Issuu on Google+

Bentonville

High School

2012-2013 BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS Dear BHS Student, The Bentonville High School student activities program strives to provide students with a wide range of cultural, social, athletic, artistic, and recreational activities that strengthen the bond between the student and BHS. BHS student activities facilitate personal growth by providing opportunities to develop teamwork, goal-setting, problem solving, and planning skills. In fact, research on student activities has shown students who participate in activities are likely to have greater academic success, develop leadership skills, and they report a higher level of school satisfaction when compared to students who are not involved with activities. Bentonville High School is committed to creating a positive student activities experience by developing programming that meets the following standards:

      

High level of student participation Equal access for all students Diverse opportunities Response to student interest Community service Leadership development High level of Faculty/Staff participation

Please use this guide to connect with student activities that will enhance your experience at Bentonville High School. Sincerely, Kim Garrett Principal

Questions regarding Intramurals you can contact Ronnie Calva—Intramurals Coordinator 254-9574 rcalva@bentonvillek12.org

Kristen Jones– Administrative Assistant 696-3423 krjones@bentonvillek12.org


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012 ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS ACE

French Honors Society

Outdoors Club

Advanced Pianists Association

Future Educators Association

Peer Helpers

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Club

BHS Future Engineers

BHS Photography Club

Art Club

Growing As Parents

Presidents’ Council

Advancing Theoretical Science organization

Gaming, Entertainment, and Recreation society

Student Emergency Response Team

BHS Book Club

Bentonville Gay-Straight Alliance

Bible Club

Habitat for Humanity

Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Hearts for the Humane Society

Blues builders

Health Occupations Students of America

Black Student Union

Interact Club

Chess Club

International Club

Class Representatives

International Thespian Society

Cobblestone Project

Junior National forensic League

Dead poets Society

Junior Fire Marshals

Distributive Education Clubs of America

Key Club

Future Business leaders of America

Live Action Role Playing

Fellowship of Christian athletes

Lacrosse Club

Family, Career, &Community Leaders of America

Mu Alpha Theta

Future Farmers of America Film Club French Club

National forensic League National Honor Society National Technical Honors Society

Skills USA Spanish Club Student Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Teenage Republicans Student Council Student Library Advisory Board Student to Student Mentoring Club The Jungle Tiger Buddies Traveling Tigers Trekking Tigers Bicycling Club Vegetarian and Vegan Club Yearbook


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2012-2013

Intramurals BHS Intramurals

BASKETBALL

Office: South Commons

Winter

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL

Boys and Girls Teams

Spring

3 v 3 Half court basketball using BHS East and West Gyms. Games will be played on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. Cost is $25 per player. Uniforms are provided by BHS. Teams must have a minimum of 4 players on their roster and no more than 6. Leagues for boys and girls for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. No current BHS Varsity, JV, or 9th grade basketball players may play. Teams are guaranteed 5 games.

CO-ED

Starting the fall of 2012 BHS will offer intramural sports. The mission of the BHS intramural program is to provide a variety of organized recreational activities to students and staff. It is the goal of the intramural program to develop teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, and relationships within a recreational environment. Every event is designed to help students grow socially, physically, and mentally in competitive and non-competitive recreational activities.

CO-ED DODGEBALL All intramural programs will be facilitated by the BHS Intramural Department. Intramural offices are located in room 121 of the North Building.

FLAG FOOTBALL

Winter/Spring

Co-ED volleyball using BHS East and West Gyms. Games on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. Rosters must have at least four girls and four boys. There must be a minimum of two girls on the court at all times. Cost per person is $25. Teams are guaranteed at least 5 matches. Matches are best of 5 games. Uniforms are provided by BHS. Any student at BHS is eligible to participate. No more than two current or former BHS ladies volleyball players may be on any one team. Teams must have a minimum of eights players to sign up.

CO-ED, Girls, and Boys Leagues “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!� 6 v 6 Dodgeball using BHS East and West Gyms. Games on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Teams must have a minimum of 8 people on their roster and no more than 10. CO-ED teams must have at least 3 girls and 2 girls must start every game. Cost per person is $25. Matches are best of 5 games. Uniforms are provided by BHS. Any student at BHS is eligible to participate. Leagues for girls, boys, and Co-ed teams. Teams are guaranteed 5 matches.

3 v 3 SOCCER TOURNAMENTS Fall and Spring Boys and Girls Teams We will be offering two 3 v 3 soccer tournaments during this school year. One at the end of October and one in April 2013. Teams

Fall Boys and Girls Teams 6 v 6 flag football played on BHS soccer and football fields. Games on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. Teams must have a minimum of 8 players on their roster and a maximum of 12. Cost $25 per player. Uniforms provided by BHS. Leagues for boys and girls for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. No current BHS Varsity, JV, or 9th grade football player may play. Teams are guaranteed 5 games.

must be either all girls or all boys. Teams must have at least 4 players on their roster and no more than 5 players. Cost per team for each tournament is $20 per person and teams will be guaranteed 3 games per tournament. Tournaments will be held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and will be played at the Memorial Park soccer fields.


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2012-2013

Intramurals TIGER GOLF ASSOCIATION

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Spring

Spring

Boys and Girls

CO-ED

The Bentonville High School TGA is a co-ed intramural program for students to play golf after school. LACROSSE

Tee Times: Play golf after school one day a week for eight weeks. The program begins March 12, 2013 and ends May 7.

Winter Boys and Girls

Any student from BHS who has a basic knowledge of golf and some playing experience can participate. Sign up alone or with a friend. Courses for Spring 2013 March 12 Lost Springs

Rogers

March 26 The Creeks

Cave Springs

April 2

The Links @ RC

Bentonville

April 9

The Creeks

Cave Springs

April 16

Bella Vista

Bella Vista

April 23

The Creeks

Cave Springs

April 30

Bella Vista

Bella Vista

May 7

The Links @ RC

Bentonville

Golfers play 9 holes each day. All golfers will walk, carts will not be permitted. Golfers must find their own ride to and from the golf courses. Start time is 4:45pm except for days in Bella Vista which begin at 5:00pm. The comprehensive fee is $125 for the eight nine hole outings. Golfers will keep scores from all rounds and top two cumulative individuals will receive a prize. We must have at least 12 participants sign up to have the program.

Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of Ultimate is played by two seven-player squads with a high-tech plastic disc on a field similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent's end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. (The preceding was taken form the UPA and FDA websites , about ultimate) Sign up as a team. You will need 12-14 people on your roster to sign up. Teams are coed . Cost is $30 per person and will include a jersey. Games will be played at BHS or Memorial park on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday afternoons.

We will play a modified version of Lacrosse called Chumash. It’s 3 on 3 lacrosse played on a special goal with no goaltender. It’s perfect for teaching the fundamentals of movement, catching, and throwing in a game situation. Sign up as a team of four or more. Cost is $25 per person if you have your own equipment, $55 per person for those who will need equipment. The high school will have 20 sets of equipment for use by players who do not own their own equipment. Sign up early as sized are limited. Teams will have to provide their own jerseys or they can where scrimmage vests. Teams are encouraged to find at least one player who does not currently play lacrosse. This will help to increase interest in the sport and develop more high school players. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the TAC. Games will be played indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. Season will begin the first of December and will run into February. At least six teams must sign up for program to be held.


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2012-2013

Intramurals WALLYBALL

the mix and you've got ZUMBA!

WOMENS’S SELF DEFENSE CLASS

Winter

In partnership with the Northwest Mercy YMCA we will be offering ZUMBA twice a year . Only female BHS students and Staff may participate.

Two Sessions

Cost - $29 per session, we must have 12 participants sign up to have the class.

Mon. and Wed.

CO-ED This sport incorporates the thrills of racquetball and volleyball by using all of the court surfaces during play — the floor, front, back, side walls and the ceiling. Wallyball is a great way to maintain an indoor fitness program when the weather is cold and nasty outside. Teams will be composed of 4-5 students with 3 players playing at a time. All teams must have at least one girl on the court at all times. All BHS students are eligible to participate. Matches will be best of 5 games, with games being played to 18. Jerseys are provided by BHS. All teams will be guaranteed at least 8 matches. Cost per team has not been set.

SPIN(Cycle) Two Sessions October 2 - November 8 April 2 - May 9 Tues. and Thurs.

4:45-5:30pm

CO-ED A cardiovascular workout on a stationary bike set to music. A resistance knob on the bike dictates the intensity of the ride so each participant can ride at their level. Our Spinner bikes are compatible with Shimano SPD cleats or you may wear tennis shoes. In partnership with the Northwest Mercy YMCA we will be offering Spin classes twice a year at Northwest Mercy YMCA located at Pinnacle Hills. Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks for each session.

September 17 - October 17 January 28 - March 4 4:45-5:30pm

Girls Only This introductory workshop is geared specifically to teens. Students learn techniques for verbal de-escalation and boundary-setting, physical strategies for dealing with standing and ground confrontations, and practice these in simulated attack scenarios with a male instructor in padded gear. An emphasis is placed on addressing situations involving conflict with acquaintances, as this is the highest risk category for young women (occasionally taught as co-ed). In partnership with the Northwest Mercy YMCA we will be offering Women’s Self Defense twice a year. Only female BHS students and Staff may participate. Cost - $30 per session, we must have 12 participants sign up to have the class. Maximum per class of 22.

Games will be played at the Northwest Mercy YMCA located at Pinnacle Hills. Game will be played on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights. ROCK CLIMBING AND BOULDERING

ZUMBA

November - March

Two Sessions September 18 - October 25 January 15, 2013 - February 21 Tues. and Thus.

4:30-5:15pm

Girls only This class fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout that's fun and easy to do. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into

In conjunction with a local indoor rock climbing and bouldering facility. (Site negotiations ongoing.) Class will cover the basic of safe and responsible rock climbing and bouldering. Students will learn how to properly use and maintain climbing equipment. Students will Classes will start at 4:45pm and be finished by learn proper safe spotting techniques. Profi5:30pm. All BHS students and staff are eligible ciency in conducting a belaying/climbing systems check on a climbing partner prior to the to participate. start of a climb. Cost - $27 per session, we must have 12 parMore information to come on days, location, ticipants sign up to have the class. and costs.


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2012-2013

Intramurals

For More Information on Intramural Programs Come to the IM Office In the South Commons


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS ACE

Art Club

Sponsors:

Sponsor: Josh Jenkins

Beverly Karstetter

jjenkins@bentonvillek12.org

bkarstetter@bentonvillek12.org

To paint ceiling tiles for the school.

John McElroy

(Students with backgrounds in Art I or higher are eligible.)

jmcelroy@bentonvillek12.org Academic Competition in Education

An academic team which competes in several regional contests. To study a variety of subject areas such as geography, Shakespeare, physics, world history, biology, vocabulary, sports, current events, as well as other academic subjects. Students must have and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Only 10-12 grade students are eligible and only 10 students can officially be on the ATSO team. Students must have good independent Advancing Theoretical Science Organization study skills. Scholarship monies may be earned.

Sponsor: Tom Hollingsworth

Advanced Pianists Association Sponsor: Terry Hicks thicks@bentonvillek12.org To interact with advanced pianists and give a charity concert at the end of semester/year.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Club Sponsor: Leigh Ann Sandlin & Kim Carnahan lsandlin@bentonvillek12.org kcarnahan@bentonvillek12.org To benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

thollingsworth@bentonvillek12.org To debate and discover the stories behind and beyond topics touched on in the average science class (i.e. black holes, perpetual motion, crypto zoology, and the physics that suggest the possibility of time travel); to discuss popular science fiction film/text and its affect on today's culture.

Bible Club Sponsors: Tom Chester and Joe Wilson tchester@bentonvillek12.org joewilson@bentonvillek12.org To promote study of the Bible and friendship among students interested in learning more about the Bible and studying what the Bible says about topics that students find interesting. The Bible club is open to anyone who wants to study the Bible. We have a discussion topic decided upon by the officers every week and members bring verses from the Bible to the meeting and discuss what they feel that the Bible says about that topic.

Blues Builders (Formerly Guitar Club)

Sponsor: Tim Treese ttreese@bentonvillek12.org This organization is the high school level of the Ozark Blues Society. Membership in the Blues Society is free for all high school age students. The club will be involved in learning to play and appreciate the blues as a music form, using the guitar and other instruments. We will be working hands-on with guitars, and the sessions will involve a combination of sharing techniques, learning songs, and participating in open jam sessions. It is not necessary to play an instrument to join the club; anyone wishing to learn about the blues as an historical art form is welcome. The club will meet bi-monthly, and a schedule of meetings will be given out at the beginning of the year.


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS BSU Sponsor: Julie Wilson juwilson@bentonvillek12.org Black Student Union A support and networking

organization for Black students, to foster positive communication within the building as well as to provide opportunities for multicultural education.

human heart deserves dignity, respect and the opportunity to fully realize this purpose.

Sponsor: Todd Brown tbrown@bentonvillek12.org

Dead Poets Society

To promote strong thinking skills and strategy through the game of chess.

Sponsor: Josh Vest

(Students are required to have a high level of concentration and focus of strategy as well as an interest in playing chess.)

Class Representatives Sponsors: Seniors: Trish Sitton & Norm Doege Juniors: Sarah Pugh & Greg Puckett psitton@bentonvillek12.org ndoege@bentonvillek12.org spugh@bentonvillek12.org gpuckett@bentonvillek12.org Class representatives are elected by students in each class. These representatives meet to plan student events specific to their grade level.

Cobblestone Project Youth Against Complacency and Hunger Today

Sponsor: Scott Herron sherron@bentonvillek12.org Our purpose is drawn from the belief that every person has a unique and immeasurable value because of our shared human story. It is this story that is defined by a movement towards the renewal and restoration of the image that all people were created for a purpose. Every

Future Business Leaders of America

The strategy to take these ideas and turn them Sponsors: Patsy Sooter & John Mackey into action will be approached by 1) Identifying psooter@bentonvillek12.org Issues of Social Justice, 2) Connecting Needs with Willing Resources and 3) Fulfilling Needs jmackey@bentonvillek12.org with Sustainable Solutions. Among other things we will be doing an annual coat drive, participating in regular initiatives from Cobblestone Project as well as conducting a school wide imitative in the Spring called “30 days for change.�

Chess Club

FBLA

jvest@bentonvillek12.org A national career education student organizaThe purpose of the Dead Poets Society is to tion for high school students interested in provide a place for students to read, write, and bringing business and education together in a discuss poetry." positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs. Other DECA benefits are business competencies, communiSponsor: Ben Lewis ty responsibilities, leadership, and selfconfidence. To learn to compete at a successful blewis@bentonvillek12.org level in the job market, pursue post-secondary Distributive Education Clubs of America education, or manage personal skills. To learn the value of competition through directed BHS DECA is a student organization that supcompetitive events at leadership conferences, plements the comprehensive, college prep involvement in community service projects marketing education curriculum that BHS offers. It prepares emerging leaders and entre- that help others. (Dues are $25 which includes a BHS FBLA t-shirt. Additional expenses may be preneurs for careers in marketing, finance, incurred for competitions, etc. and are the hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Internationally, student's responsibility. Students must have a 2.5 GPA, have had or are currently enrolled in DECA has a history of 60+ years and has business class, and must meet FBLA requiretouched the lives of more than 10 million stuments.) dents, educators, school administrators and business professionals. To join, students must pay an annual fee of $25 for local, state and international membership. Having had a business class at BHS or current enrollment is preferred. For more details, please visit www.deca.org


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS FCA Sponsor: Robert Stadel rstadel@bentonvillek12.org Fellowship of Christian Athletes Voluntary organi-

zation involving students who profess to be Christians and who are athletes, past or present.

ed to service throughout our school and community. French Club Sponsor: Celine Simpson csimpson@bentonvillek12.org

FCCLA Sponsor: Brenda Lumpkin & Roberta Weiss blumpkin@bentonvillek12.org

Future Farmers of America Sponsor: Steve Oldham soldham@bentonvillek12.org An integral part of the agricultural science classes. To participate in activities sponsored by the state FFA Association. To provide leadership training and experiences in various judging contests. Dues $15 ($5 each for local, state, and national chapters.) Must be currently enrolled in an agricultural class.

blumpkin@bentonvillek12.org bejones@bentonvillek12.org This club is designed to encourage students to enter the field of education.

GAP Growing As Parents

rweiss@bentonvillek12.org

FFA

Sponsor: Brenda Lumpkin & Beth Jones

It will bring together a group of like-minded individuals who will have the opportunity to work with teachers (both primary and secondary) to see if the field of education is their vocation while still in high school.

Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America

Required for Family and Consumer Science students to allow students opportunities to participate in school, community, and state events. (Dues $15 T-Shirt optional cost. Students must be currently enrolled in or have taken Family and Consumer Science course.)

Future Educators Association

To further develop the interests and understanding of the French culture, its people and its countries; to incorporate the culture and communicative aspects of French curriculum into activities that will promote awareness and interest in French language , life and culture. (Dues $5.00; TShirt $15.00)

Sponsor: Tiffany Daniels

French Honors Society

kzimmerman@bentonvillek12.org

Sponsor: Celine Simpson

dpayne@bentonvillek12.org

csimpson@bentonvillek12.org

tdaniels@bentonvillek12.org To support students who have children.

GEARS Gaming, Entertainment, and Recreation Society

Sponsor: Kurt Zimmerman & Donnie Payne

This is a club for anyone who enjoys socializing and playing video games. It is designed to not To stimulate interest in the study of only help gamers increase their skill when playFrench; to promote high standards of ing, but also to socialize with other students scholarship; to reward scholastic attainwith the same interests. You will be able to ments; to create enthusiasm for and an meet new people, play video games, particiunderstanding of francophone culture and pate in fundraisers or club activities, compete civilization. (Dues $5.00; Students must against other gamers, and have fun.

meet all expectations set forth in the French Honor Society as well as have a Film Club teacher’s recommendation, an A in French Sponsor: Timothy Potts class for the last three semesters, 3.0 GPA, and be in their fourth semester of French. tpotts@bentonvillek12.org Students will receive a membership cerThis is a club designed to allow students to tificate and a seal on their diploma.) view a variety of films ranging from classics to new releases. The goal is to expose member to new ideas about film, and to inspire discussion of the media’s themes and artistic qualities. We are also dedicat-


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS GSA

To raise money for the animal shelters in the

Bentonville Gay-Straight Alliance

Sponsor: Elizabeth Knapp

Sponsor: Kyle Smith

eknapp@bentonvillek12.org

ksmith@bentonvillek12.org This is a student-led and student-organized club that works to improve school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The GSA creates a safer school through education by providing opportunities for our student community to learn accurate information about LGBT people and by giving students a greater understanding of how diversity enriches their lives. At GSA meetings, all students who share area and volunteer at the animal shelters also. a love for diversity are welcome to be themHOSA selves. Health Occupations Students of America

Habitat for Humanity

Sponsor: Joseph Blair jblair@bentonvillek12.org

Habitat for Humanity is a student-led club that works to advocate and educate the public and our school campus about the issue of substandard and poverty housing, while working to help eliminating this issue. Our club participates in house building and smaller scale projects and conducts fundraisers to support this cause.

Hearts for the Humane Society Hearts for the Humane Society

Sponsor: Warren Gaydusek wgaydusek@bentonvillek12.org

Interact Club

Sponsor: Anna McCain amccain@bentonvillek12.org A career and technology student organization that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. To provide a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition. To compete annually against other Arkansas HOSA chapters and winners of this state competition have the opportunity to compete at the national level. (Underclass students must currently be enrolled in at least one medical professions class or must have taken Med Pro classes in previous years. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, with no F grades regardless of their GPA. Students going to state/national competition will be required to pay for room/board at these events.)

To participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends; to learn the importance of developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, and advancing international understanding and goodwill. (A $1000 scholarship is awarded to graduating senior member of Interact.)


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS International Club

Junior Fire Marshals

Sponsor: TBD

Sponsor: Tommy Runnels

@bentonvillek12.org

trunnels@bentonvillek12.org

Responsible for assisting in maintaining a safe school environment during scheduled monthly fire drills. Marshals will be assigned specific locations and will To recognize and celebrate the ethnic, reli"time" building evacuation. They will meet in a gious, and cultural diversity among the student designated area immediately following the drill body; to strive to build bridges between all in order to report their written findings to the groups; to promote harmony and unity among sponsor. (Students must have appropriate all people; to expose students to various foracademic and discipline records including eign countries and diverse cultures; to help maintaining a 2.0 GPA and committing no seristudents look beyond the doors of our own ous disciplinary infractions. 15-20 students school; to touch the lives of others and be may be chosen.) open to diversity. (Dues: $6.00 plus additional Key Club expenses such as T-shirt and field trips. Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.) Sponsor: Greg Puckett

gpuckett@bentonvillek12.org International Thespian Society

Key Club is Sponsor: Justin Scheuer a comjscheuer@bentonvillek12.org munity A worldwide honor society of students of theaservice tre and the dramatic arts. (Requires the accuorganimulation of at least 100 hours of onstage or zation backstage involvement in school theatre profound grams in grades 9-12. Documentation and cri- on high school campuses nationwide and teria for induction are established by the naabroad. Affiliated with Kiwanis International organization. Memberships and competional, the club is open to students who tition at state and national events make stuare interested in leadership, service, and dents eligible for scholarships and grants from fun. The local BHS chapter is active on various colleges. Students must actively particicampus as well as throughout Northwest pate in school productions as well as attend Arkansas, with monthly meetings and aparea dramatic performances. Group attends proximately four service projects each state conference in spring. Dues $21 national dues upon induction/local chapter dues $9.00) semester. National membership dues are required and vary year-to-year. Students receive a membership card, lapel pin, and t-shirt.

L.A.R.P. Live Action Role Playing Sponsor: Lyndsey Randall lyrandall@bentonvillek12.org

Live action role playing provides an opportunity for students to learn about acting/theatre without being in class. Dues are $15

Lacrosse Club Sponsor: Warren Gaydusek wgaydusek@bentonvillek12.org This is a club promoting an extracurricular activity for students to be physically active, learn a new sport, and interact with peers. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Mu Alpha Theta Sponsor: Janie Jones janjones@bentonvillek12.org A national mathematics honor society dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, making members more aware of math-related careers, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics. (Members must be enrolled in or have completed pre-calculus and have and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Dues $7.00; Associate $4.00).


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS NFL National Forensics League

Sponsor: Julia Woods jwoods@bentonvillek12.org

An educational honor society that trains students for leadership in school, business, government and other professions through an extensive program of motivation, education, and competition to encourage participation and proficiency in communication skills vital for leadership. Credit points are the basis for all honors in NFL, and students can earn points in forensics/debate competition and community service speaking. (Students will participate in forensics tournaments across the state of Arkansas and the ACTAA State Tournament of Champions each April. Dues $15.00 for lifetime membership. Students must gain and maintain a 2.0 GPA that will enable membership into NFL. Students must first earn 25 points to become eligible for membership.)

NHS National Honor Society

Sponsors: Donald Payne & Lyndsey Randall dpayne@bentonvillek12.org lyrandall@bentonvillek12.org An honorary service organization designed to honor students for excellence in scholarship, leadership,

service, and character. NHS is more than just an honor. Membership is a commitment to exhibit and maintain the characteristics for which we stand. Members should be role models and leaders in the classroom and serviceoriented in the community. NHS members are held to the highest standards by the faculty council and the faculty advisor. (Dues $10.00. 3.5 GPA, documented service credit, documented leadership credit, attendance at BHS for at least a semester prior to induction, no incidences of discipline from previous school year, and approval by the Faculty Council. Once inducted, members are expected to perform 5 hours of individual service credit per semester, in addition to NHS workdays. Must maintain their GPA and a high level of leadership and character.)

variety of enjoyable outdoors sports including but not limited to: hiking, fishing, bicycling, and canoeing. To participate in frequent volunteer activities that will benefit the environment, such as cleaning up litter and planting trees. (Cost to cover expenses for outings and tshirts)

NTHS

aweeks@bentonvillek12.org

Peer Helpers Sponsor: Audra Weeks

National Technical Honors Society

Sponsor: Brenda Lumpkin blumpkin@bentonvillek12.org

NTHS is the Honor Society recognizing Jr. and Sr. students for their outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence and success in today's highly competitive workplace. NTHS awards an increasing number of scholarships each year to its members in the respective National CTE Chapters. Meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 8:15.

Outdoor Adventure Klub Sponsor: Chris Marston cmarston@bentonvillek12.org To educate its members on environmental awareness, in conjunction with experiencing a

Peer Helpers are students that have been selected by their fellow classmates and considered to be somebody they can talk to and trust and are expected to uphold a standard of ethics beyond the average. Peer Helpers have had training in helping skills and problem solving methods to equip them to better serve their peers with the issues in their lives. Peer Helpers perform a variety of services including peer -to-peer counseling and visiting new students usually in an informal manner. Applications are accepted in the spring and applicants must complete an interview with a panel of current Peer Helpers pending acceptance. Upon acceptance, Peer Helpers are required to attend Peer Helper training. Dues are $40 and include a t-shirt and training.


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS BHS Photography Club

Spanish who currently is earning a C or higher Student Library Advisory Board in the class is eligible to become a member.)

Sponsor: Sarah Benish

SATA

sbenish@bentonvillek12.org

Student Athletic Trainers’ Association

Photography Club

Sponsor: Mary Jo Thicksten &

To study digital SLR camera functions, compo- Sponsors: Kembra Mathis and Jeff sition, principles of light and exposure, and to McGee share and critique images. Club dues are $10 kmathis@bentonvillek12.org and include a club t-shirt

Presidents’ Council kgarrett@bentonvillek12.org President’s from all clubs meet with Mrs. Garrett to discuss school issues.

STARS

cweeks@bentonvillek12.org

Student Teenage Republicans

Part of a national organization for students interested in a broad range of careers involving technology, computers, architecture, cosmetology, automobiles, engineering, and electronics. (Dues: $20.00 - includes National and State fees. Students must be enrolled in a vocational or industrial class; must compete in BEST robotics in the fall and in Skills USA state skills competitions in the spring; Community service with Habitat for Humanity required.)

Sponsors: Stephanie Bryant & David Chapman

Spanish Club

mthickston@bentonvillek12.org tholland@bentonvillek12.org

To plan and host events as well as provide input for new materials and resources. These students will serve the school as liaisons bejmcgee@bentonvillek12.org tween students and staff. They would conduct Club directly reflects the content found in interest surveys, promote events, and prothe Sports Medicine curriculum and mote literacy within BHS.

would involve students who are in the Sports Medicine classes and assistants at Skills USA various physical activity related events in Sponsors: Chris Weeks, Steve Schultz, & the community. Open to students involved in sports medicine program or Don Froning participating as a student athletic training schultz@bentonvillek12.org assistant with Mr. McGee at the TAC. dfroning@bentonvillek12.org

Traci Holland

sbryant@bentonvillek12.org dchapman@bentonvillek12.org To help students understand the workings of a major political party; to involve area teens in future local, state, and national elections; and to offer them opportunities to participate in community service activities

Student Council

(el Club Espanol)

Sponsor: Christine Agnew &

Sponsors: Lisa Morrison & Erin Patrick

Anna Reynolds

lmorrison@bentonvillek12.org

cagnew@bentonvillek12.org

epatrick@bentonvillek12.org

areynolds@bentonvillek12.org

To further develop the interests and understanding of the Hispanic culture, its people, and its countries; to incorporate the cultural and communicative aspects of Spanish curriculum into activities that will promote awareness and interest in Hispanic language, life, and culture. (Any current or former student of

To represent the interests of the entire student body of BHS; to become involved in school and community service activities. (Members must meet candidate qualifications and be elected by the student body.)

Student to Student Mentoring Club Sponsor: Kim Carlson kcarlson@bentonvillek12.org The Student to Student Mentoring Club is dedicated to helping ninth graders become connected and involved at Bentonville High School. The S2S Mentors work to build relationships with ninth graders in order to help them make a positive transition into high school and learn what it means to be a successful student at BHS. Mentors visit ninth grade classrooms approximately two to four Fridays a month during the Advisory period. During this time, mentors work with ninth graders on developing important skills that are necessary to succeed academically and socially at BHS and tutor struggling students when needed.


BHS STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2011-2012

ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS

The Jungle The Jungle

er/counselor recommendation and parent permission.)

Sponsor: Anna Mizelle amizelle@bentonvillek12.org

Traveling Tigers

Support Bentonville High School athletic teams by creating the best student section in Arkansas. The Jungle will also generate school spirit by hosting school-wide activities (kickoff party, homecoming carnival, etc.) throughout the year. The goal of the Jungle is to make BHS more enjoyable by increasing studentinvolvement and school spirit. Open to current Juniors and Seniors only. Dues are $15.00 and include a t-shirt.

Sponsor: Penny Graves

Tiger Buddies

Sponsor: Justin Scheuer

Sponsor: Penny Graves

jscheuer@bentonvillek12.org

pgraves@bentonvillek12.org

To support and inform our Vegetarian and Vegan community.

pgraves@bentonvillek12.org To participate in monthly activities including sporting events, dining out, and leisure activities. (Students are chosen by selection.)

Vegetarian Vegetarian and Vegan Club

To interact with special need students enrolled in self-contained classes through socialization activities, lunch partners, assistance with classroom skills, and helping with Special Yearbook Olympic events such as bowling, basketball, Sponsor: Ace Horton swimming and track and field. (Students must complete an application that includes a teach- ahorton@bentonvillek12.org

To gain invaluable experience in photography, advertising, public relations, computer literacy, layout skills, and copy writing skills. (Students will sometimes have to work before and after school, during holidays, and during school breaks in order to meet pressing deadlines.) “Yearbook is a class. If you want to take yearbook, make sure you choose it as a class for your schedule. If you can’t fit the class in your schedule, talk to Mr. Horton about how you can still contribute to working on the yearbook.”



Intramurals Guide