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
Zoom Link
Animal Club Liz Ferhati , Claire Birns, Cynthia Zentner Tuesdays, after school
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 880 6145 8449
Passcode: 959310
AS.IS. Mark Golebiowski, Amy Thompson Tuesdays - 3:15-4:30pm 
Zoom Link
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
Bible Study TBD TBD  
Black Student Union Josh Green & Erin O'Connor Wednesdays, after school  
Board Game Club Corey Zock 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, A311  
Book Club Erica Drumm First Wednesday of the month, 10:00am
Zoom Link
Chess Club 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 Becky Marianetti & John Forsythe 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  
FCCLA W. Albert, L. Goldsmith, S. Marik, L. Crist, J. Callen, K. Nawrocki
Tuesdays (once per month)- After School
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

Hispanos Unidos  Lorenzo Rubio Thursdays - 3:20-4:30pm - A235  
Indo-Pak TBD    
Interact  Leslie Stipe Every other Thursday at 7:10am 
Zoom Link
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  
Key Club Brianne Kennedy-Brooks
Tuesdays - after school
Latina Dreamers Diane Oliveros Wednesdays - 3:10pm-4:30pm 
Zoom Link
Mock Trial Amy Mueller & Elizabeth Birchler Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 3:15-5:00pm, A294  
Math Team Dan Hall, Linda Lahti Varied Practice Times - Check With Coaches - A270  
Military History Club Justin Riskus Thursdays - 3:20pm - A332  
Mirrors Jennifer Shackleton Mondays - 3:15pm - A337  
Model Rocketry Jeremy Paschke    
Model UN Adam Gearing Mondays - 7:00-7:30am - C277  
Mural Club Renee Kuharchuk Mondays - after school 
Zoom Link
National Honor Society Trisha Weber, Ben Sharko Fridays - 7:15am   
PRIDE Becky Marianetti TBA  
Power Club Mike Fitzgerald & Don Kasper Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, before and after school           
RAYS Michele Carlson Fridays - 7:10-7:40am  
Record Club Chris Gemkow Fridays, after school   
Robotics Club Tracy Morser, Pawel Konopka Wednesdays, after school  
Scholastic Bowl Andrew Bendelow, Elizabeth Wall

Monday - 3:11pm - A341

Friday - 7:00am - A333

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 Tuesdays, after school  
Skills USA Joe Stolz, Ryan Buckel, Alex Egan Tuesdays- 7:00am & 3:15pm- A170, every 2 weeks  
Spanish Club Lisa Fraticola, Eduvijes Martinez

Thursdays, after school

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-Hi Journalism & Media Club Kim Lampa, Ceci Bylina Mondays, after school   
York Music Outreach Mike Pavlik Wednesday, after school  
Young Politicians  Justin Riskus Thursdays - 3:15pm - A316