Clubs & Activities
Are you looking to meet new friends, improve your skills in a sport, or pursue your favorite hobby? If yes, then Hadley's clubs, music and sports are for you! Research has shown that students who are involved in extra-curricular activities at school do better socially and academically. Belonging to a school activity increases self-esteem and helps kids feel more ownership and pride within their school. In this booklet are all the clubs and sports offered at Hadley Junior High. If you have any questions on how to become involved, emails of coaches and sponsors are provided to answer further questions. Click the links to the left to find information on Hadley Music and Sports! Also check the Hadley website and the daily announcement link for the most current information.
ANIMAL HELPERSMaking a difference, four paws at a time
Grade level - All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time - Members will meet on their assigned Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the West Suburban Humane Society.
General Information – A service-based club where members volunteer their time at the West Suburban Humane Society on their designated days. Members can help with light cleaning, stock supplies and socialize with the animals. The club advisor will create a calendar of scheduled volunteer times which will be posted and updated on the website.
Contact – Mrs. Beaman, firstname.lastname@example.org
ART CLUBGrade level - All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time – Art Club meet two Wednesday a month from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. See the Art Club link on Ms. Anderson’s website for a complete schedule.
General Information – Art Club participants complete one project a month using various mediums (i.e., clay, paint, oil pastels).
Website - http://www.d41arteacher.org/Ar
Contact – Ms. Anderson, email@example.com
AFTER-SCHOOL ART TECHFilm Club, Photography Club, and the Art Honor Society are offered to any interested student as part of the Wildcat Workshop, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday when the late buses are scheduled. Students can pursue their interests in multimedia art, video production, t-shirt graphics, and photography as well as alternate student choices. The world-class Art Tech Lab has MACs, cameras, and an iPad available for artistic expression or use in completing crowd-pleasing assignments in academic subjects. Daily enrollment is limited to the students who sign-up for spaces. The sign-up sheet is posted outside room 150 on Fridays. Contact- Mr. Tomaszkiewicz, firstname.lastname@example.org
BATTLE OF THE BOOKSGrade level—All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time—During September through November, team members will have opportunities to practice at Hadley. They will quiz each other & try some mock battles. Competitions are held at Wheaton Public Library from 3:30-4 pm during October through mid-November.
General Information—Wheaton Public Library chooses the 20 titles, sets up the schedule, makes up the questions, and runs the Battles. Each Battle has 2 rounds, lasting 15 minutes each. Questions are based on the 20 Battle books and include titles, authors’ first & last names, names of main characters and more. To be competitive, team members are encouraged to read as many titles as possible during the summer. Team members need to keep reviewing the books they read to be ready for competitions. The Battle of the Books is supported by the Hadley PTA, and parents provide transportation for the Battle Team to and from meets via carpools. We welcome volunteers. A Battle Team parent is needed for driving.
Contact—Mrs. Hann, email@example.com
BUILDERS CLUBGrade Level - All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time – Builders Club will meet approximately every Monday from 3:30 - 4:30 September through May.
General – We build leaders! Builders Club is run by students and the students decide one service learning project to do per month. Previous projects have included a coin war to raise money for the Diecke Home, a bake sale to raise money for Feeding my Starving Children, and a collection of goods to donate to an animal shelter. You can join the club at any time during the year. See calendar here. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate on larger projects.
Contact – Mrs. Bollinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHESS CLUBGrade Level—All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time—Chess club meets Wednesdays from 3:30-4:35 p.m., mid September - April.
General—Learn to play, practice, and compete in chess tournaments. All students are invited to participate in scholastic tournaments on weekends.
Contact—Bennett Joseph, email@example.com
COOKING CLUBGrade Level --All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time - Cooking Club will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. from September through May 2017. A schedule will be provided to members.
General Information - The goal of the Cooking Club is to give students the opportunity to gain skills and experience in cooking. Students will make a variety of scrumptious recipes. Sign-ups will be in September.
Contact - Mrs. Crum, firstname.lastname@example.org
ENVIRONMENTAL CLUBGrade Level – All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time – After School 3:45 - 4:30. Dates vary. (About twice a month) ** 2 Saturday Morning Projects**
General Information – The mission of Hadley’s environmental club is to increase student awareness of environmental issues and give students the ability to make a change. Furthermore, we hope to provide opportunities for students to become directly involved in a variety of environmental projects benefiting the school and community.
Contact—Mr. Olzen, email@example.com
LITERARY MAGAZINEGrade Level – All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time – Meetings take place before and after school in Room 201 or the LMC . Schedule to be determined. Listen to announcements for the details.
General Information – Students have the opportunity to prepare, organize, design, and publish the school literary magazine, Mosaic. Any student who enjoys writing, publishing, computer technology, or just wants to join a group related to writing is invited to attend.
Contact—Ms. Timperley, firstname.lastname@example.org
MATHCOUNTSGrade level—All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time—November through February
General Information—The mission of MATHCOUNTS® is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. With the generous support of all MATHCOUNTS sponsors and volunteers, and leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers at the local and state levels, MATHCOUNTS is providing today’s students with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering or mathematics careers. MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.
Contact—Mr. Carmichael, email@example.com
RC CLUBGrade Level—All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time—Races run twice a month in Gym A on Sundays from October through April. The races usually run from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. RC meets weekly on Wednesdays after school in the pods.
General Information—The Hadley R.C. club is the largest and longest running club in the district. The club is open to all students in District 41 who have an interest in Radio-Controlled cars.
Contact—Jim Bourke, JBourke67@aol.com
ROBOTICSThe Hadley Lego Robotics Team provides an opportunity for students to discover science and technology using Lego Robots. Students work in teams of 3 to 10 people and compete in the FIRST Lego League annual Challenge. Teams then go to the local FIRST Lego League competition to give their presentations and compete in the robotics competition against other middle school teams around the area.
Contact – Ms. Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org & Mr. Bruns, email@example.com
SAFE SPOTGrade Level - All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate. General Information – Safe Spot is an anti-bullying club that promotes acceptance and positive interactions among all students. Safe Spot’s goal is to embrace diversity in our school and learn from one another. Members share their experiences and work on fun projects while actively listening and interacting with one another. Meetings take place on Tuesdays from 3:35 – 4:35 p.m. in room 140. Contact – Ms. Dettmer, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mrs. Grieger, email@example.com
SEWING CLUBGrade Level --All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time - Sewing Club will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. from September 2016 through May 2017. A schedule will be provided to members.
General Information - The goal of the Sewing Club is to give students the opportunity to gain skills and experience in art of sewing. Students will make a variety of projects by using a sewing machine and hand sewing. Sign-ups will be in September.
Contact - Mrs. Crum, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEECH TEAMGrade Level—All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
General Information—Speech team is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their communication, performance, writing and critical thinking skills. The students perform literature, write stories, deliver speeches, do comedy and participate in group performances. Our goal is to foster teamwork and create confidence while building self-esteem and exposing the children to great literature. Parent help is always welcome; especially with helping the students memorize their material. Contact - Darci Mills
STUDENT COUNCILGrade Level – All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
Time – Meets once every two weeks from 7:45 – 8:15 AM
General Information – Members of Student Council work to promote and assist with school activities such as Spirit Weeks, school fundraisers, and Activity Nights. Members also work with the community and periodically team up with Builders Club. Student Council elects an Executive Board to lead meetings. Our goal is for Student Council to be truly student run.
Contact – Mr. Modica, email@example.com, Mr. Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
HADLEY THEATER - SPRING MUSICALGrade Level—All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to audition to become part of the cast. Students may also participate in crew for each show.
General Information— Do you have a song in your heart or a spring in your step? Audition for the spring musical, presented by Hadley Theatre Arts! Rehearsals are typically held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school January – March. Performances are mid-March.
General Contact— email@example.com
Directors/Co-Chairs - Lori Palmisano firstname.lastname@example.org and Gina Corrado email@example.com
YEARBOOKBetween 1919 and 1944, an end-of-year newsletter was published by the 8th grade class. The Hadley Yearbook was established in 1944 and has been our first Problem Based Learning experience for interested students. Most of the candid photography for each edition of the Wildcats comes from students enrolled in Exploratory Art Technology. A small group of student editors work during and outside normal class hours - usually after school in the Art Tech Lab on days when the late bus is running, Mondays through Thursdays, to complete the thematic elements of the yearbook along with the individual pages. Yearbook staff membership is voluntary.
Contact—Mr. Tomaszkiewicz, firstname.lastname@example.org