Clubs and activities

Middle School and High School

Nearly 100% of our student body participates in a co-curricular activity. Students sign up for clubs each fall; many are part of multiple clubs. Faculty sponsors provide leadership and supervision. Students may request launch of a new club if a group of students is interested. Many clubs meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 3 to 3:30 p.m.; other meeting times are worked out by participants and faculty sponsor.

2018-19 Clubs

BASEBALL CLUB - This club is for those who enjoy the sport of baseball. The club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30-5:30 through the month of October. We will concentrate on better learning baseball through games, practice and discussion. Sponsor: Coach Solomon (Open to grades 6-12)

BOYS BASKETBALL CLUB - This club will be offered in the fall and spring for boys in grades 6-12. Format will be to play basketball 1-2 times a week, mostly playing 5 v 5 games. Meeting days and times will vary, depending on availability of the gym. See Coach Seibert for a fall schedule. Sponsor: Mr. Seibert (Open to grades 6-12)

CROKINOLE CLUB - Interested in a bit of relaxing fun that also takes eye hand coordination? Slip on down to Mr. Good’s room Tuesdays from 3:00-3:30. Trash talkers are welcome! Free lessons will be given by Mr. Bauman on how to hen peck. Sponsor: Mr. Good (open to all grades)

ENVIROTHON - Do you have knowledge about the natural world, or an interest in learning about forestry, fisheries, and other related topics? Do you enjoy teamwork in a competitive setting? Then Envirothon is for you. We will meet to practice as schedules allow, either over lunch or after school. Sponsored by Mr. Good (Open to all grades)

EQUESTRIAN CLUB - This club offering and has been created with the horse enthusiast in mind. This club is for anyone interested in learning more about horse breeds, behavior, care, training, disciplines, basic riding skills, tack, and safety. We will use books, DVDs, magazines, Mrs. Melendez’s horses, and personal experiences to learn more. EQC will try to take an after school trip to visit a local stable in the spring. We will plan to meet on scheduled days in Mrs. Melendez’s room over lunch. Meeting days will vary, but we will try to meet twice per month. Sponsor: Mrs. Melendez (Open to all grades)

Some passionate artists on School Day Out.

ILLUSTRATION CLUB - Illustration Club is a time and space to create around other enthusiastic & encouraging artists, share your illustration ideas and artwork, and just geek out over illustrations in general. We have weekly challenges you can take a part in, art materials you can use, and opportunities for collaborative work. We meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 in the art room. Sponsor: Ms. Gascho (Open to grades 8-12)

MATH COUNTS - Math Counts is a national organization of clubs that train for a competition at the regional, state and national levels scheduled for some time in the spring. The Club is open to all Middle School students who want to challenge themselves mathematically and develop stronger problem solving skills, and will meet every other Wednesday (or more often). Sponsor: Mr. Martin (Open to grades 6-8)

POETRY CLUB - For students interested in reading poetry and completing poetry activities together. Meets over lunch - day yet to be determined. Sponsor: Mrs. Sauder (Open to grades 9-12)

PRE-HEALTH CLUB - For students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Invited speakers will allow students to explore various specialty areas. Discussions will inform about choices for post-secondary education/degrees to earn appropriate training for various health-related career options. Sponsor: Dr. Stapleton (Open to grades 9-12)

RED MENNONITE HYMNAL CLUB - If you'd like to improve your music sight-reading ability, enjoy the rich harmonies of the hymnal, strengthen a 100-year tradition of part-singing at this school, AND explore the acoustical properties of various rooms all over the school, join this club. Meeting days will likely be Tuesday and Friday depending on schedule of club members. Sponsor: Mr. J. Stutzman (Open to grades 7-12)

SECRET IDENTITY GAMES CLUB - For students interested in improving their social deduction skills through games like Avalon, the Resistance, and Coup. Sponsors: Mr. Shank, Mrs. Roth, meeting times TBD (Open to grades 9-12)

SOFTBALL CLUB - This club is for anyone wanting to learn or play the game of softball. We will work on knowing the game, hitting and fielding. We will have fun playing games and learning together. Meeting dates will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00. Sponsor: Coach Smiley (Open to grades 7-12)

STUDIO CLUB - This art club is for middle schoolers, grades 6-8, who want to create more art. In this club, you will be able to create art alongside other students who also love creating. There may be some collaborative art projects, but mostly, it will be a time to make and share your own art. Meeting times TBD. Sponsor: Ms. Gascho (open to grades 6-8)

The Sunshine Band plays during School Day
Out at Highland Retreat.

SUNSHINE BAND - This club will play during lunch most Thursdays, 12:25-12:44. Students who like to play and sing gospel bluegrass music are invited to attend. Sponsor: Mr. Yoder (Open to all grades)

WE SERVE - This club is for those who want to make a difference in their community. Lunch meetings will be held once a month to decide on the monthly service project. Times to complete service projects will vary depending on the project chosen that month. Examples include making meals and baskets for the Ronald McDonald House and stuffing/delivering stockings at Christmas to individuals without family over the holiday. Sponsor: Dr. Stapleton (Open to grades 9-12)

WINDSOCK – This Club produces our school newspaper. We welcome all kinds of articles, creative writing, photographs, drawings, cartooning...anything that can go in a newspaper. Sponsor: Mrs. Cranston (Open to all)

THEATRE PRODUCTION CLUB - This club would be handling various projects behind the scenes of our theatre productions, including costume construction, creating accessories ( headpieces, jewelry, masks, etc.), painting, designing set decorations, and building props. This is the perfect club for creative types who enjoy theatre, but don’t sing and dance (singers and dancers welcome too). See your designs come alive on stage! This club will meet Mondays after school and some weekends. (Open to grades 9-12) Sponsors: Ms. Gascho, Mrs. Haarer, and Mrs. Hertzler

AUTOMOTIVE CLUB - Sponsor: Don Gillman and Phil Landes (Open to all grades)