Clubs

  • GHS Activities and Clubs

    Board Game Club   Mr. Davis   Cafeteria (Home Rm: 111)   smdavis@spsmail.org  The Club focuses on creating a fun space to play games and meet new people.  Board Games include: Magic The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Dungeons & Dragons, classic board games life Monopoly, and many, many more. Special events are held each quarter, and these have included, Smash Bro’s tournaments, Movie Nights, Fund Raisers and school ground clean ups.

    Bowling Team   Teaches fundamental principles that make bowling a lifetime sport; provides experiences in interscholastic competition & community pride, team & individual achievement, athletic development and social interaction. All students welcome.

    Boys’ Service Society   Mr. Ruth   Rm 313   mruth@spsmail.org    Open to select boys who qualify scholastically & receive confirmation from the Principal based on citizenship & leadership; responsible for the organization & success of two school- wide blood drives & holiday basket collection & delivery;  develops & enhances student initiative, leadership & citizenship.

    Dues are $8.

    Chemistry Club  Mrs. McGrane Rm 278  kmmcgrane@spsmail.org  Glendale ChemClub is an  affiliated group with the American Chemical Society as a high school student chapter. Students will have the chance to present demonstrations, participate in exciting lab activities and interact with a variety of Guest Speakers from the Field.  Open membership to anyone interested in chemistry as well as other areas of science.

    Diversity Club   Mrs. Lines   Rm 274  jlines@spsmail.org   Membership open to all students; seeks to encourage tolerance, cultural awareness, and an understanding that there is unity within diversity; meets every 2nd and 4th Wed of each month; attends local events and hosts guest speakers on    pressing issues. 

    Falcons Against Destructive Decisions (FADD)/Character Club Ms. Hardison  Rm 280      nmhardison@spsmail.org  A club that not only speaks out against drugs, alcohol and bullying but also promotes a life of adventure and exploration. FADD members focus on creating a supportive and friendly falcon family atmosphere for EVERY Falcon. FADD helps students make positive choices when they find it most difficult and provides alternate opportunities. At a time when  pressure to participate in activities including drugs and alcohol, or judging peers for faults is at its highest, FADD helps students find better lifestyles that are full of excitement and camaraderie minus the destruction. 

    Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)  Mrs. Bockelman  Rm 235     kbockelman@spsmail.org  Membership is open to any student who has taken or will take classes  within the FACS department;  involves community service projects; can compete in STAR Events  involving leadership skills & career preparation. Dues are $15.

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)   Mr. Penticuff  Rm 271  mpenticuff@spsmail.org     Purpose to link athletics and Christ together in the lives of students at GHS;  emphasis is placed on student-athletes, but ALL students are welcome. Weekly  meetings include music, speakers, small groups, & games. Additional events  will be announced throughout the school year.  

    Gay-Straight-Transgender Alliance (GSTA)   Ms. Daugherty  Rm 118   kadaugherty@spsmail.org                                                                                                                                                          

    Provides a space for all students to learn more about the challenges and triumphs of LGBTQ+ community members and national events. All students are welcome in this organization, not just those who identify as LGBTQ+. The club is part of the national organization, GLSEN, which aims to better serve LGBTQ+ students.

    Girls’ Service Society  Ms. Robinson  Rm 206   wlrobinson@spsmail.org    Membership is open to any girl at GHS; involves members in community projects to provide experience working with others, develop leadership skills and serve the school & community.  Dues are $5.

    Green Squad Mrs. Lines   Rm 274  jlines@spsmail.org  Encourages students and the GHS community to learn about environmental sustainability, coordinates green projects & outdoor  service projects on our campus & Spfd community; competes in Envirothon; meets 1st & 3rd Wed of each month & hosts special guest speakers & local nature hikes.

    Guitar Club Mr. Davis   Rm 111   smdavis@spsmail.org  This club focuses on pairing singers,    songwriters, and musicians of all kinds to collaborate and have fun creating music. Guitar club helps students arrange covers of many classic American artists such as the Beatles, Journey, & Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as more modern singers like Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and more. Open to all instruments, musical talents and ability levels. Must submit a citizenship card to the office.

    Interact   Mr. Slone  Rm 217  dgslone@spsmail.org   Service & philanthropic projects led by students in our community & around the world; sponsored by SE Rotary; monthly meetings for service & social activities. Rotary motto is service above self!

    Peer Mediation   Mr. Slone  Rm 217    dgslone@spsmail.org  Mediators are trained to help peers in conflict resolution by facilitating using specific problem-solving skills in sit down or online formats. Mediators are also reaching out across campus and on social media to educate and encourage positive communication and interpersonal skills. Mediators are trained &  selected each spring/summer for the following year.

    Photo Club  Mr. Ramos Rm 105   rvramos@spsmail.org   Open to all, students will learn and apply basic photography using a digital camera, as well as basic editing skills using Photoshop.

    Robotics Club   Ms.Cannella   Rm 114/249  mecanella@spsmail.org  Provides opportunity to build robots, learn computer programming, & computer assisted design (CAD); will compete at the local,/regional,/national levels.

    Social Dance Club   Mrs. Norcross  Rm 211  acnorcross@spsmail.org  Membership open to all students. Beginners are welcome! The Dance Club meets weekly for one hour to learn partner or social dances such as swing, salsa, cha cha, waltz, tango, etc. The atmosphere is fun, relaxed, and friendly. Students will have the opportunity to learn new dances while hanging out with their friends each week. The club also participates in attending other local dance parties in the community    quarterly.

    Student Council  Mr. Thomas  Rm 239   wdthomas@spsmail.org  Voice of student body; works with school admin, students & community. Student body elects a Pres and VP with nine others chosen by a committee to form Cabinet. A Pres, VP & Sec, as well as representatives from each grade  create Stu-Co.

    Student 2 Student (S2S)    Guidance Office  Promotes a positive welcoming environment for all  students; focuses on new students to the GHS community throughout the year by giving tours & mentoring new students as they assimilate into the GHS  culture; faculty   recommendations & training required.

    Youth Against Cancer (YAC)   Mrs.Ewing & Mrs.White– Guidance Office    cewing@spsmail.org; twhite3@spsmail.org   Partnership of students & staff working with the  American Cancer Society to eliminate cancer.


    GHS Activities and Clubs based on Class Involvement

    Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)   Mrs. Hill   Rm 243   glendaledeca@gmail.com  Prepares emerging leaders & entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality & management opportunities to travel, experience leadership training, serve the community, & network around the country; also operates the school store,The Nest.

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) - Mrs. Smith – Rm 305 dsmith334@spsmail.org Gives students a chance to strengthen their leadership skills; provides opportunities for    

    networking with business professionals; allows the sharing of ideas, talents & energy in  community service projects & competition with students from other schools at the district, state and national levels

    Future Teachers of America (FTA)  - Mrs. Hardison—Rm 280 nmhardison@spsmail.org 

    A club for students thinking they may want to join the field of education. We will look at a variety of job positions in the field of education. Ever wonder what other countries are doing in the      education field? FTA will contact actual education professionals in several other countries through Skype, podcasting and video messaging to learn  similarities and differences. This club is member driven and meets once a month. 

    Health Occupations Students Association (HOSA) - Mr. Penticuff – Rm 271-mpenticuff@spsmail.org   Enhances the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all Health Occ students; helps students meet the needs of the health care community.

    National Honor Society (NHS) Tara Troester Rm. ttroester@spsmail.org    Recognizes juniors & seniors who maintain a 4.0 GPA & exhibit leadership, community service, and character.

    Pro Start Culinary Team Mrs. Bockelman   Rm 235   kbockelman@spsmail.org    Students    compete at various culinary competitions. If you are currently enrolled or have taken Culinary Arts; if you like to cook, create & taste gourmet foods - you need to be part of this group!  Tryouts are in the fall with competitions early spring. 

    World Language Club (WLC)   Mrs.Eck  Rm 323   leck@spsmail.org  Encourages student I nvolvement in cultural activities outside the World Languages classroom.  Activities may include cultural events within the community, foreign language films, trips to museums, restaurants, etc.