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July 21, 2017
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Stillwater High School

High School Extra-curricular Activities

 

Art Club

Art Club ​is open to any students in grades 9­12 who are interested in the making and promotion of the visual arts in our school. The primary goal is to make our school and community aware of the vast talent that students possess. This is pursued through club projects, fundraisers, art displays and shows as well as community involvement projects. (Samantha Brennan)

Book Club

Book Club ​is open to all students and staff and meets generally twice a month. Discussions center around books students are reading in class, reading for fun, or new authors. (Amy Carpenter, Rebecca Brown, Julia Chesney)

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers ​is a select group consisting of highly motivated, serious singers. Students are eligible to audition through participation in Senior Chorus. Maximum group size is approximately 20 students. Mandatory rehearsal is weekly after school. The group sings a wide variety of music and performs at school concerts along with additional community performances. Participation in NYSSMA and other choral competitions, as well as trips to see other choral groups and shows are possible. (Kara Pitkin)

Drama Club

Drama Club  ​​is open to all students in grades 6­12 who express an interest in performing in the annual school drama/musical production. Skills such as projection, stage presence, diction, and character development will be focused on through various workshops and rehearsals, which are set up at the discretion of the director. The club may also present dramatic readings at the annual budget vote in May and plan field trips to view theatrical productions around the area. Collaborative efforts with local theater groups are also possible. Attendance at rehearsals is mandatory for those participating in scheduled performances. (Justin Macfarlene)

French Club

French Club​​ promotes and celebrates French language through fun and French­speaking activities. Members will cook a variety of French­themed foods, organize activities for a Montreal day trip, watch movies and do many activities with younger students. In years past, members have taught mini French  essons to younger students, celebrated St. Nicolas Day, and had a 6th grade French Carneval in February. New ideas are always welcome. (Victoria Heflin)

Friends of Rachel Club

Friends of Rachel Club ​is committed to helping the community, spreading compassion, kindness and a positive attitude along the way. (Julia Chesney & Kelli Bailey)

Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)

Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)​is a student run club that brings together LGBTQ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform for activism to fight homophobia and transphobia.

Green Team

Green Team ​is open to any students interested in the environment and community service. The club is responsible for facilitating all recycling programs, planning Earth Day activities, and organizing school­wide recycling campaigns that benefit the school and larger community. Additional activities are based on student interest.

Jazz/Stage Band ​

Jazz/Stage Band includes students in grades 7­12. Interested students are eligible to join the ensembles, providing their musical readiness is at or above the level of the majority of the group. Members perform a wide range of musical styles that fall under the umbrella term of Jazz. This group performs at school concerts as well as several community events throughout the school year. Participation in jazz festivals, NYSSMA competitions and other venues will be explored as well as field trips to hear other ensembles. (James Iacketta)

Key Club

Key Club ​provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership skills. Objectives of the group include serving the school and community, fostering an attitude in all human relationships based upon the Golden Rule, and providing a practical means to form enduring friendships, and build better communities. (Thomas Leewe)

LINK Crew

LINK Crew ​is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Link Crew is a high school transition program that trains members from the junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success. (Lisa Miller)

Math League​​

Math League is a team of students who compete in mathematical problem solving. The five math meets occur once per month from November through March. The first and last meets are held in Glens Falls in the evening and "mathletes" are transported by bus. The other meets are held after school. There are usually 5­8 practices held during the year. All students in grades 9­12 who enjoy math problem solving are eligible to participate.

National Honor Society

National Honor Society ​members maintain high standards in scholarship, service, character, and leadership. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in the spring of junior year. Current members help design and implement the induction ceremony for new members. National Honor Society members also perform individual as well as group service projects for the school and community. Members are expected to maintain an active membership status. (Lisa Miller)

Outdoor Club ​​

Outdoor Club is a mix of recreation, education, and service. Members will help plan and participate in activities that include Adopt­a­Highway, trail maintenance, hiking trips, outdoor safety courses, rope courses, rock climbing walls, biking, and more. Members will also educate the school about environmental issues, outdoor safety, and fun outdoor ideas. The club will open up all activities to the student body, staff, and the community. (Courtney Sayward)

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) ​is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use by focusing attention on the potentially life threatening consequences of various destructive decisions. Members take part in developing ways to provide information regarding positive decision making to the student body. Members also learn about current trends, issues, and strategies by attending a “Safe Spring” conference and participate in various community service activities. (Amy Carpenter)

Student Government

Student Government ​is open to all students in grades 9­12. Its purpose is to improve the school environment and address the needs of the student body. Officers are elected to oversee meetings and activities. Some activities organized by Student Government are the annual Snow Ball, a minimum of two community service projects, elections, and participation in Board of Education meetings. (Kathleen McBride)

Web Club

Web Club ​is open to all students interested in all aspects of technology. The focus will be on establishing a student help desk, coding, and creating a grant for a 3D printer. Other ideas include creating a makerspace for student interest projects and handling the display of announcements. (Courtney Sayward)

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club ​members will establish a timeline for the yearbook, plan and implement necessary fundraisin activities, coordinate appropriate activities to meet deadlines, and coordinate the distribution process. (Amy Carpenter & Kathleen Scarchilli)

Freshman Class

Freshman Class  ​is open to all freshman and meets an average of twice a month to plan potential fundraisers and community service projects. The group raises money to go toward paying for the Senior Class trip and the Senior Prom. Members also participate in Fall Homecoming activities. All freshman are responsible for electing class officers that make most of the final decisions for the class.

Sophomore Class

Sophomore Class ​is open to all sophomores who participate in various fundraising and service activities throughout the school year. The group raises money to go toward paying for the Senior Class trip and the Senior Prom. Sophomores are responsible for planning a class ring ceremony and also participate in Fall Homecoming activities. All sophomores are responsible for electing class officers that make most of the final decisions for the class. (Courtney Sayward)

Junior Class

Junior Class ​​is open to all juniors who participate in various fundraising and service activities throughout the school year. The group raises money to go toward paying for the Senior Class trip and the Senior Prom. The Junior class is responsible for planning Class Day and the Class Day Dance and also participate in Fall Homecoming activities. All juniors are responsible for electing class officers that make most of the final decisions for the class. (Kelli Bailey & Cindy Meers)

Senior Class

Senior Class i​s open to all seniors. Students that are involved work to organize and plan the Homecoming Dance, the Senior Class trip and Senior Prom, and fundraise for these events as well as plan a minimum of two other activities. All seniors are responsible for electing class officers that make most of the final decisions for the class. (Julia Chesney & Kim Jerard)

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