Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activites available at Pritzker

Pritzker has more than 40 extracurricular clubs and activities. If you don't see anything that interests you, please email Ms. Ryden and Ms. Johnson who can give you guidance on how to start a club of your own.

For complete descriptions and requirements, click here for a club by club break down.

Plain Text = Part-time Activity. Generally open to all interested students. Students are welcome to join more than one as long as they don’t conflict.


Sponsor/Contact Info


Anime Club

Student Sponsor: Alyssa Barrera


Staff Sponsor: Mr. Lawson



Anime club is a mixture of film club and book club in one. It allows fellow anime fans to come together and share their favorite animes/manga as well as learn about new anime/manga they've never heard of. We will start off by listing some anime/manga we're interested in to help make planning the schedule easier. Some days, anime club members will watch an episode of anime in the club and be assigned to watch 2-3 more episodes of that anime at their own house and be ready to come back the following week prepared for discussion; this would also be the case with manga. Other weeks we would watch anime movies, such as the famous Studio Ghibli movies. Anime Club's mission is to introduce anime series to our members so that they may watch/read them on their free time. 

Art Club

Ms. Portelli: gportelli@pritzkercollegeprep.org

In Art Club, students create art in an open studio environment.  Students may choose to elaborate on a style that they are experimenting with individually or to develop new artistic ideas with suggested group projects and techniques.  Art Club also provides an opportunity to discuss art-related topics. Meeting on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00


Mr. Wetmore:


Conditioning will begin around January of 2017; we will practice/play M-F in the afternoon and Saturday could potentially be all day, depending on game schedule.


Mr. Groch


Our goal is to perform a range of songs/ raps designed to be funky, dance-able and an overall good time. Styles may include Hip Hop, Bachata, Cumbia, Reggae and more, driven by student interest. Singers, rappers and musicians - this club is for you.

Book Club

Ms. Eggum


Mr. Scott


Ms. Young


Student-driven discussion about books students choose.   It’s fun!

Boys’ Basketball

Ms. Driessen


Mr. Palmer


Mr. Wetmore


To learn the game of basketball.

Boys’ Rugby

Mr. Lawson:


Mr. Ocampo:


To learn and play the game of Rugby.

Boys’ Soccer

Ms. Espinoza:


Ms. Meyers:


Mr. Groch


Our mission is to find dedicated players that wish to participate in a high-quality soccer experience. Each player must exhibit great sportsmanship and want to be part of the team. Above all, each player should possess a true love of the game and want to have fun.

Boys’ Volleyball

Ms. Driessen:


To introduce volleyball to male students and have fun playing an intramural sport.


Chess Club


Gunnery Sergeant Alvarez Jr.:


The Chess Club is for all levels of players. You will be taught the basics of game, rules of competition and compete accordingly. It’s a place to escape and yet keep your mind challenged and sharp.  Tuesdays 4:00-5:30.

Chicago Cultural Club (CCC)

Ms. Levit:

This club will expose Pritzker students to the fantastic city in which we live and have FUN while doing so!

Co-Ed Cheerleading

Ms. Pallardy:


Ms. Cross:


The Pritzker cheerleaders are a group of committed men and women who not only bring spirit and pride to our school at games but have placed 1st in the Noble Network competition 3 years in a row. You must be dedicated, hardworking and spirited to be a part of our team.

Coding Club

Ms. Schwartz:


For beginner and advanced coders, students can complete one online coding course per semester. Optional work time on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.

Core and Cardio

Ms. Kuehl


Core and Cardio, Any girl at any level of fitness and come work out with Ms. Kuehl and a rotating crew of female teachers. This club will kick your butt but also make you laugh while it's happening. Mondays at 4:15 starting September 12th in room 301a.

Cross Country

Ms. Cassidy


Ms. Fifolt


To train students for long-distance running and compete in races across the city. (Co-ed)

Drama Club

Ms. Schrishuhn


Learn about every part of putting on a great show. Discussions and activities will include info on acting, musical theatre, dance, makeup, costumes, directing, and design. Tuesdays @ 4pm in room 206.

Drill Team

Gunnery Sergeant Alvarez Jr.


The purpose of the drill team is to promote unity and pride in the competition teams of MCJROTC. There Varsity and “JV”, which compete throughout the entire academic year. Typically there over 12 competitions, some out of state. The teams are divided into “Un-Armed Squads, Platoons, Armed Squad Platoons, Color Guards, Inspection Teams and a Physical Fitness Team. Cadets typical form the teams, however other electives are encouraged to join teams.  Mondays-Thursdays: 7:15-8:05; Fridays 7:15-8:05/1:30-3:30

Ethics and Current Affairs Club

Mr. Scott:


Ms. Lee


To foster ethical decision making and engage in discussions about important topics that affect our everyday lives. This helps develop research skills, critical thinking, and public speaking.  Unlike debate, ethics encourages people to consider all options and come out with a well-balanced solution.

FBI Explorers

Ms. Sarah Henkelmann


Ms. Kathleen Brown


This is a program that teaches high school students about the FBI.  Students meet at the FBI building 1-2 times/month and are instructed by FBI agents about interrogation techniques, bomb diffusion, etc.  There are interactive seminars where students collaborate and practice their skills.  The application and interview process takes place in the spring of each school year.

Film Club

Ms. Cross:


Mr. Rosentel:


The purpose of Film Club is to analyze movies as a visual and auditory art form. As you discover films’ deeper meanings, you will further appreciate them and improve your observational and analytical skills. Also, we eat popcorn while watching movies. What more do you need?



To develop as athletes and compete in network football games.


Ms. Burns


To empower positive change in the lives of girls. Freshman and sophomore girls only!


Girls’ Basketball

Mr. Burns


To be a competitive basketball team that can compete against the Noble Network and city of Chicago to win a Noble Championship and/or Regional Title.

Girls’ Rugby Football Club

Ms. Sweeney-- Asst. Coach of Fitness


Mr. Parker-- Asst. Coach of Strategy

Pritzker Girls’ Rugby is an elite rugby football club dedicated to building the strongest female athletes, scholars, and leaders in the Noble Community.

Girls’ Soccer

Ms. Espinoza:


Ms. Meyers:


Mr. Contreras:


Our mission is to find dedicated players that wish to participate in a high-quality soccer experience. Each player must exhibit great sportsmanship and want to be part of the team. Above all, each player should possess a true love of the game and want to have fun.

Girls’ Volleyball

Ms. Driessen:


To be a competitive volleyball team that can compete against the Noble Network and city of Chicago to win a Noble Championship and/or Regional Title.

Glam Club

Ms. MacCallum:


To create a space in which students who are interested in makeup and hair, the techniques of applying makeup and styling hair, as well as other beauty tips, can attend. This club is intended for people interested in make-up and hair, and for people with ALL skill levels/interest levels.

Global Glimpse

Ms. Johnson:


Ms. Driessen:


Prepare for and partake in an amazing, life-changing summer study abroad leadership program. Students can earn scholarships to visit Nicaragua, Ecuador or Dominican Republic for 18 days. Students will learn about different cultural differences, how to help those less fortunate and develop leadership. Juniors only!

IVY (International Voices of Youth) League

Mr. Scott: sdick@pritzkercollegeprep.org

Mr. Biddix:


Promote English speaking, reading, and writing activities, help to improve your fluency and accuracy when speaking, but most important of all to have fun and learn new things.

Louder than a Jaguar

Senior Leader: Melinda Hernandez


Ms. Amato


To write and perform original spoken word poetry for enjoyment and for competitions.

Math Team

Ms. Haider: hhaider@pritzkercollegeprep.org

Ms. Fifolt: afifolt@pritzkercollegeprep.org

Ms. Golden: SGolden@pritzkercollegeprep.org

Ms. Shein: MShein@pritzkercolelgeprep.org

Mr. Selan:  dselan@pritzkercollegeprep.org

Math Team is an academic organization dedicated to math! We compete against 25 others schools over the course of the year to determine a city champion and prepare for competition at the state level. If you love math, want to become better at math, or want to challenge yourself mathematically, math team is the place for you!

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Gunnery Sergeant Alvarez:


Mixed Martial Arts will focus on physical conditioning , mental disciplines in mixed martial arts forms , standing and grappling skills . The club will meet twice a week, also will meet on and off school campus. The club is a co-ed club and welcomes all students.

Pritzker Garden

Ms. Cassidy


Pritzker Garden is seeking dedicated members that would like to learn about maintaining and growing a vegetable garden. We meet once a week (weather permitting) after school during the fall and spring to upkeep the garden, plant new vegetables, weed, and continue building our garden to reach its full potential. Meetings will be from 4-5:30 on either Monday or Thursday. **Community Service, not enrichment**

Read MAS!

Ms. Amato:


Book club focused specifically on Mexican American authors.


Ms. Spitz:


Ms. Meyers


The purpose of Snowball is to make Pritzker a place where random acts of kindness, good deeds, and respect are at the forefront of what we do. As a club we focus on creative ways to spread good feelings around the building.


Ms. Driessen:


Ms. Budzon:


To be a competitive softball team that can compete against the Noble Network and city of Chicago to win a Noble Championship and/or Regional Title.

Speech & Debate

Mr. Watkins: jwatkins@pritzkercollegeprep.org

Mr. Rosentel: crosentel@pritzkercollegeprep.org

Our purpose is to help you find your inner spark for the art of Forensics, or competitive speech and debate. The Speech and Debate team is an incredible resource for developing skills in public speaking and debate that will benefit you throughout high school, college, and beyond. We are a team, and we require commitment. But, if you put in the effort, your confidence will grow in previously unimaginable ways.

Stand Up! Speak Out! (SUSO/ LGBTQ Club)

Ms. Amato:


Student Sponsor: Veronica De La Mora


Stand Up Speak Out is an after school club that aims to create a safe place for students to discuss social justice issues such as the LGBTQ community, gender inequality, and non-traditional family dynamics. SUSO hopes to help students gain confidence, knowledge, critical thinking skills, and tools for supporting their peers.


Ms. Corvino:


STEM Club pushes students to experience the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math outside of the classroom setting. Run primarily based on student interests, this club allows students to explore areas of interest through research and experiments while simultaneously pushing students to consider new areas through Guest Speakers and research.

The Card Game (TCG) Club

Mr. Schrishuhn:


The card game club is for students interested in playing and learning how to play Magic, Pokemon, and Yu-gi-oh!. We will meet twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5pm (students can choose to come on both days or one).


Two Left Feet

Ms. Brick:


Two Left Feet is a place to have fun and get exercise through dance. All dance instruction is led by Pritzker students. Dances we will learn include bachata, salsa, merengue, and cumbia.

Ultimate (Frisbee)

Ms. Steph Landry:


Mr. Schrishuhn:



Pritzker Jaguar Ultimate’s Mission is to form a competitive team that can compete with the top schools in the country. Through intense dedication, rigorous training, and professional communication we aim to develop strong agile athletes who can advocate for themselves and step into professional leadership roles both on and off the field.

Wrestling Team

Gunnery Sergeant Alvarez Jr.


Promote good sportsmanship, health and wellbeing for the love of wrestling. Teach the love of the sport, open to all, it’s a co-ed sport! Free-style wrestling techniques will be taught; the season begins in October and ends February. It is considered a winter sport.


Ms. Curtin:


The Yearbook Club is responsible for creating and promoting Pritzker’s annual yearbook. This includes designing the layout, choosing features, taking pictures, and much more. The Yearbook Club will also help promote and sell the yearbook.

Yoga Club

Ms. Young:


Ms. Welch:


Practice yoga in a safe and inclusive space. No experience needed!

*Note: Bolded Text = Full-time Activity. May require tryouts. Students are strongly encouraged to only join one at a time

Plain Text = Part-time Activity. Generally open to all interested students. Students are welcome to join more than one as long as they don’t conflict.