ACES - Academic Challenge in Engineering & Science

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ACES - Academic Challenge in Engineering & Science

Sponsor: Aron Kopera

ACES is an academic team that completes by taking tests in the categories of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering Graphics, Computer Science, and English. Regional Competition is in February. Sectionals are in March and State is in April.

Pre-Requirements: The team is open to all individuals. There will be a selection process in January to choose the top 14 individuals to represent Stagg in the team event. However, there are possibilities to compete as an individual in the OPEN section.
    

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 Adventure Club

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Adventure Club

Sponsors: Gordon Oliver & Kelly Peterson

Co-Sponsor Email: KPeterson@d230.org

The Adventure Club incorporates both outdoor and team building activities. We go on a variety of trips ranging from kayaking, high/low ropes courses, canoeing, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and camping. The Outdoor Adventure Club allows students to learn practical life skills. The students are provided with the opportunity to develop leadership, growth, and team building by actively getting involved in the learning experience. The club also introduces the students to the outdoor opportunities they have in our local area.

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 ARISE Christian Club

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ARISE Christian Club

Sponsor: Kelli Preto

An encouraging group of students that study the Bible and discuss topics of the Christian faith!

 

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 Art Club

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Art Club

Sponsor: Arwa Azhari

Art Club is open to all students interested in creating art projects.

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 Bass Fishing Club

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Bass Fishing Club

Sponsor: Brian Jackson & Mike Grice

Co-Sponsor Email: MGrice@d230.org

Bass fishing team for beginners and competitive anglers.

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 Business Club

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Business Club

Sponsors: Jim Duffy & Mike Durbin

Co-Sponsor Email: MDurbin@d230.org

The Stagg Business Club is open to all students. It is a club focused on dealing with real life that businesses have to deal with on a daily basis: sales, inventory, scheduling, etc. 2020-2021 Business Club will be run as a VIRTUAL club, we will still focus on businesses. We will also focus on things like career exploration and investment opportunities.

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 Cercle Français / French Circle

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Cercle Français / French Circle

Sponsor: Nitya Viswanath

Cultural club where all Stagg students can learn about the French language and Francophone cultures. All Stagg students are welcome!

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 Chess Team

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Chess Team

Sponsors: Aron Kopera & Ernesto Razo

Co-Sponsor Email: ERazo@d230.org

We are a competitive chess team that competes in the SWSC, IHSA, and at local invitationals. We accept all skill levels and are looking for individuals who are serious about learning to play chess.

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 Child Care Club: SKILLS USA

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Child Care Club: SKILLS USA

Sponsor: Erin Wendt

Co-Sponsor Email: EWendt@d230.org

Child Care Club is an activity for those interested in teaching or working with children! In the spring, we compete in part of a national organization called, Skills USA. During the fall, we do fun activities that encompass our preschool program at Stagg.

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 Connections Club

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Connections Club

Sponsors: Margaret Lading & Kelly Fino

Co-Sponsor Email: KFino@d230.org

Connections is a place for students to develop positive relationships with their peers based around student interest (i.e. crafts, cooking board games, and video games. The name of the club, Connections, was chosen as it represents the ‘connections’ that the students will make with each other but also explains another component of Connections; encouraging the students to ‘connect’ with their community and school environment through providing random acts of kinds, earning Service Learning hours, and socializing at community establishments. All with an open mind and positive attitude are welcome.

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 Charger Nation

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Charger Nation

Sponsor: Tim Conrath & John Daniels

Co-Sponsor Email: JDaniels@d230.org

Charger Nation is a club that promotes school spirit. We not only support the varsity sports, we also promote charger pride by having student vs staff contests. This is a club for students that is run with student ideas. You have something that promotes school spirit, this is the club for you. 

 

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 Council for Exceptional Children

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Council for Exceptional Children

Sponsors: Colleen Regan & Emma Hansen

Co-Sponsor Email: ehansen@d230.org

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a social organization that encourages inclusion and acceptance!!! We have monthly meetings to plan out whole group activities that allow everyone to get involved at Stagg High School!

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 Cultivation Club

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Cultivation Club

Sponsors: Mike Littman & Tom Syska

Co-Sponsor Email: tsyska@d230.org

Learn how to grow vegetables, tend to a bee hive, have fun outdoors!

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 Debate

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Debate

Sponsors: Katy Przybylski & Jacob Randulich

Co-Sponsor Email: JRandulich@d230.org

Debate is a club that lets you, well, debate! You can debate solo or with a partner. Every 2 months, you get a new topic, and you build a case for and against that topic that you take to tournaments where you compete against students from other schools! It's a great way to get your voice out there, to make new friends, and meet students from other schools.

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 DECA Competitive Business

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DECA Competitive Business

Sponsors: Jim Duffy 

DECA is a business skills competitive club. But, it is more than just about competing. The club offers students opportunities to develop skills in marketing, finance and sales. It is also a great way to network with business professionals.

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 Drama Club

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Drama Club

Sponsors: Jacob Fisher & Gordon Oliver

Co-Sponsor Email: GOliver@d230.org 

Stagg Drama, the after school club that supports all performance arts in the PAC. You can learn and develop your performance skills. Learn the trade of stagecraft and theatrical design. Act, sing, dance, build, laugh and cry with joy with your Stagg Chargers. Take the stage and start a new adventure.

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 E-Sports

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E-Sports

Sponsors: Jon McGreal & Mike Littman

Co-Sponsor Email: MLittman@d230.org

Here at Stagg Esports, we play games! Casual and competitive gamers alike, we have a place for you. We play Smash, Overwatch, Rocket League, Minecraft, League of Legends, Magic, and more!

 

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 Fall Play

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Fall Play

Sponsors: Maureen Weber & Amal Abellatif

Co-Sponsor Email: AAbdellatif@d230.org

This year we will be performing the three mysterious tales from Edgar Allen Poe form the basis of Twisted Tales of Poe presented like a live radio drama. The three classic stories and poem are: "The Tell -Tale -Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Raven," and "The Black Cat." The performance will be Halloween weekend!

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 Future Teachers

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Future Teachers

Sponsors: Jennifer Baniewicz & Maggie Smith

Co-Sponsor Email: MSmith@d230.org

This club is for students interested in becoming teachers. We will talk about teacher prep programs at universities and talk with current college students in different programs as well as learn what it is like to be a teacher.

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 German Club

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German Club

Sponsor: Lauren Arkin

German club is a place for culture lovers to learn all about German holidays, traditions and cultural practices!

 

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 Girls Who Code

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Girls Who Code

Sponsors: Chris Sandor & Lisa Ghahn

Co-Sponsor Email: LGrahn@d230.org

Girls Who Code is a club to inspire students, especially female students, to learn about computer coding. The club is open to all students to join. We meet generally twice per month and learn coding through programs like Khan Academy and Scratch. In the past, we have taken a field trip to Google in Chicago, sponsored Hour of Code, and learned about other scholarship and internship opportunities.

 

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 Guard Club

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Guard Club

Sponsor: Jason Carr

This year club members will be certified in in adult, child and infant CPR and AED. We will also cover the swimming and water safety manual to better understand how to teach swim lessons. When possible, we will teach swim lessons to kids in the community. 

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 International Club

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International Club

Sponsor: Anne Reedy

We celebrate our beautiful, culturally diverse Stagg family by learning about ethnic traditions and values. We also reach out to serve our "international" family by assisting those in need.

 

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 Key Club

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Key Club

Sponsors: Beth Gulden & Amy Hainzinger

Co-Sponsor Email: AHainzinger@d23.org

Key Club is a community service club in which students volunteer to benefit their school and community. The hours that the students earn count toward the service learning graduation requirement.

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 Literary Magazine

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Literary Magazine

Sponsor: Giedre Kazlauskas

Labyrinth Literary Magazine compiles student writing and art and publishes an annual book (or online edition) to celebrate the school's creative talent. Weekly meetings might be about anything from graphic design to poetry writing, depending on the needs and interests of the group. Throughout the year, the club also hosts several Coffeehouse open mic events for the student body and participates in the annual SWSC literary magazine conference.

 

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 Madrigals Choir

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Madrigals Choir

Sponsor: Chris Betz

The Stagg High School Madrigals have a rich history of performing throughout the community in and around Palos Hills, IL. We have a busy schedule throughout the months of October, November and December, performing in churches, community centers, tree-lighting ceremonies, retirement homes, and even some local restaurants and residences! Auditions for the Madrigals will be held virtually this year, as will much of the season.

 

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 Marching Chargers

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Marching Chargers

Sponsors: Bob Mecozzi & Jim Columbo

Co-Sponsor Email: JColumbo@d23.org

Headed to the forefront of great high school marching bands, the Marching Chargers continues to be recognized for its outstanding achievements. In addition to marching band competition appearances, the Marching Chargers have been selected numerous times to perform for the world at Walt Disney World in Florida.

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 Mathletes

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Mathletes

Sponsors: Mark Lyons & Christy Frazer

Co-Sponsor Email: CFrazer@d230.org

The Mathletes team is organized for the purposes of recognition of outstanding mathematical ability, encouragement of independent study, stimulation of interest in mathematics, and provision of a meeting ground for students through academic competition. The Mathletes team practices once a week (Mondays 3:10 - 4:00pm) to prepare for five competitions against other SWSC schools. The Mathletes team also compete in the regional/state competitions sponsored by ICTM.

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 Model United Nations (Model UN)

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Model United Nations (Model UN)

Sponsors: Brian Berg & Adam Zmuda

Co-Sponsor Email: AZmuda@d230.org

Think of us as a mock government on the world level. We research countries and topics so that we can represent the wishes of those countries on those topics. Model United Nations follows the course of the United Nations by examining various current international issues facing our world, and exploring possible solutions to these issues. We attend competitions where you will learn to work with peers, understand world affairs, and debate issues in a constructive environment.

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 MultiMedia Club

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MultiMedia Club

Sponsor: Tony Roditis

Multimedia Club is a fun place to learn about media creation and criticism.

 

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 National Honor Society (NHS)

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National Honor Society (NHS)

Sponsor: Laura Begani

National Honor Society is based on the pillars of Service, Leadership, Scholarship, and Character. Juniors and Seniors are invited to join based on these pillars.

 

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 Orchesis Dance Company

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Orchesis Dance Company

Sponsors: Jennifer Koryczan, Ruth Elenteny, & Colleen Silk

Co-Sponsors' Email: RElenteny@d230.org & CSilk@d230.org

We are a non-competitive student-run dance club that puts on an annual dance recital in the Performing Arts Center.

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 Powerlifting Club

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Powerlifting Club

Sponsors: Brian Buglio & Colton Nero

Co-Sponsor Email: CNero@d230.org

We are a lifting club for all students & all grades. We meet 3 days a week for an hour after school. We have additional opportunities within our club to continue training as a JR/SR elective course in Strength & Conditioning & also to compete in powerlifting on a regional and state level.

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 Prom Planning Committee

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Prom Planning Committee

Sponsor: Katie Fitzpatrick

The Prom Committee works together to plan the Senior Prom held in the spring. Together they make decisions concerning theme, food, decorations, music, etc. Membership is open to juniors and seniors.

 

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Relay for Life

Sponsor: Megan Marcus

The Relay For Life movement is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our communities are teaming up to make a difference, whether we’re connecting virtually or sharing space. When we rally together in the fight against cancer through this fun and inspirational event, we can accomplish anything!! Come and be a part of THE FIRST. THE ORIGINAL. THE BEST. All-Youth Relay For Life in the World!

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 Scholastic Bowl

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Scholastic Bowl

Sponsors: Adam Zmuda & Mike Durbin

Co-Sponsor Email: MDurbin@d230.org

SWSC Competitive Trivia Activity at Stagg H.S. We compete at the Conference, Regional, and State level against other High Schools in trivia categories such as English, History, Science, Math, Fine Arts, and more

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 Science Club

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Science Club

Sponsors: Stacy Verble & Kerri Kleszynski

Co-Sponsor Email: KKleszynski@d230.org

Stagg's Science Club allows students with an interest in science to explore and question the subject through various activities. Science Club strives to enrich scientific knowledge and curiosity while cultivating collaboration and relationships.

 

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 Culinary Club Skills USA

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Culinary Club Skills USA

Sponsors: Elizabeth Starostka & Colleen Silk

Co-Sponsor Email: CSilk@d230.org

Stagg's Culinary Club! For those students who are: interested in learning about cooking; like to cook alone or with others; interested in competing in the culinary area!

 

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 Snowball

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Snowball

Sponsors: Stacy Verble & Eva LaForte

Co-Sponsor Email: ELaforte@d230.org

Operation Snowball is an annual leadership retreat that is open to all D230 students. Students work on developing their leadership skills by participating in small groups, team building activities, and listening to guest speakers. Snowball helps enable students to make healthy choices in their everyday lives.

 

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Social Action Club

Sponsors: Chris Wendelin & Katy Przybylski

Co-Sponsor Email: KPrzybylski@d230.org

Social Action Club is a student activism club that focuses on designing campaigns, programs, and projects to create positive social change at the school, community, and global levels.

 

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 Special Olympics

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Special Olympics

Sponsors: Tom Syska, Abby Degliomini, & Carrie Sinclair

Co-Sponsor Email: ADegliomini@d230.org, CSinclair@d230.org

Co-Curricular Opportunities for students in our Ultima Program. Sports include Unified Volleyball, Basketball, Bocce, Track & Field, Cross Country, and Summer Games. Also, Unified Volleyball is open to any student with a desire to work with students in the Ultima Program. All other sports are designed for students in Stagg's Ultima Program.

 

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 Speech Team (Chattin' Chargers)

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Speech Team (Chattin' Chargers)

Sponsors: Geoff Epperson, Tony Roditis, Dorota Guzy, John Jakocko, & Giedre Kazlauskas

Co-Sponsor Email: ARoditis@d230.orgDGuzy@d230.orgJJakocko@d230.org, & GKazlauskas@d230.org

We are a IHSA sanctioned public speaking competition. We compete in 14 different events - like track and field - divided into acting, public address and limited preparation (making up speeches on the spot). We compete most weekends between Halloween and Valentines Day.

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 Staggline Newspaper

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Staggline Newspaper

Sponsors: Christy Frazer & Ashley Cimo

Co-Sponsor Email: ACimo@d230.org

We are a student run newspaper. Students brainstorm article ideas, volunteer to write the articles they are interested in, edit the articles, and then create the newspaper using InDesign. We also have photographers and cartoonists if writing is not your passion.

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 Student Ambassadors

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Student Ambassadors

Sponsor: Suzan Atallah

Students Ambassadors is an organization for students who are interested in representing Stagg at school functions. Students may attend events like 8th grade open house or parent teacher conferences. You will work with teachers and administrators and be given certain duties to ensure that the event runs smoothly. These events usually take place in the evening or after school. Students receive community service hours as well.

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 Student Council

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Student Council

Sponsors: Reneh Abudayyeh & Mary Reynolds

Co-Sponsor Email: MReynolds@d230.org

Student Council is a club that focuses on student leadership, school spirit, and large events here at Stagg High School.

 

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 Unity Club (Gay-Straight Alliance)

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Unity Club (Gay-Straight Alliance)

Sponsor: Tracey Ardizzone

Unity Club is a student run club in which we strive to have every student in the school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. Students in this club can feel safe to talk & learn about sexual orientation, gender identity, and some of the issues that surround them. This is a great club for future social workers, counselors, teachers or really any career.

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 Variety Show

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Variety Show

Sponsors: Nicole Stachon & Kelli Preto

Co-Sponsor Email: KPreto@d230.org

Do you have a talent that you would love to share? We want to see it! This can be a musical talent, athletic talent, magical or unique talent. Whatever it is, be sure to audition for our Variety Show this year and let your Stagg community see what you have!

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 Vex Robotics Club

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Vex Robotics Club

Sponsors: Joe Sieczkowski & Aron Kopera

Co-Sponsor Email: AKopera@d230.org

Whether you are new to robotics or an expert in the area, we welcome you to Vex Robotics Club. You can join to simply learn a little about designing, building, and programming your own robot or you can be serious about it by creating your own competition team to compete against other high schools. Come check us out!

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Winter Guard/Color Guard

Sponsors: Kate Alstadt & Michelle Lindeman

Co-Sponsor Email: MLindeman@d230.org

The Stagg Winter Guard is a performance activity unlike any other. If you like music and dance, this could be for you. Guard members spin equipment, dance, and act while performing to music. We train all members to spin a flag, while older members have the opportunity to spin rifles and sabres, too. No experience is necessary! The season starts in October.

 

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Winter Show

Sponsors: Sue Kealy & Sheli Thoss

Co-Sponsor Email: SThoss@d230.org

This activity is the winter show performance which is a full length non musical play. This year we will be doing a comedy.

 

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 Yearbook

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Sponsors: Chris Wendelin & Tony Roditis

Co-Sponsor Email: ARoditis@d230.org

Stagg Yearbook plans, designs, prints, sells, and distributes the school yearbook! We are looking for journalists, photographers, graphic designers, marketers and any other creative person who wants to help make a time capsule of this year's events!

 

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 Youth and Government

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Youth and Government

Sponsors: Adam Zmuda & Suzan Atallah

Co-Sponsor Email: SAtallah@d230.org

-Mock Government on the State of Illinois Level

-Both a Model Legislative and Judicial Program

-Research Current Political Issues affecting Illinois and the U.S.

-Attend Weekend Mock Legislature in Springfield

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