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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 talk to an administrator about the next steps.  

 

100 Mile Club

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. The 100 Mile Club meets on the field by the gym on Mondays after school until 4:00pm, and on Friday mornings from 7:30-8:00am. Our members will also have the option to run with the Girls Running Club on Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00am. For more information contact, the 100 Mile Club advisor, Gina Dickison.  



 

Anime Club

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 advisor, Peter Grose.

 


 



 

Chess Club

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Running Club

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 advisor is Melissa Brennan Vice Principal, who likes to say, "give a girl the right pair of shoes and she will conquer the world." More information about the days and times of the club meetings will be posted here soon.

 

 



 

Homework Club

The Pine Hollow Homework Club (HWC) is back and begins September 11, 2018. HWC is open for 50 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:55 - 3:45pm, and will be held in designated teacher's classroom. HWC will be open for all students, and every member will have access to Chromebooks as needed. HWC is supervised by two credentialed teachers per 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

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Tobacco Use Prevention Education

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. Training and technical assistance provided includes:

-- Tobacco-free schools certification
-- Annual county-wide TUPE Site Coordinator training
-- California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) administration and data sharing training
-- Alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) curriculum trainings for teachers
-- Grant writing support
-- Quarterly district and community partner networking meetings
-- Current research on adolescent ATOD use, as well as effective prevention and intervention strategies

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 schoolwide education and awareness around tobacco related issues. The TUPE program is coordinated at Pine Hollow by Lori Nordone, School Counselor.



 

Ukulele Club

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 endof 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

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