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Beachwood City Schools
 (216) 831-2080

Extracurriculars, Clubs and Activities

Beachwood High School
25100 Fairmount Boulevard
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216/831-2080
Fax: 216/292-4169


We are using FinalForms to register students for activities and clubs at Beachwood Middle School and Beachwood High School. Please sign up for 2023-2024 activities and clubs on FinalForms. This website will guide you through the registration process at your child’s school and give you access to the required forms.

Both the parent/guardian and the student must complete the registration process. Information about clubs and activities offered at the high schools are available below:

Academic Challenge
Academic Challenge is sponsored by WEWS-TV 5 in Cleveland. Each school in the Greater Cleveland/Greater Akron area is encouraged to choose a team to compete against two other schools on a televised academic "Quiz Bowl." Students also participate in additional "Quiz Bowl" competitions in the Greater Cleveland area.
Meets every Friday at 3 pm.
American Sign Language Club
To promote Deaf Awareness at Beachwood High School. To link BHS students to the Cleveland/Greater Cleveland Deaf Community. To provide "hands on" opportunities to improve signing proficiency.  To encourage peer tutoring throughout the year for struggling students and promote communication in ASL.  To promote community service projects within/and to benefit the Deaf Community.
Meets monthly

Amnesty International
Advisor: Gabby Greer-Jones
The BHS chapter has been established to work to preserve human rights and to end world torture. Members meet regularly to investigate and discuss "hot spots."
Meets every other Monday at 2:50 pm.
Animation Club
Advisor: Marc Chalice
Animation Club meets to explore the methods of animation, inspire one another, share knowledge, and work on projects.
Meeting time: Weekly on Thursday from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Art Club
Advisor: Heather Grano
Meeting time: Weekly on Tuesday at 2:55 pm.
Asian Affinity Club
Advisor: Collin Eiker
Meeting time: Monthly
The Beachcomber
Advisor: Josh Davis
The Beachcomber is Beachwood High School’s student newspaper. Published six times a year, it is ranked among the top high school newspapers in Ohio, earning highest honors from the Northern Ohio Scholastic Press Association (NOSPA). The staff is composed of a diverse and competitive group of talented student leaders, writers and artists. Content includes news, features, editorials, arts and entertainment, and sports. Layout is completed using Adobe’s InDesign.
Meeting time: Daily after school depending on the reporter or article the reporter is working on

Beachwood Bison Buddies

The Beachwood Scholars Advisory Network 
A program designed to support and encourage high academic achievement and engagement in our African-American students. It is our objective to cultivate a growing group of high achieving African-American males and females. This group will make an important difference in the school community by serving as peer mentors and role models.
Bison TV & Video Crew
Advisor: Marc Chalice
BTVV Crew captures sports and events in the Beachwood School system. Student videographers will be scheduled for upcoming events, will capture footage with school equipment, and further their skills to create content, edit footage, compose scores, and design motion graphics. Prerequisite to join: Intro to Video Production Semester class with Mr. Chalice.
Meeting  time: TBD based on current project load.
Chess Club
Advisor: Vicki Sheng
Meeting time: every other Thursday during academy
Council For Exceptional Children (CEC)
Advisors: Josh Davis and Nina Falkenstein
CEC is a club in which regular education students work cooperatively with students with special needs. Historically, the club’s focus was to prepare interested regular education students for the field of special education. Our scope is continuing to broaden to include all students.
Meeting time: Thursday afternoons monthly.  Individuals volunteer within classrooms according to their schedule.
Cricket Club
The Cricket Club is for both experts and novices and aims to teach students about one of the world’s most popular sports. The club meets weekly to discuss rules, watch clips, and discuss major professional matchups.
Meeting time: Tuesdays

Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination is a global organization that sponsors project-based STEAM tournaments.  Teams of 2-7 students form based on grade/competition level. Each team selects one new and engaging Team Challenge requiring a solution that will be presented at the tournament. Team Challenges encourage students to explore their passions, discover their unique talents and abilities, and learn new skills. Team Challenges are available each year in the following categories: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering, Service Learning, and Early Learning. This program is open to Beachwood students in grades K - 12.
Meeting days and times vary and are specific to each individual team.

Drama Club
Advisors: JJ Luster  and Topher Helm
The Drama Club includes all students involved in the production of plays, including acting, directing, stage crew and makeup. The Drama Guild produces two major plays each year -- one in the spring and one in the fall. Membership in the Drama Guild is open to all students.
Meeting time: Fall Play and Spring Musical practice daily 4-5 weeks before performance
Ecology Club
Advisors: Lisa Bugenske and Kathryn Falkenberg        
The Ecology Club is dedicated to raising student awareness of ecological and environmental issues. Club members participate in hikes, retreats and campouts. They also participate in local environmental activities with Beachwood elementary schools, Sierra Club, Earth Day Coalition, Shaker Lakes Nature Center and other organizations. The Club holds occasional fundraisers to support worthy causes and runs a paper recycling project at the high school.
Meeting time: Every Monday

Fantasy Football Club
Draft day: 8/28 7:00 pm
Members will draft a roster in a standard Point Per Reception (PPR) format league. They will manage their team for the NFL regular season by setting their lineup accordingly every week. Meet Wednesdays as needed throughout the season to discuss setting lineups, trades, and more. 

Advisor: Topher Helm
Gender & Sexualities Alliances is a student-run organizations that aims to unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth by building community and organizing around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. Our hope is to provide a safe space for all.
Meeting time: Every other Monday and Student Activity Wednesdays
Hiking Club
Advisor: Jamie Lader
Students meet at a local park and go for a hike.  
Hikes are typically once or twice per quarter.

Advisor: Evan Luzar 
Introspect is a literary publication edited and prepared by students. Submissions include poetry, short stories, essays, artwork and photography from students of all grade levels.
Meeting time: After school--no set schedule
Israeli Culture Club
Advisor: Irit Oberster 
Meeting time: 3:30-4:00- once to twice a month

Junior Council On World Affairs
Advisor: Dominic Velotta
JCWA is open to all students who are interested in researching world affairs and debating vital current issues and policies. Members compete against other schools in a simulated United Nations format. They are judged on how accurately and fully they represent the needs of their assigned countries and their ability to work with representatives of other countries to present solutions. BHS’s JCWA team consistently wins top awards of best delegate and delegation at national programs.
Meeting time: Monday and Wednesday- 7:00-8:30
Leadership Conference
Advisor: Craig Alexander
The annual Leadership Conference is designed to help students become better leaders through cooperative learning, character-building activities, and advice from teachers and outside keynote speakers. Students representing every school club and team participate in the three-day program. The conference is organized by a steering committee composed of BHS students.
Meeting time: Conference in the fall and periodic meeting throughout the school year
Library Club
Advisor: Angela Maxwell     
Members plan library-related activities throughout the school year. These include speakers, discussion groups, reading to elementary students, collecting books for disadvantaged children, and investigating special libraries. Library Club members maintain the archives for Beachwood High School. They also promote the services offered by the library. The club’s Executive Board acts as an Advisory Council for the library staff.
Meeting time: Various Dates throughout the year, typically Thursdays after school.
MAC Scholars Advisory
A program designed to support and encourage high academic achievement and engagement in our African-American students. It is our objective to cultivate a growing group of high achieving African-American males and females. This group will make an important difference in the school community by serving as peer mentors and role models.
Meeting time: Every Wednesday (Unless notified) @ 3:35 
Math Club
Advisor: Liuyi Liu 
Meeting time: Every Monday at 2:55PM (before AMC)
Every other Monday at 2:55PM (after AMC)
Multicultural Club
The Multicultural Club is an organization formed to gain student unity and recognition by offering opportunities for all cultures through various club activities.
Band: David Luddington
Orchestra/String Ensemble: Allison Siekmann
Choir: Darlene Haight

National Honor Society
Advisor: Dr. Casey Mathhews 
The National Honor Society recognizes and honors those students who have achieved in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character and service. Members are selected by a faculty committee from the juniors and seniors who apply and qualify for membership. More information is available here.
Meeting time: Quarterly Meetings TBA
Needle Work Club
Advisor: Angela Maxwell   
Meeting time: Every other Thursday during afternoon academy  

The Oculus
The Oculus is the BHS yearbook, published annually. Students learn layout and desktop publishing techniques using Macintosh computers. The staff includes writers, editors, photographers, ad designers and a business manager. The staff also produces a CD that includes still photography, audio and video to accompany the hard-cover volume.
Meeting time: Various dates that are scheduled by students when they are available. 
Pre-Med Club
Advisor: Linda LoGalbo
The Pre-Med Club is a club for aspiring medical professionals. The club meets monthly with invited guest speakers from the medical professional. Students learn about what it takes to become a health care provider.  In additions, the club's goal is provide students with exposure to the various medical professional fields. The club also engages in service learning by volunteering at Medwish International and local hospitals.

Red Cross Club
Advisor: Grace Perryman 
The Red Cross Club will support the efforts of the Red Cross by learning, practicing, and exemplifying humanitarian values through mission related service projects.
Service projects will focus on the following areas: Health & Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Relief, Biomedical Services(Blood Drives)
Meetings take place every other week during academy/advisory. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Robotics Team
Advisor: John Keyerleber 
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, founded by insulin pump inventor Dean Kamen and sponsored in part by NASA, is a national program where students are provided with materials and given six weeks to program and create a robot. These robots then compete in teams on playing fields. Approximately 20,000 students from 750 teams participate in the nationwide program. Opportunities for interested students lie in engineering, programming, designing, applied physics, fundraising, public relations and leadership.
Meeting time: During the season (Jan-Mar):  Mon-Thu evenings, 6-9PM and weekends noon-5PM; off-season Thu evenings 7-9PM
Science Olympiad
Advisor: Rakhee Banerjee 
Science Olympiad is a national organization that celebrates and recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of science and technology. Tournaments are held at district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.
Meeting time: Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5:30
Senior Search
Advisor: Lisa Morgan 
Senior Search, an optional program, provides qualified seniors with the opportunity to explore individual interests and careers off-campus in a school-community partnership. It encourages BHS seniors to examine and reflect on the world outside of high school so that they are better prepared to make decisions about personal goals. Senior Search projects include shadowing a professional, creating a performance or work of art, researching a specific field, or assisting a social service agency.
Solid Gold Show Choir
Advisor: TBD
If you love to sing and dance, you want to perform in this group! Students will help choose the songs, costumes, and dance moves for their shows! Performances will include Choir Concerts and Community Outreaches.  
Auditions are in the High School Choir Room, Thursday, September 30th at 3:45 pm. You may prepare a short excerpt from a song or sing vocal exercises that will be provided. Dress for movement and wear proper shoes. 
Meeting time: Rehearsals are 3:45-5:00 pm every Tuesday. 
Speech and Debate Team
Advisor: Erica Stubbs    
The Debate Team competes in weekly regional competitions from November through February. Students practice for the various competition events several afternoons each week with the coaching of their advisor.
Meeting time: Every Tuesday and Thursday 7-8pm
Stock Market Club 
Advisor: John Kaminski 
In the Stock Market Club, students learn how to buy, sell and trade stocks by starting with a virtual cash account of $100,000. The goal is to earn as much profit as possible while competing against other schools.
Meeting time Every other Wednesday at 3:35
Student Council
Advisors: General Student council Craig Alexander 
General Assistant Julie Felder 
Class of 2024 - Gabrielle Greer-Jones
Class of 2025 -Casey DeMay
Class of 2026 - Pam Miller
Class of 2027 -
Student Council promotes and organizes student activities within the school including dances, the White and Gold Talent Show, student elections, Harvest for Hunger, Thanksgiving food drive, school assemblies and Spirit Week.
Meeting time: Grade Level Meetings During Activity Period, multiple other schoolwide meetings each month depending on members role
Women in STEM
Advisors: Lisa Bugenske 
Women in STEM is a group that supports and engages women interested in STEM fields.  We do a variety of things including projects, discussions, outreach, and support.
Meeting  time: Every other Tuesday for Q2.