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Activities & Clubs


The students of Ponderosa High School are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities while attending school. All students at Ponderosa belong to the Associated Student Body (ASB) and elect officers to represent their needs and concerns. Students wishing to embrace a leadership role on campus may run for an ASB leadership position in the Student Council or take on the responsibilities as a club officer.
 
Click links at left to view information on the Activities & Clubs at Ponderosa High School.
 

Student Activities Calendar

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Student Activities Calendar.
  

Benefits of School Activities

-- From “The Case for High School Activities” published by the National Federation of State High School Associations:
 
Activities support the academic mission of schools.
They are not a diversion, but rather an extension of a good educational program. Students who participate in activity programs tend to have:
  • higher grade-point averages
  • better attendance records
  • lower dropout rates and
  • fewer discipline problems than students generally. 
Activities are inherently educational.
Activity programs provide valuable lessons for many practical situations. Through participation in activity programs, students learn:
  • teamwork
  • sportsmanship
  • winning and losing
  • the rewards of hard work
  • self-discipline
  • build self-confidence and
  • develop skills to handle competitive situations.

These are qualities the public expects schools to produce in students so they become responsible adults and productive citizens.

Activities foster success in later life.
Participation in high school activities is often a predictor of later success -- in college, a career, and becoming a contributing member of society.