Clubs and Intramural Sports

Information about clubs/activities are given during announcements daily to all students. All permission slips are located in the cafeteria for all to pick up; however, linked below are the same permission slips for your use.

For more information, please email the sponsors of each club.
 
After School Bus Route Map

 


 

After School Chorus

 
Run by

Mr. Hulina

 

Open to all currently enrolled choir students! This club provides leadership opportunities for Mead Choir members to invite future singers from our elementary feeder schools to join our choir family.

Art Club

 
Run by

Dr. Coy
 
Come join us for Art club  this fall! We will be meeting Wednesday mornings, before school, from 7:00am-7:30am.  Art Club will meet in room 108 and all students are welcome to participate and all supplies will be provided. Come join us in this cool, relaxing environment! Our first meeting with be on Wednesday, October 27th in the room 108.

 


 

Bocce

 
Run by

Mrs. Slowik
Mrs. Bielanski
 

Ciao! Did you know that Bocce is the second most played sport in the world, behind only soccer? Started in 5200 B.C. by the Egyptians, banned by the Italian government in 1576, and loved by millions across America, Bocce is one of the most diverse sports you may ever play! Bocce encourages teamwork and skill, while at the same time it can introduce friendships and a general knowledge of a new cultural game.
At Mead, Bocce is an indoor game played between two teams of four students. Create. You toss or roll your bocce balls the closest to a smaller target ball called a pallino, the first team to 12 points wins. Simple enough!
The club ends with all teams competing at the end of season tournament! Bocce Club meets after school from 2:30-3:50pm this fall.

 

Permission Slip

Club Unify

 
Run by

Mrs. Woods
Ms. Geraghty

 

Club Unify is afterschool program committed to helping Mead students with special needs build friendships by pairing them one-on-one with their general education peers. During each meeting, the student pairs will interact together in social settings and activities ranging from sports to arts and crafts. The goal of Club Unify is to provide a worthwhile learning experience for all students while fostering friendships and appropriate social interactions.

 

Permission Slip

 


 

Coding Club

 
Run by

Mrs. Lorenc

Coding club is an fun club where we learn to program individually or in pairs. In this club, we will learn about computer science, computational thinking, and programming creating apps with the goal of submitting our final apps to the Congressional App Challenge. Programming are engaging, interesting and fun for students.

Meetings will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, starting the day after Labor Day.  
 
Permission Slip

Dissection Club

 
Run by

Mr. Hirshfeld

 

Dissection Club

 

Permission Slip

 


 

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.
 
Permission Slip

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.
 

Permission Slip

 


 

Fuse Club

 
Run by

Mr. Evans

 

FUSE is a fun, relaxed, interactive club that uses computers, hi-tech materials, and your creativity to explore technology, science and engineering.

 
 

Permission Slip

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.

 
Permission Slip

 


 

Golf Club

 
Run by

Ms. Geraghty

  

The first ever golf club begins in the 21-22 school year at Margaret Mead Jr. High! Join Ms. Geraghty at Fox Run Golf Club during the months of September and October for some golf tips, tricks, lessons, and then a one nine-hole round as our last event! Never played golf? That is totally fine!! Feel as if you are a professional? Awesome, come along!! Need transportation and/or clubs? Let Ms. Geraghty know because we got you covered!!! Wanna know more information? Come to the informational meeting on August 30th, 2021!! Let’s ROUND up a team and play some MEADMADE golf!!
 
Permission Slip

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.

 


 

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. 

Mustang Cycles

 
Run by

Mrs. Lopez-Sunday

 

Are you interested in biking? Do you like being outside? No bike needed! Come out and join our Mustang Cycles. We will plan routes, learn how to take care of bikes and be outside!! Any questions email Mrs. Lopez Sunday or stop by in room 228. Mustang Cycles will start in April!

 

Permission Slip

 


 

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/Drone 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.
 
Permission Slip

 


 

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.

Yearbook Club

 
Run by

Ms. Morrison
Mrs. Reimel

 

Yearbook Club meets every Thursday 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.

 


 

Intramural Sports


 

In order to participate in the following intramurals at Mead, students MUST have a Sports Physical on file with the nurse and complete the Intramural Sports Permission Slip.

Sports Physical

Permission Slip


 

Soccer

 
Run by

Mr. Hirshfeld

 

Soccer intramurals are every Tuesday and Thursday and take place in the fall and spring.  Whether you have soccer experience or not, come on out and have fun playing.  After you get a permission slip signed, you can show up and play! We meet every Tuesday and Thursday in Mr. Hirshfeld’s room 104 after school and then head out to the field together to play till 3:45.  Please remember to bring clothes and shoes to play in! Come out and join us!

Co-Ed Volleyball

 
Run by

Mr. Donlan
Mrs. Haney

Co-Ed volleyball intramurals is open to all 7th and 8th grade students.  Come have a great time playing volleyball games in a relaxed, fun setting.  The meeting dates for this year are:  Thursday Dec. 9th, Friday Dec. 10th, Monday Dec. 13th, Tuesday Dec. 14th, Thursday Dec. 16th, Friday Dec. 17th, Monday Dec. 20th and Tuesday Dec. 21st.

 

Information Sheet