Coding Club teaches students how to make computer games, tell digitial stories or make Android Apps. All levels, from absolutel beginners to experts, are welcome. The activitiy uses Scratch and MIT APP Inventor to create and collaborate, while learning some real coding tools.
The Community Service activity exposes students to a variety of service opportunities both on and off campus. The activity hopes to inspire participants and inform them about various needs and effective ways to educate classmates, and encourages them to donate to worthy causes. Students will team up for a shared community service effort during the activity.
Graphic Design will teach the students the basics of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will gain practical skills to use in other classes, and produce their own books, magazines or independent projects.
The purpose of the HBHM program is to share information about health and well-being
and address questions students may have about topics that may be important to their lives.This program is not just about their physical health, but mental and emotional health as well. Grade 7 addresses: communication styles, internet and personal interactions, stress reduction, sleep and its effect on learning and memory, hygiene, and nutrition. Grade 8 addresses: exercise and its benefits, stress and how it affects one’s health, body image, tobacco, alcohol and drug use and its effects.
The Hilltopper is the Junior School newspaper that offers students an opportunity to report on school events and to experience the different aspects of creating and publishing journalistic articles. Students design and write their own pieces.
The improvisation and public speaking activity helps students become comfortable speaking in front of a large group by discussing good public speaking habits, rehearsing fun improvisational games that incorporate those habits and performing them for the Junior School.
The Junior School Band and Orchestra is an open ensemble for musicians who play woodwind, brass, string or percussion instruments. Students will play fun music from a wide variety of genres and styles. This ensemble will have one performance and students should have some experience reading music.
Learn about the world of modern Italy in sight, sound, and taste!Take a virtual visit to some of Italy's most glorious sites, from Venice to Sicily; recreate art and monuments hands-on; sing along with Andrea Bocelli, Italian folk songs, and opera; have fun preparing tasty Italian treats like cannoli, bruschetta, and pasta, and perhaps pay a visit to a local bakery or cheese shop. This activity is designed for everyone, no previous experience in Italian is required.
A book club just for fun, just for J Schoolers. Particfipants will choose two or three titles from a list of recommended and group-nominated titles. Copies of the selected books and snacks are provided as students read and discuss the books.
In Robotics, students will learn engineering skills needed to design, build and code a robot that can complete a set of tasks. Working in teams, students will assemble hardware and code their robot using Java programming language. They will have an opportunity to design a custom add-on piece for their robot and then participate in an in-class challenge.
The Scrapbook is the Junior School yearbook that offers students an opportunity to learn about photography, copy writing, and graphic design. The Scrapbook is published at the end of the year and records the J School in pictures that include adviser groups, sports, activities, and trips.
There are over 3,500 DECA high school chapters in the United States. By establishing this DECA chapter at Hopkins, students will be able to enhance their abilities in leadership, public speaking, communications, and the overall business world.
Offers academic skills development and preparation for and placement into college preparatory high school programs to high potential middle school students (grades 7 and 8) from New Haven public and parochial schools.
To protect all kinds of animals, from birds to sea turtles to African cats, from abuse and neglect by fundraising for animal welfare organizations worldwide and donating items to animal shelters in need; and to educate the community about the hard truths of the plight of animals around the world.
To raise funds for and educate our peers (and local community) about developing countries in need of clean and accessible water by working in collaboration with foundations that bring water and water wells to those areas.