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A to Z Guide of 2018-19 High School Clubs

Filed in Archive, BCHS, District News by on July 23, 2018

How to Get Involved

Find a club that interests you? Be sure to listen to the morning announcements for information about when groups will begin meeting each year. While some clubs require auditions or other qualifications (as outlined in the below club descriptions), most are open to any interested students.

How to Start a Club

If you want to start a club you must secure the principal’s approval before any meetings can begin. Pick up the necessary forms in the Assistant Principal’s Office.

Participation in Extracurricular Activities

Participation in school activities is a privilege for BCHS students. Students are required to be in attendance at school on the day they participate in any facet of extracurricular activities. Students who are suspended from school (ISS and OSS) will be barred from all school functions (i.e., athletic events, dances or other school events) on the day of suspension or from the next scheduled function. Inappropriate behavior at extracurricular activities will result in a referral and corresponding disciplinary action.

30 Days Prior to Special Events

Thirty days prior to a special event (e.g., Homecoming, Snowball Dance, Junior Prom, Senior Ball, etc.,) students with three or more referrals and/or suspension will lose the privilege of attending the event.

Acoustic Jams

This is a club in which students with acoustic instruments of any kind can get together to play music.

Active Minds Club

This club will meet bi-weekly to discuss ways to raise awareness of mental illness, helping to erase the stigma behind it. 

American Red Cross Club

The purpose of this club is to raise funds and awareness for the American Red Cross and its causes.

Amnesty International

An official student group of the larger organization, Amnesty International Club meets to focus on topics including freedom of speech, tolerance and the refugee crisis. The club’s mission is to support human rights in the community and worldwide so that every single person can enjoy the freedoms they deserve.

Animal Conservation Club

This club meets weekly to discuss ways to raise awareness and funds for endangered animals.

Art Alliance

This club welcomes all who wish to work together in a safe space to transform our everyday surroundings into a more visually interesting place to be. Meets weekly.

Astronomy Club

This club welcomes any student who wants to learn about star gazing and observing the skies via telescopes.

Bass-On-Up

A choral group for male singers, this ensemble works well for students who do not have time to join an in-school choral group. No auditions are required. 

BCHS Knitting Club

This club welcomes any student who wants to knit or learn how to knit as a way to relax and relieve stress. Items will be knitted for local charities and shelters.

BCHS Eagles Ultimate Frisbee

The goals of this club are to introduce new players to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and to spread the “spirit of the game,” and to further develop skills in experienced players.

Best Buddies Club

This club meets once per week and matches students who require special educational and other specialized services with other high school students, creating one-to-one friendships between them.

Book Club

In a partnership between the HS LMC and the Bethlehem Public Library, students are provided with a selection of titles to read independently and then students will come together to discuss the books with each other.

Buy-It/ School Store

Personable and responsible students are always needed to work in the store – handling student customers at the counter, stocking shelves, keeping an inventory of items and assisting with general store maintenance.

Concert Singers

This is a non-auditioned ensemble for female singers and is ideal for those who do not have time to join an in-school choral group.

Dungeons and Dragons

Students meet to play the game Dungeons and Dragons.

Environmental Club

This club meets weekly to discuss and plan projects that improve the environment. Projects involve creative crafting with recycled materials, gardening, and raising funds to donate to environmental groups.

Film Club

This club will present numerous short, independent and classic films to students who are passionate about film.

French Club

The French Club seeks students of all levels of understanding of the language who are interested in French language, traditions and culture.

Gender Equality Club

The Gender Equality Club seeks to explore, expose and discuss the gender issues that face students at BCHS and in society, overall.

Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)

The GSA builds bridges among students of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  The GSA coordinates the high school’s annual participation in the National Day of Silence.

Geocaching Club

This club is a fun way for students to work together through geocaching to solve real and engaging puzzles. The goal is to familiarize students with geocaching basics and etiquette.

Guerilla Art Club

Established in 2016, GAC was created for students to create safe and imaginative after school art activities; to spread positivity through public art.

Hot Rod USA Club

This club provides a way for students who have a passion for model cars to meet and discuss this hobby with other model car enthusiasts.

HS Pep Band (“Hooligans”)

The HS Pep Band plays at BCHS sporting events as well as playing at other high school events.

Improv Club

This club meets weekly just for fun; putting on skits and practicing improvisation techniques.

International Club

The International Club exists to provide multicultural opportunities and awareness on a global level to students at BCHS.

Jazz Lab Band

This non-auditioned group meets weekly after school.  Members are to be in the school’s band/orchestra program unless playing piano or guitar.  Reading music is a must for this ensemble.

Jazztic Measures

This auditioned ensemble meets weekly in the evening.  The auditions are open to students who have at least 1-year experience in Jazz Lab Band. Reading sheet music and notation is a must.

Class Councils

The Junior and Senior class councils are a part of the school government that meet to discuss upcoming events and school policies. The primary goal is to raise money for class functions including the Jr. Prom, Sr. Ball and other school events. 

Key Club

This community service club is affiliated with Kiwanis International and focuses on fundraising for charities and to promote a spirit of service.

Latin Club

This club promotes awareness of the Latin classics and gives students an opportunity to enjoy the times and cultural activities of the ancient Romans.

Linguistics Club

The Linguistics Club is for those who are interested the study and discussion of language.

Masterminds & Science Bowl

Members participate in Jeopardy/College Bowl-like academic competitions. Masterminds deals with general knowledge and Science Bowl focuses on math and science.

Math Honor Society

Students tutor peers in mathematics. Students are admitted based on their academic success in math courses.

Medical Club

Medical Club seeks to inspire students interested in the medical professions by providing information and volunteer opportunities.

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial Team provides students with the opportunity to participate in the fictional American criminal justice system as lawyers and witnesses. Competitions are held primarily in the spring time frame.

Model United Nations (Model UN)

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

National Art Honor Society

The BC Chapter of this nationally recognized organization is for students who achieve excellence in art and seek to promote it in the community.  Applications for new members are available.

No Place for Hate

The purpose of this organization is to unify the entire BCHS community; faculty, staff, and students, by promoting a positive, bias and bully-free environment. The club meets monthly and bi-weekly during some months.

Origami Club

Origami Club exists to take traditional and modern Japanese concepts and turns them into paper art that awes its viewers. The club met weekly in 2017 and donated much of its art to local medical facilities.

Oriole (BCHS Yearbook)

This club designs the page layouts of the HS Yearbook.  There is both hands-on and critical work with computer layout and digital camera imaging. Students are guided each step along the way of creating the yearbook.

Peer Helpers

This club is designed to help young people choose positive ways to take care of themselves and improve their school community.

Robotics Club

Teams of 9th-12th grade students meet after school weekly to design, build, program and test robots to participates in regional VEX Robotics Competitions.

Science Olympiad

Members participate in science competitions around the Northeast. Tournament events vary from building helicopters and robots to biology labs. If you like science, this club is for you!  Find out more at http://newyorkscioly.org/.

Sound System

A select ensemble that is open to students who are enrolled in Choraliers or Choristers.

Spanish Club

To learn about Spanish culture, language and customs. Meets bi-weekly.

Spanish Honor Society

The goal of this group is to promote excellence in and continued use of the Spanish language. Meets monthly.

Speech and Debate Club

This club travels to local and state tournaments to compete at novice, JV and Varsity levels in oral interpretation including poetry, prose, drama and humor. New members are always welcome!

Stage 700

Stage 700 rehearses for three months to produce a Broadway musical each year.

Stock Market Club

This club offers an opportunity to learn about the importance of financial markets at both the micro and macro economics level. Meets weekly in the fall; biweekly in the spring.

Student Senate

Student Senate serves as the voice of the student body to the administration.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

S.A.D.D. is a student-run organization that works to increase awareness of making safe decisions regarding your mind, body and life. S.A.D.D. is open to all students.

Students for Peace & Survival

SPAS concentrates on raising student awareness on social issues and helping both local and global communities. The club’s various fundraisers collect funds for charities that fight poverty and hunger.

Super Smash Bros. Club

This club is a place for students to get together to play video games and run tournaments.

Theatre Without A Net /Shakespeare

TWAN presents a quality Shakespearean production each year. Past productions include: The Merchant of Venice, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth. 

Thinking Reed

Published annually, The Thinking Reed, is a literary magazine of poetry, prose and art submitted by BCHS students.

Video Production Tech Guild (Light & Sound Club)

This club is for students who enjoy the technical aspects of plays, productions and other events.  Training will be geared toward developing expertise in sound reinforcement and lighting. No previous experience is necessary.

Werewolves Club

This club will help students develop their public speaking skills and build teamwork through the game of Werewolves. 

Woodworking Club

To provide students with the knowledge, skills and assistance required to build projects of their own design.