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Enrichment Clusters


2014 03 13_0195_0.JPGHPIM1566_0.JPGEach spring, HMS offers students a chance to gain educational experiences outside of the classroom. All students in grade one through grade eight have an opportunity to choose a topic that interests them.   During a seven week period students explore that topic once a week for 70 minutes in a cluster of multi-aged students. Clusters are led by teachers, administrators, parents, grandparents, and community members. Some students travel off campus while others congregate in classrooms or work outdoors. Clusters provide an experience that is not only educational but fun and help meet an HMS goal of educating the whole child. 



  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
Ah-h-hmazing Science   X X  X          
Birdwatching, Conservation & the Great Outdoors   X X X X X X X X
Building Cluster    X X            
Caring for Cars         X X X X X
Chess      X  X X X X X X
Christmas & Easter Traditions Around the World    X X  X          
Coloring Experiment              X X X
Entrepreneurship & Career Exploration            X X X X
Exploring Our Senses* X*                
Farming         X X X X X
Field Hockey   X  X  X X X X X X
Food & Environment    X X X  X  X  X  X  X
Hour of Code     X X X  X      
Kids in the Kitchen    X  X  X  X  X X X X
Knitting at the Village       X**  X  X  X X X X
Music & Mood through Art & Writing          X X  X  X  X
Permaculture/Aquaponic Gardening             X  X  X  X
Stand Up Comedy            X  X  X  X
Stop Motion Animation            X X X X
Worship in Motion     X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X




















* All kindergarten students will participate in the Explore Our Senses cluster. 

**Students participating in this cluster must be at least 8 years old by February 17, 2016 due to transportation limitations.  

Previous SET Clusters

  • American Sign Language
  • Horticulture 
  • Christmas Around the World 
  • Wonder Science
  • American Girl Experience 
  • Eric Carle Artwork
  • Farming 
  • Photography
  • Outdoor Survival Skills 
  • Be an Entrepreneur 
  • Become a Solar Power Expert
  • Birding 
  • Memorable Mural Making  
  • Scrapbooking 
  • Stand Up Comedy 
  • Struts & Springs Pit Crew  
  • Chinese Surprise with 2009-10 IVEP teacher Miss Wang
  • Fables and Parables 
  • Geometric Design 
  • Greening of HMS 
  • Jewelry Design 
  • Kids Can Cook 
  • Knitting at the Village
  • Penguin Discovery 
  • Play/Outdoor Cooking 
  • Podcasting 
  • The Science of Sports 
  • Wonderful World of Legos