Clubs & Activities
- Academic Support
- Acceptance Project
- Amnesty International
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Best Buddies
- Board Game Club
- Book Club
- Chamber Orchestra
- Chess Team
- Debate Team
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Diversity/ GSA
- Drama Club
- Drill Team
- Environmental Conservation Club
- FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America:
- Future Educators Club
- Garden Club
- Health Science Club
- Interact Club/Community Service
- Jazz Band
- Key Club/Community Service
- Marching Band
- Marching Band Color Guard
- Math Club
- Mini Thon
- Mock Trial
- Model UN/Model Congress
- NAACP Future Leaders Club
- National Honor Society
- Peer Tutoring
- Percussion Ensemble
- Presidential Classroom
- Schoolastic Scrimmage
- School Musical
- School Newspaper
- Science Olympiad
- Sewing Club
- Show Choir
- Ski Club
- Spelling Bee
- Sports Club
- Student Council
- Technology Student Association (TSA)-STeAM Club
- Winter Color Guard
To provide supervision, academic enrichment & intervention, and tutoring opportunities for
student-athletes and students enrolled in extracurricular activities after the school day before practice
begins. Students will meet 2:30-3:45 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The program will run from the
second week in September through the first week in May.
Their mission statement is “To facilitate dialogue in the pursuit of gaining a sense of understanding, empathy, appreciation, and acceptance of different faiths, cultures, beliefs, and races. The project will allow each student to learn from each other the core value of humanity that unites us all. This club will meet year-round and every week or every other wee
The goal of Aevidum is to create a positive and accepting school community, eliminating the stigmas associated with depression, suicide and mental health. Students in Aevidum spread the message of “I’ve got your back”, letting their peers know that everyone matters.
Aevidum is…A place/group where EVERYONE can feel accepted, appreciated, acknowledged, and cared for. A place/group that recognizes the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and suicide. A place/group that strives to break the silence that surrounds mental health, depression, suicide, and other issues teens face.A place/group that promotes a positive school community. A place/group to share, talk, support, and come together. A place/group that advocates for EVERYONE, because EVERYONE MATTERS. We guide those who may need help to the appropriate people. Our activities include Aevidum has your back-bulletin board, T-shirt fundraiser, a fundraiser by selling orange ribbons with bully prevention slogan, Smooch a pooch fundraiser. Students wrote and delivered Christmas cards to staff members. Students attended the “Talk” at the high school for the day. Students helped hand out ice cream sandwiches during pj and ice cream day to celebrate half way through the school year. Students deliver valentines. Students will participate in Mental Health Awareness Month with announcements and an activity
Amnesty International is an international human rights organization that raises awareness of and petitions against the mistreatment of people through non-violent actions. Stroudsburg’s club helps this cause by signing and gathering signatures on petitions, letter writing campaigns, and raising community awareness. Meetings are usually held twice a month and on an as needed basis.
The Art Club stresses creative arts, craft activities, experiences, community service, and growth in leadership through student involvement. The club created a scholarship for Art Club participants who are taking advanced work in the arts or who demonstrate community service and financial need. The club meets once a week from September through May during the school year.
The club’s focus is to spread disability awareness within the school and local community and help develop reciprocal friendships between students with and without disabilities. Our members are encouraged to help spread awareness each and every day through their actions and efforts. Best Buddies meet the first and third Thursday of every month. During meetings, students interact with one another, get involved in team building activities, and various fundraisers throughout the year, and provide ideas on how they can spread disability awareness in the community. Some of the club’s activities includes: group activities (making scarecrows, pumpkins, scavenger hunts), elementary school visits, winter dance, the Variety Show, and Special Olympics.
Board Game Club
The SHS Chamber Orchestra is a group of students in grades 10-12. The ensemble is an auditioned group and all students are selected from students enrolled in the curricular classes of Orchestra I and Orchestra II. The group meets once a week for an hour and a half during the Spring semester. The ensemble has various performance opportunities throughout the year including an end of the year concert with other extra-curricular groups. The Chamber Orchestra was created to offer interested students in the school orchestra program an opportunity to play different and more challenging music in a chamber ensemble setting.
The Chorale has 24-28 members representing the best vocalists in the choral department. The mostly a cappella ensemble performs 15-20 times per year for various functions throughout the school and surrounding community. In order to be in Chorale, s student must be taking Concert Choir in his/her schedule unless there is an academic scheduling conflict. Auditions are held in May for the following year.
Members of the Debate Team participate in a variety of debate and speech activities during the year, some within the school, and some involving competition with clubs from other schools. SHS is a member of the Mountain Valley Conference. The club offers formal debating teams and individual speech experience. Membership is open all year round to any interested student.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Stroudsburg Diversity Council and Gay-Straight Alliance meet on the first three Thursdays of the
month. On the last Thursday of the month, the members meet at Pocono Community Theater in East
Stroudsburg where they can interact with members of other schools’ GSA clubs and enjoy a free movie,
sponsored by local LGBT organizations. All SHS students are welcome to join. The club hosts several guest
speakers each year, including PFLAG, East Stroudsburg University Pride, Northampton Community
College GSA, LGBT Health Advocates, and others.
Each April, the students produce a video for the National Day of Silence and it is shown to the entire
school. Students participate in Ally Week, No-Name Calling Week, and other anti-bullying activism. Each
year scholarship money is awarded to a graduating member based on their commitment to the group.
Student applicants must also complete an essay detailing how they will take the messages taught in the
group and apply them in their time at college and in their adult lives.
This club is also known as the Step Team. It is an athletic group consisting of 25-35 students. The club
meets after school twice a week for the duration of the school year. Students learn different step
routines and perform several times during the school year. Students audition and are placed in the
appropriate skill level group. Routines tend to be 5 – 7 minutes long and include rhythmic stepping and
Environmental Conservation Club
This is an organization dedicated to educating the public about environmental conservation. Every year
we invite the elementary schools to participate in an Earth Day celebration. This year we are planning to
hold a “reusable sale” and to extend district wide recycling efforts. We meet every Thursday from 2:45 –
3:15. We meet for the duration of the school year. During these meetings, we discuss fundraising
opportunities and plan upcoming events. SECO consists of approximately 12 – 20 members.
FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America:
FBLA is the largest student business organization in the world, with over 250,000 members. Membership
is open to all students, regardless of whether they are taking business courses. The Stroudsburg FBLA
has over 200 members from 9th -12th grades. They meet every two weeks starting in late September in
the mornings prior to the start of the school day. The club provides members with numerous leadership
development opportunities, the ability to take part in community service activities, the chance to learn
more about possible careers in the business world, and the possibility of earning special recognition
through competitive events. A state charity is chosen every year. They also host a Breakfast with Santa
for the community and wrap presents at the local mall at Christmas. They travel to Penn State for a State
Leadership Workshop in the fall and to another major city in the east for a National Fall Leadership
Conference. Regional and State Competitions, in January and April, give students a chance to compete
against students from other school districts. For the past several years, they have also been actively
participating in the Relay for Life in May.
FUSFOO is a national high school digital network where students can create and post articles and videos
they feel are relevant. It is a bully free zone where students can share posts, and others can like but not
comment on the posts. Each high school has a different web page. Check out fusfoo.com and browse for
Stroudsburg High School.
Future Educators Club
Garden club is a new club that is interested in making Stroudsburg even better in appearance. We look
to learn and to educate those who want to join in our efforts to improve the courtyards and areas
around the school. We don't require anyone to possess any specific knowledge of gardening, we just
look for those who don't mind getting their hands dirty (but we do have gloves).
Health Science Club
This club will help to provide valuable information about healthcare professionals. Educate students
about the opportunities of having an interest in a health-related career. It will also develop a foundation
of basic skills and knowledge required for employment in the healthcare field. This club will meet 2
times per month.
Interact Club/Community Service
Interact is a service organization for high school students. The club operates under school regulations
and draws its members from the student body. The club is a unique organization because it is sponsored
by a local Rotary Club, composed of the leading business and professional people of the community.
Through Interact, students carry out hands-on service projects, develop leadership skills and promote
The SHS Jazz Band program is comprised of 20-25 students, and membership is determined through
auditions. The Jazz Band begins rehearsals in the late fall, and rehearses one night per week. The Jazz
Band offers students a different type of musical experience than they would get in their curricular music
Key Club/Community Service
Key Club is a service organization for high school students. The club operates under school regulations
and draws its members from the student body. The club is a unique organization because it is sponsored
by a local Kiwanis Club, composed of the leading business and professional people of the community.
Key Club’s objective is to develop student’s initiative, leadership abilities, and good citizenship practices.
The Stroudsburg Marching Band is comprised of approximately 90-125 students in grades 8-12. The
organizations primary purpose is to provide spirit, enthusiasm and musical support to our school’s
athletic teams. Its first function is to perform at all football games, home and away. Home Games the
band will perform a pre-game show, which includes the Star-Spangled Banner and the school fight song,
The Victors. At half time, the band will usually perform its halftime show prior to the start of the game.
Whenever convenient, the band will perform in the stands for soccer and field hockey games. They also
will perform at Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association Adjudication Festivals. We do not consider
ourselves to be competitive but do enjoy the opportunity to perform for ratings from various
adjudicators. We meet twice a week during the school year. Two weeks prior to the first day of school,
the band has its annual camp. While the band remains at home and rehearses at the high school, the
schedule is much more intense than during the school year.
Marching Band Color Guard
The Stroudsburg High School Marching Band Color Guard is comprised of 18 – 30 students. Members
are selected through an audition process in the spring. The Marching Band Color Guard provides visual
impact as an integral part of the SHS Marching Band during the fall season. Students learn to manipulate
a silk to enhance the overall performance of the band. No experience is necessary.
The Math Club meets twice a month, after school. Club activities are usually dictated by the students
who attend. The group looks at different mathematical concepts, makes mathematical models, and looks
into probability and statistics. They solve logic and math puzzles, look at game theory and work with
modular numbers and different bases. To raise money, they sponsor a “Pi Day”, where they sell pies.
Four Diamonds Mini-Thon is an opportunity for students to be empowered as leaders in the fight to
conquer childhood cancer. Students gain work ready skills in communication, critical thinking and
problem solving, while promoting teamwork, creativity and spirit within their schools. As a yearlong
fundraising effort, Mini-THON is an excellent way for students to get involved in philanthropy and engage
their school and local community. This effort culminates with multi-hour, fun-filled event involving
games, music, dancing, activities and more!
Mock Trial meets twice a week after school from October – November and then again from January –
February. During these meetings participants prepare for the fall and spring countywide competition.
Each competition involves a different legal case that the students are required to prosecute and defend
in these “tournaments.”
Model UN/Model Congress
The SHS Model Congress is an extra-curricular activity that students in grades 9-12 join if they have an
interest in political issues and civic participation. Students attend conferences throughout the year,
where they debate current national and international issues, while hoping to pass legislation on each
topic. At these conferences, Stroudsburg students work with students from around the country, from
both public and private school districts. Often students from the colleges that host these conferences
work with the students as advisors and committee chairs. Some of the committees that students work
on include: education, science and technology, ethics, and international relations. Model Congress Club
members also often participate in advanced committees that include the Supreme Court, District Court,
National Security Council, and the Presidential Cabinet. The club holds general membership meetings
and officer meetings throughout the year.
NAACP Future Leaders Club
National Honor Society
This group meets twice a month. They are involved in many community activities. NHS students offer
Peer Tutoring throughout the school year. They host college day, assist the Red Cross, The American
Cancer Society, PATH, the soup kitchen and help with the Reading Program at Morey and Ramsey.
Membership is determined by application. In order to apply for membership, students must have a GPA
of 3.400 and above. Applications are anonymously submitted and are reviewed by a panel of 5 teachers.
A criterion to become a member consists of the following:
● Hours of community service
● Active in after school activities
● Positions of leadership
Applicants must submit two essays on a designated subject and one letter of recommendation. After
being selected to NHS, you must attend and participate in three events per semester. About 70 students
participate in the NHS.
Parallels is a committee of student reviewers who read all the submissions to our magazine of arts and letters.
This committee is formed of about 12 students who must have a teacher recommendation to
participate. They spend about 15 hours selecting and reviewing. Then they publish the selected pieces.
It takes them about 40 hours to create a layout.
The Stroudsburg High School Percussion Ensemble program is comprised of approximately 10-15
students in grades 10 – 12. This program was established in order to allow interested percussion
students and other interested students the opportunity to perform different styles of music than they
get from their concert or marching band experiences. They meet once a week for two hours after
school. They perform at a year-end concert in the high school.
Photo Workshop meets once a week after school. The activity revolves around the process of producing
documentary and fine art photography. Activities exploring composition, mixed media, and the work of
important photographers are interspersed with the sharing of student work. Topics are supported by the
high school library collection of photography books, videotapes, and DVD’s. Online photography
resources are also explored. Students are encouraged to take pictures on their own and share their work
with the group to receive feedback in a supportive and positive setting. The group also produces video
projects, using a camcorder.
The Presidential Classroom provides an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in an extensive
one-week program that presents an in-depth study of government and politics. From members of the
President’s administration to members of congress, federal judges, military leaders, ambassadors,
journalists, lobbyists, and party officials; students meet with leaders representing these areas and
examine the impact and influence of the positions they hold. Students must apply for Presidential
Classroom. Applicants must be in the top 10% of their class and submit two written essays.
Students help with the fight against drug abuse and the effects of drug and alcohol use. They get
involved with many activities to promote the message. The club collects Toys for Tots to help out the
Women’s Resources and the Marines. They host Dream Drink Day for the seniors and the faculty the last
day of school before Christmas each year. The club has the Safety Bug, highway safety, seat belt checks,
red ribbon events, prom promise events, and messages throughout the year. They have a representative
attend the D&A Taskforce meeting each month. Each year new students bring a new dimension to the
club. They do dress down days as a fundraiser to help various agencies that deal with children and
families of those involved with drugs. They attend conferences and also take a turn hosting a county
conference. This is a very active group of students committed to get a message out. SADD meets after
school or when an activity needs to be done.
This club is a group of 15-20 high school students that meet on two afternoons a week. Members will
Compete “Jeopardy” style complete with buzzers. The team competes with one another to answer
prepared questions across curricula. The team also competes against area schools at various
tournaments including those sponsored by the local Intermediate Unit and the PBS television station,
WLVT, in Bethlehem. Lastly, the team competes in a National Tournament twice a year via the computer.
Students audition for this activity. Rehearsals are held for three hours, three times a week for
approximately three months. Students perform a full- scale musical production. There are roughly 100
cast members, 12 student technical assistants, 35 students in the pit orchestra, 40 set painting and
construction students, 8 student production and 10 costumes students.
The Mountaineer is the school newspaper. Students publish approximately 6 issues a year. The paper is
usually 20 pages in length. There are approximately 40 students involved with the school newspaper.
They meet twice a week for one hour after school. The students work on the paper throughout the
school day at times that are appropriate for each student. When it is close to their deadline they do work
on the weekends.
The Sewing Club meets after school at the junior high school twice a month. It is available to students in
grades 8 to 12 who already know how to use a sewing machine. Sewing Club provides students with the
opportunity to expand their sewing skills in a relaxed atmosphere because sewing is not offered as a
class after 8th grade.
Students learn to use commercial patterns. Students complete projects for personal use and to donate to
charities. Students will primarily be sewing on a sewing machine.
Show Choir has 14-18 singers/dancers, up to 6 instrumentalists and a two-student sound crew. They
perform 15-20 times per year at various functions throughout the community, including concerts and
school athletic events. In order to be in Show Choir, a student must be taking Concert Choir in his/her
schedule unless there is an academic scheduling conflict. Auditions are held in May for the following
Spelling bee basically runs from January until the county bee in the middle of March. Every class holds a
classroom spelling bee and sends the top two spells from each class to the run off. I conduct a run off
spelling bee to determine the top 5 spellers from each grade. After that I participate in 2 more run off
spelling bees. The first is to determine the five best spellers out of the 20 fifth through eighth grade top
spellers (5 from each grade). The other is the same thing with ninth through twelfth grade). Then I
attend the county bee with those 2 groups of 5 students, 5 from 5th through 8th grade and 5 from 9th
through 12th graders.
The Sports Club is an organization of varsity athletes who pledge to be drug and alcohol free. They go to
elementary schools in the district and perform skits to send the following messages:
● Stay drug and alcohol free.
● Cheating is wrong.
● Bullying is not acceptable.
● Make good decisions.
● How to say no to peer pressure.
● Help at home and at school.
The sports club also helps out with Fun and Fitness Day and Mountie Challenge. They have over 50 students
participating and we try to rotate so every student can perform for the elementary students. The club usually meets
12 times a year, but varies due to upcoming events. The elementary students enjoy talking to the high school
athletes and the high school students enjoy performing the skits.
This group has approximately 40 members including class officers and an executive board. On an
average, general meetings are bi-weekly. Executive board meetings may be more frequent depending on
the time frame of upcoming events. Student council gives students a chance to share in decision making
by representing student’s opinions and interests. It helps develop leaders, promote school loyalty, pride
and activities. Members must respect rules and order while emphasizing citizenship and democracy.
They set examples for behavior and individual responsibility, with appreciation for differences in style
and culture. They are sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate and special interests of the community.
SHS Student Council coordinates pep rallies and fundraisers, generates school spirit, and encourages a
good faculty/student relationship.
Technology Student Association (TSA)-STeAM Club
The mission of the Technology Student Association is to prepare its membership for the challenges of a
dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership and problem-solving skills. TSA competes
in local, state and national competitions. Students experience personal growth and exposure to more
opportunities in the world of technology.
The Stroudsburg Technology Student Association (TSA) is an after-school club where students have the
opportunity to compete in events relating to STEM careers. Students will meet on a weekly basis to
construct various projects that they will have the opportunity to take to three different levels of
competitions. Some of the events include robotics, coding, photography, structural engineering,
problem-solving, and many others. Stroudsburg offers a middle school level chapter, where students in
8th and 9th grade can compete, and a high school chapter where students in grades 10th-12th can
Winter Color Guard
We start off in January with the same group as Marching Band Guard and prep for our performance in
the King of Hearts assembly in mid-February. After that, we turn our attention towards helping
prospective new members learn the skills needed to successfully pass auditions for MB guard, which
take place at the end of the school year. The clinic for the new kids is in early March. They meet once
per week and it will run until around Memorial Day.
This activity is an elective class for seniors only. We meet daily for 42 minutes. Members work diligently
to produce a yearbook of about 184 pages. We aim to include all sports, clubs, special events, portraits
of all students, faculty, staff and traditional elements such as graduation, prom, homecoming, King of
Hearts, the school play, etc. DaVor Photography supplies most of our photos; our Pioneer staff handles
additional coverage. Students learn how to create a yearbook spread, crop photos, use Adobe
PageMaker, write from a journalistic point of view, and how to use proper interviewing techniques. This
staff learns everything it takes to produce a yearbook. They do not handle any of the financial aspects.