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AUGS Clubs

  Posted 11/17/2020

AUGS Clubs

Battle of the Books (Check back for updates)

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 abendall@antioch34.com and Ms. Bunge cbunge@antioch34.com

Camp Timber-Lee-(Covid-Cancelled 2020)

Camp Timber-Lee is an outdoor Education Experience that is offered to 8th grade students in the fall. Students participate in an overnight trip that has its days filled with activities. The activities are a collection of Physical Challenges, Science, Art, Music, Acting/Performance, Nature, Crafts, Team Development, Personal development, and Self-reflection. The students that attend the trip are taught the 5 C’s of Teamwork (Cooperation, Communication, Commitment, Caring, and Challenge). When the trip is complete, the students form a lasting impression of the experience that goes way beyond their years in school. They also develop a great sense of binding with each other and their teachers. Students participate in Archery, Rock Wall Climbing, Zip Lining, Leather Craft, Team Building, Art Projects, Wilderness Survival Activities, Animal Encounters with local and foreign animals, Skit performances, Campfires and Campfire Songs, Hikes that allow them to explore both during the daylight and at night, star gazing, and fun and games. They stay in small groups through most activities and have some large group activities for things like the hikes and campfire. Camp Timber-Lee has been a tradition for over 40 years at AUGS.

Sponsor: Mr. Godsey cgodsey@antioch34.com and other teachers form AUGS during the trip.

Drama Club (Delayed)

The AUGS Drama Club performs a fall and spring play within the school year. The AUGS Drama Club includes actors and a stage crew. Those interested in performing in either the fall and/or spring plays are expected to perform a monologue audition which will determine if he or she will be suited for a specific role within the chosen play. Stage Crew will be responsible for lighting, music, sound effects, and creating/designing a set. Stage Crew is responsible to fill out an application;  the number of students chosen will be based on the needs of the play. A parent meeting is scheduled for the first week of practice to discuss expectations. Drama Club will meet two (2) to three (3) times per week with increased meeting times during the week of performances. Drama Club is a place to try new things, be yourself, be creative and have fun!

 Sponsors: Ms. Stetkus mstetkus@antioch34.com

 and Ms. Clark jclark@antioch34.com

National Junior Honor Society (Active)

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 aguanci@antioch34.com

Click here for the NJHS website

Robotics Club (Active)

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 (Delayed)

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 


Science Olympiad (Check back for updates)

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 ASAP. 

Practices will begin in November. 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 and this year especially needed to help. Events range from taking a test or science practical to designing and building a project.

Membership dates: November to March (Regionals), into April if we qualify for State, and into May if we are invited to the National Competition.

Meeting dates: TBD.

Eligibility: Students who maintain a “C” average or above and have an aptitude for STEM, Math and Science. 

National Website: https://www.soinc.org/

State Website: https://www.illinoisolympiad.org/ 

Sponsors: Mr. Marshall jmarshall@antioch34.com, Mr. Struss wstruss@antioch34.com and Ms. Ramsland 


Ski/Snowboard Club (Check back for updates)

2020-21 Ski/Board Club is on hold at this point.

In working with Wilmot Mountain we have been told that they have not finalized the plan to accommodate groups at this time. We do know that even if we are able to reserve time in January there will not be transportation if we are not in attendance at school.

Please check back for updates.

Ski/Snowboard Club resumes for the 24th 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:

  1. Ski resort area lift ticket
  2. Full rental equipment (ski/board, boots & poles)
  3. Ski/Board lessons by professional instructors (optional)
  4. Adult chaperone supervision in addition to the National Ski Patrol supervision
  5. Round trip transportation (school bus)

Sponsor: Ms. Molitor cmolitor@antioch34.com

Union Club (Updated 11/30/2020)

Embrace Diversity

Uniting Through Diversity

The Diversity Club is open to all AUGS students who show an interest in understanding others from different backgrounds. This inclusive club thrives on, AND embraces ALL students from a range of cultural/ethnic and social environments. The 2020-2021 year will focus on: HAVING FUN and enjoying the company of others while improving our awareness of the social constructs that unite us, divide us and empower us. Please join us as we make a positive impact on our community and on the lives of all of you, our members!

  • We’ll meet Tuesdays from 2:50 to 4:00.
  • We’ll use my Zoom channel to facilitate the meetings:
    1. Topic: Barbara Regan's Personal Meeting Room
  • Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5050989684 Meeting ID: 505 098 9684
  1. We will utilize Google Classroom to disseminate information: https://classroom.google.com/c/MjM2MDQyMDI5NTE1?cjc=qrnjxrh code: qrnjxrh
  2. Information about the club is set to go out on Monday 11/30/2020 via Success classes.
  3. A Google-form sign-up form has been created for students and parents. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecXBHWBGUhUQi0mZdVO2TdtY7DcFB4dxcRHC_76MF9LsL6hA/formResponse
  4. Club norms and curriculum to follow


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 bregan@antioch34.com  and Ms. Johnson tjohnson@antioch34.com 

Warrior Student Council -WSC (Active)

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: Mr. Skoog eskoog@antioch34.com Mrs. Mallin pmallin@antioch34.com Mrs. Skoog sskoog@antioch34.com

Click here for the Student Council Website

Yearbook Club (Active)

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. For the 2020 school year, responsibilities for Yearbook Club may change but student involvement is still essential. 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 jjeserig@antioch34.com and Mrs. Halvorsen shalvorsen@antioch34.com

AUGS yearbook email: augsyearbook@antioch34.com

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