BJH Student Activities

Extracurricular Clubs/Competitions/Intramural Sports

There are a variety of opportunities for your students to get involved here at BJH. Information through daily morning homeroom announcements, posted on our BJH website, and through our weekly BJH email newsletter will be provided throughout the school year. Please encourage your student to actively participate is some of these opportunities:

Academic Pentathlon Team:

Our BJH students compete as individuals and team members in a series of five academic tests, including: mathematics, literature, social science, science and essay. This five-event competition encourages and rewards academic excellence among students of all ability levels. Orange County competition is held in March.

MATHCOUNTS Team:

The MATHCOUNTS Competition series is the only competition program of its kind and is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math who need to be challenged. Students engage in exciting, “bee-style” contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students. Competition is held in February.

Club Live

This club is organized through our Teen Center. It encourages our young people to take responsibility by creating and coordinating activities and service projects that benefit their peers, schools, and communities. This youth-driven model develops 21st century competencies in the areas of leadership, communication, team building, and problem solving. In addition to building a stronger connection among youth, significant adults, and their communities, these important skills prepare students for college and careers.

Science Olympiad Team:

Our students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Emphasis is placed on teamwork and on active, hands-on group participation. This has become one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,000 teams in 50 states and BJH is always proud of the success of their team.

Chemistry Challenge:

The You Be The Chemist (YBTC) Challenge® is an exciting academic contest that uses the drama of competition to encourage our students to explore important chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge:

  • Introduces students to the central role of chemistry in all of the sciences and in their everyday lives.
  • Promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
  • Provides educators with a fun, interactive way to educate their students and assess their learning.
  • Encourages parents to participate in their child's education.
  • Allows industry members to connect with their community and actively show their support for science education.

Spelling Bee:

BJH students participate in a school-based competition, with the top two finalists participating moving on to the county level competition. At the county level, our two finalists participate in a preliminary written round and then, “a spell-off,” where students spell words orally to determine the top speller in Orange County.

After School Enrichment Classes

During both the 1st and 2nd semester, after school enrichment classes are available. These classes run 10 weeks and topics include: Speech & Debate, Planetary Science, Math Logic Puzzles, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Music & Literature, and Public Speaking.

Intramural Sports

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of intramural sports including: basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, track & field and baseball during snack and/or lunch time during their scheduled school day. Just come out and join the fun!

Color Guard

Our after school group meets once a week to interpret the music that the marching band is playing via the synchronized spinning of flags, sabers, rifles, the air blade, and through dance. This group partners and competes with the BOHS Color Guard.

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