CLUBS & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
The middle school students at H.N.E.S. are mathletes, historians, scientists, inventors, thespians, choristers, volunteers, civic leaders, graphic artists, athletes, graphic designers....the opportunities to participate in electives, clubs, service organizations, and co-curricular activities allow our students to serve their school community as well as feed their artistic, academic, and intellectual interests. From Junior Beta, Student Government Association, Math Team, Choir, Musical, History Fair, Invention Convention, Robotics, and many others H.N.E.S. provides these enriching opportunities for the benefit of our students' success in high school and beyond.
JUNIOR BETA CLUB
Junior Beta Club at Holy Nativity Episcopal is an honor society that students are invited into based on their academic performance.
The Mission Statement of Beta Club is: To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among students.
One branch of being Beta Club is Service: Let us Lead by Serving Others. Our Beta officers and members feel very strongly about serving others. These are a few of the service projects members participated in this year:
HNES Junior Beta Club helps others in our community by collecting back-to-school supplies for students at Everitt Middle School.
Student Government Association
2022-2023 Officers are:
President: Jackson Lee
Vice President: John Moore
Treasurer: Bi-Neh Awantang
Secretary: Charlie Kyle
Historian: Ava Baker
Chaplain: Austin Haligas
H.N.E.S. is proud to have an active Student Government Association. A slate of officers is elected each Fall as well as representatives from grades sixth through eighth. SGA supports our school's mission by serving the school and our community with service projects, volunteer hours, clean up days and sponsoring fun events for our students. SGA is such an active part of our school alumni often come back after they've graduated to serve. As we faced the pandemic this year, SGA met the challenge with grace. Members worked hard and completed the following services projects:
See You at the Pole: National Day of Prayer for Schools
P'Jammin' fundraising campaign to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization
Red Ribbon Week - Drug Abuse Awareness Month
Stocking Stuffer benefiting Family Services
Santa Shopping benefiting children from Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center. Our fundraising efforts allowed us to provide Christmas for 6 students.
Service Day to on the H.N.E.S. campus
1st Annual HNES SGA Love Our City Cemetery Beautification work day at Oakland Cemetery
1st Annual HNES SGA Volunteer Day at Alaqua Animal Rescue
1st Annual HNES SGA Celebration Day at Race City, Inc. - Race City allowed us a whole day of complimentary passes to enjoy the park.
Planning special events, volunteering and representing the student body are the foundation of SGA. Each school day, morning announcements and "Snack Shack" are managed by SGA members.
The popular "Snack Shack" provides snacks and beverages to students for a small fee during their mid-morning break.
Middle School students may be selected for the HNES Math Team based on their aptitude and enthusiasm for math. Elective time allows for small group meeting times to play MathCounts-based "game show" competitions, create MathCounts style questions, or even write Math songs & poetry! Math Team students additionally compete as part of our competitive MathCounts Team.
There are five levels of competition in MathCounts. There is the school-level competition to determine the top eight mathletes in each grade level. These eight students advance to the Bay District Schools' MathCounts competition at Gulf Coast State College in January.
At the District competition, the top five HNES students advance to the Gulf Coast Regional MathCounts Competition at FSU-PC in February. From this exclusive event, the top 4 (from all competing schools) advance to the State MathCounts competition.
Following the State qualifying competition, FOUR students from each State advance to the National MathCounts competition in Washington, D.C.
The MathCounts emphasis is on math success but the theme is always "math is fun and good."