BCHS Clubs & Organizations

We encourage all students to get involved in a club or sport to help develop their interests.  BCHS offers a variety of clubs. A club can be started by anyone with an interest.  A student only needs a group of students and a staff member willing to sponsor the club.  Then the club can begin with approval from the administration.  Following is a list of clubs and organizations we currently have:

CLUBS
 

Anime Gaming Tech

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Reinstein
greinsten@bcpsk12.net
878-6872

AUA - Accept, Unite, Act

CLUB ADVISOR: Mrs. Tripp
ctripp@bcpsk12.net 
878.6855
CO-ADVISOR: Mr. Zeilenga
wzeilenga@bcpsk12.net  
878.6632

AUA is our Diversity Club promoting unity, appreciation, and awareness of cultural, religious, and socioeconomic groups.

Be Nice

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Zeilenga
wzeilenga@bcpsk12.net
878-6632

BC Chapter of HS Democrats of America 

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Moore
jmoore@bcpsk12.net 
878-6846

The Byron Center Chapter of the High School Democrats of America will gather students with an interest in politics and making a difference in the world. We will seek to raise political awareness on all levels of government, educate the conservative-dominated public of Byron Center on the ideals and solutions of the Democratic Party, and fight to make a difference in the world around us. We will meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays in Mr. Moore's room.

Code Red Robotics

CLUB ADVISOR: Mrs. Baas
lbaas@bcpsk12.net
878-6812

Cooking Club

CLUB ADVISOR: Mrs. Ferguson
eferguson@bcpsk12.net
878-6817

Creative Writing

CLUB ADVISOR: Mrs. Ferguson
efersuson@bcpsk12.net
878-6817

DEBATE

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Wait
rwait@bcpsk12.net 
878.6847

The Debate Club is focused on preparing students for the challenges of competitive debate. Practices are held once a week during the first semester, with opportunities to participate in formal debates with students from other schools.

Joining the Debate Club is a great way to make connections with other students who enjoy the challenge of using critical thinking and argumentative skills in a fun, competitive environment. 

GERMAN CLUB

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Cotts
rcotts@bcpsk12.net 
878.6842

The members of the German Club learn and celebrate the German language and culture. 

IMPROVE ACTING

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Lang
tlang@bcpsk12.net
878-6874
CO-ADVISOR: Mr. Anglin
aanglin@bcpsk12.net
878-6811

PRESERVATION NATION - ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB 

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Cotts
rcotts@bcpsk12.net 
878.6842 

The Preservation Nation's primary focus is to help decrease energy used by the high school and increase recycling initiatives. The plan is to take part in projects such as river clean-ups, Adopt-a-Highway and pop can drive.  

PRIDE PACK

CLUB ADVISOR: Ms. Kuiper
kkuiper@bcpsk12.net  
878.6838
CO-ADVISOR Mrs. Silbalwa
ksibalwa@bcpsk12.net
878.6852

Pride Pack is a student led organization to promote school and community pride. Pride Pack members volunteer their time during home sporting events and organize themed events. Applications are available in the Spring for the following school year.

PROGRAMMING AND CODING CLUB

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Reinstein
greinstein@bcpsk12.net 
878.6872

Science Olympiad

CLUB ADVISOR: Mrs. Parrish
kparrish@bcpsk12.net 
878-6835

SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Mertz
tmertz@bcpsk12.net
878.6893

The Ski and Snowboard Club goes to Bittersweet Ski Resort on Thursday nights in January through March.  

SPANISH CLUB

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Domeier
rdomeier@bcpsk12.net 
878.6851

The Spanish Club offers cultural experiences throughout the year, every year!  

In September we attend festivals at Calder Plaza that focus on the Spanish speaking community in West Michigan, as well as host films here at BCHS that reinforce learning a second language. In the past we have attended a Salsa course at GVSU and a traveling dance group performance in Grand Rapids. In October we head to the Hispanic Center to see a Day of the Dead celebration honoring relatives who have died. At Christmas time, bilingual students in Spanish 3 and Spanish 4 help out with Toys for Tots in Grand Rapids. We hit various restaurants that serve Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadorean, Dominican, and Spanish food.  Finally, we travel to various countries in June. We experienced Spain in 2005, 2008 and 2010; Mexico in 1999; Costa Rica in 2009; Spain, Italy & Greece in 2012, Puru in 2013 and will be going to Spain, Portugal and Morocco summer of 2015.  

 

ORGANIZATIONS

DECA

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. DeHaan
bdehaan@bcpsk12.net
878.6844

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

CLUB ADVISOR: Mr. Domeier
rdomeier@bcpsk12.net 
878-6851
CO-ADVISOR: Ms. Parrish
kparrish@bcpsk12.net
878-6835

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Students with a 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply for membership when they are sophomores.

STUDENT LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

ADVISOR: Ms. Soukup
msoukup@bcpsk12.net 
CO-ADVISOR: Mrs. Gallup
mgallup@bcpsk12.net 

Student Life and Leadership is dedicated to serving both the school and community through various projects. They are responsible for major events such as Homecoming Week, Winterfest Week, and Mock Rock.  They also run a couple fundraisers throughout the year that support local or national organizations. Students that are involved are expected to behave in a manner that represents BCHS well, and they are expected to participate in outside community service. Student Council is a group of students that are elected every Spring. Anyone can apply to be a part of the group, but he or she must submit a signed petition and three recommendations. He or she must also give a speech in front of the current Student Life and Leadership class.