Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities - the activities listed are above and beyond the regular school day, are experience in nature and build socialization.  These activities are not evaluated and do not relate to the student's GPA.  Some of these activities are funded in the current school year budget, all have a fee required.
Funded
Fee Required
Club
Purpose
Activities
Yes
YesAcademic Teams
To compete in academic tournaments.
Monsignor Donovan HS, Allentown HS run modified Jeopardy Games, write questions for AHS tournament.
YesYesBASE - Business Academy for Studies and Experiences
Students develop the qualities needed to become successful leaders.
Seminars on Leadership, Ethics, Feedback and Delegation, Networking, Conflict Resolution, Change management competition in Team Challenge on solving Ethical Dilemmas.  College Level Course related to business interest.  Field Trips to various businesses.
YesYesCheerleading
Increase school spirit
Cheering at football and basketball games.
YesYesClass activities 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Students will have fun and help fundraise for their Junior/Senior prom
Spirit Week and a variety of fundraising activities
NoYesColor Guard
Performs with the Marching Band at various events
Performances at Football games, Pep Rallies, parades, community events, competitions
YesYesDance Team
The Allentown Dance Team will perform at all home games for both the boys and girls basketball games.
Weekly practices and games
YesYesSpring Musical
Students participate in Spring Musical
Acting, chorus, stage crew, lighting and sound
NoYesFrench Exchange Club
Experience life with a French family and attend a French school
Attend a French school, email host family, visit sites in France and host a foreign exchange student
No
YesGreenbirds
Greenbirds is for anyone who is interested in reducing their carbon footprint on the Earth by reducing the amount of energy we use at school and in our homes.

YesYesImpressions Literary/Art Magazine
To publish submissions of student photographed art, photography or writing (typed) may be submitted at any  the Writing Clinic or your English teacher.
Choose art/literary work to be included in magazine.  Design, layout and put together final product.
YesYesJazz Band
Band plays at various events
Performance at Jazz Festivals, school concerts, community events
YesYesMarching Band
Band performs at various events
Performances at football games, pep rallies, parades, community events, competitions
YesYesModel Congress/UN
To give students the opportunity to role play diplomats and congressmen
Rutgers Model UN, Rutgers Model Congress, Philadelphia Model UN
YesYesMock Trial Team
Learn about the law and prepare students for the NJ Mock Trial Competition
Represent Allentown High School in the Mock Trial Competition
YesYesRobotics
Students learn programming, building, design, engineering, physics and public relations while creating an original life sized robot to compete in FIRST games
Community sponsored events, competitions in NJ and NY, social activities, learning experiences
YesYesStudent Council
To foster student leadership
Run Mr. Allentown, Spirit Week, Powder Puff football, Haunted House, Class elections, blood drive, breakfasts with Bunny/Santa, dances, wing bowl.  Check out the Student Council website for more information.
YesYesYearbook
Design yearbook
Applications are required, are available in September.  Students must have excellent computer skills and access to high speed internet access on their home computers.