Clubs and Activities

Boiling Springs High School has a variety of clubs and activities in which students may participate.

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Advisor: Mr. Benjamin Widder

Eligibility Criteria: Students in grades 9-12 must complete an application and maintain an 85%.

Meeting Times: Daily 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm during the sport season.

Purpose: Provide a basic understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to pursue an interest in Athletic Training. Students may assist in the routine administration of services needed.


BOOK BONDING

Advisor: Mrs. Maryalice Bond

Criteria: Any student who is interested in reading or learning about exciting young adult books may join.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource.

Purpose: To share, encourage, and promote a love of reading.


CHEMISTRY CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Mark Maurer

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CHESS CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Richard Curtis

Criteria: Any student who is interested in learning and playing chess.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource.

Purpose: To encourage and promote basic rules and strategies. Both beginners and advanced players are welcome.


CODE CLUB

Advisor: Ms. Suzette Forsyth

Criteria: Must be a BSHS student interested in computer coding.

Meeting Times: 2A Resources in the TV Studio

Purpose: To serve as a support and interest group for those interested in and studying computer coding languages.


CONCERT CHOIR

Advisor:Mr. Keith Roden

Eligibility Criteria:Separate audition from the high school chorus.

Meeting Times:Rehearses in the evenings, once a week for two hours.

Purpose:To travel throughout the central PA area performing a wide variety of music for various organizations and community functions.


CROCHET CLUB


Advisors:
Mrs. Maryalice Bond and Mrs. Cathy Woodson

Criteria: No experience necessary.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource.

Purpose: To teach and practice the necessary skills to create crocheted items (hats, scarfs, blankets, etc.)


DEBATE CLUB

Advisor:Mrs. Eydie Rob

Eligibility Criteria:Grades 9-12.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Purpose: To debate the national policy debate topic on select Wednesdays from October through February.


DRAMA CLUB

Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Angelozzi

Eligibility Criteria: Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Times: Once per cycle during resource.

Purpose: No experience needed, learn more about the theatre arts.


ENVIROTHON CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Steven Lockhart

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FLY FISHING CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Luke Fetterolf

Eligibility Criteria: Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource.

Purpose: No experience needed, learn more about fly fishing.


Le Cercle Français - FRENCH CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Bailey

Eligibility Criteria: Students must be in the process or have already completed a sequence of French language courses.

Meeting Times: During resource as announced.

Purpose: The French Club is open to students of all levels of French who are interested in learning more about the French language and culture. Activities include team games, written and conversational language practice, movies, competitions against the Spanish club and participation in World Language Week activities.


La Société Honoraire de Français (FRENCH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)

Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Bailey

Criteria:Admission by the department. See society webpage for criteria and application.

Meeting Times: As announced

Purpose:To recognize high achievement of students in the French language and promote a continuing interest in Francophone studies.



Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Phi Beta Lambda

Advisors: Mr. Brett Sheaffer, Mrs. Amber Stewart, Mr. Shaun Ulmer

Criteria: Students in 9-12th grade who are interested in Business and Technology.

Meeting Times: Meeting times vary from monthly to once a cycle depending on proximity to competition time.

Purpose: FBLA is an educational association of student members preparing for careers in business or who are just simply interested in learning more about the free enterprise system. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related occupation. Members learn how to engage in business enterprise, how to direct the affairs of a group, and how to compete honorably in competitive events.

                                                                  GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

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Advisors: Mrs. Samantha Moses and Mrs. Lindsay Graybill

Criteria: Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Times: Resource 3B in room 104

Purpose: GSA is a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk or learn about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. It is meant to create a greater awareness about the issues and unique experiences faced by the LGBT community.

GIRLS’ ENSEMBLE

Advisor: Mr. Keith Roden

Criteria: Non-auditioned group.

Meeting Times: Rehearses one evening a week for 45 minutes.

Purpose: Performs a wide variety of SA, SSA, and SSAA music. The group performs several times a year for various community functions.


INTERACT CLUB

Advisors: Ms. Kathleen Fluman and Ms. Kelly Roberts

Eligibility Criteria: Students in grades 10-12 must complete an application.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource.

Purpose: Students participate in many service activities in and outside of school.


JAZZ BAND

Advisor:David Yinger

Criteria:Students must be enrolled members of the high school band program and will have a separate audition.

Meeting Times:Wednesday evenings, September through June. Times pending schedules.

Purpose:Study and perform music of the Big Band Era, swing music and popular music. Performs at various Jazz Band Festivals, concerts and community events.


MEN’S ENSEMBLE

Advisor: Mr. Keith Roden

Criteria: Non-auditioned group.

Meeting Times:Varies.

Purpose: Performs a wide variety of TB, TTB, and TTBB music. The group performs several times a year for various community functions.


MINI-THON CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Katherin Slentz

Criteria: Students must apply for the following school year

Meeting Times:Resource 2B

Purpose: Toraise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, benefiting children battling childhood cancer and their families.

 


Model UN

Advisor: Mr. Mike MacIvor

Eligibility Criteria: Grades 10-12

Meeting Times: During Resource as announced

Purpose: To prepare students to participate at the annual Penn State University-Harrisburg Model UN Conference held in February of each year.


Mu Alpha Theta (National Mathematics Honor Society)

Advisor: Mrs. Kris Ahl

Eligibility Criteria: Students of Boiling Springs High School have the opportunity to become a member of Mu Alpha Theta, an internationally recognized honor society for math scholars at the high school and junior college levels.

Requirements for Membership in Mu Alpha Theta students must have:

  1. Completed four semesters of college preparatory mathematics & be enrolled in a fifth semester of college prep mathematics.
  2. Maintained a 90% or better average in all college prep mathematics classes AND maintained a 3.5 or better average in all classes.
  3. A behavioral record free from suspension, instances of academic dishonesty, and/or a pattern of inappropriate behavior.
  4. Transfer students will need to show proof of membership in Mu Alpha Theta from another school, or meet all of the above requirements and have completed at least one Math course at BSHS.
Meeting Times: 1A/1B

Purpose: The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to promote scholarship in mathematics along with enjoyment and understanding of the subject.

 


NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

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Criteria: Grades 10-12. Must maintain 93% or better in all art classes. Must be preparing for a career in the arts and a major or minor in visual art in college.

Meeting Times: Twice a cycle during resource and once a week after school.

Purpose: Inspiring and recognizing those students who are gifted in visual art. To aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in the visual arts and to bring visual arts education to the attention of the school and community.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Schwartz

Eligibility Criteria:Candidates must complete an activity form, grades 10-12, 93% weighted GPA, leadership, service and character. Selected members must demonstrate 20 or more hours of community service per year.

Meeting Times: None.

Purpose: To give recognition to deserving students in a national organization with chapters in many high schools across the country.

PERFECT PEERS CLUB


Advisor:
Mrs. Abernathy and Mrs. Fulton

Criteria: All students in grades 9-12 are welcome.

Meeting Times: every 4A resource in the cafeteria

Purpose: Regular education students enjoy social events and activities with the life skills and MAC classrooms.

 

QUIZ TEAM

Advisor: Mrs. Jen Chamberlin

Eligibility Criteria:Students who have a competitive spirit and quick recall of factual information. Students may attend the first practice in September to see if interested.

Meeting Times: Mondays 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Purpose: Compete in the Capital Area Quiz Bowl League.


SADD CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Janette Fulton & Mr. Joseph Harker

Eligibility Criteria: All students in grades 9-12 are welcome.

Meeting Times: Meetings every 3B in the auditorium.

Purpose: Provide activities to encourage safe and healthy choices, no use of alcohol or drugs and not riding with a driver who has been drinking.


SKI AND SNOWBOARDING CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Craig Ilgenfritz

Eligibility Criteria: Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Times: Sundays 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, January – March.

Purpose: To experience exciting and challenging activities.


El Club de Español - SPANISH CLUB

Advisor:Mr. Michael Bogdan

Eligibility Criteria: Students must be in the process or have already completed a sequence of Spanish language courses.

Meeting Times:During resource as announced.

Purpose:The Spanish Club is open to students of all levels of Spanish who are interested in learning more about the Spanish language and culture. Activities include team games, written and conversational language practice, movies, competitions against the French club and participation in World Language Week activities.


La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)

Advisor: Mr. Michael Bogdan

Criteria:Admission by the department. See society webpage for criteria and application.

Meeting Times: As announced

Purpose:To recognize high achievement of students in the Spanish language and promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies.


STUDENT COUNCIL

Advisor:Ms. Suzette Forsyth

Eligibility Criteria:Potential members must complete an application prior to elections in May, maintain a 70% GPA, and give a brief speech.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource.

Purpose: The Student Council works to improve the school and community through projects and extra curricular activities such as monetary fundraisers, a canned food drive, and a variety of programs designed for the student body. The Student Council also sponsors the Homecoming and Winter dances.


Technology Student Association (TSA)

Advisor: Mr. Luke Fetterolf and Mr. Jason Jarrett

Criteria: Grades 9 - 12

Meeting Times: During resource and after school as announcedPurpose: To provide students with an opportunity to further their knowledge in all technologies while competing with other students from across the country.


UNICEF

Advisor: Mrs. Erin Pittman

 

Criteria: All dedicated students are welcome

Meeting Times: Resource 2A in Room 403

Purpose: Students hold fundraisers and events to raise funds to support the US National Fund for UNICEF. UNICEF works to save childrens’ lives, by providing clean water, as well as sanitation, education, nutrition, and immunizations. They also work to combat diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and ebola.

YOUTH ALIVE CLUB

Advisor:Mr. Jeffrey Schwartz

Eligibility Criteria: Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Times: Once a cycle during resource.

Purpose: The Youth Alive Club is a Christian/Bible club that meets during 2A resources for the Fall 2017 semester. The goal of the club is to give students an opportunity to discuss issues they currently face, learn more about their faith, and meet with other Christians within the school. Anyone is welcome and invited to join one of the meetings. Meetings are held in room 205.