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Clubs

Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon

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!
Campus Light

Campus Light

Club Advisor:  Mr. Phil Johnson (ext. 2300)
Club Description:  A gathering of Christian students for support, encouragement, prayer, fun and fellowship.
When/Where:  Tuesdays at Lunch, Room J-8.
Requirements:  Open to all.
Chorale

Chorale

Club Advisor:  Mrs. Nisbet (ext. 2232)
Club Description:  Pending
When/Where:  Weekly, Room M-2.
Requirements:  Pending
Club Med

Club Med

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.
CSF (California Scholarship Federation)

CSF (California Scholarship Federation)

Club Advisor:  Mrs. Hodson (ext. 2348) 
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 Membership applications are due Friday, 8/27. Turn in all transcripts and membership dues to Mrs. Hodson in H11 on or before 8/27. Our first club meeting and officer election will be Wednesday, 9/1 during lunch in the quad outside the L-building. 
Drama Club

Drama Club

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!
Equestrian Club

Equestrian Club

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 Monday at lunch time in Room H-8.
Requirements:  Open to all equestrians, with or without a horse.
Fandom Club

Fandom Club

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.
FFA (Future Farmers of America)

FFA (Future Farmers of America)

Club Advisor:  Mrs Sawyer (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:  Tuesdays @ lunch in J8 and track calendar of meeting dates can be found on the Ponderosa FFA web site.
Requirements:  Must be enrolled in an Agriculture class.
 
 

February 18-25 is National FFA Week!

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.
French Club

French Club

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.
Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live

Club Advisor:  Mrs. Kessler (ext. 2341) and Mr Escobar (2295)
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.
Hands 4 Hope Club

Hands 4 Hope Club

Club Advisor:  Mrs. Fletcher (ext. 2380)
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.
Key Club

Key Club

Club Advisors:  Ms. Fox (ext. 2353)  Website
Club President:  Emily Staller
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).
Link Crew

Link Crew

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.
Mock Trial Club

Mock Trial Club

Club Advisors: Ms. Hodson (ext. 2348)
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:  Room H11 Date and Time TBD.
Requirements: Open to all.
Mountain Bike Club

Mountain Bike Club

Club Advisor:  Mr. Spratling (ext. 2227)
Club Description:  To enjoy learning and discussing all aspects of mountain biking.
When/Where:  TBA
Requirements:  Open to all.
Multicultural Club

Multicultural Club

Club Advisor:  Mr. Beatty (ext. 2228) 
Club Description: 
When/Where:  TBA
Requirements:  Open to all.
Music Club

Music Club

Club Advisor:  Mrs. Johnson (ext. 2322)
Club Description:  To spread the PHS students' love of music out into the community.
When/Where:  Every 2nd Friday in Room P-5.
Requirements:  Open to all.
Photography Club

Photography Club

Club Advisor:  Mrs Smelser (ext. 2367)
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:  Times to be determined - Room H-14
Requirements:  Open to all.
Physics/Robotics Club

Physics/Robotics Club

Club Advisor:  Mrs. Brown (2334)
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.
Pondo Beauty Club

Pondo Beauty Club

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.
QSA Club

QSA Club

Club Advisor:  Mr. Beatty  (ext. 2328)
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 Wednesday at lunch time in Room H-12.
Requirements:  Open to all.
Roller Hockey Club

Roller Hockey Club

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.
Spanish Club

Spanish Club

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. 
Speech & Debate Club

Speech & Debate Club

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.
Student Council

Student Council

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.
Walking Club

Walking Club

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!
Writers Club

Writers Club

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.
Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club

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.
Young Life Club

Young Life Club

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.