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Fine & Applied Arts Clubs


Art club is open studio time for students who are currently enrolled in an art class. During club time, students can work on projects from their art classes or they can choose to use the time to work on personal projects in the medium of their choice. Art Club is a relaxed atmosphere where students might work together, critique their work, play music, and make art.

Sponsor: Kristin August,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23:

Criteria for joining: Co-curricular, must enrolled in an art, design, ceramics or photo class 1st or 2nd semester of the current school year.


Students interested in hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, or modern dance should consider auditioning for this fine arts dance company at the start of each school year. Auroris Dance Company has one major production per year, and also dances at festivals, competitions, and other venues. Guest artist and choreography opportunities engage students in a variety of diverse dance styles throughout the year.

Sponsor: Annaliisa Ahlman,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23: Meets at 3:30pm: Mon-East Cafe | Wed-Dance Studio | Fri- Old commons.

Criteria for joining club: Based upon audition.


Autos is a club with a casual environment intended for students to do any of the following: work on lab cars, work on their own cars, learn about automotive topics/maintenance/light repair, or just hang around cool equipment/cars and socialize with others.

Sponsor: David Andrejek,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23: Wednesdays at 3:30pm in room 1640.

Criteria for joining: Everyone welcome.


Provides an opportunity for students who enjoy cooking and like to try new creative recipes. Members not only develop their culinary talents, but also learn leadership and teamwork skills. This is an excellent club for a student who would like to pursue a career as a chef.

Sponsor: Mike Swiatkiewicz,, and Amy Koda,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23: Monthly on Thursdays at 3:30pm in room 1610.

Criteria for joining club: Everyone welcome.


Students earn membership based on participation in dance-related school activities (Auroris, dance clubs, dance team, etc.). Dancers who have earned 20 points or more and have a 3.0 or higher GPA may apply for membership in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts during their junior or senior year. Inducted students must continue to demonstrate leadership and involvement in order to earn the distinction of “graduating with honors in dance.” Students of all grade levels are welcome at meetings to get more information and receive support in their dance journey.


Sponsor: Annaliisa Ahlman,


Criteria for joining club: Eligible juniors & seniors must apply for chapter induction.

FASHION (Instagram: northfashion_d219)

To expose students to the world of fashion through the areas of merchandising, design, promotion and careers.

Sponsor: Amy Koda,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23: Monthly on Mondays at 3:30pm in room 1525.

FCCLA (Family Career & Community Leaders of America)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family work and societal issues through family and consumer science educates.

Sponsors : Julie Lear,, and Mike Swiatkiewicz,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23:

Criteria for joining club: Co-curricular; must be on your schedule.


Students earn membership through production work in the Theatre Department. Members promote theatre at Niles North, attend plays in and around Chicago, and attend the Illinois High School Theatre Festival.

Sponsor: Megan Baskin,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23:

Criteria for joining club: Based on participation in co-curricular drama season.


The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 10-12. The National Art Honor Society program aims to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. Our goal is to make art for the community & school and use our love of art to help and inspire people.

Sponsor: Melissa Connell,

Meeting time and location for ’22-’23: Every other Monday at 3:30pm in room 1685.

Criteria for joining: Everyone with interest in art, no matter what your art experience is.