How do you like to spend your time after school? How you spend this time could be one of the most important ways you shape your future. Extracurricular activities are a critical component of the college application, and getting involved in activities outside the classroom allows you to learn more about yourself and your goals. Spring-Ford offers a variety of extracurricular activities including visual arts, music and the performing arts, athletics, STEM and more.
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- Academic Team
- ACE Mentor Program
- Art Enrichment Club
- Book Club
- Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
- French Club
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Future Medical Leaders of America
- German Club
- Math Club
- National Honor Society (NHS)
- Ramoirs Literary Magazine
- The Rampage
- RCTV – TV Club
- Reading Olympics
- Science Club
- Spanish Club
- Tech Club
The Spring-Ford Academic Team is composed of students who have a variety of academic strengths, for example, some team members are better at computation and some are stronger in history.The team participates in Jeopardy style competitions against teams from neighboring school districts.During academic team competitions, a team of four Spring-Ford players competes against another team of four players from another school.Questions are posed on a broad range of topics such as history, literature, science and math.The team scores points when students buzz in with the correct response.Practices involve players competing against each other in mock competitions.
Academic Team practices and competes during the winter season from November through February.The season is capped off by a final round robin style tournament which is filmed by Pottstown Community Television and later aired on PCTV. In March, after the regular season is complete, the team competes in a regional tournament, in which Spring-Ford competes against schools from across the county.
The ACE Mentor Program is a venue for students to work with mentors in the fields of architecture, construction and engineering (ACE). Students learn about all aspects of building design and construction. Working in teams, students create projects that are presented at the end of the school year. Meetings are typically in the Hurda Learning Center from 4 to 6 pm on most 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Art Enrichment Club provides an opportunity to share and gain knowledge, and to experiment with materials and techniques commonly used in the visual arts.
Past activities have included workshops taught by the high school art teachers, building and painting the sets for the spring musical, and creating art pieces to be used as fundraisers for the beautification of the school buildings.
Artist in Residence: Every other year the high school will host an artist and invite them to come to the school and create a collaborative work of art with the art enrichment students.
Book Club provides enjoyment and cultural enrichment for young adults who like reading and discussing good literature. It is open to any student, grades 9-12. To maintain membership, students must read the chosen book of the month before attending any meetings.Book discussions are led by the members or by the advisor. Monthly meetings include refreshments, usually cafe latte and cake.
Several Library Lock-ins are sponsored by the Book Club during the school year. These are held on Friday nights from 6 -9 PM in the Media Center. Pizza and beverages are served, and students view movies based on American or world classics. There is a monthly membership fee of $2.
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is a world-wide business organization focused on helping students to be academically prepared, community oriented, and professionally responsible experienced leaders in the global business community. DECA strives to meet the goal of improving educational and career opportunities for emerging student leaders in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. DECA offers rewarding and relevant learning and information sharing opportunities through competitive events, conferences and business partnerships.
French club promotes the study of the French language and culture, reinforcing and enhancing the learning that takes place in the classroom. The club is open to anyone with an interest in learning about the French language and the culture francophone countries. Activities include cheese tasting, experiencing French cultural celebrations, watching French movies and shows, playing French games, scavenger hunts, preparing French foods, cultural Olympics, and a joint holiday party with other language clubs.
Future Business Leaders of America is for students who are interested in 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. There is an annual competition that allows students to compete in areas of expertise at the Regional, State and National levels. These activities help prepare students to be better employees and better citizens.
Future Medical Leaders of America is for students who are interested in learning about, and potentially pursuing a career in, the medical field. Future Medical Leaders of America exposes students to different careers within the medical field as well as introduces them to varied topics of study in medicine. Club activities include guest speakers from different areas of the medical field, debates, case studies, and volunteering. Future Medical Leaders of America also promotes awareness by fundraising for different charities related to medicine. All are welcomed!
Math Club fosters a student’s interest in mathematics through activities and projects. At monthly meetings students participate in activities, play games, compete, do projects, etc. Special events include a Pi Day Celebration and a Holiday Song Exponent activity as well as various seasonal activities relating to math.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Ramoirs is the student literary magazine at Spring-Ford. Throughout the year, poetry, stories, art, and photography submissions are collected and edited and then compiled into an annual publication. All students interested in writing, art, editing, and/or magazine layout are welcome to join.
Interested in submitting an original piece for consideration? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Published three times a year, the Rampage is a student-written, student-edited news magazine for the students and staff of Spring-Ford Senior High School subsidized, in part, by the school district. Although available electronically, subscriptions for in-school, 1st-period delivery are available for $10 and limited single-copy issues are also available for purchase.
The Rampage is compiled by students, on site, using Microsoft Word and Publisher. It consists of six sections (News, Features, Sports, Entertainment, Opinion/Humor, and Ramblings/Comics) each of which is edited by a separate department editor. These departments are then combined to form the newspaper under the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and General Manager. Once completed, it is sent electronically to an outside printer to produce the 200-300 copies that will be sold. Each edition is made available at school by student salespersons and by dispensers located in the auditorium lobby. The lifecycle from the first topic meeting, where reporters and photographers are given their assignments, until publication is roughly one month. The staff has approximately two weeks off between each edition cycle.
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Reading Olympics is sponsored by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The goal of Reading Olympics is to increase students’ reading for enjoyment and to promote reading achievement. During the school year, participating students, grades 9-12, collaborate with their teammates to read titles on the Reading Olympics Book List. A lively competition is held in the Spring at a local participating high school.
Science Club is a place for students interested in science, or the pursuit of a career in science, to explore and share ideas. The club meets once a month to perform activities, experiments, and/or field trips. The activities cover a large variety of topics in science, and focus on aspects that students may not cover within the traditional science classroom setting.
Spanish Club promotes the study of the language, culture, and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries. Monthly club events provide students the opportunity to extend their Spanish knowledge beyond the classroom. The club offers a variety of events and service projects throughout the year including:
- Celebrating Traditions & Holidays
- Cooking recipes from Spanish-speaking countries
- Traditional Arts & Crafts
- Local Cultural Events
Tech Club provides Spring-Ford High School students the opportunity to explore inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related activities beyond classroom instruction and fosters the pursuit of high-demand technical careers. Students have an opportunity to nurture their interest in STEM learning opportunities and careers in a fun, collaborative environment, honing their abilities by learning from other students and STEM professionals. Club activities include VEX Robotics competitions, Programming competitions, Cybersecurity contests, Computer Fairs, Mobile App development, and more!
Students meet monthly to work to create a yearbook that represents our school, the community, and our students. Students have an opportunity beyond the monthly meetings to help in various capacities: photographing and writing up events, proofreading yearbook spreads, marketing sales of books and baby ads for seniors, tracking yearbook sales, and sorting and distributing books in the spring.
- Animal Rescue Club
- Arboretum Club
- Family & Consumer Sciences Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Interact Club
- RAM Buddies
- Resiliency Club
- SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
- Student Council
- SNAP (Students Need an Alternative Party)
- Unified Track
The word Aevidum means "I've got your back." Aevidum exists in schools across the nation, inspiring schools and communities to adopt cultures of care and advocacy, encouraging all members to have their friends' backs. When we support one another we, as a group, can create change. Aevidum is a club for all students who have a desire to help others and help create a healthy school community where people are accepted, appreciated, acknowledged and cared for. Through activities we strive to create positive mental health in our school.
Spring-Ford’s Animal Rescue Club provides an opportunity for students 9-12 to volunteer, support, and learn more about various animal rescues in the surrounding area. The club’s goal is to enrich students’ lives through partnering with the community and supporting rescues in need.
Recent club activities have included services projects such as crafting dog and cat toys as well as making animal treats to donate to local shelters. The club meets monthly, determining which projects the group would like to pursue as well as which rescues will benefit from those projects.
What is an arboretum? A botanical garden that contains a collection of trees intended partly for scientific studies. Aside from mature trees, Spring-Ford’s Memorial Arboretum also includes beautiful shrubs, and flowers amongst a walking path and a sitting area with a stream. Spring-Ford’s arboretum is located behind the 9th Grade Center and overlooks the softball and baseball fields.
Members maintain and beautify the arboretum by planting flowers, removing weeds and trash as well as research and design gardens with recycling and greening efforts in mind.
The Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Club is a service organization open to students in grades 9-12. Each year the membership votes on a charity to support and plan activities. In the past, students have done fund raising for the SPCA, local food pantries, and Laurel House. At monthly meeting students have participated in food preparation and sewing. During the Arts Festival FCS Club runs ‘The Coolest Cake Contest’. The club also awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who has been actively involved.
The mission of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. FCA provides a place for students to meet, study the Bible and pray together on a weekly basis. Although the vision and mission of FCA specifically speak about athletes, we invite all Spring-Ford students who would like to know about God or who desire to grow in their spiritual life to attend.
Interact Club is the largest and most active club at Spring-Ford High School! It is a community service club that serves our school, local and global communities. Interact provides opportunities for service-minded students to participate in service projects, charities and fundraisers. There are also numerous opportunities for students to volunteer within the local community. Interact generally meets monthly in the 10-12 Center Cafeteria.
Ram Buddies is a peer mentoring program that provides opportunities for our students which encourage the strengthening of social skills and the chance to establish positive peer relationships while raising awareness of disabilities. Ram Buddies:
- Is a unique social skills-building program focused on the students.
- Helps students to gain positive self-esteem and to build confidence through peer relationships.
- Raises disability awareness through first-hand experience.
Resiliency Club offers students a chance to build a stronger more resilient student body within the Spring-Ford Area School District. These service leaders promote a community that respects diverse ideas and cultivates a culture of respect to spread kindness and compassion to help our community flourish. Students meet throughout the year in addition to being a part of Unity Day in Autumn and again in Spring.
Students are encouraged to make positive choices that will promote healthy attitudes and behaviors in their lives. SADD is a program that has been bringing high school students across the nation together to educate others about the consequences of their actions. The SADD chapter at Spring-Ford has been running for many years, educating kids of all ages. Activities that have been sponsored include:
- Seatbelt Safety
- Tree of Life
- Montgomery County Drug Awareness Coalition high/middle school assembly
- Bullying Presentation to 3rd grade students
Student Council are elected representatives of the student body who exemplify leadership among their peers. They are ambassadors in all matters pertaining to the betterment of the School; to foster communication among students, administrators, staff, and the community; to promote, organize and execute activities that encourage student pride and school spirit; to instill democratic ideals, provide an outlet for student expression, and a forum for aiding in the solution of school problems.
Council members organize numerous school events such as Spirit Week, including the Pep Rally, Powder Puff and hosting the semi-formal dance for Homecoming. Members also spearhead a variety of community services such as food, book, and toiletry drives.Student Council also coordinates fundraisers for worthy causes such as “Pasta for Pennies” which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Additionally, Student Council members play an instrumental role in mentoring and tutoring Spring-Ford elementary students.
As a part of the Spring-Ford Senior High School student body, SNAP Club is a service organization committed to lending their time and services to the parents and community members who plan a spectacular and safe night of post-prom activities. SNAP club members must be willing to volunteer their time at various SNAP events.
Governed by the Special Olympics and endorsed by the PIAA, Unified Track & Field seeks to draw a proportional number of athletes (students with disabilities) and partners (those without disabilities), promoting social inclusion and breaking down disability stereotypes in a fun way. Training and playing together develops friendships and a path to understanding. Each team member has the opportunity to compete in one individual track event, one relay and one field event. The schedule consists of at least two practices each week and at least three interscholastic competitions during the spring season, with events divided into flights based on similar ability levels. Training and playing together develops friendships and a path to understanding.
- Chess Club
- Cultural Awareness Club
- Debate Club
- GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
- Health Club
- Makerspace Activities
- Minorities Coming Together
- Pep Club
- Ping Pong Club
- SkiBoard Club
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
Chess Club is an opportunity for students to play games and socialize. Not only do students play Chess they also play other strategic games including Scrabble, Stratego, Checkers, Othello and many others. This is great for students who like to game! All meetings are held after school in the 10-12 Center.
The Cultural Awareness Club promotes an empathetic cohesion of races by educating ourselves and others through the celebration of cultural diversity. Now, more than ever, racial and cultural tolerance is of the utmost importance to our society. All students are invited to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year. This is an opportunity to watch foreign films, eat interesting ethnic foods and celebrate a variety of cultural events.The Cultural Awareness Club hosts monthly presentations about a particular country or culture. Additionally, Black History Month and the cultural talents of our own students have been celebrated.
Looking for a niche to celebrate academia and the individual right to express opinions regarding controversial issues with other like-minded students? Debate Club is the place! Attending Debate Club after school each Friday can best be described as an engaging, fun, and fast-moving hour of entering peer conversations surrounding historical, social, and current issues which foster opposing views and ongoing dialogue in formal and informal debate settings. Participation is voluntary, although team and individual engagement each week is encouraged.
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a group designed to promote education, foster awareness, and provide a forum for discussion about issues of sexuality and gender stereotyping. We intend to break the ignorance caused by the silence surrounding these questions in order to create a place of support, pride, respect and safety for Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, Transgendered, and Queer communities (GBLTQ) and their allies.
Students are encouraged to be creative and inventive, collaborative or independent, in learning new things and/or teaching others. This is an opportunity to use the 10-12 Center Media Center’s Innovation Center and all of its resources on a regular basis. It’s a chance to create a drone, quilt a beautiful wall hanging, design a bright holiday ornament…. Most of all, it’s a place to feel safe enough to make mistakes, to feel confident in one’s own abilities to acquire certain skills, and take pride in the process of learning as well as in the creation of a product. Visit the 10-12 Center Media Center to learn more!
Pep Club is an organization that is made up of students who want to raise school spirit and have fun doing it! Each meeting is focused on increasing the student body’s awareness of school related functions and to get the whole school involved and excited! Pep Club meetings are generally held weekly in the fall and then monthly after Homecoming. Meeting activities are geared around making posters and banners to hang throughout the school that give information about upcoming events, including sports, music, arts and many others! The ultimate goal is to get everyone involved in all the great events Spring-Ford has to offer!
The Spring-Ford Ping Pong Club is a group of students who engage in the competitive sport of ping pong. Otherwise known as table tennis, it has grown in popularity worldwide and is currently part of the Summer Olympics, after being introduced at the 1988 Seoul games. Students meet on a weekly basis to prepare for monthly tournaments, enjoying comradery, competition, and fun. Monthly tournaments consist of bracket-style matches using official Table Tennis rules and are the best kind of fun competition.
SkiBoard Club is a group of students at Spring-Ford High School who travel to various slopes around the Eastern Pennsylvania area. SkiBoard Club is open to anyone at any level of experience, from beginners all the way up through experts. Trips include weekday trips to Bear Creek and weekend day trips to Cambelback Mountain and Blue Mountain. The club meets monthly from late October through March to set dates and discuss upcoming trips.
The Ultimate Frisbee Club is a group of students , grades 9 – 12, who enjoy playing Frisbee after school. All students are welcome regardless of experience. The group meets to play Tuesdays after school, weather permitting, from 3–4p.m. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation home at 4 p.m.