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). The first meeting is December 12, 2018 in the art room. Contact Dr. Burgamy with questions.
BASKETBALL-James Tessmer & Maneka Smith
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, before school from 7:30 until 8:45. Games are scheduled throughout the months of November, December, January, and February.
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
Description of Activities: International Club activities will include games, food preparation and sharing, and creation of materials for awareness of world cultures to be displayed around the school building. We will encourage students to share their own experiences of travel and living abroad, as well as family experiences encompassing a broad range of culture and language.
There is a fee of $20 payable on MyPaymentsPlus website to cover the cost of materials.
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning Sept 12.
JAZZ BAND- Gino Fitzpatrick
Mission Statement: Is a traditional big band style music group with trumpets, saxophones, trombones, piano, drum set and guitars. The band performs jazz music from the 1930's to the present. Concert Band includes all band instruments for 6th, 7th, and 8th. Flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion.
Description of Activities: The ensemble is made up of 20 to 25 members and performs Holiday concerts with the band as well as community events throughout the school year.
Pep Band is a small ensemble band that plays for all home basketball games and school pep rallies. This ensemble performs Fall and Spring concerts as Honor Band and Concert Band groups for all band members.
READERS RALLY-Danielle Tharpe
Mission Statement: To allow students to get together and discuss books selected for the Reader's Rally competition. Students will design discussion questions and trivia questions in preparation for the annual Reader's Rally Competition in the Spring.
Description of Activities: Discuss books, Create trivia questions, actively participate in book discussions, and quiz one another on the books.
Meetings: Friday mornings at 8:15 in Mrs. Tharpe's room (room 2.131). Meetings will begin September 28th.
Broadcast & Announcements Club
Broadcast & Announcements- Joe Herbert
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 editing the announcements, and archiving.
Meetings: Daily-Contact Mr. Herbert for the schedule. Located in the Media Center.
Competition Math Team
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 and will be held on September 7th at 8:00 AM in Mrs. Casey's room. Students will be picked up from the cafeteria at 7:55 AM. Students with the top 10 scores on the tryout test can compete as individuals or as a four-member team. Team members practice once a week prior to the district competition. The district competition is usually held in early 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.
Elevate Students is a program designed to help students navigate the uncharted territory of their teenage years. Students use goal setting to chart a course that elevates their character, self-esteem, academic success, and leadership abilities. Student will learn to point their feet in the right direction and take steps that open doors of endless opportunity.
Description of Activities
Elevate Students incorporates adult coaches to mentor students on a weekly basis. Each student will be placed on a team of 6-8 students with one or two carefully chosen coaches. Through interactive curriculum, students will learn to evaluate their choices and make decisions based on what honors (elevates) themselves, their futures, and others.
H: Hopes & Dreams
O: Own Past Choices & Present Circumstances
N: Next Steps
O: Opportunities & Open Doors
Meetings: The program will be offered Thursdays after school beginning in October and again in January
LIBRARY CLUB- Carol Bates
Mission Statement: To allow students to get together and discuss and recommend books in a friendly atmosphere.
Description of Activities: Discuss books, recommend books, play word games, make the occasional craft.
Meetings: Friday mornings at 8:15. Media Center.
ROBOTICS- Kari Salomon, Anthony Dramis, Cody Nolan, 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: During the first two weeks of school each fall, 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. Contact Kari Salomon if you have questions.
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: The Hull Running Club is for students in all grades who are interested in running long distances. Athletes must be able to run a mile without stopping in order to join the team. We run 1-4 miles a day during practice and meet in the fall and spring (room A 1.167) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 5:30. Students are encouraged but are not required to run in various 5K road races in the metro Atlanta area with the team on weekends. For more information, please e-mail Mr. Malcom
Science Fair Club
SCIENCE FAIR CLUB- Carrie Sammons, David Schoenrock
Mission Statement: To provide an opportunity for our students to pursue and expand their interest in Science!
Description of Activities: At meetings we research, review and discuss the student progress on Science fair projects and make sure students are meeting important milestones toward completion. The Local Fair will have teachers evaluating the projects and choosing those that will go on to the Gwinnett Regional Fair in February!
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. Officers and Homeroom Representatives work together as liaisons between students, faculty and administration. Officers and Homeroom Representatives also participate in and create fundraising initiatives for Relay for Life--within the school, cluster and community.
Description of Activities:
1. Student Council is an extra-curricular activity offered to students in sixth through eighth grade.
2. Student Council plans and carries out service projects that benefit Relay for Life.
3. HR Representatives attend monthly meetings in which they collaborate with the Officers to implement various initiatives and events. Officers work together to brainstorm ideas and create agendas for Council meetings. Officers also collaborate with faculty and community members to raise money for Relay for Life as well as participate in other school-wide events like Hullabaloo and Teacher Appreciation.
4. Student Council is a student-elected group consisting of one to two Representatives from each homeroom and eight school-wide elected officer positions: President, 8th Grade VP, 7th Grade VP, 6th Grade VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Historian.
Meetings: 1st Friday of the month in the Media Center, 8:15
Technology & Coding Club
TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTER CODING-Lachelle Kegler
Mission Statement: To explore the programming of computers and to use Code.org and other sources to learn simple coding tasks. To explore the realm of technology, web 2.0 tools and cultivate free thinking using technology. To implement and advocate for the practice of digital citizenship.
Description of Activities: Create accounts at Code.org, Codecombat, Tynker, etc. and complete modules within the websites to learn computer programming. Students will foster their love for technology by being ambassadors of technology for the school. Students will lead their peers in digital citizenship and responsible use of technology. The technology team will meet after school on Tuesdays for coding and Friday mornings(optional) for tech maintenance. Meetings will begin in September and again in January.
Non-Sponsored Student Led Club/Activity
WYLDLIFE- Teresa Hawkins, Carrie Sammons, Rosemary Aschoff
Mission Statement: Introducing students to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.
Description of Activities: Club meetings involve students interacting through games and fun activities. A Bible message is presented by the Young Life leader.
Meetings: Every other Thursday morning in the Chorus Room- Hall C- at 8:00 am. Begins in September. Chorus Room at 8:00am.