Activity Bus Routes - Red, Blue, and White - HMS activity bus does not run on Fridays.

 

 

Clubs and Activities for 2016-17

 

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Builders Club

 

Club Info:

Builders Club is the middle school service club. The club is sponsored by Kiwanis, it is for students who want to take positive, constructive action to build a better world for themselves and others. We have fun giving back to the school and community. Different activities include food and clothing drives, making gifts for the senior citizens, reading and assisting kindergarten students and more.


Permission Form

  

Meeting Times: 
Builders Club meets after school on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 2:45 - 3:45 PM in room 143.

 

Sponsors:
Mrs. Adams and Ms. Clark

  

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C.H.I.C.A.S

 

Changing How I Can Achieve Success

Club Info:
C.H.I.C.A.S. is an association of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, supporting staff, and motivational speakers. All mentors are dedicated to provide a diverse perspective on the future Latino community, academic success, social interaction, and reflection of their cultural past through support from positive role models.

Our aspiration is to help our C.H.I.C.A.S. members to achieve success in school, transcend current and future obstacles, and most importantly helping them feel more independent and confident of themselves through our guidance.

Meeting Times: 
Every other Thursday in Room 232

Sponsor: 
Mrs. Engstrom, Ms. Carrasco and Mrs. Garcia

 

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Choir

 

Choir this year will participate in 4 concerts, IMEA Auditions and Festival, IGMSA solo/ensemble contest, IGSMA Choral Organizational contest, NCJC Festival and school assemblies.


Club Info:
The Junior Madrigal Troupe is in its fifth year at Huntley Middle School this year. The group will consist of 8-12 auditioned singers who will sing a capella music. Madrigals is a fall / winter activity only. Auditions will be held in October.  Watch for the date in the daily announcements.  The Middle School A Capella ensemble group will consist of 12-16 auditioned singers who will sing musical pieces without any instrumental support. A Capella is a Spring activity and auditions will be held in February.


Jr. Madrigal Schedule

 

Sponsor:

Mr. King

 

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Drama Club

 

Club Info:



Drama Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The school play for this year is TBA.  Past performances have included Shrek and My Son,Pinocchio.  There is a need for a crew to handle the backstage props and set, costumes and make up, in addition to the cast.  Please see the attached schedule for practice times. Participation in the musical is a full-time commitment. Please be wise when choosing your spring activities, that you don't overload yourself and cannot honor your commitments.

 

Meeting Times:

Drama Club will meet in the winter and spring, late February through the production date, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, with added rehearsals (4-5 days per week) the last 3 weeks prior to the production date.  Please see the attached.  Practices run from February to May.


2015-2016 Schedule of Pinocchio and audition video.

Drama Audition Video

Pinocchio Practice Schedule

 

Sponsor: 

Mr. King


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Ebony Club

 

Club Info: 

The general purpose of the Ebony club is to enhance the cultural and social activity that truly reflects the rich heritage of African-American students. The Ebony Club at HMS frequently partners with NIU’s Black Student Union to design cultural and social enrichment activities and opportunities to students. Ultimately, the Ebony Club serves as a vehicle to CREATE, CULTIVATE, and CHALLENGE students at HMS through community service, philanthropic ventures, entertainment, and quality programs and forums. The club strives to promote diversity and leadership and all students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to join.

 


Meeting times:


Every 3rd Monday of the month from 2:45 - 3:50 PM


Sponsor:

Mr. Gibson

Mrs. Parker

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Forensics

  

Club Info:


Forensics – The Forensics Team, open to 7th and 8th grade students, will display a combination of “official” Forensics events seen at the high school level, as well as a variety of monologues and short skits. There is a final presentation of all events in December.

 

Meeting Times:


Forensics will meet in the fall, September through December, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:25-3:45 in Room 148.


Forensics Permission Form

 

Sponsor:

Mrs. Merritt and Mrs. Gudbrandsen

 

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Gamers Guild

 

Gamers Guild

 

Club Info: 
Gamers' Guild is a club for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who love to play strategy games. Originally started as chess club, Gamers’ Guild has expanded to include other appropriate strategy games. Students play games that we have here at school as well as card games like Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic, where the cards are provided by the students.  No card trading is permitted at Gamers' Guild.

 

Meeting Times:
Gamers’ Guild meets in the Media Center from 2:45 - 3:45 PM every Friday in which there is a full day school. Please arrange for their pick up to be promptly before 3:50 pm.  There is not an activity bus on Friday so please be sure to make arrangements for your student to get home.


Gamers Permission Form


Sponsors:
Ms. Merritt 


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Jazz Band

  

Club Info: 

Jazz Band meets twice a week. They rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 4:30-5:30 pm on school days in Room 135. The group performs on multiple concerts throughout the year and is open to any interested middle school musician. If you are interested please contact Mr. Apperson and jamie.apperson@d428.org

Sponsor:

Mr Apperson

 

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Intramurals

 

Club Info:
Intramurals is an after school activity for 6th and 7th grade students that meet one to two times a week throughout the entire school year. Our goal in intramurals is to provide an opportunity for students to receive an additional hour of safe, enjoyable physical activity through team games and sports. Students enrolled in intramurals are not required to have perfect attendance. Students only need to attend the activities they enjoy. We meet directly after school in the upper gym from 2:40 – 3:40 PM. Requirements: a signed permission slip. For more information or to sign up, please see Mrs. Ward.

 

Meeting Times:
We meet directly after school in the upper gym from 2:45 – 3:45 PM. A schedule will be posted.


Intramurals Schedule

 

Intramural Permission Form

 

 Sponsor:

Mrs. Ward


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Scholastic Bowl

 

Club Info:
Scholastic bowl is a team academic competition similar to "Team Jeopardy" - Students in grades 6-8 are able to join the team. Practices take place twice a week beginning in January. Scholastic Bowl is a competitive academic team sponsored by IESA. Participation is open to any interested students grades 6-8. HMS has an established record of excellence and is highly competitive within the region. Scholastic Bowl runs during the winter and spring semesters. Games feature challenging trivia from a variety of academic areas including, but not limited to: math, science, history, civics, spelling, literature, the arts, and pop culture.


Scholastic Bowl Permission Slip


Meeting Times: 


Sponsor:
Mr. Byers

 

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STEM - Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Club


Science Club is a place for students to take their science inquires to the next level.  Students will work on completing science fair projects to compete in the district fair with the possibility of going on to the regional fair and then even possibly the state fair! Students will pick projects of their interest and will be able to investigate and complete their project with guidance from HMS staff.


Meeting times: Every other Monday from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm


STEM Permission Form


Sponsor 

Mr. Byers


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Spelling Bee 


Have you ever watched the National Spelling Bee on CNN and wondered how to become a part of it all?  Well, it all starts here in our language arts classes.  The first round of what we like to call “The Bee” is an old fashioned spelling test.  Students that score above a 90% on their test advance to the HMS oral round.  The top five winners of the oral round advance to our district bee with CRMS.  From that round the top two winners move on to the county bee, held at Kishwaukee College.  Then, it’s on to Washington DC!  During the 2014-15 school year, we had an HMS student make it all the way to DC.  It was so exciting to watch him on TV.  Please watch the student announcements for meeting time.


Sponsors:

Mrs. Harrison

Mrs. Tobin


  

Student Council

 


Club Info:
Student Council offers students leadership opportunities, provides a forum to identify, discuss and solve school issues, and promotes school spirit and civic mindedness. Students meet bi-weekly to discuss school issues, plan school events and work on community service projects and fundraisers.

Meeting Times:
Meetings will be held every other Thursday in Room 126 from 2:45 - 3:45 PM (We will NOT meet every week unless we are planning for a big event.)


 Sponsors:

Ms. Lubbers and Mrs. Overmyer

  

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Study Club

 

Club Info:
Huntley Middle School offers an after school program for any student needing extra help with grades or a place to study, utilize materials, and computers. Study Club is a proven program that improves students’ grades by providing them with an opportunity to work quietly on assignments, study for tests, and work on protects with the assistance of a teacher. It also provides accountability for students and helps them to develop study skills that they will take with them to high school. Students are encouraged to bring their current homework assignments. Study Club is a program for students who are serious about their work and grades.

Students who are removed from study club once due to behavior will be unable to attend Study Club for one full week. Once a student has been removed twice from Study Club due to behavior they will no longer be able to attend for the remainder of the school year.



Meeting Times:
Study Club will begin Sept. 6, in room 124. It will run Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:35 - 3:45 pm.. Students are to report to room 124 on time and with all necessary materials.

 

Sponsor:

Miss Comstock

 

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Yearbook Club

 

Yearbook club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  The yearbook club members will be responsible for creating the pages for the Huntley MIddle School yearbook.

  • Responsibilities: The following responsibilities will be shared by the members of yearbook club. Students may help with multiple jobs.
  • Photography: Students are responsible for taking pictures throughout the year of games, candid shots, after school activities, during school activities, to name a few. 
  • Typesetting: Students are responsible for the typing of the words, headings and format of lettering throughout the yearbook. 
  • Editing: Students are responsible for editing the yearbook for mistakes and notifying photographers of additional pictures of activities needed on a periodic basis. 
  • Layout: Students are responsible for placing the yearbook together, those in this group have the biggest responsibility as they are in charge of the final product and reaching the appropriate deadlines with the help of the advisor.

 

Yearbook will meet  on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 pm in room 225.


Sponsor: Ms. Schmidt and Ms. Smith

 

Yearbook Permission Form

 

Yearbook Flyer