Clubs/Activities in HIS
By: Kai Walker
There were many times I had nothing to do after school. I would get home, finish my homework, maybe play some games and just go to sleep. But, after a while that gets irritatingly repetitive and boring. I took it upon myself to find out what kind of things I can do after school. After School Activities are a great way students can learn new things and contribute to our community. There are many activities to enjoy after school Whether it be something physical or mental or just to enjoy time with friends, there is always something to do. Some after school activities even offer more that can help you learn and apply some of the skills that you learned. It is also a good way to help you progress on your CDGP by practicing your HUSKIES and it gives you a way to get EIR credits.
Weightlifting Club -
Ever found it hard to do exercise alone? Never motivated to do a few push-ups or sit-ups? Well, this is the solution. The Weightlifting club happens every day of the week! Enjoy working out with your friends or with the other gym members. This club is led by Anh every day and he is willing to coach you on how to exercise properly (if you ask nicely).
Community Basketball -
Wanted a court just to shoot some hoops? Or just have a place for some fun playing basketball with your friends? Community basketball happens every Wednesday, in the gym and is open to everyone.
Mind Strategy Club -
Have you gotten bored of some of the technological advancements we’ve made in the gaming industry? Just wanted to play some of the classic board games like chess and shogi? This club/activity is the fit for you! It happens most days after school (Mr. P dictates the times) and is run in 305. Although it isn’t very official like most clubs, Mr. P welcomes you to come after school and try to solve some of his puzzles or play some games with your friends.
Rock Climbing Club -
Finding it hard to go to the gym? Want a more recreational way to exercise which isn’t weight lifting or running? Then this is the solution for you! This club is held every Wednesday and happens at NAC Climbing Gym. Unlike most of the activities listed it costs 1,000 yen for admission and the safety equipment. But, it is well worth the money for a couple of hours of climbing with friends and fun. To sign up, find the sheet on Mr. Erickson’s door and write down your name.
One of the main differences from most other school compared to HIS is that we have a very active outdoor program. There are many activities to do outside and enjoy nature or just to get your blood pumping. I had the pleasure to hike Yotei and all the memories I have of it is me having an unpleasant time hiking. But it is very hard to say that I hated the hike, getting to connect with friends while doing outdoor activities, learning about nature and having the experience to write about makes it really fun. AdHoc, like rock climbing club, is different from some of the activities in that you have to pay for the trips. Some of the trips differ in price and most of the price ranges are in the 1000’s but if you attend Mr. P’s outdoor education or Outdoor leadership class then you can get a discount for every trip.
Hiragishi Exchange Club -
Ever wanted to try to socialize with people that live in Japanese culture? Learn how people live, learn and think differently in the Hiragishi Exchange club. This club is run by Ms. Miyatake and happens on a Monthly basis. The first date of the meeting happens on October 30th.