HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES & CLUBS
These groups primarily meet during the school day in the club period. Students have the opportunity to sign up for a club at the beginning of the school year.
Students who participate on the academic team have the opportunity to compete against other schools in a jeopardy style competition. Students should have an aptitude for enjoying trivia and like the pressures associated with competition that has been aired on television. This club starts in early fall with practices and runs through early spring with a variety of competitions.
The word Aevidum means "I've got your back." The Aevidum club at Spring Grove Area High School works to create a school climate where students feel accepted, appreciated, acknowledged and cared for. It works to create a place where teachers, students, and staff embrace these values and support each other every day. The club sees the importance of starting and continuing conversations about mental health and suicide prevention.
Are you interested in Art? If you are motivated to work on individual or group projects with other like-minded students, consider joining the Art Club. The Art Club provides the opportunity to participate in art projects, workshops, and community art events/projects throughout the year.
This club is for any student who is interested in driving, working on, buying and selling, photographing, or discussing vehicles. The club offers an atmosphere where all feel welcome, accepted, and appreciated regardless of year, make, or model preferences. Students intend to have a hands-on club that conducts events and fundraisers throughout the year including speakers, field trips, floats, and/or car shows.
Big Buddy Club
Big Buddy is a program run through the high school in which students are partnered with a little buddy at the elementary school. Through monthly meetings and letters, the student will be a friend to his or her little buddy. They will provide support and a listening ear when needed. Students will help their buddies with homework and will have fun playing games and making crafts at the meetings.
Bird Watching Club
This club provides the opportunity to learn basic bird identification skills.
Board Games & Mind Puzzles Club
In this club, students have the opportunity to play games like Backgammon, Yahtzee, or Boggle. Students can play card games like Uno, Go Fish, or War. Additionally, students can play individual puzzles like logic or sudoku.
Students choose books to read and discuss each month, with occasional book-related crafts and other fun things.
Color Guard Club
Color Guard club is a group created to support color guard activities for students of varying abilities. The group practices skills found in traditional color guard competitions and creates routines for pep rallies and other school activities.
Students involved in this club will have the opportunity to learn the game of cornhole and design their own boards and bags. This club will meet throughout the year to work on cornhole skills and techniques necessary to master the game in preparation for an end-of-year tournament.
Disc Golf Club
Members of the Disc Golf Club recognize this amazing sport that many Spring Grove students enjoy playing on our campus disc golf course. Students joining this club need no prior knowledge of the same of disc golf, only the willingness to promote an inexpensive, healthy, outdoor sport. This club’s overall goal is to continue the development and improvement of the Grove DC course into one of the premier courses in South Central PA.
Diversity & Inclusion Club
The purpose of the Diversity & Inclusion club is to create a team environment where learners from diverse backgrounds can come together to share experience and perspectives in a socially and intellectually safe space and work together to spread the message of inclusion and respect throughout the school and community. Learners can partake in exploring various cultures and diversity within the community via field trips, guest speakers, and student-led cultural programs. The goal of the club will be to expand awareness of differing viewpoints of the Spring Grove community members by sharing experiences and promoting active listening among the club members. Members should have a desire to promote acknowledgement, acceptance, and respect of various, diverse backgrounds that make up the Spring Grove student body.
Dive, Duck, Dip, Dive, and …. Dodge! Join this club to engage in some friendly Dodgeball competition!
Students in this club will participate in activities designed to make them better performers.
Members of the E-Sports team have the opportunity to play/practice during club time.
Film & AVJ Club
Students will have the opportunity to learn skills with regard to cinematography, editing, sound, and live productions.
Finding Faith is a Christ-centered club that exists to expose students to the love of God and to start a relationship with Him. By providing a safe environment for all students, students will begin to understand who God is and His love for us.
Fly Fishing and Lure Building Club
The goal of the Fly Fishing club is to help students understand and expand their knowledge and proficiency in the sport of fly fishing. This will include topics on needed equipment, casting techniques, stream and water way ecology and field experiences. Students will have the opportunity to participate in after-school activities through service projects, equipment demonstrations and good old fishing.
Friends and Fun Club
The Friends and Fun club is for students that are interested in working with special needs students from Spring Grove High School as well as neighboring schools. This club meets throughout the year in order to plan and organize the Friends and Fun Festival that is held in the spring. If you have the desire to learn about various disabilities and work with a variety of special needs students this club is a great opportunity for you.
Future Educators Club
This club was developed to foster an interest in the teaching profession. Members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities related to the teaching field, including shadowing teachers, assisting students by tutoring them in classes where they are being challenged academically, planning and participating in activities during American Education Week, developing ideas to recognize teachers, and attending “Exploring Teaching as a Career Day” at Millersville University. This club runs throughout the school year.
Future Farmers Club
This club was developed to foster an interest in the farming profession. Throughout the year, members of this club will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities related to farming. Some of these activities include: development of hydroponics and aquaponics environments in the classroom, planting and maintaining of gardens, interactions with community farmers, introduction to various aspects of farming through videos and lessons. This club runs throughout the school year.
Learn all about plants and gardening! This club selects and maintains the plans throughout the school and researches how to care and propagate plants.
The goal of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance at Spring Grove Area High School is to promote a safe community for every person regardless of his/her sexual preference or gender identity. Members of the GSA will work to increase awareness while educating the social community in a frank but respectful manner. The GSA is a creative and respectful outlet in which to understand all viewpoints. Most importantly, the GSA is a fun and exciting group in which to reduce social stigmas and lead by example.
History & Mock Trial Club
This club is designed for students who are interested in history and government. Activities include: York County Mock Trial, Model Legislation, Citizen Bee and History Week planning and activities. Students have had the opportunity to participate in field trips to historical locations.
Key Club is an international student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. Its support comes from the Kiwanis Club who provides adult support to students as they plan their many functions. The club sponsors programs for the school as well as the community and runs from September to June with weekly meetings. Membership could require $12 in dues.
Mountain Biking Club
This club gives students the opportunity to ride our school’s mountain bikes on courses here on campus. The club also completes maintenance on the mountain bikes during inclement weather.
Peer Mentoring Club (Grades 10-12)
Knowing the importance of the freshman year for high school success, the peer mentoring program was established to assist freshmen students in their transition to the high school. Ultimately, the mission of the program is to empower students and reduce school drop-outs. Sophomore, Junior, and senior students are paired with freshmen and meet for advisory/tutoring sessions during free time. The peer mentoring club has formed a community of caring at Spring Grove High School.
Rocket Scientists club
This club is designed for students to work on one or more of their rocketry teams. Students that are interested in rocketry but are not on a team should sign up for the Rocketry course for the new school year. New teams are formed at the beginning of each school year.
SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving)
SADD helps encourage others in our school not to make destructive decisions. Originally, the mission of the local SADD chapter was to help young people say NO to drinking and driving. Today, the focus has chagned, and SADD is a peer leadership organization dedicated to understanding the impact of destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, teen violence, and teen depression. Some f the activities we orgnize throughout the year are Red Ribbon Week, a Homecoming float, and Safety Day.
Students in this club have the opportunity to explore weighlifting, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, bodybuilding, and more through discussion and workouts.
The goal of this club is to create positive student sections at athletic events. We run the school spirit store and hope to use funds to organize student bussing opportunities to support our athletes at away games/matches.
This club provides students the opportunity to participate in friendly volleyball matches and develop their volleyball skills.
For students who are looking to practice and advance their skills in woodworking and fabrication, time and focus will be spent on designing and creating projects that will be used here in school, sold for fundraising, or created for your own personal use. Interested students should have either taken materials fabrication or be currently enrolled in the course.
These groups primarily meet outside of the regular school day throughout the year or as part of a course of study.
Integrated Arts Center Aides (Grades 9-12)
Students volunteer to work before, during, or after school. All available periods must be during a study hall only. Students’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending the circulation desk, checking books in and out, shelving books, and working the coffee house. Applications are accepted marking periods 1 and 3.
Journalism (Grades 11-12)
Students in Journalism I and II create the “Rocket Star,” which is a monthly school newspaper and an annual literary and arts magazine. Students will have the opportunity to explore the many jobs related to the newspaper and publishing field, including: editor, photographer, reporter, layout and design work. Students receive credit for participation and their work is completed during the school day in a scheduled class.
Link Crew (Grades 10-12)
Link Crew is a transition program that will provide social and academic support throughout the year for ninth grade students. This program utilizes upperclassmen as leaders, motivators, role models and teachers. Upperclassmen have the opportunity to apply to become Link Crew Leaders. Selected leaders make a commitment to attend and actively participate in multiple training sessions as well as social events. They will also commit to working with and building relationships with a selected group of freshmen throughout the year.
Mini-THON Leadership Team
The SG Mini-THON is an annual dance marathon that raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. The SG Mini-THON Leadership Team is responsible for completely organizing and running the SG Mini-THON and all Mini-THON related fundraisers. The Mini-THON takes place every year in March and fundraisers occur at various times throughout the year. The Mini-THON Leadership Team applications are available in May on the Mini-THON website at https://sites.google.com/site/sgminithon/home. Anyone selected for the team will have weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6 a.m. throughout most of the year. If you are highly motivated, organized, and interested in helping others, the Mini-THON Leadership Team may be for you. Please join us in our fight to conquer childhood cancer. FTK
National Art Honor Society (Grades 10-12)
National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is a national organization that was founded in 1978 for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in visual art excellence. NAHS students participate in a variety of art competitions, paint murals, and participate in events like "Chalk it Up." Students also participate in art workshops and a yearly field trip. Membership in NAHS may qualify students for academic scholarships and national recognition opportunities. To apply, students must have successfully completed one year of high school art classes with a grade of B or better. Applications will be accepted during the fall with an Induction ceremony to be held in March. Students will be required to complete service hours, attend meetings, and maintain a GPA of 80% or above.
National Honor Society (Grades 11-12)
National Honor Society (NHS) is a national organization that recognizes and promotes scholarship, service, character and leadership in students. Students must qualify for induction based on requirements in the following categories: scholarship, service, character and leadership. Inductions take place annually in the fall. Meetings occur during homeroom and before and after School. Students in NHS will be assigned to the NHS homeroom.
National Honor Society for German (Grades 11-12)
Delta Epsilon Phi is a national education honor society for the purpose of recognizing high scholastic achievement in the study of German and promoting interest in the study of German language, literature, and culture. Participants organize and offer a variety of activities to expand their knowledge of the German language and culture, including a movie night, a game night, and a dinner night. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in an annual field trip. To be eligible, students must complete three years German and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 and a German grade point of 3.6 on a 4-point scale. After acceptance students will be expected to complete service hours, attend meetings, and maintain their grades.
Nutrition Council (Grades 9-12)
The purpose and mission of the Spring Grove High School Nutrition Council is to promote healthful choices to students and to explore new items for school meals, to provide assistance for school activities associated with food preparation and distribution, to share and promote the benefits of choosing balanced school meals with students of Spring Grove, and to provide volunteer opportunities to students interested in the culinary arts, food, or serving others.
Student Council (Grades 9-12)
The purpose of Student Council is to promote citizenship training through student participation in self-government, to create a stronger link of understanding between students and faculty and to promote worthy activities for the general welfare of the school. These goals are accomplished by those students elected by their peers through organizing such activities as: homecoming, dances, sponsoring fundraisers to promote school spirit, and other activities that promote student involvement.
Tri-M Music Honor Society (Grades 10-12)
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.
Yearbook Staff (Grades 9-12)
The members of this club will publish the “Forge,” which is the yearbook for the school. Students will collect, organize and select pictures to appear in the yearbook. They will be responsible for the layout and design as well as the captions and information contained within the book. Students will be required to proof their work before submitting to the publishers as well as proof the work done by the publishing company prior to printing the book. Some students will be involved in the organization and solicitation of ads that appear in the yearbook. Students will be responsible for organizing and taking orders for the yearbook. Yearbook meets 11th period on days 2, 4, and 6. Some of the work must be done after school. Interested students should see Mr. Yowaiski for an application.
York County Science and Engineering Fair (Grades 9-12)
Students have the opportunity to design and complete an experiment in the area of science and engineering. Students will be able to enter their project into the county fair held each spring.