Clubs & Activities

Clubs

Choir

Sponsor - Billie Thomas

Students develop musicianship through perfomance of vocal music. Students participate in concerts, contests, honor choirs, musicals and trips throughout the year.

 

Band

Sponsor - Kyle Myers

Students develop musicianship through performance of instrumental music. Students participate in concerts, contests, honor bands and trips throughout the school year.

Orchestra

Sponser - Karina Fisher

Students develop musicianship through performance of instrumental music. Students participate in concerts, contests, honor orchestras and trips throughout the year.

Drama Club

 

Sponsor - Jacye Mandt

Any Hefner student with an interest in theatre or film may join the Drama Club. Dues are $10 for the year.  Drama Club meets the first Friday of each month.

FCCLA

Sponsor - Saundra Thompson

Family, Career, Community Leaders of America.  This National student organization promotes leadership and helps students learn to build strong families and homes.  The cost is $25.00 which includes $14.00 membership and $11.00 for the t-shirt.  More information is on the national website, www.fcclainc.org. Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month before school in B109 from 7:10 – 7:30.

NJHS

Sponsor - Anne Ostercamp

Hefner students in the 7th and 8th grades for at least one semester are selected to be members of the National Junior Honor Society by a Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each October.  The qualities of a member include scholarship, leadership, character and service demonstrated by:  Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or better on a 4.0 scale, seek leadership experiences, positive Faculty reflection of character and disciplinary records free from misconduct, participate in school or community service.  Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance, or better, in all four criteria that led to their selection.  This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, and participation in the chapter service projects.

Science Club

Sponsor - Martin Gerst

Science club allows students to investigate and question the world around them through experiments and activities with other like-minded students.   In addition, students who are interested can join  Science Olympiad, a team sport that teaches students to work in teams studying everything from anatomy and entomology to robot building. Science Olympiad students compete in meets against other teams and can continue to participate in high school. Hefner Science Olympiad.

Student Council

Sponsor - Carolyn Clements

Student Council is a committee of students, representing their student body, to bring about positive change through student leadership. It is our hope that the students at Hefner Middle School feel they have a voice to make change happen, through Student Council members.

TSA

Sponsor - Tim Sanders

The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.

Art Club

Sponsor - Mikel Ibarra

Members will make a variety of arts and crafts projects including basket weaving, leather crafts, ceramics, and jewelry. Material costs are $10 per year.

Viking Book League

Sponsors - Lauren PruitiMickala Davison, and Lauren Barton

Viking Book League is for grades 6th – 8th and we focus on a book a month that peaks the interest of those participating. These books will transition from fiction to nonfiction. Any student can join as long as they have a permission slip, agree to bring snacks for one meeting, and obtain their own copy of the book. Our goal after each book is to make contact with the author and interview him/her about the book. Students will submit questions and conduct the interview when possible.

Yearbook

Sponsor - Carmen Pence

Viking Ink

Sponser:  Liz Rambo, Carol Hulett, and Katelyn Lancaster

Do you like to write? Come join us at Viking Ink to find others who like to write. You will find a peaceful place to think and write. Get ideas from others when you are stuck. Listen to others to get inspiration if you are struggling to start. You can have others read your work if you choose. You can give feedback to others and get feedback from them. Through Google and other technology you have the ability to work on projects outside of Viking Ink time.

Tuesday, 2:45 – 3:45 pm, Library, Bring your iPad

Athletics

All Sports

Dear Viking Family,

My name is Carmen Pence. I am honored to say that I am the Athletic Director for Hefner Middle School. I started my career in coaching and teaching here at Hefner 7 years ago. I believe this age level is very crucial for the student athletes. They learn the basic skills needed to advance to the next level. I believe each and every student athlete has the ability to know what it takes to become a fanominal student athlete but it will take all of us; Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Principals, Coaches and AD, to get them where they need to be.

Middle School Athletics is a structured environment that will teach the athletes further knowledge of the sport; from rules, skills, appropriate behavior, and grades to an overall understanding of what a student athlete is.  It is not just about winning.  It is about teaching each athlete life lessons, and how things are earned, not given.  This lesson helps the student athletes to work hard for what they truly want out of the sport.  Middle school coaches are to prepare the athletes for higher aspirations to want to play harder and at a higher level.

Starting in 6th grade, the athletes will learn that attendance, behavior and grades play a huge part of athletics.  It is not just about skill.  They will be held to a higher standard than the average student.  They will have to get classwork completed after practice and games.  This can lead to some late nights of homework and studying.

Student athletes must understand the expectations of appropriate behavior in classrooms, hallways, practices and games.  If these expectations are not met, then there are consequences.  Coaches must not only teach the athletes the skills of the game, but also teach each athlete to meet the expectations.

By teaching the student athletes the basic skills of the game, along with appropriate behaviors needed to be a leader, coaches are preparing each athlete to compete at a higher level.  Middle school coaching is teaching the student athletes about behavior, grades, mental toughness, and GRIT.

The winning will come if we first teach the student athlete self discipline. I look forward to helping your daughter/son in becoming a proud Viking Student Athlete.

Sincerely,

Carmen Pence

Athletic Director

EVERY STUDENT ATHLETE MUST HAVE SPORTS PHYSICAL ON FILE AT HMS AND ELECTRONIC FORMS FILLED OUT BEFORE ANY TRYOUT OR CAMP!! NO STUDENT CAN NOT PARTICIPATE WITHOUT IT!!!

 

ATTENTION PARENTS!!

Go to the Rank One website: www.rankonesport.com and fill out ALL the online electronic forms.  Rank One Instruction

On the web page, in the top right corner it will say “Fill out Electronic forms.”  Click on that. Then click OK for the state. Then Putnam City Schools. It then will give you an option to create an account or sign in as a guest. You may choose from there. You will need this information below for your child:  Student Name and Student ID #

Softball

Softball Schedule

Softball Tryouts Hefner 2019

Softball Practice Schedule - To Be Announced

Coaches

Head Coach – Wade Hart

Assistant Coach – Karen Gault

Assistant Coach – Carmen Pence

SOFTBALL BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST

Volleyball

Volleyball Schedule

Volleyball Tryouts 2019

Coaches

Head Coach – Elizabeth Bertels

Assistant Coach – Nicole Walk

Assistant Coach – Erin Kinzie

CURRENT 2018-2019 PHYSICAL REQUIRED TO STEP ON THE COURT.

Football

Football Schedule 2019

Spring Football Camp

Coaches

 

7th Grade

Head Coach – Justin Stevenson

Assistant Coach – John Tautfest

Assistant Coach - Rickey Lewis

8th Grade

Head Coach – Elbert Jones

Assistant Coach – Vic Foster

Basketball

Basketball Schedule 2019

BasketballTryouts.pdf

Coaches

6th Grade

Girls – Justin Stevenson

Boys – Rickey Lewis

7th Grade

Girls – Deanna Ferland

Boys – Nathan Fawver

8th Grade

Girls – Carmen Pence

Boys – John Tautfest

Cross Country

Head Coach – Martin Gerst

Assistant Coach – Anne Ostercamp

Wrestling

Coaches

Head Coach – Elbert Jones

Assistant Coach – Vic Foster

 

Soccer

Coaches

Girls

Head Coach – Shane Aveni

Assistant Coach – Justin Stevenson

Boys

Head Coach – Shane Aveni

Assistant Coach – Justin Stevenson

Track

Coaches

Boys

Head Coach – Elbert Jones

Assistant Coach – John Tautfest

Girls

Head Coach – Vick Foster

Assistant Coach – Erin Kinzie

Cheerleading

Hefner Cheerleaders

Sponsors

Head Coach - Cathy Herman

Assistant Coach - Lauren Barton