WalkerWildcats


Contact us

  19900 S. 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL, 60487
 Phone (815) 464-2285

  Principal

Principal: Laura C. Goebel
Assistant Principal: Maura K. Carroll

  School Hours

Office Hours: 8:00am-3:55pm
Teacher Hours: 8:10am-3:10pm
Student Hours: 8:20am to 2:50pm*
Half-Day Student Hours: 8:20am-11:30am
* Activity Dismissal: 3:55pm
 

Art Club - 5th grade Tues/6th grade Thurs after school (Sept-Dec)

Art club is for students who would like to experiment with different materials and techniques. The students will create projects that are not part of the art curriculum to enhance their art appreciation and creativity. Art club fills up quickly so it is imperative to get the form in as soon as possible. There is a $15.00 fee for Art Club.

Sponsors:
Lauren Mondt lmondt@summithill.org
Erik Donovan edonovan@summithill.org
Dawn Krueger dkrueger@summithill.org
Holly Dominik hdominik@summithill.org  

Band

Sponsors:
Mr. Scott Wagstaff (Beginning Band/Fifth Grade)
swagstaff@summithill.org     Mr. Jason Collins (Wildcat Band/Sixth Grade) Mon/Thurs before school all year
jcollins@summithill.org    

Basketball- Girls' (IESA)

Tryouts begin in early September.  Practices will be held Monday-Friday until the conference tournament in November.

Coach
Joe Klosak jklosak@summithill.org

Basketball - Boys' (IESA)

Tryouts begin in October.  Practices will be held Monday-Friday until the conference tournament in late January.

Coach Ron Buoscio
rbuoscio@summithill.org

Basketball - Intramural (mid April-May)

This intramural club is open to all Walker students. In order to participate, you will need a current physical on file and pay a $50 participation fee. Students will be randomly placed on teams that will play on designated days. Each team will play each other team at least once. There is a tournament during the last week of intramural basketball. (includes boys and girls)

Coaches:
Joe Klosak jklosak@summithill.org
Ron Buoscio rbuoscio@summithill.org

Board Game Club – Tues/Fri after school (Oct-Jan)

Start strategizing new ways to have fun and join the Hilda Walker Board Game Club open to all students!  Learn how to play, strategize, explore, cooperate, compete, socialize, and more!  To achieve these goals students will learn various board games that will require them to use critical thinking skills, devise unique strategies, and socialize with other students.

Games are something we play, offering the opportunity to think, react, adapt, master, compete, and laugh all the way through. Research suggests that board games can be helpful in building social skills and self-esteem, as well as teach kids about rules, competition, fair play, and values!

Sponsor:
Jim Welsh jwelsh@summithill.org

Book Club

Book Club is open to 6th grade students who love to read!  This school year we will be focusing on reading books that have earned the 2018 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award.  In addition, Book Club students will have the opportunity to attend the Battle of the Books at the end of the school year.  During our meetings we will discuss our thoughts and predictions about the novels we choose to read while enjoying an after school snack. Students will also have the opportunity to create a book trailer for their favorite book that will be presented to other ELA classes.  Please note:  All novels will have to be checked out from our school or local library, downloaded, or purchased.

Bowling

Bowling Club is an intramural club where anyone can participate. Students will enjoy bowling with friends in a non-competitive, relaxed environment. It is a great way to meet new people.

  • Sponsor: Mrs. Tammy Johnson
  • Fees: $30.00; weekly bowling cost of $4.00, plus $2.00 for shoes (if needed)
  • Meets: Wed after school (Jan-March)
  • Who can join? All 5th and 6th grade students with or without bowling experience. The club is limited to the first 55 students.
  • Where do the students bowl? Students take a bus from Walker to Tinley Park Bowl @ 7601 W 183rd St. Students must get picked up at the bowling alley at 5:45 PM. If students do not have someone available to pick them up at the bowling alley, then they should not attend bowling club.

Chess Club

Chess Club turns problem-solving and learning into a game! It develops self-esteem, builds team spirit and increases concentration. Chess club is for students who would like to learn how to play chess and for students who already know how to play chess. Chess is fun and motivational. There is a $30.00 fee for Chess Club.  

Choir - Wildcat Singers

  • Sponsor: Mrs. Jill Lewkow
  • Meets: Wednesdays intramurals 6th grade, Thursday intramurals 5th grade
This is a non-audition 5th and 6th grade chorus available for any student who is interested in singing and performing. Any student, regardless of previous experience, is encouraged to join and be a part of our group. We have several mandatory performances throughout the year, and we participate in the IGSMA District Organizational Contest in March. We are looking for students who are dedicated, committed and who love to sing, of course. Our group is continuing to grow and we hope you will be a part of it.

Computer Club

Students who join the computer club will learn how to capture, edit, and narrate, among many others while using Windows Movie Maker. Meetings will take place starting in October and go through February. Other meeting times may be scheduled before or after school depending on the project.

Cross Country (IESA) – Fall

Open to all 5-8th grade students.  Summer practice starts in August and will end in October.  Practices will be held every day during the school week.   Meets are scheduled typically on Tuesdays and Wednesdays along with a Saturday Invite Meet.

Coach:
Martin Acevedo macevedo@summithill.org

Dance Club

Dance Club is for those who love to dance. This club is open to all fifth and sixth grade students. This club will meet after school on Mondays and Thursdays. We will perform at one assembly this year for the whole school. The fee is $30.00 and prior experience is not required. Please bring a waterbottle, gym shoes, and active clothing.  

Drama Club

Drama club is a group for 5th and 6th grade students. This group puts on a performance in the spring. Auditions will be in the winter and rehearsals will take place two times a week after school throughout the spring until the production in May. All students will be cast in the production but roles will be assigned based on audition. Students will be a part of the performance this year. Students will need to be able to attend all rehearsals and performances in order to be a member of the drama club.

Horticulture-Garden Club

The goal of the Hilda Walker Horticulture/ Garden club is to establish and maintain native plant species on the school property so that helpful insects and birds can flourish. A butterfly habitat has been created and maintained on the school property. Garden club members also plant and care for plants in and around the Hilda Walker school building. A fall mum sale is used to generate income for school plantings and beautification. Garden club members have a strong focus on recycling, with daily collection of paper from classrooms. In addition, members also collect and recycle ink cartridges and plastic bags. Members receive and provide education on reducing waste from school lunches, as well as reusing materials more than once. For ten years, Hilda Walker has maintained its 'EARTH AWARD' for achievements in waste reduction, recycling, and environmental education from the Will County Green/Land Use Department. This club is open to both 5th and 6th grade students.

Math Club

The Math Club at Walker is for students who love math and are interested in enrichment. We will be using your already mastered math skills to play games, solve puzzles, and do some artwork. We will also take a few trips to the computer lab.

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club is for sixth grade students who will have the opportunity to create Walker’s very own school newspaper.  Students be able to report on school events, write and publish original stories, complete school-wide surveys, and more!  The newspaper will be published quarterly and sold during 5th ande 6th grade lunches.  All proceeds will benefit a chosen charity.

Safety Patrol

Activities that will be done by 5th grade safety patrol:
  • Serve as hall monitors for morning and dismissal times upstairs and on stairwells
  • Will hold open doors in the morning and afternoon
  • Arrange for bicycle safety program for 5th graders in the spring
  • Introduce the Yellow Dot Program sponsored by the state of Illinois
  • Learn about storms, how to identify various storm clouds, and safety tips for storms
  • Make posters, write cool tools using the tips for safety in general for weather
  • Make posters, write cools tools for general safety like walking to and from school, how to keep safe around holidays, bus safety, and safety in the summer
  • Develop Safety Awareness word puzzles, games, and contests

Scholastic Bowl Team

Scholastic Bowl Team is made up of 15 students chosen through a try out process. Scholastic Bowl consists of trivia in a variety of areas including math, science, social studies, current events, and pop culture. The team participates in matches against various schools in the area along with many practices here at Walker. Tryouts are held in January and we end our season in April with the Regional tournament.

Science Club

The Science Club at Walker is for students who love science and are interested in enrichment. We will learn about different science concepts including biology, ecology and even some physics! We will perform experiments and watch demonstrations to better understand some common scientific concepts. Students may be asked to bring in additional materials for some experiments. The club is open to any 5th and 6th grader who feels they have a good grasp of scientific concepts. We are also looking for students that can work cooperatively in a group.

Strings

  • Sponsor: Mrs. Katie Goddard
  • Meets: Tues/Thurs before school (Sept-May)
  • Fees: $30.00 per year
Members of the orchestra have the choice of learning to play violin, viola, cello, or string bass. All are an important part of the orchestra! Students will be able to try out the instruments before choosing which one they would like to play. Students will also be "fitted" for an instrument at the registration night. String instruments come in various sizes so that young students can more easily learn to play. As students grow, they are able to simply trade-in their instrument for a larger size at no additional cost if it is a rental.

Student Council

Student Council will meet together to organize fundraisers, drives, and special events. Student council members need to be responsible, reliable, outgoing, and trustworthy.  Student council is for any student that would like to make an impact in their school and community.

Video Club

Video Club creates the Walker Step-up Video for fourth graders. They also videotape the Veterans Day Assembly, Drama Club Play, Talent Contest and other classroom and school performances. During training sessions, members learn to edit video, add titles, transitions, effects and music. After training is finished, students meet after school or at lunch to work to complete their chosen projects. The completed videos are transferred to DVDs as a keepsake for the participants.

Intramural Volleyball

This is an intramural club where anyone can participate. In order to participate, you will need a current physical on file and pay a $30 participation fee. Students will be randomly placed on teams that will play on designated days. Each team will play each other once and then the last week have a tournament to place the top three teams who will then play the teachers in a spring assembly.