September 21, 2020

 Dear HMS Families,

We are pleased to share the following information about this year’s extracurricular activities. HMS activities will adhere to all safety and health protocols necessary to support our students’ overall well being. We are offering options for in-person activities and fully virtual activities. Students participating in after school activities can take the late bus home at 4:00 p.m. This bus will pick up students at HMS.  

Thank you for reviewing this information with your children so they know what their options are this fall.

Updates about extracurricular activities will be posted on our Daily Bulletin and added to the HMS Calendar. We will also update our Activities page ASAP.  

We are grateful to our advisors for their work with our students! Please reach out to them with questions and let us know if we can help in any way. 


Thanks very much, 

Joan Adler and Tom McDowell

HMS Administrative Team


HMS Extracurricular Activities - 2020: 

Chess Club - Grades 5 - 8 

Advisor: Laura Mike

The chess club will meet on Tuesday afternoons from February 23 - May 25th.  The time and decision about virtual or in-person meetings will be shared by the first week in February.


Civil Rights Team - Grades  6 - 8

Advisors: Laura Mike and Charlotte Agell

This activity will begin on Thursday, October 8th (after the advisor training takes place). It will be held virtually from 3:00 - 3:30 - there may be some opportunities for socially distanced meetings in person.


5th Grade Writing Club 

Advisor: Charlotte Agell

This club will be held virtually. This group will meet remotely on the 1st Tuesday and 1st Thursday of the month, from 2:00 - 2:30.


6th Grade Writing Club

Advisor: Charlotte Agell 

This club will meet virtually from 2:00 - 2:30 on the second Tuesday and Thursday each month, giving both cohorts a chance to participate.

Intramurals - Grades 5 - 8

Advisor: Rod Corey

Intramurals will be held outside on the playground by the gym - weather dependent -  or inside the gym during inclement weather. Activities will be limited to follow school protocols and guidelines for health and safety. Students will be required to use the hand sanitizer located at the entrance to the gym before and after intramurals. Masks will be required for all activities.  Equipment will be sanitized before and after the activities. Depending on interest, group size may need to be limited. Intramurals will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day for each cohort per week) from 2:20 - 3:45. 


Legenda (HMS literary magazine) - Grade 8

Advisor: Charlotte Agell 

This activity will be held virtually. It will begin in early October. Stay tuned for an update on the meeting time for this group.


Math Team - Grades 5 & 6 and 7 & 8

Advisors: Jay Harrington, Bob Gross, Mike Rice

These teams will meet virtually. Advisors will reach out with more information soon. Math meets will be virtual. 


Mindfulness Club - Grades 5 - 8

Advisor: Amy Pearl

We will have an update on this club soon.


Robotics - Grades 6 - 8

Advisor: Jay Harrington

We are still working out the logistics for this group. We are developing a schedule for a virtual meeting and an in-person meeting. We will reach out ASAP with updates.


Speech/Debate - Grades 5 - 8

Advisor: Laura Mike

This club will meet virtually on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. beginning October 6th. Speech and Debate meets will be held virtually.


Yearbook - Grades 7 & 8

Advisor: Holly Allen

Students and advisor will meet virtually by Google Meet on Mondays at 2:45 pm beginning on October 19th. Students will meet with the advisor using this link:


*Drama, Jazz Band, Science Club, and Student Leadership

We will hold on these activities for now given the guidance on acting, singing, and playing music in person and our need to limit visitors to our building, which is the structure for the science club.