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Clubs & Activities

A club is a group of individuals who request to use Academic Focused Time (AFT) time to gather and explore topics. A club request form must be completed.  Clubs must have academic or civic relevance. Approval of clubs are at the sole discretion of the administration.

An activity does not need to have an academic or civic focus but needs to occur outside of school hours. In order for an activity to be listed on the website, it must have adult supervision. Some examples of existing activities are Sailing, Robotics, and Fitness Groups. The club and activities form still needs to be filled out for approval.  See below for current activities.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Falmouth High School’s ACLU club works to educate, defend, and advocate for the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the US constitution of our community through discussion, protest, and overall engagement and participation. Although it talks about similar topics to our Civil Rights club, the ACLU club pushes for a stronger sense of participation in “taking action” through discussion, protest, debates, speak-outs, and more. The ACLU gives a detailed guide to creating this club which includes everything from the basic foundation of the club, to ways to take action, to templates for club posters. With this, we have high hopes for a smooth and organized club that will get so much done throughout the current and coming years. Within the given outline, it notes that we will need a state ACLU affiliate to help look over and advise the club to answer questions, serve as a guiding force, and make sure the organization's name is tied to a worthy group; this should also help keep the club on task and making change. Additionally, we hope this club can gain the attention of students regardless of background, political affiliation, level of ACLU knowledge, and more, but instead pose as a source of education and bipartisan participation to help further the efforts of the union throughout our own community. Meets on Wednesdays during AFT in room 111. Advisor: Ms. White:  

Astronomy Club

The Astronomy Club meets every week to discuss various astronomy topics, from black holes to current astrological events. Exploring topics such as stars, planets, the universe, etc. The club meets on Wednesdays during AFT in room M182. Advisor: Ms. Kanzler: 

Bake Sale Club

The Bake Sale Club holds monthly bake sales on the last Monday of each month. The profits will be donated to a charity/organization voted by members of the club. By joining the Bake Sale Club, you can participate in bake sales, vote for the charity/organization of where you want the profits to go, and get additional information about upcoming bake sales. Follow us @fhs.bakesaleclub on Instagram! If you have any questions email Michele Xie:  and Suyoung Yoo: . Advisor: Ms. Hilinski:  

Best Buddies

As a chapter of Best Buddies International, we promote and support the inclusion of individuals with IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) by fostering friendships between people with and without IDD. Falmouth Best Buddies would include meetings within the scope of IDD and inclusion, matching individuals to create buddy pairs, and having parties and activities to give club members a chance to have fun and create new friendships. Led by Shay Wilcox, Best Buddies ME Program Manager. We meet every Friday during  AFT in room 115. Advisor: Ms. Lanham Ms. Zivic: 

Big Buddies

Individuals involved with this program will be mentoring a student in the elementary or middle schools. This is an opportunity for someone who has some free time to support a young person and be a positive influence in his/her life. Activities range between reading, helping with homework, art related activities, music, sports, board games, puzzles, etc. The commitment is 30 minutes a week. Advisor: Ms. Haley

Biology Olympiad

A biology-based club that brings students together on the vast topics in biology. Towards the end of the year, students will be fully prepared for the event: the United States of America Biology Olympiad, in which we will participate in regional competition and possibly advance all the way to nationals. Meetings are every Friday during AFT in room 126. Advisor: Mr. Njaa 

Book Club

Do you love to read? The Book Club offers a chance for fellow book lovers to come together over a shared interest. We will take suggestions from members for books to read. We will meet on Fridays during AFT in room 208 to discuss our selection. For more information contact the Advisor: Ms. Adams 

Chemistry Club (Chem Club)

Club meetings will alternate between a learn session where we learn an experiment with an experiment session, where students will do the learning experiment in small groups. Meetings are held 4 times a month on Wednesdays during AFT in room 224. Advisor: Mx. Pfahlers 

Chess Club

A place where people who enjoy chess can play with others in person, and club members can get better at playing chess. Meetings take place on Fridays during AFT in room 232. Advisor: Ms. Scott 

Civics Club

The Falmouth High School Civics Club offers opportunities for students to have US Civics and Government come alive. We will convene as a group to discuss important current events and communicate diversified opinions. All students are welcome to join. Meetings are held on Wednesdays during AFT in room room 102. Advisor: Mr. Walsh  

Civil Rights Team

The goal of the Civil Rights Team is to get students to think and talk about issues related to race and skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender (including gender identity and gender expression). In focusing on these categories protected under federal and state law, we aim to make FHS a place where students feel safe, welcome, and accepted because of who they are. The FHS team is part of a larger network of civil rights teams in schools all across the state, including FES and FMS. Meets Mondays during AFT in room 107. Co-Advisors: Ms. Finn  & Ms. Pullen

Class Boards                                                   
Each grade (9-12) has a Class Board, which is composed of class officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Class Boards represent students in each individual class. They conduct class business in the form of class meetings and raise money for the class toward graduation.
Grade 9 - Ms. Goldstone 
Grade 10 - Mr. Carver 
Grade 11 - Ms. Julea  and Ms. Hilinski 

Grade 12 - TBD


CodeX2 is an inclusive place welcoming people of all coding and technology experience levels (no experience required)! Live training sessions provide by coding professional and industry leaders. Coding certificates with completion of training activities; connections with local Maine coding internships; and a Hackathon experience with opportunities to win great prizes! For any questions contact: Advisor: Ms. Plummer 

Cook Club

"Cooking up ideas and meals for those facing food insecurity!" Meetings take place in the school kitchen. Advisor: Mr. Libby 


DECA is an international organization whose mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in business. There are over 220K+ high school students participating in this organization, and it provides an opportunity to learn through both instruction and competitive events. The program is very well structured and allows for business minded students to compete in case-based competitions. For example, a team of 1-3 participants can compete in the "Business Growth Plan" module where we would develop a written business plan to present to a DECA judge. This is similar to the debating club, but for business and entrepreneurship. There is also the potential opportunity to attend conferences, compete for state awards, and win scholarships. Meetings take place Fridays during AFT in room 125. Advisor: Mr. Whited 

Diverse Student Union (DSU)

DSU is a safe place where students can discuss and act on topics of race and social injustice. Students of all backgrounds are welcome. DSU holds group and school wide discussions on the topic of racism, school events, and more! Meetings are held weekly, every Friday during AFT in room 111. For more information, contact: Advisor: Ms. White

Dungeon & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons (DnD) Club is a fantasy roleplaying game. The game is similar to 'make believe' or 'pretend' in that it is collaborative story-telling. Determining things like whether or not attacks hit or if you can persuade someone to let you in, is determined by dice. Meetings are in Mr. Read's room 106 after school on Wednesdays.  Dice will be provided for those who need them. Advisor: Mr. Read 

Environmental Action Committee (EAC)                        

This group is an active participant in school-wide recycling and promotes conservation & ecological practices both within the school as well as throughout the community. Members are presently collecting and processing paper, paperboard, cardboard, and returnable bottles throughout the school. The committee is also responsible for organization, coordination, and support of a yearly coastal cleanup in Falmouth. Future projects will include hiking and trail maintenance.  Meets Mondays during AFT, room 223.  Advisor: Ms. Blenk

Esports Club

Esports is a growing platform for people to test their skills and form permanent friendships. This club is an outlet for gamers to gather and play games, as well as a place to compete with other schools in official high school tournaments. We have players for every game, and we will offer tutoring for new players for a more casual play experience. The club meets during AFT on Fridays in room 125. Advisor: Mr. Whited 

Falmouth Rainbow Organization of Gender and Sexuality (FROGS)

FROGS is a club dedicated to educating the FHS community about LGBTQ+ topics and issues. The goal of this group is to establish an environment where everyone is respected regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. FROGS is primarily a safe space for all students to both socialize and discuss anything related to gender and sexuality. Meetings take place after school on Tuesdays in room 121. Advisor: Ms. Leary

Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a book club made with the intention of reading good books and having philosophical conversations to deepen the understanding of literature in a positive way. The club is a chance to get students to read books of their choosing and foster curiosity about how something makes them feel whether they like the book or hate it. It is to encourage students to develop their own opinions and ideas about characters, themes, and conflict and to discuss how those elements relate to our lives and purposes. People will be encouraged to talk in this club but there will be no pressure too if they'd prefer to simply read and listen to the conversations. We hope to also discuss controversial topics relating to the books and learn to both agree and respectfully disagree in order to gain new perspectives on various elements of life through the club. Meetings take place during AFT in room 142. Advisor: Ms. Seder 


GORP is Falmouth High School’s literary and arts magazine. The magazine is a creative outlet for the entire Falmouth High School community to share and publish original artwork and a variety of writing, such as poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. We publish one or two issues each year, and students help with the submission, selection, editing, proofreading, layout, design, fundraising, publication, and distribution of the magazine. We also host a publishing party each year. We meet during activity period, and smaller subcommittees meet during other scheduled times. Working on staff is a wonderful opportunity for students to collaboratively produce a publication while meeting with friends, engaging in thoughtful conversation about writing, and learning a variety of skills related to the publishing and editing of manuscripts and artwork. Submit to GORP at  Read past issues of GORP. Questions, please stop by room 204 for additional info. Advisor: Ms. Gifford

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Knitting/Crocheting is a club for anyone who wants to learn how to knit/crochet, or for those who already can. We will be knitting/crocheting either a blanket or scarves to donate to people in our community. Meetings take place during AFT on Fridays in the Library. Advisor: Ms. Julea 

Marine Diversification and Climate Reinforcement Club

We will learn about the powers of kelp farms along the Maine Coast and how we can se this information to inspire and educate students in the middle school. Eventually, we will be growing kelp from a kelp farm and making kelp meatballs and many other creations. Our club will become educated on marine diversification, climate change, and how the ocean relies on the tiniest of species (and how much we rely on the ocean)! We will raise money to support our farm in the works of organizing fundraisers. Meetings are on Fridays during AFT twice a month in room 224. Advisor: Mx. Pfahler 

Math Team

If you are a strong math student and you enjoy problem solving, you now have a chance to work with like minded peers in a competition setting. On the Math Team, we prepare for 5 meets a year with weekly practices. The meets are held against surrounding schools, and you complete problems and earn points for the team! Benefits enjoyed by recent members include: being better prepared for College Admissions Tests and for future college courses, camaraderie with teammates at meets and practices, potential for recognition of your academic excellence, and the satisfaction that comes from solving challenging problems. Participation on this team counts toward the STEM Endorsement extracurricular activity. Advisors: Ms. Finn  

Model UN (MUN)

MUN gives students the opportunity to become mock delegates of the United Nations. MUN includes issue discussing, policy making, and international cooperation. Our meetings will be in preparation for a state-wide conference in May with schools from around Maine. Meets are after school as needed in room M186. Advisor: Mr. Magnuson:

Mountain Biking (Pop Up Fall Class)

This course is designed to teach students the basics of cycling. The biking class will focus on skills and techniques to improve student's ability to control and maneuver on a bicycle. Knowledge of the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair, safety consideration, cardiovascular, and muscular endurance will be emphasized as students familiarize themselves with the roads and trails of Falmouth. Permission by a parent will be required to allow student to ride on public roads and private property. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Bicycle and helmet. The group gets together during the 1st quarter of the school year. Advisor: Mr. Hilton 

National Honor Society

NHS is an organization composed of selected members of the junior and senior classes. Nomination and election are competitive and are based on substantive accomplishment in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Read more about NHS, including the FHS application and induction process. Advisor: Mr. Magnuson

Navs Media

We would like to encourage students at FHS to take on the journey of being a sports media creator. Meets through text group chats and AFT. Advisor: Mr. Coffey 

Northern Force Robotics 

The first robotics competition is an exciting, nationwide competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is a challenging experience—and a lot of fun. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of lots of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines, and deadlines. Advisor: Clare Greenlaw 

Ocean Bowl

This club will be focused on learning about various aspects of the ocean, such as oceanography, marine sciences, chemistry, geology, and history. Additionally, we will practice trivia style questions to prepare for the Ocean Bowl competition in February. The team meets every Wednesday during AFT in room 223.  Advisor: Ms. Blenk

Pickleball Team

The Pickleball team will not only play pickleball, but also learn the techniques and the official rules of the game. We will have practice sessions, hold tournaments, and hopefully improve everyone's skill. Meetings take place on Fridays during AFT in the Large Gym. Advisor: Mr. Hilton 

Programming Club

This is a club for learning how to program, seeing what it can be used for, and making your own projects. Meetings take place on Wednesdays during AFT in the Library. Advisor: Mr. Wolotsky 

Prom Committee                                                    

The Prom Committee is made up of Juniors who plan their prom for that year. It is the responsibility of the committee to choose a theme, location, invitations, food, and music for the prom. They also sell tickets and design and construct the decorations for the dance. Each year, the Executive Board of the Junior class decides how they want to choose the Prom Committee. Volunteers are always welcome. Advisor: Ms. Hilinski or Ms. Julea

Rock Climbing League

Want to try rock climbing? Then this is your opportunity to learn rock climbing and "hang" around with other like minded in individuals. Join us every Monday from 3:00-5:00pm at Evo Rock and Fitness at 65 Warren Avenue, Portland. Advisor: Ms. Brewer 

Science Bowl

Science Bowl is a fast paced competition where teams of students compete in tournaments against other schools. Schools go head to head answering questions and must buzz in faster than their opponents in order to gain the chance to answer the questions and build up points. Questions come from all areas of science, and students must be quick, hold a lot of knowledge, be willing to trust themselves and their team mates, and have fun. We practice once a week starting in October, for the state competition in late February. The teams will also compete in the Ocean Sciences Bowl in February and will scrimmage with other schools for fun. Winning schools continue on to National competitions held in May. Meetings are held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:20-3:00pm in room 126. Advisor: Mr. Njaa

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a chance for students to compete against other students and schools in over 20 different events, including: Bridge/Tower Building, Disease Detectives, Codebusters, Dynamic Planet, Forestry, and more. Whatever your interest, there is likely an event that fits. Teams have up to 15 students, and we usually field two teams. Students typically work with a friend on an event, and will need to take on at least 3 to 5 different events for the day of the competition. We meet in November and December to organize and then weekly through February. As the competition approaches the first week in April, we meet more often and long hours are put in to meet the deadline. We may be able to hold scrimmages in some events with other schools in the weeks leading up to the Olympiad. In the end, the events are challenging, the day is long, and lots of fun is had. Meetings take place after school in room 126. Advisor: Mr. Njaa 

Service Club

The FHS Service Club is a student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. The FHS Service Club members work on projects to help the community locally, nationally, and globally. Organizations this club supports include Furniture Friends, Ronald McDonald House, Animal Refuge League, Partners for World Health, and monthly discussion groups with elders at OceanView. We host benefit concerts during the school year to raise money for a variety of organizations as well as help out at many local events like the FMS Nickel Carnival and the Falmouth Food Pantry Annual Dinner. Meetings take place every Wednesday (except for early release days) during AFT. Advisors: Ms. Bush 

Spanish National Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica)

The Spanish National Honor Society, "Los Navegantes de Falmouth" Chapter, will recognize high achievement in Spanish and promote interest in related studies. There will be 2-3 meetings per year in room 212 and exact times are TBD. Advisor: Ms. Christman 

Speech and Debate 

Speech & Debate team is open to all students who are interested in improving their speech and communication skills--skills proven to be highly valuable in college and beyond. Speech and Debate offer a wide variety of event opportunities. Students attend practice twice a week to select (or create) pieces for interpretation, research; discuss/debate current topics; and, learn and practice cross examination questions, rebuttal speeches and public speaking and communication skills. We are part of the Maine Forensic Association (MFA), a group composed of Maine schools that organizes and sponsors events. From October to January, different schools host Saturday tournaments, which culminate in a State Tournament sponsored by the Maine Principal's Association. Falmouth is also a member of the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) and National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL), which hold regional qualifiers and National Tournaments in the summer. At tournaments, Falmouth also compete in Student Congress. Students participate in a simulated Congress where they draft, debate and attempt to pass their bill. We welcome all interested students. Meetings take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Learning Commons. Advisor: Ellen Parent

STEM Mentorship

The STEM Mentoring program partners high school STEM students with middle school students who are interested in learning about science or STEM opportunities. The goal is to create a stronger community of STEM students by inspiring younger students to get more involved. The partnership benefits both the high schoolers (who will receive service hours) and middle schoolers (who will receive mentors and guidance). Women in STEM Seminars occur monthly, in which a community member or student speaks on their involvement in the STEM community. Ultimately, we hope this creates a tightly bound community of students in STEM who would support each other both in and out of school, so when they graduate, they are more prepared to take part in different real-world opportunities, and will have more connections as they move into the workforce. Meetings take place every Monday from 2:30-3:30pm in room 125. Advisor: Mr. Whited 

Student Ambassadors

FHS Student Ambassadors help the Student Services Office orient new and prospective students to many different aspects of FHS, including extracurricular opportunities, the school building layout, class offerings, schedule, and extracurricular opportunities. FHS Student Ambassadors are asked to help at transfer and 9th grade student orientations, present information to 8th graders, and participate in open houses. Meetings are held in the Student Services Office. Advisor: Ms. Calhoun 

Student Council

Student Council meets regularly and is composed of four elected members from each class. The Council elects its own officers. The Student Council acts as the formal student-led governing body of the school. It discusses and presents proposals on important school topics. It governs class and student activities in order to avoid conflicts in scheduling. It is a member of the Maine and national affiliation of Student Councils, but has a focus in the school and community. The group meets on Thursdays during AFT in room 105. Advisor: Ms. Hilinski:  

Student Led Change

Student Led Change is structured around three levels of change: individual leadership skills, organizational action, and collaboration, both locally and nationally. We are training an army of thoughtful, capable volunteers who will go out into the world with the skills necessary to enact positive change for a lifetime. The group meets in room M185 during Wednesday AFTs. Advisor: Ms. Wrisley 


Students will be choosing their own topics/opinions to write and edit. They will submit them for publication and there will be four publications during the school year. The group meets on Wednesdays during AFT in room 202. Advisor: Mr. Casey 

Tri-M Music Honors Society

An internationally recognized music honors society that gives students a chance to gain music-related community service and performance opportunities outside of the regular Music Department programs. The club meets in the music room (M180) on Wednesdays during AFT. Advisor: Ms. Northrup

Unified Club

Unified Club is for students with and without intellectual disabilities who come together for spots, games, community service, school events, and most of all, to have fun. Meetings take place on Wednesdays every other week during AFT in room 116. Advisor: Ms. Schmidt 

Yearbook Club

Members of the yearbook club are responsible for designing, producing, selling, and distributing the FHS yearbook, The Crest. Members take photographs of the life and times of Falmouth High School students, staff, and faculty in school and at school-sponsored activities -- participating in club activities, competing in athletic competitions, performing on stage ... in addition, they are responsible for interviewing students, faculty and staff and then writing copy for the book. Once all the pieces of the book are collected, members design the page layouts for a 200-page book using web-based software. The book is sold online and distributed to students at the end of the school year. The club will meet during AFT on Wednesdays in the library. Advisor: Mr. Hull  or email The Crest

Yellow Tulip Project (YTP)

YTP works toward reducing the stigma around mental health. The mission is to spread hope, help, and strength and to break the silence when someone is struggling. Students and staff will create campaigns focused on the Sources of Strength Wheel. Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays during AFT in Student Services Office. Advisor: Ms. Haley

Youth Climate Justice Club

The Youth Climate Justice Club connects students to important issues in and out of our school. We focus on the environmental impact of our lunch system and transportation system, along with some issues of the state legislature. Our goal is to get students involved with the leaders in our community to reduce our environmental impact. Meetings take place on Fridays during AFT in room 121. Advisor: Ms. Leary 

Want to start a new club? Complete the FHS Club Proposal Form.