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Howard Hall Classical Elementary School is committed to nurturing the whole child, encompassing not only academics, but creativity, physical fitness, and emotional well-being. Details about clubs and eligibility requirements will be announced during the first nine weeks.  Look for updates to this page as well as announcements during morning  Hornet broadcasts.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a reading competition for 4th and 5th-grade students. Practices are held Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:20 – 3:20. This is an image of the North Carolina Battle of the Books, Pull for Your Team logo.

2017-18 Titles and Authors

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
Soft Rain by Cornelia Cornelissen
Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Paxby Sara Pennypacker
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

This is an image of an "on air" sign representing Howard Hall Elementary School Broadcast Club.

Broadcast Club

Students in  4th and 5th  grades who have an interest in multi-media are eligible to join Broadcast Club. The Club meets daily to produce the Hornet News every morning beginning at 7:40 a.m. (until broadcast is complete at approximately 7:50 a.m.). Applications are available in the Media Center.

This is an image of two girls singing to represent Howard Hall Elementary School Chorus and Drama Club.
Chorus & Drama Club

Students who show an interest in and dedication to the performing arts have an opportunity to become members of the Chorus & Drama Club. The club meets each Wednesday afternoon from 2:20 – 3:20.



This is an image of a female runner stretching used to represent Howard Hall Elementary School Running Club.

Howard Hall Running Club

The Howard Hall Elementary School Running Club offers a challenge to those students who want to reach their full athletic potential.   The Club meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:20 to 4:00 beginning in January each year. Look for updates to this page as well as announcements during morning  Hornet Broadcasts.

This is an image of hands drawing a picture to represent Howard Hall Elementary School Art Club.

Art Club

Art Club provides an opportunity for students to gain extensive knowledge of artists, mediums, and processes while allowing students to explore their artistic abilities.

  • Students must be in 4th or 5th grade.
  • Students must exhibit excellent behavior and maintain an academic and conduct grade of not less than “S.”
  • Students must have transportation for after-school Art Club.
  • Art Club will meet in Howard Hall Elementary School’s art room each Thursday afternoon from 2:20 – 3:20.
  • Mrs. Frees, the Art Teacher, will walk club members to parent pick-up parking lot.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own after-school snack.
  • A maximum of 12 Art Club applicants will be selected.
  • Students must submit 4 applicant forms: Parent Permission Form, Student Self-Nomination Form, Personal Artwork, and Written Assignment.


Published by Lynn Kientz on December 18, 2017
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