After School Activities
"Next Level" art projects after school throughout the school year.
Art Club explodes with colorful fun. Join us most Tuesdays after school until 4:00 in the art
room, 216. Students don't have to be enrolled in art to join Art Club.
Chess club meets one night per week after school from October through February in the LMC.
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.
Mrs. Hartzler – [email protected]
Mrs. Trilikis – [email protected]
Cooking Club is a great place for students to come and learn some new skills and make some new friends. We meet on Thursdays, with 7th and 8th graders meeting separately every other week. All meeting dates are posted in Schoology, along with the recipes we will be cooking that week. There is a one-time fee of $20 to cover supplies. Come and see what fun thing we are cooking next!
Disc Golf Club meets on Mondays (3:15-5:00) from the end of August until mid-November.
Students play both Westwood and Northwood Park courses. Transportation is provided there
Harry Potter Club
Ms. Shore – [email protected]
Mrs. Fitzpatrick – [email protected]
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, or Mrs. Fitzpatrick, for more information.
See you at Hogwarts!
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
Miss Hasler – [email protected]
Mrs. Trilikis – [email protected]
Intramural bowling is held at Potter’s Alley on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30 and runs from
November through February. A bus till transport students there only. Games cost $.75 each and
students pay their own way each day. After the intramural “season” there will be an opportunity
to try out for the MJHS bowling team that will compete in the IESA State series in April.
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 $5-9 for students. We leave the junior high at 4:00 and
are generally back by 6:00. Clubs can be left in the practice gym locker rooms. 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 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 February-May.
Mr. Beutel – [email protected]
Mr. Rocke – [email protected]
The school musical holds auditions usually the last week of October and rehearsals start a week
after casting. Most students will have rehearsal four nights a week after school. A monthly
rehearsal schedule is given in advance. Approaching performance week, occasional evening or
longer rehearsal times are necessary. There is no cost, but students may be expected to provide
their costume depending on the show and the costume requirements.
Potter Pride Club (AKA Student Council)
Ms. Rabe – [email protected]
Ms. Hasler – [email protected]
A student group focused on community service, striving to provide activities and social
gatherings for not only the student body of MJHS but the community of Morton as well.
Students will plan fun events such as the annual Halloween Spooktacular, a Toys for Tots drive,
T3 (Tabletop Time)
Mr. Parrott – [email protected]
Tabletop time (T3) is a club at MJHS that focuses on role playing games and board games. We
generally meet twice a week, beginning after Thanksgiving on Tuesdays and Thursdays after
school until 4:30.