Please read about our clubs and activities below!
Chess Club - Ms. Wills
The Chess Club meets every first Wednesday of each month starting in October. It is open to grades 4 through 8 and allow experts or beginners to discover the benefits of learning chess using a typical 8 x 8 board and 16 pieces.
Each meeting, students will be able to learn and utilize strategies, and abstract thinking to capture the King. Students will also have the opportunity to learn how to use clocks to keep track of the total time each player takes for their own moves. Using chess clocks often makes the game go faster, and offers a tournament style environment.
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 is a quiet place to come to get your homework done. Anyone in grades 1-8 is welcome. The club meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:15 in the 3rd grade room. Homework help is provided.
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. 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!
The Newspaper “club” is run by Ms. Meyer. Every marking period a new edition of the newspaper is released under the supervision of the editor. 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.
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.
The Stock Market Club has been part of Bay Head School for fifteen years. 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 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. 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.
The Yearbook Club is opened to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. 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.