Extracurricular Clubs & ActivitiesDrama Club
The objectives of the George Stevens Academy drama program are to familiarize students with the various genres of dramatic literature and explore the evolution of the theatre's artistic movements. Students are encouraged to test acting styles and staging techniques and to design sets, lights, props and costumes.
Environmental Action Club
The Environmental Action Club has helped protect over 120 acres of rainforest in Central and South America, encouraged recycling, helped with clean-up campaigns, sponsored guest speakers, supported the work of local environmental organizations including Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, raised money for wildlife research and conservation, participated in letter writing campaigns, helped with water quality monitoring projects, and enjoyed activities such as kayaking and hiking.
The French Club was started in 1953 to help students become better acquainted with French Canada and explore the French language and culture. Senior club members visit French Canada in the spring.
Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
Mr. Orlofsky, Director
Jazz Band is comprised of 25 students who play one of the following instruments: saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, vibes, bass guitar, guitar, string bass, or drums. We play different styles of jazz including swing, Latin, funk, rock, and slow ballads. We compete in district and state jazz festivals and play at numerous school and community events.Jazz Combo
Mr. Orlofsky, Director
The Jazz Combo is comprised of 5 to 8 musically advanced students who play one of the following instruments: saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, vibes, bass guitar/string bass, and drums. We play different styles of jazz including swing, Latin, funk, rock, and slow or moderate ballads. We compete in district and state jazz festivals. Each year qualified freshmen are added to the group. Also, according to demand, there may be other combos, so that other interested students can play as well.
Mr. Graceffa, advisor
The Outing Club is open to all students. No experience or equipment is necessary. In fact, many students learn to ski, canoe, or kayak through the club. Winter activities include both down hill and cross country skiing. Canoeing on the Saco River, ocean kayaking in Blue Hill Bay and white water rafting on the Kennebec River are spring options. Fund raising is conducted to help defray individual costs.
Señora Buckingham, advisor
The club celebrates El Dia de los Muertos annually by having dinner in a Mexican restaurant in the area each fall. The Spanish Club has hosted Una Fiesta de La Navidad with the other language clubs during the holiday season. Traditionally, the club has also raised funds for an individual or group in need. Past recipients have included Spanish Club students with unforeseen medical bills, a Mayan Women's Cooperative, the Hispanic Community in the Harrington and Milbridge area, and The Hancock County Medical Mission-voted upon by those current Spanish Club members. In the spring, the club hosts the annual Hispanic Culture Week, bringing in many community members, parents, and students- past and present to share their travels and experiences in Spanish speaking countries for all Spanish classes throughout that week. All students are welcome to join the club, whether or not they are currently taking Spanish classes.
Nigel Chase, advisor
Island music and the Steel Drum are a vital part of the history and culture of the Caribbean, and are important newcomers on the world music scene. Learning to play pan-- the steel drum family of instruments-- and perform as an ensemble, or steel band is a regularly scheduled class.
Ms. Rosemeier, advisor
The purpose of the Student Council at George Stevens Academy is to provide significant leadership, school service, to assist in the management of the school, and to provide a forum for student voice and channels for student involvement.
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.