Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

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Below is a list of various clubs, activities, and extra-curricular opportunities for Good Hope students. Please contact the specific club advisor for additional information and specifics. 

CLUB BUS:
 One activity bus departs at 4:15pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays for students who are staying after school for an approved reason. 

NOTE TIME CHANGE: Students must sign up for the Activity and/or Club Bus each day by 11:00am.

 
ADVANCED STRING ENSEMBLE


The Advanced String Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble with students from 7th and 8th grades. Rehearsals occur after school weekly and attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.  Students perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres.  This ensemble rehearses from October to May.

Advisor:  Jennifer Burkett/Orchestra Director

AGRICULTURE CLUB

Agriculture is a very broad topic ranging from growing crops to raising livestock, creating new food products to fixing engines, laboratory research to field studies.The middle school students will be participating in interactive workshops about the vast world of agriculture, meeting current agriculture students, enjoying snacks, and learning along the way alongside the high school FFA members. It is a great experience to meet new people and get involved with hands-on activities. The middle school students will meet the high school FFA Students at the flag pole and walk to the Ag Club Room in the high school.  The club will meet once a month.

Advisor: Jessica Weyer/Agriculture and Wildlife Biology Teacher HS/jweyer@cvschools.org

BOARD GAME CLUB

The Board Game Club is for students who enjoying playing a variety of board games. Two staff members volunteer to supervise and play with the students.  The club is held on every Wednesday, from 3:00-4:00pm, in the IMC.  It will run from January through March.

Advisor: Jeff Hosenfeld/Principal


COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB

The Community Service Club will meet one Wednesday a month from 3:00-4:00pm in room 216.  All students are welcome to sign up.  This club will focus on community outreach.  Students will donate their time and talents to help others in the area.  

Advisors: Gretchen Pugh, 6 Thunder Science Teacher
               Candy Gruber, Reading Specialist

COMPUTER CLUB


The Computer Science Club is for students who are interested in learning about programming, and how programming can be used in real life situations. Students will learn about the basics of programming and the history of computers and programming languages. Computer Science Club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, from 3:00-4:00pm. 
**The Computer Club will be running later this Fall...check back for further details!**

Advisor: Sherry Gruver/French Teacher

DEBATE CLUB

The Debate Club will explore the art of debate, argumentation, and persuasion by means of application and contextual examples. The purpose of this club is to enhance one's argumentative skill set to become a better advocate for one's beliefs and ideals.In addition to informal debates and discussion, we will also hold formal debates in a parliamentary format.

http://www.cvschools.org/webpages/lgrice/debate.cfm

Advisor: Luke Grice/8 Earth Language Arts Teacher


FUTURE AUTHORS CLUB

The Future Authors Club is for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader who are authors or readers, and are interested in sharing their work. It is a place where they can have their work revised, enter writing contests, review books or brainstorm together.  The will meet on Tuesdays, from 3:00-4:00pm in the IMC. 

Advisor: Candy Gruber/Reading Specialist



GSA - GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE CLUB

Our mission is to work toward a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, support, social action and advocacy. The GSA welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, questioning youth, and their straight allies. GSA's main focus is a club to provide a safe & welcoming environment for all students. The club will meet once a month.

Advisors: Laura Navin/7th Grade Counselor
               Katy Urban/8th Grade Counselor
               Michael Rose/6th Grade Counselor
               Bethany Fratus/Psychologist


GREEN TEAM

Students will meet on odd days during homeroom to help with paper recycling and other green initiatives. This club is open to all students. Students signed up online between 9/10-9/18.

Advisor:
Gretchen Pugh/6 Thunder Science Teacher


GOOD HOPE CHAMBER SINGERS

The Good Hope Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble for students looking to take their singing to the next level. This group is open to students in 7th and 8th grade and meets after school once a week. Students must be enrolled in their grade level choral ensemble in order to be eligible for the Good Hope Chamber Singers. Students in 6th grade will have the opportunity to audition for this group at the end of their 6th grade year. Rehearsal etiquette from previous years of singing will also be taken into consideration. The Good Hope Chamber Singers perform at both choral concerts as well as events in the community when requested.

All info can be found at my website http://www.cvschools.org/webpages/amyers/ and clicking on "Good Hope Chamber Singers"

Advisor: Adam Myers/Choral Director & General Music Teacher


GOOD HOPE PLAYERS

Our mission statement is, "to encourage personal growth by fostering a collaborative and safe environments for a diverse student population through the medium of theater". We feature a Fall Play preformed in November. The student elected leadership team works together to plan fundraisers, after show dinners, the cast party and more.  We are proud to feature students in all aspects of the performances from lighting, sound to backstage props and set design.

FALL PLAY


Advisor: Kelly Moul/Learning Support Teacher/Director
             Sherry Gruver/French Teacher/Assistant Director & Business Manager
             Mandy Hoffman/German Teacher/Producer


GOOD HOPE MUSICAL


Students interested in the Good Hope Musical will audition in December with 3 shows in March.   Students will audition for either the chorus or a principal lead in the musical. Rehearsals will take place after school but will end in time for students to get to the activity bus. For more detailed information, please visit Mr. Myers's Webpage at http://www.cvschools.org/webpages/amyers/ and click on "GH Musical"

Advisor: Adam Myers/Choral Director & General Music Teacher
http://www.cvschools.org/webpages/amyers/

Advisor: Kelly Moul/Learning Support Teacher/Assistant Director
             Trish Baillie/8F Language Arts Teacher/Choreographer
             Mandy Hoffman/German Teacher/ Parent Coordinator & Producer
             Sherry Gruver/French Teacher/Business Manager


H.A.S.P. - HOMEWORK AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

HASP provides students with a quiet, educational environment to complete their assignments with support from volunteer tutors. This program helps students who are struggling with their academics and who need assistance with their homework.

What is Hasp?

HASP is the Homework After School Program.

It was implemented in 1998 at Good Hope Middle School.

Good Hope staff volunteer to supervise.

The program now operates Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50 – 4:15 pm.

The CVSD provides an activity/club bus to transport the student's home.

Program Location - At Good Hope Middle School, HASP operates in the Instructional Materials Center (IMC or the Library). Tables allow room for students to spread out and work comfortably. Computers and reference materials are also available. The IMC lends itself well to being the perfect place to study quietly.

Advisor: Josh Curtis/Learning Support
             Trish Baillie/8th Grade Fire Language Arts


JAZZ BAND

The Good Hope Jazz Band is a select ensemble including students from grades 6, 7 and 8. Members audition in October and rehearse after school weekly between November and May. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances. Students participating in other activities must be responsible in communicating and planning with their coach, director, teacher, etc. so that they are available for weekly rehearsal and all spring performances.

Advisor: Craig Stahl/Band Director


MATH 24

Math 24 is a game where students use mental math to create the number 24. Use the 4 numbers on the card, without repetition, to make the number 24 using addition, subtraction, and/or division. Students will practice after school on Wednesdays from 2:50-4:00pm. Math 24 will start in November. A list of meeting dates closer to November will be provided. There will be an in-house competition in the spring to identify the competing players in this year's competition at the IU.

Advisor: Patricia Colon/6th Thunder Math Teacher
             Brian Barrick/6th Storm Math Teacher



MATHCOUNTS

MathCounts gives students an opportunity to expand their mathematical knowledge while working with others who enjoy math. The activity is open to all middle school student, though we focus primarily on problems from Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Samples of the problems can be viewed at www.mathcounts.org. We meet approximately once a week from November through early February. Ten students will be selected to represent Good Hope at our regional MathCounts competition which is typically held on a Saturday in February at Penn State Harrisburg.

Advisors: Jennifer Lamason/8th Ocean Math Teacher
              Jesse Elicker/7th Knights Math Teacher


NATIONAL HISTORY DAY/NHD

Students in 7th and 8th grade enriched courses compete in the ultimate historical research and competition - National History Day. They begin by choosing to go with a team or to go alone, finding a topic, relating it to the theme, choosing a category (exhibit, website, documentary, performance, or research paper) and then research to fulfill the commitment and compete with other middle school students across the district, region, state, and nation.

Advisor: Jake Miller/8th Grade Ocean Social Studies Teacher


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

For the past 33 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education.  What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,600 teams in 50 states.  Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes student to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.  The events change each year with new challenges created all the time.

Each year a team goes and competes at the regional competition with the chance of qualifying for the state competition.  If they place first or second at the state competition they qualify to go onto the national competition. These events will challenge all middle school student and require many hours of study outside of school.  All 6th, 7th and 8th graders can qualify to compete in the B division.  The team is made up of 15 students that will compete in around 23 events. 

The group meets on every other Wednesday. Dates are listed on the advisor's website.

Advisor: Heather Castle/8 Earth Science Teacher


SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB

This club offers students the chance to purchase Ski Roundtop passes at a discounted rate and travel to Roundtop with their friends six times during the ski season.

http://www.cvschools.org/webpages/csemmel/ghskiclub.cfm

Advisor: Courtney Semmel/7 Wizards Social Studies Teacher


YEARBOOK CLUB

This club is open for qualified 7th and 8th grade students. Students are responsible for helping to organize and create the Good Hope Yearbook. This club meets on even days and requires some out of school work too. Applications for Yearbook Club come out in the spring of each year and qualified members are selected to serve on the yearbook staff the following year. The top 24 applicants are chosen for this club.
Qualifications include:
- all grades about an 85%
- must be extremely responsible
- creative
- able to meet deadlines
- no discipline referrals in the last 3 months
- a recommendation from a Good Hope staff member

Advisor: Kendra Hinkle/6 Storm Science Teacher
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