Art Club -

  • Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays (Nov-Feb)
Sponsors:
Holly DominikHDominik@summithill.org
Laura Dermody LDermody@summithill.org
Erik Donovan EDonovan@summithill.org
Joe Klosak JKlosak@summithill.org
 

 

Band

September-May
Beginning Band/Fifth Grade
Sponsor:
Mr. Scott Wagstaff 
swagstaff@summithill.org
Wildcat Band/Sixth Grade
Sponsor:
Mr. Jason Collins 
jcollins@summithill.org
 

 

Basketball - Intramural (Early April)

This intramural club is open to all 5th and 6th grade Walker students. To participate, you will need a current physical on file. The 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.
 
Coaches:
Mr. Joe Klosak jklosak@summithill.org
Mrs. Jen Hodys jhodys@summithill.org

 

Basketball

Basketball - Girls' (IESA)
September
Mr. Joe Klosak
jklosak@summithill.org
Basketball - Boys' (IESA)
November
Mrs. Jen Hodys
jhodys@summithill.org
 

 

Board Game Club

  • Meets: September
There are many benefits to playing board games. They offer a challenge and give opportunities for families and friends to socialize. Board games require social skills, critical thinking, and exploration. In addition, games teach lessons to kids about getting along with others in cooperative and competitive situations. Perhaps the best quality of board games is that they require critical thinking. Many board games encourage players to detect patterns, plan ahead, predict the outcome of alternative moves, learn from experiences, think about how others may react, and create new strategies for the future. Join in on the fun. There is a $20 club fee.

 

Book Club

October-December
Book Club will run every Monday and Wednesday after school from October to December. Students will be reading the 2022 Rebecca Caudill books. Each month they will be reading a book in a lit group, having discussions, and participating in activities surrounding the book.
Dates:
OCTOBER 4, 6, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
NOVEMBER 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 29
DECEMBER 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 16*
*Thursday, December 16th will be our last day of book club celebration*

 

Bowling Club

  • Meets: January-March
The purpose of Bowling Club is to provide students an opportunity to experience a fun sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. Bowling club is for students who would like to learn how to bowl and students who already know how to bowl. We will take a bus to Tinley Park Bowl after school to bowl. Students must get picked up at the bowling alley @ 4:45. Bowling club fees: a onetime activity fee, shoe rental (weekly), and the cost of bowling (weekly). Bowling club will start after winter break and end in March. The club is limited to 50 students.

 

Chess Club

  • Meets:September
The Walker Chess Club is for those who want to learn how to play chess and for those who already know how to play and want to sharpen their skills. This group is open to all levels.

 

Choir - Wildcat Singers

  • Meets:September-April
Choir is open to all 5th and 6th grade students with no audition necessary! Rehearsals will be every week after school on Thursday until 3:55 through mid April! Performance dates are TBD. Come sing and have a blast getting to know new music and meeting new friends!

 

Cross Country (IESA)

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.

 

Drama Club

  • Meets:December
The Walker Drama Club is for students who like to act, sing, and dance. Students will audition for a lead role or ensemble member. All students that join Drama Club will have a part in the musical. Performances are in the Spring.

 

Fitness Club

  • Meets: October-December
Fitness Club concentrates on overall physical wellness through proper nutrition, high-intensity calorie burning workouts, and stretching. Workouts include traditional weight-lifting, cross-fit, Insanity and yoga. Fitness levels from beginners to advanced exercisers are welcome to get fit and have fun. Students will meet 2x per week outside the MPR on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting October 5th and go through December 16th. It’s a great opportunity to learn to set realistic goals and actively participate in a variety of workouts.

 

Frisbee Club

Fall Session September – October/Spring Session March – May Do you want to learn more about exciting Frisbee sports? If so, Frisbee club is for you. Frisbee Club is a club where we will play disc golf, Kan Jam, Ultimate Frisbee and explore many other frisbee games. The club will be split into two sessions. A fall session and a spring session. Students can join the fall session, the spring session, or both.

 

Math Club

  • Meets: September
The Walker Math Club is for those who want to take their love for math and apply it to fun activities, games, and puzzles.  

 

Newspaper Club

Meets: October-March Newspaper Club will run every Tuesday after school from October to March. We will work to create three issues of the Walker Talker - a digital newspaper that will be shared with all the staff/students/parents of HW.  Dates:

  • OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26 
  • NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16, 30 
  • DECEMBER 7, 14 
  • JANUARY 4, 11, 18, 25 
  • FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22 
  • MARCH 1, 8 

 

Pep Club

Meets: Septebmer-January Come join the Pep Club! Promote school spirit by attending, cheering at and publicizing games. Be part of a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere while spreading Wildcat pride! The Pep club will meet the following dates:

  • September 15th - meeting
  • September 23rd - meeting
  • September 29th - meeting/game
  • October 7th - meeting/game
  • October 18th - meeting/game
  • November 4th - meeting/game
  • November 11th - meeting/game
  • November 17th - meeting/game
  • November 30th - meeting/game
  • December 15th - meeting/game
  • January 11th - meeting/game
 

 

Pokemon Club

March-May

  • Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 1st - May 12th)
  • Fees: $10 or Per District
  • Sponsors: Holly Dominik
Pokémon club is for students who are interested in learning and playing Pokémon the card game. You do not need to own any cards or decks; they will be provided for use during club. Maximum enrollment: 20 students.     

Scholastic Bowl Team

  • Meets: January-April
The 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 and will also have many practices here at Walker. Tryouts are held in December, and we end our season in April with the Regional tournament. 

 

Science Club

  • Meets: September-December
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.    It is important that club members attend all meetings – you are usually working in a group or with a partner and activities are planned over multiple meeting dates.    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. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:55p.m.  YOU MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION PROMPTLY AT 3:55PM.  Meeting Dates (Tuesdays and Thursdays)  
September  October  November 
9/21  10/5 11/2
9/23 10/7 11/4
9/28 10/12 11/9
9/30 10/14 11/11
  10/19 11/16
  10/21  11/18
  10/26 11/30
  10/28 12/2** LAST MEETING

 

Speech Club

  • September
The Walker Speech Club is for those who want to act and perform plays, skits, monologues, and reader theater plays.  This club is different than the Spring Musical.  There will be no singing/dancing involved.

Strings

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 can simply trade-in their instrument for a larger size at no additional cost if it is a rental.

 

Student Council

  • Meets: October
Do you want to be a leader in our school? Do you like to help other people? Then you should join Student Council. This year student council will:
  • Organize school wide service projects
  • Organize school spirit days
  • Organize the school talent show
  • Provide service at events for other clubs and teams at school
Meetings will be held on Wednesdays after school until 3:55 pm. We will also meet during lunch or additional days after school to complete projects.

 

Track (IESA)

March-May   Coaches:
Mr. Martin Acevedo (fifth grade) macevedo@summithill.org
Mr. Jason Collins (sixth grade) jcollins@summithill.org      

 

Video Club

November-February

Lights, Camera, Action! Join the Walker Video Club and be a part of the Walker News Network. Club members will learn how to edit, shoot, and talk in front of the camera. Projects include creating news stories, interviews, and the Walker Orientation Video. Students will be creating news stories and 6th graders will be able to host the morning announcements. It is important to be able to attend club meetings. The activity fee is payable only via the district webpage under the link for Online Payments.

An online form will be sent out to sign up your student. 6th and 5th grade will be limited to 24 students.

6th grade will meet Wednesdays during lunch/intramurals starting September 22

5th grade will meet Nov. 8,15,29, Dec. 6,13, Jan. 10,24,31, Feb. 7,14- Sign Up will go out Oct 29 and end Nov. 5

 

Volleyball: Intramurals

February-March This intramural club is open to all 5th and 6th grade students. To participate, you will need a current physical on file.  Students will be randomly placed on teams that will play on designated days. Each team will play each other team at least once.   

Girls' Coaches: (Tues/Thurs/Fri Jan-Apr) Boys’ Coaches: (Mon/Wed/Fri Jan-Apr)
 

 

Yoga

February-April

Yoga Club is for anyone who would is new or experienced in practicing yoga. Yoga helps manage stress and is a great way to tune out and take a break from a busy day. Yoga is a great non-competitive activity that has many health benefits. Yoga will be held on certain Mondays and Wednesdays February - April with Ms. Hourihan in room 103. Relax and try some yoga this year!