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District Programming

SHSD Partnerships: 

Harrisburg University, the Salvation Army, True Colors, Neighboring Academy and All You Can Inc. Click this link to see more info about these partnerships.

SHSD offers the following clubs and activities:

JR./SR. High School Clubs/Activities:

Steelton-Highspire Jr. / Sr. High School ESports Club- Students have the opportunity to learn about the esports industry and the technology needed to compete in esports. They learn to work as a team to overcome obstacles in a fast-paced online gaming environment. They have weekly gaming/team building sessions using the student-built esports computer system at the school. 

Steelton-Highspire Jr. / Sr. High School Yearbook

Thursdays after school until 3:45. All 9-12th grade students are invited to attend. We pick themes, talk about visual and graphic design along with assembling and organizing digital images all to create the yearbook for each year. Students learn how to create and manage a project from the start to its completion.

Steelton-Highspire Jr. / Sr. High School  Art Club

Art Club meets Tuesdays after school from 2:45 pm – 3:20pm in room 128.  Students in 7th through 12th grade are welcome.  We work on a variety of crafts and artistic experiences.  Students have the ability to choose their path when they are here.  Choices are offered such as painting, drawing, multi-media and 3-D options. 

Steelton-Highspire Jr. / Sr. High School Theater Company - The theater works with students in grades 7-12 to prepare a Fall production and a Spring Musical.  The SHSD Theater Company works to involve students at every level of production.  Students are encouraged to participate in technical, set construction, and onstage aspects of theater.  Auditions are held in the early Fall for our Fall production which usually takes place around November, and auditions are held in the Winter prior to Winter Break for the Spring Musical which usually takes place in March.  Students are encouraged to explore their passion for music, dance, and the arts.  

Steelton-Highspire Jr. / Sr. High School National Honors Society - The National Honor Society is a true mark of student achievement; students are able to join by invitation and application starting at the end of their 9th grade year.  NHS is founded on the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  Membership induction is held once a year in the Spring.

Steelton-Highspire Jr. / Sr. High School  Roller Pride Marching Band

The Steelton-Highspire Marching Band is an ensemble that rehearses after school on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and performs for football games, band shows, exhibitions, and parades.  Here, students will learn to march and play as an ensemble.  They will be involved in a team effort to push themselves to have the best performances possible. Students are able to explore their love of instrumental music and grow their abilities as musicians and performers.

Elementary School Clubs/Activities:  


Library club meets Thursdays after school from 3-3:50 for students in grades 4-6.  If there are open slots, third graders are invited to attend.  Little brothers and sisters of members are also welcome.  Students are allowed to check out up to three books.  They have the opportunity to have extra reading time, homework time, and using the various makerspace kits.  Occasionally, students will also assist Miss Feldser is adding books to the library collection, maintaining a clean and accessible space, and setting up for the bi-annual Book Fairs! 


Chorus is an opportunity to explore a student's love for singing. In chorus, we practice singing as a group, learning how to follow choral music format, and share the joy of singing with our school and community. In the past, we have performed at Operation Recognition ceremonies, school concerts, and we take an annual field trip to the Middletown Home, where we spread Holiday Spirit every December. Membership is open to any student on grades 4-6, and some third graders may be invited as well. We meet every Tuesday afternoon in Mrs. Witter's room at the elementary school.

Art Club:

Art club is on Mondays, after school, from 3:10-3:50. In art club, we often dive deeper into skills they are learning in art class as well as other crafts throughout the year (paint pouring, tie dye, clay, etc.). We periodically create posters and decorations for events or to hang around the school.

Student Council:


  • Students grades 4-6 will be elected as classroom representatives
  • 6th graders only, will run elections to be Board members
  • Ms. House and Ms. Schaffer as facilitators


  • To represent the interests and concerns of all the students in our school and come together to make the school a great place to learn and have fun.

Methods that will be used in order to reach our goal:

  • Be the Voice of the Students: They will speak up for what students want and need. If students have ideas or concerns, they will take those to the school's teachers and administrators.
  • Plan Fun Events: They may possibly organize fun events and activities for the school, like dances, fundraisers, and spirit weeks. These events help create a positive and enjoyable school environment.
  • Be Building Leaders: Students will develop leadership skills and learn how to work together, make decisions, and solve problems.
  • Advocate for Change: If there are things that could be better at the school, our student council will work to make those changes happen. They might suggest new clubs, changes to school rules, or improvements to the school itself.
  • Help the Community: Students will help Ms. Kinnarney through community service projects to help people outside of the school. This shows that students care about their community.

SHSD Offerings:

CO-OP work opportunities, hybrid scheduling, HeadStart early learning, UNited Way partnership, field trips, assemblies, college and career readiness, Jr. Achievement, counseling services, greenhouse, arts,and the Evolve Trade Program.