Below you will see our students engaging in many different activities.
Anime is a type of animated picture that is from japan or has a Japanese style of animation. Anime can be mistaken as a genre, but it can have all genres found in western culture. The Anime club meets to discuss popular anime, and even has meetings to watch new anime. To join the club, come in or call the Swanton Public Library at (419) 826-2760. To see the most recent anime or other teen events, click here!
Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. Quiz bowl is active during the November – March months. To join, contact Mr. Eppert at Josh.Eppert@swantonschools.org
Student Council is primarily responsible for student culture and tradition. They host Homecoming as their primary event, and also help with Veterans Day, Student Leadership, Teacher Appreciation Week, Graduation, Senior Signs, and the annual Talent Show. Students have to petition to run as a class candidate, needing both teacher and student support. They can then run for office by giving a speech to their class, and are then voted in.
Set crew is the behind the scenes of the musical. Students create sets in preparation for the musical as well as move set designs behind stage during the week of the musical.
The musical program is open for audition by any Swanton High School student who wishes to participate. They have after-school practices, and perform the final musical three times.
SHS Football Cheerleading is coached by Catlin Creps. SHS Basketball Cheerleading is coached by Catlin Creps. SMS Cheerleading is coaced by Leigh Pancoast.
Winter guard is the sport of indoor color guard. Modern color guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement.
SAGE (Students in Academically Gifted Education) allows gifted students to become independent learners and decision makers who recognize their potential and responsibilities in a changing global society. The SAGE program serves academically gifted 3rd-5th grade students at Park Elementary School. It is an integral part of reading and writing instruction within the school curriculum and does not substitute or replace classroom instruction and enrichment. For more information on SAGE please contact Jenny Schmidt at Jennifer.Schmidt@
The S.E.E.D. program focus is on the Swanton Local Schools. “We are students advocating for a drug-free community and encouraging good behavior among our peers. We are planting seeds for change,” is S.E.E.D.’s mission. To join S.E.E.D. contact Mark Olejownik at SwantonCoalitionYouth@gmail.com or (419) 826–1222.
Color guard is a non-musical addition to the marching band that provides additional visual aspects to the performance. The marching band and color guard performance takes place on a football field.
Swanton Leo’s Club is a community service organization committed to improving the community with the help of any student! The Swanton Leo’s Club is involved in recycling, clothing drives, adopt-a-highway, Halloween Hoopla( Swanton Village’s Halloween night), and Christmas in Swanton! To join, attend a meeting at 7-8PM on Sundays, or contact Haylee Pelland at (419) 330–9041
Teen PEP ( Peers Educating Peers) is a group of students that become leaders of their class. They present role plays that they have developed about topics such as inclusion, respect, non-violence, and many others. Teen PEP lead interactive discussions with 8th and 9th grade students, working together to provide accurate information and support.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. To apply to join Swanton’s NHS chapter, talk to Ms. Curtis in room B146, or at Christine.Curtis@swantonschools.org NHS is only for students in 10-12th grade.