EHS Clubs 2019-2020
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Madison East High School Clubs 2019-2020
Name of ClubClub DescriptionAdvisor(s)LocationDaysTime
Aerospace ClubInterested in outer space? Want to learn more about space exploration and engineering? Join Aerospace Club!Eric Arnold & Margaret Swaney3003TuesdaysLunch
Africa ClubWelcome to Africa Club, our goal is to provide a fun environment for students of African origin and any other student interested in learning about Africa. Join us to learn about the multitude of culture in Africa through student’s presentation, listen to African music, learn about the challenges facing our students once they arrive here in the US and how they learn to assimilate to the American culture. You might also enjoy the debate our students have about social, political, economic and environmental challenges at local, national, and international level.Jarje Bah2023TuesdaysLunch
AVID/TOPSAVID/TOPS ( gives students the opportunity to do service (volunteer) activities in a group with other students. All activities are organized by students with the help of the Club Adviser and the AVID/TOPS staff. The Club’s purpose is to engage EHS students in a meaningful way, through service activities, to enhance our school and community.Anisa Yudawanti1047ThursdaysLunch & After School
Ballet FolklóricoThe Ballet Folklórioco de María Díaz is a group of not only East students but also from local area schools including elementary and middle school. This ballet group is very rigorous, focusing on technique, discipline, time management, and performance. The ballet does many performances in the surrounding Dane county, and all is volunteer. Student dancers are (for now) responsible for their own dresses/costumes, practice shoes and skirts, and accessories.Maria DiazGym YWednesdays
Book ClubRead and discuss books, meet authors, go on book-related field trips, promote reading across the school.Jen Milne-CarrollLMC-GoldFridaysLunch
Black Student Union (BSU)Come join us to discuss, mobilize and take action on issues that are important to the black community. You do not have to belong to any specific group or nationality, we welcome all. We will do fund raising, community service, awareness campaigns, special events and more.Ebrahim Amara2027WednesdaysLunch
BrodiciBrodici is a singing group of lower voices (Tenors and Basses) who learn a cappella music to perform at the quarterly choir concerts. It is a low pressure group, and you will never be required to sing by yourself. We want anyone who is interested in singing. You don't have to be in choir to be in Brodici (pronounced "bro-dee-chee"), and it is a great group to be in if you can't fit choir in your schedule during the day.Luke Hrovat-Staedter1001WednesdaysLunch
BrotherhoodBrotherhood is a club primarily for African American males to support and celebrate Black Excellence at East. Activities include learning about African American history and current events, field trips, and building racial equity in our school and community.Tom Kanies & Ebrahim Amara2027FridaysLunch
Camp Randall Rowing ClubTo participate with East group of Camp Randall Rowing Club.April SopkinBrittingham BoathouseM-Sat4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Congress: FreshmanStart at the beginning to learn the ins and outs of school government. Fundraise to help out your class and the community. Plan the freshman dance and show your fellow classmates all that high school has to offer!Rachel DejonghLMC PurpleTuesdaysLunch
Congress: SophomoreBecome more involved in issues that affect the school and your class. Work with older students on various school activities. Plan activities that encourage unity in your class.Nick AdamsLMC PurpleTuesdaysLunch
Fundraising and Junior Prom are key this year in student congress. Working together to create a memorable time for your classmates is a true learning experience and lots of fun. Extra hands are always welcome!Alyssa PaolocciLMC PurpleTuesdaysLunch
Senior year is busy for many reasons; graduation, college applications or finding the right job. Senior congress also plans and helps coordinate many of the senior activities, including selection of graduation announcements, senior brunch, the senior video, the Winter Dance and taking the lead with the other congresses during Homecoming Week. This is the busiest and most fun year to be in congress!Sarah MotlLMC PurpleTuesdaysLunch
Debate ClubThe Debate Club will teach students the argumentation and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in competitive debate and to establish a debate team.William "Max" Donovan,
Alyssa Paolocci,
Miranda Ehrlich,
2012Thurs & FridayAfter School
DECADECA is a student organization dedicated to business and marketing education. Students n DECA will participate in a variety of different competitions related to marketing, accounting, law and other areas. Students can compete in events such as Food Marketing, Sports and Entertainment, and Travel and Tourism. There are three levels of competition from districts, to state, to nationals. DECA is a nationally recognized organization and looks great on resumes and transcripts for colleges and scholarships.Dave Kruchten1055ThursdaysLunch
Drama/TheaterDrama club is an open club to all students interested in Theatre. The club meets every other Friday in room 1000.Paul Milisch1000Every Other FridayLunch
EHS Black Music EnsembleThe East High School Black Music Ensemble is a group of East High students who meet to study musical improvisation and performance. Members of the club receive free workshops from University and community musicians and the opportunity to perform up to 4 times per semester.Mark Saltzman & Wilder DietzBand RoomTuesdayAfter School
Engineering ClubEngineering Club has 3 purposes:1) To support members in learning about engineering careers, developing the necessary academic skills, and accessing pre-professional experiences such as competitions and conferences. 2) To encourage middle school students in the East area to explore options in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 3) To raise money for infrastructure projects in developing countries through the UW-Madison chapter of Engineers Without Borders. East's Engineering Club is a registered junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and participates in many career and college events with these organizations throughout the year.Cynthia Chin3023ThursdaysLunch
EscaleraCentro Hispano's Escalera program empowers Latinx students and their friends to be strong, proud and independent learners who will graduate college-ready from high school. To help our students succeed, we combine mentoring, academic tutoring, hands-on workshops, team-building activities, community involvement, field trips, and guest speakers. Escalera is a space where students can develop a deep sense of belonging to each other, their school and the community as a whole.TBDTBDTBDAfter school
ExpressionsStudent literary & arts magazine. Students design, market, edit and publish student work.Jen Milne-Carroll & Ciara WadeLMC GOLDWednesdaysLunch
Film ClubSupport student film making.John May2023TuesdaysLunch
Food for Thought ClubThis club supports the free food pantry at East High School. Members stock the pantry, order more food items, sort donations and organize fundraising and food donation drives.Helena White2038TuesdaysLunch
ForensicsForensics is competitive public speaking. Students prepare pieces in 25 different categories and work with coaches to get a performance ready for competition. Categories range from speech writing, solo and group acting, to performance of poetry and prose. Paul Milisch1000Tuesdays
(Begins Dec)
After School
French ClubTo promote French Cultures and extend students’ command of the language through exposure to activities not readily available in the regular classroom setting.Kathy Grimm1054TuesdaysLunch
Gardening ClubTo grow plants for our communityAngela Wilcox Hall3031WednesdaysLunch
Gender EquityAn activist club with goals center on promoting feminism, womanism, and gender equality. This club is for ANYONE who believes that gender equality should be a goal for East and our community. We serve as a safe place to discuss issues, promote an anti-sexist school climate, and engage in community activism. We have a partnership with the Rape Crisis Center to do work towards ending sexual violence and promoting healthy relationships.Sarah Elmore &
Amanda Pustz
Girls Inc.Girls Inc. is a national non-profit organization that seeks to inspire all girl-identified young people to be smart, strong, and bold by exploring and learning about their health, artistic potential, sexuality, career readiness, academic pursuits, and building community in the process.Samantha Arriozola2010AMonday-
Goodman Video ClubCome learn more about making videos in this publications computer lab. THe club is sponsored bu the GOodman Community Center and East High TTV teacher April van Buren. Anyone can join, snacks are provided, and there will be access to equipment and editing software during te club meetings. Gain video production skills, show us the great videos you create or find your own area of expertise.April van Buren1057EMondaysAfter School
GSAGSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) is dedicated to making East High School a safe environment for LGBTQ+ students and Staff. GSA has set out to gain acceptance, eliminate isolation, stereotypes, and discrimination. GSA would like to aid in creating a safe school environment for everyone, where everyone feels welcome. Everyone is welcome to attend our weekly meetings.Jessica Hotz & Seth Jawitz1021WednesdaysAfter School
HermanaEmpower Chicanx/Latinx students at East to create a positive, welcoming environment where students can express & learn more about Chicanx/Latnix identity.Slivia Gomez & Cesar MartinezLMC GoldEvery other WednesdayLunch Hour
Hip Hop ClubFor students to learn or enhance their hip-hop writing & performing abilities.Cesar Martinez2024TuesdaysAfter School
Human RightsHuman Rights Club's primary purpose is to make the preparations for "Human Rights Week" which is held annually in the month of February. Human Rights Week is a week-long presentation series featuring activists, academics, community organizers, and students who speak on a wide variety of topics. The presentations are held in the Barrett or Randle Rooms which allows us to host multiple classes for these talks. For Human Rights Week to work properly students take on a massive organizational and logistical task from choosing the topics, contacting the presenters, organizing the calendar for the week, and inviting the classes to attend.William GibsonTBDDec - FebTBD
InteractRotary Club Service Organization affiliation.Cesar Martinez1058Twice Per Month:
1st and 3rd Fridays
International ClubThe purpose of International Club is to have fun, to bring people from different backgrounds together, learn their culture, and to help and support our community.Catalina Thomsen2019MondaysLunch
Investment ClubTo teach investment strategies (& savings. To make decision on how to invest grant money.David Kruchten1055WednesdaysLunch
Jazz BandPlaying and learning jazz for participation in performance in and outside of East High School.Mark SaltzmanBand RoomMondaysAfter School
Math ClubTo promote awareness of mathematics throughout our school and our community and to have fun with a like-minded group of people around the topic of mathematics.Phil Galarowicz & Karen Paschke3012FridaysLunch
Math Modeling ClubApplied mathematics competitions are held for high school students in November and February each year. Purpose of the "club" is to form teams and prepare for competition. Each team will be involved in researching a real-world situation and inventing formulas, graphs, and other ways to use and predict data that suggest a solution to the problem. Participation will improve your technical writing skills and provide opportunity for interested students to code computer simulations.Cynthia Chin3023MondaysLunch
Mountain Bike TeamThe East Mountain Bike Team focuses on off road riding skills and racing for anyone that wants to join and have fun riding and racing bikes. There are loaner bikes for students that do not have their own bikes."Don CarlsonTBDTuesdays & ThursdaysAfter School
MSCR Anime ClubJoin us every week for viewing, drawing and discussing Anime. We will also do fun activities like cosplay and attending the Anime convention. Come join us for some fun.Jasmine SallayLMC-PurpleTuesdaysAfter School
MSCR Intermediate Boys BasketballBoys in grades 9 and 10 can play in this league. This is a great way to be involved in sports without a huge time commitment! We provide skilled coaches. Practices are on Mondays and games on Saturdays. No practice or games over winter break. Grab some friends and sign up today!Mayder LorTBDMondays
2:30 PCT days
3:45 non-PCT
MSCR Metro Boys BasketballBoys in grades 11 and 12 can play in this league. This is a great way to be involved in sports without a huge time commitment! We provide skilled coaches. Practices are on Mondays and games on Saturdays. No practice or games over winter break. Grab some friends and sign up today!Mayder LorTBDMondays
2:30 PCT days
3:45 non-PCT
MSCR Equity Leadership Council (ELC)Join us for discussion and activities around Equity and Leadership within our school and community. This is a great way to earn service E points, learn leadership skills and build your college resume. We will have a camping retreat in the fall and spring for members who qualify to attend.Mayder LorLMC-GoldFridaysAfter School
MSCR Hip Hop MovementCalling all b-boys & girls or anyone who wants to learn Hip—Hop Dance. We will do breaking, popping and other hip hop dance forms. Learn the basics and beyond! If you can already dance, come share your talents with us.Rene AvilaForumWednesdaysAfter School
MSCR HomeworkMSCR sponsors Homework club and offers a place to study, do homework and use the resources of the LMC. Our staff can assist you in connecting with a tutor, teacher or students to help you meet your goals as a Purgolder. Friday schedule may vary.Mayder LorLMC-GOLDTuesday - ThursdayAfter School
MSCR Gaming ClubJoin in some fun with Magic, Yugioh, Uno, board games, video games and tournaments to play some of your favorite games!Rene AvilaLMC-PURPLEMondaysAfter School
MSCR Indigenous RootsCome learn traditional and contemporary styles of cultural dances of Aztec, Mexican Folklore, Hmong and this is also an opportunity to be a part of a Multi-Cultural Traditional Fashion Show.Rene Avila &
Mayder Lor
ForumThursdaysAfter School
MSCR Recreational Club
(REC Club)
Join us on Mondays in the Fieldhouse for some mindfulness activities like basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and more. Please check the flyers for the dates.Mayder LorSPEC GymMondays
PCT days
2:30 PM
MSCR Soulful Productions AcademyBe a part of a production where we’ll help you master your craft writing Spoken Word, singing, emceeing, dancing, model in our heavy hitting fashion show plus more performing in local shows such as EHS Fine Arts, Festival of the Arts, Be the Best You, etc.Mayder LorForumWednesdays & ThursdaysAfter School
MSCR Ski ClubMSCR will be taking 4 trips to the slopes for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Grab some friends and sign up for one trip or all of the trips. Costs may vary from hill to hill. Partial scholarships are available.Mayder LorLMC GoldVariesAfter School
MSCR Purgolder UnifiedJoin the movement for some fun activities, field trips and unified sporting events. Purgolder Unify will host events and campaigns to help promote understanding, equity and inclusion in the school and community. We can change school climate together!Sara Schaefer1021TuesdaysLunch
MSCR United Asian ClubTo promote Asian culture through social and recreational activities. Integrating Asian culture and students into the broader community.Amy Piaskowski2010TuesdaysAfter School
MSCR Volleyball (Coed)This is a great way to be involved in sports without a huge time commitment! We provide skilled coaches. Practices are on Mondays and games on Saturdays. Grab some friends and sign up today!Mayder LorSPEC GymMondays2:30 PCT days
3:45 non-PCT
Photography ClubGiving students the ability to learn about film & digital photography, its history and how to communicate through the medium.April van Buren1057EThursdaysLunch
Purgolder PhilanthropyThe Purgolder Philanthropy Foundation is an organization of students devoted to enriching the East High School community by awarding grants of money to students, programs, and faculty within East. We are always looking for new members and grant applications.Jessica Hotz &
Sarah Motl
Raza United
(formerly Latino Student Union)
The purpose of Raza United is to motivate and inspire students of Latinx backgrounds for graduation and a successful future by preparing and instilling leadership qualities, values, confidence and self-worth through a network of students and community leaders via conferences and lessons. Every Wednesday during lunch we meet in the LMC Purple. Students should bring their lunch. This is where students get updated on cultural events, leadership conferences, community and volunteer service sign-ups, and any other info. We will also sometimes have speakers come and briefly talk about colleges, organizations, or something else. Silvia GomezLMC PurpleWednesdays
(except 1st W of Month)
Safe Bodies, Strong VoicesYoung women self defense, self expression, and personal empowerment. When young women are safe and strong, they bring forth their innate gifts and abilities which benefits all in society/community/school/family.Amanda Putz133Monday- FridayAfter School
SisterhoodSisterhood'd mission is to support and celebrate a culture of Black Excellence at East High School . Members are primarily African American 9th through 12th graders, focusing on present and future AVID and honors/AP students, supported by East staff and American Family mentorsSarah ElmoreLMC PURPLEFridayLunch
Skills USASkillsUSA is a club that competes in state wide technical skills competition. Students compete is skills such as auto repair, small engine repair, construction, electrical, cabinetry and welding. Students meet throughout the year and learn and practice their skill. They also learn about organizing meetings and raising money to pay for their competitions. State competition occurs in the Spring in Madison and the National competition occurs in June in Kansas City.Dennis MossholderPurgolder Wood Products LabThursdaysLunch
Student Success TeamSupport ALL students’ success in high school and the college application processSarah Elmore & Angie Wilcox-Hall3031ThursdaysLunch
Tower StoreThe students involved will run the Tower Store and gain valuable business experiences.Dave KruchtenTower StoreMonday – FridayLunch
Tower Tales Student Newspaper ClubA supportive environment for students to make, edit and develop their journalistic skills (writing, photography, design, drawing, etc.) and to work to inform the EHS community on our online news site.April van Buren1057EThursdaysLunch
Treble A CappellaA singing group of higher voices (Sopranos and Altos) who learn a cappella music to perform at the quarterly choir concerts. It is a low pressure group, and you will never be required to sing by yourself. Be prepared to make funny noises with your voice. Any treble voice is welcome, regardless of gender. This would be a great group to be in if you like to sing but don't have time to be in a choir during the school day.Luke Hrovat-Staedter1001TuesdaysLunch
Ultimate FrisbeeTo learn the best game on the planet: Ultimate Frisbee. Join the team and play against teams from other schools. The official season is spring (March - June), with practices & games 3-4 times per week after school. The club remains active fall & winter (September - February) for students who want to play year-round, and the practice schedule is open-ended.Jeremy BuehlDemetral FieldTuesdays, Wednesdays & ThursdaysAfter School
Women of STEMHelp students at East engage in promoting and supporting young women to pursue STEM professions.Rachel De Jongh & Eric Arnold3016WednesdaysLunch