Clubs & Organizations

BCHS School Sponsored Clubs

AUA is BCHS' diversity club that stands for Accept, Unit, Act. We are a student driven club where we learn about a variety of diverse topics to help one another understand each other better. We meet during FLEX and after school.  

Club Advisor: Mrs. Tripp


BC Connects is a program to help freshmen transition from middle school to high school. The program is designed to help freshmen make connections to other freshmen and to upperclassmen leaders. BC Connects also provides students tips and useful information about Byron Center High School culture, clubs, and academics.

Club Advisor: Anna Bialochowski

Club Advisor: Rachel Robbert

The BE NICE club is a place to promote kindness in our school and to educate students to find help that they need. We accept everyone and work together to promote mental health and overall wellness. We Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower everyone to grow in mental health.

Club Advisor: Mr. Zeilenga

Code Red Robotics is a community-based team, meaning we welcome students from all schools.  Our team currently comes from eight different schools including home school. We are partnered with Byron Center Public Schools as the “home team” for robotics in the district. Code Red wants to extend the opportunity to participate in robotics to students in the community. If you’re at a school without a robotics program, consider joining a Code Red team.

For more information, check out our website at

Club Advisor: Mrs. Baas

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.

Organzation Advisor: Mr. DeHaan

Compete online against other high schools as you learn and grow your gaming skills. Our Esports team will give you the experience and strategies necessary to compete with the best. 

Club Advisor: Mr. Villar

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

Club Advisor: Mrs. Finkbeiner


National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization that was established to recognize outstanding high school students that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  At BCHS, any student in grades 10-12 with a GPA of 3.5 or higher is eligible to apply. 

NHS Bylaws

Organization Advisor: Mrs. Parrish 

The goal of Pride Pack is to improve school culture and climate. We support student athletes and artists by attending events and organizing themes for football games, while hosting school wide events that boost PRIDE in BCHS. Pride Pack accepts members by application only. 

Club Advisor: Mr. Boillat

Science Olympiad is an American team competition in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various fields of science, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Many of the events involve building and testing scientific devices including bridges, catapults, airplanes, and robots. At BCHS our season runs from October-March with a regional competition at the end of March. 

Club Advisor: Mrs. Parrish 

Co-advisor: Mrs. Sibalwa

A club for 5th through 12th grade students who want to commit to five pre-paid trips to Bittersweet Ski resort (busing provided). Sign up and payment information will come late October. Space will be limited.

This year's dates: Dec 19, Jan 9, Jan 23, Jan 30, and Feb 6. If a date is canceled due to weather or resort closure, make up dates will be communicated, dates will remain on Tuesday evenings.  

Club Advisor: Mrs. Robbert

The Spanish Club at Byron Center High School highlights events throughout the year to encourage students to learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Events at the high school include movies in Spanish, salsa dancing lessons, and holiday parties. The Spanish teachers encourage students to travel to Spanish-speaking countries through a company called EF (Education First) tours. Events in the Grand Rapids area are promoted including the Hispanic Festival, Mexican Festival, and Day of the Dead exhibits at the Grand Rapids Public Library and Museum. 

Club Advisor: Mrs. Showers

Co-advisors: Mr. Domeier

Mrs. Kraker

Mrs. Sibalwa

Student Life & Leadership is a mix of all high school grades who work hard to build a positive culture in our district through event planning, mentoring younger grades, leading peers, and building personal leadership skills through the Leader In Me curriculum from the 7 Habits.

Mission Statement: Student Life & Leadership provides students with an opportunity to become servant leaders whose work connects and shapes the culture of BCPS.

Organization Advisor: Mrs. Klopfenstein

Co-advisor: Mrs. Bower

Club Advisor: Mr. Cotts  

BCHS Student-Led Clubs

Student clubs that meet on school grounds must be approved by a building administrator and must meet the following criteria listed below.

Guidelines for Student Clubs:

  • All clubs must have at least one professional staff member to serve as an advisor
  • The club must be initiated by students
  • Student attendance at club meetings is voluntary
  • Clubs shall be student-run
  • Club meetings may not interfere with the school instructional day
  • Nonschool persons shall not conduct or regularly attend meetings

Participation in clubs must be available to all BCHS students and cannot be denied on the basis of a student's gender, religion, race, color, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, social or economic status, and/or any other legally protected characteristic.

These protocols are based on BCPS District Policy 5730: Equal Access For Non-District Sponsored, Student Clubs and Activities

Interested in joining a student-led club?

If you are interested in joining one of BCHS's student-led clubs, please contact the main office, 616-678-6600.

Following is a list of student-led clubs BCHS currently has:

  • Anthropology
  • Appreciators of Literature
  • Art, Design, & Technology Club
  • BC Green
  • Chess
  • Environmental Club / Preservation Nation
  • GenUp
  • GSA
  • Knitting Club
  • International Music Appreciation
  • Lego Club