Clubs and Activities
Sponsored by: Mr. Lambert
*Fall: Flag Football
Sponsored by: Ms. Scott
*Spring: Team Handball
Sponsored by: Ms. Stansbury and Mr. Josh
Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. (www.specialolympics.org)
Sponsored by Mrs. Griffin
Location: Room 201
We will read, watch, and cosplay anime and manga, draw our favorite characters or scenes, explore Japanese culture through the medium, and enjoy a variety of snacks. As well as games, competitions, and crafts that will give every otaku the chance to be part of the fandom.
AVID for Artists Club
Sponsored by Ms. Matthews and Ms. Bowling
Location: AVID room 114
The Avid for Artists Club is offered specifically for Performing and Visual Arts students who are unable to take AVID during their regular schedule. Participation in this club with help students develop organizational, study and time management skills.
Cougar Channel Club
Sponsored by Mrs. Page and Ms. Grimail
Location: Media– Cougar Channel Studio
Interested in videography? Always wanted to be on camera? Come be a part of the Cougar Channel crew! We will be working with the program WeVideo to learn about editing film, practice using camera equipment, and practicing drama skills to be in front of the camera!
*Must be available to also come in the morning to support live video for the morning announcements (during homeroom). Open to all grade levels– limited spots available
Dance Company **Audition REQUIRED**
Sponsored by: Ms. Matthews
Location: Room 403
Audition Info: Tuesday 9/24 and Thursday 9/26 3:15-4:15 on both days
Dance Company for this year and ANY student is welcome to audition. The audition will take place on Tuesday 9/24 and Thursday 9/26, 3:15-4:15 on both days, after school in studio 403. More information will be provided following auditions.
English Learners Soccer Club
Sponsored by Mr. Wasserman
Location: Outside– Meet at the gym
In the English Learners soccer club, EL students will be able to apply skills, strategies, drills and techniques of soccer to successfully play the game.
Sponsored by Mrs. Waterworth
Location: Room 303
You should sign up for this club if you'd like to learn how to make clothes, if you want to improve your sewing, and/or you'd like to learn more about the fashion design process.
Students will learn:
*to read & work from commercially created clothing patterns
*take accurate measurements for fittings
* machine sewing and garment construction
*some aspects of organizing a production
Sponsored by Ms. Fonte and Ms. Messina
Location: Room 002
Description: The GSA works toward creating a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, through education, support, social action and advocacy and believes that schools can be truly safe only when every student is assured of access to an education without fear of harassment or violence. The GSA welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, questioning youth, and their heterosexual allies.
Girls Being Healthy
Sponsored by Ms. Talbot
Location: Room 209
Description: Eighth grade young ladies will explore aspects of nutrition, understanding basics of cooking healthy recipes and reading labels for nutrition. Students will explore choices for personal exercise routines (walking or running track, yoga, and dance) as well as options for reducing stress...meditation.
Sponsored by Ms. Sileoni
Location Room 005
Our goal is to release a paper based and online newsletter bi-weekly so that the whole school of Bates (and web) can read about it! We hope that through this magazine the love for Italy will spread throughout school… and the county and perhaps shall we dream about … the world?!
Sponsored by Ms. Begg-Marino
Have you ever wanted to paint something awesome on the walls of our school? Then Mural Club is for you! Mural Club is all about giving students the opportunity to beautify our school. You don’t have to be the “best” artist to create and paint the murals, you just need positivity and a love for ART!
Newspaper Club * Beginning in November*
Sponsored by Mr. Bielski
Location: Room 110
Students will produce their own newspaper, more accurately, a web-page that covers the events and achievements that deserve mention and attention. This includes coverage of school functions, and achievements of clubs, organizations and individuals. We will cover The Spelling Bee, Science Fair and other educational competitions, in addition to being a place for creative writers to show their craft.
Sponsored by Mr. Mason
Location: Room 004B
Students will create original podcast to be broadcast on Crab Radio! Students will create, research, produce, record and edit content to be broadcast and downloaded. Got something on your mind and want to share? Podcast it!
Community Arts Club
Sponsored by Ms. Miller
Location Room 302
By participating in the Community Arts Club, students will discover how they can use their talent and passion for visual art to better their community while also improving art techniques and skills. Previous projects have included mural design and creation, painting pet portraits to benefit the SPCA and school musical set design.
Bates Buddies * Beginning in October*
Sponsored by Ms. McClintock
Location: Room 117
Best Buddies is a student-run friendship club, which creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities. Best Buddies helps to create an inclusive school climate for students and a community culture of acceptance.
Concert Band) Club
Sponsored by Dr. Vanderbeek
Location: Room 001 Band room
This club is open to all students who wish to learn a band instrument after school on Tuesday or Thursdays. There is no audition. Instruments offered include: flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, saxophone, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Students who are in the band class during the school day, and students not in a band class are invited. Instrument loans are available.
Drama Club – Outside artists ***Auditions info on www.BatesDramaClub.weebly.com ***
Sponsored by: Mr. Egna
The Bates Drama Club is excited to announce our 2019–20 production: Singin’ in the Rain Jr. This musical is a stage adaption of one of the “greatest movie musicals of all time.” All Bates students are encouraged to audition this fall. Performances will be March 24-29 at Studio 39. Audition information, rehearsal schedule, and more are available on the club’s website BatesDramaClub.weebly.com
English Learners Game Club-
Sponsored by Ms. Trost and Ms. Bresson
Location: Room 100
English Language Learners will participate in games with other English Learners in a relaxed setting to encourage English dialogue.
English Learners Tech Club
Sponsored by Ms. Heath
Location: Cougar Lab
In the English Learners Tech Club, EL students will be able to apply technological skills to grow themselves as learners while utilizing English language conversational skills.
Sponsored by Ms. Ford
Location: Room 205
Garden Club is for students who want to learn more about growing food, replacing habitat, and taking care of plants. Students will be getting dirty, working outside, using tools, planting, weeding, and learning different ways to grow plants. Learn some practical, valuable life skills, enjoy the outdoors, and make Bates a more beautiful place!
Meditation & Mindfulness
Sponsored by Ms. Curreri and Ms. Morales
Location: Room 201
Have you ever felt stressed or overwhelmed? No worries! Meditation and Mindfulness Club is a great place to learn new skills to help you at school and even at home. will work on our breathing, empathy, expressing our emotions, and so much more. Hope to see your there!
Sponsored by Ms. Hayes & Ms. Service
Location: Gym Lobby
Description: Are you looking to have fun, make new friends, and promote teamwork? Join the Bates Step Team where we have fun by using our hands and feet to make rhythmic movements and beats!
Sponsored by Dr. Taylor
Location: Strings room
For all students wishing to learn a stringed instrument and for those whose schedule does not permit them take strings class during the regular school day. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of stringed instruments, and may be invited to participate in Liberal Arts strings concerts and field trips. Students will practice and rehearse orchestral and ensemble music, as well as participate in special projects in pop and jazz.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Sponsored by Ms. Seay
Location: Room 219
Description: SGA is a group of students working together to make decisions to improve our school. Activities include planning spirit weeks, service learning projects, afterschool activities (dances), student body meetings and fundraisers. We will also meet with other schools and work to build leadership skills.