Clubs 2020-2021

Information about clubs/activities can be found in the Virtual Clubs Google Classroom.

For more information, please email the sponsors of each club.

 


 

Club Unify

 
Run by

Ms. Coglianese
Ms. Geraghty

Drama

 
Run by

Mr. Fletcher

 

 


 

FUSE

 
Run by

Mrs. Urbanek

 

History Fair Club

 
Run by

Mrs. Morrison

 


 

Magazine Club

 
Run by

Mr. Fletcher

Yearbook Club

 
Run by

Ms. Morrison
Mrs. Reimel

 

 


 

Drama Club

 
Run by

Mr. Fletcher

 
Drama Club is an after school club established to allow students to work collaboratively with others, build confidence with performing and speaking skills, and love for the arts. Drama Club is open to all 7th and 8th grade students.

 

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Fluid Power Challenge

 
Run by

Mrs. Lorenc and Mr. Hirshfeld

 

After attending an information workshop that explains the year’s challenge, each team of 4 students will design and build a prototype or model of a fluid and pneumatic powered machine that will accomplish the task set forth. They will also assemble a portfolio of the work they have done to enter the competition. They will use their knowledge and skills to reproduce the machine they designed on the day of the competition.

 

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FUSE (STEM)

 
Run by

Mrs. Urbanek

 

FUSE is a new kind of interest-driven club with 20 challenges (new ones are always being developed) in areas such as robotics, electronics, biotechnology, graphic design, Android app development, 3D printing and more! Come join us to “hang out, mess around, and geek out!” FUSE challenges can be tackled individually or in groups. Each challenge uses a leveling up model from gaming and is designed to engage teens in different STEAM topics and skill sets.  FUSE challenges provide a new way to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and math in a fun and relaxed way.  FUSE appeals to the interests of all young people, especially those youth who are not interested in or don’t think of themselves as “good at” math and science in school.

 

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Garden Club

 
Run by

Mrs. Hoppesch

 

Mead’s Garden Club is a way to learn about gardening and to make tasty recipes from what we grow. The Mead garden is currently producing tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, hot peppers, onions and basil .  We have extended our garden to the surrounding grounds, where we’ve planted hostas and a native tree to make our gardens inviting.  We are in the process of weeding, harvesting and creating a sanctuary for our garden.  Produce not used to make club snacks is donated to local food pantries.  Please join our club if you have a green thumb or just an interest in learning how to have a green thumb!
We will meet in the Science hallway outside of rooms 102 and 104.

 
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History Fair Club

 
Run by

Ms. Morrison

 

History Fair Club runs from December – March for Magnet students to work on their History Fair Projects. Every Monday after school in room 223, students will be given time to research, build projects, and seek advice from Ms. Morrison about how to make competitive projects.

INTERACT Club

 
Run by

Mrs. Szklennik and Ms. Jannotta

 

Interact club is a year round club that is for both 7th and 8th grade students to participate in. The objective of this club is to have students service the school, as well as the community in a positive way. The impact that Interact has on the community and the school is very influential and something that everyone can benefit from. Students will participate in several activities in school such as planning school events and promoting school activities. Outside of school, students will work with the Rotary club and other organizations to help improve the already great community.

 

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Magazine Club

 
Run by

Mr. Fletcher

 

ATTENTION ALL YOU HARD HITTING JOURNALISTS!
Become a part of the Magazine Staff and write about current events, clubs, sports and other activities in and around Mead. Articles have also included editorials, comics, games and short stories. The students who are a part of the staff will determine what is included in each edition.
This is a yearlong club and participation will be based on the student’s availability – students may participate in some months and not in other months based on other clubs or sports. We will publish a magazine about once a month.

Mathletes

 
Run by

Ms. Falato

 

The Mathletes is for all students that want to challenge themselves mathematically and think outside of the box. Our team will learn to work together to problem solve and find solutions to challenging math problems. We will begin meeting weekly in December. During our meetings, we will prepare for the District 54 Math Competition in the Spring. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome regardless of math placement.

 


 

Mead TV

 
Run by

Ms. Heinlein

 

Mead TV is open to all students that attend Mead Junior High that try out to gain a roll on the daily broadcast.  Eighth grade students are given preference for on air positions.Students are engaged in the pre-planning, set-up, operation of, performance in, and distribution of a live television broadcast throughout the school on a daily basis. 

Prairie Partners

 
Run by

Mr. Pfeifer

 

The purpose of Prairie Partners is to create an environmental club that establishes and maintains the preservation of prairies and other natural areas in Illinois. Prairie Partners is an after school club that will meet in the Spring at Hoover Elementary School. Magnet students will serve as Mead Mentors to a group of 20 3rd grade students. Together with the help of Mrs. Franz (Hoover gifted teacher) and Mr. Pfeifer (Mead Magnet teacher) students will learn the importance of community service, native gardening and mentorship.

 


 

Rocketry Club

 
Run by

Mr. Hirshfeld

 

In Rocketry Club, students work collaboratively to learn about and engineer functional rockets, as well as other machines related to rocket physics. Students that have participated in Rocketry club before at their elementary schools will be given more advanced rocket designs to create. Students will have the opportunity to launch their hand crafted rockets at the annual District 54 Rocket Launch in the Spring.

 

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Rube Goldberg Club

 
Run by

Mr. Hirshfeld

 

A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine that is designed to perform a very simple task in a very over-complicated fashion. This club will cater to your creative and inventive side. There will be a maximum of 10 students on the team and you must be willing to commit to one Saturday for our contest along with approximately 15 after school meetings.

 


 

We Club

 
Run by

Miss. Falvo

 

We Club is a club open to any students who are looking to meet new people! This is a place for students to come together to promote equality, learn about and embrace one another’s differences, and foster a strong sense of personal identity and belonging. Our motto is, “I am because we are.” In We Club, we work together to create changes that build acceptance, understanding, and unity across our school, community, and world.

Yearbook Club

 
Run by

Ms. Morrison
Mrs. Reimel

 

Yearbook Club meets every Tuesday from January to Spring Break after school in room 223 (Ms. Morrison’s Room).  In Yearbook Club, you will design the 2020-2021 Yearbook by selecting pictures from school events and creating a layout.  Students will use computer design and art skills to create pages.  Students will even get a chance to take some pictures of clubs and activities during the school year.  Yearbook Club is a great way to have fun and socialize with friends. Please contact Ms. Morrison or Mrs. Reimel for any questions.

 

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