Metea Valley High School

Indian Prairie School District 204


Extracurricular Activities

Metea Valley High School is proud to offer a wide range of co-curricular activities and events for our students. There is virtually something for everyone: athletics, activities and clubs, dances and special events, and student music and theatrical performances.

An extensive activity program is available at Metea Valley High School. Becoming a part of this program gives students an opportunity to promote their talents, cultivate friendships and gain a sense of belonging.  All students are encouraged to participate in any of the many clubs or organizations.

If a community member with a disability requires an auxiliary aid or service in order to participate in or attend a school-sponsored event, we ask that they contact the Principal’s office 3 days in advance of the event. Please specify the special assistance or service required.

ACT Tutor Club

This club is for students interested in improving their ACT scores, and/or seeking help in certain classes.

Meetings: Every Monday and Wednesday after school from 2:30-3:30 pm in F214.

Sponsor: Scott Gregory

Anime/AnimeNyaks Club

AnimeNyaks is a club for those who love Anime, Asian culture, art, video games, cosplay, and everything in between.  In Anime Club, we watch a wide variety of animes and work on different projects from week to week.  We also have several celebrations and an annual club meet up at Mitsuwa Marketplace.  AnimeNyaks is open to all students.

Meetings: Tuesdays, bi-monthly in F215 from 2:30-4:30 pm

Sponsor: Jacqueline Helland

Art Club

Art Club is a workshop-based club that meets monthly  in F104 according to the workshop scheduled for that month. Each workshop features a studio area of study such as Ceramics, Fiber, Pastels, Printmaking, etc. with an in-depth "make and take" approach. Member participants will finish up each workshop with a completed work of art. Each participant member will pay a small fee for materials for each chosen workshop. Member participants can choose to attend any or all workshops as their schedules and interests allow. Workshops will be held in the MVHS Art Department classrooms. Please contact Head Sponsor, Kathryn Parenti, or Assistant Sponsors Carol Kinast.

Meetings: Monthly in a workshop format with workshop lasting over 2-3 days. Meets in F101, F104, F105

Sponsors: Kathryn Parenti, Carol Kinast

National Art Honor Society

Junior and Senior Art Students are invited to apply for membership to the National Art Honor Society. Students should fill out the application and information sheet via the following link: Membership in this chapter is based on scholarship, service, and character. As a member of Metea Valley's NAHS, students will have many opportunities which will include having your artwork on exhibit, participation in community centered service projects, and opportunities to participate in hands-on workshops. Our first meeting is Thursday, September 17th at 2:30 in f104.

Meetings: in F104

Sponsor: Karen Popovich

Asian American Club

Discover the beauty of Asian culture through movies, games, calligraphy, tea ceremonies, Asian  folk art, origami, martial arts, and more, and experience a different way of life. Asian American club meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in D109.

Meetings: Bi-weekly in D109 from 2:30-5:30 pm

Sponsor: Rachel Cheng

Auto Club

This club is designed to give student an opportunity to learn and gain experience in the automotive area outside of regular class time. The Auto Club is open to students interested in learning more about automotive industry.

Meetings: Wednesdays - first and last of each month in C110

Sponsor: Adam Zankowski

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students with disabilities (Buddies) are paired based on compatibility with a general education peer (Peer Buddies) to form a friendship for the current school year. Each month there will be: a Best Buddies meeting after school, a group activity schedule (i.e. bowling, movie, dance, attend a school sporting event, etc.), and an activity with their peer (outside of the group activity)​. Follow them at @MVHSBB

Meetings: First Thursdays of the month from 2:30-3:30 in F215

Sponsors: Andrea Lawler, Amanda Pyzik, Francesca Nasti

Black Student Alliance (BSA)

B.S.A. is a culture club comprised of students who come together to raise awareness of the African American culture, address concerns facing their community, and work to create positive perceptions - targeting primarily African-American students. Its primary focus is on teaching life skills, raising test scores on standardized tests, Common Core Standards, applying to colleges, and jumpstarting careers. This club is open to all students and meets weekly on Tuesdays at 2:40 p.m. in room D116.

Meetings: Every Tuesday in D116 from 2:40-4:00 pm

Sponsor: Natalie Johnson

Book Club

The Metea Valley Book Club is a way for students to meet and discuss books with others who have a shared interest in reading.  Book club members meet weekly  on Thursdays to discuss a monthly selection.  All genres are read and enjoyed!

Meetings every Thursday morning at 7 am in the F112

Sponsors: Darcy Hutzler and Debbie Turner

Business Professionals of America

The club is a way for students to meet others who have a shared interest in business.  Throughout the year our club competes in competitions, volunteers for community service, and attends leadership events.  The club is a great way to meet people, travel to new places, and an excellent resume builder.   Click here for registration information. Follow @MVHS_BPA

Meetings: Bi-monthly, Tuesday mornings @ 6:55am in F215.

Sponsors: Lacy Bugielski, Brian Veit, Ashley Malleris

Broadcast Media Club

This club provides students with a variety of broadcast and media related experiences and behind the scenes work .  The Broadcast Club is only for those enrolled in Broadcast Journalism class.

Meetings: Intermittently until the week before show time when it is daily after school.

Sponsor-Brent Bloem

Cello Choir

"Oh, I love the cello!" This ensemble realizes that dream for those who have always wanted to learn how to play the cello, or cello players who have always wanted to perform in a cello-only ensemble. This non-auditioned ensemble is open to those who would like to expand their musical knowledge and ability through the playing of the cello music. This ensemble meets once a week for first semester only. Students will need to provide their own instrument (details will be provide at the first meeting).


Sponsors: Mark Liu

Chess Team

Chess Team is open to all student interested in the game of chess. Recreational chess and interscholastic competitions are available. Meetings and competitions are held from October through February and meetings are every Thursday.

Meeting: Mondays from 2:30-4:45 pm in the LMC

Sponsors: Eric Anerino and Thomas Womack

Drama Club/International Thespian Society

Drama Club is a group for all Metea Valley students who have an interest in the theatrical arts.  We hold monthly meetings for the purpose of organizing our annual trip to Theatre Fest, coordinating International Thespian Society membership, and facilitating workshops to help students polish their craft (auditions workshops, improvisation workshops, etc)

Meetings: Monthly in the Black Box Theatre (A129)

Sponsors: Rebecca Walker and Matt Wolske

Eco Club - Environmental Club

The Environmental club's goals are to make MVHS the greenest high school in Naperville by implementing programs that help our school conserve all types of resources and to spread conservation practices to Metea Valley families and the local community.

Meetings: Intermittently in E129 or assigned locations.

Sponsor: Jeff Schmela

Education Rising (Future Educators Association (FEA)

Future Educators Association or FEA is a club that supports students who are interested in working with young children.  The club is associated with Aurora University and does many activities at the university

Meetings: Weekly on Wednesday morning at 6:45am in A143.

Sponsors-Kara Connolly and Robyn West

Equity for Society Club

Not quite sure what a feminist is? In this club we create a safe space for debating and coming up with solutions to inequality issues. We try to help raise awareness of societal inequalities through print and social media campaigns, events and panel discussions. We will organize opportunities to serve groups that support equality & will help to destigmatize myths.

Meetings: Weekly in H204

Sponsors: Mara Porada, Rebecca Walker

Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Future Career and Community Leaders of America is a club that supports students who are interested in competing in areas such as Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, Preschool, or Interior Design.  The club will also particpate in a service projects while enhancing students' knowledge about each of these areas.  

Meetings: Weekly in A140 at 2:30 pm;

Sponsors: Kara Connolly and Sally O'Rourke

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a faith based ministry that is led by student-athletes. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering, and encouraging students to have a positive impact in their school while they grow in their own personal faith.

Meetings: Wednesday mornings at 7 am in H216

Sponsor: Chris Whaley

French Club

The French Club exists for the purpose of celebrating and promoting French language and culture.  It is open to any student who has an interest in French (language or culture).  You do not have to be in a French class to be in the club.  We meet two times a month after school and we enjoy making and eating French food, listening to French music, playing French games and taking field trips.  C'est magnifique!

Meetings: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 2:15pm in H105

Sponsors- Aurelie Dubois-Williams and Jennifer Lingon

Future Medical Professionals Club

Purpose is to expose club members with as much information as possible to help them prepare for a career in the health care profession. Club activities include dissections, guest speakers, fundraising.

Meetings: Mondays after school in H124

Sponsor: Tim Molloy

Gamer's Club

Gamer's Club revolves around board, card and video games. Members have the opportunity to find shared interests in games amongst their peers at Metea. During our bi-weekly meetings, students are welcome to bring games to share with the group. This not only allows you to meet others who enjoy the games that you know, but also learn about something new games. We are also starting an student e-sports team this year to compete with local schools in the area.

Meetings: Bi-Weekly from 2:30-4:30 pm in F214

Sponsor: Rodney Knowlton

Gay/Straight Alliance

The MV GSA is an organization focusing on human rights. GSA brings homosexual and heterosexual students together to promote a safe and accepting environment for all regardless of sexual orientation. The mission of this club is to combat homophobia in our school and to help achieve equality for all people.

Meeting: Thursdays from 2:25-3:30 pm in D105

Sponsors-Kimberly Marion

German Club

Any student interested learning more about the German language and culture?  Activities include games, movies, cooking, festivals, and field trips.

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month in D103

Sponsors-Elizabeth Hagen

Girls Who Code

The Girls Who Code club programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Meetings: Either Friday night or Saturdays.

Sponsor: Margaret Stokes

Group Interpretation

Group Interpretation is an IHSA competitive event consisting of a small group of student actors who perform an interpretation of a literary work within a thirty minute period of time, with five minutes to set up and strike the set. We start rehearing the third week in November until the competition date in the Spring.

Sponsor: Cheryl Brand

Hip Hop Movement

Students will learn the 4 elements of hip-hop culture and become aware of the commercialization of rap and hip-hop.Listen to, annotate, and think critically about the lyrics shared within the group.Students will listen to music and write about the theme of the music. To appropriate rap music and identify social emotional learning (SEL) themes from the music and discuss how the music pertains to their lives or the lives of others. Express themselves through one or more of the 4 hip-hop elements and complete projects based on these themes.

Meetings: Fridays from 2:45-4:15pm

Sponsor: Dwayne Williams

Indian Student Association

ISA is a student club focusing on the diversity in both India and America. Students learn about various aspects of the Indian culture. Any student is welcome to join.


Sponsors: Brandi Bane

Intramural Sports

Intramural provides students with the opportunity to stay competitive in a variety of activities on school grounds.  These activities are in place to reach the interest levels of the entire student body.  From powder puff football to table tennis, the Metea Valley Intramural Program is striving to be the best intramural program in the State.  For more information, visit

iStem Club

Students participating in iSTEM have the opportunity to compete in one of several different STEM related competitions. The primary competition students participate in is the IJAS science fair. Students who place well in the district and regional science fairs may advance to the state competition in May. Other competitions include ecybermission (Freshman only) and the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

Meetings: Wednesday after school 2:30-4:00 pm

 Sponsors- Paul Slager

Junior Statesmen of America (JSA)

Junior Statesmen of American debate current and topical issues.  All debates are conducted  in an informal format and students are encouraged to debate with whatever view you have.

Meetings: Tuesdays after school from 2:30-3:30 pm in D211

Sponsor: Scott Gregory

Key Club

Key club is an international, student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership.  Its vision is to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through service.  At Metea Valley, Key Club will organize and do service projects in our community and train students in leadership through opportunities in the club and its projects and event. Click here to access the Metea Key Club website and for  Membership sign up form.

Sponsors-Sue Povilonis and Patricia Hoffert, Tye Fox

Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays at 6:50 am in the Large Forum Room (F215)

Literary Magazine

Literary Magazine is a club that celebrates art as a timeless, universal language.  Our goal is to inspire young artist to submit art and literature that can be compiled into a reflective, artistic, representation of the school year.


Sponsors-Kimberly Marion

Madrigal Singers

The Metea Madrigal Singers is an auditioned extra-curricular vocal ensemble that prepares and performs a cappella choral music, focusing on the genres of the madrigal, motet, and traditional Christmas carol. They also enjoy performing for school and community at local holiday functions and corporate gatherings.​ The Madrigal Singers will merrily present the festive spirits and sounds of the holiday season at their annual Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste on December 11 & 12, held on campus at Metea Valley High School in Aurora- come join us!

Sponsors: Paulette Boddy

Math Team

Do you enjoy math?  Do you enjoy the challenge of solving a variety of levels of math problems?  Would you like to compete as a mathematician?  Join us we are #(sin 3.14/2) when it comes to math FUN!  Our team will compete this year in monthly IML competitions and the ICTM Regional and State competitions. 


Sponsors-John Riddle, Megan Trant and Sue Ellen Vozza

Model United Nations

Through a global lens, Model UN members looks at issues of a global importance through another countries perspective and point of view.  The Model UN members will research topics and debate issues at various conferences throughout the year. Follow Model UN @mvmodelun

Meetings: Every other Thursday at 7 am in D202

Sponsor-Annie McTigue and Thomas Womack

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association is a service organization where students of all faiths are welcome to learn more about Islam and engage in dialogue regarding issue surrounding the faith.

Meetings: Every other Friday at 2:45 in H208

Sponsor-Aureille Dubios-Williams


The Stampede is produced by the newspaper journalism class. Student with talent in writing, photography, design, and business are needed. To be on staff students must apply to the newspaper journalism class and receive teacher approval.

Sponsor- Adam Page

Orchesis Dance Troupe

Orchesis is a performing arts troupe that performs in a variety of events throughout the year with one main stage show in late winter.  Many forms of dance are utilized - modern, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and hip hop.  Membership is by audition only.

Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:30 pm in N111.

Sponsor-Angela Williams and Georgia Salerno

Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS)

OLAS strives to increase opportunities for Latino representation and influence in school and in the community, promote cultural awareness, educate its members and the Metea Valley community about the diverse Latino cultures, and actively particpate in our communities through community service projects. Follow at @mvhsOLAS

Meetings: Every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 in H214

Sponsors: Javier Polavieja, Melissa Martinez, Gabriela Serrano

Operation Snowball

Snowball is an international alcohol, tobacco and other drug-use prevention program focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives.  There will be one fall and one spring three day retreat offered this year.  All District 203 and 204 high schools participate in the same retreat,so this opportunity gives students the chance to collaborate with students inside and outside of the district to ideally improve their leadership skills and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Applications for the October retreat will be available August 31st.


Sponsor-Katie Kulak and Casey Solgos

Scholastic Bowl

Scholastic Bowl is ideal for trivia buffs and Jeopardy lovers. Any interested student may join at any time from October through April. Matches are held with all conference schools and other local schools. The team also participates in invitational tournaments and state tournaments. Follow at @MVScoBowl

Meetings:Weekly on Thursdays after school in H224

Sponsor-Weston Brzykcy, John Riddle

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a team academic competition. Students of all academic backgrounds compete in 23 events covering aspects of life, earth, and physical sciences. Topics include: building and engineering events, forensics, cell biology, electricty, water rockets and titrations. No player is expected to know all the material before joining. We have practice times to work on events.

Meetings: Mondays after school from 2:45-3:45 in G228

Sponsor-Phillip Moore, Margaret Stokes

Skills USA

Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. Skills USA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

Meetings: Every other Wednesday in A139

Sponsor: Sara Gomez

Spanish Club/Spanish Honor Society

Spanish Club is for students interested in the Hispanic culture.  Meetings are spent doing cultural crafts, cooking authentic hispanic dishes and discussing the different festivals of various countries.  Student that have been in Spanish Club for a year and also level 3 may be inducted into Spanish Honor Society.  This is an academic community for students interested in the Hispanic Culture.

Meetings: Twice a month after school in H104

Sponsor-Heather Hankes

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is created to help people with intellectural disabilities develop self-confidence, social skills and a sense of personal accomplishment.  It is also for those students who have an interest in working with special need students. Follow at @someteavalley

Meetings: Monday and Tuesdays each week

Sponsor- Alena Edwards, Meghan Manley

Mustang Strings

Mustang Strings is an auditioned co-curricular string ensemble that functions as the ambassador of the MVHS Strings Department. The ensemble performs for a variety of concerts as well as the December Collage concert. Students perform music of various styles such as: Classical, Pop, Rock, Folk, and International Styles in an expressive manner.

Meetings: Every Wednesday from 3:-4:30pm in A119

Sponsors: Robin Sackschewsky

Splash of Color String Ensemble

Splash of Color is a co-curricular multiethnic string ensemble that performs music from varied cultures. The ensemble is committed to inclusion and reaching out to a multiethnic population. This ensemble truly exemplifies that music is the universal language. This ensemble rehearses once a week and has performances throughout the year.


Sponsors: Mark Liu and Robin Sackschewsky

Speech - Individual Events Team

Participants in this team have the opportunity to compete in any of 14 categories, ranging from an interpretation and performance of a prepared scene to an original composition or improvised speech.  This is a great activity for Mustangs interested in competition and in refining their ability to perform publically.  The Speech-IE season runs from late October to February.

Sponsor-Mark Simon, Erin (Blanchard) Matus, Matthew Wolski

Student Government (MVStudentGo)

Get involved! Join Metea Valley's Student Government (MVStudentGo). This group sponsors dances, social and spirit events, and community service, both locally and internationally. We have a variety of groups to choose from (listed below) and a variety of leadership opportunities. We meet every Tuesday morning at 7 in various rooms in the N-Hallway. Follow at @MVStudentGo

Meetings: Varies based on committee

Sponsors: Donald Pankuch, Alena Edwards, Meredith Jordan, Ashley Hartke, Heather Weisenburger, Lauren Reineking, Jennifer Rowe, Liz Main, Ashley Abruscato, Michelle Honeysett, Elizabeth Buchanan, Sydney Neukirch

Symphony Orchestra

The Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra (MVSO) is a co-curricular symphony orchestra for advanced music students from both band and orchestra who wish to receive training and gain experience in playing standard symphonic repertoire. This elite ensemble will combine strings, wind, and percussion players to perform a variety of standard symphonic literature.


Sponsors: Mark Liu and Robyn Sackschewsky

Tri-M Music Honor Society

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.​


Sponsors: Mark Liu

Ultimate Frisbee

Students participating in Ultimate Frisbee will develop the skills necessary to play competitive Ultimate. The team practices several days during the week and plays against other high schools from the area in the Chicago High School Ultimate League. The team will also compete in the Illinois State Championship tournament in June.

Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays (Spring) in Indian Plains Soccer Field

Sponsors: Jonathan Orgrodnik


The UNICEF Club at Metea Valley High School seeks to educate, the student body on the work of the United Nations Children's Fund. Additionally, we work to help finance clean water projects to assist the world's most vulnerable children. Meeting twice a month, the UNICEF Club advocates for simple fixes to overcome the complex problems facing the world today. Follow at @mvunicef 

Meetings: Bi-weekly on Wednesdays in H111

Sponsors: Chris Leroy, Matthew Main


The WYSE team is a competitive content knowledge team that competes against other schools in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, Science, Engineering Graphics and Computer Science. Students take timed multiple choice tests in the subject(s) of their choice and are compared against students taking the same test from other schools. Best score wins!

Meetings: Thursdays after school at 2:30 in E228

Sponsors: Scott Kupiec


The yearbook staff is for students who enjoy reporting, writing, and design. An interest or background in computers is also beneficial. To be on the staff, students must apply to the yearbook journalism class, receive teacher approval, take a writing test, and participate in an interview process.  Follow at @mv_yb

Sponsor-Amee Templin

Meeting Time and Location:Ongoing Class

Youth and Government

Youth and Government is a YMCA sponsored program that has students taking the role of a Legislator, Attorney, or Lobbyist and actively being a part of that branch of government.  Legislators create their own bill and try to get it passed and Attorneys argue legal cases.  The program culminates with a weekend in Springfield using the facilities at the state Capital.

Meeting Time and Location: Every other Tuesday evening from 5:45-7:00 pm

Sponsor-Scott Gregory, Susan Fuhrer


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