Student organizations

Dover Area High School has a number of student organizations that reflect student interest and promote academics, service, and community. Select any organization below to see additional information on a particular activity.

 

Anime Club

Advisor

Ms. Johnston

Club Description

The Anime Club seeks to unite students who share a love of Japanese animation and culture. Weekly meetings are held every Tuesday from 2:40 - 3:30, beginning the second full week of school. Students are able to watch various series, compete in video game and card tournaments, as well as code during club activities.

ASL Club

Advisors

Ms. Johnston & Mrs. Caha

Club Description

Students will meet twice a month during FLEX to learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Lessons taught include finger spelling, numbers, everyday signs, and much more.

Book Club

Advisor

Mrs. Helwig

Description

Come and rediscover reading for fun. We will read and discuss one young adult book per month. Students will have the opportunity to vote on the books the club will read. This group meets during FLEX.

Campus Cleanup

Advisor

Mrs. Strasbaugh

Description

Provides an opportunity for students to earn community service hours by cleaning up the district’s campuses and surrounding environment.

Class of 2018

Advisors

Mrs. E. Miller & Mrs. Mort

Class of 2019

Advisors

Mrs. Forbes & Mrs. Funk

Class of 2020

Advisors

Mrs. Craig & Mr. Spahr

Class of 2021

Advisors

Mrs. Marlowe & Mrs. Reed

Coloring Club

Advisor

Mrs. Helwig

Description

Combat stress with your weekly dose of coloring. Use our materials or bring your own. Club meets weekly in the ILC during FLEX.

Competitive Academics

Advisors

Mrs. Marlowe & Mrs. E. Miller

Description

Competitive academics strives to bring students together to focus on social studies competitions such as Mock Senate, Model United Nations, and Mock Trial.

DECA

Advisors

Mrs. Kress, Mrs. Gross, & Mrs. Heird

Description

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Members will have the opportunity to compete locally and may qualify to compete nationally.

DHS Morning Show

Advisor

Mr. T. Smith

Description

Students write, produce, and edit the daily broadcast of the DHS Morning Show.

Eagle's Eye (Newspaper)

Advisor

Mrs. Laratonda

Description

Student gathered and reported news maintained on the WordPress site and linked to the high school web page.

Envirothon

Advisor

Mrs. Forbes

Description

This group prepares to attend the local environmental problem-solving competition for high school age students. Students will be studying information on: soils & land use; aquatic ecology; forestry; wildlife; and current environmental issues.

Fall Play

Advisor

Mrs. Brandstadter

Description

Each fall, we put on a theatrical production for the community. Students participate as actors, stage crew, and tech crew.

FFA

Advisors

Mrs. Barzydlo, Mr. Bowen, & Ms. Marsh

Description

Dover FFA is a local chapter of the National FFA Organization. FFA is a leadership group for students interested in agricultural sciences. Activities include leadership conferences, competitive events, field trips, and community service. Any student taking an agricultural class is invited to participate.

Friends of the Library

Advisor

Mrs. Helwig

Description

Come out and join the support system for your Innovative Learning Center. You will have the opportunity to make decisions and influence the direction in which the ILC moves. You will also contribute through fundraising and volunteer opportunities. This group meets monthly in the ILC during FLEX.

LINK Crew

Advisors

Mr. Miller, Mrs. J. Miller, & Mrs. Linker

Description

Juniors and Seniors, recommended by staff provide a mentor for freshmen as they make the transition to high school. LINK Leaders provide lessons throughout the year on academic, social, and behavioral issues to guide freshmen in making good decisions in all areas. LINK Leaders also serve as a contact person for freshmen in need.

National Honor Society

Advisors

Mr. Bradshaw & Ms. Roberts

Description

NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Membership is by nomination and selection only.

Project Harmony

Advisor

Mrs. Marlowe

Description

Project Harmony meets to discuss cultural awareness and diversity in our school and community. The club meets to plan social events, host speakers, promote awareness, and participate in volunteer activities.  The club helps develop and create leadership among students, raise awareness in the school around student-identified diversity issues,, and inspire the school to address problems related to diversity.

Quiz Bowl

Advisors

Mr. Hoover & Mr. Karras

Description

Students compete against other schools in a trivia style format.

Robotics

Advisor

Mr. Bahn

Description

We attend two local robotics competitions each year. The robots we build are made using VEX and MakeBlock systems. Each competition consists of several challenges and awards are given out for each.

SADD

Advisors

Mrs. Marlowe & Mrs. Mort

Description

The goal of SADD is to help students make positive decisions that advance their health and safety. DHS’ SADD mission is to empower students to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge the, throughout their daily lives.

Skills USA

Advisors

Mr. T. Smith & Mr. N. Smith

Description

National advisory organization for students with selected career preparation courses & programs. Students develop career related experiences and compete against other students locally and nationally.

Spring Musical

Advisor

Mrs. Brandstadter

Description

Each spring, we put on a musical theater production. Students participate as actors, stage crew, and tech crew.

STAR Club

Advisors

Mr. Miller & Officer Allen

Description

Proctored and supported by the United States Army, STAR gives students the tools needed in life to become a strong leader. STAR encourages students to take active roles in their own life, including their families, schools, and community, with the ultimate goal of graduating high school and entering post secondary opportunities. This is a student-run club that teaches and practices skills necessary to succeed in life after high school, as well as military activities. An interest in joining the military is not necessary.

Student Council

Advisors

Mrs. Focht & Mr. Eshbach

Description

Student governing organization, which organizes Homecoming and other charitable events.

Varsity Club

Advisor

Mr. M. Smith

Description

Varsity Club is a service organization that recognizes those students earning varsity level athletic letters, and provides a service to both the school and community. 

Yearbook

Advisor

Mr. Hoover

Description

Students work to develop and build the yearbook for the 2017-18 school year. 

There is a course component to this organization.