Metea Valley High School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Activities

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.

Adventure Studies

Students take local trips and participate in various adventure sports.

Sponsors: Donald Pankuch 



Art Club

Art club will be a series of concentrated workshops designed to explore particular media and/or topics in art.  Art club members will determine what areas in art they would like to explore.  In addition, members will work with the community hospitals to create "Art-To-Go" packs for hospitalized children as a community service project.  A small fee of $5.00 will be asked to cover special needs.

Sponsors: Kathryn Parenti, Karen Popovich, Karly Olson



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.

Sponsor: Rachel Cheng

Meeting Time and Location: Biweekly at 2:30 pm on Thursdays in D102


Black Student Alliance (BSA)

BSA is a club where students uplift each other as well as their conscious awareness politically, culturally, and intellectually.  Student are encouraged to explore possibilities and prepare for the future.  The club is open to anyone.

Sponsor: Natalie Johnson

Meeting Time and Location: Tuesdays at 2:30 pm in D116


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 to discuss a monthly selection.  All genres are read and enjoyed!

Sponsors: Ann Cluxton and Debbie Turner

Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays at 7 am in the LMC Resource Room


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.

Sponsors: Lacy Bugielski, Brian Veit

Meeting time and Location 6:50 am Tuesdays and Thursdays F214


Catch-Up/Keep Up & Metea Community Connections

This club incorporates academics, mentoring, and community outreach.  We help students stay current in their homework with after school assistance, while emphasizing leadership opportunities to mentor middle school students every few weeks.  In addition, our sponsors maintain active liasons between two local colleges so we'll also take field trips to these campuses in order for students to recognize the benefits and availibility of higher education.  Other activities include providing community service to various organizations, and trips to public service facilities.

Sponsor- Kimberly Marion

Meeting Time and Location: Tuesday and Thursdays at 2:30 pm in LMC


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.

Sponsors: Mark Liu and Thomas Womack

Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays at 2:30 pm in the LMC


Drama Club/International Thespian Society

A club for the lovers of theatre!  This organization is intended for students who are interested in theatre - in any capacity.  Actors, singers, dancers, techies, or just plain theatre enthusiasts.  All are welcome!

Sponsors: Jason Fontanetta

Meeting time: Monthly at 2:30 pm in the Auditorium

The 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.

Sponsor: Jeff Schmela

Meeting Time and Location:

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.  

Sponsors: Kara Connolly and Sally O'Rourke

Meeting Time and Location: Tuesdays at 2:30 in A140

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!

Sponsors- Deborah Adams and Aurielle Dubois-Williams

Meeting Time and Location: Twice a month on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm in H105

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

Sponsors-Kara Connolly and Linette Chaloka

Meeting Time and Location: Weekly on Wednesdays at 6:45 am in A143

 

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.

Sponsors-Kimberly Marion

Meeting Time and Location: Bi-Monthly on Thursdays at 2:30 pm in F101


German Club

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

Sponsors-Elizabeth Hagen

Meeting Time and Location: Monthly at 2:30 pm in D103



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-Deepak Santhiraj

Meeting Time and Location: Mondays at 2:30 in F214


iStem Club

 

Sponsors-Jonothan Ogrodnik and Matt Kirkpatrick

Meeting Time and Location: Tuesdays in the Large Forum room/Classrooms


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.

Sponsors-Sue Povilonis and Patricia Hoffert

Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays at 6:45 am in the Auditorium



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-Matt Grigas

Meeting Time and Location:



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-Jackie Palmquist and Sue Ellen Vozza

Meeting Time and Location: Fridays at 6:50 am


Media Club Television/Video Club

Students learn hands on activites with video equipment including cameras, editing equipment and studio equipment.  Students are encouraged to produce original work and to help cover the events at Metea Valley High School

Sponsor-Brent Bloem

Meeting Time and Location: Mondays at 2:30 pm in F219


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.

Sponsor-Annie McTigue and Thomas Womack

Meeting Time and Location:


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.

Sponsor-Adam Page

Meeting Time and Location: Fridays at 2:45 pm


Newspaper

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

Meeting Time and Location: Ongoing Class


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.

Sponsor-Angela Williams and Georgia Salerno

Meeting Time and Location:Thursdays at 2:30 pm in N111


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.

Sponsor-

Meeting Time and Location:


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.

Sponsor-Weston Brzykcy



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.

Sponsor-Weston Brzykcy




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.

 

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.

Sponsor-Heather Hankes

Meeting Time and Location:Bi-monthly on Thursdays at 2:30 pm in D210


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.

Sponsor- Meredith Jordan

Meeting Time and Location:Varies.



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

Meeting Time and Location: Varies



Yearbook

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

Sponsor-Matt Grigas

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.

Sponsor-Scott Gregory

Meeting Time and Location:varies


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