Channahon Junior High School offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Most of these activities occur after school. Some of the activities have a fee associated with them. Club activities are done at 3:40, unless the members are told otherwise. Below is a list of the CJHS academic activities.
Please note: Each of the Club sponsors' names are linked to their email address. Please feel free to contact them for more information.
Art Club – Art Club works on projects for the schools, sets for the play, or other individual projects you may have. Art Club will be held at Pioneer Path after school on Thursday’s until 4:20pm. Please email Mrs. Verbic with any questions.
Band – Band meets during Study Hall period 5A on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They perform in concerts, parades, and local competitions. Please e-mail Mr. Becker for lessons or more information.
Beta Club – Beta Club is the CJHS Honor Society for 8th grade students. In order to be named to the Beta Club, students must maintain a 3.4 GPA and have received less than two detentions during their seventh grade year. Beta Club members are expected to participate in school and community service activities, as well as plan the 8th grade dance at the end of the year. Contact Mrs. Boynton or Ms. Sommers for more information.
Choir – Choir is open to any 7th or 8th grade student in good academic standing. Choir meets during Study Halls on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Choir performs in concerts and contests throughout the year. Contact Mrs. Lister for more information.
Drama Club – The Drama Club works to put on the CJHS school play in the spring. Stage Managers are interviewed in late November. Cast auditions are typically in early December. Rehearsals are scheduled during the next several months. Stage Crew, including light crew, sound crew, stagehands, and makeup crew are selected in early March. The play is presented in early April. CJHS students run the entire production. Contact Ms. Yonker for more information.
Entrepreneurs Club - Entrepreneur's Club is an innovative club that encourages creativity and innovation. Students will design a product or service and have an opportunity to present it to the regional business community at the annual Entrepreneurs Fair at The Sullivan Center in Joliet. Contact Ms. Petula for more information.
Friday Friends – Friday Friends is a group that meets to make new friends, play games and socialize with each other and at special school events and field trips. Contact Ms. Krakowski for more information.
Geography Bee – The CJHS Geography Bee is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student. It is a trivia contest run by the National Geographic Society typically in the fall. The overall winner takes a test to qualify for the State Geography Bee. Sponsor: Ms. Yonker
Math Team – Math team usually begins in January and is open to all students in good standing. Students practice various problems and strategies to compete against other schools for the best answer in the fastest time. If you like math, this is the team for you! Contact Mrs. Petersen for more information.
Math & Science Club - Club that creates projects to be displayed at the Exxon Showcase each year. Contact Mr. Lange for more information
Red Riot – Red Riot is the school pep club. Students who participate get into all regular season home games for free when wearing your membership t-shirt! Contact Mr. Uphoff or Mr. Homerding for more information.
Scholastic Bowl – usually begins meeting in January and is open to all students in good academic standing. Students work with a team to answer trivia questions on various subjects against teams from other schools. Contact Mr. Urbanski for more information.
Speech Team (or Mini-drama) is open to all students in good academic standing. Members of the team can work individually, in pairs, small groups, or large groups to perform serious or comedic skits at a competition performance level. This is a great club to join if you are thinking about auditioning for the school play. Rehearsals are held from August to November, culminating with contest performance. Contact Mrs. Michalak for more information.
Spelling Bee – The CJHS Spelling Bee is held during the winter and is open to any 7th or 8th grader as well as the 6th grade winner. This Bee determines the overall top speller in the district. The district winner will then compete in a County Spelling Bee. The top spellers from each grade will compete in the IVC Spelling Bee for the top awards out of all conference schools. Spelling Bee Sponsor: Mrs. Tonelli
Student Council – The Student Council is the governing body of the school. Members brainstorm and work on fun activities and fundraisers to make our school a better place. All students in the school elect our President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Study Halls elect their own representatives. Student Council meets a couple of days a month before school (to avoid conflict with after school activities.) Officers meet more often and run the meetings. Sponsor – Mr. Martin