Clubs & Activities
Students may participate in one or both of two large ensembles in the band program. The core of the band program is the Concert Band, which meets throughout the school year and performs concerts in December and May. The Concert Band is a graded and credited course at the high school. The Marching Band is an extracurricular activity that operates primarily outside the regular school schedule. It is formed in March and runs from July until November every year. (A mini-season exists in May to allow for participation in the annual Memorial Day parade.) The Marching Band performs at football games, competitions, exhibitions, parades, and other special occasions. A student may become a member of the Concert Band and/or Marching Band by auditioning for the band director. The band director, who has determined the musical standards necessary to successfully participate in the program, sets membership in the band. When enrollment dictates, Concert Band may be divided into two ensembles, selected by grade level or musical proficiency.
VIsit the L-S Marching Band website at www.lsmarchingband.org
Enigma is the art and literary magazine. Staff membership is open to any interested high school student. Each year’s staff is formed at the beginning of that school year. The Enigma staff is responsible for all aspects of production, from writing and artwork selection to layout and publication tasks. Members are also required to attend Coffeehouse readings. Items intended for publication may be submitted to the faculty advisor. Each submission must be typed or printed neatly.
This organization is open to any student in grades 9-12. Fellowship of Christian Students meets every Wednesday morning in the Large Group Room at 7:00 to worship God, enjoy fellowship with each other, and learn more about the Bible and Christianity. The club’s leadership team meets Friday mornings. Outreach activities for the school and community are planned throughout the year. Listen for announcements.
This organization is established for students enrolled in the Agriculture program. FFA is a national organization and holds its annual conference every year in Indianapolis, Indiana. Every other year L-S seniors and juniors are sent to this conference. The Garden Spot Chapter at Lampeter-Strasburg is an active group who are involved in local, state, and national judging contests. The chapter raises funds by a food stand at the West Lampeter Fair, a citrus fruit sale, and raising crops on our 16 acres of land as FFA members. The FFA travels to the State Summer FFA Conference at Penn State each summer. Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. Both boys and girls are welcome to join FFA. The only requirements are that members must be enrolled in an Agriculture course, pay membership dues, and attend the meetings.
Indoor Winter Guard
The Indoor Winter Guard is comprised of members of the color guard from the outdoor marching band/color guard. You must participate in the outdoor season in the fall to be eligible for the indoor season. Instructional tryouts are held in December and the season runs through the end of March. This ensemble utilizes the same equipment as the outdoor group but has a higher emphasis on dance. The group performs at regional competitions and occasional home basketball games.
Interact, a community service club and division of Rotary International, has been established at L-S to provide community service opportunities to students. Students will have the opportunity to complete activities local, statewide, nationally, and internationally. Locally the club members volunteer at Water Street Rescue Mission, Lampeter Fair, Strasburg Halloween Parade, Milagro House, Mini-thon, and various other needs that arise in the community. Statewide, students have traveled to the State Capital, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia. National opportunities have included volunteering in New York City, Long Beach, Mississippi, and most recently building houses in Appalachia. Internationally, the club has accepted missions in the Dominican Republic working at an orphanage. Lampeter-Strasburg’s Interact Club is internationally recognized as the largest club in the Rotary with over 200 members annually. Meetings for the club are held monthly.
LSNews.org is the official school publication of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, and publishes news pertaining the school - its clubs, sports, and students - and the broader Lampeter-Strasburg community. Entirely student-led with a faculty advisor, its editor-in-chief and editorial board decide the strategic focus of the paper. Any student, faculty member, or community member can submit an article, letter, or editorial. See LSNews.org for more information.
Lampeter-Strasburg National Honor Society
A number of juniors and seniors are inducted into the National Honor Society every fall. Students must be invited to join National Honor Society (NHS).
The goal of the Outdoor / Environmental Club is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for students by providing opportunities for outdoor educational, recreational and stewardship activities. By participating in the club, students may gain a greater appreciation for a variety of outdoor activities and earn a greater appreciation and respect for our natural world.
This club will promote skiing and snowboarding as a life long outdoor recreational and physical activity for students to enjoy during the winter months. The club will offer four trips to Bear Creek, a trip to Blue Mountain, a trip to Seven Springs, and a three day trip to Stowe, Vermont.
The main purpose of Student Council is to promote school spirit throughout the entire student body. In the past, Student Council has sponsored many activities including: holiday decorating contests, candy grams, guides for Back-to-School nights, food drive, Mini-Thon, and a very successful Homecoming Week. Clash of the Classes, a carnival/pep rally, tailgating party, and a powder puff football game were all activities during Homecoming Week that helped to raise students’ school spirit. Any student in grades 9-12 who has an interest in this kind of leadership is encouraged to join.
The Lampeter-Strasburg Thespian Society is an honorary society for students involved in the theatre arts. Membership in the honor society is offered to students who have demonstrated devotion and dedication to teamwork in the theatre as actors, directors, and/or technicians at Lampeter-Strasburg High School only, and induction is based upon a point system and election by the current members. In monthly meetings, L-STS members plan activities that include sponsoring the Fall Play, Spring Musical, and other extra events like Laser Tag, Improv and Theatre Sports Nights, Fulton Opera House High School Theatre Contest, and trips to local theatres.
Pioneer Yearbook is a cumulative review of the people, events and activities that help to make L-S a unique place. Yearbook is open to all interested students in grades 9-12.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
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