Social development and extracurricular activities of students are vital parts of the total educational program at Fishers High School. Students who become involved in extracurricular activities find school more interesting, challenging and fulfilling. Some activities such as homecoming and the prom are designed strictly for fun. Others, such as athletics, the musical programs and theatrical productions, as well as academic contests, are intended to develop interest, talents, leadership, and organizational abilities.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACADEMIC STANDARDS POLICY
The School Board believes that the participation in extracurricular activities contributes substantially to the education of students, a sense of community in the school, and for some, a strong motivation to remain in school and earn a diploma in four years. Extracurricular activities should supplement and enhance the educational process and not become the primary focus of that process.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACADEMIC STANDARDS PROCEDURE
Students participating in extracurricular activities must comply with these procedures. Grades take precedence over those from a nine-week grading period. The coach or sponsor of the specific activity will be responsible for verifying eligibility as well as monitoring grades during the period of the sport/activity. A negative change of grades in any individual class will receive prompt attention by the coach or sponsor and additional academic assistance will be given when necessary. Demonstrated effort by the student to meet minimum standards will be taken into consideration in determining continued eligibility. That schedule will be approved by the school administration and reported to classroom teachers involved. In addition to the above, any student serving in or running for an elected position who commits an illegal, immoral or offensive act on or off of school property, may not be able to serve as an elected official for 365 days from the date of the infraction.
ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
A comprehensive list of clubs and extracurricular activities
can be found at the FHS website.
The use of social media on and off campus by a student considered to cause a substantial disruption to the educational (including extracurricular) environment may result in discipline including suspension or removal from the activity, group, leadership position, or team.
All school rules of conduct will be enforced per the Student Handbook. Any member who is suspended from school may forfeit membership. Each organization will schedule meetings.
Dances are held periodically and are sponsored by various clubs and organizations. A student violating rules and regulations that apply to school dances will be subject to appropriate discipline. It is understood that obscene dancing, as determined by staff, will result in the removal of the offending person(s) from the dance. The following are guidelines set up for the safety of students and to help with the planning of such events:
ACADEMIC EXTRACURRICULAR MEMBERSHIPS
National Honor Society
- Only current Fishers High School students in good standing and their approved guests may attend. (Note – guests may not be permitted to attend some dances)
- Guests of FHS students must be current high school students, high school graduates, or equivalent.
- No Jr. High students or adults 21 or older are allowed to attend FHS dances. FHS administration reserves the right to limit guests at some dances to students in the HSE district.
- If tickets are sold for the dance they are non-transferable. Students are to purchase their tickets in the time allotted by the sponsor of the function.
- Students and guests shall bring a picture ID with them to the function.
- Students shall have the proper paper work filled out for a guest before the purchase of tickets.
- Students will not be admitted to the dance without their ticket.
- Prom tickets may be purchased by current juniors, seniors, and seven semester graduates.
- Supervision will be provided at all dances.
The National Honor Society chapter of Fishers High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Standards for selection are established by the national office of NHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs. Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each fall.
Students in the 11th
grades are eligible for membership. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.33. A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is required. Eligibility does not guarantee acceptance. A majority vote of the Faculty Council is necessary for selection. Applications are available for those students that have completed a minimum of three semesters at FHS. Applications are reviewed one time per year. Due dates vary from year to year, however, are typically between the months of February and March. Those students who meet this criterion should complete the application for membership which can be picked up in the Guidance Office.
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize newly-selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance in all four criteria (or better) that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, and participation in the chapter service projects.
Student Council / Student Government
The purpose of the Student Council / Student Government is to formulate and express the opinions, recommendations and suggestions of the student body to the administration, faculty and the Board of Education and support philanthropic and community service projects on behalf of the student body through funds raised from social activities. Council membership is open to all students with a C or better grade average.
***Eligibility for Class Officers/Student Government Members:
A student selected to one of these positions is expected to possess qualities such as leadership, academic and personal responsibility, and the desire to be a good student representative. The selected students should conduct themselves accordingly. Therefore, the following guidelines have been established for eligibility to seek and hold these positions:
- Grades: The student must have, at the time of elections, and must maintain during tenure of office, a C or better grade average
- Conduct: The student must have no record of suspension the semester prior to or during tenure in office. This includes suspensions due to attendance problems. The student must not discredit the school nor reflect a disruptive influence on the discipline, good order, morale, or educational environment of the school. The student must abide by other guidelines listed in the student handbook.
- Students selected to these positions may be required by the sponsor(s) to sign a form indicating agreement to abide by these guidelines.
- Students not meeting the requirements of this position may be removed by the sponsor and/or administration.