Club Advisor: Mr. Beatty (ext. 2328) website Club Description: Kids are given a set of materials that they study for a semester and then compete against other schools in the county. When/Where: Tuesday - Friday, after school for one hour in room H12 Requirements: Ability to attend (minimum of one practice per week) and a 2.0 GPA.
Ponderosa is the El Dorado County Winner for 21 straight years!
Club Advisor: Mr. Burghardt (ext. 2249) Club Description: Looking into different career paths in the medical/health field and exploring colleges that have medical/health programs. When/Where: Meetings announced in the bulletin. Room J-7. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Hodson (ext. 2348) & Mrs. Hedegard (ext. 2266) Club Description: Honors Society When/Where: 3rd Wednesday of the month, Theater, Room H-11 or H-4. Requirements: Membership is determined by grades earned in academic classes. Points are given based on grades earned. An A = 3 points, B = 1 point, an A in an AP course is equal to 4 points, and a B in an AP course is equal to 2 points. Complete information is printed on the application that must be submitted each semester. Membership is not automatic, you must apply each semester. Deadline: CSF applications are due during the first 3 weeks of each semester. Applications are available below or in Room H-4 or H-11. Turn in completed applications to H-4 or H-11
Club Advisor: Mrs. Fritz (ext. 2318) Club Description: To organize, promote, and rehearse the two main stage productions at PHS, put on several smaller productions, to organize and fund drama field trips. When/Where: TBA, Room D-1 (Theater) Requirements: Bring comfortable clothes and have fun!
Club Advisor: Mrs. Selk (ext. 2392) Club Description: The equestrian club is a place for all equine disciplines to talk endlessly about their sport. We watch equine movies and discuss events concerning the sport or the horses. When/Where: Every Friday at lunch time in Room H-8. Requirements: Open to all equestrians, with or without a horse.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Kessler (ext. 2341) Club Description: To introduce different shows, books, and Fandoms to others who don't know it so we can join as a fandom community and not hate. When/Where: Every Tuesday at lunch time in Room H-13. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Ms. Adams (ext. 2247) Club Description: Agriculture students in all grades are expected to participate in this club. Leadership skills, public speaking, animal projects, and development of financial responsibility are all goals of the FFA. When/Where: Once a month, Cafeteria, calendar of meeting dates can be found on the Ponderosa FFA web site. Requirements: Must be enrolled in an Agriculture class.
Inifinite Potential is the theme this year and it embodies all the best about FFA members, from the most recognizable symbol of the organization, the blue corduroy jacket--a symbol of pride and tradition, to the brightest future of agriculture and traditions of leadership and hard work. More than half a million members around the nation will participate in National FFA week activities at the local and state levels.
The focus of National FFA Week is to tell America about the great opportunities available for all youth. From its beginnings in 1928, the National FFA organization today reaches out to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and career success.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Johnson (ext. 2322) Club Description: Cultural activities such as watching French movies, go to French restaurant, go to plays or museums, games in French (such as Scrabble), and caroling in French. When/Where: Once a month, Room P-5. Requirements: An interest in French culture.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Kessler (ext. 2341) Club Description: Mental Health Awareness including a variety of topics especially relevant to teenagers. When/Where: Every Thursday at lunch time in Room H-13. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Kessler (ext. 2341) Club Description: To grow the next generation of socially responsible citizens by engaging youth in community outreach. When/Where: Every 1st & 3rd Mondays in Room H-13. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Coleman (ext. 2337) Club Description: To encourage students to express themselves through song and dance. *weather permitting When/Where: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month during lunch in front of Room P-4. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisors: Ms. Fox (ext. 2353) and Ms. Samboy (ext. 2296) Website Club President: Lorenzo Madrigal Club Description: A service club sponsored by Kiwanis
International and Placerville Kiwanis offering student volunteers for El
Dorado County events. When/Where: 2nd and 4th Monday each month when school is in session. The first meeting of the month will be held in the PHS Cafeteria from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. The second meeting of the month will be in the choir room during lunch.
Requirements: 50 hours of service per year. $20
dues and regular attendance at general meetings (members are allowed 2
unexcused absences per school year).
Club Advisors: Mrs. Selk (ext. 2392) Club Description: Organizes Freshman Orientation and mentors freshmen for their first semester. When/Where: Once a month, Room H-8 Requirements: Recommendations from teachers.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Kessler (ext. 2341) Club Description: Students gather for the love of reading. students choose the books they read. When/Where: Every Friday in Room H-14. Requirements: Everyone is Welcome!
Club Advisor: Mrs. Kessler (ext. 2341) Club Description: To get students inside looks of the military, academies, ROTC routes, and prep for such examples. Students also contribute their free-time to support military families and those deployed. When/Where: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesdays in Room H-13. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisors: Mr. Shears (ext. 2373), and Mrs. Morgan (ext. 2329) Club Description: Mock Trial is a simulated trial proceeding created to teach students legal procedures, reasoning, critical thinking, decision making, public speaking, teamwork, and leadership skills. Students work with a hypothetical criminal case in roles of pretrial attorneys, defense and prosecution attorneys, witnesses, court clerks, bailiffs, and jurors. When/Where: Every Tuesday after school in Room H-5.
Club Advisor: Mr. Plewa (ext. 2376) Website Club Description: The Ponderosa High School Photography Club is a creative and educational outlet for students of all levels of experience. It aims to create a fun and collaborative environment. The purpose of the club is to allow members to share their and improve their photography and learn from each other. When/Where: Every Friday at lunch time in Room F-6. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Brown Club Description: To provide students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge of and interest in physics outside the physics classroom. When/Where: Every Thursday at lunch time in Room J-5 Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Robinson (ext. 2238) Club Description: To further our knowledge on makeup and how to maintain healthy skin. When/Where: Every first Monday of the month after school from 3-4 pm in room K-14. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Hardy (ext. 2361) Club Description: The QSA Club is looking for members who are both LGBTQ and straight. We strive to eliminate the social stigmas that are common in society today. When/Where: Every Tuesday at lunch time in Room F-6. Requirements: Open to all.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Cunningham (ext. 2232) Club Description: The instruction and education of vocal music performance, theory, and principles. When/Where: Every Thursday at lunch time in the Choir Room. Requirements: Audition necessary for ensemble singing portion. All are welcome to participate in theory portion.
Club Advisor: Mr. Fulp (ext.2352) Club Description: Co-Ed Street Hockey on the blacktop next to the tennis courts. When/Where: Every Tuesday from 3-4:30 pm on the blacktop. Requirements: Permission slip, in line skates, helmet, knee pads and stick.
Club Advisor: Ms. Walker (ext. 2268) and Ms. Graves (ext. 2309) Club Description: To explore a common interest in the Spanish language and cultures of different countries. This is a social club that offers students a chance to express themselves and learn about others in artistic ways. Activities include pot lucks and food festivals, watching movies, listening to many types of music, learning dances, creating handicrafts and visiting restaurants or theaters. Some students often donate tutoring services in Spanish on a monthly basis. When/Where: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at lunch time in room P-9. Requirements: Student is currently enrolled in a Spanish course or has taken Spanish previously. An interest in the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries with an emphasis on art, music, dance, and food.
Club Advisor: Ms. Walker (ext. 2268) Team Coach: Mr. Brock Dyer Club Description: To compete in local speech and debate tournaments and to improve speaking skills. When/Where: Every week Tuesday & Thursday after school in room P-7. Requirements: Compete at tournaments and attend meetings and practices.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Petersen (ext. 2399) Club Description: This organization consists of elected and appointed members of the Associated Student Body. Student Council exists for the purpose of giving students the opportunity experience belonging to and functioning as a part of an elected governmental agency as well as training students in leadership qualities. Student Council members make decisions that can, and often do, affect the total school operation. When/Where: 5th Period every day, Room E-6. Requirements: You must be elected or appointed into Student Council and be a part of the leadership class.
Club Advisor: Mr. Johnson (ext. 2323) Club Description: To allow students to get involved and to meet new people and just have fun. When/Where: Every Tuesday at lunch time in Room J-8. Requirements: All staff and students are welcome!
Club Advisor: Mrs. Shintaku (ext. 2391) Club Description: Provide students with the opportunity to share and improve various genres of writing through peer editing in a friendly environment. When/Where: Every Monday at lunch time in Room H-10. Requirements: All students are eligible.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Smelser (ext. 2367) Club Description: This is a class responsible for the creation and publication of the school's annual yearbook. When/Where: 2nd Period, Room H-14. Requirements: Positive discipline, 3.0 GPA, & Teacher Recommendation.
Club Advisor: Mr. Wilkes (ext. 2395) Club Description: To meet and build relationships with students. Also provide experiences that are fun which give them the chance to hear about the love of Jesus. When/Where: Requirements: Everyone welcome.