Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Clubs and Organizations

CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS & CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The clubs and organizations listed are student supported.  Each club or organization must have an adult sponsor.  Clubs may elect to be chartered through the Student Council.  Other organizations are sponsored by individual departments or programs.  If you would like more information about a particular club or organization, please email the advisor or student contact person.  For all other questions, please contact us in Student Life at (630)907-5009

Co-Curricular

ACRONYM - sponsor - Tracy Townsend
Description: Student newspaper - internet editions.

AMERICAN COMPUTER SCIENCE LEAGUE - sponsor - Namrata Pandya and Pat Patankar
Description: Computer science competition team.

CHESS TEAM - sponsor - Don Porzio
Description: IHSA competition and school club

CLASS CLUB
Seniors - sponsor - Amy Woods & Marcos Beltran
Juniors - sponsor - Sarah Brennan
Sophomores - sponsor - Mary Kate Tadie

DRAMA CLUB - sponsor- Natasha White & Kathryn Payne
Description: A student theatre organization

MATH TEAM - sponsor - Steve Condie, April VerserMicah Fogel
Description - Math competition

MU ALPHA THETA - sponsor - Janice Krouse
Description - National math honorary society. Holds activities throughout the year.

ROBOTICS - sponsor - Dane Christianson
Description: Club to learn more about robotics

SCHOLASTIC BOWL - sponsor - Michael Kolton & Dennis Loo
Description - Multi-school trivia competition.

SCIENCE TEAM- sponsor - Andrew Reif, John Thurmond, and Ray Urbanski
Description- Science Team consists of two team competitions: 1) Science Bowl is a quiz-show format contest where students are asked questions in the categories of biology, chemistry, physics, math, energy, and earth and space science; 2)in TEAMS, a team of 8 students work together to complete an engineering-based exam centered around a theme. The theme for 2014 was "Engineering Tomorrow's Cities".

SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST - sponsor - Mary Beth McCarthy (Instrumental), EmilySites (voice)
Description - students compete in area and regional competitions in music and voice

SPEECH TEAM- sponsor - Peter Dong & Leah Kind
Description - promote speech, compete in tournaments

STROLLING STRINGS - sponsor -Mary Beth McCarthy
Description - musical instrumental group

STUDENT COUNCIL - sponsor - Amy Woods
Description - Student government.

YEARBOOK (GALLIMAUFRY) - sponsor - Kevin Kusy
Description - Production of annual yearbook.
 

Non-IMSA Sponsored Programs (Chartered by Student Council) This listing is for the 2015-16 school year and will be updated as more information is reported.

TECH SOCIETY - Advisor - Anthony Stuckey
Description - To provide an environment where computer skills can be gained through projects and mentors. Some of the skills ACA will teach are the usage and administration of networks, Linux and production servers.

BLACK STUDENT UNION - Advisor - Candice Abioye & Moe Haney.
Description - To educate the IMSA community about African American Culture and heritage.

ALMA LATINA - Advisor - Itzel Lopez & Rafael Gonzalez
Description - To provide cultural awareness to the IMSA community. The clubs honors all Hispanic cultures, allowing all to see and taste the traditions of these peoples.

ANIMAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION - Advisor - Dalia Luna

ANIME CLUB - Advisor- Marcos Beltran
Description - To educate the IMSA community of Japanese culture, food, and cartoons.  We aim to strengthen our community through Japanese themed fun!
 

ASIAN STUDENTS IN AMERICA (ASIA) - Advisor - Carlo Ordonez
Description: Educate the student population about South Asian Culture.

BADMINTON CLUB - Advisor -
Description - To give the students at IMSA a fun and relaxed environment to play the great sport of Badminton

BASS FISHING CLUB - Advisor - Ralph Flickinger
Description - Our goal is to catch as many fish as possible and enjoy the outdoors!
 

BEAUTIFUL EMPOWERING LADIES LEADING ALL (B.E.L.L.A.S.) - Advisor- Bianca Leoni & Beth Madigan
Description: To act as a stimulus for the transformation of young women and other underrepresented populations from onlookers into dynamic leaders and to establish a network of self-motivated individuals who embrace diversity.

BIOLOGY CLUB - Advisor - Robyn Norton

BOOK CLUB - Advisor- Tracey Townsend

ChemClub - Advisor - John Thurmond
ChemClub invites, motivates, and encourages high school students to explore the many ways that chemistry connects to their world. Supported by the American Chemical Society, ChemClub provides fun,authentic, and hands-on opportunities for members to: experience chemistry beyond what is taught in the classroom, learn about study and career opportunities in the many and varied fields of chemistry, provide service for the betterment of their communities, discover and pursue connections within the larger chemistry community, and develop leadership and communication skills.

YOUNG PERFORMING ARTISTS - Advisor - April Verser
Description: CLAP serves as the only student run orchestra at IMSA.  We provide musicians with the opportunity to express their musicality with classical and modern pieces, learn more about music theory and technique, and perform concerts several times each year.

CLUB TERRA- Advisor - Don Dosch
Description: To catalyze change in the spirit and nature of IMSA for a better tomorrow. To promote sustainable living through the means of recycling, renewable energy, and conservation.

DREAM - Advisor - David Lundgren
Description: DREAM (Disabilities Reach Everyone Awareness Matters) is an advocacy group providing disability awareness to IMSA and the surrounding community through a variety of meetings, speakers and volunteer opportunities.

ECONOMICS CLUB - Advisor - Rob Kiely

ETHICS BOWL - Advisors - Lee Eysturlid

EXODUS - Advisor - Kevin Lim
Description - To provide service to refugees worldwide

FASHION & BEAUTY - Advisor - Barbara Hernandez

FEATHER - Advisor - Joyce Symoniak
Description - IMSA's art club. Come join us to relax and make cool art. We also have lessons on everything from digital art to finger painting.
 
FRENCH CLUB - Advisor - Nadia Miskowiec
 

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA - Advisor - Stephanie Broy & Kevin Lim
Description: To serve as a supplementary business-related organization to allow IMSAstudents to develop vocational and career supportive competencies.

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING BOWL - Advisor -
Description - Students learn problem solving skills.

GIRLS LEARN INTERNATIONAL - Advisor - Claibourne Skinner
Description - Girls Learn International (GLI) educates and energizes students in the global movement for girls’ access to education.
The GLI Program supports the empowerment of students as they discover that through their own creative initiatives, dedication, and passionate leadership, they can create real solutions that address the obstacles facing girls and women here and around the world.
 
GIRLS WHO CODE - Advisor - Namrata Pandya
Description - To provide an environment in which girls can collaborate on community-based projects and gain experience problem-solving through programming.
 
GOSPEL OF THE DIVINE ENSEMBLE - Advisor - Emily Sites
 
GRAPHIC DESIGN IS MY PASSION - Advisor - Carlo Ordonez
 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - Advisor - Jared Ley
Description: Organization that assists with building housing to the community

HELIOTROPE - Advisor - Jean Bigger & Joyce Symoniak

Description: IMSA's Arts and Literary Magazine. We seek to provide IMSA students with an interface in the form of a literary and art magazine through which to consume and contribute creative pieces.

IMSA CHRISTIANS - Advisor - Peter Dong
Description: To spread awareness about what it means to be a Christian.

IMSA MEDICAL SOCIETY - Advisor - Dennsa Mohammed
Description: To expose students to the field of medicine through speakers, events and trips.

IMSA STUDENT PRODUCTIONS - Advisor - Kevin Broy

INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION - Advisor - Lee Eysterlid
Description: Spreads awareness celebrating Indian culture by hosting a variety of small events and a major event, Diwali.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS CLUB - Advisor - Moe Haney

JUNIOR STATESMAN OF AMERICA (JSA) - sponsor - Mike Kolton
Description - To spread political awareness to students through public speaking/debates held at multiple conventions throughout the school year.

KEY CLUB - sponsor - Joyce Symoniak
Description - An international organization whose purpose is to serve the school, the people, and community through projects and service activities.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CLUB (LoL) - Advisor - Marcos Beltran

Description - A club to connect campus League of Legends players in an effort to de-stress, have fun, and find exciting opportunities on
the Rift.

MARTIAL ARTS CLUB  - Advisor - Josiah Payne

MOCK TRIAL - Advisor - Ben Lepak

MOD 21 - Advisor -Beth Madigan
Description - A group of students performing A capalla songs.

MODEL UN - Advisor - Michael Hancock

MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION - Advisor - Dennsa Mohammed

OVERWATCH  - Advisor -

PING PONG CLUB - Advisor - Kevin Lim
Description: A medium for students to play ping-pong.

SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK (SCAN) - Advisor - Mary Kate Tadie

SOCIETY OF ASIAN SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS - Advisor - Carlo Ordonez

SOCIO-ECONOMIC EDUCATION & DIVERSITY (SEED) - Advisor - Joyce Symoniak

SDAC (Spreading Dance Around the Community) - Advisor - Josiah Payne

SMAC (Spreading Music Around the Community) - Advisor - JaRod Tobler
Description: To provide IMSA musicians with a creative outlet for musical expression, provide musical entertainment for the community, spread the awareness and appreciation of musical art, and further the cause of musical education.

SMASH CLUB - Advisor - Steve Condie
Description - Smash Club is an organization that is focused on helping students reduce stress by playing fun games from the Nintendo Smash series.
 

SPARK! - Advisor - Kevin Kusy
Description: Unite the IMSA community through external partnerships, service, and education towards helping those affected by disabilities as a result of neurodegenerative diseases.

SPECTRUM - Advisor - Jonathan Besaucon and Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll
Description - To educate the IMSA community on GLBTQ issues and to extend support to our members and beyond.

SPORTS PROMOTIONS - Advisor - JaRod Tobler & Moe Haney

STUDENT COALITION FOR U.S. MILITARY EDUCATION - Advisor - Lee Eysturlid

STUDENT COMMITTEE FOR IMSA ADVANCEMENT (SCIA) - Advisors - Cathe Stieg
Description: To build and sustain positive relationships between our students and our invaluable external constituents: legislators, alumni and donors.

THOUSAND TONGUES - Advisor - Joe Mastrocola

Description - Thousand Tongues hosts informal student-led discussions about culture centered around the culture's language. It's a fun way to educate yourself on foreign cultures, and it's an easy way to meet new people!

TITAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY - Advisor - Eric Smith

TITAN ULTIMATE FRISBEE - Advisor - Josiah Payne

UNICEF - Advisor - Lily Barcelona

VOCAB CLUB - Advisor - Adam Kotlarczyk

Other Organizations On Campus

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD (CAB) - Advisor - Amy Woods
Description: A group that organizes campus wide activities.

PEER MULTICULTURAL EDUCATORS (Student Life Program) - Advisor - Adrienne Coleman 
Description - Council of all multicultural groups on campus.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS - Advisor- Jackie Salinas
Description- Students who lead tours, and help Admissions with Preview and EIP days.