Hamburg Area High School Clubs 2020-2021
Academic Challenge – Mrs. Benz
Academic Challenge is an academic quiz competition organized by the Berks County Intermediate Unit. Four times a year, Hamburg Area School scholars compete against other district teams, usually at the Berks Intermediate Unit. During a match, three teams of four students answer questions in a variety of areas including current events, geography, literature, art, and history.
Agricultural Science Club - Mrs. Bucheit
The Agriculture Science Club is for students who are interested in agriculture and the environment. Students from the club work in the greenhouse and on projects which promote agricultural and environmental awareness.
Anime Club – Mrs. Geske
Anime Club is an environment where fans of anime can come to watch Japanese animation, talk about manga, and socialize with their peers. Anime Club was created to facilitate a change of opinion people have about Japanese animation.
Engineering Club – Mr. King
The Engineering club is a place where students interested in engineering, robotics, and electronics can work on real life projects and improve their skills with the latest professional software. Students are not required to be in current engineering classes to participate in the club.
Delta Epsilon Phi - Mrs. Stevens
Delta Epsilon Phi, the German National Honor Society, was instituted at HAHS in 1985. This society is sponsored by the AATG, the American Association of Teachers of German, a professional organization to which Mrs. Stevens belongs. German III and IV students who maintain a 90% average and who are members of German Club are invited to join.
Drama Club - Mr. Dreisbach
The drama club's foremost function is the teaching of drama and all other areas of that field. The goal of the club is to help students realize their acting potential capabilities through the musical, play, and annual field trips. Lessons on lighting, scenery, makeup, costuming, and speech is covered during meetings. Knowing more than just "acting" can help both crew and cast better understand what needs to be done on stage.
FIIT Wellness Club - Ms. Kelly/Mrs. Heistand/Mr. Reinhart
F.I.I.T stands for Friends In It Together. This club will be a student-driven club that offers support and accountability for any area of wellness that you would like to focus on. There will be NO SPORTS EQUIPMENT OR WEIGHT ROOM usage. However, you will be able to focus on areas of your life that you would like to improve upon, i.e. Fitness Goals, Nutrition Goals, Time Management, Stress Management, Healthy Relationships, etc. We are here to help support your goals and give you a sense of accountability. Meetings can include small group discussions, walking or running, healthy snacking, mindfulness activities, etc. This club is for you and about you. You will engage in activities that best suit your needs.
Gay Straight Alliance Club (GSA) - Mrs. Eshbach
A student-run club which provides a safe place for LGBTQ+ students and their Allies to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia.
German Club - Mrs. Stevens
Are you in German 1 or have you already completed a course in German? Join us to promote German language and culture. We plan both foreign and domestic trips. We also take part in virtual and in-person activities with students from our GAPP partner school in Dessau, Germany. The Goethe Institut sponsors our club’s participation in activities such as the Wanderbus and Career Booster Days. A Club favorite is the annual visit to the Liederkranz for food and entertainment.
Jewelry Making Club - Mrs. Bucheit
Jewelry Making club members will learn how to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using beads, leather cord, and wire. Each month will focus on a different project which will teach a new jewelry making skill. Learn how to make beautiful jewelry that you can keep for yourself or give away as gifts. (The number of club members will be limited because of equipment and supply availability.)
Leo Club – Mrs. McCarthy
The Leo Club is the student division of the Lion's Club. In this service organization, students volunteer their time and conduct fundraisers to help others. Some of the projects include collecting eyeglasses for the Lion's Eye Bank, soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald house, cell phones, and stamps. They participate in walk-a-thons, parades, face-painting, and help the sponsoring Lion's Clubs with their breakfasts and events and volunteer in the community.
Military History Club – Mr. Evans and Mr. Buggy
The US Military History Club's purpose is to have students learn and gain interest in military history and have a new respect for the men and women that have fought for our country. To do this we have guest speakers and go on trips like the Army Heritage days and World War Two weekend. We also volunteer at our school’s Veteran breakfast.
Mu Alpha Theta Mathematical Honor Society - Miss Heckman
Eligible students in grades 10-12 will receive an invitation to join the honor society. 9th grade students are not eligible to join. Eligibility is determined using the international constitution and our local bylaws. Students meet each month to organize fundraisers, plan math awareness events, and participate in math activities.
Prom Committee – Mrs.Sinopoli (OPEN TO JUNIORS ONLY)
Students participate in the entire prom planning including choosing the colors and prom theme, vendors, making decorations, deciding on a menu, building backdrops for photography, and choosing favors. Students will also be part of the physical preparation of the prom venue either on the eve or day of prom.
Social Studies Club - Miss Stauffer
The Social Studies Club is under new management this year with the inclusion of organized debates. The length of debates and topics may vary, but input from club members is taken into account. Debates will have clearly defined rules, protocols, and speaking time limits to ensure an orderly, respectful, and professional debate.
Spanish Club – Miss Reppert & Mrs. King
The Spanish Club coordinates meetings and activities which promote interest in and enthusiasm for the Spanish language and culture.
Student Council – Mrs. McCarthy
Student Council is responsible for activities like Homecoming, pep rallies, spirit weeks, the Holiday Dance, and various fundraisers throughout the year. The purpose of the club is to promote school spirit and provide fun, safe ways for the student body to interact, get involved, volunteer to help others in the district, and to be the student leaders and role models.
Talon Time (TV Studio) - Mrs. Eshbach
The Talon Time crew meets each morning in Advisory period to produce the morning announcements for the school. If you like production, camera work, anchoring, or serving your community with information and a positive attitude, then see Mrs. Eshbach to join Talon Time.
Tri M – Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Dowd, Mrs. Kline
The Tri-M music honor society is organized by the guidelines of the National Association for Music Education. Tri-M is the shortened version of “Modern Music Makers”. Students who are Tri-M members maintain a B average in all classes, and an A average in all music classes. Throughout the year, Tri-M members participate in community service projects, some music related and some not. Tri-M is open to all music students from grade 9-12, as long as the student is an active participant in at least one HAHS music ensemble.
Unified Leadership Club - Mrs. Herber and Mrs. Stump-Dalton
The mission of the Life Skills Club is to develop a community of understanding and compassion for people of differing abilities. Students in the club assist in the classroom, at special events, and possibly on field trips.