Clubs and organizations

Eagle Council

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 the faculty 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.

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 Through projects and activities, the Eagle Council works to:

  • Promote Citizenship
  • Promote Scholarship
  • Promote Leadership
  • Promote Human Relations
  • Promote Cultural Values

Eaglebots Robotics

Hillside's Eaglebots robotics team is made up of fourth and fifth graders. Students try out for a team, then practice weekly 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. For more information, please contact Mrs. Chairez.

Hillside Eaglebots Robotics team
Hillside's 2022-23 robotics team


Gardening club

Students in the Gardening club help Mr. Wood maintain our grant-winning school gardens. Any student can be a part of the Gardening club and will help rake, weed, dig, plant, and water gardens, in addition to tending to the ponds. For more information, please contact Mr. Wood.

Pond in the rear garden at Hillside
Children planting in a small garden


Chess club

Former Hillside student Jacob White, hosts Chess club every Tuesday at 3:45 pm. Students will learn and share ideas and principles about chess. They will familiarize themselves with each piece and its capacity to capture other pieces. Students practice newly learned strategies in a freestyle, learn-as-you-go environment.

Jake makes learning the game easy and engaging. He wants to make chess accessible to everyone and the club will be a safe and comfortable place for everyone to learn and practice their skills.

Dance club

Hillside Eagles can learn new dance moves and blow off steam every Tuesday at Dance club. Regular physical activity can help kids improve fitness, build strong bones and muscles and reduce symptoms of anxiety. All these benefits plus music and friends, who could ask for more! Dance club starts at 3:45 on Tuesdays.