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Clubs and Advisors 

Adventure Club

Advisor: Elisabeth Slotten and Jacob Wiele

Adventure club will give students the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and other fun experiences through physical activities that may not be available to ALL students, as well as participate in community service in outdoor areas.  Activities may include:  Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Rock climbing, Cave Repelling, Cleaning Parks, and other community Service.

Anime Club

Advisor: Richard Kakouris

Anime club is for students who have an interest in Japanese Anime, manga and artwork.  We meet weekly and view anime; we also run the Craig Anime webpage (currently in development).  The club is open to all interested students.  See Mr. Kakouris in room 526.  Dues: $5.00.

Bee Club

Advisor: Diane Runde

The Bee Club educates the importance of bees, mainly honey bees, through activities such as eating honey, making posters, informing others about bees, and spreading awareness of the dropping bee population. Anyone interested in bees is welcome to join. Meetings will be held once per month in the agriculture room. Dues: $5.00

Blue Ribbon of Promise

Advisor: Danya Ward

The Blue Ribbon of Promise Committee is comprised of a diverse group of students who wish to put an end to school violence by promoting school unity, building connections with both staff and students, and striving to insure that all students feel comfortable at Craig High School.  Meetings will be held in room 809.  Dues:  None

Bowling Club

Advisor: Michelle Meier

The purpose of the Janesville Craig Bowling Club will be to provide high school students an opportunity to experience the spirit of team competition and community pride while participating in a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.  The Bowling Club will allow any Craig bowler, an opportunity to participate within a team environment.  The Janesville Craig Bowling Club will provide sanctioned high school bowling competition as defined by the USBC and will provide an opportunity for student bowlers to meet bowlers from other schools and travel to other bowling club facilities.

 

Brothers Reaching Out (BRO)

Advisor: Donta Evans

BRO is a group whose purpose is to reclaim the brilliance of the African American heritage so that African American males can be fully empowered to excel academically and socially.  We will be taking part in a variety of school and community service activities.  All students are welcome.  Meetings will be held at Craig at various times throughout the day.  Please listen to announcements for information regarding meetings.  Dues:  None

Chinese Club

Advisor: Ziling Yu

This club is open to students who have studied or are currently studying Chinese, and will provide additional opportunities to advance their understanding of Chinese culture and language. Students will participate in activities such as field trips, Chinese crafts, food preparation, Chinese games,and welcoming exchange students. Meetings will be monthly from September through May the location is to be determined. Dues: $5.00

Christian Fellowship

Advisor: TBD

Christian Fellowship Club is a Christian based group that meets together weekly for encouragement, prayer and community. We participate in different service projects like Angel Tree, Operation Christmas Child, Bags of Hope, etc. We also use meeting times to learn more about how to grow in our faith and how to show that faith to others. This club is open to anyone who wants to learn more about their faith and build some encouraging relationships with others.

Cougar News

Advisor: Traci Tucker

Always wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite news program?  Considering a career as a journalist? Broadcaster: Weatherperson? Sports announcer?  Join fellow students in creating a news program specific to the happenings of Craig High School.  Members of this club will get the chance to create digital content to share with the school at large by producing, writing, filming, and editing student-generated news clips.  Come share your stories and help your fellow students be more socially responsible, informed citizens.  Auditions for on-camera talent will be held during the first weeks of school.  All levels of ability and interest are welcome.

Debate

Advisor: Nicole Hilbelink

Debate is a competitive speaking activity for anyone in grades 9-12.  Students research current events, create and frame appropriate arguments, learn listening and note-taking strategies, write and practice speeches.  The debate team travels to 10-12 tournaments throughout Wisconsin during the fall and winter.  Teams and individuals are eligible to win trophies, medals, and a letter.  Meet in room 716.  Dues:  None

 

DECA

Advisor: Jennifer Larson

DECA is a club for all marketing students as well as any other students interested in business.  Activities include networking socially and professionally.  Get involved in the social events such as pizza parties, the field trips, the competitions throughout the state and country, and the community service projects.  DECA meets approximately once per month in room 610 before school.  Dues are $16.00 and are paid through fundraisers.  Join in and expand your network personally and professionally.

Doctor Who

Advisor: Max Folkman

This club provides opportunities to make friends and have fun with students with similar interests.  Activities include watching episodes of the show, holding debates, Doctor Who themed food parties, making an annual Doctor Who themed T-shirt, and possibly even building a Tardis.

Drama Guild

Advisor: Mark Lajiness and Ryan McCoy

Students must audition for parts to participate in the school drama/comedy.  Auditions will be held in February with rehearsal to start following auditions.  There are three performances the last part of April.  Dues:  None.

 

Engineering Club

Advisor: Jeffrey Leider

Members compete in the Midwest Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Competition.  The year is spent designing, building, then competing in late February.  High Altitude weather balloons with club designed cargos will be launched in the late fall and spring seasons. Meetings in room L001 vary depending on the time of year.
 

ESports

Advisor: Josh Hammen

This club is for students who like to play competitive video games in any capacity.  We will have “Competitive Squads” which compete for scholarships in national tournaments in the games of Overwatch, Hearthstone, Dota 2, and Starcraft II, as well as casual gaming for those who simply want a space to meet with friends and play for fun.

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)

Advisor: mailto:swiskie@janesville.k12.wi.us

Students must be enrolled in or will be in a FACE class during the current school year. This club helps students become leaders and address important issues in family, work and societal issues through FACE.

Dues: $20.00 and are paid by the student.

Feminist Club

Advisor: Anne Vander Zee

The purpose of this club is to shine the light on social and gender inequalities with focus on under-represented groups. Activities will include discussions and community service having to do with intersectional feminism. 

FFA

Advisors: Diane Runde and Jillian Malkow

The FFA promotes premiere leadership, personal growth and career success through  involvement in local, state and national agriculture events.  Members operate and maintain the school greenhouse.  They are also involved in competitions, social events, leadership training, travel and community and school service activities.  Membership is open to all Craig High School Students. Agriculture education students are encouraged to join.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month during I-Block.  Students should sign up through I-Block to attend the meeting. Dues are $15.00, which include state, national and local memberships.

 

Forensics

Advisors: Nicole Hilbelink and Anne Vander Zee

Forensics is open to anyone interested in speaking, drama or acting.  It involves competitive speaking activities.  Members travel to various tournaments on Saturdays.  Individual meeting times each week in addition to monthly team meetings.   Dues:  None

French Club

Advisor: Sarah Shea

French Club enables students to expand their knowledge of French and Francophone culture. Students learn about French holidays, French food, and other topics of interest.  Snacks are provided at most meetings.  Students not taking French are welcome!  French Club meets once a month.  Dues: $5.00.

French National Honor Society

Advisor: Sarah Shea

Students meeting the following qualifications may apply:  Must be enrolled in French III, with an A-average or better in French classes taken during the last three semesters.  Must also have an overall GPA of at least a B.  Qualified students must participate in the initiation ceremony, which is held in the spring.  Activities include fundraising for scholarships and service activities. Quarterly meetings.  Initiation fee is $20.00. Dues:  None.

Future Educators

Advisor: Meghan Timm

The Craig Future Educators is a group affiliated with the National Future Educators Association, a national organization which provides students with opportunities to explore teaching as a career option.  There will be opportunities for community service, leadership, and scholarships. 

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Advisor: Sarah Grundahl

Craig’s Gay-Straight Alliance is a student led group.  Our membership seeks to ensure that every student feels they have a place at Craig.  We work to improve the school climate, foster tolerance and encourage appreciation for diversity.  We do an annual Day of Silence, awareness campaigns, and social activities.  Dues:  None.

Global Scolars

Advisor: Fritz Elsen

This is a club for students who are interested in expanding their global education and gain cultural experience in a fun environment with like-minded people.  Participants may be interested in taking part in this club as a gateway to earning Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate.

Harry Potter Club

Advisor: Nicole Hilbelink

This is a club for students who enjoy the Harry Potter series.  They will have the opportunity to gather and discuss Harry Potter related topics, and take part in Harry Potter related activities. There will be book and film discussions, crafts, and Harry Potter themed food and festivities. Meetings will be held on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 in room 716.  Dues: None.

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

Advisor: Sarah Wiskie

This is a club for any student interested in a career in the health field.  Activities include getting involved in the community, developing teamwork and leadership skills.  HOSA prepares students for career and future educational opportunities.  Dues: $20.00 and are paid by the student.

Human Relations Club

Advisor: Carrie Wyatt

Human Relations Club members are committed to teaching cultural awareness and diversity.  HR members work against discrimination and towards peace.  This fun and active club engages students in the following activities:  Unity Through Diversity retreats, Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, movies, diversity awareness activities, field trips, improving school climate, Mix-It-Up Lunch, and more…   Meetings in Room 613.

Illuminations

Advisor: Ryan McCoy    

Illuminations is an auditioned JV mixed show choir.  It practices from September through March and competes and performs in the region.  Auditions are held in the spring for the following year.

International Club

Advisor: Fritz Elsen

Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.  We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.  Our vision is of a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.  We ask you to join us – to take action and stop human rights abuses wherever they occur.  Meet in room 100.   Dues: $5.00 9th, 10th 11th Grades;  $10.00 12th grade
 

 

Investment Club

Advisor: Brandon Miles

Investment Club is an organization that allows students to learn more about the stock market and building wealth.  The club will cover any topics students are interested in learning about while focusing on activities like stock market simulations.  If the students are interested the club may travel to Chicago to see the stock exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Meetings will be held either in I-block or before/after school in room 306. Dues: None   Field costs may apply. 

Jazz Ensemble

Advisor: Jacob Wiele

Auditions for Jazz Ensemble are held at the completion of the marching band season, usually in October.  All rehearsals are scheduled outside the regular school day.  Jazz Ensemble is available to all students currently enrolled in band.  Non-band students that play electric guitar and electric bass may also audition.  Rehearsals are held before school.  All Jazz bands perform at “Jazz Fest” in the spring.

JSOL Guides

Advisor: Julie Carey

JSOL guides conduct tours of the Janesville Schools Outdoor Lab for elementary students in the spring and fall.  Some training is required. Only available to 11th graders, who must be recommended by their science teacher.  Dues: None

Kiwanis Key Club

Advisor: Christal Lippincott

Key Club is a service club affiliated with the Kiwanis.  Members will be involved with a variety of school and community activities.  Available to any student.  Meetings times to be determined. Dues: $5.00

 

Lacrosse Club

Advisor: Bob Ward

The Janesville Lacrosse Club is a co-op boy's lacrosse team with players from Craig/Parker.  The club is open all students grades 9-12.  The team is a traveling team that plays in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association.  We practice M-F from 4:15p-6:00p at Optimist Park.  Approximate fees for the 12 week program are around $110.  Players provide their own equipment.

Leo Club

Advisors: Deb O’Leary and Abe McCormick

Leo is a service club that works with the local Lions Club, along with planning some of their own club activities. Members participate in many community service activities which may include: Bell Ringing, Angel Tree, Lions Rose Sale and Lions Chicken Roast.

Lettermen's Club

Advisor: TBD

This is a service club that helps with all areas of promoting men’s athletics.  Activities include program sales at sporting events and opportunities to volunteer in activities such as Japanese Garden, ECHO, and food drives.  It is available to all men who have lettered or will letter this year. Meets at 7:30 a.m. or during advisory in the gym, as needed.

Letterwomen's Club

Advisors: Cindy WrightKristen Worm, and Lauren Meredith

This organization promotes women’s sports.  The group sponsors the Powder Puff football game during Homecoming Week.  Members must be willing and able to take an active part in the club.  Available to any female athlete who has earned a letter.  Meeting times are as needed in the gym. Dues: $1.00

Link Crew

Advisors: Adam Bunderson, Dayna Clark, David Davis, Shelly Learned, Niki Shucha 

Link leaders are juniors and seniors who aide the 9th graders in their transition to high school. Leaders must apply in the spring of their sophomore or junior year and are then selected for the following year.  Link leaders have a Link Crew I-Block, and the leaders go to freshman I-Block periodically throughout the year to lead activities.  Link Crew’s Advisory meets in the J Room.

Live United Club

Advisors: Cheri Farrell and Erin Vogel

The Live United Club is a student led club.  Through the club, students advance the common good.  The club helps students grow as leaders through meaningful experiences that help to develop awareness of community issues and the skills and attitudes that address those issues.  Meetings are held once a month during lunch in the Small Auditorium.  Dues:  None

National Art Honor Society

Advisor: Amy Cossette

NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas.  Members must be a Junior or Senior, have one year of high school art class and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  NAHS provides art scholarships through a variety of fund-raisers.  We try to build school spirit with art projects that enhance the building and depict the visual/musical/drama areas of our curriculum.  Meetings are held monthly in room 127. Dues are $5.00 for juniors and $17.00 for seniors.

 

National Honor Society

Advisor: Julie Carey

NHS membership is by invitation only.  The Faculty Council extends invitations to interested students who meet the published criteria.  Student candidates must meet Character, Citizenship, Leadership, Service and Scholarship criteria in addition to attending one of the mandatory information meetings.  Faculty Council will review candidates and extend invitations based on eligibility and documented evidence of meeting the above listed criteria.  Annual dues are $15.00

 

New Edition

Advisor:

The New Edition is an audition group of 10-15 Craig girls who perform hip hop dance routines at school and community functions, including basketball games, assemblies, pep rallies, and various community events.  Practices are held after school.  The group choreographs their own routines, chooses, and mixes their own music.  We do one to two fundraisers for uniforms, music, and props.  Dues: $20 upon acceptance.

Octagon Club

Advisor: Erica Jensen

A high school model of the adult Optimist Club in Janesville, Octagon Club is a service and social organization.  Members help maintain Optimist Community Park.  The club participates in a variety of community service activities aimed at helping young people.  The club holds fund-raisers such as candy-grams and car washes. 

Paws for a Cause

Advisor: Jillian McNeely

We want to spread love for all animals and awareness for the poor treatment of animals.  Meetings are during IBlock and/or before or after school (rarely), Ms. McNeely’s room.

Origami Club

Advisor: Erica Jensen

This club is open to all students at Craig who want to fold origami, hangout, meet new people, and create new things.  We will meet once a month during IBlock. Join us for origami and socializing with fellow students.  No fee required but donations are appreciated.

PAWS (Peer Assistance with Studies)

Advisors: Bailey Lottes, Emily Knoerr

PAWS is a service offered by students for students.  One-on-one tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects.  This program is offered Monday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm and Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:45am in room 530.

PAWS Website

Powerlifting Club

Advisor: Rick Kakouris

The purpose of this club/team would allow non-winter sport athletes and other interested students a chance to participate in power lifting competition while developing strength and confidence.  Any male or female who attends Craig High School or Rock River Charter School is allowed to participate.

Pathways' Pals Buddy Program

Advisors: Declan Boran-Rogatzy and Michelle Attalla

This program was established to foster positive peer relationships within the Craig community.  Our goal is to  match peers with similar interests and personalities to increase participation among all students in school sponsored functions and activates.

Pottery Club

Advisor: Amy Cossette

Pottery Club provides students who have taken Art I and Pottery a clay based artistic outlet beyond the school day.  Members will learn, practice and further their skills in pottery. Students will engage in a variety of community service activities that aesthetically give back to the Janesville and Craig community.  Members meet monthly after school until 5:00pm.  Dues:  $10.00

Quill and Scroll

Advisor: 

This is a national honorary journalism society.  Elected members give a banquet for the Criterion and Phoenix staff at the end of the year.  Available to Criterion and Phoenix staff members in the 11th and 12th grades who are in the upper 1/3 of their class.   Meetings vary.  Dues:  None

Recreational Engineers of America

Advisor: Andy Udell

Meetings will be once or twice a month in Mr. Udell’s room.  Dues:  $10.00

Robotics Club

Advisors: Bob Getka (Parker High School) Tom Heiss (Parker High School)

The Robotics club is combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.  We are the Rock County Robotics Club, FIRST Robotics Team 3692.  We are comprised of students from Parker, Craig and Milton High Schools in Rock County Wisconsin.  We participate in an educational and exciting robotics program sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).  We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind.  High School student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”  Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.  Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

Russian Club and Exchange Program

Advisors: Colleen Kaspar, Andrea Nickel and Christine Pumilia

Russian Club and Exchange gives students the opportunity to learn about Russian culture and language.  Students make Russian food, learn Russian language, discuss Russian culture and traditions, and help host visiting Russian students. In addition, students have the opportunity to travel to Moscow. Russia for one week and immerse in the country’s culture, history, and society by participating in various educational experiences that are rich with hands-on learning. While in Russia, students will stay with a host family from our partner school. In return, students will get the chance to host their Russian counterparts when they visit Craig High School cost will vary depending on the airline being flown and visa fees. See website for more details.
 

Russian Exchange Program

Advisors: Colleen Kaspar and Christine Pumilia

The Russian Exchange Program offers students the opportunity to travel to Moscow, Russia for one week and immerse in the country’s culture, history, and society by participating in various educational experiences that are rich with hands-on learning. While in Russia, students will stay with a host family from our partner school. In return, students will get the chance to host their Russian counterparts when they visit Craig High School. The program is open to all students. We also welcome students to participate who are interested in only the hosting aspect of the program. If traveling, costs will vary depending on the airline being flown and visa fees. See website for more details.

Science National Honor Society

Advisors: Charles Kealey and Joshua Hammen

Encourage and recognize scientific thought, and to advance student’s knowledge of classical and modern science.  Through participation in scientific research projects, Craig’s Science NHS chapter will help model real-world science for other students and for members of the community. Must be classified as either a junior or senior at CHS, have and maintain a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and a 3.5 in science courses, have credit for at least one pre-AP science course during or prior to their junior year, and have completed or be enrolled in an AP Science Course. Candidates must not have been suspended from school nor have attended alternative school in grades 9 through 12.

School Musical

Advisor: Adam Miller

Every year Craig High School produces an all school musical.  Auditions are held in September and are open to all Craig students.  There are four performances of the show the first part of November.  There is always a need for students who are interested in being involved with the technical aspects of the musical such as set construction, lighting and sound, costumes, and makeup

Seeds to Feed

Advisor: Karl Bryan

A service organization meant to improve the lives of individuals in developing countries through agriculture. Meetings will be held before or after school in room 100.  $5.00 membership dues.

Sierra Club

Advisors: Joshua Hammen and Ann Forbeck

This club is a student led group that promotes the general well-being of the environment. We work to improve the environment through community and school projects, and by raising awareness in the student body and community by promoting conservation practices. Elections are held yearly and all students are eligible for this club.  Meetings will be held 1-2 times per month in room 300.  Dues:  $5.00

Sisters Inspiring Sisters (SIS)

Advisor: Stephanie Gates   

SIS is a group whose purpose is to reclaim the brilliance of African American heritage so that African American females can be fully empowered to excel academically and socially.  We will be taking part in a variety of school and community service activities.  All students are welcome.  Meetings will be held at Craig at various times throughout the day.  Please listen to announcements for information regarding meetings.  Dues:  None

Spanish Club

Advisors: Melissa Baier de Garcia and Dayna Ward

Spanish Club gives Spanish students an opportunity to have fun outside of the regular classroom.  Activities planned are cultural, social and service oriented.  We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in room 702.

Spanish Honor Society

Advisor: Dawn Cox

Must be enrolled in Spanish III, with an A- average or better in Spanish classes taken during the last three semesters and have an overall 3.0 GPA. Activities include fund-raising for scholarships, service activities and several Spanish related activities.  Occasional meetings. Dues: $15.00 upon acceptance.

Spotlighters

Advisor: Adam Miller

Craig Spotlighters Show Choir is an audition group of 32-50 singer/dancers and a show band of approximately 12 instrumentalists.  Auditions are held in the spring of the year and a choreography camp is held in August prior to the start of the school year.  Membership is open to any Craig student grades 9-12.  Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from approximately 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and one rehearsal per week before school at 7:00 a.m.  The group enters 6 show choir competitions each year during the months of January through April.  The Spotlighters Show Choir has a number of community performances each year and presents two concerts at Craig High School.

Student Council

Advisors: Charles Kealy and Stefanie Hanson

The elected student government advocates for the student body, participates in community support activities, sponsors the Homecoming week activities, hosts jams, helps organize the Bloodmobile at Craig, sponsors Daisy Day, and hosts the Spring Talent Show.  Election is in the spring for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.  There is a fall election for 9th graders.  Meets once a month.  Dues:  None

Superhero Club

Advisor: 

This club is open to anyone who enjoys superheroes! It is a place to discuss superhero films, TV shows and comic books, and to debate all of the amazing arguments every superhero geek loves.  Watching superhero movies and TV shows may be a part of some of our meetings. Meetings are on Mondays after school in Room 716.

Teen Book Club

Advisor: Christine Pumilia

This club is for students who have an interest in reading and sharing books with their peers. Activities include discussing books during I-Block.  After discussions of specific books, there may be a culminating activity or field trip.   Activities may include a field trip to meet an author, attend the premiere of a movie, all-night read-in at Craig, etc.  This club is open to all students and staff at Craig. No dues, but the cost of field trips are the student’s responsibility.  Dues:  None

Tree Club

Advisor: Andrew Udell

This club promotes the benefit of trees and preserve trees in the Cougar community. Students may take part in a variety of hands-on activities; tree planting, tree care, park cleanup, community involvement, environmental awareness, and sustainability projects.

Tri-M

Advisor: Ryan McCoy

TRI-M Honor Music Society is sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference.  Craig High School music students that meet the required criteria are invited by the music faculty to join this Honor Music Society. Dues: $20.00

Turning Point USA

Advisor: Kelly Crandall

Turning Point USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created on June 5,2012 by Charlie Kirk.  The organization's mission is to identify, educate, and train students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.  Meeting will be held monthly.

World Language Fair

Advisor: Melissa Baier de Garcia

This club will plan, develop and execute the annual World Language Fair. World Language Fair Club is open to any student in a world language class (Spanish, French or Chinese).  Members will meet to plan fundraising, guest speakers and execute the annual World Language Fair.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

Advisor: Jennifer Larson

FBLA, or Future Business Leaders of America is a club for all students interested in business, finance, and marketing. 

Activities include monthly meetings, competitions, and fundraising events.  Dues are $11, and are paid to the fee collectors. 

FBLA brings a slew of benefits to its members, which includes networking opportunities, and the experience of competition.

Craig Club Director: Monte Phillips
608-743-5270
mphillips@janesville.k12.wi.us

Administrative Assistant: Mary Adamson
608-743-5266
madamson@janesville.k12.wi.us