Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 

York Suburban High School (9-12)
1800 Hollywood Dr, York PA 17403 Phone: 717.885.1270 FAX: 717.885.1271
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*New beginning 2016-17*

Hazing Policy - Please review!

  

District Hazing Policy #247

 

 

Membership

While some clubs are established for the school year, many remain open for membership.  Students should pay attention to Newslink and the scrolling announcements to obtain more information or they may contact the advisor if interested in a specific club or activity. 

 

To participate, students are required to:

      be in good standing for attendance,

      turn in a fully-completed Contract for Participation (CFP),

      pay the Student Activity Fee (if applicable - see the SAF column below),  

      turn in a fully-completed Proof of Insurance Form, and 

      meet academic eligibility requirements.

In addition, some organizations may have application procedures that must also be followed.

   

Activities, Clubs, and Organizations
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Co-curricular Activities - Participation requires students to include the activity as part of the daily academic schedule while also participating in activities outside of the school day.

Advisor

SAF

Concert Choir (Choraliers)

The Concert Choir represents the entirety of the choral department singers. This choir is a mixed ensemble that performs in the annual holiday concert program as well as in the fall and spring concert programs. Additional appearances for this choir may vary year to year.   Members of the choir may also participate in the Choraliers, a subdivision of the choir.  The Choraliers ensemble performs at each of the concerts during the school year.            

Hannah Stayer
hstayer@yssd.org
Room 142

NO

Orchestra/Strings

Orchestra members have the opportunity to learn about and play/experience many styles and periods of orchestral literature. Members will participate in several evening and/or weekend practices/performances including the holiday concert, winter concert, school musical (some members), and a concert in May. There may be additional appearances by the group or its smaller ensembles throughout the year.

Ashley Thrush
athrush@yssd.org
Room 140

NO

SASSY (Students Achieving Success by Saying Yes)

SASSY is a special advisory group made up of select seniors who may need additional support and direction during their senior years. The SASSY advisory group is designed to assist, encourage, and expose these seniors to several viable post-graduation options. The success of the program relies on active participation and a willing attitude from students. One of the goals of the program is to ensure each student has a solid post-graduation plan in place by the end of their senior year.

Marcella Oathout

moathout@yssd.org

Jill Feltenberger

jfeltenberger@yssd.org

Rm 101

NO

Student Newspaper (The Tribune)

The journalism class is responsible for the production of “The Tribune” including article idea development & writing, taking photographs, writing headlines, and designing layout.

Betsy Bedell
bbedell@yssd.org
Room 111

NO

TV Studio

TV Studio courses are offered as credit courses that meet during the regular school day. The courses are designed to teach the students about video cameras, basic shooting techniques, editing, interviewing, reporting, and production for the school’s daily television broadcast: York Suburban Newslink.

Joe Toren
jtoren@yssd.org
TV Studio

NO

Yearbook (The Profile)

 Students will explore all areas of photo journalism and yearbook production as they organize, design, help to fund, write, sell, and produce the Profile, York Suburban’s yearbook.

Kevin Willson

kwillson@yssd.org

Room 122

NO

     

Class Membership - each class elects class officers who are responsible for leading class activities.  However, any student may participate in the activities of his/her respective class.

Advisor

SAF

Senior Class

The senior class plans and runs activities on behalf of their class and for the student body. Senior Breakfast and Homecoming activities are planned and organized. All seniors are invited to participate.

Joan Hammond
jhammond@yssd.org
Room 141

YES

Junior Class

The junior class organizes events for the student body. They decorate their hallway for homecoming, participate in the homecoming parade, and also organize Prom.

Joan Hammond
jhammond@yssd.org
Room 141

YES

Sophomore Class

The sophomores decorate the hallway for homecoming, participate in the homecoming parade and meet periodically to discuss and plan activities. They are also responsible for the American Education Week Staff Breakfast. 

Marge Smith
msmith@yssd.org

Room 125



YES

Freshman Class

The freshmen decorate the hallway for homecoming, participate in the homecoming parade and meet periodically to discuss and plan activities.

Erika Styer
estyer@yssd.org
Room 169

YES

     

Extracurricular Music/Performance Organizations - students interested in music or performing are encouraged to participate in the following activities.   These activities occur outside of the school day.

Advisor

SAF

Color Guard (Outdoor and Indoor)

Members of the Color Guard are part of the Knights Marching Band. All participants must attend band camp in August, weekly practices, and all performances throughout the fall. The Knights perform at all York Suburban football games, band competitions, and local parades.  Members also have the opportunity to participate in the indoor guard which competes in competitions during the winter and early spring.

Open

Room 148

YES

Drum Line (Winter)

Members of the Drum Line are typically part of the Knights Marching Band.  Members of the line also have the opportunity to participate in percussion competitions during the winter and early spring.

Open

Room 149

YES

Jazz Band

The jazz band meets outside of the school day beginning in January and ending in mid-May. Membership is open to any student by audition. Auditions take place each year in December. Instruments needed for the ensemble include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, guitar, string bass, and drum set. The jazz band performs at school music concerts, local jazz festivals, and other community events by request.

Matt Husler
mhusler@yssd.org
Room 148

YES

Marching Band

The band performs at all York Suburban football games, band competitions, and local parades.All members must attend weekly practices and all scheduled performances.

Matt Husler

mhusler@yssd.org

Room 148

YES

Musical

Students become involved in all aspects of production: acting, singing, dancing, set design and construction, orchestration, and promotion. The musical is an opportunity to perform in or contribute to a major Broadway musical production.  As part of the musical production, instrumentalists can audition to be part of the Musical Pit which accompanies the production.


Jolene Kingston

jkingston@yssd.org

Rm 225

Hannah Stayer

hstayer@yssd.org

Rm 142

YES

Trojan Theatre

Trojan Theatre is an activity for students who have an interest in theater. Students can participate onstage, backstage, or on technical aspects of theater production.  The club stages three productions each year and students can participate in one or multiple productions.

Shannon Metzler

smetzler@yssd.org

Room 105

Amber Krzanowski

Set Design

Room 210

YES

YS Singers

YS Singers is a small chamber ensemble of select high school singers. This ensemble appears at all choral department performances. The purpose of this ensemble is to challenge singers outside of the school day. The repertoire and level of artistry performed by this group is advanced. Membership is by audition only.

Hannah Stayer
hstayer@yssd.org
Room 142

YES

     

Honor Societies - participation in the honor societies requires students to apply for membership based upon specific entrance requirements.

Advisor

SAF

National Honor Society

National Honor Society (NHS) is a national organization that is very selective. Junior and senior students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply. Students are also selected based on demonstration of leadership, character and the completion of a minimum of 50 service hours.   Once admitted to NHS, students are expected to maintain their academic performance, continue to demonstrate character and leadership, and will be actively involved in numerous required service activities.

Dan Anderson

danderson@yssd.org

Room 163

 

YES

Art Honor Society

Members contribute their artistic talents to the school and community. Members must complete two art classes, maintain a 3.0 average GPA in Art classes and receive a teacher recommendation.  Students are involved in creating murals, painting windows for homecoming and post prom, and other art related activities.

Karen Fornadel

Kfornadel@yssd.org

Room 144/146

YES

English Honor Society

The National English Honor Society (NEHS) strives to honor excellence in English language, literature, and writing. Benefits of affiliation include national recognition, scholarship eligibility, and opportunities for national networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in, the language arts. Students nominated for and accepted to the Society demonstrate a strong academic history, an interest in the field, and exemplary character and leadership. GPA Requirements:  3.0 overall GPA and 

3.3 GPA for English classes.

Heidi Cebula

hcebula@yssd.org

Room 103

YES

French Club

The French Club promotes the French language and francophone culture and is also involved in community volunteer activities.  Members will participate in activities related to French week, Mardi Gras, Bastille Day, as well as volunteering in the community and raising funds for charities.

Joelle Stark

jstark@yssd.org

Room 223

NO

German Honor Society

Delta Epsilon Phi is a national German education honorary fraternity. The purpose of this organization is to recognize high scholastic attainment in the study of German language, literature, culture, and civilization. To be eligible, students must have completed three and one half years of high school German. Students must have attained a 3.6 GPA in German and a 3.0 overall GPA. Students must also show an interest in German and plan to take the fifth year course. Activities promote German awareness and service to the community.   Members will participate in Oktoberfest activities, as well as volunteering in the community and raising funds for charities.

Carol Shearer
cshearer@yssd.org
Room 218

YES

Spanish Honor Society

The main purpose of the society is for the members to continue learning Spanish and to promote language learning among other students. Each year the members decide how they would like to fulfill their goals. The prerequisites for membership are a 3.5 GPA in Spanish IV or V, a 3.0 overall GPA and an approved application. Students must also continue their studies in Spanish V. Members will participate in activities related to Spanish Heritage Month and Dia de los Muertos, as well as volunteering in the community and raising funds for charities.

Heather Kinneman
hkinneman@yssd.org
Room 219

YES

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Tri-M is the international honor society recognizing secondary music students for their musical ability & musicianship, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service. Tri-M is open to sophomores through seniors. Students are inducted on the basis of having achieved a minimum of 45 points - accrued through membership in various music department ensembles. New inductees perform at the induction recital in the fall, and all members participate in a spring recital.

Ashley Thrush
athrush@yssd.org
Room 140

YES

     

Extracurricular Activities

Advisor

SAF

Bible Club

Bible Club is a student-led organization, open to all students, which meets weekly to delve into God’s word as expressed through the Bible. In so doing, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the Bible, to pray if they so choose, to share fellowship with other club members, and to become better examples for their fellow students. The Bible Club is not an exclusive group for only Christians; anyone is welcome to attend. Bibles are provided by student club members for those who do not own one.

None

 

Staff Observer:

Solicited by members

NO

Community Service Club

The purpose of the community service club is to increase the amount of community service performed by York Suburban students.   Club members identify projects and encourage students to serve their community through the projects. Additionally club members themselves are expected to complete numerous projects throughout the year.

K. Tina Howe
thowe@yssd.org
Guidance Office

NO

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

The YS Gay-Straight Alliance exists to bring attention to the difficulties that arise out of homophobia and other types of discrimination and bullying towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.  The YS GSA participates in fundraising, community service, sponsors an annual Pride Prom and encourages responsible participation in the National Day of Silence.

Betsy Bedell
bbedell@yssd.org
Room 111

 

YES

Green Club

The Green Club's purpose is to plan activities that highlight the importance of environmental issues, such as energy savings, recycling, and protecting our environment. Past activities include a cell phone recycling drive, a fundraiser for drilling clean water wells in third world countries and a community tree planting at Lake Redman. Upcoming events are being planned and may include Earth Day events, another cell phone drive, and recycling awareness programs in the high school.

Jackie Geiple

jgeiple@yssd.org

Rm 155

YES

Literary Magazine

Literary Magazine is a production of student writing. Published yearly, the magazine attempts to allow high school students the opportunity to express themselves in prose and poetry. Student editors make selections of the works to include and design the magazine.

Amy Kendrick
akendrick@yssd.org
Room 104

YES

Model United Nations

The Model United Nations club is an interactive organization specified to promote the international cooperation and introduce students to peaceful manners of debate and discussion.  Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to real world problems.

Jesse Weld
jweld@yssd.org
Room  225

YES

 

Novel-Tea Club

The Novel-Tea Club is open to all students and teachers at York Suburban High School. It meets monthly (on the first Wednesday of every month) in the high school LMC to discuss works of literature and enjoy related refreshments in a relaxed and inviting environment. Our first meeting for the 2015-16 school year will be informational and will be held on September 2, 2015, starting at 3:10 PM

Amy Kendrick

akendrick@yssd.org

LMC

Kelly Paraskevakos

kparaskevakos@yssd.org

Rm 102

 NO

Project Harmony

Project Harmony’s mission is to help open people’s eyes to diversity in our school and community and come together as students and teachers to respect, communicate and understand each other. The purpose is to have all students feel welcome and safe at York Suburban High School.

Betsy Bedell
bbedell@yssd.org
Room 111

YES

Puzzle Partners

Puzzle Partners (formerly Best Buddies) is a program that pairs students with intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships with students without disabilities in the hopes of forming a lifelong friendship. The YS chapter offers monthly group activities to go along with the one-to-one activities between buddy and peer buddy. Involvement in Puzzle Partners will be a fun, rewarding, and very valuable experience.

Neil Gutekunst
ngutekunst@yssd.org

Room 202

Jen Martin
jmartin@yssd.org
Room 202/212

YES

Quiz Bowl

In Quiz Bowl, students participate and compete in Jeopardy! style team competitions, leagues, and tournaments using a lock-out buzzer system and answering questions from topics such as science, history, English literature, geography, mathematics, music, and pop culture.

Jesse Weld
jweld@yssd.org

Room 225
Sarah Lawrence
slawrence@yssd.org
Room 224

YES

Science Fair

Students participating in the science fair develop independent science projects under the guidance of science department members.   These projects are then presented at various fairs/competitions at the local, regional, and potentially national levels. 

Leslie Gentzyel
lgentzyel@yssd.org

Room 170


Erika Styer
estyer@yssd.org
Room 169

YES

Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad encourages scientific exploration through collaborative exercises on problems of a variety of disciplines, ranging from ecology and astronomy to forensics and thermodynamics. Students compete at the Regional Central Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Competition in March. Before the competition, weekly meetings running approximately from mid-October to late-March are dedicated to preparing for the individual events. These events could be in the form of a written assessment, a pre-constructed project, a laboratory exercise, or a combination of the aforementioned methods. The competition is traditionally held on a Saturday, comprising of more than 20 individual events.

Leslie Gentzyel
lgentzyel@yssd.org
Room 170

 

Erika Styer
estyer@yssd.org
Room 169

YES

Ski & Board Club

The ski & board club at York Suburban High School is a great way to hit the ski slopes and find adventure in the winter months. The ski club takes 5 trips to Ski Roundtop and 1 trip to Ski Liberty through the months of January and February. We also offer a trip to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York or the Green Mountains of Vermont once a year, usually in the middle of January or February. If you want to rid yourself of that winter cabin fever this club is a great way to get out, learn to ski, and meet friends on the slopes.

Tom Lubaszewski
telubaszewski@iu12.org
Room 130

YES

Student Fitness Club

The goal of the Student Fitness club is to provide students who do not wish to complete on our extracurricular athletic teams with opportunities to engage in fitness activities. Potential activities including group walks, yoga, zumba, and non-competitive sports.

To Be Determined

NO

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

While SADD began as a student organization whose primary goals were promoting highway safety, discouraging the use of alcohol and drugs, and discouraging driving under the influence, SADD now more broadly focuses on student decision-making and reminding students to make positive choices in all areas of their lives.  SADD works to provide opportunities for students to be leaders, both in the school and in the community.  SADD members will be involved in various charitable and service activities as well as being actively involved in promoting activities that involve responsible decision making.

Jolene Kingston
jkingston@yssd.org
Room 201

YES

Student Council

Student Council represents the student body, while also planning and organizing events at the high school. These events (for students and faculty) often include pep assemblies, coffee houses, Homecoming festivities, and American Education Week. Membership is open to students through class-wide and school-wide elections in the spring. There are at-large positions available.  All members of Student Council must commit to meeting at least twice a month on Friday mornings at 7:15 am throughout the school year. Prior to Homecoming, meetings are weekly and begin at 7:00 am. 

Steve Whiteley
swhiteley@yssd.org

Room 160/166


Oliver Good
ogood@yssd.org
Room 166

YES

Traditional Games Club

Members of the traditional games club meet and play board games periodically after school based upon the availability of the teacher advisor and the students who are interested in playing.  

Barney Peace
bpeace@yssd.org
Room 161

NO

Trojan Link Crew

Link Crew is an international program that welcomes the freshman class and new students on the first day of school and continues to support them throughout their first year at York Suburban High School. Trojan Link Crew Leaders are identified by staff as students who are positive role models, responsible, possess leadership qualities, are kind, and, most importantly, have a desire to give back to their school community. In addition to Orientation Day and the events that are related to it, leaders are also called upon to support the freshman and new students throughout the year in a variety of way including: calling his/her freshman/new student group to check-in, connecting with them during the school day, attending a variety of school-sponsored social events, and being available as a mentor.

Erika Styer
estyer@yssd.org
Room 169

 

YES

Ultimate Frisbee Club

The York Suburban Ultimate Frisbee Club usually meets from 3:00-5:00(pm) on Fridays after school. The club also meets occasionally on Thursdays and Saturdays. To get more information, please stop by Mrs. Kinneman’s room or see Alan Countess.

Heather Kinneman

hkinneman@yssd.org

Room: 219

 

Student Representative

Alan Countess

NO

   

The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.