Description & Contact Info
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 is a fun opportunity for those who love Anime, Asian culture, art, video games, cosplay, and everything in between. In Anime Club, we watch a wide variety of anime movies and tv shows based on the interest of the group. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Sponsor: Kendall Stryker
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. Workshops will be held in the MVHS Art Department classrooms. There is a $20 fee to join Art Club
Sponsors: Irene LaPapa
Asian American Club
Are you interested in making desserts like Omelet Bbang (오믈렛빵) or Boba? How about watching some amazing Studio Ghibli movies? If this sounds like you, then check out Metea Valley's Asian American Club! Come learn about Asian culture through cooking, games, movies, and more! We meet every other Thursday after school starting September 9th. Most meetings will take place in H217 (the Chinese classroom).
Sponsor: Rachel Chenge
Follow our Instagram for daily updates. @MVHSAsianAmerican
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
Aspiring Medical Professionals
Aspiring Medical Professionals (AMP) is a club geared towards helping students learn more about different opportunities in the medical field. Activities include guest speakers, case studies, discussions about higher education and career paths, and hands on experiences. We are also looking into a way to arrange in-school competitions.
Sponsor: Meghan Flannagan
National Art Honor Society
Sophomore through Senior Art Students are invited to apply for membership to the National Art Honor Society. Students should see Mrs. Popovich or any art teacher for a link to the application form. 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. This club will collect a fee./p>
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 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.
Sponsor: Dawn Garrett
Book Club (MLA: Metea Literacy Association)
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. We meet on Thursdays in the LMC at 7:00am.
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: Lacy Bugielski, Patricia Marszalek, Pat Brusveen
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
"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 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: Thomas Womack, Jason Haymond
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
Citzens of Metea
Citizens of Metea is a low-commitment political activism and discussion club! We discuss current events, consider bipartisan political issues, and do activism based events during the year!
Sponsor: Susan Fuhrer
Follow us on Twitter at @mvcitzens
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, Andrea Hallam
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 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-Lacy Bugielski, Kara Connolly, Ann Cluxton
Elevate: Women's Empowerment Club
Elevate is a women’s empowerment club for the young women at Metea Valley that will meet bi-weekly discussing items such as health, exercise, hygiene, as well as having monthly speakers for the young women. We promote and educate by establishing an equal field of access to all young women at Metea Valley to gain strategies, bonds, friendships, and purpose.
Sponsor: Ann Cluxton
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
An ethics bowl is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students discuss timely real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing ethical cases and responding to questions and comments from another team and a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all students. Participating in ethics bowl teaches and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for multiple points of view.
Sponsor: Sean McCurtain
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
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
Filling Hearts with Hope
Filling Hearts with Hope is an organization which strives to bring joy to children who are patients in local hospitals. The organization runs a variety of charitable drives in order to collect toys and gift items geared towards all children. Filling Hearts with Hope is open to all students who wish to help with these efforts.
Sponsor: Ashley Hartke
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- Myanna Klein
Looking for a way to make Metea Valley a welcoming place? Fresh Connect is where you want to be! Fresh Connect works with the freshman class and also help incoming transfer students. Freshman Orientation, Fresh Connect Days, and special freshmen events are just some of the things this organization is responsible throughout the year. Fresh Connect Leaders and Event Crew are selected through an application process each spring. If you're searching for a group that cares about establishing communication, igniting growth, fostering trust, and building a greater community, check us out!
Sponsors: Nina Seperghan, Rob Tesmond, Jen Torza, Erin Matus
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
GEMS- Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science
Student centered club to explore the many careers in STEM field
Sponsor: Margaret Stokes
Any student interested learning more about the German language and culture? Activities include games, movies, cooking, festivals, and field trips.
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
Our mission is to empower students to become contributors in the health community through education, collaboration and experience.
Sponsor: Ashley Hartke
Homework Club and Peer Tutoring
Need help with your homework? MV Peer Tutoring is here to help! Join us any Tuesday or Wednesday after school for homework help, test prep or just a quiet place to study. We have tutors to help with Math, Science, English, Social Studies or even skills such as time management and organization. No need to sign up, just come to the LMC Collaboration Center after the final bell on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Would you like to be a tutor? Reach out to our club sponsors for more information. Formerly Homework Club/Power Hour
Sponsor: Lisa Lassandrello, Nina Seperghan, Kristal White
I AM Committee
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: Kim McElroy, Amber Shannon
The iSTEM Club has partnered with Argonne National Laboratory to offer students an opportunity to work with a scientist to conduct a research project from start to finish. Participation in the program is by invitation only. The application process is finalized within the first few weeks of school.
Sponsor: Vanessa Troiani
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 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 https://sites.google.com/ipsd.org/metea-ims/home This club may collect a fee.
The jazz programs includes four jazz ensembles and two jazz combos.
Sponsor: Josh Kaminsky, Glen Schneider, Don Devany
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. This club may collect a fee.
Sponsors- Patricia Hoffert, Tye Fox
Do you like knitting or crocheting? Do you want to learn? Join the Knit/Crochet Club!
Sponsor: Diane Hendrix
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 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
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
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
Metea Mic'd (Poetry Club)
Metea Mic'd is an all-encompassing poetry club. This means that all year-long, our work is inclusive to performance and written poetry. This club assists in enhancing or enriching one's current connections or practices with poetry. Between the spoken word poems for school to school competitions, to the written pieces anticipatory for magazines, this club is all for new voices in an open space. Newcomers and veterans to this type of writing are welcome. Join us in D204 to learn, revise, and grow your poetry. We can't wait to meet you!
Sponsors: Mara Porada, Karen Aigner
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 club where students of all faiths can feel safe congregating and expressing their thoughts, emotions and spiritual vallues and beliefs.Students of all faiths are welcome to learn more about Islam and engage in dialogue regarding issue surrounding the faith.
Sponsor: Noor Alkhawaja
Mustang Comedy provides weekly workshops and quarterly performances to keep our Mustang community laughing! We perform three full length comedy shows every year and also participate in a variety of other workshop and performance activities including Fine Arts Fests, Talent Shows, Theatrefest, and more. Workshops are open to anyone who wants to learn more about improvisation, standup, and sketch comedy! We work hard to be an open and inclusive group of people that will help you find your inner funny. Find out more at meteatheatre.org
Sponsors: Rebecca Walker, Ben Lundy
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
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
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.
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. Join the Google class with this code: wlruritFollow at @mvhsOLAS
Sponsors: Javier Polavieja
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: Casey Solgos
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
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
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
Save the Children Action Network
We are a bipartisan sister organization with Save the Children! We work with advocates across the country to elevate children’s issues at local, state, and federal levels. We write Letters to the Editor, speak with congressional members, utilize social media to spread our message, write postcards and petitions, and so much more! We focus on making sure every child has access to quality early childhood education programs, preventing childhood hunger, protecting children's rights at the border, and educating and protecting children in areas of conflict.
Sponsor: Joseph Asphahani
Follow on Instagram at @mvhs.scan
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, Kendall Stryker
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: Kiel Smith, Weston Brzykcy
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, Kiel Smith
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 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 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, 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, Heather Weisenburger, Lauren Reineking, Susan Fuhrer, Tania Moneim, Sydney Neukirch, Meghan Flannagan, Carla Griffin, Karen Aigner, Hannah Ghassan
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
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. For information visit us at www.meteatheater.org
Sponsor: Matt Wolski
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
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
As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biolympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the right to represent the United States as the USA Biolympiad Team at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries.
Sponsor: Kathryn Wyss
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
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