• 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 4:30-5:30 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


    Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:45 Sep-May
    Contact Jeanne Chmelik    jchmelik@d41.org 

    BUILDERS CLUB (community service)

    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.  
    Time: every other Thursday from 3:30-4:45 from October-May
    Contact: Megan Ruschke, mruschke@d41.org or Kate Metzel, kmetzel@d41.org 

    COMEDY CLUB (formerly Speech Team)

    Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 Sept-Nov (We will coordinate and share between Jazz Band and Triple Fret)
    Hillary Prager and Maria Vichio



    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. Magazine sample
    Time: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 August - May  
    Grade Levels:
    Contact –
    Daniel Menter, dmenter@d41.org


    Each week focus on a new theater skill! End with a short song, skit, or dance for family and friends.  
    Time: Mondays 3:30-4:45. First meeting Tuesday 9/5. Ends with Cabaret show 10/27.   
    Contact – 
    Carrie Brondyke and Karen Lisook


    Large cast puts on a full scale musical theater production for the community.
    Time: Auditions late November. Rehearsals start in December. M,Tu,We 3:30-6. Tech week 3/3-3/7. Shows 3/8 - 3/10. [Note: CREW applications open in January]     
    Contact – 
    Carrie Brondyke and Karen Lisook





    Jazz Band is an extra-curricular performance ensemble which meets by grade level for 7th and 8th grade students. The Jazz Bands rehearse one day a week after school. All wind instruments plus piano, drum set, guitar, double bass and bass guitar are eligible to play. A Google Form is shared with all 7th and 8th grade band families at the beginning of the school year to indicate interest in Jazz Band. The jazz bands will study the basic skills and concepts of swing, rock, Latin, funk, and pop, and prepare repertoire for two evening concerts. Please contact Mr. Cooper (ccooper@d41.org) or Ms. Tribley (stribley@d41.org) with any questions. Families of participating students will pay an activity fee in PushCoin.


    Thursdays 3:30-4:45 Sept-May  
    Bethany Carlson  bcarlson2@d41.org
    Amy Underwood  aunderwood@d41.org


    Students engage in research, problem-solving, coding and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. 
    Time: Monday and Thursday morning 7:10 to 8:15 am through mid-December. 
    Contact: Audrey Sandacz


    In this club students will learn to use a sewing machine, sew projects by hand and be exposed to beginner embroidery. Space in this club is limited so sewing club will have A and B weeks which means each group will meet every other week in order to include as many students as possible! **Applications will be available in September and participation will be on a first come first serve basis.
    Time: Tuesdays 3:30-4:40 Oct-May. With A/B groups meeting every other week.


    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. CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO
    Contact: Mr. Modica
    fmodica@d41.org and Ms. Wasserman dwasserman@d41.org
    Time: Every Wed at 7:45. Enter through 6th grade entrance


    Students who play ukulele, guitar, mandolin, or bass develop skills by playing and performing in a fretted orchestra. Ukulele Club is a training group for students who wish to learn enough of the instrument to play with Triple Fret. 
    Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-4:30
    Contact: Paul Marchese 


    Learn how to crochet and knit! The club is open to beginners and more advanced members! 

    Projects for this year:

    • Flower Wall

    • “Kawaii Crochet” Animals & Objects

    • Intro to knitting squares

    Time: Mondays 3:30-4:45 Sept-May 
    Club Supervisors:
    Emily Czerwionka: eczerwionka@d41.org   Carley Joyce: cjoyce@d41.org


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