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.

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.

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.

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. (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.

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

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.

Choir

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.

Cultures Club

The annual goals for the L-S Cultures Club will be to:
  • Go to a local ethnic restaurant once per marking period during after school hours
  • Host a fundraiser for a charity that benefits a current global issue
  • Educate peers about current issues
  • Embark on a field trip to expand our knowledge of historical roots of current issues and/or to expose ourselves to different cultures

Enigma

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.

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.

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.

Future Nurse's Club

This organization is open to any student in grades 9-12 who is interested in pursuing a career in nursing and the medical field. We will meet once a month for 45 minutes. The purpose is to enhance the students’ knowledge of the profession of nursing while providing a support system for students anticipating or exploring a career in healthcare. The club will be facilitated by a registered nurse from Lancaster General Hospital in collaboration with the School Nurse. The club activities will include education of basic nursing skills, exploring disease processes, learning about common health problems affecting teens, along with guest speakers and a field trip to LGH to visit the hospital units. You will also participate in the LGH College Simulation Lab skills stations and tour the LGH College.

GSA

The Gay-Straight Alliance, open to students in grades 9-12, provides 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.

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

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.

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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L-S Thespian Society

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.

Model UN

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Club

The L-S HS Outdoor Club promotes 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. Club activities typically occur after school or on weekends, and may include hiking, rock climbing, biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, stewardship opportunities with Lancaster County Conservancy, and a weekend camping trip at Cape Henlopen State Park. Students may participate in as few or as many activities as their schedules permit. Email Jeff Landis, Club Advisor, with any questions: jeffrey_landis@l-spioneers.org

Paranormal Club

The world is strange…this club is dedicated to the topics of anything otherworldly or weird, be that Cryptozoology, Ufology, ghosts/spirits, ESP/psychic abilities, or any other strange phenomena. Paranormal means anything out of the norm, or things beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding. This club is a place for discussion and analysis of these “weird” events that occur in the world. It is a goal of this club to be a place where students can openly discuss paranormal topics of interest without fear of ridicule to create a positive atmosphere with some healthy debate in order to have a better understanding of the earth and the universe.

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.

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.

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!

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. Email Jeff Landis, Club Advisor, with any questions: jeffrey_landis@l-spioneers.org

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.

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 Annie Get Your Gun, Suessical The Musical, The Music Man, High School Musical: The Musical and West Side Story. The spring musical is sponsored by L-STS.

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!

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.

Tennis Club

The vision of the Tennis Club is to give students an overall exposure to the sport of a lifetime. Students of all levels are invited to play against other students. Points of emphasis include groundstrokes, volley, serves, sportsmanship, basic rules and scoring. Students must provide their own equipment to play.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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