Mobile-only Menu

Menu

Quick Navigation to IPSD Sites

Clubs and Activities

Description & Contact Info

View clubs and activities for the 2020-2021 Virtual Activity Fair.

 


 

Aikido Club

MVHS Aikido is open to all students who are interested in learning the Japanese Martial Art of Aikido. No experience is necessary. We train in a safe, friendly environment to gain better self awareness as well as self-defense skills.

Sponsor: Tye Fox

American Sign Language Club

The American Sign Language Club's mission is to create a place for all students who wish to learn more about American Sign Language (ASL), the Deaf community and Deaf culture. In addition to the activities on campus, the ASL Club gets together with the ASL Clubs from the other District 204 high schools for Silent Meals. Silent Meals are events at local restaurants where students have the opportunity to use their signs in the community. The ASL Club is open to all students. Follow on Twitter @MVASLClub

Follow on Twitter @MVASLClub
Sponsor: Carmine Vozzolo

Animal Rehab and Rescue

Animal Rehab and Rescue is designed for students to give back to the community by helping animals. A large number of our activities revolve around volunteering. Some examples would include visiting an animal shelter or organizing an adoption events.

Sponsors: Jenny Oas, Rodney Knowlton

Anime Club

Anime 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.  Anime is open to all students.

Sponsor: Paul Slager, Vic Contreras

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.

Sponsors: Karen Popovich 

Aspiring Authors

Aspiring Authors is a club designed for students to help each other through the writing process, to create authenticity through real-world publishing, to promote school climate through LMC displays and distribution, and to gain inspiration from authors who have already successfully published their works.

Sponsor: Sean McCurtain

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: https://goo.gl/5M7lWw. 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.  This club may collect a fee.

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 H217.

Sponsor: Rachel Cheng

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

Sponsors: Andrea Lawler, Katie Kulak 

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 D117. This club may collect a fee.


Sponsor:  

Book Club

The Metea Valley Book Club meets weekly with students who share an interest in books. Sometimes we discuss a shared book we are all reading, sometimes we discuss the different books we are reading, sometimes we discuss what we wish we were reading during those busy times of the year! We promote our love of reading to others through community outreach projects and have a fun time with it. Join us! All are welcome.


Sponsors: Darcy Hutzler. Amy Madzinski

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.   Follow @MVHS_BPA


Sponsors: 

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.


Sponsor: Nick Grijalva

Be Your Own You

BYOU (in partnership with Girls Run the World Aurora) offers coping skills, conflict resolution skills, educational mentoring and leadership elevation to it’s participants. We address topics such as teen dating violence, bullying/cyberbullying, self esteem and confidence issues, properly dealing with different emotions, building and maintaining healthy relationships, learning personal strengths, and proper physical self care. The ladies of BYOU demonstrate leadership by volunteering at supportive living communities and giving back to the community. "


Sponsors:   Rosalinda Dominguez, Kim McElroy

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.


Sponsors: Mark Lui, Thomas Womack

Chinese Honor Society

The National Chinese Honor Society is a scholastic organization that promotes and recognizes students who demonstrate citzenship, leadership, and community service. National Chinese Honor society recognizes students who study Chinese and wish to gain a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture.


Sponsor: Rachel Cheng

Cooking Club

Are you interesting in cooking? Do you want to learn culinary techniques and new recipes? Join the Cooking Club.


Sponsor: Sara Dee

DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Members have the opportunity to compete at the area and state levels while trying to achieve the ability to compete at the national level. To learn more, check out: www.deca.org/high-school-programs/


Sponsors: Patty Marszalek 

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)


Sponsors: Rebecca Walker, Matt Wolski

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: Kiel Smith

Education Rising

Education Rising 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,  Ann Cluxton


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.  This club may collect a fee.

Sponsors: Kara Connolly and Sally O'Rourke

E-Sports

MV E-sports is a group of self-lead students who share a passion for competitive gaming. Some popular games include League of Legends, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. and many more. Colleges are now offering scholarships to students who are serious about competitive games. Come check out what the world of E-sports has to offer!


Sponsor: Rodney Knowlton

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.


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! This club may collect a fee.


Sponsors-  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.


Sponsor: Tim Molloy

Gamer's Club

Gamer's Club is a group of students with similar interests in board games, card games and video games. We will be meeting every other week on Thursdays after school from 2:30-4:40 pm. Students are encouraged to ring games to share with their peers and enjoy in the social experience of gaming. We also have an e-sports team for the game "league of legends", and any students interested in this game are welcome to come see what the emerging world of e-sports is all about.


Sponsor: Rodney Knowlton, Tye Fox

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

Girls Who Code

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


Sponsor: Margaret Stokes


I AM Committee

The I AM Initiative Student Committee is a group that promotes the celebration of diversity and identity. The committee plans a variety of events to encourage students to recognizetheir own self-worth as well as the value of others, reflecton their identity and the identity of the Metea community, and share their individual and collective voices. The committee also partners with other groups and clubs in the school to support them in their efforts to carry out the same mission.


Sponsor: Dawn Garrett

Power Hour/ Homework Club and Tutor School

Power Hour is a dedicated time and place where students can freely attend to complete homework, study for exams, receive peer tutoring and academic support, edit essays (college or coursework) or gather for group projects. Meetings will be held after school every Tuesday school is in session 2:35-4pm.


Sponsor: Lisa Lassandrello, Nina Seperghan

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:   Scott Gregrory

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 www.mvintramurals.com   This club may collect a fee.


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.


 Sponsors- Jon Orgrodnik, Vanessa Troiani

Jazz Ensembles

The jazz programs includes four jazz ensembles and two jazz combos.

Sponsors: Josh Kaminsky, Glen Schneider, Matt Todd, Don Devany


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. This club may collect a fee.

Sponsors-  Patricia Hoffert, Tye Fox


Knit/Crochet Club

Do you like knitting or crocheting? Do you want to learn? Join the Knit/Crochet Club!

Sponsor: Diane Hendrix 


Korean Club

Students who are looking to delve into Korean culture, language, food, and pop culture are welcome to Korean Club! We'll eat authentic, delicious Korean food, learn how to speak Korean as well as the culture, and we will definitely learn and cover songs by the hottest Korean artists! Also, don't forget: 빨지마.


Sponsor: Rachel Cheng

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-Tiffany Gervasio, Carla Griffin

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, NSML and the ICTM Regional and State competitions. Individual Math League competitions will be available for a fee. All participants will pay the activity fee.


Sponsors-John Riddle, Jackie Palmquist

Mental Health Matters

MHM’s mission is to foster dialogue, promote awareness, reduce stigma, and empower all of the Metea Community regarding mental health. We plan many fun activities throughout the year like Mental Health Awareness week, and Finals Week Stress busters. Have some ideas? Help us develop more activities to make MV an ever better place for all students! Open to ALL students.


Sponsors: Janine Wange, Brandi Bane

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  This club may collect a fee.


Sponsor-Annie Zears. Scott Gregory

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.  This club may collect a fee.



MVSO

The 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.

Sponsor: Glen Schneider


National English Honor Society

Epsilon Lambda Alpha is the National English Honors Society, whose purpose is to honor excellence in the English Language Arts. This is a service based club that encourages active civic engagement and citizenship through participation in events like tutoring, creating children's books, running book drives and many more.​


Sponsors: Erin Drufke, Mara Porada

News Journalism

We are the voice of Metea Valley High School. Our student journalists publish fresh stories, photos, and videos on the award-winning MeteaMedia.org daily, in addition to publishing six issues each year of The Stampede, our in-depth, award-winning news magazine. Students with talent in writing, photography, graphics, design, social media, marketing, and business are needed. We want you to join our team! To be on staff, students must apply to the newspaper journalism class in December / January and receive teacher approval. Follow us on Twitter (@mv_stampede), Instagram (mv_stampede), Facebook (mvstampede), and Snapchat (mvstampede). Submit letters to the editor at mvhsnewspaper@k12.ipsd.org.

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.


Sponsor-Angela Williams and Jenny Oas

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


Sponsors: Javier Polavieja, Melissa Martinez, Gabriela Serrano

Operation Snowball

Operation Snowball (Naperville Chapter) is fondly referred to as “Snowball.” It is a fun, engaging, and popular youth leadership development program. 360 Youth Services partners with Districts 203 & 204 to coordinate this teen-led and adult supported program for area high school students. Each three-day retreat (fall and spring) addresses many issues relevant to teens today in a safe and respectful environment in which students increase respect for others, self-awareness, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect; strengthen positive coping skills; expand decision-making skills (especially regarding drugs and alcohol); strengthen communication strategies; develop leadership abilities.


Sponsor-Katie Kulak and Casey Solgos

Pep Band

The MV Basketball pep-band serves as an extension of the Marching Mustangs and the jazz ensembles. The pep-band performs at home basketball games (boy's and girl's teams). The basketball season runs from November through early March. The pep-band does not perform for games during the holiday/semester break. Students that participate as a member of the Mustang Pep Band need to report to the band room 1 hour before game time in order to warm up. The band includes all marching instruments, drum set, electric bass, and guitar.

Sponsors: Glen Schneider, Josh Kaminsky


Photography Club

This club is for anyone interested in taking photos and enjoying the scenery. We will take mini field trips to local nature preserves to practice our photography skills. Share and critique photos with fellow club members.


Sponsor: Hope Conway, Melissa Turner

Rho Kappa - National Social Studies Honors Society

Rho Kappa is the National Social Studies Honors Society, whose purpose is to honor excellence in the Social Studies. This is a service based club that encourages active civic engagement and citizenship through participation in events like 9/11, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day and many more.

Sponsors: Elizabeth Molla, Heather Weisenburger


Robotics Club

Metea Valley robotics club was formed to foster students interested in automation and robotics Technology through robotic competitions. Students are challenged to design, construct, and program robots to enter into competitions. Students are not only judged by the robots performance, but they are also judged on how well they adhere to the design process, documentation, uniqueness of design, and promotion of the club.  This club may collect a fee.


Sponsor: Anthony Romeo, Jeff Schey

SAT/ACT Tutor Club

Do you need help with SAT subject matter? Do you want to increase your SAT score? The SAT Tutor club has trained student tutors to help in the areas of English, Math, Reading & Science! Come join us!

Sponsor: Scott Gregory


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


Sponsor-Weston Brzykcy, Mara Porada

Science National Honor Society

The purpose of Science National Honor Society shall be to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought. It is to advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, and to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science. It is to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.


Sponsor:  

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- Margaret Stokes, Nathan Wedam

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. This club may collect a fee.


Sponsor: Nate Wedam, Eric Tecuanhuehue

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. This club may collect a fee.

Meetings: 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


Sponsor- Kim Pehlke 

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.

 
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

SAGA - Sexuality and Gender Acceptance

SAGA is a student-led club that brings together LGBT students and their straight allies in a positive and non-judgmental environment where they can fully express their individuality and share their experiences. In addition, SAGA strives to create alliances that increase awareness, decrease prejudices and create a safe school environment for all.

 
Sponsors: Sarah Bathan, Mike O'Neill

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, Robert Tesmond, 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

 
Sponsors: Donald Pankuch,  Meredith Jordan, Ashley Hartke, Heather Weisenburger, Lauren Reineking, Susan Fuhrer, Tania Moneim, Ashley Abruscato, Bridget Shrode, Elizabeth Molla, 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

Theatre

The Theater Program is open to the entire school. Students may audition for plays, musicals, scenes and improv. Students may also join Tech Crew to build sets, install lights, run the sound board, and design make-up and costumes.

 
Sponsor: Nathan Branstedt

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.​  This club may collect a fee.

 
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.  This club may collect a fee.

 
Sponsors: Jonathan Orgrodnik


WYSE Club

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!

 
Sponsors:  

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.  Follow at @mv_yb

Sponsor-Kristen DiGorgio-Kadich
 

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.  This club may collect a fee.

 
Sponsor-Scott Gregory, Susan Fuhrer, Sydney Neukirch


^

Commonly Accessed Links and Info for Students, Parents and Community