After School Activities

Art Club

Mrs. Du Pont

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"Next Level" art projects after school throughout the school year.

Art Club explodes with colorful fun. Join us after school most Tuesdays after school until 4:00. We will have to alternate between grades to keep crowd-control down. 7th grade starts Sept 29th, 8th grade will start Oct 6, alternating every other available Tuesday.

Chess Club

Ms. Serrurier

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The club meets one night per week after school from October through February in room 215A. We host the Morton Invitational Chess Tournament in November and also attend the Tazewell County Tournament and IESA State Tournament. We also compete in a FUN student vs. faculty tournament in December.

Disc Golf

Mr. Bishop

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Disc Golf meets in the fall.

Drama Club

Mrs. Gorshe

Drama Club is a place to exercise and hone one's abilities in the performing arts. With mini skits, solo and duet pieces, improv acting, and more, we will focus on crafting our acting persona. Participating in Drama Club will help boost confidence, concentration, and communication skills while building relationships.

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Harry Potter Club

Ms. Shore, Mrs. Ewing, Mr. Stork, Mrs. Fitzpatrick

Join the magic in Harry Potter Club! All wizards, witches, and muggles are welcome, even if you have not read all of the Harry Potter books. We meet once a month where we discuss the books and movies, play trivia games, and much more!

See Ms. Shore, Mrs. Ewing, Mr. Stork, or Mrs. Fitzpatrick for more information. See you at Hogwarts!

Homework Club

Mrs. Ogden

Do you need a great place to do your homework after school? Homework Club is the place for you. We will be meeting Tuesday and Thursday in room 210. The time will be 3:05-4:00. You do not need to stay for the whole hour if homework is completed. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Ogden.

Intramural Golf

Mr. Olden

Intramural golf is open to any student who is interested, regardless of previous experience. We usually have two groups playing per week from early April to mid-May. Usually Monday and Thursday are golfing days, but that may vary with students' preferences. We play at Fondulac Golf Course in East Peoria and Hillcrest Golf Course in Washington. Cost per round at each of these locations is usually approximately $5 for students. We leave the junior high at 3:15 and are generally back by 5:30. If a student is interested and does not have clubs, we will try to find a set for them, but it is preferable that each student has his or her own set of clubs and other equipment. This is not a "teaching" activity, but pointers on form and technique, as well as golf etiquette and rules are given to help students participate in this lifetime sport. 

Scholastic Bowl

Scholastic Bowl is a great way to flex your mental muscle. A team competition that relies on quick reflexes and clear thinking, participants get the opportunity to match wits with fellow junior high students from around the area. The Scholastic Bowl season runs from late January into early May.

School Musical

Mr. Beutel

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The school musical holds auditions usually the last week of October and rehearsals start immediately after casting.  Most students will have rehearsal 4 nights a week after school.  A weekly rehearsal schedule is given in advance.  Close to performance, occasional evening rehearsal time may be necessary.  There is no cost, but students may be expected to provide their costume depending on the show and the costume requirements. 

Speech Team

Mrs. Gorshe

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1. Solo Acting: A dramatic presentation by an individual student. This may be a monologue, a selection in which two or more characters are portrayed, or storytelling Time limit: 5-10 minutes.

2. Storytelling: an individual event in which the speaker narrates a traditional myth, fable, legend, fairytale, folktale, or personal narrative built on the framework of a folktale. The choice of material is not limited to any specific genre. The performance should have a spontaneous quality rather than seeming to be memorized word for word. The performer should encourage audience response and participation. The event should seem like a conversation with the audience. The story should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Time limit: 5-10 minutes.

3. Poetry: one person performs one or more selections of poetry. Time limit: 4-7 minutes.

4. Impromptu Speaking: the student will be given two words or phrases from the judge and then choose one and discard the other. The person will then have eight minutes to write and present the speech. The speaker may use one 3x5 note card and a writing instrument. The time will begin when the student is handed the topics. The student may divide the writing/speaking time however he or she wishes. While the speaker is writing, the judge or timer will announce the time remaining at one-minute intervals. Once the speaking has begun, the timer or judge will signal by means of upraised fingers or time cards the time remaining and at the end of eight minutes by an upraised hand. The speaker then has a grace period of 30 seconds to seconds; the performance will be lowered one division rating.

5. Original Script: the student presents a speech, which he or she has written. The speech may be a monologue, poetry, short story, essay, or presentation. All rules and limitations for individual events apply. Time limit: 5-10 minutes.

Student Council

Ms. Rabe & Ms. Hasler

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Students petition to run in a campaign election. Members represent the student body, plan school social activities, and promote school spirit. Members-at-large - no petition required.

T3 (Tabletop Time)

Mr. Parrott, Mr. Stork

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Tabletop time (T3) is a club at MJHS that focuses on role playing games and board games. We meet twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:30.

Writers Club

Ms. Shore

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The writing center is now open for everyone to use on Tuesdays from 3-3:45 pm and Thursdays from 7:15-8 am for peer tutoring. If you ever want help on any writing assignment, stop by the writing center in Ms. Shore’s classroom, Room 212, or submit your writing for online feedback. The student coaches look forward to helping you get it write!

Miss Shore is the sponsor. Writers meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays as assigned. Check Google Classroom for the latest updates