• Spring Modified Sports Have Begun!

    Modified Sports are open to 7th and 8th Graders. 

    See below for Coach Contact information.

    If you need more information, please reach out to the Athletics Department at the Carmel High School, 845-225-8441 x460.

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Please contact Club Advisors for specific questions.  If there is no advisor listed, the club is not running this year.  When posted you will find Advisor contact information on the Club permission slip and club description online.  Administrator for Clubs & Activities- Ms. Allie Golan.  Contact at GFMS:  845-228-2300  ext. 507 Ms. Lauren Muscenti




GFMS runs many Clubs and Activities  with the goal of meeting  many children's interests.   When clubs start please contact the Club Advisor for information.


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 Contact Advisors/Coaches via email with questions.

ART CLUB -  Grades 5-8.  This club is for those who would like to enjoy some additional time exploring artistic opportunities in the art room.  Members will be able to pursue self-directed projects in the medium of their choice, put in additional time on art classroom assignments, and become involved in collaborative ventures with other club members.  Individualized instruction and support will be readily available.  Students are encouraged to share ideas and enjoy immersing themselves in artistic endeavors in the company of their fellow art enthusiasts.  Students may sign up for one quarter of Art Club.  2022-2023 Art Club meets after school. Limit of 24 students per quarter.  Sign up is first come/ first enrolled.  Advisor: Mr. Dan Viera-

BEST BUDDIES - Best Buddies is a club dedicated to promoting inclusion and creating friendships between students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their peers. Advisors: Cathy Mahon - and April Roe

CHESS CLUB – Grades 5-8.  This club meets weekly.  The club includes chess strategy instruction and in- school tournaments.  Beginners are welcome.  Club has a cap of 20 students. Advisor:  Joanna Sweeney-

Dignity Club – Grades 5-8 -Dignity Club, serves as a safe space for all students. It is a place in which students and staff support one another through dialogue, initiatives, and projects. Dignity club meets  after school (day TBD) and alternates between rooms 271 and 234. Advisor: Suzanne Ascanio 

Drama Club – Grades 6-8This club is for those who want to let their inner actor out and work with a variety of people.  Students perform in one show each year.  Meetings range from once a week to five times a week once the play and cast has been selected.  Advisors:

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) – -Grades 5-8.  The GFMS chapter of FBLA serves as an important stepping stone for participating in the high school’s chapter of this national, state and local organization.  Members are active in school and community partnerships that exemplify the club’s overall mission of community service; educating themselves and others; and promoting progressive ideas through professional connections.  Students learn best business practices and participate in charitable fundraising activities. Advisor: Jeff Diamonde -

General Organization (GO) – Grades 5-8.  GO is the student government that represents the GFMS student body. Officers include a President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer as well as student representatives from each homeroom.  The GO is involved in community service projects such as food and clothing collections.  They plan school activities such as dances and keep students informed.  Advisors: Felicia DiLeo- and Cynthia Tully-

TBD Go Green Environmental Club – Grades 5-8.  The Go Green Club’s primary function is to run the recycling program at GFMS.  The club meets on ____ after school to collect, bag, and remove the school’s recyclable waste to our outdoor collection site.  The club also gets involved in special projects within the school and in the community to support and promote environmental efforts.  Advisor: 

Robotics Club – Grades 6-8. Students design and build an autonomous programmable Lego robotic vehicle to perform tasks in an annual regional contest at Dutchess Community College.  Per the rules of the tournament, the team consists of only 10 students.  See for more information.  The middle school competition is called First Lego League (FLL). Advisor:  Mr. Sottile

Math Counts - Grades 6-8.  A National enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement.  The club meets bi-weekly and will focus on competition.  The club is geared for 7th and 8th graders.  Sixth graders are welcome to attend but the content may be difficult.  Advisor: Stacy Molison -

National Junior Honor Society - Advisor Lori Vandemark -

Peer Leaders – Grades 7 & 8. Students serve as good role models for incoming 5th graders.  In September Peer Leaders assist with 5th grade orientation.  In addition, they attend Back-to-School Nights as well as Curriculum Nights to assist parents.  They also help at other various events throughout the school year.  These students are hard-working, conscientious and dedicated to their school community.  Students are chosen by an application process that begins at the end of their 6th grade year. Advisor:  Denise Scaperotti

Safe School Ambassadors – This group of students is trained through the Community Matters Program.  Students are nominated for this group by their faculty and peers.  This is not an open enrollment activity.  Approx. 60 students will participate in Family Groups with faculty, bi-weekly.  Student and school goals are to help create and maintain a positive, safe, and uplifting school environment. Coordinator: Stacy Molison -  Advisors: Joann Monroe, Dana Schwark, Lori Vandemark,Denise Scaperotti

Science & Technology Fair – Grades 5-8.  The Science & Technology fair is a great event.  It takes place on Saturday February 4, 2023 and is open to all GFMS students.  Projects can be entered in the categories of biology, physical science, technology, math and earth science.  Awards are given to the first, second and third place winners from each category.  Advisors: Jeff Diamonde -, and Rodney Golden -

Spotlight – Grades 5-8.  This club meets after school to read and critique poems, short stories and art work to be published in the GFMS Spotlight Literary and Art Magazine.  Spotlight Literary and Art Magazine showcases original pieces.  The members work together to produce this memorable magazine.  Advisors:  Sarah Bell - and Jeff Diamonde -

Yearbook – Grades 5-8.  The yearbook is a publication of middle school memories.  Meetings are held Wednesdays.  The yearbook staff works on photography, keyboarding, layouts and selling ad and booster space.  Students learn how to design a yearbook page.  Advisors:  Karen Nagel and Fran Russo


Musical Groups

Jazz Band – is open to students in Grades 7-8.  In addition to traditional band instruments; piano, guitar and bass are also included.  This club provides an opportunity for interested students to learn and perform jazz, rock, blues, and other forms of popular music in an instrumental setting.  The group meets on Mondays.  Performance opportunities are to be determined at this time.   Advisors:  Eric Pecor and Aimee Brainard

22-23 Small Chamber Ensemble -Clarinet Choir: open to all 6th through 8th grade clarinet players. In previous years performances for the HS pops concert as well as an extra-curricular concert are included as part of clarinet choir. Meets weekly on Monday’s. Great opportunity to meet with multiple grade levels and get more playing opportunities. Advisor:  Erika Wahlers - and Meghan Cabral

22-23 Select Strings – Grades 7-8.  Select strings is open to 7th & 8th grade students who play violin, viola, cello, bass, or piano. This ensemble provides students the opportunity to play and record alternative music styles such as pop, rock, bluegrass, and jazz, with the possibility of improvisation and solo playing. Select strings will be meeting until 3:20pm. Co-Advisors: Erin Minieri  & Buddy Griffith

22-23 Rock Ensemble – Grades 7-8. This club provides an opportunity for 7th and 8th students to learn, perform, and record popular music from many different decades. Rock Ensemble is an auditioned group including approximately 16 singers, 2-3 guitarists, 1-2 bass guitarists, 1-2 keyboard/piano players, and 1-2 students who play drum set. Auditions take place mid to late September. This group meets after school until 4:00PM. Students must have a ride home as there is no late bus at 4.  Co-Advisors: Buddy Griffith   & Aja Broderson

Sports Intramurals and Modified Sports 2022-2023

For questions and information on 2022-2023 Modified Sports (grades 7-8) please contact the Coach for the sport or Carmel High School Athletic Department 845-225-8447 x460.

Complete list below:

(Spring 22-23) 7th/8th Grade Boys Baseball - Anthony Sottile -

(Spring 22-23) 7th/8th Grade Girls Softball - Holly Capra -

(Spring 22-23) 7th/8th Grade Boys Lacrosse - Christopher Ross -

(Spring 22-23) 7th/8th Grade Girls Lacrosse - Aislinn Breslin -

(Spring 22-23) 7th/8th Grade Boys Tennis - Richard Bishop -

(Spring 22-23) 7th/8th Grade Boys Outdoor Track - Jamie Cargain -

(Spring 22-23) 7th/8th Grade Girls Outdoor Track - Dana Schwark -


(School Year 22-23) Wrestling Intramurals - Dave Robin -


(Fall 22-23) Modified Volleyball - Marisa Tambini -

(Fall 22-23) Boys Modified Football - Joseph Garbowski  - Dave Robin - ,

(Fall 22-23) Modified Girls' Tennis - Jodi Brodsky -

(Fall 22-23) Modified Girls' Cross Country - Katherine McCormack -

(Fall 22-23) Modified Boys' Cross Country - Jamie Cargain -

(Fall 22-23) Modified Field Hockey - Jessica Talreja -

(Fall 22-23) Modified Girls' Soccer - Heather Murphy -

(Fall 22-23) Modified Boys' Soccer - Joseph Raniolo -

(Fall 22-23) Modified Cheer Head Coach - Rochelle Lhotan -

(Winter 22-23) Modified Wrestling Head Coach - Dave Robin, Ryan Sonne (asst. coach) -,

(Winter 22-23) Modified Boys Basketball Coach -Joseph Garbowski -

(Winter 22-23) Modified Girls Basketball Coach - Joseph Raniolo -

(Winter 22-23) Cheerleading Coach - Emily Trotta -

GFMS office will announce any cancellations if information is sent by coaches.