Clubs and Activities

Updated: January 28, 2022 

Staple Clubs and Committees

These groups are to envelop, influence, and support the community in immeasurable ways. 

High School Activities Committee
Advisor: Mrs. Meilleur
Meeting time: TBD
Description: The High School Activities Committee is composed of spirited students from grades 9-12. Spirit days at Founders such as “Pajama Day”, “Crazy Hair Day”,
“Twin Day” etc. are coordinated and promoted by the Student Activities Committee. 
They are also responsible for the coordination of “Teacher Appreciation” week. The High School Activities Committee is a place to share school spirit ideas and convey the “spirit” of
Founders to the student body.
Membership: High school students

Middle School Activities Committee
Advisor: Ms. Robichaud
Meeting time: TBD
Description: The High School Activities Committee is composed of spirited students from grades 9-12. Spirit days at Founders such as “Pajama Day”, “Crazy Hair Day”,
“Twin Day” etc. are coordinated and promoted by the Student Activities Committee. 
They are also responsible for the coordination of “Teacher Appreciation” week. The High School Activities Committee is a place to share school spirit ideas and convey the “spirit” of
Founders to the student body.
Membership: Middle school students

Yearbook Club
Advisors: Mrs. Meilleur, Mrs. Ragas, Mrs. Bosia
Meeting time: Wednesdays at 3:30 pm in Room 130
The yearbook committee meet to put together a yearly book of photos and memories for students to have as a keepsake about their year at The Founders Academy.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

National Honor Society
Advisors: Mr. Mihaly
Meeting time: Bi-weekly on Tuesdays 3:15-3:45
The National Honor Society chapter here at Founders Academy is part of a prestigious national
Organization, the oldest honor society in the nation. NHS students plan and execute service,
Fundraising and student life enrichment projects throughout the year.
Membership: Students in grades 10-12 who are eligible for application into the NHS receive their applications after first q
uarter report cards are released.

National Junior Honor Society
Advisors: Mr. Lucht
Meeting time: 3:30-4:30 in the 6th grade wing. Dates as follows:
• February 7, 2022 - monthly meeting.
• March 7, 2022 - monthly meeting.
• April 11, 2022 - monthly meeting.
• May 9, 2022 - meeting with elections.
Affiliation #: 00881892
• Co-Presidents: Theodore Stevens, Jr. & Dylan Perron-Lucht
• Vice-President: Amelia Zonfrillo
• Treasurer: Alexis Huot
• Secretary: Joel Trinidad
Description: The Founders Academy’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization.
Membership:  Open to students in grades 6-9 who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Standards for selection are established by the national office of NJHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected to be members by a 6-member Faculty Council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school. There is no right to membership. It is a privilege bestowed upon a student by the faculty of the school.

Theatre Club
Advisor: Mr. Dauphinee
Meeting time: Thursdays 3:15-4:45 in Room 143
Description: Theatre Club seeks and strives to create an enjoyable environment for students to practice all aspects of a theatre production. Student actors have auditions, while there are other students who volunteer to work with props, lighting, makeup and costumes. We intend to perform a 30-40 minute one act in March (health pending).
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Student Senate
Advisors: Mr. Mihaly, Mrs. Humphrey
Meeting time: Tuesdays 3:15-4:00pm
Description: The Student Senate is the high school student government. Students represent their Round Tables and the student body at large. These students review school policies and student issues. The mission of this club is to develop in students excellent qualities of character and leadership by affording them a real opportunity to lead.
Membership: High school students only. Members are selected through elections in Round Tables.

House of Representatives
Advisors: TBD, Mrs. Humphery
Meeting time: Thursday at 7:15 am
Description: The House of Representatives is the middle school student government. Students represent their Round Tables and the student body at large. These students review school policies and student issues. The body is also responsible for student activities, including planning the Olympics day at the end of each year.
Membership: Middle school students only. Members are selected through elections in Round Tables.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society
Advisor: Mr. McKenzie
Meeting time: Level 4 Band/Chorus class times.
Description: The Tri-M Music Honor Society is open to high school students who are members of the Level 4 Band and Level 4 Chorus. Students in our chapter showcase their leadership skills in various ways to help the Founders Music Department. Members help to set up for our concerts, tutor younger music students, organize social activities and fundraise by selling nachos during lunches.

Recreation and Leisure Clubs

SAT Preparation Club
Advisor: Mrs. Nichols
Meeting time: Thursdays during "J" Period
Description: A community for students committed to reaching personal goals with their SAT exam. Students learn best practices and tips from fellow classmates.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Running Club
Advisor: Mrs. Nichols
Meeting time: Thursdays after school
Description: Running club welcomes seasoned and new runners to work on their fitness goals after school.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Sewing Club
Advisor: Mrs. Nichols
Meeting time: Tuesdays 3:15-4:30pm
Description: This club welcomes new and experienced sewers. We will be learning how to sew by hand and with machine to create a wide variety of projects. If you have a sewing machine you would like to use, please bring it! If you don’t have one we have some to share.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Minecraft Club
Advisor: Mr. Canetti
Meeting time: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 in Room 158
Description: Minecraft is one of the world’s most popular games. There are no rules about how to play the game-you decide what you will build, grow and craft. Game play involves players interacting with the game world by placing and breaking various types of blocks in a three-dimensional environment. In this club members build creative structures, creations, and artwork across multiple game modes. In honor of the past club leader, Ethan Paris, we will build and play together.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Baking / Cooking Club
AdvisorMr. Tissot
Meeting time: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in lower café
Description: A fun community where people can meet and discuss recipes for a variety of different savory and sweet things. And possibly bring something from one of the recipes here and there. We can share our culinary photos or videos.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Pokémon / Yu-Gi-Oh! Club
AdvisorMrs. Perrella
Meeting time: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 in Room 167
Description: Students meet to play Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! card games and enjoy fellowship.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Gender-Sexuality Alliance
Advisors: Ms. Cote, Ms. Minor
Meeting time: Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in Room 181
Description: The Gender-Sexuality Alliance is an after school club that serves as a safe, non-judgmental space and a support network for members and supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community who share a common vision of social equality. As a student-driven community of solidarity, education, and fellowship, it is our goal to promote tolerance and acceptance throughout the school community.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

World War II Club
Advisors: Mr. Dupont, Mr. Tissot, Mr. Dauphinee
Meeting time: Tuesdays 3:20-4:20 in Room 148
Description: World War II Club is an in-depth look at the second world war. The Club will focus on leadership, strategy, specific battles, and soldier stories. On a typical day, a club meeting will consist of discussion, maps, lectures, documentaries, and movies. Students are encouraged to do their own research and presentations to share with the club.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Anime Club
AdvisorMr. Canetti
Meeting time: Fridays 3:30-4:30 in Room 158
Description: Students meet weekly and discuss / watch selected (school appropriate) anime episodes, hold elections, create their own anime(s). Meetings include brainstorming for ideas in the future.  
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Language and Linguistics Club 
Advisor: Mr. Tissot
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 3:20-4:20 in Room 180
Description: Activities and topics of discussion may include the following:
(Each meeting will be limited to one or two activities)
• Learning idiomatic expressions in other languages
• Sharing days for individual students or faculty
• Learning about cognates from other languages
• Guest speakers
• Guessing where languages are from
• Learning about what makes a language a language and why dialects exist
• Why is learning a second language fun, important, and beneficial?
• The United Nations and NATO
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Advisor: Mr. Morse
Meeting time: Wednesdays from 3:10-4:30 in Room 126
Description: Do you like to socialize? Role play? Create and interact with characters and worlds? Join us as we roll the dice and navigate through lands and stories and have adventures along the way!
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Esports Club
Advisor: Mr. Canetti
Meeting Time: Mondays 3:30-4:30 in Room 158
Description: Have you ever been good at a video game and wanted to play competitively? Well now you can with the all new Esports club. We will play different games such as Rocket League, Apex Legends, and others.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

Nintendo Switch Club
Advisor: Ms. Minor
Meeting time: Mondays from 4:10-5:00 on Zoom
Description:  TBA
Membership: All Founders Academy students.
Description: This club is a virtual club that takes place after school on Zoom. In this club, we play Nintendo Switch games together. All you need is a Nintendo Switch and a paid Online membership. We hope to see you there! Player 1 Press Start!

Knitting Club
Advisor: Ms. Robichaud
Meeting Time: Thursdays 3:15-4:30 in Room 123B
Description: Ms. Robichaud has offered to teach a group of students how to knit. There are limited supplies. Please contact Ms. Robichaud for a supplies list.
Membership: All Founders Academy students.

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