LPHS Clubs & Activities
Club/Activity Sponsor Purpose Fun Activities Schedule Anime Club Zac Koesler, email@example.com We will be watching anime, reading manga, wearing cosplay, and learning Japanese. It’s a mini convention every time! First Saturday of the month at 3:00 in D28 Art Club Julie Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of Art Club is to foster an appreciation for the arts by participating in arts related activities beyond what is offered in the classroom. Students will expand their knowledge of the visual arts by creating art, volunteering at art related events, and attending arts related trips.
-Community Arts Opportunities
-Field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago
second Thursday of the month from 3:10-4 p.m.
Band Jeremy Stevens, email@example.com
The purpose of the Band Program is to use music to exercise the whole mind, engaging and expanding students' ability in technical and musical skills. This creates meaningful and culturally relevant musical experiences that provides our students with a lifelong appreciation for the art and prepares them for success in the future.
Band website: https://lphsband.weebly.com/
-Trips to Disney
-basketball and football games
-participate in the following: Marching Cavaliers, concert band, basketball pep band and contest
Bass Fishing Jim Cherveny, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of the Bass Fishing Club is to provide high-interest recreational activities structured to support the academic and character development of students while promoting positive contributions to the environment and community.
Book Club Paige Scoma, email@example.com The purpose of Book Club is to promote leisure reading and open discussion of multiple book genres in a four-week cycle.
-Monthly book read
-use of Kindle
Meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the Media Center
LEAD Kyle Pytel, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of LEAD is to provide an opportunity for regular education students to meet and befriend students with disabilities, and link the gap between regular education students and special needs students. To create a sense of acceptance and unity for students with and without disabilities. To provide good social role models for all students. Depends on enrollment Monthly meeting on Thursday mornings in room 321 at 7:30 am. Chess Club Mike Fisher, email@example.com The purpose of Chess Club is to teach critical thinking skills and strategies, while creating a safe, but challenging and competitive environment for students after school. Weekly or Bi-weekly chess competitions Tuesdays from 3:00-4:15 or 4:30 Choir Natalie Verucchi, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of Choir is to inspire students to be the greatest and most imaginative versions of themselves, create a lifelong love, appreciation and passion for music in those students and to communicate that love, appreciation and passion with the school and community through performance.
- choir trips
Varies by choir group Computer Club Matt Baker, email@example.com, & Eric Bjerkaas, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Computer Club is to teach students 21st Century computer technology skills including PCs, software, and peripherals in order to take on a technology school service project.
Students have also produced programs such as the Lunch Hour podcast, CavCast news and live sports programs.
Take on a school service project that is technology related and/or work with members of our Technology Committee to offer feedback on projects undergoing district-wide development (website, BYOD initiatives, new software applications, etc.
Meets as needed in Mr. Bjerkaas's classroom. Check Google Classroom (Class codevcg7rb4) for updates. Debate Club Brent Thomas, email@example.com The purpose of the Debate Club is teach our students the art of formal debate through open discourse using ethical means of persuasion.
Once a week in the library or room 333 on Monday nights from 5 - 7pm Interact Illinois Valley Sunrise Rotary Club/Julie Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org Provides leadership and service opportunities for students of LP
local and global service projects
meets every other Thursday morning at 7:15am in Room 224 Drama Club Brent Thomas, email@example.com The purpose of the Drama Club is to learn about different parts of Theater, analyze plays and musicals.
Fall Play, Improv games, monologue workshops and acting workshops.
Once a week from 3-4 p.m. Student Publications Alexandra West, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of the STUDENT PUBLICATIONS is to teach students skills in page design, photography, copy writing, graphic artwork, editing, and fund raising. Students produce an award-winning annual yearbook reflecting the school year. reflecting current trends in design and coverage. -Create the yearbook
-‘elephant in the room’ holiday party
The first Tuesday (of student attendance) of each month (before school in room 328) FBLA The purpose of FBLA is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and community development programs.
-Sell coffee- Fall
-Sell Cavalier Cards – Spring
-MOD Star Chef Auction in the November
-MOD Walk America in April.
Every other Thursday morning at 7:30 AM in Room 320. Foreign Language Nathan Boudreau, email@example.com The purpose of Foreign Language Club is to provide activities of diversity, engender pride to enhance student interest in the languages, customs, foods, and cultures of the French, German, and Spanish-speaking areas of the world. Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Matt Makeever, firstname.lastname@example.org The club's main purpose is to both spread awareness about the LBGTQ+ community among LP and to provide a safe space where students do not have to fear being who they are.
Both fun conversations and more serious ones are had during GSA meetings, and our times together are always a safe space for all to join.
Every Tuesday after school from 2:45-3:45 or 4:00 in room #331
Green Team Kate Lance, email@example.com The purpose of Green Team is teach students about environmental issues locally and nationally, along with positively dealing with these issues including school wide recycling of paper, plastic, and aluminum.
Finding recycling system, sponsor America Recycles Day, raise awareness, earth day activities
2nd and 4th Monday of every month in the Student Commons at 3:00.
FCCLA Alyssa Cherveny, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership by obtaining life skills including character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communications, practical knowledge, and vocational preparation.
Help with community events and donations
-valentines for nursing home
-buy Christmas gifts for Horizon House
-Bake sales for events
-Holiday Goods - fall
-sucker sales - spring
Meets every other Wednesday at 7:40 in Room 301 Impressions Shelly Phillips, email@example.com
The purpose of the Impressions Staff is to solicit, collect, and paginate student work in a publishable format. The Impressions literary magazine features the best student-created poetry, short fiction, essays, sketches, photography, and graphic art from our student body.
Students in the club work with our creative writing teachers, art teachers, and photography teachers to gather material that is suitable for publication.
-NIB12 Literary Festival to submit writings for their annual workshop/contest
The second Tuesday of the month, before school in room 328. Intramurals Kevin Keating, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of Intramurals is to allow all students not involved in interscholastic activities to participate, take pride in their abilities, grow as members of the L-P school community, and continue to strive for Cavalier excellence.
Only meet when there is a scheduled activity (Usually try to have at least one tournament every month). The length of the competition depends on the activity and the number of participants signed up JSA Pat Carney, email@example.com, & Carie Lawrence, firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the JSA Organization, the goal is to educate future participants in the United States Democracy, and encourage educated voting and civil debate amongst differing views. This also includes participating in the Organization’s many conventions where it allows students to meet and converse with other students around the Midwest. In this aspect of the club, students will be taught and given opportunities to learn about pressing issues currently facing the country.
Key Club Lisa Salander, email@example.com
Key Club is a high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.
-Blood drives, Trick or Treat for UNICEF, Kids Day Out, Giving Tree
Every Tuesday morning, 7:15 a.m., Cavalier Community Room Link Crew Angie Hartman, firstname.lastname@example.org, & Rob Clydesdale, email@example.com The purpose of Link Crew is to teach leadership skills to students by linking juniors and seniors with freshmen as they transition to high school affording a comfortable experience and opportunity towards success.
Mentors to the freshmen
The third Thursday of each month during lunch periods Literary Club Shelly Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org Math Team Kaitlin Monahan, email@example.com The purpose of the Math Team is to teach students how to problem solve through exposure to complex mathematical problems, and with collaboration, compete and win against other high schools. *IHSA Activity
-Students are nominated by teachers or asked to join.
-Begins in October at the end of the first quarter.
-Meet on Monday mornings from 7:40 to 7:55
Mock Trial Club Melissa Olivero, firstname.lastname@example.org Renaissance Andrea Eichelkraut, email@example.com The purpose of Renaissance is to empower students, educators and communities to work together encouraging and celebrating achievements of students and staff. A nationally recognized program that has proven to be a successful motivator in encouraging students to reach new academic, attendance and behavioral heights.
-Renaissance Cards and Perks (i.e. Delivery Day, Free Treat, Gold Day, etc.)
-Student of the Month
-Staff of the Month
-Positive Office Referrals
-Most Inspirational Students
-Tireless and Staff Awards
-C2G (Commitment to Graduate)
2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 2:45-3:15 with subcommittees meeting at additional times.
Scholastic Bowl The purpose of Scholastic Bowl is to compete academically against other high schools. In doing this, we will create an atmosphere where students are involved, work as a team, and feel that they are an important part of the diverse community that is LP High School, & have a positive high school experience.
Scholastic bowl starts in November and goes through March. Practice on Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10. School Musical Natalie Verucchi, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the School Musical is to provide a vehicle for the promotion of the arts. We aspire to infuse students' lives with meaningful, culturally relevant musical experiences. We strive to use the arts to create an environment of educational and artistic excellence by nurturing creativity in our students.
Annual school musical
Rehearse December through April
Science Research Angelique Depenbrock, email@example.com, The missions of the Science Research Club are to promote academic excellence in sciences, to increase scientific awareness, to promote strong leadership, to provide students with a meaningful and rewarding high school experience.
Involve a variety of science topics, field trips, community service activities, and science experiments.
After school every other Friday for 45-60 minutes.
Skills USA Zac Koesler, firstname.lastname@example.org Special Olympics Mollie Taylor, email@example.com The purpose of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for students and adults with intellectual disabilities, affording them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, share gifts, skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
*Special Olympics Competition
-Thursdays from 3:15--4:30 from November 22--January 17 in the West Gym South Balcony for basketball practice.
-Competition was 9:30 a.m.-to roughly 12:00 p.m. on January 19th.
-Thursdays 4:30--5:30 at the YMCA for aquatics from January 10th to present
**Practice times for sports after aquatics are yet to be determined.
Sports Medicine Club Carol Navarro, firstname.lastname@example.org ACES Eric Bjerkaas, email@example.com The purpose of the ACES Club is to group students highly recommended by staff in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math, English, Engineering Graphics, and Computer Science to compete in academic challenges.
The top students chosen in the various subject areas tested….
1. The students are recommended and invited.
2. They are mostly junior/senior with a sprinkling of top level sophomores.
**Competitions at regional, sectional, and state levels
Tech Club Andrew Wiercinski, firstname.lastname@example.org, & Zac Koesler, email@example.com The purpose of the Tech Club is to introduce students to the many future job opportunities that are technology based. Students will be exposed to industry professionals that range from petroleum engineers to project managers. The mission of the tech club is to inspire students to make informed choices about their futures and start preparing today for tomorrow’s challenges. TOPS, Teens on Prevention Scott Blessman, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of Teens on Prevention is to provide students with prevention tools to deal with issues of underage drinking (impaired driving), drug use, as well as other risky and destructive decisions.
-Red ribbon week
Meets regularly the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 2:45-3:10 p.m. in Room 116. Student Council Will Zukowski, email@example.com, & Carie Lawrence, firstname.lastname@example.org The purpose of Student Council (STUCO) is to serve the student body of LPHS, voice students’ opinions to administration, train students in leadership, connect with the local community, and aid other school organizations.
NIB XII Leadership Conference
Most Fridays at 7:15am in room 340 Freshmen Advisory Board Christine Theisinger, email@example.com The purpose Freshman Advisory Board is to develop leadership skills to serve in student government all four years at LPHS, while also designing the class ring that will be worn by their classmates.
-Design class ring
Meet in Room 141 every Thursday morning. Sophomore Advisory Board Kelly Liebhart, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of Sophomore Advisory Board is to help students develop leadership, time management, and organizational skills. Students will also participate in community service projects to achieve gold cord hours and will raise money for their Senior Prom.
-raise money for senior prom
-gold cord hour events
Once or twice a month, day and time will be chosen by group members. Junior Advisory Board Angie Hartman, email@example.com The purpose of Junior Advisory Board is to develop the characteristics of hard work, collaboration, and time management to achieve goals, specifically - making a memorable variety show and raising money for their Senior Prom.
-Homecoming Variety Show
Once a month, day of the month will be chosen by group members. Senior Advisory Board Jen Scoma, firstname.lastname@example.org, & Mary Kay Lamboley, email@example.com The purpose of Senior Advisory Board is to teach students how to plan, organize, and raise money for activities and decorations for the senior prom. Fundraisers include spirit wear and yard sign sales.
-Sell Senior Clothing
As need basis…
Regular meetings start in August
Video Game Club Andrew Wiercinski, firstname.lastname@example.org Weightlifting Scott Lauer (email@example.com) & David Spudic (firstname.lastname@example.org) Promote a healthy lifestyle for LP student. Teach students about weight training, physical fitness, and nutrition. Individualized goals of getting active, building muscles, and/or losing weight. After school in the weight room: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays