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Victor E. Panther's Guide to HS Extracurricular Activites

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3: Student Council The purposes of Plymouth Comprehensive High School Student Council shall be: A. to provide a forum where student may voice their opinion about questions of interest and concerns of the student body. This shall be done by: 1. Attending any Student Council meeting. 2. Contacting any Student Council representative or officer. B. to provide activities which enrich the high school experience upon student demand. C. to provide a maximum opportunity for student participation in student affairs. D. to act as a medium between students, faculty, and administration. E. to represent every students best interest. F. to improve our school and promote spirit. Adviser: Dan Lamb | 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. Adviser: Don Mier

4: Chess Club/Chess Team Chess Club is an extracurricular club that provides students with the opportunity to practice and improve their chess skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Chess Team provides the opportunity for students to compete at a higher level by participating in tournaments with other schools. There are JV and Varsity levels of competition as well as a State Tournament. Students who achieve the qualifications are permitted to earn a letter in Chess. Chess Club usually meets once a week, Chess Team meets twice a week. Adviser: Steve Kirchner | Comedy Sportz ComedySportz offers a High School League program in which high school students may participate in workshops and then compete against other schools in the spring. Any student may be part of a ComedySportz high school league team. PHS entered the league three years ago, and last year won the Milwaukee ComedySportz High School League Championship!!! PHS has the only high school comedy team Sheboygan County!! Adviser: Janet Newton | Cross Country Ski Group The group invites anyone interested in cross country skiing. The group travels to other ski courses around Wisconsin and does some local skiing also. Once snow is present the group will have informational meetings before practices start. Adviser: Christina Henrikson

5: E.R.A.S.E ERASE is Eliminate racism and sexism, etc. These are our goals and our themes for this year. We meet every Monday in B225. This year we hosted a welcome get together last Monday evening for the international students. We have people in charge of each committee. We put up a bulletin board, stories in the bathroom stalls, have guest speakers and activities with each theme. Adviser: Jane Groblewski | Forensics Forensics is the art of communication. Whether you give a speech, perform an acting event, or debate, forensics has it all. Team members compete in a competitive season that includes an opportunity to qualify for State Level competition. Adviser: Mari Falk | Hi-Lights Hi-Lights II students publish Hi-Lights, the Plymouth High School student newspaper. In this class, students conduct interviews, write and revise stories, take and edit digital photos, and design page layouts as they discover the world of publishing. Working as a team in a workshop-type environment, students must use plenty of creativity and critical thinking to ensure a quality publication. The class is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have successfully completed the Hi-Lights I class. Adviser: Lucas Cleary

6: Homecoming Committee Homecoming is a chance for students and alumni to show their school spirit. The week is full of activities including games, decorations, a parade, the dance, and the football game. Students may become a member of the Homecoming committee if they are dedicated to making this a fun week for all and have lots of Panther Pride! The committee meets a few times in the spring, but mainly summer and fall. This is a great opportunity to get involved and have a say in how we celebrate our alumni and school! Adviser: Sarah Hansen | Key Club Key Club is the high school branch of the Kiwanis Club. We are a community service club that believes in serving our community, whether it's locally, on a state or national level, or as part of our world community. Part of our purpose is to learn and develop leaderships skills and help those around us. PHS Key Club has raise thousands of dollars over the last three years for many different causes. We have "Trick or Treated" for the Humane Society and for Unicef. Every Christmas we are bell ringers for the Salvation Army. We collected change and had a bake sale for the Leukemia Society. Locally, we sponsored a Film Festival that raised money for Level, Plymouth's youth center. Key Club generates funds through putting on a Talent Show in the spring of the year. The first year our donation went to the Invisible Childrens Foundation and last year our funds went to the Kim Phuc Foundation to help children in war torn countries. We even gave a donation to one of our students who was traveling abroad for a year to study in Argentina as a foreign exchange student. Not all we do involves money. Key Club has worked the Senior Citizen's Prom, worked with the Red Cross and helped with blood drives, and provided mock patients for our local ambulance service training. In the summer months Key Club helps our sponsoring Kwanis club with selling concessions at Road America. The list can go on and on because we are busy little bees, trying to make our world a better place to live in. If you like helping people and your community, Key Club might just be for you. Come check us out! Advisers: Lynn Gradinjan and Megan Rickmeier

7: Math Team The Plymouth Math Team is for anyone who enjoys a challenge and meeting new people. We take part in several math competitions each year. Some we travel to, while others are done at school. It doesnt matter what math class you are in either, as we have questions and competitions for any skill level. We usually meet once a week about 20 minutes before school starts, and we focus on the types of questions we will see on upcoming competitions. Its a great group of kids, so come and join us! Adviser: Jeremy Ross | Mock Trial This group is here to help educate our youth about the legal system. Students gain a better understanding of the system by being given scenarios and get to practice leaderships skills in mock trial competitions against other schools. Adviser: Tom Gerleman

8: National Honor Society Although NHS is considered an upperclassman organization, it might be something a freshman wants to start striving for. In addition to NHS Mr. Daniels also works with freshman class officers. The National Honor Society is an organization that promotes scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Juniors and seniors who have a 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher may be selected for membership into the NHS if they demonstrate that they are well rounded in all four areas. Once a member, NHS students are responsible for volunteering for service projects, organizing and running the annual NHS Food Drive, putting on a dodgeball tournament, and other activities. Adviser: Jack Daniels | Peers 4 Peers A student led group that strives to enrich the community and bring the students of Plymouth High School together as a whole. Some of the activities include: peer tutoring, assisting with freshmen orientation, volunteering at Christmas time for the toy drive, new student breakfast, 8th grade transition dance, valentine's day sucker sale, etc. Adviser: Maggie Stielow | P.A.W (Poets and Writers) Whether you write short stories, poetry, journals or diaries, or any other type of writing, this club is for you. Or even if you aren't a writer, but would like to learn to write and express yourself, join this club. Currently, we meet once a week before school on Friday. Our goals are to participate in a poetry/short story share at a coffee shop, create writing for the Eastern Wisconsin Conference Menagerie Publication, enter writing contests, and possibly, perform at a poetry reading. Adviser: Brad Feick

9: Sign Language Club This club is for students interested in learning sign language, along with cultural information. The goal of this club is to educate the club members on how to communicate using sign language at a basic level. This is accomplished via instruction,games, and videos. This club is still formulating. Adviser: Charles Hansen | Plymouth High School Energy Efficient Vehicle Club The Wisconsin Energy Efficient Vehicle Association (WEEVA) is the statewide entity including both the Wisconsin Electrathon and Wisconsin Supermileage programs. The goal of these programs is to bring attention to the environmental problems of conventional cars and demonstrate the viability of alternative transportation methods such as electric vehicles and/or higher mileage. Both programs provide a means of teaching young people how to evaluate alternatives and make sustainable lifestyle choices, and use a problem-solving discipline to design and build these efficient vehicles, all in a hands-on and team-oriented approach. Students are combining both mental and physical skills through applying Manufacturing and Engineering concepts and equipment to accomplish their tasks. Students participating in the energy efficient vehicle club will work as a team to receive donations, build and modify vehicles, and travel to competions to compete. Adviser: Matt Poppe

10: Theatrical Productions The Theatre Department produces two productions every year and also has a one-act team. In addition PHS offers drama classes and to perform to the public every year. Also, our one-act team travels to perform in competitions and has gone to State almost every year to compete. Adviser: Herb Stoltenberg and Janet Newton | World Language Club We explore a new language every month. It is open to all students. Meets after school on Fridays for an hour. We learn some basic phrases from each language, customs, and enjoy food from the country/culture we are studying. Adviser: Laura Koebel

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