Clubs & Activities

LSHS Clubs and Activities Clubs & Activities

Aevidum Club

Aevidum's goal is to create a positive mental health environment where all students feel accepted, appreciated, acknowledged, and cared for in school and in the community. At the core of Aevidum is an educational philosophy that empowers students to take responsibility to make a difference. Aevidum students are encouraged to use their gifts and talents and to recognize the gifts and talents of their peers to create cultures of care and advocacy in the school and in the community.

Advisors: Ms. Glass & Ms. Boone

Art Club

Art Club is open studio time for students to work on their artwork for their classes or to indulge their creative needs during a semester they may or may not have an art class.

Advisor: Mr. Cantrell

Asian Club Culture Club

The Asian Culture Club strives to promote understanding and appreciation for the people and cultures of Asia. Aside from providing students with learning activities, food, and conversations about Asian cultures, the club partners with schools and clubs in the community to share this knowledge with others.

Advisor: Mr. Fisher

Band

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. 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.

Band Ensembles
Band members may have the opportunity to participate in several small instrumental ensembles, which could include: brass and woodwind quintets, percussion ensemble, brass choir, woodwind choir, and other like-instrument ensembles. The band director selects members. Student-initiated interest will determine current ensembles

Color Guard
The Color Guard is comprised of the silk, rifle, and sabre sections of the Marching Band. Instructional tryouts are held in the spring of the previous school year. This unit participates at football games, competitions, parades in the fall, and parades or ceremonies in the spring.

Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Ensemble is comprised of approximately 20 student musicians selected from the Concert Band membership and the general student body. The repertoire of the group is primarily jazz, rock, and big band sounds. The ensemble performs for concerts, community events, and exhibitions. Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is by audition with the band director. Instruments primarily (but not exclusively) used in the group are: 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones, piano, bass (acoustic or electric), drums, and guitar. Saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and drum set players must be in Concert Band to be eligible for Jazz Ensemble. Rehearsals are held once a week in the evenings from January until May.

Chess Club

The Lampeter-Strasburg Chess Club aims at challenging students’ minds while playing chess. The club advisor and students will share and discuss strategies and techniques with other club members. The goals of the club are to learn more about the game, provide an atmosphere where students compete in a relaxed and enjoyable way, raise awareness of chess, and, practice and improve strategic and tactical thinking. Membership in the Chess Club is open to any high school student with an interest in chess, regardless of his/her experience, playing ability, or grade level.

Advisor: Mr. Breitkreutz

Dance Club

Dance Club is for students to learn simple dance skills and choreography. Student’s choose and create their own group performance and practice for school events when permitted by the school.

Advisor: Mrs. Baker

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club is for students interested in learning and playing dungeons and dragons (D&D). D&D is a game that promotes creative thinking, collaboration, and social skills. Traditionally the game is played as a storytelling game where players follow the story line to determine their character’s consequences and successes. Players use their imagination and dice to resolve any issues along the way.

Advisor: Mrs. Baker

Environmental/Outdoor Club

The L-S HS Environmental/Outdoor Club is a student-led opportunity that focuses on environmental stewardship. Students will determine the yearly area of focus, and establish action steps in coordination with local advocacy groups to address the areas of need. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in outdoor recreational activities locally and regionally.

Esports

Think of Esports just like you would traditional sports. A game of skill is played competitively between two individuals or teams. The main difference is that the game itself is virtual. For some students, traditional sports simply aren't an appealing extracurricular activity. Esports provides a way for those students to still experience everything a traditional sport has to offer. Many of the games played in Esports require a great deal of practice, team synergy, and adapting quickly to new rules and situations. But, Esports isn't just about playing video games. It's about coming together and working and collaborating as a team to achieve a common goal. It's about building trust, making friends, and participating in something that's bigger than yourself.

Advisors: Mr. Hoover and Mr. Moore

Fall Play

Each year students interested in the theatre arts are encouraged to participate in the Fall Play production. All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to audition as actors or actresses and to sign up for positions for stage managers and back stage crews. Students who show interest in make-up, costuming, props, publicity, and set construction may also participate on technical crews. Students participating as actors should be prepared to rehearse from the beginning of September through the middle of November. Sponsored by the Lampeter-Strasburg Thespian Society, past productions have included Love Rides the Rails, Rehearsal for Murder, Arsenic and Old Lace, and The True Tale of Robin Hood.

FCS

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.

Advisors: Mrs. Garrett & Mr. Mattern

FFA

Previously called the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization is for the whole agriculture industry, and are more than just farmers. The chapter at Lampeter-Strasburg, also known as the Garden Spot FFA Chapter, is welcome to any one that is enrolled in an agriculture class for that school year. Based off our mission statement, we try strive our best to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Activities that happen yearly are local and state leadership conferences, competitive local, state, and national events to prepare students for a possible career, and create future connections with industry professionals.

Advisors: Mrs. McMichael & Mrs. Oberholtzer

GSA

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is open to students in grades 9-12 to provide a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation, and work to end homophobia. Students seek to educate themselves and others about gender identity issues and to build community, lessening the isolation that GLBTQ students may experience. Students participate in activities such as Day of Silence and the GSA leadership summit.

Advisors: Mr. Spealman and Mrs. Braas

Historical Movie Club

Historical Movie Club gives students the opportunity to watch and discuss movies with historical significance during the Flex period throughout the week. Past movies have included “Lincoln”, “Miracle”, and “Frankenstein”. Upcoming movies are posted outside of room 238. Hope to see you there!”

Advisors: Mr. Riehl and Mr. Shockey

Interact

Interact, a community service club and division of Rotary International, has been established at L-S to provide a variety of community service opportunities to students. Members have the opportunity to serve locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. Locally, we work closely with the Lampeter Fair, Strasburg Halloween parade, Susquehanna Valley Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Mini-Thon, and the Rotary Club magic show. Many other local opportunities are also available with the L-S YMCA, Strasburg Sertoma, Lion’s Club, and other organizations. Nationally, we have traveled to Long Beach Mississippi and the Appalachia area. Internationally, we have worked with Outreach360 to serve the community in Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic. Lampeter-Strasburg’s Interact Club has been internationally recognized as one of the largest clubs in the Rotary with over 300 members annually. Club meetings are held during the first week of each month, with additional meetings scheduled as needed prior to large events.

L-S High School Thespian Society/Drama Club

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, musicians, directors, crew 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, LSHS-TS members plan activities that include sponsoring the Fall Play, Spring Musical, and other extra events like trips to local theatres and the Annual Awards Social.

Advisors: Mrs. Rettew & Mr. Zurn

L-S Model United Nations

The Lampeter-Strasburg Model United Nations (LSMUN) Club is open to all students who are interested in global politics. The club members participate in Susquehanna Valley Model United Nations conferences at various high schools in the area and at collegiate competitions as well. Tryouts for the club are held in the fall, and a fundraiser will be held in the spring.

Advisors: Mrs. Shehan & Mr. Titter

LS News

Since 1943, LS News, the school newspaper, has been serving Lampeter-Strasburg High School and the surrounding community. LS News is now published on-line at www.LSNews.org with its content distributed on social media through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Content publishes year-around as soon as it is written. As the official student-run newspaper of the Lampeter-Strasburg School District, LS News is one of the school’s oldest traditions. Students in any grade are encouraged to join. In addition to writers, LS News is always in search of photographers, videographers, and graphic year around.
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Advisor: Mr. Zurn

National Honor Society

Juniors and seniors with an unweighted GPA of at least 3.7 are personally invited each fall to apply to be members of the National Honor Society. Students are selected based upon their academic records and recommendations of teachers, coaches, employers, club advisors, pastors, etc. who can speak highly of the students’ character, leadership roles, and examples of service to others in and outside the classroom. Members are selected by a panel of faculty members and approved by the Principal. NHS serves the student body and the faculty with a number of projects throughout the year.

Advisor: Mr. Marsh

Orchestra

In addition to the school's orchestra, the Pit Orchestra is organized each year in December and has the sole function of providing music for the Spring Musical. Membership in the group is determined by student interest and high school music faculty recommendation. The membership may vary from approximately 10 to 30 musicians, depending on the instrumentation needed to perform a particular show. Membership is not limited to high school orchestra members but is open to the general student body.

Advisor: Mr. Shaubach

Philosophy Club

The vision of the Philosophy Club is to allow students an opportunity to connect with, converse, and discuss philosophical arguments as a means of honing students’ critical thinking skills while also providing an intellectual social outlet for students.

Advisor: Mrs. Allen-Gordon

Pioneer Page Turners

The vision of the Pioneer Page Turners is to create and instill a passion for the written word. This club is open to any student in grades 9-12 who enjoys reading. The club meets bi-monthly in the library to discuss books that students are currently reading and to recommend books to each other. We read a wide range of texts in order to share different genres with each other, and occasionally we will all read the same book in order to foster a more meaningful dialogue.

Advisor: Ms. Henry & Mrs. Rettew

Pioneer Yearbook

The Pioneer is the yearbook for the school. The yearbook is a cumulative review of the people, events, and activities for the entire school year through stories and pictures. The staff consists of 9th through 12th graders who are interested in learning how to apply skills in the areas of journalism, photography, layout and design, and business. The staff is split into two divisions, one is responsible for the creation of the actual book and the other is responsible for all of the business aspects of the organization. Students may choose to be in the club in the spring or fall. One of the main things students should consider in joining the organization is the amount of time they can commit to the club. Creating such a large publication takes time before, during, and after school.

Advisors: Ms. Henry & Mr. Sloss

Prom Committee

The Prom Committee is open to students interested in organizing and detailing the Prom. Members of the Prom Committee help to arrange the theme, decorations, food, and order favors. The committee meets as needed throughout the school year.

Advisors: Ms. Neff & Mr. Zurn

Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl is open to all students who enjoy trivia and competition. Students on a team of four compete in six Lancaster-Lebanon League matches, two tournaments, and the BrainBusters tournament when selected. Students can specialize in subject areas or be valuable as general knowledge participants. Students can also participate as timers and scorekeepers. The greatest need currently is literature experts. Join us!

Advisor: Mrs. Kochel

Scrub Club

This organization is open to any student in grades 9-12 who is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. We will meet once a month for 45 minutes. The purpose is to enhance the students’ knowledge of the opportunities available in the healthcare field and to provide support, advice and encouragement. The club will participate in community activities and advocate for important topics such as Mental Health Awareness and Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness. Students will be expected to take an active role in the school community and the community as a whole.

Advisor: Ms. Stuart

Ski & Snowboard Club

This club will promote skiing and snowboarding as a lifelong outdoor recreational and physical activity for students to enjoy during the winter months. The club will provide a variety of opportunities for students of all ski levels and abilities. Lessons are available on Bear Creek trips. Ski destinations include up to four (4) trips to Bear Creek (typically on Sundays from 2pm to 10pm), a trip on the 'Tweener Day' to Blue Mountain, and a trip to Vermont over Presidents Weekend. Students may participate in as few or as many activities as their schedules permit.

Advisor: Mrs. Shehan

Spanish Club

The Spanish club was formed to immerse students into the Hispanic culture using fundraising, trips, and other activities surrounding the Spanish culture. Our goal as a club is to engage students and introduce them to a new culture.

Advisors: Mrs. St. John & Mrs. Wade

Spring Musical

In the early spring of each year the Lampeter-Strasburg Thespian Society, along with the Lampeter-Strasburg Music Department, presents a musical theater production. Students are encouraged to audition for acting and pit orchestra positions, or to sign up to take part as technicians, set painters, back stage crew, set constructors, and/or property construction crews. Auditions are usually held around the Thanksgiving holiday, and students should be available for both after school and evening rehearsals beginning in December through March. Recent crowd-pleasing productions have included, Suessical The Musical, High School Musical: The Musical, West Side Story, The Secret Garden, and The Wizard of Oz. The spring musical is sponsored by L-STS.

Advisor: Mr. Ditzler

STEM Club

STEM club is open to all students who want to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Students build projects and have competed in the Governor’s STEM competition. The club is open to student input for project ideas and areas of participation. Come join us!

Advisor: Mrs. Kochel

Student Council

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: Annual food drive to benefit families in the community in need, candy grams, guides for Back-to-School nights, Clash of the Classes, and a very successful Homecoming Week. A Spirit Week, 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.

Advisor: Mrs. St. John

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Tri-M Music Honor Society is a national organization supported by the Music Educators National Conference. Its goal is to recognize outstanding music students and provide them with opportunities to perform, lead, and serve both within their own music programs as well as in the community. Students are selected based on musicianship, scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership, and service.

Advisors: Mr. Royer, Mr. Shaubach, & Mr. Welchans

Varsity Club

Varsity Club is an organization whose goal is to enhance the school’s athletic programs by supporting all student athletes. In order to join the club in the fall, one must play on a high school sports team during that school year. The officers and active members of the club meet monthly during flex periods. Club activities include organizing and running Ryan’s Race, the L-S Dodgeball tournament, and the Hall of Fame banquet and the shoe drive to help students in need. Further, members can commit to participating in Leadership Circle. Leadership Circle meets once a month, and is led by a community member chosen by the club advisors. The purpose of Leadership Circle is to help students develop leadership skills they can use as athletes and in life beyond high school. Finally, the club also provides volunteers to aid in community projects.

Advisor: Mr. Sloss

Vocal

Choir members may have the opportunity to participate in several vocal ensembles which could include: mixed quartet, women’s ensemble, small select ensemble, mixed show choir, and men’s ensembles such as “Harmony Explosion.” The choir director selects members; student-initiated interest will determine concert ensembles.

Madrigal Singers

The Madrigal Singers, or “Mads,” is the most select vocal ensemble at L-S. Auditions are held each fall to select 20-25 well balanced, skilled singers. Members in Madrigals must also be in Concert Choir and are expected to rehearse approximately two hours a week. The group performs many times a year at local meetings, conventions, and concerts.

Advisor: Mr. Welchans

WLSH

WLSH is the television and video production organization for the high school. Membership in the organization is open to all students. The WLSH crew is responsible for producing the daily morning announcements. They also produce all of the televised assemblies and special announcements for the school. The members learn how to use various pieces of videography equipment and certain aspects of production techniques.

Advisor: Mr. Sloss

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Phone: 717-464-3311

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