Academic Activities at Hamburg School

Extra-curricular programs are an integral part of student life at Hamburg School. Our primary goal is to enhance the academic, social and emotional development of our student body through offering a variety of athletic, artistic, literary, and musical activities. After school activities promote time management skills; allows for exploration of diverse interests; builds self esteem, teamwork abilities, and goal setting. The Hamburg School encourages our students to become involved.

Advisor: Mrs. Genetelli

The Academic Club provides students with the opportunity to explore their curiosity and expand their knowledge in a variety of creative ways.  The Academic Club meets two times per month.  Battle of the Books, Academic Bowl, The Great Mail Race, Brain Teasers, 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles, and K’nex are just some of the activities the students will enjoy.  The Academic Club is for students  who enjoy learning, challenging themselves, and “thinking outside the box.”

Meeting Dates:

  • October 25 & 26
  • November 29 & 30
  • December 20 & 21
  • January 24 & 25′
  • February 21 & 22
  • March 20 & 21
  • April 24 & 25
  • May 29 & 30

Advisor(s): Hamburg Staff

Homework Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 PM. Participation is this club is based on teacher recommendation and parental request. Permission slips will be made available the week of September 12, 2022.

Meeting Dates: Tuesday & Thursday (3:00-4:00 PM)

Advisor: Ms. Sealander

The Hamburg Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society was created to develop an enthusiasm for scholarship; simulate a desire to render service; promote leadership and citizenship, and encourage the development of character in the students of Hamburg School.  Students in grades sixth through eighth will be evaluated after the second marking period to see if they are eligible for election into the chapter.  Students who meet the requirements will be notified and given the opportunity to apply for membership.

Members participate in a variety of in-school and after-school activities and service projects such as, chemo care bags, The Mitten Project, Giving Tree, toy drives, etc., as well as become educational leaders in the Hamburg School community.

If you would like further information regarding the Hamburg School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, please contact Ms. Michele Sealander at

Advisor: Mrs. Genetelli

The Middle School Newspaper is published during the school year. It gives students the opportunity to act as reporters and to focus on and hone the following skills: creative thinking, teamwork, interviews, writing, editing, artwork, design, layout and distribution.

The Middle School Newspaper is great for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, public relations or communications or who just like to write. The newspaper keeps the Middle School Campus community up to speed in a fun, but yet informative way.

Meeting Dates: 3:00-4:00 PM

  • October 3, 4, 18, 19
  • November 15, 16
  • December 6, 13, 14
  • January 10, 11, 16
  • February 8, 14, 15
  • March 13, 14, 19
  • April 16, 17, 18
  • May 22, 23
  • June 4, 5, 6

Advisor: Ms. Sealander

Seventh and eighth-grade students may join the Hamburg Yearbook Club.  Students help create the yearbook by taking photos and designing pages.  Yearbook club members will meet during school hours when necessary for taking photos of events and after school as needed to prepare layouts for printing.


Advisor: Ms. Sealander

Robotics/STEAM Club is open to students in grades 5-8. Students in Robotics/STEAM club are encouraged to “think outside the box” and choose from a variety of activities including, robotic sets, coding projects, 3D printing/Tinkercad,  KNEX, Legos, and other building activities.  Students may also build a solar sprint car. Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the county Solar Sprint Challenge.

Permission Letter & Meeting Dates