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Activities and Clubs

Academic Team

Our Academic team represents FJH in 5-7 academic competitions throughout the year. One of our competitions is specifically a spelling competition, one is an essay contest, while the rest quiz students over a variety of subjects. This team is open to anyone interested in Jeopardy style gaming. Two of our competitions are limited and we select team members to represent the school. In all other competitions the entire team participates. 

For more information, please contact Maureen Kitti O'Neill at koneill@hse.k12.in.us or Heather Butz at hbutz@hse.k12.in.

Academic Team

Our Academic team represents FJH in 5-7 academic competitions throughout the year. One of our competitions is specifically a spelling competition while the rest quiz students over a variety of subjects. This team is open to anyone interested in Jeopardy style gaming. Two of our competitions are limited and we select team members to represent the school. In all other competitions, the entire team participates. 

For more information, please contact Kitti O'Neill at koneill@hse.k12.in.us or Heather Butz at hbutz@hse.k12.in.us  

Campus Life

Campus Life offers junior high students opportunities for friendship, fun, & growth. Club meetings are a high energy, fun filled atmosphere that allows students to enjoy friendships while also diving into topics that pertain to them. Besides the weekly, topical meetings, there are area events like Fall Frenzy, Spring Fling, and YFC camp that students can participate in.

For more information, please contact Jon Baker at jbaker@hse.k12.in.us, Kris Gaza at kgaza@hse.k12.in.us, Steve Heiniger at sheiniger@hse.k12.in.us, Abigail Schaefer at ashaefer@hse.k12.in.us or Dave Petersohn at dpetersohn@hse.k12.in.us

Charger Video Productions (CVP)

Student produced video broadcast of fun, news, sports & events of FJH; open to all students. Team members will attend after school events in addition to a weekly team meeting. All members have the opportunity to participate in all areas of the broadcast: script writer, videographer, reporter and video editor.

For more information, please contact Basel Maarouf at bmaarouf@hse.k12.in.us.

Destination Imagination

Participants: 3rd-12th grade students. Destination Imagination® is a creative problem-solving program for students. They work on predetermined challenges that focus on STEAM principles. Teams of seven members or less work together to create, design, and present a solution that is completely student created without any adult interference. The students learn teamwork, innovation, solving problems, budgeting, presentation skills, and conflict resolution. Teams perform their solutions at a local/state tournament.

Visit our website at http://hsedi.com/.

Elite Gaming Club

Do you like playing video games and hanging out with friends? Then this is the club for you! Studies show that playing video games in a positive environment can increase cognitive skills, critical thinking, and attentiveness, which then helps students in the classroom. We will also focus on student confidence, working with peers in a competitive environment, building resilience, developing positive sportsmanship, and learning to be self-driven and self-motivated.

Club runs during 2nd semester. Top performing students will compete in May for the chance to win up to $1250 in cash prizes!!!

For more information, please contact Jamie Melling at jmelling@hse.k12.in.us

Fitness Council

The fitness council is a group of 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in providing Fishers Junior High with opportunities to be healthy. We work with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program to sponsor events throughout the school year that promote healthy eating and being active for 60 minutes a day. We also participate in activities throughout the year sponsored by the Big 10. Yearly activities including the last day field day are planned and organized by the fitness council. We meet weekly during BEST from January– May. If you have a passion for sports, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, look to get your application in for this club in January. We limit the council to 30 students per year.

For more information contact Rocky Pollock at rpollock@hse.k12.in.us

Gay Straight Alliance

The Fishers Jr. High Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) exists to provide a safe, judge-free, environment for the sexual and gender minority youth of our school, those that feel unrepresented, and their allies. Furthermore, the GSA, will strive to educate both its members and the members of the wider community on the issues faced by LGBTQ youth, and to combat the presence of intolerance in our society through the promotion of equality, understanding, and acceptance. Meetings vary based on the topic each month. The dates and times of meetings will be in the announcements.

For more information, please contact Kelly Watson at kwatson@hse.k12.in.us or Basel Maarouf at bmaarouf@hse.k12.in.us


GenW – Girls Empowerment Club

In this club, we will learn about inspiring women in the world -both past and present. We will have accomplished women from our community come in to speak with us, so we can learn from their stories. We will watch movies about strong women and all that they have achieved and overcome. We will talk about the things that matter to girls and help each other become the strong, empowered women of the future.

For more information, please contact Heather Butz at hbutz@hse.k12.in.us


K-pop Club

K-pop Club is a place to celebrate all forms of Korean culture: music, idols, dramas, language, food, and more! But beyond just celebrating and the art and culture of Korea, we will use our voices to support all Asian communities. Our meetings will take Wednesday after school until 4:45 in C108. No matter who is your bias, all people are welcome!

Contact Mrs. Watson at kwatson@hse.k12.in.us if you have questions. 


Students who enjoy math will love this program, as they are challenged while exploring a variety of problems. MATHCOUNTS is a national junior high competition with its goal being to increase interest and ability in mathematics. It is sponsored by such groups as the National Society of Professional Engineers, NASA and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Our students use the same materials as thousands of students in the US and its military bases throughout the world. While the best part of the program is our local practices each week, there will be opportunities for competition at the local, chapter and perhaps state level.

For more information, please contact Jon Baker at jbaker@hse.k12.in.us 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

An academic organization dedicated to building leaders through community service. The National Junior Honor Society selection is a three step process which begins in February of a student’s seventh grade year. The initial qualification is a semester grade point average of 10.0 (on a 12-point scale). This academic cutoff meets the NJHS goal of scholarship. No student is eligible without meeting this GPA requirement first. The second phase of the selection process is to complete an application that details school and community involvement, and service activities. The application phase includes a personal essay of the candidate’s character, leadership, and citizenship. The application also requires letters of recommendation. The faculty council reviews each application and selects candidates for probationary membership. The third phase involves the completion of the leadership night. This evening is not only critical to develop leadership and teamwork, but also to set a chapter direction. We elect officers for the upcoming year to serve on the executive council. Excellent character must be maintained. Any violations of our chapter’s code of conduct will result in a disciplinary hearing in front of the honor code community of peers. Lastly, each candidate MUST earn 50 hours of community service. Hours can be earned through NJHS sponsored events or outside service projects. The student must earn 10 hours in the fourth nine weeks of 7th grade; 10 hours in the first 9 weeks of 8th grade; 10 hours in the second 9 weeks of 8th grade; 10 hours in the third 9 weeks of 8th grade; then 10 additional hours earned at any time. The student must also participate in at least one NJHS sponsored event each of the nine weeks listed prior. Successful completion of the program will culminate in the NJHS Induction Ceremony held in May of the student’s 8th grade year. Sponsored by Kurt Henderson and Shannon Alexander.
* Depending on the year, sponsors can change the amount of hours, timelines and sponsored events required at any given time; due to a global pandemic or unforeseen circumstances* 

For more information, please contact Kurt Henderson at jkhenderson@hse.k12.in.us or Shannon Alexander at salexander@hse.k12.in.us check the website: http://fishersnjhs.weebly.com/

Paper Crafting Club

Do you like to create fun projects with pictures? Do you enjoy working with ribbon, glitter and colorful paper? Paper Crafting Club meets on a regular basis each semester. We meet Tuesdays after school until 5PM. We have sessions involving card making related to holidays, birthdays and get well type topics. Other sessions involve making 6X6 scrapbook pages, an explosion box and other paper crafts. Each semester has a small fee of $15 to help cover supplies. The club is limited to 16 students per semester. At the beginning of the semester announcements and sign-ups are held. The calendar is made available and students receive an invitation to their first session.

For more information, please contact Kim Larrabee at klarrabee@hse.k12.in.us

Photography Club

You do not need to have a camera to be a part of this club! Phones, DSLRs, Point and Shoot, Polaroids and Film are all welcome! This is an all level Photo Club that will introduce the fundamental skills in photography mechanics while exploring the possibility of the photograph as visual language.  Students can keep a portfolio of their work and work in progress.  In this club you will learn together the mechanics of your camera, camera techniques, and experience creativity with photography through composition, posing and light.  Meeting days and location may vary.  

For more information, please contact Basel Maarouf at bmaarouf@hse.k12.in.us

Robotics Club

FJH Robotics Club will have two robotics teams compete this year at robotics competitions around the state. Each team will have five members on a team working with a Vex IQ robot.
There is a $75.00 fee to be a member of the club to cover the expenses for materials and competitions.
There are three events that go on at a competition:
Team Challenge: work together with another robot team from another school on a 60 second event.
Driving Skills Challenge: work with your teammate only on a 60 second event.
Programming Skills Challenge: Code the robot to work autonomously on a 60 second event.
Competitions start in December and run thru March.

For more information please contact Mr. Gaza at kgaza@hse.k12.in.us

Rook 'n Roll Chess Club

The Rook & Roll Chess club will begin meeting Monday September 26, 2022 and will continue to meet each Monday until December 12, 2022. Meetings will be held immediately after school until 5:00 and will be under the direction of Mr. Petersen. The meetings will be held in Mr. Petersen’s room (G111) and

​Parents can pick up at 5:00 pm or earlier on the North side (bus parking lot) just outside entrance #5.

Meetings will begin with a short lesson guided by Mr. Petersen. After the lesson, the remaining time will be dedicated to play. There will be a lot of fun and a lot of learning! Students will earn points by defeating more advanced students and leader boards will be maintained to recognize individual talent. The season will culminate with an in-house tournament and awards.

The club is open to any 7th or 8th grade student in good academic standing. No prior experience is necessary. Membership will be capped at 40 students… the first 40 to apply. The $5 fee will help offset the cost of chess sets, and clocks for club use. Students should come to club ready to focus on chess. Poor behavior will result in expulsion from the club without refund. To apply for Rook & Roll membership, complete the following, including parent signature and return this application with a $5 check made out to “F.J.H.” Please include the student's name in the memo section and give the  check to Mr. Petersen in room g111.
 To sign up go to this link

For more information, please contact Tom Petersen at tpetersen@hse.k12.in.us

Science Fair

An exhibition where students display scientific experiments and tests that they have created. Each project in the fair demonstrates that a student understands the scientific method and can apply it, while having an independent, hands on learning experience. Students begin planning and working on their science fair projects in December. Winners of the science fair are invited to participate in the Central Indiana regional science fair held in Indpls.

For more information, please contact Deb Kletch at dkletch@hse.k12.in.us

Speech Team

Speech team is a great opportunity for students to connect at FJHS. It is also a wonderful way for students to gain confidence in public speaking as well as learn valuable life lessons in a fun atmosphere. Students who participate on the speech team will, with guidance from the coaches, chose a category to compete in for the season. They will independently learn their specific pieces, practice weekly with the team and compete at approximately 5 meets per year. Some categories that past students have competed in include: Prose, Humorous Interpretation, Impromptu, Discussion, Poetry, Declamation, Scripted or memorized duo and Extemporaneous. Call outs are scheduled for early September and practices are every Thursday until 4:30. The season typically ends in early February. There is a cost to participate which includes materials, transportation and a team t-shirt. This team is open for both 7th and 8th grade students.

For more information, please contact Kurt Henderson at jkhenderson@hse.k12.in.us or Shannon Alexander at salexander@hse.k12.in.us

Student Council

FJH Student Council is a group of student leaders working together with adult advisors to provide a means for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, give opportunities for student experience in leadership and encourage a positive school culture. Students are expected to maintain good grades, display positive classroom behavior, and maintain is clean discipline record. Have genuine interest in the welfare of others and their community.

For more information, please contact Basel Maarouf at bmaarouf@hse.k12.in.us or Kris Gaza at kgaza@hse.k12.in.us

Student Union for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

FJH Student Union - is a united group of concerned students who want to make FJH the best it can be, think Justice League. The union will meet during BEST period on Wednesdays. There is an application to be completed to be a member of this union. Please pick one up from any social studies teacher. Applications must be received before winter break. Our first meeting is: Wednesday 1/15/2020. 

For more information, please contact Maureen Randall at mrandall@hse.k12.in.us

Writing Club

All writers welcome! Whether you write fiction, poetry, screenplays, journal entries, essays, or podcast scripts- we want YOU to write with us! For more information, please see Mrs. Alexander in the library or email Shannon Alexander at salexander@hse.k12.in.us


Fishers Junior High

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

13257 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
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