Academics and Scholastic

Book Club

Description: Students select and read a book each month, and participate in weekly discussions during Bonus Block.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Weekly meeting attendance

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Adams
Click here to email Mr. Adams

Computer Science Club

Description: Members hear guest speakers and compete in regional competitions.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Should be aware of computer science and programming concepts.
 
Time Commitment: Periodic meetings from October through March
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor
 

DECA

Description: Students developing leadership skills in the areas of marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Students compete at the regional, state and national level.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Students must have taken at least one business course (or currently be enrolled in a business course in the Fall Semester)
 
Time Commitment: Attend meetings, community service activities and competitions
 
Procedure for Joining: Attend organizational meeting in September

Sponsor: Ms. Rickard
Click here to email Ms. Rickard

French Club

Description: The purpose of the PW French Club is to offer opportunities to experience French culture through food, music, games and film.
 
Eligibility Requirements: All students interested in French language and culture
 
Time Commitment: Club members meet after school one afternoon a month
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact club sponsor or attend first club meeting.
 
Sponsor: Madame Kuszyk
Click here to email Madame Kuszyk

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Description: FBLA provides innovative leadership and career development programs. Competitive events consist of more then 30 events ranging from computer related to public speaking.
 
Eligibility Requirements: None
 
Time Commitment: Monthly meetings and special events
 
Procedure for Joining: Attend organizational meeting in September.
 
Sponsor: Mr. Coleman 
Click here to email Mr. Coleman 

Future Educators Association (FEA)

Description: The Future Educators Association (FEA) program provides opportunities for high school students to explore careers in education.
 
Eligibility Requirements: None
 
Time Commitment: Monthly meetings
 
Procedure for Joining: Attend organizational meeting in September.

Sponsor: Ms. Labricciosa 
Click here to email Ms. Labricciosa

Latin Club

Description: Promotes Latin and engages students in Latin beyond the classroom
 
Eligibility Requirements: All are welcome… Knowledge of Latin helps.
 
Time Commitment: Periodic meetings throughout the year.
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor
 
Sponsor: Mr. Blubaugh
Click here to email Mr. Blubaugh

Math Club

Description: Student teams compete in a variety of math competitions from Math League to Math Madness.
 
Eligibility Requirements: None
 
Time Commitment: Once a month during Bonus Block
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor
 
Sponsors: Mr. Kumfert
Click here to email Mr.Kumfert

Medical/Science Career Club

Description: Students explore medical and science careers by listening to guest speakers and attending after school field trips.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Must submit club form and be able to participate in half of the club sponsored activities (badminton tournament, blood drive, field trip).
 
Time Commitment: One I-Block meeting a month and four after school meetings a year.
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor.
 
Sponsor: Mrs. McNally
Click here to email Mrs. McNally

Mock Trial

Description: This program provides students with a better understanding of the legal profession and judicial system. Students play the roles of lawyers and witnesses.
 
Eligibility Requirements: None
 
Time Commitment: Monthly meetings and after school meetings, plus competitions in February & March
 
Procedure for Joining: Attend organizational meeting in September
 
Sponsor: Ms. Carragher

National Honor Society

Description: An organization designed to foster and promote scholarship, leadership, service and character.
 
Eligibility Requirements: 11th and 12 graders must meet scholarship, service, leadership and character standards as described in PWHS handbook.
 
Time Commitment: Monthly meeting attendance and 20-25 hours of community service per year.
 
Procedure for Joining: In August, 11th and 12th graders meeting the mean academic standard of 3.75 unweighted cumulative GPA are invited to submit an application to the faculty committee.
 

Next Chapter Club

Description: PW Next Chapter is a book club for students with special needs. Students select and read a book each month, and participate in weekly discussion after school.

Eligibility requirements: None

Time Commitment: Weekly meeting attendance

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor.

Sponsor: Ms. Blum 

Reading Olympics

Description: Students read at least six books from a list published through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and participate in a quiz show competition with students from other schools in the county.
 
Eligibility Requirements: None
 
Time Commitment: Monthly meeting attendance, participation in competition.
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor
 

Robotics Club

Description: Students interested in the field of robotics are encouraged to design and build robots for in-school activities as well as events at local and national robotic competitions. We will be building and programming Vex robots as well as Arduinos and any other type of robots that students share with the club.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Any students interested in robots, technology, designing, building and/or programming.
 
Time Commitment: Students can expect to work on their robotic projects during available I-Block periods as well as some after school commitments. Additional after school activities will be necessary to prepare for competitions typically held on Saturdays, at various locations around the region.
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor
 
Sponsors: Mr. Brunner 
Click here to contact Mr. Brunner

Scholastic Competition Club

Description: Students will be able to compete in various contests based on their interests and will receive guidance, teams, and information for competitions.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Must compete in at least one competition
 
Time Commitment: Varies based on independent and/or team work
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact officers or sponsor, or join Edmodo group

Sponsor: Mr. Evan
Click here to email Mr. Evan

Science Olympiad

Description: Annual regional, state and national science competition
 
Eligibility Requirements: 9th-12th grade students interested in science
 
Time Commitment: Periodic after school and I-Block meetings, independent work as needed; one day competitions
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor
 
Sponsor: Mr. Muscarella 
Click here to link to Mr. Muscarella

Spanish Club

Description: PW students focus on improving their Spanish, understanding the cultures of Spanish-speaking areas, and helping the Spanish-speaking community.

Eligibility Requirements: An interest in Spanish, culture, and willingness to participate

Time Commitment: One meeting a month during I-Block, after school and weekends depending on interest and availability

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Ms. Geare 
Click here to email Ms. Geare

 

Technology Student Association (TSA)

Description: Students compete in regional, state and national technology-related activities.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Interest in technology
 
Time Commitment: After school meetings and travel to competitions in spring
 
Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Evan 
Click here to email Mr. Evan

Art and Music

Art Studio Club

Description: To give students an opportunity to create art beyond the classroom. This year the Art Studio Club will work to help a charitable effort to bring art to community in need of all the positives art can bring. 

Eligibility Requirements: Any student who has an interest in art.

Time Commitment: Meets every other week during Bonus Block and after school.

Procedure for Joining: Sign up
Sponsor: Mr. Marro, Ms Satko
Click here to email Mr. Marro
Click here to email Ms. Satko

Anime Appreciation Club

Description: Promotes understanding and enjoyment of anime through viewing and discussion. Anime is Japanese animation of manga, the Japanese equivalent of comic books and is considered by many to be more sophisticated and contain deeper meanings than American cartoons.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Meets every other week.

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. May
Click here to email Mrs. May

Chamber Ensemble

Description: The PWHS Chamber Ensemble will explore music outside of the realm of full symphony Orchestra and provide music for scheduled community functions.

Eligibility Requirements: Any PWHS string player, audition

Time Commitment: Several hours a month

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor for audition

Sponsor: Mrs. Derewitz 
Click here to email Ms. Derewitz

Colonial Players

Description: Students act, dance, sing and develop technical theater craft through two productions a year

Eligibility Requirements: Students are eligible after rigorous auditions and must maintain academic standards.

Time Commitment: The fall production averages 10 hours per week with more rehearsals the final two weeks. The musical averages thirteen hours per week.

Procedure for Joining: Audition

Sponsors: Mrs. Collado (fall production) and Mr. Engel (spring musical)
Click here to email Mrs. Collado
Click here to email Mr.Engel

Film Club

Description: Watch, review & critique films

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: One or two days per month after school

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsors: Mr. Blizzard or Mr. Boland
Click here to contact Mr. Blizzard
Click here to contact Mr. Boland

Guitar Club

Description: Students can play, learn, listen, teach and discuss guitars and music. Students interested in joining or starting a band are encouraged to attend. 

Eligibility Requirements: Love music

Time Commitment: Approx. one Bonus Block per month

Procedure for Joining: Signup for Bonus Block meeting

Sponsors: Mr. Kumfert
Click here to email Mr. Kumfert

Improv Club

Description: Playing improvised games, making friends and laughing at puns are just a handful of fun things offered by PW’s Improv Club. The club sets out to help you reach one goal: make you funnier off the top of your head.

Eligibility Requirements: Any student who has a love for comedy, learning and willingness to try new things.

Time Commitment: One Bonus Block a month and one after school meeting per month

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Downer
Click here to email Mrs. Downer

Indoor Guard

Description: The Indoor Guard learns complex movement, flag and rifle techniques and competes in the Cavalcade Indoor Drill Association and/or Tournament Indoor Association.

Eligibility Requirements: Demonstrate basic movement and twirling proficiency

Time Commitment: Two evening rehearsals and one Saturday rehearsal each week and 5-8 Saturday competitions from December through April

Procedure for Joining: Attend an introductory meeting in November and then pass an audition

Sponsor: TBD

Indoor Percussion

Description: This percussion ensemble rehearses from December to April.

Eligibility requirements: Audition

Time Commitment: One or two evening rehearsals per week and select Saturday rehearsals and competitions from December through April.

Procedure for joining: Attend introductory meeting in November and Audition

Sponsor: Mrs. Kaufman
Click here to email Mrs. Kaufman

Jazz Band

Description: The Jazz Band is a select group that performs for community events and competes in Cavalcade Jazz. Students develop their appreciation and knowledge of improvisation, ensemble playing and various styles of music.

Eligibility Requirements: All students must be experienced musicians that play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, guitar, bass, drums, or piano.

Time Commitment: One after school rehearsal per week and select evening rehearsals from November through May; several Friday and Saturday evening band competitions.

Procedure for Joining: Attend a meeting in November to receive the audition packet. Practice the packet and then pass an audition.

Sponsor: Mrs. Kaufman
Click here to email Mrs. Kaufman

Jazz Lab Band/Combo

Description: A small jazz group that focuses on jazz improvisatory skills

Eligibility Requirements: Play an instrument with basic proficiency

Time Commitment: One rehearsal per week and 3-6 Friday or Saturday evening competitions or performances from December through May

Procedure for Joining: Attend a meeting in November to receive the audition packet; practice the packet and then pass an audition

Sponsor: Mrs. Kaufman
Click here to email Mrs. Kaufman
 

Marching Colonials

Description: The Marching Colonials participate in community events, perform at football games and compete in the Cavalcade of Bands.

Eligibility Requirements: Students audition to be a member of the guard or percussion sections. All wind players who possess basic proficiency are accepted.

Time Commitment: Rehearses prior to the end of school and then from the end of July until Thanksgiving.  Annually, takes a trip to perform in places such as Canada, Virginia, New York and Ohio.

Procedure for Joining: Sign-up in April. Attend placement rehearsals in May and June.

Sponsor: Mr. O'Neill
Click here to email Mr. O'Neill

Media Production Club

Description: Offers hands-on media production opportunities for students interested in the development of audio/video content. Primary club activities involve taping school events which are broadcast on CITV and streamed on the District website. Students participate as camera operators, announcers, graphic designers, video editors and in other crew positions. Membership in the Media Production Club also gives the students access to professional production equipment, including HD cameras, drones, live-streaming technology and other resources for independent productions and programming. Student members are also able to request copies of their work for use in developing their professional portfolios.

Eligibility Requirements: Contact Sponsor

Time Commitment: Variable depending on level of involvement

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Peeler
Click here to email Mr. Peeler

Click here to sign up for upcoming productions.

National Art Honor Society

Description: Recognizes and inspires art students in grades 10th-12th to gain an outstanding ability to become artistic leaders by bringing art education to the attention of the public with community service activities related to art. Members who qualify promote an awareness of art and become active participants in the education process at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and our school district’s community. PWHS NAHS students demonstrate art scholarship, service, and character.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must have a minimum of one semester in art, maintain a B average, participate with community service activities particularly bringing art to our community and meet other national criteria.

Time Commitment: Monthly meeting attendance and ongoing community service

Procedure for Joining: Apply through sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Maggioncalda
Click here to send email to Mrs. Maggioncalda

Photography Club

Description: Students take photos and make photography displays with their photographs for the school.

Eligibility Requirements: Open to photography students

Time Commitment: Monthly meeting attendance, some after school time

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Maggioncalda
Click here to send email to Mrs. Maggioncalda

 

PW Chamber Chorus

Description: This is an after school chorus that sings a capella pop, madrigal, and show tunes. This group rehearses once a week and performs in the community.  

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be enrolled in a PW music ensemble. Some exceptions will be based on individual scheduling needs. 

Time Commitment: Once a week and a few weekend performances

Procedure for Joining: By audition only. Auditions will be announced during the first week of school.

Sponsor: Mr. Cooper
Click here to email Mr. Cooper

 

Stage Crew

Description: Students serve the school and community with the operation of sound, lighting and other stage equipment for various productions. We support assemblies, concerts, and the fall and spring dramatic productions, as well as community rental events. Students will be trained in all areas, but may wish to specialize as their involvement increases.  

Eligibility Requirements: Reliability, willingness to learn, dedication to the craft and effective communication skills. 

Time Commitment: Flexible based on desired level of involvement

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor:  TBA

Cultural Awareness and Service

Asian Awareness

Description: This club serves as a conduit of information and an opportunity for students to share cultural history and highlights.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: 1-5 hours a month

Procedure for Joining: Attend publicized meetings

Sponsor: Mr. Costanzo
Click here to email Mr. Costanzo

Best Buddies

Description:  Best Buddies helps develop 1:1 and group friendships between
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with their peers. Students
participate in both small and large group social events throughout the year.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be patient, creative, friendly and genuine

Time Commitment: Weekly phone calls and outings twice a month for peer buddies, monthly meetings and parties for associate members.

Procedure for Joining: Enroll online and request interview with club sponsor if
interested in a 1:1 peer friendship.

Sponsor: TBD

Black Cultural Awareness

Description: The BCA Club serves as a conduit of information for many minority students. Eradicating stereotypes, sharing cultural history and visiting local sites of cultural interest are club activities.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: 1-5 hours a month

Procedure for Joining: Attend publicized meetings

Sponsor: Ms. Williams, Ms. Edwards
Click here to email Ms Williams
Click here to email Ms. Edwards

Habitat for Humanity

Description: With Montgomery County Habitat Chapter, students help to provide affordable housing for people in need through volunteer work and fundraising

Eligibility Requirements: Any age to join, but students must be 16 or older for site work

Time Commitment: Must attend meetings, take part in fundraising and work sites

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Evan
Click here to email Mr. Evan

Interact

Description: Interact is Rotary International’s service club for high school students. Our Interact club completes at least two fundraising commitments per year and multiple service projects for our local community.

Eligibility Requirements: Willingness to participate in a number of community service projects and two mandatory fundraising events.

Time Commitment: Attendance at meetings and events

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Ruggiero
Click here to email Mrs. Ruggiero

Intersectional Feminism Club

Description: At PW, the Intersectional Feminism Club’s main goal it to raise
awareness and spark conversation. This club helps bring attention to issues such as
sexism, racism, classism, islamophobia, homophobia and forms of hate that exist
within our school and beyond. Members can participate in guided discussions about issues and how we can address them within our community. By engaging in discussion members can learn more about each other and their experience while also trying to discover ways to impact a greater community. This club aims to create a more socially
conscious PW student body.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Every other week during Bonus Block, some after school meetings (flexible)

Procedure for Joining: Come to a meeting or see Ms. Edwards

Sponsor: Ms. Edwards
Click here to email Ms. Edwards

Lemon Club

Description: This club will help raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and pediatric cancer.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Attendance at meetings and fundraisers

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor or club member

Sponsor: TBA

Muslim Awareness

Description: To provide the high school community with resourceful information on Muslim beliefs and to provide a clearer understanding to the religion of Islam.

Eligibility Requirements: All students welcome

Time Commitment: Periodic meetings throughout the year

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Ms. Paparone
Click here to email Ms. Paparone

PW/GA Student Coalition

Description: The Plymouth Whitemarsh/Germantown Academy Student Coalition is an organization whose student members develop and implement projects designed to improve the health and safety of their peers. Students will work with the Whitemarsh Police Department in anti-drinking and driving campaigns, anti-texting campaigns, and other contemporary issues.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Weekly meetings during Bonus Block and additional meetings as necessary

Procedure for Joining: Contact current Coalition member or Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Santoro
Click here to email Mr. Santoro

Sara's Smiles

Description: Sara’s Smiles is a foundation that provides activity kits, stress relievers and decorations for children in local hospitals undergoing treatment for no cost. Students will help to create a more positive and comfortable experience for children battling cancer.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Once per month

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Binczewski
Click here to email Mrs. Binczewski
 

S.A.V.E. - Nurturing Minds

Description: This group raises funds that directly supports the Sega School in Tanzania  (Click here to learn more about the Sega School in Tanzania.) which is dedicated to the education of girls who live in extreme poverty and would otherwise not have the chance to attend school.

Eligibility Requirements: Willingness to participate in fundraisers

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per month

Procedure for Joining: Apply and attend publicized meetings

Sponsor: Mrs. Woolf
Click here to email Mrs. Woolf

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Description: This group serves to actively combat destructive decisions and serve as a model for the student body on how to enjoy life the right way.

Eligibility Requirements: Willingness to abide by SADD rules of conduct

Time Commitment: 1-5 hours a month

Procedure for Joining: Apply and attend publicized meetings

Sponsors: Ms. Sawyer and Ms. Wendler
Click here to email Ms. Sawyer
Click here to email Ms. Wendler
 

Tutor Club

Description: Students go to Colonial Elementary School from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. to tutor fourth or fifth graders individually and in small groups. Tutors may help students with class projects, difficult topics/subjects, enrichment activities, etc.

Eligibility Requirements: Students must have proficient grades and a passion for helping others.

Time Commitment: Flexible schedule; sessions from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Ms. Lynch
Click here to email Ms. Lynch

Student Government and Leadership

ADL Peer Mentoring

Description: Following intense training , students engage in anti-bias and discrimination awareness activities with their peers in advisory settings.

Eligibility Requirements: Students in 10th, 11th & 12th grade who have met training, academic and disciplinary criteria.

Time Commitment: Several hours per month during Bonus Block and after school

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Madel, Ms. Edwards
Click here to email Mr. Madel
Click here to email Ms. Edwards

Model United Nations

Description: The Model United Nations is a simulation of the U.N. where students choose to represent one of the 192 countries that make up this world organization. Students will research their chosen country’s current events and stances on major world issues. The students then act as representatives at bi-monthly mock conferences. At these meetings, students will discuss their individual countries issues and pose questions about how they can address problems or work with others to provide solutions.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Procedure for Joining: Apply to sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Wilson
Click here to email Mr. Wilson

Orientation Leaders

Description: Students work with sponsors to design the annual orientation for freshmen and transfer students

Eligibility Requirements: Nomination by teachers and sponsors

Time Commitment: Spring after school sessions and summer preparation meetings

Procedure for Joining: Apply to sponsor

Sponsors: Ms. Fiorino, Mr. Brunner
Click here to email Ms. Fiorino
Click here to email Mr. Brunner

Steering Committees

Description: The Steering Committee for each class is responsible for planning and leading class fundraisers, class trips, and other school and class activities.

Eligibility Requirements: Member of the class

Time Commitment: This is a year long activity with regular meetings during and after school and some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Procedure for Joining: Apply to class sponsors at the end of the school year

Class Sponsors:

Class of 2020: Ms. Delaney & Mr. Zehren
Click here to email Ms. Delaney
Click here to email Mr. Zehren

Class of 2021: Ms. Hannold & Mr. Gregg
Click here to email Ms. Hannold
Click here to email Mr. Gregg

Class of 2022: Ms. Satko & Mr. Marro
Click here to email Ms. Satko
Click here to email Mr. Marro

Class of 2023: Mr. Tornambe & Mr. Delucia
Click here to email Mr. Tornambe 
Click here to email Mr. Delucia

Student Council

Description: Students develop leadership skills and represent PWHS student body by expressing student concerns to the administration, improving school climate, and rendering service to the school.

Eligibility Requirements: Must meet academic criteria and maintain a good disciplinary record

Time Commitment: Must attend at least four student council functions, and most general assemblies

Procedure for Joining: Bonus Block Election

Sponsors: Mr. Weiner & Mrs. Rems
Click here to email Mr. Weiner
Click here to email Mrs. Rems

Physical Endeavors

Athletic Trainers

Description: Assist the Athletic Trainer in treating PW athletes during practices and games

Eligibility Requirements: Strong interest in athletic training

Time Commitment: After school and evening games, several days a week

Procedure for Joining: Contact the Athletic Trainer

Sponsor: Mrs. Clegg
Click here to email Mrs. Clegg

Ski/Snowboarding Club

Description: To participate in ski trips to New York, New England or other destinations of interest

Eligibility Requirements: Attend meetings and participate in trips

Time Commitment: Dates TBD

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Blizzard
Click here to email Mr. Blizzard

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Description: Students will learn and play the game of Ultimate Frisbee and enjoy being outside with others while they are getting fit.

Eligibility Requirements: None- Students need no experience but must be willing to attend meetings and play

Time Commitment: 1-2 days a week after school, weather permitting, during the Fall and Spring. Dates and times to be determined beginning in September

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Wilson, Mr. Cunha
Click here to email Mr. Wilson
Click here to email Mr. Cunha

Weight Room Training

Description: The weight room is open those students who wish to improve health, self-esteem, or strength.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Dependent on personal goals

Procedure for Joining: Report to weight room which is open immediately after school daily

Sponsor: Mr. Zehren
Click here to email to Mr. Zehren

Wellness Club

Description: The Wellness Club is designed to work with students on making healthy decisions, which in turn leads to a proactive lifestyle. We focus on several topics including but not limited to; fitness tests and calculations, healthy food tasting, yoga, weight training, and stress management.

Eligibility Requirements: Interest in a healthy lifestyle

Time Commitment: Monthly meetings and maybe weekend events

Procedure for Joining: Attend 1st meeting in September

Sponsors: Ms. Powers 
Click here to email Ms. Powers

WET (Water Education Training)

Description: Students enrolled in this course work with 4th grade students from Colonial Elementary School and assist in teaching water safety, water games, swim strokes.

Eligibility Requirements: Swimming skills, life guarding course and submission of application

Time Commitment: 1 period daily for 1 semester

Procedure for Joining: Submit application and schedule course

Sponsor: Mr. Gregg
Click here to email Mr. Gregg 

Student Initiated

Amnesty International

Description: Students bring attention to the violation of basic human rights by governments by writing letters, arranging guest speakers and fundraising.

Eligibility Requirements: Must write 5 urgent action letters and pay minimal dues

Time Commitment: About 30 minutes a week

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Madel
Click here to email Mr. Madel

Student Publications

The Continental

Description: PW’s annual literary magazine: Original stories, poems, artwork, photography.

Eligibility Requirements: All students and staff members may submit.

Time Commitment: Variable depending on level of involvement.

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Canning

The Milestone

Description: The staff is responsible for all aspects of producing the school's yearbook, including computer-based design, copyrighting, photography, and sales. All members of the staff learn digital photography, PhotoShop, and InDesign.

Eligibility Requirements: Enrollment in Publication Design elective course recommended, though anyone can participate.

Time Commitment: Variable depending on level of involvement

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Rafferty

Town Crier

Description: The official newspaper of PWHS

Eligibility Requirements: None to work on the paper; editors are chosen from application

Time Commitment: Minimal for staff writers, weekly meetings and outside time commitment for editors

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Costanzo

Animal Rights Club

Description: Help animals in shelters and to raise awareness of animals in shelters and their needs.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be interested in helping animals

Time Commitment: Attend meetings throughout the year and help with fundraising activities.

Procedure for Joining: Attend publicized meetings

Sponsor: Mr. Ortlieb
Click here to email Mr. Ortlieb

Anti-Domestic Violence Club

Description: To support victims of domestic violence and raise awareness about domestic violence prevention.

Eligibility Requirements: Strong interest and desire to fundraise for local
organizations.

Time Commitment: Activities/projects determines time invested

Procedure for Joining:  Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Garcia
Click here to email Mrs. Garcia

Badminton Club

Description: A club to play and learn the proper rules of the sport and to have fun. 

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Bonus Block meetings and after school meetings in the spring. 

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Marro
Click here to email Mr. Marro

Benefit for a friend

Description: A club that organizes an annual concert to benefit various charities in addition to raising money throughout the year for additional charities.

Eligibility Requirements: You must help out with all benefit events each year.

Time Commitment: Attend monthly meetings throughout the year

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Gallagher
Click here to email Mr. Gallagher

Democrats Club

Description: The purpose of this student run political party is to develop critical thinking skills in relation to politics that are molded by their own life experiences and opinions. The goal is to allow fellow “liberal” students to meet and discuss the basic principle and doctrines of the democratic party, to dissect and learn about the United States Constitution, to discuss national as well as international politics, and to allow students who want to start participating in local, state and national politics the
opportunities to do so.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: TBD

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: TBD

Doctors without borders

Description: PW students raise awareness and funds for a fantastic independent international organization that provides emergency medical assistance to people in crises caused by conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics, or lack of sustainable health care. 

Eligibility Requirements: All students looking to have fun and make a difference

Time Commitment: Bi-weekly meetings, participate in fundraising events

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Culp
Click here to email Mr. Culp

Environmental Concerns Club

Description: the environmental club offers the opportunity for PW students to learn about environmental issues in order to make a positive difference at our school and in our community.

Eligibility and Requirements: Strong interest and desire required

Time Commitment: Activities/projects determines time invested

Procedure for joining: Apply to Sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Warga
Click here to email Mrs. Fiorino

Fly-Fishing Club

Description: Students learn the basics of fly fishing. The club will increase awareness of the need to conserve and protect our waterways.

Eligibility Requirements: Willingness to have fun, lots of patience and environmentally friendly.

Time Commitment: When available

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Grourke
Click here to email Mr. Grourke

Gay-Straight Alliance

Description: A group that meets to work on issues of safety and equity for gay, transgender and questioning youth.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: After school meetings and occasional activities

Procedure for Joining: Attend publicized meetings

Sponsor: Mr. Hackett
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Gender Equity Club: The Nexxt Gen

Description: An organization that will educate and bring awareness to gender equity issues in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements: All are welcome

Time Commitment: Monthly meetings after school

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor or committee members or attend first meeting

Sponsor: Madame Kuszyk
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H.I.M.Y.M. Club

Description: This club is where enthusiasts of the television show “How I Met Your Mother” gather and have a chance to watch episodes of the show, play trivia and/or discussions about the show. Student may also use this time as a study hall to complete homework or projects.

Eligibility Requirements: Any student interested in having fun.

Time Commitment: One Friday per rotation

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Ms. Powers
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Karaoke Klub

Description: The Karaoke Klub is a place where students can relax, have fun
and sing Karaoke songs with friends. 

Eligibility Requirements: Any student interested in having fun on a Friday.

Time Commitment: Every Friday during Bonus Block

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Golebiewski
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Mental Health Awareness Club

Description: The club’s purpose is to raise awareness about various Mental illnesses, and to help others who suffer from these conditions.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Monthly meetings and participate in various fundraising events.

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Gould
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Microfinance Club

Description: The club’s goal is to raise awareness among students about microfinance while selecting and monitoring various investments in developing nations.

Eligibility Requirements: Students interested in business and charitable endeavors.

Time Commitment: Meetings during Bonus Block, participation in various
fundraising events.

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mrs. Ajemian
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Nap Club

Description: The NAP club is all about creating a peaceful environment for students who want to nap or study in order to boost both performance and mental sharpness.

Eligibility Requirements: All are welcome

Time Commitment: Every Tuesday during Bonus Block in room D64

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Madame Kuszyk
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Nature Club

Description: To raise awareness about nature and our surroundings, through nature walks, photography and fundraising projects to support the Morris Arboretum.

Eligibility Requirements: Any student interested in nature

Time Commitment: Once a month during Bonus Block, involvement in fundraising
projects and field trips

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. DeLucia

NIX Cancer Club

Description: To raise money for the NixCancer Foundation, which was established to assist families fighting pediatric cancer and to fund research for Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). The club was founded by classmates of Nicholas Mincarelli, a Plymouth Elementary student who passed away from RMS in 2012.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Meets twice monthly. Supports and holds fundraisers.

Procedure for Joining: Sign up for Bonus Block or contact sponsor

Sponsor: Ms. Paparone
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PW Community Service Corps

Description: The PWHS CSC club is designed to promote awareness and to lend a
helping hand to lower income families, by donating their time, and money raised through fundraisers to local charities in need.

Eligibility Requirements: Anyone interested in volunteering their time to help others.

Time Commitment: Attend monthly meetings, volunteer at local charities and
participate in fundraising events.  

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Blubaugh

PW Investment Club

Description: The investment club is designed to expose members to the real life
aspects of the stock market.  Through the Stock Market  game, played online,
members will learn how to track investments, diversify their portfolio, and understand the potential benefits and risks involved with investing. 

Eligibility Requirements: Any student interested in the stock market

Time Commitment: Twice a month during Bonus Block

Procedure for Joining: Attend organizational meeting in September or contact sponsor

Sponsor: Ms. Labricciosa

PWHS Mini-THON

Description:  An outreach of Penn State’s THON event, PWHS’s Mini-THON also raises funds for the Four Diamonds Foundation, where all proceeds go directly to Penn State’s children’s hospital and research toward pediatric cancer.

Eligibility Requirements:  No disciplinary actions that would preclude a student from participating in dances, school trips, or other chaperoned events.

Time Commitment:  a.) For students on the planning committee: biweekly meetings (30 mins), active participation in events that committee heads organize (become more
frequent and longer as the event approaches), set up and clean up event itself 8am-12am on actual event date b.) For student fundraisers: however much time is required to raise money to attend the event, attendance on event date from 11am-11pm.

Procedure for Joining:  Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Rafferty

Republican Club

Description: The purpose of this student run political party is to develop critical thinking skills in students in relation to politics that are molded by their own life experiences and opinions. The goal of this student run political organization is to allow fellow “conservative” students to meet together to discuss the basic principles and doctrines of the Republican Party, to dissect and learn about the United States Constitution to discuss national as well as international politics, and to allow students who want to start participating in local, state and national politics the opportunities to do so.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Variable

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Gallagher

Rocketry Club

Description: The PWHS Rocketry Club is a model rocketry club that competes in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC).  TARC is the world’s largest rocketry contest and the aerospace industry’s signature STEM program for middle and high school
students. Over the course of the contest, students learn to use hands on engineering skills to design and fabricate a rocket to meet challenging mission criteria that change each year.

Eligibility Requirements: All students with interest in model rocketry are welcome to join.

Time Commitment: Bi-weekly meetings from September through April.

Procedure for Joining: Contact sponsor or join Google Classroom:  r765i6

Sponsor: Mr. Muscarella
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Ronald McDonald Club

Description:  The goal of this club is to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Eligibility Requirements: None

Time Commitment: Participate in meetings and various fundraising events
throughout the year.

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Rafferty
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Unicef Club

Description: PW students focus on raising funds for the UNICEF organization, and raising awareness for the cause.

Eligibility Requirements: An interest in making a difference in the local and global community.

Time Commitment: Bimonthly meetings during Bonus Block and other various events throughout the year outside of school.

Procedure for Joining: Sign up for a meeting during Bonus Block

Sponsor: Ms. Geare
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Wildlife Protection Club

Description: To raise money and awareness for endangered species, including
animals, plants and insects and to educate students in habitat conservation.

Eligibility Requirements: All students looking to have fun and make a difference

Time Commitment: Monthly meetings, participate in fundraising events

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Gould
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Student Publications

The Continental

Description: PW’s annual literary magazine: Original stories, poems, artwork and photography 

Eligibility Requirements: All students and staff members may submit   

Time Commitment: Variable depending on level of involvement 

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor 

Sponsor: Mrs. Canning

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The Milestone

Description: The staff is responsible for all aspects of producing the school’s
yearbook, including computer- based design, copyrighting, photography, and sales. All members of the staff learn digital photography, Photoshop and InDesign.

Eligibility Requirements: Enrollment in Publication Design elective course
recommended, though anyone can participate.

Time Commitment: Variable depending on level of involvement

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Rafferty
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The Town Crier


Eligibility Requirements: None to work on paper, editors are chosen from
applications.

Time Commitment: Minimal for staff writers, weekly meetings and outside time commitment for editors.

Procedure for Joining: Contact Sponsor

Sponsor: Mr. Costanzo
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