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Hillside’s 2020 - 2021 Clubs

Hillside’s Roots & Shoots Environmental Club is composed of Hillside’s Environmental Leaders & Protectors (HELP!) and Students Raising Students (SRS).  We meet together once a month on a Friday morning in Hillside’s Library.  Below is a description of each program component. 

HELP - HELP is the Roots & Shoots program dedicated to protecting animals and the environment.  Our mission is to create and maintain a native schoolyard habitat that attracts many different forms of wildlife.  We are responsible for organizing backyard workdays throughout the year and coordinating Hillside’s Forest Fest in June.  We are also involved with Martin Luther King Day of Service in January.  

STUDENTS RAISING STUDENTS (SRS) - is the Roots & Shoots program committed to learning about the lives of children around the world and to promoting the educational rights and aspirations of every child.  Specifically, our mission is to raise awareness about the impact of poverty on the lives of children in East Africa, and to increase their educational opportunities through scholarships.  We are responsible for sponsoring the Celebrity Chef Challenge in November and we have a booth at Hillside’s Forest Fest in June.  

Hillside Herald Newspaper Club – Club members serve as reporters, photographers, and illustrators for our school newspaper, the Hillside Herald. The Herald is published twice a year, affording many opportunities for club members to conduct interviews, write opinion pieces, news stories reporting on school activities, create puzzles and more.  Meetings are before school and are infrequent as much of the work is done independent of the meetings.

Hillside’s Student Council  - Elected students represent their homerooms and participate in a number of school-wide and community projects as well as hold fundraisers to benefit programs such as the Elle Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House.  Interest forms are distributed in homeroom by the 3rd week of September followed by elections.  Meetings are held once or twice a month on a Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. 

To register for clubs go to MyPaymentsPlus. Remember that some require a student be elected, audition and be cast, or be invited to participate.