Clubs and Committees

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.

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 Congress

Advisors: Mr. Van Ewyk, Mr. Gaumont

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


House of Representatives

Advisor: Ms. Moore

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.


Restoritive Discipline Committee

Advisor: Ms. Humphrey

The Restorative Discipline Committee will meet on an as needed basis to settle issues that arise between students and between students and teachers on a voluntary basis. Students will help to solve problems by gathering involved parties together, asking questions, encouraging violators of our Code of Conduct to take responsibility for their actions and to make amends. Sometimes consequences will be applied, but never unrelated punishments. In all cases the purpose is always to heal the situation among all stake holders.


History Club

Advisor: Mr. Van Ewyk

The History Club's mission is to connect Founders students with real-life, tangible historical experiences through reading, discussion, presentation, guest speakers, field trips, movies, and reenactments.

The History Club focuses on all aspects of history from ancient times to the present; and from New England to the world. Students will have opportunities to explore topics of particular interest to them, and delve into events and people much more deeply than can be done in a survey course in World or American History.

The History Club is open to all Founders students, and students can join anytime during the school year just by attending meetings. The History Club meets bi-weekly.


Debate Club

Advisor: Mr. Gaumont

This club will allow students to speak their minds on different topics in front of their peers. This will be good for our school because it will solidify students' opinions on matters, help them speak on from on crowds, and introduce them to new topics.


Veterans Affairs Club

Advisors: Ms. Marcotte, Mr. Kline

The Veterans Affairs Club plans and implements our Veteran's Day Assembley. Club member will have the opportunity to take on various leadership roles while showing appreciation for members of the armed forces.


FIRST Lego League

Advisors: Mr. Fung, Mr. Mulledy

First Lego League Team #22347 is at The Founders Academy for 2017/2018! This year's challenge, HYDRO DYNAMICS information can be found at this link (http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge#block-block-19).

This is a hands on experience to gain knowledge and know how to plan, design, build, and program a complex reconfigurable robot to accomplish challenging tasks of the HYDRO DYNAMICS missions.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Jim Fung (Jim.Fung@tfanh.org) or Coach Joseph Mulledy (Joseph.Mulledy@tfanh.org).


First Tech Challenge

Advisor: Ms. Scarpone

Are you up for the challenge of desighning, building, programming, and operating robots to play a floor game in an alliance format?

It's way more than building robots!

FIRST Tech Callenge teams (10+ members) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it "the hardest fun you'll ever have!" Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skill and practice engineering principles (like keeping an an engineering notebook), while reralizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages. Teams also musst raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can winn awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships.

Grades 7-12; ages 12-18

The TFA FTC team meets Tuesdays afterschool until 4:30 in the lower cafeteria.


First Robotics Challenge

Advisor: Ms. George

Description coming soon


Tech Squad

Advisor: Ms. Marcotte

Students assist in the maintenance of Chromebooks & Desktop Computers. The Tech Squad meets during J block on Friday.


MATHCOUNTS! Club and Competitive Team

Advisor: Mr. Croteau

Do you like numbers? Have fun doing math? Like a challenge? Then the Math Club is for you! There are two pieces of this program, sponsored by MATHCOUNTS, a national middle-school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematical achievement. MATHCOUNTS Competition Team: This team will consist of 4 to 10 members, grades 6-8. There is a one-time, $25 registration fee per student. Students will recieve coaching and participate in a series of fun and engaging 'bee-style' mathematics contests. Competitions are December (local) through March (State). National competition is held in May in Boston, MA. Scholoarship money is awarded for winning teams. Please visit mathcounts.org for more complete details.

The MATH CLUB is similar, but non-competitive. Up to 20 students can participate, but they must be in grades 6-8. There is a chance to win money for the math department based on club achievements.


Random Acts of Kindness Club

Advisor: Ms. Hyotte


Recycling Committee

Advisor: Ms. Fortier

Recycling Committee is a parent driven/student supported committee that brings awareness of the importance of recycling to The Founders Academy. They also are responsible for collecting and disposing of recyclable trash on a weekly basis.

Journalism Club

Advisors: Ms. Goodrich-Bundy, Ms. Small

The Journalism Club reports on the ordinary and extraordinary happenings at Founders. Students will meet on a regular basis to work on their stories for our quarterly newspaper, the TFA Times. Our journalists get to interview special guests and honored members of the Founders community.

In the upcoming school year we will be incorporating some special editions to be released throughout the school year. Join us in the Journalism Club and make your mark as a writer, a photographer, or an artist!

In this club you will get experience writing and publishing for our student newspaper.


Language Club

Advisor:


High School Yearbook Committee

Advisor: Ms. Mote


Middle School Yearbook Committee

Advisor:


Spirit Committee

Advisor: Ms. Efraimson

The Spirit Committee is comprised of spirited students form 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 Spirit Committee. They are also responsible for the coordination of "Teacher Appreciation" week.

Spirit Committee is a place to share school spirit ideas and convey the "spirit" of Founders to the student body.


Dance Committe

Advisor: Mrs. DiPietro (laurie.dipietro@tfanh.org)


Sewing Club

Advisors: Ms. Nichols, Mrs. Fortier

Students will learn to use a sewing machine as well as hand sewing. We sill be making crafts and clothes.

Meets Tuesdays after school from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.


Drama Club (Middle School Club and High School Club)

Advisor: Ms. Mote


Cinderella Musical

Advisor: Ms. Cormier

The Choral Department will be presenting a performance of an original version of "Cinderella". This musical production enjoys a thirty member cast with students taking leadership roles in every aspect of the production, including performance, set design, costumes, and marketing. Our performance will be on Nov. 17 & 18 at The Founders Academy at 6:30 pm.


Running Club

Advisor: Ms. Nichols

Meets Thursdays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.


Landscaping Committee

Advisor: Mrs. Benard

The Landscaping Committee is designing and implementing the triangular area behind the school for student use.

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Last updated 10/03/2017 by L. DiPietro 
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