The Auto Club is a student organization. Meetings are held weekly in which students can further increase their knowledge/hands-on training by performing work on a project car. The project for this year is to research, design, and build a eco-marathon vehicle. All students are welcome to participate, though at least one auto class would be helpful.
Sponsor: John Kucab ~ email@example.com
Mondays @ 3:30 PM in Room 1525 (Autos Lab)
Chess Team competes against other teams within the North Suburban Chess League. Members may also have the opportunity to compete at the IHSA State tournament. Recreational and competitive members are encouraged to join. The club meets on Wednesdays with most competitions on Fridays.
Special functions/events: Competing in IHSA State championship.
Want to argue against students across the country? Want to travel to big universities like Michigan, Kentucky and Berkeley? Interested in discussing a variety of topics including ocean exploration, U.S. foreign policy, and politics? Want to earn large college scholarships to schools such as the University of Kentucky and Michigan State University? If so, then the Debate Team is a perfect fit. The Debate Team is open to all students who are interested in working on their critical thinking skills, analytical abilities and competing in interscholastic speech and debate competitions. Debate Team members compete in several local, regional and national tournaments throughout the year. Finally, as members of the Debate Team, students are recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association, and honors society and professional organization. Come check it out!
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Sponsors: Eric Oddo ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Fahrenbacher ~ email@example.com
Junior Varsity & Varsity: Mondays, Wednesdays
Novice: Tuesdays, Thursdays
in Room 2240
DECA is a competitive business club offered to anyone enrolled in a business education course. Membership benefits include traveling to conferences in cities like Orlando and Anaheim. Other benefits include competitions, cash rewards, scholarships and the opportunity to meet 160,000 other DECA members from all over the world.
Special functions/events: Numerous fundraisers as well as competitions at the regional, state and international level
Eric Lueder ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tricia Brown ~ email@example.com
Jennifer Sinnick ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
TBA @ 6:45 AM or 7:30 AM in Room 1510
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The VEX Robotics Competition is the ultimate STEM activity for middle school and high school students. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and Skills Challenges. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the VEX Robotics Competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.
Do you enjoy the challenge of math? Are you interested in exploring math beyond the normal classroom activities? If so, Math Team is for you. Math Team is open to all students with a high interest in math. Club members compete in five North Suburban Math Leaguecontests and the regional and state contests sponsored by the Illinois Council of Teachers of Math.
Special functions/events: Competition in numerous conference and regional contests
Sponsors: Bob Nortillo ~ email@example.com
Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM in Room 3185
The season runs late-August to mid-March.Website: Click Here
Sponsors: Jason Stanford ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
MUN challenges thinkers to build consensus on the issues that define our world. We travel to conferences across the country and learn how to negotiate global issues that dominate the headlines. If you really want to make things happen, join us to learn how deep thinking and honest exchange matter now more than ever.
Special functions/events: Five Model UN competitions
Sponsor: Neil Koreman ~ email@example.com
Meeting Schedule: Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM in Room 3335
Name the longest river in South America. With what war is Pearl Harbor associated? Who wrote the novel Of Mice and Men? What does carpe diem mean? The graph y = 5/x is a ________?Correct answers and the quick press of a buzzer are keys to success on our Scholastic Bowl teams, both Varsity and JV. Members compete in local, state, and national contests, which ask questions from all areas of the curriculum as well as from a few offbeat realms.Special functions/events: The 2010 JV Scholastic Bowl Team won third place in conference with an overall record of 8-3 and first place in the CSL Conference Tournament. The combined Varsity and JV teams were fifth in the state of Illinois in the national AUK Tournament.
Sponsor: Matthew Wiemer ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Lia Sosa ~ email@example.com
Meeting Schedule: Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM
Science Olympiad team has been chosen each year since 1993. It spends October through March preparing for regional competition in the areas of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, and apparatus building. At all but one regional competition we qualified for state competition. In 1999, we qualified for our 1st national competition and placed 8th in the nation!
*Tryouts in the fall…watch the website*
Special functions/events: Numerous local, regional and state competitions
Sponsors: Mike Boll ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Ramseyer ~ email@example.com
Parin Patel ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Roth ~ email@example.com
Thursdays @ 3:30 – 5:00 PM in Room 3420
Speech Team is open to all students interesting in improving and developing their public speaking skills. Not only do you learn how to perform a speech, but you learn how to better interpret material to a level of greater understanding. Students compete in speech competitions at the local, state, and national level throughout the year. Members of the Speech Team are recognized by the National Speech and Debate Association. What better place to have fun, make new friends, build your confidence, and learn something new. Join us today!
Sponsor: Robert Chin ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays, Thursdays – 3:30 – 4:30 PM & Saturdays – 11:00 AM-2:00 PM in Room 2195
Worldwide Youth Science Engineering (W.Y.S.E.)
WYSE (Worldwide Youth Science Engineering) is an exciting academic competition made up of a team of fourteen students. Members compete in math, English, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, and engineering graphics. Membership is determined by tryouts. There are regional, sectional and state competitions.
Website: Click Here
Special functions/events: Numerous district, regional and state competitions
Sponsors: Matthew Fahrenbacher ~ email@example.com
Martha Lietz ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays @ 3:30 PM in Room 1235
*October – March*