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East Aurora High School offers a wide variety of clubs and activities. Please see below for more information:

Name of Club/Activity Sponsor(s) of club Days/Dates of Meeting Meeting times(start/end) Meeting location Other info/Requirements?
Anime Club Robert Sroka, Alison Sanders Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 360 open to all
Art Club Susan McCarron Thursdays 3:15-4:30 86  
ASL(American Sign Language Carrie Snyder, Robin Savino Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 178 all are welcome
Bible Club Chad Kelly Thursdays – 2nd and 4th 3:15-4:00 Room 235  
Bilingual Honor Society Lori Palmer, Jorge Rios        
Caffeine Choir   TBD TBD 81 May not start until after musical this year
Chess Team Andrew Herrman Wednesdays and Fridays 3:15-4:30 356  
Culinary Club Peggy Thayer Tuesday 3:20-4:15 112  
DECA Mark Lyons Thursdays 6:45-7:45 am 203 All are welcome; mandatory dues for national, state and local participation
Drama Club/Thespian Society Ross Wheeler Tuesdays 3:15-4:15  099 Little Theatre Everyone is welcome to drama club. Thespian Society is an honor society within the club. 
Dubois African American Honor Society Lisa Dioro Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 400B  
Eco Club Karie Nash Every Wednesday 3:10-4:00    
Educators Rising Fran Manzella Every Wednesday 3:15 – 4:00 329  
FCCLA Kristin Doucette Every Wednesday 3:15 till finished  106 Any student can apply 
French Honor Society Sarah Birdsall Every Tuesday 3:15-4:15  611 4th semester+ French students with a 3.0 overall GPA & 3.5 French GPA
Freshman Class Council Sarah Gillespie, Arlena Juarez Tuesdays 3:15-3:45 317 Freshmen only
Gay-Straight Alliance Heather Curry Tuesdays 3:15-4:15~30 369  
German Honor Society         Members only
Habitat for Humanity Amanda Warner, Melanie Kleimola        
HERO  Kristin Doucette Every Wednesday 3:15 till finished  106 Students must be in an occupational class to compete.
Jazz Ensemble Brian Liska Mondays/Thursdays 6:45-7:45am 83 Auditions
Junior Class Council Melanie Kleimola       All students in grade 11
Key Club Sarah Gillespie Every Thursday 3:15-3:45 317 All Students
Korean Culture Club Mingoo Lee and Antonio Contreras Every other Wednesday 3:15-4:30  room 170  
L.E.A.P. Mentoring Program Kimberly Boyd Wednesdays  3:15-5:15 344 Must be female student
Latin Jazz Ensemble Joe Kulick Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Band Room Auditions
Literary Magazine Michael Aye, Amanda Bussman Wednesdays and some Thursdays 3:15-5:30 334 All students welcome
Math Team Vince DiFabio, Steve Harren        
Mathletes Stephen Harren Every Thursday 3:14-4:15 rm 166 Juniors and Seniors
Movie Club Alan Scott Every Tuesday 3:15 — ? Differs depending on movie length  333  
Mu Alpha Theta(Math NHS) Kristin Van Horn Every other Thursday (ATM) 7:05-7:50am 168  
National Honor Society Melanie Kleimola Fridays 3:15-4:00 319 Applications accepted from jr./sr. in fall & rising jr./sr. in spring
Newspaper Club Katelyn Ziolkowski, Margaret Wehrle Mondays  3:15-4:00  Room: 339  
NJROTC Academic Team          
NJROTC Color Guard Kevin Meadows        
NJROTC Dance, Drum, and Bugle Corps Team   Fridays 3:15-5:00 Fieldhouse Only NJROTC students
NJROTC Drill Team Albert Farmer Tue,Wed,Thur 5:50-7:30 a.m. Field House Only NJROTC students
NJROTC Physical Fitness Team          
Operation Snowball Chris Hayes        
Outdoor Adventure Club Michael Aye Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 334 All students welcome
PeaceJam Guillermo Pedroni       All students welcome. 
RAP Club/Rhythm Art Poetry Michael Aye, Amanda Bussman        
Restaurant Managment Kristin Doucette As Needed As Needed 106 Students must be in a restaurant managment class.
Retro Gaming Club Joe Milinovich Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:45 Room 263D  
Scholastic Bowl Jennie Anderson Drake        
Science Club Zhanna Charniauskaya and Chad Kelly Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 Room 235  
Science NHS Marcus Nenia Wednesdays 7:15-7:45 Room 216  
Senior Class Council  Ken Gerk and Lisa Kendall Thursdays 3:15-4:15 229 All seniors welcome
Skills USA Joe Wintermute Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:15 Room 150  students enrolled in cte or facs
Social Studies Club Matt Caylor M–>F as needed 7:00-7:45am; 3:15-4:00pm Room 355 Meetings/participation align with History Fair competition season
Sophomore Class Council Guillermo Pedroni Every Wednesday 7:00 am to 7:40 room 605 Sophomore status
Spanish Honor Society Guillermo Pedroni Every Friday 7:00 am to 7:40    
Speech Team Michael Aye        
Student Council Ken Gerk and Lisa Kendall Wednesdays  3:15-4:15 Cafe till Oct, then 362 All students welcome 
Student-Athlete Society Shane Gillespie Every Wednesday 7:00 am to 7:40 Room 316  
Tabletop Gaming Kristin Kelly Tuesdays 3:15  to 5 Room 263C  
Tri-M Nancy Tabb Tuesdays 8:05-8:45 am Room 083 1 yr. HS music; application process
Yearbook Debra McGoldrick Every Friday 7:00am to 7:45 Room 323 Application for various assignments
YouTube Club Denise Zartmann Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 Room 509 open to all


Key Club
 Key Club is a community Service focused club. We participate in 1-2 events/activities each month, outside of school hours.Community Service:

ECO club This club is for students who want to make a difference in the world by improving the environment. We are always looking for new projects to help with saving energy and reducing pollution.

Habitat for Humanity There are no membership requirements, other than attending meetings. It’s a great opportunity to earn community service hours, which are required to graduate!

 

Performance:

Caffeine (Extra-curricular Choir) This is an opportunity for all East High students to sing in a choir. Students do not need to be a member of a curricular choir to take part. Music is selected by students and is primarily jazz or pop.

Drama Club Drama club is open to all students who are interested in theatre – either onstage or backstage. This student organized club plans activities based on the current interests of the group, but always includes semester fieldtrips and our annual talent show. Acceptance into the International Thespian Society is optional, and is based on a participation point system. All students are welcome to join at any time.

RAP Club / Rhythm Art Poetry Students have a voice, now they have an audience. A welcoming and open forum for creative expression.

 

Games / Play:

Tabletop Gaming Club We play any game that can be done on top of a table. All cards and board games are included. Don’t worry if you don’t have either, we love to share. Games include Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Monopoly, Uno, Settlers of Catan, and many more. We host tournaments as well. Bring a friend or bring a game.

Retro Gaming Club Get your game on, retro style! Play all the classic games from NES to Nintendo Wii and all consoles in between. Make friends, relax, compete, have fun.

Outdoor Adventure Club All are welcome, regardless of level of experience in the outdoors, fitness, age, gender, etc. We explore nature and adventure in order to disconnect from the often unhealthy lifestyles we lead and reconnect to something greater than ourselves.

 

Club-to-Career:

Educators Rising Educators Rising is a club for students who are considering a career in education. We participate in local competitions with surrounding high schools, provide tutoring and volunteer opportunities, and discuss issues affecting education.

Newspaper Club Students in newspaper club create content for our online school newspaper, www.TomcatNews.com. Students take on roles as writers, editors, and photographers.

FCCLA/HERO Compete in regional and state competitions. Cake or cookie decorating, fashion design, clothing construction, culinary. Demonstrations on cake decorating by trained chefs. Other activities: pumpkin carving for Halloween, bake sale, games and treats. Promoting sportsmanship and cooperating learning.

 

Opportunities for Competition:

DECA Learning about succeeding in the world of business, competitive events, fundraising, community service and social connections with the Chicago Bulls and White Sox

Speech Team Any student is welcome to join! Public speaking, writing and acting are all skills we build on throughout the season. We are hoping to compete against other schools for the 2015 – 2016 school year!

Skills USA Skills USA is a club that prepares students to become leaders in the workforce

Scholastic Bowl Season is over half way over and we beat WEST! Meets are Saturdays and Thursdays after school

Chess Team Chess Team is open to all students and all ability levels, including those who have never played chess before.

 

Culture:

Culinary Club Limit to 25 people for meeting due to room/ingredients, first 25 first come first served!

Korean Culture/ K-pop Learn about Korean culture, listen to K-pop, and watch K-dramas

Anime Club Club members watch anime, read manga, compare drawing styles, and discuss how they fit into everyday culture.

Movie Club We watch an exciting new movie each week. Movies are totally free. Students help pick the movies. Stick around afterward for a discussion. If you love movies, you’ve just found your new favorite club.

Art Club We meets weekly to provide an art experience outside of the classroom setting for students interested in pursuing art academically, professionally and/or simply for self-fulfillment. It also allows non-fine art students to pursue a creative outlet. The Art Club works very hard to fundraise as well so that we can take trips to broaden our artistic horizon beyond what is possible in the school setting. Meetings consist of planning fundraising events, preparing showcases that feature students artwork, planning field trips, and working on individual artwork.

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) GSA’s mission is to create an equal environment in the school, and to bring acceptance and tolerance, as well as end bullying on all levels, to ANY student. GSA is open to everyone, ALWAYS accepting new members, and is a place where everyone can be themselves and NEVER be judged.

Bilingual Honor Society This club is geared towards students in the Bilingual program but is open to all students who are Bilingual, or are learning a second language. We focus on raising awareness of Latino cultural traditions, fundraising, and volunteering in the community.

 

Student Councils:

Student Council Open to all grades, STUCO coordinates homecoming, spirit weeks, pep assemblies, blood drives, donation campaigns, rivalry activities, and is the umbrella structure for all other clubs in school. Board members are elected and there is a $500 annual scholarship for 1-2 members.

Senior Class Council Open only to seniors, S.C.C. plans graduation and prom activities, fundraises for the senior graduation party, and creates community service opportunities throughout Aurora. S.C.C. also takes an integral role in the graduation ceremony.

Sophomore Class Council Open to any sophomore student, sophomore class council helps with fundraising for class and school events and coordinates different community service activities.

 

Honor Societies:

National Honor Society (NHS) Membership by application & acceptance only. Applications open to sophomores & juniors in late February. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in academics, community service, leadership, and character.

Science National Honor Society (SciNHS) Membership by application & acceptance only. Typically, applications are available in March. Members must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.5 Science GPA, and be enrolled in an Honors or AP science course.

Tri-M Club Tri-M is the National Music Honor Society and is open to current band and choir students who have completed one year of high school music. Students must audition, meet grade point standards and be recommended by their teachers. Tri-M ushers at music events, performs community service and explores music majors and careers.

Du Bois African-American Honors Society All sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a cumulative grade-point average 2.5 or greater may apply for admission to the Du Bois African-American Honors Society service organization. (Freshman can attend meetings and apply for membership after first semester.) In addition to GPA, students must show accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Mu Alpha Theta Mu Alpha Theta is the Mathematics National Honor Society. Students must be in Algebra II or higher level math class. These students must have above a 3.0 (unweighted) GPA in math and overall. Membership is by application and approval (completed every fall).

French Honor Society (SHF) Nationally sponsored honor society for students in their 4th semester of French and beyond. Focuses on community service & spreading French cultural awareness to East High.

 

Family and Student Resources

Students at East Aurora High School may be eligible to receive free tutoring. Students are assessed and then lessons are developed to meet each student’s individual needs. Instruction is available in the academic areas of reading, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, mathematics, study skills, and test taking strategies.

Before/after school tutoring and library schedules:

Math, English, Social Studies, and Science Tutoring and Homework Help
7:05 – 7:45 a.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
3:05 – 3:45 p.m. – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
See your classroom teacher for more information.  All tutoring is provided for free by East Aurora High School teachers.   

Extended Library Hours to do homework, use computers, complete group projects
7:05 – 7:45 a.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
3:05 – 3:45 p.m. – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Current programs and services at East Aurora High School to help students succeed academically

Full-time Math Tutoring Lab – Students may attend the Mathematics Tutoring Lab during their study halls or lunch periods for tutoring and homework assistance in math from a certified teacher. The tutoring lab is available on all school days.

Full-time Language Arts Tutoring Lab – Students may attend the Language Arts Tutoring Lab during study halls or lunch periods to receive tutoring, writing and homework assistance from a certified teacher. The tutoring lab is available on all school days.

Full-time Bi-lingual/ESL Tutoring Lab – Students who are enrolled in one or more English Learner classes may receive tutoring and academic assistance during study halls or lunch periods. The tutoring lab is available on all school days.

Freshman Math and English Interventions – Freshman students whose test scores and academic history indicate that they are functioning below grade level in math or English will be placed in either an extended math or English class or an additional period of math or English intervention.  Extended classes take the place of study hall and give students extra practice and instruction on skills and concepts covered during the regular class time. Intervention classes take the place of an elective class and give students intensive, individualized instruction and practice on the foundational skills necessary to be successful in high school math and reading. 

Core Study Skills – Incoming freshman students can get a head start on success by attending Core Study Skills over the summer.  This free half-day program gives students individualized practice in reading, math and general study skills such as note taking.  Taking advantage of this program can earn in-coming students one-half credit toward high school graduation. 

Upward Bound – Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families or families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. Upward Bound provides afterschool or study hall instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. They also provide exposure to academic programs and cultural events through field trips, and information about and assistance in applying for scholarships and colleges. Please see your counselor for more information.

Resources for special education students – Special education students may be assigned to a resource in lieu of a study hall. In resource, students receive assistance and re-teaching of concepts covered in academic classes.

East Aurora High School offers a wide variety of clubs and activities. Please see below for more information:

Name of Club/Activity Sponsor(s) of club Days/Dates of Meeting Meeting times(start/end) Meeting location Other info/Requirements?
Anime Club Robert Sroka, Alison Sanders Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 360 open to all
Art Club Susan McCarron Thursdays 3:15-4:30 86  
ASL(American Sign Language Carrie Snyder, Robin Savino Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 178 all are welcome
Bible Club Chad Kelly Thursdays – 2nd and 4th 3:15-4:00 Room 235  
Bilingual Honor Society Lori Palmer, Jorge Rios        
Caffeine Choir   TBD TBD 81 May not start until after musical this year
Chess Team Andrew Herrman Wednesdays and Fridays 3:15-4:30 356  
Culinary Club Peggy Thayer Tuesday 3:20-4:15 112  
DECA Mark Lyons Thursdays 6:45-7:45 am 203 All are welcome; mandatory dues for national, state and local participation
Drama Club/Thespian Society Ross Wheeler Tuesdays 3:15-4:15  099 Little Theatre Everyone is welcome to drama club. Thespian Society is an honor society within the club. 
Dubois African American Honor Society Lisa Dioro Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 400B  
Eco Club Karie Nash Every Wednesday 3:10-4:00    
Educators Rising Fran Manzella Every Wednesday 3:15 – 4:00 329  
FCCLA Kristin Doucette Every Wednesday 3:15 till finished  106 Any student can apply 
French Honor Society Sarah Birdsall Every Tuesday 3:15-4:15  611 4th semester+ French students with a 3.0 overall GPA & 3.5 French GPA
Freshman Class Council Sarah Gillespie, Arlena Juarez Tuesdays 3:15-3:45 317 Freshmen only
Gay-Straight Alliance Heather Curry Tuesdays 3:15-4:15~30 369  
German Honor Society         Members only
Habitat for Humanity Amanda Warner, Melanie Kleimola        
HERO  Kristin Doucette Every Wednesday 3:15 till finished  106 Students must be in an occupational class to compete.
Jazz Ensemble Brian Liska Mondays/Thursdays 6:45-7:45am 83 Auditions
Junior Class Council Melanie Kleimola       All students in grade 11
Key Club Sarah Gillespie Every Thursday 3:15-3:45 317 All Students
Korean Culture Club Mingoo Lee and Antonio Contreras Every other Wednesday 3:15-4:30  room 170  
L.E.A.P. Mentoring Program Kimberly Boyd Wednesdays  3:15-5:15 344 Must be female student
Latin Jazz Ensemble Joe Kulick Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Band Room Auditions
Literary Magazine Michael Aye, Amanda Bussman Wednesdays and some Thursdays 3:15-5:30 334 All students welcome
Math Team Vince DiFabio, Steve Harren        
Mathletes Stephen Harren Every Thursday 3:14-4:15 rm 166 Juniors and Seniors
Movie Club Alan Scott Every Tuesday 3:15 — ? Differs depending on movie length  333  
Mu Alpha Theta(Math NHS) Kristin Van Horn Every other Thursday (ATM) 7:05-7:50am 168  
National Honor Society Melanie Kleimola Fridays 3:15-4:00 319 Applications accepted from jr./sr. in fall & rising jr./sr. in spring
Newspaper Club Katelyn Ziolkowski, Margaret Wehrle Mondays  3:15-4:00  Room: 339  
NJROTC Academic Team          
NJROTC Color Guard Kevin Meadows        
NJROTC Dance, Drum, and Bugle Corps Team   Fridays 3:15-5:00 Fieldhouse Only NJROTC students
NJROTC Drill Team Albert Farmer Tue,Wed,Thur 5:50-7:30 a.m. Field House Only NJROTC students
NJROTC Physical Fitness Team          
Operation Snowball Chris Hayes        
Outdoor Adventure Club Michael Aye Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 334 All students welcome
PeaceJam Guillermo Pedroni       All students welcome. 
RAP Club/Rhythm Art Poetry Michael Aye, Amanda Bussman        
Restaurant Managment Kristin Doucette As Needed As Needed 106 Students must be in a restaurant managment class.
Retro Gaming Club Joe Milinovich Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:45 Room 263D  
Scholastic Bowl Jennie Anderson Drake        
Science Club Zhanna Charniauskaya and Chad Kelly Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 Room 235  
Science NHS Marcus Nenia Wednesdays 7:15-7:45 Room 216  
Senior Class Council  Ken Gerk and Lisa Kendall Thursdays 3:15-4:15 229 All seniors welcome
Skills USA Joe Wintermute Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:15 Room 150  students enrolled in cte or facs
Social Studies Club Matt Caylor M–>F as needed 7:00-7:45am; 3:15-4:00pm Room 355 Meetings/participation align with History Fair competition season
Sophomore Class Council Guillermo Pedroni Every Wednesday 7:00 am to 7:40 room 605 Sophomore status
Spanish Honor Society Guillermo Pedroni Every Friday 7:00 am to 7:40    
Speech Team Michael Aye        
Student Council Ken Gerk and Lisa Kendall Wednesdays  3:15-4:15 Cafe till Oct, then 362 All students welcome 
Student-Athlete Society Shane Gillespie Every Wednesday 7:00 am to 7:40 Room 316  
Tabletop Gaming Kristin Kelly Tuesdays 3:15  to 5 Room 263C  
Tri-M Nancy Tabb Tuesdays 8:05-8:45 am Room 083 1 yr. HS music; application process
Yearbook Debra McGoldrick Every Friday 7:00am to 7:45 Room 323 Application for various assignments
YouTube Club Denise Zartmann Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 Room 509 open to all


Key Club
 Key Club is a community Service focused club. We participate in 1-2 events/activities each month, outside of school hours.Community Service:

ECO club This club is for students who want to make a difference in the world by improving the environment. We are always looking for new projects to help with saving energy and reducing pollution.

Habitat for Humanity There are no membership requirements, other than attending meetings. It’s a great opportunity to earn community service hours, which are required to graduate!

 

Performance:

Caffeine (Extra-curricular Choir) This is an opportunity for all East High students to sing in a choir. Students do not need to be a member of a curricular choir to take part. Music is selected by students and is primarily jazz or pop.

Drama Club Drama club is open to all students who are interested in theatre – either onstage or backstage. This student organized club plans activities based on the current interests of the group, but always includes semester fieldtrips and our annual talent show. Acceptance into the International Thespian Society is optional, and is based on a participation point system. All students are welcome to join at any time.

RAP Club / Rhythm Art Poetry Students have a voice, now they have an audience. A welcoming and open forum for creative expression.

 

Games / Play:

Tabletop Gaming Club We play any game that can be done on top of a table. All cards and board games are included. Don’t worry if you don’t have either, we love to share. Games include Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Monopoly, Uno, Settlers of Catan, and many more. We host tournaments as well. Bring a friend or bring a game.

Retro Gaming Club Get your game on, retro style! Play all the classic games from NES to Nintendo Wii and all consoles in between. Make friends, relax, compete, have fun.

Outdoor Adventure Club All are welcome, regardless of level of experience in the outdoors, fitness, age, gender, etc. We explore nature and adventure in order to disconnect from the often unhealthy lifestyles we lead and reconnect to something greater than ourselves.

 

Club-to-Career:

Educators Rising Educators Rising is a club for students who are considering a career in education. We participate in local competitions with surrounding high schools, provide tutoring and volunteer opportunities, and discuss issues affecting education.

Newspaper Club Students in newspaper club create content for our online school newspaper, www.TomcatNews.com. Students take on roles as writers, editors, and photographers.

FCCLA/HERO Compete in regional and state competitions. Cake or cookie decorating, fashion design, clothing construction, culinary. Demonstrations on cake decorating by trained chefs. Other activities: pumpkin carving for Halloween, bake sale, games and treats. Promoting sportsmanship and cooperating learning.

 

Opportunities for Competition:

DECA Learning about succeeding in the world of business, competitive events, fundraising, community service and social connections with the Chicago Bulls and White Sox

Speech Team Any student is welcome to join! Public speaking, writing and acting are all skills we build on throughout the season. We are hoping to compete against other schools for the 2015 – 2016 school year!

Skills USA Skills USA is a club that prepares students to become leaders in the workforce

Scholastic Bowl Season is over half way over and we beat WEST! Meets are Saturdays and Thursdays after school

Chess Team Chess Team is open to all students and all ability levels, including those who have never played chess before.

 

Culture:

Culinary Club Limit to 25 people for meeting due to room/ingredients, first 25 first come first served!

Korean Culture/ K-pop Learn about Korean culture, listen to K-pop, and watch K-dramas

Anime Club Club members watch anime, read manga, compare drawing styles, and discuss how they fit into everyday culture.

Movie Club We watch an exciting new movie each week. Movies are totally free. Students help pick the movies. Stick around afterward for a discussion. If you love movies, you’ve just found your new favorite club.

Art Club We meets weekly to provide an art experience outside of the classroom setting for students interested in pursuing art academically, professionally and/or simply for self-fulfillment. It also allows non-fine art students to pursue a creative outlet. The Art Club works very hard to fundraise as well so that we can take trips to broaden our artistic horizon beyond what is possible in the school setting. Meetings consist of planning fundraising events, preparing showcases that feature students artwork, planning field trips, and working on individual artwork.

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) GSA’s mission is to create an equal environment in the school, and to bring acceptance and tolerance, as well as end bullying on all levels, to ANY student. GSA is open to everyone, ALWAYS accepting new members, and is a place where everyone can be themselves and NEVER be judged.

Bilingual Honor Society This club is geared towards students in the Bilingual program but is open to all students who are Bilingual, or are learning a second language. We focus on raising awareness of Latino cultural traditions, fundraising, and volunteering in the community.

 

Student Councils:

Student Council Open to all grades, STUCO coordinates homecoming, spirit weeks, pep assemblies, blood drives, donation campaigns, rivalry activities, and is the umbrella structure for all other clubs in school. Board members are elected and there is a $500 annual scholarship for 1-2 members.

Senior Class Council Open only to seniors, S.C.C. plans graduation and prom activities, fundraises for the senior graduation party, and creates community service opportunities throughout Aurora. S.C.C. also takes an integral role in the graduation ceremony.

Sophomore Class Council Open to any sophomore student, sophomore class council helps with fundraising for class and school events and coordinates different community service activities.

 

Honor Societies:

National Honor Society (NHS) Membership by application & acceptance only. Applications open to sophomores & juniors in late February. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in academics, community service, leadership, and character.

Science National Honor Society (SciNHS) Membership by application & acceptance only. Typically, applications are available in March. Members must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.5 Science GPA, and be enrolled in an Honors or AP science course.

Tri-M Club Tri-M is the National Music Honor Society and is open to current band and choir students who have completed one year of high school music. Students must audition, meet grade point standards and be recommended by their teachers. Tri-M ushers at music events, performs community service and explores music majors and careers.

Du Bois African-American Honors Society All sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a cumulative grade-point average 2.5 or greater may apply for admission to the Du Bois African-American Honors Society service organization. (Freshman can attend meetings and apply for membership after first semester.) In addition to GPA, students must show accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Mu Alpha Theta Mu Alpha Theta is the Mathematics National Honor Society. Students must be in Algebra II or higher level math class. These students must have above a 3.0 (unweighted) GPA in math and overall. Membership is by application and approval (completed every fall).

French Honor Society (SHF) Nationally sponsored honor society for students in their 4th semester of French and beyond. Focuses on community service & spreading French cultural awareness to East High.

 

Family and Student Resources

Students at East Aurora High School may be eligible to receive free tutoring. Students are assessed and then lessons are developed to meet each student’s individual needs. Instruction is available in the academic areas of reading, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, mathematics, study skills, and test taking strategies.

Before/after school tutoring and library schedules:

Math, English, Social Studies, and Science Tutoring and Homework Help
7:05 – 7:45 a.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
3:05 – 3:45 p.m. – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
See your classroom teacher for more information.  All tutoring is provided for free by East Aurora High School teachers.   

Extended Library Hours to do homework, use computers, complete group projects
7:05 – 7:45 a.m. – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
3:05 – 3:45 p.m. – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Current programs and services at East Aurora High School to help students succeed academically

Full-time Math Tutoring Lab – Students may attend the Mathematics Tutoring Lab during their study halls or lunch periods for tutoring and homework assistance in math from a certified teacher. The tutoring lab is available on all school days.

Full-time Language Arts Tutoring Lab – Students may attend the Language Arts Tutoring Lab during study halls or lunch periods to receive tutoring, writing and homework assistance from a certified teacher. The tutoring lab is available on all school days.

Full-time Bi-lingual/ESL Tutoring Lab – Students who are enrolled in one or more English Learner classes may receive tutoring and academic assistance during study halls or lunch periods. The tutoring lab is available on all school days.

Freshman Math and English Interventions – Freshman students whose test scores and academic history indicate that they are functioning below grade level in math or English will be placed in either an extended math or English class or an additional period of math or English intervention.  Extended classes take the place of study hall and give students extra practice and instruction on skills and concepts covered during the regular class time. Intervention classes take the place of an elective class and give students intensive, individualized instruction and practice on the foundational skills necessary to be successful in high school math and reading. 

Core Study Skills – Incoming freshman students can get a head start on success by attending Core Study Skills over the summer.  This free half-day program gives students individualized practice in reading, math and general study skills such as note taking.  Taking advantage of this program can earn in-coming students one-half credit toward high school graduation. 

Upward Bound – Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families or families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. Upward Bound provides afterschool or study hall instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. They also provide exposure to academic programs and cultural events through field trips, and information about and assistance in applying for scholarships and colleges. Please see your counselor for more information.

Resources for special education students – Special education students may be assigned to a resource in lieu of a study hall. In resource, students receive assistance and re-teaching of concepts covered in academic classes.