Clubs and Activities
MHS Clubs and Activities 2018 – 2019
Academic Team – Do you like Jeopardy, trivia nights, or Trivia Crack? Check out the MHS Academic Team. We compete in Scholastic Bowl tournaments around Illinois on various Saturdays from September through January (JV) or March (Varsity).
Sponsors - Mrs. H. Anderson, Varsity coach (E-102) and Mrs. K. Anderson, JV coach (E-314). Weekly practices held for Varsity squad from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in E-102 (October to March). Weekly practices held for JV squad from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in E-314 (September to January).
Art Club – Open to any student who enjoys creating art and discussing art. Sponsors – Mrs. Replinger and Mr. Delp (E111) Meetings held Tuesdays at 3:10 - 4:10 p.m. in E111.
Authentic Voices – Open to all female students, this group offers a variety of activities that promote individual growth, self-confidence, goal setting, respect for self and others, problem solving skills, and school/community involvement.
Sponsors – Ms. Stone (Counseling) and Ms. Dell (B115) Meetings held twice a month, periodically, during the school day.
Bass Team – Competitive and non-competitive bass fishing team. All students who like to fish are welcomed, but within the team, tryouts are held for the tournament team. The competition team participates in tournaments throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Team members participate in biweekly practices January – March and fishing outings during April – May. Summer and fall tournament opportunities are offered for the competition team and team members must participate in fundraising activities.
Sponsors – Mr. Albrecht (B322)
Book Ends Book Club – Open to all students and faculty who would like to read, eat, and have fun discussing books that have been read by the group the previous month.
Sponsor – Mrs. Mesick (Media Center)
Meetings held the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Library Media Center after school. Pizza will be available.
Chess Team – Open to anyone interested in learning more about chess while competing against other students and other schools. We compete at various chess tournaments in Illinois from October thru February.
Sponsors – Mr. Thompson (J207)
Practices held every Monday from September through February from 3:05 – 4:30 p.m. in J207.
Crime Stoppers - This club promotes school and community safety. Members participate in the Homecoming parade, Crime Stoppers Run and various fundraising activities.
Sponsor – Detective Brownell (Dean’s Office); Faculty Sponsor: Marigrace Alonso
Meetings held monthly (dates TBD).
Debate Team – Debate Team members compete against students from other schools in Illinois and Iowa in IHSA competitive debate. For more information, see Ms. Guerdet (E215).
Drama Club/Thespians – Any student may join the Drama club that promotes dramatics at MHS, as well as in the community. Students go to workshops, attend plays and other activities involving theater. Thespians is an honor society for theater. Points can be earned for induction by acting in shows, doing technical work, helping behind the scenes, and attending other productions. The more points you earn, the more honors you receive.
Sponsor – Mrs. Koski
Meetings held Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in E204
Drama (Fall & Winter Plays) – Opportunities are available for students interested in both performing and technical theatre. Students who want to be members of the casts need to audition. Anyone interested in technical or stage crews should sign up with the director. Students are also encouraged to attend drama club meetings, where audition information can be found for the mainstage shows, improv room, and student directed one acts.
Sponsor – Mrs. Koski
Encore! is Moline High School's competitive acting troupe and speech team. An auditioned group of 26 - 30 sophomore through senior members, these are students who are dedicated to enhancing their performance skills through committed learning, training, and performing. Besides weekly rehearsals and trainings, the troupe competes at tournaments across the state during the winter season.
Sponsor: Mr. Vo
Meetings are on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in E204.
FCA – The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student based and student led organization. This club provides an opportunity for students to be leaders both at school, church, and in the community. Their mission is to demonstrate commitment to Christ through integrity, teamwork, serving and excellence.
Sponsor – Mr. Delp (D137)
Meetings held Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in D137.
Field House Frenzy Fans - Students cheer on and positively support Maroons in athletic competitions. They display sportsmanship and enthusiasm. They select creative themes for the competition that are approved by the MHS Deans
French Club - Open to all MHS students to have fun, learn about the language and cultures of the French-speaking world, and to share our love of French.
Sponsor – Mrs. Stuedemann (J307)
Meetings TBA throughout the year, scheduled by the French Club Student-Officers
Gamer’s Club Sponsor Dawn Johnson (J328) Students meet once a week to play video games and other games.
Genders and Sexualities Alliance – A friendly environment for members of the LGBT community and their allies.
Sponsor – Mrs. Cook Gregory (E311) and Mrs. Mesick (Media Center); Meetings held Fridays in the Media Center.
Habitat for Humanity - Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is a non-profit housing organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in the Quad Cities by building simple, decent, and affordable housing for selected working poor families.The MHS Habitat for Humanity Club meets monthly to coordinate activities which may include: help build a house with other Habitat volunteers; provide lunches for Habitat volunteers; work on landscaping for a Habitat home. Dates and times vary as does the need for volunteers. Additionally, there are age restrictions as to what students may participate in doing on a site. Orientation is mandatory as is parental approval.
Sponsor: Mrs. Katie MacLennan (B215)
Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) – Club for students who are pursuing a career in the health and/or medical field. There are guest speakers, presentations, and field trips.
Sponsor – Mr. Mahieu (J138) and Mr. Phelps (East Gym) Meetings held twice per month in (B318).
History Club - The History Club aims to give back to the community through multiple avenues: educating the community about our rich local history, striving to cultivate an interest and appreciation for history, and seeking to restore and revitalize neglected historical sites in the community.
Sponsor- Mr. Lamphier (E214)
Interact Club – Rotary sponsored student organization aligning with the goals of service to school, community, and global by completing one service project for each category. The Interact Club organizes and implements the Student Hunger Drive. Open to any interested student. Sponsor – Mr. Lindstrom (J128) Meetings held every other Wednesday after school in E301.
Intramurals – Intramurals provide competition in sporting events for the entire student body throughout the school year, such as mini golf, sand volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, dodgeball. Sponsor – Mr. Larson (J212) and Mr. Thompson (D wing)
Kaleidoscript – A creative arts magazine published annually containing original works from MHS students. Entries include photography, paintings, graphic design, poetry, short stories and much more. All MHS students are eligible to participate in the club and contribute to the development of the magazine. Activities include attending a high school creative writing conference, listening to local writers/artists, and visiting local hubs of creativity. Fundraising efforts are also part of membership responsibilities.
Sponsors - Mrs. MacLennan (B215) and Ms. Hays (B217)
Meetings held on Thursdays in B215 at 3:15 p.m. and as announced during Spring publication.
Latinos Unidos – Latinos Unidos gives students interested in the Latino culture the opportunity to meet in a social setting.
Sponsor - Mr. Castro (J322)
Meetings held as announced in J322.
Library Advisory Board (LAB) - LAB gives students a voice in book and materials selection, displays and activities in the Library Media Center.
Sponsor - Mrs. Mesick (B225)
Meetings held as announced in the Library Media Center.
The Line O’ Type – The school newspaper usually prints 6 issues per school year and covers such stories as events, sports, and issues that affect the students of Moline High School. Sponsors: Mrs. Norcross (B206) & Mr. Bohnsack (B321).
Meetings are every Tuesday after an issue of the newspaper comes out in B206; additional meetings are publicized in the daily announcements.
Link Crew – Link Crew is a freshman transition program that utilizes juniors and seniors as Link Leaders. As positive role models, Link Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful in high school. Link Leaders are selected in the spring through an application process.
Sponsors – Mrs. Breidenbach (B207), Mrs. Hoover (Counseling), Ms. Ciucci (J323)
MHS Powerlifting - Students receive guidance and training to develop strength. This training is designed to develop all muscle groups with major and assistive weight lifting.
Sponsor - Mr. Carlough (D107)
Meetings held Monday through Friday in East Gym weight room from 6:00 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.
“M” yearbook – The “M” staff plan and create the yearbook for the school, capturing the many highlights and events that occur throughout the year. Sponsor - Ms. Hafner (B201) Meetings as announced in B201.
Musical – Sponsor – Ms. Callahan (Choir Room) The school musical auditions are open to anyone in the school. With rehearsals in the evenings, we use seven weeks to sing, dance, and act our way into a professional production.
Natural Helpers – This is a group of peer selected students who participate in a weekend training and stay actively involved as they learn listening and helping skills to support MHS peers. Students will be selected through a survey of the whole school in October.
Sponsors - Mrs. Hoover (Counseling), Mrs. Meneses (J210), Mrs. Cook Gregory (E311), Ms. Ciucci (J323), Mrs. Breidenbach (B207)
Meetings held each Monday during student’s lunch in B131.
Ping Pong Club - Dave Lindstrom
QC Scholars – This club is open to all minority students and women students. The goal of the group is to increase the pool of minority students who go to college, especially in business and engineering. This organization helps students get ready for college.
Sponsor – Mr. Ritchie
Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK Club) – The Random Acts of Kindness Club aims to make MHS and our surrounding community happier, friendlier places one small act of kindness at a time. The Club sponsors and participates in year round activities and is always open to new members and new ideas.
Sponsors – Ms. Hays (B217) and Mrs. Henderson (B210)
Meetings are held randomly in various locations depending on the meeting’s purpose.
Science Club - This club is for students interested in Science activities (Robotics, Environment and other science related topics). Sponsor - Science Department
Spanish Club – This club is for Spanish students and any other student who are interested in the culture of the Spanish speaking world. Activities include games, crafts, food, and service activities.
Sponsors - Mrs. Johnson (J328)
Meeting times vary but average one Thursday each month.
Sports Unlimited – This is a club organized by students, for students. Club members plan noncompetitive games and sports activities to promote student interaction and school involvement between general and special education students.
Sponsors – Mrs. Thiele(J130), Ms. Dell (B115), Ms. Martinez (Main Office)
Meetings – planning meetings once per month 3:00 – 3:45 in cafeteria, event meetings 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in cafeteria or west gym.
Student Leadership – This group organizes and promotes a variety of student activities, such as dances, blood drives, Share Joys, and any other school related events.
Sponsor – Mr. Larson (J212)
Meetings held Monday mornings as needed at 7:30 am in E204.
Student Led- Bible Study - Student-Led Bible Study is a student-led club of Christians who seek fellowship and knowledge of the Holy Bible. This club is open to everyone.
Sponsor – Mrs. Meneses
Meetings – Friday from 3:10 – 3:40 p.m.