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Clubs & Activities

AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS: A variety of team sports and activities are offered such as: Table Tennis, Basketball, racquet sports, & much more.  See the schedule to see when your favorite sport is going to be played! Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 2:25-3:25

ART CLUB: A space to share artwork, practice skills, access tutorials, help with art service projects for our HMS community, etc.  Every other Thursday 2:25-3:15. Please contact Mrs. Zwillinger for more information.

BEST BUDDIES: Best Buddies is an after-school club that provides social opportunities for all students.  We engage in fun, spirited activities that include all students, build friendships and serve our HMS community.  Come join the fun every other Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 starting in October! Please contact Mr. Casey for more information.

BOOK CLUB: If you are interested in discussing some great books, this is the club for you!  Please contact Mrs. Stevenson for more information. First Tuesday of each month 2:30-3:00.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB: The Community Service Club is a Hopkinton Middle School community of kind-hearted students who want to support others in Hopkinton.  We brainstorm and work together to provide outreach to people in need.  We meet every other Tuesday afternoon in the large conference room from 2:25-3:00.  Please contact Mrs. Mazur with any questions!

DIVERSITY CLUB: The diversity club has formulated for anyone interested in having discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion and to take action to make everyone in the school feel safe and welcomed.  We will meet every Wednesday.  Please contact Ms. M. Kirshenbaum & Mrs. Nielsen for more information.

DRAMA CLUB: Drama club activities include acting games, writing plays, directing, and performing for each other!   Regular drama club meetings are on Wednesday when we are not in rehearsal for productions. Please contact Ms. Porter for more information.

DRAMA CLUB FALL PLAY: This year we are performing Sideways Stories from the Wayside School. Performance dates are Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4 at 7pm. Rehearsals will be held in the Auditorium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 2:30-4:30.   

DRAMA CLUB SPRING MUSICAL: In the Spring, we are performing Frozen Jr. Performance dates will be Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, at 7pm and Sunday, May 1 at 2pm. Auditions will be held in late January. Rehearsals will begin the following week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes Fridays. Rehearsals are usually 2:30-4:30.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: Student led adventures in Dungeons and Dragons. Campaigns will be determined by experience of the players.  First meeting will be held on 10/6. Every other Wednesday (alternates with Ultimate Fandom. Please contact Mrs. O'Connell for more information.

GIRL POWER!: Let's come together to celebrate women who have made history and develop skills to harness our own power to shape our future. We will meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00.  Please contact Mrs. Laura Kirshenbaum for more information.

GOLF CLUB: Golf Club meets for approximately 10 weeks in the spring, typically starting up before or shortly after April Vacation, at Pinecrest Golf Club in Holliston. The HMS Golf Club is open to students from all three grade levels. Each week, members will play nine holes of golf with their peers in a low-key atmosphere with an emphasis on having fun and learning more about the game. There is an associated fee due at the beginning of the season to sign up, and members are responsible for their own equipment and transportation to and from the course. Staff members are more than encouraged to join us to play a round when possible. Students should listen for announcements in early April about sign-ups and an introductory meeting. Questions? Email Mr. Mascia or find him in Room 212.

HISTORY CLUB: The History club is student directed. The topics we learn about are topics that of interest to students. Some topics include World War I, World War II, War on Terrorism, Russian Revolution, and more!  History Club will be held every other Wednesday in Room 127. Please contact Mrs. Economo for more information. 

HMS HERALD: The HMS Herald is the newspaper created by and for students at HMS. The newspaper is now in its 5th year of publication, and the paper is distributed monthly (between the start of the club and May). In the past, the HMS Herald has featured articles, advice columns, artwork and comics, and book recommendations. We will meet every Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30 in Room 229.  Please contact Ms. Broberg for more information.

HMS SPEECH & DEBATE CLUB: As a specific group or team, Speech and Debate usually refers to a particular, organized form of competitive public speaking and debate. Speech and Debate is a combination of public speaking, acting, and arguing all in one competitive club.  

HMS-TV CLUB: HMS-TV is the club where during one hour after school we record all the footage for our weekly 5 minute news program, including the anchor. Come join us if you want to write scripts, run a camera, or interview HMS staff and students. You'll learn useful productions skills and, of course, have fun! Contact Mr. Cozzens for more information.

HOMEWORK CLUB: A place for you to come in and catch up on assignments, complete homework, or study. All students are welcome.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:25-3:45 in Mrs. McNally’s room, 203 or Mrs. S. Kirshenbaum’s room, 256.

HONORS CHORUS: This is an auditioned ensemble that consists of 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. We will prepare and perform advanced chorus pieces in a wide variety of styles at school concerts and at the MICCA Festival in April. In the past, we have also had the honor of being asked to perform at the State House for the Greek Consulate at the Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony. Meetings from 2:30-3:20 on Tuesdays in the Chorus Room starting sometime in October.

 

HOPKAPELLA: This is an auditioned ensemble that consists of 7th and 8th-grade students only due to the advanced nature of the music. We will prepare and perform advanced A Cappella pieces (typically different genres of pop style, though not always) at school concerts. In the past, we have also had the honor of being asked to perform at the State House for the Greek Consulate at the Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony. Meetings from 3:25-4:20 on Tuesdays in the Chorus Room starting sometime in October.

HOSA CLUB: HOSA stands for Health Occupation Student Association. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.  Please reach out to Ms. Luck & Ms. Bailey- Jones for more information.

IGNITE LEADERS (GRADE 8 ONLY): Ignite leaders are 8th grade students who are selected and trained as mentors. They work specifically with 6th grade students welcoming them to HMS and providing monthly meetings focused on the transition to MS. Selection occurs in the Spring of 7th grade. Please see Ms. Brown, Ms. Brennan, & Ms. S. Kirshenbaum for more information.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE: We will meet every Thursdays with Mr. Purdy.  More info to come!

MATH COUNTS: All math enthusiasts in grades 6-8 are welcome!  You are not obligated to do the competitions outside of HMS if you prefer to just come for the club activities.  See Mrs. Lockwood in room 223 if you have questions about the club.  Here is a link to the MathCounts website that explains the program.  We have a MathClub that will also serve to prepare students for the Math Competition Series, if you would like to participate in the challenge. Please contact Ms. Lockwood for more information.

MAGIC THE GATHERING CLUB: Magic the Gathering is a club focused on students with a specific interest in this or other fantasy card games.  Bring your best deck or borrow decks from the advisor or other students.  Join the fun and battle friends and foes for the Magic throne!  We will meet every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 starting in October.  Please contact Mr. Casey for more information.

PRIDE ALLIANCE: To promote awareness, acceptance, and harmony amongst all students of all sexual and identity orientations, whether confident, questioning, or unlabeled. We will meet every other Wednesday in Room 254. Please contact Ms. Pinto for more information.

RECYCLING CLUB (GREEN MACHINE): Want to make a difference in the world?  Check out the Green Machine Whether it’s upcycling materials into artwork, raising funds to protect coral reefs, or planting a pollinator garden, the Green Machine looks for ways both big and small to make our planet a cleaner, greener, healthier, happier place to live.  We will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month in Room 222.  Please contact Mr. LeBlanc for more information.

RUNNING CLUB:  The Running Club is a welcoming community of passionate runners of every type who would like to seek adventure and friendship together in a never-ending journey through our beautiful school campus. Whether you are an experienced sprinter or a first-time runner, we will help you achieve your best goals and enjoy long-lasting fun in the process! We will meet every Wednesday from 2:45-4:00 in Room 238.  Please contact Mr. Rithiphong for more information.

STOCK MARKET CLUB: The Stock Market Game is a national online simulation of the real-world stock market. Using this platform, students will enter teams to invest (not with real $ of course) and learn more about economics and the fundamentals of investing. This is a new club to HMS!  We will meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 2:30-3:15.  Please see Miss Kambouris for more information.

TALENT SHOW: The HMS Talent Show is a performance opportunity for students in all grades to bring their special talents to the stage. This is an audition based performance. Acts can be solo or with a group. Past participants have performed the arts of singing, dancing, comedy, instrumental music, magic, and other activities to showcase their skills! Auditions are usually held in January and the performance in one night only in February. All proceeds of the Talent Show go towards future HMS student activities.  Auditions are held in January.  A once night performance is held in February.  Please contact Ms. Porter & Ms. Nielsen for more information.

TENNIS CLUB: We're looking to have fun and connect students who enjoy tennis already or want to learn how to play. The HHS Varsity Tennis Team will serve as mentors and help students improve their gameplay.  We look forward to seeing members of all abilities! It is helpful if you bring your own racquet, but we have some available if you don't have your own.  We meet on Wednesdays in Room 224 after school until 4:00pm until the end of October/weather permitting. Please see Ms. Allen & Ms. Oles for more information.

UKULELE CLUB: Do you play the ukulele?  Want to learn?  Whatever your experience level, join the Middle School Ukulele club.  We’ll learn chords, strumming patterns, and songs to play together.  We will meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month in Room 222.  Please contact Mr. LeBlanc for more information.

ULTIMATE FANDOM: Celebrating fandoms of all types (Harry Potter, Marvel, Anime, Avatar, etc)- this is a club to come and hang out together, create fan art, watch shows together and/or find new things to enjoy!  Please contact Mr. O'Connell for more information.

WRITING CLUB:  More details coming soon!  We will meet on Thursdays.  Please see Mrs. Verra for more information.

YEARBOOK CLUB: The Yearbook Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month in room 212 from 2:35-3:30, and during all school events with Miss Kambouris. Students are encouraged to take photos of other clubs, events, students around the building, and photos to help make the yearbook better. Students also assist in the designing and building of the yearbook. To be included in all meeting updates and club information, please email ckambouris@hopkinton.k12.ma.us to join the Yearbook Club!

YOGA CLUB: This club is geared towards learning and practicing different styles of yoga. Yoga mats are encouraged, but you can also use a towel or a rug. Not only is yoga a great way to stay fit and flexible, but it can also relieve stress and anxiety. Each session lasts for 30-40 minutes. Please come ready to participate in comfortable clothes.  All are welcome. We will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month in the Library from 2:30-3:15.  Please contact Mrs. Santos for more information.