Student Council

Advisors: Jen McKee and Heidi Burgstaller
Student Council is open to any student at DHS who is interested in focusing on leadership, diversity, school and community involvement, and school spirit/pride. DHS Student Council strives to develop and promote leadership skills and abilities, building awareness, respect and value for all people, finding opportunities to serve in our school and community, academic and extracurricular excellence and any kind of activities that encourage school spirit and pride.
Typical activities include Teacher Appreciation, Homecoming Events, Holiday Outreach, Christmas Festivities, and School District/Community Services.

National Honor Society

 Advisors: David Rutter and Tom Morris
 The National Honor society is open to Juniors and Seniors. You are  invited to  apply for membership. The society is based on the principles of leadership, service, character and scholarship. Start now to maintain a 3.5 GPA and become involved in the school and community in a leadership role.These are the first steps to membership.

Key Club

Advisors: Steve Bender
Key Club is a student-led organization that teaches leadership skills through service to others and is sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. Members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing, and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district, and international levels. Key Club prepares individuals to be the most engaged members of their current and future communities by giving you the experience of service leadership. Service leadership is the powerful force that occurs once people discover their heart to serve, answer their call to lead, and exercise the courage to engage in their communities. It's the premier level of social contribution. Key Club International is the oldest and largest community service program for high school students in the world, with more than 280,000 members in 5,000 clubs in 30 countries.

Art Club

Advisor: Samantha Hanenkrat 
Art Club is a school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for those students who are seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. Art club members participate in service projects both within the school and out in the community, and participate in enrichment opportunities such as workshops and field trips. The Art Club also supports other DHS students by raising money to cover the cost of art competition fees.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Advisor: Tim Smith

Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides a Christian atmosphere for athletes with the goal to give something back to the community. This group raises and earns resources for charitable programs providing a Christian atmosphere.

Club for International Awareness

Advisor: Ciana Petrullo

CIA stands for the Club for International Awareness. Our main activity is the Cultural Fair where students present a variety of countries for the students to visit. They may sample snacks and drinks from the different countries and learn about many different places around the world. We also sponsor cultural activities for global awareness. Our club is open to everyone. 


Thespians / Drama Club

Advisor: Tom Morris 
Drama Club’s main goal is to produce quality productions on the DHS stage.  Currently, we perform a fall play (comedy or drama) and a spring musical production.  Students involved with the productions may audition and perform, or they may volunteer to be involved with the technical aspects of live theater (box office, lighting, set building, costumes, make-up, etc.).  We have also gone as a group to see live productions, volunteered to perform for nursing homes or civic organizations, and served as leaders in the school community.


Advisor: Keri Stratton

Interact is a Rotary sponsored student service organization for high school students.  The goal of the DHS Interact Club is to promote service over self attitudes while developing leadership skills in our members.  We introduce students to opportunities to involve themselves in the betterment of our school and community.  Each year we participate in a variety of activities and events which have included:  Share-A-Christmas, volunteering at Rotary’s Run for Home Event, Breakfast with Santa, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowling, the Walk for Alzheimer’s, coin drives to benefit the food pantry, charity Dodgeball tournaments and we run the Dover Safety Town program.  Additionally,  we facilitate school leadership activities such as the Character Counts program at each of the elementary schools.  We typically conduct one International project each year such as donating towards Rotary’s smokeless stoves projects and clean water wells in India or new mattresses in an orphanage in the Ukraine.  Active Interact students are invited to attend a fun trip in June that is usually free to the student.  In the past we have gone to Kalahari, Cedar Point, Columbus Zoo & Zoombezi Bay.

New members are welcome at any meeting; our Google Classroom code is ome5wai

Music Club/Tri-M

Dover High School Music Club Logo
Advisor: Shawna Hinkle

Mission Statement: For the love of music, the joy of friends and the fellowship of neighbors we come together to reach out.

The DHS Music Club is designed for the pure love of music. It is not a requirement to be enrolled in a music course in the schools such as band, choir, orchestra, theory, etc. If you love music, this club is for you. Our desire is to provide a stress free environment to learn, grow, and share musical talents. We will be planning events specifically centered on the enjoyment of music for the Dover School District and the general public. DHS Music Club strives to ensure the affirmation of our talented students as well as the continuation of community awareness regarding the Dover traditions in musical excellence.

Crimson Crew

Advisor:   Mrs. Courtney Rees

Crimson Crew:   Open to anyone who attends ANY sporting events, the “pep club” is a great way to be involved in DHS athletics.  Students determine themes, construct cheers and even skits, and just have fun at sporting events.  Though the focus has typically been on football and boys’ basketball, the Crimson Crew hopes to use creativity in making all our student athletes feel supported at all events.  The Kaenel Krazies  basketball student section has earned state recognition as a Golden Megaphone finalist four years in a row, and we want to keep the momentum rolling!  

Scholar Challenge


Scholar Challenge is an academic question and answer club that will challenge the depth and breadth of your recall and knowledge. Our club is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of three or four players compete to answer questions that cover subjects like literature, government, and science as well as the broader world of pop culture and current events. Players attend periodic practices to represent their school at scheduled and online tournaments. Our club is open to everyone. 

Science Olympiad

Advisor: Mr. Jason Everhart

Mano Amigo

Advisor: Ms. Katlyn Lawver

S.A.F.E. (Sexual Advocacy for Everyone)

Advisors: Mrs. Michelle Grimm, Mrs. Julie Altier, Mrs. Jennifer Pfeiffer-Ward, Mrs. Brianna Sondag
SAFE stands for Sexual Advocacy for Everyone.  We are a safe place for students of the LGBTQ community and their allies (supporters/friends). Our goal is to be a haven for students to discuss issues and support one another. As a new club, we are working on developing service projects and club activities. All students are welcome at any meeting as long as you are respectful of others. 

Chess Club

Advisor: Stacie Nign
A place for students to play chess and/or learn chess. 

Cyber Club

Advisors:  Carl Conrad 
A school club doing engineering and technical work.  Field trips plus Kent Tusc. and other local school collaboration.  

Best Buddies

Advisors: Tasha Lorentz

Best Buddies is a club that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies helps form meaningful friendships between peers, improve communication skills, and create memorable experiences for all students.

This group meets to enjoy various social events. We may play board games, play a whole group game, enjoy a snack together, or just hang out as high schoolers do. All are welcome to join this inclusive group that promotes friendship and fun amongst all students. 

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