• 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 extracurricular 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. Listed below are all the clubs offered at Hadley Junior High. If you have any questions on how to become involved, emails of staff 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 homepage and the daily announcement link for start date information and more details for students throughout the year.



    Making a difference, four paws at a time
    An off campus, service-based club where members volunteer their time at the West Suburban Humane Society on their designated days (approx. 1x per month.) Members can help with light cleaning, stock supplies and socialize with the animals. Must provide own transportation. 
    Time: Meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 Oct-May
    Grade Levels:
    Contact –
    Mrs. Beaman, hbeaman@d41.org - website


    Wheaton Public Library chooses the 20 titles, sets up the schedule, makes up the questions, and runs the battles. Currently, we are still handling battles in the Kahoot! interactive format on site at Hadley.  I have been told WPL is planning on bringing each team in at least once for an in-house battle with two other schools.  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 many minute details. Team members will practice at Hadley, quiz each other, and try some mock battles. Contact Ms. Hann with any questions.
    Time: Practices Tuesdays--8:00 AM--Hadley Room 143 through the beginning of November
    Contact—Mrs. Hann, hhann@d41.org



    The club focuses on community service projects and leadership. Our group of 6-8th grade students works collaboratively to research community needs and how we can best support those needs. The group will work hands-on to create a better community. Projects will range from fundraising events, building projects, and supplies collection for various needs. Meetings 1-2 times a month, plus events.
    Time: Mondays, August-May
    Grade: Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Mrs. Baumgartner kbaumgartner@d41.org


    All students are welcome regardless of experience level! Chess club meets weekly where students play with each other and learn tactics and strategies. Students also have the opportunity to compete in tournaments against students from other schools throughout the year.
    Time: Start Date: TBD
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Bennett Joseph, chess-bjoseph@d41.org


    Similar to Best Buddies, the goal of this club is to promote friendships and positive interactions for students of all academic, physical and social abilities. We will be doing after school activities 1-2 times per month.  This will include attending sports games in the gym, having a game day, holiday themed activities, art projects etc.  

    Contact: Megan Ruschke, mruschke@d41.org or Kate Metzel, kmetzel@d41.org 


    The Cooking Club will begin in October. Information about the club will be in the Hadley Daily Announcements around the middle of September.This is a club which will be offered remotely to all grade levels. Students will learn to cook by making some fun recipes. Cooking will be done at each individual student’s at-home kitchen. Please email Mrs. Ritter at aritter@d41.org with any questions.



    This afterschool program partners with the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center (GECRC) to provide after school tutoring and mentorship. GECRC provides volunteers to work with students at Hadley. Students meet in Room 129 after school and can work with a tutor on their homework. The program runs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30-4:45pm. Will begin mid October. Email Mrs. Reed, kreed@d41.org, or Marci Myers, mmyers@d41.org if you have any questions. 


    Our club takes submissions from student writers, photographers and artists, and publishes them in an online literary magazine designed by our team of student editors. Throughout the year we also run writing contests and workshops for aspiring writers.  
    Time: We meet once a week in room 130 from 3:40-4:30 
    Grade Levels:
    Contact –
    Daniel Menter, dmenter@d41.org  |  Nate Brown, nbrown@d41.org



    • Morning volleyball will continue on Tues and Wed mornings 7:15-8:15. Enter door 6.
    • After school field games will begin in May every Tuesday and Thursday after school until the late bus or 4:30 pick up. Meet outside in the field between the 7th and 8th grade entrances (by the bus late).
    • All are welcome! See Mrs. Odom with questions.
    Spring Intramurals begin after Spring Break through the month of April.
    1. MORNING volleyball is back by popular demand! Enter through door 6 at 7:15am, not earlier, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings only.
    2. AFTER SCHOOL indoor soccer in gym A on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may take the late bus or be picked up at 4:30.
    New Intramurals:
    Intramural Ping Pong after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays Feb 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23. Sign up on the Google Form in your email. See Mrs. Odom with questions. 

    🏓MORNING Ping Pong meets TUES & WED at 7:15; please do not come early. Enter door 6.
    🏓AFTER-SCHOOL Ping Pong on TUES & THURS until 4:30 or the late bus. The dates are Feb 28, March 2, 7 &9.
    *There is no sign up. 
    🏓Additional after-school Ping Pong will be offered in March (for those students who were unable to previously sign up). Feb 28, March 2, 7 & 9 until 4:30 or the late bus. There is no sign up. 

    Intramural sports/activities are open to all students in 6th-8th grade, either before or after school. Intramural offerings are communicated through the daily announcements and the Wildcat Newsletter. Students may not participate in intramurals if they are excused from Physical Education because of injury or illness. 
    For more details contact the Intramurals Coordinator, Coach Odom at jodom@d41.org.


    Jazz Band is open to interested 7th and 8th grade students. All woodwind, brass, and rhythm section instruments (piano, drum set, guitar, double bass and bass guitar) are eligible to play. Topics covered include: basic skills, improvisation, jazz history, listening, and ensemble music. Jazz Band meets Thursdays after school from 3:35 - 4:35 pm in Room 408 (Band Room) with Ms. Tribley stribley@d41.org and Mr. Cooper ccooper@d41.org. Jazz Band begins in late September. Please contact the directors if you have any questions. 


    Do you love Just Dance? Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance? Well Latin dance teaches you fun and basic moves found in Latin America. You will learn Flamenco, Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata and Tango. We will start the club mid October and it will run about 3 months. Come join the fun! Questions? Contact Ms. Pelayo kpelayo@d41.org.


    The Hadley Lego Robotics Team provides an opportunity for students to think like scientists and engineers. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using Lego Spike Prime technology to solve a set of missions in the robot game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of core values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism. A team of 10 students is selected in August for competition.
    Time: 7:10AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; September - December
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Ms. Johnson, kmjohnson@d41.org & Mr. Bruns, mbruns@d41.org


    The Sewing Club will begin in October. Information about the club will be in the Hadley Daily Announcements around the middle of September.This is a club which will be offered in-person at Hadley to all grade levels. Students will learn to sew by making some fun projects using a sewing machine. Please email Mrs. Ritter at aritter@d41.org with any questions.


    Speech Team is an excellent opportunity to improve your communication, performance, writing, and critical thinking skills. Our 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 students to great literature.
    Time: Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30-4:40pm, Sept-Nov
    Contact: Darci Mills, darcimills@yahoo.com & Hillary Prager, hprager@d41.org 


    Members of Student Council work to promote and assist with school activities such as Spirit weeks, school fundraisers, and activity nights. Student Council is open for all students.
    Contact: Mr. Modica
    fmodica@d41.org and Ms. Wasserman dwasserman@d41.org
    Time: Meetings before school
    Grade Levels: 6-8


    Triple Fret is what is called a “fretted orchestra,” or a string ensemble for instruments that have frets: ukulele, guitar, and bass. Students that join Triple Fret should own their own instrument, and should be able to read standard notation. Triple Fret performs as part of Hadley's Chorus concerts. Triple Fret meets on Thursdays after school from 3:45-4:30. Please contact Mr. Marchese at pmarchese@d41.org with any questions.


    DRAMA CLUB September & October 2022
    Calling ALL Performers!!  Join us this fall for Drama Club every Monday 3:30pm--4:45pm (late bus) as we explore all areas of the performing arts.  Students will focus each week on a different performance skill from acting to singing, dance to improv, etc. NO AUDITIONS are necessary, ALL students may participate.  Students will showcase what they've learned at a Cabaret-style performance at the end of October. 
    Sign up on the Hadley PTA Webstore.
    Questions? Contact Carrie Brondyke
    (brondykecarrie@gmail.com) or Liza Sury

    Auditions for the HTA Spring Musical will be held in November, with rehearsals from December into March.  Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays after school.  Grade Levels: 6-8  students are invited to audition to become part of the cast. Students may also participate in the crew for each show. (No auditions for crew). Performances will be held March 3,4, and 5, 2023.
    Questions? Contact Carrie Brondyke
    (brondykecarrie@gmail.com) or Liza Sury


    Yarn Club is for students that are interested in learning how to crochet or knit. This is a great opportunity for students to learn a new hobby and be creative! The yarn club meets weekly on Mondays and sometimes Wednesdays. Members will do group projects and individual projects. Yarn club has made things such as water bottle holders, scarves, headbands, and mini characters.  
    Club Supervisors: Emily Czerwionka: eczerwionka@d41.org   Carley Joyce: cjoyce@d41.org


    Students learn of variety of skills in the yearbook club:  graphic design, photography, writing, time management, and meeting deadlines.  No prior experience necessary!  Meetings will occur on Tuesday with a mix of before and after school times. Contact Mr. Abbott cabbott@d41.org