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.