Students may also choose to participate in the following events or activities: student council, homework club, safety patrol, garden club, theater week, science club, law club, stock market club, chess club or art club.
Our school has set up a program titled Positive Partners in which upper grade students are paired up with lower grade students. The students do activities with their buddies throughout the school year. This helps promote good character for all of the students.
Please read about our clubs and activities below!
Anime- Mr. Kennedy
Anime is a fine animation art that has wowed people for decades. People today still love the art that originated in Japan. Bay Head School loves anime so much, that we started an anime club for those who felt the similar WOW! of anime. This club is for those who enjoy drawing, or just the magic of, anime. In this club students will draw and talk about anime, and watch full length feature films. The club is in its second year of operation and open to students from 5th to 8th grades. Mr. Kennedy is the moderator and we meet in his room, after school. Their President is Jillian Feehan and their Vice President is Molly Brown. Molly even had such a love for her club, she made all the members pokéballs that are a symbol of our membership. So look for our posters on the walls of BHS and stop in and visit.
Garden Club- Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Raffetto
Sea Gulls Junior Garden Club is sponsored and financed by the Seaweeders of Bay Head and Mantoloking. Meetings are held once a month October through June and Seaweeders provide programs and leadership. Programs include horticulture, floral design, holiday projects, and environmental awareness.
Homework Club- Mrs. Califano
Homework club is a quiet place to come to get your homework done. Anyone in grades 2-6 is welcome. The club is every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-3:15 in Mrs. Califano’s 2nd grade classroom. It is not a tutoring program, but homework help is given.
Law Club- Mr. Kennedy
At Bay Head there are many extra-curricular activities. From sports to writing club we have it all! A newer club, that has been up and running for about five years at BHS is law club. Mr. Kennedy, the History teacher, runs the law club. The law club allows students in the 7th and 8th grades to learn about law terms, how a courtroom is set up, and how to create cases. Law club focuses on creating a mock trial that will be submitted to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Law Adventure. In fact, last year the students at Bay Head School submitted a case called “Trouble in the Hood” and competed with 118 other cases, and they won honorable mention! Bay Head School provides many special clubs that many schools don’t have… and law club is certainly one of them!
Newspaper- Mrs. Galarza
The Newspaper “club” is run by Mrs. Galarza. Every marking period a new edition of the newspaper is released under the supervision of Beatrice Karron, the Editor, and Claire Kenny and Abby Antognoli, the Co-Editors. Members of the club have the opportunity to write articles about or contribute pictures of events that take place at Bay Head School. Click the link below to read our current and archived editions.
Safety Patrol- Mrs. Fallivene
Our 5th grade class participates in a program called the Safety Patrol. The primary purpose of the program is to enhance the safety of our students. It also promotes good leadership skills and good citizenship qualities. The job of the safety patrol is to model for the students the safety rules that are taught throughout the building. They are to assist students in safe transitions throughout the building. Safety patrol members are given assignments that change bi-monthly and all members have the opportunity to be the captains of the patrol.
Stock Market Club- Mr. Kennedy
The Stock Market Club has been part of Bay Head School for fifteen years. Mr. Kennedy has mentored the Stock Market Club during that time. This club is one of the largest clubs in the school and allows the students to learn about the Stock Market by playing the Stock Market Game. The Stock Market Game allows the students to see how the Stock Market works first hand. Students may work independently or can work in partners. They start off with $100,000 and can invest money into the stocks they find interesting. The initial investment of money can increase or can decrease based on the stocks they own and how the Stock Market is doing. This game prepares them for the future by teaching them about investing.
Student Council- Mrs. Galarza
Student Council consist of elected members of the 6th and 8th grade, along with other members of the upper wing to work together and represent the Bay Head School community. President Abby Antognoli, Vice President Jillian Feehan, Treasurer Ben Bredin, Recording Secretary Jane Mac Pherson and Corresponding Secretary Jack Vizzone. These students put together activities, contest and raise money for scholarships throughout the year for all students to participate and have fun with. This year the Student Council is looking to complete a service project every month, like baking Apple Pies for the Mayor’s Office and Bay Head Fire Department and raising money to give a promoting eighth grader and a graduating Alumni a scholarship.
Writing Club- Mrs. Fallivene
This club is open to students in grades 4-8 and is held on Tuesdays from Nov 15-April 11 after school from 2:30-3:30 The goal of the club is to enhance student interest and student enjoyment of the writing craft. This club will be designed in a workshop model. It will allow students to create pieces in various genres of choice. Students may work individually or with a partner to create a writing piece of choice. This is NOT a tutoring club. Students are to create original pieces and not use this time to build on class projects or complete assignments for school. The length of time needed for each piece will depend on the individual writer’s project. About every 6 weeks we will have a celebration for completed projects. My role will be to assist and conference with the students to enhance and strengthen writing pieces.
Yearbook Club- Mrs. Monticello
The Yearbook Club is opened to 7th & 8th grade students. The club meets at least once a week to produce a yearbook which showcases all of the wonderful things about Bay Head School – including our students, faculty, staff, clubs, sports and awesome activities that we do at our great school. Students learn how to operate an online program that ultimately develops the finished publication. Input for the yearbook is welcomed from everyone in the community, including students, staff and parents.
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