The purpose of this club is to come together and socialize over the topic of anime. This may include drawing of anime, studying anime episodes/movie clips, and holding conversations of how anime has impacted both Japanese and American culture.
Sponsor Mr. Kaper
Art Club (Two Sessions)
Students will meet virtually to work on a variety of art activities and creative thinking challenges. The virtual art club will focus primarily on drawing activities to begin and more involved activities will be decided on as materials become available. Each session will be 12 meetings.
(Club will meet on Thursdays afterschool from 2:30-3:30) First session will meet from October-December. The second session will meet from Feb-April.
Sponsor: Mr. Polanco
Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science meet weekly to study the areas of science using math skills.
Sponsors: Mrs. Gora
Chain Reaction Machine Club
The Chain Reaction Club will be offered to all interested students starting in January.
Students within The Chain Reaction Club will work independently to build an overly complicated, entertaining machine (a Rube Goldberg machine) that accomplishes a simple task (assigned by the club sponsor). Students will be responsible for providing their own building materials (everyday items). Students will videotape their final machine run and submit it for a panel of teachers for judging.
Group meetings (M, Tu, Th, and/or Fri) will consist of discussing the challenge theme, understanding the criteria and constraints, and sharing machine progress.
**This club is inspired by, but not associated with, Purdue’s Chain Reaction Machine Competition or the Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge*
Sponsors: Mrs. Hoffman
Chemistry Bee Competition
The Chemistry Bee Competition will be offered to all interested students starting in December.
Students within this club will study chemistry content (atomic theory, electron configuration, the periodic table, etc) in a whole-group and small-group setting. Group meetings will occur on M, Tu, Th, and/or Fri.
The club will culminate in an individual or team (depending on student interest) competition during which students can show off their chemistry knowledge.
**This club is inspired by, but not associated with, the National “You Be the Chemist” Competition**
Sponsor Mrs. Hoffman
Club Unify works in conjunction with Special Olympics to provide a space at school that lets students with and without disabilities interact and volunteer. We hold a “Respect Week” once a year, volunteer, and do fun activities throughout the year.
Club Unify meets October-May in Room 138 (or virtually)
Sponsors: Ms. Grasso, Mr. Kaper, and Mrs. McGinn
Students will participate in Google’s CS First to create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects using code.
Club meets January -March.
Sponsors: Mrs. Brazeau
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 October – February.
Sponsor: Ms. Hundley
Game club will provide students the opportunity to play a variety of interactive games that will help students socialize, build friendships, and have some good ol’ fashioned fun!
Club meets every other week October-May.
Sponsors: Mr. Kaper and Mrs. McGinn
Girls in Engineering Math & Science: Students participate in various science and engineering activities. Some examples could include virtual dissections, building a simple machine fun game, virtual field trips to different ecosystems, and more!
Club meets TBD.
Sponsor Mrs. Gora
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.
Sponsors: Mrs. Konkey, Mrs. Leiva, and Mrs. Sundstrom
Keller Book Club: Ex Libris, Imperium
Students will read and discuss works of speculative fiction on a weekly basis. We meet Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 starting October 6th. Students will read assigned chapters throughout the week and engage in meaningful discussion as a group when the club is convened. Our first novel is Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
Sponsor Mr. Edwards
Students engage in solving higher level thinking math problems in cooperative groups. We also work together playing games that involve problem solving.
Sponsor Mrs. Heldt
National Geographic 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.
Sponsor: Ms. Ghani
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..
Sponsors: Mrs. Hoffman and Ms. Hundley
Trivia Club is an opportunity for students to compete individually or with a team of friends to answer trivia questions on a variety of topics – geography, movies, music, sports, and more!
Starting in December, students interested in Trivia Club will have access to a calendar with our meeting dates and the trivia theme (music, for example) for each meeting. Students may pick and choose which trivia club meetings they want to attend based upon which topics they are interested in and knowledgeable about.
Trivia club will meet once or twice a week throughout the winter and spring – dates TBD.
Sponsors: Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Angel
This club will focus on fostering unity among our diverse population. We want students to create a strong sense of identity and belonging, understand and embrace differences, and promote equality. Club meets September-May.
Sponsors: Ms. Kwak. Ms. Barrett and Mr. Kaper
Keller’s virtual yearbook staff will help take pictures throughout the year, for our chronological yearbook, as well as create photo captions, create the pages. They also help with the distribution of yearbooks at the end of the year. This club will meet
virtually or in person Sept-May.
Sponsors Mrs. Drain and Mrs. Konkey
Yertle the Turtle Mock Trial
This mock jury trial is open to all students at Keller Jr. High. The mock trial is based on the story, Yertle the Turtle, by Dr. Seuss. A young girl named Sadie is injured from Yertle’s (Turtle King) abuse of power. Sadie’s mother is suing the Yertle to get enough money to take care of Sadie’s medical problems and to make sure Yertle does not abuse other turtles again.
The club will meet from February through March. There will be a total of six sessions, including the trial.
Sponsor: Ms. Ghani
Yoga club will meet for a total of 13 sessions. Each session we will learn a few new yoga poses and complete a full guided yoga routine in order to improve our yoga practice!
Sponsor Ms. Hundley