Activity buses are available and leave our school at 4:15.
Your student can pick up a route sheet in the Student Office.
2019-2020 Meeting Dates: Check Website Calendar
Art Club meets on Thursday in Room 114. Art Club will be held from 2:15 to 3:15. 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 and create! Check Mrs. B's website for more information.
2019-2020 Dates: Meets on Thursdays - Check Website Calendar
Are you interested in learning about Anime and the Culture behind it? Join us in Room 224 from 2:20 to 3:00 on any of the following dates!
2019-2020 Dates: 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/13, 2/27, 3/12, 4/9
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.
2019-2020 Dates: Every other Monday - Check Website Calendar
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. Click here for Permission Slip
2019-2020 Dates: November 4th, 11th, 18th; December 2nd, 9th
Chess Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students meet one time per week, every Thursday, after school until 4:00 pm starting in January through March. Chess Club is a great way to learn the game of chess, improve your current chess skills, or simply meet some new friends. At the end of March, Chess Club will hold a chess tournament to determine the HBMS Chess Champion. Please email Mr. Keesey at email@example.com with any questions.
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 if you're into theater or singing in general. Please be sure to check the board outside of the Music Room for any changes to the schedule. Both days there is an Activity Bus. Questions? See Mr. Muggli
2019-2020 Dates: Tuesdays and Fridays - Check Website Calendar
Cupcake ClubCUPCAKE CLUB is one time per month 2:15 - 3:45pmStudents must sign up each timeThere is a limited number, so student must return permission slip ASAP to Mrs. Cleary room 119with fee and permission slip neededWill be sweet!
Mrs. Cleary chooses a date and sets up a TV show announcement. Students sign up by filling out form, paying the small fee and handing it to Mrs. Cleary., so she can keep a list. I can only take 28...so it fills up fast. The form has all the information. 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.
2019-2020 Dates: Check the Daily Announcements and Website Calendar
Drama club provides 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with a full musical theater experience. Starting with auditions in December, drama club members work together to perform a full-scale musical in March. 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.
Golf Club 2019-2020 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: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, and 10/10
Please contact Mr. Keesey with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
We have Homework Club in the LMC on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:20-4:15. 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.
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. Congratulations to the members who were inducted in May of 2019.
Students are required to attend monthly meetings from September to May. All NJHS meetings are mandatory. Meetings will take place after school from 2:20 - 2:55. 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.
HBMS is please to announce that we are starting our very first Prism Club. This club will focus on providing a safe place to work on issues that advocate for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice.
2019-2020 Meeting Dates: Once a month - 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12 - Check Website Calendar
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 (email@example.com), Mrs. Borkowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Schedule will be posted for 2019-2020 School Year:
Fall Dates -- Informational Meeting
Spring Dates -- Week before Winter Break
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 final event takes place at Harper College with many other schools participating. 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 and C school teams compiling the most total points during the Science Olympiad tournament. This Club will be posting information soon outside or ask your science teacher for a packet.
Any student of any grade is welcome to join Soccer Club. There are 7 dates in the Fall that Soccer Club will meet. 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!
2019-2020 Dates: September to November - Check Website Calendar
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.
Meetings are held twice a month on designated Thursdays until 3:00pm in room 100 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.
2019-2020 Dates: Check Website Calendar
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!
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.