Academic Clubs

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.  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!
Advisor: Mr. Lee

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!
Advisor: Mr. Thomas

French Club:
French club will participate in French language and Francophone (French speaking) cultural activities. Throughout the year, our activities will be inspired by celebrations and culture from around the Francophone world. Students will have the opportunity to practice their French and/or teach clubmates who are not current French students. This year we will complete a service project to be decided in the first couple of weeks we meet. You do not have to be a French student to join the club. We welcome all students.
Advisor:  Madame Belinsky

Latin Club:
This organization focuses on the ancient Latin language and Greco-Roman culture to anyone interested in the Classics.  One doesn’t have to be a Latin student to join the group.  The club holds many Roman-style activities, including the celebration of the winter holiday of Saturnalia, the screening of classically-inspired films, Certamen (Greco-Roman trivia competition), Ides of March Festivities (possibly including an assassin fundraiser), a Roman banquet, and Rome’s birthday in April. The club also strives each year to involve students in the Philadelphia Classical Society’s Latin Week Competition. 
Advisor: Magister Castagna

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.
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.
Advisor: Mrs. Gray

National Junior Honor Society
The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage citizenship. The PAMS Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society promotes appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in these areas and determines service projects in which members regularly participate. These service projects are intended to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, the school, and the community.
New Member Application Procedures
•Application for membership will begin in November
•When the application process begins, prospective applicants will only be able to get an application in person from Mr. Gubanich in room 204.  The application is not available online.
•Announcements will be made as well about applications. Please make sure your child is listening to announcements or sees Mr. Gubanich for questions.
•Final decision on application status will come after the December holiday break 
Advisor: Mr. Gubanich
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