Advisor: Carmela Golden
The E.P.I.C Club is focused on Equality, Peace, Inclusion, and Community. Are you interested in social justice, civil rights, equality, and inclusion? Come join our club! We are looking for a group of students who want to make the world a better place by celebrating all of the things that make us unique. Join us as we organize a DAY OF SILENCE and other fun events (and possibly field trips) this year!
Advisor: Irma Yepiz
Students in the French Club learn about French and francophone culture around the world. Students don’t have to be students of French to belong to the club. It is open to all students on campus. Students participate in a variety of activities such as the Cinéma Français, théâtre/opéra, museum visits, culinary classes, and cultural celebrations. As students learn about French culture, they enrich and broaden their cultural knowledge, and pass on to others what they have learned.
Website: Hilltop Middle FLAGS French
The Garden Club cares for the garden at Hilltop Middle School. The club is committed to raising an awareness for green causes such as organic farming, creating green zones, and connecting with Mother Earth and nature. The goal of the Garden Club is to create a sense of self-worth, pride, and commitment to our school by working on projects including planting trees, learning about new farming techniques. Students in the garden club learn about cooperation and commitment while also having fun!
Website: HTM Garden Club
Advisor: Martha Montoya
Girls Leading our World (G.L.O.W.) Club helps with decision making skills, positive role models, self-esteem and many other topics.
Harry Potter Book Club
Advisor: Erin Southam
Students read and discuss the books in the Harry Potter series as well as fandom related topics, and take part in fun wizarding activities such as wand-making, Muggle Quidditch, wizard dueling, and much more. Club students help put on our annual event Pottercon each year. This is a truly magical club!
HTM Fandom Appreciation Club
Advisor: Erin Southam
What is a fandom? It’s a group of people interested in books, comics, anime, TV shows, movies, games, and more! This is a club where all fandoms are welcome and appreciated! All students have the opportunity to share fandoms and learn about new fandoms, too. Activities for this club include Comic Con style presentations, special guest presentations, Do-It-Yourself projects, movie field trips, games, and more!
Advisors: Aida Jarrett and Nadine Moen
KIDS MATTER is a club comprised of community-minded students who seek to make a positive difference in the world. Projects are selected based on student interest. Students appreciate that they are fulfilling other’s needs and making an impact on people’s lives, as well as their own. Since the club’s inception in the 2010-2011 school year, Kids Matter has embarked on many service projects- feeding the homeless, volunteering a cat shelter, raising money for Japan, tornado victims, Pennies for Pasta, to name a few. Do you have a project that you’d like to propose to Kids Matter? Contact Ms. Jarrett for more information.
Advisor: Beatriz Barnachia
Knowledge Bowl is an academic quiz bowl-like competition where students compete against other middle schools in SUHSD. Knowledge Bowl promotes friendly competition, helping students to develop leadership and study skills, and also enhances teamwork. Students practice quick responses turnaround by having their hands ready to buzz in an answer. During practices students partake in friendly competition as they work to earn points. Each match has four quarters. Students rotate each quarter and participate in two rounds per match. Students participate in two matches with two different schools. Knowledge Bowl Topic range from history, to language arts, to mathematics, or modern culture. Students also collaborate on sharing shared knowledge and develop on building teamwork. A positive supportive environment welcomes all participants. After each session there is a profound sense of accomplishment. Matches end with a display of camaraderie as school teams exchange high fives and display genuine sportsmanship as they congratulate each other. Knowledge Bowl Team practices are Wednesday alternating between lunch and after school. Visit the Knowledge Bowl webpage under CLUBS for practice schedule.
Website: Knowledge Bowl
Advisor: Jennifer Young
Teams will design and build a robot then compete against other schools in a game where the robots (driven by a student) throw balls at targets, move pieces on the playing field, and climb onto a platform to earn points. We have a district-wide middle school league that competes on four different Saturdays at four different High schools for ranking matches. Each team will compete in three of the four Ranking sessions.
The Ranking Sessions are on the following dates:
October 13 Hilltop High 8am – 1pm
Nov 10 Castle Park High 8am – 1pm
Dec 1 San Ysidro High 8am – 1pm
Jan 19 League Championships Montgomery High 8am – 5pm
FEB Possible Middle school Tournament at Rancho Del Rey
Advisor: Teresa Martin
The goal of our club is to encourage and support students that want to participate in the school and district science fair. All materials will be paid for by the science club fundraiser. Everyone is welcome. We can help you develop your skills observation and data collection. Make new friends and represent the school.