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Clubs & Activities

MHS Clubs and Activities 2017 – 2018

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Academic Team – The MHS Academic Teams compete in Scholastic Bowl tournaments around Illinois on several Saturdays from September through January (JV) or March (Varsity). Do you like Jeopardy or “Trivia Crack”?  Check it out!

Sponsors - Mrs. H. Anderson, Varsity coach (E102) and Mrs. K. Anderson, Frosh-Soph (E314)

Weekly practices held for Varsity squad from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in E102.

Weekly practices held for Frosh-Soph squad from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in E314.


Art Club – Open to any student who enjoys doing art and talking about art.

Sponsor – Mrs. Replinger (E111) and Mr. Delp

Meetings held Mondays after school in E111.


Authentic Voices – Open to all female students, this group offers a variety of activities that promote individual growth, self-confidence, goal setting, respect for self and others, problem solving skills, and school/community involvement.

Sponsors – Ms. Dell (B115), Mrs. Anderson (E314), Ms. Stone (Counseling)

Meetings held twice a month, periodically, during the school day.


Bass Team – Competitive and non-competitive bass fishing team. All students who like to fish are welcomed, but within the team, tryouts are held for the tournament team. The competition team participates in tournaments throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Team members participate in biweekly practices January – March and fishing outings during April – May. Summer and fall tournament opportunities are offered for the competition team and team members must participate in fundraising activities.

Sponsors – Mr. Albrecht (B322)


"Book Ends" MHS Book Club – Open to all students and faculty who would like to read, eat, and have fun discussing books that have been read by the group the previous month.

Sponsor – Mrs. Mesick (Media Center)

Meetings held the 3rd Tuesday of each month after school n the Library Media Center.


Chess Team – Open to anyone interested in learning more about chess while competing against other students and other schools.

Sponsors – Mr. Thompson (J207) and Mr. VanVooren (E207)

Practices held every Monday and Wednesday, September through February, from 3:05 – 4:00 p.m. in J207.


Crime Stoppers - This club promotes school and community safety.  Members participate in the Homecoming parade, Crime Stoppers Run and various fundraising activities.

Sponsor – Detective Brownell (Dean’s Office)

Meetings held the 3rd Thursday of the month after school.


Debate Team – Debate Team members compete against students from other schools in Illinois and Iowa in IHSA competitive debate.  For more information, see Ms. Guerdet (E215).


Drama Club/Thespians – Any student may join the Drama club that promotes dramatics at MHS, as well as in the community.  Students go to workshops, attend plays and other activities involving theater.  Thespians is an honor society for theater.  Points can be earned for induction by acting in shows, doing technical work, helping behind the scenes, and attending other productions.  The more points you earn, the more honors you receive.

Sponsor – Ms. Koski & Mr. Vo

Meetings held Tuesdays from 3:10 – 3:30 p.m.


Drama (Fall & Winter Plays) Opportunities are available for students interested in both performing and technical theatre.  Students who want to be members of the casts need to audition.  Anyone interested in technical or stage crews should sign up with the director.  Students are also encouraged to attend drama club meetings, where audition information can be found for the mainstage shows, improv room, and student directed one acts.

Sponsors – Ms. Koski & Mr. Vo


Encore! is Moline High School's competitive acting troupe and speech team.  An auditioned group of 26 - 30 sophomore through senior members, these are students who are dedicated to enhancing their performance skills through committed learning, training, and performing.  Besides weekly rehearsals and trainings, the troupe competes at tournaments across the state during the winter season.  

Sponsor: Ms. Koski & Mr. Vo

Meetings are on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in E204.


FCA – The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student based and student led organization.  This club provides an opportunity for students to be leaders both at school, church, and in the community.  Their mission is to demonstrate commitment to Christ through integrity, teamwork, serving and excellence.

Sponsor – Mr. Reade

Meetings held Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in E114.


French Club -.Open to all MHS students to have fun, learn about the cultures of the French-speaking world, and meet new friends and try new things.  

Sponsor – Ms. Ciucci (J323)

Meetings held on Thursdays once a month from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Gamers Club – A club of friends who get together who are interested in playing video games. They spend time sharing games & skills while playing each on their favorite video games & systems.

Sponsor - Ms. Johnson (J328)

Meetings are every Monday after school in the Cafeteria.


Gay Straight Alliance – A friendly environment for members of the LGBT community and their allies.

Sponsor – Mrs. Cook Gregory (E311) and Mrs. Mesick (Media Center)

Meetings are held Mondays after school in the Media Center.


Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) – Club for students who are pursuing a career in the health and/or medical field. There are guest speakers, presentations, and field trips.

Sponsor – Mr. Mahieu (J138) and Mr. Phelps (East Gym)

Meetings held twice per month in B318.


Interact Club – Rotary sponsored student organization aligning with the goals of service to school, community, and global by completing one service project for each category. The Interact Club organizes and implements the Student Hunger Drive.  Open to any interested student.

Sponsor – Mr. Bohnsack (E301) and Mr. Lindstrom (J128)

Meetings held every other Wednesday after school in E301.


Intramurals – Intramurals provide competition in sporting events for the entire student body throughout the school year, such as mini golf, sand volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, dodge ball.

Sponsor – Mr. Larson (J212) and Mr. Thompson (D wing)


Jazz Band – This musical group performs several concerts during the school year as well as at regional contests.

Sponsor - Mr. Morton (Band Room)

Rehearsals held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. in the Band Room.


Kaleidoscript – A creative arts magazine published annually containing original works from MHS students.  Entries include photography, paintings, graphic design, poetry, short stories and much more.  All MHS students are eligible to participate in the club and contribute to the development of the magazine.  Activities include attending a high school creative writing conference, listening to local writers/artists, and visiting local hubs of creativity.  Fundraising efforts are also part of membership as well as weekly meetings.

Sponsors - Mrs. MacLennan (B215) and Ms. Hays (B217)

Meetings held on Thursdays in B215 at 3:15 p.m.


Latinos Unidos – Latinos Unidos gives students interested in the Latino culture the opportunity to meet in a social setting.

Sponsor - Mr. Castro (J322)

Meetings held as announced in J322.


Line O’ Type newspaper – The school newspaper tries to print an issue each month and covers such stories as events, sports and issues that affect the students of Moline High School.

Sponsors - Mrs. Norcross (B206), Mr. Bohnsack (B321)

Meetings are on Tuesdays after a newspaper comes out in B206.


Link Crew – Link Crew is a freshman transition program that utilizes juniors and seniors as Link Leaders.  As positive role models, Link Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful in high school.  Link Leaders are selected in the spring through an application process.

Sponsors – Mrs. Breidenbach (B207), Mrs. Hoover (Counseling), Mr. Lindstrom (J128)


“M” yearbook – The “M” staff plan and create the yearbook for the school, capturing the many highlights and events that occur throughout the year.

Sponsor - Ms. Hafner (B201)

Meetings as announced in B201.


Musical – Sponsor – Ms. Callahan (Choir Room)


Natural Helpers – This is a group of peer selected students who participate in a weekend training and stay actively involved as they learn listening and helping skills to support MHS peers. Students will be selected through a survey of the whole school in October.

Sponsors - Mrs. Hoover (Counseling), Mrs. Meneses (J210), Mrs. Cook Gregory (E311), Mr. Haverland (E216)

Meetings held each Monday during student’s lunch in B131.


Pep Band – The Pep Band performs at as many home Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball games as scheduling allows.

Sponsor - Mr. Morton (Band Room)


 

Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK Club) – The Random Acts of Kindness Club aims to make MHS and our surrounding community happier, friendlier places one small act of kindness at a time.  The Club sponsors and participates in year round activities and is always open to new members and new ideas.

Sponsors – Ms. Hays (B217) and Ms. Ciucci (J323)

Meetings are held on random Mondays (usually twice a month) in B217 or J323.


 

Spanish Club – This club is for Spanish students and any other student who are interested in the culture of the Spanish speaking world.  Activities include games, crafts, food, and service activities.  

Sponsors - Mrs. Johnson (J328) and Ms. Harding (J333)

Meeting times vary but average one Thursday each month.


Sports Unlimited – This is a club organized by students, for students.  Club members plan non-competitive games and sports activities to promote student interaction and school involvement between general and special education students.

Sponsors – Mrs. Bozeman (J130), Ms. Dell (B115), Ms. Martinez (Main Office)

Meetings – planning meetings once per month 3:00 – 3:45 in cafeteria, event meetings 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in cafeteria or west gym.


Student Leadership (Student Congress) – This group organizes and promotes a variety of student activities, such as dances, blood drives, Share Joys, and any other school related events.

Sponsor – Mr. Larson (J212)

Meetings held every other Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. in E204.


Student-led Bible Study - Student-led Bible Study is a student initiated club of Christians who seek fellowship and knowledge of the Holy Bible.  This club is open to everyone.

Sponsor – Mrs. Meneses

Meetings – Friday from 3:10 – 3:40 p.m.