BHS Clubs

  • A.C.T.

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    The A.C.T. (All Come Together) Club is in its fifth year and 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 and improve the school climate at Barnstable High School and in the community. 

    Advisor: V. Pyy

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  • Anime Club

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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

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  • Art Club

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    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

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  • Astronomy Club

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    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 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

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  • Barnstable Junior Classical League

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    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 and ancient history and culture. It sponsors several activities throughout the year, eg. 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 3 days while meeting new friends from all over Massachusetts.

    Advisor: V. Miklosky

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  • Best Buddies Club

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    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

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  • B2B TV Club

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    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

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  • Community Empowerment and Leadership Club

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    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.

    Advisor: M. Fligg

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  • DECA

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    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.

    Advisor: B. Jansen

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  • Drama Club

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    The BHS Drama Club produces musical and nonmusical productions that can involve from 35 to 300 performers depending on the production. The Club often works with the community and local businesses. Over the past few years, for example, the students have helped to create an Enchanted Village attraction at the Cape Codder hotel, where they also entertain guests and visitors by singing Christmas carols as part of a fund-raising and gift-giving program to benefit Independence House. Any and all students are welcome, whether they are interested in being on the stage or behind it! 

    Advisor: T. Thomas

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  • Environmental Club

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    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: D. Gorrill

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  • Future Problem Solving

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    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. All develop their critical thinking skills and creativity.        

    Advisors: C. Salley / D.Contrino

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  • Gay/Straight Alliance

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    The club helps raise awareness, educate and celebrate differences in our school and community. We meet every Tuesday at 2:00 in Room 2210 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

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  • Hip Hop Club

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    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: song writing, instrumentation, topics in hip-hop and musical form. Students will learn how to compose and sequence an 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

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  • Human Rights Organization

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    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 workshop / field trips a year to meet with students from all over the Cape for training and sharing of projects. Here at BHS, we meet once every other week after school. Everyone (Gr. 8-12) is always welcome to join us!

    Advisor: P. Silva

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  • Kaleidoscope

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    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 make each year. Each year over 200 students submit their artwork and writing for publication to the talented editorial staff.

    Advisors: C. Salley / M. Leveroni

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  • Key Club

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    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.

    Advisor: D. Monroe

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  • Leo Club

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    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

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  • Military Support Club

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    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

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  • Mock Trial

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    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 / A. Vince

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  • Mu Alpha Theta – National Math Honor Society

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    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

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  • National Art Honor Society

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    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

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  • National Honor Society (NHS)

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    Membership to the National Honor Society is extended to students in their junior year. Selection to this group is based on the 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, all the while they are in the Honor Society. The purpose of the National Honor Society is service to both school and community.

    Advisor: P. Gardiner

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  • National Chinese Honor Society

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    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

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  • National Music Honor Society (TRI-M)

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    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 maintaing a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in enlisted music classes.

    Advisor: M. O’Connor-Vince

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  • Philosophy Club

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    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

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  • Photography Club

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    Love to take photos? So do a lot of other students at BHS. That is why we are starting a photography club focusing on digital photography. Activities such as; tutorials for beginners, photo excursions to shoot images, guest speakers, workshops on techniques and composition, Skyping with photographers around the country, working with CS5, and many more.

    Advisor: A. Farrell

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  • Recycling Club

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    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

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  • Role Playing Games Club

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    role-playing game (RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Students with an interest in role-playing games, or who are interested in learning more, should join the RPG club. New members always welcome.

    Advisor: N. Harkins

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  • SADD

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    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. Williams

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  • Société Honoraire de Français (French National Honor Society)

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    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: F. Pierre

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  • Spanish National Honor Society

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    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: G. Lytle / A. Semanscin

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  • Stand Up Stand Out

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    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

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  • Student Council

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    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 twice monthly yet the day changes so we recommend you listen to announcements.

    Advisor: S. Moynihan

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  • VEX Robotics Club

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    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.

    Advisors: B. Lenda / S. West

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