Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

LZHS Clubs & Activities

2021-22 LZHS Clubs & Extracurriculars

Students interested in learning more or joining should email the sponsor to receive the Canvas course code for the club/activity.
Allied Soccer

Sponsor: Jake Jobst and Brittany Yates

Allied Soccer is an inclusive soccer team that practices Tuesday and Thursday with a few Saturdays. Participants must be able to make most practices and games. This team will compete against other high school programs in the area. 

artwork

Sponsor:  Matt Winkelman

The Art Club / National Art Honor Society uses a Canvas page for all club content, meeting / event dates and other important information. LZHS students interested in Art Club or National Art Honor Society should contact the sponsor to gain access to the page.

media news

Sponsor:  Carolyn Wagner

Bear Facts Student Media prints 4 magazines each year and reports daily news and student events on the media site lzbearfacts.com and social media.  To join the student media program, students need to enroll in the Journalism classes. Contact the adviser for additional information.

violin on sheet music

Sponsor:  Nathan Sackschewsky

Bear Strings is an audition Orchestra which meets once a week for rehearsals and performs at different events throughout the year.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

many hands on globe

Sponsor: Stephanie Piggott

The Buddy Program meets twice a month.  Students are paired with a student with special needs and events are planned like bowling, a basketball game and more. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

color guard

Sponsors:  Danielle Matej and Michelle Clemens

Color Guard is a performance group that brings a colorful and dynamic effect to the marching band halftime show. Color Guard uses flags, rifles, sabers, and dance to interpret the music and create a visual aspect to the show. These shows take place during the halftime of football games. The Color Guard also participates in local parades and additional school performances. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

theatre masks

Sponsor:  Tom Skobel

Drama Club meets twice a month and coordinates events in conjunction with the theatre. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

eSports

Sponsor:  Jonathan Clarke

E-Sports is the club for students interested in gaming.  They meet 3 times per month and develop strategies to become better e-sports players.  They compete against other schools at times.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

silhouette of man and woman talking

Sponsor: Josh Hollander and Melissa Schwarz

Future Business Leaders of America meets two times a month before school.  In February they compete at the Northern Area Competition again other local schools.  The season is over at the end of March. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

corkboard

Sponsors:  Amy Horn and Jennifer Latala

Freshman Class Board meets twice a month in the mornings.  Freshman Class Board plans events for the freshman class and raises money for the freshmen class.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

German flag

Sponsor:  Andy Ziarnik

The German Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:20 a.m. in room B-103. Members explore the German language and culture of German-speaking countries through a variety of extracurricular activities. Activities include movie nights, Kaffeklatsch get-togethers, foosball competitions, game nights, and field trips to cultural events. Club members also compete in the annual UIC High School German Day. Please contact Mr. Ziarnik for additional information

fingers typing

Sponsor:  Ann Heltzel

Girls Who Code is a club where girls meet and do coding types of activities but also explore careers associated with coding. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

hands pointing, construction helmet, looking at blueprint

Sponsors: Vicky Foss

Habitat For Humanity is a club that meets twice a month at school and then does build days at Habitat for Humanity sites in Lake County.  Not all days are required though. They are active throughout the school year.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

hands reaching for each other

Sponsor:  Andrea McKendrick and Linda Watson

Interact is a club for volunteerism and giving back.  Interact is open to all students.  Members are required to do community service in conjunction with the Lake Zurich Rotary.  They meet as an entire group twice a month. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

chalkboard saying reach for the stars

Sponsors:  Cara Stronsky and Leslie Thomas

Junior Class Board meets twice a month in the mornings.  Junior Class Board plans events for the Junior class and plans Prom each year.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

math problem on chalkboard

Sponsor:  Jennifer Ventrelle and Rachel OConnor

Math Team competes from November to March against other schools.  They meet once a week to practice and prepare for competitions.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

people in medical field

Sponsor:  Julie HerberJenn Latala

Medical Science club explores the many facets of medical science from careers in the field to the human body in general.  They meet twice a month but sometimes have other events outside the school day.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

national honor society

Sponsors:  Laura Cohen and Anna Wesolik

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Lake Zurich’s National Honor Society chapter activities include fundraising, charitable activities, and service to the school and community.

Selection Process Information 

dancer silhouette

Sponsors: Cara Obrochta

Orchesis is a non-competitive dance company.  There is an audition in April.  It is open to all students freshman through seniors.  Audition information for 8th graders is sent to the middle schools. Orchesis has a show in February, but also performs at assemblies.  Contact the sponsors for additional information.

statue with scales of justice

Sponsor: Kim Ferraro

The Political Science Club meets twice a month.  This group explores the many aspects of law and plans some events and bring in speakers.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

globe with recycling arrows around it

Sponsor:  Julie Gyarmaty

REACT meets twice a month.  They plan activities and advocate for an environmentally friendly school and community.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

Robotics Club

Sponsor:  John Keyzer and Jeff Kettinger

Robotics Club meets throughout the year.  They compete in the FIRST Robotics competitions.  They have a season that goes from December to March.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

thinker

Sponsor:  Laura Harvey & Cherie Janik

If you enjoy trivia and knowing obscure facts, then you should join Scholastic Bowl! Whether you love history, math, fine arts, literature, or science, there’s a spot for you on our team.  Scholastic Bowl starts meeting in October and competes from November through March.  Some competitions are on the weekends.  They meet weekly throughout the season.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

Science Team

Sponsor:  Anne Hopkins

The Science Team starts meeting in October and competes against other schools in December through March.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

Senior Class Board

Sponsors: Jamie CottonCara Obrochta 

Senior Class Board plans events for the Seniors and is in charge of the Homecoming dance and senior picnic/breakfast.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

violin

Sponsor:  Nathan Sackschewsky

Sinfonietta is an audition Orchestra which meets once a week for rehearsals and performs at different events throughout the year.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

snowboarder

Sponsor: TBD (Contact Mr. Rubenstein until a sponsor is identified)

Ski Club meets in the winter months and plans trips to local ski resorts.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

SNAP!

Sponsors: Megan Mowinski & Brittany Yates

The Special Needs Athletic Program meets throughout the year. Our club’s mission is to socialize with all students through athletic activities. Contact the sponsors for additional information.

Sophomore Class Board

Sponsors: Colleen Baird and Ann Lustig

Sophomore Class Board meets twice a month in the mornings.  Sophomore Class Board plans events for the sophomore class and raises money for the Sophomore class.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

Spanish Club

Sponsor: Susana Huerta

Spanish Club meets twice a month before school.  They explore Spanish culture while also discussing topics related to Spain.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

gay pride flag

Sponsor:  Margaret Koy

This club is for any student who identifies as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, or questioning, and allies who want to support lgbtq+ people. You will find a welcoming space where you will have fun and where you can be who you are. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

Speech Team

Sponsor: Laura Stanton

Speech team season is from October through March.  They compete on the weekends at other schools.  This is an IHSA sanctioned activity.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

Student Council

Sponsor: Sue McBride & Susie Santiago

Student Council is a cohort of students who are leaders of LZHS.  Student Council is an application based club.  This process takes place in early September.  All Member Meetings are on the 1stand 3rd Wednesday of the Month in the PAC.  Officer and Team Leader meetings on the 2nd, 4th, and 5thWednesday of the month in S127.  Student Council plans all assemblies, charity events, Blood Drives and more!

Technical Theatre

Sponsor: Marcel Graham

Technical Theatre club allows students to explore the backstage aspects of the theatre.  This group meets regularly and has many positions and jobs depending on the show or concert in the Performing Arts Center.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

treble clef

Sponsor: Sheri Conover

Tri-M is a music honor society with a selection process.  They meet once a month, but have many other activities they are required to do to meet the service hour requirement.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.

color guard

Sponsor:  Danielle Matej and Michelle Clemens

Winter Guard is a competitive team.  The season is from November through March.  They compete against other Winter Guard programs in the Midwest Color Guard Circuit.  Practices vary but are generally once or twice a week. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

kids on computer

Sponsor: McKenna Serowka

Women in STEAM meets twice a month before school. Members of the club participate in STEAM-centered events, explore STEAM careers, and connect with other girls who share an interest in STEAM. Contact the sponsor for additional information.

board with photos

Sponsor: Laura Stanton

Yearbook meets once a week and is tasked with completing the yearbook for distribution at the end of the school year.  They meet throughout the year and work with the yearbook vendor to produce the best yearbook around.  Contact the sponsor for additional information.