Clubs and Activities

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In order to fully develop the whole person, all students are required to participate in either a yearlong club or seasonal sport.  It is our philosophy that such participation is vital in developing well-rounded students, broadening student interests, and encouraging a strong ownership of Universal School.  Additionally, with college admission becoming so competitive, colleges are now looking for students who show participation in school activities beyond the classroom.  In order for a yearlong activity to be counted for a student’s participation requirement, the club or activity must either be academic, competitive or service oriented.  A strong commitment and weekly attendance is required.   The following Clubs meet one or all of the above-mentioned requirements:

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Advisors

Mrs. Langellier
ltlangellier@universalschool.org
Mrs. Jadalla
jjadalla@universalschool.org

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On January 06, 2011, Shahinaz Ahmad, the Moraine Valley College MSA president (at the time only the public relations coordinator) came to speak to 9th-12th grade girls on the topic of Hijab. She highlighted the importance of Muslim girls wearing the headscarf, and she described the many benefits of such a practice. The girls truly enjoyed her speech, and she related to them her own personal stories, with which the girls were more easily able to connect. Inshallah Shahinaz will continue to motivate many other young Muslim girls.

Mission

To bring literature to life through interpretation, creativity, expression, and teamwork

Meeting Day

We will begin in November meeting Thursday every other week. Beginning January we will meet Thursday weekly

Activities

an end of year production

Mission

alleviate human suffering and provide aid and assistance to those in need at the local, national, and global level

Advisors

 Linda Hamadeh
lhamadeh@universalschool.org

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Meetings dates: 2nd Wednesday of every Month

Activities

 Activities request for next year:  Blood Drive, Inner-City Clothes Drive, Pious Projects, Zakat Foundation

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As of September 2012, the Universal IMAN Club began its first official community clean up. The team, consisting of many volunteers, cleaned up the community garden. They eradicated the place of weeds, dying plants, and harvested the produce in the area, including cantaloupe and squash. This effort will continue on annually, extending its projects into the summer time as a collective effort will be enacted so as to purify the community garden and beautify the landscape through planting flowers and vegetables.

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The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character (and Citizenship for NJHS). These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since their beginnings in 1921 and 1929.

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The Lexicon Challenge is a competition for students who are interested in improving their vocabulary or testing their vocabulary knowledge. The competition involves studying an extensive list of words and memorizing the synonym and antonym of each word. The list of words for 9th -12th grade has not changed over the years. Students entering the competition in 9th grade can possibly receive the same word if they enter the competition in 10th , 11th, or 12th. There are over 700 words to study, so serious students can begin studying over the summer, or even the year before!

Middle School                             High  School

Mission

To provide a mathematical experience beyond the classroom for interested students and expose them to existing mathematical talent of Universal.

Advisors

 Lana Mahairi

 Lmahairi@universalschool.org

Meeting Day

 a day in the week – regularly scheduled
 First tryouts in October, then tie breakers if necessary.  Every category Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-calculus allow for only 6                students per category.
Every other Thurdsday November thru December, then every week after that, Thursday/Tuesday till the competion.
 If we are invited to state we meet weekly Tuesday/Thursday (alternating with debate) from end of March till May.

Activities

Last Saturday in February for Regional competition, the 23rd
Saturday possibly May 4th if we make it to state.

Mission

The mission of the club is preparation and registration for the MIST (Muslim
Interscholastic Tournament) regional tournament, in order to represent universal
school and compete with many other muslim schools and MSA’s. MIST is a
tournament with a wide variety of competitions such as knowledge, arts, sports,
writing, speech, debate, and so on. MIST allows for students to partake in
extracurricular activities not available at Universal, and it is a beneficial and
enjoyable event for anyone who participates in it.

Advisors

 mohammed alzweiy

Meeting Day

a day in the week – regularly scheduled

Once a month starting after November 1st. Most likely Tuesdays.

 

Activities

MIST is an activity that requires preparation outside of school, therefore no specific activities need to be requested, other than the regularly scheduled meetings after school. The MIST event takes place on a weekend near the end of the school year.

Mission

To provide service to Universal School

Adviser 

Ghazala Manzoor 
 gmanzoor@universalschool.org
Hayfae Awadallah
 Amber Hashim  
 Manal Abdellatif  

Meeting Day

Once a week 3:35-4pm – day to be determined

Activities

  • Empower Parent Application Day
  • Ronald Mc Donald Lunch-In
  • High Honor Roll Breakfast
  • Two Krispy Kreme Fundraisers
  • Cleaning and planting around the school for Earth day
  • Making goodie bags for teachers during Teacher Appreciation week.

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The Spelling Bee was a great accomplishment! Many dedicated students walked down the hallway holding their spelling list trying to perfect their spelling. First and foremost, we would like to congratulate every one who participated in the Spelling Bee.

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Mission

To bring literature to life through interpretation, creativity, expression, and teamwork

Advisors

Nassrine Hamdan

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We will begin in November meeting Thursday every other week. Beginning January we will meet Thursday weekly

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 Engage students in engineering challenges and STEM activities that will enhance the students’ critical thinking and increase their knowledge of STEM applications.

Advisors 

Mrs. ALharithi

Meeting Day

Our meetings are once a month-usually the last Friday of the month at 3:45 in the STEAM lab-
Dates of meetings for the 2018-2019 SY are the following Fridays:
9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/14, 1/25, 2/22, 3/15, 4/26

Activities

 We do one activity per meeting usually determined by the executives and approved by me beforehand.

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WYSE, (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) is a competition that tests the knowledge of students in several subject areas, such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, English, Biology, Computer Fundamentals and Engineering Graphics. There are three stages of the competition, the regional, the sectional, and the state level. If a team, which must include fourteen participants, finishes first or second out of all competing teams at their designated testing site, they move on to the next level.

Mission

  • Further develop literacy skills by providing members the opportunity to read a diverse array of literature.
  • Foster an environment in which reading becomes less of a task and more of an enjoyable pastime.
  • Use books to educate and raise awareness on current event issues.
  • Encourage reading for all.

Advisors

Ms. Kudaimi Room 201,

Girls Advisor: Ms. Krad Room 222

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays during lunch

Policy

Book Club is a lunchtime getaway where students meet with one another to discuss a novel they have chosen to read outside of their academic load.

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