BHS Clubs and Activities
Information AboutThe Club
Amnesty International Amnesty International is an international human rights organization that advocates on behalf of people around the world that are imprisoned or being threatened for exercising their right to free speech. We advocate for people that are facing the death penalty or cruel punishments. We advocate for women's rights and the rights of minority populations around the globe that face discrimination. One of our principle means of advocacy is letter writing to foreign governments. If you want to join thousands of people around the globe and shine a light on injustice, come join us every Monday after school in E-357. Anglers' Club Learn more about fishing, participate in fishing field trips and some IHSA fishing competitions Anime (Otaku) Club Anime enthusiasts discuss common interests and research deeper into Japanese culture APSA (AP Student Association) APSA is a peer mentoring program that focuses and encourages Juniors and Seniors who take AP courses for the first time. Experienced AP student mentors help navigate first time AP takers through the journey of understanding and learning college-level material. The AP mentors will support their fellow peers by providing strategies and study habits as well as cheering them through this process. First time takers feel supported and more confident in taking an AP course when they have someone who went through the adventure of taking an AP class as well as the exam, by their side. APSA also takes part in organizing various outreach projects that help connect AP students with their AP classes, while allowing mentors to learn how to successfully fine tune their preexisting skills. Autism Ambassadors Autism Ambassadors is a club to foster awareness about autism as well as raise money for local organizations helping people with autism. Band BHS Class - must be on student's schedule Barrington Buddies General School population help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities become friends with other BHS students and participate in monthly activities.BHS TV Club Jeff Doles Work on video projects for Barrington District 220 with filming and editing. Big Red Club Promotes school spirit among students and staff.Broncettes(Dance Team)
Tryouts and athletic participation forms required Broncos Committed
Broncos Committed is not a club - it's a lifestyle that raises the bar of excellence for both the athlete and the non-athlete. It asks BHS students to commit to a 100% drug and alcohol free lifestyle, and it provides scientific rationale for all things related to optimal performance. Broncos Committed is every bit as much about character and not only committing to one's own excellence, but to one's team, school, and town. Ceramics Club Ceramics club is for any student that wants to try out working with clay. Our student leaders will guide the club through several projects that usually last one or two meetings each. They will also demonstrate glazing, wheel throwing, and a variety of other techniques related to clay. Cheerleading Laura Meehan Try out and athletic participation forms required Chess Club Practice and competition chess meets. Chinese Club Students explore Chinese culture to enhance their classroom learning. Chinese Honor Society Invite Only Code Red Club A leadership club designed to improve the school and community through fundraisers and volunteering Color Guard Dana Susmaras Cooking Club TBA Debate - Congressional Tuesdays after school in E350. Students involved in Congressional Debate follow the procedures of our Senators and Representatives in Washington. They write legislation, work in committees, and debate their own bills and resolutions in the areas of foreign affairs, economics, and public welfare. Debate - Lincoln Douglas Mondays & Tuesdays after school in E353. Lincoln Douglas debate is a one-on-one style debate, with a focus on logic, ethics, and philosophy. Students are given a proposition, and one student will take the Affirmative position and his/her opponent will take the Negative position. DECA Eric Kuffel Delta Epsilon Phi Amy Wasil German Honor Society
The Dodo Club of Barrington High School aims to spread awareness and provide aid for endangered animals. We work on projects and presentations to inform students about the current situations of endangered species and host exciting activities to raise funds for various charities. I hope we can work together to protect the growing number of endangered animals on our planet! Meetings every Thursday in room E369.
Drama Club Drumline BHS Class - must be on student's schedule Earth Council Participate in earth friendly projects at B. H. S. Engineering Club Chris Ytzen The engineering club is a student-run organization that encourages its members to form teams and collaborate to solve real world problems while utilizing the engineering design process. Students may enter design and 3-D modeling competitions, explore 3D design, 3D printing, and arduinos, The primary goal of the club is for students to find practical application of skills learned in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math classes to solve problems outside the classroom. Erika's Lighthouse Amy Winkelman Promotes mental health awareness and early identification of teen depression to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. Esports Team
Compete in IHSA sanctioned tournaments, help broadcast our official matches on Twitch, or just hang out with other students who have a passion for esports! Current IHSA supported games: League of Legends Fashion Club Sewing for community service projects and the student's personal projects. FCA This club focuses on how athletes can enhance teamwork while applying integrity & excellence on a daily basis. French Club French Club celebrates and explores the French language and Francophone cultures with films, food, and games several times per month. We also put together events and displays for National French Week (November). Freshman Class Board Class board that plans and implements class service projects, football concessions, homecoming activities and fund-raising projects Future Doctors of America Kelly Allen For students who desire to enter the medical/health care field. To learn about various careers and raise awareness of current medical issuesGamers Club Cindy GuerreroWe're of group of guys and girls who enjoy competitive video gaming. We encourage others to attend who are interested in playing games such as: Street Fighters 2, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros and more.Bring your own controller or console. Stay connected with your friends or meet new friends in a safe, welcoming environment.We meet every Friday after school in the Health Room--N923. Passes for the 4:45pm late bus are provided. Gay Straight Alliance GSA ClubOur mission is to work towards a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity through education, support, social action, and advocacy. We believe that schools can be truly safe ONLY when every student is assured of access to an education without fear of harassment or violence.#generationG Spreading the message that everyone should feel accepted and feel like they belong. We want to promote global acceptance, and we hope to inspire other schools and universities to do the same. Fun group hangouts, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities for GiGi's Playhouse are what's available! German Club Learn more about German culture and heritage, celebrate Oktoberfest with a grill party. Girl Effect Our mission is to empower girls, women, and children locally and globally through access to education. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month from 7:45am-8:25am in the Counseling Resource Center. Gir1 C0de Club Fun, Helpful community build to encourage women to explore Computer Science and other STEM fields. Peer help, team building, food, speakers and field trips. No experience required. Go Beyond Barrington Go Beyond BarringtonGraphic Design Club Joe Zimka
A design and production club making everything from logos to t-shirts for clubs, sports, organizations, students, and community members
Ignition Rocketry Club This club is dedicated to endeavors in aeronautics-whether that be through rocketry or any other form. Meeting in the mornings, members engage in designing and constructing rockets and other apparatuses Interact-Rotary Making a positive difference through Community Service and Leadership Opportunities into.CS Club Computer Science projects and activities Junior Class Board Class board that plans and implements class service projects, football concessions, homecoming activities and fund-raising projects Key Club - Kiwanis Service Org.
Kung Fu Club Latin Academic Club Toga Bowl, Fall Festivus, IJCL Convention, NJCL Convention - all students are welcome, knowledge of language is encouraged, but not required.
Latin American New Roots Dance Club
Latin American Folk Dance Group Latino Leadership
Students participate in Homecoming Parade, Hispanic Cultural Celebrations, and a community service project. All students are welcome, it is a great way to learn about the Hispanic Culture Library Student Board Jennifer Walsh Library advocates meeting to promote BHS library services and support the needs of the library. Lifeguarding Mark Markewell American Red Cross entry level course providing participants with knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Course include training in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED usage. Lunch Buddies Liz Robbins Help our BHS buddy students get connected and feel included with the social scene at BHS. Spend one lunch a week with your assigned buddy.Math Team Competes in the North Suburban Math League. Model United Nations Club Multicultural Club Explores various cultures with dance, food, and facts. Musicals Muslim Students' Association This club promotes the culture of Islam while touching upon common issues and topics a Muslim today may deal with. The club participates in fundraisers, volunteering, and events that help the community. National Honor Society Laura Turngren
Invite Only Nuance Literary Magazine
Nuance is both a club and a school publication. Staff members compile literature and art across multiple disciplines and review these submissions throughout the year. During the spring, we design and print a publication featuring student art and writing. All BHS students are eligible to submit work (including staff members) and be part of our staff! Orchesis A BHS performing dance company at school events and workshops Orchestra BHS Class - must be student's schedule Reality Club Club for students who choose a drug and alcohol free path in high school and want to meet others who have made the same choice Robotics Club Teams design, build and program robots to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge Round-Up Newspaper/Journalism Journalism Class 8th hour Scholastic Bowl Practice once a week and compete in meets and tournaments with other high schools.Science Olympiad
Students prepare and compete in science competitions.
Senior Class Board
Class committee that plans and implements class service projects, homecoming activities, football concessions, Disco Dance, Prom, and Graduation. Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Spanish Honor Society - Invite Only
Sophomore Class Board Class board that plans and implements class service projects, football concessions, homecoming activities and fund-raising projects. Soul Buddies Soul Harbour Ranch Speech Team
Practice once a week and compete in meets and tournaments with other high schools. Stem Research Team The Barrington STEM Research Team is an academic research club that enables scientific exploration at BHS through mentorship panels- in the form of relevant teachers & field experts, experimentation equipment & housing, and reasonable funding. The club is meant to develop the skills necessary to conduct independent and original research with opportunities in competing (at several local and national science fairs) and publishing findings. Come join us on Thursdays after school to hear some of the cool projects our students have pursued and dive in yourself! String Ensemble Club Student Council Student representatives of B.H.S. that lead and organize community and school events. Ultimate Frisbee Club Osman Donate
This is a diverse co-ed club where students love to participate, play, compete and enjoy Ultimate Frisbee. All students that join the team are very passionate about the sport and really enjoy the experiences that Ultimate Frisbee offers. No previous experience is required and everyone is welcome to join us! We start the season in mid-April (weather permitting). Practice is on Tuesdays although most players meet more than once throughout the week to practice and have a great time. League games are on Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 7:15 PM at the Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery, IL. On Wednesdays the bus leaves promptly at 3:30 PM.
For more information about this fun club please contact Osman Doñate, the sponsor/coach for the Ultimate Frisbee Club".
UNICEF UNICEF Club raises money and volunteers at various places like Feed my Starving Children to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path in over 190 countries. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future. Unsilence Students participating in Unsilence work to break taboos and lifts voices to illuminate stories of human rights against injustice. Our club creates empowering learning experiences for youth to spark dialogue, support critical thinking, and build empathy to inspire healing and social change. Uprising World Language Honor Societies See World Language Honor Societies - Invite Only Writer's Block Group William Rohner Students meet to write, exchange ideas about writing and to critique each other's writings. WYSE (World Youth Science/Engineering)
Academic Competition Team, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, sponsored by U of I Yearbook/Corral Students must be enrolled in Photojournalism class to be on yearbook staff. If you cannot join the class but would like to contribute to the yearbook, you can do freelance photography or freelance journalism for us. Contact Tessa Rife for more information.