Community

Clubs & Service

How do students enrich their school experience and explore leadership opportunities? Clubs!
Every student in our Middle and Upper School has the opportunity to start, join, or lead a club.

Leadership

At Forsyth Country Day School, the development of leadership involves instilling in each student a lifelong commitment to use their time, talents, compassion, and resources to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
 
Each division offers unique opportunities to build leadership skills. These skills are introduced and fostered as students serve on councils, head clubs, captain teams, perform individual and group tasks in the classroom, and engage in service activities that address the needs of the greater community.
 
The legacy of leadership at Forsyth is realized daily through the positive impact our students and alumni have on their local communities and on the world.

Clubs & Service Activities

Each division offers opportunities for students to explore their interests outside the classroom. These experiences promote personal development and help students discover unique abilities within themselves and others.
 
They are also given the opportunity to participate in service activities that allow them to understand of the importance of serving others and to develop a social commitment to the school and community.

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  • Upper School Clubs

    Here in the Upper School, we want every student to have a sense of belonging not only in the classroom but in our student life as well. We have service clubs for each student to get involved in such as Girls' Service Club, Youth & Government, Social Issues Awareness, Cultural Diversity Club, Garden Club, and Leadership Club. These clubs all have specific service and meeting requirements.

    This year we are giving an opportunity for students to have Interest Groups which do not require meetings or service hours. These interest groups could include (but are not limited to) Frisbee Club, Drama Club, and Film Club. There will still be our Competition Groups like Twelve and Mock Trial that participate in competitions each year but will not be held to service requirements.

    Our Upper School is excited to see the passions and interests of our students take shape. If you are looking to get involved in a service club or have an interest in an interest group or competition group, just fill out an application with 
    Mrs. Metzler
  • Upper School Service Activities

    Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank: Throughout the whole school, we collect non-perishable food for the food bank in the spring.
     
    Ronald McDonald House: Upper School students volunteer at the annual Ronald McDonald House Character Breakfast every October.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive: Six upper School students work together to host two blood drives at FCDS each year. They are involved in all aspects of marketing the drive as well as making sure that all donors are taken care of during the blood donation process. 
     
    SCAN: Upper School students volunteer at the Stop Child Abuse Now holiday party. They serve dinner to the families and our orchestra and band play holiday music to entertain the guests.
     
    Campus Clean Up Day: Our Youth And Government students clean up our campus.
     
    Box City: Our Upper School students spend a night on the tennis courts in cardboard boxes to bring awareness to people suffering from homelessness in our community. They collect canned food and toiletries to donate to the local shelter as well.
     
    Turkey Craft Kits: As a school, on our Buddy Day, the students assembled craft kits for the patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital.
     
    Book Buddies: Our FCDS Book Club heads down to the Lower School and reads to the younger students throughout the year. 

  • Middle School Clubs

    Book Club
    Mission: To support students' love of reading by introducing them to quality literature, to offer books that build upon historical values and the dignity of life, and to develop friendships between students based on socialization, competition, and mutual respect

    Garden Club
    Mission: To create a garden at Forsyth Country Day that will produce vegetables for the Second Harvest Food Bank while composting waste from the cafeteria

    Girls' Service Club/Cookie Club
    Mission:  To provide seventh grade girls with opportunities to develop leaderships skills and build relationships while participating in service activities that support the school and the local community
     
    Math Competition Club
    Mission: To promote excitement, enthusiasm, and positive attitudes towards mathematics and to stimulate interest in mathematics beyond what is covered in the standard curriculum, and to provide students with opportunities to apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills during tutorials and various competitions throughout the year. Competitions include the American Mathematics Contest 8, Math Counts, Algebra I and Geometry State Math Contests.
     
    Writers’ Roundtable
    Mission: To expose students to writing while publishing a literary magazine that highlights Forsyth Country Day School’s students’ creative spirit
     
    National Junior Art Honor Society
    Mission: To inspire and recognize those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art, assist members in attaining their highest potential in all forms of art, encourage leadership, and to raise awareness of art education throughout the school community
     
    National Junior Honor Society
    Mission: To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in Middle School students
     
    Student Government
    Mission: The Student Government is an elected group of students chosen to represent the Middle School. They address student concerns with the administration and plan and execute various events on campus such as Spirit Week, Spring Fling, service projects, and more.
     
    Makerspace Club
    Mission: To allow students a creative, DIY space where they can gather to create, invent, and learn.
     
    Craft Club
    Mission: To allow the children to experience and enjoy all aspects of art and design while expressing themselves and to be creative in a relaxed environment.
    To develop and foster artistic pursuits while building relationships
     
    Chess Club
    Mission: To allow students an opportunity to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment.
  • Middle School Service Activities

    • Forsyth Humane Society
    • Hospice
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • Salvation Army Red Stocking Drive
    • Second Harvest Food Bank
    • Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN)
    • Vienna Village