Extracurricular 2017-10-04T19:21:04+00:00

Get Involved!

There is a direct correlation between academic success and extra-curricular participation. Students that participate in extra-curricular activities experience greater academic success than those students that just attend school. At BHS, there are many opportunities to get involved whether it be through sports, band, choir, drama, curricular clubs, or non-curricular clubs. If you are interested in joining a club or starting a new club, please read through the policies, procedures, and rights that relate to student organizations.

In the Bits & Bytes Club, students will be building computers and writing code for things such as games and applications. Our goal is to learn together as a team and teach others new things about computer hardware and software.  The overall purpose is to show how these lessons are applied in today’s computer applications and computer models.  We also plan to have field trips and professionals come in to talk about their jobs.

Meetings: As Announced, but mostly every other Monday after school, 2:50-3:50 pm.

Sponsor: Larry Kedigh

Do you enjoy reading, talking about book characters, plot twits, and authors?  Then this club is for you!  Book club meets once a month to discuss a book that was chosen during the previous meeting.  Stop by the library for more information.

Meetings: As announced

Sponsors: Melissa Ralston and Teresa Vaughn

This club is for students interested in the theater arts both in school and in the surrounding community. The club directs and produces two major all-school productions. The club goes to shows around the community as well as encourages the performing arts through involvement in community service projects and participation in the school-sponsored events. We also attend the Tennessee State Thespian Conference each January. Students are invited to join the International Thespian Society based on their involvement in high school theatre. An awards banquet is held each May honoring awards earned each year.

Meetings:  First Wednesday of each month at 2:55 pm in room D4.

Sponsor: Lisa Moody

The goal of the community relief club is to help and support our community in different ways through volunteer work and service.  This community service club focuses on giving back to our neighbors in the Nashville area and beyond.

Meetings: As announced

Sponsors: Kate Waddell

In today’s digital world, computer science skills like problem-solving and logic are skills that anyone can benefit from obtaining.  The Computer Science club focuses on helping novice programmers begin in the craft and more intermediate/advanced programmers refine their skills.

Meetings: As announced

Sponsors: Charles Sanford

DECA is an educational youth organization designed for students enrolled in Marketing Education.  Students will participate in various leadership, community service, occupational, and social activities.  Each year the BHS DECA Chapter conducts and huge fund raiser as a community service project.  Many of the students participate in competitive events and represent BHS very proudly at the regional, state, and national levels.  Any student interested in pursuing a career in Marketing or Business is encouraged to enroll in Marketing and be a part of this wonderful student organization.  It is an integral part of the total marketing program.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsors: Lisa Nease, Melissa Bashore

In this club, students work together to help make a difference throughout hte schol and spres the message of leaderhsip and what it means to be a leader.

Meetings: As announced, but typically the first Fridays of every month from 2:50 pm – 3:20 pm in room B5.

Sponsors: Lynzey Fulco

Through fundraisers this club hopes to help provide aid to refugees in the Middle East.

Meetings: As announced

Sponsors: Brian Popovich

At ECO we are dedicated to the promotion of environmental conservation and sustainability. Through this club, anyone can volunteer to help better the community through third party organizations and/or our own projects.

Meetings: As announced, but typically the first Fridays of every month from 2:50 pm – 3:20 pm in room B5.

Sponsors: Doug Anderson

This student-led club encourages the students of Bentwood High School to grow in their faith in Christ and with one another.

Meetings: Every Thursday morning at 7:05 am in the BHS gym.

Sponsors: Joe Blair

Application for membership is open to students in grades 9-12 who have at least a B in all subjects from the previous grading period, who can attend weekly meetings and practices, and who can compete in tournaments on the weekend.  Prospective members and their parents need to attend an orientation at the beginning of the school year to learn more about membership requirements.

Meetings: Team meetings will be held every Tuesday in the Library Computer Lab from 2:50 pm -3:15 pm.  Practices will be held in various classrooms in A hall on Monday-Thursday from 2:50 pm – 4:30 pm.

Sponsors: Harriet Medlin, Matt Grimes

The club is open to students enrolled in a French class or who have taken French.  It meets monthly to promote activities that encourage students’ exposure to the French language and culture.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsor: Sarah White

The purpose of the frisbee golf club is to connect and build relationships with other students who love frisbee golf.

Meetings: As Announced on Thursdays in room B9A at 3:00 pm.

Sponsor:  Virginie Jordan

The German Club is open to all current and former German students at BHS and BMS, as well as others with a special interest in German language and culture. Annual events include an Oktoberfest party, German game day, holiday gingerbread decorating, German restaurant trip, German film showing, and the inter-language-club soccer world cup.

Meetings: Two Wednesday’s a month as announced from 2:50 – 3:50 pm in room A12.

Sponsor: Brian Rentfro

Go Figure is a club practices strategies that help students relieve stress by focusing on the wellness of the mind, body, and soul of the student.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsors: Roy Gholson

Habitat for Humanity is open to all students at Brentwood High. The main goal of this campus chapter is to raise money through various fundraising opportunities to build a home for underprivileged people living in the surrounding Nashville area. We also seek to further the mission and share the vision of Habitat for Humanity International.

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:05a.m. in the Library Computer Lab

Sponsor:  Lauren Hamby and Kate Petrusnek

Our goals are to help serve our community, become a leader, and gain global perspective. We have opportunities to get scholarships, organize projects to end polio, and work with other Interact Clubs around the world.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsors: Amy Pigott

The Key Club is affiliated with the Kiwanis Club International. We engage in a variety of service projects in order to benefit children, our community, and the world while having fun at the same time.

Meetings: Wednesdays as announced, after school in Room A23 from 2:55-3:20 pm.

Sponsor: Jean Kleine-Kracht

The literary magazine is open to all students who love to write poetry and short stories. We also welcome artists and photographers. We create a literary magazine that is published at the end of every school year. We also conduct a yearly poetry night where we share our poems and short stories with students and parents as our main event to sell our magazines. Being a published author or artist in high school is a wonderful thing! We also accept submissions all year long (poetry, short stories, essays, song lyrics, photography, and art). You do not need to be a part of the literary magazine staff/club to submit submissions to the magazine.

Meetings: First Wednesday of each month after school, room A-25 from 3:00-3:30 pm.

Sponsor: Athena Phillips

This is a group of students who enjoy participating in the Interscholastic Math League and other local and national high school mathematics competitions.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsors: Betty Hood, Lindsay Wilson

The Medicine Club is open to all students interested in pursuing a career in Medicine. The goal of the club is to expose more students to the availability and diversity of medical opportunities while also keeping them focused on ethics in healthcare. The medicine club organizes tours, invites speakers, and hosts in-school activities.

Meetings: As announced on Fridays in the library or library lab from 3:00-4:00 pm.

Sponsor:  Fred Riley

The purpose of the meme club is to lift the spirits of our fellow students through laughter.  School, extracurricular activities, and life in general is stressful!  Laughter can help relieve this stress.

Meetings: As announced

Sponsor: Diana Tomayko

Student-led club meant to bring positivity and uplifted spirits to others through community service and individual projects.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsors:  Kathryn Sielbeck

Meetings will be announced.

This club is for students with an avid interest in the law.  Students who enjoy speech, drama, and debate will appreciate the challenge of Mock Trial. This year, the Mock Trial club is made up by two teams of nine members each.  We compete in the district Mock Trial Competition at the end of February every year.  The season goes from mid-November through February, and practices are held after school.

Meetings: Begin in November, as announced

Sponsor: Belinda Wade

During the fall semester, groups of 2-4 students represent a United Nations member nation, doing research and preparing a resolution for the annual conference in November. The club is open to all grades.

Meetings: As announced, typically Friday mornings at 7:00 am in the library computer lab

Sponsor: Belinda Wade

Mu Alpha Theta is the national high school and junior college Mathematics Honor Society.  It is dedicated to the study and appreciation of the artistry that generates mathematics.  Recommendations from math teachers are required for membership. Each member provides 2 hours of free math tutoring each month in the BHS Learning Lab as a service requirement.

Meetings: Last Wednesday of the month at 7:05 am in Library classroom

Sponsors: Betty Hood and Lindsay Wilson

The multicultural club raises awareness of the diversity at BHS and invites all students to celebrate.  The overarching goal of the club is to teach students about international traditions and holidays through fundraising events.  There will be an international festival in the spring.

Meetings: Once a month, as announced

Sponsor: Heather McHugh

Creative thinking is the core of 21st century learning and the National Art Honors Society aims to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring the importance and relevance of visual art  to the attention of the school and community.

Meetings: As Announced in room B19

Sponsor: Heather McHugh

The aim of the Association shall be to represent the French language in North America and to encourage the dissemination, both in the schools and in the general public, of knowledge concerning all aspects of the culture and civilization of France and the French- speaking world. The Association shall by all means at its disposal support projects destined to advance the French language and literature.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsor : Virginie Jordan /fusion_toggle]

This club is made up of students who love history and enjoy hands-on projects. We will compete in the National History Day district competition at MTSU in February.

Meetings: As Announced

Sponsor: Chris Saunders

The National Honor Society is national organization for students  chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. The students must have a weighted GPA of 3.85 at the end of the first semester their junior year.

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:15 am in the Library Computer Lab

Sponsors: Christie Feiler, Athena Phillips, Abby Rutherford, Patrick White

The Spanish Language and Culture Club helps build the confidence of club members’ listening and speaking skills in a relaxing and social atmosphere.

Meetings: As announced

Sponsor: Ron Thompson

The Joint BMS/BHS Robotics club meets to use the Engineering process to build semi-autonomous and autonomous robots that perform specific selected tasks.  The club is organized with, and models, a corporate heriarchy, and competes in the annual Music City BEST competition.  Students learn the safe use of tools, programming of the control system, teamwork, and executive organizational skills.

Meetings: Tuesdays,  BHS Room B-114, 2:35 PM – 4:30 PM

Sponsor: Roberto Marrero

The Science Bowl is a fast-paced academic competition that offers teams of high school students from across the state of Tennessee a chance to match their wits in math and science. The winner of the Tennessee Science Bowl will advance to the National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C., all expenses paid! Visit the National Website (opens in a new tab) and State Website (opens in a new tab) for more information.

Meetings: Friday, Room B8, 2:55 PM

Sponsor: Mike Kiser

Science National Honor Society is open to all grades. Requirements for eligibility for SNHS are as follows: a minimum GPA of 3.65, a Science average of 87% or higher, currently enrolled in honors or AP level science course, AND actively participate in another science club (Robotics, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, or Medicine Club). Students should apply in the spring and will be granted admittance if they meet and maintain the requirements for eligibility.

Meetings: As announced

Sponsor: Rachel Lytle, B9

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes. Visit the official Science Olympiad site (opens in a new window) for more information on events, tournaments, and more!

Meetings: As announced on Wednesdays from 2:50 – 4:00 pm in room B10, B113, or B120.

Sponsors: Jennifer Ames, Kathleen Kulpa, and Matthew Bshero

The Student Executive Council (SEC) serves as the STARS leadership team. This group is made up of students who make a commitment to abstain from alcohol, drugs, violence, and pledge to serve as positive role models for peers. The SEC helps create, advertise, and facilitate prevention projects and charity ventures each month throughout BHS and the community.

Meetings: Every Wednesday during 5A lunch in room E1A.

Sponsor: Julie Webb

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work, and other efforts in support of the world’s children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.

Meeting Information: As announced

Sponsors: Amy Pigott

The mission of the We Dine Together club is to build replationships over the table.  Club members strive to find those who are ostracized or isolated during lunch hour and invite them into the club to eat lunch in a designated area.

Meetings:  during lunch hour Monday – Friday.

Sponsor: Kate Urmy