ACADEMIC TEAM (SCHOLASTIC SCRIMMAGE)
Brent Ohl & Debra Barthold
The Academic Team members are selected on the basis of a comprehensive test which includes questions on Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, and Fine Arts. Practice sessions and other meetings are held after school and members should plan on attending four sessions each month. Four members will represent the school on Channel 39’s televised Scholastic Scrimmage program. All members will participate in the Academic Hallmarks Knowledge Master Fall & Spring Opens and other academic competitions.
The EHS Activism Club was created to promote activism within the community, advocate for a safe environment, and provide opportunities for social and political engagement. Events have included Voter Registration drive, co-hosting Candidate debate 2018, organizing the #Enough! National School Walkout at EHS Spring 2018 as well as the 2018 EHS Day of Activism. All are welcome!
AMERICAN COMPUTER SCIENCE LEAGUE
Carlen Blackstone & Beth Stoudt
This club enables any student who has taken or is taking computer programming classes to participate in regional and international computer science competitions.
AMERICAN RED CROSS CLUB
The American Red Cross club was formed to provide students of Emmaus High School with training in various areas of emergency response. The club is an opportunity given by the American Red Cross to educate students who will further aid the community through volunteer work. Throughout the year the Red Cross Club will engage in fundraising to generate money for their community volunteer work and educational programs.
The Art Club is an organization that works to promote the arts through service projects that require artistic endeavors. The main goal of the club is to present a successful EHS art exhibit in the spring of each school year showcasing student art work.
The EHS Astronomy Club was founded for students interested in observing and learning about the night sky. The club will sponsor such activities as member star parties, public star parties, planetarium programs for public and group observatory visits.
The purpose of this club is to support the activities of Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Marching Band programs at Emmaus High School and to share the talents of its members with the school and community.
The Emmaus Badminton Club is a new club that encourages students who enjoy playing badminton to join. EBC will meet starting in April in the main gym. Any student that is interested only needs to bring a partner to play with, and a positive attitude.
BUZZ MAGAZINE (FASHION MAGAZINE)
The purpose of this club is to share fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips with student body as well as showcase the talents and styles of the Emmaus HS students.
Collage is the “artistic voice” of the high school campus. The staff invites students to submit poetry, photography, short stories, sketches–as well as computer graphics, music, etc. The magazine appears once during the academic year. If you enjoy art, consider joining the staff for their weekly meetings in room 575 on Tuesdays between 2:40-3:40.
The EHS Dance team is a performing group for dancers. The organization performs at basketball games, pep rallies and other school functions in order to promote school spirit. A dance production is performed at the end of the year. Due to the number of participants, the team consists of a varsity and a junior varsity squad. Squads for the upcoming year are formed at an audition held in May. Strong technique and current dance experience is required. The Dance Team promotes teamwork, camaraderie and self-confidence and those interested in promoting school spirit should contact Ms. Becker.
The Debate Team is part of the L.V.I.A.C. and competes with local teams involving a set topic based on current controversial issues relating to today’s youth. Students conduct research and formal debates that enhance social and speaking skills.
The Drama Department aims to increase the visibility of the dramatic arts, gather together theatre lovers for study and discussion of plays, support all theatrical productions at EHS, provide opportunities for student attendance at theatre to teach the art of improvisation, and to provide as many performance opportunities as possible for EHS students.
Members of this club become involved in many types of activities to help maintain our local environment and help preserve the earth’s resources. Field activities include monitoring the Little Lehigh Creek once each week for aquatic organisms and chemicals. The club is also involved in stream bank stabilization projects in cooperation with the Wildlands Conservancy.
ECONOMICS & INVESTMENT CLUB
Through the Economics and Investment Club, students will be able to delve into the basics of economics, investment, money management, and other financial topics. Members also participate in a portfolio management simulation and competition. Throughout the year, the club will reach out to various financial experts in the community for guest speeches and discussions.
EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL MEN’S A CAPELLA (FERMATA NOWHERE)
The boys in this group are selected by audition. They arrange and prepare popular music to be sung a cappella and also performed in concerts and competitions.
EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN’S A CAPELLA (ACCABELLA)
The girls in this group are selected by audition. They arrange and prepare popular music to be sung a cappella and also performed in concerts and competitions.
The objective of Envirothon is to examine environmental issues pertaining to the school and local community, to volunteer time and manpower to improve the condition of the school and local environment, to study topics in preparation for the local and state Envirothon competition with the ultimate goal of developing a knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.
Lenni Maguire, Andrew Corch & Nathan O’Donnell
The Emmaus Fitness Team has a 47 year history of having fun while working hard to improve each individual’s fitness. We are open to boys and girls and we focus on crunches, push ups, long jumps, pull ups, and a shuttle run as these are the events in the several competitions we attend. The season concludes with the top team members competing at the national championship, frequently held in San Diego, CA, which we are proud to say Emmaus Boys and Girls have won numerous times. Anyone can join and everyone who puts in the effort sees personal improvement and finds new friends.
FOREIGN CULTURES CLUB
FCC is a place to broaden your mind to take in new ideas and new cultures. Founded by a group of outward-looking students, the club focuses on learning about various cultures of the world in a hands-on, student-directed manner. Have you got a culture you love (or would love to learn more about)? If so, join FCC to make some new friends and expand and/or share your horizons!
French Club is open to all students who are interested in the French people and their culture. We meet once a month, usually after school. We plan various activities and trips throughout the year.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)
Shannon Fraser & Emily Bonney
FBLA’s main goal is to provide career preparation opportunities through conferences, networking with business professionals, and business tours. It is also designed to enhance leadership, communication, and business skills. Students will be eligible to compete in more than 40 different competitive events with other students locally and nationally. Students will also have the chance to win trophies, plaques, cash awards, scholarships, and internships.
The purpose of the gaming club is to provide a structured environment in which students can play video games, card games (no gambling) and/or board games.
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
The objective of GSA is to promote tolerance at Emmaus High School by creating an open and supportive group that establishes a safe and supportive environment.
GIRL UP CLUB
The Girl Up Club is a club dedicated to changing the lives of adolescent girls in developing countries and empowering the people around them to take action. Through programs on health, safety, education and leadership, fundraising, advocacy and service, Girl Up club members will work at spreading the awareness, educate the members of the community and partake in Girl Up events globally. Members will have the opportunity to connect with youth across the globe to make a difference and learn about world issues.
Kevin Bisignani & Dawn Laubner
German Club is an opportunity for students with an interest in German and the German culture to expand and further their knowledge. Students must be currently enrolled or have previously taken a German class. We participate in a German Exchange Program with Bad-Durkheim and various activities around the high school. Meetings are usually held twice a month at 2:30 p.m. in Room 336.
GLOBAL CITIZENS CLUB
Global Citizens Club is a place where you can feel connected to and an integral part of the greater world. The goal of the club is to learn about and become actively engaged in promoting a globally minded consciousness and worldview. This goal is accomplished through interaction with club members from various parts of the globe, participation in activities that highlight the richness of diversity, and fundraising that helps support education worldwide. Come to make a new friend from a new place, come to make the world smaller and more connected as a benefit for us all.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Objective of organization:
• Help build houses
• Help fundraise for H4H
• Advocate and educate about H4H
HEALTH, WELLNESS/FITNESS CLUB
Eleni Assise & Natalie Deacon
The objective of the HWFC is to promote fun ways to stay fit and healthy and create a climate where students and faculty members can value their fitness and health levels.
HISTORY DAY CLUB
Melissa Montero, Mike Carrolla & Eric Luckenbill
The Objective is to assist EHS students in preparing for, and competing in, the National History Day competition at the local, regional, state, and national levels.
The Interact Club is a service organization that works closely with the Rotary Club of Emmaus. The club’s main objective is to serve the school district, local community, nation and world through projects. These projects and activities aim to develop the qualities of leadership, selflessness and responsibility in the club’s members. Members must complete at least one service project outside of the school day per marking period and are required to attend regular meetings 1-2 times per month on Thursday’s from 2:35-3:15pm. The club also provides opportunity to hold the position of an officer, attend a summer leadership camp, study abroad, earn a scholarship, compete in a speech contest, and boast membership to a highly regarded and recognized organization, especially on job and college applications.
The Italian-American Club is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the Italian-American culture—including language, food, history immigration of Italians to the United States. Through activities, field trips, and service projects, students will learn about Italian-American life and history in fun and thoughtful ways. Meetings are held once a month.
The Key Club is a service organization sponsored by the Kiwanis club of Emmaus. Its main objectives are to serve the school and community and to develop initiative and leadership. Activities of the Key Club include fundraisers for charities, such as service projects, stadium clean-ups, serving as student guides, and volunteering at the Special Olympics. Attendance at the weekly meetings is required, and members are required to give 5 hours of service per month. Meetings are usually held on Thursday’s at 2:45 p.m. in the H.S. Cafeteria.
The objective of this organization is to promote an appreciation and knowledge of Roman culture, to provide service to the community and to have fun in a positive environment. It is open to all present Latin students.
LATINO LEADERSHIP CLUB
The club encourages participation during the Freshmen Information Night, The Football Team Tailgate/Homecoming Week, and the International Fair. The club also competed in a Bowling Tournament with other Language Clubs.
The LEO Club provides the youth of Emmaus with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national, and international community.
Andrew McConville, Rachel Baxter & Zachary LaBar
The Meteorology Club was founded for students who are interested in observing, forecasting, and learning more about weather and climate related phenomena. The clubs primary focus is to gain knowledge about forecasting meteorological events and to better understand how global climate patterns impact local weather. Weather forecasts that are created by the club’s members will be provided to the ETV crew for use on the daily morning announcements. The club will meet a minimum of twice per month to discuss upcoming weather patterns for the Lehigh Valley and the Greater Philadelphia Area. During the fall and winter seasons the club holds additional meetings to forecast upcoming inclement weather events.
MOCK TRIAL CLUB
The objective of this club is to learn about the justice system and perform mock trials.
The Model UN Club works in conjunction with Lehigh University and other area schools to compete in an annual Model UN competition. The competition includes working in groups, or “countries”, and discussing resolutions, simulating the role the United Nations play in the world today.
The Mud Club supports the Empty Bowl Cause to feed hungry people in the community and to develop and improve skills in order to make pottery pieces.
NATIONAL PARKS CLUB
The National Parks Club is composed of a select group of students based on academic excellence, character and interest in national parks. The primary focus is to gain knowledge about geographical features and wildlife at various parks throughout the country. Meetings will be held twice a month after school and field trips will be held so that students can learn more about becoming Junior Rangers or setting up future internships, but also includes extensive physical activity, data collection and observations. Both attendance at the meetings and participation with fundraisers are requirements.
NO PLACE FOR HATE
Stephanie Larkin & Brian Harkness
No Place for Hate allows students to facilitate diversity awareness and devise anti-bullying projects that affect the entire student body.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
This club meets to discuss the importance of physical activity and to stay healthy and plan outdoor activities to meet the clubs goals.
PEDIATRIC CANCER CLUB
Liz Del Re
The objective of this club is to lend support to the victims and families of pediatric cancer.
PEERS ASSISTING LEARNING SUPPORT (PALS)
Rebecca Augustin & Lisa Schael
PALS is a student run organization that fosters relationships between students with and without mental disabilities through one-on-one and group activities. PALS desires to allow all students to experience the benefits of friendship, dedication and responsibility.
PENNSYLVANIA MATH LEAGUE
Kim Adams & Laura Leiby
Members compete in math competitions throughout the year at the state and national level. Selected students also compete in local university contests.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
The objective is to provide additional opportunities to expand student’s interest in photography.
PHYSICS CLUB (Physics Students Only)
Students who are enrolled in physics may join this club by participating in various educational trips throughout the year. We travel to Walt Disney World in Florida to explore the Imagineering of Disney magic in a way only Disney can. We also participate in Amusement Park Physics Day at Hershey Park which classroom concepts to real life experiences.
POWER TECH CLUB
Scott Ramson & Kevin Ruppert
The power tech club is open to all interested Emmaus High School students. It is designed to broaden students’ knowledge of subjects related to power technology and create an interest in STEM related technologies. Students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects such as fixing lawn equipment, modifying mini-bikes, and building go-karts.
STEEL HORNETS ROBOTICS CLUB
Students will design, build, test and use a robot in a competitive setting.
STUDENTS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (SADD)
The objective of SADD is to create a safe environment for high school students, educate students about destructive decisions, help the community, provide prevention tools to students regarding destructive decisions, and to give students positive role models to set a safer course for their lives.
SCIENCE FAIR CLUB – PENNSYLVANIA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE (PJAS)
The purpose of this club is to provide necessary supports for students to participate in PJAS and/or LVSEF as well as their regional and state level competitions as needed.
Deb Barthold & Nicole Wack
The main objective of this organization is to provide students an opportunity to participate in scientific completions in a wide range of fields and to prepare students for local and state competitions.
SNOW SPORTS CLUB
The EHS Snowsports Club is a ski and snowboard club that takes trips to mountains in Pennsylvania and New England. We provide our students with opportunities to learn, grow, and become successful through quality experiences while reaching for personal goals, creating memories with friends, and instilling a love and appreciation for the winter months. Hoping to grow the club to trips out West in the next few years. Let is snow – a lot.
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The club Los Latinos de Corazon is dedicated to providing students with extracurricular opportunities to practice the language and learn more about the Hispanic culture. Through trips, activities and service projects we hope to foster a sense of camaraderie among the members who share a common interest in Spanish and all that is related to the language.
TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY
The objective of this club is to encourage participation in school music ensembles, to develop leadership and to promote and support the high school music department.
WEIGHT LIFTING CLUB
Weightlifting Club is an organization giving students the opportunity to workout using the school’s facilities. Many students do not have the ability to pay for a gym membership so this club is a free alternative open to all students regardless of experience. We meet once a week after schools and workout from 2:40 – 4pm. Students can partake in their own individualized workout or they can receive recommendations/advice from the club’s advisor
WINTER TRACK CLUB
The purpose of the winter Track Club is to provide a vehicle for athletes not involved in a winter sport the opportunity to condition and train, with the possibility of competing in a few indoor track meets. We will train both outdoors and in the weight room during the months of November, December, January and February, as permitted by weather. We will meet at 2:45 p.m. in the Sports Center Lobby and will do whatever is possible each day. Boys and girls in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 are welcome to attend. All participants will provide their own transportation and pay their own entry fees when applicable.
The purpose is to provide a forum for students to discuss current topics and issues in domestic and international politics.
The purpose is to provide a forum for students to discuss current topics and issues in domestic and international politics.
Updated March 2019