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Student Activities

HSES STEM Academy Clubs 2018-2019

Academic Bowl

Sponsor:  Angie Wright and Barbra Hicks

Meeting Times:  2:30-3:30

Mission: the purpose of the Academic Bowl Team is to challenge students who desire to learn knowledge while exhibiting an attitude of respect for themselves and others through academic competition.

Meeting Times:  Mondays 2:30-3:30

Dismissal Location: Bus Lanes


Art Stars

Sponsor: David Jacobs

Mission: This organization is designed to extend the learning, thinking, and creativity of students. Students will be engaged in art projects determined through interest surveys and guided discussions.

Meeting Times:  2:15-2:30 Wednesday after school weekly for most of the year.

Meeting Dates:  September-April

Dismissal:  Bus Lanes or ASP



Sponsor: Joseph Lemmo (co-sponsor: Phil Dutko)

Mission:  To mentor young men in need of positive male leadership, so they can become strong leaders in their school, home, and community.

Membership Requirements:  4-5th Grade Boys *No membership fee, but a completed application is required.

Meeting Time:  Wednesdays 2:30-3:15  

Start/End Date: August 29th – May 22nd (Club will meet every other Wednesday) 

Meeting Dates: (Meeting dates may be subject to change) 

1st Semester: August 29th, Sept. 12th/26th, October 10th/24th, November 7th/28th, December 12th

2nd Semester: January 16th/30th, February 13th/27th, March 6th/20th, April 10th/24th, May 8th/22nd 

Dismissal: Car Rider Lane



Sponsor: Jennifer McCarthy

Mission:  This organization will introduce and develop choral skills to apply to performances.  Students rehearse weekly after school and perform a holiday concert.

Membership Requirements:  Interested 4th and 5gh grade students must complete an information form including parent/guardian signature.

Meeting Time:  2:30-3:30   Meeting Dates:  Wednesdays~ August 22, 2018 weekly when school is in session until December 5, 2018.



Sponsors: Donna Swindell and Lisa Lougheed

Mission:  This organization is designed to help to develop Christian morals and values. 

Membership Requirements:  Grades 4 and 5

Meeting Time:  7:05-7:30

Meeting Dates:  September 5, September 26, October 3, October 17, November 7, November 28, December 5, December 19, January 9, January 23, February 6, February 27, March 6, March 20, April 10, April 24, May 1, May 15.

Dismissal Location: N/A


First Lego League

Sponsors: Lisa Lougheed and Kimberly Forrester

Mission:  This organization will work to learn engineering skills and teamwork. The components of FLL are a robot challenge, research project, and core values. Also, students learn to program an autonomous robot.

Student Membership Requirements:  Interested students in 3rd through 5th grades will apply and tryout for the team.  Students will need to maintain good academic standing in all classes.  Core values are one of the components of competition, behavior will be a factor in selection. $35 membership fee and parent permission is required. 

Meeting Time:  2:30-4:00

Meeting Dates: Monday afternoons from August 13-December 10

Dismissal:  Car Rider Lane


Fit Club

Sponsors: Amanda Anderson and Phil Dutko

Mission:  The FIT club’s mission is to improve health, strength, and cardio endurance of our Holly Spring’s students and community through weekly meetings and activities that involve fun and exciting workouts and activities. 

Membership Requirements:  Students must be in grades 4 or 5 as well as complete the application with parent’s permission

Meeting Time:  2:30-3:15

Meeting Dates:  Wednesdays

Dismissal: Car Rider Lane


Friends Club

Sponsor: Anna Townsend and Jennifer White

Mission: Assist students to choose opportunities for success, development of self-advocacy, and appropriate social skills.

Membership Requirements:  5th graders with appropriate social skills knowledge and communication skills while maintaining their academic requirement.

Meeting Time:  The third Wednesday of every month 2:30. Friendship peer buddies on Fridays for 30 minutes with the discretion of the academic schedule.



Reading Bowl

Sponsors: Jana Cervone , Joe Lemmo, Karen Sexton

Mission:  This organization will represent Holly Springs in the Reading Bowl. Students will read across genres of books that are nominated to win the Georgia Book Award.  They will meet weekly to prepare for competitions related to these books.

Membership Requirements: Application; 4th-5th Grade; Read required books ; Student must maintain good grades (A,B's)  Initial Dues $12 

Meeting Time:  Thursdays 2:30-3:45 Meeting Dates: Weekly beginning TBD- February (Contingent upon RB date and placement in competition.  Meeting will continue if going to regionals/state). 

Dismissal:  Car Rider Lanes


Media Marvels

Sponsor: Jana Cervone

Mission:  Help organize and promote use of the school Media Center.

Membership Requirements:  Interested 5th grade students must complete an application.

Meeting Time:  7:15-7:40 (must wait for announcement to report to media center)

Meeting Dates:  Monday-Friday

Dismissal: N/A


National Junior Beta Club

Sponsors: Tammie Rice and Paula Neubert

Mission:  This organization promotes character and social responsibility. It encourages students to participate in the school community. Also, leadership skills are fostered and developed.

Student Membership Requirements:  All A’s in Math, ELA, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. Students achieve a 3 or 4 on the previous year’s GA Milestones in ELA and math. Exhibit exemplary behavior, character, and attitude. Have no more than 5 unexcused absences.   The student will receive an invitation to join based on his/her qualifications.  Initial dues $25, returning members approximately $10.

Meeting Time: 2:30-3:15 Meeting Dates: One Monday per month


Science Olympiad

Sponsor: Naticia Zocca

Mission:  Science Olympiad is carried out to encourage an interest in math, science, and technology. Participants, in grades 3-5, practice activities to prepare them for county and state competitions. 

Student Membership Requirements: Application required, $35 due, grades 3-5, must have passing grades and an A average in science

Meeting Time:  Thursdays from 2:45-4:00

Meeting Dates:  September 6, 2017-March 14, 2018 (If state qualifier-will meet through May)

Dismissal:  Bus Lanes


Student Council

Sponsor:  Tammie Rice

Mission: This organization will give 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to serve as a liaison for the student body and school community.  The organization will foster school spirit and school pride.   Each 4th and 5th grade homeroom will elect one student.  

Meeting Time:  2:30-3:15

Meeting Dates:  One Monday per month

Dismissal: Bus Lanes



Sponsors: David Jacobs and Jana Cervone

Mission:  Provide a service to the school community by sharing announcements and information about school events.

Membership Requirements:  Application with Teacher Recommendation.  5th grade students. Academics in good standing. 

Meeting Time: 7:10-7:40 (students must wait for announcement before reporting to the News Room)

Meeting Dates:  Monday- Friday


Wildcat Ambassadors

Sponsors:  Chris Guy

Mission:  This organization has been developed to involve the student body in a meaningful and engaging environment that promotes a positive outlook on the many aspects of Holly Springs Elementary School.

Membership Requirements:  Students must maintain passing grades (C or better) and complete all homework, classwork and morning work.

Meeting Time 7:00-7:30

Meeting Dates:  Daily

Dismissal:  N/A