|Activity/Club||Description||Sponsor||Date / Time / Location|
|After School Chorus||Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th Graders who are unable to fit Chorus in their schedule because of band, orchestra, or some other conflict.||Mrs. Klein||Starts September 13th.|
Meets every Tuesday 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm in the General Music Room.
Art Club meets every Thursday from 2:15-3:00 at M.S.S. in the art room. Students brainstorm, design and complete permanent art work for the school, as well as for the district and community. In the past they have painted murals, large canvas’s, signs, and pottery.
Students may join anytime of the year to accommodate the students busy schedules.
|Mr. Brennan||Starts on Thursday, September 8th.|
|Broadcasting/Morning News Team||Mr. Tamasauskas||Meets every morning in the broadcast room.|
|Chamber Orchestra|| Chamber Orchestra is for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who already plays an orchestra instrument and who would like the challenge of playing more difficult music. Any student who is interested should come to the first rehearsal on Wednesday, August 31st at 7:05 a.m. in room 101.
Please email Ms. May at email@example.com if you have any questions or stop by the music suite before or after school.
|Ms. May||Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:05-7:30a.m. in the music suite.|
Chess club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who remains eligible. Any student interested in becoming a better chess player and participating in fun competitive chess tournaments should join. The main focus of the club is to increase the problem solving thinking and good sportsmanship of each member.
|Mr. Naffier||Begins Thursday, September 29th, 2016 from 2:20 pm – 3:30 pm
This team appeals to the student who loves contests, enjoys “out of the ordinary” problems and can compute easily with and without a calculator. High-level reasoning skills are necessary.
|Mrs. Alexander||Beginning Tuesday, October 4th through Feb on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:45 am.|
|Newspaper Club||Newspaper Club is an opportunity to write articles about our school, Vernon Hills, and the world. Students will work with each other, as well as Mrs. Corush to find the news and report it to their fellow students. We meet once a week, but there may be some writing and research that will need to be done outside of our meetings. If you enjoy writing and the news, then this is the club for you!
||Mrs. Corush||Beginning Monday, September 12th 2:10 pm-3:00 pm. and every Monday.
|Pep Club||Catch the Hawthorn Spirit – then pass it on!||Ms. Munkvold||First meeting is Monday, August 29th from 2:10 pm-3:00 pm.
Meet every Monday and some Thursdays from 2:10 pm-3:00 pm in room 231.
|Scholastic Bowl||An interscholastic team competition similar to “Jeopardy”. It tests participant’s ability to answer questions from a general pool of knowledge. In brief, the game is played with buzzers between 2 teams of 5 players each. Each match has approximately 20 toss-up questions, which are read to all players. The first player to buzz-in correctly gets 10 points and the opportunity for his team to hear a bonus worth up to 30 points that they work on together.
Informational meetings will begin in December. Listen in December for information on the morning news. Everyone is welcome to join, as we need students knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas, including: literature, math, science, sports trivia, history, and geography.
Scholastic Bowl competition begins in March.
|Ms. Krippinger||Try-outs in December-January.
Practice-Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.
Meets begin in March.
|Science Club||Science club is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Any student interested in learning about and experiencing new and different science activities should join.
||Mrs. Zurek||Meets twice a month on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 pm in room 150 starting October 13th.|
|Student Council||Get involved as you help plan school activities and community service efforts. Includes elected representatives and student walk-on positions.||Mrs. Foley & Mr. Tamasauskas||Executive Board meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 am in the Resource Center.
Full Board meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 am in the cafeteria.
|Tech Club||The club will explore old and new technology in computers and audio/visual. Videos may be produced, internet games may be created or played. Old and new equipment will be examined and/or disassembled to show their inner workings. Any donations of old computers will be appreciated. (no monitors) Hard drives will be wiped clean or destroyed to protect any information on them.||Mr. Tamasauskas||Beginning in mid October.|
|Yearbook Club||Capture the Middle South experiences||Mrs. Adelman||Informational meeting, Tuesday, September 6th after school.
Regular meetings-Every Tuesday after school at 2:30 p.m.
Historical Miniature Society
The Historical Miniature Society meets several times a month and re-fighting the great historical battles of history using miniature figures and model railroad style terrain. So far the historical periods have included the Civil War, the Old West, and W.W.I dogfights featuring 1/72 scale biplane models mounted on antennas that allow the planes to change elevation. The members have been learning a lot about history and having fun doing it! Future games will include Viking raids, Roman chariot races, and W.W.II tank battles.