• Extracurricular Activities
    AFTERNOON FITNESS: Each week students will be given the choice of a free workout or following along with a workout video. Participants must wear athletic clothing. Those earning make-up PE credit must also have their heart rate monitor. Led by Mrs. Woodward and Tuesdays 3:45-4:30 in the Fitness Center. 

    Art club: Students meet Mr. Engh in the art room every Tuesday morning from 7:45 to 8:30 A.M. Art Club is an open art studio. All students are welcome.

    CHESS CLUB: Ms. Lydon welcomes beginners and experienced players! Meetings are in room 220 on Mondays from 3:35 - 4:45. 

    COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB: Haven’s Community Service Club began as a way to introduce our 8th graders to the importance of service while making a positive impact on our local and global community. The club is led by Mrs. Randhava, and over the past three years our range of service projects and impact has grown exponentially. Depending on our projects and needs, we plan to meet during lunch and before or after school. Following is an example of projects that we initiated as well as projects that we supported with our time and fundraising: Launched Haven’s Trick or Treat for Unicef campaign; Worked with COPE to bag Thanksgiving and monthly grocery packages; Conducted a blanket and towel drive to benefit animals at Chicago's Animal Care and Control; Installed an ESCCA clothing drive and collection bin at Haven; Sorted clothes and helped staff ESCCA’s clothing program at JEH; Volunteered and ran activities at Lincolnwood School’s holiday fundraising roller skating event at Fleetwood Jourdain; Conducted a community and school picture book drive and donated books to Eerie Health Center on Dempster; Packed and delivered breakfasts and lunches for residents at Lake Street Shelter in collaboration with Connections For The Homeless; Researched deserving local and global organizations to receive proceeds from Haven’s walk-a-thon (The Cradle and UNICEF); Packed and delivered weekly teacher shout-out rewards; Organized a community-wide end of school day of service. We are always looking for new community partners and opportunities. For more information please contact Maia Randhava at randhavam@district65.net 

    Haven IESA Cross Country Program: Led by Mr. Jones and Asst. Coach Ms. Lynch, this program is a fall girls and boys running sport offered for all grades. Runners have the opportunity to practice three mornings and one evening a week and compete in up to nine races in the fall with distances ranging one and two miles. Whether you want to learn to run longer distances, cross train for another sport or simply love competing at a high level, the club welcomes runners of all experience levels. Practices start the first week in August and the season ends at the end of October. If a student is interested, please email jonesl@district65.net to be added to the cross country communication list. 

    Girls on the Run: Ms. Romero and Ms. Martin host Girls on the Run Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45-5:45 P.M. for the fall season. It is a 10-12 week program designed for 20 girls from sixth to eighth grade and cover such topics such as eating disorders, internet safety, relationships, cyber-bullying, tobacco, and alcohol use. The girls discuss these topics in a fun and safe environment. Running is also incorporated into the curriculum. We model healthy lifestyles and making healthy decisions. At the end of the season, the girls complete a 5K with their running buddies and families! All girls are encouraged to apply!

    HAVEN GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE: Ms. Nikolopoulou and Ms. Garay lead a group interested in discussing, learning about, and educating others about issues concerning gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and questioning youth. We want to make our school safe for everyone! Meetings are twice per month on Tuesdays at 3:45 P.M. in room 154. 

    HAVEN INTRAMURAL PROGRAM: Led by Mr. Jones, this is an extension of the F.A.C.T. Department's regular instructional program, including the development of movement skills, health-related fitness, and personal and social responsibility. The Intramural programs meet before school from 7 - 8 A.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The afternoon times are 3:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All intramural activities are treated equally in terms of resources, facilities, selection of staff, and allocation of supplies and equipment. Cross-Fit in the month of January: Will meet in Fitness Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. 

    Haven ADVENTURE anD climbing club: Mr. Periman offers students an opportunity to build teamwork and comradery while pushing themselves to overcome challenges. Meetings are Fridays at 4 P.M. from October to May in the big Gym. All are welcome and there is no fee and no experience is necessary. 

    Library activity dayzzZ: Join Ms. Odwarka and the Library Volunteens in the LMC once a month for multiple activities including computer coding, Maker challenges, Book Scavenger Hunt, etc. There are new activities every month, so check the LMC website for the calendar and how to sign up. All activities take place during lunch periods.

    LTAB: Ms. Condon and Mr. Behm host poetry workshop. 

    MATHLETES: In Mathletes, students work through fun and challenging math problems while engaging in a little friendly competition. This is an excellent opportunity for all sixth, seventh, and eighth graders wanting to add a little more math excitement to their lives. Students share strategies and discuss possible shortcuts to make problem solving easier and more efficient. There will be a competition held in early February with many of the surrounding districts in attendance. Mathletes will be held on Tuesdays after school from 3:40-4:30. 

    Student Ambassadors: Parent volunteers sponsor a fun way to help at Haven.  Students assist the incoming 6th graders tour the school, help out with the suggestion boxes, read the morning announcements, guide parents to the classrooms at curriculum night and conferences, help speakers find the classrooms at career day, and much more. Meetings are before school with bagels, cream cheese and OJ.

    YOUNG AUTHORS: Students have the opportunity to participate in poetry workshops and publish poetry.  "What's Up With Haven?" is the Young Authors' magazine of student poetry for grades 6 and 7 published in the Spring.  Eighth graders publish their poetry magazines through their teams (also in the Spring).  Poetry workshops are held periodically during lunch periods throughout the school year.