EHS Activities
Academic Clubs
Organization Sponsor Description
Business Professionals of America Ana Harris

For students who plan to follow a career in a business field, BPA offers many opportunities and advantages. We compete at state and national levels in finance, administrative, and technology events. Community service and social activities are also a part of BPA.

 

Computer Team

Dan Morrissey

 

The Edwardsville High School Computer Team’s purpose is to develop high level computer skills through projects and robotics within the school as well as inter-scholastic competitions.

 

Debate Club Cara Lane

This club features a round-table discussion of a current event. Students are given background material when they arrive so that every student has some data from which to draw opinions and questions. Students are encouraged to suggest topics for discussion. We meet every other week throughout the school year. Also see Teens Speak Out!

 

National FFA Organization

(Future Farmers of America)

 

Jaci Jenkins

 

The FFA is a National Organization designed to educate students in the many different careers in agriculture (Agri-business, Agri-Science, Horticulture, Landscaping and Veterinary Sciences). The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.

 

French Club

Christel Schwarz

Rachel Symanski

 

French club is open to all students. It strives to expand personal experience with French culture and language by celebrating holidays à la française such as Noel, Mardi Gras, National French Week, and more. Some additional activities include: movies, cooking contests, t-shirt decorating, French food sampling, participation in the French Follies variety show, and much more.

 

 

National English Honor Society (NEHS)

Heather Haskins

Beth Warner

This is a group led by students who share a passion for English and Literature. NEHS will serve the school and community through events and service projects that promote an interest in English. This is the first year for the society at EHS. We currently have approximately 70 members.

 

 

French National Honor Society Christel Schwarz The aim of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to create enthusiasm for and understanding of Francophone culture and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship efforts toward furthering solidarity in the French speaking world. Students are selected for membership during second semester of they junior year according to their GPA and commitment to the propagation of the French language and its culture.
German Club

Christina House

Levi Antrim

 

 

The German club offers opportunity to broaden the knowledge and culture and language through celebrations such as the Oktoberfest, sampling German cuisine at German restaurants and excursions to exhibits/concerts that reflect the German culture.
German Honor Society Christina House

Students who have completed five semesters of German and meet the grading standards in German and overall GPA may join the German Honor Society. Activities vary from year to year, but one of the responsibilities for German Honor Society members is to provide tutoring for lower level students.

 

Literary Magazine Lindsay Loesche “Write something!” The Literary Magazine staff encourages all students to exercise their creative writing skills and write. Students at EHS submit their works of fiction, poetry or essays to the LitMag staff or their English teacher, and our goal is to choose the works that best represent the diversity of the students at EHS and publish them in a magazine. We meet once a week after school on Mondays from August to May. See Ms. Patrow in room A216 for details!
Math Team

Mollie Easley, Ashley Walsh, Chelsey Richter, John Meinzen

 

The Edwardsville High School Math Team’s purpose is to develop high-level math skills through inter-scholastic competitions for advanced students.

 

Health Occupations Club

Jennifer Weller

 

 

Medical Careers Club is an extra-curricular club for students interested in any aspect of the medical field. The club meets on Wednesdays to plan activities and events. The club sponsors the Rally Against Childhood Cancer, which is a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The club also sponsors an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the spring.
Model United Nations

Jeff Gall

 

Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nation’s system. Students assume the roles of delegates to the United Nations and debate current issues on the U.N.’s agenda. Model U.N. students seek ways the world community can deal with complex global concerns.

 

National Honor Society (NHS) Joanna Cook National Honor Society, founded in 1921, was created as an organization to recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. These ideals of scholarship, character, service, and leadership remain as relevant today as they were in 1921. Students plan and participate in service activities that benefit the community and school. Junior and senior students who meet specific academic requirements may apply for membership during second semester.
Science Club Marvin Allen

Science Club provides a fun opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of science and to interact with other students who have a shared interest in science. The club’s members also are participating in activities provided by the American Chemicals Society’s Chem Club and assist in science outreach activities in the community.

 

Science Fair Grace Bannon
Julia Doll

The purpose of this group is to support students who want to enter projects in the Regional Science Fair at SIUE and/or Illinois Science and Humanities Symposium at SIUC. The group is open to any student interested in science research.

 

Science Olympiad Marvin Allen The Science Olympiad Team meets during the fall and early winter to prepare for the Regional Competition at SIU-Edwardsville. The team competes in events covering all of the areas of science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, and Technology.
Spanish Club

Donald Mendoza

Gabby Thuenemann

 

The Spanish Club is an organization designed to promote Hispanic cultural awareness and interest in the Spanish language. It has many events during the year. A dance group learns Mexican folk dance and a “news team” that makes videos for special classroom events.

 

 

 

Spanish Honor Society Joi Svezia

Students who have completed five semesters of Spanish are invited to join this international honor society if they meet the standards concerning Spanish semester grades, overall GPA, and receive the recommendation of the Spanish department. An induction ceremony is held in the fall.

 

Yearbook Amanda Thrun Lauren Mudge

Yearbook participation is by application and interview.

 

 

 

 

 

WYSE Julia Doll WYSE, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, is an academic team composed of top juniors and seniors recommended yearly by faculty. Team members compete in seven subjects: Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Graphics, and Computer Science three times a year.

 

Fine & Performing Arts
Organization Sponsor Description
Art Club Kelly Spinka Art club is for any student with an interest in art. We create art using various media and volunteer at some grade school events doing art-related work, such as face painting.
National Art Honors Society Kelly Spinka The National Art Honor Society program is to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
Drama Club Ashley Miller-Melton We have a blast putting on shows! We love our work! Come on down to the auditorium. Construction, acting, sewing, lighting, sound, etc… See Mrs. Motley in B116 for more info!
Marching Band

Marvin Battle

 

The marching band season begins with summer rehearsals and a two-week camp held within the school district. Once school begins, marching band meets during the regularly scheduled band rehearsal time. Extra marching band practices are scheduled twice a week in the evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Thespian Troupe 1534

Ashley Miller-Melton

 

This international honorary recognizes outstanding students in high school theatre.
Tri-M Music Honor Society Emily Ottwein, Victoria Voumard The Tri-M Music Honor Society, founded in 1936, is the international music honor society 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. Students who are enrolled in a music ensemble at EHS and meet specific academic requirements may apply for membership in the spring.
Vocal Music Emily Ottwein

There are three curricular music classes at EHS: Concert Choir I, Concert Choir II, and Chamber Singers. In addition, there are three extra-curricular ensembles: 1)“Bravo!” (Jazz Chorus); 2) “Bel Canto” (Women’s Chorus), and 3) “AcaFellaz (Men’s Chorus), and “The vocal music program also sponsors the Madrigal Dinner in December.

 

Winter Guard

 

Marvin Battle

Ryan Lipscomb

 

The Winter Guard is a performance-based group that competes in the MCCGA and WGI circuits. Membership is by audition. Auditions are held in November and rehearsals are in the evenings twice each week and some Saturdays. The Competition season begins in January and concludes in April.

 

Winter Drumline

 

Marvin Battle

Ryan Lipscomb

 

The Winter Drumline is a performance-based group that competes in the MCCGA and WGI circuits. Membership is by audition. Auditions are held in November and rehearsals are in the evenings twice each week and some Saturdays. The Competition season begins in January and concludes in April.

 

Service & Youth Groups
Organization Sponsor Description
Class of 2019 Dr. Dennis Cramsey

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom. Class officers are the elected voice for students in many cases.

 

Class of 2020 Dr. Vince Schlueter

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom. Class officers are the elected voice for students in many cases.

 

Class of 2021 Paul Stuart

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom. Class officers are the elected voice for students in many cases.

 

Class of 2022 Mary Miller

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom. Class officers are the elected voice for the students in many instances.

 

Environmental Club

Bill Herman

 

The environmental club is responsible for recycling at EHS. We also volunteer at Watershed Nature Center along with raising funds to donate to various environmental groups. Social activities are scheduled each month. Come meet others who share your interest in the environment!

 

EPIC Missi Sanders EPIC…or Edwardsville Peer Influence Club…is a group of 9th-12th grade peer leaders. EPIC members educate elementary, middle, and high school students about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and about how to make responsible decisions in their lives. We organize multiple events and programs at the high school and spend time volunteering at the middle and elementary schools and in the community.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tim Funkhouser, Jon Wagner, Kyle Stewart

The EHS Fellowship of Christian athletes are a student led Christ-centered, Bible-based organization. FCA’s mission is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of church. Meetings are held bi-weekly.

 

Key Club Chris Sumpter

The EHS Key Club is a group of caring, dedicated students who volunteer their time to help those who are needy in our community. FOA (Friends of All) is a faction of key club dedicated to forming true friendships with, and teaching tolerance of persons with disabilities.

 

Photography Club Kelly Spinka
Rotary Interact

Nicole Pontious

 

Rotary Interact is for students interested in volunteering in our community. Activities and fundraisers will be decided upon and organized by the students themselves upon approval by sponsor and administration.

 

Student Council

Melissa Beck

 

Student council is an organization that helps the school, the students of EHS, and the community. They help organize the homecoming and volunteer with the Metro East Humane Society and Glen/Ed Food Pantry. Student Council is an organization that gets things dome for the school and has fun doing it.

 

Animal Rescue Club (ARC) Ashley Valenzuela

ARC is for students interested in supporting local animal rescues and no-kill shelters through volunteer work and fundraisers. ARC meets 3-4 times monthly and has at least one fundraiser per semester. All members are required to complete a minimum number of volunteer hours per year. Some meetings will also be informational; topics may include animal behavior, safe handling of dogs and cats, pet feeding and health, etc. Students in all grade levels are welcome to join.

 

 

Anime Club Val Skaggs

Students gather to view and discuss animation in all its forms, Japanese and otherwise.

 

Chess Club

 

Nathan Rassi

Chess Club is open to anyone who enjoys the fundamentals of Chess. Competitive matches are held among the club members and against other schools through the Gateway Chess League. Chess Club meets Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 – 4:00 in room A318. Chess sets and clocks are provided.

 

EHS Broadcasting Club Levi Antrim

The EHS Broadcasting Club offers an opportunity for students to get hands on experience in the world of broadcast television by working with video and broadcasting equipment for a variety of events throughout the school year. This includes running the Tigertron during football games, filming and producing the Friday morning video announcements and streaming EHS Graduation.

 

Film Society Cara Lane

The goal of the EHS Film Society is to encourage and promote film appreciation. Films are shown once a month and are chosen to strike a balance between film genre and generation. Students are given relevant background information before the start of a film to enhance their understanding and appreciation of each film. Past films include: Citizen Kane, Singin’ in the Rain, House of Flying Daggers, and Up.

 

Newspaper Amanda Thrun The newspaper staff produces news stories, features and opinion pieces for the Tiger Times, both print and online. Students produce the newspaper in conjunction with the Journalism 2 class, though Journalism 1 students do submit stories for consideration also.
Prom

Sairee Knabe

 

The Prom Committee is made up of students who help plan, sell tickets, and decorate for prom. We are looking for students who love to plan and execute big events! Since prom is for Juniors and Seniors, most students on the committee are upperclassmen, but all ages are welcome to join. Meetings will begin in the fall to start talking about potential themes.
Spectrum Deanne Voegele

Spectrum is EHS’s gay-straight alliance. Its mission is to promote acceptance of alternative lifestyles at EHS, making the school a safer and more inviting place for everyone.

 

Student Venture Ronna Renken

A non-denominational, student-led prayer and Bible study group.

 

 

Trap Club Missi Sanders

The Trap Club is designed to introduce participants to the safe and responsible sport of Clay target Shooting. We currently meet every Tuesday night at the Edwardsville Gun club and will shoot competitively in the OLIN High School League on Thursday nights. There will also be other opportunities to compete in other State and National Shoots.

 

Trebuchet Club

 

Nathan Rassi
War Games Club Keith Baker

Daily opportunity where students can match their wits with each other and faculty members playing wargames, role-playing games, CCG’s, and miniatures..