Niles North High School Student Activities

Service Clubs

Dance Marathon essentially is the collective effort of students, teachers, and the entire community surrounding District 219 to raise funds for a selected charity and where people come together and make a difference. It is an annual event that takes place in early May of every year and lasts for eight hours. 
Sponsors: Pankaj Sharma, ext 2328, Dena Lichterman, ext. 2623.
Meeting time and location for '17-'18: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Point. 
Criteria for joining: Everyone welcome

CLIMATE CHANGE PANEL

CCP will be a space to share ideas, get insight on world issues, and become an advocate for people and places affected by climate change! Our focus is educational discussions and advocacy work. 
Sponsor: Jessica Garcia, ext. 2476. 
Meeting time and location:  TBA.
Criteria for joining club: Must have an interest in environmental issues and nature.


GREEN THUMBS

If you like gardening, plants and flowers, service projects, or landscaping, the Green Thumbs Club is for you! The Green Thumbs is a horticulture club for students to get involved in opportunities of leadership, personal growth, and school and career success. Students will learn by exploring different topics within horticulture while making a positive impact in their community. The Green Thumbs has an Annual Community Plant Sale that is open to all people in the district and community as well as some activities including corsage sale for dances, Valentines Day flower sale, flower arrangements, working in the school greenhouse growing plants, field trips to local greenhouses and landscape companies, campus clean up, and many more activities!

Sponsor: Cathy Araos Ext 2780.

Meeting Time and Location for '17-'18: Tuesdays at 3:30 pm in room 2320.

Criteria for joining: All are Welcome!


PALS
Students in Leadership/Peer Counseling learn skills for life.  Decision-making, counseling and communication skills are addressed.   In addition, different teen issues/topics are discussed.  Peer Leadership/Counseling is open to all students.  An application form is requested.

Sponsors:
Chris Beeftink, ext 2099
Meeting time and location for '17-'18:  Tuesdays & Fridays 5th period in the Flex Room (East Cafe).
Criteria for joining club: Must be sophomores or older, civic minded, dedicated to making a difference and be counselor recommended.


RECYCLING
The recycling program is volunteer.  Students at Niles North High school volunteer every Tuesday to go through out the school and collect recycling bins from teacher’s classrooms.  They then are exposed to the larger picture of recycling as they empty each bin in a common area.  The students contribute a precious resource to the school.
Sponsor: 
 Arlene Saganext 2213.
Meeting Time and Location for '17-'18: Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in room 1400E.
Criteria for joining club: Everyone Welcome
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RELAY FOR LIFE
The Relay Club is geared towards promoting cancer awareness and education.  The club also helps put together a community event at the end of the year, 'Relay For Life', with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
Sponsor:
Gary Chu, ext 2743.
Meeting time and location for '17-'18: Tuesdays at 3:30 pm in room 2070.
Criteria for joining:  Everyone Welcome.


Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.)
S.A.D.D. is a service organization dedicated to helping promote better decision making by students and supporting awareness campaigns with a focus on safe and smart choices by teens.
Sponsor: Kia Pickett ext 2163.
Meeting time and location: Every other Tuesday starting 9/19 in the Student Activities Office (1805). 
Criteria for joining:  Everyone is welcome.

IG: https://instagram.com/nnsaddclub/


VOICES (Fem Club) 
Voices: Women Speak Out was started to explore issues of empowerment, equality, and justice, primarily focusing on those that directly affect women.  Activities have included and will include participation in volunteering activities benefiting domestic abuse shelters (charity walk, auction, gift drive), self-defense workshop, book discussion, school exhibit on the impact of images of women in popular advertising, exploration of working conditions for female teenage employees, and other current local, national, and global issues.
Sponsor:
Barbara Hoff, ext. 2109
Meeting Time and location for '17-'18: Tuesdays at 3:30 pm in room 2070.
Criteria for joining club: Everyone welcome.


WHO/Interact (We Help Others)
The W.H.O. Club is committed to providing students with expanding opportunities in the area of community service.  Through activities participation in thoughtfully organized
service experience W.H.O. Club members can address significant unmet needs of the community.  We organize a gift drive and travel regularly to soup kitchens.
Sponsor:
Pankaj Sharma, ext 2328 and Sarah Paulis, ext. 2422.
Meeting time and location for '17-'18: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in room 1100.
Criteria for joining club:  Everyone welcome