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.



    Anime Club   Anime Club

    Do you like Anime? Do you like to sketch or draw your favorite characters? Would you like to meet with others who like to discuss, sketch and watch Anime? Then you should join Amine Club! We will meet every other Thursday in room 224. Any questions??  Any questions, please contact Ms. Skorup in Room 224 or klskorup@d47.org 

    2022-2023 Dates: Every other Thursday, September 15th, 2022 -- May 18th, 2023



    Art Club    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.  Any question, see Mrs. Banaszyanski.

    2022-2023 Dates:  10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, and 5/11



    Baking club  Baking Club

    Baking Club will meet once a month from 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 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. 

    2022-2023 Dates: See Website Calendar and Daily Announcements



        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.

    2022-2023 Dates: 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16 



       Bowling Club 

    Bowling Club is open to all grades and is a great way to hang out with your friends while bowling a few games once a week. There is a fee every time the student attends. 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.  Permission slips will be available in the Student Office one week prior to the date going and there is a fee for each date.  Any questions, see Mrs. Huffman.

    2022-2023 Dates: 11/14 - 11/28 - 12/5 - 12/12




    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

    2022-2023 Dates: See Website Calendar and Daily Announcements



    Drama Club  Drama Club

    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.  

    2022-2023 Dates: Informational Meeting, December 12th, 2:15 to 3:15 / Auditions, January 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2:30 to 5:00  



    Environmental Club  Environmental Club

    Beardsley Bears care. . .about the environment! 

    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.

    2022-2023 Dates: 10/3 - 10/17 - 11/7 - 12/5 - 1/16 - 2/6 - 3/6 - 3/20 - 4/3 - 4/17 - 5/1 - 5/15 



     Game Club    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 121 from 2:20-3:20 every other Monday.  Check the dates below, please.  Any questions, see Mrs. Grijota.

    2022-2023 Dates:  10/3 - 10/17 - 10/31 - 11/14 - 11/28 - 12/12 - 01/09 - 01/23 - 02/06 - 02/27 - 03/13 - 04/03 - 04/17 



       Golf Club

    Golf Club 2022-2023 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, takeesey@d47.org, or Mr. Mack, tmack@d47.org, with any questions.     

    2022-2023 Dates:  9/1, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6



     Harry Potter Club

    Harry Potter Club will meet once a month in room 216 from 2:15-3:15. We will be discussing the books, watching movies, playing games, making fun crafts, and doing other fun activities relating to Harry Potter!  Email Ms. Hesik for the Google Classroom code.

    2022-2023 Dates: 10/17, 11/14, 12/12, 01/09, 02/13, 03/13, 04/10, 05/08



         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.



    Jazz Band  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. 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.

    2022-2023 Dates: Every Tuesday & Thursday, when school is in session from November 1st to April 30th. 



        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.   

    2022-2023 Dates: Dates to be announced soon!  Will be announced on the TV Show!


      Student Council

    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.  This year’s 2022-2023 Student Council will begin on November 1st.  Meetings will be held two Tuesdays a month through May from 2:15- 3:00 pm in room 210.  Any questions, see Mrs. Kwayzer or Mrs. Eschman.

    2022-2023 Dates:  11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2


      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.  Any question, see Mrs. Cleary or Mrs. Manno.

    2022-2023 Dates: Dates to be announced soon!  Will be announced on the TV Show!


National Junior Honor Society

  • NJHS    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:

    • 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.


    2022-2023 Meeting Dates


    • Sept 13
    • Oct 4
    • Nov 15
    • Dec 6
    • Jan 10
    • Feb 7
    • Mar 7
    • Apr 11
    • May 2
    • May 16 - Induction Ceremony for 7th Graders