Clubs and organizations
Hillside Academy is fortunate to have an Honor Choir consisting of 4th and 5th grade students who have a passion for singing. The Hillside Honor Choir is open to any 4th and 5th grade student who wishes to be a part, and who exhibits responsible behavior at school. The Honor Choir meets every Friday during their regular specials time.
For more information about the Honor Choir, please contact Ms. O'Bryant.
Junior library assistants
Students in 5th grade have the opportunity to apply to be a junior library assistant. These students help out once a week in the library with Mrs. Gourd. They help the librarian with shelving, organizing and straightening the books, decorating bulletin boards and shelves, and run the check out system. The junior library assistants also help the kindergarten students find their library books and read their books.
The junior library assistants must maintain good grades in the classroom, have all assignments turned in, and be recommended by a teacher. For more information, please contact Mrs. Gourd.
We are so excited that we now have a new opportunity for our scholars: Hillside's Eaglebots robotics team. Fourth and fifth graders try out for a team, then practice every Thursday after school. Teams work together to build a robot to compete in local VEX IQ tournaments.
Each team designs their robot to score maximum points during the tournament games. Teams also work on programming their robots to run themselves.
Hillside’s Eagle Council is the student council body at Hillside Academy. The Eagle Council is a group of elected 4th and 5th graders. These volunteers work together with Mrs. Morse, advisor, to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning and/or helping with events that contribute to the betterment of the school and community welfare, the Eagle Council is the voice of the student body encouraging student/faculty/community relations.
Through projects and activities, the Eagle Council works to:
- Promote Citizenship
- Promote Scholarship
- Promote Leadership
- Promote Human Relations
- Promote Cultural Values
We are very proud of our Hillside Academy Sport Stacking Team. In the past, we have had over 100 students on our cupstacking team. This team is open to any student in kindergarten - fifth grade that shows interest in Cupstacking.
Our team is called the Hillside Stackin' Eagles, and we have participated in several tournaments in the past. This year, the tournament is on Saturday, March 3rd at Horn High School in Mesquite, TX.
For questions, or more information, please contact Coach Becker.
The Hillside Academy Multicultural Club is a group of 2nd through 5th graders that meet together about once a month to learn about different cultures. The group has fun creating arts and crafts, writing plays, and building stage props. Students learn leadership skills, decision making skills, all while learning about various cultures and preparing for our annual Hillside Multicultural Day held in the spring.
If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please contact Ms. Brody.
Art club is a group of 4th grade students that love expressing themselves through their artwork. Art club is led by our Hillside Art teacher, Ms. Eggers. The club meets on Monday after school during the Explorer Program. During that time, the students spend time working on their creative art skills using a variety of art materials. At Hillside, we strive to inspire our next generation of artists.
For more information about the Hillside Art Club, please contact Ms. Eggers.
The Hillside Academy PTA ALLSTARS (Achieving Lasting Leadership Skills Through Advocacy, Responsibility, and Service) is a program run by our amazing PTA. This program allows students the opportunity to advocate for students needs, develop responsibility, provide service, and learn leadership skills. Students that register for ALLSTARS have a chance to vote on PTA business and help make decisions and run PTA programs. They are a voice for the student body.
ALLSTARS meet once a month before school, and they are encouraged to attend as many meetings and PTA events as they can throughout the year. For more information or questions, please contact Jennifer Rodgers.