Get Involved in Panther Activities
Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in Panther campus life. Below are suggestions for meeting new people and expanding your leadership and educational experiences. Participating in student clubs and school events is a great way to get to know the Panther community, make friends, and have fun!
Seven Ways to Get Involved
- 1) Join or Start a Club
U-Prep students create their own clubs of interest. The first step to creating a club is getting together with students who share a common interest, and then connecting with a teacher who would serve as the faculty advisor. Many clubs engage in academic competitions (e.g. Junior High and High School Science Bowl, History Bowl, Odyssey of the Mind, Mathcounts, Junior Statesmen of America, Mock Trial). Other clubs offer service opportunities, such as Interact Club. Field trips are also featured in selected clubs. Clubs are updated annually and require ASB Student Government approval.
- 2) Participate in Student Government
Not only can joining student government help you meet more people and get involved with important school events, it's a great way to develop your skills and have fun. You'll gain leadership skills, participate in service to the student boy, and make connections with students who share the same interests and be able to plan school activities.
- 3) Get involved in Sports
Even if you've not played a sport yet, there are lots of sports opportunities for all students. U-Prep offers many teams in the junior high and high school programs. Sports are a great way to make new friends, build camaraderie, learn sportsmanship, and experience athletic competition. Check out the Athletics page for more information.
- 4) Become a Peer Mentor
Peer mentoring is a great way to provide academic and social support to younger students while making friends with other peer mentors. This is a great way to also develop personal leadership! Mr. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), Counselor, teaches in this program and can answer any questions interested students may have about it.
- 5) Join Link Crew or Where Everyone Belongs (WEB)
Expand your horizons by developing personal leadership as a Link Crew (Upper Classmen) or WEB (8th Grade) student leader! WEB is designed to support the transition for incoming 6th grade students whereas Link Crew supports incoming 9th grade students. Student leaders help other students make a smooth and caring transition throughout their 6th and 9th grade years. Student leaders plan and lead activities and events under the guidance of Mr. Maikranz (email@example.com), Counselor.
- 6) Try out for the Fall Musical or Spring Play
These theatrical productions are for students who have an interest in the theater. Whether students are assisting with directing the productions, performing in the production, or running the show behind the scenes as members of the stage crew, there is plenty of opportunity for any interested student to growth as a student of the fine arts. Students enjoy these opportunities to be a part of the U-Prep theatre family, and to gain valuable experience in acting and the fine arts. For information about the Spring Play, click here. For more information about the Fall Musical, click here.
- 7) Attend School Events and Activities
U-Prep’s Student Government leaders are involved in many traditional and fun Panther events and activities throughout the year. The following provides a glimpse into the activities that foster a rich and dynamic Panther Campus Life: Leadership Development Day, Club Rush, Fall Blood Drive, Welcome Back Dance, Homecoming Dance, Sadies Dance, Winter Semi-Formal, Movie Night on the field, Ice Cream Social, Fall and Winter Spirit Week/Homecoming, Halloween Carnival, Red Ribbon Day, Think Pink Day, Student of the Quarter awards, Canned Food Drive, Academic Awards Night, Kindness Week, Pennies for Patients fundraiser, Junior High Super Spring Bash, Day on the Green Yearbook Celebration (carnival-style games, bounce house activities, music, yearbook signing), among other activities. Don’t miss out on these fun ways to enjoy school life!