Activity CodeDescriptionAdvisorLocationMeeting Days/Times
Archery ClubCLAn educational organization focused on safety, equipment & techniques associated with the sport of archery. Throughout the course of the year students will gain a better understanding of the sport of archery and the proper use of the modern compound bow through instruction and participation in organized archery practice. Open to all students from amateur to expert users. Mr. M. Chilcoat276Every Day 1 before school
Art ClubCLThe purpose of the art club is to plan, discuss and create art projects and partake in art related activities to help promote the arts in our school and community. Meets weekly on day 5 during Wildcat period.Mrs. Kohler256Note: Revisions are in process for the 23/24 school year
The Beacon (Newspaper)CO The Beacon has been Dallastown student newspaper since 1929. It serves as an open forum for the communication of the news, information, and opinions and provides practical experience in interviewing, writing, editing, social media, graphic design, photojournalism and website design. The Beacon is primarily run by the Print Journalism and Digital Media class, but students may also become involved as freelance writers or photographers by contacting Miss Gable. Ms. A. Gable310
Big Buddy / Little Buddy ProgramEXHigh school students serve as mentors to elementary students by providing motivation and open ears. Through ongoing required weekly contacts, several field trips, and positive role modeling high school students often help to improve existing conditions of the child by boosting self-esteem, school performance, and attendance. Mrs. DixonSchool Counseling Office
Black Student Union (BSU)CLProvide services and programs that address the needs and concerns of Black students. We are committed to stimulating intellectual, social and cultural growth amongst our membership. We seek to create an atmosphere of safety, to encourage relationship building, to foster collaboration and to aid Black students and others in continued educational endeavors. The voluntary student led club is open to all students, meets bimonthly during Wildcat period and at other dates determined by student leadership.Major WhiteTheater Room
Card ClubCLStudents gather to play card games such as Uno, GoFish, Rummy and to learn new card games. Meets cycle day 4 every other cycle. Mrs. Wilson25
Chess ClubCLIntended for all those who enjoy playing chess. All are welcome - from Grand Champions to beginners just learning the game.Mr. Jansen251Day 1
Chinese Culture ClubCLImmersing interested students in Chinese culture with different activities. Club members will watch Chinese movies, play Chinese games/board games, Chinese papermaking, eat Chinese food and even pick Chinese nicknames.Mr. Ilyes215Day 6
Class OfficersEXElections for class officers will take place in the spring of each year. Class officers will work closely with a class advisor. Class officers must maintain the same academic standing that is required for all activities. Full ineligibility will result in forfeiture of the office. 9th - Dr. Wabnik 10th - 11th - Mr. Hare and Mrs. Pomraning 12th - Mrs. French and Mrs. Epps
Creative Writing ClubCLThe purpose of the club is to have fun while being open to new ideas. This club allows students to apply their writing skills, learn new techniques and publish their work in the "The Dallastown Review". Authors can publish anonymously.Ms. Williamson109Every other Day 3
Cyberpatriot (Civilian Team)EXProvides exposure and hands-on instruction for all students who enjoy computers and may be interested in careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Students may participate in competitions against civilian teams from other schools. All are welcome on the DAHS "Civilian" team; involvement in JROTC or interest in the military is NOT required. Major White 10
Dallastown Performing Arts Club (Drama Club)EXProvides opportunities for all students to explore and be involved in a variety of performing arts productions, including the annual fall play, Poetry Out Loud recitation competition, winter dinner theater and spring talent show.Mrs. Yuninger120
Design ClubCLMembers of this club will learn and expand their graphic design skills. We will help the school community with better graphics. We will also help other clubs with logo and tshirt designs. There will be workshops so all people all welcome!Mr. Tom Myers209
EnvironthonCLLearn about the environment and applied biology while competing against other schoolsMrs. Fishel Mr. Stauffer Mr. Schneider 212January - April afterschool
Fashion ClubCLDiscuss current fashion, bring awareness to sustainable clothing and discuss challenges facing the industry. We will volunteer and host a clothing drive to help those in need within the communityMrs. Guttridge316Day 1
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)CLF.C.A. is a nationally recognized organization focused on impacting athletes through Christian messages in a way that instills the values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork and Excellence. Voluntary, student-led meetings open to all occur after practices one day per week and at other announced dates and times determined by the student leadership.Mr. Zelger19Thursday monrings before school
First Priority Prayer ClubCLDevotionals, prayer and worship singing once a week. Service projects are planned to minister to the student body, faculty and staff.Ms. Doyon Mr. Motter219Day 1
Fostering Academic Mentorship (FAM)CLAligns high school mentors with intermediate school students who may be in need of extra support for many reasons related to home and/or school settings. High school mentors will serve as positive role models, helping DAIS students to be successful through school work and organizational activities. The goal of the DAIS F.A.M. program is to help DAIS students with their school performance, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills.Mrs. DixonCounseling OfficeMeets every Wednesday 2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. (students must have own transportation
French National SocietyEXThe French National Honor Society is an organization whose intent is to recognize high school students in the US who have maintained excellent grades in at least 3 trimester of French language courses; this is done by inductions into the organizationMr. Hare410
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)EXProvides innovative leadership development programs to students and brings business and education together in a positive working relationship. For more information visit www.dtownfbla.weebly.comMr. Donatelli Mrs. Guttridge Mr. Robinson Theatre RoomDay 6
Future Educators/ Educators RisingEXStudents have the opportunity to explore a career in teaching, including presentations on The Student Teaching Experience, Special Education, Elementary, High School/Middle School, Teacher Preparation, Round Table Discussions with Teachers - To Be and New Teachers and Education in America.Mrs. Dallmeyer103Day 2 once a month
Game Development ClubCLGame development club is intended for students interested in coding. We will learn and apply programing concepts through the creation of video games. We will meet weekly and you will have the opportunity to create games from your own imagination. Mr. McAllister209
Gender & Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA)CLThe Dallastown Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is a respectful environment for all students to discuss topics affecting us daily. Through the GSA, Dallastown hopes to be able to include discussion that is universal to all teens. Discussions are held day 6 during Wildcat period. Mrs. Riddle Mrs. Kohler226Day 6
German ClubCLThe German Club meets at least once a month to promote German language and culture. You do not have to be a German student to come to our meetings, just have interest in the German language and/or culture. The members of the German Club also offer tutoring during Wildcat periods. Please sign up in advance.Mrs. Roberts412Every other Day 2
German National SocietyEXThe German National Honor Society is an organization whose intent is to recognize high school students in the US who have maintained excellent grades in at least 3 trimester of German language courses; this is done by inductions into the organization
Girls Learn InternationalCLThe Girls Learn International program supports the empowerment of U.S. students as they discover that through their own creative initiatives, dedication and passionate leadership, they can create real solutions that address the obstacles facing girls and women in the U.S. and around the world. Mrs. Yuninger Mrs. Bonanni122
Global Scholars ProgramCLStudents must meet the requirements in World Language courses, global studies, service hours and complete literary reviews. Once these requirements are met the student will receive a certificate and wear a Global Scholars cord for graduation. Meets monthly during Wildcat period.Mrs. Garrett414
Handheld Gamers ClubCLGamers bring in their handheld games, board/card games and socialize with other gamers. Multiplayer gaming is highly encouraged. The club provides a Wii system. This club is open to all students in grades 9 -12. They meet every Thursday after school from 3 - 4 PM.Ms. DressellInnovation Center
Health STAT Club (DHS) CLThe mission of Health STAT Club is to inform and facilitate students pursuing careers in medicine or health care, and to serve our community by supporting selected health-related causes, including staging an annual blood drive.Mr. Herbert230
History ClubCLTo expose students to the multi-faceted topic of history in an exciting atmosphere. Activities include field trips, historical movies, service projects, event reenactments and more. Mrs. Dallmeyer103Day 4
Interact ClubCLA local branch of the Rotary to help teens get involved in improving lives locally and globally through service. This club works closely with Rotary on volunteer projects that impact people at home and afar.
Intermediate World Language ProgramCLStudents who are enrolled in a second year or higher World Language class and/or who are fluent in a language other than English are invited to teach World Language to students at DAIS over a 10-week period in the fall of the school year. See Mrs. Garrett for specific times and days.Mrs. Garrett414/DAISOctober - December on Tuesday
International Thespian Society (Dallastown Chapter) EXThis is the globally recognized honor society for the performing arts, encouraging the advancement of standards of excellence in the theatre and recognizing the achievements of theatre students. Members must meet induction criteria. Attends and/or performs at the annual State Thespian Festival.

Mrs. Yuninger120
Junior Reserves Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)CURJROTC is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The Marine Corps JROTC program's mission is to develop leadership skills, strengthen character, help form habits of self-discipline and self-confidence as well as develop informed and responsible citizens. JROTC does not seek any particular commitment to the military.Major White
CyberPatriot (Civilian Team)EXProvides exposure and hands-on instruction for all students who enjoy computers and may be interested in careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Students may participate in competitions against civilian teams from other schools. All are welcome on the DAHS "Civilian" team; involvement in JROTC or interest in the military is NOT required.Major White
CyberPatriot (JROTC Only Team)EXProvides exposure and hands-on instruction for all students who enjoy computers and may be interested in careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Students may participate in competitions against JROTC teams from other schools. Involvement in JROTC is required.Major White
Drill Team (JROTC Only Team)EXDrill teaches good discipline, enhances concentration and builds esprit de corps in a unit. Drill team and drill competition is a very worthwhile cadet activity. Drill competitions are conducted locally, regionally, and at the very competitive national level. Membership on the drill team requires a great deal of dedication and practice. Involvement in JROTC is required.Major White
Marksmanship Team (JROTC Only Team)EXMarksmanship is an exciting and rewarding sport that demands the ultimate in discipline and concentration. Members do not have to be big or strong or fast to be an outstanding marksman. Firing an air rifle is a challenging and fun activity but must always be taken seriously. Safety must always be first and foremost in Marine Corps JROTC marksmanship. Marksmanship competition are conducted locally, regionally, and at the very competitive national level. Membership on the marksmanship team requires a great deal of dedication and practice. Involvement in JROTC is required.Major White
Physical Training (PT)/Raiders (JROTC Only Team)EXThe PT/Raider Team is a competitive team that focuses on physical endurance and conditioning.  A Raider Team Competition normally includes the Army Physical Fitness Test, a 10 KM road march with equipment,  Raider Gauntlet (obstacle course), Land Navigation, and One Rope Bridge Competition.  The team is VERY PHYSICALLY DEMANDING. Membership on the PT/Raiders team requires a great deal of dedication and practice. Involvement in JROTC is required.Major White
Latin Club (Ordo Saeclorum)CLDAHS students of Latin have an opportunity to promote and study the Latin language and Western-Latin civilization outside the classroomDr. Nelson130
Leo ClubCLOur objective is to provide the youth of Dallastown with an opportunity for development and contributions, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community through memberships in the Dallastown Leo Club, sponsored by the local Dallastown Lions Club and affiliated with Lions Club International. Ms. Godfrey109First Tuesday of every month
Maker ClubCLFor students interested in making, building or tinkering. They will have access to the Digital Fabrication Lab (laser engraver, vinyl cutter, CNC machine), Robotics Lab (Arduino, VEX Robot System) and Woodworking Lab. What you creat is up to your imagination. In addition to individual projects, members may participate in club fundraisers projects, community service projects and local engineering competitions. Note: Some individual projects may incur a materials fee.Mr. Nolt272
Math ClubCLMath Club is a community of students that share a common interest in all types of mathematics. Club members will have opportunities to apply and improve math skills by participating in math competitions and learning circles. Members will learn about interesting careers in math related fields and engage in activities that promote the appreciation and pursuit of mathematics beyond the regular mathematics curriculum.Mrs. Rose-Mulder259
Mental Health Awareness Club (MHAC) CLProvides an environment which promotes establishing a caring school culture, a healthy lifestyle and mental health awareness through student collaboration and community education.
mini-THONEXThis effort unites students and staff members to organize and participate in this 12 hour overnight fundraising event in the Spring. All proceeds benefit the Four Diamonds. Please see Mrs. Werner if you would like to participate.Mrs. Werner
Model UN (United Nations)CLThe purpose of this organization is to increase knowledge of international affairs, research and formulate positions and logical support for those positions, develop leadership and communication skills. Wemeet once per cycle during Wildcat period.Mrs. Wilson25
Mu Alpha Theta (MATh)EXNational Mathematics Honor Society dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school students.Mr. Stein240
Music Production ClubEXAims to provide students with a collaborative environment for making music, writing lyrics and providing networking communities.Mr. Gottloeb404
MusicalEXEach year a musical is performed by high school students.Mrs. Anderson Mrs. McCleary278
National Art Honor Society (NAHS)EXOutstanding art students are selected on the basis of character, leadership and service. Members are expected to share their artistic talents, attend chapter meetings and participate in community service art activities.Mr. T. Myers252
National Honor Society (NHS)EXCreates an enthusiasm for superior scholarship, to stimulate a desire to serve the community, to promote leadership and to exemplify good character. Members are invited after a rigorous selection process and must maintain at least a 4.3 WGPA.Ms. Lehr and Mrs. Rose Mulder 206
Newspaper See Beacon above
Offroad and Outdoors ClubCLThe purpose of the Offroad and Outdoors club is to allow students to share and network their favorite spots around the state to participate in outdoor activities. These activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, off-roading, and other activities. Students can share their experiences from various locations in hopes that others may want to participate in the activities as well. Through a collective online 'brochure,' students can also access outdoor activities to participate in on their own time. Additionally, students may find new friends to meet up with outside of school for these activities based on shared interests. Safe outdoor procedures are also discussed, such as traveling with someone else on trips and do's and don'ts. Lastly, various 'expert' community members will be coming in to share their hints and tricks for various activities.
Mr. Foust402
One Love ClubCLTo teach peers, with the help of guest speakers, what healthy relationship behavior looks like and to change the statistics about abuse, sexual assault and harassment. Mrs. Epps113
Rosie's ClassEXProvides after-school opportunities for high school students to volunteer their time and talents to teach critical life and social skills to special education students in an instructional setting.Mrs. BertokDAIS
Secular Student AllianceCLTo explore secularism and humanism in an engaging and unbiased manner while discussing various religions and their cultures/beliefs. Different perspectives will be discussed via respectful debates and philosophical discourse. Mr. Gottloeb404
Spanish ClubCLThe Spanish club will give members the opportunity to experience the Spanish language and culture. Mrs. Herman 407
Special Olympics Unified Sports ClubCLThe purpose of this club is to activate young people to become agents of change and build school respect between persons with and without intellectual disabilities. This club will participate in Unified activities throughout the district. Play Unified. Live Unified.Mr. K. Myers Mrs. WolfeAuditorium
The Spectator (Yearbook) EXRecord the history of each year in a high quality yearbook while providing the staff to learn necessary skills.Mrs. Dallmeyer103
Speech & Debate Team (Forensics)EXThe Dallastown Forensics team allows students to develop their speaking, acting and rhetorical skills. Students interested in debate or public speaking will learn research techniques to help produce debate cases or original speeches, while students interested in the dramatic interpretation develop selections that they "bring to life" through their performances. Our team participates in tournaments throughout the school year and has been quite successful both locally and nationally.Mrs. Dacheux105
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) ClubCLSTEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. If you want to learn more about the surrounding world, or you are considering a math or science based career, then perhaps STEM Club is for you. Each meeting, members will discuss current events regarding STEM. (NASA projects, new discoveries, etc.) We will also conduct science experiments together in an effort to learn more about specific areas of science. Mr. Ilyes and Mr. Cohen219Day 5
Student CouncilEXTo represent the student body of the high school using the democratic process and to conduct activities to stimulate involvement and build spirit.Mrs. Huyett and Mr. Hosetter121
Tabletop Gaming ClubCLTo provide students with an open, safe space to play tabletop games with other students. Everyone who is willing to be a positive contributor is welcome. We are open to all school appropriate tabletop games.Ms. Newcomer126
Video Production ClubCLStudent producers gain more opportunities to create video projects, learn new skills and work alongside others with similar interests. Members will submit work to various film festivals, participate in workshops and have the opportunity to attend field trips. The club will be open to Dallastown students, but commitment to the creative process is a must. Mr. Klinedinst265Every Day 4
OrchestraEXString EnsembleMr. Kaliszak288
Pit OrchestraEXProvides music for the annual spring musical
Concert BandCURFall, Holiday & Spring concertsMr. Buer288
Jazz BandEXDecember thru May, Thursday evening rehearsals; spring concerts
Marching BandEXFootball games, parades and competitions
Wind EnsembleEXPart of music major class; participates in the winter & spring concerts
Girls' ChorusCURClass meets twice per cycle; performs holiday & spring concertsMrs. McCleary278
Girls' EnsembleEXSmall, auditioned group that performs spring concerts
Select ChoirCURAuditioned group that performs at fall, holiday & spring concerts. Meets as a class 3 times a cycle
Select Vocal EnsembleEXSmall ensemble that sings at concerts & community events
Spring MusicalSee Musical above
CL = ClubParticipation outside school curriculum, with no eligibility requirements
CO = Co-CurricularComplementary to school curriculum
CUR = CurricularCoincides with school curriculum
EX = Extra-CurricularParticipation outside school curriculum, with eligibility requirements
Cheerleading - FootballFALLGirlsJH / JV/ Varsity
Cross CountryBoys / GirlsJH / Varsity
Field Hockey GirlsJH / JV/ Varsity
FootballBoysJH / JV/ Varsity
GolfBoys / GirlsJV / Varsity
SoccerBoys / GirlsJV / Varsity
TennisGirlsJV / Varsity
VolleyballGirlsJV / Varsity
BasketballWINTERBoys / GirlsJH / JV / Varsity
Cheerleading - Basketball & WrestlingGirlsJH / Varsity
Cheerleading - Competitive SpiritGirlsVarsity/JH
Swimming & Diving Boys / GirlsVarsity
BowlingBoys / GirlsVarsity/ JV
WrestlingBoys / GirlsJH / JV / Varsity
BaseballSPRINGBoysJV / Varsity
LacrosseBoys / GirlsJV / Varsity