• Clubs & Activities

    pencil 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 the most current information.



    Making 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 individually assigned Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30pm at the West Suburban Humane Society in Downer’s Grove.
    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. Enrollment occurs beginning the day after Labor Day and is good for the entire year. Spaces are limited so please listen for an announcement at the beginning of the year on when to turn in an application packet.
    Contact – Mrs. Beaman, hbeaman@d41.org


    Grade level - All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
    Time – Art club meets two Wednesdays (*Thursdays) a month from 3:35 - 4:45 in room 2 and goes the entire school year. The schedule is as follows:
    2018-19 Dates
    Jan 16, 30
    Feb 13, 27
    March 13, 21*
    April 3, 17
    May 1
    General Information – Art Club participants complete one project a month using various mediums (i.e., clay, paint, oil pastels)

    – Ms. Anderson, landerso@d41.org


    Film 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, ftomaszk@d41.org


    Grade 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 3:30-4:00pm 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, hhann@d41.org


    Grade 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. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate on larger projects. A calendar will be set up through Google Classroom.  
    Contact – Mrs. Bollinger, rbollinger@d41.org


    Grade Level—All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate.
    Time—Chess club meets Wednesdays from 3:30-4:35pm, 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, bennettajoseph@gmail.com


    Grade 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 pm from September through May. 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, kcrum@d41.org


    Grade level - All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate. 
    Time – FUSE Studio is a drop-in club that meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:45pm. 
    General Information – The FUSE Studio is also open for all students as a club at Hadley so that every student has access to the dozens of FUSE challenges in areas such as robotics, electronics, biotechnology, graphic design, ringtone development, 3D printing and more. Students can 3d print cars, glasses, jewelry and even their own head. You can build electrical circuits, solar powered cars, 3d houses/floor plans, and much more. It's a drop-in club so just come any day the lab is open.


    Grade level - 6th, 7th and 8th grade female students are invited to participate.
    Time - Girls Who Code meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30pm from September through December. It is a 15-week course.
    General Information – Members are guided week-by-week through a variety of activities that introduce them to successful females in the technology field and the basics of coding. There are tasks to accomplish alone and in small groups. Students must sign up prior to the initial start date.  
    Contact: William Daniels


    Grade 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, tcarmichael@d41.org


    Grade 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 Tuesdays 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.
    ContactMichael Dorich


    Grade Level - All grades
    Time - 7:10AM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; September - December
    General Information - 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.
    This club is limited to a 10 students, please apply early.
    ContactMs. Johnson & Mr. Bruns


    Grade 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 - May. 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


    Grade 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


    Grade 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.
    ContactMr. Modica and Mr. Brown


    Grade 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.
    Directors/Co-Chairs - Lori Palmisano loripalmisano@icloud.com and Gina Corrado ginabina71@gmail.com


    Between 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, ftomaszk@d41.org