Early Learning Center
Eligibility for Student Activities
This club participates in a wide variety of activities, most of which are picked and planned by student members. These activities include: road rallies (scavenger hunt), camping trips, museum outings, and many other fun-filled parties and trips. The club takes a group of students to Globalfest in Champaign and design a culture room by researching another country and creating stations representative of that country. Come join in as we learn about other countries, cultures, and activities. Sponsors: Mrs. Young
The amine club is for the student that likes to watch and understand Japanese animation. The student lead club watches and critiques Anime videos with the purpose of expanding Anime interest and also learning about the culture of Japan to better understand what life is like on the “Ginza”. One meeting per month id dedicated to DDR (Dance Dance Revolution). Amine club meets on Friday. Sponsor: Mr. Barfuss
You do not have to take an art class or be an artist to join Art Club; everyone is welcome. Art Club members share art-related ideas, promote skills in the arts, create artwork, and bring art into the school and community. New members are always welcome. Sponsor: Mrs. Kunsch
Business Club is a student-led organization whose mission is to establish collaborative relationships between Oswego High School and the local business community in order to expand our current skills and inspire our futures. Students meet weekly to discuss new ideas. New members are always welcome. Sponsor: Ms. Trainor
Chess Team is open to all levels of participation, freshman through senior. The top eight students play boards competing against other area schools in the Far South Suburban Chess Conference as well as all day Saturday tournaments scheduled throughout the season. Activities culminate in the two day state chess tournament in February.
Students meet to discuss issues of diversity and design activities to introduce students to various culture groups within the school. Group members meet every other Thursday throughout the school year. Sponsor: Mr. Gothelf
OHS Drama Club is an organization that invites all students to be a part of theatre as Oswego High School. The group’s purpose is to promote theatre performance from amateur to professional. Typical activities for the club include events such as: Marching in the Homecoming parade; sponsoring audition, pantomime, make-up and other workshops; working on productions from crew work (sets, props, costumes, lighting, sound, house, publicity, construction) to acting; attending other local high school performances; attending professional performances in Chicago; and participating in local public service activities. Students in Drama Club are also eligible to participate in the acting roles for the Fine Arts One Act Plays help in the spring and directed by the Theatre 2 class. Sponsor: Mr. Feltes
The Horticulture Club is made up of students enrolled in horticulture courses. Members become involved in horticultural projects, fundraisers, socializing, and a multitude of opportunities through the FFA (Future Farmers of America) organization including competition, scholarships, conferences, etc. Sponsor: Mrs. McCarthy
This is open for anyone who has proficiency at playing a musical instrument. Students study jazz style and improvisation through the work on jazz etudes. Sponsors: Mr. Schoenbach and Ms. Silosky
OHS’ world-renowned Rose Bowl Parade Band gives students the foundation that a good leader needs. Marching Band provides school spirit and serves not only the school but the community by participating at football games, hosting the Panther Marching Band Review, and parades. Sponsors: Ms. Silosky and Mr. Schoenbach
Students volunteer in Honors math classes. Mathletes’ coaches make the final selections. Mathletes compete against various schools in math contests as well as in the Suburban Prairie Conference. Sponsors: Mrs. French and Mrs. Mackie
Open to all students, Pep Band is a great way to bolster school spirit at basketball games. Rehearsals are held an hour before the game. Sponsors: Ms. Silosky and Mr. Schoenbach
Members to the Pom Pon Squad are selected in the Spring of the previous school year through a tryout system. Membership will be limited only to those in the sophomore, junior and senior classes. Pom Pons perform at football and basketball games as well as at student pep assemblies. There is also a summer clinic and camp in which students are expected to participate. Fundraising activities are a major aspect of being a pom pon.
District 308 Robotics Team
The District 308 Robotics Team participates in FIRST Robotics with sponsorship from Caterpillar Inc. There are a variety of opportunities for student participation including project management/tracking, web design, marketing and community outreach, mechanical build team, electrical build team, programming team, and many more. Participation on the team is open to 9th - 12th grades at both Oswego and Oswego East High Schools.
Membership on the Scholastic Bowl Team is made by the sponsors of the team. Students compete in College Bowl format of competition against various other schools as well as the I.H.S.A. state series. All day Saturday tournaments are scheduled throughout the season.
This club is for the tailor or seamstress in anybody. After school on Mondays, the sewing club offers an environment for students to use a sewing machine or plan their next project. Most of all, Sewing Club provides a time to share creatively and gain experience. Sponsor: Mrs. Bridge
Speech team is a competitive group that delivers speeches, acts out scenes, presents newscasts and more. You’ll learn confidence in front of an audience, organizational techniques, experience team work, as well as the gratification of having done something on an individual basis. Sponsor: Ms. Gray
(Vocal Jazz Ensemble) Vocal Jazz is an outlet for 10–12 students who have an interest in improvisation and like to sing in tight harmonies. Stay Tuned auditions are held in the fall and perform at all choral concerts. Sponsor: Mr. Tieri
This club is focused around rhythmic cadence movement with hands and feet. Auditions for this group are held in the spring. Bring your rhythm to practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays during basketball season. Sponsor: Mr. Harper
Student Athletic Training
Students assist certified athletic trainers with taping of athletes, coverage of practices and games as well as help in the athletic training room. Students can take Introduction to Athletic Training and Sports Medicine as a sophomore, junior, or senior, but you are welcome to help out and get a head start as a freshman. Sponsor: Mr. Cronin
Students in the Tech Club work on amps, computers, and computer software. They learn digital electronics, and some of the students study for their Federal Communication Amateur Radio license. We discuss radio and electronic theory and also learn the Morse code. Students bring in all types of technology and gaming devices to try new programs or repair their existing machines. The club members try to tackle just about any electronic issue that students bring into the club. This club meets on Tuesdays. Sponsor: Mr. Barfuss
Students involved in TV 4 produce the morning announcements via live TV hooked up to all OHS classrooms. The students volunteer and learn a great deal about broadcasting the process. Experiences range from camera operator, videotape playback, video switching, video editing, teleprompting, computer graphics, audio engineering and producing. Students can work either or both semesters. Sponsor: Mr. Barnes
WYSE Scholastic Team Competetion
WYSE is a scholastic team that competes in an annual statewide competition in the academic areas of math, chemistry, English, physics, biology, and graphics. Members of the team are selected by the sponsor. Winners receive medals, trophies, and scholarships. Sponsor: Mrs. Sullivan