GET INVOLVED AT SMFHS!
Why should students get involved in extracurricular activities? Studies have proven that students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more likely to be successful academically as well as beyond their school careers.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROGRAM: Make A Difference is a program to recognize students for making a difference at SMFHS. Each quarter there will be a range of prizes.
How to earn tickets? Students earn tickets for a GPA of 3.0+, perfect attendance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and teacher recognition. You will earn the following tickets each quarter:
*NOTE: Seniors also earn tickets each quarter, but they have one drawing at the end of the year at the Senior Make A Difference event.
THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
ALL-CLASS PLAY: Oers students of all experience levels a chance to help bring a traditional play to the stage! The All-Class play offers students the chance to help in a variety of ways by setting up a production. The All-Class Play is offered in the Fall. Mr. Hinman firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms.Kyser email@example.com
ALL-SCHOOL MUSICAL: Presenting Broadway-style musical productions, such as "Footloose" and "Beauty and the Beast", students are eligible for a variety of acting, directing, producing, makeup, stage lighting, and set building/decorating positions. Ms. Kyser firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAMA CLUB INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY: This club presents several theatrical presentations, including two murder mysteries, the one-act play festival, children's theater, and the Thespian Banquet and Induction yearly for the entertainment of the general public. All students are encouraged to join this group, whose members are responsible for all phases of play production, including acting, directing, set decorations, and makeup.
Contact Mr. Hinman (email@example.com) for all drama and acting inquiries.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Open to any student interested in exploring the art of jazz music. The group practices weekly for
its many performances. Students must audition for acceptance.
MADRIGALS: A select a cappella ensemble that performs music from the Renaissance era. Madrigals perform in at least two school concerts as well as for private and civic organizations throughout the area. Auditions are held in September.
PITCH PLEASE: Pitch Please is SMFHS’s premier contemporary Acappella ensemble that is entirely student-run. Auditions take place every fall, and Pitch Please meets once a week after school. Covering musical styles including rock, pop, folk, jazz, and broadway songs, just to name a few, Pitch Please performs as one of the seven vocal ensembles at SMFHS Choir Concerts as well as around the community. Its 17 members come from each of the four symphonic choirs of the high school choral program. Auditions take place in September every year.
VOCAL JAZZ: Stow-Munroe Falls High School’s most select ensemble, Vocal Jazz is an octet of some of the most advanced singers in the SMFHS Choir Program. Vocal Jazz meets once a week after school and learns the majority of their music entirely on their own. Their repertoire consists of jazz standards, swing, and even some pop a cappella arrangements. Auditions take place in September every year and require advanced sight-reading skills.
Contact Mr. Newman for information on instrumental music (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact Mr. Campagna for information on vocal music (email@example.com) ART.
READING & WRITING
BOOK CLUB: This club meets once a month to discuss the book. All genres of young adult literature are read by members. Members enjoy author visits, trivia, and a Barnes & Noble visit. Contact Mrs. Lanci for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
STOANNO: Having won many prestigious awards, the yearbook sta members publish a visual and written record of the people and events of each school year. Sta members design the layout, write the copy, study and use current desktop publishing techniques, and sell. Contact Mrs. Marcum for information (email@example.com)
STOHION: It’s NOT just writing! Pride in this award-winning, co-curricular publication is high as students in the journalism classes report on school and community news, write feature articles, sports articles, opinion pieces, and more. Students also obtain advertisements from local businesses, learn photography skills, use Photoshop and InDesign to create/design pages, draw editorial cartoons, create infographics, broadcast stories in both the school and community, and assume the responsibility for the production of the high school newspaper (Stohion) and website (stohion.com). If you are looking for a family to which to belong, this is for you! Contact Mrs. Wyant for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NATIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE ASSOCIATION: The students choosing to participate in this group develop their public speaking skills as they debate with students of other high schools on issues of national and international importance. They also have the opportunity to develop their speaking and acting skills in nine individual events that encompass extemporaneous, impromptu speaking as well as duet, duo, humor, and drama interpretations of literature. Contact Mr. Hinman for more information (email@example.com)
ENVIRONMENTALLY CONCERNED STUDENTS (ECS): The purpose of the club is to conduct meetings, fund raising, and volunteer activities that express a concern for the environment and promotes conservation issues both locally and worldwide. They work closely with the Summit County MetroParks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, assisting them with their conservation and clean-up efforts. For more information, contact Katie Porfolline firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERACT (ROTARY): We are a service-based club that promotes "SERVICE BEFORE SELF." We work directly with the Rotary of Stow-Munroe Falls. If you are interested in being a part of this fun and exciting group next year, we want YOU! We meet on a weekly basis after school every Wednesday in the library. Our club will do at least two service projects each month and, most importantly, create new and lasting friendships! Contact Mrs. Henderson (email@example.com) for more information.
KEY CLUB: This is a service organization sponsored by Kiwanis. The club's goals are to promote higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship, and social contacts while providing practical means to form enduring friendships, render unselfish service, and build a better community. Activities include Bloodmobile, SKIP Trick or Treat, Ronald McDonald House, etc. Contact Mrs. Surrena for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
CODING CLUB: Explore the world of computer programming by learning to code and working on fun projects! For more information, contact Mrs. Whitmer (email@example.com)
E-SPORTS: Students can compete on our newly formed E-Sports Team. Contact Mrs. Whitmer for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Interested in Science? Looking for a career in STEM? Science Olympiad is an all-encompassing science club in which students compete in labs, test, and build events in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, coding, etc. To learn more Mrs. Kucko email@example.com
1. To further students’ interest in manufacturing.
2. To increase student contact with local industry figures.
3. To foster networking opportunities between students and industry.
4. To interest and recruit other students into the program
5. To develop leadership and employability skills for life.
6. To help promote and improve the program through fundraising and donation events.
Mr. Helmick firstname.lastname@example.org
BULLDOGS TAKING ACTION: BTA is an organization of students and sta working together to understand diversity better and take action to make Stow a more equitable and inclusive environment for all. Contact Mrs. Dean (email@example.com) or Mr. Black (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about getting involved.
CLASS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES: This committee plans the social events and fund-raising activities for the school year for your graduation class. Fundraising proceeds follow the class through their senior year. For more information, contact: 9th grade Mrs. Brewer (email@example.com); 10th grade Mrs. Kaine (firstname.lastname@example.org); 11th grade Mrs. Surrena (email@example.com); and 12th grade Mr. Kosmala (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Lyon (email@example.com)
FAMILY, CAREER, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA: Students promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Science education. Focusing on the multiple roles of a family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Contact Mrs. Wright-Gonos, Adviser, in room 154.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA): FCA is a student-led group that meets every Thursday morning 6:45-7:15 am in room 219 to participate in a weekly Bible study. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mr. Moyer in room 219 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Follow FCA on Instagram @fca_stow
GSA: This club celebrates diversity, and we are open to all LGBTQ+ students and their allies. We meet twice a month after school for social, learning, and support. All are welcome. Contact Mrs. Dean (email@example.com) for more information, or join the GSA Remind group by texting @stowgsa to 81010
STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council, a prominent student government organization, gives students a voice in determining school activities and environment. It helps promote activities for the entire student body at Stow Munroe Falls High School and fosters a positive climate throughout the school. To be eligible, a student must apply and have recommendations recognizing leadership potential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SKI CLUB: For fun on the slopes beginning in January, the Ski Club provides all students, beginner and experienced, the opportunity to ski or snowboard while enjoying the fellowship of others at Brandywine Ski Resort. Members must purchase the resort club package and the SMFHS participation fee, which includes five lift tickets, rental equipment, and bus transportation. Contact Ms. Stanek for more information (email@example.com)
SMF DANCE TEAM: To participate in school functions and contribute to the spirit and pride of Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Please contact Ms. Moskovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org
ATHLETICS BOYS ATHLETICS
Cheer Cross Country Football Golf Soccer
Basketball Bowling Cheer
Baseball Lacrosse Tennis Track Volleyball
Cheer Cross Country Field Hockey Golf Soccer Tennis Volleyball
Basketball Bowling Cheer Gymnastics
Lacrosse Softball Track
Contact Mrs. Bivens for all questions regarding the athletic programs at SMFHS (email@example.com)
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