Clubs and organizations
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, 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.
Through projects and activities, the Eagle Council works to:
- Promote Citizenship
- Promote Scholarship
- Promote Leadership
- Promote Human Relations
- Promote Cultural Values
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 Monday 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 one of the faculty sponsors Mrs. Ethridge, Mrs. Dale, or Ms. Eggers.
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.
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.
Student library assistants
Students in 5th grade have the opportunity to apply to be a student 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 student library assistants also help the kindergarten students find their library books and read their books.
The student 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.