Clubs & Activities(For information about our extracurricular visual and performing arts opportunities, visit www.georgestevensacademy.org/arts. For information about our extracurricular athletics, visit www.georgestevensacademy.org/athletics.)Activities for the 2021-2022 School Year:The purpose of activities is to create space and time each week for students (and adults) to pursue a passion, join a club, support our campus, and have fun. Our schedule now includes two activity periods each week, which opens up a lot of opportunities for our students (and all of us).Here are some of the clubs and activities this fall:Student CouncilYearbookMath TeamEco ClubGSA Squared - the GSA of GSAPop-Culture CraftsWomen's GroupSchool Climate CommitteeCribbageGSA United (formerly Civil Rights Team)Build a recording studioFashion ClubSchool Store marketing and managementWebsite DevelopmentMore information on some of these groups and others is available below.Drama Club
Erin McCormick, advisorThe goals of the Drama Club, apart from having fun, are to provide opportunities for club members to grow as actors and strengthen their abilities to be truthful, brave, bold, flexible, and supportive on a stage or in front of a camera. Members meet weekly by Zoom to explore techniques for comedy and drama by playing a series of improv games. They also will explore scene study and monologue work. New Surry Theatre company members also may help guide some acting sessions.Erin McCormick and Jane O'Connor, advisorsThe Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club is for students of all genders, gender expressions, and sexualities--LGBTQIA + allies--who would like to come together to plan ways to connect to other alliance clubs across the state and country and make our school a more informed and welcoming place for LGBTQIA students.Girls Who CodeLibby Edwardson, advisorGirls Who Code addresses the gender gap in computer sciences by providing girls with the skills needed to be part of the female tech revolution. This virtual after-school program will run from January through May, and laptops will be provided to girls who need them. Contact Michelle Keyo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.GSA Fashion ClubMorgan Lowe and Melissa Rioux, advisors
Our mission is to work on design projects and publish a monthly magazine, think about fashion as it relates to culture, identity, politics, and the environment, hopefully pitch in on the costume front for GSA's theatrical productions, and to work to benefit members of the community.
We will meet every Friday during activity period to share design project ideas and techniques, plan events - possibly a winter coat drive and a spring clothing exchange, an end-of-year fashion show with original designs, and talks by GSA faculty members or guest speakers on issues that affect GSA students: for example, fashion and gender identity; fast fashion: environmental impact of the garment industry, etc. No prior sewing experience necessary - just an interest in fashion, an open mind, and a collaborative spirit!
Contact Noël Da at email@example.com for more info. Let's hit the ground running in the fall!Math Team
Isaac Vaccaro, coachThe GSA Math team is a member of the Downeast League (Hancock and Washington counties) of MAML (Maine Association of Math Leagues). Coach Vaccaro has set up a Canvas course with cool math videos and practice materials for meets, and practices are held on campus when possible. Meets do not take place in person; they are administered by the coaches of competing teams at any point during the specified week.Enjoying math and developing overall math skills are our primary goals. Read about the first meet here: Math Team No. 1 after First Meet. Read about the second meet HERE:
Todd Eckenfelder, advisor
The Student Council at George Stevens Academy provides significant leadership of and service to the school community, assists in the management of the school, and offers a forum for students to speak up and become more involved in the school. Among their most visible events are the fall food drive, a free Thanksgiving dinner for the school community, and the junior prom.
The 2021-22 Student Council
12th Grade: Clementine Bannon, Jack Gray, Will MacArthur, Chloe Sheahan
11th Grade: Robbie Bennett, Jillian Eldridge, Alyssa Ladd, Nora Spratt
10th Grade: Oceania Black, Violet Czuj, Isla Day, Hazel Sheahan
9th Grade: to be elected at the end of quarter 1
Erin Wenal, advisor
The yearbook is open to all students at George Stevens Academy. Members should be task oriented, self-motivated, and capable of meeting deadlines. Desktop publishing, writing, photography, art design and many other skills are incorporated. Visit the website yearbook page at georgestevensacademy.org/Yearbook.