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Alliance serves to encourage all members to apply the positivity we promote to their personal lives, and those around them. We strive to educate our peers about evolving roles in society, and embody the positivity Alliance strives to create. https://www.olchs.org/activities/alliance/

Ms. Cooper

acooper@olchs.org

Every other Tuesday at 3pm in room 236.  

First meeting is August 23rd.  

Join email list

Anime Sci-Fi Club

Anime Sci-Fi exists to allow students with similar interests an opportunity to gather and to empower students with leadership opportunities to plan club and school events. During our meetings we watch movies/videos, play games, draw and talk about Anime and Sci-Fi characters and movies.

Mrs. Meyers

jmeyers@olchs.org 

Mr. Kallenborn

ekallenborn@olchs.org

We meet every other Thursday at
3 pm. In room 107

First meeting is August 25.

Join Anime Sci-Fi by filling out this form.

The OLCHS Chapter of the Arabic Honor Society was established to recognize students who demonstrate: excellence in the study of Arabic language and its corresponding dialects and cultures; and leadership in promoting a better and deeper understanding between peoples of USA, Arabic Communities in USA, and the Arabic-speaking world.

Mrs. Elmasry

melmasry@olchs.org

Ms. Kerrigan

mkerrigan@olchs.org 

We usually meet every other week after school from 3:00-3:45 pm in room 362. The day will be determined by the members in our first meeting.

For more information and membership requirements, please, go to: https://sites.google.com/olchs.org/arabic-at-olchs/arabic-honor-societyالرابطة-الشرفية-للغة-العربية?authuser=0

Bass Fishing Team

The Spartan Fishing Team competes in bass tournaments across the state and we also fish for fun.  We welcome students of all ability levels, from beginners to advanced - we just want to catch  FISH!  

Join us!

Learn more about our team by checking out our webpage: https://www.olchs.org/activities/fishing-team/

Mr. Kuchyt

ckuchyt@olchs.org 

Join the fishing team by signing up here:

https://forms.gle/Pebot9QnKmst1p169

Our first meeting of the year is Wednesday, August 25 at 3:05 in Coach Kuchyt’s classroom

(room 372).

Bible Club is an organization designed to engage students in activities, conversations, service, and Bible study to encourage students in their Christian faith.

Mr. Zwirkoski

azwirkoski@olchs.org

We meet every other Thursday in room 212 from 3:00-3:45.

Meetings start on Thursday, September 16.

This new organization is open to all students looking to come together to help foster an inclusive school community.  This club will discuss the Black community, Black History, and Black culture.  The BSU will also provide educational and art outreach for the community.  

Ms. Greene

sgreene@olchs.org

We meet Thursdays from 3:00-3:45

in Room 202

Chess Team

The OLCHS Chess team is an inclusive club that promotes competition and friendships among those who like playing the game of chess. We compete against other schools in the South Suburban Conference.We’ll play in person and online using chess.com and lichess.org

Mr. Faro

Jfaro@olchs.org

Please join the Chess Remind using the code @coachfaro to get information about meeting times and team info.

Expect Practices to begin in September.

Esports Team

The Esports team exists to allow students with similar interests to play video games competitively or just for fun. Students use the computers to play Overwatch, Fortnight, Minecraft, Roblox, and other PC games. Students also play console games such as Super Smash, Rocket League, R6, and Valorant

Mrs. Meyers

jmeyers@olchs.org 

We will meet every
Tuesday at 3 pm.

First meeting is August 23 at 3 pm in the Media Center.

Join the Gaming Club by filling out this form.

Gaming Club

The Gaming Club includes video gaming, tabletop gaming, and any other sort of fun gaming students may be interested in.  Gaming Club will work closely with the Esports team and may have additional days for specific games like D&D.  

Ms. Kolimas

jkolimas@olchs.org

We will meet every
Tuesday at 3 pm.

First meeting is August 23 at 3 pm in the Media Center.

Cross Countries

Cross Countries is a student-led service group at OLCHS.  Each member has a strong desire to make the world a better place.  Our most recent focus is on helping our local community.  Service projects are our club’s primary goal.  

Mr. Repa

Crepa@olchs.org 

TBD

Drama Fall

FALL MUSICAL

Mamma Mia

Are you interested in theater and drama? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a theatre production?  Interested in working behind the scenes?

Informational Meeting for Crew August 25

Audition Workshop August 24

Auditions August 24-26

 No previous theater experience necessary!

Mr. Pastiak, Director

jpastiak@olchs.org

Mrs. Elliott, Choral Director

selliott@olchs.org

Mr. Sipple, Crew

tsipple@olchs.org

Crew meets after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Cast rehearsal provided at auditions. Rehearse three days a week then full week leading up to production.

All meetings/rehearsals begin at the Performing Arts Center unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Drama Spring

Spring Drama information will be shared in December 2022.  If you are interested in performance consider auditioning for the fall musical and participating in Speech.  

Mr. Kahriman

Tkahriman@olchs.org

Audition Information available December 2022

Frosh-Soph Class Advisory Board

The Frosh/Soph Class Advisory Board allows students with similar interests a chance to gather and plan leadership opportunities, volunteer for service learning, and attend school events.  It is our vision to create memorable moments in high school, to create belongingness to our school, and to strengthen Spartan Pride.  Past activities have included float decorating for homecoming, sponsor coat drive in the winter, donut sales fundraiser, game and volunteering opportunities.  

Mrs. Newton

jnewton@olchs.org 

Mr. Krupa

Tkrupa@olchs.org

First meeting is on August 24 at 3:00.  Meetings will be every Wednesday.  

International Club brings students together to promote cultural awareness and celebrate diversity throughout the OLCHS community.

Mr. Yerian

ryerian@olchs.org 

We meet every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

Please join by filling out this form.

Jazz Band

OLCHS Jazz Band is an extracurricular band.  Auditions information will be shared here when available.

Mr. Levy

Plevy@olchs.org 

TBD

Journalism

Journalism combines Spartanite, Yearbook, and Video Club to compete at the IHSA State level.  This year we are waiting on guidance from the IHSA regarding this team.  

Mr. DiFilippo

Pdifilippo@olchs.org 

TBD

Junior Class Advisory Board

JCAB is a club for juniors who enjoy celebrating and fostering school spirit. We participate in school wide events and host Powder Puff Football, Turnabout and Prom. JCAB also hosts a fundraiser/charity event each year to raise money for the Karen Janecek Scholarship Fund.

TBD

Mathletes

Mathletes is a competitive SSC activity in which students compete with other schools in various competitions of mathematical ability.

We compete in a variety of written, oral, and group competitions.  

Mrs. Nicholson

Snicholson@olchs.org 

Mrs. Watson

twatson@olchs.org

We will meet every Wednesday from 3:15-4:00 in room 209.  New members can fill out this google form to be added to our Canvas course.

MSA is a club where we will enrich our members with the Muslim faith through fun and interesting activities and topics.

Mrs. Razik

Srazik@olchs.org 

We will meet in the Little Theatre every other Thursday from 3:00-3:45.

First meeting Thursday 09/08/2022.

Please join the MSA Remind to be added to the club.

REMIND LINK

NAHS is a program made to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.

Membership attained through application and teacher recommendation.

Ms. Cooper

acooper@olchs.org

Mrs. Clark

jclark@olchs.org

Returning members should look for an email regarding our first meeting.

The Spartan Chapter of the National Honor Society was established to recognize outstanding students who excel in academics, activities and athletics.  Members of NHS demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. The Spartan Chapter inducts new members in the fall of junior and senior year.

Application eligibility is open to Junior and Seniors who maintain a minimum 3.5 Cum. GPA, participate in two extracurriculars or two sports each school year, follow the rules set forth in the OLCHS discipline code, and have completed all OLCHS graduation service hours.

Mrs. Nickless

Jnickless@olchs.org 

Meeting information shared with members through Remind.

*New NHS Members are inducted in November.

*Students who meet this year’s requirements will be sent an invitation to apply in late September.

*Students who choose to apply and are accepted by the Faculty Council will be sent notification in mid October.

OLAS & World Languages Club

Organization for Latin American Students and World Languages are joining together to celebrate our culture, our language and our practices while expressing our ideas and values in Spanish, English and other languages.

Ms. Torres

Atorres@olchs.org 

Information Meeting, Thursday, September 3rd. From 3 - 4PM.

Webex Meeting Link

Photojournalism Club is devoted to telling stories using photographs! Members will develop their photographic eye to capture moments as well as editing skills using Adobe Photoshop. Photographs are used in various publications, on the OLCHS webpage, shared with our yearbook, and posted on our Instagram stream @thespartanlens.

Mrs. Wargin

jwargin@olchs.org 

We meet every other Wednesday  in room 240. Our first informational meeting will be on Wednesday, August 24th at 3:00! See you there.

SADD is a respectful organization that invites active youth participation and expects youth leadership. Youth voices will be sought out, respected, strengthened, shared, and affirmed. We believe young people’s health and safety is improved through positive peer-to-peer interactions, healthy relationships with family and caring adults, and collaboration and alliance with other entities that also support youth.

https://www.olchs.org/activities/sadd/

Mrs. Balthazor

jbalthazor@olchs.org

Mr. McCurdy

jmccurdy@olchs.org

Information Coming Soon

Scholastic Bowl is an IHSA competitive activity in which students compete against teams to answer questions relating to multiple topics, such as history, literature, mathematics, science, pop culture, sports and more. 

Mr. DiFilippo

pdifilippo@olchs.org

Mr. Gerney

wgerny@olchs.org

Information regarding the Scholastic Bowl season will be posted when available.  First competition is scheduled for January 2022. Wednesdays will be the main meeting days.

Senior Class Advisory Board promotes school spirit and engaging activities for the Class of 2022.

Mrs. Meyers

jmeyers@olchs.org

Mrs. Wholley

Ewholley@olchs.org 

SCAB will meet on Wednesdays at 3:10 pm

Fill out this form to be enrolled in our canvas course

Spartan Creative Writing Club provides students the opportunity to share their poems, short stories, and other creative expressions with others.  We also publish the annual Pegasus Literary Magazine, which is filled with poems, short stories, and artwork created exclusively by our OLCHS students.  

Ms. Conway

Cconway@olchs.org 

Spartan Creative Writing Club will meet on Wednesdays at 3 p.m

***First Meeting: Wed., August 25th***

 

Spartan Screamers

Spartan Screamers aim to engage students in Spartan PRIDE by showing school spirit, boost morale, and entertain a crowd.  First semester we hope to accomplish this virtually through social media and other means.  

Mrs. Marks

Mmarks@olchs.org 

Spartan Screamers Meetings will be Wednesdays at 3:00 in room 375

***First meeting Wed. August 25th***

Spartan

Sisterhood

Empathize. Embrace. Empower.

 Click on the link for a video.

https://animoto.com/play/jlNecygu3Vb59jSTW6Kz0A

Mrs. Odeh

Sodeh@olchs.org 

Mrs. Black

SBlack@olchs.org 

Meeting every

Thursday during Common Prep in room 36

7:50AM- 8:30AM

Please sign up for meeting information and theWebEx link using Remind. Code: @spartansis

Spartanite

The Spartanite newspaper exists to allow students with similar interests an opportunity to gather and to empower other students  with opportunities to develop journalism skills while embodying Spartan Pride. We are eager to gain more news, sports, entertainment, and editorial writers this year! Join the Spartanite today!

Mrs. Nickless

Jnickless@olchs.org 

Mr. Frangella

bfrangella@olchs.org

Meetings are on Monday’s at 3:00p room 204

The Speech Team provides students with opportunities to develop their acting, public speaking, writing, performance, communication, and leadership skills through individualized events and competitions. Speech is a competitive IHSA activity composed of 15 different events that range from acting to public speaking, from dramatic to humorous, from persuasive to informative, from scripted to student-generated. There is something for everyone and no experience is required!

Mr. Capriola

Mcapriola@olchs.org 

Mr. Olsson

Molsson@olchs.org 

September 6th Recruitment Meeting: @ 3:00pm in the PAC

Weekly/bi-weekly team meetings on Mondays at 3:00pm (Sept-Feb)

Weekly “dress rehearsals” on Fridays at 3:00pm (Nov-Feb)

Weekly competitions on Saturdays (Nov-Feb)

(Meeting and competition dates subject to change per IHSA guidance)

STEM club provides students with hands-on experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Our activities include 3D printing, robotics competitions, lab experiments, alumni seminars, design challenges where students compete in mini challenges, and so much more, etc.  We plan to meet virtually on every other Monday, twice a month.

Mrs. Diepholz

Ldiepholz@olchs.org 

Mr. Kenny

Dkenny@olchs.org 

Meets every other Monday at 3 pm.

Stitching Spartans is our knitting, crocheting, and general fiber arts and stitching club.  We sit down together, discuss our projects, and get to know each other in a warm and supportive environment.  Beginners are welcome!  We will meet on Mondays after school.

Ms. Cooper

acooper@olchs.org

Meets every other Tuesday at 3pm in room 236.

First meeting is Tuesday, August 23rd.  

Join email list

Some supplies are available for students!

Student Council promotes school spirit, student leadership and community service. Activities include homecoming, student leadership conference, Thanksgiving food drive, staff appreciation week and many others.  

Mrs. Sidlow

Jsidlow@olchs.org 

Mrs. Conway

cconway@olchs.org

We meet Mondays at 3:00pm.

To join, please fill out this form.

Student Helpers is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who exemplify Spartan PRIDE. Student Helpers work with staff, students and the community to ensure a positive and welcoming atmosphere for all new students. It is our goal that all OLCHS students feel supported in their transition to high school through engaging activities and by sharing relevant and valuable information to promote a positive school experience.

Mrs. Meierkort

Tmeierkort@olchs.org 

Mrs. Maslowski

jmaslowski@olchs.org

Student Helpers Meet monthly on the last Thursday of the month.

To join the club you must be a sophomore, junior, or senior. Email one of the sponsors if you’re interested in joining.

The Video Club creates informative and creative videos for the OLCHS Community. The group also produces the Spartan News, which updates the school on upcoming events.

 

Mr. DiFilippo

Pdifilippo@olchs.org 

We will meet every Monday at 3:00 PM on webex https://olchs.webex.com/meet/pdifilippo

Visual Arts Club

Visual Arts Club is a club that encourages self expression and community building. Students are able to create artwork independently or follow along with the projects we will do as a group.  Students are encouraged to share their work and talents with others.

Mrs. Clark

Jclark@olchs.org 

 We meet every other Thursday in room 234. Our first informational meeting will be on Thursday, August 25th at 3:00! See you there.

The Shield Yearbook club is responsible for making the official yearbook for OLCHS. In this yearbook, we cover the student life activity, sports, clubs, and academics for the school year. We are always looking for photographers, artists, creative minds, organizers, and writers.

Mr. DiFilippo

Pdifilippo@olchs.org 

We will meet every Tuesday at 3:00 PM on webex https://olchs.webex.com/meet/pdifilippo

Zzaj Lacov

OLCHS’s PREMIER Vocal Jazz Ensemble.  Members sing music from primarily the Jazz genre but will also include Pop, Rock, and other popular music.  Students perform in concerts here at OLCHS and around the Oak Lawn community.

Mrs. Elliott

selliott@olchs.org

Auditions will be held in Mid September. Information will be posted in announcements starting in late August.

If selected, rehearsals are Tuesdays & Thursdays after school.