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Use the drop down menus below to explore Debate, Math Club, Science Olympiads and Test Prep for 8th graders at SHS.

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.

Registration and contact information will be posted in late August


Math Club

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

If you are interested in joining, contact Mr. Anderson at Mark.Anderson@shschicago.org  or Mr. Gusaas at David.Gusaas@shschicago.org

There is no fee to join.


Science Olympiads

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. Galligan, Middle School 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:                                                              Regionals - held in March  and State - held in April 


Test Prep for 8th Graders

Test Prep for 8th graders is offered twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting late October and runs through December with a final session the first week of school in January. Two coed sections of classes are offered: 3:40 - 4:40 pm and 4:45 - 5:45 pm.

Registration starts in August, via  Ultra Camp website .


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