Clubs & Activities

American Sign Language Club

American Sign Language(ASL) Club is a place for students to learn and share how to communicate in ASL, about Deaf culture, and Deaf history. Everyone is welcome no matter their level of knowledge in ASL.

Sponsor: Bethany Cheaqui - 303-982-54308

Art Club

Website - Club meets in S-116 once a month on Thursday, after school. Members are accepted all year long. Please see Mr. Mitchell with questions, or join the Art Club Remind Group to learn about the next meeting or event. Just text: @8fdfh7 to number 81010.

Art Club is a place for students who share a love for art to come together. Students visit museums and galleries, attend Denver's First Friday events, do community service, host creative fundraisers and of course, make art. Students are not required to be in an art class to join. All are welcome.

Sponsor: Wil Mitchell - 303-982-5520

BC Players

Club meets in S114 after school throughout the year. Students interested in being a part of the group should see Ms. Manfredi.

BC Players is a club for students who wish to play an active part in our theatre program. This club is not only for actors. BC Players unites all aspects of the theatre world through acting, technical theatre, and management. Our meetings happen once a month, where students discuss upcoming events and opportunities for everyone and anyone who wants to be a part of the BC Theatre program.

Sponsor: Kella Manfredi - 303-982-8745


Class meets in W-205 during 2nd and 3rd period. Students interested in joining should speak with Ms. Manfredi and also sign up for the course during registration. 

BCTN, the Bear Creek Television Network, started in 1992 as one of the only broadcast production studios in Jefferson County. Over the years, we have maintained professional standards of production and have evolved with the current technology in video production. We produce four original programs per week, highlighting the people and events at Bear Creek High School. We are always looking for new talent in front of and behind the camera. All students are welcome to join the many students who have gone on to college and careers in TV and film production.

Sponsor: Kella Manfredi - 303-982-8745

Bear Crew

See Mrs. Nemitz in the Main Office for info.

Bear Crew trains leaders to mentor our 9th grade students to make their transition to high school successful. They are involved in 9th grade orientation as well as weekly mentoring in Connections classes. We are happy to have any student interested in building their leadership capacity and who want to have a positive impact here at Bear Creek. 

Sponsor: Shanna Atzmiller - 303-982-8914
Sponsor: Will Forrest - 303-982-2942


Meets Thursday during BC Prep Time. Students interested should see Mr. Boeke.

DECA is a club for students who are interested in Business and Marketing. Students compete against other DECA students across the district, state, and country in both written and role play events. We meet on Thursdays during BC Prep in Frenkel's room N-220. All meetings are optional, and students of every grade level are encouraged to join. DECA looks great on college resume's and is a lot of fun! 

Sponsor: Mike Boeke - 303-982-8755


Group meets in N-202 during BC Prep, once a month. There are no requirements for joining; students interested should see Mr. Boeke.

The Bear Creek Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Chapter 5007, is an outstanding group of savvy students who volunteer at great community events. FBLA is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, Exclusive membership and career recognition programs are designed for each division to provide additional personal development opportunities. Membership is always open, and student of all grade levels are encouraged to join; it is a great addition to any college application!

Sponsor: Mike Boeke - 303-982-8755

Gender and Sexuality Association (GSA)

Club meets during the last BC Prep of every month. All are welcome anytime!

Bear Creek's Gender and Sexuality Association strives to assure that each member of our school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. The presence of the GSA nurtures a school climate where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in our school and in the world.

Sponsor: Brigid Scruggs - 303-982-8736


Club meets in Biomed Room N-103 every 2nd Monday after school.

Health Occupation Science Association (HOSA) is a unique student led program that provides opportunities for leadership development, motivation, community service and competitive events exclusively for secondary students interested in health science careers. At local and national conferences, students can participate in the following events: Health Science Events, Health Professions Events, Emergency Preparedness Events, Leadership Events, Teamwork Events and Recognition Events.

Sponsor: Kim MacTaggart - 303-982-8750

Key Club 

Club meetings are in the BCHS Library, every Tuesday after school. Members are accepted all year; please see Ms. Macri for more information. 

Key Club is a community service student organization, supported by BCHS teacher sponsors and local Kiwanis Club members. Students work in the community, fund-raising for various purposes and organizations, and participating in local activities that benefit families and students both here and around the world. The club is largely student run, making it a great opportunity for students to develop leadership skills.

Sponsor: Deanna Macri - 303-982-8428

Marching Band

Practices Tue-Fri 3:45pm-6:45pm in the South Parking from August through October. Competitions are on Saturdays. interested in joining should inform Mrs. Ahmed during final exam week. Members also participate in a mini-camp in June and Band Camp beginning in the last week of July. 

The BCHS Marching Band has been thought of as one of the most creative bands in the state and is a 10 time state semifinalist or finalist band placing in the top 12 bands in the state and is one of the premier ensembles at BCHS. Come and be a part of this incredible and creative ensemble!

Sponsor: Tammy Ahmed - 303-982-8741

National English Honor Society (BCHS Literati)

Website - Group meets at a variety of time and for a variety of events; see website for more information. Membership is via invitation only, based off of standards from National English Honors Society. If you have questions, please reach out to one of the sponsors directly. 

The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, is a national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. The NEHS motto, "gelast sceal mid are," is Old English for "duty goes with honor." This motto affirms and celebrates an obligation to use one's gifts in service to others. Service to peers, school, and community is part and parcel of the NEHS mission.

Sponsors: Shala Fjetland, Ryan Karpovage, and Karyn Becker

National Honor Society

Website - Group meets on the first Monday of the month in the library, after school. Invitations to join NHS are sent to qualifying Juniors and Seniors, based on the cumulative, weighted GPA (3.5 minimum).

National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors throughout the country in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Student members must excel in all four areas to be accepted into the society, and maintain the high standards to remain in the group.These students are not only outstanding members of our school community, but of their local, national, and world communities as well.

Demonstrating the Four Pillars of NHS

Sponsor: Keri Selmarten - 303-982-7735
Sponsor: Heather Killeen - 303-982-8761

Pétanque Club

Club first meets in W-105, two days a week (Tue/Thur) after school. Weather permitting, they then go outside to play.

The game of pétanque is the quintessential French game. It involves a great deal of address and strategy. Players use metal boules and try to get closer to a smaller target ball called the cochonnet. The object of the game is to throw your boules so that they land closer to the cochonnet, or strike and drive your opponent's boule away from the target ball. Players who wish to be officially licensed as a pétanqueur must pay $10 annually. This is not a requirement to be in club, but it is valuable to have a license for players interested in playing in tournaments.

Sponsor: David Keil - 303-982-8775

Poetry Club

Club meets every Wednesday after school in Room 222. New members are welcome all year long!

BC Poetry Club is a space for students to read poetry, study and enjoy videos of performance/spoken-word poetry, write our own poetry, and perform our poems for each other and for larger audiences. Through this work, we share our lives with one another. We are a community founded on the principle of mutual respect. We recognize that each one of us has a unique and valuable set of life experiences that inform the way we see the world. This underlying philosophy allows us to be true to ourselves while we geek out over poetry. Follow us on Instagram at @bcpoetryclub to learn more!

Sponsor: Ryan Karpovage - 303-982-8759

Student Senate

Class meets in S114 during 4th period. Students interested in joining should speak with Ms. Manfredi. Applications are available in March of each year for the following school year. 

This club and class serve as a place to develop leadership skills, to engage in school activities, and to contribute positively to Bear Creek's school culture. We work hard, but we also love to have fun. We are responsible for hosting and running many of the major student-centered events including Homecoming, Safe Halloween, Holiday Cheer, and Prom. In addition, students frequently serve as ambassadors of the school at various events and often perform community service to strengthen community bonds. Some profits from Senate events will be used to recognize students and staff.

Each year, the application process begins in March to elect the Student Senate for the following school year. Please see the sponsors in March for an application.

Sponsor: Kella Manfredi - 303-982-8745

Student Voice

Student Voice Website

Group meets Wednesdays after school, virtually. See one of the sponsors for a Zoom link

We represent the diverse voices of students at the district level and promote diversity and understanding within our school and community. We also work directly with the district event "Day Without Hate."

Sponsor: Angela Anderson - 303-982-8871

Tabletop Gaming Club

Starting in October, club meets on Thursdays in N114 from 3:30pm - 4:20pm. Members are accepted all year long; please see Mrs. Jarrett with questions. 

Tabletop Gaming Club is a club that allows people to play all types of games including: card games, board games, chess, D&D, and other tabletop games. All are welcome and encouraged to join; if you have any questions, please stop by N114 during Connections or on Thursdays during club times and we'd be happy to chat with you. 

Sponsor: Nell Jarrett - 303-982-8773

Teacher Appreciation Club

Club meets every other Friday in S102 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Do you want to help BCHS teachers and staff feel appreciated? Teachers have already been through a lot and we believe they deserve much more respect and appreciation. The Teacher Appreciation Club helps teachers and staff by making them thank you cards, fundraising for classroom supplies, or even hosting a teacher appreciation coffee morning! Together we can help others feel appreciated by showing that Bears care about other Bears. If you have any questions, please contact Justin Nguyen. 

Sponsor:  Alison Erwin - 303-982-8647


Club meets in S114 after school on various dates. Students interested in acting classes or in being part of a production should see Ms. Manfredi.

Thespians is a recognized International Honor Society, honoring students who show exemplary performance in any and all aspects of the theatre. To earn this coveted recognition, students have to put in so many logged hours to the program to gain membership. This is a great organization that looks great on college applications. For every show a student works on, they earn points toward Thespians. Many students graduate as honor or even master thespians.

Sponsor: Kella Manfredi - 303-982-8745


Club meets in S-107 after school on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month

The goal of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is to help support and provide aid for people living in poverty worldwide.

Sponsor: Angela Anderson - 303-982-8871 

Vocal Music/Choir

Class meets in the Choir Room throughout the day and after school. Auditions for choir take place in March for the following school year, but any interested students can talk to Mr. Loyd about adding choir to their schedule for the next semester.

The Choral Program at BCHS consists of five choirs with over 200 students involved. The program has a tradition of excellence that is still going strong today. In recent years, two of the choirs at Bear Creek, "Sounds" and "Onyx," have been chosen to perform in the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic/Conference (the top honor for high school choirs in the state of Colorado). The choirs at Bear Creek consistently receive high marks at county and state festivals. Since 2011 the groups have traveled to New York City, Italy and Los Angeles.

Sponsor: Brady Loyd - 303-982-8785

Winter Guard

Group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-7:00pm in the Commons from late November through April. Competitions are on Saturdays. Students interested in joining should contact Mrs. Ahmed by November 1st. 

The Winter Guard is a unique combination of dance and spun equipment - flag, sabre and rifle that compete in the RMCGA Circuit and at state championships This beautifully creative team has been recognized in the top in the state for the past 15 years, most recently placing 2nd in National Scholastic A for the past three years.

Sponsor: Tammy Ahmed - 303-982-8741

Winter Percussion

Group meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:45-6:15pm in the Band Room from late November through April. Competitions are on Saturdays. Students interested in joining should contact Mrs. Ahmed by November 1st. 

The Winter Percussion Ensemble is an unique audition group of talented percussionists who prepare an 8 minute show for competitive performance in the RMCGA Circuit and at state championships. The BCHS Winter Percussion Ensemble has been the Colorado World Concert Class state champion for 8 of the past 10 years, and placed 4th in the nation in the 2010 WGI Percussion National Championships.

Sponsor: Tammy Ahmed - 303-982-8741


Class meets in N-224 during Yearbook class. No requirements for joining. Students can sign up during registration. It is a year long commitment and does require attending school events. See Mrs. Orange for any questions. 

Yearbook stresses teamwork and responsibility. Students spend their time brainstorming, writing, designing and editing the school's yearbook from photography to layout to graphic design. They also oversee the finances, advertising campaigns and distribution. The result is a high-quality, well-produced book that the school and our student body can share with pride.

Sponsor: Kaitlyn Orange - 303-982-5613

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