Student involvement is one of the keys to a successful high school career. Check out all the extra-curricular opportunities listed below. The club advisor's emails are linked to each club's description. Please email the advisor for more information. BHS Club Locations
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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.
Advisor: M. Petze
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. Champagne
Art National Honor Society
Membership in the NAHS requires a B average in your current art class. Members will work on community projects such as murals and art show in addition to improving their studio art skills.
Advisor: F. Miguel
B2B TV Club
The 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 through out the year. All productions created by broadcasting club will be run on Channel 22.
Advisor: A. Farrell
Barnstable Junior Classical League
Affiliated with the Massachusetts and National JCL, this school-based chapter acts as a social organization for students interested in ancient Latin or Greek as well as ancient history and culture. It sponsors several activities throughout the year, eg. Classics Day, a December field trip to Boston University for lectures and skits, and the State JCL Convention, a gathering of over 500 Latin and Greek students from all over MA scheduled for spring. Convention delegates compete in academic, artistic and athletic contests over 3 days while meeting new friends from all over New England.
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.
Advisor: J. Watson
Chatting Up Books
We are a no-pressure group who love to read and talk about books and have good snacks.
Advisors: L. Freedman and S. Morgan
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
Chinese National Honor Society
The National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) was established in 1993 to recognize those accomplished high school students who study Chinese as a world language. The National Chinese Honor Society is a scholastic organization that promotes and recognizes students who demonstrate citizenship, leadership, and community service. The purpose of the National Chinese Honor Society is to encourage its members to become life-long learners in order to gain a better understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as to play an active role as a contributing global citizen in the twenty-first century.
Advisor: B. Wu
Class of 2026
More information to come...
Advisor: J. Holland
Comic ClubDo you like drawing? Storytelling? Character design? Making awesome characters and having them do awesome things? Then this is the club for you. We'll explore the comic form including Manga and graphic novels, then work on our individual comics and combine them into a compilation. Should be fun!
Advisor: M. Kemp
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students meet weekly and attend regional and national competitions.
Advisors: B. Jansen and M. Maurice
The BHS Drama Club produces musical and nonmusical productions that can involve from 3 to 300 performers depending on the production. The Club often works with the community and local businesses. Any and all students are welcome, whether they are interested in being on the stage or behind it! For more information, please email us!
Advisors: M. Barth and J. Lariviere
The Fashion Club is a place where students interested in fashion, cosplay or wearable art can come together to work on extracurricular projects. You do NOT have to be in a fashion class to participate in the club and all club members are welcome to participate in the annual fashion show. As we approach spring, the club will help design and build the set for the fashion show. Mr. Blackington has teamed up with us this year to expand our fashion engineering possibilities into the realm of 3D printing. Students can learn to sew, 3D print cosplay armor, participate in the national Junk Kouture competition or learn to create fashion illustrations.
Advisor: A. Butterfield
French National Honor SocietyThe French Honor Society is composed of level 3 French students who have met the academic requirements and have demonstrated a genuine interest in learning about the French language and culture. Students in the club are expected to partake in French cultural programs and help promote the language by tutoring younger students.Advisor: F. Pierre
Future Problem Solving
Future Problem Solving is a rigorous academic program, part of the Gateway umbrella that applies critical and creative thinking to approach problems we will face in the future, hoping to find real solutions to mitigate the negative consequences of these problems. Some issues include climate change, space exploration, pollution, advances in technology that threaten individual rights and freedom, aging, social media, international travel - the list goes on. The students research the topic, reading from a variety of sources. Students are taught skills that help them identify crucial issues and facts in the future scene, isolate the problem that needs the greatest attention, find creative solutions that address the problem, evaluate those solutions with targeted criteria that they decide on, and finally develop a detailed written action plan that comprehensively explains the best solution. The FPS teams are comprised of 4 people who work together to brainstorm ideas. Team work is an important part of the program; ideally teams are balanced with people who have different strengths, such as writing, evaluating, and time management.
Advisor: D. Contrino
The club helps raise awareness, educate and celebrate differences in our school and community. We meet every week 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: R. Gallerani
Girls in STEM Club
Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Through Conversation and Connection
Currently, females make up a small percentage of those in STEM careers. This club was designed to provide a safe and uplifting space for girls to gain skills to empower them in the world of STEM. There will be opportunities for hands-on activities, guest speakers, field trips, and discussion, and members will be asked for input into our monthly agenda.
Advisors: S.West and T. Rigoli
It is all about involvement…Club members make a commitment to be involved in at least one long term project. Projects may be self-driven or be ongoing such as: composting, water quality monitoring, trail maintenance, beach cleanups, and raising toads/frogs.
Advisor: J. Shea
Hip Hop Club
The Hip-Hop Club provides students the opportunity to explore the cultural, historical, and musical background of hip-hop. Students learn and understand various hip-hop concepts including songwriting, instrumentation, topics in hip-hop and musical form. Students will learn how to compose and sequence original hip-hop instrumentals while demonstrating strong compositional techniques, based on their knowledge of the genre. Students' work can be posted on SoundCloud or other various social media platforms.
Advisor: M. O'Connor-Vince
Human Rights Organization
The Human Rights Organization at BHS plans and conducts activities and service projects based on the belief that everyone--in every country of the world—is entitled to the basic rights of “life, liberty, and security of person.” Affiliated with the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission, our club members participate in two workshops/field trips a year to meet with students from all over the Cape for training and sharing of projects. Everyone (Gr. 8-12) is always welcome to join us.
Advisor: R. Gallerani
The Imani Club celebrates and advocates for students of color at Barnstable High School.
Advisor: A. Taylor
Insight News MagazineThis yearlong, hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the field of journalism and enable them to write articles for and produce Insight, the school’s student newsmagazine. Students will learn how to write and edit a variety of stories while learning first-hand about the newspaper industry, including journalism ethics and freedom of the press. With the oversight of the instructor, students will publish Insight on BHSInsight.com. They are responsible for the content, design, advertising, and photography. The course will also include participation in the New England Scholastic Press Association’s annual conference and awards ceremony at Boston University. This course does not satisfy NCAA eligibility requirements.Advisor: M. Netto
Jazz Band is an audition based, after school ensemble for anyone interested in learning different styles of music/Jazz such as Latin, Swing, Funk, Ballads, Bebop, etc. Jazz Band performs traditionally twice a year, and rehearses once a week after school. Rehearsal time commitment is essential in creating a strong performance. Instruments traditionally include: saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, and drums. However, the ensemble is open to a variety of instruments that aren't necessarily included in that list like flutes, clarinets, and tubas. Speak to Mrs. O'Connor-Vince for more information
Advisor: M. O'Connor-Vince
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, so come check us out. New and old members are welcome.
Advisor: D. Koehler
The Math Team meets once a week to practice upper level math skills and critical thinking on a variety of topics for every grade level 8-12. Calculators are not allowed during rounds and all topics are done by hand except for the team round. The questions are designed to take skill based knowledge and apply critical thinking to formulate solutions beyond the classroom. The team meets four times a year to compete against other schools locally in person and other schools in the state based on our scores. The Math Team promotes teamwork, creativity, listening skills, and higher order thinking. The weekly meetings are designed to prepare for the upcoming competitions.
Advisors: M. George and C. Chamberlain-Hebert
Military Support Club
The Military Support Club is an opportunity for students, faculty, and the community to come together and support our troops. Club members will work closely with local military members and their families through partnerships with Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), PAVE PAWS, Veterans Hospitals, and recruiting offices. The club will participate in ceremonies at the National Cemetery such as Wreaths Across America, Operation Flags for Vets, and Memorial Day activities. In addition to this work, club members will bake cookies, organize fundraisers, letter writing campaigns, and donation contests. This club will allow members to show their support for the men and women of the armed forces while gaining an understanding of the various branches in the United States Military.
Advisor: V. Lahteine
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.
Advisors: B. Colwell / J. Holland
Model United Nations
Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other committees where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more. The club will attend a state competition in the spring where they will represent an assigned country and present an issue-focused position paper and join in the problem solving, negotiation, and consensus building work that is the foundation of the United Nations. If you are interested in global issues and finding solutions, this is the club for you!
Mu Alpha Theta – National Math Honor Society
Mu Alpha Theta was created to acknowledge and promote outstanding all-around scholarship as well as commitment and excellence in the study of mathematics and its applications. Our mission is to promote community service, leadership, and honorable conduct, and provide students the opportunity to perform mathematics at a higher level beyond the classroom.
Students must be entering their Junior/Senior year at Barnstable High School, have and maintain a 3.0 Overall GPA and a 3.5 or higher (weighted) average in all math classes and be recommended by at least one math teacher. Students will compete in math competitions and offer tutoring to other students either 1 on 1 or in a math tutoring lab.
Advisors: M. George / C. Chamberlain-Hebert
Music National Honor Society (TRI-M)
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a national program of NAfME (National Association for Music Educators) which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Barnstable's chapter has participated in various community activities including: concession sales at concerts, alphabetized and organized the Music Department Library, played Carols for Holidays Strolls and nursing homes, provided Youth Outreach Band Lessons at elementary schools, voiced advocacy in Music In Our Schools month and organize numerous benefit concerts. Students that are accepted into the chapter, are held at the highest level of expectation for the music department and the community. 10 hours of community service are required for each student throughout the year, in addition of maintaining a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in enlisted music classes.
Advisor: M. O’Connor-Vince
Upperclassmen students apply by answering a few prompts and finding a teacher to recommend them. Once accepted to the program, students are trained by the New England branch of The Anti-Defamation League. Using the ADL’s Peer Leadership curriculum, and the training, peer leaders are then assigned to a team of 3 or 4 and a Freshman advisory. With their team, the upperclassmen facilitate activities and discussions with freshmen around the issues of identity and acceptance of others for a safer school. Ideally, these leadership skills will help students and make justice and equity a reality in the world around them.
More Information to come...
Advisor: I. Maguire
The objective of the Philosophy Club at Barnstable High School is to explore various philosophical concepts and to help promote critical thinking. We attempt to create an environment in which students are encouraged to discuss important topics pertaining to ethics, morality, free will, the role of government, relativism, the cosmos, and much more. All students are welcome to join.
Advisor: F. Pierre
Promotes creativity through photography, sharing and critiquing the photographs of peers, to educate and improve technical skills, and to learn more about how to take great photos.
Advisor: A. Farrell
The BHS Poetry Program sponsors and organizes the annual Poetry Out Loud school-wide competition and supports the winner of this competition in his/her/their advancement to the next round(s): regional, state, etc. We also organize and coordinate the annual BHS all-school Poetry Slam and help students find local poetry slam competitions when available. In the past we have (and hopefully in the future we will be able to) attended the state-wide national day of poetry festival with students from all grade levels. We have also been fortunate enough to bring students to the Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey. Any students interested in gathering together to write poetry weekly or monthly, just let us know!
Advisors: B. Styche, L. Welch and M. Leveroni
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
Role Playing Games Club
The RPG club is a social club for students who like playing role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. These are tabletop games where the players use their imagination to form a simulated adventure, but more importantly, they are games you can play with friends. You need not have experience. At a typical meeting, we have about 2 minutes of announcements and then everyone breaks up into smaller groups and plays RPG games. Members typically stick with the same group for several weeks, sometimes months to play out their game. It's all very casual, and very fun. New members are always welcome, but sometimes we have to limit the number of members depending on how many DM (Dungeon Masters) we have to run the games. We meet Tuesday afternoons. You must have your own transportation home.
Advisor: N. Harkins
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 room 1703. All students are welcome to join.
Advisor: K. Williams
Spanish National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society is made up of invited Spanish language students, with a minimum of 2 years of Spanish study. It was established with the goal of spreading the understanding of Spanish culture.
Advisors: 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 / V. Lahteine
This club is for students who want to welcome new students to Barnstable High School. Through our meetings, students will collaborate on what is important for new students to know as well as creative ideas to help students to feel welcomed. Students will also serve as tour guides and new student ambassadors to help others feel welcomed and a part of the school community. Students can accrue volunteer hours for the time that they support others as an ambassador!
Advisors: A. Tellert-Meagher and T. Heneberry
The BHS Student Council is the student government at Barnstable High School that 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 Tuesdays, changes do happen, so we recommend you listen to announcements.
Advisor: S. Moynihan
More information to come...
Advisor: B. Knittle
UKSD Community Leadership Club
The Community Empowerment and Leadership Club is a group of students who have the desire to better the communities they live in, as well as the communities of others. Our goal is to identify areas and populations in need. We discuss social issues such as homelessness, hunger, substance abuse, gender equity, etc., and we then create action-based projects in order to try and combat these issues. In addition, we work collectively to enhance our leadership skills and collaborative problem-solving strategies.
Advisors: M. Fligg and L. Docherty
Ultimate Frisbee ClubThis club is designed to attend to the physical and mental well-being of any Barnstable High School who wishes to be a member. We organize non-competitive Frisbee games, in order to help students socialize and stay fit. During the winter months we play board games and organize activities that promote mindfulness. Ultimate Frisbee is a great way for new students and those who feel disconnected socially to meet new friends and have a good time.Advisor: J. Shea
VEX Robotics Club
The VEX robotics club designs, builds and codes VEX robots for local and regional competitions. The competitions take place in MA and beyond. The competitions change every year. No experience necessary to join the club.
Vocal Jazz EnsembleVocal Jazz or Jazz Singing is an instrumental approach to jazz using the voice. Similar to a cappella, it uses vocal arrangements to create sounds forming music, rather than relying on traditional musical instruments. Characteristics of vocal jazz include the ability to swing, the ability to interact in a creative and musical way with improvising musicians, and the ability to transform quality songs into something distinctive and personal.The Barnstable High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble has placed in various festivals and competitions in past years, such as the annual Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival, and performs throughout the school year at various concerts including the BHS Winter and Spring Concerts.
Advisor: M. Wytral
Yearbook is a full-year, in-school business responsible for the production of the Barnacle, Barnstable High School’s official yearbook. In this course, students learn about many aspects of business management, from organizing, advertising, and running sales campaigns; constructing and living within a budget; rising to the challenge of meeting intractable deadlines; and trouble-shooting and problem-solving. Because students are responsible for the design, layout, and content of the yearbook, they draw upon the artistic skills they have developed over their careers as students in areas such as writing, photography, art and graphic design. Students interested in taking Yearbook should be, above all, self-motivated and possess a superior work ethic.