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.

Sports

Students must have a  physical within the last 12 months on file (Child Health Examination Form) 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. Adamidis and Mrs. Leiva
  • 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 and Ms. Groot
  • Boys Volleyball- Ms. Bedtke and Mrs. Theander

Art Club

Art Club is an after school club that focuses on all things ART.  Each meeting will have a  project introduced. Some students will work on the project of the day and some will use the time as an open studio to experiment and work with art materials.

Sept- December

Club Sponsor: Mr. Polanco

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 experiment with different programs to learn about coding. This club will take place October – December

Club Sponsor: Mr. Pusateri

 

Debate Club

The debate club is a great place for students to explore the art of “organized arguing.”

In this club students will be given an opportunity if they don’t already have a strong voice and good presentation skills, they will learn these abilities in a fun, safe club environment. 

Students learn to create factual arguments to persuade others in the club that their “side” is correct. The club uses the formal debate format. 

This club will meet twice a month in room 120.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Burrows

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

FUSE Club

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

 

GEMS Club

GEMS is a club that engages girls in engineering, math and science topics. Some topics studied, but not limited to, fingerprinting,  adaptations, growing green, building,  and much more.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Gora

Get Centered Club

Students will engage in and practice fun, calming activities, such as games, simple yoga poses, drawing, and music with friends. 

(Club meets January-May)

Club Sponsor: Ms. Royce

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

Mock Trial Club

The club will conduct a mock trial based on the story, Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Suess.  It will be from an “entertaining and new angle.”  

The case is based on a turtle named Sadie (She is not in the story, Yertle the Turtle.)  Sadie was injured as a result of Yertle’s abuse of his authority.  Sadie is suing for damages and additional amount for having her inalienable turtle rights violated.  It is the defense attorney’s job to prove that Yertle DID NOT misuse his power.  It is the plaintiff attorney’s job to prove that Yertle did misuse his power.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Ghani

Math After School Club

Students are able to receive help after school from a member of the math department with a focus on preparing/reviewing for upcoming assessments,  providing an opportunity for reteaching topics students may not have yet mastered, and answering questions from math assignments. Session dates/times are announced to students in their math class and are held throughout the school year from September – May.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Heldt

Math Team

Students work collaboratively to solve a variety of math puzzles/problems in a competition format in preparation for the SD54 Math Competition.

(Club meets January – March)

Club Sponsor: Ms. Adamidis

Mural Club

Mural club is an after school club that focuses on a collaborative painting created on one of Keller’s walls.  This club will begin after winter break.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Polanco

Musical Theater Club

Students will perform a song from a musical for the talent show. 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 in April and May.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Stoeck

National Geography Bee

The Geography Bee is opened to 7th and 8th grade students at Keller.  Students are required to attend one after school practice.  Two practices will be offered in December and one practice in January.   At each practice, students participated in  geography bee games and a mock Geography Bee.

Club meets in December and January.  There will be a total of four sessions, including the Geography Bee.

Club Sponsor: Ms. Ghani

PRIDE Club

We will talk about inclusivity and belonging and problem solve ways to increase the likelihood that students feel such at Keller.  The Club will meet once a month from October-May

Club Sponsors: Dr. Kwak and Mr. Kaper

Rocketry Club

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

Club Sponsor: Mr. Strasser

Talent Show

Students will showcase their talents by auditioning an act, rehearsing and then finally performing their act in the all-school video presentation where their friends and family can watch. There will be opportunities for students to audition to be a student emcee, as well as audition with an act. Club meets March-May.

Club Sponsors: Ms. Hoffman and Ms. Hough

Yearbook

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: Ms. Drain 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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