• Baron Stage

    Advisor: Mr. Hunsicker

    Email: hunsickerm@manheimcentral.org

    Room: Auditorium

    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.

    Fall Play

    •  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)

     Spring Musical

    •   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

    Email: hunsickerm@manheimcentral.org

    Room: Auditorium

    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

    Email: Schimitschc@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1010

    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

    Email: Schimitschc@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1010

    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.


    Concert Band

    Advisor: Mr. Brackbill

    Email: Brackbillj@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1020

    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.


    Envirothon Team

    Advisor: Ms. McCurdy and Ms. McClure

    Email: Mccurdys@manheimcentral.org or Mcclurel@manheimcentral.org

    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

    Email: Friela@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 3160

    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

    Email: Miklosj@manheimcentral.org or Spencere@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 2340

    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.



    Advisor: Mrs. Burdyn and Mrs. Wise 

    Email: burdyna@manheimcentral.org and Wisel@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 2230

    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!


    Jazz Band

    Advisor: Mr. Brackbill

    Email: Brackbillj@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1020

    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

    Email: Campbelln@manheimcentral.org or Campbellje@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 3200

    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

    Email: Brackbillj@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1020

    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

    Advisor: Mrs. Drummond

    Email: Drummondl@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1200 (Nurse)

    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

    Email: Cookd@manheimcentral.org or Hughesb@manheimcentral.org

    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

    Email: Iosuer@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1240

    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

    Email: Andersonh@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 3060

    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

    Email: Campbellje@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 3230

    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

    Email: Eschm@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 2370

    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

    Email:  campbelln@manheimcentral.org  or  flinchbaughm@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 3200

    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

    Email: Kreiderr@manheimcentral.org or Destefanor@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1250

    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

    Email: Winklerp@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 3310

    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.


    Spanish Club

    Advisor: Señor Campbell and Senora Flinchbaugh

    Email:  campbelln@manheimcentral.org or  flinchbaughm@manheimcentral.org

    Room 3200

    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.



    String Ensemble

    Advisor: Mrs. Shirk

     Email: Shirks@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1060

    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.


    Student Council

    Advisors: Mrs. Iosue and Mr. Potoka

    Email: Iosuer@manheimcentral.org or Potokaj@manheimcentral.org

    Rooms: 1230

    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.


    Symphony Orchestra

    Advisor: Mrs. Shirk

    Email: Shirks@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 1060

    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

    Email: Winklerp@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 3130

    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

    Email: Charlesj@manheimcentral.org

    Room: 2402

    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

    Email: Eckmant@manheimcentral.org, Mccurdys@manheimcentral.org or Winklerp@manheimcentral.org

    Room: Auditorium

    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

    Email: Beamesderferd@manheimcentral.org  or raiak@manheimcentral.org

    Rooms: 2360

    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: rsmith@hvacdist.com

    Golf - Mr. Fisher............................................... Email: Fisherc@manheimcentral.org

    Cross Country - Mr. Kennedy............................. Email: kennedyr@manheimcentral.org

    High School Boys Soccer - Mr. Brenize................ Email: Brenizer@manheimcentral.org

    Middle School Boys Soccer - Ms. Passaro............. Email: passarom@manheimcentral.org

    High School Girls Soccer - Mr. Stoltzfus ............. Email: stoltzfus717@gmail.com

    Middle School Girls Soccer - Mr. Christ................ Email: mcmsga1@gmail.com

    High School Hockey - Ms. Gebhart..................... Email:laura.gebhart@gmail.com

    Middle School Hockey - Mrs. Nolt....................... Email: Noltm@manheimcentral.org

    Girls Tennis - Mr. Funk ..................................... Email: funkk@manheimcentral.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: mcgrappler@yahoo.com

    Swimming - Mrs. Fittery.................................... Email: fittery2@ptd.net

    High School Boys Basketball - Mr. Fisher............. Email: fisherc@manheimcentral.org 

    Middle School Boys Basketball - Mr. McCabe........ Email: mccabe@lvc.edu

    High School Girls Basketball - Amanda Burns....... Email: Burnsa@manheimcentral.org

    Middle School Girls Basketball - Mr. Barnhart....... Email: sbarnhart@hillyard.com

    Rifle - Mr. Waddington ..................................... Email: waddingtons@manheimcentral.org

    High School Cheerleading - Mrs. Wolfe............... Email: Wolfes@manheimcentral.org

    High School Bowling - Mr. Ruhl.......................... Email: ruhls@dejazzd.com



    Boys and Girls Track - Mr. White......................... Email: coachrw@ptd.net

    Middle School Track - Mr. Heinsey....................... Email: Heinseym@manheimcentral.org

    Baseball - Mr. Huber ........................................ Email: huberm@manheimcentral.org

    Boys Tennis - Mr. Jeckel.................................... Email: rjeckel@hempfieldrec.com

    Softball - Mr. Ginder......................................... Email: sginder@ptd.net

    Boys Volleyball - Mr. Deitrich............................. Email: cdietrich@epnb.com