Clubs & Activities
- Chess Club
- Clay Club
- Cougar Service Team
- Dance Marathon
- Delco Hi-Q
- DuBois Honor Society
- Educators Rising
- FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
- GSA – Gay, Straight Alliance
- Homework Club
- National Honor Society
- National Art Honor Society
- REACH – Respecting Ethnic & Cultural Heritages
- Reading Olympics
- SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions
- Science Olympiad
- Sea Perch
- Sonder Online Lit Mag
- Spri-Hian - Newspaper
- Springfield Buddies
- Springfield Theatre Workshop (STW)
- Stage Crew
- Student Council/Student Government
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Yearbook - Scrivener
Chess Club provides an opportunity to simply have fun playing the game and making friendships, while developing many mental skills that are useful in life, such as: logic, strategic and tactical thinking, planning and preparation, and problem-solving. Chess Club is open to all students, regardless of skill level. Whether you are a skilled player who wants to sharpen your skills and test them at tournaments, or you just enjoy playing the game and don’t wish to compete, or you’re a beginner who wants to learn how to play the game, we welcome you.
Sponsor: Dr. Boerth
Meeting Day: Mondays
Clay Club is a chance for students who may not be in a ceramics course to come into the studio to design and create their own pottery projects with help and instruction from Mr. Bohlen. Students learn a variety of skills and techniques in clay club while making artwork that will last a lifetime.
Meeting Day: Thursdays
Cougar Service Team
Our motto is to help and support families in our community, county, and surrounding area. We do projects with schools in our township supporting members inside and outside of the regular school day. We help create Global Citizens they see the importance of service.
Welcome to the Steve Stefani/SHS Dance Marathon!
Steve Stefani Dance Marathon participates in year-long fundraising efforts to support families who have been impacted by pediatric cancer. Our funds go to Four Diamonds, a non-profit organization in Hershey, PA. Four Diamonds covers all medical and other hospital related expenditures that families affected by pediatric cancer have to face when their child is undergoing cancer treatment.
SSDM holds many events throughout the year including Blacklight Dance, Powder Puff, Cougars Got Talent, Pancake Breakfast, and many more. At the end of our fundraising year, we hold a 15-hour, no sitting no sleeping dance marathon where we play games, participate in a line dance, and reveal our total fundraising efforts for the year!
Utilizing a dedicated and spirited organizational structure of a leadership team, captain positions, and committee members, this student-led dance marathon is one of the most recognizable organizations at Springfield High School.
If you would like to learn more about our event, please visit the Steve Stefani Dance Marathon Website. On the website, there are links to many of our fundraising activities as well as contact information for the leaders and the history of our event.
Sponsor: Mrs. Barber & Ms. Luff
Meeting Day: Leadership Meetings - Monday; other committees meet throughout the school week
Groups of students compete in a team-Jeopardy style format against other area schools. Preparation begins in the summer as students read and develop study materials spanning all subject areas. Meetings are then held weekly during the school year in preparation for competitions.
Sponsor: Mr. Hermann & Mrs. Tanner
Meeting Day: Mondays
DuBois Honor Society
DuBois Honor Society recognizes, encourages, and promotes scholastic achievement, leadership development, and active involvement in positive community activities that solidly promote life-long learning skills. This organization will reinforce the concept of honors and affirm that excelling academically is appropriate, desirable, and rewarding.
Sponsor: Ms. Akins
Meeting Day: Last Thursday of the month
Educators Rising supports students who are interested in joining the ranks of the teaching profession and/or invested in supporting the education system. Through our growing Honor Society experiences, collaboration with teachers, tutoring opportunities, and research projects, you will join student leaders who wish to enact local change in educational contexts within and outside the Delaware County. We support aspiring teachers, budding policy-makers, and students on myriad educational pathways.
Sponsor: Ms. Freed and Ms. Hostetter
Meeting Days: Mondays (monthly)
FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
Sponsor: Mrs. Gill & Mr. Massimi
Meeting Day: As needed depending on events and competition schedule.
GSA – Gay, Straight Alliance
The Springfield High School GSA (Gay + Straight Alliance) seeks to foster a safe social forum for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, nurturing a generation of LGBTQ+ youth leaders. The SHS GSA cultivates connections, leadership skills and opportunities; inspiring youth leaders to advance equity - in terms of sexuality, race and gender - and social justice in our school communities through conscious engagement and effective action.
GSA activities & events include the National Day of Silence, Movie Night, Poetry Slam and fundraising activities that benefit LGBTQ+ youth in our region.
GSA meets on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 in room C107
Club Advisors are Belton and Zubert
The Springfield Homework Club provides a quiet and supportive haven for students to complete school assignments, meet with project groups for a variety of clubs and courses, and receive additional assistance with homework from our National Honor Society and Educators Rising members. Through this organization, students receive one-on-one as well as small group support and instruction from experienced student leaders. All members of the SHS community are welcome to join or visit the Homework Club, and the frequency with which a student can attend is their choice. During each session, students can also receive help with organizational, study, and time management skills.
In order to attend Homework Club in any capacity, students must get permission from a parent or guardian. This should be done prior to the student's first attendance at Homework Club, and only needs to be completed once. The permission form can be found here.
Each time they attend a meeting, students must complete the Homework Club Sign-In Form.
Moderator: Mr. Steinke
Meeting Day: Tuesdays/Thursdays
National Honor Society
The Springfield Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is committed to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Members continue their service to the school and the community while enrolled in challenging academic schedules and maintaining their high GPA requirement. Members usually tutor during Homework Club, and are guides for Freshmen Night, Curriculum Night and other events as needed. Members also help in concessions when needed.
Requirements for consideration for elections in the NHS include:
- Junior or Senior
- 95.0000 weighted Cumulative GPA or higher the summer before Junior or Senior Year
- Enrolled in 3 or more Honors/AP courses during the school year in which application is made (invitations are mailed in August and applications are submitted in September)
- SHS NHS Applications
Sponsor: Mrs. Tanner
Meeting Day: First Tuesday of the month
National Art Honor Society
The "NAHS" program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
Sponsor: Mr. Mann
Meeting Day: Thursdays Twice a month
The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) is a statewide organization of middle school and high school students designed to stimulate and promote interest in science among its members through the development of research projects and investigations. Students work throughout the year to create an independent research project and presentation based on the scientific method. Events include the PJAS Regional Meet in late winter and the PJAS State Meet at Penn State in the Spring.
Sponsor: Mr. Walheim & Mr. Schmidt
Meeting Day: Thursdays
REACH – Respecting Ethnic & Cultural Heritages
Promotes, diversity, inclusion and multicultural education throughout the school, and the Morton/Springfield Communities.
Sponsor: Ms. Akins
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of the month
The Reading Olympics Club is for those students who enjoy reading for pleasure. We read many different books over the school year. In the Spring we have one Jeopardy type competition where we compete against other high schools in the area. The club promotes a fun way of learning and encourages students to read more.
Sponsor: Mrs. Kirby
Meeting Day: Last Tuesday of the month
SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions
SADD empowers young people to make positive decisions that advance their health and safety while successfully confronting risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives. Events include Red Ribbon Week, Alternative Beverage Day, Chain of Life, and Rose Day.
Sponsor: Mrs. Barber
Meeting Days: Varies on event.
Students select two to four different events from the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forensics, Computer Science, and more. Students usually work in pairs to prepare for their event competition. The Seasonal Tournament is held at Neumann University in the Spring as SHS rivals 30-40 other high schools from SE PA.
Sponsor: Mr. Hermann
Meeting Days: Tuesdays
Our Sea Cougars team designs and builds an underwater vehicle to compete in the tri-state competition at Temple University. The team also helps with writing an engineer notebook and presentation.
Sponsor: Mrs. Tanner & Ms. Sheehan
Meeting Days: Tuesdays
Sonder Online Lit Mag
The Springfield Sonder is an online literary magazine for which students both contribute creative writing and construct digitally. Each week, students meet to work on their writing, provide peer feedback, and graphically design their pieces alongside images or art while also participate in a variety of writing activities to expand their skills.
Sponsors: Mrs. Zubler
Meeting Days: Tuesdays
Spri-Hian - Newspaper
The Spri-Hian is a student-run newspaper established in 1932 and has been published by the Springfield School District with a purpose to inform and entertain the student body of Springfield High School. The Spri-Hian aims to the voice of its readership and to provide an online forum for students to express their vetted opinions. In order to make the paper more easily accessible, an online newspaper was launched in 2018.
A student-run newspaper creates the opportunity to practice and value responsible journalism. Occasionally, student journalists will encounter controversial issues and this policy will attempt to address how students are obligated to exercise responsible journalism with integrity and objectivity. The Spri-Hian is committed to providing an in-depth analysis of events going on throughout Springfield High School and throughout the world.
Sponsor: Mr. Cianfrani
Meeting Day: Tuesdays
Springfield Buddies is a club all about friendship. Our goal is to create friendships that will last forever among all types of students at SHS. We organize social events at school and in the community to help promote an inclusive environment for everyone. We meet up for parties, dances, charity events, and games to spend time together and have fun! You can be as involved as you like, and come to the events that fit into your schedule.
Sponsor: Mrs. Morrison
Meeting Days: Varies depending on the event
Springfield Theatre Workshop (STW)
Springfield Theatre Workshop (STW) presents two productions a year. For audition information please click here.
Sponsor: Ms. Scailes
Meeting Days: Varies
Student Council/Student Government
Student Council is the representative body for the students at SHS, In addition to regular meetings with various Administrators the School Board Interns also serve in Student Government and report out to the School Board on relevant activities after consultation with the Superintendent of designee. The group plans and organizes school wide events such as Spirit Week and Pep Rallies, will work to organize evening sports tournaments among the student body and also organize the yearly elections. Student Council consists of an Executive Board (President, VP, etc) which provides overall coordination to the efforts of the Class Officers (5 per grade) who also work with the Class Advisors to organize grade level events such as dances.
For more information please visit the Student Council Website.
Sponsor: Mr. Nelson
Meeting Days: May vary usually 2nd Monday of each month
We plan and support fundraisers that generate donations for UNICEF. We find opportunities to promote and integrate the work of UNICEF into our neighborhood. We raise awareness among peers and in our neighborhood about UNICEF
Sponsor: Mr. Kampf
Meeting Day: Monthly (Monday's)
Springfield's Ultimate Frisbee team practices and competes in games and tournaments against local high schools.
Sponsor: Mr. Walheim
Meeting Day: Fall: Monday and Thursday Spring: Time and Dates TBD
Yearbook - Scrivener
Scrivener yearbook members create the annual yearbook. These students possess excellent time management skills, adhere to deadlines, interview their peers, strive to represent the school in positive ways, develop their writing skills, learn how to design pages through a digital interface, aid in marketing and distributing the book, etc
SHS yearbooks are currently available for purchase at yearbookordercenter.com. Our school code is 10819.
Sponsor: Mr. Piombino
Meeting Day: Thursdays (2-3 times month)