PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023
Section 7 CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
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. 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. FACS - The Family and Consumer Sciences 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. 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 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.
KEY CLUB -- Is a service organization whose main goal is to serve the school and community. Kiwanis Club International sponsors this PTHS service organization.
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. PEER PARTNERS -- Peer Partners is an organization to help facilitate a positive understanding of students with mild to severe disabilities. Students volunteer their time to assist in the Adaptive Living and Life Skills classrooms.
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