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Clubs 1Art Club

Art Club is a place for students who share a love for art to come together. Students visit museums and galleries, attend Denver's First Friday events, host creative fundraisers and of course, make art. Students are not required to be in an art class to join. All are welcome. (See also National Art Honor Society)

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Sponsors: Erin Reiner 303-982-8673 and Stephanie Schmidt 303-982-8816

Bear Creek Cycling

Sponsor: Matt Helton 303-982-8780

BC German-American Partnership Program

Sponsor: Kim Douglas 303-982-8746

BC Players*

BC Players is a club for students who wish to play an active part in our theatre program. This club is not only for actors. BC Players unites all aspects of the theatre world through acting, technical theatre, and management. Our meetings happen once a month, where students discuss upcoming events and opportunities for everyone and anyone who wants to be a part of the BC Theatre program.
Sponsor: Kella Manfredi 303-982-8745

BCTN

BCTN, the Bear Creek Television Network, started in 1992 as one of the only broadcast production studios in Jefferson County. Over the years, we have maintained professional standards of production and have evolved with the current technology in video production. We produce four original programs per week, highlighting the people and events at Bear Creek High School. We are always looking for new talent in front of and behind the camera. All students are welcome to join the many students who have gone on to college and careers in TV and film production.
Sponsor: Kella Manfredi 303-982-8745

Bear Crew

Bear Crew trains leaders to mentor our 9th grade students to make their transition to high school successful.
Sponsors: Jerimiah Quinonez 303-982-8753, Jayne Vahle 303-982-8751, and Tia Nemitz 303-9828817

BIONIC

BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I Care) is a club that is dedicated to promoting acceptance, unity, and friendship in the school and community. This student group strives to support students and staff going through challenging times to show that the Bear Creek community stands together to help one another in times of need. This support has taken the form of fundraisers, posters and letters to struggling students or community members, hosting anti-bullying presenters, attending the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference, sponsoring a Day Without Hate, promoting a week full of random acts of kindness, and many more positive, community building events.
Sponsor: Kaitlyn Roach 303-982-5613

Cheerleaders

Bear Creek High School has both a junior varsity and varsity cheerleading team. The cheerleaders promote school spirit and support the athletics teams and activities at Bear Creek High School. They also represent Bear Creek High School as competitive teams at the local, state and national level.

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Sponsor: Kim MacTaggart 303-982-8750

Criminal Justice

This club provides students the opportunity to receive an introductory look at the current criminal justice and law enforcement professions of today. Participating students of all grades are welcome to experience a variety of activities that include hands-on endeavors (self-defense training), guest speakers (probation officers/prosecutors/composite sketch artists), field trips (jail and police department), and other educational opportunities (criminal and constitutional law). The club provides a great opportunity to get "connected" first-hand with professionals in the field of criminal justice. Continued participation in the club may lead to opportunities with police ride-alongs, the Lakewood police youth academy, and get an inside track on a college scholarship (Lakewood PAL Scholarship).
Sponsor: Officer John Hunt 303-982-8802

DECA

Distributive Education Club of America

With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA's programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Sponsor: Scott Schnell 303-982-8844

FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America

Bear Creek Future Business Leaders of American, Chapter 5007. An outstanding group of 30+, savvy students --led by Mr. Boeke. FBLA is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, Exclusive membership and career recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional personal development opportunities. Membership is always open, and student of all grade levels are encouraged to join. "FBLA" looks great on a college applications!
Sponsor: Mike Boeke 303-982-8755

FCCLA

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America

FCCLA is a career and technical student organization for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.
Sponsors: Marcella Amaturo 303-982-8796

Forensics/Debate

These elective English courses are the in-school components of the competitive speech team at Bear Creek. We hone our skills in research, writing, speaking, and performing in competitions at area speech meets on Saturdays from October through March. There is no better way to prepare for the academic rigors of college than participating in Forensics (course title "Forensic Speech Inclusive") and Debate (course title "Forensic Speech Debate").
Sponsor: Jessica Johnson 303-982-0132

GSA

Bear Creek's Gay/Straight Alliance strives to assure that each member of our school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. The presence of the GSA nurtures a school climate where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in our school and in the world.
Sponsor: Cyndi Gentile 303-982-8769 

Green Club

HOSA

Health Occupation Science Association
HOSA is a unique student led program that provides opportunities for leadership development, motivation, community service and competitive events exclusively for secondary students interested in health science careers. At local and national conferences, students can participate in the following events: Health Science Events, Health Professions Events, Emergency Preparedness Events, Leadership Events, Teamwork Events and Recognition Events.
Sponsor: Kim MacTaggart 303-982-8750

Indigenous Language Club

The focus of this program is to give students at Bear Creek High School the chance to learn foundational elements of a Native American Language. We will study and discuss Native American-Indigenous philosophy through the application of the Lakota language; an Indigenous language spoken by Indigenous peoples in North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, Minnesota, Colorado, as well as Canada. Additionally, we will have discussion about Indigenous identity in the Denver Metro Area. The level of Lakota applied will be at an elementary level.
Sponsor: LeRoy Saiz 303-982-6549

Key Club*

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Key Club is a community service student organization, supported by BCHS teacher sponsors and local Kiwanis Club members. Students work in the community, fund-raising for various purposes and organizations, making dolls for children in hospitals, and participating in local activities that benefit families and students both here and around the world. The club is largely student run, making it a great opportunity for students to develop leadership skills.
Sponsor: Rachel Mackenzie 303-982-8771

Literary Magazine

Bear Ink Literary Magazine is a student-led publication that aims to showcase the creative talents and artistic ability of staff and students at Bear Creek. The first publication was released in 2011 and has been aiming to capture talents in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, photography, drawing, painting, etc. in its pages ever since.
Sponsor: Kaitlyn Roach 303-982-5613

Marching Band/Color Guard*

The BCHS Marching Band has been thought of as one of the most creative bands in the state and is a 10 time state semifinalist or finalist band placing in the top 12 bands in the state and is one of the premier ensembles at BCHS. Come and be a part of this incredible and creative ensemble! Prospective members should email Ms. Ahmed at tahmed@jeffco.k12.co.us
Sponsor: Tammy Ahmed 303-982-8741

National Art Honor Society

NAHS is a national organization that recognizes students who take at least one art class in the year, maintain good academic standing and contribute to arts related community service events of their choice. Some events include face painting at Safe Halloween, facilitating art projects for senior citizens and working in nearby elementary art classrooms. This is a student run organization with many leadership opportunities. Members must attend short monthly meetings where they learn about all upcoming events and then make their own schedule according to their interests. NAHS also works with Art Club.

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Sponsors: Erin Reiner 303-982-8673 and Stephanie Schmidt 303-982-8816

National English Honor Society

The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, is the only national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Individual high schools are invited to petition for a local chapter, through which individuals may be inducted into Society membership. Immediate benefits of affiliation will be national recognition, scholarship eligibility, and opportunities for national networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in, the language arts.
Sponsor: Caroline Danks 303-982-1921

National Honor Society*

National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors throughout the country in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Student members must excel in all four areas to be accepted into the society, and maintain the high standards to remain in the group.These students are not only outstanding members of our school community, but of their local, national, and world communities as well.

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Sponsor: Angela Anderson 303-982-8871

National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society serves over 180,000 student members annually. In 2015, NTHS will award over $200,000 in scholarships to career and technical education students. NTHS honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today's highly competitive, skilled workforce.
Sponsor: Scott Schnell 303-982-8844

Outdoor ClubOutdoor Club

Students are invited to participate in scheduled fishing trips to various ponds in the Denver area. Members of Bear Creek Angling & Afield receive discounts on fishing tackle, and earn access to exclusive private waters.

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Sponsor: Mike Boeke 303-982-8755

Petanque

The game of pétanque is the quintissential French game. It involves a great deal of address and strategy. Players use metal boules and try to get closer to a smaller target ball called the cochonnet. The object of the game is to throw your boules so that they land closer to the cochonnet, or strike and drive your opponent's boule away from the target ball.Sponsor: David Keil 303-982-8775

Science National Honor Society

SNHS was created to encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought, advance students' knowledge of classical and modern science, communicate with the scientific community, aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and encourage students to participate in community service. Students become eligible for SNHS at the end of their sophomore year and must: 1) have completed an honors science course before their junior year, 2) be enrolled in AP or honors science courses during their junior and senior year, and 3) have a minimum B+ science average and B overall GPA.
Sponsor: Tom Fuller 303-982-8782

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national competition that encourages teams of students to compete in various areas of science, technology, and engineering. Teams are composed of all levels of students and are open to anyone interested in exploring science beyond the classroom.
Sponsor: Tom Fuller 303-982-8782

Senate*

This club and class serve as a place to develop leadership skills, to engage in school activities, and to contribute positively to Bear Creek's school culture. We work hard, but we also love to have fun. We are responsible for hosting and running many of the major student-centered events including Homecoming, Safe Halloween, Holiday Cheer, the Sadie-Hawkins Dance, and Prom. In addition, students frequently serve as ambassadors of the school at various events and often perform community service to strengthen community bonds. Some profits from Senate events will be used to recognize students and staff.

Each year, the application process begins in March to elect the Student Senate for the following school year.
Sponsors: Kella Manfredi 303-982-8745 and Jose Martinez 303-982-8776

TSA

Technology Student Association

Sponsors: Dan Amato 303-982-8851 and Cheryl Smith 303-982-8788

Thespians*

Thespians is a recognized International Honor Society, honoring students who show exemplary performance in any and all aspects of the theatre. To earn this coveted recognition, students have to put in so many logged hours to the program to gain membership. This is a great organization that looks great on college applications. For every show a student works on, they earn points toward Thespians. Many students graduate as honor or even master thespians.
Sponsor: Kella Manfredi 303-982-8745

UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund

Sponsors: Angela Anderson 303-9828871 and Christine Hartlaub 303-982-9503

Video Games

Video Game Club meets weekly to play a variety of different games on current and last generation video game consoles. The club has all current and last generation consoles, and enough televisions for about 20 students to play at the same time. Students are welcome to bring their own games and portable consoles or laptops. The only requirement to join the club is a permission slip to play Mature-rated games.
Sponsor: Ted Hudson 303-982-8899

Vocal Music*

The Choral Program at BCHS consists of five choirs with over 200 students involved. The program has a tradition of excellence that is still going strong today. In recent years, two of the choirs at Bear Creek, "Sounds" and "Onyx," have been chosen to perform in the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference (the top honor for high school choirs in the state of Colorado). The choirs at Bear Creek consistently receive high marks at county and state festivals. Since 2011 the groups have traveled to New York City, Italy and Los Angeles.
Sponsor: Duncan Cooper 303-982-3065

*These activities have requirements, nominations or try-outs.

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Winter Guard

The Winter Guard is a unique combination of dance and spun equipment - flag, sabre and rifle This beautifully creative team has been recognized in the top in the state for the past 15 years, most recently placing 2nd in National Scholastic A for the past three years.
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Winter Percussion

The Winter Percussion Ensemble is an unique audition group of talented percussionists who prepare an 8 minute show for competitive performance. The BCHS Winter Percussion Ensemble has been the Colorado World Concert Class state champion for 8 of the past 10 years, and placed 4th in the nation in the 2010 WGI Percussion National Championships.
Sponsor: Colin Constance

Yearbook*

Yearbook stresses teamwork and responsibility. Students spend their time brainstorming, writing, designing and editing the school's yearbook from photography to layout to graphic design. They also oversee the finances, advertising campaigns and distribution. The result is a high-quality, well-produced book that the school and our student body can share with pride.
Sponsor: Shaylyn DeLong 303-982-8734

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