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Clubs and Activities
Participation in sports, clubs and activities is an important part of middle and high school life.  Not only does extracurricular  participation help build  a healthy mind and body, it helps students qualify for scholarships and makes their college applications more competitive.   The clubs and organizations listed below are those we currently have – we are always open to starting  new clubs, sports,  and activities, based on student and staff suggestions and interests.  If you would like to help start a club, please see your SLC Administrator.


Math Club - Open to all students who wish to develop math skills.  Activities include after-school tutorial, career awareness, games, and  preparation for competitions and field trips.  Advisors: Kervin Smith or Mousa Salah.

Dance Team - Open to all students interested in learning popular dance choreography.  Meetings are held weekly, and include all levels  from beginner to advanced. Advisor: Kristie Edwards

Chess Club

Open to all students interested in learning how to play chess, meetings are informal, and all levels from beginner to advanced, are invited.   
Advisor: Darry Strickland

Dance Team - Open to all students interested in learning popular dance choreography.  Meetings are held weekly, and include all levels  from beginner to advanced. Advisor: Kristie Edwards

Debate Team - Open to all students who are interested in research, argumentation, and public speaking.  The team competes with other schools  throughout the city.

Journalism/ Photography Club - Open to all students, especially those who are interested in careers in a media related field. Activities  include writing  and taking pictures for the school newspaper "The Rainbow", and the yearbook. Other activities include  field trips to local newspaper offices, internships, and workshops. Advisor: TBA.

Mouse Squad Computer and Robotics Club - Open to all interested students.  Learn and have fun with computers and robots.  Advisor: Juan Benitez

Marching and Step Team - Open to all students who maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and who wish to promote school spirit and support the  athletic teams.  Perform at athletic events and other school activities.  Activities include step, cheering, marching,    pom-pom, flag team and majorette.  Advisor: Mayra Canizales

Peer Mediators - Open to all students.  The purpose of this group is to prevent conflict and break down the walls that separate the diverse  cultural and ethnic groups at BMHS (and to promote students working together to help each other learn other languages).         Activities include training in conflict resolution and alternatives to violence; field trips; involvement in community initiatives;  and representing the school before the board of education and city council. Advisor: Sandra Baker.

National Scholars Honor Society (NHS) - NHS is an academic honors organization dedicated to encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding high  academic achievement  in all areas of study.  Our Members include scores of America's brightest minds and top achievers in the Arts, the Sciences, Medicine, Law, and Business.  The Society strives to reward and encourage personal growth and development.  The Society places  a high value on students who possess a sense of civic responsibility and dedication to our nation's great political process. Students must be nominated by a teacher or staff member. Advisor: Sandra Baker


Science Club - Open to all students who have inquiring minds and want to explore some of life's mysteries. Activities include after-school  lab sessions,  field trips, career awareness, internships, and preparation for competition. Advisor: TBA.

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