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Collinsville High School Activities, Clubs, Organizations and Sports

CHS ACTIVITIES, CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS & SPORTS 2023-24

Organization Sponsor/Coach Description
Anime Club Mrs. Smith

 

tsmith@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 513

Students gather to view and discuss animation in all its forms, Japanese and otherwise.
Art Club Ms. Wede

 

awede@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 512

Welcome to all interested in doing art activities.  Do not have to currently be in art to join. We work in school/community projects.  We meet after school on a monthly/bi-monthly basis.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Club Mr. Tostado

 

dtostado@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 217

This club seeks to spotlight Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) culture, heritage, and important AAPI historical figures. We look to brainstorm ideas and turn them into inclusive events to acknowledge the contributions and impact AAPI peoples have made to American culture and society, as well as other world cultures. Through emphasizing and reinforcing the importance of AAPI heritage and culture, the CHS student body can increase AAPI visibility and appreciation on campus and within the district.
Auto Club Mr. Schuster 

 

ASCHUSTE@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 148 

Auto Club is meant for students who have a passion or interest in tools and how stuff works. If you like things that are fast and loud, things that can plow through mud, climb rocks, drift, or just plain like cars, then this is the club for you. 
Baking Club Mr. Hernandez

 

rhernandez@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 147

Baking Club is a student run club celebrating baking topics and using interest to bake weekly items and celebrate the joy of the food created.  Meetings are Tuesday after school until 4:30pm
Band Program Mr. Deleon

 

Mr. Goetter

rgoetter@cusd.kahoks.org

adeleon@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 502

Are you a musician or a dancer?!  Then the CHS Bands has a place for you!  In addition to the curricular offerings of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Class we also offer the following extra-curricular performance ensembles: Marching Band and Color Guard, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and Winter Guard.  Click here for the Website.
Baseball Mr. Swip

 

bswip@cusd.kahoks.org

The baseball program has between 50-60 players split up between a Freshman, JV, and Varsity teams.  All students at CHS have the opportunity to participate in the baseball program.  Open gyms take place during the Fall and Winter.  Tryouts take place in March.  The season runs from March through the end of May.  The baseball program plays against local teams in the Southwestern Conference such as O’Fallon, Belleville East, Edwardsville, etc.  We also play in tournaments and other regional games to make up a 35-game schedule.
Basketball (boys) Mr. Lee

 

coachlee@cusd.kahoks.org

4 levels of teams of Fr, So, JV and varsity The freshmen also play 12 B games. Collinsville boys basketball is the second winningest program in the state of Illinois and 4th in the nation. 

 

Collinsville Basketball has had over 25 NCAA division 1 basketball players.

Basketball (girls) Mr. Moore

 

CMOORE7@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 101

A program with a winning history.  We are a 4A team competing in the Southwestern Conference which is one of the toughest conferences south of Chicago.  Kahok Girls Basketball includes Freshman, JV and Varsity teams. Our season is lengthy but filled with great games and competition.  Our girls have historically led the school with the best GPA for a team sport and have been examples of great students and great athletes.  Collinsville basketball is exciting and always changing!  Come and join the fun!
Bass Fishing Club Dave Francis

 

 dfrancis@cusd.kahoks.org

The Bass Fishing Club is open to all CHS Students.  The Bass Fishing Season is year long, with the IHSA Competitive Series in May.  All participants must have their own equipment to participate.
Black Student Union Ms. Kelly

 

Counseling Office or at jkelly@cusd.kahoks.org

The Collinsville High School Black Student Union (BSU), is a group created to represent the interest and concerns of African American students at Collinsville High, while promoting unity, mutual respect, and a sense of community. The BSU will sponsor Black History Month activities each year, a Christmas Craft Fair, and community volunteering activities. 
Book Club Mr. Neuber

 

& Ms. Tracey Schmidt

DNEUBER@cusd.kahoks.org 

tschmidt@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 301/Library

Book Club is a group for students who enjoy reading and talking about books. Book Club is open to all students who wish to share their love of books with others.  We meet monthly to discuss our reading selections.
Bowling (boys) Mr. Hay

 

SHAY@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 123

(Varsity and JV) – IHSA recognized winter sport that competes on a scratch level.  Our home house is Camelot Bowl.
Bowling (girls) Mr. Hay

 

SHAY@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 123

(Varsity and JV)- IHSA recognized winter sport that competes on a scratch level.  Our home house is Camelot Bowl.
Cheerleading Lauren Thebeau

 

Email:  lauren.thebeau@gmail.com

Program consists of JV and Varsity squads. Both squads cheer Soccer, Football and Basketball games as well as participate in the Maryville, Italian Fest and Homecoming Parades. The squads attend camp over the summer and compete in ICCA and IHSA competitions throughout the winter.
Chess Club Ms. Plagemann

 

tplagema@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 305

Open to anyone who enjoys the fundamentals of Chess.  Chess Club meets weekly in Room 305.  Chess sets and clocks are provided.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Club Ms. Lobb

 

KLOBB@cusd.kahoks.org

Room  Gym

Childhood Cancer Awareness club is about raising awareness of Childhood Cancer.  We also will raise money every year.  With that money 90% will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The other 10% will go to club supplies needed and helping a cancer child in need.
Choral Program Mrs. Tomaszewski

 

ktomaszewski@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 519

All who like to sing are welcome to be a part of the Choir Program. Aside from our 2 curricular choirs, we have an awesome jazz/a cappella group called South Morrison Swing. All ensembles perform in several concerts and events throughout the school year. We are always looking for more singers to join! 
Class of 2027 Ms. Geppert & Ms. Perry

 

Rooms 154 & 156

sgeppert@cusd.kahoks.org

aperry2@cusd.kahoks.org

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom.  Class officers are the elected voice for students in many cases.
Class of 2026 Ms. Johnson & Ms. Olsen

 

hmjohnson@cusd.kahoks.org

kolsen@cusd.kahoks.org

Rooms 205 / Counseling Office

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom.  Class officers are the elected voice for students in many cases.
Class of 2025 Ms. Audrain & Ms. Geib

 

eaudrain@cusd.kahoks.org

ggeib@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 124 & 308

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom.  Class officers are the elected voice for students in many cases.
Class of 2024 Ms. Lindauer & Ms. Perry

 

blindaue@cusd.kahoks.org

APERRY2@cusd.kahoks.org

Rooms 206/156

Class officers are designed to raise money for school functions and assist with planning prom.  Class officers are the elected voice for students in many cases.
Color/Winter Guard Mr. Peek

 

Room 502

adeleon@cusd.kahoks.org

Performance-based groups that compete in the MCCGA circuit.  Group membership is by audition.  Auditions are held in November and rehearsals are in the evenings once or twice each week.  The season begins in December and concludes in March. 
Cross Country (boys) Mr. Frerker

 

DFRERKER@cusd.kahoks.org

Gym

Distance running that includes racing for 3 Miles.
Cross Country (girls) Mr. Frerker

 

DFRERKER@cusd.kahoks.org

Gym

Distance running that includes racing for 3 Miles. 
Cybersecurity Club Ms. Dimitroff

 

DDIMITRO@cusd.kahoks.org

Room 144

The purpose of the Cybersecurity club will be to allow students to compete in Hackathons, Capture the Flag and other competitions.
Dance Team Ms. Robin Smith

 

robinbethsmith@gmail.com

Comprised of JV and Varsity level teams that perform at all home soccer, football and basketball games.  Both teams perform varying types of choreography for each performance.  The Kahok Dance Team also competes with IHSA and Illinois Drill Team Association.
Disc Golf Club Mr. Goetter

 

Room: 502

rgoetter@cusd.kahoks.org

Come one, Come all! No experience needed, come and learn one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Learn the rules, the technique, and have fun. We will go to local courses and learn the courses and how to play. We meet Fridays until 4.
Drama Club Sierra Horst

 

shorst@cusd.kahoks.org

This club produces the fall play and spring musical or play. You have to be a member to work on any production during the year. As you participate in the club you earn points, when you reach 10 points you are eligible to be inducted into the International Thespian society. The thespian society members graduate with cords and attend the High School Theater Festival each year.
Distributive Education Clubs of America

 

(DECA)

Ms. Ponce

 

Room 144

kponce@cusd.kahoks.org

Club used at CHS for Cooperative Education students only.  The students who are currently enrolled in Co-op fundraise money, provide community service, participate in school activities and hold a Co-op banquet at the end of the school year for all participating employers.
Drum Line Mr. Goetter

 

Room 502

rgoetter@cusd.kahoks.org

The CHS Drumline is a highly competitive and successful part of the CHS Bands music program. There is an established history of success through top placement at competitions throughout the area. Students receive instruction from some of the top educators in the percussion realm. Training for the fall season begins in March. Rehearsals are three days a week during the summer, and four to five days a week during the school year. After the fall season the percussion ensemble begins training two days a week. The rehearsal schedule can be found on the Charms website.
Dungeons &

 

Dragons Club

Mr. Hall

 

Room 313

phall@cusd.kahoks.org

Dungeons and Dragons club is a student

 

run club emphasizing on the appreciation

of the game, weekly matches and

organized enjoyment and advanced skill

training.

Environmental Club Ms. Wright 

 

Room  118

rwright3@cusd.kahoks.org

Environmental Club is a group of concerned students, teachers and volunteers that are committed to raising awareness about environmental issues and to reducing environmental impact as individuals, our school community, and as citizens of the world. This is a student-run club that has the potential to make significant changes to our community!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Mr. Rulo, Mr. Swip, Mr. Yates & Mr. Smith

 

Athletic Director’s Office  or

bswip@cusd.kahoks.org

FCA meets to share so that students can share their faith.   For athletes in our name and our intended ministry, but anyone is welcome to attend the meetings.
First Priority Club Ms. Schneider

 

Room 209

BSCHNEIDER@cusd.kahoks.org

First Priority serves 3 big purposes on campus:

 

  1. To encourage friends to understand the purpose of living in relationship with God.
  2. To provide members the occasion to grow in their faith and for them to develop into dynamic leaders on their campus and community.

To increase the self-esteem and moral foundation of peers while discouraging substance abuse, bullying, violence, suicide, pre-marital sex, etc.

Football Mr. Rhodes

 

crhodes@cusd.kahoks.org

A fall sport with 3 different levels (Varsity, JV & Freshman). 
French Club Mme. Fitzgerald

 

Room 227

kfitzgerald@cusd.kahoks.org

French club is open to all students. It

 

strives to expand personal experience

with French culture and language by

celebrating holidays such

as Noël, Mardi Gras, National French

Week, and more. Some additional

activities include: movies, games, annual

World Language Soccer & Bowling

tournaments, sampling crêpes and other

French treats!

Friends for Life Ms. Parris & Ms. Vermeiren & Ms. Alexander & Ms. Nowak

 

Rooms 139 & 141 & 132A

nparris@cusd.kahoks.org

lvermeir@cusd.kahoks.org

kalexander@cusd.kahoks.org

anowak@cusd.kahoks.org

This club focuses on building friendships between students with disabilities and students without disabilities The club provides all students a safe place to build those friendships and make priceless memories along the way. The goal is to build friendships that will last throughout high school and beyond. 
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Ms. Ponce  & Ms. Moore

 

Room 321  & 323

kponce@cusd.kahoks.org

kmoore3@cusd.kahoks.org

FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.  Opportunities for students include academic competitions, traveling to annual convention, local community service projects, and potential scholarship opportunities for students who take an active role in the organization. Please see Ms.Ponce in Room 321.
Future Teachers Club Ms. Geppert & Ms. Perry

 

Rooms 154 & 156

sgeppert@cusd.kahoks.org

aperry2@cusd.kahoks.org

Interested in working with kids?  This club is for you!
Garden Club Mrs. Lindauer & Ms. Alexander

 

Rooms 206 & 132A

blindaue@cusd.kahoks.org

kalexander@cusd.kahoks.org

Welcome to Gardening Club. If you love to plant, dig in dirt, make things beautiful, help the earth go green this club might be for you!!! If you want to learn how to plant and care for plants this club is for you. We meet once a month in fall and bimonthly in spring. We try to have guest speakers and field trips. We also try to take on beautifying the school projects. 
Gay/Straight Alliance

 

(GSA)

Ms. Kulupka 

 

     

Room 214 

email: ckulupka@cusd.kahoks.org

Our mission includes:

 

1. Provide a safe place for our students who are members of the LGBT+ community and their allies to come together in support, acceptance, and solidarity.

2. Help educate the greater public about issues that still affect members of the LGBT+ community, and how we can become better allies.

3. Create a sense of community and belonging within the CHS community so that no one feels forgotten or not included.

German Club Ms. Oatman

 

Room 229

MOATMAN@cusd.kahoks.org

Offers opportunity to broaden the knowledge and culture and language through celebrations such as the Oktoberfest, sampling German cuisine at German restaurants and excursions to exhibits/concerts that reflect the German culture.
German Honor Society Ms. Oatman

 

Room 229

MOATMAN@cusd.kahoks.org

Students who have completed five semesters of German and meet the grading standards in German and overall GPA may join the German Honor Society.  Activities vary from year to year, but one of the responsibilities for German Honor Society members is to provide tutoring for lower level students.
Golf (boys) Mr. Moore

 

Room 101

cmoore7@cusd.kahoks.org

A varsity only fall sport at CHS.  
Golf  JV (boys) Mr. Kemp

 

Room 309

RKEMP1@cusd.kahoks.org

Junior Varsity fall sport at CHS.  
Golf (girls)

 

 

 

Mr. Schneider

 

Room 103

email:  sschneid@cusd.kahoks.org

 

Girl’s golf is a fall sport at

 

CHS. Freshman through seniors are

eligible to play on the team. The home

course for the Kahoks is Arlington

Greens Golf Club in Pontoon Beach.

Golf  JV (girls) Mr. Henson

 

Room 208  bhenson2@cusd.kahoks.org

Junior Varsity fall sport at CHS. For more description see above. 
Hispanic Heritage Club Ms. Kloustermeyer

 

Room 131

AKLOUSTE@cusd.kahoks.org

The Hispanic Heritage Club is a group meant to bring together all students interested in joining with a mission to educate students about Hispanic culture and to celebrate the culture by coming together to socialize, engage and interact with each other based on a common idea. We will commemorate and share Hispanic roots, art, and traditions with our school and community in order to promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness.
(HOSA)

 

Future Health Professionals Student Association 

Ms. Wegener & Ms. Perry

 

Rooms 219 & 156

KWEGENER@cusd.kahoks.org

APERRY2@cusd.kahoks.org

HOSA is a national student organization.  It is open to any student who wants to learn more about a health care career.  It is a student-led organization that focuses on community service and state/national competitions.
Jazz Choir Mrs. Tomaszewski

 

Room 519

KTOMASZEWSKI@cusd.kahoks.org

This extra-curricular auditioned singing ensemble focuses on jazz, pop, and a cappella music. All students are welcome to audition, but students are  highly encouraged to enroll in a curricular music ensemble as well for the most rewarding experience. Members rehearse 1-2 times a week, performing at community events, concerts, and various school wide functions throughout the year.
Kahoki Newspaper Ms. Westphal

 

Room 318

email: kwestpha@cusd.kahoks.org

The newspaper staff is responsible for writing stories for and publishing the Kahoki.  We also publish the Senior Magazine. Newspaper publication is in conjunction with the high school Journalism class.
Kahokian Yearbook Ms. Westphal

 

Room 318

email: kwestpha@cusd.kahoks.org

The Kahokian is the CHS Yearbook. Staff members work  to create a chronicle of the year’s sports, clubs, dances, theatrical and musical productions, as well as student life features. Students create  designs, themes, stories, and take photographs. Students do not need to be in the Media Publication’s class to participate in yearbook.
Kahok Broadcasting Club Mr. Todd Duke

 

tduke@cusd.kahoks.org

This is for those interested in

 

sports broadcasting/live streaming, and commercial production as a possible viable source of future employment.

Kahok Krazies Mr. Henson

 

Room 208

bhenson2@cusd.kahoks.org

Pep Club is an organization that supports and celebrates all Kahok achievements and activities. We do charitable activities, recognize outstanding Kahoks, take part in homecoming, celebrate seniors, and many other school events. We have school spirit and we spread it at CHS and throughout the community! #thekahokway
Kahoks on the GO! Ms. Furlow

 

Room 211A

afurlow@cusd.kahoks.org

Students train to run a half marathon or 10K. Starting with a distance of 1 mile, students practice both after school and on weekends to prepare for a 13.1 mile race or 6.2 mile race at the beginning of April in St. Louis. GO! St. Louis sponsors the program to allow students a low cost opportunity to train with a group and complete a half marathon or 10K race.
KAHOK

 

Strong

Mr. Post and

 

Ms. Geisen

Rooms 108/203

jpost@cusd.kahoks.org

TGEISEN@cusd.kahoks.org

This group brings the Collinsville Unit 10 community together to help in times of need. We are always looking for student involvement with fundraisers and help with a variety of activities.

 

 

Kahoks United Mr. Maly and Mrs. Mizel

 

Room 302 & 306

cmaly@cusd.kahoks.org

vmizel@cusd.kahoks.org

Kahoks United is an anti-bullying organization. Our purpose is to encourage students to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact bullying has on our school community. Students are responsible for planning projects designed to educate the student body and community on bully prevention.
Key Club Mrs. Schweppe

 

Room 134

SSCHWEPP@cusd.kahoks.org

Key Club is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others. We volunteer for events throughout the community and host several fundraisers to raise money for charities both big and small. 
Latin Club – Phi Epsilon Mr. Stark

 

Room 225

JSTARK@cusd.kahoks.org

Hands on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its government, laws, literature, language, and arts. The CHS Latin Club is part of the Illinois Junior Classical League (IJCL), and hosts monthly meetings to celebrate Roman culture through various games, projects, and activities. Latin Club also participates in national contests, statewide conventions, and local events such as the Foreign Language Soccer and Bowling tournaments.
Latin Honor Society Mr. Stark

 

Room 225

JSTARK@cusd.kahoks.org

Third and fourth year Latin students who have straight A’s in Latin and an A cumulative grade point average are initiated into the Latin Honor Society.
Leo Club Ms. Harlan & Mrs. McGinnis

 

Room  145 & 101

rharlan@cusd.kahoks.org

smcginni@cusd.kahoks.org

Leo Club is a youth organization of the Collinsville Lions Club. Lots of fun volunteer opportunities for students who want to make a difference in the school and community.  Every year, this club organizes Movie Nights, Field Day, Adopt a Highway trash clean-up, Teacher Appreciation Week, brainstorms and follows through with other new service projects. As a team, we create ideas that help the school, community, environment, etc., and run with them. Come join our team! 
Marching Band Mr. Deleon

 

Room 502

adeleon@cusd.kahoks.org

Season begins with summer parade rehearsals and a two-week camp.  Once school begins, marching band meets during the school day in Kahok Stadium.  An extra marching band practice is scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm.
Math Club – Mu Alpha Theta Ms. Tesdall

 

Room 220

CTESDALL@cusd.kahoks.org

This is an honor organization which has monthly meetings after school (typically on Tuesdays).  Although students are not eligible to pledge for full membership until their Junior or Senior year, Freshmen and Sophomores can participate and become “Associate Members” by fulfilling these requirements:  attending at least 6 meetings, maintaining an unweighted B average GPA, maintaining an unweighted B average Math GPA, reciting the Greek alphabet, and signing an integrity statement.   The google classroom code for Mu Alpha Theta is tvd3r76.
Math Team Ms. Svoboda & Mr. Lackey

 

Room 107 & 103

asvoboda@cusd.kahoks.org

nlackey@cusd.kahoks.org

Math Team members (mathletes) will apply their prior mathematical knowledge and learn new mathematical skills beyond their normal math classes to solve competition problems.  Mathletes will also learn to use an advanced graphing calculator to help solve challenging problems.  Mathletes are expected to attend practice once per week.  Competitions occur throughout the school year, so it’s never too late to join!  See Ms. Svoboda or Mr. Lackey in Room 107 and 103 for more details.
Model United Nations Ms. Lindauer

 

Room 206

BLINDAUE@cusd.kahoks.org

A simulation of the United Nation’s system.  Students assume the roles of delegates to the United Nations and debate current issues on the U.N.’s agenda.  Model U.N. students seek ways the world community can deal with complex global concerns.
Multicultural Kahoks Club Ms. Lindauer

 

Room 206

BLINDAUE@cusd.kahoks.org

Created to promote diversity within the school.  We learn about other cultures through food, dance, dress and guest speakers.  Some of our activities include: Student vs. Staff Charity Volleyball Game, Spanish Fiesta, Chinese New Year Party, Adopting needy families at Thanksgiving and Xmas, Global Festival, Easter Egg Hunt and “Hands Across C.H.S.”. 
National Arts Honor Society Ms. Koester

 

Rooms 514

rkoester@cusd.kahoks.org

An “invited” club.  Students need to be currently, and always taking an art class, maintaining an A average at all times.  This is a club for the serious visual arts student, thinking of possible career options in art.  There is a list of characteristics the student needs to meet, and have community participation.
National English Honor Society Mr. Neuber & Ms. Bruno

 

Rooms 301 & 303

DNEUBER@cusd.kahoks.org

VBRUNO@cusd.kahoks.org

National English Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students who have excelled in academics and shown commitment to English studies. They must maintain high levels of performance across all of the CHS curriculum with a special focus on English. Pledge and member students must also be involved in activities at CHS related to the Language Arts.   
National Honor Society Mr. Neuber & Ms. Reich

 

Rooms 301/120

DNEUBER@cusd.kahoks.org

AREICH@cusd.kahoks.org

National Honor Society, founded in 1921, was created as an organization to recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy.  These ideals of scholarship, character, service, and leadership remain as relevant today as they were in 1921. Students plan and participate in service activities that benefit the community and school.
National Technical Honor Society Ms. Geppert

 

Room 154

SGEPPERT@cusd.kahoks.org

Students enrolled in a class offered at the vocational center have the opportunity to qualify for the National Technical Honor Society if they meet the following criteria:

 

  • Students must have an A in their vocational class
  • Students must have a 3.5 grade point average overall for the semester 
  • Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average Students must complete 10 hours of community service 

Students must be a member of HOSA, Skills USA, or DECA

Pickle Ball Club Mrs. Schweppe

 

Room 134

sschwepp@cusd.kahoks.org

If you want to stay in shape and have fun with friends pickle ball club is a great club to join. Anyone can join no matter your skill level.
PLTW (Project Lead the Way) /VEX Robotics Ms. Bednara

 

CBEDNARA@cusd.kahoks.org

Part of the STEM Club. See the description of STEM Club for more information.
Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society Ms. Lindauer

 

Room 206

BLINDAUE@cusd.kahoks.org

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies.  Rho Kappa provides national recognition for outstanding students and encourages an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.
Quill & Scroll Ms. Westphal 

 

Room 318

email: kwestpha@cusd.kahoks.org

This is an honor organization for outstanding journalism students participating in the school newspaper/yearbook.
Saturday Scholars Mr. Gordon

 

Room 218

KGORDON@cusd.kahoks.org

Sponsored by Collinsville High School and the Regional Office of Education in Madison County.  This distinguished and unique scientific lecture-demonstration series is offered by invitation only (usually during the Junior and Senior year) to talented high school students enrolled in one or more AP/Pre-AP classes at Collinsville High School. The lecture based program is an opportunity for students to interact with intellectual equals, to expand scientific knowledge in a variety of areas, and to talk with outstanding scientists.  The Saturday Scholar Program provides an enrichment component to meet honor students/AP students distinctive educational needs.
Scholar Bowl Team Mrs. Lindauer

 

Room 206

BLINDAUE@cusd.kahoks.org

An academic competition between two or more schools.  It is sanctioned by IHSA.  During a match, team members verbally respond to questions covering a variety of school related topics (i.e. science, math, English, literature, history, geography, government). 
Sign Language Club Ms. Geppert

 

Room 154

SGEPPERT@cusd.kahoks.org

This club will promote knowledge of American Sign Language through “silent” games, movies focusing on Deaf Culture, and increasing the vocabulary of sign language. We meet twice a month- one meeting dedicated to sign vocabulary; the second dedicated to review, culture, & games involving sign language. There will be field trip opportunities, guest “signers”, and school wide activities promoting deaf awareness.
Skills USA

 



 

 

 

Ms. Geppert 

 

Room 156  

SGEPPERT@cusd.kahoks.org

An organization serving high school, college and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.  The organization prepares students to enter the work forces by teaching leadership and professional development skills.  Students are able to recognize their abilities and utilize them with opportunities of competition for furthering their academic and career success. We incorporate school involvement, fund raising, community service, and competition within the year’s events.  None of these activities are required, but are offered for whatever level of opportunity the student wants to take advantage.  There is a fee of $20.00 a year to join covering the state and national fees.  
Soccer (boys) Mr. Lugge

 

Room: Counseling Office

RLUGGE@cusd.kahoks.org

A fall sport with 3 levels (Varsity, JV & Freshmen)

 

 

 

Soccer (girls) Ms. Jodie Munoz

 

Email: munozjl@stifel.com

Girls at CHS have the opportunity to participate in girls’ soccer during the spring.  The girls’ soccer program usually has 40 girls that participate on a JV and Varsity team.  Open gyms take place during the months of January, and February.  Tryouts take place in March with the season running through the end of May.  The CHS girls’ soccer program competes at the highest level in the Southwestern Conference and also attends the CYC Tournament in St. Louis, as well as the Parkway College Showcase.
Softball Ms. Schmittling

 

jschmitt@cusd.kahoks.org

The softball program has between 30-40 girls split up between a JV and Varsity team.  Girls at CHS have the opportunity to participate in the softball program.  Open gyms take place between the months of November through February.  Tryouts take place in March.  The season runs from March through the end of May.  The softball program plays against local teams in the Southwestern Conference such as O’Fallon, Belleville East, Edwardsville, etc. We also play in tournaments and other regional games to make up a 35-game schedule.
Spanish Club Ms. Barr & Ms. Kettler

 

Rooms 222/223

TBARR2@cusd.kahoks.org

CKETTLER@cusd.kahoks.org

Designed to promote Hispanic cultural awareness and interest in the Spanish language.  It has many events during the year, including our annual soccer and bowling tournaments with the other world language clubs.  Spanish Club does a lot of service projects to help our local Hispanic families, including tutoring, food drives and more.  Other club activities may include movie nights, preparing Hispanic foods, etc.
Spanish Honor Society Ms. Romoser

 

Room 226

sromoser@cusd.kahoks.org

Students who have completed five semesters of Spanish are invited to join this international honor society if they meet the standards concerning Spanish semester grades, overall GPA, and receive the recommendation of the Spanish department.  An induction ceremony is held in the fall.
Special Olympics Angie McGinnis & Lynn Vermeiren

 

Rooms 141

amcginni@cusd.kahoks.org

lvermeir@cusd.kahoks.org

Kahoks Special Olympics is open to all students. We currently participate in 3 events: Bowling Skills, Basketball Skills, and Track and Field. We are always open to expansion and welcome volunteers. Contact one of the sponsors for more information. 
Speech Team

 

 

 

Ms. Sierra Horst 

 

shorst@cusd.kahoks.org

Students act out dramatic and comedic

 

scenes from plays, give readings of poetry and prose selections and/or prepare and deliver speeches in competition against other area schools. We compete in league tournaments and the IHSA state series. Through competition, you gain points toward induction into the National Speech and Debate Association, an honor society.

STEM Club Ms. Szpila

 

Ms. Bednara

Room 128

CBEDNARA@cusd.kahoks.org

PSZPILA@cusd.kahoks.org

The STEM Club is a one stop shop for all things Science Technology Engineering and Math. Our club is a fun opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge and to interact with other students who have shared interests. We participate in all CHS Club activities (Homecoming, etc) and fund-raise (Annual Trivia Night and Pop-Tarts). We are affiliated with several organizations and compete at the State and National level.

 

Science Olympiad

STEM Challenge Showcase

Technology Engineering and Applied Math and Science (TEAMS+)

SERC (Science & Engineering Research Challenge)

VEX Robotics Education Challenge

Botball

Science and Engineering Research Challenge

Trebuchet Competition

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Science National Honor Society (SNHS)

Student Council Mr. Gordon

 

Room 218

KGORDON@cusd.kahoks.org

Student council is an organization that helps the school, the students of CHS, and the community.  They help organize the homecoming and volunteer in the community.   Student Council is an organization that gets things done for the school and has fun doing it.
Swimming and Diving (boys) Ms. Butler Email: pbutler@blessedsacramentbelleville.com
Swimming and Diving (girls) Ms. Butler Email: pbutler@blessedsacramentbelleville.com
TEAMS Ms. Bednara 

 

CBEDNARA@cusd.kahoks.org

Part of the STEM Club. See the description of STEM Club for more information.
Tennis (boys) Becky Kane

 

 rebeccakane213@gmail.com

(Spring) Prior tennis knowledge/experience is preferred but not necessary.  You need to have your own racket.  Must have an updated physical each year to participate.
Tennis (girls) Jessica Ledford

 

jledford@cusd.kahoks.org

(Fall) Prior tennis knowledge/experience is preferred but not necessary.  You need to have your own racket.  Must have an updated physical each year to participate.
Thespian Society Sierra Horst

 

shorst@cusd.kahoks.org

This international honorary organization recognizes outstanding students in high school theater.
Track & Field (boys) Mr. Frerker

 

Gym

DFRERKER@cusd.kahoks.org

Students have the opportunity to compete in a variety of Track & Field events.

 

Track events include running distances of: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 meters, 110 High Hurdles, 300 Low Hurdles, and relays = 4 x 100, 4 x 200, and 4 x 400 meters.

Field events include the: Discus Throw, Shot Put, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, and Pole Vault.

Track & Field (girls) Mr. Blair

 

Room 106

ABLAIR@cusd.kahoks.org

Everyone makes the team!

 

Varsity and Fr-So meets.  

18 different events to choose.

Trap Team/Club Ms. Harmon

 

Counseling Office 

JHARMON1@cusd.kahoks.org

 

Clay target shooting club that meets at Edwardsville Gun Club.  This club is co-ed and has two seasons – Fall and Spring.  Student athletes will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in Edwardsville.  The club is a member of the Illinois High School State Clay Target Shooting Association and we have coaches to teach all students novice – experts.  
Try-M/ILMHS – Music Honor Society Mr. Goetter & Ms. Tomaszewski

 

Rooms 502

rgoetter@cusd.kahoks.org

KTOMASZEWSKI@cusd.kahoks.org

Recognizes students of high achievement and character within the music department. Students are nominated by their directors, must maintain an A average in their music classes and at least a C average in non-music classes, and must pass a character survey of the faculty.
Upward Bound

 

Scholars

Academy

Ms. Yvonne  Hart

 

Mr. Gregory Johnson

Room  109/111

yhart@cusd.kahoks.org

gjohnson@cusd.kahoks.org

The goal of Upward Bound Scholars Academy is to increase the rate of high school students

 

completing post-secondary education. We support students through their four years of high

school so they are better prepared to succeed in college and beyond. Once admitted, each student is assigned an adult mentor. In addition to advising, we provide services in the following 5 core areas: Academic Support, Career Exploration &; Development, College Exploration &; Admissions, Social-Emotional Skills Development, and Cultural Experiences. Program services are offered at Collinsville H.S. and SIUE campus (in-person &; remote). All program services are provided at no cost to participants.

Volleyball (girls) Mrs. Suess

 

ksuess@cusd.kahoks.org

Participation in the sport of volleyball at three levels: freshman, junior varsity, and varsity.  The regular season runs from mid-August until mid-November.  Potential players will also have the opportunity to participate in summer activities. 
Volleyball (boys) Mr. Nichols

 

Rm. 317

mnichols@cusd.kahoks.org

Participation in the sport of volleyball at three levels: freshman, junior varsity, and varsity.  The regular season runs during the spring.  Potential players will also have the opportunity to participate in summer activities. 
Wellness Club Mrs. Fedorchak & Ms. Cihak

 

Rm. Counseling Dept.

mfedorch@cusd.kahoks.org

jcihak@cusd.kahoks.org

This club would help enhance student’s and staff’s wellness at CHS.

 

This club will focus on awareness activities and assist the counseling/social work department in school wide events.

Winter Guard Mr. Deleon

 

Rm. 502

adeleon@cusd.kahoks.org

Winter guard is an indoor color guard sport derived from military ceremonies or veterans organizations ceremonies. Unlike traditional color guard, as seen in the marching band, winter guard is performed indoors, usually in a gymnasium or an indoor arena. Incorporation of dance, flag and equipment work are a few of the performance aspects that students and spectators should expect. Performances make use of recorded music rather than a live band or orchestra
Wrestling Mr. Jordan May

 

jmmay99@gmail.com

A natural activity, one of the first forms of physical play that young children do without ever having been taught. Wrestlers gain experience, technique becomes complex and often correlates to high academic performance. A sport of control – not violence. Great way to build confidence and self-defense skills. Develops agility, balance, reflexes and strength in every major muscle group.
Proper weight management develops healthy eating habits that benefit the individual throughout life. College scholarships are available for wrestlers who excel both on the mat and in the classroom.
Writing Club Ms. Bruno

 

Room 303 

vbruno@cusd.kahoks.org

The CHS Writing Club meets the first Friday of each month to share and discuss students’ creative writing. The goals of this club are as follows:

 

  • Provide students with a safe space to share writing and receive meaningful feedback
  • Offer students optional monthly writing prompts to stir creativity
  • Offer students the opportunity to act as student editors of Kahok Ink, thereby learning the process of publishing a journal
  • Provide students with information about writing contests, publication opportunities, and summer creative writing camps
  • Encourage student writers to submit work in the real world and work one-on-one with writers preparing pieces for publication

Get students more involved in the duties of planning and facilitating the annual Write On…Fest and Poetry Slam 

Youth & Government Ms. Johnson

 

Room 205

HMJOHNSON@cusd.kahoks.org

Youth and Government is a leadership program for all high school students interested in all aspects of Illinois Government.  Students assume roles as legislators, attorneys, executive officials, lobbyists, and press members.  Students collaborate to draft legislation, create policy, and have the opportunity to run for office!  In the spring, participants travel to the State Capital  and State Supreme Court for a three day conference debating issues on the actual Illinois Senate and House floors.  Illinois Youth and Government is a part of a nationwide Youth & Government program that is affiliated with the YMCA of the USA.