Upper School Activities
American Heritage Girls
Our troop MO2005 meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at Providence from 6:30 - 8:00. The coordinators are Amy Carpenter and Paula Coln. The AHG website is http://www.ahgonline.org/. For more information and troop activities see the AHG page.
The Chamber Orchestra of Providence
Mr. Gathman leads this string ensemble comprised currentlyof upper school students. The group takes on active musical support activites for PCCA such as participating at the Mark Twain Festival and Christmas program in addition to their annual spring concert.
The Providence Chess Club is in its ninth year and participates in the Gateway Chess League. Chess Club is led by Brian Ziebarth and Bob Wilhelm. Club meetings consist of short lessons, chess problems, and lots of chess. All students in grades 1-12 are invited to join.
Beginners are welcome! Personal instruction is available. Please see the chess club page for more information.
Each fall students in grades 7 through 12 and their teachers take a two-day retreat to a site off campus. Here old friendships are strengthened and new ones are made. Teachers and students have the opportunity to interact in a non-academic setting, forming relationships that will prove invaluable throughout the year.
Providence Dad Mr. Culley leads our firearms training club. Providence students from 6th through 12th grade are welcome.
What better way to train students in the art of rhetoric than by producing and performing a play by Shakespeare? Each year students in grades 7-12 come together to do just that. They construct the set, block, memorize lines, prepare concessions, and create publicity -- all of which culminates in performances on a Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
How long does such a production take? One week. While it is true that lines are assigned in December, and line drills are conducted throughout the winter months, the bulk of the preparation is done in just six days. These are six days of intensive work as students dive headfirst into the culture and spirit of Shakespeare, learning not only the language and vocabulary of Shakespeare but important tools that will enable them to be successful rhetoricians whatever their vocation.
In the last few school years, the Providence Upper School has produced the following Shakespeare plays:
2001-02 The Comedy of Errors
2002-03 Twelvth Night
2003-04 The Taming of the Shrew
2004-05 The Winters Tale
2005-06 Love's Labor's Lost
2006-07 As You Like It
2007-08 Much Ado About Nothing
2008-09 A Midsummer Night's Dream
2009-10 The Comedy of Errors
2010-11 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (one year hiatus from Shakespeare.)
2011-12 As You Like It
2012-13 Twelvth Night
Each year Providence Upper School students elect student representatives and officers. Student Council serves as a student liaison to the Dean and is responsible for planning many social events.
Providence Upper School students may volunteer to be a part of our yearbook staff. Responsibilities include photography, copy editing and page layout.