Clubs & Activities

Art Club

Website Club meets in S-115 after school (day TBD).

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, do community service, 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)

Sponsor: Wil Mitchell - 303-982-5520

BC Players

Club meets in S114 after school throughout the year.

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


Class meets in W-205 during 2nd and 3rd period.

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

See Mrs. Nemitz in the Main Office for info.

Bear Crew trains leaders to mentor our 9th grade students to make their transition to high school successful. They are involved in 9th grade orientation as well as weekly mentoring in Connections classes. We are happy to have any student interested in building their leadership capacity and who want to have a positive impact here at Bear Creek. 

Sponsor: Jerimiah Quinonez - 303-982-8753
Sponsor: Jayne Vahle - 303-982-8751
Sponsor: Tia Nemitz - 303-982-8817

Bears For Life

We are a pro-life group that believes we can save lives and we can help woman in crisis. We invite anyone to come and learn about ways that we can act positively within our community while upholding our values and beliefs.

Supervisor: Kelley Bliden - 303-982-7207


Website - Practices in the Small Gym after school.

Bear Creek High School has an award-winning and amazing 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.

Sponsor: Kim MacTaggart - 303-982-8750

Criminal Justice

See Officer Hunt in the Main Office for info.

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


Class meets in W-206 during classes.

With nearly a 70-year history, the Distributive Education Club of America (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


Club meets in N-202 during Connections on various days.

The Bear Creek Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Chapter 5007, is an outstanding group of 30+, savvy students. 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; it is a great addition to any college application!

Sponsor: Mike Boeke - 303-982-8755


Club meets in S210 every other Thursday during Connections.

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a career and technical student organization for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. 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.

Sponsor: Marcella Amaturo - 303-982-8796

Film Club

Club meets in W111 on specific Fridays after school at 2:45pm

Film Club is an opportunity to view and discuss a variety of motion pictures. It is a unique opportunity to dissect film as well as its craft, allure, impact, and continued cultural and social importance.  

Sponsor: Nick Fletcher - 303-982-8378


Class and team meet in N-222 during class and after school. 

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: Ryan Karpovage - 303-982-8759

Gender and Sexuality Association (GSA)

Club meets in S-207 on 3rd Monday of every month.

Bear Creek's Gender and Sexuality Association 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: Christine Hartlaub - 303-982-9503
Sponsor: Brigid Scruggs - 303-982-8736


Club meets in Biomed Room N-103 every 2nd Monday after school.

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

Hydration Club

Club meets in N-103 on Thursdays

When you are hydrated, your body and your mind are in a healthier state. Water helps you think more clearly, keeps your memory clear, and keeps your motivation intact. This club exists to spread this knowledge and encourage and help others to stay hydrated.
Sponsor: Larissa Winkler -  303-982-8631

Key Club

Website - Club meetings are in the Lecture Hall on Tuesdays.

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 Fisher - 303-982-8771

Marching Band

Practices daily in the South Parking lot after school.

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!

Sponsor: Tammy Ahmed - 303-982-8741

National Art Honor Society

Website - Club meets 1st Monday of the month after school.

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.

Sponsor: Erin Reiner - 303-982-8673
Sponsor: Stephanie Schmidt - 303-982-8816

National English Honor Society

Club meets in N-218 1st Tuesday of the month after school.

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

Website - Club meets in Library 1st Monday of the month after school.

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.
Demonstrating the Four Pillars of NHS

Sponsor: Keri Selmarten - 303-982-7735
Sponsor: Heather Killeen - 303-982-8761

National Technical Honor Society

Club meetings TBD.

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

Pétanque Club

Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in front of the Main Entrance, after school.

The game of pétanque is the quintessential 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

Poetry Club

See Mr. Karpovage for Club meeting times.

We exist to explore, write, analyze, discuss, and enjoy poetry. Come visit to see what we're about.

Sponsor: Ryan Karpovage - 303-982-8759

Science National Honor Society

Club meets in N215 after school (day TBD).

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

Spanish Club

Club meets in W108 at 3pm on Thursdays

Want to immerse yourself in the Spanish language but don't have the time or money to travel (yet)? Come join us in W108 where we will spend our Thursday afternoons honing our Spanish skills and exploring the best of what the Spanish speaking world has to offer. That includes eating delicious treats, drinking mate, and immersing ourselves in television and movies. La Mesa Espanola is a great way to give back to the community as well as we will be working with non for profits to give back to our community and help develop communities abroad. We look forward to seeing you at 3pm!

Sponser: Becca Watford - 303-982-8792

Student Senate

Class meets in S114 during 4th period.

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. Please see the sponsors in March for an application.

Sponsor: Kella Manfredi - 303-982-8745
Sponsor: Sean Van Portfliet - 303-982-8781

Student Voice

Student Voice Website

Group meets Wednesdays after school, virtually. See one of the sponsors for a Zoom link

We represent the diverse voices of students at the district level and promote diversity and understanding within our school and community. We also work directly with the district event "Day Without Hate."

Sponsor: Jayne Vahle - 303-982-8751
Sponsor: Angela Anderson - 303-982-8871
Sponsor: Devani Lemmon

Tabletop Gaming Club

Club meets on Thursdays in N114 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Tabletop Gaming Club is a club that allows people to play all types of games including: card games, board games, chess, D&D, and other tabletop games. All are welcome and encouraged to join; if you have any questions, please stop by N114 during Connections or on Thursdays during club times and we'd be happy to chat with you. 

Sponsor: Nell Jarrett - 303-982-8773


Club meets in N-110 during Connections.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) works in conjunction with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and the Engineering Program at Bear Creek High School.

Sponsor: Dan Amato - 303-982-8851
Sponsor:  Cheryl Smith - 303-982-8788


Club meets in S114 after school on various dates.

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


Club meets in S-107 after school on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month

The goal of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is to help support and provide aid for people living in poverty worldwide.

Sponsor: Angela Anderson - 303-982-8871

Video Game Club

Meets in the Library every Thursday from 2:30-3:30pm

The purpose of Video Game Club is to promote and support a positive and inclusive community of gamers who wish to come together to play and discuss video games with other like-minded individuals on a recurring basis. During our meetings, the plan is to play a variety of games and systems, but our general goal is to focus on local multiplayer games so that as many members can play as possible.

Sponsor: Angie Wagner 

Vocal Music

Class meets in the Choir Room throughout the day and after school.

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: Brady Loyd - 303-982-8785

Winter Guard

Club meets in the Commons after school.

The Winter Guard is a unique combination of dance and spun equipment - flag, sabre and rifle that compete in the RMCGA Circuit and at state championships 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.

Sponsor: Tammy Ahmed - 303-982-8741

Winter Percussion

Club meets in the Band Room after school.

The Winter Percussion Ensemble is an unique audition group of talented percussionists who prepare an 8 minute show for competitive performance in the RMCGA Circuit and at state championships. 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: Tammy Ahmed - 303-982-8741


Class meets in N-224 during yearbook class.

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: Kaitlyn Roach - 303-982-5613


Meets at Bridge Church at Bear Creek.

A world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them — fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about faith.

Sponsor (non-Staff): Ashlyn Brock 


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