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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 2:30 – 3:30. Image of the North Carolina Battle of the Books logo with colorful books playing tug-o-war and caption of "Pull for Your Team"

2019-20 Titles and Authors

A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
Greetings From Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor
The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs
The League of Seven by Alan Gratz
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

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. 



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 2:30 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 2:30 – 3:30.
  • 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 August 11, 2019