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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

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

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

Sponsor: Arwa Azhari

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

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Bass Fishing Club

Sponsors: Brian Jackson & Mike Grice

Co-Sponsor Email: MGrice@d230.org

Bass fishing team for beginners and competitive anglers.

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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, and more! We are excited to run the School Store during lunches for our students!

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Cercle Fran├žais / 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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Charger Nation

Sponsors: Matthew Seibt, Jacob Randulich, & Bryan Smith

Co-Sponsor's Email: Jrandulich@d230.org  Bsmith@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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Chargers Who Code

Sponsor: Lisa Grahn

Chargers Who Code is a club to inspire 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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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

Sponsor: Erin Wendt

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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Color Guard

Sponsor: Kate Alstadt

The Stagg Color Guard is a unique performance group. If you like music and dance, you would like Color Guard. Team members spin equipment (flags and more), dance, and act while performing to music played by the Stagg Marching Chargers. All members are trained to spin equipment and dance so no experience is necessary. The Color Guard season starts at the end of May and runs through the end of October.

Check out this video from a prior production to see what we do!

 

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Connections Club

Sponsor: Bridget Lawler

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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Contest Play

Sponsor: Jacob Fisher

Contest Play is an IHSA sanctioned competition theater and is directed by Mr Fisher. We compete in Contest Play in March with auditions in early January. Auditions are open to anybody. We focus on character development, advanced acting and dramatic techniques. You can also be a part of the backstage crew where you learn to design, build, set up and take down a full theatrical production.

 

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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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Culinary Club Skills USA

Sponsors: Tiffany Xie

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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Cultivation Club

Sponsors: Mike Littmann & Tom Syska

Co-Sponsor Email: tsyska@d230.org

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

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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

Sponsor: 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

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.

 

Enjoy the 2021 Stagg Musical by clicking here!

 

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E-Sports

Sponsors: Jon McGreal & Mike Littmann

Co-Sponsor Email: mlittmann@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!

Proud winners of the Junior Varsity Rocket League State Championship!

 

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Fall Show

Sponsors: Sheli Thoss, Eliza Palumbo, Amal Abdellatif

Co-Sponsor Email: EPalumbo@d230.orgAAbdellatif@d230.org 

This fall, students will be performing the show "She Kills Monsters." This high energy and engaging show "tells the story of high school senior Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all."

 

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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

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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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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I Am Here

Sponsor: Paige Lombard

I Am Here gives our students a platform to share their voices and raise awareness around mental health. Our goal is to empower students to educate one another, and their communities, and to create a culture of peer support within our school. Together, we’ll fight the stigma around mental illness. I Am Here also encourages our students to take charge of keeping their friends, schools, and communities safe. Students learn from each other about how to create an inclusive school culture of looking out for one another through activities, events, and projects that promote kindness.

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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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Jazz Band

Sponsor: Robert Mecozzi

This group is composed of students accepted and placed by audition on the following instruments: saxophone, trombone, trumpet, drums, bass guitar, guitar, piano, and occasionally vibraphone. The jazz group performs at three or four concerts a year and goes to festivals and clinics from February through April. The band rehearses after school at least two days a week from November to May. Other performances may include “gigs” in the community.

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Key Club

Sponsors: Beth Gulden & Amy Watkins

Co-Sponsor Email: Awatkins@d230.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

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

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 November and December, performing in churches, community centers, tree lightings, retirement homes, and even local restaurants and residences! Auditions for the Madrigals are held within the first few weeks of school in the choir room after school.

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Marching Chargers

Sponsors: Robert Mecozzi & Jim Columbo

Co-Sponsor Email: JColumbo@d230.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

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)

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

Sponsor: Tony Roditis

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

 

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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.

Watch the 2020 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Here

 

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Orchesis Dance Company

Sponsors: Jennifer Koryczan & Colleen Silk

Co-Sponsors' Email: 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

Sponsors: Brian Buglio & Danielle Doidge

Co-Sponsor Email: Ddoidge@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

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: Colleen Hogan

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

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

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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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

Sponsors: Tom Syska, Abby Degliomini, & Carrie Sinclair

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

The mission of Stagg Special Olympics is to provide sports training and athletic competition for students with intellectual disabilities. In a typical year, we offer four to five activities in which athletes can participate. These activities are Unified Volleyball, Basketball, Traditional and Unified Bocce, Swimming, and Track and Field. Unified Sports combine Special Olympians and traditional high school students in athletic competitions. Special Olympics events rely on volunteers and we can use help from students at Stagg at various times throughout the year. Volunteers can earn Community Service hours for their efforts. 

 

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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. Learning to speak well and with confidence will prepare you for the professional world like no other club or team.

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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

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

Sponsors: Mary Reynolds & Nicole Leibfried

Co-Sponsor Email: NLeibfried@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)

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. We meet every Monday at 3:00 PM in room 107.

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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!

Check out the 2020 Virtual Variety Show! We are so proud of our incredibly talented students!

 

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Vex Robotics Club

Sponsors: Jeff Kastel & Weronika Trzaska

Co-Sponsor Email: Wtrzaska@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

Sponsor: Kate Alstadt

The Stagg Winter Guard is an indoor competitive performance team unlike any other. If you enjoy music and dance, this activity involves members spinning equipment (flags and more), dancing, and acting to show music of a chosen theme. All members are trained how to dance and spin equipment so no experience is necessary! The Winter Guard season starts in late October and runs through early April. The Winter Guard practices 2-3 days a week and competes across the Midwest on weekends.

To learn more about joining the 2021-2022 Winter Guard, click HERE 

Check out our 2018 Production to see what our team does!

 

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Winter Show

Sponsors: Sue Kealy, Sheli Thoss, & Gordon Oliver (Tech Director)

Co-Sponsor Email: SThoss@d230.org and GOliver@d230.org

Stagg's Annual non-musical theatre experience! This year's show is "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." Come and join us for an evening in Paris!

Audtions will take place shortly after Winter Break.

Show dates are Thursday, February 24 to Saturday, February 26. All show times are at 7pm. 

 

Click here to view the 2021 Show Shakespeare Abridged and enjoy all of William Shakespeare's plays in just a little over an hour!

 

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Yearbook

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

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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