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Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a program for 6th - 8th grade students. Each team is responsible for reading the 20 books from the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award Program hosted by the state of Illinois. Each team participates in book battles and points are awarded based on book knowledge and the title and author.
Sponsors: Mrs. Bendall and Ms. Bunge
National Junior Honor Society
The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in students.
Students that are eligible are in 7th or 8th Grade and have a grade point average of 3.5 or above in the 1st trimester of the current school year. Students must also maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average to remain as a member in “good standing.” Application does not guarantee acceptance into the society. The applications will be reviewed by a faculty council which does not include the NJHS advisor. After the first trimester grades have been posted, the application will be available on the NJHS website. Once accepted, there will be an induction ceremony in January.
Sponsor: Mrs. Amy Guanci
Click here for the NJHS website
The Yearbook Club allows students an opportunity to take part in making our school yearbook by capturing life long memories for all AUGS students. All students can participate in taking photos of sports, clubs, plays, assemblies, and various events at AUGS. Announcements will be made throughout the school year for student help for individual events. Yearbook is not a year long commitment, but rather a commitment to each event.
Sponsors: Mrs. Jeserig
AUGS Drama Club puts on 2 plays per year. Those interested in acting must audition for various roles in each play. Although students may remain a member of Drama Club for the duration of their time at AUGS, this does not guarantee a role in each play. Drama Club meets twice a week and more often closer to performance dates. Time must be spent outside of scheduled practices to memorize lines and to develop acting characters. Missing practices dramatically and negatively affects the Drama Club’s success. Membership in sports and other clubs during the time of Drama Club seasons is encouraged. However, rigorous communication must be kept between all club members that are involved to ensure commitment and success. Last of all and above all, please be yourself, be creative, and have fun!
Click here to sign up for auditions.
Click here to access the monologues for auditions.
Click here to sign up for stage crew.
The deadline to sign up for auditions and stage crew is Friday, January 10th!
Sponsors: Ms. Stetkus and Ms. Munkvold
Robotics club is a learning club that involves students building and coding small EV3 and Nxt robots. It is sponsored by the school and the Lake County 4-H program. Students meet and plan once a week. In the spring, there is a competition where the student’s robots must be coded to do specific challenges.
Practices are held on Mondays after school till 4:30/5. Competition is mandatory and in March/ April TBA
(Eligibility): Motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in good academic standing.
Sponsor: Mrs. Guanci
Scholastic Bowl is a competition very similar to a "Team Jeopardy." Talented students participate in a quiz competition including questions in Math, Science, History, Literature, Sports, Geography, Economics, Music, Pop-Culture, and Current Events. Like other IESA activities, there is a Regional, Sectional, and State Competition. Scholastic Bowl meets are competitive, friendly, fun, and AUGS is in it to win!
Informational meetings will take place in late November
Practices will start in December
Competitions begin in January and run until May
(Eligibility): Motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in good academic standing
Sponsors: Mr. Demos and
For the past 30 years, Science Olympiad has been a national, non-profit organization that provides a great opportunity for students to learn about various STEM disciplines in a problem solving and construction format. Students meet once a week plus some Saturdays starting at the end of October to prepare for off-site competition(s) held in February and March.
Students in Science Olympiad work and prepare for a Regional competition in 23 events. A team is limited to 15 members, but we can have a Varsity and a JV team if needed. Students on the SO team need to participate and prepare for more than one event. Some team members may participate in more events than others. Students that are interested in participation will be able to sign up in September. Practices will begin in October. Some meetings will take place on Saturdays. We will try to have regular meetings for practice on Fridays starting in October for 2 hours after school. The competition is in March. Students should be interested in Science and should be able to work independently to prepare for the events. Coaches will be able to help and guide members with the events. Parents are also encouraged to help. Events range from taking a test or science practical to designing and building a project.
Parent involvement as assistant coaches, resources, and chaperones is welcomed. Please let Mr. Jay Marshall, Mr. William Struss, or Ms. Bridget Ramsland know if this opportunity interests you.
Membership dates: Late October to March (Regionals), into April if we qualify for State, and into May if we are invited to the National Competition.
Meeting dates: Approximately twice per week, TBD.
Eligibility: Students who maintain a “C” average or above.
Sponsors: Mr. Marshall, Mr. Struss and Mrs. Ramsland
Ski/Snowboard Club resumes for the 23rd year at AUGS. The club travels to Wilmot Mountain after school once a week for 3 or 6 sessions beginning the first week of January. Students will begin registering for the club in late November.
All of the packages will include the following for each trip:
- Ski resort area lift ticket
- Full rental equipment (ski/board, boots & poles)
- Ski/Board lessons by professional instructors (optional)
- Adult chaperone supervision in addition to the National Ski Patrol supervision
- Round trip transportation (school bus)
Sponsor: Ms. Molitor
Uniting Through Diversity
New this year to AUGS is the ‘Diversity Club’ which embraces all students and their unique qualities to produce a comfortable, safe environment where everyone is welcome to gather, socialize, and learn about kindness and acceptance of all people. Unique in its own way, the Diversity Club welcomes individuals from all walks of life and seeks students who want to make a difference in the world by making AUGS a safer place for students and staff.
The club has adopted the name, ‘The Union’ and meets once weekly on Tuesday after school from 2:50 to 4:00. The Union is facilitated by Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Regan with multiple ‘guest’ teachers and social workers dropping in to observe, help-out and interact with the members. The club’s activities range and are flexible depending largely on the needs of the group. Past projects have included ‘vision boards’, jewelry making and writing ‘locker-letters’. The club also tackles questions of identity, how to get along with others and team building. Our goal is to engage students in developing a positive mind-set that is inclusive to all individuals regardless of their position in life.
Future projects for The Union include, community outreach, mentoring lower grade students and learning practices that will prepare our students to work and live in a diverse
Parents: If you are interested in being a guest-speaker, or would like to join or visit our group please contact Mrs. Regan and Ms. Johnson
Sponsors: Mrs. Regan and Ms. Johnson
Warrior Student Council (WSC)
Warrior Student Council at Antioch Upper Grade School offers students an avenue to contribute to their school. WSC also offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Community involvement and service are very important facets of Warrior Student Council. Another facet is to communicate with all students to inform them about school activities. WSC sponsors events like Locker Set-Up and at Back to School Night before the start of each school year. WSC also sponsors several school dances which are key social events at Antioch Upper Grade School along with events such as the fall and spring athletic cookouts. Warrior Student Council is open to all students at Antioch Upper Grade School who are willing to contribute in a positive way.
Sponsors: Ms. Sadur and Mr. Skoog
Click here for the Student Council Website