HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES & CLUBS
Academic Team (Grades 9-12)
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.
Aevidum Club (Grades 9-12)
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.
Art Club (Grades 9-12)
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 meets once a week after schooand members will have the opportunity to participate in art projects, workshops, and community art events/projects throughout the year. Each year we try to visit an art museum. Past field trips have included the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Big Buddy Club (Grades 9-12)
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.
Book Club (Grades 9-12)
We are a club that focuses on the literature arts. Our main goal is to encourage the members to read books together. We will discuss a wide range of topic in our readings, such as the following: mental health, classics, mystery, and adventure, etc. With this being said, all books will be school appropriate. We will not read a book if people are uncomfortable with the material. If enough people join, we can create a Google classroom and assign books through there, have discussion posts, and have PDF versions of books (if there aren’t enough physical copies).
Climate Change Club (Grades 9-12)
The club will focus mostly on finding ways to use renewable resources around the school and take time to inform others about the importance of caring for the environment around us. We will research ways to conserve and efficiently use energy in the school and find better ways to preserve the environment around the school and the world. We could even build different items like windmills to produce our own energy for the school.
C3: Computing Competition Club (Grades 9-12)
Students currently enrolled in one of the Business Computer Technology courses or who have been accepted as an independent study student by the clubs' advisor are encouraged to join our Computing Competition Club (C3) and enter their projects into local, state, and national competitions. Competitions will be researched and presented to students throughout the year by both advisor and club members. All competitions and entries must be approved by the club advisor prior to the start of the project. The purpose of the C3 club is to provide students with the opportunity to further explore their area of interest in computer technology as well as the opportunity to compete in any available competitions. Additionally, the C3 club is proud to join with other existing clubs in preparing for any competitions with computer-related categories. Achievement awards and in some cases stipends and scholarships can be obtained from entered competitions.
Cornhole Club (Grades 9-12)
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.
Dance Team (Grades 9-12)
The Spring Grove Area High School Dance Team is for any student who enjoys dancing. Students of all levels of dance and training are welcome. Practices are held after school, usually once or twice a week, and performances include pep rallies, one or two sporting events, and various assemblies.
Disc Golf Club (Grades 9-12)
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. Our Spring Grove Disc Golf course was the dream of several students who secured grants and awards to design, build, and install an 18-hole course covering the Roth Church campus. Further goals of the club are listed below in no specific order.
• Continued development of the Grove DC course, including tee pad installation
• Maintenance and clearing of vegetation for course play
• Promotion of the game of disc golf to the students and community
• Organizing and promoting a yearly disc golf tournament
• Organizing and promoting disc golf to younger students through community outreach offerings
Diversity & Inclusion Club (Grades 9-12)
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.
Drama Club (Grades 9-12)
Do you enjoy performing? Directing? Working behind the scenes of a production? Costuming? Well, there's a place for you in Spring Grove's Drama Club. Join us first for the fall play. Practices and performances run from the end of September through the first weekend in December. Beginning in March, the Drama Club offers weekly sessions to work on characterization, improvisation, movement and stage presence. Future plans include attending local productions and possibly putting together pieces for competition. If you have a flair for the dramatic or comedy and enjoy being in front of a crowd, contact Mrs. Shubert in room 114. If you'd like to be the person who runs things behind the scenes, we need you, too. Keep an eye and an ear open for announcements about auditions and activities.
Equine Club (Grades 9-12)
This club is a place for students who have ridden, want to ride, or currently do ride horses. All riding disciplines are welcome to the club. Possible future fundraisers to support local horse rescues. All members can contribute to ideas on how to give back to our equine community. It’s an opportunity for students to lead and teach others about horses and to come together and share their passion.
Film Club (Grades 9-12)
The club will examine the importance of film by analyzing and interpreting film, primarily documents about film, documentaries, American and foreign films. Through the analysis, conviction, and interpretation of film we will develop critical thinking and writing skills valued in post-secondary pursuits. Film Club will also use the six elements of film to create concrete products for the school community.
Finding Faith (Grades 9-12)
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 Club (Grades 9-12)
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 services projects, equipment demonstrations and good old fishing.
Friends and Fun Festival Club (Grades 9-12)
The Friends and Fun Festival club is for students that are interested in working with special needs students from Spring Grove High School as well as neighboring schools. The FFF is a field day type event that provides a fun and social experience for students in the Autistic Support and Multiple Disabilities classrooms in Spring Grove Area School District and other LIU classes. 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 (Grades 9-12)
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 (Grades 9-12)
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.
Gaming Club (Grades 9-12)
Students are invited to play a myriad of games, from the virtual world of video games to strategy based trading cards games. Students play Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic, and others. All are welcome. This club meets in the Media Center.
GSA (Grades 9-12)
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 Club (Grades 9-12)
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. This club runs for the school year and meetings are held on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm.
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.
Key Club (Grades 9-12)
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.
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 (Grades 9-12)
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.
Peer Mentoring (Grades 9-12)
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. 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 (Grades 9-12)
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to join this club; anyone who has an interest in science is invited to join. As a member, you may participate in a bridge building competition, Science Olympiad, Rocketry Challenge, or Envirothon. Students are welcome to do one or all four of these Activities. The advisors are looking for students who have an interest in any or all of the areas of science (Environmental Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics or Biology). Students in this club will be assigned to an advisor for homeroom. Competitions are held during the months of February, March, and April. Practices for these competitions are held after school prior to the scheduled competition.
SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) (Grades 9-12)
Join SADD for a great way to meet new people and to help encourage others in our school not to make destructive decisions. Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say “No” to drinking and driving. Today, the focus has changed, 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. SADD meets every Friday at 7:10 am.
SPIRIT Council (Student Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together) (Grades 9-12)
The SPIRIT council are student leaders that meet to discuss the celebrations and areas of improvement for our school community. Meetings take place during the school day with the building principal. Students are responsible for all classwork missed for meetings.
Strength Club (Grades 9-12)
The mission of the Spring Grove Strength Club is to create an environment of hard work and self -discipline, while unifying students with the common goal of optimizing physical performance. Members in the strength club will meet during high school club meetings to plan and prepare for strength competitions. Additionally, the Strength Club will be used to provide career exploration opportunities to students interested in the fields of athletic training, sports nutrition, personal training, etc.
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.
Tech/Woodworking Club (Grades 9-12)
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.
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.