Student Activities

Choir AC Mix

The Springfield A Cappella Club is a student run group.  Students will get the opportunity to suggest songs, sing solos and duets, learn harmony, practicing their beat-boxing skills, and choreograph simple dance routines.  This club hopes to bring in students who like to sing, but never get the chance to show their talents!

Advisor: 
Mr. Puntel, andrew_puntel@sdst.org

Academic Team

The Academic Team is open to students who enjoy trivia, quiz, and/or mathematical problems that go beyond the daily school curriculum.  The team meets weekly and participates regularly in both regional and virtual competitions.

Advisor:
Mr. Martin, kevin_martin@sdst.org

Anime Club

The Anime Club is a quaint, bona-fide extracurricular, where a wide variety of lovely, enjoyable students explore the dynamics of Anime & Comic Books.

Advisor:
Mr. Westray, eric_westray@sdst.org

class council

Elected class council members meet regularly with other members of their class to discuss and plan events for fundraising and to increase school spirit.  If you enjoy working with others, planning events, and are filled with Spartan Pride, then this is the activity for you!

Advisors:

9th Grade:
Mrs. Hogg, kathryn_hogg@sdst.org

10th Grade:
Mrs. Nelson, susan_nelson@sdst.org

11th Grade:
Mrs. Spoll, tami_spoll@sdst.org
Mrs. Cohen, jeannie_cohen@sdst.org

12th Grade:
Mrs. Lawler, barbara_lawler@sdst.org
Mrs. Sheahan, nadine_sheahan@sdst.org

Interact at Mitzvah

Interact members improve the local community and foster international understanding of social issues through outreach programs, fundraising, and education.

Advisors:
Ms. Barbone, elizabeth_barbone@sdst.org
Ms. Santivasci, teresa_santivasci@sdst.org

Band

The Jazz Band is an instrumental music group that prepares and studies jazz/big band literature.  Members are selected by audition.  Performances include several local high school competitive Jazz Festivals, the Springfield Township High School Winter Concert, the Springfield Township High School Festival of the Arts, and recruiting concerts around the district.

Advisor:
Mr. Gottesman, Chuck_Gottesman@sdst.org

Chorus

Mixed Chorus is the largest singing group at Springfield Township High School and meets before school on Thursday and Friday mornings from 7:00AM to 7:55AM. The choir has performed a variety of vocal music, including popular music, Broadway show arrangements, and contemporary music from around the world. Students receive arts credit for participation in a full year.

Advisor:
Mr. Puntel, andrew_puntel@sdst.org

Mock Trial Competition

The statewide Mock Trial Competition gives high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials.  The trials are set before actual judges and panels of juries.  Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators.  Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.

Advisor:
Mr. LaRocco, pierre_larocco@sdst.org

NHS

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS operates under the auspices of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. It was officially established in 1921 and its membership includes over 1,000 chapters. Membership in the National Honor Society is highly coveted and is a well-recognized standard of achievement by colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Springfield joined the National Honor Society in 2001. Previously, Springfield had a local honor society (Sigma Eta Sigma), whose membership was simply based on a student's achieving a GPA of 3.7 or higher by the end of his or her junior year. However, our students found that colleges placed a higher value on membership in the National Honor Society, placing our students at a disadvantage when competing with students from other schools for placement in exclusive programs of study. Accordingly, in an effort to win our talented students more of the recognition that they deserve, our high school successfully applied for membership in NHS.

The National Honor Society has four different criteria a student must meet in order to qualify for acceptance: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. These characteristics have been associated with membership in NHS since its beginning and are why membership in this organization has the prestige that it does. This means that a high GPA is not a guarantee of acceptance. Similarly, a student who is an outstanding leader but has not been at all involved in service to others (or vice versa) will also have great difficulty in joining. It is the hope of the Faculty Selection Committee and the administration that all the student applicants can qualify for acceptance. However, when standards are reduced to avoid conflict, programs and honors lose their value. Accordingly, students who qualify to apply need to understand that they must demonstrate that they are superior in all four categories in order to join the National Honor Society.

Advisor:
Mrs. Zehner, peggy_zehner@sdst.org

The Robotics Program completed its first rookie season of FTC Competition last year. The club consists of students grades 9-12. The team is a part of the FIRST Robotic Competition and competes regional events and a few off-season competitions. The team meets weekly with an intense building season starting in November. Team members learn the rules of each new game and design/engineer, program/code, and build the robot. The team hopes to build off of the success of last season.

Advisor:
Ms. Whittaker, kathleen_whittaker@sdst.org

Senior Corner

The Senior Corner is a place to get all of the information you need to know if you are an STHS senior student or the proud parent of a senior.

Senior Class Letter 2019-2020

Set Design

An integral part of our art and theater departments, the Set Design crew designs, builds, paints, and dismantles the sets for two major productions--the fall play and the spring musical--each year at Springfield Township High School.

Advisor:
Mr. Kobasz, mark_kobasz@sdst.org

Pep Band

The Spartan Pep Band is an instrumental group at Springfield Township High School. Its purpose is to generate enthusiasm and promote school spirit through music. Performances include all home Varsity football games, the Homecoming tailgate, and other spirit-related activities during the year.

Advisor:
Mr. Gottesman, chuck_gottesman@sdst.org

singers

The performing arts department offers this prestigious singing group as an opportunity for male singers to inspire audiences and boost school spirit.

Advisor:
Mr. Puntel, andrew_puntel@sdst.org

Athletic Director - Joe Ferraro - joe_ferraro@sdst.org

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Administrative Assistant for Athletics & Activities - Dave Giordano - david_giordano@sdst.org

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Athletic Trainer - Taylor Dessler - taylor_dessler@sdst.org

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Positive Coaching Alliance

Spartan Steppers

Spartan Steppers is a school step team for any student grade 9-12.  We recognize that stepping is a cultural art form derived from African roots and heritage and therefore, we are dedicated to holding to those cultural traditions as well as leadership development, fellowship, and a commitment to school excellence.  The Spartan Steppers use rhythms, beats, dances, various movements and chants to inspire and entertain our audiences.  We perform at pep-rallies, events and activities throughout the school year.  Spartan Steppers welcomes learners of all cultures and backgrounds ane encourages them to S.T.E.P. from the Soul!

Advisor:
Ms. Keeys, marcia_keeys@sdst.org

Sweethearts

The Spartan Sweethearts, an all-girl vocal ensemble, sings everything from pop to classical as well as accompanied and a cappella vocal arrangements. You need to be a member of Mixed Chorus to audition for the group.

Advisor:
Mr. Puntel, andrew_puntel@sdst.org

Stage crew students work behind the scenes in our yearly Thespian productions. Students have opportunities to work as a backstage crew member, a tech crew member, or a house crew member. Students on the crews also gain points to join Thespian Troupe 1154.

Advisors:
Mr. Arner, david_arner@sdst.org
Ms. Vezzosi, anjelica_vezzosi@sdst.org

Strategic Game Club meets weekly to play board games and card games as well as the famous role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons (one meeting a month). We also hold periodic “Epic Meetings” on Saturdays to play longer games such as Risk or Talisman as well as electronic games. The club also raises money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with an annual 24-hour gaming event.

Advisor:
Mr. Arner, david_arner@sdst.org

The Student Council serves and represents the student body of Springfield Township High School before the faculty, staff, administration, Board of School Directors, and community of Springfield Township.  The Student Council plans and runs many of the school-wide events throughout the year.

Advisors:
Ms. McDade, bridget_mcdade@sdst.org
Ms. Edelmayer, rebecca_edelmayer@sdst.org

book club

The Book Club provides an opportunity for students to read, participate in and lead discussions on student-selected titles. We engage in passionate, in-depth conversations about literature with one another while enjoying food and friendship.

 

Advisor:
Ms. Roberts, jenny_roberts@sdst.org

Choir

Concert Choir prepares students for college and beyond by offering the opportunity to learn, practice, and perform a wide range of vocal music and mixed ensemble.  The course emphasizes healthy singing techniques for many styles, including classical, Broadway, jazz, and pop. Students also study composition techniques and elements of music theory and history relevant to the group's performances.  The choir performs at the Winter Concert, Festival of the Arts, Woodmere Chamber Concert, Senior Awards, and Commencement.

Advisor: 
Mr. Puntel, andrew_puntel@sdst.org

International Affairs Club

The International Affairs Club will help students understand global issues and the relationship between countries. Students gain valuable skills by participating in different activities and conferences. Selected students will participate in the Model OAS conference where they will have the opportunity to engage in an active learning exercise by representing the diplomats and political officials of the member states of the OAS. At the conference, students must engage in diplomacy to get their resolutions passed. This activity will give them important skills of public speaking, listening, diplomacy and compromise, which ultimately broadens their horizons in international affairs.

Advisor:
Mr. Manga, jean_manga@sdst.org

retina

The Retina Yearbook is devoted to creating a visual and textual landscape which documents and represents the diverse interests, activities, and educational excellence of our learning community. The staff, a select group of students, is committed to developing and implementing sectional spreads in accordance with specific design trends and modules.

Advisor:
Mr. Gershman, eric_gershman@sdst.org

voe

Voices of Excellence (VOE)  is a minority student leadership group at Springfield Township High School that focuses on building its members character through service.

Our mission is to promote academic excellence, develop organizational and leadership skills, and enhance emotional intelligence in all VOE members.
All VOE members value learning, have a strong work ethic, take academic risk, and strive to reach their highest level of potential.

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Advisors:
Mr. Thompson, leonard_thompson@sdst.org
Ms. Moore, linda_moore@sdst.org

Language Club

The Springfield Township High School World Language Club strives to provide all interested students the opportunity to explore international cultures, customs and celebrations.  Experience international cuisine, customs, and culture with festivities such as Oktoberfest, Mardi Gras, and Cinco de Mayo!

Advisors:

Mr. Manga, jean_manga@sdst.org
Mr. Martin, kevin_martin@sdst.org
Ms. Cohen, jeannie_cohen@sdst.org

Youth and Government debates current events every week and participates in a YMCA-sponsored model of state government for a weekend every spring in Harrisburg.  Students can be lawmakers, lawyers, judges, or even the student governor.  Great opportunities for leadership and looks wonderful on college applications!

Advisors:
Mrs. Zehner, peggy_zehner@sdst.org
Mrs. Barrett, erin_barrett@sdst.org