2019-2020 Club Offerings
Hilton Head Preparatory School Club and Organization Descriptions
This club offers an immersive experience that allows students to create beautiful art. Students will relax, unwind, and color their stress away while listening to calming music. Students have the opportunity to achieve total relaxation by coloring complex anti-stress coloring pages.
Ceramics Alumni Club
Any student that is now or has taken ceramics and is interested in ceramic production for future charitable sales opportunities. Must be able to work independently and productively with minimal guidance. Must have had previous ceramics experience and approval by the instructor. Limited to 8 students.
Grade 9/10 Seminar
This group will meet Wednesday Break in KNS A. This is for any student in Grade 9 or 10 that was not able to fit Freshman or Sophomore Seminar into their schedule. Attendance is mandatory.
The Weight Lifting club will teach a variety of weight lifting techniques, proper form, and spotting.
Please meet in Room 409 during Wednesday Break to kick back with Chinese yo-yos (diablos); checking out the latest on international films; help with preparations to celebrate school-wide celebrations such as Day of the Dead; Carnaval; and Chinese Lunar New Year; and listen to contemporary music from around the world.
Diploma of Distinction/Certificate of Excellence
This is a weekly check-in for Juniors/Seniors pursuing the Diploma of Distinction or those seniors pursuing a Certificate of Excellence as an additional Prep Diploma. Attendance is mandatory - Thursday at 2:25. As a reminder:
●The Certificate of Excellence program allows exceptional and motivated seniors to have a one year capstone experience designing, developing, and executing both a major service initiative and a sustained inquiry or research project. As the culmination of their experience and in fulfillment of a final requirement students earning a Certificate of Excellence must give a formal presentation and defense of their work.
●The Diploma of Distinction provides an intensive two year course of study and capstone experience for gifted, motivated, curious, and self-reflective students. Candidates for this diploma design, develop, and executing both an innovative and significant service initiative and a sustained inquiry or research project. In addition, candidates work closely in independent study and directed readings with a faculty advisor, explore opportunities for internships and outside the classroom learning, and take interdisciplinary seminar classes in research methods, theory of knowledge, and creative problem solving. As the culmination of their experience and in fulfillment of a final requirement students earning a Certificate of Excellence must give a formal presentation and defense of their work.
Human Rights and Equality Club (HREC)
This club aims to spread awareness of equality and human rights issues through advocacy and coordination efforts with existing organizations.
Model United Nations (UN)
Model United Nations is an activity in which students typically role-play delegates of foreign governments to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Model UN engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by teaching participants the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events. Model UN teaches about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Club members will prepare for and attend a model UN conference at the University of Florida in January.
The A.P. Photography Alumni Club---for students who have previously taken AP Photography that are interested in continuing to create, explore and share photography. Must have completed AP Photo OR have permission from the instructor.
POWER NAP Club:
What are the benefits of napping? “Napping offers various benefits including: relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased attentiveness, improved mood, quicker reaction time, and better memory.” - mayoclinic.org “ A short nap (20-30 minutes) provides significant benefits….A short nap can help improve mood, alertness, and performance.”-sleepfoundation.org Also, to be clear, no phones, no iPads, no ear buds/air pods, no laptops, NO ELECTRONICS will be used in this club. I provide soothing, soft, sleeping music. You may bring a pillow, blanket or stuffed animal to cuddle.
Read, relax, and recharge at book club! Students will select books of their choice from any genre to read, discuss and share.
Quiz Bowl is a competitive contest in academic trivia in which two teams compete head to head to answer questions from all history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, and mathematics. Lunch Practices are required.
Philosophy Club is for people who want to spend time with others thinking about the important questions of human life and debating the compelling questions both the timely and the timeless ones. Through discussions, debates, and watching philosophical movies we learn about the key people and concepts in the history of ideas. The club strives to help our community think more clearly and live more wisely.
The Hilton Head Preparatory School Interact Club joins together a dynamic group of young people who have a desire to confront local and global issues with grassroots efforts and community service projects. Club members agree to complete 30 total service hours (20 more than the 10 Prep requires) and strive to develop leadership skills throughout the year. In the past years in Interact, students have served a wide variety of organizations, donating their time and effort to the annual Heart Ball, Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood Outreach Connection, Amnesty International, Deep Well, Bluffton Self Help, Coligny Recycle Day, Savannah Tree Foundation, the Rotary International polio eradication campaign, domestic and international hurricane relief projects, and local beach and park cleanup days. Led by an Executive Board of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary (voted into office by club members), each Interact student demonstrates outstanding character qualities and contributes to the betterment of their school, local, national, and international communities.
The game of Chess hones the mind. Students compete in a SCISA competition in the fall. The Chess Club is set up for those wishing to learn spatial reasoning, to improve their games. Maximum of 13 players/club day.
The purpose of this club is to practice math team style problems requiring outside-of-the-box thinking. Even if you do not wish to attend a math meet, you are welcome to join us as we work on some unusual and interesting math problems!
Take a moment to look at and discuss our country’s political whirlwind – perspectives and new people coming into the political arena. This club will also review current events.
Varsity Walking Club:
Become healthier and enjoy the nature around us while walking!
Students can specialize in graphic design, be designated photographers covering events, and be an integral part of putting together an epic Yearbook! Must have permission from Club Advisor.
Zonta is a leading global organization empowering women through service and advocacy. Students will volunteer their time, talent and support to local service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives. This club requires members to commit to at least 15 hours of community service per year.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes:
Faith + Sport = The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) The Campus Ministry is a certified non-denominational ministry that is initiated and led by student-athletes. FCA meets on Fridays during the break in the KNS.
Environmental and Outdoor Club:
The focus is to engage students in global and local environmental issues, and to become more engaged in the natural surroundings and recreational opportunities at Hilton Head
As one of Prep’s most cherished traditions, this club will pair our seniors with some of our youngest students for a year filled with projects and activities such as dressing up for the annual Halloween Parade and celebrating (with crafts) Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and other seasonal holidays. NOTE: this club is open to Seniors only.
The Spirit Club will focus on creating and implementing innovation opportunities that strengthen and promote an atmosphere of encouragement and celebration for the entire student body. This student driven club will work in collaboration with Student Government, the Athletic Department and Arts Programs in an effort to increase student participation and attendance at events offered at Prep. It overall mission is to celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of ALL our students - on the playing fields, in the arts program, in the classroom and throughout the community at large. Must write a short paragraph about any idea that you might have for positive inclusion in the school community. If students are interested we will find a sponsor.
The film club will explore both classic and contemporary student selected films. Discussions will center on personal connections, real world issues, and film techniques.
This team sport is a distant cousin to volleyball. The object of the game is to hit the ball into the net so that the opposing team cannot return it. Fun, intense, and competitive.
Random Acts of Kindness Club
Holding the door for a stranger, saying thank you, helping your mom unload the car - Kindness is contagious and it makes us feel good. We will be spreading random acts of kindness throughout the school in hopes to increase overall happiness, morale and sense of community in the school.