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Debate Team

Debate is an academically rigorous competition for Middle School Academy and Hardey Middle School students . The debate season runs from mid-September through the championship tournament in mid- March.

To sign up for Debate:  Parents are asked to contact Mr. Watts via email  Charlie.watts@shschicago.org 

The first Debate meeting is scheduled Friday, October 2

Debate will meet on Thursdays from 3:30-5pm and Fridays from  2:30-4p.m.

Math Club (Grades 6-8)

Math Club  is available to students in grades 6-8 and meets on Thursday mornings, 7:30-8:15 am Mr. Mark Anderson and Mr. David Gusaas, Middle School Math Teachers, are the advisors. 


Science Olympiads (Grades 6-8)

Science Olympiads is a team activity for students in grades 6–8 to learn skills covering a variety of topics, such as Disease Detectives and Fossils. Students may participate in two or more defined events.

At the beginning of the school year, Middle School students interested in trying out for the team will receive an Informational Letter and signup sheet that will need to be returned to Mrs. Lexi Pond, Middle School Science Teacher.

All students interested in trying out will be expected to:

  1. Attend three days of event demonstrations held after school (students with conflicts can make arrangements with the Science Olympiad coordinators to acquire necessary prep materials). Dates will be announced in early September.
  2. Study a prep packet which will be handed out at the event demonstrations.
  3. Participate in individual and group testing.  

Wednesday afternoons after school are tentatively scheduled as the meeting day. Some morning before-school practices will also be scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules. There will be a couple of Saturdays in the fall that students will need to be present.

A Parent Meeting will be held in early September/October. Parents of team members will be expected to actively participate as coaches and assistants.

There are two event competitions which include Regionals, held in March, and State, held in April. 

The first meeting is scheduled Wednesday, September 30 (3:30-5pm)

Test Prep for 8th Graders

Test Prep Registration via the UltraCamp website has been extended until Friday, October 2.

Test Prep for 8th graders is offered twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40-4:40 pm, starting October 15 through December 15 and the final days are Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7. The book used is The Princeton Review: Cracking the SSAT & the ISEE, and the cost will be included in the $230 fee for the course. 

Session time is 3:40-4:40 pm ONLY! 


High School Test Prep Syllabus - 2015

Week 1:        ------------------------                                    Thursday, October 15

Week 2:        Tuesday, October 20                               Thursday, October 22

Week 3:        Tuesday, October 27                               Thursday, October 29

Week 4:        Tuesday, November 3                            Thursday, November 5            

Week 5:        Tuesday, November 10                         --------------------------

Week 6:        Tuesday, November 17                         Thursday, November 19

Week 7:        Tuesday, December 1                             Thursday, December 3 

Week 8:        Tuesday, December 8                             ---------------------------

Week 9:        Tuesday, December 15                          ---------------------------

Week 10:     Tuesday, January 5                                 Thursday, January 7


                       HSPT Entrance Exam – Saturday, January 9

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