Co-curricular programs at Great Hearts Monte Vista continue to be driven by members of our faculty and reflect the levels of student interest and engagement on campus.
We currently offer the following co-curricular activities:
South Campus Clubs (K-5th)
Fall Clubs begin meeting the week of 9/25/17 and run through 12/8/17. Club offerings include: Passport Club; Chess Club; Riddles, Puns & Fun Club; Spanish Club; Gardening Club; Art Club; Mixtures & Solutions Club. Register here! Fall clubs will begin at 3:45 and end at 4:30.
North Campus Clubs (6th-12th)
Piping Club – Mr. Walker
In piping club, students will be introduced to traditional Scottish music on the Great Highland Bagpipe, and will weekly meet for practice and lessons on the practice chanter in order to learn to play the Bagpipes. Students will be loaned a practice chanter by the school. If they continue through the entire Spring, it will be theirs to keep.
Cost: New Members: $50 for the Fall; $100 for the 2nd Semester
Returning Members: $25 for the Fall; $50 for 2nd Semester
Max: 10 students.
Register here: https://greatheartsmontevista.configio.com/pd/424/piping-club-fall?returncom=productlist
Schedule: Fridays at 3:25 or 12:35 Initial date: October 27, 2017
Middle-School Drama Club – Mrs. Mathie
Drama Club will primarily focus on group workshops surrounding the Voice, the Face, the Body, and the Stage. Our goal is to train young artists in professional acting technique; to perfect the student’s ability to create a character role with genuine emotion and portray it with the discipline and joy of excellence. Some activities will include improvisation, acting with scripts, stage movement, dance and storytelling.
Cost: 20$ for 1st Semester Max: 20 students
Register here: https://greatheartsmontevista.configio.com/pd/425/17-18-ms-drama-club?returncom=productlist
Schedule: Mondays at 3:25 Initial Date: October 23, 2017
Robotics Club — Mr. Linville
Robotics club will introduce students to the engineering design process. Students will explore the field of robotics, work as a member of a design team, and reflect on some of the critical challenges posed by modern living. Additionally, students will be encouraged to investigate the effects of automation, technology, and continued innovation on the human condition. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in the First Lego League challenge.
Cost: 150$ for the year Max: 10 students
Register here: https://greatheartsmontevista.configio.com/pd/426/17-18-robotics-club?returncom=productlist
Schedule: Thursdays at 3:25. Addition practice times TBD
Lab Assistant Program — Miss Lindberg
The Lab Assistant Program gives high school students the opportunity to work with each other and the science faculty here on special assignments and projects outside of their regular science courses. Lab assistants will regularly help with setup and cleanup for classes and gain skills and experience they might not otherwise. In addition, assistants will work with teachers to develop and also prepare new experiments and demonstrations for our middle and high school science courses. Participation in the program will allow students to not only be more involved in learning science, but could also be noted on a college application. High school students interested in applying should complete the application form (available from Ms. Lindberg, Room 101) and ask their current science teacher for a referral.
Application form can be requested from Science Teachers
Leadership Club — Mrs. Bowman
The Leadership Club is a student group designed to promote school culture, engage in community works, and gain leadership skills. Students participating in the Student Leadership Club will serve on sub-committees dedicated to planning and promoting school spirit, special events, and service. All applicants must submit a one-page application to the College Counselor, Lauren Miller. For additional information, please contact Lauren Miller at 210-888-9485 ext. 601.
North Campus Lyceum Activities (6th-12th)
LiterariTea – Mr. Roe
On full length Fridays this year, Mr. Roe hosts a literary tea with poetry and short story readings and discussions. Interested students should contact Mr. Roe for further details. Authors this year may include Chekhov, A.E. Housman, Hawthorne and Gerard Manley Hopkins. .
Schedule – Fridays in Room 313 (does not occur on Half-day Fridays)
MathCounts – Mrs. Gonzalez
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to compete in live contests against and alongside their peers. There are four levels of competition—school, chapter, state and national. The GHMV Mathcounts group will meet every Thursday during Lyceum to have fun with math and prepare for the competition. There will be a school level competition in January, and the top performing students in the school competition will get the chance to compete at the regional competition in February, for a chance to go to the state level. Students should talk to Mrs. Gonzalez if interested.
Schedule – Thursday during Lyceum. Competition dates and additional sessions will be announced in 2nd Semester.
6th – 8th grade
High School Choir – Marie Gouba
The Lyceum choir is a 4 part choir (SATB) that includes singers from 8-12 grade. We explore the beauty of major choral master works from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Within the choir there are opportunities for solos and duets as well as small ensembles focusing on the timbre of the male and female voices. The choir performs twice a year at our winter and spring choral concerts. Interested students should talk to Ms. Gouba for further details.
1 days of sectionals for TTBB (Men’s choir), SSA (Women’s choir)- Occurs on Mondays and Thursdays
2 days of full choir SATB- Occurs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays