Clubs and Organizations

Extracurricular programs are an integral part of the educational experience and play an important role in the growth and development of young men and women.   York High School offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities which enhance the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual experience of all students.

Extracurricular programs at York will:

  • Demand excellence from students and staff.
  • Instill self-discipline, respect, responsibility, and a positive work ethic.
  • Promote healthy living, good sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.
  • Foster school spirit, parent and community involvement, and an appreciation of service to others.
  • Develop, in IHSA extracurricular programs, the attitude and foundational skills necessary to be competitive at the lower levels and highly successful at the varsity level.

As a member of a York team or activity the student represents the school at competitions, in the classroom, and in the community. Students are expected to follow the policies set forth in the York Agenda Planner in order to participate in athletics or activities, including but not limited to: Bass Fishing, Chess Team, DECA, Drama, FCCLA, Individual  Events, Law Team,  Math Team, Scholastic Bowl, Science Olympiad, Student Council, SkillsUSA/VICA, Urban Arts and Young Politicians.

Clubs and Activities Calendar
Club Name Sponsor Meeting Schedule 
(Date - Time - Location)
Amateur Musicians Chris Gemkow Thursday, after school  
Ambassadors Kara Dollaske, Lisa Julian Tuesday, before and after school  
Amnesty Club Katie Trent Mondays, after school
Google Classroom Code: rekqdoe  
Animal Club Liz Ferhati , Claire Birns, Cynthia Zentner
Tuesdays, after school
Meeting ID: 876 7409 0412 Passcode: 425432
Art Club Erica Drumm Every other Wednesday 3:15-4:15 in Learning Commons  
AS.IS. Mark Golebiowski, Amy Thompson Wednesdays, After School in CCRC  
Auto Club Kyle Kowalski Wednesdays, After School  
Bass Fishing Don Kasper Tuesdays (in the spring)- 3:20-4:00 pm  
Best Buddies Meghan Ausnehmer & Kathryn Dowling Tuesdays, after school
Zoom Link
Black Student Union + Allies Marquitte Collins, Josh Green, Tonja Killingham, & Erin O'Connor First & Third Wednesdays of the month  
Board Game Club Corey Zock 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, A311  
Book Club Erica Drumm ~Every 6 weeks during Late Start Weds in Learning Commons as announced via email  
Chess Team Jeremy Paschke Tuesdays and Thursdays after school
Zoom Link
Chicano Bowl Lorenzo Rubio TBD  
Chinese Club Li Li Wednesdays, after school   
DECA Steve Haderlein Thursdays (twice per month) - 7:00am - A239  
Drama Club Becky Marianetti , John Forsythe, Matt Bourke As Announced  
ECO Club Bob Blaus Thursdays - 3:10pm - A370  
Economics Club Tamra Carl Fridays -  7:10-7:35
Zoom Link
EMPOWER Lindsay DiTomasso Tuesdays, after school  
ESports Josh Green, Kyle Kowalski, Alex Egan Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, after school  
Fashion Club Jenna Samp TBD  

Wendy Albert, Lindsey Goldsmith, Sarah Marik, Laurie Crist,  Jenna Callen, Katie Nawrocki, Abbey Testin

Tuesdays (once per month)- Before School for General Meetings
Chapter Meetings scheduled as needed
Fine Arts Week Committee Chris Gemkow Wednesdays - 3:15-4:00pm - A155  
Flags/Color Guard Rachel Riley Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm - Black Box  
French Club Lindsay Wyffels, Ruth Miller
Wednesdays, After School 


Future Diplomats of America Michele Carlson & Pawel Konopka Wednesdays, after school  
Garden Club Ronny Rayan

Wednesdays - 3:15-4:15pm - A373 (rainy days) Senior courtyard (sunny days)
Zoom Link

Girls in Business Tamra Carl

join code: 5bteizd  

Hispanos Unidos  Lorenzo Rubio Thursdays - 3:20-4:30pm - A235  
Indo-Pak Alisha Bhimji Every other Thursday at 3:15pm  
Interact  Laura Olson TBD  
International Club Veena Kaniyaly, Ms. Denise McGowan

1st meeting for 20/21: Sept. 9th at 3:10pm
Every Other Wednesday, at 3:10pm
Zoom Link

Intramurals Drew McGuire

Please see individual page for days/times

Italian Club Jennifer Buono

Tuesdays - 3:15pm
Zoom Link  The password is 829386

Japanese Culture & Animation Tim Albert Tuesdays - 3:30-5:00pm -  A354  
Journalism & Media Club Matt Bourke, Payton Froats Thursdays, 3:15pm-4:00pm - A315  
Key Club Brianne Kennedy-Brooks
Tuesdays - 7:10am - A290
Latina Dreamers Diane Oliveros Wednesdays - 3:10pm-4:30pm 
Zoom Link
Make-A-Wish Club Alisha Bhimji    
Math Team Dan Hall, Linda Lahti, Nolan Lamb

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 pm Zoom Link

Military History Club Justin Riskus Thursdays - 3:20pm - A332  
Mirrors Erin O'Connor Mondays - 3:15pm-4:15pm - A335  
Mock Trial Amy Mueller & Elizabeth Birchler Mondays & Thursdays - 3:15-5:00pm, A294  
Model Rocketry Jeremy Paschke    
Model UN Adam Gearing Mondays - 7:00-7:30am - C277  
Mural Club Renee Kuharchuk Mondays - after school - A143  
National Honor Society Trisha Weber, Ben Sharko Fridays - 7:15am   
PC Club Bill Barnum Wednesdays - 3:15pm-4:15pm  
Power Club Mike Fitzgerald & Don Kasper Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, before and after school           
Psych Club Katie Turnbull    
RAYS Michele Carlson
Fridays - 7:10-7:40am
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 812 2881 9069 Passcode: 649698  
Record Club Chris Gemkow Fridays, 7:00-7:40am, A155    
Robotics Club Tracy Morser, Pawel Konopka Wednesdays, after school  
Scholastic Bowl Kaitlyn Metzler


Science Olympiad Elizabeth Ferhati, Jeff Drach, Jeremy Paschke Thursdays, after school
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 813 8680 2836 Passcode: 679528
Sketch Comedy Club Josh Green 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 3:15pm, Room C275  
SkillsUSA Joe Stolz, Ryan Buckel, Alex Egan Tuesdays- 7:00am & 3:15pm- A170, every 2 weeks  
Spanish Club Lisa Scola, Eduvijes Martinez

Every other Thursday, after school
Zoom Link

Speech Team Kevin Martin, John Forsythe, Kate Dowling Mondays - 3:15-4:15pm - A250  
Student Council  Sheila Fleming, Matt Moran M, T, TH, F - Before School  
Trivia Club Laura Olson every-other-Monday at 7:10 in A334  
Yoga Club Jessica Noble & Megan Schroeder Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm Yoga Room  
York Dance Company Michelle Scurlock, Annie Pinta Mondays, after school  
York Music Outreach Mike Pavlik Wednesday, after school  
Young Politicians  Justin Riskus Thursdays - 3:15pm - A316   

Do you have an idea for a club or activity? Is there something you'd like to see at York that we don't currently offer?

Please fill out the 2020-21 Club/Activity Proposal Form

Thank you