Hannah Beardsley Clubs & Activities

  • Current HBMS clubs and activities are listed below. New clubs may be added as the year progresses, so check back for updates. Activity buses are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday only.  They leave school at 4:15 p.m. Students can pick up a route sheet in the office.


    Art Club

    Art Club meets once a month on Thursdays in Room 114. Art Club will be held from 2:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. Students can get picked up at this time (or earlier) or take the Activity Bus at 4:15. This club is designed for ANY student interested in creating art regardless of skill/grade level. No need to sign up! Just show up when you can to participate in our design challenges. Our first club meeting will be on Thursday, Sept 23rd.

    2021-2022 Dates:  10/28, 11/18, 12/16, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/14, 5/12

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    Baking Club

    Baking Club will meet once a month from 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Mrs. Cleary will choose a date and communicate this date on our morning announcements. Students sign up by filling out the form, paying the small fee and handing it to Mrs. Cleary in Room 119. Students must sign up each time. Only a limited number of students can participate.  Students are responsible for checking their calendars and making sure the date is clear. When the date is full I let everyone know via the TV show. 

    2021-2022 Dates:  See Website Calendar and Daily Announcements

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    Bear Pride

    HBMS is pleased to announce Bear Pride Club.  This club will focus on providing a safe place to work on issues that advocate for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice.  Any qeustions, contact Mrs. Dominici in the Library or email - ldominici@d47.org

    2021-2022 Meeting Dates: 1/11 - 1/25 - 2/8 - 2/22 - 3/8 - 3/22




    Bilingual Ambassadors

    Bilingual Ambassadors Club is a club for any and all bilingual students here at HBMS.  Our mission is to use our bilingual and leadership abilities to positively influence our school and local community.  We will look for ways to provide services to our school community throughout the school year.

    2021-2022 Dates:  Tuesdays in Room 102 - Check website calendar for dates and morning announcements - Starts November 16th

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    Bowling Club

    Bowling Club is open to all grades levels and is a great way to go hang out with your friends while bowling a few games once a week. Students will be bused from HBMS to Metro Bowl in downtown Crystal Lake. Parents need to pick up students at Metro Bowl by 4:15 PM. See Mrs. Huffman or Mrs. Blake with any questions.  Coming soon September--November.

    2021-2022 Dates: November 11th and 18th, December 2nd and 9th - Pick up permission slips in the student office

    Bowling Club  




    Chorus is a year-round performance Club, much like band but without the grading. We learn techniques of vocal singing and music reading, along with plenty of music theory and history. It's a great idea to join if you're into theater or singing in general.  We meet Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:15 to 3:00 in Room 120 (music room).  There is a District Fee for this Club.  Please be sure to check the board outside of the Music Room for any changes to the schedule.  Questions?  See Mr. Muggli

    2021-2022 Dates:  Begins Tuesday, August 24th, this is a 'drop in' Club.  Come the days you can!




    Drama Club

    Drama club provides 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with a full musical theater experience. Starting with auditions in January, drama club members work together to perform a full-scale musical in April. Students can sing, act, and dance on stage, or they can work behind the scenes on the tech crew. Please check the Quick Link on the Home Page for more information.  This will be posted once practice Calendar is set.  Here is the link to the web page  Beauty and the Beast Information

    2021-2022 Dates:  

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    Game Club

    Students are invited to bring in board games, card games or puzzles to play with other HBMS students. This is a great opportunity to make new friends in all grades!  We will meet in Room 213 from 2:15 -3:15.  

    2021-2022 Dates:  10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 1/3, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14

    Game Club


    Golf Club

    Golf Club 2021-2022 is open to all grade levels and will be held at Old Top Farm Golf Course on Thursdays in the Fall.  Golf Club is for students who have their own golf clubs and have some experience playing golf on a golf course.  Students are transported by bus to the golf course where they will play 9 holes. Afterward, students will need to be picked up, by parents, after their round.  

    Permission slips are now available in the Student Office. A separate permission slip is needed for each day.

    Golf Dates are: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30

    Please contact Mr. Keesey with any questions takeesey@d47.org    

    Golf Club


    Harry Potter Club

    Harry Potter Club will meet every other Tuesday in room 216 from 2:30-4:00. We will be discussing the books, playing games, making fun crafts, and doing other fun activities relating to Harry Potter! Email Ms. Hesik for the Google Classroom code.

    2021-2022 Dates: 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17

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    Homework Club

    We have Homework Club in the LMC on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:20-4:00.  This is a time for students to bring homework or projects with them and to use the time to quietly complete assignments. If students do not have work and are being disruptive, they will be asked to leave.  Homework Club is sponsored by different teachers throughout the week and they are available to help students if questions arise.

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    Jazz Band

    Jazz Band is a year-round performance club for 7th and 8th grade band members. We learn techniques that are jazz specific and get to play and perform some great jazz music.  Both days there is an Activity Bus.  Questions? See Mr. Sampson

    2021-2022 Dates:  Students have the option of coming to jazz band on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 2:15 - 3:00 in the Band Room.  Students are asked to attend at least 2 of the rehearsals each week. Our first meeting date will be Tuesday, August 31. 

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    Scholastic Team - Returning school year 22-23

    Scholastic Team is an academic sports team that uses the “knowledge” muscle. Two teams of students from different schools compete in a game consisting of a series of questions in categories such as: History, Science, Art, Music, Math, Language Arts, Life Skills, Sports, Computers, Foreign Language, Geography, Useless Trivia and so much more!

    Scholastic Team is open to all students and competes against other schools throughout the school year. Our season runs from November through April, with most of our competitions taking place from January to March. Practices are held on Tuesdays from 2:15 - 3:00 pm; competitions take place on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Questions? Contact one of the coaches, Mrs. Barton (krbarton@d47.org), Mrs. Borkowicz (nborkowicz@d47.org).





    Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad is a competition between students your age. You and a partner will have fun competing in events such as the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. The regional event takes place at Harper College with many other schools participating in March. It is a fun way to meet other students interested in science while doing fun and challenging competitions. Athletic-style medals will be given to the top winners of each event. In addition, championship trophies will be awarded to the Division B school teams compiling the fewest total points during the Science Olympiad tournament, with a possible qualification for the state tournament in April.  This Club will be hosting an informational meeting on Monday, October 18, 2021, 2:20-3:30pm.  Room 109. Questions:  lcoirier@d47.org

    2021-2022 Dates: See Ms Coirier for information

    Science Olympiad


    Soccer Club - Returning school year 22-23

    Any student of any grade is welcome to join Soccer Club.  During soccer club, there will be games that will be played tournament style.  Two teams will play at a time. The teams will be quickly decided by staff.  Every student will be on a team. Come join us!

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    STEM Club

    Attention all 6th, 7th & 8th Grade students.

    Are you someone who enjoys a good challenge? Do you consider yourself a problem solver? How about a team player? If you answered yes to any of these questions then STEM Club just might be the place for you. 

    If you have any further questions or concerns please see Mr. Moderhack in room 219 . Thank you.

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    Student Council

    Meetings are held twice a month on designated Thursdays until 3:00pm in the Cafeteria to discuss spirit weeks, fundraisers for our community, the Community Harvest Food Pantry fundraiser, school dances, school wide contests, and more. Activity busses are available at 4:15pm. Please plan on attending homework club if waiting for an activity bus.  Please see Ms. Kwayzer or Mrs. Eschman.

    2021-2022 Dates: 9/19, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2 (until 3:30), 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/3 (until 3:30), 4/7, 4/21, 5/12


           Box Tops for Education is a year- long fundraiser. Please save all Box Tops and turn them into homeroom teachers as they are collected. Thank you for helping to make HBMS a great place to learn!

    Student Council


    Yearbook Club

    The Yearbook Club for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will start in October. Mrs. Manno will be looking for students interested in all it takes to put a Yearbook together. If you might want to work on the Yearbook Staff in High School, you should join the Yearbook Club this year. We are looking for reliable photographers to attend school events and take photos during the school day, writers, computer savvy students, photo editors, artists and some VERY organized students to help keep the Yearbook on deadline.

    If any of those terms fit you, listen to the morning TV show for upcoming information. 

    2021-2022 Dates: See Website Daily announcements and Calendar for dates


  • National Junior Honor Society

    National Junior Honor Society is a service organization that is in place to help the school and communities near and far. 


    Students are required to attend monthly meetings from September to May. All NJHS meetings are mandatory. The meetings are critical to planning and communicating NJHS activities. Since NJHS is not meant to be an award but rather an opportunity for leadership and service, the meetings are the primary way students learn about and plan our service projects. Executive Board members will meet the day before the meeting to plan the agenda.



    In order to be considered for NJHS, the following requirements must be met.

    • Scholarship
      Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale after the 5th trimester at HBMS (6th and 7th grade)
    • Service
      This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
    • Leadership
      Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
    • Character
      The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally, maintains a clean disciplinary record.
    • Citizenship
      The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects the U.S. government; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.


    Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete an application detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Notification of acceptance and the induction ceremony will take place in the spring.


    2021-2022 Meeting Dates - 9/14, 10/5, 11/9, 12/7, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/3