Clubs, Activities, & Student Organizations

Maine Township District 207 schools offer extensive opportunities beyond the classroom to engage in learning, self-discovery, and the pursuit of personal interests with like-minded peers.  Offering over 80 clubs and activities, students can participate in clubs based on hobbies, academics, charitable efforts, as well as social and political interests.  Take a few minutes to explore our clubs listed below:

Activity Name Sponsor Name Social Media
ACTS OF KINDNESS
AMNESTY CLUB MARIA GARVY & ROBERT BROWN
We are affiliated withAmnesty International an international group working on human rights.
ANIME CLUB MR. ZIELINSKI
The Comics-Cartooning-Animation Club (CCA) meets periodically and conducts activities in the areas of comics, cartooning, and animation, such as learning and having discussions about the modern forms of visual art: meeting people who work in the areas of comics, cartooning, and animation to learn about their work: and creating comics, cartoons, and animation. (from the Preamble to our constitution).
ASSYRIAN CLUB SABRINA BENJAMIN & CHRISTINE KOUCHO
Assyrian club welcomes anyone interested in getting to know more about the Assyrian culture, food, and costumes. We work together for philanthropic causes and try to connect to the Assyrian community!
ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES - BOYS
ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES - GIRLS
BAGGO CLUB MS. PROPST
BAKE-FOR-A-CHANGE CRIS VILLABLOBOS
Bake for a Change is a club all about donating and giving back to our community. We have three events throughout the year where we bake, package, and sell sweets. With the proceeds from our bake sales we donate the money to our choice of charity!
BAND MS. HOLT
CCA-COMIC,CARTOON,ANIMATION MR. ZIELINSKI
CHEERLEADERS- JV MS. DONNELLY
CHEERLEADERS- VARSITY MS. OLSEN
CHEM PLUS MRS. KLEIN & MRS. ETZWILER
Our students develop, research and later perform chemistry demonstrations to the community and local jr. high school students.
CHESS CLUB MR. OCAMPO
CHOIR MR. BOYLE
CLASS COUNCIL - FRESHMAN MRS. SADLER
CLASS COUNCIL - JUNIOR MRS. ETZWILER & MS. VASTA
Junior Class Council is responsible for many of the Homecoming Festivities that everyone enjoys! We decorate the hallway for homecoming, decorate for the homecoming dance, and help plan events for the homecoming assembly. We also coordinate fundraising efforts that help pay for Prom and Senior Breakfast for our class, such as candy sales and car washes. Finally, we plan activities that students in the school can enjoy. This year we are planning to coordinate and Escape Room and Movie Night for students.
CLASS COUNCIL - JUNIOR MRS. ETZWILER & MS. VASTA
Junior Class Council is responsible for many of the Homecoming Festivities that everyone enjoys! We decorate the hallway for homecoming, decorate for the homecoming dance, and help plan events for the homecoming assembly. We also coordinate fundraising efforts that help pay for Prom and Senior Breakfast for our class, such as candy sales and car washes. Finally, we plan activities that students in the school can enjoy. This year we are planning to coordinate and Escape Room and Movie Night for students.
CLASS COUNCIL - SENIOR Rachel Samlan, Don Miller
Senior Class Council is a student-run organization that plans and promotes activities and events for the senior class at Maine East. Such events include Prom and Senior Breakfast. The club also runs fundraising events supporting the school-wide charity.
CLASS COUNCIL - SOPHOMORE Mrs. Wolfe
COLOR GUARD Ms. Foley
COSMETIC CLUB
D.E.C.A.
DEBATE Mr. Barnstein
DEMON GUARD (FLAGS) Megan Foley
The Demon guard adds visual elements to the Blue Regiment's sound. We meet once a week, practice with the Blue Regiment, and perform during halftime at football games.
DEMON SQUAD Ms. Kawecki
DEMON STRINGS Sarah Djordjevic
Extra Curricular String Performing Ensemble
DEMON-OCRACY (POLITICS CLUB) Jennifer Conlon
Students meet to discuss current issues, plan for speakers and events, work on a service project (now developing a website for contacting community officials and locating service opportunities), and prepare to attend a statewide forum at ISU on the US role in a changing world.
DEMONS AGAINST DEPRESSION Mr. Clark
DRAMA - THESPIANS TROOP 1792 Ms. Hall
EAST PRIDE Ms. Samlan
ECOLOGY CLUB(GREEN REACH) Shelby Riha, Sunny Lee, Joel Porterfield
We help maintain our nature spaces on campus - the oak savanna near Dee entrance, butterfly garden outside science wing, and vegetable garden in center court. We have work days to maintain trails and remove invasive species, we plant and harvest food from our veggie garden, help raise awareness about our recycling program, and strive to improve our school's green report card.
EDGE-Literary Magazine Ms. Lee-Chin
F.C.C.L.A. - General Sabrina Benjamin, Michelle Meyer, Jillian Ristow,
Family Community Leaders of American (FCCLA) - club for fashion, culinary and child care
FASHION CLUB Ms. Ristow
FEMINIST CLUB Maria Garvy, Kate Lee Chin
We discuss issues associated with feminism
FILIPINO CLUB Ms. Lee
FOREIGN LANGUAGE HONORARIES Mr. Lewis
FRENCH CLUB Bernie Lewis
French Club promotes the culture and traditions of French speaking countries.
GERMAN CLUB Tony Illescas
German Club is a social and cultural club to further the enrichment of the language and knowledge of new students taking German, students who have been in the program for years already, as well as for any new-comers. The club is open to anyone in the school. The club does fun activities, such as field trips, breakfasts, movies, decorations, and other after or before school activities.
GRAPHIC ART CLUB Sheryl Peterson
Students have fun while learning how to use graphic arts software (Adobe: PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign) to create their own projects or projects for other Maine South clubs. Club members support Maine South departments, clubs, sports teams, and organizations by providing graphic design assistance whenever needed. Club members may be able to submit graphic design work to local and state competitions.
GYMNASTICS CIRCUS CLUB Betty Axelson-McClelland
Gymnastics Circus Club provides the opportunity for any boy or girl to learn gymnastics and Circus skills- no experience is necessary. Besides all the gymnastics apparatus, we have unicycles, stilts, and juggling equipment, along with Board Tumbling and Acromaniacs Vaulting for students to learn any skills they are interested in trying.
H2O CLUB Mr. Dobner
HEALTH CARE SOCIETY Jacquelyn L Pauly
The goal of the club is to inform the students of Maine East of the career opportunities in the medical field and also to raise donations for worthy causes.
HELLENIC CLUB Angie Edsey & Elizabeth Papanastasopoulos

Hellenic Club is for all students interested in celebrating Greek heritage and culture.

INTERNATIONAL CLUB Dorothy Bruzan
We are a club that promotes awareness and appreciation of different cultures.
INVESTMENT CLUB Mr. Lasky
ITALIAN CLUB Toni Campisciano Ungaro
Meet new people and chat with friends about the Italian language and culture.
KOREAN CLUB Ms. Lee
LATINO CLUB Mr. Ocampo
LENS - YEARBOOK Elizabeth Papanastasopoulos and Susan Clifford
we make the yearbook
LIT MAG/POETRY Nicole Beyers, Eric Coval, David Hessert, Catherine Lee-Chin
In this group we work with students to enhance their writing to use it in various forms including, but not limited to, performance, publishing, contest entry, and the classroom.
M-CLUB Mr. Schanz
M.E. CARES Rachel Samlan
School-wide Charitable Fundraising Group
MAINE EAST RECREATION CLUB Mr. Lasky
MAINE EAST RHYTHM CLUB Lundberg
West African Percussion & Performance
MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Snjezana Salamon and Pauline Sterenberg
Maine Historical Society upholds the traditions of this organization that were started back in 1929.
MATH TEAM Mark Dobner, Glenn Olson, Eileen Odegard, Dave Clifford
Math Team
MIDDLE EASTERN CLUB
MOCK TRIAL TEAM
MODEL UNITED NATIONS Mr. Thomas
MONGOLIAN CLUB Ms. Papanastasopoulos
MU ALPHA THETA Ms. Odegard
MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION Ms. Aasi
Everyone who is interested in learning about Islam and wants to help fight the battle of Islamophobia is welcome to attend.
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY Ms. Eisenberg
NATIONAL FORENSIC LEAGUE Mr. Pappageorge
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Wendy Reitz
Academic/character/leadership/service club
NOVUS CLUB Mr. Schwan
ORCHESIS - DANCE CLUB Gus Segovia
We dance.
ORCHESTRA Ms. Djordjevic
PHI LAMBDA KAPPA Mr. Lewis
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Mrs. Hana
PING PONG CLUB Mr. Brown
PIONEER - SCHOOL NEWSPAPER Mr. M. Miller
POLISH CLUB Lipka
As a club we celebrate Polish traditional holidays, for example Wigilia, Andrzejki, etc. We conduct candy sales resulting in students receiving sweatshirts or t-shirts, we participate in the International Celebration, have pizza party, end of the year party, etc.
PRINCIPAL ADVISORY Dr. Pressler
PROJECT PLUS Ms. Tyler
R-CODE Mr. Chris Peters, Mrs. Sue Clifford, and Mr. Peter Przekota
R-Code is a PBIS organization that is dedicated to improving the culture and atmosphere at Maine East High School. R-Code's focus is on teaching respectful, responsible, and ready behavior.
READING CLUB Ms. Morgan
ROBOTICS CLUB Jan Wieczorek
We build robots using VEX parts and program them to complete challenges. We compete against other schools in these challenges in January.
ROTARY INTERACT Mr. Schwan
SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM Owen Doak--Head Varisty coach, Greg Reuhs, JV (Frosh-Soph) coach.
Scholastic Bowl is an academic quiz bowl competition. Students compete in teams of five to show their knowledge of literature, social science, math, science, fine arts, as well as popular culture and current events. This competitive activity is especially geared for students who are very knowledgable about the advanced high school curriculum, and can answer questions quickly with a buzzer/close out system. Maine East Scholastic Bowl has a full conference schedule in the CSL, and we also compete in about six Saturday tournaments. The season concludes with the IHSA state tournament, beginning with a regional competition in early March.
SCIENCE FICTION CLUB G. Zielinski
The Science Fiction Club promotes the exposure to and enjoyment of various science fiction media to all Maine East students.
SENIOR LEADERS Mrs. Bonifazi
SERBIAN CLUB Snjezana Salamon
Serbian Club celebrates the culture and history of Serbia.
SHADES OF MAINE EAST Mr. Boyle
SHOW CHOIR Ms. Friedman
SKILLS USA Thomas Kaiser Ken Adkins
CTE &Technical Skill Competition and Leadership
SOUTH ASIAN CLUB Bhargav Khambholja
We are a regional cultural based group celebrating the great diversity of South Asia. We welcome everyone from all backgrounds to join us as we we explore traditional and modern cultural elements through celebrations, food, movies, and more.
SPANISH CLUB Bernie Lewis/Joel Porterfield
Spanish Club promotes the culture and traditions of Spanish speaking countries.
SPEECH CONTESTS Mr. Hankins
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB Ms. Luetje
STAGE CREW Jessica Mitilineos
We do the building, lighting, sound, props, and costumes for all shows at Maine East. We run any and all events in the auditorium. As well as maintain the space and equipment.
STUDENT COUNCIL Natalie Bourn & Tony Montesano
Student Council gives students an opportunity to develop leadership skills by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to in club leadership activities the officers organize and run homecoming committees, V-Show ticket sales and advertising, blood drives and charity fund raisers.
TECH GENIUS Mr. Cannizzo & Ms. Morgan
The Maine East Tech Genius Club has been providing students with opportunities to pursue a career in technology. Since 2013, weŐve connected our student members to valuable paid-internships, chances to network with established technology professionals, and provided student members with the funding necessary to work on exciting and distinctive tech-related projects. Join us to learn about how we engaged our members and helped them jumpstart their careers in technology.
TECHNICAL THEATRE Mrs. Mitilineos
TRI-M Ms. Holt
V-SHOW Mr. Hessert
Winter Sports CLUB Ms. Villalobos
WMTH-FM Mr. Phillip Ash
WMTH-TV Mr. Phillip Ash
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT/CONNECT Judy Tyler
Various after school activities that are usually not sport related.