Activities & Clubs

Check out the activities on the left menu and the 2022-23 PAMS clubs below:
PAMS Club Information

Academic Team:
The Academic Team is an extracurricular club at PAMS that promotes, encourages, and facilitates strength through knowledge across ALL subjects and content areas. This club is for students who currently possess a lot of knowledge, have an enjoyment for learning all that they can, and want to put that knowledge to good use.

All students on the Academic Team will participate in the Chester County Knowledge Bowl on Tuesday, May 16th at TCHS Brandywine.  Knowledge Bowl is a competition in which school teams are matched together to compete against each other to see who possesses the best general knowledge from all areas and has the most brain power!
Meeting Times: Fridays 3:00-3:45 PM, 11/11, 12/2, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/31, 4/14, 5/5, 5/12
Advisor: Mr. Lee

 

Anime Club:
Anime Club is a group committed to appreciating and learning about Japanese culture, especially the Japanese art style also known as Anime or Manga when in book form. Some of the club activities include watching anime television shows and films, lessons on Japanese culture, and just getting a better understanding of Japan.
Meeting Times: TBD club starts first week of November
Meeting Location:
Advisor: Mr. Madyun


Archery Club:
Archery Club allows students to better their archery skills. Beginners learn the basics of archery while others increase their skills. The Archery Club meets in the evenings during the months of January and February. All equipment is provided.  It’s a fun and relaxing time for the students.  All middle school students are welcome to participate.
Meeting Times: 1/10, 1/12, 1/17, 1/19, 1/24, 1/26, 2/2, 2/7, 2/9, 2/21 & 2/23
6:45 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Meeting Location: Middle School Gym
Advisor: Mr. Leister


Best Buddies Club:
Best Buddies is a global organization dedicated to creating opportunities for friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. At the Middle School level, students in the club will get the opportunity to play games and form friendships with their peers who have disabilities, in a supportive and fun environment. All students are welcome!
Meeting Times: TBD
Meeting Location: TBD
Advisor: Mrs. Lorenz


Board Game Club:
Monopoly! Dungeons and Dragons! One Night Ultimate Werewolf! Spyfall! These are only some of the many possibilities of games that you can play with your friends. Explore old classics, hidden role games, and new group games made to make you laugh!
Meeting Times: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 3:00 – 4:00
Meeting Location: Rm 318
Advisor: Sasha McCarthy


Bucketband:
This club is an ensemble of students showcasing their creativity and musical talents. Using trash cans, buckets and other percussion instruments, students will learn the fundamentals of percussion while exploring various rhythms, styles, and techniques.
Meeting Times: Thursdays starting in January before school
Meeting Location: Auditorium
Advisor: Mrs. Trafford


Card Game Club:
Are you hungry for adventure? Seeking new knowledge? Or just a lover of fun and games?  The Collectable Card Game and Tabletop RPG Club is seeking adventurers to play games like Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, and more! Come visit new worlds with great friends.
Meeting Times: Fall Club Mondays 3-4p Starts in October*
Meeting Location: 212
Advisor: Ms. Williams


Chamber Strings:
Chamber Strings is the extra-curricular music ensemble for orchestra.  It is for orchestral students that would like a more rigorous and challenging string experience and have the desire to perform more often including off-campus performances.  The group is mainly comprised of 7th and 8th grade students.  6th graders may audition with the invitation or permission of the director based on the needs of the ensemble, a person’s prior experience, and/or a superior playing ability need.  Entrance to the ensemble is upon receipt of a successful audition in three parts, 1) Scale- play the scale as assigned, 2) Prepared Piece- choose any piece to play that highlights your abilities, 3) Sight-Reading- playing a piece that you have never seen before.  It will be a piece that is planned to be programmed for Chamber  Strings during the year. 

Meeting Times: Thursdays 3:00-5:00 PM, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 5/4, 5/11, 5/25, 6/1
Meeting Location: Room 115
Advisor: Mr. Lee

 

Chess Club:
New and Experienced Players. Email Mr. Bonnell for CANVAS invitation and meeting links. We meet the first and third Thursday each month. If you have conflicts with the schedule it is still possible to join. This is a great place to take the next steps in learning openings, strategy, end game, and having lots of fun. It’s your move!
Meeting Times: First and Third Thursday each month
Meeting Location: Band Room
Advisor: Mr. Bonnell

 

Creative Writing Club:
Calling all writers! Creative writing club is your chance to write, collaborate, and share your stories with your peers! Looking for a new writing challenge? Or maybe just a place to write in peace? Then creative writing club is the club for you!
Meeting Times: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 3:00 – 4:30 through 1st half of school year
Meeting Location: Rm 318
Advisor: Ms. McCarthy


Cursive Club:
Do you want to write holiday cards in cursive? The cursive club will be using the Handwriting Without Tears program to learn the basic movements and letters. We will be making holiday cards for both the winter holidays and Valentine’s Day.
 
Advisor: Nicole Coppola
Meeting Location:Rm 218  From 3:00-3:45
Thursday: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22
Monday: 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

 

Destinations with Directions:
 
Destinations with Directions is an academic club, at the Middle and High School, that helps the student identify interests in possible future post-secondary plans.  This club meets twice a month with field trips to local colleges, facilities, etc. Discussions include, but are not limited to, thoughts on 2 year vs. 4 year colleges, financial aid, trade programs and schooling, etc. This is an invitation only club and you will receive an email if you are invited and is proudly funded by PCEF!
Meeting Times: Club meets every 2nd & 4th, 8th period of the month
Meeting Location: Please check your email and listen to the morning announcements for the meeting location.
Advisor: Mrs. Son

 

Digital Photography Club:
We will learn how to use various advanced features on a digital camera while exploring different ways to compose photos. Members will learn how to use photo editing software and create a mini portfolio of pictures they take themselves. If students have access to their own digital SRL camera we can examine more advanced features. However, students can simply use a personal phone or tablet camera or borrow one if needed.
Meeting Times: This will be a winter club. November – February specific dates TBD
Meeting Location: Room 116
Advisor: Mr. Guidotti

 

Dungeons and Dragons:
ALL ADVENTURES WANTED!!!  The D&D Club is seeking adventurers old and new to play the classic table-top role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. Come explore new worlds with great friends.
Meeting Times: Spring Club Mondays 3-4p Starts in January*
Meeting Location: 212
Advisor: Ms. Williams

 

Enjoy Some Learning Club:
A club all about having fun while learning English!    We will play games, make food and create crafts. We will have some good old-fashioned fun… while practicing English!!
Meeting Times: Every other Wednesday – 3:00- 4:00 - start date TBD
Meeting Location: 
Advisor: Mrs. Werley

 

French Club:
French club will be an opportunity to take deep dives into Francophone culture and celebration from all over the world. We will "visit” French speaking places such as Québec, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. Activities will include National French Week in November, Holidays celebrated in December and January and of course Mardi Gras.  French students 6-8 whether they are taking French this semester or next are invited.
Meeting Times: Every other Tuesdays beginning October 10th
Meeting Location: Room 203 
Advisor:  Madame Belinsky
 

  

Girls Lead:
Women’s Resource Center is a local nonprofit agency which offers a “Girls Lead” program at select schools. 20 girls that have shown leadership potential are invited to participate. The sessions focus on building communication skills, conflict-resolution, enhancing decision-making skills and problem-solving. As a group, the participants will create a Leadership Project to address a concern in their school or community. Additionally, members will attend a half-day virtual Girls Lead Conference, together with participants from all other sites.
Meeting Times: Mondays 3-4pm; beginning early October
Meeting Location: Rm 101
Advisor: Ms. Holmes

 

GSA:
GSA is a club open to ALL students who are passionate about EQUALITY.  GSA promotes awareness and acceptance and seeks to educate and inspire.  Meetings will consist of discussions, games, activities and more.  Come to learn, to make new friends, or simply to listen.  Anyone with an open mind is welcome!
Meeting Times: 2x a month on Tuesday
Meeting Location: Room 302 – Permission slips in Counseling Office and outside of Room 302
Advisors:  Ms. Daley and Mrs. Ciruelos

Healthy Strides:
For all grades 6th-8th.  Afterschool group to provide a place for walkers/runners around PAMS. Provide goals for you. Provide places to walk, Nutritional tips and snacks. Learn proper exercise and eating habits. Gain motivation for a healthier lifestyle.
Meeting Times:   All year – Beginning Mid October on Wednesdays 3-4
Meeting Location: gym lobby
Advisor: Mrs. Krueger

Lego Club:
For all designers and builders, join us each week to create your own design, compete in challenges, develop ideas with other builders, learn how the Lego set designers design some of your favorite sets and show off your work. All you need is a love of Legos!
Meeting Times: Weekly on Tuesdays starting in October(?)
Meeting Location: Room 328
Advisor: Susan Bakay

 

Library Advisory Board:
The Student Library Advisory Board AKA SLAB is a group of students that want to help make the PAMS library a welcoming and fun place for students. Through this club students have a voice and the opportunity to make change within their library!
Meeting Times: Last Tuesday of every month 3-4:30; Also select Fridays 8th period.
Meeting Location: PAMS Library
Advisor: Mrs. Reifsneider

 

Math 24 Club:
The Math 24 Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and practices math fluency using all operations on a competitive level. Students are invited to work at their own pace and develop the necessary skills to be successful.
Meeting Times: Mondays 3-3:45pm starting November 7th
Meeting Location: Room 218
Advisor: Mrs. Gray


Math Counts Club:
The Math Counts Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and solves multiple step word problems using higher order thinking skills and mathematical knowledge. Students are invited to work at their own pace and develop the necessary skills to be successful.
Meeting Times: Tuesdays 3-3:45pm starting November 15th
Meeting Location: Room 218
Advisor: Mrs. Gray

 

Minecraft Club:
Minecraft Club allows students to collaboratively work together in various Minecraft worlds. The challenges are mainly student-driven and often change from week to week. Whether it be quick builds in creative, getting to the End in survival, or something in between, students will work together to accomplish their tasks. The club utilizes Minecraft Education Edition, and the software is loaded onto school computers. Personal laptops and other versions of the game will not be used. All are welcome! Come build some fun with us!

Meeting Times: Tuesdays 3:05-4:05 in Room #112
Advisor: Mr Stackhouse

 

Newspaper Club:
The PAMS Press is a perfect club for all aspiring writers and reporters! Survey the school and keep your community in the loop with events, special stories, and other community happenings. Work together to brainstorm, plan, write, and publish your own  newspaper for your peers, teachers, and community members!
Meeting Times: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:00 – 4:00 (time may be adjusted as needed after production begins)
Meeting Location: Rm 318
Advisor: Ms. McCarthy

 

PAMS Talent Show:
Phoenixville’s Got Talent gives the opportunity for all students to display their talents and enhance their communication skills in an artistic way. This club teaches students how to be confident, how to communicate and how to present themselves in front of an audience. Our goal is also to teach students how to be a good audience and learn to appreciate diversity. Students will also   develop material for performance packages.
Meeting Times: April 11, 20, 26, & 27
Meeting Location: PAMS Auditorium
Advisor: Mrs. Trafford

PAMS Talent Show Tech:
Students will work on the lights, sound and stage crew for the Talent Show. More          information will be available in the Spring.
Meeting Times: April 20, 26 and 27
Meeting Location: Auditorium
Advisor: Ms Darby


Pickle Ball Club:
Learn to new most popular game out there. Fun way to spend an afternoon with friends. Pickleball is a net game played with four people. Quick games, rules, strategies, skills and tournaments.
Meeting Times: TBD
Meeting Location: Gym
Advisor: Mrs. Krueger

 

Project Lit:
Project Lit is a grassroot literacy movement focused on getting diverse and inclusive texts into the hands of students like YOU! This club will meet once/month. Each month we will pick a Project Lit book to read together and then discuss! Each month a new title will be decided on by you!
Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 Last Thursday of the Month
Meeting Location: PAMS Library
Advisor: Mrs. Reifsneider

 

Rubik’s Cube Club:
Rubik's Cube Club is a club for anyone who wants to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube or other similar puzzles or get faster at solving them. It is also a place to meet other cubers and have a place to meet socially, build school relationships and participate in friendly competitions.
Meeting Times: 1 and possibly 2 times a month after school. 4th Tuesday of every month 3:05pm-4:00pm to start out
Meeting Location: Room 204 PAMS
Advisor: Mr. Gubanich

Ski and Snowboard 6th Grade:
The Phoenixville Ski and Snowboard Club cannot wait to hit the slopes this year!  6th grade ski club will be taking 2 trips to local ski resorts during the 2023 ski season.  Any 6th grade student may participate in ski club.  Hit the slopes with your friends this season during our trips, you can attend all of the trips or choose what fits your schedule and budget.
Advisor:  Mr. Wasson / Mrs. Stankiewitch

Ski and Snowboarding Club 7th & 8th Grade:
The Phoenixville Ski and Snowboard Club cannot wait to hit the slopes again this year!  Enjoy the excitement of skiing or snowboarding as you visit Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Blue Mountain Resort.  The ski club is for all levels of students, but we cannot set up lessons because of time restraints.  Hit the slopes with your friends this season during our trips, you can attend all of the trips or choose what fits your schedule and budget. Any 7th or 8th grader may participate in the ski club.  Listen to the daily announcements for meeting information at the beginning of November.
Meeting Times: After school Weekends
Meeting Location: Meet at PAMS, bus to slopes.
Advisor: C. Saville /  G. Krueger 

Spartan Club:
This is our 15th year of spartan club. We meet in the mornings with lots of energy and lots of hard work. It is to help prepare us for a spartan race. Even if you don’t do the race, we do everything that would get you ready to conquer the mountain. If you sign up for Spartan club, be prepared to work hard and play hard. Rock climbing, ropes, running, sandbag carries, lots of burpees and tons of teamwork!
Meeting Times: 7am
Meeting Location: gym
Advisor: G. Krueger / C. Saville



TRU (TATU) - Tobacco Resistance Unit/Teens Against Tobacco Use
The students in this club help educate younger students on the effects of tobacco, peer pressure, tobacco advertising and the positive aspects of being tobacco free. Students will become advocates for tobacco free communities and participate in Kick Butts Day as well as possibly a trip to the Capital in Harrisburg to meet with State Leaders regarding eliminating tobacco from our schools and communities!
Meeting Times: TBD (Starts in October)
Meeting Location: Nurse's Office
Advisors: Mrs. Ferrara & Mrs. Evans

Tennis Club:
Learning to basics of tennis. All the strokes, scoring, games, tournaments. Equipment is provided.        
Meeting Times: Mid October – 3-3:45
Meeting Location: Gym Lobby
Advisor: Mrs. Krueger

 

Vocal Ensemble:
An auditioned group of singers in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. You must be in chorus to audition. We practice twice a week after school and perform in the school concerts. We also compete in Hershey at the end of the school year.
Meeting Times: Mondays and Tuesdays-3-3:45pm September-December, March-June
Meeting Location: Auditorium
Advisor: Ms Darby

 

Volleyball Club:
Boys and girls in grades 6 through 8 will learn the fundamentals of the sport, while engaging in fun scrimmages and competitions.  No experience is necessary!   All skill levels are welcome! This is a great opportunity for newer players to learn the game before joining the school team. We will also complete a community service project during our time together!  Athletic clothing and shoes are required (no sandals, jeans, ballet flats, etc.), as well as a water bottle.  Come volley and have a ball!
Meeting Times: TBD, will be announced in February-March         
Meeting Location: PAMS Gym
Advisor: Mrs. Stankiewitch / Mrs. Colley

W.A.T.E.R Club:
For all PAMS students, the club contains activities, projects, and trips associated with water, rivers, and aquatic life. These include fishing and kayaking, and visiting water filtration sites to learn.
Meeting Times: TBD
Meeting Location: Mr. Parris Room 221 (Field Trips included)
Advisor: Mr. Parris


Winter Track Club:
Each year after the holiday break, Winter Track club starts up here at PAMS. We meet 2-3 times a week for approximately an hour workout. The focus is on building core strength that would benefit any sport, from baseball to lacrosse or track. We look forward to another successful winter track club this year.
Meeting Times: TBD
Meeting Location: Gym
Advisor:  Mr. Gabb / Mrs. Krueger

 

Yoga Club: (Morning)
Peaceful start to your day. We will meet on Friday mornings for stretching, meditation, mindfulness relaxation. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Be prepared to be relaxed..
Meeting Times: Winter months – 7am Fridays
Meeting Location: Gym
Advisor: G. Krueger

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