Service Clubs

  • Service Clubs promote fellowship among their members and are devoted to the principle of volunteer community service.  They encourage community welfare and goodwill throughout the entirety of Victor J. Andrew High School and it's surrounding communities.  Social Clubs provide opportunities for self-transformation, leadership, and community building to students in order to affect meaningful change in their classrooms, at our school, and in the communities that VJA students live.

    VJA SAVE and their Say Something Campaign



  • GIRL UP 
    Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are.
    Sponsor: Tina Pappas
    Email: tpappas@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in room 205 on various days each month, contact sponsor
    Social Media:  Twitter- @GirlUpVJA
     
    GSA
    The Gay-Straight Alliance is a student-run club that provides a safe place for ALL students to meet, support each other, discuss issues and feel at home. It is also a social club. We have fun getting involved in school activities. New ideas are always welcome! If you are worried about fitting in, feeling isolated or want to support others, check us out.
    Sponsor: Brian Gascoin
    Email: bgascoin@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in room 220A between 3-4PM every other Wednesday
     
     
    GREEN TEAM
    Passionate about the environment and nature? Then the Green Team is for you! Please join us in our mission to raise awareness of environmental responsibility, appreciation of nature, and conservation of natural resources. Through participation in school and community events we spread the word to Go Green!
    Sponsor: Carrie Ward
    Email: cward@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in room 312 every Tuesday after school
    Social Media:  Twitter- @VJAGreenTeam
     
    JUNIOR CLASS COUNCIL 
    The Junior Class Council is open to all who are looking to be involved in various projects/events and work on developing as leaders during their Junior year.
    Sponsors: Liz Rosenstein
    Emails: lrosenstein@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets after school in room 203 after school, every other Monday
     
    PEER MEDIATORS 
    Peer Mediation is a group of students trained in conflict resolution. We help others communicate and resolve problems without involving teachers or deans. If you like to help and you're a good problem-solver, check us out. Space is limited.
    Sponsor: Brian Gascoin
    Email: bgascoin@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in room 220A on various dates, contact sponsor
     
  • RELAY FOR LIFE
    D230 Relay is an all night event that happens in the late spring. Committee members work all year at planning, promoting and organizing the event.
    Sponsor: Jordan Steyskal
    Email: jsteyskal@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in E-113/115 at Sandburg HS between 6:30-8PM on the following dates: 9/17, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3/2019 & 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/18, 3/17, 4/7, 4/14, 4/24, 4/28, 5/5/2020
    Social Media:  Twitter- @D230relay
     
    S.A.V.E. 
    SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs are a place for young people across the country to show their leadership, creativity and passion for protecting their friends, schools and communities from violence before it happens
    Sponsors: Christy Mieling & Tina Pappas
    Emails: cmieling@d230.org   tpappas@d230.org
    Meeting Information: contact sponsors for times and dates
    Social Media:  Twitter- @vjasave
     
    SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL 
    The Senior Class Council is open to all who are looking to be involved in various projects/events (Homecoming, Blood drives, Senior wall) and work on developing as leaders during their Senior year.
    Sponsors: Cody Dailey
    Emails: cdailey@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets after school in the College & Career Center after school, every other Monday
    Social Media:  Twitter- @VJA_SrClass20
     
    SNOWBALL
    Snowball is a district-wide weekend retreat (Thursday - Sunday) which helps students meet new friends, strengthens leadership skills and gain self-awareness. It enables students to make informed choices. We have retreats in the fall and spring. Cost includes t-shirt, meals, group picture, lodging and other weekend materials. Students are encouraged to attend! This years Snowball weekend at Camp Duncan will be held in November.
    Sponsor: Sarah West
    Email: swest@d230.org
    Meeting Information: contact sponsor
     
    SWIM GUARD 
    Swim Guards are trained to instruct children (birth – 14) how to swim using the American Red Cross standards. No prior swimming experience required just a strong desire to work with children. Swim Guards volunteer 8 Saturdays each semester in exchange for community service hours. Open membership.
    Sponsor: Kelly Matusik  & Liz Lenahan
    Email: kmatusik@d230.org   &  llenahan@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in S-112 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meetings are at 7:45 or 3:05(students choose)
     
    VARSITY CLUB (VALT) 
    Varsity Club/Varsity Athletic Leadership Team is for athletes who want to to hone in their leadership skills as well as work on various community service project thoughout the year.
    Sponsors: Brandon Marren
    Emails: bmarren@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets the first Friday of each month at 715am in room 220