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)
Asian Youth Alliance Mich Carlson 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of every month in C278 at 7:05am  
Amateur Musicians Chris Gemkow Thursdays, 3:10-4:30pm, A155  
Ambassadors Kara Dollaske, Lisa Julian Tuesday, before and after school  
Amnesty Club Katie Trent

Tuesdays, 7:10 am, Room 316

Animal Club Claire Birns, Cynthia Zentner
Mondays, after school
Room A374
AS.IS. Mark Golebiowski, Amy Thompson Wednesdays, After School in CCRC  
Auto Club Kyle Kowalski See Schedule on web-site, 3:06-5:00, Room A172  
Bass Fishing Don Kasper Tuesdays (in the spring)- 3:20-4:00 pm  
Best Buddies Meghan Ausnehmer & Kathryn Dowling Wednesdays, after school, Room A250  
Black Student Union + Allies Marissa Charleston & Erin O'Connor First & Third Wednesdays of the month. 3:15-4:15, A335  
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, A368  
Chicano Bowl Elizabeth Reyes Mondays, A273  
Chinese Club Kristen Smaga Wednesdays, after school   
Coding Club Bill Barnum Wednesdays, After School, A231  
DECA Steve Haderlein Thursdays (twice per month) - 7:00am - A239  
Drama Club Becky Marianetti , John Forsythe, Matt Bourke As Announced  
Dungeons & Dragons Club Andrew Fuller Thursdays - 3:15pm - Yorker Room  
ECO Club Elizabeth Knoch Thursdays - 3:15pm - A211  
Economics Club Tamra Carl Fridays -  7:10-7:35, Room A250  
EMPOWER Lindsey DiTomasso Tuesdays, after school  
ESports Josh Green, Kyle Kowalski, Alex Egan Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, after school  
Fashion Club Mary Kate Martinelli 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:15 in room C245  

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
Film Club Joseph Dodson Tuesdays - 3:15-4:15 - A294  
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
Wednesdays, After School 


Future Diplomats of America Michele Carlson & Pawel Konopka Tuesday morning 7:10 a.m. in C278  
Garden Club Ronny Rayan, Claire Birns

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

Girls in Business Tamra Carl Every other Tuesday, Room A394  
HOSA Amy Moss    
Interact  Laura Olson Every other Thursday in A334  
International Club Veena Kaniyaly, Ms. Denise McGowan

Every Other Wednesday, at 3:10pm, A392

Intramurals Drew McGuire

Please see individual page for days/times

Italian Club Jennifer Buono, Roberta Guttilla

Tuesdays - 3:15pm

Japanese Culture & Animation Tim Albert Tuesdays - 3:30-5:00pm -  A354  
Journalism and New Media Club Matt Bourke, Payton Froats Every Other Wednesday, 3:15-4:00 - A315  
Key Club Brianne Kennedy-Brooks
Tuesdays - 7:10am - A290
Latinos Unidos Diane Oliveros, Nelly Avina Thursday - 3:10pm-4:30pm   
Make-A-Wish Club Alisha Bhimji    
Math Team Dan Hall, Nancy Mordini, Elizabeth Sak

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3 - 4 pm

Military History Club Justin Riskus Thursdays - 3:20pm - A332  
Mirrors Erin O'Connor Thursdays - 3:15pm-4:30pm - 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 Kate Dowling, Ben Sharko Fridays - 7:15am   
PC Club Bill Barnum Wednesdays - 3:15pm-4:15pm  
Philosophy Club Tim Albert 1st and Last Thursdays from 7:00am to 7:30am - A354  
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  
Record Club Chris Gemkow Fridays, 7:00-7:35am, A155    
Robotics Club Tracy Morser, Pawel Konopka Wednesdays, after school  
Scholastic Bowl Katie Metzler, Katie Kowal

Wednesdays after school, Fridays before school, Room A323

Skate Club Ryan Buckel    
Sketch Comedy Club Josh Green 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, 3:15pm, Room C275  
Ski and Board Club Stephen Fijor Every other Monday at 7:15am in C245  
SkillsUSA Joe Stolz, Ryan Buckel, Alex Egan Tuesdays- 7:00am & 3:15pm- A170, every 2 weeks  
South Asian Students Association Alisha Bhimji Every other Thursday at 3:15pm  
Spanish Club Eduvijes Martinez, Roni Samborski

Every other Thursday, after school

Speech Team Kevin Martin, John Forsythe, Kate Dowling Mondays - 3:15-4:15pm - A250  
Sports Analytics Club Matt Johnson, Kevin Smith Tuesdays, 7:10am, Room A294  
Student Council  Matt Johnson, Matt Moran M, T, TH, F - Before School  
Trivia Club      
Water Safety Club Katie Trent Thursdays, 7:10am, A316  
Women in STEM Danny Piwowarczyk Every other Thursday, 7:10am  
Yoga Club Megan Schroeder Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm Yoga Room  
York Dance Company Michelle Jensen Mondays, after school  
York Music Outreach Mike Pavlik Wednesday, after school  
Young Politicians  Justin Riskus Tuesdays - 3:10pm - A332   

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 2023-24 Club/Activity Proposal Form

Thank you