Clubs and Afterschool Programs (Extra Curricular)

We offer different ways for students to be plugged in at BCHS. These clubs and after school programs require a teacher host. We encourage students to be the leaders in these clubs. If you have an interest in starting a new club, please see the office admin for approval.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, all clubs and after school programs have been postponed for the 2020-2021 school year.


What: Creating the school's annual Yearbook!
When:We meet every Wednesday at noon
Where: Room 2011
Who: All students are welcome to attend!
Teacher Host: Mrs. Stachniak,  Ms. Uchiage, Mr. Crawley, Mrs. Cartwirght, and Ms. Minion

The Bert Church Slam Poetry Troupe

What - The Bert Church Slam Poetry Troupe is comprised of students from grades nine through twelve with an interest in writing, poetry, and creative expression. These are the facets of the slam poetry movement, which emphasizes writing and performing poetry of a variety of forms, styles, and subjects.

When - During Focus

Where - My. Smith's room. (2002)

Who - Any student grade nine through twelve.

Mr. (Andrew) Smith


What: Building Connections within the school and the community

When: We will be meeting during focus blocks once a week

Where: Room 2020

Who: All students are welcome and encouraged to participate

Teacher Host: Mr. Jones and Mrs. B. Cartwright


School Reach

School Reach, also known as Reach for the Top,  is a quiz game that pits two teams of four players against each other in an effort to answer questions. The team that answers the most questions correctly gains the most points and wins the game.

School Reach is not your stereotypical meeting of the nerds to discuss high academia.  There are numerous sport, entertainment, design, music and food questions in addition to the standard fare. Between hilarious moments of laughter and free food offered at games, there is real competition going on.  There is a little something for everybody.

There are two levels of School Reach offered to students.  The Intermediate level is for Grade 9 and 10 students and the Senior level is for Grade 11 and 12 students. Typically, there are two teams in each level at Bert Church.

Although the school has not had a team in recent years, Bert Church has a storied past in its involvement with School Reach.  Participating in the Wild Rose League, Bert Church has been represented at the Provincial Reach for the Top competition many times, placing as high as fourth in the province.

Teacher Hosts: Mr. Wilsdon and Mr. Welsh

Drama Club

Students have the opportunity to join the Drama Club while in grades 9 - 12.  Members of the club can work on our Main Stage production of the Advanced Acting Class, with opportunities in Technical theatre and limited performance opportunities.  Production starts in September with the performance taking place in December.  Performance work is selected through audition, other technical roles are done through student interest and production need.

Spring production

Starting in 2012 the Drama department has added a Spring production.  This new addition to the performance schedule is made up of Drama Club members.  Performance roles are selected through auditions.  Production work begins in January with performance taking place in May.  Practice takes place daily in the morning before classes start.  Cost for this will be the purchase cost of the scripts.


What is a GSA/QSA?

Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and queer-straight alliances (QSAs) are peer support networks that promote welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students and their allies.

A GSA/QSA is run by students and supported by school staff and would be grounded in the principles of promoting:

  • equity for sexual and gender minority students
  • safe, caring and inclusive spaces for all students
  • healthy, respectful environments and relationships to prevent or eliminate bullying and discrimination

As peer support networks, GSAs/QSAs help LGBTQ students overcome feelings of isolation and alienation that are a result of homophobic and transphobic bullying. They help students begin to feel empowered as they develop a sense of belonging in their school. GSAs/QSAs also help interested students become allies for their LGBTQ peers and provide a safe place to help understand and learn how to offer support.

When: Thursdays at Lunch

Where: Conference Room

Who: All students who identify on the spectrum or are allies and want to learn

Teacher Advisors: Ms. Tiemstra, Mr. Blumhagen, Mr. Goodyear

Brain Bee

The Brain Bee is a competition for high school students, grades 9 through 12. Students study topics on memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain-imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics, and brain disease (just to list a few). It is designed to stimulate interest and excitement about the brain and neuroscience research and it is an exciting opportunity for high school students. The International Brain Bee was established in the 90's by Dr. Norbert Myslinski at the University of Maryland. The brain bee brings the students to the local university in their region to meet students and professors who are doing brain research. It is an avenue of communication, through media and students, to raise awareness of brain research in the community. It is a mechanism to attract bright young minds to the study of neuroscience.

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