times.
GREEN TEAM-David Schoenrock
Mission Statement: Green Team is Hull's environmental club. Our mission is to educate students about environmental issues and promote school and community involvement.
Description of Activities: HMS Green Team is open to all students and all grade levels. Our main activities are running the school recycling program and maintaining the HMS garden. We also conduct school and community clean-up and beautification and other environmental projects.
HONORS ORCHESTRA- Amanda McClellanMission Statement: It is the mission of Hull Middle School Honor Orchestra to have students learn basic through intermediate techniques of playing string instrument as well as playing in an ensemble. We want to teach students to appreciate the value of quality music in society as well as develop qualities of leadership, citizenship, and pride in their performance ultimately resulting in an orchestra of young professionals.
Description of Activities: Hull Middle School Honor Orchestra is an ensemble made up of students in grades 6-8. It meets on Thursday morning from 8:00 until 9:00AM. Students audition for placement (auditions were held in late August). The honor orchestra performs three times a year at school, once in December, once in March, and once in May.
Meetings: Thursday mornings from 8:00 until 9:00AM- Orchestra Room
Intramurals - Amanda Corley
Mission Statement - Provide physical activity and skills training in volleyball, and basketball.
Description of Activities - Monday - Wednesday: Basketball, Thursday: Volleyball from 7:30-8:45am
6th Grade: Monday
7th Grade: Tuesday
8th Grade: Wednesday
All Grades: Thursday
READERS RALLY- Carol Bates
Mission Statement: To encourage literacy and the joy of reading through fellowship and friendly competition.
Description of Activities: Read the ten books on the Readers Rally list, write questions about them, and participate in the county-wide competition in the spring.
Meetings: Tuesday mornings at 8:15. Media Center.
Broadcast & Announcements Club
Broadcast & Announcements- Carol Bates
Mission Statement: To allow students to anchor, manage and edit morning announcements.
Description of Activities: Students use the broadcast equipment to record the morning announcements. Students are responsible for running sound and cameras as well as editing and archiving the announcements.
Meetings: To be announced. Located in the Media Center.
Chamber ORCHESTRA- Amanda McClellanMission Statement: It is the mission of Hull Middle School Chamber Orchestra to have students learn basic through intermediate techniques of playing string instruments as well as playing in an ensemble. We want to teach students to appreciate the value of quality music in society as well as develop qualities of leadership, citizenship, and pride in their performance ultimately resulting in an orchestra of young professionals.
Description of Activities: The Chamber Orchestra is 50 of the top musicians in the Hull orchestra based on auditions with independent adjudicators. The ensemble performs two main concerts- one in December and one in May, plus several smaller performances throughout the year, and all the musicians represent Hull at a competition called Solo and Ensemble Festival.
Meetings: Thursday mornings (Sept -May) from 8:00 until 9:00AM- Orchestra Room
Cubing ClubCubing Club Amanda McClellanMission: In the Rubik's Cube Club, members work with the various forms of Rubik's cube to improve their hand-eye coordination as well as develop their spatial and mathematical reasoning. Members learn the algorithm to solve the Rubik's cube in a step-by-step progression; and as they practice, improve their solution time.Description: All students are welcome to join and learn the 3x3 cube and possibly other cube configurations in a friendly group setting.Meetings: Every Friday starting Sept 10 throughout the year until May8-8:45am- Orchestra room
Fiddle ClubFiddle Club: Amanda McClellanMission: It is the mission of Fiddle Club to enrich students' world music knowledge and experience through practice and performance of traditional Irish, Scottish, and American fiddle music.Description: All instruments are welcome, even band instruments!! Students learn music primarily by ear and play several performances at local elementary schools including international night performances and St. Patrick's Day celebrations.Meetings: Tuesdays8am-8:45- orchestra room
Jigsaw Puzzle Club
Jigsaw Puzzle Club - Carol Bates
Mission - The Jigsaw Puzzle Club meets once a week to give students a chance to work collaboratively while having fun and solving puzzles! Jigsaw puzzles provide an excellent way to de-stress while visiting with new friends.
Discription - Putting puzzles together. Applications available in the media center.
Meetings - Wednesdays at 8:00am in the Media Center.
HULL COMPETITION MATH TEAM (formerly MATH COUNTS)-Mary Leigh Casey
Mission Statement: Hull Competition Math Team is a challenging math team competition program for students who have a talent and passion for math.
Description of Activities: Tryouts are open for any student in grades 6 – 8. Team members practice once a week in preparation for available math tournaments. The MathCounts Chapter Competition is held in February and the State Competition is in March.
Meetings: Once the team is selected, an organizational meeting will be held to determine the practice day that accommodates the majority of the team. These practice sessions will be posted on the main website, eCLASS and calendar. Please contact Mrs. Casey for more information.
ROBOTICS- Tommy Malcom
Mission Statement: The primary goal of HMS Robotics is to give students an introduction to robotics, programming, and current social and science issues in high quality educational, challenging, and team-oriented settings. In addition, HMS Robotics places an emphasis on fun, teamwork, leadership, and personal growth in the spirit of, ' Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition in everything we do.' - This is according to the First Lego League Core Values, which can be found at: www.firstlegoleague.org/mission/corevalues.
Description of Activities: Hull Middle School offers a unique opportunity for students to learn about robotics, programming, teamwork, and Research Solutions/Inventions through the HMS Robotics Club. Students from all 3 grades, who maintain passing grades in all classes, are invited to apply to join this exciting competition team. Space is limited to 30 students for the competition teams, and 10 student helpers. Teams are selected based on fully completed and timely student applications in mid-September. It is important for the student to complete all sections of the applications neatly and completely and to be very thorough in answering each of the questions and parent signatures are also required. A participation fee of $60.00 will be requested AFTER joining. Additional tournament related fees of $15.00 will be requested.
Our primary goal is to give students an introduction to robotics, programming, and current science issues in educational, fun, and challenging STEM settings. From the HMS Robotics Club, students will have the opportunity to become members of one of the four HMS Robotics Competition Teams. These four teams complete in regional and super regional tournaments on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of December and 1st or 2nd Saturday of January. Please consider your solid commitment to be available for these dates to be a requirement for applications to be accepted. A secondary goal is to promote team building, community involvement, and problem solving skills in a safe environment. Leadership and team skills will be developed in each student as a result of their involvement in this club. Students will be mentored by faculty members as well as parent volunteers. Also working with students will be a cadre of mentor-students from Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Engineering and Peachtree Ridge Robotics teams. Other parent volunteers are truly needed and greatly appreciated.
Meetings: Monday 4:15 -6:30 (PM) and Tuesday 7:30 - 8:45 (AM)
IF Monday is a Holiday, then the meeting takes place on Tuesday 4:20 - 6:30 (PM) and Wednesday 7:30 - 8:45 (AM) in room C 1.288. Locations may vary.
RUNNING CLUB-Tommy Malcom
Mission Statement: Our mission is to prepare students for high school running, increase confidence, and increase awareness of the importance of physical fitness.
Description of Activities:
Hull's Running Club is for students in all grades who are interested in going long distances to build their endurance. Meetings begin in the cafeteria during Fall and Spring seasons. Students must be able to run a mile without stopping in order to join the team. We run 1-4 miles a day during scheduled Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30 until 5:30 pm. On weekends, students are encouraged but not required to participate in various 5K road races throughout metro Atlanta. For more information, please e-mail Mr. Malcom.
Science Fair ClubScience Fair ClubPurpose: To prepare and help students set up and implement their science fair experiment or engineered design for the Hull MS Science FairDescription of Activities: Research and brainstorm ideas for a science fair project, Assist students in setting up engineered design or variables for a scientific experiment, Share how the building or experimenting is going, Share the qualifications for the science fair presentation, Practice presenting projectsSponsors: Brittney Forrest and Carrie SammonsMeetings: Meetings will take place on Fridays at 8:15am in the media center. Have one of your teachers sign your agenda for each Friday.Qualification: You must join Science Fair Google Classroom in order to receive qualifications for the digital science fair presentation as well as digitally submitting your presentation. Please see Ms. Sammons on Hall A or Ms. Forrest on Hall E, for the google classroom join code. You do not need to attend the club meetings on Friday mornings to have the opportunity to display your science fair project at the HMS Science Fair in January. Pay close attention to the qualifications, all documents in the google classroom, and the due date for turning in your project.
State School Superintendent Student Advisory Council
State School Superintendent Richard Woods seeks 2019-20 Student Advisory CouncilMEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-463-4246
APPLICANT CONTACT: email@example.com
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August 7, 2019 – State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2019-20 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools. Members will also engage in community service projects to benefit Georgia students and schools.
Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public middle or high school for the 2019-20 school year.
Middle school students will meet October 21, January 15, and March 24 with a joint community service day on May 5. High school students will meet October 22, January 16, and March 25 with a joint community service day on May 5.
“My Student Advisory Council is a key part of my decision-making as I lead Georgia’s K-12 public education system,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “We make better policy choices when we’re connected with those we serve. I deeply value these students’ input and involvement.”
Click here to download the application.
Send applications by August 31, 2019 at 5 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Late applications will not be accepted.
Selected students will be contacted via email. All students can visit gadoe.org/studentadvisory on September 16 to see whether they have been selected.
STUDENT COUNCIL- Ashley Hendricks
Mission Statement: HMS Student Council is committed to inspire and empower by offering opportunities for students to grow and develop as leaders. As student leaders, members of Student Council focus on living our school's behavioral model: Respectful, Honorable, Responsible. Members of STUCO work together as liaisons between students, faculty and administration. Officers and members participate in and create civic and community service projects and the student leaders for Hull's Relay for Life team.
Description of Activities:
1. STUCO is an extra-curricular activity offered to students in sixth through eighth grade.
2. STUCO plans and carries out service projects that benefit Relay for Life.
3. STUCO meets monthly to share ideas and concerns of the student body.
4. STUCO officers and committees work together to implement initiatives to benefit Hull (ex. Hullabaloo, Teacher Appreciation), the community (civics initiatives) and Relay for Life.
5. Any student, 6th-8th grade, may join STUCO. Members of STUCO may choose to run for a STUCO officer position.
Meetings: STUCO meets after school. Meeting dates are set by the members of STUCO and are subject to the needs of the initiatives & goals of the Council.