Clubs and Groups

2019-2020 Clubs & Groups

Service

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Garden ClubSarah Bragg: We learn the art of flower arranging; growing herbs/flowers from seeds; maintain the patio garden; make other types of arrangements for the various holidays. We also paint vases and flower pots to sell as a fund raiser. We meet once a month on Wednesdays. Ruth Brac comes from the Bow Garden Club to instruct and work with the students.

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Interact is a vital resource for the greater Bow community, and many organizations rely on our help. Through our work on community-based projects, Interactors sharpen leadership skills, and learn the value of hard work. All Club members are expected to attend all Club meetings, and to participate in the Club’s fundraising and service activities. Interact Club is a branch of the Rotary Club. Membership is on an application basis in September of every year. We meet every other Friday at 7AM in room 2311.

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Kindness ClubKate Kulacz, Heidi Pauer & The Bow Kindness Club is a student driven organization to make Bow High School a little more pleasant by conducting uplifting campaigns, activities, and projects. To build self-esteem and help raise school morale by showing every person in our school that he or she really can make a difference and to bring everyone at our school together in a cooperative, caring way. We will meet the first and 3rd of each month during Flex in the Music wing.

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Peer Outreach - Lianna Thomas and Kelsey Mumford: is a community-oriented club with a focus on promoting healthy lifestyle, planning and leading school and community events (including, but not limited to, pep rallies, community Halloween Night, Red Ribbon Week, Compliments Week, Bowlympics), building relationships within the school and growing leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Meetings are Tuesday mornings at 7 am in room 1313.

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Police Explorer - Officer Carpenter: Every other Sunday (3pm-5pm) at Bow Police Department. If you are interested in exploring a career in law enforcement, fire science or the military join the police explorers. Activities include Repelling; Motor Vehicle Stops; Vehicle Extrication; Drill and Ceremony; First Aid and CPR; Incident Command System; Building Searches; Firearm Safety; Evidence Recovery; Crime Scene Investigation and more.

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NHS - Lily Woo/Kate Kulacz - National Honor Society is an organization that stresses four main themes; Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. We participate in many community service events and offer peer tutoring. Junior students need a 3.7 GPA and 25 hours of community service to qualify to apply in September of their junior year. Seniors need a 3.7 GPA and 30 hours of community service in order to apply in September of their Senior year.

Student Government

Class Office: Class office is a group of elected students working together with corresponding class advisors (see below) to provide a means for gradewide expression and assistance. Class officers serve as representatives of their grade: gaining experience in leadership, learning student advocacy, and promoting citizenship, human relations, the core values of BHS, and more. 2023: Lianna Thomas and Amy King, 2022: Nick Watson and Colony Barrett, 2021: Gina Aubin and Cathy Knowles, 2020: Joy Chaffee and Beth Corkum

Student Government- Elections for student senate and class office are in the fall for grade 9 and in the spring for grades 10-12.

Student Senate: Brenda Barth The student senate is a group of elected students (4 people per grade) who serve as a liaison between administration and students. Projects include school policy change, improving parking lot traffic flow, and creating a proposal form to gather ideas from the student body. Want to see a positive change in the school? Let us know.

Language

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ASL Club - Rita Hunt/Alex Ricci - We will be learning American Sign Language communication skills. Using a practical approach we will gain vocabulary, expressive language and receptive language skills. This includes knowledge of the culture within the Deaf Community, as it plays a major role in communication. We meet every Thursday 7:30-8:25 during Flex Time in room 1307.

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French Club: French Club meets every other Wednesday in room 2311 during Flex time.

We spend our meetings doing French crafts, cooking & playing French games. Anyone is welcome to join!

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Spanish Club - Heather Rosenbleeth The Spanish club provides great opportunities for students to explore the culture of the Spanish speaking world and participate in international community service. We meet every Friday during Flex and would love to have you join our group.

Arts

Art With a Purpose - Jennifer Markmanrud: Meeting every Wednesday during flex (9:07-9:47) in the art room. Art With a Purpose provides great opportunities for students to express and explore their creativity. Our goal is to make an inclusive and fun environment, and expand the art department here at Bow. We will be exploring art through a variety of projects, which we do for fundraisers. Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

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Performing Arts - Alicia Rockenhauser and Kelsey Marot: Tri M, the music honor society, meets monthly before school and will have new members inducted each spring. See Ms. Rockenhauser for details. Pep band is now open to all students interested in joining, and will rehearse some Fridays during flex time leading up to big games. For 2019-2020 the fall play is You Can't Take it With You and the spring musical is Kiss Me Kate. See Ms. Marot for more details.

Math, Science and Robotics

Environmental Conservation Club- Sean Carroll: ECC is a student-driven club that organizes community clean-up and environmental awareness initiatives. ECC members volunteer to collect the recycling generated at BHS, as it would otherwise end up in the trash. The ECC meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 8:00-8:30 in Room 1208.

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Granite State Challenge - Michelle Hlavaz: Granite State Challenge is a competitive quiz team that represents Bow High School against the other high schools in NH on NHPTV. New members are welcome to meet in 1309 during flex on Tuesdays. Our first round of competition is November 16th at Manchester Community College. The season ends in early January when taping is complete.

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Math Team - Taylor Whipple: Math Team allows students of varying ability levels that enjoy mathematics to compete individually and as a team in a variety of math themed events. These themes included problems from Recreational Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Advanced Mathematics, and a Team Round.

Robot

VEX Robotics Team--Pam Cafasso and Melissa Surprenant: The VEX robotics club gives students the opportunity to design, build, program, and drive robots. No previous experience is required. There are multiple competitions during the school year for those who participate in a team, and the club meets every Thursday in the Engineering area (1208/1210) from 3-6, with additional meetings as needed during the competition season (October - February).

Special Interests

3D print Club - Sam Dixon: Explore 3D printing! Design your own creations, then print them on the Makerbot Replicator. No experience needed! Every-other Tuesday during Flex in the Media Lab.

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Anime Club--Brenda Mitchell: A rotating schedule of events to embrace your inner Geek: Minecraft, Anime, strategy and role playing games. Fridays from 3 to 4:30 in the Chemistry Room 2203.

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Book Club: Gina Aubin - This club meets once a month during break on Mondays to discuss books chosen by club members.

Debate Club- Sean Carroll: Has your teacher ever shut down an interesting class conversation just as it was getting good? Also referred to as "Civil Discourse Club," Debate Club serves as a place to have those conversations. Club members tackle stimulating and/or controversial topics from the world of current events and engage in thoughtful, respectful discussions about these topics. Debate Club meets from 8:00-8:30 on Thursdays in Room 1210.

Destination Imagination Team - Amy King: See Mrs King for details. Team of two to seven creative problem solvers choose a challenge (fine arts, science, improv, etc), prepares their solution, and competes at the regional Destination Imagination competition in March with the possibility of advancing to the state competition in April and global finals in May. If athletics are not your thing, but you still want that TEAM experience, DI could be for you. Teams need a mix of talents to be successful. And being part of Destination Imagination can be a highlight of your college/career applications, in addition to a fantastic HS memory.

Dungeons and Dragons and Other Games - Sam Dixon, Matt Fisk, Brenda Mitchell, Allan Sheehy: Roll some dice and see what happens! No experience necessary, and we can provide dice! Thursday, 3-4:30 in the Learning Commons. Google Classroom Code: s57dy9p

FCA- Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or FCA, is a student led global organization designed to discuss relevant student issues, such as stress and relationships, in the context of the Christian Faith. Students who attend do not have to be Christians or athletes, the group is open to everyone. Meetings are focused on building friendships with others through games and discussions.

Fireside Reviews - Melissa Surprenant: Reviewing all sorts of films from many franchises such as Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fireside Reviews records breakdowns of movies, scenes and trailers every other week on Tuesdays in the Media Lab. Videos are recorded, edited and uploaded to YouTune on the Fireside Reviews channel. If your interests lie in the realm of pop culture, movies, editing, filmmaking, tech or reviewing, Fireside has a position to offer.

GSA- This club meets every other Tuesday to plan social outings, support our community at BHS, plan advocacy projects and discuss current events issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome!

Harry Potter Club - Sam Dixon: Roll some dice and see what happens! Play some Quidditch, learn some spells, talk about the books! Join us every-other Friday in the Media Lab, and look for special events. Google Classroom Code: 6bca8f

Harvard Model United Nations - Michelle Hlavaz and Nick Watson: is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston. At HMUN, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the role of world leaders and international decision makers. Applications are accepted in October and the group meets every other Monday night (6-8pm) in room 1309.

Hood and Jesses - Sam Dixon and Brenda Mitchell: Live your dreams, and become the characters you've only imagined. Join our Live Action Role Play club and let your imaginations soar! Mondays 3-5 in room 1311. https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/hoodandjesses/ Google Classroom code: 48emvif

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Journalism (Media Club)-Sam Dixon/Joy Dustin: An online, multimedia news platform including online news, print, and film journalism.

Talon Talk TV - Sam Dixon and Melissa Surprenant: Join the BHS morning news team! We're always looking for creative and motived students to help us produce our morning news show! We meet Mondays during advisory and Wednesdays during break in the Media Lab.

Teen Activist Group- TAG was started in order to give a voice to young people who are interested in politics. It gives a voice to people who can’t vote (18 year old high school seniors are still allowed in the club even though they technically can vote), and also aims to eradicate issues that the clubs decides to tackle. In the club we plan to choose events to participate in, such as going to election rallies to question representatives from a teen perspective, attending protests, leading school-wide strikes/protests, creating fundraisers to support organizations that are fighting for policies we support, running social media to spread awareness and interest to other people outside of our school, and making bulletin boards, videos, or announcements in order to educate other people in our school about the issues we’re advocating for.

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The Falcon Vision - Gina Aubin/Joy Dustin The Falcon Vision is Bow High School’s student literary publication. It is published multiple times a year by students and includes poems, stories, photographs, articles, and artwork. The goal of The Falcon Vision is to shine the spotlight on great writing and artwork produced at BHS. The club will meet the first and third Tuesday of every month during flex in Room 1311.

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Yearbook : Leesa Hudak: The yearbook club will meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month, during Flex, in 1200. Anybody that is interested can join - come learn about publishing, photography, layout, captioning and meeting deadlines Bring a camera (phone okay!) if you have one.

Athletics

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Adventure Club – Drew Groves and Kathy Veilleux: Meet Wednesdays during Flex. Lots accomplished in our short meetings!! Venturing is a combination of an outing club and environmental service club. We plan on doing one weekend activity each month. See Mrs. Veilleux or Mr. Groves for information.

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Athletics Program Bow High School has a variety of sports.

Fall Season Winter Season Spring Season

Cross Country Basketball Baseball

Field Hockey Ice Hockey Lacrosse

Football Nordic Skiing Softball

Golf Swimming Tennis

Soccer Wrestling Track & Field

Spirit Spirit

Bass Fishing Alpine Skiing

Ping Pong- Mike Laughlin: Every Tuesday and Friday during flex, students are able to come together to hone their table tennis skills. The club offers a space for beginners to learn how to play, and for advanced players to partake in competitive game play.

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SALC Student Athletic Leadership Council – Mr. Desilets: All members of the student-athlete leadership council should excel academically, live a chemical-free lifestyle, display good sportsmanship, serve as leader/role model in the community, and be responsible for promoting the NHIAA’s Life of an Athlete Program in the Bow School District. This includes developing the leadership skills of our membership as well as the student body, promoting safe and appropriate school spirit, decreasing the number of students participating in illegal activities, mentoring younger student-athletes, and promoting healthy lives through fitness and nutrition. Overall, the student-athlete leadership council serves as the connection between students and athletes at Bow High School.

Volleyball - If you are interested in learning more about Volleyball and learning the fundamentals of volleyball this is the club for you. We meet every Wednesday during Flex in the mini gym. Come with athletic attire, a water bottle and good attitude! Everyone is welcome!

Weight Room - Sean Doherty During the fall and winter months, the weight room will be open every Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3-4pm. The weight room is open for anyone who is not an in-season athlete and is looking to get some exercise in after school! You can stay for as long or as little as you wish depending on what works for your schedule. All abilities and experience levels are welcome! I am in the weight room to help you with whatever you need: whether that be advice on your lifting form or ideas for exercises to do. Make sure you bring appropriate clothing and footwear.