Detailed information about organizations/activities may be obtained from faculty sponsors.
PCHS students are encouraged to participate in student activities that promote their academic, spiritual, and physical growth. The following are some of the activities available with the names of the sponsors:
Builders Club – Ms. Vincent
Junior high students in grades seven through nine are eligible to participate in this service organization sponsored by the North Parkersburg Kiwanis Club. Service projects to benefit the community and the school are the focus in an environment of friendship and Christian values.
Business Symposium – Miss Amanda Weatherwax
Coordinated by the Parkersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, this symposium offers students, usually from grades ten through twelve, an opportunity to interact with local business leaders at an April seminar.
Interact Club, Mrs. Michelle Ferch, Mrs. Beth Grasser
Sponsored by Wood County Rotary and open to students in grades ten through twelve. This club is for students looking for opportunities for community service. Coordinated house painting for the elderly, food drives, Christmas carol singing at nursing homes, two annual blood drives, etc., are a few of their past activities.
Model United Nations, Miss Amanda Weatherwax
Sophomores through seniors prepare for participation in the Model United Nations simulation held during February/March. Students meet during lunch and do outside research to prepare for their roles as representatives of member nations. The cost of approximately $300 +/- covers materials, room, and bus transportation.
Open to students in seventh through twelfth grades, the Pep Club promotes school spirit and supports the school’s athletic teams through thuses and poster productions.
Open to students in grades seven through twelve, this club offers an opportunity for students to display their photographs and receive recognition for outstanding work. The club also provides opportunities for documenting school events, helping with special projects, and being published in the yearbook and other publications. Guest speakers are invited to critique, inspire, and educate.
Raze, Mrs. Christi Greathouse
Open to students in grades seven through twelve, this is a youth led movement to tear down the lies of big tobacco. Students lead commotions in and out of the school to inform the public about the dangers of tobacco.
Quiz Team, Mrs. Mary Dailey
Students in grades seven through twelve may participate in this yearlong activity. The members compete in a variety of tournaments and host several academic tournaments at PCHS. They are placed into teams based on their skills. Students in seven through twelve practice during lunch.
Wood County Reading Council Young Illustrators Competition, Mr. Craig Casto
All art students and some English students create individual illustrations of favorite books with school winners advancing to compete with students from Wood County Schools.
Wood Whispers Literary Magazine, Mr. David Cooper
Students are encouraged to submit photos, art, poems, essays, or stories for the county-sponsored contests and for the PCHS section of this magazine. A committee of teachers and student board members chooses the materials that will be published.
Junior-Senior High Student Council, Mrs. Trina Ross
Members from grades ten through twelve are elected at the end of each school year with the new council appointing one or two members-at-large if they deem it necessary. Class presidents and council representatives are also members. Council meets before school or at lunch with meetings open to all. Council is responsible for Catholic Schools’ Week, homecoming activities, thuses, intramurals, social activities, food drives, and other designated events.
Detailed information about organizations/activities may be obtained from faculty sponsors/coaches.
Student Honor Societies
National Honor Society – Sedes Sapientiae Chapter, Mrs. Rachele Barton.
The purpose of this organization is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. Membership is an honor bestowed upon a student. To be eligible for membership the student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior and have attended PCHS for at least one semester and have earned a cumulative grade point average, from freshmen year to the present of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. All eligible students are considered for membership. Selection for membership is by majority vote of a five-member faculty council appointed by the Principal and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Prior to the voting by the council, all faculty, coaches, and staff are given the opportunity to provide to the council written comments on eligible students. Items considered include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Demonstrates a commitment to learning
- Shows perseverance and application to studies
- Submits assignments in a punctual manner
- Budgets time well; takes the time to do thorough work
- Participates and completes work without excuses
- Willingly shares insights with the class
- Inspires positive behavior in others
- Exerts a wholesome influence on others
- Delegates responsibility
- Contributes ideas that improve the civic life of the school
- Resourceful in proposing new ideas or applying principles and making suggestions
- Actively helps to improve the environment of the school by setting a good example: neatness, cleanliness, etc.
- Shows willingness to do committee and staff work (class and club advisors)
- Upholds the principles of morality and ethics of the school philosophy at school and at school events
- Demonstrates highest standards of honesty and reliability in all school-related activities
- Shows unwillingness to profit from the mistakes of others
- Does not take advantage of others’ or laugh at other’s mistakes
- Manifests truthfulness; obeys rules; avoids cheating
- Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, office, halls, etc.
- Takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously
- Shows courtesy, concern and respect for others, including faculty, staff and peer
- Exemplifies positive behavior; exhibits patience
- Exemplifies desirable qualities of personality (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
- Does not abuse or “stretch” the limits: detentions? tardiness? dress code?
- Represents school values in a positive light through community activities
- Shows willingness to do committee work and extra tasks for the benefit of the club, class, school, etc.
- Class and club advisors: Does the student do his/her part? On time? Show up for scheduled tasks?
- Willingness to work for the benefit of others without compensation or recognition
The council also reviews the student activity sheets maintained by the students for the Guidance Department. The Principal may not serve on the faculty council. The NHS advisors are ex-officio, non-voting additional members of the faculty council. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, character, leadership, and service in order to remain a member in good standing.
Spanish Honor Society – Oscar Romero Chapter, Mrs. Jordan Moore
This honor society fosters appreciation for the Spanish language and culture. Members from grades ten through twelve are inducted.