MCHS Clubs


ski club

MCHS Huskies' Ski Club offers students a unique chance to enjoy local snow sports opportunities while strengthening friendships on the slopes.  The Ski Club participates in 4 Friday evening trips to Tussey Mountain Ski Resort in Boalsburg, PA.  Gravity is love and every turn is a leap of faith!

senior show

Senior Show- This November production, an hour of music and comedy, is an opportunity for all twelfth-graders to have their moment in the spotlight...literally.  There are no auditions; any senior who wants to be in the show is automatically in it.  The advisor provides the scripts, which are written specifically for the particular groups the seniors create.  Scripts are distributed one month before show time, and participants are expected to attend weekly rehearsals. 

 

 

The Envirothon is a environmental science based competition that combines classroom learning and outdoor activities. This exposure to nature and seeing how humans impact the natural world provides invaluable lessons for understanding ecosystems and our environment.

 

At the Envirothon, teams of five high school students compete in field testing using their knowledge in five topic areas – Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Environmental Issues. A current environmental issue is chosen each year as the “hot topic” for the focus of this station as well as the oral presentation component. (Source: envirothonpa.org)

 

Last year, the Envirothon club qualified to represent Mifflin County High School at the state level competition.

 

Club Advisors:

Seth Hartman   Ssh32@mcsdk12.org

Jessica Langs    jal52@mcsdk12.org

 

Jazz Band

Jazz Band/Stage Band will rehearse and perform music of all styles and from all periods of Jazz.  Performance opportunities are in May of the school year.  Weekly rehearsals are scheduled by the Director.  Students who are interested must have at least 4 years of experience playing an instrument.  Auditions are scheduled as needed

 

marching band

The MCHS Marching Band performs at all home and away football games, band competitions and community parades.  The band starts rehearsing in June.  Band Camp is scheduled for two weeks in August before school begins.  The band rehearses 2 or 3 days each week during the fall season.  Music performed is determined by the Director and Staff in the spring of each year.

 

student council

The Student Council at Mifflin County High is a student-run government organization that focuses upon student life within the school.  The council coordinates events for the current high school students and fundraisers for community organizations.

 

yearbook club

Yearbook meets before school, after school, and evenings. Close to deadlines we meet more than that and on some Saturdays. Yearbook Staff are expected to devote a minimum of one hour per week to yearbook. Students proofread, create layouts, take and upload photos and perform other computer-related tasks. The end result is the MCHS yearbook, the Quest. 
Miss Katurah Klein

 

MCHS TSA

The MCHS TSA (Technology Student Association) Club is designed to develop hands-on, minds-on problem solving skills in students to help prepare them for a technological world.  This student-run club has numerous leadership opportunities and areas for personal growth.  Students also have the opportunity to represent our school at regional, state, and national competitions.  There are 30+ events ranging from Architectural Design to Digital Photography and work can be done at home or at school.  Members meet most Tuesdays after school in room C209 for about 30 minutes.  Enrollment is open to students during the first marking period of each school year (listen to announcements for dates and details).  Please visit www.tsaweb.org for more info.

 

Rebecca Conner, Advisor

rjc27@mcsdk12.org

 

media club

MEDIA CLUB (advisor Roger Herto - rah24@mcsdk12.org)

 

Our Media Club at Mifflin County High School takes care of the Morning Announcements on MCTV, with both “live” and pre-produced segments. The students run the entire production including video, audio, graphics, on-air talent, editing, writing, directing, and post production work. Media Club also is in charge of the daily postings on the “in-house” MCTV Scroll Channel that runs throughout the building.

 

stage crew

STAGE CREW (advisor Matt Moore - mm18@mcsdk12.org. 717-363-7122)

 

Our Stage Crew at Mifflin County High School takes care of all “in-school” and “after hours” audio-visual needs at MCHS.

During the school day, Stage Crew takes care of projection units, both in the Auditorium and Commons, as well as any classroom that is having technical issues or questions. In addition, Stage Crew handles any dubbing and transferring DVDs for the faculty for instructional use in the classroom, and does Stage, Gymnasium, and Auditorium setup for the various presentations that are done during the school day.  After hours, Stage Crew logs many hours assisting the various school and “community” events that are held at MCHS. This includes stage setup and tear-down, lighting, sound, and many other aspects of the numerous productions that take place in the Auditorium, Gymnasium, Commons, and classrooms.

 

 

medical careers club

Medical Careers Club

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Wilson-School Nurse

Officer Positions:      President   -Kaitlyn Eckley

Vice-President- Kaitlyn Hassinger

Treasurer-Allessa Morrison

Secretary-Hannah Daubert

 

Meeting Dates and Times:

 

It is our intent to meet at least bi-weekly prior to school at 07:45 AM and also directly after school at 3:15 PM if students were unable to make morning meeting. Minutes/Bullets of meeting will also be posted on a bulletin board at the nurse’s suite for monthly highlights.  Remind 101-via cell phone will also be an option for students to obtain latest updates of meeting dates.  Attendance will be taken each meeting.

 

spanish club

Spanish Club- MCHS Spanish club meets once a month on Mondays at 7:40 AM in Sr. Betts' spanish classroom A301. We sponsor a variety of activities which include a community service project to benefit the poor and homeless in Nicaragua. We also make an annual trip to a local Spanish restaurant to enjoy some authentic spanish cooking. We participate in a club fundraiser in both the fall and spring in order to raise money for club expenses. For fun and recreation, we also plan at least one after-school social activity during the year. Officers are elected at the beginning of each year and include president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and historian. Sr. Betts is the advisor for this club.

 

 

art club

MCHS Art Club

Lynde Metzler- President

 

MCHS Art Club is open to anyone seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. The Art Club meets after school periodically, providing an environment in which young artists can explore their trade while endorsing art in the community. Educational trips, as well as projects, are used to paint our presence in the school.

 

journalism club

Journalism Club: This club is for those students who have a desire to contribute to the school newspaper—as photographers, writers, researchers, page designers, cartoonists, etc.—but do not have time in their schedule to take Journalism as an elective. Published 3-4 times per year, the paper is printed on The Sentinel presses and, like The Sentinel, is a full-color broadsheet publication. Meetings are held one day per week—students may attend either a morning or afternoon session.

 

 

book club

Book Club:  Book Club is for students who are avid readers who want to explore fiction and non-fiction works beyond the curriculum. Meetings are held over light refreshments in Room B301 on the first Wednesday of each month during which students and faculty advisers engage in lively discussion of the works and as a group select the following month’s reading. Each year, the club reads at least one book or series from which a movie either has been or is being made, and we view that film together. Books are from a variety of genre. Book Club also features a movie night each month during which we watch and discuss a film of literary and cultural merit.

 

 

outdoor adventure club

Outdoor Adventure Club-  We have this club as an extension of our P.E. classes. We have involvement in activities that we cannot do in school. Scuba diving, ice skating, hiking, rails to trails bike riding, and fishing are some of the activities.

 

 

lifting club

Lifting club- This is a newer club. The activity is early morning workout time for all students who may not get the chance to work-out any other part of the day.

 

drama club

Drama Club- The MCHS Drama Club works throughout the school year to deepen an appreciation for performing arts.  Students work on all parts of play production including but not limited to performance, costuming, set design, prop design, hair and make-up, and lights and sound. Students attended and perform at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire to gain constructive feedback to improve their skills.  All of this culminates in a student performance of a full length play.

 

Cantare is an auditioned chamber choir which actively performs throughout the community. The group rehearses every Monday after school for two hours and one Saturday each semester.  They specialize in repertoire from all periods of music history. They are currently preparing for their Spring schedule, including a choir invitational to be held at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May.

 

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