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Student Activities, Clubs, and Organizations

Aevidum | Mrs. Engles, Mr. Newark, Mrs. Crnovic
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 | Mr. Stough
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. 

AVJ Leadership & Film Club | Mr. Richards, Miss Priest
Students will have the opportunity to learn skills with regard to cinematography, editing, sound, and live productions.

Big Buddy Club | Mrs. Metzger, Mrs. Grant
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. 

Birding Club | Mrs. Richard, Mr. Stoner
Description coming soon.

Board Games & Mind Puzzles | Mr. Becker, Mr. Perago
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.

Book Club | Mrs. Huhn
Students choose books to read and discuss each month, with occasional book-related crafts and other fun things.

Cheerleading Club | Miss Gruzs
Cheerleading club is a group created to support cheerleading activities for students of varying abilities. The group practices skills found in traditional cheerleading competitions, comes up with fundraising opportunities, and creates routines for pep rallies and other school activities.

Color Guard | Ms. Brown
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.

Disc Golf Club | Mr. Carns
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 and Inclusion | Ms. Krinock, Mrs. E. Walker, Mr. Rose
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.
*This club requires an application process.

Drama Club | Ms. Kirkpatrick
Students in this club will participate in activities designed to make them better performers.

E-Sports Club | Mr. Graham
Members of the E-Sports team have the opportunity to play/practice during club time.

Finding Faith | Ms. Sechrist, Mrs. Ford
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.

Fishing Club |  Mr. Miller, Mr. Barge
The goal of the Fishing club is to help students understand and expand their knowledge and proficiency in the sport of 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.

Four Square | Mr. Reck
Students in this club participate in friendly four square games.

Friends and Fun Club | Mrs. Pensinger, Mrs. Frey, Mrs. Leese
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 | Mrs. Kinneer, Mrs. Fluke
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 / FFA  | Mr. Zeigler, Ms. L. Walker
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.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance | Dr. Bosak, Mrs. Tufano
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.

Gardening Club | Mrs. Kobiltz, Mrs. Strait
Learn all about plants and gardening! This club selects and maintains the plans throughout the school and researches how to care and propagate plants.

History Club | Mr. Baker, Mrs. Harlacher, Mr. Boyle
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 | Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Drumheller
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 | Advisors: Ms. Mengel, Mr. Mundy, Ms. Strait

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.

Mindfulness/Relaxation Club | Mr. Mundy, Mrs. Schmoyer
This club’s primary focus is on practicing mindfulness, which involves being fully present and engaged in the moment, without judgement.  Members will learn various mindfulness techniques, such as mindful breathing, body scans, and guided meditations, which they can incorporate into their daily lives to reduce stress and anxiety.  The club will also offer the opportunity for students to participate in and/or lead relaxation activities throughout the year.  Mindfulness/Relaxation Club aims to create a comfortable space for students to prioritize their mental health and wellbeing while connecting with others who share similar interests and values.

Mountain Biking Club | Mrs. O’Brien, Mr. Neiderer
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.

National Honor Society Grades 11-12 | Advisor: Ms. Baer, Ms. Michalisin                                                                             

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 | Advisor: Ms. Thatcher                                                                                       

Delta Epsilon Phi is a national educational 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 GPA of 3.0 and a German GPA 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 | Advisor: Mr. Miller and Ms. Freestone

The purpose and mission of the Spring Grove High School Nutrition Council is to promote healthy choices to students and to explore new items for school meals, to provide assistance for school activities associated with food preparation and distribution.  The Nutrition Council shares and promotes the benefits of choosing balanced school meals with students of Spring Grove and provides volunteer opportunities to students interested in the culinary arts, food, or serving others.

Philosophy Club | Ms. Krall
The Philosophy Club focuses on group discussion of philosophical and contemporary topics.

Rocket Aviators | Mr. Henning
Rocket Aviators is a club for students with a passion for flying. From paper airplanes to drones and flight simulator, if flight is your thing then this is your club!

Rocket Care Club (Breaking Boundaries Club) | Mrs. Brenner, Mrs. Michalisin
The Rocket Care Club exists for students to care about the SGAHS community. We seek to serve our peers, teachers, and staff through student generated ideas and projects. We will serve through service projects, encouragement and acts of kindness throughout the year. Our projects and events will vary based on the interest of its members each year.

Rockets Walk & Talk  | Mrs. Speir, Mrs. Landis
This group is an opportunity to boost your physical and emotional well-being.  We plan to take a stroll (inside or outside), chat, connect with friends (old or new), and help one another.  Walking with others provides motivation and is an ideal time to talk and enjoy social interaction through the sharing of everyday challenges and ideas.  This is a relaxed and no pressure group.  We just ask that you arrive with an open mind, comfortable shoes, and a smile!

Rocket Club |Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Senft
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 | Mr. Paules, Officer Mengel
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) 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.

Seminar/Mini-THON | Mrs. Grim
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.

Strength Club | Mr. Harris, Mr. Newcomb
Students in this club have the opportunity to explore weighlifting, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, bodybuilding, and more through discussion and workouts.

Student Council | Room 324 | Advisors: Ms. Reed and Mr. Ricco

The purpose of the 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 | Choral Room | Advisors: Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mr. Showalter  

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 has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world.  Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.

Varsity Club | Mrs. Eckenrode
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.

Volleyball & Net Sports | Ms. Strausbaugh, Mr. Showalter
This club provides students the opportunity to participate in friendly volleyball matches and develop their volleyball skills.

Woodworking Club | Mr. Sokolovich, Mr. Richard
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.

Yearbook Photography Group | Mr. Wisler
Help take photos for the yearbook! 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.