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    BARNSTABLE HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS

    Check the Barnstable High School website calendar to confirm club meeting days/time. 

     

    ACT Club

    The ACT (All Come Together) Club was created to help reduce bullying and harassment behaviors at Barnstable High School. This team is made up of student representatives who create and run a program to reduce instances of bullying and harassment. They decide ways to increase awareness of this issue, help this problem among themselves, and improve the school climate at Barnstable High School and in the community.  ACT will also be sponsoring Challenge Day this year.

    Advisors: A. Kaser and V. Cedrone

     

    Anime Club

    This is a social and cultural club that focuses on Japanese animation and culture. This club provides students with an opportunity to be with friends and discuss current trends in anime. At most meetings we will watch and review both old and new anime. We will meet most Wednesdays after school in Room 2600.

    Advisor: M. Petze

     

    Art Club

    The Art Club will meet every Tuesday after school from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Room 2718. It is not necessary to be in an art class to join the Art Club. Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials in a studio setting. Be creative, meet new friends, and improve your art portfolio.

    Advisor: M. Reid

     

    Astronomy Club

    The Astronomy Club extends beyond the classroom to include evening Star Parties, field trips, and educational programming for students of all ages, as well as for the general public. Throughout the school year, we gather at Sandy Neck Beach and in the Cobb Astro Park to investigate the nighttime sky.  It is here that we observe the constellations, planets, moons, nebulae, globular clusters, and galaxies. Telescopes, binoculars, lasers, and other telescopic equipment make these star-gazing sessions memorable and meaningful.Astronomy provides an opportunity for students to “connect” with others, while wondering about their place in the universe.

    Advisor: M. Gyra

     

    Barnacle Yearbook Club

    Do you love to attend school events and games? Do you love to take pictures? Come help the yearbook staff put together the Barnacle. We need candid pictures! We need help covering the many games and events that happen here at BHS every day. We meet every other Thursday, when you can download photos to our yearbook computer, sign up to "cover an event/game," and help with other yearbook activities like tallying polls and planned club and team photos. All are welcome! We meet every other Thursday in Room 1203.

    Advisor: K. Oberg

     

    Baking and Nutrition Club

    The Baking Club is open to all students interested in learning how to bake from scratch using wholesome, fresh ingredients. Each month we will create a variety of delicious baked goods to bring home and share with the family. Throughout the year, we will also explore cultural and ethnic baked goods recipes specific to celebrations and holidays. We meet twice a month, October through May, in Room 1409. Come join us and explore the art of baking. This club is funded by grants; there is no cost to students.

    Advisors: C. Carlson and K. Butler

     

    Barnstable Junior Classical League

    Affiliated with the Massachusetts JCL and the National JCL, this school-based chapter acts as a social organization for those with interests in classical languages, ancient history, and culture. It sponsors several activities throughout the year, e.g., Classics Day, a field trip in December to Boston University for lectures and skits, and the State JCL Convention, a gathering of over 500 Latin and Greek students from all over the state slated to take place here at BHS. Convention delegates compete in academic, artistic, and athletic contests over three days while meeting new friends from all over Massachusetts. 

    Advisor: V. Miklosky

     

    Best Buddies Club

    The mission of the Best Buddies Club is to provide opportunities for high school students to be matched in a one-to-one friendship with fellow students who have disabilities. The students should make a commitment to their buddy. They will engage in weekly contacts such as a phone call, a written note, or lunch in the cafeteria. At the beginning of the school year, the chapter president and advisors will focus on matching students with similar interests, such as reading, watching a movie, attending a school activity together, playing a game, or just chatting. The entire chapter will help organize special events with support from the peer buddies and buddies.

    Advisors: P. Campers-Reilly and E. Cazeault

     

    Broadcasting Club

    The Broadcasting Club is open to all students who have an interest in video production. Video equipment, software training, and studio use are just a few of the benefits of becoming a member. Broadcasting Club also shoots the many live productions like sporting events and drama productions that happen throughout the year. All productions created by Broadcasting Club will be run on Channel 22. So stop by Room 2721 on Thursday afternoons to take part in broadcasting what makes BHS a great place to be.

    Advisor: A. Farrell

     

    Chess Club

    Chess Club provides a unique opportunity to develop and reinforce chess playing skills, socialize, learn, and compete with other chess lovers. No experience is necessary. Improve your logic and reasoning aptitude while having fun and meeting new people.

    Advisor: J. Brown

     

    Drama Club

    The BHS Drama Club produces musical and nonmusical productions that can involve from 35 to 300 performers, depending on the production. This year's productions will include a Haunted House in October, the Talent Show in March, The Crucible in November, Little Shop of Horrors in March, and Much Ado about Nothing in May.

    The club has a tradition of working with the community and local businesses for charitable causes, including collecting food for the Independence House food pantry every Thanksgiving and making a donation from the proceeds of the musical to Champ House. This year we also donated the proceeds from The Crucible concession sales to Hurricane Sandy relief.

    In the summer, the BHSDC's summer theater, Barnstable Summer Family Playhouse, stages two plays with families and younger children in mind. The cast members range in age from 6 to 60 and are a way for older students to pass on what they have learned to younger students who are new to the stage.

    Our ongoing project has been the refurbishing of the Knight Theatre Lobby, which has included repainting it and installing a new ceiling. We have also installed display cases that will become a museum dedicated to the BHSDC's long history. Much of the work has been done thanks to volunteer student and faculty labor as well as contributions from business and community supporters and ticket sales. This year we will also be replacing several stage curtains, thanks to a substantial grant from the Cobb Fund.

    Meeting and audition dates are announced through the Daily Bulletin and on Channel 22. Any and all students are welcome, whether they are interested in being on the stage or behind it! 

    Advisor: E. O’Toole     Assistant Advisors: J. Billard and M. Gyra

     

    East Asian Culture Club

    The purpose of the East Asian Culture Club is to examine and discuss East Asian culture.  This includes learning languages, philosophies, histories, origins, pop culture, and anything to do with the past and present.  Chinese and Japanese traditions will be the main interest of the club, but other Asian traditions will also be included.  The club's goal is to try and experience as much of Asian culture as possible.  Some of the ways this happens are through making food, watching movies, practicing language, celebrating holidays, creating objects, listening to guest speakers, and going on field trips.

    Advisor: G. Wollak

     

    Equestrian Club

    All students, grades 8 through 12, are welcome to join the Equestrian Club. Members need not own or ever have owned a horse in order to be a member. Students who join the Equestrian Club will learn about horse grooming, feeding, exercising, and barn upkeep. Members who have experience with horses will share their knowledge of horses and related horseback riding experiences. Students will also be able to learn from other equestrian professionals and local large animal veterinarians. Members would seek to raise awareness about horse abuse; attend local horse shows; trade and sell used tack and supplies; participate in service projects at local barns; and help interested students find a barn, instructors, and riding lessons on Cape Cod.     

    Advisor: V. Lahteine

     

    Gay/Straight Alliance Club

    The club helps raise awareness, educate, and celebrate differences in our school and community. We meet every Tuesday between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Room 2608 (Mr. Mulgrew's room) to discuss issues of safety and equality. As a club we plan to work with teachers in classrooms to educate about civil rights. The students socialize with other Cape Cod teenagers at the CIGSYA (Cape and Island Gay and Straight Youth Alliance) house in Hyannis. This club provides a safe place for any person, no matter what race, religion, or sexual preference. The door is always open and we look forward to seeing new faces.

    Advisor: J. Brown

     

    Greek Club

    The BHS Greek Club’s mission is dedicated to the meaning and continuity of Hellenism within all academic disciplines. Club members will participate and organize cultural, social, and educational events that promote the Greek language, culture, art, music, and history, and they will assist in the ongoing development of the Cobb-Astro Park. As Alexander the Great advocated, Hellenism is not ethnicity but a state of mind: living life to its fullest by being present in the moment. All students are welcome to join. Come meet new friends and add some “OPA” into your day!

    Advisor: S. Sarhanis

     

    Human Rights Club

    The BHS Human Rights Club plans and conducts a variety of activities that involve service and fun! Our main fundraisers include the December "Gingerbread House Event" and the March "Catch a Leprechaun Extravaganza!" To date, our donations have primarily supported "Homeless Not Hopeless, Inc." here on the Cape, because safe housing is a basic human right. We also engage in activities to educate our school community about human rights. We are affiliated with the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission, and our club members participate in workshop field trips that they sponsor. We gather with students and community leaders from across the Cape for training and sharing of service projects. Here at BHS, we meet once a week after school and students in all grades (8-12) are always welcome to join us! (Snacks are provided.)

    Advisor: P. Silva

     

    Imani Club

    The Imani Club of Barnstable High School is focused on the interest of minority students attending the school. Activities sponsored and selected for club members vary from cultural activities to college visits.

    Advisor: A. Taylor

     

    Interact Club

    Interact is a community service club affiliated with the Hyannis and Osterville Rotary Clubs. Throughout the school year, club members participate in various service projects as well as new activities designed by the board and membership. In recent years, some of the events included a Valentine's Day dance at a nursing home, raising money to buy bicycle helmets for students in the elementary schools, and a holiday party with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Meetings are usually held on Tuesday evenings, twice a month. New members are welcome at any time!

    Advisor: J. Reed

     

    Italian Club

    Ciao, BHS studenti, come va? (Hi, BHS students, how's it going?) Want to learn more about one of the most popular cultures on earth? Then the Italian Club is for you! This club provides students with the opportunity to learn and engage in basic Italian conversation, as well as to learn more about Italian heritage, culture, and food. No prior knowledge of Italian is necessary. Vediamo presto! (See you soon!) We meet every other Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Room 2711.

    Advisor: K. Hill

     

    Kaleidoscope Club

    Kaleidoscope is the BHS Arts and Literary Magazine. Published annually, Kaleidoscope showcases a cross section of the impressive artistic and literary efforts of our students. Each year over 200 students submit their artwork and writing to the talented editorial staff for publication.

    Advisors: C. Salley and M. Leveroni

     

    Key Club

    Key Club is a community service organization dedicated to "doing good deeds." We serve our community as a whole, including projects for all ages--from little children to the elderly. We have ongoing relationships with Cape Cod Child Development, Hospice House, “Dress a Doll” program of the Salvation Army, “Valentines for Veterans," Big Brothers/Big Sisters, local veterans groups, and many others. We currently meet in Room 2606 on Thursdays right after school. All are welcome!

    Advisor: D. Monroe

     

    Latin Honor Society

    The Latin Honor Society at BHS, a chapter affiliated with the American Classical League, is composed of student members selected for their strong academic leadership within the classroom and their commitment to the Roman language and culture. Once elected, students assume a leadership role in promoting awareness of the Latin program both within BHS and within the community. Senior members symbolically pass the torch of their enthusiasm for and appreciation of the Latin language and culture to succeeding generations of underclassmen.

    Advisor: V. Miklosky

     

    Leo Club

    Barnstable High's Leo Club is a community service association. The Leo Club is an extension of the National Lions Club. We are a worldwide organization that offers its time and service to the community. We sponsor many things such as the eye mobile, can drives, and other activities that serve the community. Leo Club members volunteer for many non-profit organizations and help the Lions Club sponsors. So if you enjoy helping your community, this is the club for you. Come check us out. New and old members are welcome. We meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month after school in Room 2609.

    Advisor: D. Koehler

     

    Math Team

    The Barnstable Math Team is a member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Council for Mathematics League. The Math Team will compete in four local meets as well as other competitions. When participating in the SMCML competitions, teams will test their knowledge in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and advanced topics. Each team of five consists of at least two underclassmen and no more than two seniors. Students who have an interest in math are encouraged to join. Weekly meetings are on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Room 1604.

    Advisor: C. Chamberlain Hebert

     

    Military Support Club

    The Adopt a Soldier program is an opportunity for students, faculty, and the community to come together and support our troops. The group will organize fundraisers, collect donations for care packages, write letters, and overall keep our soldiers, sailors, and Marines in high spirits. This is a chance to show your support for those who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 

    Advisor: V. Lahteine

     

    Mock Trial

    Students interested in developing courtroom skills as attorneys participate in the Massachusetts Bar Association's Mock Trial competition. Each year a new case is published, and the team develops the plaintiff's as well as the defendant's side of the case. Witnesses are also needed. Interested students are welcome, beginning in October. Competition begins in late January.

    Advisor: C. Salley

     

    MVP Club (Mentors in Violence Prevention)

    The BHS MVP Club's purpose is to train students to be active bystanders who promote healthy interpersonal relationships and prevent forms of oppression. Mentors in Violence Prevention is an evidence-based curriculum out of Northeastern University's Sport in Society that aims to engage student leaders (athletes in particular) with raising awareness of teen dating violence, harrassment, and bullying, and to stand up as active bystanders. We would like to invite more students to join and participate in this unique opportunity. Stop by Mr. K's Room 1707 to learn more.

    Advisor: A. Vince

     

    National Art Honor Society

    The National Art Honor Society meets every Thursday, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Membership in the NAHS requires a B average in your current art class. Members will work on community projects such as murals and art shows in addition to improving their studio art skills. 

    Advisor: F. Johnson

     

    National Honor Society (NHS)

    Membership to the National Honor Society is extended to students in their junior year. Selection to this group is based on four criteria: leadership, scholarship, character and service. An academic 3.5 GPA on a weighted GPA is required for consideration. Members of the Honor Society need to maintain the standards by which they were selected for the duration of their time in the Honor Society. The purpose of the National Honor Society is service to both school and community.

    Advisor: M. McLane

     

    Otaku Club

    This Japanese pop culture club will include watching and discussing current anime reading and manga. Also included will be learning about current Japanese fashions, listening to Japanese pop music, and having mini Japanese language lessons. Meetings will take place on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Room 1205.

    Advisor: L. DeCosta

     

    Poetry Club

    The BHS Poetry Club is for anyone who loves poetry! We meet to write, collaborate, and perform. Our activities include, but are not limited to, sharing poems written by others, sharing poems written by members of the group, writing poetry, collaborating on group poems to be slammed at the Massachusetts Louder than a Bomb competition, planning events such as Poetry Out Loud and the BHS Poetry Slam, attending poetry events on- and off-Cape, and just sitting around talking about poetry. The Poetry Club meets every week on either a Tuesday or a Thursday.

    Advisors: M. Leveroni, B. Styche, L. Welch

     

    Photography Club

    Love to take photos? So do a lot of other students at BHS. That is why we are continuing a photography club which focuses on digital photography. There will be activities such as tutorials for beginners, guest speakers, workshops on techniques and composition, sharing group-decided mini assignments, and more. Please join us on most Wednesdays in Room 2723 at 2:00 p.m. New members are always welcome.

    Advisor: A. Farrell

     

    Rainforest Biology Club

    The Rainforest Biology Club is open to students, grade 8 through 12, who have a passion for understanding the unique qualities of neotropical rain forests and the indigenous peoples who live there. Students commit to an 8-day expedition to the Ecuadorian Amazon during April vacation and attend meetings after school in Room 2705 every Thursday. Classes will view important videos, discuss assigned readings, and perform lab activities. Pizza is routinely provided.  

    Advisor: S. Blazis    

     

    Recycling Club

    The Recycling Club will be meeting on a weekly basis.  Club members will enjoy working together and appreciate the need and benefits of recycling.  Members will contribute to the entire recycling process at BHS, from collecting recyclables, organizing materials, redemption within the community, generating promotional ideas, and collaborating with other BHS staff and faculty to complete projects and responsibilities.  Club members will be encouraged to communicate their ideas and feedback with the club advisor and other members on meeting day and throughout the week. 

    Advisor: J. Watson

     

    SADD

    Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is dedicated to addressing the issues of underage drinking, impaired driving, drug use, and other destructive decisions and killers of young people. Empowerment is the foundation of SADD. The idea of empowerment is to build students' confidence and ability to create changes and manage behavior in a way that results in healthy choices. SADD promotes a no-use message of alcohol and other drugs and encourages students not to participate in activities with destructive consequences. One of the many activities SADD will be involved in this year is a drunk driving mock car crash scene in the spring. SADD meets every Thursday after school in House E. All students are welcome to join.

    Advisor: K. William

     

    Shakespeare Club

    The Shakespeare Club is open to all students and staff interested in the plays of William Shakespeare who not only want to share their enthusiasm for them but learn more about them as well.  This year’s trips will be to both Trinity Rep in Providence and the Actors Shakespeare Project in Boston, where will see King Lear, Macbeth, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.  In addition, the Shakespeare Club will be helping the BHS Drama Club stage its annual Shakespeare production this May (Much Ado about Nothing) and is hoping to visit the eighth grade English classes to introduce younger students to Shakespeare.  Meeting dates are announced through the Daily Bulletin and on Channel 22.

    Advisor: E. O’Toole     Assistant Advisor: M. Gyra

     

    Sign Language Club

    The Sign Language Club meets on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2602. This is a student-directed club that practices American Sign Language. The students in the club explore the basics of signing through games and media. All are welcome.

    Advisor: A. Lucier

     

    Société honoraire de français (French National Honor Society)

    The Société honoraire de français at BHS, a chapter affiliated with the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), is composed of student members selected for their strong academic leadership within the classroom and their commitment to the French language and culture. Once elected, students assume a leadership role in promoting awareness of the French program both within BHS and within the community. Students provide tutoring services, welcome visiting exchange students, and make presentations to middle school students about the French program at BHS. Senior members symbolically pass the torch of their enthusiasm for and appreciation of the French language and culture to succeeding generations of underclassmen.

    Advisor: A. Golden

     

    Spanish Club

    The Spanish Club is open to students taking Spanish who are interested in participating in Hispanic cultural activities in and outside of their own community through field trips, dance, film, music, food, arts, the language, and fundraisers.  Students will help raise money for trips and activities, as well as for a charity. Each year we aspire to sponsor a child in a Latin American country through the Save the Children Organization. The Spanish Club is a great way for students to have fun and to experience and appreciate other cultures that may be different from their everyday lives. 

    Advisors: J. Mason and M. Seaver

     

    Spanish National Honor Society

    Spanish Honor Society is made up of invited Spanish language learners with a minimum of two years of Spanish study. It was established with the goal of spreading the understanding of Spanish culture.

    Advisors: G. Lytle and A. Semanscin

     

    Stand Up Stand Out

    A student organization committed to dispelling these two negative elements at Barnstable High School. Throughout the year we will be doing activities such as Team Harmony, donations to needy families during the holiday season, and the Walk for Harmony. This club is open to all students.

    Advisors: K. Williams and V. Lahteine

     

    Student Council

    The BHS Student Council is the student government at Barnstable High School, which involves approximately 60 members. Members are chosen through an election process each spring. Each class has 15 members and the senior class has an additional 5 members who serve as officers. We organize many of the school-wide activities such as Spirit Week, blood drives, fundraisers, pep rallies, etc. The students work together to involve as many students as possible in all school activities. Meetings are twice monthly, yet the day changes so we recommend you listen to announcements.

    Advisors:  L. Hanchuruck