Hickory Creek Middle School » Clubs/Activities


Band /Orchestra

  • Meets: August - May
Band - Mr. Adams - dadams@fsd157c.org 
Band - Ms. Alyson Bauman abauman@fsd157c.org 
Orchestra - Mrs. Shanahan - sshanahan@fsd157c.org


Best Buddies

Mrs. Cumbee - acumbee@fsd157c.org

Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society. 

If you are someone who is diagnosed with an IDD or someone who wants to join this club, please contact Amy Cumbee.  Our club will meet once a month and then a few scheduled outings throughout the year.  These meetings and outings are meant to help build these life-long friendships.  Best Buddies will typically meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month.


What do we do in chorus? We participate in many concerts! We perform throughout the community! We participate in contests, including the IGSMA District and State Contests! Students in chorus are eligible to participate in the IGSMA Solo-Ensemble contest! WE HAVE FUN.....socials, bowling, cast parties, field trips, and a day at GREAT AMERICA!

Other information: New chorus members for Varsity Chorus and Advanced Choir will be accepted through September 16. The rehearsal schedule is as follows:
  • Mondays – Advanced Choir, 2:15-3:45
  • Tuesdays – Varsity Chorus, 2:15-3:30
  • Wednesdays – Show Choir, 2:15-4:15
  • Thursdays – Advanced Choir and Varsity Chorus alternate weeks, from 2:15-3:45
  • Fridays - Show Choir, 2:15-3:45
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Walton at lwalton@fsd157c.org or 815-469-4474, ext. 3745.

Advanced Choir: Advanced Choir is open to all 7th and 8th graders. This choir gives 7th and 8th graders the opportunity to gain choral experience, study 2 and 3-part advanced middle school level music, gain experience performing with choreography, and start sight-singing.

Varsity Chorus: Varsity Chorus is open to all sixth graders. This chorus will perform a wide variety of styles of music and may include some choreography. This is a great chorus for students who want to get some experience in singing, movement, and working together as a group.

Show Choir: The advanced Show Choir is open for audition to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. 24 students will be chosen for this select group. This chorus will perform music from the Broadway, Pop, and Jazz genres and will include both singing and dancing for their performances.


Drama Club

The Drama Club involves students from sixth, seventh, and eighth grade who wish to pursue a dramatic activity. At the first meeting, potential club members will have their dramatic skills assessed, and will be assigned a coach. Memorization, articulation, vocal and facial expression are key components of the assessment. Those participating in Drama Club are required to memorize a five to ten minute script written for monologue or duet. This concluding activity for the club is where Drama Team members will have their script performances evaluated by state qualified speech judges. Awards are given for first, second, and third place. The Drama Team hosts a celebratory awards party shortly after the state contest. Come out and join us for lots of fun! 


There will be no intramurals for the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to offering opportunities in the 2021-2022 school year.



Mathletes is an activity for students who like to solve math problems and want to challenge themselves in competitions against mathematicians from other schools! This club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8thgrade students; currently 6th-grade students compete in one competition and all mail-in contests, so it is a great way to try out this extra-curricular activity! Seventh and eighth-graders compete in the mail-ins as well as a minimum of 3 contests at area schools. Students compete both individually and as part of a team and some contests involve speed while others emphasize only accuracy. It is the perfect forum for quick thinkers who don’t like to show their work! So, if you like to solve problems and enjoy competing against other students in a variety of math tasks, give Mathletes a try. For those who enjoy Math, it is a lot of fun! Hope you’ll give it a try!

National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society established its first NJHS chapter at Hickory Creek Middle School in 2016. National Junior Honor Society is one of the most distinguished organizations in the nation. NJHS not only recognizes academic scholarship, but in addition celebrates students who exemplify character, leadership, service, and citizenship. as active members of the school chapter. The objectives of the organization are: “to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the students.”

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers

READ! All reading will be documented by the 2nd week in February Point Logs will be completed in class in February Voting Celebration will be held last week in February (subject to change) 

Any HCMS student who reads 3 or more of the 20 nominated titles before the deadline is eligible to vote for their favorite book.. Students will be required to document the books they read according to their teachers ' requirements. Any student who reads all 20 current nominated titles will be offered a personalized READ poster.


Scholastic Bowl

The team is coached by Michelle Sommer - msommer@fsd157c.org and Renee Grady - rgrady@fsd157c.org. The season runs from January thru April. We meet once a week for either practice or match. Specific dates are determined by match schedule that is created in early winter. Practice is from 2:30 to 3:30 and meets are from 2:30 to 6:00 (generally). 

Student Council


Technology Club


Welcome to the 2020-21 Tech Club year!  Tech Club is an activity for students who enjoy learning about computer programming and robotics.  This club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Tech Club will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 after school in February and March (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24). We will code computer games, create green screen photo and video edits, complete robotic obstacle courses, and more!