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Clubs and Programs

Pine Hollow Middle School offers a variety of student clubs and programs for students to participate in. Our student clubs are run by students and supported by teachers. Students who are interested in starting a club should click here to complete an application. Questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact Pine Hollow Principal, Ben Campopiano. 

CLUB

ADVISER

DAY

ROOM

DESCRIPTION

100 Mile Club

Gina Dickison  

TBD

TBD

The Pine Hollow 100 Mile Club is all about engaging and empowering kids and families to achieve a healthy lifestyle through physical activity nationwide, and  preventing childhood inactivity and obesity, one child, one school, and one community at a time. The 100 Mile Club presents students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog, or walk 100 Miles over the course of the school year. 

Animal Club Ms. Hagen Friday A8

The Pine Hollow Animal Club aims to bring awareness about animals and to support animal shelters in our area. For example, club members will make blankets to donate to the local animal shelter, ARF, in Walnut Creek. Other activities could include a towel/blanket drive for the shelter animals, making posters for shelter animals, and raising awareness for various fundraisers that support ARF and other shelters. The Animal Club meets on Fridays in Ms. Hagen's room during 6th Grade Lunch.

Anime Club

Mr. Grose

TBD

Room A3

Every Thursday, during both lunches, students are invited to come to room A4 to eat and watch an animated film from Japan. The Pine Hollow Middle School Anime Club, founded in 2010, views primarily the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, but a few others will show up throughout the year.  As a club, our members discuss storytelling, art styles, and cultural differences, as well as how they are used to unfold the plots.  Studio Ghibli is famous for complex stories full of subtle details and underlaying environmentalist theme so we discuss these and watch for them as the films progress.  It usually takes four weeks to screen an entire film. For more information, please contact the Anime Club teacher adviser, Peter Grose.

Art Club Mr. Grose TBD TBD The Pine Hollow Art Club is open to all students who want to work independently or in groups creating art projects. Activities include drawing, painting, coloring, and creating art contests. For more information, please contact the Art Club teacher adviser, Peter Grose.

Chess Club

Mrs. Mann

Tuesday

Room A5

The Pine Hollow Middle School Chess Club is a club where students get to play chess with and against their peers, and learn about the game. The 6th grade Chess Club meets in Mrs. Mann's room in A hall. The 7th/8th graders are still trying to find a teacher and a classroom to accommodate them. For more information please contact Mrs. Mann

Cartooning Club Ms. Hagen Tuesday A8  

Gaming Club

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Girls Running Club

Mrs. Brennan

TBD

TBD

The Pine Hollow Middle School Girls Running Club is for girls who love to run, or girls who want to start running. This club makes running fun and motivates students to push through their goals and set new ones. This club inspires student to make new friends, recognize their inner and physical strength, and work as a team. The club adviser is Melissa Brennan Vice Principal, who likes to say, "give a girl the right pair of shoes and she will conquer the world."  

Homework Club

Mr. Perryman

Mondays, Tuesdays,
and Thursdays

Various
Classrooms

The Pine Hollow Homework Club (HWC) is held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 - 3:45pm in various classrooms at Pine Hollow. HWC is supervised by a credentialed teacher and adult assistant (per every 30 students), and parents must complete a permission slip for students to participate. This free service is offered to students on a drop-in, voluntary basis, but once a student arrives, they must attend the session for the entire period of time that day. If you have any questions please contact Ed Perryman, School Counselor, at perrymane@mdusd.org or (925) 682-8000 x5506. Review, print, and sign the mandatory Homework Club PERMISSION SLIP.

Lego Club Ms. Hagen
Ms. Medina
Tuesdays and
Thursdays
A8 and A5 The Pine Hollow Lego Club will host Lego competitions and challenges, and include structured play time for all 6th Graders. There will be free builds where students can participate individually or in groups.  The Lego Club will meet on Tuesdays with Mrs. Hagen and on Thursdays with Mrs. Medina during 6th Grade Lunch.

Music History Club

Ms. Kahl Hernandez

TBD

TBD

The Pine Hollow Music History Club aims to educate members and other students about musical events that occurred from the years of 1960-1980 (music requests from different eras will be accepted as long as they are school appropriate). Members will talk about artists such as The Beatles, Queen, Elton John and many more. In the Music History Club there will be discussion about certain albums and/or songs, and the meaning behind them. The club will listen to music, and watch music videos along with footage of live concerts, for example: The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show and Queen at The 1985 Live Aid. 

Robotics Club

TBD

TBD

TBD

The Pine Hollow Middle School Robotics Club is open to all students who complete the form in the main office. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:30pm in Room S-1. Students will learn a computer language to program modular robots to move in different directions, tell the robots how far to go, and change speeds. As students learn more commands, they will understand more actions for programming robots. Returning members will work more challenges and assist new students. An optional competition in May at UC Davis will be a fun and exciting way to end the year.  

TUPE Program

Mrs. Nordone

TBD

B1

The purpose of the TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) Program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping students make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets. The Contra Costa County Office of Education provides technical assistance to school districts to develop and implement effective, comprehensive tobacco education programs. At Pine Hollow Middle School we have ten 7th and 8th grade students who participate in the program as TUPE Student Educators. These students organize and run activities, events, and lessons to support school-wide education and awareness around tobacco related issues. The TUPE program is coordinated by Lori Nordone, School Counselor.

Ukulele Club

Mrs. Nordone

TBD

TBD

The purest form of aloha spirit is the Ukulele. The Pine Hollow Middle School Ukulele Club is run by Lori Nardone, School Counselor, and had about 10-30 members attend each meeting during the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets each week (day to be determined this year) during lunch to learn new songs, practice together, and have fun. The club has 14 ukuleles that are shared throughout the year, and the club hopes to perform at the end of they ear in the school talent show. Students do not need experience to join the club and the ukulele is a simple instrument that can be learned quickly and simply.

WEB Program

Mr. Perryman

TBD

B1

The WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Program is an 8th grade middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout their first year of their middle school experience. Through this nationally recognized middle school transition program, members of the 8th grade class are trained to act as positive role models, mentors, and teachers who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. At Pine Hollow, we have over 40 WEB leaders who meet weekly to develop strategies and activities to support our 6th graders. The WEB Program is run by our counselors, Ed Perryman and Lori Nardone