Contact us

  7260 North Avenue, Frankfort, IL, 60423
 Phone (815) 469-4330

  Principal

Principal: Dr. Daniel C. Pierson
Assistant Principal: Mr. Colin Bradley

  School Hours

Office Hours: 7:25am - 3:55pm
School Hours: 7:50am - 2:20pm

Athletics at SHJH

Intramurals

Open to Season Physical
Golf All Students August - September Required
Bowling All Students February - April Required
Basketball Students Not in Track March - May Required
Volleyball Students Not In Track March - May Required
Chess All Students November - February Not Required

Sports Physicals

All students must have an updated physical in order to try-out and/or join a sport. This also includes intramurals: bowling, golf, fitness club, basketball and volleyball. A student will be denied participation or a try-out without a valid physical on file. Should you have any questions regarding our athletic program, please contact our athletic director, Mr. Fred Pufahl, at fpufahl@summithill.org.

 

Tryouts

Athletic Forms

Baseball

Boys' Baseball is for 7th and 8th graders only. Tryouts and practices begin before the start of the school year. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. If an athlete makes the team, they must be present for practices/games Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit. Other uniform fees apply refer to handouts.

  • Coach: Fred Pufahl & Michael Deustcher
    • Activity Fee: $50
      • Uniform Deposit: $75
        • Additional Cost: $25 (Hat & Socks) & $40 (White Game Pants)

          Basketball

          Boys' and Girls' Basketball is for 7th and 8th graders only. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. If an athlete makes the team they must be present for practices / games Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a $75 uniform deposit. The girls' season begins in late August and runs through December and the boys' season begins in mid-October and runs through February.

           

          • Girls' Coaches: Jack Howard, Jason Collins, Tom Chrusciel
            • Boys' Coaches: Fred Pufahl & Michael Deustcher
              • Activity Fee: $50
                • Uniform Deposit: $75

                  Cheerleading

                  SHJH offers two different opportunities for cheerleading: competitive and spirit cheerleaders.

                   

                  Spirit Squads


                  •  Spirit Coach: Amanda Baske



                  There is one spirit squad that supports the boys' basketball players. They cheer at all home games.

                  Competitive Squad


                  •  Competition Coach: Lisa Strzykalski



                  The competitive cheer squad is a mixture seventh and eighth grade students. This squad competes at the state level as well as other competitions. These cheerleaders must be available to compete on the weekends.

                  An informational parent/athlete packet will be posted on Coach Strzykalski's teacher page prior to clinics and try-outs. Once teams have been decided both parents and athletes must attend a mandatory meeting to find out about the schedules and expectations for both the spirit and competition squads. The cheerleaders will also host a cheerleading clinic for the participating K-4 Summit Hill School District students in the fall and have two fundraisers during the season.

                  • Activity Fee: $50
                    • Uniform Deposit: $50
                      • Additional Fees: $500 (Apparel, Choreography, Camps, etc.)

                        Tryout Information

                        Any student trying out must wear a plain white t-shirt (no design or team emblems), black shorts and proper athletic shoes, have no jewelry on and have hair pulled back and out of the face for both clinic days and the day of try-outs. Stunt groups and dates for tryouts will be determined during the clinics.

                        A sports physical must by on file to participate in clinics and to try-out. Clinics and try-outs for both squads will be held from 5pm- 6:30pm for clinics and 3pm-8pm for try-outs in May, after students have finished their try out they may leave. It is strongly encouraged and beneficial for all girls to come to clinic days. Results (try-out numbers) will be posted on the Coaches teacher pages.

                        Cross Country

                        Boys' and Girls' Cross Country are for students in 5th through 8th grade. Tryouts and practices begin before the start of the school year. There are no cuts for Cross Country, but athletes need to be at practice/meets Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit.

                        • Coach: Pat Sullivan & Scott Smalter
                          • Activity Fee: $50
                            • Uniform Deposit: $50
                              • Additional Cost: $20 (Uniform Shorts)

                                Softball

                                Girls' Softball is for 7th and 8th graders only. Tryouts and practices begin before the start of the school year. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. If an athlete makes the team, they must be present for practices/games Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit. Other fees apply for uniforms. Softball runs through September.

                                • (A) Coaches: Ryan Hagen & Scott Chromcak
                                  • (B) Coaches: Amanda Park & Kathryn Hopkins
                                    • Activity Fee: $50
                                      • Uniform Deposit: $75
                                        • Additional Cost: $25 (Hat and Socks)

                                          Track

                                          Boys' and Girls' Track - 7th and 8th grades. Track begins in March and runs through the end of May. Athletes need to be at practice/meets Monday thru Saturday- Saturdays are at the end of the season for the state series. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit.

                                          • Coaches: Jack Howard, Keith McGrail, Cheryl Michals, Ryan Hagen
                                            • Activity Fee: $50
                                              • Uniform Deposit: $50

                                                Volleyball

                                                Boys' and Girls' Volleyball is for 7th and 8th graders only. If an athlete makes the team, they must be present for practices Monday thru Friday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit. Tryouts and practices for the boys begin before the start of the school year. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. The boys play August through October and the girls' season begins in December and runs through March.

                                                 

                                                • Boys' Coaches: Keith McGrail & Cheryl Michals
                                                  • Girls' Coaches: Jack Howard & Keith McGrail
                                                    • Activity Fee: $50
                                                      • Uniform Deposit: $75
                                                        • Tryouts: $25 (Uniform Spandex - Girls)

                                                          Intramural Golf

                                                          Come one, come all. This activity is coed for students with all ability levels. Golfers learn the basics of the golf swing as well as golf course etiquette. A current physical must be on file. This is a fall activity. First meeting is in the beginning of August. There is an individual IESA state series golf tournament that will take place in September. A student-athlete must attend at least three intramural golf sessions during the season in order to qualify for an IESA Sectional tournament. Intramural golf runs through late September. 

                                                           

                                                          • Coaches: Mike McDonald and Anna King
                                                            • Activity Fee: $30
                                                              • Green Fee: $8.00 Per Session (Range balls, regulation play)
                                                                • Green Fees / Payments due at end of season.
                                                                  • Summit Hill Junior High does not provide clubs, golf balls, etc.

                                                                    Intramural Bowling

                                                                    • Coach: Tom Chrusciel
                                                                    • Activity Fee: $30
                                                                    • Lane Fees: $8/week (3 games, shoes)
                                                                    • Additional: SHJH Bowling Apparel
                                                                    Open to all seventh and eighth grade students. It consists of at least eight sessions of bowling at Tinley Park Bowling Alley. The students are transported there by a bus after school, but parent pick-up is required at the bowling alley. This is both intramural and competitive bowling, so all ability levels are welcome to attend! A current physical must be on file. There is an individual and team state series in this event through the IESA. SHJH bowls on Tuesdays during the months of February, March, and April. The IESA state bowling tournament is held in April.

                                                                     

                                                                    Intramural Basketball

                                                                    • Coaches: Fred Pufahl & Tom Chrusciel
                                                                    • Activity Fee: $30
                                                                    • Meets: M/W/F into May
                                                                    • Time: 2:30-4:00 PM SHJH Large Gym
                                                                    This extra-mural activity is co-ed. Everyone is welcome. A physical must be on file to participate. This activity begins in March, and runs into the month of May.

                                                                     

                                                                    Intramural Chess

                                                                    • Coach: Ryan Hagen
                                                                    • Activity Fee: $30
                                                                    • Additional: SHJH Chess Apparel
                                                                    • Meets: November - February
                                                                    This is a co-ed club. Chess club usually meets on Fridays. Students of all skill levels are invited. Students play and learn against each other. There will be a tournament to conclude the season. The IESA sponsors a state series in this activity.

                                                                     

                                                                    Intramural Volleyball

                                                                    • Coach: Megan Craven & Jen Lewis
                                                                    • Activity Fee: $30
                                                                    • Meets: T/R/F into May
                                                                    • Time: 2:30-4:00 PM SHJH Large Gym
                                                                    This extra-mural activity is co-ed. All ability levels are welcome. A physical must be on file to participate. This activity begins in March and ends in May.