Clubs and Activities
A group of Student Artists who get together to look at, talk about, and create Art. The Art Club also serves as a support group for Drama Club by contributing to the set design! Art club helps to put Art work on display at various times throughout the year. The Art Club is open to any interested student.
The FHSCB is the premier performing group in the school system. It is made up of students in grades 9-12 and they perform four to five concerts each year. Our repertoire consists of traditional band favorites, contemporary compositions, and marches which cover over 120 years of our wind band heritage. The group has performed at OMEA State Competition twice - in 1998 and 1999. They consistently receive superior and excellent ratings at district contest.
This club is designed to give students experience in all aspects of theatre production. We put on musical productions as well as theatrical comedy, romance or tragedy. Students in this club are encouraged to be creative and expand on their gifts. Auditions are conducted once or twice a year. Students must have parental permission to be involved. What ever your talent or interest from student director to actor to set designer we have a spot for you!
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Fairbanks High School is a student-led club that focuses on the challenge and adventure of being an athlete and a Christian in school sports. The group is called a "Huddle" and meets every 2nd and 4th Monday nights at 7 - 8:30pm at the Fairbanks Elementary School gym. The group's leaders are Juniors and Seniors who take their role seriously of building strong relationships through fun activities and various unique sports competitions. There are also opportunities to go to camps with other area schools in the Fall and a Spring "lock-in". These are times of intense personal and spiritual growth and great fun. FCA leaders also organize safe and responsible social events at various times throughout the year, including Christmas Parties, bon fires, ice cream socials and fund raiser activities.
FCA is a large national organization with hundreds of huddles across the country. While all FHS sports are the primary focus, it is not mandatory to be on a team to join FCA. FCA does strongly encourage participation in FHS sports and good sportsmanship as a means of building lasting relationships within the school.
Family, Career, Community Leaders of America: Dynamic student organization that helps youth become strong leaders and address important personal, family, work and social issues through Family and Consumer Sciences. Students at Fairbanks are automatically admitted as members of FCCLA when they take a Family and Consumer Sciences course. Students develop public speaking skills, childcare skills, interpersonal communication, personal development and job interview skills by being a part of this organization. Students are involved in community service projects, safety projects, and individual growth projects.
While the acronym "FFA" is generally thought to stand for "Future Farmers of America", this is no longer the case. The FFA is simply the FFA. It has become an organization for everyone. When our day and age began to call for leaders over farmers the FFA put its best foot forward to answer the call. This national organization now prides itself in the successful development of the nation's future leaders while also keeping focused on the promotion of agriculture.
Because the FFA is so large and nationally renowned, members of the FFA at Fairbanks have countless opportunities to participate in fun and rewarding activities and competitions. The Fairbanks FFA offers any and all types of judging (from horses to cuts of beef), and numerous speech and essay competitions (Voice of Democracy, Creed Contest, Prepared Speech, Extemporaneous Speech). The Fairbanks FFA also gives students that enjoy woodworking a chance to be rewarded for their efforts with the coveted "Top Shop" award and a chance to win awards on the state level. Competing on one of Fairbanks's Parliamentary Procedure Teams, which is judged on how effectively a team can run an orderly and successful meeting, also proves to be a great time and rewarding experience. These activities are just the tip of the vast iceberg of opportunities and rewards that the FFA has to offer.
All language students as well as those students interested in different cultures are invited to join the International Club. Activities are planned once every two months, such as; dining at a Mexican retaurant, watching a foreign film, baking cakes for Mardi Gras or organizing International Week. A third year language student who attends at least two activities is eligible to apply for a International Club scholarship their senior year.
The Fairbanks Marching Band is the most active and widely recognized performing group in the school system. Members are in grades 8-12 and begin rehearsals in July, perform in the Union County Fair parade, and then go to band camp at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. They perform at all Fairbanks football games, as well as the Sidney Sensational Sounds festival and several OMEA contests. They take pride in their musical and marching performance and represent their school well.
The Ohio Mock Trial Program is an academic competition designed to foster a better understanding of the American democratic legal system and to encourage development of analytical and communication skills. The Fairbanks Mock Trial Program has grown substantially in the last two years and continues to set high goals for the future. The Mock Trial Team meets from October through March and participates in several District competitions at the end of February. The last few years a team from Fairbanks has advanced to State Competition in March.
The Fairbanks High School chapter of the National Honor Society is a group committed to community service, citizenship, and the pursuit of scholarship. NHS consists of roughly the top fifteen percent in the junior and senior classes with the admittance of a new class of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the admission requirements each January. Potential candidates are evaluated by a committee of faculty members based on their G.P.A, school/community involvement, citizenship, their answer to an essay question, and comments on two teacher evaluations for the student. Once the candidates are accepted they participate in community service projects such as the following; frequent nursing home visits to The Gables and Millcrest in Marysville, peer tutoring in the elementary, middle, and high schools, working the Union County Care Train auction, assisting with Bowl for Kid's Sake, Adopt a Family for Christmas and Thanksgiving, working the Family Fun Fair, and Adopt a Highway. The members also run a Pancake Breakfast and annual Bloodmobile during the second semester. In order to stay in the chapter members must continue to excel in all four areas emphasized by the National NHS organization, cooperation, service, scholarship, and citizenship.
In the FMB off season, the Pep Band is the cool place to be. From "Hey!" to "Louie, Louie,"we pride ourselves on being the "sixth man" in all our home basketball games. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate and show their pride and enthusiasm by playing for our Fairbanks panthers and cheering them onto victory.
The Student Council of the Fairbanks High School sponsors a wide variety of services and activities throughout the year to promote citizenship, scholarship, leadership, and human relations. The council consists of the six elected representatives from each class for a total of twenty-four members. Representatives for the Senior, Junior, and Sophomore class are chosen in the Spring while representatives for the Freshman class are chosen in the Fall.
Science Club is for students who are interested in science activities that go beyond what we do in the classroom. We usually meet once a month and members are responsible for collecting the paper recycling for our building. We try to take at least one trip a year - the past few years we've visited COSI, the zoo, Zane Caverns and Ohio Wesleyan University to see their electron scanning microscope.
The Fairbanks High School ski club travels to Mad River Mountain on Wednesdays though out the ski season. The ski club offers the students of Fairbanks High School, family members, and community members the opportunity to participate in the winter activity of snow skiing or snow boarding. Through group pricing a season membership at Mad River Mountain can be purchased at a very affordable price. A ski trip may be planned if there is interest thus allowing the club members to experience different terrain. The club offers a unique out of school experience that leads to a life long physical activity.