• 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
    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.
    3 out of 4 Monday’s per month from 3:30-4:30 October-May
    Grade Levels:
    Contact –
    Mrs. Beaman, hbeaman@d41.org - website


    The Art Club is an excellent opportunity for students who are looking for a creative outlet after school. Whether students are seeking additional art instruction or were unable to fit art class into their schedule Hadley’s Art Club welcomes students of all levels to join us in the art room for a little artistic self-expression. Club members will receive instruction and support as well as materials throughout the year to foster their creativity and encourage their growth and development as young artists.
    Grade level: Art club is open to ALL Hadley students
    Time: Every Monday from 3:40 – 4:40 after school in the art room (unless otherwise announced)
    – Ian Armstrong, Art Teacher -  iarmstrong@d41.org


    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 students who sign-up for spaces.
    Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Mr. Tomaszkiewicz, ftomaszk@d41.org


    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. Team members will practice at Hadley, quiz each other & try some mock battles.
    Time: Practices before school and meets after school - dates TBA
    Contact—Mrs. Hann, hhann@d41.org


    This club focuses on community service projects. We have elected student officials who run the meetings and the group works collaboratively to research community needs and how we can best support those needs. Prior projects have included a community garden in which all food was donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, fundraisers to help ICNA, a local refugee relief organization, Feed My Starving Children, fundraisers to help support local Glen Ellyn parents walking the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer and many more!
    Time: Mondays, August-May
    Grade: Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Mrs. Bollinger, rbollinger@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: Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Start Date TBA
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Bennett Joseph, bennettajoseph@gmail.com


    The goal of this club is to promote friendship and social awareness between students with academic & social emotional needs and their same age peers. We will be doing after school activities 1-2 times per month as a club. This will include attending sports games in the gym, having a game day, etc.
    Time: 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of the Month
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Ms. Ruschke, mruschke@d41.org


    Will begin on Monday, January 25th.  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. 

    To apply for Cooking Club - 

    • First read the Cooking Club Information CLICK HERE

    • If you want to be a member, send an email to Mrs.Crum kcrum@d41.org by January 18th. An online application will be emailed to you.  

    • Complete and email the application back by January 22nd.

    *Please note - Space is limited to 25 students.


    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. This club helps to provide today’s students with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering or mathematics careers.
    Time: TBA
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Mr. Carmichael, tcarmichael@d41.org


    The Hadley J.H. RC Club is one of the longest running clubs in the school district (1988). The club members race radio-controlled cars and trucks at Hadley on Sundays twice a month in most months. Our goal is to have fun racing r/c cars and trucks. We hope members will learn about the cars or trucks, a little physics, math and electricity along the way. Time: Tuesdays after school, September-April @ Hadley
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Michael Dorich, DORICH0N740@comcast.net


    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 MINDSTORMS 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.
    Time: 7:10AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; September - December
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Ms. Johnson, kmjohnson@d41.org & Mr. Bruns, mbruns@d41.org


    Sewing Club is designed to give students the opportunity to gain skills and experience in hand and machine sewing by making a variety of projects. No experience is necessary. Club is open to all grade levels. You must be a member to participate. Come join the fun! (applications will be available prior to the club starting).
    Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Mrs. Crum, kcrum@d41.org


    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.
    Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm, Sept-Nov
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Darci Mills, darci.mills8575@gmail.com


    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.
    Time: Meetings before school, TBA
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Mr. Modica, fmodica@d41.org


    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.
    Grade Levels: 6-8 grade students are invited to audition to become part of the cast. Students may also participate in crew for each show.
    Contact: hadleytheater@gmail.com
    Directors/Co-Chairs: Lori Palmisano loripalmisano@icloud.com and Gina Corrado ginabina71@gmail.com


    Students help find the answer to this real-world problem: How can we create a book that communicates to an audience who we were during this school year? Student Yearbook editors will make publishing decisions and manage a $17,000.00 budget with deadlines.
    Time: First Fridays of each month (start date TBA), 7:45am-8:15am
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Mr. Tomaszkiewicz, ftomaszk@d41.org