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.
Dates are subject to change. Be sure to look at the calendar to confirm!
Art Club meets once a month on Thursdays in Room 114. Art Club will be held from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 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. Any question, see Mrs. Banaszyanski.
2023-2024 Dates: 10/5, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/15, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9
Bear Pride Club
Pride Club is a safe space for students who identify as members of the LGBTQ plus community and their allies to discuss, share ideas, promote understanding, and simply be themselves.
Nuestra misión es usar nuestras habilidades bilingües y de liderazgo para influenciar positivamente a nuestra escuela y comunidad local. Buscamos maneras de proporcionar servicios en nuestra comunidad.
Our mission is to use our bilingual abilities and leadership to positively influence our school and local community. We look for ways to provide services to our community through a variety of events.
2023-2024 Dates: 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2
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 Mondays and Thursdays 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
2023-2024 Dates: Starts August 28th through May 16th
Crochet Club will be every Monday from 2:15 - 3:15 in Room 221 with Mrs. Perri. Crochet Club will run from Jan. 23 - April. We welcome students who would like to learn how to crochet and students who already have the skill and want to work on their project with a group. Students should be picked up at 3:15 or can go to homework club to take the activity bus home. Please see or email Mrs. Perri (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an information sheet or any questions.
HBMS has a new club starting in 2023 and this is not up for debate! Debate Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are interested in debating topics relevant to middle schoolers and society and who have an interest in research, writing, public speaking, and communication. Students will learn the skills of debate in order to argue both sides of an issue. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, after school until 3:00 p.m. and Debate Club will meet after school until 3:15 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from January - May. Students are expected to arrange for a ride home after club meetings or they may take the after school activity bus. Please contact Miss Kleckauskas at email@example.com with any questions.
Drama club provides 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with a full musical theater experience. Starting with auditions, 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 the practice calendar is set.
Beardsley Bears care. . .about the environment!
The Environmental Club will be meeting on the first and third Mondays of each month, starting October 3. Based on the guidelines of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, we’ll focus on the goals of “reduce-reuse-recycle” as we explore activities to help improve our school and community. Come join the fun and do your part to protect our planet! See Mrs. Tamms in the LMC with any questions.
2023-2024 Dates: Tuesday, Sept 26th 2:20 - 3 pm, watch the TV show and the Website Calendar for more dates to be added
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 204 from 2:20-3:20 every other Monday. Check the dates below, please. Any questions, see Mrs. Grijota.
Golf Club 2023-2024 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 at the golf course, by parents, after their round. Permission slips are available in the Student Office and there is a fee for each date. Please contact Mr. Keesey, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mr. Mack, email@example.com, with any questions.
2023-2024 Dates: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28
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.
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. We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 -- 3:00. Both days there is an Activity Bus. Questions? See Mr. Sampson
Scholastic Quiz Bowl
Hey Bears! The Scholastic Quiz Bowl is back! We are forming a Hannah Beardsley team this year, and will be competing against other schools. If you like trivia and team competition, come find out more at our first practice on Tuesday, November 1, after school in Room 118. Any questions see Mrs. Borkowicz or Ms. Tamms in the LMC.
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.
Soccer Club will be starting Tuesday September 5th. You need to have a permission slip filled out before attending the Club. You can pick up a permission slip in Mr. Valiente's room--Room 216 or from Mrs. Covganka. There will be 16 sessions this year! We will be starting with drills for the first few sessions. Each session will last until 4 pm. You can get picked up or take the activity bus home. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mr. Valiente or Mrs. Covganka.
2023-2024 Dates: September 5, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 26, 28; October 2, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 24, 26
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. STEM Club will host its first meeting of the school year this Thursday (January 26th, 2023) from (2:15 pm - 3:15 pm) in Room 219. STEM Club will operate on a “drop in” basis this year so no need to worry about signing up. Students who are planning to attend STEM Club must either pre-arrange rides to pick them up @ 3:15 pm OR must plan to attend homework club until the activity buses arrive @ 4:15 pm. Please see Mr. Moderhack if you have any further questions or concerns.
Student council members create monthly spirit weeks, sponsor fundraisers for our community, and participate in school-sponsored initiatives to make HBMS a great place to learn and be a positive voice to represent our school. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 2:15- 3:00 pm in room 100. Any questions, see Mrs. Kwayzer or Mrs. Eschman.
2023-2024 Dates: 9/7, 9/21, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 3/14, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9
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. Any question, see Mrs. Manno.
National Junior Honor Society
The 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:
- Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale after the 5th trimester at HBMS (6th and 7th grade)
- This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
2023-2024 Meeting Dates
- Sept 12
- Oct 3
- Nov 14
- Dec 5
- Jan 9
- Feb 6
- Mar 5
- Apr 9
- May 7
- May 14 - Induction Ceremony for 7th Graders