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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 Sponsor(s) of club Typical or planned meeting dates Usual or planned meeting time Usual or planned meeting location Other info
American Sign Language (ASL) Club Carrie Snyder, Robin Savino Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 pm 178  
Anime Club Robert Sroka, Alison Sanders Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm 360  
Art Club Susan McCarron Thursday 3:15-4:30 pm 086 There may be a planned field trip
Bilingual Honor Society Gustavo Chavoya, Lori Palmer Wednesdays 3:15 pm 207  
Bible Club Chad Kelly Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 3:15 pm 235  
Career Training Club Candice McAllister Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm  College and Career Center  
Caffeine Choir Jim Stellmacher Thursdays, Fridays (days may vary) 7:00 am 081 Open to EVERYONE interested in singing at East!
Chess Team Andrew Herrmann Mon-Fri 3:15-4:15 pm 356  
Community Service Club Melinda Thomas Thursdays 3:15 pm 327  
Culinary Club Peggy Thayer Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 pm 112  
DECA Mark Lyons Thursdays  6:45 am 203 All are welcome to join
Drama Club / Thespian Society Ross Wheeler Tuesdays 3:15 pm Backstage of Hawks Auditorium  
Dubois African American Honor Society George Allen  Wednesdays 3:15-5:00 pm 400B  
Educators Rising Fran Manzella Wednesdays 3:15 pm 329 For students interested in a career in teaching
ECO Club Karie Nash Wednesdays 3:15 pm 208  
FCCLA Kristin Doucette Thursdays 3:15 pm 108  
French Honor Society (SHF) Sarah Birdsall Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 pm 611  
Freshman Class Council Sarah M Gillespie, Arlena Juarez Tuesdays 3:15 – 3:45 pm 317  
Gay-Straight Alliance Heather Curry Tuesdays 3:15 pm 369  
German Honor Society Laura Pedroni Fridays 7:00 am 603 All German II, Honors, and AP students are welcome.
Habitat for Humanity Melanie Kleimola Thursdays 3:15 pm 321  
Korean Culture Club Min Goo Lee Antonio Contreras Every other Wednesday 3:15-4:305 pm 170  
Junior Class Council Laura Pedroni Wednesdays 7:00 am 603 All class of 2019 students are welcome.
Key Club Sarah Gillespie 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 7:20 am 369  
LEAP  (Ladies Exemplifying the Art of Purpose) Kimberly Boyd Lisa Dioro Wednesdays 3:15–5 pm 515  
Literary Magazine Michael Aye Amanda Bussman Thursdays 3:15–4:30 pm 334 This is where creative minds flourish!
Math Team Vince DiFabio       Steve Harren Wednesdays 3:15 pm 166/511  
Mathletes (Varsity) Stephen Harren Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15 pm 166  
Movie Club Alan Scott Tuesdays 3:15 pm 333  
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics NHS) Kristin Van Horn Two Thursdays a month 7:15-7:45 am 168 Members must go through an application process
Musical Ross Wheeler Schedule distributed at auditions Schedule distributed at auditions Hawks Auditorium  
National Honor Society Melanie Kleimola Fridays 3:15-3:45 pm 319 New members will be invited to apply in late February or early March, and inducted in late Aptil
Newspaper Club Peggy Wehrle        Katelyn Ziolkowski-Wiloughby Mondays 3:15 pm 339  
NJROTC Academic Team Michael Lachowicz Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:15-4:30 pm Room 1018  
NJROTC Dance, Drum, and Bugle Corps Team George Allen Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:15-5 pm Field House  
NJROTC Color Guard Kevin Meadows Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 3:15-4:00 pm Field House   
NJROTC Drill Team Albert Farmer Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 5:50 a.m. Field House  
NJROTC Physical Fitness Team Michael Lachowicz Mondays and Fridays 3:15 to 5pm Room 1019 and Field House  
Operation Snowball Teresa Rosa-Jackson Thursdays 3:30–5:00 pm 333 Leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives
Outdoor Adventure Club Mike Aye Tuesdays 3:15 pm 334 Sometimes in the Hope Garden Courtyard
RAP Club, Rhythm Art Poetry  Michael Aye Amanda Bussman Thursdays 3:15–4:30 pm 334  
Retro Gaming Club TBA TBA      
PeaceJam Laura Pedroni Thursdays 7:00 am 603 All students welcome.
Senior Class Council Ken Gerk                  Lisa Kendall Thursdays 3:15-4:00 pm 362  
Scholastic Bowl Jeff Mleczko Tuesdays 3:15 PM 205  
Science National Honor Society Marcus Nenia Wednesday 7:00 am 216  
Skills USA Joe Wintermute Tuesdays 3:15 PM 150 (Autoshop)  
Social Studies Club Matt Caylor As needed throughout competition season. 7:00-7:45 am

3:15-4:00 pm

355 This club is affiliated with the annual History Fair competition.
Sophomore Class Council Guillermo Pedroni Wednesdays 7:00 am 605  
Spanish Honor Society Guillermo Pedroni Fridays 7:00 am 605  
Speech Team Sarah Melchi Wednesdays 3:15 PM 162  Starting in October
Student Athlete Society Shane Gillespie Wednesdays 7:15-7:45 am 316  
Student Council Ken Gerk           Lisa Kendall Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm 362  
Tabletop Gaming Kristin Kelly  Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 pm 263C  
Tri-M Nancy Tabb Tuesdays 8:05 am 083 This is a Music Honor Society open to sophomore, junior and senior band and choir students.
Yearbook (Speculum) Debra McGoldrick Tuesdays 3:15–4:00 pm 257 Other meeting times TBD in the Tuesday meetings

 

Community Service:

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

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 Sponsor(s) of club Typical or planned meeting dates Usual or planned meeting time Usual or planned meeting location Other info
American Sign Language (ASL) Club Carrie Snyder, Robin Savino Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 pm 178  
Anime Club Robert Sroka, Alison Sanders Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm 360  
Art Club Susan McCarron Thursday 3:15-4:30 pm 086 There may be a planned field trip
Bilingual Honor Society Gustavo Chavoya, Lori Palmer Wednesdays 3:15 pm 207  
Bible Club Chad Kelly Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 3:15 pm 235  
Career Training Club Candice McAllister Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm  College and Career Center  
Caffeine Choir Jim Stellmacher Thursdays, Fridays (days may vary) 7:00 am 081 Open to EVERYONE interested in singing at East!
Chess Team Andrew Herrmann Mon-Fri 3:15-4:15 pm 356  
Community Service Club Melinda Thomas Thursdays 3:15 pm 327  
Culinary Club Peggy Thayer Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 pm 112  
DECA Mark Lyons Thursdays  6:45 am 203 All are welcome to join
Drama Club / Thespian Society Ross Wheeler Tuesdays 3:15 pm Backstage of Hawks Auditorium  
Dubois African American Honor Society George Allen  Wednesdays 3:15-5:00 pm 400B  
Educators Rising Fran Manzella Wednesdays 3:15 pm 329 For students interested in a career in teaching
ECO Club Karie Nash Wednesdays 3:15 pm 208  
FCCLA Kristin Doucette Thursdays 3:15 pm 108  
French Honor Society (SHF) Sarah Birdsall Tuesdays 3:15-4:00 pm 611  
Freshman Class Council Sarah M Gillespie, Arlena Juarez Tuesdays 3:15 – 3:45 pm 317  
Gay-Straight Alliance Heather Curry Tuesdays 3:15 pm 369  
German Honor Society Laura Pedroni Fridays 7:00 am 603 All German II, Honors, and AP students are welcome.
Habitat for Humanity Melanie Kleimola Thursdays 3:15 pm 321  
Korean Culture Club Min Goo Lee Antonio Contreras Every other Wednesday 3:15-4:305 pm 170  
Junior Class Council Laura Pedroni Wednesdays 7:00 am 603 All class of 2019 students are welcome.
Key Club Sarah Gillespie 1st and 3rd Friday of the month 7:20 am 369  
LEAP  (Ladies Exemplifying the Art of Purpose) Kimberly Boyd Lisa Dioro Wednesdays 3:15–5 pm 515  
Literary Magazine Michael Aye Amanda Bussman Thursdays 3:15–4:30 pm 334 This is where creative minds flourish!
Math Team Vince DiFabio       Steve Harren Wednesdays 3:15 pm 166/511  
Mathletes (Varsity) Stephen Harren Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15 pm 166  
Movie Club Alan Scott Tuesdays 3:15 pm 333  
Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics NHS) Kristin Van Horn Two Thursdays a month 7:15-7:45 am 168 Members must go through an application process
Musical Ross Wheeler Schedule distributed at auditions Schedule distributed at auditions Hawks Auditorium  
National Honor Society Melanie Kleimola Fridays 3:15-3:45 pm 319 New members will be invited to apply in late February or early March, and inducted in late Aptil
Newspaper Club Peggy Wehrle        Katelyn Ziolkowski-Wiloughby Mondays 3:15 pm 339  
NJROTC Academic Team Michael Lachowicz Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:15-4:30 pm Room 1018  
NJROTC Dance, Drum, and Bugle Corps Team George Allen Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:15-5 pm Field House  
NJROTC Color Guard Kevin Meadows Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 3:15-4:00 pm Field House   
NJROTC Drill Team Albert Farmer Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 5:50 a.m. Field House  
NJROTC Physical Fitness Team Michael Lachowicz Mondays and Fridays 3:15 to 5pm Room 1019 and Field House  
Operation Snowball Teresa Rosa-Jackson Thursdays 3:30–5:00 pm 333 Leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives
Outdoor Adventure Club Mike Aye Tuesdays 3:15 pm 334 Sometimes in the Hope Garden Courtyard
RAP Club, Rhythm Art Poetry  Michael Aye Amanda Bussman Thursdays 3:15–4:30 pm 334  
Retro Gaming Club TBA TBA      
PeaceJam Laura Pedroni Thursdays 7:00 am 603 All students welcome.
Senior Class Council Ken Gerk                  Lisa Kendall Thursdays 3:15-4:00 pm 362  
Scholastic Bowl Jeff Mleczko Tuesdays 3:15 PM 205  
Science National Honor Society Marcus Nenia Wednesday 7:00 am 216  
Skills USA Joe Wintermute Tuesdays 3:15 PM 150 (Autoshop)  
Social Studies Club Matt Caylor As needed throughout competition season. 7:00-7:45 am

3:15-4:00 pm

355 This club is affiliated with the annual History Fair competition.
Sophomore Class Council Guillermo Pedroni Wednesdays 7:00 am 605  
Spanish Honor Society Guillermo Pedroni Fridays 7:00 am 605  
Speech Team Sarah Melchi Wednesdays 3:15 PM 162  Starting in October
Student Athlete Society Shane Gillespie Wednesdays 7:15-7:45 am 316  
Student Council Ken Gerk           Lisa Kendall Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm 362  
Tabletop Gaming Kristin Kelly  Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 pm 263C  
Tri-M Nancy Tabb Tuesdays 8:05 am 083 This is a Music Honor Society open to sophomore, junior and senior band and choir students.
Yearbook (Speculum) Debra McGoldrick Tuesdays 3:15–4:00 pm 257 Other meeting times TBD in the Tuesday meetings

 

Community Service:

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

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.