2012-13 Student Clubs
Academic Team: This club is for students who come together for the pursuit of knowledge. This group competes in local quiz bowls and academic tournaments. This year the team will compete in “The Challenge” which is televised on the cable network.
Admissions Club: Students in this club serve as tour guides, speakers at Admissions events, buddies for visiting students and enthusiastically support FA in school and with the greater LI community.
Breast Cancer Awareness Club: This club intends to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for research.
C.H.I.V.O.S: Community Helpers Involving Varieties of Sports: This club raises money for Save the Children through organizing a variety of sports events .
Classics Club: An exciting club where we do various activities relating to the Classics and how they influence the world today. We will talk about mythology, aspects of Roman and Greek culture, and will occasionally watch a few movies. And that's not even all that we'll be doing!
Cystic Fibrosis Club (CF): This is a club to raise awareness and money for the Boomer Esaison Foundation to help find a cure to CF.
Debate Club: This is a club for students interested in debate and looking for a way to test their skills against others on a wide range of topics. The club hopes to become a competitive team and compete against other schools.
DECA: This club promotes business to students through different activities. There are multiple competitions throughout the year.
Diversity Committee: We, the Diversity Committee, believe that we are to unite and embrace students of all religions, races, genders, political beliefs, socio-economic levels and lifestyles. We are obliged to serve as a support center to students who have a need to express their individual beliefs in a comfortable environment. We feel it is a necessity to celebrate different cultures in an effort to sensitize and enhance our community. We firmly believe that it is our duty to carry these principles within our community and throughout our society.
El Salvador Club: This club is hoping to raise money and school supplies for the children in the town of San Jose de Nueva in El Salvador.
Environmental Club: This club raises awareness of environmental issues regarding recycling and local and global issues. The club aims to help FA become “greener” and come up with solutions to the environmental problems in our community.
Film Club: The goal of this club is to express ourselves through the medium of film. We will be watching films, making films, and work on a collaborative project to present to the school community.
Friends and the Friendship Circle: Club members will work with the organization “Friendship Circle” to spread awareness about kids with special needs, raise money, and set up events with the families and kids who are a part of this organization.
Friends2Friends: We are an organization that supports the Boys and Girls Club of Glen Cove. We raise funds to help purchase needed supplies for the kids/families at the club. We just completed “Operation Backpack” and distributed 140 backpacks filled with school supplies. We are now planning “Operation Turkey”.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance): This is a club to help educate the let the community become aware of the importance of accepting people for whom they are and not their sexual orientation or gender.
Habitat for Humanity Club: This club will raise money and awareness for the needs of affordable housing on LI and provide students an opportunity to help.
JAM Club: This club hopes to get people who play any instrument to come together to play and collaborate as a group.
JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society): Join this club and get involved in an annual competition that challenges kids to put their math and science skills to the test by giving them real world engineering problems. JETS are also supporting the CANstruction project this year.
JUICE (Jewish Understanding and Inter-cultural Experiences): This clubs seeks to promote intercultural and interfaith peace relative to conflicts involving Jews and Arabs. The club also works to help combat anti-semitism.
Linking Arms to Help Our Troops: This club hopes to help our troops in Afghanistan by raising awareness of the conditions our troops are living in and raising money to buy supplies for care packages.
Literary Magazine- GNOSIS: This is the Friends Academy literary journal featuring original poetry, prose and artwork created by students. A committee of student editors selects the entries.
Mock Trial: Prepare to play witness and attorney roles before a judge in Mineola, case developed by the NYS Bar Association. Aimed at educating a mock trial team for statewide competition in February – April mock trial events.
Model U.N. This club is designed for those students who share the passion for debate, research, and foreign relations. Aside from the conferences we plan to attend, we will discuss current events and work on our position papers for upcoming conferences.
Newspaper- INKWELL: This is the school newspaper. Interested in writing? Photography? Layout? Any interested student is welcome to join or write for the Inkwell. This year, the paper plans to publish at least eight-ten papers.
Organic NY- This club will create and run a few Farmer’s Markets in the spring and fall, bring awareness about organic fruit.
Pure Aids: This club is an HIV/AIDS Awareness club which educates the community about the realities and consequences of HIV/AIDS.
Quidditch Club: This club is dedicated to Quidditch- a sport- best described as a cross between rugby, dodgeball, and tag. This sport has become very popular on college campuses.
Republican Club: Republican club is a political club that tries to represent Republican viewpoints, policies, and ideas. Since this is an election year, the club will be preparing for the debate with students in the Democratic Club.
Reserve Aid: Reserve Aid is a non- profit organization committed to providing financial support to the families of reserve military service members who have been called to active duty and are experiencing financial difficulty. The club hopes to raise awareness and funds to support this program.
SAVE: The goal of this club is to help the “Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Long Island” gather gifts/ toys for the holidays.
Science Olympiads Club: This club will work on preparing for the Science Olympiads and Protein Modeling Challenge. We will be working afterschool on these projects.
Seeds of Peace: This club will raise awareness for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and South Asian conflict and raise funds.
Ski Club: This club will encourage students to participate on several Saturday ski trips. Beginners to expert skiers will be welcomed to join. This is a club “by skiers” “for skiers”.
Smile Train: This club will support this organization that works to raise awareness about children born with cleft lips. These children are mainly from third world countries and are unable to pay for the surgery.
Social Media Club: This club will work to update the school’s social media pages (i.e Facebook, Twitter) with pictures and articles of campus events/life.
Soles4Souls: This is an organization that sends gently used shoes to children and adults in need throughout the world.
Students for a Free Tibet: SFT works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, this organization campaigns for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom.
Student Organizations of Latinos (SOL)Club: The mission of this club is to educate the student body at Friends Academy about the Hispanic (Latino) heritage and culture, while at the same time, actively contributing to different related community service programs.
SFB -Student Faculty Board: (consists of five elected representatives from each grade and five faculty members): The board represents and articulates concerns about school life, and organizes activities that enhance the quality of school life.
Tanzanian Children’s Fund Club: The goal of this club is to spread awareness and raise goods/funds for the Rift Valley Children’s Village in Tanzania, Africa.
TASQUE (Teachers and Students for Quaker Unity and Education): This group attempts to incorporate Quaker values and philosophies into the Friends Academy community. Throughout the year, it discusses the most effective ways of expressing the importance of Quaker philosophies in school. Meeting for Worship, the monthly query, and the Quaker pageant are part of its responsibilities.
W.A.T.C.H. (We are the Community Helpers): The WATCH committee encourages and organizes student involvement in the various community service projects. Also, it plans and carries out activities and assemblies in school designed to heighten awareness about reaching out to people in need.
Yearbook “The Lamp”: Provides the opportunity for students to organize and publish the yearbook, The Lamp. Full-time staff membership is not a requirement for you to contribute; we need part-timers to help with layout, design, photography, indexing, advertising, and copy. This year’s book is the first edition in full color, so join and have a say in the best Lamp in FA memory!