Clubs and Committees

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Founders Academy's Clubs and Committees

Founders offers several clubs and committees for student participation and leadership opportunities. Below are descriptions of the clubs and committees offered at Founders. Students may also request additional clubs throughout the school year.

Updated October 4, 2018

Ambassadors Club

Advisor: Dean Mooney

The Ambassadors Club consists of students who represent The Founders Academy. The club is responsible for greeting special guests at the school and showing them around the building and classrooms. The club also assists prospective new students by welcoming them to The Founders Academy.

Student Senate

Advisors: Mrs. Stewart, Mr. Weekley

The mission of this club is to develop in students excellent qualities of character and leadership by affording them a real opportunity to lead.

Meetings: Tuesdays 3:15 to 4:30pm.

House of Representatives

Advisors: Mr. Gaumont, Ms. Brown

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.

Meetings: Wednesdays 3:15-4:00pm.

Ethics and Economics Club

Advisor: Mr. Goldsmith

In this once-weekly (plus occasional home readings) gathering, students from grades 9 to 12 can meet with others who are interested in the timeless questions of what is "right" or "just", how society best functions, the sovereignty of the indivudual, and how economics is connected to these philosophical questions. At the end of the year, students can give a speech for a $500 scholarship.

Meetings: Fridays after school.

Random Acts of Kindness Club

Advisor: Gini Nichols

The Random Acts of Kindness Committee is a small group of students who want to spread kindness at school and in our community.

Meetings: Wednesdays J Period.

Student Activities Committee

Advisor: Ms. Efraimson

The Student Activities Committee is comprised of spirited students from each grade. The organization of 'special' days at Founders such as "Pajama Day", "Crazy Hair Day", "Twin Day", etc. is coordinated and promoted by the Student Activities Committee. They are also responsible for the coordination of "Teacher Appreciation" week.  The Student Activities Committee is a place to share school spirit ideas and convey the "spirit" of Founders to the student body.

Meetings: Wednesdays after school.

Sewing Club

Advisors: Ms. Nichols, Mrs. Fortier

Come join sewing club! This club welcomes new and experienced sewers.  We will be learning how to sew by hand and with a machine to create a wide variety of projects.  Some projects will include clothing, bags, and community service 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. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Fortier co-lead sewing club.  Please email for any questions.

Meetings: Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:30pm.

Theater Club (Middle School Club and High School Club)

High School Advisor: Ms. Mote
Middle School Advisors: Ms. Mote, Mrs. Ciccarello

The Founders Academy has both a Middle School and a High School Drama Club. Within Drama Club, every student can find a place to contribute. From technical jobs, such as set building and painting, to lighting and sound, our students take leadership roles within the production. They work together in teams to learn new skills and help create mentoring relationships. Participating in theatre helps to build student confidence and promotes team work, commitment, and responsibility. In the words of one of our students: "Theater is very important in student lives because it gives them more confidence and self respect, which is a very important feature in a future leader."

Previous Awards:
"Best production"-NHETG Regional Festival, 2017
"Recognition of Hair and Makeup Design"-NHETG Regional Festival, 2017

Theater Tech Club

Advisor: Ms. Mote

Running Club

Advisor: Ms. Nichols

Meetings: Thursdays after school.

Garden Club

Advisor: Ms. Nichols

The Garden Club will be gardening in front of the school and in the greenhouse.

Meetings: after school on Thursdays.

Harry Potter Club

Advisor: Mrs. Moore

Meetings: Fridays from 3:10 -4:30pm.


Founders Foundation

Advisor: Ms. Efraimson

Meetings: Fridays in Round Table.

High School Board Game Club

Advisor: Mrs. Moore

Meetings: Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00pm.

Science Bowl Club

Advisor: Mrs. Perrella

Meetings: Fridays from 3:10 - 4:30pm.

Art Club

Advisor: Mrs. Fortier

Meetings: Mondays after school.


Tech Challenge

Advisors: Ms. Scarpone & Mr. Rosenfeld (Autodesk technical mentor)

FIRST Tech Challenge Team 11282 is at the Founders Academy for the 2018/19 season! This year’s space themed challenge, ROVER RUCKUS, can be found at

The team will design, build, program, and operate a robot to compete in alliances throughout the season in scrimmage format around the state, leading up to the February 2 NH FTC State Championship at SNHU.  Guided by adult mentors, students develop STEM skills as well as valuable 21st century work-life skills like problem solving, time management, and conflict resolution.

The team will meet Fridays after school in the upper café beginning October 5. If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Scarpone (




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