• Activities and Clubs

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    Art Club

    Tuesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 403 – Art Club has an “open studio” concept. Students are welcome to come when they can create artwork of their choice. There will be projects presented, but students are not required to do these projects. It is our goal to provide as many of the material as possible for student use. Art Club has a collection of materials but cannot guarantee all materials for students’ requests.  The advisor is Mrs. Larsen and her email is larsenal@npenn.org.

    Baseball (Spring) 7th and 8th Grade

    Teams are selected to play 10 games from mid-March to May.  There is practice daily after school until 5:00 pm. The coach is Mr. Parrish and his email is parrijw@npenn.org.

    Baseball (Spring) 9th Grade

    The coach is Mr. Grunmeier and his email is grunmed@npenn.

    Basketball (Winter) 7th and 8th Grade Boys'

    The coach is Mr. Thatcher and his email is thatcht@npenn.org.

    Basketball (Winter) 7thand 8th Grade Girls'

    The coach is Mr. Joy and his email is flynnmj@npenn.org

    Basketball (Winter) 9th Grade Boys'

    The coach is Mr. Brickand his email is brunef@npenn.org.

    Basketball (Winter) 9th Grade Girls'

    The 9th grade girls' basketball program runs from early December until late February.  We stress commitment, good attitude and hard work.  Practices are after school.  We play about 16 games against various local high schools. The coach is Mr. Evans and his email is evansjd@npenn.org.

    Bowling (Winter) 9th Grade

    9th grade students are part of the high school team.  Both boys and girls are eligible to participate. Practice begins in early December and the season ends in February. The coach is Mr. Stadnycki and his email is stadnydh@npenn.org.

    Camerata

    Membership in Camerata is by audition with the director.  The group meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Audion and various PennTimes.  It is open to any student who is in chorus, band, or orchestra.  All grade levels are welcome.  This group performs in the spring concert and outside the school as well. The instructor is Ms. Hess and her email is hessen@npenn.org.

    Chamber Ensemble

    Chamber Ensemble is open to all Penndale students who play a stringed instrument or piano. The ensemble performs throught the year for school and community events. The ensemble also performs in competition in May. The director is  Ms. Milbourne and her email is milboued1@npenn.org.

    Cheerleading (Fall and Winter)

    Tryouts are held at the beginning of the school year.  Physicals and required paperwork are necessary to try out.  Cheerleaders will cheer for football, basketball and some soccer games as participating in parades.  There are practices on most weekdays when there are no cheering events.  Students must exhibit a positive school attitude and athletic ability.  The season ends after basketball season with a few possible exceptions. The advisors are Mrs. Lynam and email is lynams@npenn.org. Mrs. Stonis and her email is stonisja@npenn.org.

    Chess Club 

    Chess Club provides students the opportunity to learn the rules of chess, improve their game, and engage in friendly chess competitions with their peers.  We will be meeting from November through April every other Thursday, from 3:00 to 5:00.  No experience necessary. Club meetings typically begin in Room 510 and move down to the cafeteria. The advisor ia  Mr. Rauscher amd his email is rauschde@npenn.org.

    Christian Club

    The Christian club will meet once a week starting in October.  This student run club is designed as an opportunity for students to share life lessons and support each other in their faith.  All students are welcome to attend. The advisor is Mr. Bowling amd his email is bowlinsm@npenn.org.

    Colorguard

    Join North Penn's combined middle school colorguard, Knight Vision. Open to all 7th, 8th and 9th graders from Pennbrook, Penndale and Pennfield. No experience is needed! Learn to dance, spin and toss a flag withn a competitive group. Practices are held every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:30PM to 8:30PM in Penndale's Auditorium. Practices begin November 1st. We can't wait to see you there! Contact the director, Miranda Royer at npknightvision@gmail.com for more details.

    Coding Club

    Coding Club is a student-driven, self-paced, attend anytime, anywhere club that teaches the fundamentals of codiing and its applications. The advisor is Mr. Jayne and his email is jaynegj@npenn.org

    Cross Country (Fall) 9th Grade Boys' and Girls'

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. No squad cuts are made. Summer practice begins in August.  During the school year, practices are held every day after school until 5:00 pm.  Contests are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The season ends on the first Saturday in November.

    Cross Country Club or Running Club

    All students Grades 7 through 9 are welcome. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm in room 103 during September and October only. We have some Friday races against, Pennfield, Pennbrook and Wissahickon. The advisor is Mrs. Ott and her email is ottkn@npenn.org.

    Diversity Committee- Students of Color United (SOCU)

    This club is open to all students and all grades.  We meet bi-monthly in room 302 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  There are three main goals of our club:  to celebrate diversity, educate our student body and staff on challenges faced in our school and community, and provide support to our students. The advisor is Mrs. Bernardini and her email is bernarb@npenn.org.

    ENACT

    Meets C and F Days during PennTime in Room 403. We are an environmental activity club. We serve the school and community. Our goal is to educate and positively impact the climate. We are responsible for collecting many of the recycled materials Penndale produces including: paper, batteries, light bulbs, markers, plastics, cardboard, can and old electronics. The advisor is  Mrs. Larsen and her email is larsenal@npenn.org.

    Field Hockey (Fall) 7th and 8th Grade Girls’

    The coach is Ms.  Hoffman and her email is hibbscm@npenn.org.

    Field Hockey (Fall) 9th Grade Girls’

    An informational meeting will occur the first week of school in August and September. PIAA paperwork is required prior to the first day of practice. Please get all paperwork completed in the summer. Season runs from September until the end of October. Practices are held Monday through Friday from 3:05 pm to 5:00 pm. Games are held 2 to 3 times per week either at home or away. All skill levels are encouraged to join. Good grades are required. The coach is Mrs. Weygand and her email is weyganm@npenn.org.

    Football (Fall) 7th and 8th Grade

    The coach is Mr. Brunner and his email is brunerts@npenn.org.

    Football (Fall) 9th Grade

    The coach is Mr. Thatcher and his email is thatcht@npenn.org.

    German Club

    The goal of German Club is to offer students meaningful ways to gain German cultural knowledge as well as practice their language skills in an informal environment.  We meet the first Thursday of each month in room 228 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The group is limited to German 1 and German 2 students with pre-approval tickets. A small fee is required for materials and snacks. The advisor is Mr. Moyer and his email is moyerrd@npenn.org.

    Golf (Fall) 9th Grade

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Squad cuts are necessary.  Practice begins in August.  Students have practice or a match each school day.  The home course is Pine Crest Golf Club.  The season ends on the last Monday in October. The coach Mr. Frassinelli and his email is frassidd@npenn.org.

    IMC Aides

    Volunteers from all grade levels are needed during PennTime to assist the library staff.  Responsibilities include keeping attendance sheets, checking arrival times on passes and possible other duties as needed by the library staff.  Volunteers are recruited for each marking period at the beginning of the first and second semesters.  Sign up sheets are available at the IMC during those times. The advisors are Mrs. Hibbs and Mrs. Hachen. Mrs. Hibbs her email is hibbscm@npenn.org and Mrs. Hachen's email is hachenrm@npenn.org.

     

    Jazz Band

    The Penndale Jazz Ensemble is one of five secondary level jazz bands in the North Penn School District. The band consists of students in the 7th, 8th and 9th grade selected by audition from the over 300 students in the instrumental music program. The band starts practicing in October one night a week (Mondays).The students learn varied styles of jazz, rock and latin music. The students also learn about improvisation and jazz styling. During the course of the year, all players are given a chance to solo and improvise. The group is very active in the 2nd semester, playng in festivals, school activities and community events. The instructor is Mr. Kennedy and his email is kennedro@npenn.org.

    Lacrosse 7th and 8th 

    No lacrosse experience necessary! Educational clinics are held at Penndale in early to mid- March. Players will need a mouth guard, lacrosse eye protection, and girl's lacrosse stick. Practice begins in late March and is held every day until 5 PM. PIAA paperwork is required prior to the first day of practice.  Games are played on weekday afternoons. The season ends in May. The coaches are Mrs. Hibbs and Mrs. Larsen. Mrs. Hibbs email is hibbscm@npenn.org and Mrs. Larsen's email is larsenal@npenn.org.

    Lacrosse (Spring) 9th Grade Boys’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Squad cuts are usually necessary.   Practice begins in March and is held every day until 5:30 PM. and on Saturday mornings.  Games are played on weekday afternoons and several Saturdays.  The season ends in late May.

    Lacrosse (Spring) 9th Grade Girls’

    The coach is Ms.  Hoffman and her email is hoffmajm@npenn.org.

    Leo Service Club

    The Penndale Leo Service Club was created to give students a chance to give back to the community.  Students serve meals at Manna on Main Street, play bingo and decorate cookies with seniors in a nursing home, do projects around the school, and bake desserts for the Gift of Life House.  The club meets one Wednesday a month from 3:00 to 4:30 in room 210 and other times for trips. the advisor is  Ms. Fleetwood and her email is fleetwpl@npenn.org.

    MathCounts

    The MathCounts team will prepare to compete in the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition in February. MathCounts is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person mathematical contests against and alongside their peers. The advisors are Mrs. L. Mower and Mrs. Rousseau. Mrs. L Mowe'rs email is mowerla@npenn.org and Mrs. Rousseau's email is rousserc@npenn.org.

    Musical

    Cast auditions will be held in late October/early November and all 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are eligible to audition. Most rehearsals are Monday through Thursday with a few Saturday rehearsals and will run from November up until show time in March. This year's show is sure to be loaded with singing, dancing and lots of laughs!  If being on stage isn't for you, you can still sign up for tech crew! The Director is Mrs. Biegert amd her email is penndaletheater@npenn.org.

    National Junior Honor Society

    This organization promotes scholarship, leadership, service and character.  Eligible students are invited to become members at the beginning of every school year.  Membership is based on a minimum GPA requirement of 3.9 and faculty approval.  The advisors are Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Hibbs. Mrs. Thomas's email is thomasn@npenn.org and Mrs. Hibbs email is hibbscm@npenn.org .

    Pen and Ink Literary Club

    Students who like to write or draw can participate in the Literary Club once a month on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 in room 210.  In the past, students have created a book to sell in the school and entered writing contests.  Students spend some days working on their own creations and others writing about suggested topics. If you like to write or draw, Pen and Ink is for you! The advisors is Ms. Fleetwood and her email is is fleetwpl@npenn.org.

    Pit Orchestra

    This selected group accompanies the cast of the spring musical.  Practices start in January.  The instructor is  Mr. DiValentino and his email is divaledm@npenn.org.

    PDTV (Penndale TV)

    PDTV meets in the Studio by the cafeteria. Students work on writing scripts, filming segments and editing for Penndale’s very own television segments. Segments typically run every 6 weeks covering weather, sports and everything Penndale News. Follow us on Twitter @PenndaleTV. The advisor is Mrs. Sell and her email is sellje@npenn.org.

    Reading Olympics

    Open to all students.  Meets every other Friday morning in the IMC November thought April.  Attend competition in late April or early May.  Students will read a select number of books and answer questions with the help of their team. The advisor is Mrs. Hibbs and her email is hibbscm@npenn.org.

    Rainbow Alliance

    The purpose of the organization shall be to provide a safe place for LGBTQAplus students and allies. Allies are people who support LGBTQAplus. They support each other and plan activities that include topics inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Meeting are twice a month on Thursday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The advisors are Mrs. Mroz and Mrs. WydraGat. Mrs. Mroz email is mrozct@npenn.org and Mrs. Wydra Gats email is wydrafc@npenn.org.

    Running Club or Cross Country Club

    All students Grades 7 through 9 are welcome. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30 in room 103 during September and October only. We have some Friday races against, Pennfield, Pennbrook and Wissahickon. The advisor is Mrs. Ott and her email is ottkn@npenn.org.

    Science Fair

    Science Fair is a group of students who are interested in completing their own scientific experiments. The group will be meeting on scheduled Tuesday’s from September to March in room 504 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Montgomery County Science Fair takes place in early March and students winning in their respective divisions move on to the regional Del Val Science Fair at the King of Prussia Expo Center. Experiments are completed after a review of ISEF paperwork and safety protocol. The advisor is Mr. Wendell his email is wendelmd@npenn.org.

    Ski and Snowboard Club

    Penndale’s Ski and Snowboarding Club is an activities group that provides an opportunity for students to experience outdoor recreation during the winter. Trips will be on select Fridays in January and February from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The club will be traveling to Bear Creek this winter. The advisor is Mr. Wendell his email is wendelmd@npenn.org.

    Soccer - 7th and 8th Grade Co-eds

    From September until mid October, a group of boys and girls gather after school to learn soccer. The first week are tryouts. The team is announced on the 5th day of tryouts. The team practices every day from 3:05 pm to 5:00 pm.  Good attitudes and good grades are required! The coach is Mr. Conti and his email is contibp@npenn.org.

    Soccer (Fall) 9th Grade Boys’

    9th grade boys’ soccer is also open to 9th grade girls who want to play freshman soccer instead of playing at the high school. The season is from the beginning of September to mid October. There is approximately a 14 game schedule. Practice is every day from 3:00 pm to 4:00. The coach is Mr. Parrish and his email is parrijw@npenn.org.

    Soccer (Fall) 9th Grade Girls’
    Squad cuts are usually necessary.

    Softball (Spring) 7th and 8th Grade Girls’

    The coach is Mr. Matsinger and his email is matsier@npenn.org.

    Softball (Spring) 9th Grade Girls’

    Student Council

    Elected and appointed students meet daily to plan and execute activities and fundraisers for the student body and the community.  Student council cabinet members meet with administration once per month to discuss activities and concerns, and also hold meetings once per month with elected homeroom representatives.  Any student can run for student council, but you must have at least a “C” average in all majors. The advisors are Mrs. Jozefowski and Ms. Le. Mrs. Jozefowski email is jozefoan@npenn.org and Mrs. Les email is es@npenn.org

    Swimming and Diving (Winter) 9th Grade Boys’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate.

     Swimming and Diving (Winter) 9th Grade Girls’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Squad cuts are usually required.  Practice begins in November and practice is held every day in the morning, after school and on Saturday mornings.  Practice and meets are held over the Thanksgiving and winter vacations. The regular season ends the second week of February.  Swimmers and divers qualifying for District and State championships continue into March.

    Tennis (Spring) 9th Grade Boys’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Practice begins in March and is held every day after school until 5:30 pm.  There are some Saturday practices and contests.  The season comes to an end in late May. 

    Tennis (Fall) 9th Grade Girls’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Summer practice hours begin in August.  There are some Saturday matches scheduled for varsity players.  The season ends in late October.

    Track (Spring) 7th and 8th Grade Boys’ and Girls’

    The coach is Mr. Brick and his email is brickm@npenn.org.

    Track (Spring) 9th Grade Boys’ and Girls’

    Practice begins in March and is held every day after school until 5:30 pm.  Meets are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  The season ends in late May.

    Track (Winter) 9th Grade Boys' and Girls'

    Practice begins in November and is held every day after school until 5:30 pm. Meets are held at area college field houses on Friday nights or Saturdays. The season ends the last Saturday in February.

    Volleyball (Spring) 9th Grade Boys’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Squad cuts are often made.  Practice begins in March and is held every school day.  Contests are held at night.  The season ends in May. 

    Volleyball (Fall) 9th Grade Girls’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Squad cuts are made.  Summer practice begins in August.  Practices and games are held after school.

    Volleyball (Intramural) 

    Located in the Large gym on Wednesday mornings from 7:00 am to 7:30 am and Thursdays from 3-5:30. There are three round robin style games against Pennbrook and Pennfield in October. The activity runs until the end of October. Students practice basic skills of volleyball and play games during practice. The instructor is Mrs. Lewis and her email is wendelmd@npenn.org.

    Water Polo (Fall) 9th Grade Boys’ and Girls’

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. Summer practice hours begin in August.  The season ends during the first weekend in November.  During the school year, matches are held on weekdays and Saturdays. 

    Weight Training

    Weight training starts in March. We meet 2 or 3 times a week. Weight training is open to all students in the weight room. The trainer is Mr. Parrish and his email is parrijw@npenn.org.

    Wind Ensemble                                  

    This elite concert band ensemble is open to all students in grades 7 through 9 who currently play a wind or percussion instrument. Members will be selected by audition. Advanced concert band music will be rehearsed and performed throughout the year. The group rehearses once a week on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm am to 8:00pm. Attendance is important since it is not a regularly scheduled class. Students are also required to attend dress rehearsals, concerts, and competitions. The instructor is Jordan Wehr and he email is wehrjf@npenn.org.

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    Wrestling (Winter) 7th and 8th Grade

    The coach is Mr. Mr. Brunner and his email is brunerts@npenn.org.

    Wrestling (Winter) 9th Grade

    This is a high school sport and 9th graders may participate. No squad cuts are made. Practice begins in November and is held every day after school until 5:30 pm. Meets are held on weeknights and Saturdays. The regular season ends in late February.

    Yearbook

    Students from all grades are welcome to work on layout (during school-PennTime), photography (during or after school like sports) and creative writing (during school - PennTime). The advisors are Mr. Conti and Mr. Dehner.Mr. Conti's email is contibp@npenn.org. and Mr. Dehner's email is dehnerjc@npenn.org.

     

     

     

Last Modified on April 1, 2019