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Clubs and Activities Information

The following clubs and activities will run to the extent possible during this school year. Many of the activities will run virtually, and all activities will abide by the pandemic guidelines set forth by the state and the CDC. Students who are interested in joining a club are encouraged to contact the sponsor, whose email is linked to their name.
 
Clubs and Activities Information 2020 - 2021

Art Club - Mrs. Contis
All are welcome to join the high school Art Club.  It's a great opportunity to have fun with art projects and meet new people.  Explore art beyond the classroom such as paper marbling, fused glass, spin art, jewelry-making and more!  We also provide opportunities for community service projects, field trips, and fundraisers. Both hybrid and cyber students are welcome.

Chamber Strings - Mrs. Tupper
Chamber Strings provides any student who plays a string instrument an opportunity to rehearse in a small, chamber ensemble. Chamber Strings welcomes string musicians of all abilities.

Circle of Friends - Mrs. Cardillo
Anyone in the high school who is a caring person is welcome to join. This group gets together with students with special needs to participate in social activities.

Class Council  
Freshmen and Sophomores - Ms. Jenkins
Class Council - Juniors and Seniors - Mr. G. Smith
Class Council is focused on fundraising for its respective class as well as being visible at school events and boosting school and class spirit.

Drama Club - Mrs. Elek
Inspires students to perform on stage and explore their inner creativity. Prepares students for auditions and helps to enhance acting and stage presence. Raises money for the Spring musical production.

Fall Showcase - Mr. Fraser and Mrs. Rabi
A production featuring a 1-act play and 10 student talent acts

FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America - Mrs. Quirk
Inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership  experience.

French Club - Madame Endy
The goal of the French Club is to stimulate interest and enhance the study of the French language and culture beyond the classroom setting.

FEA - Future Educators Association - Mr. G. Smith
FEA aims to help students by providing tutoring opportunities as well as guiding those who are interested in pursuing education as a career.

GSA - Genders and Sexualities Alliance - Mrs. Quirk and Mrs. Scott
An organization that unites LGBTQIA+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues supporting them in their schools and communities.

German Club - Frau Wiernik
Provides opportunities for students to learn about and experience the culture of German-speaking countries beyond the classroom setting.

Girls' STEAM Team - Mr. Hausman

Global Leadership Club - Mrs. Quirk
Students participate in activities to increase their knowledge and involvement in international affairs while developing leadership skills. Students will be given the option to earn the World Affairs Council Global Leadership Certificate through an immersion in a range of globally-focused experiences.

Interact - Ms. Roche and Dr. Yerace
Interact is the community service organization at South Fayette High School. The organization plans and oversees community service opportunities for interested students and promotes them through the HelperHelper app. The organization also organizes an annual coffee sale and works with the Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary Club to connect students to volunteer programs.

International Marketing Simulation - Mrs. Quirk
Students work with the Cultural Communications Alliance (CCA) to understand international business concepts by participating in a competition with other high schools to develop a marketing strategy for a designated product to a designated country.

Jazz Ensemble - Mr. Wazenegger
The jazz ensemble gives student musicians the opportunity to explore playing in unique and varying styles (jazz, swing, Latin, etc.) Students perform at the Winter Band/Choir/Orchestra concert, the Spring Band/Orchestra concert and a local jazz festival.

Media Club - Mr. Caprio
Being  a member of the Media Club provides students with the opportunity to work with their peers in a creative and fun environment.  Students can create videos for the morning news show and participate in video and photo contests. All students are welcome- no experience required.  

Mock Trial - Mrs. Quirk
Mock Trial is a competition in which students simulate a real trial. Students participate in a civil or criminal trial by arguing either the prosecution or defense side against another team. Students prepare as attorneys and/or witnesses in the case. An attorney coach supports the students in their preparation.

Model United Nations - Mrs. Quirk
Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its committees where students act as delegates for assigned countries while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health and more. South Fayette participates in three local Model UN Conferences throughout the school year.

National Honor Society - Mr. Smith, Mrs. Quirk
The National Honor Society is founded upon the principles of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Members demonstrate these principles by maintaining good academic standing, academic integrity, and displaying their passion for service, volunteering and helping others. Members are active in their school and community.  Membership to the National Honor Society is by "Invitation Only". Students in grades 10 and 11 who meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.75 will be invited to apply in the Spring. The application includes demonstration of leadership and five documented hours of community service performed while in high school. Students must complete the application process to be considered. Once inducted, members are required to maintain the minimum GPA, submit evidence of community service hours, and participate in a Chapter Community Service Project led by the NHS Officers. Full membership meetings are held at least once per nine-week grading period.

Prom Committee - Mrs. Shrewsbury
Students on the prom committee help to plan the prom's theme, colors, favors, songs, entertainment and decorations.

Quiz Bowl - Mrs. Quirk
Quiz Bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which students compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature, science, history and math. South Fayette HS competes in a league with 12 other area high schools.

Science Bowl - Mr. Seybert
Science Bowl is structured as a buzzer style quiz bowl competition. Students are asked toss-up and bonus questions in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space, Mathematics, and Energy. The regional Western PA competition will be held virtually in April.

Science Olympiad - Dr. Gutshall and Mr. Winans
Students work in teams to prepare for a series of competitions involving Earth and Space, Life, and Physical Sciences, as well as Engineering and Technology.

SF Reads - Mrs. Simon and Mrs. Quirk
The Book Discussion Club of South Fayette High School. Studnets read a designated book and get together to discuss topics raised in the story. Students may also form teams to participate in the South Hills Lit Fest, an interactive, competitive event surrounding four chosen books.

Ski and Board Club - Mr. Sekelik
The Ski Club seeks to provide safe and cost effective opportunities to ski and board at SEven Springs Mountain Resort.

SHOUT - Social Handprints Overcoming Unjust Treatment - Dr. Herring
This organization promotes a safe space in which one can learn to embrace their individuality and become more knowledgeable about diversity, equity and inclusion. It is a space where students' harmful experiences motivate the creation of ideas that can have apositive effect on a wider range of people.

Spanish Club - Señora Clonan
The goal of the Spanish Club is to stimulate interest and enhance the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture beyond the classroom setting.

Speech and Debate - Mrs. Quirk
Empowers students through competitive speech and debate opportunities. Speech and Debate activities are challenging, competitive in nature and require regular practice, coaching, dedication and hard work. Parental involvement in mandatory for judging at tournaments.

Stage Crew Club - Mrs. Elek
Prepares students for lighting, sound, curtain, and set manipulation work for concerts and productions in the theater as well as future study and potential careers in production.

STEAM Team - Mr. Hausman
The STEAM Team provides opportunities for students to employ science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics skills through competitive semester and year-long projects. Students are expected to register for and compete in a variety of local, state and national competitions. Students will employ human-centered design strategies to solve real-world problems and document the process in order to tell the story of the project.

SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions - Sgt. Sgro
SADD empowers teens and encourages them to consider the impact of their choices on their friends and families. SADD members ask their peers to learn the facts, make the best decisions, and help their friends to do the same. This year, students will participate in virtual programs set up through PA SADD. 

Student Government Association - Mr. McArdle, Mr. T. Smith, Dr. Yerace
Student Government serves as the official representative voice of the student body. As such, the organization coordinates and holds monthly meetings with school administration, and also selects and oversees the Student Representative to the South Fayette School Board. Student Government also sponsors major events at the school. The organization also sponsors other school spirit and school improvement initiatives throughout the year.

Technology Student Association - Mr. Hausman
TSA provides opportunities to develop their personal, leadership, and career skills in a variety of technology related and influenced ields. Members apply and integrate these skills through a number of intra-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.

Underwater Robotics - Sgt. Sgro and Mr. Garlick
To develop a company and Ranger Class Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle to compete at Regionals and qualify for the International Competition. 
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