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Bay City Central offers a rich variety of Clubs and Organizations to fit any student interests.
The 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. Standards for selection are established by the national office of NHS and have been revised to meet our local chapter needs.
Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty Council, appointed by the principal, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each April. Students in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades are eligible for membership.
For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or better. Those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Student Activity Information Form that provides the Faculty Council with information regarding the candidate's leadership and service. A history of leadership experiences and participation in school or community service is also required. Candidates must have 40 hours of community service on file with Central's Volunteer Coordinator no later than March 1st of the year of candidacy.
To evaluate a candidate's character, the Faculty Council uses three forms of input. First, two outside recommendations from non-related adults will be reviewed. Second, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate's service activities, character, and leadership. Third, school disciplinary records are reviewed. These forms and the Student Activity Information Forms are carefully reviewed by the Faculty Council to determine membership. A majority vote of the Council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection by the first of April in the year of candidacy.
Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection. This obligation includes regular attendance at chapter meetings held monthly during the school year, and participation in the chapter service projects(s). Students or parents who have questions regarding the selection process or membership obligations can contact the chapter advisor, Craig Windt.
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 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.
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
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.
DECA is a co-curricular, student-centered organization specifically designed to provide activities that will motivate secondary / postsecondary students to learn marketing; management and entrepreneurial competencies that will prepare them to become skilled, employable workers in the field of marketing. Sponsor: Mr. Wes Van Petten
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. Sponsor: Pamela Barnes
Ecclesia is an English Honor Society for students who have an "A" or "A-" average in English Courses that fulfill the MMC and have a cumulative grade-point average of "B." The object is to promote responsibility and scholarship through service to the school. Some projects are the distribution of Thanksgiving baskets, college tours, scholarships to Delta College, and Sadie Hawkins Dance. Sponsor: Ms. Linda Hartz
The French Club is open to all students who would like to learn more about French Culture. We take bi-annual trips to France. Sponsor: Mrs. Kimberly Dodge
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
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.
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.
In Math Club, we will be doing a variety of things including: playing games, discussing math concepts, do experiments with math, have guest speakers, explore college scholarship opportunities for students interested in a math based career and possible field trips. Staff Sponsors are: Mrs. Strecker and Mrs. Lescota This with Scott Myers as the student representative.
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
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. Sponsor: Ms. RaGina McKissick
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.
The Ski Club introduces students to skiing and promotes fellowship among the students. The purpose is to have fun with others who enjoy skiing.
The purpose of the Spanish Club is to promote interest and understanding of the Spanish Speaking countries and to be of service to the school.
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.