February 12, 2020
SOUP– Student Organization of United People – Pottsgrove’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance. SOUP serves as a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc (LGBTQ+) students and allies. The club provides support to one another, plans ways to educate other students in the school and organizes activities to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
Falcon Friends– A program that sends regular education students to encore classes with the life skills students during their service-learning or study hall period. Regular education students give assistance to the special education students as needed to increase their independence in the class assigned. Falcon Friends also attend monthly community outings with their life skills peers. Falcon Friends will be together all year and attend Special Olympics at the conclusion of the school year.
KEY Club- Key Club is an international service organization dedicated to volunteering and leadership.
Chess Club- The Chess Club currently consists of about 25 members and meets on each PRIDE “B” day. It is an ongoing competition, as well as a chance for players of all skill levels to improve their game. Many of the matches take an entire PRIDE period and become very intense!
Video Production- The video news team works to bring the events taking place here at Pottsgrove to you live every morning starting at 7:30. Students learn how to control the video board, the sound board, graphics, and develop public speaking skills by reporting the news, weather, and sports daily.
Do Something That Matters- To inform and educate students about issues concerning the environment and to engage students in activities that will strengthen the intellectual and social objectives of its members, and to provide awareness and resources about the Pottsgrove and Pottstown community and its culture.
Health and Wellness- Mission Statement: Health & Wellness Week is an international celebration, Pottsgrove’s Health and Wellness Club focuses to make a positive impact on health and wellness overall, as well as, to unite people through the common goal of preventing obesity and disease, promoting a better quality of life and living longer.
Reading Olympics – According to the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, “The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students’ reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.”
Student Government- Members of the student government are involved in planning and leading a number of high school events. There major focus is the
coordination of the annual Homecoming Bonfire and Spirit Week. Students also participate in
school exchange programs with neighboring school districts to learn about how school
experiences vary and collect ideas on how to improve PGHS.
Spark The Wave- Pottsgrove’s Spark the Wave Club consists of student volunteers looking to take on a more active role in leadership, responsibility and customer service skills within their school, their community, and surroundings. They create, implement, participate and lead events for people of all ages in their community such as helping to feed the homeless, doing clothing drives, having a partnership with Manor Care Health Services, to go visit their residents at Christmas to decorate the facility and do their “Angel Wish Tree”, activities and events for cancer patients, craft events, events including animals, having a partnership with GreenAllies at the Althouse Arboretum to provide events such as the Family Night Hike, Haunted Night Hike, Forest Egg Hunt, Winter Festival, helping with the Summer Camp Program, volunteering at P.T.A. events for the individual school buildings such as Movie, Dance, and Bingo nights, Doom Dome Competition, Field Day, Trunk or Treat, Game days, and recently the club is forming a partnership with Lower Pottsgrove’s Historical Society.
Pottsgrove’s Spark the Wave Club Leaders:
President: Brenna Mayberry
Vice-President: Samantha Scheiderman
Treasurer: Hannah Trump
Secretary: Dylan Bailey
Advisor: Lisa Smoyer
Maximi- Maximi is Pottsgrove’s Literary Arts Magazine. All students are invited to submit poetry, short stories, photography, paintings, drawings and other art for publication. The Maximi staff selects works to be published and then designs and produces the final product. Staff members determine the theme, select the color scheme and design the layouts of each page. Staff meetings are every Tuesday after school in room 117. Everyone who has material published in the magazine receives a printed copy. Maximi is also published online for public viewing on the district website at: https://www.pgsd.org/Page/8329 Student may email submissions to Ms. Caldwell at [email protected], or may drop them off in room 117. Maximi does not publish anything that features violent death, murder, suicide, drug abuse, threatening weapons, hate symbols or crimes, or other material that violates school rules.
Deca- DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Founded in 1946, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals.
German Club- German American Partnership Program (GAPP):
Pottsgrove High School participates in a student exchange program with a high school in Bonn, Germany. This exchange program is called GAPP, or German American Partnership Program. Each fall we host about 15-20 German students for three weeks, and every other summer, we visit them for three weeks. During both visits, students have a host partner and stay with the partner’s family.
GAPP Mission Statement: “The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) is a non-profit high school exchange program between schools in Germany and the United States, sponsored by the German Foreign Office and by the US Department of State. The main objective of the Program is the integration of students into the everyday life of host families and into the classroom activities of host schools to provide them with a coherent intercultural experience.”
German Club (Deutschklub) – OUR MISSION:
- To raise money for the annual GAPP trip to Germany and assist with GAPP activities
- To provide Pottsgrove students with opportunities to build leadership and organizational skills
- To teach Pottsgrove students more about German culture
Art- Cartoons and Comics: Students can work on drawing skills for original characters, animated characters, comic books, graphic novels and gaming characters. Resources, templates and videos are available to assist with any drawing style. Students will need a sketchbook and may bring any helpful reference materials. Coloring supplies, books and template photocopies will be available for student use.