High School Clubs and Activities

Schuylerville High School students have a broad range of interests, which are reflected by the number of clubs and organizations to which our pupils participate. Here’s a sampling:

Art Club

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisor: Mr. Winslow & Mrs. DeJoseph
  • It is the Art Club’s goal to raise money doing creative fundraisers in a multitude of areas in the school setting.  These fundraisers will be products or services rendered in an artistic manner.  All goods will be artistically created and all services will be artistic services (Ex. face painting and silent art auction)  We, as a club, would also like to participate in artistic community service opportunities in the community and within the schools. We would also like to participate in charity events and donate time and goods and services to those in need.  The art club would like to be a highly active club and raise enough money to go on a few trips as well as raise money to pay for supplies for further art projects and services.

Drama Club

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisor: Mr. West
  • Drama Club provides theatrical experiences in an exciting, challenging and fun atmosphere. Students are encouraged to participate in roles on stage and behind the scenes.

Environmental Club

  • Open to students in grades 9-12
  • Advisor: Mrs. Flores
  • The High School Environmental Club is open to all students interested in promoting environmental awareness throughout the school and community. Activities include: recycling, environmental competitions, volunteering with green ribbon schools and outdoor events. This student run club collects and recycles paper products throughout the school building using a company called Green Fiber. Students participate in an environmental science competition called Environthon held at the Saratoga State Park in May. The club does annual outdoor activities held within the Adirondack Park, hiking and rafting included. The High School Environmental Club has an alliance with the Green Ribbon Schools program to promote the K-12 environment participating in their earth night and recess day events.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

  • Open to students in grades 9-12
  • Advisor: Mr. Sgambati
  • As a member of FBLA, students will build their resumes, meet business leaders in the community and beyond, experience the rewards of volunteerism and enjoy travel and special activities. Schuylerville’s FBLA holds the annual volleyball tournament. Through this event and other activities, such as volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, members exercise their leadership and teamwork skills. Furthermore, members have an opportunity to attend annual conferences and take part in business competitions.

FFA (Formerly Future Farmers of America)

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisors: Mrs. Foote
  • Future Farmers of America members compete in contests such as speech, FFA creed, parliamentary procedures, Ag communications, Ag sales and talent. Each year, participants attend the National FFA Convention in October. A chapter banquet is held the first Wednesday in June to culminate the year’s activities.

French Club

  • Open to students in grades 9-12
  • Advisor: Mrs. McKinley
  • French Club conducts activities that relate to the study of French but cannot be easily incorporated into class time. Members prepare French dishes to enjoy (chocolate mousse and crepes), as well as play French games and plan events for National Foreign Language Week in March. Club also organizes fundraisers to finance a dinner at a local French restaurant and to make a donation to the Caring and Sharing Program. Fundraisers include a sale of French chocolates in December, a poinsettia sale and a car wash in May.

Freshman Class

  • Advisor: Mrs. Lewis
  • The freshmen class participates in several fundraising activities throughout the year to raise funds for the class account. The class officers are responsible for representing their entire class in a positive and respectful manner. The officers meet once a month to discuss business that affects the entire class. All members of the freshman class are encouraged to participate in some type of community service during the year.

Gay Straight Alliance

  • Advisor: Mrs. Lewis
  • Our Gay Straight Alliance is open to all students and staff interested in supporting each other and creating a school climate which is inclusive and accepting of all students.  We strive to be inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identity/expression of students and staff.  Allies of the LGBT community are welcome and include family members and friends who want to learn more about how to create a safe and accepting environment for all.

Junior Class

  • Advisor: Mrs. Driscoll
  • The Junior Class participates in several fundraising activities throughout the school year from selling Entertainment Books and cookie dough sales to having donuts/juice/granola bars on sale for High School students  on Friday mornings. The majority of the money raised is used to help offset the expenses incurred for the Junior Prom. A portion of the money is also carried over with students into their senior year. All class members are strongly encouraged to participate in a community service project during the year.

Looking Glass Art & Literary Journal

  • Open to students in grades 9-12
  • Advisors: Mr. Winslow & Mrs. Lofrumento
  • In May/June of each school year, a compilation of original literature and artwork is published. Students have an opportunity to display/present their work at the annual “coffee house” in late May. Meetings are held in early October to discuss submission requirements. Students receive all publication information in their English and art classes. Advisors are available to work individually with writers/artists. Content must be appropriate for a high school audience.

Mock Trial Team

  • Open to students in grades 9-12
  • Advisor: Mr. Sgambati
  • Mock Trial is an extracurricular activity that helps students develop useful knowledge about the law, questioning techniques and advocacy skills. Mock Trial begins with a conflict or dispute between two parties that can’t be solved by either of those two parties. Students play out the roles of plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and jurors in a real court format. Students use general rules of evidence, procedure, fact explanations and witness statements as they pursue legal proceedings. Students work with a real attorney and a teacher/advisor to further their understanding of court proceedings.

National Honor Society

  • Open to students in grades 11 & 12
  • Advisor: Mrs. McKinley
  • National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes outstanding high school students. It honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Quiz Team

  • Students in grades 9-12 can try out
  • Advisor: Mr. Bryson
  • Quiz Team is an academic team that participates in the Post-Star Academic Quiz Bowl. This is a league offered by the Post-Star newspaper and consists of a mix of public and private schools, such as Saratoga Springs, Queensbury and Emma Willard. The season begins in late September and ends in January. The team plays a series of six games both random and matched. The games are played at Queensbury High School in a Jeopardy-type fashion. Schools that accumulate enough points participate in a single elimination playoff format. Quiz Team also competes in several one-day tournaments spread across the northeast, including the Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament in Burlington, VT, the Connecticut Invitational in Storrs, CT., and Hudson Valley Community College’s Viking Challenge.

SADD Club

  • Advisors: Mrs. Kline
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions participants plan activities to send positive messages. Activities include red ribbons at Christmas, signing of the prom promise, letters to prom attendees from elementary students encouraging them to have a safe time, Make-A-Wish, Safe Spring at Skidmore speakers to students from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).

Senior Class

  • Advisors: Mr. Robinson
  • The officers meet once a month to discuss business that affects the entire class. The Senior Class will be doing the following fundraisers for the senior trip to Florida: mum sale, cookie and popcorn sale and bake sales. The class also participates in community service activities.

Ski & Snowboard Club

  • Open to students in grades 7-12
  • Advisor: Mrs. Vallee
  • Ski and Snowboard Club is an exciting opportunity for people of all abilities. The club makes six trips to Willard Mountain, leaving school at 3 p.m. and returning by 7:30 p.m. The first organizational meeting is held at the end of November.

Sophomore Class

  • Advisor: Mr. Reilly
  • Sophomore year is very exciting for Schuylerville’s 10th-grade students as they continue to fundraise for their class account and receive class rings in December. Class officers are expected to represent the sophomore class with continued dignity and respect. All sophomores should feel free to share ideas with class officers or Mr. Reilly and engage in activities that will presently and in the future benefit these students.

Spanish Club

  • Open to students in grades 9-12
  • Advisor: Mrs. Willson
  • As a group, members discuss a variety of fundraising ideas in hopes of giving back to the community. The group’s most successful has been a food drive during Foreign Language Month in March, which helps stock the St. Theresa’s Food Pantry in Gansevoort. This year, club members are looking forward to the Third Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. At the end of the year, members often share an evening of conversation and dinner at the Mexican Connection in Saratoga.

Student Council

Open to students in grades 7-12
Advisors: Pam Delucia
The purpose of the Student Council is to contribute in the life of the school, work for the school and always work with the students by providing support, aid and service for the benefit of both the school and the students. Student Council is a leadership organization that is involved in many aspects of school and community on the local, state, regional and national levels.

Varsity Club

  • Open to students in grades
  • Advisors: Mrs. Vallee
  • The purpose of Varsity Club is to help promote leadership, pride and sportsmanship at Schuylerville High School and throughout the community. The varsity club was created in fall 2016 to embrace and exemplify what it means to be a Black Horse student athlete. Varsity Club is made up of two representatives from each varsity sport, club officers and two advisors.

Vocal Ensemble

  • Students in grades 9-12 can audition
  • Advisor: Mrs. Ogburn
  • The purpose for Vocal Ensemble is to provide opportunities for exceptional singers to expand their vocal talents. They will do this by studying vocal literature and performing in the Senior High School concerts, as well as school and community events.

Yearbook Club

  • Students in grades 7-12
  • Advisors: Mr. Lefton & Mr. Marvin
  • The Schuyler Yearbook Club gives students the opportunity to be a part of a very busy staff that creates an exciting and professional-looking publication for their classmates. Through hard work, dedication to details and the right touch of creativity students develop ideas into reality. Members meet and dabble in the art of layout, photography, journalism/creative writing, advertising and sales. Join them and help make your high school memories last forever!