Service Clubs

PAHS prides itself on the many service clubs that are offered.  Not only do students get involved in our Phoenixville community they also have the opportunity to reach out world-wide.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Martin Luther King, Jr.


Best Buddies
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing volunteers that creates one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (DD). This program helps students with disabilities by pairing a special education student with a regular education student. The goal is to help make lifelong friendships, have some fun with people your own age, and to help others. Friendship meetings with your buddies can take place during school or after school hours.

Advisor: Ms. Lamb
Environmental Club
The Environmental Club is a service-oriented club that has been in motion for the past eight years. We were awarded with a road sign on Spring City Road this past spring that recognizes the “litter control” that we have provided. We have also been recognized by the State Representatives in Harrisburg with a formal meeting and framed certificate. In the past, we have gathered together during one day of spring break to clean up Spring City Road in East Pikeland Township. This year, we are looking for a fresh, new club ready for new members. We intend on cleaning up the parking lots/areas around local business in Phoenixville, partaking in tree planting, and providing community service. The goal of the Environmental Club is to make a difference in our local environment and raise enough money for another water filling station. With your help, we can make an even bigger difference in our town!
 

Advisor: Mr. Phipps

Girl Up
Girl Up is a United Nations sponsored organization striving to raise money and awareness for girls and women living in difficult situations. With a presence in over 125 countries around the world, Girl Up puts an emphasis on those living in homes or countries that make it very difficult to be safe and educated. This past year and this upcoming year, Girl Up is fundraising and hosting numerous community-related activities in order to support women in situations involving domestic violence.  Join us to help make a difference in gender equality! 

If interested, please join the remind: text @girlupphx at 81010.

Advisor:
Mrs. Giangiulio

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit corporation that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses for families in need. The Phoenixville Area High School Chapter has been set up to assist Habitat by working with a local affiliate and with Habitat’s international headquarters to carry out the mission and principles of Habitat for Humanity.

Advisor:  Mr. Madyun


Key Club
Key Club is an international student led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Being the oldest club at the high school, the goals of the club are to build leadership, character, care, and inclusiveness. Members participate in a wide range of events such as  raking leaves for the elderly, food collections, collections for Mom’s House, Kiwanis events such as Kidsfest, Halloween Party, the Holiday Parade, and the Phoenixville Jaycees 5K. The Key Club has also been assisting at the annual “Taste of Phoenixville” event. 

Advisor: Mr. Hughes

Letter-by-Letter
This club has a developed a partnership with an orphanage in Uganda.  Phoenixville students exchange letters with the students from the orphanage.  The club does various fundraisers to raise money to purchase items needed by orphanage.  At various times throughout the year, the Letter-by-Letter club has sent care packages to the orphans.

Advisor: Mr. Chiofolo

Mini-THON
The students at Phoenixville Area High School spend 12 hours on their feet through the night to benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA.  The PHX “Mini-THON” is based on the Penn State Dance Marathon---the largest student-run philanthropy in the nation where dancers spend 46 hours awake and on their feet to raise money for pediatric cancer patients.  The mission of Four Diamonds is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families, through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.  Phoenixville students organize, run, and fundraise for this event throughout the year.  This year’s Mini-THON is scheduled for early spring.  PHX Mini-THON is looking for committee members to serve and welcomes all to join us to dance the night F.T.K.—For The Kids.

Below you can find out more about this amazing fundraiser. You can donate, sign up, learn about past events, and understand more about the goal of this charity event. Click through the links on the side to find out more information.
Check out THON and the Four Diamonds for further information
 

Phantom Ambassadors
Phantom Ambassadors are a group of students in grades 9-12 who have attended trainings and offer themselves as a support to the students of Phoenixville Area High School.  The Phantom Ambassadors have also been paired up with National Honor Society members and will be meeting with small groups of the freshman class to help them better transition from the middle to the high school. The Phantom Ambassadors are an integral part of the transitioning from the middle to high school. See Ms. Davies in room E-10 or Mrs. Cordingley in room E-8 for more information. Phantom Ambassadors are a club that chooses to build on leadership and character values of others through setting a positive example.  The goal of this leadership club is to minimize bullying of any form, create a safe and caring learning environment for others, all the while showing respect for our building, keeping it clean, and having each student show pride in their “home.”

Advisor: Ms. Davies and Mrs. Cordingley

Platform for Service
PPS is a community service club dedicated to volunteering and improving the community of Phoenixville. With events such as visiting the Veterans’ Center to spend time and play games with the veterans, Movie Night to raise money for families in need, and providing kids with the opportunity to build gingerbread houses and meet Santa in December, Platform for Service is a great way to get involved, have fun, and earn service credits.

Advisor: Mr. McLaughlin

Varsity Club
The Varsity Club promotes school spirit and encourages good play and sportsmanship.  Any boy or girl who has earned a varsity letter in athletics is eligible for membership.  We meet once a week throughout the year to plan various activities.  Activities include American Red Cross blood drives, field days and Dr. Seuss days at the elementary schools, and other activities to raise school spirit. The club also provides seniors with awards and scholarships as symbols of sportsmanship, spirit, initiative, and self-sacrifice that must be embodied in those who earn a varsity letter.

Advisors: Mr. Acosta and Mrs. Foresta
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