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Activities/Clubs

Academic Team

  • Sponsor: Jilli Roberts
  • Members: Any student can be a member

Team members compete to answer trivia questions. The club will determine practice days and times once the season begins.

American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Sponsor: Annie King
  • Members: Must be enrolled in or have already taken an American Sign Language class

The American Sign Language Club (ASL) is about growing together and creating a support system for those taking American Sign Language. The ASL Club mission is to create a place for all students and those who seek knowledge and want to raise awareness of American Sign Language, the Deaf Community, and Deaf Culture.

ASL Club raises money by selling cookie dough and occasionally other fundraisers. With the funds, the club will purchase, wrap, and deliver Christmas presents to students at the Missouri School for the Deaf. The club also may participate in other activities with the students from Missouri School for the Deaf. Funds are also used to purchase supplies that enhance the deaf experience in the classroom. Other activities include, but are not limited to, club dinners, bonfires, bowling, etc. Club members vote on activities. To become a member of the ASL Club, you must sign up, turn in a communication form, and participate in the cookie dough fundraiser or pay $10 club dues.  If you sell 2 items from the fundraiser, you do not have to pay club dues. At this point, there are no required amount of meetings you must attend. 

ARCHERY

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Members: Any high school student may join

The purpose of the Archery Club is to allow every student the opportunity to participate in the sport of archery and enjoy the benefits of being a member of the team. Archery club is a club for all high school students. There are no try outs; everyone may join the team. Students can sign up by attending the mandatory archer/parent meeting in October. Practice for freshman archers will begin in October; archers currently in the club will start practicing in November. Archery Club offers competition in NASP bullseye archery, along with NASP 3-D archery. Archers may compete in tournaments if they so choose.

Art Club

Art Club is a very versatile group and stays busy during the school year. Artistic talent is encouraged but not necessary to be an active member of the club. This club exposes members to new understandings of the art world. The club responds to tasks that the school and community need. In past years, students have done face painting events, banner making, cow skull painting, and more! Each year, Art Club is also responsible for running all Winterfest events and the dance. The members who meet all of their hours by the end of the year get to go on a reward field trip. To be an active Art Club member and attend all of the fun events you must: attend at least 8 meetings throughout the school year, work at least 5 hours toward Winterfest duties, and work 1 concession stand event. Students do NOT have to be enrolled in an art class or be "good at art" to be involved. The club generally meet once a week on Mondays after school from 3-4pm. It will meet more often during busy periods like Winterfest. 

Band

BHS Band is a group of student musicians who rehearse and perform music together. To be a member, students must be enrolled in a band class and commit to practicing and performing with their chosen instrument.

Chess Club

  • Sponsor: Kayla Kehl
  • Members: Students interested chess and playing games

Choir

Choir Director: Sherry Francis

Members: Students must be enrolled in a music class as well as commit to practicing and performing for scheduled events.

November 19, 2017 Event:

Choir is a group of students who rehearse and perform musical productions as well as participate in vocal competitions. The club presents a dessert theater and car show every year for the community.

Culture Club

The Culture Club is comprised of students who want to learn more about other cultures. We sponsor activities that promote understanding and goodwill among different ethnic groups and enhance creativity in diversity. The club sponsors films, festivals, and activities to provide authentic cultural experiences and disseminate the traditions and customs of other communities.

Drama Club

Drama Club offers acting education, a creative outlet for theatrically minded students, and a theatrical production for the community to enjoy. The club puts on a production that includes set design and performance. Students don’t have to act. Set design and behind the scenes work is just as important. The club will meet to discuss production and assign leaders twice a month until December. January starts rehearsals and set design. Cast will rehearse Monday-Thursday from January–March. Crew will meet 2 days a week and then daily one month before production.

Family, Career & Community Leaders (FCCLA)



 

FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, is a co-curricular organization that aims to help youth with family bonds, careers, and participation in the community. Students should come to the first meeting to join. Typical meetings have been before school as needed. Members lead to accomplish what they feel driven to do, but typically become LifeSmart and compete in academic type competitions to include going to Nationals past 4 years. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes' (FCA) goal is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches, teachers, and most of all athletes. The club has monthly huddle meetings where students do activities and Bible studies. They also organize events and drives to help and spread the love of Christ. Students can come to any meeting however long and however much they desire. There is no formal membership, simply attend events. FCA Huddles are often scheduled before school. 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

  • Sponsors: Sharon Buschjost & Candace Mitchell
  • Members: Students who have paid dues for FBLA
  • Twitter: @BlairOaksFBLA

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national vocational student association for students who are interested in business or business education careers. FBLA students develop business skills, leadership skills, and self-confidence through various competitions as well as community service projects. Membership requires payment of FBLA dues and attendance at club meetings.

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

  • Sponsor: Jeff Suthoff
  • Members: Must be enrolled in an agriculture class
  • Facebook: Blair Oaks FFA

Students enrolled in an agriculture class will be a member of the National FFA Organization, which is an integral part an Agriculture Program. Being a part of the National FFA Organization will give the students many educational, leadership, and competitive opportunities at the local, state, and national level. Students participate in different events involving public speaking and career development such as ag mechanics, horse evaluation, forestry, etc. The meeting schedule meeting varies. Students also attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

National Honor Society (NHS)

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
 

National Honor Society promotes community service through events such as caroling at local nursing homes, collecting food for the Salvation Army, etc. The club is composed of a select group of students who exhibit the qualities of leadership, scholarship, service, and character. All students in grades 10-12 who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point are invited to provide information to support their candidacy for membership. This information, along with teacher ratings, will be submitted to the NHS Faculty Council for consideration in the selection process. Scholastic ability alone is not sufficient for election to the National Honor Society. However, it is a prerequisite for election and members must maintain their 3.5 cumulative grade point average in order to retain their membership. Membership in the National Honor Society is recognized throughout the United States and members in good standing can transfer their membership. The club generally holds meeting once a month or as needed for upcoming activities.  

Operation Bugle Boy

  • Sponsor: Nathan Holtmeyer
  • Members: Students are invited to join

OBB’s goal is to encourage students to carry-out and create programs that support current and prior military families as well as first responders in our community. Operation Bugle Boy is not an open membership; students are invited to join. If interested, students should contact Mr. Holtmeyer. Note, there are a limited number of volunteer positions available. BHS OBB Club meets various times before school throughout the school year. This club is demanding and requires dedication of a student’s time and energy.

Student Council (STUCO)

  • Sponsor: Renee Maples, Jilli Roberts, and Jill Shanley
  • Members: Any student may join
  • Twitter: @BlairOaksSTUCO

Student Council exists to promote the welfare of the high school. Anyone can become a member of the student council at the beginning of the school year. Meetings are the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30am.

Talon Yearbook

  • Sponsor: Stephanie Brenneke
  • Members: Must be enrolled in yearbook class
  • Facebook: Talon Yearbook

The Talon Yearbook staff produce the high school annual. Students in this club learn design, layout, and editing skills. They also develop photography skills and have fun while using the club’s camera equipment. Under the guidance of the yearbook advisor, students sell ads to offset the cost of the yearbook publication. To participate, students must be enrolled in a yearbook class and commit to attending school events as a yearbook photographer.