• Extracurricular clubs and activities
     
    Club Description
    CHANSE (Chute and Northwestern Science Education) TBD - Northwestern graduate students from the NU Materials Research department work with twenty 8th graders during the fall. winter and spring terms. There are six sessions per term with a culminating field trip to the Materials Research labs in the spring.
    Chess Club The Chute Chess Club offers professional instruction from champion Chicago area FIDE chess master Albert Chow, and meets twice a week. Sessions are on Mondays from 3:45pm - 4:45pm and Wednesdays from 3:45 PM - 4:45pm during October to April when school is in session. The Fall and Spring semester fees are $50 for each semester. Scholarships are available based on need and merit. Email parent coordinator (Allen Alexander) aalexander68 at gmail.com or (Rebecca Weber) mattandbeckie at yahoo.com
    Chorus Ms. Allen - Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, 3:45pm - 4:30pm. Auditions are open through the month of January. Performances throughout the year include concerts, contests, Music in the Parks competitions and the YEA Festival.
    Actions for Healthy Eagles Ms. Barrengos, Ms. Benson and Mrs. Mohrenweiser. We meet every Wednesday in Room 108, year round. This club is focused on developing a healthy life style. Actions include growing food in school garden, cooking, yoga, and environmental craft projects.
    Stage Crew Ms. Temkin: Meets every Mondays from 3:45pm - 4:45pm in the Auditorium. 20 participants-open to all grade levels Discover that working back stage can be just as exciting as performing on stage! Learn about the different types of stages, stage areas, how to operate lights, sound and the fly system (ropes and chains) plus what to consider when creating set, lighting and sound designs. Work backstage on many occasions including concerts & fine arts performances.
    Student Council Ms. Saunders - Representative and officers are voted in by their classmates. The council consists of an executive committee and two representatives and two alternates from each 1st period class. Student Council will give students opportunities to demonstrate leadership at Chute. Members will organize, promote, and participate in school and community activities to help gain a sense of school and community spirit. Specific activities include dances, fundraisers, food and clothing drives.
    Minecraft and Coding Club Mrs. Kushner - Meets Mondays in Media Arts Lab from 3:45pm - 4:45pm
    Advanced Art, Drama, Media Arts, Music Ms. Adler, Ms. Temkin, Ms. Kushner, and Ms. Allen - Available to 8th grade students recommended by the Arts staff. Classes meet during the Fine Arts period.
    Band Ms. Philbrick - Band is a graded curricular subject with rehearsals and lessons offered before school and/or during the school day. The ensembles perform several times throughout the year and participate in area contests. The program is open to all students. Beginning Band lessons are on Fridays during the day on a rotating schedule.
    6th Grade Concert Band 6th Grade Concert Band rehearses Monday and Wednesday 10th period. Lessons are during the school day on Mondays on a rotating basis. Students in the TWI program rehearse on Friday, 7th period.
    7th and 8th Grade Honors Band 7th and 8th grade- Honor’s Band meets Wednesday and Friday mornings 7:15 -7:55. Honor’s Band lessons are on Wednesday and Friday on a rotating basis. Jazz Band will meet during the school day. Ms. Philbrick will inform students of the day and time.
    Orchestra Orchestra is a graded curricular subject with rehearsals and lessons offered before school and/or during the school day. It is open to all string players who have played for at least one school year. The ensembles perform several times throughout the year and participate in area contests. 6th Grade-is split into two groups and meets on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1st period. Lessons are on Tuesday. 7th & 8th grade is also split and meets at 7:15-7:55 on Tuesdays of Thursdays. Lessons are on Thursday.
    Intramural Sports Chute Sports - Intramural Sports - Monday through Thursday-Late bus provided. Anyone can play. No cuts. Shared playing time and NO FEES! Students may join any or all of the activities offered. Once they have made a commitment to play, students are placed on a team and are expected to finish the semester. Activities include: soccer, basketball, flag football, volleyball, lacrosse, dodge ball, fitness club, field hockey, baseball, badminton and track & field.
    Interscholastic Sports Interscholastic Sports -This is a district supported program where Chute students may try out for the Chute team and compete against other middle schools. Parent permission is required for participation and there is a $80 fee (waived for students who receive free and reduced lunch).Fall-Boys’ soccer & Girls’ volleyball Winter-Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Spring-Girls’ Soccer & Boys’ Basketball *Students will be expected to attend all practices and games and follow all District and school rules
    8th Grade Slam Poetry Team Ms. Temkin and Ms. Monticello: The team meets every Tuesday from 3:45-4:45. The Chute slam poetry team consists of 8th grade poets who come together and participate in The Louder Than A Bomb slam poetry festival every spring.