Activities

Welcome to Glenbard East Activities

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Scroll down for a list of activities, advisors, emails and descriptions.  For more detailed information, visit the following link:

 

Glenbard East High School Student Clubs and Activities

 

If you are interested in joining a club or activity and unsure of who to contact, please email [email protected].

 

ACT-SO
Advisor(s):   Teresa Lawrence 
Email:  [email protected]
Description: The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business, and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.

ANIME CLUB
Advisor(s):   Alec Buckley
Email:  [email protected]
Description: Anime Club is a club for anime (Japanese cartoons) fans, but it is open to all other fandoms and gamers! We are a friendly and inclusive group. We ask that you treat others with the respect you also want to be treated with!

ANN’S CLOSET
Advisor(s):   Kristie Henry
Email:  [email protected]
Description: Ann’s Closet offers free gently used men’s and women’s clothing items and accessories. Students, parents/guardians and staff members are welcome to the closet. If you would like to donate gently used clothing, please stop by the main entrance and leave it with a staff member.

ARIES (YEARBOOK)
Advisor(s):   Angela Mancini, Allisa Adler
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Description: Aries is the student produced/published school yearbook. The book is produced using an online system. This is a great way to get to know everything about our school!

ART CLUB/OPEN STUDIO
Advisor(s):   Deirdre Winkelhake
Email:  [email protected]
Website:  gefinearts.org
Description: Open Studio is an opportunity to hang out with other artists. We welcome eveybody to our creative idea exchange. Come show off your art and learn from others how to improve your art skills while having fun with new friends.

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (AASA)
Advisor(s):   Tabitha Yi
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @gbe_aasa
TikTok:  @gbe_aasa
Description:  The Asian American Student Association is a space for Glenbard East’s Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI), Desi Americans, and others to identify and celebrate their cultures. We talk about our heritages, share recipes, play games, eat delicious food, go on field trips, and watch movies! It’s an open invitation, so join us if you’re interested in learning with and about AAPI every other Wednesday!

BAND
Advisor(s):   Tara Capalletti, Andrew Packer
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Twitter / X:  @GERamBand
Facebook:  Glenbard East Music
Website:  gefinearts.org
Description: Band is for all students who want to perform music with woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students who have played band instruments before will join Intermediate Band when they arrive at Glenbard East. Students who have never played a band instrument before can join Beginning Band. Band includes all co-curriculuar activities: marching band, jazz band, beginning band, intermediate band, concert band, symphonic band, basketball band, and percussion ensemble.

BEST BUDDIES
Advisor(s):   Erica Slusher
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @glenbardeastbestbuddies
Description: 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.

BSU (BLACK STUDENT UNION)
Advisor(s):   Teresa Lawrence
Email:  [email protected]
Description: The Black Student Union (BSU) will serve as an organization that fosters student development through diversity, academics, and social services. We will commit to establishing partnerships with other Glenbard East organizations and take a proactive role in the development of strong leadership.

CHESS TEAM
Advisor(s):   Christopher Aderhold
Email:  [email protected]
Website:  Click here.
Description: Chess at East is both a weekly club and a competitive team with regular interscholastic competitions. Students of any experience level play and learn together to grow their skill and interest in this timeless game of strategy and tactics.

CHOIR, HIP HOP PRODUCTION & VOCAL MUSIC
Advisor(s):   Brandon Catt
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @gechoir
Instagram:  @ge_ramrecords
Facebook:  Glenbard East Music
Website:  gefinearts.org
Description:  Choir is comprised of 5 curricular choirs that take place during the school day. Each of those students also has co-curricular requirements (rehearsals, concerts) after school. We also have several co-curricular and extra-curricular vocal music opportunities after school for students enrolled in the curricular choirs and also those who are not. The opportunities for students who do not have choir during the day for the 2022-23 school year are:
-Ram Records Open Mic Nights (Various opportunities to either perform or listen to music)
-D87 Hip Hop Symposium (a day for all students enrolled in Hip Hop Production to learn and increase their skills)
-GBXmusicfest (an evening festival featuring commercial musicians from across the district)
-Ram Records Staff Variety Show (once a year show where Glenbard East staff members showcase their talents. You can volunteer to help produce.)
-Ramparts (audition to be one of the approved performers of the National Anthem at Glenbard East events (including athletic contests)
-Eastwind Vocal Ensemble (Auditioned SATB ensemble of singers that meets after school)
-Vocal Jazz Workshop (Auditioned SATB ensemble of singers focusing on the jazz art form)
-Treble Ensemble (Auditioned SSA ensemble meeting in the Spring Semester)
-Ram Records Open Studio (an opportunity for any student at Glenbard East to come and use/produce/write/make music in our recording studios and labs with adult supervision & feedback)

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Advisor(s):   Steven Hoogerheide, Alec Buckley
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Description:  Students meet to pray, read God’s Word, and engage in fellowship together.

CODING CLUB (GIRLS WHO CODE)
Advisor(s):   Marti Shirley
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  n/a

COLOR GUARD
Advisor(s):   Tara Capalletti
Email:  [email protected]
Description: Color Guard uses flags and dance to add a fun visual element to marching band performances. It is open to any student, regardless of experience. Color Guard students perform with the Marching Rams at home football games, pep rallies, and the Lilac Day Parade. During the performance season, rehearsals are one evening per week.

EAST SIDE CREW
Advisor(s):   Amanda Murawski, Donna Slusher, Taylor Murphy
Email:  [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Instagram:  @official.eastsidecrew
Description: Ram Fans!

ECHO DIGITAL NEWS SITE (NEWSPAPER)
Advisor(s):   R.J. Kasicki, Rebecca Bredle, James Hultgren, Jasen Beste
Email:  [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Instagram:  @gehs_echo
Website:  Click here.
Description:  ECHO is the student newspaper for Glenbard East.

ECOLOGY CLUB
Advisor(s):   Michelle Theisen
Email:  [email protected]
Description: A club that promotes ecological awareness, education, outreach, and action

FORENSICS
Advisor(s):   Micki Marin-Bunting
Email:  [email protected]
Website:  gefinearts.org
Description:  Forensics is focused on a traveling children’s show to be performed at East and other area feeder schools.

FRENCH CLUB
Advisor(s):   Kimberly VanBaalen
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @glenbardeastfrench
Description:  Students experience French culture and language OUTSIDE the classroom.

FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA
Advisor(s):   Megan Lynch
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @GBE_Future_Teachers
Description:  The Future Teachers of America Club supports students who are interested in education-related careers. This club will help them gain a realistic understanding of the role of the teacher, connect with educators, shadow teachers in the building and in feeder schools, and begin to prepare for college and find scholarship opportunities for educators. Future Teachers of America helps students develop the strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators.

GERMAN CLUB
Advisor(s):   Molly LeMark
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  German language and culture OUTSIDE of the classroom

GERMAN DELTA EPSILON PHI
Advisor(s):  Molly LeMark
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  German Honor Society

GUITAR CLUB
Advisor(s):   Timothy Fawkes
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  This club is for anyone who wants to explore playing the guitar! Whether you are already shredding or have never played, we welcome you to make new friends while building your skills. Guitars are provided — and snacks, too!

INTERNET TECH PRODUCTION CLUB
Advisor(s):   Christopher Aderhold
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Programming and setting up cameras to live stream all events in the main gym and on the field

KEY CLUB
Advisor(s):  Beth McNett
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @glenbardeastkeyclub
Facebook:  Key Club at Glenbard East High School
Description:  Key Club is student-led organization. We provide community service opportunities in school and in the surrounding communities. We partner with Kiwanis in Lombard and Glendale Heights. Most of all, we have fun building friendships, developing leadership skills, and volunteering!

LATIN GROOVE ENSEMBLE
Advisor(s):   Timothy Fawkes
Email:  [email protected]
Description: TBD

LEADERSHIP (SENIOR LEADERS)
Advisor(s):   Nicole Miller, Donna Slusher
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Instagram:  @official.eastsidecrew
Description:  Senior Leaders is a group of young people that want to help students connect to EAST and one another by getting invovled in a variety of activites sponsored throughout the school year! It is their job to create an environment of positivity, no judgement, and provide a place for people to be themselves and grow in their confidence. Leadership activities/days, positivity promotion of EAST, school wide events like: Glo Run, Winter Dance, Lake Geneva Leadership Weekend, All Call and more.

LINK CREW
Advisor(s):   Jelisa Rivera, Khamari Truman
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Instagram:  @glenbard_east_link_crew
Twitter / X:
  @GlenbardEastLinkCrew
Description:  Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, this proven transition program trains mentors from the junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Mentors who guide the freshmen to discover how to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

MATH HONOR SOCIETY
Advisor(s):   Miranda Moses
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  This is an honor society specific to Glenbard East representing students that meet the following criteria in their junior year or senior year:
All students must have an overall GPA of 4.0 or higher
Juniors:
-Enrolled in Algebra 2 or higher
-If in A2T or Pre-Calc a 4.5 or Higher Math GPA
-If in Calc AB, BC, or AP Stats a 4.0 or higher math GPA
Seniors:
-If in A2T then a 4.5 or higher Math GPA
-If in Pre-Calculus or higher then a 4.0 or higher math GPA.

MATH TEAM
Advisor(s):   Steven Hoogerheide, Stacy Markley, Brad Podraza, Theresalynn O’Connor
Email:  [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Facebook:  Glenbard East Math Team
Description:  Math Team competes in three types of contests and it runs from September to March. We practice once a week on Tuesdays from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Anyone who loves math is welcome.

MOCK TRIAL
Advisor(s):   TBD
Email:  TBD
Description:  Math Team competes in three types of contests and it runs from September to March. We practice once a week on Tuesdays from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Anyone who loves math is welcome.

MODEL UN
Advisor(s):   Justin Mayo
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Model United Nations puts students in control of the debate. We attend simulated meetings where each student represents a different country. Learn to represent the interests of other people in another place. Public speaking, debate, and political maneuvering are all part of the skill set developed during our conferences.

MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION (MSA)
Advisor(s):   Syeda Raza
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @gbe_msa
Description:  The Muslim Student Association strives to build unity through diversity and education. MSA represents the diverse cultures and traditions of Muslim students from various backgrounds. We aim to provide activities and events for individuals of all backgrounds, levels of knowledge and levels of piety to learn and meet with other Muslims across the Glenbard campus.

NATIONAL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY (NEHS)
Advisor(s):   Kenneth Lakowski
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Invitation to the Eric Lemke Chapter of the National English Honor Society for High Schools is extended to students with a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.5 and a cumulative weighted GPA of 5.2 through the first semester of their junior year. Members are expected to maintain this GPA throughout senior year as well as engage in literary-oriented service activities to further the aims of East’s English department, the LLMC, and in connection with the larger community.

NHS (NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)
Advisor(s):   Kristie Henry, Amy Rodde
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Description:  All junior or senior students that have maintained a 4.3 overall GPA at the conclusion of the first semester of their junior or senior year qualify to apply for the National Honor Society. This national organization recognizes students for excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character.

ORCHESTRA
Advisor(s):   Timothy Fawkes
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @glenbardeastorchestras
Facebook:  Glenbard East Music
Description:  Extra-Curricular Orchestra Offerings include Honors String Ensemble and a Latin Music Ensemble. Honors String Ensemble is by Audition, Latin Music Ensemble will be open to all.

PRISM
Advisor(s):   Rebecca Wagner
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  PRISM is a club that welcomes students who identify as LGBTQIA+ as well as allies. PRISM aims to create a safe space for students to discuss current events, connect with one another, and bring the following topics to the awareness of the school community: gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

RAMBLINGS/CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
Advisor(s):   Annie Banduch
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Creative writing club meets once a week to write, feel inspired, and edit work. We also produce the school’s fine arts magazine Ramblings at the end of every year.

RAMETTES (DANCE TEAM)
Advisor(s):   Courtney Heneghan
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Instagram:  @gberamettes
Twitter / X:  @gbedance
Description:  The Glenbard East Dance Team (also known as the Ramettes) provides halftime entertainment as well as performs at pep rallies.

ROBOTICS CLUB
Advisor(s):   Jonathan Pietras
Email:  [email protected]
Description: TBD

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Advisor(s):   David Krodel, Christopher Aderhold
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Description:  Scholastic Bowl is an competitive, academic club that competes at varsity and junior varsity levels. In this club students work to individually and collaboratively answer questions about content areas such as science, literature, mathematics, geography, history, fine arts, and other miscellaneous topics.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Advisor(s):   Marisa Abrams, Melissa Sabol
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Description:  We meet once a week to prepare for the yearly competition in March/April. Students can choose from a variety of science topics in which to “compete.” Topics include health medical, chemistry, engineering, building and designing, lab skills, computer science, archaeology, forensics, epidemiology, and physics. Some competitions are knowledge/test based, while others involved building or testing in a timed and judged arena.

SFS (STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS)
Advisor(s):   Keisha Edwards
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Students for Students is a opportunity for kids to make connections and be empowered for change and healthy decision making. A place to lend your voice and your vision. Students for Students is run by the student body, they run red ribbon week as well as the giving tree and help out with Live Life Well Week.

SISTER 2 SISTER
Advisor(s):   Ava Blalark
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Sister 2 Sister is a safe space for African American girls to discuss topics that are relevant to them. The purpose of Sister 2 Sister is to promote positive images of African American women and provide social emotional learning that is culturally relevant to improve the overall social and emotional well-being. As well as to develop a sisterhood and build a network of support.

SLAM CLUB
Advisor(s):   Elizabeth Fleming, Gariecia Rose
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Instagram:  @glenbardeastslamclub
Description:  We provide a space for students to write poetry, perform, and collaborate with their peers. We compete every year in the largest youth poetry festival in the world, Louder than a Bomb.

SOCIAL STUDIES NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (RHO KAPPA)
Advisor(s):   Haley Gallagher
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Rho Kappa is the Glenbard East chapter of the National Social Studies Honor Society.

SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA
Advisor(s):   Laura Fagiolo
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  The Glenbard East chapter of Sociedad Honoaria Hispánica.

SPANISH CLUB
Advisor(s):   Laura Fagiolo
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Experience and learn about the Hispanic culture outside the classroom.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Advisor(s):   Jamie Davis, Elizabeth Rose
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Description:  Special Olympics is a global organization that provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports training and competition. At Glenbard East, we offer basketball in the winter (November-February). All individuals with an identified intellectual disability are eligible for participation. Peer buddies are always welcome to volunteer to assist in coaching our Special Olympics athletes.

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS)
Advisor(s):   Caris Zeller
Email:  [email protected]
Instagram:  @gbestem
Description:  STEM club provides a support system for inquiry into various fields of science and technology. Year-by-year, the focus of the club will be determined by students. In previous years, we have spent time learning about possible careers students can explore if they want to go into STEM professions.  The first meeting for the 22-23 School Year will be Wednesday 8/31.  The Schoology code for the STEM Club group is: Q6HH6-D5FC8

STUDENT COUNCIL
Advisor(s):   Andrew Bero, Joshua Rubin
Email:  [email protected], [email protected]
Instagram:  @eaststudentcouncil
Description: TBD

THEATRE, STAGE GUILD & THEATRE TECH CREW (LIGHTING, SOUND, & STAGE DESIGN)
Advisor(s):   Andrew Bero
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  Theatre is open to All students. We produce 7-8 plays each year with about 300 students particating on stage & beheind the scenes.
Check out up to date information here!

UNIDOS US (FORMERLY LATINOS UNIDOS)
Advisor(s):   Jocelyne Gonzalez
Email:  [email protected]
Description:  UnidosUS is a student club organization for those interested in learning more and connecting through Latinx culture. Meetings are held once a month with annual events including fundraising, service projects, and annual celebrations. Students have the opportunity to interact with other club members and building staff throughout the year to engage and connect regarding current topics and events.

VIDEO CLUB
Advisor(s):   Joshua Rubin
Email:  [email protected]
Website:  gefinearts.org
Description:  A community of film and video creators, consumers, and critics. The video club means to provide a place for students who are passionate about film and filmmaking, who will find support for there for current projects. We are here to assist with school video project needs and showcase the films being created by students at our school and in our district.