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


 

Clubs and Activities for 2017-2018

HMS Clubs and Activities Calendar

 

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Art Club


Club Info:

We will be meeting every Monday and Wednesday in Room 250. It starts on Monday October 16th at 2:40 and goes until 4pm

at our first meeting we will discuss what projects we want to start throughout the year.  See you there!!


Sponsors:

Mr. Near and Mr. Valenzuela


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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 Wednesdays (please see the schedule)  from 2:45 - 3:45 PM in room 203.


Meeting Schedule

 

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. Engstron and Mrs. Garcia



Chamber Orchestra


The HMS Chamber Orchestra is an auditioned string ensemble that travels and competes throughout the school year. This ensemble is open to all middle school string students, however an audition is required for entry and placement. Chamber Orchestra meets 2 to 3 times a week after school from 2:45 - 4:00 PM in Room 131.


Sponsor:

Ms. Miceli

 

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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 the 2016-2017 school year was Beauty and the Best. 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 as soon as it becomes available. 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 January  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 January till production.


Musical Auditions preview

Beauty and the Beast Cast List

Beauty and the Beast Schedule

Stage Crew 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:


Ebony club will meet on the 3rd Monday of the month om the Media Center from 2:45 - 3:50 PM 


Sponsor:

Mr. Gibson


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Forensics

  

Club Info:


Forensics – The Forensics Team, open to 6th, 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 2:35-3:45 pm in Room 148.


Forensics Permission Form

 

Sponsor:

Mrs. Merritt 

 

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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. Hunt


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Jazz Ensemble

  

Club Info: 


Jazz Ensemble is an extracurricular ensemble dedicated to studying and performing America’s greatest artform. This group is open to 7th and 8th grade students.  6th graders may be admitted into the ensemble at the beginning of 2nd semester upon a successful skill-based audition with the director. The group will perform at HMS band concerts, district events, organizational contests, and other community events. In addition to studying essential traditions of jazz that developed between 1920 and 1960, we will also perform a variety of genres that rooted from jazz, like latin, rock, fusion and funk music. Students will learn how to perform in a historically correct style, become acquainted with the social and historical contexts of jazz, and actively practice the art of musical improvisation. Students will also use  historically-renowned recordings of jazz giants - both solo artists and groups - as a working model for developing their own style and fluency. Basic music theory will be incorporated into rehearsals to aid improvisational skills and master harmonic literacy.



Meeting times: Tuesday/Thursday, 2:40-3:30p in the band room


Sponsor:

Ms. Kurnat


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Intramurals

 

Club Info:

Are you a 6th or 7th grade student? Do you like to have fun while being physically active?  Intramurals is an after school activity that meets one to two times a week throughout the entire school year.  Students will work on meeting new people, enjoying physical activity through team games and sports, all while practicing good sportsmanship and safety.  If you are interested in intramurals you are NOT required to have perfect attendance.  Students only need to attend the activity days they wish to participate in and enjoy.  We will meet directly after school in the upper gym from 2:40-3:40PM.  Students are REQUIRED to have a signed permission form.   When intramurals ends at 3:40PM students will be able to walk home, get picked up by waiting for a ride, or by taking the activity bus.  


 For more information or to sign up please contact or see Ms. Henry.


Intramurals Schedule - Sept - Dec

 

Intramural Permission Form English

Intramural Permission Form Spanish


 

Sponsor:

Ms. Henry


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Orchestra - Summer Stings Camp


Informational Flyer

Ms. Miceli


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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 season starts after winter break and finishes up in the spring.  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 and Mrs. Glowienke

 

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STEM - Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Club


STEM Club is a place for students to take their science inquires to the next level.  It is a student driven club.  As a group the club meets in the start of the year to elect leadership and brainstorm meeting ideas.  Students can 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.  Last year we also had guest speakers, did science experiments, and ran the sound during assemblies.  


Meeting times: Every Monday in room 220 from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm starting on September 18, 2017


STEM Permission Form


Sponsors:


Mr. Byers and Mr. Quiles


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Study Club


Study club will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40-3:45pm except for half days and no school. The activity bus will be available afterwards for those who are bus riders. Study club this year is very similar to last year. The main difference is that both Ms. Comstock and Mrs. Gudbrandsen will be running Study Club this year. We will be in room 124 or 125 (they are across the hall from each other). 

Some things we want to emphasize this year are the following:
Students must have a permission slip on file signed by a guardian so that we have contact information if needed.
Students must have something to work on. It is not a place to wait for the game. 
Students need to come with all of their needed supplies. 


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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?  It all starts 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.  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.


Sponsor

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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 third Tuesday  in Room 126 from 2:45 - 3:45 PM starting on Sept. 26.


Sponsors:

Mrs. Overmyer and Mrs. Toyota

  

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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 projects. Students MUST have something to work on while attending Study Club and 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. 11, in room 124. It will run Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:40 - 3:45 pm.. Students are to report to room 124 on time and with all necessary materials.

Sponsors:

Miss Comstock and Mrs.Gudbrandsen

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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 143


Parents and students, we are taking pictures for the HMS yearbook. We are looking for pictures of HMS events, sports, students and players.  
How to Upload Pictures to our HMS Yearbook: 
1. Download the HJEshare app on your phone or go to www.hjeshare.com 
2. Enter School Code: "Huntley" 
3. Please enter student names if you know them


Sponsor:  Ms.Smith


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