Clubs and Activities
Sponsor: Gabriela Wilson
ADELANTE is a club for students to explore their cultural identity and embrace their language.
ADELANTE es un club que anima a los estudiantes a explorar su identidad cultura. Tenemos las juntas en espanol para que los estudiantes quien son nuevos a este pais pueden tener oportunidad para involucrar sin barreras.
Sponsor: Angela Miller
Anime Club is a club that welcomes those who want to explore the works of animation and those who are curious about the culture in Japan. Our club activities range from watching animated videos to large group activities. We have gone on Saturday field trips to places such as Mitsuwa marketplace, where we study the social and cultural differences of cuisine. Japanese animation also provides us with opportunities to play games and learn about each other. All are welcome to attend at any point in the year to meet new people or see what surprises we have in store.
Sponsor: Paul Krotser
Art Club - A great way to meet people and have fun exploring your creative side. We do various creative activities that involve collaborative art projects like murals and totem poles in the school and community art projects like face painting at events. We also get together for holiday parties and do small crafts.
Sponsor: Greg Mason
Beta Club is an organization where students learn the importance of giving back to our community. In this group we look for opportunities to better our community and give back to the less fortunate.
Sponsor: Holly Powers
The Dundee-Crown Drama is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in musicals, plays, improv, technical theater, acting, and live performances! We meet every week in order to play games, rehearse scenes, participate in outreach performances, travel to the Illinois High School Theater Festival, and see professional shows!
Sponsors: Melissa Baker and Mary Zegadlo Reeter
This club is a professional organization that supports students who are interested in education-related careers. Members have access to scholarship opportunities and resources that help them gain a realistic understanding of the teacher's role. Get to know other future teachers at DCHS, participate in field trips, education forums, and get involved with community education projects and activities.
Sponsor: Martin Smetak
Dundee-Crown's esports team allows students to represent our school and compete against other high schools in Illinois through video games. The games that we currently have a program for are Rocket League and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Matches are played remotely at DCHS through PlayVs for a fall and spring season. In addition to competing in the Illinois PlayVS leagues, there is an end of the year LAN event that is put on by IHSA. Spring of 2023 was our program's first season in competition and we are looking forward to building on the success from it.
Sponsor: Alicia Klein
Girl Up is a national club that is part of the United Nations. The mission of this club is to empower young people by helping to raise money for girls in third world countries receive a quality education. The club is open to anyone who wants to help make a difference. Our focus is fundraising for Girl Up and we have events such as: The Charger Treat Halloween Event, bake sales, yoga in the park, and our annual Gala.
Sponsor: Angela Miller
LGBT+ Club provides support for all students who identify with the community or are questioning their own identity. All perspectives are welcome to add to the conversation as we explore what it truly means to navigate through social issues. This club is completely student-led—students are given the opportunity to dictate all expectations, guest speakers, field trips, and conversations that are core to the group. Confidentiality is expected from and for all.
Sponsor: Angela Miller
The Literary Arts Magazine invites students to publish a book of student-created artwork of all mediums. Students submit their artwork and members of the club will review, edit, and insert it into our yearly magazine. This magazine is an opportunity for high school aged students to become published artists. Club members get hands-on experience working as a publishing team in order to design, market, fund, distribute, and celebrate our magazine! To celebrate the release of the book and the accomplishment of our featured artists, there will be a yearly launch party where artists and art-lovers are welcome to join us in celebrating the occasion!
National Honors Society
Sponsors: Alicia Klein and Rebecca Nolte
National Honor Society is an honorary service organization for juniors and seniors who have an unweighted 3.5 GPA and who meet the criteria outlined in the application including demonstrating leadership skills, service to the community and school, and teacher recommendations. According to the national organization's goals, NHS hopes "to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy." Once selected, the organization meets on a regular basis and is involved in numerous school and community activities.
Sponsor: Angela Miller
Souls Spill Ink is a club for dreamers. Those that love to write songs, comedy routines, raps, poems, and stories. Souls Spill Ink provides students a space to learn more about writing. We work on all forms of literary art and provide opportunities for everyone to show their skills. Activities include: open mics, editing circles, free field trips, group performances, competitions, contests, writing tricks/tips, and so much more. All students are welcome to join!
Sponsor: Michelle Buhrow
The Dundee Crown Rotary Interact Club brings together students to help develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Interact members build valuable relationships in our school as well as our community. For anyone looking to build skills and connections that will help create success in the future, this is the place to be!
SALT (Student Athletic Leadership Team)
Sponsor: Steve Gertz
SALT is comprised of athletes from each team, chosen by their coaches, to represent their program as leaders. SALT meets to learn about leadership and develop leadership skills through participation in workshops and conferences.
Sponsor: Scott McNees
Scholastic Bowl is our academic trivia team. Students compete as a group of 5 against other teams to answer questions from all major academic categories, and even some pop culture questions. At the end of the match, the team with the most correct answers wins.
Sponsor: Jacyln Dugger
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals, and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.
Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. In Elevated Bridge, an engineering whiz and a kid from wood shop can become gold medalists. Similarly, a talented builder and a student with a good science vocabulary can excel in Write It Do It, one of Science Olympiad's most popular events.
Strategy Game Club
Sponsor: Scott McNees
Strategy Game Club provides a place for students to play various games with peers.
Student Congress - Debate
Sponsor: Shannon Petry
District 300 has a proud tradition of debate. District 300 was a founding member of the Illinois Congressional Debaters Association which got its start over 20 years ago. The debate season runs from August to March and over 400 debaters compete at monthly tournaments. In addition to monthly tournaments, team members may have the chance to participate in the Illinois High School Association State Debate Tournament held in Springfield, Illinois, and have the opportunity to participate in a special qualifying tournament for the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament which is held annually at various locations around the country.
Student council serves as an active way to be involved with school activities and serving the community. By joining student council, Dundee-Crown students’ voices and opinions are recognized and acted upon. If any student would like to have input on school activities, such as homecoming, then student council demonstrates itself to serve as the perfect place for students. In addition, student council serves the local community via food drives, clothing collections, and much more. Not only can students be a part of something, but leadership roles are another major component of student council. If students enjoy leading others, then student council would serve as a great fit. Ultimately, by joining student council, students collaborate and act upon their own ideas and opinions while giving back to Dundee-Crown High School and the local community.