Contact us

  22150 116th Avenue, Frankfort, Illinois, 60423
 Phone (815) 469-4474


Jason Crockett

  School Hours

Grades 6, 7, and 8: 7:45AM - 2:10PM
Early Dismissal: 10:45 a.m.

Hickory Creek Middle School

Clubs & Activities

Band /Orchestra

  • Meets: August - May
Band - Mr. Adams - 
Band - Mr. Clark - 
Orchestra - Mrs. Shanahan -



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 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. The IESA State Speech Contest date is October 28th. This concluding activity for the club is where Drama Team members will have their script performances evaluated by statequalified 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! This year’s coaches will be Mrs. Grady, Mrs. Niendorf, and Mrs.Swierczewski.





Mathletes is an activity for students who like to solve a variety of math problems and are willing to practice to compete against other schools in math contests. This club is open to 6 th, 7th and 8th grade students although most of the competitions involve only 7th and 8th graders. Students can 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!

We currently participate in 4 contests from February through April. We will be holding an informational meeting in December and we will begin practices after the winter break. The practice schedule will be determined based on the schedules of participants but most likely will be until 3:30 on Mondays and Tuesdays this year. The actual competitions are after school/early evening. Students can compete for individual awards, grade level awards and/or whole school trophies depending on the contest.

The mathletes coaches do their best to accommodate schedules of participants so that anyone who wants to can participate if they are able to practice at all. All participants will compete and students are not cut. Students will be placed in competitions in order to best benefit the team as fairly as possible. Practices consist of preparing for the types of contests that will be held so attendance is important and participants will be practicing Math! In the unlikely event that any student’s behavior is counterproductive, they will be asked to leave that practice; should that behavior continue at a subsequent practice the student will be asked to leave the team.

So, if you like to solve problems and enjoy competing against other students in a variety of math contests, give Mathletes a try. It is fun for those who enjoy doing Math! We hope you can join us.

Mrs. O’Brien, 6th/7th Grade Coach
Mrs. Rutovic, 6th/8th Grade Coach


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 and Korinne Johnson. 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

  This club is open to ALL 6th, 7th, 8th graders; BOTH Boys and Girls may join the club. As a club member, you will get opportunities to explore computer design and robotic coding. We will be creating Photoshop projects, video games, creating movies, using a green screen for photo and video editing, robotics obstacle courses, and more.