Advisor: Mr. Hunsicker
Baron Stage is the school's dramatic organization, which is responsible for producing a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Baron Stage is open to all students in grades 9 through 12, and meets entirely outside of the school day. Play and musical casts are selected through auditions, which take place in September and December. Audition dates are listed in the school calendar. Students with an interest in acting are encouraged to get involved with Baron Stage. There are also opportunities for students who are interested in theater but who do not wish to appear on stage.
- The Good Doctor (2007)
- The Mouse That Roared (2008)
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2009)
- The Man Who Came To Dinner (2010)
- The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (2011)
- The Werewolf's Curse (2012)
- Midsummer/Jersey (2013)
- The Good Doctor- All the Kings Women(2014)
- Fools (2015)
- Beauty and the Beast (2007)
- Big (2008)
- Lucky Stiff (2009)
- Once Upon a Mattress (2010)
- Bye Bye Birdie (2011)
- Thoroughly Modern Millie (2012)
- Annie (2013)
- The Music Man (2014)
- Seussical the Musical (2015)
- The Wiz (2016)
Baron Stage Crew
Advisor: Mr. Hunsicker
Students interested in theater who would prefer not to appear on stage often join stage crew as a way to become involved in the drama program. The Stage crew meets weekly during the fall play and spring musical seasons, and more frequently in the weeks immediately preceding performances. Crew students can specialize in construction, design, lighting, sound, makeup, costumes, props and stage management. This is an excellent opportunity for any student who is energetic, creative and enjoys problem solving. There are numerous leadership opportunities available, and participating students have the opportunity to be an integral part of the Baron Stage productions.
Advisor: Miss Schimitsch
A select vocal ensemble of students chosen by audition. Chansodié sings challenging music from rock to jazz and Classical. This group also performs in the community at various events.
Advisor: Miss Schimitsch
Choir is designed to provide instruction in techniques of choral singing, sight-singing skills, and opportunities for choral rehearsal and performance. Students who would like to be in Chorus must take Choir as a class in their schedule during the school year. Students may work with the director to prepare and participate in auditions.
Advisor: Mr. Brackbill
The concert band is available to all wind, brass and percussion musicians who desire to further their musical skills and performance opportunities. Students perform in both semesters and may also work with the director to audition for additional opportunities such as County, District, Region-State, and All –State Band. Concert Band is a curricular ensemble that you can elect to take for credit. The Concert Band meets as a FULL ENSEMBLE as part of the regular high school schedule for the ENTIRE YEAR. The Concert Band, along with the other ensembles, performs a variety of concerts throughout the school year.
Advisor: Ms. McCurdy and Ms. McClure
Room: 3350 or 3330
The Lancaster County Envirothon is an annual competition held in May among teams of high school students from throughout Lancaster County. Teams are tested on their collective knowledge of environmental issues such as aquatics, ecology, forestry, soils and land use, and wildlife during an all day, outdoor competition. The MCHS Envirothon team practices for this competition throughout the school year during homeroom. We are also offering this as an Enrichment option in the fall and spring.
Educators Rising (Formerly Future Educators Association)
Advisor: Mrs. Friel
This organization is for students interested in teaching as a career. FEA will expose you to the field of education early in high school. FEA meets twice a month to discuss current issues in the field of education. Members will have the opportunity to work with a teacher in the district throughout the year through our mentoring program. FEA members will also discuss college preparation and participate in college visits.
Advisor: Mrs. Miklos and Mrs. Spencer
Inscription is the high school’s on-line literary magazine. All Manheim Central High School students are encouraged to submit creative writing, photography images, and artwork for inclusion.
Interact is a student-run, student-led community service club. It is sponsored by the Manheim Rotary which requires at least one local community service project and one community service project with global or international significance. Examples of projects include but are not limited to: visiting retirement communities, organizing a food drive, or packing health-kits to send overseas. Interact is a great way to meet new people and get involved. Furthermore, the projects are always enjoyable and beneficial to everyone!
Advisor: Mr. Brackbill
Our Jazz Barons provide an opportunity for musicians to play in a smaller ensemble setting and explore the varied musical idioms of jazz. Jazz Band is open to all students who play instruments found in standard jazz bands- saxophones, trombones, trumpet, and guitar, bass, piano and drum set. The band rehearses once a week after school beginning in late October/ early November and is also part of the enrichment offerings. Students interested in jazz band should expect to rehearse BOTH during enrichment AND after school. The Jazz Barons perform frequently in the spring throughout the Manheim Central community and at local high school jazz festivals.
Manheim Central Quiz Bowl Team
Advisor: Mr. Campbell/Mrs. Campbell
Our quiz bowl team competes against local schools in the Lancaster – Lebanon Quiz Bowl League. Practice is twice a week during advisory starting in the fall. League play is every other week from October through February. We also participate in various tournaments (usually 1 or 2). The league tournament is during the week. The other tournaments are on Saturdays during the season. This team is open to students in grades 9-12.
The Marching Barons Band
Advisor: Mr. Brackbill
In addition to concert band, our other large ensemble is the award-winning Marching Barons. The band is open to all students who play wind, brass and percussion instruments as well as those students interested in visual performance such as dance, flags, etc. The band performs at football games, the Manheim Farm Show Parade, the Manheim Memorial Day Parade and select band competitions throughout the fall marching season. Rehearsals begin in July, along with a MANDATORY two week camp at the beginning of August. During the fall marching season, the band rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students in all sports are able to involve themselves in the Marching Band.
Medical Careers Club
This club is for anyone interested in serving others through the healthcare profession. The group meets about once a month, invites Guest Speakers, and participates in activities such as visiting PA College of Health Sciences.
National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
Advisors: Mr. Cook and Mr. Hughes
Rooms: 1110 and 1120
Our chapter of NAHS is made up of motivated students dedicated to promoting the arts in school and the community. Members produce, discuss, and write about art after school, while working towards finding new ways of involving the community in the visual arts. A passion for art and the desire to share the love of creating are essential characteristics for students interested in this organization.
National English Honor Society (NEHS)
Advisor: Mrs. Iosue
NEHS seeks to recognize students accomplished in literature, fine writing, language, and media studies; to nurture these individuals through building relationships with faculty and others; and to encourage members to use their talents in the service of others. To qualify for NEHS students must attend MCHS for a minimum of one semester; complete at least two semesters of English, or the equivalent; achieve a minimum English grade point average of 3.6 and a minimum 3.6 overall; complete an application process.
National FFA Organization
Advisor: Mrs. Anderson
This is the largest youth organization in the nation, and is open to all students enrolled in an Agriculture Education class. Members can participate in conferences, contests and individual projects while learning about agriculture. Students share what they’ve learned with others during the Manheim Community Farm Show, 4th Grade Wetlands Day, and other educational events.
National German Honor Society
Advisor: Mrs. Campbell
Delta Epsilon Phi, the National German Honor Society for high school German students is an academic honor available to students who have completed at least 3 levels of German with a 3.6 GPA or higher in German, and a 3.0 GPA overall. Students must also enroll in German 4 to maintain their membership in the society. Although the group does not meet regularly, various activities are often planned throughout the school year.
National Honor Society (NHS)
Advisor: Mr. Esch
Membership for NHS is only granted to juniors and seniors who are selected by the Faculty Council that demonstrate outstanding leadership, service, character, and scholarship. Juniors and seniors who meet the GPA requirements (unweighted, cumulative grade point average of 3.700 or higher) are invited to apply and must complete an application. NHS provides a number of services to the school district and community.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, Capitulo La Sabiduria (National Spanish Honor Society)
Advisor: Señor Campbell and Senora Flinchbaugh
The purpose is to recognize high student achievement in Spanish and to promote a continuity of interest in Hispanic Studies. Eligible students are inducted in Spanish III. Students must carry an 85% average in both Spanish I and Spanish II as well as maintain a 3.5 weighted cumulative GPA. After students are inducted in the spring, there are college scholarship opportunities as well as cash prizes for projects that are submitted to the international society for print in the ¡Albricias! Society journal.
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society
Advisor: Mr. Kreider and Mr. DeStefano
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes academic excellence in the field of Social Studies. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies. Through its sponsorship of Rho Kappa, the National Council of the Social Studies hopes to encourage an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social sciences at the local and national levels.
Members of Rho Kappa gain experience in historical interpretation through working with collaborating museums and historical sites throughout Lancaster County. In addition members also compete in the annual National History Day Competition held each March.
The academic requirements for admission include: Successful completion of honors or A/P level social studies courses in grades 9, 10 and 11 and commitment to the same in the applicant’s senior year; Cumulative GPA on 3.75 of higher in social studies coursework.
Ski and Snowboard Club
Advisor: Mr. Winkler
This club will provide students with an opportunity to learn or improve their snowboarding or skiing skills. Students will participate in ski trips to local and out of state mountains.
Advisor: Señor Campbell and Senora Flinchbaugh
Spanish Club is open to any Spanish student. This club is designed for those that enjoy the Spanish language and want to get to know the culture better. Some of the activities include: Latin dinners, Latin films, games, music, Hispanic holidays, and International Culture Day. While we do not hold our meetings in Spanish, we do have scheduled Spanish conversation hours. The club meets biweekly.
Advisors: Mrs. Grey
Step Club is an interactive club for both boys and girls who enjoy rhythm and movement. It is a team effort that combines stomping, hip hop, and other mixtures of dance. The group meets twice a week to develop and rehearse choreography. Students must consistently be passing all classes to participate. Step Club encourages both team work and creativity. It is a fall club only.
Advisor: Mrs. Shirk
String Ensemble is available to string players who are members of the MCHS Orchestra who desire the opportunity to learn to perform in a chamber music group. The MCHS String Ensemble performs at many community establishments throughout the year to provide music for special events and the public.
Advisors: Mrs. Iosue and Mr. Potoka
Student council is a service organization made up of about 60 students in grades 9-12 who are elected to represent the student body. They are responsible for many activities in the community, school spirit and social activities. They are an important link of communication between the student body, teachers, administration and the school board.
Advisor: Mrs. Shirk
The symphony orchestra is available to musicians who desire to further their musical skills and performance opportunities. Students perform in both semesters and may also work with the director to audition additional orchestras such as County, District, Region-State, and All-State Orchestra. Students may also choose to perform in small ensemble groups throughout the year. Students who would like to be in the Orchestra must take Orchestra as a class in their schedule during the school year.
Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS)
Advisor: Mr. Winkler
The Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) teams are composed of students in grades 9-12 who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Engineers from the community will work with the teams to help hone their problem solving skills and to help prepare for the annual competition.
Video Yearbook Club
Advisor: Mr. Charles
The club will continue to make the Video Yearbook DVD, but members can also make projects on their own with photography, web design, video production, desktop publishing and more. In this club you work with the equipment and software available here at the school that you may not have access to at home. Video Yearbook Club gives you a chance to make projects and use your creativity without the restrictions of course requirements. Involvement in this club requires an out of school commitment.
Wednesday Morning Bible Club
Advisor: Mr. Eckman, Ms. McCurdy and Mr. Winkler
The Bible Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7AM. This organization is completely student led by a team of upper and under classmen from the high school. Each meeting opens with praise and worship leading to a guest speaker who provides words of encouragement and exhortation. This is a great time for fellowship, growth, and fun through this great journey called LIFE!
Advisors: Mrs. Beamesderfer and Mrs. Raia
The Stiegel Rose Yearbook is written, illustrated and designed entirely by students with the assistance of the advisors. Students are responsible for photographing events/activities and interviewing participants in order to produce a detailed write-up for the yearbook.
Manheim Central High School Sports and Coaches
High School Football - Mr. Hahn.......................... Email: Hahnd@manheimcentral.org
Middle School Football - Mr. Smith...................... Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf - Mr. Fisher............................................... Email: Fisherc@manheimcentral.org
Cross Country - Mr. Kennedy................................ Email: email@example.com
High School Boys Soccer - Mr. Brenize................ Email: Brenizer@manheimcentral.org
Middle School Boys Soccer - Mr. Graham............. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Girls Soccer - Mr. Shetromph............. Email: email@example.com
Middle School Girls Soccer - Mr. Christ................ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Hockey - Ms. Gebhart........................ Email:email@example.com
Middle School Hockey - Mrs. Nolt........................ Email: Noltm@manheimcentral.org
Girls Tennis - Ms. Noble................................ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Girls Volleyball - Ms. McClure........... Email: Mcclurel@manheimcentral.org
Middle School Cheerleading - Mrs. Wolfe.............. Email: Wolfes@manheimcentral.org
High School Wrestling - Mr. Sunderland............... Email: Sunderlandt@manheimcentral.org
Middle School Wrestling - Mr. Rhoads.................. Email: email@example.com
Swimming - Mrs. Fittery.................................... Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Boys Basketball - Mr. Sherwood ....... Email: email@example.com
Middle School Boys Basketball - Mr. McCabe......... Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Girls Basketball - Amanda Burns........ Email: Burnsa@manheimcentral.org
Middle School Girls Basketball - Mr. Miller........... Email: email@example.com
Rifle - Mr. Waddington ....................................... Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Cheerleading - Mrs. Wolfe................. Email: Wolfes@manheimcentral.org
High School Bowling - Mr. Ruhl........................... Email: email@example.com
Boys and Girls Track - Mr. White........................ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Track - Mr. Heinsey...................... Email: Heinseym@manheimcentral.org
Baseball - Mr. Huber ........................................ Email: email@example.com
Boys Tennis - Mr. Jeckel................................... Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball - Mr. Ginder......................................... Email: email@example.com
Boys Volleyball - Mr. Deitrich............................ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org