Clubs & Activities



Animal Welfare Club Jeff Capps
Art Club  Mark Lasley, Candice Santos
Belleville East Gay-Straight Alliance Derek Vallem, Kris Ainsworth
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Michelle Seneczyn
Broadcast & Technology Club Tammie Hettenhausen
BTHS Ice Hockey Club Peggy Dohlke, Denise Campo
Campus Greens TBA
Chess Team  Brad Schmidt
Choirs Andrew Cowell, Tim Hassall
Debate Team TBA
Distributive Education (DECA)  Mark Crask
Drama Club TBA
Ecology Club   Jean Becherer, Jeff Capps
FBLA Kassandra Korte, Julie Siebers
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Luke Patton
Film Club Zach Rogers
French Club & French Honor Society Shauna Ecker
German Club & German Honor Society  Andrew Gaa
Helping Other People Excel (HOPE)  Anne Brown, Sarah Keim
JROTC Club/Military Connections   Anne Belline 
Lancer Book Club  Tina Rideout, Annette Whitaker
Key Club Christine Oplinger
LifeSavers  Ryan Wiggs
Marching Band/Color Guard*  Mark Tessereau
Mashariki Multicultural Club  Ian Hendricks
Math Team Katie Munden, Tom Hickey, Shawn Coughlin, Matt Osborn
Model United Nations Marc Novaria
Mu Alpha Theta Jenn Sanders , Kathy Fields
National Art Honor Society Candice Santos
National Business Honor Society Mark Crask, Julie Siebers
National English Honor Society Laura Byrne, Ann Lillard, Lisa Hayes
National Honor Society  Matt Osborn, Traci Schoenbeck
Octagon Club  Michelle Seneczyn, Judy Baldus
Odyssey of the Mind/Senior Olympiad Norm Dahm
Office Occupations Julie Siebers
Photography Club TBA
Prom Sponsors Natalie Czyz, Melanie Korte
Recycling Team  Jean Becherer
Renaissance TBA
Science National Honor Society Shawn Hennon
Spanish Club  Melissa Mueth
Spanish Honor Society  Jenny Hotze-Wilton
Speech Team Shawn Hennon, Zach Rogers
Student Ambassadors Michael Anderson, Anne Belline
Student Council Ashlee Heady, Natalie Peters
The Lancer (Newspaper) Jamie Mannino
Thespian Society Zach Rogers
Tri-M (National Music Honor Society) TBA
Yearbook Sarah Coughlin
Youth and Government Marlene Cunico
Young Democrats  TBA
Young Republicans  TBA

Belleville East High School (Directions)

The Belleville East campus is located on 76 acres of majestic wooded land, at the corner of West Boulevard and Carlyle Avenue . This beautiful college-like campus contains 19 instructional buildings, a football/soccer stadium encircled by an 8 lane all weather track and additional athletic facilities to accommodate cross country, baseball, softball and tennis. The educational facilities include a new state of the art performing arts center, computer labs and a variety of classrooms designed to meet the educational curriculum of the district.


Girls: Don’t forget. If you signed up for the “Walk in Her Shoes” presentation, it is tonight from 3:30-5:30 on the second floor of A Building. Pizza and snacks will be provided.  ~ Mrs. Nesbit


Students: If you missed this morning’s Teeter-Totter-A-Thon informational meeting, you can still attend a brief meeting today at 3pm in Computer Lab 2 in the library.  See me in O101 or Mrs. Schulte in F305 for questions.

~ Mrs. Nesbit


Lancers: Are you still planning on ordering a yearbook? We have less than 40 yearbooks left for sale before Lancerfest. Order yours today by clicking on the yearbook link on East's homepage. ~ Ms. Davis


Students: Ordinarily we cannot use student announcements for lost and found items. However, a set of dental retainers have been turned to the main office. If you are the owner, please pick it up in the main office. ~ Mrs. Mertens


Attention students who obtained a 3.7 (or higher) GPA for first semester: The vouchers for the Cardinal baseball tickets have arrived. Please see me in the Main Office to pick up your voucher. You must have your school ID and may only pick up your own voucher. ~ Mrs. Mertens


Students: The Daily Grind will be closing for the year on Friday, May 3.  If you have a Daily Grind DECA Dollar, please use it before May 3.  Your DECA Dollar will NOT be valid for next school year so please head to The Daily Grind and use it.  Thanks to all that supported our café this year. ~ Mr. Crask


Lancer Readers: Come join Ms. Byrne for a discussion of Sebastian Junger’s War, a riveting account of a platoon’s 15-month tour of duty in one of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan.  The book chat will take place in the Library at 3:30 this Thursday, April 11.  ~ Mr. Schmidt


Students:  Those that have attained their Eagle Scout last year or this year, please see me or Mrs. Posey in the Principal’s Office.  Thank you! ~ Mrs. Hermann


Girls’ Volleyball: There will be a meeting on Friday, April 12th at 3:30 in the gym annex for all girls interested in playing volleyball next year. The purpose of the meeting is to inform athletes of spring and summer volleyball opportunities. All current team members and anyone interested in playing next year are encouraged to attend.  Please see Coach Posey, Coach Gaubatz, or Coach Funk with any questions.  See you on Friday, April 12th at 3:30.

~ Coach Stacey Posey


Comic Book Club Members: Order forms for our May selection Mind the Gap are available from the door of D204.  Money and order forms are due to me in D204 no later than Friday April 12. ~ Mrs. Hayes


Juniors and Seniors: The Marching Lancers are having a Lunchtime Prom Raffle in the Cafeteria this week and next. Prizes include one of two “tuxedo of your choice” rentals, one of two hair salon appointments at Hair News with Janelle, one of 12 wrist corsages or boutonnieres. Tickets prices are $1.00 per ticket or 6 chances for $5.00 Also, on April 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, and 17th Willard’s Formal Wear will be at the raffle tables to take tuxedo orders for EAST students. $50.00 off regular price. They will take your measurements and deposit of $35.00 to save you a trip to their store. Bring your date to pick out your tuxedo. If you happen to be one of the tuxedo winners your deposit will be refunded. Thanks in advance. ~ Marching Lancers    


National Association of Black Accountants is now accepting applications from 10-12th graders for the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) which will be held at Harris-Stowe State University. This is an all-expenses paid one- week summer residency program. Students must have a 3.0 GPA. Deadline: April 15. Applications are available in the counseling office. ~ Mrs. T.Brown


Belleville East Football and Basketball Cheerleading Tryouts are set!  Clinics and tryouts will begin the week of April 29th - May 3rd!  The clinics for the squads will be held separately this year, so you must choose basketball or football! You must stop by and see the coach of the squad you wish to try out for in order to pick up a packet of information and application.  Also each athlete must complete the online registration on the East Athletic Website and have a current physical on file with the nurse in order to try out. For information on cheerleading tryouts please visit the coaches. For football Cheerleading see Mrs. Hemmer in S107 and for basketball Cheerleading see Ms. Dinga in S206. ~ Ms. Dinga and Mrs. Hemmer


Students: Who couldn’t use an extra $5,000 or $500?  The Lancer Raffle is well underway so don’t miss your chance to win some big money!  Everyone should have already received a raffle sale email. Simply post the information on Facebook or Twitter and forward to you entire contact list.  The Raffle Ends on April 22.


Every student or faculty member who sells at least 10 tickets will be entered in a drawing for prizes that include:  $500 to the Top Seller, Prom/Limo Package, Ipad mini, 4 Cardinal Box Seats directly behind home plate, or 10-$100 cash prizes. Congratulations to Jacob Parker for the first person to sell 10 tickets in the Lancer Raffle.  He is the winner of $100.  ~ Mr. Loyet


Congratulations to the Boys Tennis Team for winning their 2nd tournament of the year this past weekend!

~ Coach Skaer



Speech Team: We will have a meeting after school on Wednesday in Q203 to discuss upcoming tournaments.

~ Coaches Rogers and Hennon


Beta Chi Phi – Science Honor Society: We will have a meeting on Thursday, November 29th at 8:00 A.M. in Q203. ~ Mr. Hennon


Octagon Club: We will meet Thursday, November 29th at 8:00 a.m. in S206.   We will be handing out “Adopt a Family” cards.  ~ Mrs. Baldus and Mrs. Seneczyn


Young Republicans: The t-shirt orders must be placed by this Thursday, November 29th.  The next meeting is this Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. in A226. ~ Mr. Patton


Health Education Club: There will be a meeting this Thursday, November 29th in G101 at 8:00 a.m. sharp.  If you are an active member please be sure to come.

~ Mr. Watkins, Mrs. Templin, Mr. Nesbit and Mrs. Smith


Renaissance Students:  This Thursday you are invited to a Renaissance movie day in the cafeteria 6th & 7th hour.  You must be on the current list to attend.  Check the bulletin boards in the nodes, at the office, or with your teachers.  ~ Mrs. Watts   


Boys’ Volleyball: Anyone interested in playing this spring is encouraged to attend a meeting this Thursday at 8:10 a.m. in S103 or after school in the weight room.  You will receive your January and February workout schedules and hear some new incentives for attending workouts!   See me or Coach Kloess for questions. ~ Coach Gaubatz


Seniors: I have extended the deadline for your Western Illinois University application and transcript request. It is due to me by November 29. This is for the on- site admissions which is on December 7th. ~ Mrs. Sears


Students: Have you ever been curious about what careers are available through the military? A military representative will be here to talk about careers on Thursday in the Counseling Office. Sign up with the Counseling Secretary for a pass. ~ Mrs. Douglas


Students: If you’ve read the popular new book, Anna and the French Kiss, come talk about it next Thursday, December 6, at 3:30 in the library.  Don’t miss this first book chat of the year. ~ Mr. Schmidt


Mu Alpha Theta: Please remember to bring your candy canes to A220. ~ Mrs. Sanders


Interact Club: We will meet this Thursday, November 29 at 8:00 am in G106. We will be discussing the upcoming Christmas party and other volunteer opportunities. Please try to attend. ~ Mrs. Scaiefe and Mrs. Watts


Seniors: Those of you who will be graduating early in December must attend a meeting in the PAC on Friday, December 7th before school at 8:00 a.m. Members of the counseling center and administration need to review a few last minute details before you leave for the semester.  If you have any questions please see me in the class office.

~ Mr. Fehrenz


H.O.P.E. Club: Our next meeting is this Thursday, November 29, at 8:00 a.m. in P103. We will be discussing plans for our holiday dinner and gift exchange. ~ Ms. Keim and Mrs. A. Brown


Students: The Bass Club is selling raffle tickets for an autographed Stan “The Man” Musial jersey. Tickets are $1.00 each, 5 for $3.00, or 10 for $5.00. Tickets can be purchased from Coaches Brown, Rayburn, Kumke, or any of the Bass Club students. ~ Mrs. Kumke


Students: The Miss Midwest Pageant which is a preliminary to Miss Illinois will be having an informational table in front of the cafeteria for any young women interested in the Pageant. Check it out! ~ Mrs. Douglas



FBLA: Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 28th at 8:00 a.m. in Q121.  We welcome any new students to attend. ~ Mrs. Siebers and Mr. Crask


Seniors: Did you get your photo taken for the yearbook? If so, you must check them out in the English office window in C-Node as soon as possible. See me in D305 with questions or changes. ~ Ms. Davis


Seniors: A representative from ITT will be in the Counseling Office next week. Please see me for a pass if you are interested. ~ Mrs. Kumke


Students: All this week from November 26 – 30, the JROTC and Military Connections in cooperation with the USO, will be collecting items in front of the Bookstore, to fill gift bags for our soldiers left behind at Christmas. The items needed are listed all over our campus.  Please help make a better Christmas for those who are serving. It is our way of saying Thank you and Merry Christmas! ~ Mrs. Belline



Attn. Comic Book Club Members:  Order forms for our November selection, New 52 Catwoman, areavailable from the door 

of D204. All order forms and payments are due to Mrs. Hayes in D204 no laterthan Friday, October 4th. Our next meeting will 

be on November 5th in D204 from 3:30 -4:15. Contact Mrs. Hayes at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have questions.


The Campus Greens will meet today, October 2, after school. All students are welcome to attend and help build a better community. ~Dr. Short.


ATTENTION Beta Chi Phi - Science Honor Society! Our Field Trip is scheduled for this Friday, October 4. Permission Forms are due to Mr. Hennon in Q203 ASAP! ~Mr. Hennon


Octagon Club: Please attend our meeting tomorrow in S206. We will be discussing ordering            t-shirts and a November activity. ~Mrs. Baldus


There will be open gym for girls interested in trying out for basketball on Wednesday evenings from 

6:00-7:15 P.M. on October 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th. These open gyms will be open to all girls who have turned in a blue medical emergency card to one of the coaches and will be held in addition  to the conditioning and open gyms after school. Students must have their own transportation and  show up on time. If you have any questions see Coach Seipp in F200.


Do you ever feel like an Airhead?  Do you know an Airhead?  Well, tomorrow is Airhead Thursday and The Daily Grind wants 

everyone to be an Airhead.  From 8:00 am to 8:30 am in front of A building DECA students will be selling Airhead Extremes. 

If you purchase a package of Airhead Extremes, you will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 6 Daily Grind prizes........DECA


Interact Club is collecting nonperishable food items and toiletries for the St. Paul's Interfaith Food  Pantry through this Friday. Please bring items to cafeteria, G106 or Q200 to be entered to win a  $20 gas card or a $20 Chick-fil-A gift card.  See Mrs. Scaiefe or Mrs. Watts with any questions!


Beach Bums have a meeting tomorrow morning in F303 at 8 am. See you there!   ~Mrs. Kloever


Do you recycle plastic? We would love to receive your plastic bags from home at school. Please recycle any of the following types of plastic film in the big recycling box on the first floor of G-building:
- grocery bags
- bread bags
- case overwrap
- dry cleaning bags
- newspaper sleeves
- ice bags
- wood pellet bags
- Ziploc and other reclosable bags
- Produce bags
- bubble wrap
- salt bags
- cereal bagsThank you for your help!
Ms. Becherer, Dr. Short, and the Ecology Club