Activities and Clubs

There are many clubs you can get involved with. Here are some of them!

ADEPT Club

Technology challenges are the motivation of this after school club. We compete in VEX Robotics and are open to other STEM competitions.

African American Club

The goal of the African American Club is to assist students in establishing viable and growth oriented relations with others through mutual task oriented activities. Emphasis is placed on aiding student in defining their own strengths and weaknesses and utilizing their collective talents to get the job done. The student who participates conscientiously in the club will develop leadership skills and confidence.

The club meets once a month as a unit, but additional time is required for planning some events. Membership is open to anyone who dares to be the best that they can be to make PMHS the best it can be. A small due is required to indicate commitment and serve as starter funds.

Anime Club

Perry High School’s Anime Club is a place for any student who loves anime, Japanese video games, chatting about these hobbies, and making friends! Our goal is to be a place for students to feel like they can enjoy their hobbies in a safe and loving environment. We aim to discuss Japanese culture, anime series, and provide a social environment for students interested in these topics.

Art Club

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month. Activities include:

  • Homecoming banner contest
  • push-cart race
  • numerous community service and service learning projects

Best Buddies

“Best Buddies is a club that builds one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy. Best Buddies at the high school level fosters one-to-one friendships between high school students with and without IDD. In this time of heightened social and emotional development that can be difficult even for teenagers without IDD, the Best Buddies High Schools program helps break through social barriers at an important time in a young person’s life.” – Best Buddies International Website
Our program at PMHS is very inclusive. We invite all to attend meetings and join on our community outings. We have a executive board that plans fun activities and our members are all either buddies, peer buddies and associate members. We hold at lease one event every month. We participate in Homecoming events, the Best Buddies Friendship Walk and so much more.

Blue Crew

Blue Crew is Perry Meridian High School’s spirit club. It’s purpose is to promote involvement in athletic events, extracurricular activities, fundraiser’s, etc.

Business Professional of America

The Business Professionals of America is an organization based on three principles; community, competition, and careers. The organization helps prepare students to work efficiently, not only in an office setting, but also in a wide variety of business situations. Students gain experiences and skills needed for business and life. Business Professionals of America also allows students to participate in competitive events, leadership sessions, and networking opportunities. The organization encourages students to volunteer for charity work and improve their community. The Business Professionals of America also makes students eligible for scholarships through the organization. The organization meets once a week as a group, but additional time is spent in the community and training for competitions. Membership is open to all students. Organization fees are required.

Brain Game

The Perry Meridian Brain Game Club was started in 1977 to sponsor a team to represent Perry Meridian High School in the Brain Game Tournament held each year. Brain Game is an academic buzzer- lockout competition which competes on two levels. The White River Academic League, which fields two teams, a varsity and junior varsity team, competes semi-monthly from October through February. Four members of the varsity team are selected to appear on the Brain Game challenge on television later in the year.

Color Guard

The Winter Guard Program here at PMHS has a long tradition of excellence! We have most recently been an A Class State Finalist and AA Class Champions in Winter Guard.

Color guard is considered a Sport of the Arts. It is a demanding physical activity that requires members to learn to manipulate different pieces of equipment (flags, rifles, and sabers). Equipment work is combined with dance, and the resulting routine is choreographed to music.

The Color Guard is a part of the band program.

It consists of two seasons. The first happens with the Marching Band. The Marching Band performs at various competitions and all of the home football games. The guard will practice separately, as well as with the band during the summer and fall, from May to early November. The second season is called Winter Guard. This competitive season takes place from late November through the middle of March. Winter Guard consists of a show that is choreographed to music and performed in a gym.

There are many hours of hard work and dedication required by both the students and the staff. We promise though, that you will find the time both enjoyable and rewarding!

Chinese Club

The aims of the Chinese Club are to stimulate interest in the Chinese-speaking world and to foster appreciation of Chinese customs. Activities may include calligraphy, games, food preparation, and field trips.

Membership is open to those students currently enrolled in Chinese classes and to those previously enrolled. Chinese speakers are also welcomed.

CyberBlue Robotics

CyberBlue Official Web site – www.cyberblue234.com

FADD (Falcons Against Drinking and Drugs)

Falcons Against Drinking and Drugs is an active group organized to confront the problems of alcohol and drug abuse among teenagers. Among its goals are:

  1. To stimulate awareness about substance abuse, its harmful effects, problems, and consequences.
  2. To eliminate the acceptance of those who drink, to change drinking habits, and to discourage driving while drinking.
  3. To provide chemical-free, alternative social activities.
  4. To promote positive peer pressure and well being among youth.

Membership in FADD is open to students of all grades. Club meetings and activities include speakers, films, parties, public relations, fund-raising, FADD Week, as well as other appropriate tasks and special events. There are no dues charged.

The sponsor will select the Executive Board and the FADD Council in the spring of the year.

Falcon TV

Welcome to Falcon TV Online. Shows are broadcast throughout the school at 7:25 every morning.

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is Perry Meridian’s sole Christian club. The club meets weekly on Thursdays at 6:30am in Mrs. Camp’s room 9I. Do I have to be an athlete to be in FCA? Of course not. Anyone can join, and anyone can come to FCA – even if you’ve never been before.Who can I talk to if I have questions about FCA? You can talk to Mrs. Camp, Mr. Klispch, Mr. Griffin, or any of the FCA officers. Come find any of us, and we’ll answer you as best as we can.

F.I.T. Club

The mission of F.I.T. Club (Falcons In Training: Mind, Body, Spirit) is to inspire, encourage, and maintain a school environment that supports each student’s healthy lifestyle choices. The hope is for teachers to educate and inspire students to take care of themselves throughout the school year. The teachers can use a created wellness focus point of the month to do this.

Food for Thought Club

Food for thought meets the first Friday of each month. We study food culture from various countries around the world, prepare traditional meals, and eat together.

French Club

French Club participates in activities of the entire Foreign Language Department, such as raising money and planning activities for exchange students from France, Germany, and Spain. The French Club members also volunteer to sell French candy after school.

The French Club, participates in the Homecoming pushcart race, and parade, organizes a Christmas Secret Santa exchange, attends activities such as the International Festival, plays, films, art exhibits, and French restaurants. The club sponsors several after-school activities where students are able to make and sample French food.

IMEX

IMEX is open to all students interested in identifying and enhancing their leadership and team building skills with a military influence. The cadets (students) are in charge of the program with only minimal supervision by military members. A uniform is issued (free) for temporary use while maintaining good standing in the program. We workout, learn how to march, improve military knowledge, stay involved in the community, and have other fun such as overnight training with soldiers at Camp Atterbury. Students, parents, and teachers, are welcome and encouraged to
observe or participate every Tuesday and Thursday from 1430-1630 (2:30-4:30) in room 12E.

Key Club

Any Falcon dedicated to helping others, serving the school, or improving the community will discover KEY CLUB is the service club to join! The purpose of KEY CLUB is best summed up in its motto: Caring-Our Way of Life. We are an award-winning group!

As a service organization, many of the club’s projects and activities will be conducted after school, during the evenings, or on weekends, making it the perfect club for Falcons actively participating in school or extra-curricular activities. And, as a year-round club, a KEY CLUBBER may be more involved with KEY CLUB during those seasons when they have fewer conflicts and more time.

Organization: student officers, a student board of directors, with representatives from all grade levels, and student committees, will plan, organize and manage all club service projects. Dues entitle members to a local, state and national network. KEY CLUB is sponsored by the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis, Inc.

Join KEY CLUB and make a difference! Open to all students, grades 9-12.

Key Club International
Caring – Our Way of Life

Link Crew

Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen, and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Link Crew trains members of the junior and senior class to be Link Leaders. As positive role models, Link Leaders are motivators, leaders, and teachers who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school. Through this program, students learn that people at school care about them and their success. The mission of the Link Crew is to increase attendance, decrease discipline referrals, and improve academic performance in the school. Link Crew is responsible for an upbeat, exciting, Freshman Orientation before school starts and follow-ups (social and academic) throughout the entire school year. Link Crew is a fun, exciting, program that gets the freshman class enthusiastic about high school before the year even starts, while developing upperclassmen into school leaders and role models.

Marching Band

The Marching Falcons are composed of hard working, talented, and dedicated students from 8th – 12th grade. The Marching Band has three main sections, the Winds (Woodwinds and Brass),the Percussion (Marching and Pit), and the Color Guard. The Marching Band will practice separately, as well as with the other sections during the summer and fall. The Marching band season lasts from May to October. We will be competing in ISSMA. ISSMA is now offering a “Scholastic” competitive division that will be based on band size (not school size), just like the Mid-States circuit we have been competing in over the last several years.

The students and staff of the Perry Meridian High School Marching Falcons would like to invite you to participate in the PMHS Marching Falcon Band!

For more information please visit falconbands.org!

Math League

The Indiana Math League was formed in 1977. The Math League contests are made up of 6 tests with 6 questions each. The questions vary in difficulty from simple to challenging. The mathematics required for problems is Algebra and Geometry (minimum).

Any PMHS student is welcome to join. Membership is free! The only requirement is a desire to “think outside the box”! There is one contest per month (typically the 2nd Tuesday).

More information about the test can be found at Mathleague.com or contact Chris Allen (math dept chairman).

Musicals

PMHS has a long-standing reputation for producing high-quality musical theater productions.  The school produces two musicals each school year: one in the fall, which is prepared primarily over fall break, and one in the spring. Students are involved in every aspect of the productions, including performing on stage, playing in the orchestra pit, working on the set, and fulfilling technical jobs. Performers are selected through an audition and technical crew members through an application process.  For more information, visit www.perrymusicals.com.

NHS (National Honor Society)

The purpose of this organization shall be 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.

(This statement was taken from the Official National Honor Society web site.)

NHS Student Information Sheet (Excel)

NHS Student Information Sheet (PDF)

NHS BROCHURE (Revised 08-04-2015)

Origami Club

Philosophy Club

Philosophy club meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. We discuss a large variety of topics from politics to music.

Reach (Respect Everyone And Coexist Happily)

REACH is focused on addressing issues that our LGBTQ+ students face and encouraging open discussion to foster an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding.

Service Learning

Service learning is an innovative teaching and learning method that integrates community activities into academic curricula. In school-based service learning, community experiences complement classroom studies and enable students to reflect and take action in addressing community needs.

Service learning is a strategy identified within Perry Meridian’s school improvement plan to achieve our three school goals with particular emphasis for student motivation and citizen responsibility.
The three school goals identified through the Outcomes Endorsement process involving student, faculty, and parent decision-making are:

  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Communication
  • Student motivation and responsibility

These goals directly correspond to the identified service learning student outcomes:

  • To recognize the individual’s role and importance within the society and the relationships among individuals, groups, and communities using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • To demonstrate specific skills in communication, research, and leadership to improve human relationships.
  • To participate in the democratic process and foster the motivation and willingness to assume civic responsibility.

Spanish Club

The activities of the Spanish Club are all Service Learning oriented with projects such as teaching Spanish to grade school students after school and tutoring Hispanic students in English and Math.

Membership in this club is open to those students currently enrolled in Spanish II, III, IV, and V, as well as to former students who have completed three years of Spanish.

Speech Club

Students in the Speech Club participate in various areas of public speaking, discussion, radio, and interpretation of drama and poetry. The Speech Team comes out of this club, and trips are made to other schools throughout the state where the team participates in speech contests sponsored by the Indiana High School Forensic Association. Membership is open to those students interested in gaining poise and experience in speech who maintain an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 (C). As a result of active membership, a student may be initiated into the National Forensic League, a national speech honorary.

StuVo

StuVo’s mission is to unite PMHS through enthusiastic, informed communication in order to build school pride. The members of Student Voice are elected to provide a representative voice for the Perry Meridian High School student body. The group aims to strengthen relationships with the faculty and the administration, while cultivating student citizenship and spirit. Student Voice members are in charge of class competitions. Members will consist of elected officers and representatives.

The class officers – president, vice-president, secretary, and representatives – should be people who are industrious and reliable. It will be expected that all class offices will play an active role in the school and represent PMHS with dignity, enthusiasm, and integrity. It is highly encouraged that Student Voice members are not leaders in other organizations.

All officers are elected in May to serve the following year. A seven-semester graduate cannot run.

Thespian Society

International Thespian Society honors students who have demonstrated a dedication to drama, both on stage and back stage. Eligibility is determined by the accumulation of points for participation in theater productions. A one-time membership fee is required.

Perry Meridian produces two plays during the school year. The plays are selected by the director and approved by the Administration. Students must be passing in all subjects to qualify as cast members and are expected to maintain their academic standing throughout scheduled rehearsals. The cast is selected at announced auditions. Cooperation and reliability are considered as well as aptitude for acting.

Backstage assignments are based upon aptitude, character, dependability, and academic records. Crew jobs involve stage managing, properties, costumes, make-up, lighting, set construction, and publicity.