Many of the organizations have a direct link to their calendars and webpages. See below.
WILDCAT STUDENT ACTIVITIES
(Clubs/Activities/Sponsors are subject to change)
A list of all sponsors can be found at the end of these descriptions.
A list of all sponsors can be found at the end of these descriptions.
ACABELLAS: Acabellas is LHS’s only co-curricular auditioned vocal ensemble for girls. Admission to this group is open to females from freshmen through seniors. Auditions are in October and the group runs from November through May performing at the Holiday Music Festival, Cabaret, and Spring Choir Concert. Acabellas focuses on vocal jazz and pop a cappella music for females.
ACADEMIC DECATHLON: The Academic Decathlon team is composed of nine students from different academic levels. Each student competes in ten different academic disciplines: math, science, literature, economics, music, art, speech, essay, interview and super quiz.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: In Amnesty International, our goal is share human rights issues and other world issues with students at LHS. Every year, we raise funds to provide food for families around the world and to support entrepreneurial efforts in third world nations. We also run awareness
campaigns to inform LHS students and staff of human rights violations and crimes being committed around the world. We hope that through awareness we can create change and encourage students to staff to sign petitions and write letters to the UN and other organizations to put an end to human rights
ART CLUB: Do you find yourself always wanting to creatively express what you feel and think? Then Art Club may be the perfect activity for you! This club is designed for anyone (taking an art class or not) interested in the many fields of art, such as: ceramics, painting/drawing, and photography. Some of the group projects this club takes part in is painting the Spirit Store and creating artworks displayed throughout the school.
ACE (ATHLETES COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE ): This is an organization that is for any athlete, cheerleader, or pompon squad member that is committed to a alcohol or substance free lifestyle. The goals of this club are to promote the idea of being good role models for our school and community and at the same time raise the awareness of substance-free living. We will participate in many service projects and also be involved in promoting this substance-free message to our feeder schools.
ATHLETIC CLUBS: Girls’ & Boys’ Lacrosse, and Ice Hockey.
BASS FISHING CLUB: IHSA Bass Fishing Team is a group of individuals dedicated to improving their skills as bass anglers and participating in competitive bass tournaments. The team is primarily active during the open water season in the early fall and mid to late spring. The state sectionals and championship occur in the spring and invitationals can occur in either fall or spring. Meetings to prepare for the tournaments begin in late February.
BEST BUDDIES: The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. By introducing Best Buddies to public and private high schools, we are crossing the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without. Best Buddies introduces socialization opportunities and helps provide the necessary tools for student, with intellectual disabilities, to become more independent and, consequently, more included in the community.
CATS AGAINST CANCER: Come join the fight against cancer at LHS through fun activities that promote awareness, education, prevention, and support for cancer patients and raising money for cancer research. Developed at the college level, by the American Cancer Society, this group gives students and opportunity to organize efforts towards eliminating cancer. Our focus at LHS is cancer prevention and awareness, and Relay for Life. We look for creative ways/activities to engage students, staff, and the community, to support efforts in raising awareness and financial support of cancer education and prevention. Opportunities to volunteer with American Cancer Society programs and other community events are available through this group.
CAT-TV: Make your dreams of becoming a producer, director, news anchor, sports announcer, or cameraman come true. This is an activity where students learn as much about television production as they are willing to pursue. Explore the use of digital equipment in a hands-on learning environment. Connect with industry professionals and CAT-TV alumni that can help provide an awareness of student and career opportunities.
CHINESE CLUB: The missions of the Chinese Club at Libertyville High School are to promote Chinese culture and language within the school community and provide a favorable environment for students to learn and practice Mandarin Chinese. The Chinese Club will organize and host various activities every two weeks during regular school year. These activities will include presentations about Chinese history and culture given by guest speakers, various cultural activities related to Chinese culture, such as Chinese cooking, calligraphy, painting, Taijiquan, meditation, movies, etc., field trips to visit the Chinese Cultural Center in China Town and other Chinese cultural sites, and Chinese Corner for students to practice their Mandarin Chinese.
CLEFTOMANIACS: If you are a male and like to sing pop music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, this group is for you. The Cleftomaniacs meet one day a week after school in the music department and is open to any male at LHS, grades 9-12. No audition is required. The Cleftomaniacs perform three times a year at the Holiday Festival, Cabaret, and Spring Choral Concert.
COSMETIC CLUB: The Cosmetic Club is open to all students interested in developing personal care products. The club members have to pay for the raw materials they use while developing various products. The cost is usually around $5 which includes the container and label. The club will focus on learning the basics of chemistry used in developing personal care products.
***CYCLING CLUB: The primary mission of the LHS Cycling Club is to widen students’ views of bicycling. To accomplish this, there will be many different activities that can be done with cycling. For students that are already involved in cycling and enjoy the competition, they will get involved in certified USA Cycling Races.
DEBATE TEAM: The LHS Debate Team offers students a chance to compete at both the regional and state level in Lincoln-Douglas and/or Public Forum debate. Throughout the season (September-March), students conduct research, write cases, and apply argumentation theory to problems of significant social impact.
DRAMATIC EVENTS: The Fine and Performing Arts department produces three stage presentations each year: a fall musical and two dramatic productions that are directed by adult sponsors but are student oriented. Any LHS student may audition for a production or sign up to work on the “Tech crew” which includes scenery construction, painting, costumes, lighting, props and house management.
EXCEED (Exploring careers in Engineering for Education & Development): This is a club designed for students interested exploring engineering. Students will be inspired to design various projects throughout the year with the guidance of the advisers.
*FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES: FCA allows student/athletes the opportunity to strengthen their Christian faith through their athletics.
FENCING CLUB - Whether it’s Zorro, Star Wars, or the Three Musketeers, fencing is all about heroic combat, fancy moves, spectacular attacks and defenses, but most of all it’s fun. The fencing club, called the Thundercats, is a co-ed fencing team made up of students from the Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools. We fence epee and sabre. We compete in the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference. The club is open to all students regardless of previous fencing experience, so come out and give fencing a try! To learn more visit www.thundercats128.org.
FILM SOCIETY: The club offers students an opportunity to watch a variety of films from the 1930s to present day and discuss them. We also talk about film history, important people, media messages, and other issues related to film.
FRENCH CLUB: Get in touch with your French side! Whether you take French or not, French Club is open to anyone interested in exploring French culture in an interactive and engaging way, The club participates actively in International Language Week and introduces members to various French cuisines, films, music, plays and more. The club will motivate you to improve your French abilities or pick up some new French phrases and have fun while doing it too.
FRESHMAN CLASS COUNCIL: This council is open to all freshmen and will represent the entire freshman class. The elected Freshman Student Council Class Officers will direct this group. The Freshman Class council will have bi-weekly meetings to organize and plan homecoming activities, community service projects and dances.
FRET BOARDERS: Fret Boarders Acoustic Music Club is a regularly scheduled musician’s jam. All skill levels and instruments are welcome. This club offers a safe place to learn to perform as well as meet others to share, practice and learn. We will choose a music related service project every year.
FBLA (FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA): FBLA is a national organization providing youth with an interest in business a venue to share, network, and compete with others on local, state and national levels.
GSA (GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE): GSA is a club open to all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The club aims to provide and advocate for a safe environment for all students at LHS, paying particular attention to issues surrounding the LGBT community. Students participate in regular discussions of local, national and worldwide events, school climate, and current issues. Students organize and execute activities raising awareness during Ally Week, No Name Calling Week, National Day of Silence, and Transgender Memorial Week. Additional activities may include movie nights, field trips to live theatre performances, and perhaps a summer outing to the Gay Pride Parade.
INTERACT: Interact is a student organization whose primary focus is to provide volunteer services to fit area needs. Some activities include helping at a home for women and children, volunteering at a senior center, working with the Park district and a wide range of other community-oriented activities. If you are interested in helping others through service, this club is for you!
INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS: Intramural activities are offered to LHS, District #128, students throughout the year. These include boys and girls weight lifting, basketball, coed volleyball, badminton, flag football and bowling. Programs are offered satisfying student interest when facilities are available. Announcements concerning these activities can be found in the daily bulletin, which is read in homeroom. Listen for details of your favorite activity and get involved.
JUNIOR CLASS COUNCIL: This council is open to all juniors and will represent the entire junior class. The elected Junior Student Council Class Officers will direct this group. The Junior Class council will have bi-weekly meetings to organize and plan homecoming activities, community service projects and dances.
LEAF (LIBERTYVILLE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION FORCE): LEAF was formed to serve the communities of Libertyville and Vernon Hills and the students and faculty of LHS. LEAF’s objectives are to promote environmental awareness and encourage environmental activities at LHS while networking with existing programs locally, nationally and globally.
LATIN/CERTAMEN TEAM: Latin/Certamen Team is an organization open to all students who love Roman history, culture, mythology, and language. The club is primarily a social club, and yearly outings include trips to the Olive Garden for dinner, Greek and Roman themed movie nights, bowling, and laser tag. We also celebrate the most important Roman festivals, such as Saturnalia, with food and games. Latin Club caps off the year with a “Roman Olympics” where teams can participate in events such chariot racing, footraces, catapult construction, and mosaic making. Enrollment in Latin class is not required. Latin/Certamen team also participates in tri-annual district wide Latin Certamen competitions. Certamen is a quiz-bowl style Latin competition in which teams from Chicago and North Shore area high schools compete against one another in the areas of Latin grammar, translation, history, culture, and mythology.
LIBRARY / ANIME CLUB: This activity is more than a traditional book discussion club. Students who enjoy reading and who like to share ideas and reflections will want to join this club. The club also discusses Japanese animated videos and art forms.
MASTER SINGERS: From the madrigals to vocal jazz, the Master Singers cover the musical spectrum. Auditions for membership are required. The group performs at the Holiday Festival, Cabaret, and Spring Choral Concert, as well as the IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest.
MATH TEAM: Do you like to be challenged, to think in new ways and to broaden your mathematical horizons? If so, you will fit in perfectly on the Math Team. The Math Team participates in monthly competitions covering topics ranging from counting to calculus. Meetings are held weekly on Tuesday after school.
MED CATS: Are you interested in medicine and possibly a career in a healthcare field? Come join us as we explore a variety of healthcare professions, site visits, and other related activities.
MOCK TRIAL: Bring the excitement of courtroom drama to life! This team prepares a case, either criminal or civil, and competes against other schools in the area. Team members will serve as attorneys, witnesses, or both throughout the competition season. The year culminates with the state competition held in March in Springfield. In addition to the school sponsor(s), local attorneys volunteer to help the members hone in their litigation skills.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS: This club trains students to understand the problems of different countries throughout the world. Students interested should apply and train for the annual excursions, area contests and to the national Model United Nations Conference.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Membership into the LHS chapter of the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors a student can receive in District 128. Membership is open to juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.4 GPA. A committee elects members. In addition to scholarship, members must show evidence of service, character and leadership.
ORCHESIS: This is an audition based dance company featuring a variety of dance styles including jazz, ballet, modern and tap dance. Members have the opportunity to learn student, faculty, and guest artist choreography to perform in a formally staged concert. Orchesis is open to all grade levels, and auditions are held in November with a performance in March.
PEER MEDIATION: An organization that uses a process for students to listen, negotiate, and design a mutual agreement to promote peace among their peers. These students capitalize on their communication skills, and are involved in a variety of activities, to work towards peace and cooperation among the students of LHS. Students run Mediations, monitor our email help line, and work with students to help them improve their social skills.
PHYSICS CLUB: This team consists of students selected from the physics classes to compete in several competitions. Students participate in the AAPT Physics Bowl the U.S. Physics Team Competition and the Physics Olympics. The team also sponsors several outreach activities for the feeder schools and parents.
PING PONG/TABLE TENNIS CLUB: For those who want to have fun playing ping pong once a week – no experience needed. Just come and hit the ball!
PRODUCTION SERVICES: This organization is responsible for the technical work for most any event at LHS. These events consist of anything from a simple set up for a meeting in the Studio Theater to special effects lighting and complex sound systems for the Jazz band concert. Their ultimate responsibility to produce a professional looking and sounding show. Members of Production Services are in charge of lighting crew and sound crew for the musical & both plays.
REACH: Formerly known as SPARK is an organization that is open to all students who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle. Students create awareness and education within the LHS community. Some of the activities they participate in are Snowball, Red Ribbon week, reaching out to the middle schools, and pre prom activities.
SAFE (SAVE ANIMALS FOREVER): SAFE encourages students to raise awareness for the proper care and welfare of domestic and wild animals locally and nationwide. This club actively holds fundraisers and volunteers at shelters.
SCHOLASTIC BOWL: Scholastic Bowl is an IHSA activity. In teams of five, students compete against many high schools in the Chicago area to answer questions covering a broad base of knowledge which includes math, science, history, geography, music, literature, mythology, art history, spelling, grammar, sports, current events and entertainment. Think Jeoparty!, except with four friends on your team.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: A National, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of K-12 Science Education. Students participate in competitive tournaments. The teamwork required in many Science Olympiad events parallels the collaborative group dynamic of scientists in real-world settings.
SENIOR CLASS COUNCIL: This council is open to all seniors and will represent the entire senior class. The elected Senior Student Council Class Officers will direct this group. The Senior Class council will have bi-weekly meetings to organize and plan homecoming activities, community service projects, dances, graduation and class gift.
SKILLS USA: Skills USA is open to all students that are involved in skilledareas such as automotive technology, electronic,woodworking, graphic communications, drawing, television production, photography and advertising design to mention a few. Students may also get involved in leadership contests such as extemporaneous speaking, prepared speed and many more. Skills USA/VICA students compete in their area of expertise at the state and national level.
SLANT OF LIGHT: Slant of Light is the literary magazine at LHS. It is staffed and compiled by students of all levels who are interested in student-generated poetry, short stories, plays, artwork, etc.
SNO CATZ: SnoCatz is the ski and snow boarding club that provides students with an opportunity to refine their ski and snow boarding skills at various resorts around Illinois and Wisconsin. Whether you are a novice or an expert, gather your friends and get ready for fun.
SOPHOMORE CLASS COUNCIL: This council is open to all sophomores and will represent the entire sophomore class. The elected Sophomore Student Council Class Officers will direct this group. The Sophomore Class council will have bi-weekly meetings to organize and plan homecoming activities, community service projects and dances.
SPANISH CLUB: Spanish Club is welcome to all LHS students who have an interest in expanding their knowledge about the Spanish speaking world. Students will further explore the language and culture through music, movies, fiestas, food and crafts.
IHSA COMPETITIVE ACTING AND SPEECH: This team is made up of 14 different events that range from acting to radio. Some events are student created, while other events are scripted. Team members can choose one or more events to participate in during the season. With the exception of Performance in the Round, all events are under 8 minutes and must be performed without costumes or props.
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB: This is a program for any student to get involved with the athletic teams as a Student Athletic Trainer. The program offers students seeking a career in any medical profession, (Athletic Training, Physical or Occupational Therapy or physician) the chance to experience and assist in the area of Sports Medicine.
STAGEPLAYERS: This is your chance to get to work behind the stage or in the spotlight. Every year the stage players participate in the Illinois High School Association Theater Festival where over 240 schools participate.
STUDENT AMBASSADOR SERVICES: This group helps those students new to the district successfully transition into the LHS Community. Students are utilized throughout the school year on an as–needed-basis. All students are welcome.
STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council is an organization that represents the entire student body. The council consists of four elected officers along with five elected representatives from each class. Students may petition to join the Council as non-elected “walk-on” members. The student body, at large, elects a five member Executive Board to supervise and plan all Council events. The council serves to relay student concerns and opinions to the administration.
TOPCATS AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM: Topcats will provide opportunities for LHS students to mentor “at-risk” elementary students one afternoon a week at the elementary school. Topcats is open to any student at any grade level who will commit approximately two and one-half hours weekly after school from 3:00 to 5:30 to this activity for the duration of the school year.
TREBLEMAKERS: If you are a female and like to sing pop music from the 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s, this group is for you. The TrebleMakers meet one day a week after school in the music department and is open to any female at LHS, grades 9-12. No audition is required. The TrebleMakers perform three times a year at the Holiday Festival, Cabaret, and Spring Choral Concert.
WILDCAT GUARD: The Guard is comprised of those aquatic enthusiasts who want to help the school and community through our swim program. Guard members help teach at our Learn-to-Swim program on Saturday mornings, and weekdays during the summer. They also work as lifeguards for our weekend and evening community programs.
WRITERS CLUB: Come share your writing talents throughout the year with other club members. Writes will be invited to be a part of the Annual Writer’s Week at LHS and share their works with the school community.
WYSE (WORLDWIDE YOUTH IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING): WYSE has several competition teams. The Academic Challenge Team is a group of 14 students who are selected to participate in competition offered in 7 subject areas. The TEAMS group consists of eight selected students who work cooperatively to solve engineering problems. The Science Bowl is a tournament-style academic
YOGA CLUB: Yoga Club welcomes anyone interested in taking time to slow down the busy lives we all lead. We meet every other week with a certified Yoga instructor who loves working with teens. We use blocks and straps to enhance our yoga practice as we learn new yoga poses every time we meet.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: Young Entrepreneurs is a distinct and exclusive club at Libertyville High school. It is open to innovative freshman-seniors who wish to be involved in an opportunity of a lifetime. Talented students will be able to join Young Entrepreneurs and expand their minds with creative ideas to create a profitable business. Students will be able to get a hands-on experience of conducting business and may earn an opportunity to obtain a college scholarship.
Questions on student activities may be directed to Jennifer Uliks, Director of Student Activities, at (847) 327-7258 or Jennifer.email@example.com or contact the sponsor of the organization. Watch the daily bulletin for club/activity meeting dates and times.
- Non-school sponsored club.
**Student Activities are supplemented from the profits realized through school contracts with companies on items such as class rings, beverages, and photography.
***Pilot Club for 2012/13
STUDENT COUNCIL 2012/2013
STUDENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD
Vice President…………………………………..Maddie Piranian (Stoneman)
Corresponding Secretary………………………..Erin Coburn
Recording Secretary ..…………………….Kayla Stokes
Treasurer ..……………………………...Michael Chinn (Esposito)
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS (Class of 2013)
President ..…………… ………………..Dana Humen
Vice President ..……………………………...Ashley Murphy
Secretary ………….……………………Jaelin Jane Lim
Treasurer ………….................................Charlie Payant
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS (Class of 2014)
President ……………………………….Matthew Bertler
Vice President ………….................................Bethany Lee
Secretary ………….................................Sarah Krumm
Treasurer ………….................................John Schueler
SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS (Class of 2015)
President ………...……………………..Arooj Ahmad
Vice President ………...……………………..Shannon Roche
Secretary ……………….………………Jenny Pahng
Treasurer ……………………………….Joey Pucino
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS (CLASS OF 2016)
President ……………………………….Cam Chen
Vice President ……………………………….Sean O’Malley
Secretary ……………………………….Hannah Loizzo
Treasurer ……………………………….Katherine Liu
CLUB / ACTIVITIES ADVISOR(S)
Acabellas Dr. Brown
Academic Decathlon Mr. Buesing
Amnesty International Ms. Singleton
Art Club Mr. Gossell & Ms. J. Johnson
Athletes Committed to Excellence (A.C.E.) Mr. Ferrell & Ms. Stetter
Bass Fishing Club Mr. Uliks/Mr. Reichert
Best Buddies Ms. Lag/Ms. Bransen
CATS Against Cancer Ms. Traut
CAT-TV Ms. Awlasewicz
Chinese Club Ms. Zhao
Cleftomaniacs Dr. Brown
Cosmetic Club Mr. Kreutz
***Cycling Club Mr. Kelly
Debate Mr. Duffy/Mr. Schmidt/Mr. Voss
EXCEED Mr. Gerlach/Mr. Kelch
Family Career & Community Leaders of America Ms. Katie Hyla, et.al
*Fellowship of Christian Athletes TBA
Film Society Mr. Schmidt
French Club Mrs. Guiard
Freshman Class Council Mrs. Kym
Fret Boarders Ms. Malecki
Future Business Leaders of America Mrs O’Dea/Mrs. Connolly
Gay/Straight Alliance Mrs. Bransen/Ms. Lag
Interact Mrs. Uliks & Mrs. Noga
Intramurals Athletics/Club Sports Mr. Kelly
Junior Class Councill Ms. Chamberlin/Ms. Norton
Latin/Certamen Team Mrs. Rueben
LEAF Mr. Lapish
Library/Anime Club Ms. McPhillps
Master Singers Dr. Brown
Math Team Mr. Brenner/Mrs. Loika,/Ms. Rende/Ms Ligmanowski
MedCats Ms. Traut
Mock Trial Mr. Duffy/Mr. Mallon
Model United Nations Mr. Thompson & Ms. Rust
NationalHonorSociety Mrs.Held-Lyons & Mrs.Kelly
Orchesis Mrs. Brown & Ms. Rust
Peer Mediation Ms. Stevens & Mrs. Kelly
Physics Club Mr. Bush
Ping Pong Mr. Guiard
Production Services Mr. Holly
REACH Ms. Stetter/Mr. Kulikowski
Save Animals For Ever (SAFE) Ms. Marcel
Scholastic Bowl Mrs. LeMaistre/Mr. Voss
Science Olympiad Ms. Ahern/Mrs. Allen
Senior Class Council Mrs. Angelos/Mrs. Kruckman
SkillsUSA Mr. Gerlach
Slant of Light Mr. Tooley
Sno Catz Mrs. Kelly
Sophomore Class Councill Mr. Gorell
Spanish Club Ms. Gavin
IHSA Competitive Acting & Speech Ms. Leafblad/Ms. Polzin
Sports Medicine Club Mr. Russ
Stage Players Mr. Holly
Student Ambassador Services Mrs. Angelos & Mrs. Loika
Student Council Mrs. Delaney & Mrs. Rogers
TOPCATS Afterschool Program Mrs. Glenn/Mrs. Dolan
Treblemakers Dr. Brown
WildcatGuard Mr. Rogers
WYSE Mr. Dawson/Mr. Kreutz
Yoga Mrs. Held-Lyons
Young Entrepreneurs Dr. Kellum
*Non-school sponsored club.
Ms. Uliks can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 327-7258 for more information or check the daily bulletin for club updates.