Block five activities are scheduled by the advisor/director and meet from 2:30 to 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.
5th Block Activities – Quarter 2
Description: We will be gathering together to share our love of anime, manga, and all things “weeaboo”. We do fun activities and games, discuss and debate characters and series, make art together, watch anime and be silly. You don’t have to be an avid fan to join, if you’re curious about anime culture!
Advisor: Ms. Kanavati (email@example.com)
Meetings: Fridays during 5th block in Room 203
Description: Dungeons and Dragons! We’ll be running several campaigns, and everyone is welcome.
Meetings: Tuesdays during 5th block in Room 201
Good Ones Magazine (PiM Literary Magazine)
Description: Good Ones Magazine is PiM’s student-run magazine that features student art, photography, writing, and more. Students work together to create print and digital issues that feature the work of themselves and their peers..
Advisor: Simone Ritchie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: Mondays and Fridays during 5th block in Room 127
International Thespian Society
Description: PiM participates in the International Thespian Society, which is the honor society for theatre students. Students in 10th-12th grade who are active in the co-curricular theatre program (both onstage or off) are eligible to apply for membership to Troupe #8856. The Thespian Troupe organizes fundraisers and special events and acts as the student leaders in the department. Each fall in Q1, new students may apply for membership.
Advisor: Ms. Brady (email@example.com)
Meetings: Mondays during Advisory in Studio 162.
MARMY (Media Arts Army)
Description: An army of media students who creates photo and video content for all of our productions and works on photography and film works.
Advisor: Mr. Raasch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: Wednesdays during 5th block in Room 127 and at performances as needed
Much Ado About Nothing – Winter Play
Description: A classic tale from William Shakespeare about relationships, deceit and the triumph of love.
Advisor: Mr. Thompson (email@example.com)
Auditions: Auditions are on November 29 and Call Backs on November 30
Rehearsals: Tuesdays through Fridays, 2:40 to 4:30 in the White Box and Studio 162
National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
Description: NAHS provides opportunities for recognition, scholarships, leadership experience, national awards, service opportunities, and connections with others.
Advisor: Julie Fowler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: Tuesday during 5th block in Room 130
National Honor Society (NHS)
Description: Focus on volunteerism and community service. By application only at beginning of school year
Advisor: Ms. Schauwitzer (email@example.com)
Meetings: Wednesdays before school in the Main Office Conference room. Activities are Monday-Friday based on need/availability.
National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA)
Description: A nationally recognized honor society, students work towards participation in their school dance community, outside dance community, blood drives, and other outreach activities to be inducted. Even though this is a dance honor society it is open to any student who wants to participate and contribute regardless of major.
Advisor: Ms. Ciganko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: Wednesdays during Advisory in Studio 164
No Shame Gallery Crew
Description: No Shame Gallery Crew meets to install the artwork in the monthly No Shame Gallery! We work together to construct reusable matboards/frames, arrange artwork, as well as put up and take down each gallery. All students from all majors are welcome to join!
Advisors: Sunnie Helms (email@example.com)
Meetings: Wednesdays during 5th block in Room 143
Old Time Music Jam Society
Description: Mostly strings, musical ensemble, with a focus on enjoying making music.
Advisor: Mr. Mortika (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: Tuesday during 5th block in Room 202
“Proof” – Fall Play
Description: One of three offerings for actors this fall. This show is an “intensive” experience. 4 actors carry the story-telling obligation. Synopsis: Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, she feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable. Then Hal discovers a groundbreaking proof among the 103 notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, and Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Auditions were required.
Director: Mr. Leaf (email@example.com)
Rehearsals: Tuesdays thru Fridays during 5th block in the Loading Dock Theatre
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Description: This national honor society for academic Spanish is open to students in 10th grade or higher who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their Spanish classes and have completed at least three quarters of Spanish classes (or three semesters at another school).
La Sociedad’s purpose is to promote awareness of and engagement with Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures in our communities. In addition to completing service hours towards this goal, we will regularly engage in activities (including some not possible in the setting of a regular class) to deepen our own engagement with Spanish and its cultures.
See Mr. Kvale for application information.
Advisor: Mr. Kvale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: 1-2 Tuesdays a month in Room 122
Description: Represent the school by welcoming potential students, greeting at performances, sharing your experience at monthly Information Sessions, and assisting with Arts Placement Workshops/Registration, New Student Orientation, and Freshmen Orientation. Must be a junior or senior. Applications accepted in the spring.
Advisor: Ms. Montgomery (email@example.com)
Meetings: As needed.
Tabletop Gaming Club
Description: Come learn new board games, trading card games, playing card games, and other tabletop games or share some of your own favorites! All experience levels are welcome! Please email Mr. Kvale at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested so we can plan for your interests and tastes in gaming.
Advisor: Mr. Kvale (email@example.com)
Meetings: Thursdays during 5th block in Room 122
Threads and Things
Description: Have you ever wanted to learn how to or are proficient in the folk arts such as knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery and other folk related arts? Learn the skills with basic projects or enhance your skills with more advanced projects. You will need to purchase your own supplies, however if you need assistance don’t let that deter you from joining us. It is the hope we can do some community service projects as well. Classroom Code is located outside room 164 and on the cafeteria board.
Advisor: Lara Ciganko (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meetings: Wednesdays during 5th block in Studio 164
Visual Arts Council
Description: Visual Arts leadership group. Application available in Google Classroom and on Vis call board
Meetings: Thursdays during 5th block in Room 131
Winds, Strings, and Electric Things
Description: All-are-welcome music-making – we may play as a large group and/or organize small groups based on musical styles, skill sets, and instruments.
Advisor: Mr. Mollick (email@example.com)
Meetings: Thursday during 5th block in Room 156