Organizations

CLUBS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


Art Club

The Art Club meets a minimum of once a month. These meetings are usually held in the Art room. The Art Club partici­pates in a variety of activities such as games, special art projects, social and school projects.

Chorus
Chorus membership is by audition. Kennard-Dale High School has two (2) choruses and two (2) small ensembles, the K-Dettes and the Men's Quartet. All of the vocal organizations welcome your interest.

Concert Band
The Concert Band boasts a growing membership. If you play a wind or percussion instrument you will want to be a part of this music making organization.

Drama Club
Membership is open to any student who participates in a dramatic production at Kennard-Dale during the school year. Productions include the fall play, spring musical, Spring Fling, competitions, and the Kennard-Dale Traveling Company. Members may participate in trips to performances, competitions, and workshops.

Envirothon
Membership is open to any student. The club supports an interest in environmental science through scientific exploration, field trips, and competition.

Exchange Club
Membership is open to any student. The club supports an exchange program between our school and a foreign school. Fundraising activities are an important part of the club.

Foreign Language Club
The Foreign Language Club promotes an awareness of other languages and cultures throughout the school and community. Some activities include Christmas caroling in the various languages, sampling foreign foods and viewing foreign films. The club plays an integral part in National Foreign Language Week.

Future Farmers of America
The FFA is a nationally recognized youth organization that offers the opportunity for achieving success through personal goals. Through teamwork and cooperation, students learn about agriculture through various activities such as judging animals, public speaking, skills contests, and leadership conferences. Members attend monthly meetings and participate in planning of events and fundraising. Community service is also another aspect of this organization.

Future Business Leaders of America
The FBLA is a recognized youth organization that offers the opportunity for achieving success through personal goals. Through teamwork and cooperation, students learn about the world of business through various activities and competitions. Members attend monthly meetings and participate in planning events and fundraising.

Help Desk
The Help Desk was created alongside the 1:1 initiative to help students with their new Chromebooks, whether it be fixing something that was broken or guiding someone through one of Google's apps, The Help Desk is here to help. The site offers advice and troubleshooting tips as well as possible current issues. .

 

The International Thespian Society Troupe #4698
Considered the honors organization for the dramatic activities of Kennard-Dale High School, membership is honorary based on points earned by participating in all aspects of Kennard-Dale dramatic productions. Dramatics magazine is included in the membership.

Kennard-Dale Technical Staff
These students assist with the lighting and sound equipment for KDHS television and all productions in the Auditorium. Membership is by audition only. A Media Services credit is given for one year's participation. Field Trips are included for additional training.

Marching Band
Students in Marching Band and Band Front exhibit extreme amounts of dedication and devotion. The band starts practicing long before the football team begins to practice in the summer and spends an equal amount of time on the gridiron once school has begun in the fall.

Mock Trial
Students in Grades 11 and 12 are able to obtain practical knowledge and skills necessary for Kennard-Dale High School’s competition in the Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. Students act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials and explore
rules of law, rules of evidence, witness testimony and objections to testimony.

National Honor Society
Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. The NHS has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Chapters in high schools across the nations strive to give practical meaning to the Societies' goals of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Newspaper
The school newspaper, The Ram's Tale, is a student-produced newspaper published quarterly throughout the school year. Student volunteers participate in the reporting, layout, photography, publication and distribution of the newspaper.

Orchestra
The Kennard-Dale Orchestra is the smallest instrumental group in our school. The excellence of the group's musical efforts far surpasses its size.

School Board Student Representatives
A senior and junior student is elected each year to serve as student representatives on the South Eastern School Board as a non-voting member.

Student Council
A student led organization that promotes school spirit through various activities such as Homecoming Weekend and Spring Fling and provides many opportunities for its members to apply leadership and communication skills.

Varsity Club
Membership is open to all students who have earned one (1) Varsity Letter in any sport. The club encourages sportsmanship, assists charitable organizations and promotes fellowship among young athletes and school pride. Fundraising activities are an important part of the club.