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Clubs

FIRST PRIORITY
First Priority Club is a student-led club which studies the Bible and its relevancy to life today. Club meetings include student and visiting speakers, group discussions, and times of sharing. The club is open to any student who has a serious interest in participating in such discussions and sharing. The club meets every Wednesday during the homeroom/club period.

CHESS CLUB
The Chess club meets during the chess season to practice. Membership to the chess club is first open to members of the chess team, but other students may join if room is available.

CISCO CLUB
Open lab for students involved in Network Engineering. Requirements: Current or past member of Network Engineering class

DEBATE CLUB
The debate team seeks competitive debate opportunities both intra-scholastically and interscholastically. Students who enjoy research, public speaking, and academic argumentation may be interested in this organization. It requires meeting after school, on average, one hour per week and a willingness to enter competitions on several weekends throughout the year.

FRENCH CLUB

The French Club allows students who have studied French to practice it in conversation and games; watch some French movies; listen to music; have French cuisine; and enjoy other elements of French culture.

FFA
The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Manor FFA generally meets the 1st Monday of the month after school. The officer team and committees meet during homeroom on Wednesdays. To join FFA, students must be enrolled in one course per year offered by the agriculture department and pay dues.

GERMAN CLUB

The Penn Manor German Club exists to further expose German students to the German culture and language.
Students in all levels of German are welcome to participate and get to know each other in this club.  Activities are always based on the German culture and the German language.  Participants can show off their German skills through trivia and group games, watch German movies, listen to German music, taste German food, and converse with native speakers via Skype or in person.  

INTRAMURAL CLUB
This club is for students who have an interest in physical activity. They must be self-motivated and be able to control themselves without a referee being used. Some students play basketball, full-court, 2 on 2, or just shoot. Others play tennis, pickle ball, table tennis, etc., activities to their interest. ALL STUDENTS NEED GYM SHOES, AND SOME WILL NEED A CHANGE OF CLOTHING. It is and has always been understood that any student who cannot control him/herself is automatically remove from our club.

ITS
ITS Club is Penn Manor’s Drama Club. We meet every club period to promote participation in theater activities at school and to plan our major club activities, which include our main fund raiser (the Apple Dumpling Sale), Spookhouse, a Children’s Production, and induction into the International Thespian Society. Students wishing to join the club must complete an application at the beginning of each semester. (Membership in the Society is earned through participation in various theater activities and is by invitation only.) All club members are expected to take an active part in the learning about the theater during club time and, also, in the many activities that take place after school hours. The club is open to all grades.

JAZZ BAND
Jazz Band is a musical performance organization for instrumentalist. Performers must be able to read music. The Jazz band performs in various musical styles, from swing to Latin to jazz rock. Instrumentation: alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet, trombone or baritone, piano, guitar, bass guitar & drums.

JOURNEY’S CLUB
Journey’s Club is a open to 10-12th graders. Students who wish to join Journey’s club will be required to obtain teacher and administrative referrals prior to admission to the club. The objective of the club is to provide an opportunity for students to research the various attractions of Pennsylvania, thus learning more about the state they live in. Students in this club will also have the opportunity to travel to select Pennsylvania locations. Fundraising is an expectation of club members.

LIBRARY CLUB
This club is designed to promote reading at the high school level, and to help make use of the library more user friendly. Activities include reading promotion, maintaining library web page links, organizing the fiction section , and writing reviews.

MANOR SINGERS
Manor Singers is a select group of singers made up of students who are auditioned from the regular chorus. This group meets during club period the third Wednesday of each month. Members of this organization are also encouraged to audition for county and district chorus.

MATH LAB
This group uses the latest computer software to promote math skills to prepare students for PSSA testing and other higher levels of mathematics.

MILITARY CLUB
Designed for those interested in exploring a future in the United States Military. Different aspects of military life will be discussed. Representatives from all branches of the service will be invited to speak.

NEWSPAPER (Journalism)
Journalism club is an extension of the journalism class. One of the goals of Penn Points is to release a student-published paper in a timely fashion. Editor positions are awarded to students who have completed the journalism course with a 4.0 average.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
For more than 75 years, the National Honor Society has been the leading organization for recognizing and involving outstanding students in secondary schools around the nation. To be eligible for membership in the Penn Manor Chapter, each candidate must be a member of the junior or senior class, must have been in attendance at the school for one semester, and must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Candidates are then evaluated by a faculty council on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

PEER HELPERS
Peer Helpers are students who are trained at the middle school and use that training to become part of the club here. This club does not take new members by sign-up.

PEER MEDIATION
Open to any students who are trained or wished to be trained to mediate conflicts. The club functions as a service to the school to promote peaceful solutions to problems.

QUAY’S CLUB
This is a serious club for those students interested in discussing the issue of racism. One does not have to be a racist to join the club, nor does one have to be anti-racist to be a part of the discussion. The club is separated into two groups: One group is multiracial and discusses issues on a more advanced level; the other group talks about racism and other issues on a more basic level. Groups are determined by the club supervisor.

SERTEEN
The Penn Manor High School Serteen Club is sponsored by The Lancaster Sertoma Club. It is a club dedicated to school and community service with most of the service activities taking place after school hours. A minimum number of activities are required to maintain membership.

SPANISH CLUB

The Penn Manor Spanish Club exists to celebrate Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. Students will have the opportunity to experience the pop culture of different Spanish-speaking countries; participate in games and activities to increase their knowledge of the Spanish language; and collaborate on service opportunities in the local community.  The club is open to students who are enrolled in a Spanish class and/or the ESL program this school year.

STUDENT COUNCIL
The purpose of Student Council shall be an avenue for the responsible and mature expression of pertinent issues. It will communicate ideas from the school board, administration, staff, and students in order to benefit the school. Student Council will recommend regulations, improvements, and/or changes for assemblies, corridors, lunch periods, school grounds, social events, and other activities. All members are elected by the student body and are required to attend monthly meetings. Among all the fun activities and fundraisers we experience, Entertainment PM has become a popular district wide event each spring.

T.S.A
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a club for students with an interest in technology and Technology Education courses. A student run organization, TSA students compete in regional and state competitions / conferences. Students perform community service projects and run the famed PMHS TSA cheese cake sale.

VARSITY CLUB
The Penn Manor Varsity Club seeks to bring athletes together to promote awareness and enthusiasm for athletics at Penn Manor. To be eligible, students must have earned one varsity letter. No freshmen are eligible. The club meets each Wednesday during club period.

WEIGHT ROOM
Students who want to keep physically fit can work out in Penn Manor’s weight room for this club. The weight room includes equipment for aerobic and anaerobic activities. The club is open to all students and meets every week.

YEARBOOK
Trumpeter Yearbook: Is open to students who are on the staff and in the class, or those who have been in the class in previous semesters or years. It is a time to catch-up on all deadline work as well as taking photos of all clubs and their activities.

YOUTH PEACE COUNCIL
Youth Peace Council…a group of students dedicated to keeping our community safe from violence and free from the use of drugs and alcohol. We meet every other club period (twice a month). Anyone interested in participating in YPC must complete an application in the fall of each year.

SOCIAL SKILLS CLUB
This club is designed to help students deal with day to day interactions with peers and adults. The club is open to all students and it meets every week.



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