Home of the Wolves!

Bay City Central offers a rich variety of Clubs and Organizations to fit any student interests.

AGATHOS

NHS-Big-New-Logo-218x300The Agathos Chapter of the National Honor Society of Central High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Candidates for membership into the Agathos Chapter of the National Honor Society are 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better and have a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service logged by the application due date.  Candidates will be given the application packet with instructions and the forms needed to complete the process.  After candidates turn in the application forms, the seven member Faculty Council reviews and scores the anonymous forms with an established rubric to determine which candidates meet the criteria for membership.

Accepted applicants will be recognized at a formal induction ceremony and celebration.  Once inducted, members will be required to maintain the same level (or better) of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Obligations include attendance at monthly chapter meetings during the school year, completion of individual service projects, and participation in the chapter service project.

Students and parents who have questions about the organization, requirements, or the application process are invited to contact the chapter adviser Matthew Reid at reidm@bcschools.net.

ANIME CLUB

Anime Club is a social group of students that get together to talk about different shows, play various games, and have fun.  While the main focus is anime, the Anime Club includes video games, cosplay, and web comics.  Anime Club is well known for their performances in Central High School's annual variety show, Band Bounce.  At Anime Club, everyone is accepted, so come as you are!  Sponsor:  Matthew Reid

ART CLUB

The purpose of the Art Club is to stimulate an interest in art. Field trips and fund-raising projects are held. Sponsor:  Mr. Howard McLean

BAND

Band extends musical knowledge of students beyond previous experience into orchestrated music, bringing together harmonies of different instruments to please the masses. Bands range from Concert Band, to Symphony Band, Wind Symphony, Marching Band, and Jazz Band.  Sponsors: Mrs. Kristy Keenan or Mr. Scott Stuifbergen.

CLUB GIVE

Students along with the staff sponsor handle all volunteering requests.  We have a bulletin board along with descriptions in the daily announcements.  Some opportunities can also be found in the Student Information section of our website.  On average we put in over 1,000 hours a year on various volunteer opportunities.  Sponsor:  Anita Shillair (email: shillaira@bcschools.net)

CO-OP CLUB

The purpose is to provide information about occupations and how to prepare for the world of work. Activities include field trips, conferences and speakers from the community who can benefit the club's objectives.  Sponsor:  Mr. Ed Clements

CREST

The Crest is Central's literary book published yearly. This book contains different works done by students over the year, showing talents in writing and in visual art.

DRAMA CLUB

The goals are the promotion of standards of excellence in all phases of theater and the creation of an active and intelligent interest in drama. Students produce plays which involve work on costuming, props, tickets, make-up, sound effects, and lighting as well as acting.

FRENCH CLUB

The purpose of the French Club is to explore and enjoy French Francophone cultures.  The club is open to all students.  Sponsor:  Mrs. Kimberly Dodge

GERMAN CLUB

All members taking German and former German students are eligible for membership. The purpose of the club is to promote friendship and interests in the German language and culture. Sponsor:  Mrs. Susan Elder

HISPANIC COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS (H.C.A.S.A.)

The purpose of H.C.A.S.A. is to promote interest and understanding of the Spanish speaking countries and to be of service to the school.

LACROSSE CLUB

This Varsity level spring boy's contact club is considered "the fastest game on two feet" and currently America's fastest growing sport. Lacrosse combines the skills of hockey, football and soccer to move a ball the length of a football field towards a goal. Lacrosse values physical conditioning, eye-hand coordination and body contact. General sports physical including mouthpieces are required. The athlete must purchase some equipment. Practice begins in early March and runs through late May.

GREEN CLUB

The Green Club is dedicated to the development of recycling efforts at CHS and in the community of Bay City. The following are the major goals of the Green Club. : Continuing of the classroom recycling of paper products; Recycling of aluminum cans; Educating of the students and staff at CHS to the benefits of recycling; Assisting local schools in their development of recycling programs; Work with the City of Bay City in its recycling efforts: Fundraising activities to further the efforts of the Green Club; Assisting in the development of a positive physical plant image at CHS (planting trees and flowers); Exploring further recycling efforts, such as Styrofoam, cans and newspapers.

LINK CREW

Link Crew is a high school transition program by the Boomerang Project that trains mentors from your junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders.  As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

Link Crew members meet their Freshmen and show them around Central High at Freshman Orientation.  They plan activities and attend school functions with their Freshmen throughout the year.  Studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically.  Link Crew provides the structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and understand that transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.  Sponsors:  Penny Hildinger (email:  hildingerp@bcschools.net); Katrina Jackson, (email: jacksonk@bcschools.net); Susan Elder (email:  elders@bcschools.net)

POSITIVE POST PLEDGE CLUB

The Positive Post Pledge Club is making an effort to change how people treat each other online.   The ultimate goal is to decrease cyber bullying; which is the use of the Internet to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile way.  We hope to encourage all of our students to take the responsibility of appropriate Internet use seriously.  By taking the pledge you commit to "think before you tweet" and "ponder before you post".  Join us on Facebook!  Sponsor:  Mrs. Jill Moore

PROJECT UNIFY

Project Unify is an education-based project supported by the U.S. Department of Education that uses the sports and education programs of Special Olympics to promote school communities that foster respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.

Individuals with and without disabilities participate in sports and other activities in an attempt to change perceptions, improve attitudes and increase acceptance of all students.

Sporting activities that Central High School typically participates in are soccer, bowling, bocce ball, and basketball.  Students also work together to fund raise.

We work hard to create a school climate where all students are accepted.  In March of each year, Project Unify hosts a school wide "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign to show the importance of not using the "R" Word.  Sponsors:  Penny Hildinger (email: hildingerp@bcschools.net); Katie Bauer (email:  bauerk@bcschools.net); Katrina Jackson (jacksonk@bcschools.net); and Lisa Geno (email: genol@baisd.net)

S.A.D.D.

Students Against Destructive Decisions aims to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions by hosting awareness events throughout the year.

SAS

Students Against Sexism is a group that welcomes all students and promotes gender equality.  Our service projects raise money for the Women's Center of Bay County.

SCHOOL DANCES

CHS students may bring a guest to school dances. The guest must be at least a freshman in high school but no older than 20 years and pre-registered and approved by an administrator via a Guest Approval form. All guest pass request forms need to be turned in by the end of the day Wednesday prior to the dance scheduled.

Filling out the Guest form does not guarantee that the person will be allowed to attend. It is better to ask for approval well in advance of a dance.

To purchase tickets for Prom, a student must be of Junior or Senior status based on credits. All students must show ID's at the door to be admitted to the dance. Students are not permitted to re-enter after having once left the dance. Students are subject to all school rules and their consequences if those rules are violated (smoking, alcohol/drug possession or use, etc.).

Any inappropriate behavior will result in removal from the dance. Students should make arrangements for transportation prior to coming to the dance. Suspended/Expelled students are not permitted to attend.

SKI CLUB

The Ski Club introduces students to skiing and promotes fellowship among the students. The purpose is to have fun with others who enjoy skiing.

STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council is formed to serve the interest of the students of Bay City Central. All students are members of Student Council but voting is done by representation. Each class is represented by four Senators and each organization has one Representative.  Voting takes place for upperclassmen during the preceding school year.  Sponsor:  Mr. Alex Velasquez.

STUDENT CRIME STOPPERS

Student Crime Stoppers is a student driven organization within the school dedicated to stopping and solving criminal activity around Central High School. Callers remain completely anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay cash rewards for information leading to solving the crime. The organization is dedicated to making Central High School a safer and better place to be.

YELLOW RIBBON CLUB

Yellow Ribbon is a grass-roots, community based, volunteer organization developed to serve youth and the communities that surround them, and to address youth/teen suicide through public awareness, education and training to help communities build new and/or strengthen existing programs.  If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, CALL 800-273-TALK (8255).  Sponsor:  Matthew Reid