Several students at Hamilton Middle School were curious about the rich history of their school, which is one of the oldest middle schools in Wichita. After consistently being asked questions about the building, social studies teacher Jonathan Liss and science teacher Angelika Decker founded the Hamilton Historical Investigations Club. They met with the group of students after school and started to research the history of the building. The “HHI Club” is now in charge of maintaining accurate historical records of Hamilton Middle School’s illustrious past.
The group presents their findings in the morning announcements and posts them on a bulletin board outside the cafeteria. HHI students have learned all about Hamilton’s famous alumni, researched the initial construction of the building and all of the additions, and even went on a behind the scenes tour.