• Clubs and Organizations

     

    Battle of the Books Team

    To encourage literacy and engender discussion about books and ideas at Hillside.  Students read fiction and nonfiction from the Battle of the Books list and compete with other teams to demonstrate their knowledge of the Battle books.

     

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

    Priscilla Ross 

     

    To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Our purpose is to develop competent, aggressive business leaders. Membership fee is $15.00

     

    Gay-Straight Alliance

    Holly Jordan

     

    To provide a safe and accepting space for discussion, positive social engagement, and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and questioning students and their straight allies. Questioning students are defined as those who are currently unsure about their sexual orientation and are in the process of understanding their own identity.

     

    Hillside High School Gospel Choir

    To engage in singing praise, worship, and gospel songs throughout the greater Hillside community.

     

    Hillside High School Student Government Association

    Nelda Caddell

     

    To promote and provide leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower student leaders to serve their schools and communities. We believe that empowered students are vehicles for positive change. Student leaders have the responsibility to be positive role models. Student council plays a vital role in preserving knowledge of and practice in the democratic process. Leadership training programs are essential to allow developing leaders to achieve their full potential. Involvement in state and national programs enhances the local school’s leadership development program. All candidates must have at least a 2.7 GPA (weighted), and be free of school suspensions during the current academic year. Elections are declared by a majority vote. Must secure at least three teacher recommendations and at least 100 student signatures on their petitions. Signatures should come from all grade levels. All candidates for a class position must secure at least three teacher recommendations and at least 50 signatures from students in their grade level on their petitions. All candidates must submit an essay outlining why they are the best candidate for the position.

     

    JROTC

     

    To encourage academic excellence, physical fitness, strong character and good citizenship through competition, service and social activities. Community service includes Jordan Lake Triathlon, RDU USO, and Color Guards.

     

    Kappa Leadership Development League

    Austin Hogan

     

    To improve self image of youth by providing them with rewarding, yet challenging experiences in an effort to enhance their lives. While the program was originally designed to address growing concerns in the African American community with specific regard to younger males, here at Hillside and Hillside New Tech we have taken it upon ourselves to embrace all of our youth with determination and Food/Clothing Drive, and Winter Festival.

     

    Ladies of Kappa League

    Rontika Redden

     

    To improve self image of youth by providing them with rewarding, yet challenging experiences in an effort to enhance their lives. While the program was originally designed to address growing concerns in the African American community with specific regard to younger females, here at Hillside and Hillside New Tech we have taken it upon ourselves to embrace all of our youth with determination and Food/Clothing Drive, and Winter Festival.

     

    National Honor Society

    Jerod Smith & Adam Lipay

     

    To recognize juniors and seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. These students have excelled academically by maintaining a 3.5 (Unweighted) GPA and stellar school conduct. Students participate in community projects and serve as ambassadors for school events as needed and by teacher evaluation. Fees are $5.00/year.

     

    Art Club

    Pierre Jerome

    To engage students in the visual arts beyond the prescribed offerings of the standard course of study; whereby, student members will participate in a structured after school style art studio for the purpose of involving members in independent study of the Elements of Art and Design Principles through the drawing and painting on canvas of live student models, study and create different genre of artworks, celebrate the birthday of members, continue to work on the beautification of Hillside High by painting (propose) murals, and create three-dimensional artworks as part of the club’s mission. Dues are $10.00

     

    Hillside Band

    The Band Program is designed to foster leadership among band members and design non-performance-based activities that will build morale and unity within the organization.

     

    Hillside Chorus

    Tiffany Agerston

     

    To provide a vocal music outlet for students and promote community involvement by providing vocal music services for different organizations. Community Services Projects includes CIAA football championship game, Durham Center for Senior Live, and at various churches. Fundraisers include carwashes, and Krispy Cream Doughnuts.

     

    Drama Club

    Wendell Tabb

     

    To promote positive interaction among Hillside students who have a keen interest and love for Drama. The Club will assist and enhance student’s acting, directing, and management skills in the Arts. The Club is a support group for the major productions and will assist with the general operations of the Theatre Program. Community service projects include Career Day at various elementary, middle, and high schools, Nursing Home visits, and participation in various Community Parades. Funds for Drama are raised through standard ticket sales of plays. Performing Arts Students follow the same rules and guidelines of the North Carolina Athletic Association.

     

    Spanish Club

    To focus on increasing fluency of Spanish students, promote cultural awareness and engage in community involvement in Spanish IB program. Use hands-on activities to expand vocabulary, communication, and life-long skills. To strengthen our knowledge of and commitment to the Spanish language, the Hispanic community, and each other. To be involved with peer tutoring celebrations for sharing cultures and raising awareness; shadowing and elementary/middle school Spanish classroom.

     

    Theta Phi Delta

    Jokyra Scott

     

    To promote high academic achievement, self-respect, unity, confidence, community involvement, and the importance of sisterhood among young women on the high school level. To bring young ladies together to help them bond, grow, and become future leaders of our community. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and no disciplinary infractions. Fees - $3.00 a month

     

    Theta Phi Psi Inc.

     

    To promote academic achievement, self-respect, unity, community involvement, and the importance of leadership and brotherhood among young men at the high school level. Participate in community service (tutoring elementary students at W. G. Pearson, Durham Rescue Mission Volunteers and Breast Cancer Awareness in October); maintain a 2.5 GPA or better. Fees are $50/includes a T-shirt - $25 per semester.