PTHS Student Handbook 2020-2021



SCHOOL CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS There are a large number of organized clubs and groups at Pontiac Township High School which offer opportunities for students to obtain experiences in working together on problems of mutual interest outside the regular curriculum. Students are encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunity of joining at least one club. Any group interested in creating a school club must consult with the Principal on plans, ideas, and possible sponsorship. The complete charter or constitution must then be submitted to the Student Council for its approval or rejection. ART CLUB -- The Art Club is a service organization whose membership is comprised of those currently taking Art, who maintain a C average. Activities include exhibits by Club members, encouraging the understanding of Art and its place in daily living. THE CHIEF -- Throughout the year, seniors of the Chief staff publish the school paper with the help of underclassmen to inform, and serve the students. Each issue is placed on the school web pages. FFA - FFA develops premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education by encouraging students to participate in a variety of leadership conferences, career development events, and social activities. To be in FFA, students must be enrolled in an agriculture education course. F.C.C.L.A. -- The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is the national organization of students studying family and consumer science in the Junior and Senior High schools. All students who are enrolled or who have had a year of family and consumer science are eligible for membership. F.C.S. – Fellowship of Christian Students is a student organized and led group designed to promote fellowship and encouragement for Christian classmates through discussions, bible studies, and serving the community of God. The organization provides the opportunity for student to find other Christian students and grow and strengthen each other together through Christ. H.O.S.A. -- Health Occupations Students of America is open to L.A.C.C. health science students. The main emphasis of the club is to promote involvement in health care concerns. INTERACT CLUB -- The basic task of this club is to see our foreign exchange student has a successful and rewarding experience attending PTHS. An opportunity is provided for students to become better acquainted with foreign lands and languages, to share social experiences, and to build close friendships. Rotary Club International sponsors this PTHS organization. INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY - The International Thespian Society is an organization that exists in order to recognize student achievement in the dramatic arts. Students qualify for membership through participation in theatrical activities (in performance, production, or technical areas) in school and the community. The PTHS Troupe (#397) of the International Thespian Society promotes theatre, attends theatrical productions, and practices the crafts of the theatre arts. KEY CLUB -- Is a service organization whose main goal is to serve the school and community. Kiwanis Club International sponsors this PTHS service organization. Membership is open to any student on a selective appointment basis. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY -- The National Honor Society is an organization with highly selective membership, created to recognize and honor those students who have shown outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership is based upon scholastic standing and faculty recommendations.

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