Clubs and Activities

Become involved at the High School!

The following activities are open to any students at the high school:

  • Art Club

A group of students interested in working on their own interests in art, entering contests, inviting speakers.

Purpose: To do art activities outside of the art class setting.

Meetings: Weekly after school. Membership: No prerequisites. Students can join throughout the year.

  • Bookworms Book Club

Scotia-Glenville Bookworms Book Club is a student-created, student-run book club that meets once a month in the LMC to discuss a chosen book.

Purpose: To provide a laid back environment where students who enjoy reading can bond over literature and share their opinions with others and form friendships.

Membership: Open to students in grades 9-12.

  • Brothers And Sisters In Christ (BASIC)

Provides an opportunity for students to know God on any Level.

Membership: Open to all students.

Activities: Weekly prayer meetings and other fun activities.

Meetings: TBA.

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  • Business And Marketing Honor Society Of New York State

Is an organization to recognize those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in a secondary business/marketing program. Students selected for recognition will have demonstrated both in the classroom and through extracurricular involvement: character, leadership, and service.

Membership: By invitation only. Early February induction.

  • Café Physics

A core group of 15 student often bring friends to join the group and play a board game or two. We host a Wits and Wagers game before Christmas break every year.
Former club members are encouraged to attend and make teams to compete for yearly bragging rights. The winning team names are displayed in the classroom for the remainder of the year. At this event, we often have about 40-50 students and former students attend.

Meetings: Every Friday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Membership: TBD.

  • Chamber Orchestra

Provides an opportunity for students to grow musically and offers advanced orchestra experience for serious string students.

Meetings: Rehearsals are held Tuesday and Thursday after school.

Membership: An audition is required.

  • Debate Club

Allows students the opportunity to participate in the art of “organized arguing.” Students who join the club should have an interest in discussing current issues. They will learn to create factual and logical, ethical and emotional arguments to persuade others that their ‘side’ of the issue has value. Students will improve their public speaking skills and their research skills.

Meetings: TBA.

Membership: Open to students in grades 9-12.

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  • Distributive Education Clubs Of America (DECA)

Interested in marketing, management or other business related fields? Participate in business related competition, fundraise and provide community service.

Purpose: To promote business skills, provide opportunities to compete with students at other schools.

Membership: Must be enrolled in or have previously taken at least one business class. Must join in the fall.

  • Drama Club

Students in drama club work in all capacities to ensure that the theatrical productions at the high school are successful. A fall play is a Drama Club favorite and many members are involved in the spring musical production.

Meetings: One or two times per month; practices daily during productions.

Membership: Members must have interest in the dramatic arts. Students may join throughout the year.

  • Family Career And Community Leaders Of America (FCCLA)

Is a nationally affiliated youth leadership organization which focuses on the family. Members choose projects and participate in many activities. Career preparation and scholarship programs are also available. Purpose: To promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science programs.

Meetings: Once a week after school.

Membership: Members must have taken at least one family and consumer science course. (Home & Careers Skills in grades 7 & 8 meets this requirement.) Students can join throughout the year.

  • French Club

Students plan and organize a series of activities to enhance their knowledge of the French language and culture. Activities include: Café Noel, Café Mardi Gras, French Movie Night, and Spring Dinner at a French restaurant.

Meetings: Twice a month after school.

Membership: Anyone with an interest in the French language or culture. Students do not need to be enrolled in a French class to join.

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  • Fuel Up To Play 60 SNAC Fitness/Nutrition Club

Get Fit and Eat Healthy! Stay active by participating in activities such as, Can Jam Frisbee, Zumba, Basketball, Shootout, Kickboxing, Volleyball, Yoga, Pilates, Spinning and Cooking classes. Enjoy delicious snacks with every activity.

Meetings: TBA.

Membership: Anyone and everyone!

  • Future Business Leaders Of America (FBLA)

The club is made up of students interested in pursuing careers in business related fields, grades 9-12, and in gaining experience and leadership in the area of business.

Purpose: To gain business and leadership experience; to compete in course related competitions at regional and state levels; to provide community service and to fundraise for our activities.

Meetings: 1 to 2 per month after school.

Membership: Students should be enrolled in, or have previously taken, a business course or related class. Students may join in the fall through mid-December.

  • German Exchange Club

Students are matched with a counterpart in Germany. Students organize activities for the visit of their German guest and prepare for their own two-week stay abroad.

Purpose: To give S-G students the opportunity to experience life in Germany and make friends with students from a different culture.

Meetings: Varies – After school and evenings.

  • GIVE… Building Community Through Service

A student-run service-learning program in which students perform volunteer service and attend classes to help them reflect on that service. Students participate in programs that address the needs of the handicapped, the elderly, the poor, animals, and the environment.

Purpose: To make a positive difference in the school and community; and promote responsibility and leadership.

Meetings: Vary depending on the volunteer activity.
Minimum of 5 service hours and 3 reflection credits are required per quarter.

Membership: Complete a GIVE application and sign up for the programs you are interested in.

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  • Harmonettes

Is a select all-female singing ensemble that provides students with an opportunity for an enriched women’s choir experience. Meetings: Meet for 45 minutes weekly.

Membership: Students must audition in the beginning of the year. Open to women in grades 9-12.

  • High School Dances

As dance sponsors, our primary concerns are the safety and legality of the activities at dances. Dances must be planned at least one month in advance of the scheduled date. Student planners should clear the date with the principal or assistant principal before any arrangements are made. Groups who are planning dances will follow the guidelines they receive at the time of the initial request to hold a dance. All dances will be held from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. No students will be admitted after 9:15 p.m. A student who wishes to bring a guest to the dance who does not attend SGHS must obtain a guest pass from the assistant principal’s office at least one day prior to the dance. Reference Student Regulations in the Parents’ Handbook.

  • JAZZ Ensemble

Is a musical performing group consisting of approximately 20 members. The group explores various styles of music (jazz, swing, rock, etc.) using a traditional “big band” sound and instrumentation.

Meetings: One evening per week.

Membership: Students need the approval of the director.
Auditions will be held if necessary.

  • Key Club

Is the nation’s largest student service organization. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Purpose: To provide service to school and community; to put others above self.

Meetings: Evenings.

Membership: Students who have an interest in helping others may join in the fall only.

  • National Honor Society (NHS)

Is an organization that recognizes and encourages students to excel in academics leadership, service and character. Through chapter service activities, members maintain and extend those qualities that qualified them for selection.

Purpose: To provide enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students.

Meetings: One per month after school.

Membership: Students submit resume packets in January of their Junior year for consideration of membership for an early spring induction.

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  • Pride Club

Students, entailing LGBT and allies, will have a safe place to meet, ask questions and give and receive helpful advice as well a support.

Purpose: With our Pride Club, we hope to raise awareness and tolerance, reducing ignorance and bullying. We hope to provide beneficial advice in the area of “coming out” as well as expressing your views on the topic of LGBT and community in a manner that is non-harmful to others.

Meetings: Once a week.

  • Resolutions

Is a highly select mixed jazz choir that provides students with an enriched choral experience.

Meetings: Meet for 45 minutes weekly.

Membership: Students must audition in the beginning of the year. Open to students in grades 9-12.

  • Senior Privileges

A privilege earned by qualifying seniors.

Purpose: To allow seniors to gain privileges such as leaving campus during study halls.

Meetings: Twice per quarter after school.

Membership: Students must have less than 2.5 absences per quarter, pass all courses the previous quarter, have good citizenship and may not be on the chronic tardy list.
Membership is by application throughout the year.

  • Ski & Snowboard Club

We organize several trips to nearby ski resorts for discounted group rates and coach bus transportation.

Meetings: Will be announced during homeroom as winter approaches.

Membership: Open to beginners and experts. Rentals and lessons are also available.

  • Spanish Club

Students plan and organize a series of activities to enhance their knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

Meetings: Once or twice per month after school.

Membership: Anyone with an interest in the Spanish language or culture. Students do not need to be enrolled in a Spanish class to join.

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  • Sports Activities

    Interscholastic Sports… Scotia-Glenville High School has a wide variety of sports teams for both boys and girls.
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    B = boys      G = girls      JV = junior varsity      V = varsity

Fall Sports:

  • Cheerleading (G): JV, V
  • Cross Country (B & G): JV, V
  • Field Hockey (G): JV, V
  • Football (B): JV, V
  • Golf (B): V
  • Soccer (B & G): JV, V
  • Swimming (G): V
  • Tennis (G): V
  • Volleyball (B & G): JV, V

Winter Sports

  • Basketball (B ): Freshmen, JV, V
  • Basketball (G): JV, V
  • Bowling (B): V
  • Cheerleading (G): JV, V
  • Ice Hockey (B): V
  • Indoor Track (B & G): V
  • Nordic Skiing (B & G): V
  • Wrestling (B): JV, V

Spring Sports

  • Baseball (B): JV, V
  • Lacrosse (B & G): JV, V
  • Softball (G): JV, V
  • Tennis (B): V
  • Track & Field (B & G): JV, V

For additional information, contact Mr. Jamian Rockhill, Athletic Director, at (518) 347-3600, ext. 61127; also reference Parents’ Handbook for sports physicals and Physical Education policies.

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  • Student Senate

Is the elected body of student leaders in the high school. Members of the Student Senate represent students as their vehicle of communication with the administrators and the Board of Education. The senate runs Spirit Week activities, organizes a fall and spring dinner with the Board of Education, is represented on the SDM team and works closely with teachers and administrators.

  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Is a youth-run organization that promotes positive decision-making. The Scotia-Glenville SADD Chapter received the distinction of being awarded New York State SADD Chapter of the Year for 2004-05. Purpose: Works to educate the school and community about the dangers of alcohol and drugs, and expresses a need for traffic and bicycle safety. SADD participates in a number of school and community events to relay this message.

Membership: Students who have an interest in their school and  community. Students may join throughout the year.

  • Tartones

Is a select all-male singing ensemble that provides students with an opportunity for an enriched men’s choir experience.

Meetings: Meet for 45 minutes weekly

Membership: Students must audition in the beginning of the year. Open to men in grades 9-12.

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  • Trap And Skeet Club

This club is based on the shooting sports of trap and skeet. Purpose: To teach safe and responsible gun handling, as well as, marksmanship.

Meetings: Weekly in the fall and spring at the Guan Ho Ha Fish and Game Club, generally 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Membership: We welcome students of all abilities and experience levels. This club is non-competitive and exists to give shooters an opportunity to refine their shooting skills in a supervised environment.

Contact: Mr. Kastberg, kriskastberg@hotmail.com.

  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

This organization is an honor society for music students and is a program of the National Association for Music Education.

Purpose: To inspire music participation and to advocate for music in our schools. Meetings: Meet 1 evening per month.

Membership: Music students submit application for membership. Selection is based on music participation, scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Selection is made at the end of the school year and an induction ceremony for new members is held in the fall.

  • Ultimate Frisbee Club

Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two even-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field similar to football.

Meetings: The club will have pickup games on Tuesday and Thursday after school in the Fall and Spring — weather permitting.

  • Varsity Club

This club is for athletes who have achieved varsity status. Purpose: To promote athletics and provide leadership to the program.

Meetings: One per month usually before school.

Membership: Members must have achieved a varsity letter. Students may only join in the fall.

  • Yearbook (Acropolis)

Responsible for production of yearbook – layout, design, pictures, editing, etc. Purpose: To present a vivid picture of student and community life at SGHS.

Meetings: At least 3 per week after school.

Membership: Students must be computer literate, have journalism background, have an outgoing personality and like to take charge, or just want to help organize layouts, etc. Students may join throughout the year.

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