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PMSA offers for students the following activities:


Debate Club



The debate club is great place for students to explore the art of "organized arguing." Students in debate club tend to enjoy discussing current issues and if they don't already have a strong voice and good presentation skills, they will learn these abilities in a fun, safe club environment. Students learn to create factual/logical, ethical and emotional arguments to persuade others in the club that their "side" is correct. The club uses the formal debate format. The club's purpose is to teach and train students in the fundamentals of debate and public speaking.  We do the following:

* Educate students about the art of speech and debate
* Train students to be more confident speakers and debaters
* Help each other build leadership skills and improve individual responsibility
* Teach students to work collaboratively
* Speech and debate skills help students to thrive academically and provides them with an advantage in their careers.



Sophomore Class of 2018



The 2018 Club consists of those students who will be graduating in the year 2018.  The purpose of this club is to help fundraise and build unity among the members.



Gospel Choir



The PMSA Gospel Choir is celebrating its 6th year. The choir is open to all students.  Music selections are made and recommended by students.  As much as possible students are used on all instrumental parts.  The Choir will perform at the December music concert as well as an exclusive concert in the Spring.  The choir will also perform at Open Houses and other activities around the school and community. 



Senior Class of 2016



The Class of 2016’s main focus this year is to raise money to offset the cost of Prom. The students get together once a week to discuss fundraisers as well as share ideas that will benefit their class. This is a great way to get involved and support your class.



Key Club



Key Club is a service leadership organization for high school students.  The objective of Key Club is the development of initiative, leadership ability, and good citizenship practices.  Key Club exists as a student -led organization on the club level, on the district level, and on an international level.  This highly developed structure provides service and leadership development programs and the opportunity for teenagers to relate to their peers around the world. 



Math Club Varsity



Math Team aims to promote mathematics. Students can attend math team meetings to engage in puzzles and games. Math team is also an opportunity for students to get help with their mathematics homework. We also host math meets as well as visit college campuses.



Multicultural Club



This club’s mission is to create awareness of the cultures, heritages and traditions of cultures of those different than one’s own, as well as to provide opportunities for those traditions and beliefs to be presented and enjoyed in our school communities. Students attend weekly meetings where they discuss what can be done to celebrate each student regardless of race, gender, cultural back ground. Members also work closely with other clubs to host annual multicultural events enhancing Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy's rich culture.



National Honor Society



The National Honor Society is composed of four guiding pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.  Initial eligibility into PMSA's chapter of the National Honor Society is determined by the Scholarship component.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 to be initially eligible.  Once those students are identified, they are asked to submit additional information in the remaining areas.  The Faculty Council (comprised of five PMSA faculty members) then reviews the applications and determines who is best qualified for membership in the National Honor Society.  Once students are inducted into the National Honor Society, the pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character continue to be promoted through events such as peer tutoring, charity events, and group service projects.



Robotics Club: “Monty Pythons 2151”



The varsity Sport for the Mind, The Robotics Club combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. 






SASS or Students Against Stereotyping Sexuality is PMSA’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). GSAs have been formed nationwide to promote safe schools for LGBT students. Our SASS students here at PMSA organize and participate in school activities that aim to educate the school community about homophobia to help prevent discrimination and violence against LGBT students. Both LGBT and their straight allies participate in the club and these activities.



School Newspaper



Who:  All writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, comics, artists, designers
What: We publish The Voice, which comes almost every month during the school year

Our Mission:
The Voice provides a full opportunity for students to inquire, question and exchange ideas. Content should reflect all areas of student interest, including topics about which there may be dissent or controversy. Student journalists, in concert with faculty advisers, will make the final content decisions for The Voice.  Al student journalists must recognize that with editorial control comes responsibility, including the responsibility to follow professional journalism standards.



Freshman Class of 2019



The class of 2019 is a club made up of freshman class participants.  Every freshman is eligible to participate in the class of 2019. 



Junior Class of 2017



The Junior Class of 2017 acts as the voice for all juniors at PMSA. Our meetings are spent discussing everything the junior class would like to accomplish before their time at PMSA is done, including fundraising to offset the costs of Prom. The students act as representatives for their class, planning events and making decisions for the Class of 2017



Spring Play



The Spring play at PMSA usually takes place in March. We alternate each year between a straight play and a musical, so that all have a chance to showcase their talents. Typically, auditions are in December and rehearsals start in January. We rehearse three to four days a week, for about eight weeks. In addition to the cast, we have an active crew for those who like to be involved behind the scenes, working on the set, stage crew, costumes, lighting, sound, and makeup. We hope you will come and join our after-school theatre family.



Student Council



As a student-led organization, our mission is to better the student's experience while attending the Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy(PMSA), to represent the student body, and to keep the students informed through projects that promote the general welfare of our school and community.  The PMSA Student Council will allow student to help govern student affairs and give opportunity to voice opinions, concerns, ideas, and plans.  The PMSA Student Council works toward developing leadership qualities and organizational skills while establishing better communication between students, faculty, administration, and parents. 



Winter Play



PMSA has an award-winning Comedy Improv group! We perform short-form improv games, based on audience suggestions. Everything is made up on the spot and there are no lines to memorize. We perform several times during the Fall semester, including at Open Houses for interested 8th graders and their families and we have two improv show in November.



Yearbook Club



The yearbook club consists of students in grades 9-12 that meet to create the PMSA yearbook.  There are a plethora of jobs available to students including editors and photographers.  The club also plans events and fundraisers to raise money for the purchase of yearbooks.  Everyone is eligible to participate in the yearbook club.


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