Clubs and Activities

  • Art Club

    Sponsor: Ms. Sarah Sitko

    Meeting Times: Exclusively offered in the fall, Mondays after school until 5:30 p.m.

    Students do not have to attend all meetings. This club is free and has been formed to introduce arts and crafts from around the world as well as independent art projects! It allows 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to participate in extracurricular activities and exposes them to a variety of creative media/mediums. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ms. Sitko at


    Baking Club

    Sponsor: Mrs. Vehrs and Ms. Faust

    Meeting Times: Once a month (check student announcements for dates)

    Open to any student that has an interest in baking. No skill or previous experience is necessary. Gather with friends to share recipes and baking tips. See Mrs. Vehrs or Ms. Faust for more information.


    Battle of the Books

    Sponsor: Ms. Nancy Grove

    Meeting Times: Check announcements for dates

    Battle of the Books, or BOB, is a competition against the other D300 middle schools. BOB encourages students to read a variety of different books that they might have not chosen on their own. Battle of the Books can have many kiddos on the team but at the end, each battle will consist of 5 team members and one alternate that participate at each meet to demonstrate the knowledge of the books they have read. Now we are able to switch off for each meet to allow everyone at least one chance to participate in a ‘battle’. Battle of the Books is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Battles are held during the school day and a few of them will be at the other middle schools starting in April. Our meeting dates and times will fluctuate throughout the year. 


    Beta Club

    Sponsor: Mrs. Bonnie Cyrwus and Mrs. Anna Martin

    Meeting Times: One-two times per month

    The National Junior Beta Club recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement in school and community, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for your child to develop interpersonal relationship skills through volunteering in school and community. Membership into the AMS Beta Club is by invitation only and is based upon teacher recommendations.


    Fun Club

    Sponsor: Carolyn Garrity

    Meeting Times: Third Tuesday of every month from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

    Do you like to help others? And have fun? Then the Fun Club may be just for you. Fun Club encourages social engagement between the students in the Cross-Categorical Language and Intellectual Disabilities programs with general education students involved in AVID or Beta Club at Algonquin Middle School. Students participate in a variety of activities such as playing games and making crafts with their buddy-student while helping them to work on their social communication skills and peer relationships.


    Homework Club

    Sponsor: Ms. Vehrs

    Meeting Times: Monday – Thursday afternoons in the media center from 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Open to all students that would like to work on homework after school in a quiet setting. Students are expected to come prepared with homework and supplies and follow the same expectations in the classroom (work quietly, respect others).


    Science Club

    Sponsor: Mr. Brian Sanford

    Meeting Times: About once a month in Mr. Sanford's room (221)

    Open to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Events/Activities include: Stream Monitoring, Escape Rooms, Holiday Labs, STEM Activities, Science Fair, Dissections, Engineering Competitions, and Science Trivia Bowl. No materials or experience required.


    Student Council

    Sponsor: Ms. Laura Garand

    Meeting Times: Varies throughout the year.

    Algonquin Middle School's Student Council is made up of a cohesive group of dynamic, enthusiastic and committed students who care about AMS.

    Student Council members:

    • Help plan, organize, and run after-school events and activities for all students.
    • Develop and implement school-wide service projects and/or fundraisers.
    • Help raise school spirit at Algonquin Middle School.

    Responsibilities of Student Council members:

    • Attend all meetings (before or after school). Two unexcused absences will result in dismissal from Student Council.
    • Attend and participate in all Student Council events and activities.
    • Communicate with staff, students, and administration about events and activities.
    • Act responsibly at all meetings, events, and activities as a leader of AMS.
    • Keep grades as high as possible. Grades will be looked at and discussed if you are struggling.
    • Have good behavior in school and at school sponsored activities.