Sports, Clubs and Intramurals

During the course of the school year, there are a number of activities and events that are available to students that want to get involved outside of the classroom.


Students must have a  physical within the last 12 months on file (Illinois Child Health Examination Form)(Illinois Child Health Examination Form in Spanish) and maintain academic eligibility in order to participate. Junior high sports schedules, scores and standings can be found on the District 54 Junior High Sports Website.

August – October

  • Cross Country – Mr. Leiva, Mr. Edwards, Mrs. Parpet, and Mrs. Gora. 
  • Girls Basketball –  Ms. Groot and Mr. Stephens

October – December

  • Boys Basketball –  Mr. Zdrahel and Ms. Bedtke
  • Cheerleading –  Mrs. Leiva and Mrs. Parpet
  • POMS- Mrs. Hoffman and Ms. Ghani

January – March

  • Wrestling – Mr. Leiva and Mr. Zdrahel
  • Girls Volleyball – Mrs. Theander and Ms. Bohne

March – May

  • Boys and Girls Track– Mr. Stephens, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Meyer, Ms. Locke and Ms. Groot
  • Boys Volleyball- Ms. Bedtke and Mrs. Theander

Chess Club

Students learn how to play chess and the fundamentals of chess theory. Students will spend most of their time playing chess with one another.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Edwards 

Coding Club

Students will choose and create a project/projects that utilize online coding software. These projects will allow students to collaborate and learn to code video games, small programs, or websites.

Club will meet October-November.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Pusateri

Drawing Anime Club

This club focuses on the creation of anime artwork, mainly figure drawing. Students can choose to draw from existing shows as well as learn to create their own characters.

Club will meet February-March

Club Sponsor: Mr. Pusateri

Fluid Power Challenge

8th grade students will work in teams to create a hydraulic powered machine designed to complete a task. The club culminated in a competition between teams at the district level! Club meets September – November

Club Sponsor: Ms. Hough


Students will choose and complete a variety of STEM Challenges involving coding, 3D printing and much more, utilizing the FUSE studio website, developed by Northwestern.  Club meets in September

Club Sponsor: Ms. Hough

Game Club

This club will focus on playing the game Dungeons and Dragons – the campaign and particulars thereof  will be created and  led by the students.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Edwards

Game Changers Club

The Game Changers Club is a time to hang out with friends, play some familiar games, and even learn a few new ones. Cards, board games, paper/pencil, and more… Best part is, no computer needed. See Ms. Royce in room 111 with any questions.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Royce

Girls on the Run Club

Students will engage in a curriculumnthat strengthens their social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills. The purpose of this non-profit is to inspire girls of all abilities tp recognize and embrace their inner strength and make meaningful connections with others. (No running experience necessary!) Club begins in the spring. 

Club Sponsor: Ms. Rakofsky

Interact Club

Interact club hosts fundraisers to support the building,  Keller community, and an international cause.  Students participate in service, leadership roles, and spreading school spirit. Club meets October – May

Club Sponsors: Ms. Konkey and Ms. Leiva

Keller’s Got Talent

A TV-type talent show where students can film and submit their own talent or sign up for a slot using our Google form any Thursday from January through April. See fliers around the school or website to access the Google form. The final production will be shown to the whole school, and on the school’s website sometime in May. 

Club Sponsor: Ms. Engel

Math Team

Students will work together to solve a variety of math problems/puzzles in a competition style format to  prepare for the District 54 competition in March. 

(Club meets January-March)

Club Sponsor: Ms. Laudando

Musical Theater Club

Students will perform a song(s) from a musical to perform during the spring chorus concert. They will learn the music, acting and choreography for the song, as well as help with the sets and props. Students will also participate in fun drama warm-ups.

Club meets March-May.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Stoeck

National Geography Bee

The Geography Bee is an event that is open to 7th and 8th grade students at Keller.  It will test student’s knowledge on geography.

The top 7th and 8th grade students from Keller will advance to the district’s competition.  Students will compete with students from the other junior highs.

The club meets February through March.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Ghani


We will talk about inclusivity and belonging and create ways that  students at Keller feel included and part of the bigger Keller community.  We will do some structured activities as well as provide a time for students to hang out and socialize. 

The Club will meet once a month from October-May

Club Sponsors: Dr. Kwak and Ms. McGinn

Rocketry Club

Students will fly build, decorate, and launch rockets. The club will take place from March-May.

Club Sponsors: Mr. Strasser


Students will take pictures and videos at Keller’s home events.  They will then create two final products, a school yearbook and an end of the year video.  This club will meet September-March on Thursdays before and after school on a variety of days with the option to have more meetings prior to the book being due in March.

Club Sponsors: Mr. Meyer and Ms. Konkey



After School Study

Teachers are available to help students with assignments, make-up work, and projects after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the library stays open until 4 p.m. Students may use the LMC computers and reference materials as well as checkout books.

Sponsors: Keller Staff

Morning Announcements

Students run the live TV announcements.  You can be on camera or behind the scenes. Available every am when you arrive to school.  Daily sign up is in the media room, 134.

Sponsored by: Mr. Pusateri

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