• 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


    Hadley’s 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 are unable to fit art class into their academic schedule, the Art Club offers something for all skill levels. Art Club members will receive instruction as well as materials throughout the school year to foster their growth and creative development. 
    Grade level: Art club is open to ALL Hadley students
    Time: Every Wednesday from 3:40 – 4:40 after school in the art room (Room 002)
    – Ian Armstrong, Art Teacher - iarmstrong@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. Contact Ms. Hann with any questions.
    Time: Practices before school and meets after school
    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. Students should join the Hadley Chess Club 2021-2022 classroom with the code ntbqbi3.
    Time: Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Start Date: Sept. 15
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Bennett Joseph, chess-bjoseph@d41.org


    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, holiday themed activities, art projects etc. We also like to do events to raise awareness about various disabilities.
    Grade Levels: 6-8
    Contact: Ms. Ruschke, mruschke@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. Crum at kcrum@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 - Thursday from 3:30-4:45pm. Will begin late Sept/early Oct.. Email Mrs. Reed, kreed@d41.org, if you have any questions.


    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 Mondays after school from 3:35 - 4:35 pm in Room 408 with Mrs. Tribley stribley@d41.org and Mr. Cooper ccooper@d41.org. Jazz Band begins in late September. The first rehearsal for the 2021-2022 school year is Monday, September 27, 2021.


    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. Hodges at khodges@d41.org or Ms. Pelayo kpelayo@d41.org.


    Mathcounts is a club for any 6th-8th grade students who love math and are interested in competing against other students in the Mathcounts Competition in the spring.  We will meet once a week starting in November to learn math concepts and practice problems until the Mathcounts Competition in February.  Meetings and the competition itself will be held remotely this year.  Specific dates and times for meetings will be announced closer to November. Please email Tyler Carmichael at tcarmichael@d41.org with any questions.


    This club is currently on hiatus. We hope to offer this club soon.


    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. Crum at kcrum@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: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:40pm, Sept-Nov
    Contact: Darci Mills, dmills@d41.org & Maria Vichio, mvichio@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 2021
    Calling ALL Performers!!  Join us this fall for OUTDOOR Drama Club every Thursday 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 the end of October. Sign up on the Hadley PTA Webstore.
    Questions? Contact Gina Wood  ginabina71@gmail.com

    Auditions for the HTA Spring Musical typically are held in December, with rehearsals January through March.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.  Grade Levels: 6-8  students are invited to audition to become part of the cast. Students may also participate in crew for each show. (No auditions for crew)  * AT THIS TIME WE ARE WAITING TO SEE IF WE CAN BEGIN IN DECEMBER, SO HTA Spring Musical details TBA!  
    Questions? Contact Gina Wood ginabina71@gmail.com 


    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 Mondays with a mix of before and after school times. Contact Mr. Abbott cabbott@d41.org