Headwaters is lucky to have Chef Peg, a certified Executive Chef with 41 years of experience, as part of the team. Chef Peg is dedicated to offering healthy meals to help fuel learning and growth. In addition to her work at Headwaters, she is currently pursuing a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. Headwater's lunch program offers healthy, whole food-based meals with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options, as well as options for other sensitivities and /or dietary needs. Organic and local ingredients are incorporated into meals whenever possible.
At Headwaters, we have several faculty-led clubs for students who want to use the time between lunch and their fourth-period class. There is no requirement for any of these clubs, other than a willingness to show up and participate. Students can attend weekly, or by the day. Our lunch clubs are from Tuesday - Friday.
Tuesday - Art Club
Led by Brittany Denny, this club is for our young artists who crave additional time in the studio.
Wednesday - Rainbow SAGA
Led by Kristen Wolf, this club is the Gay & Straight Alliance at Headwaters, and is a student-run/faculty-supervised club with a mission to unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community. A growing body of research confirms that the presence of a GSA has a positive and lasting effect on student health, wellness, and academic performance. It can also protect students from harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and improve school climates for all students in the long term.
Thursday - Student Government
Led by Gennifre Hartman, the student government will start after the Holiday Break. Candidates will be able to apply, then campaign, and we will have Student Elections in January. Encourage your student to think about Executive President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, & Class Officer positions.
Friday - MathCounts
Led by Nando Velez, Montana MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to US middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem-solving. Mathcounts works hard to offer challenging, enjoyable programs that encourage a love of mathematics in middle schoolers. We want kids to be prepared for the world as adults, and help build strong interests in STEM careers for the next generation.
Friday - Knitting & Crocheting
Led by Kristen Wolf, this club is for beginning and advanced knitters and crocheters to learn skills, create projects, and enjoy the art of knitting.
After School Clubs
Tuesdays 3:35-5:00 - Speech and Debate
Led by Hannah McMaster. The mission of Speech and Debate is to teach and empower students to hold well-reasoned debates with their peers, as well as to hone their performance and public speaking skills. Students will practice at least one time a week with the team on Tuesdays from 3:35-5:00, with additional practice times available prior to meets. There will be two meets where the students will be able to compete against other middle school teams in their category. The event categories that students can participate in are: Public Forum Debate, Impromptu, Informative, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation.
Periodically, some of our faculty have provided individual after-school tutoring and lessons for students for an additional fee. Some options have included: Spanish, violin, and music.
Have an interest and we don't have a club? We're here to help you get started. At Headwaters, any student may start a club with an educational mission and a faculty supervisor. As an independent school, we welcome clubs that nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, and encourage critical thinking.