Activities

Student Activities

The purpose of the extracurricular activities program shall be to provide opportunities to students for service, pleasure, academic enrichment, leadership and development of individual and group responsibility.  We have an activity that should appeal to everyone.

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Activities Calendar
Assistant Principal for Student Services: Marina Kosak
Assistant Activity Director: Linette Chaloka

FRESHMAN CLASS
Advisor: Jessica Rochford
Email: [email protected]
Club Information:  To represent the freshman class and promote spirit and unity.

SOPHOMORE CLASS
Advisor: Crystal Ewing
Email: [email protected]
Club Information:  To represent the sophomore class and promote spirit and unity.

JUNIOR CLASS
Advisor:  Louise Loewer
Email: louise_loewer@glenbard.org
Club Information:  To represent the junior class and promote spirit and unity.

SENIOR CLASS
Advisor:  Caicina Jones
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information:  To represent the senior class and promote spirit and unity.

Asian Initiative
Advisor: Christina Yi
Email: [email protected]
Club Information:Asian Initiative is to promote inclusivity, diversity, and cultural appreciation. The main goal of the club is to be a safe space and resource for Asian Americans.

BEU (Black Excellence United)
Advisor:  Jamea Harper
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: A club that celebrates African-American history, culture, music, and current events! We will participate in learning activities, fun activities, and special events! THE CLUB IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.

BEST BUDDIES
Advisor:   Michael Douglas 
Email:  [email protected][email protected]
Club Information: Best Buddies is a nation-wide program that establishes one-on-one pairing of students to enhance individuals with special needs and a “peer buddy” in both their abilities to: 1) build friendships, 2) develop social skills, 3) gain self-confidence, and 4) to become leaders. 

CHESS CLUB
Advisor:  Al McWilliams
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: To develop knowledge on how to use tactics and strategies, have fun and a challenging experience and meet a lot of new people.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
Advisor: Mike Aye
Email: [email protected]
Club Information:The Creative Writing Club is Glenbard South’s new passion project. We are a group of students from different backgrounds who have one thing in common: WE LOVE TO WRITE. Members of this club will experience a unique creative space where all people are welcome, and our work may be on display in anything from publications to open mic nights!

DRAMA/THEATRE (DRAMA HONOR SOCIETY)
Advisor: Jessica Keuth
Email:  [email protected]
Twitter: @gbstheatre, Instagram: @gbstheatre, Facebook
Club Information: Drama members perform a variety of productions, with many opportunities for involvement. Students with enough service hours may be eligible for official induction into Drama Honor Society. 

EARTH ACTION NETWORK
Advisor:  Michelle Antonelli
Email: [email protected]
Club Information: To develop an appreciation and better understanding of environmental issues through activities and projects.

FLAGS
Advisor:  Alivia Guagenti
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: An integral part of the Marching Raider Band for all home varsity football games, pep rallies, and various community and national marching band festivals.

FRENCH CLUB
Advisor: Thomas Kallas
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: French Club is the place to meet students of all grades and levels who are interested in the language and culture of France and the French-speaking world. Activities include: hosting a French exchange student, designing club T-shirts, participating in our Valentine’s Day rose sale fundraiser, doing arts and crafts, celebrating National French Week and French holidays, visiting French Alliance in Chicago, seeing a play, musical or circus, cooking French food and dining at a French restaurant.

FUTURE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Advisor:  Brittany Palmer
Email:  brittany_palmer@glenbard.org
Club Information: Future Medical Professionals Club is a club for students interested in future medical careers and wish to explore what it has to offer. Guest speakers visit with the club to share their medical and school experiences and club members have the opportunity to engage in hand on experiences, ask questions, and learn about the wide range of jobs in the medical field.

FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA
Advisor:  Cindy Demos
Email:  Cynthia_Demos@glenbard.org
Club Information:  The FTA club is for students interested in joining the education profession.  Students will be taken on field trips to visit colleges and local schools to in order to observe and learn what it may be like to be a teacher.   All students are welcome!

GENDER EQUALITY
Advisor: Amanda Raymond
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information:  The mission of the Gender Equality Club is to bring together students dedicated to shedding light on issues of gender inequality through conversations, research.  All students are welcome come and learn!

INDEPENDENT (NEWSPAPER)
Advisor:  Diane Mankowski – Sponsor, Jessica Rochford- Assistant
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Club Information: To inform students, faculty and the community about what is happening at Glenbard South and the world.   Online Newspaper can be found at:  https://gbsindependent.org/

KEY CLUB
Advisor:  Steve Govertsen
Email: Stephen_Govertsen@glenbard.org
Club Information: A community and school service club that takes an active role in assisting individuals and groups at Glenbard South, in DuPage County and throughout the area. Student members develop leadership through involvement with the Glen Ellyn Kiwanis Club and other service clubs throughout the community.

LINK CREW
Advisors: Michael White, Caicina Jones, Brittnee Hanson
Emails:  [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Club Information: Our goal is to promote “Raider Pride” within the school community. This club is an enthusiastic organization dedicated to promoting school spirit and good will at Glenbard South.  Students must be nominated by a staff member to participate.

MATH TEAM
Advisor: Elizabeth Anderson, Haresh Harpalani
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Club Information: The Glenbard South Math Team encourages interest in mathematics and teaches students various methods of creative problem solving at all grade levels.  All students are welcome!

MOCK TRIAL
Advisor:  Zachary Wilson
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: Students learn about trial procedures. They are assigned a case that they will be arguing and act as lawyers, judges, witnesses, and the jury. The students practice their communication skills and higher order critical thinking skills. The advisor guides the students through preparation for trial, trial procedures and prepare for trial court roles within the case.

MODEL U.N. (UNITED NATIONS)
Advisor:  Ruben Rodriguez
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: Model UN is a simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.

MULTIMEDIA CLUB 
Advisor: Stephanie Wallace
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: To support the audio-visual and multimedia needs of the school community while providing a creative outlet for students.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor:  Ruth Homan
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: To promote scholarship, service, leadership, and character among all high school students, using those selected for membership in NHS as peer models for all other students. Further emphasis is placed upon involvement in altruistic service to school and community.  Must be a junior student.

OTAKU/ANIME CLUB
Advisor:  Brian Lohman
Email:  Brian_Lohman@glenbard.org
Club Information: Anime refers to a popular style of animation that originated and continues to be practiced in Japan. Like any entertainment medium, the story lines represent most major genres of fiction. Anime often draws influence from comic books, light novels and other cultures. Some anime storylines have been adapted into live action films and television series. Anime Club meets after school to watch different styles of Anime each week. All .are welcome to attend.   

PEP CLUB
Advisor:  Lisa Cooper
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: PEP Club is the Ultimate School Spirit Club from supporting our teams and all other clubs with their events to creating overall school spirit from surveys to Spirit Store. PEP Club meets twice a week on Mondays & Thursdays right after school in the Bookstore. All are welcome to attend.

POLITICAL DEBATE & CONSENSUS
Advisor:  David Dickey
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: The Political Debate and Consensus Club meets to discuss a current controversial topics, work for understanding of the factual issues surrounding the topic, discover and discuss the positive, negative and neutral sides of the topic, and finally to reach some level of consensus on the topic. This club was created to help fellow students learn how to listen to opposing views without using personal attacks, how to find and use verifiable evidence (as opposed to emotion and opinions) in argumentation, and to reach a compromise to solve the problems facing our nation and the world.

PRISM (GSA)
Advisor:  Louise Loewer
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: PRISM unites people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The club will address issues regarding LGBTQ youth, fight against discrimination and acceptance of all people.

PROM COMMITTEE
Advisor:  Kristen Carroll
Email:  kristen_carroll@glenbard.org
Club Information: The Prom Committee will decide on the theme of prom, they are also responsible for decorations and anything else they might need to make the night complete.  Must be a junior student. Sophomores will be considered to assist with fundraising activities.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Advisor:  Michael Douglas
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: Scholastic Bowl provides students an opportunity to compete with other schools at an academic level. Our goal is to remain at the top of both conference and regional competitions.

SPANISH CLUB
Advisor:  Suzanne Giffey-Molitor
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: Spanish Club is an organization designed for students enrolled in Spanish of all grades and levels to gather who are interested in the language, culture and the Spanish-speaking world.  Students celebrate Hispanic holidays and participate in various cultural activities.  The club has monthly meetings as well as club officers.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Advisor: Sean Hyland, Katie Bridgman
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Club Information: Basketball is one of the top sports in Special Olympics.  Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.  For new students, they will learn ball handling and shooting skills.  For more experienced players, there will be focus on basketball moves and strategies to play a more challenging game of basketball. 

SPEECH TEAM
Advisor:  Candace Vickers – Director, Thomas Nussbaum – Assistant
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Club Information: The Speech Team competes with teams throughout the state from the end of October to the end of February.  Anyone who is interested in Acting, Oral Interpretation and Public Speaking competition is invited to come out for the team during the second week of the school year.   Competition is held in Humorous and Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous and Dramatic Duet Acting, Poetry Reading, Prose Reading, Original Comedy, Radio Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Impromptu Speaking and Special Occasion Speaking.  

STEM CLUB
Advisor: 
Cynthia Morain
Email: [email protected]
Club Information: We are a diverse group of students who come together to build STEM projects and socialize. We have a friendly competition at the end of each month.

STUDENT COUNCIL
Advisor:  Linette Chaloka
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: The purpose of the Student Council is to show school pride, provide for appropriate action in response to the needs and demands of the student body and to organize student affairs, through participation in representative government.  Student Council is in charge of Homecoming week and dances, various fundraising projects and generally representing Glenbard South at community functions. In addition, the Student Union participates in student leadership opportunities and various community service projects organized and designed within a given year.

STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS
Advisors:  Tina Zupec
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: Students for Students focuses on the development of leadership and the promotion of a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle, as well as problems associated with growing up. In addition to educational events it provides activities that reinforce positive attitudes toward life. Social service opportunities, school pride events (Live Life Well Week and Red Ribbon Campaign) are highlights of this organization. In this organization students are encouraged to pursue healthy drug free lifestyles and grow in their self-esteem. It is a program operated for and by teens, with adult support.

THEATRE CREW: COSTUMES/ SET CREW/ LIGHTS & SOUND (AKA BACKSTAGE BADGERS)
Advisors: Ellen Hill (Costumes), Kelli Lawrence (Set/Stage), Stephanie Wallace (Lights & Sound)
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Club Information: Students participate in set design/building, painting, costumes and makeup, publicity, and lights and sound for our theatrical productions. Contact Ms. Wallace or Ms. Hill to be added to the Backstage Badgers and Drama Schoology groups.

WOODWORKING CLUB
Advisor:  Jeff Heise
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: The Woodworking Club spreads the enjoyment, knowledge, and love of woodworking to the students. This club requires you to be enrolled in General Woodworking, Millworking & Cabinet Making 1 or 2 and have passed the safety test.

WORLD LANGUAGE HONORS
Advisor:  Melissa Pero
Email:  [email protected]
Club Information: To allow enthusiasts of languages to come together to learn and explore other cultures.   The club meets for conversation and cultural activities such as celebrations of special holidays, food tasting, or informal presentations.

YEARBOOK
Advisor: Candace Vickers, Erin Doyle
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Club Information: The yearbook is an excellent opportunity for students to work together to capture the memories and events of the school year and provide their peers with a lasting memento that will bring cherished memories to life for years to come.  Students work together to take pictures, write captions and learn the many processes that are required to publish the annual yearbook. It is a unique opportunity for students to practice teamwork and acquire the skills necessary to successfully produce a comprehensive publication.