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Activities and Extracurriculars

Spread your wings in Cardinal Country.

 

Bishop Guertin students are encouraged to explore their gifts and talents by getting involved in the many clubs and activities the school has to offer. With more than 50 extracurriculars on campus, there is something for everyone. And if a club doesn’t exist yet, you can start one! All that’s required is your dedication and commitment.

Clubs

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3D Printing/CAD

Students will learn about current and future 3D printing technologies, how to use 3D printers and how to design and print your very own project. 

 

Art Club

This club is for all students interested in Art, who would like to come together to create and inspire! Students help to plan, organize and create projects outside of their classrooms. Projects could include workshops for pottery, pumpkin carving, creative doodling and many others. Members may have the opportunity to assist with events like the Gala and school musicals.

 

ASL Club (American Sign Language)

The general purpose of this organization is not only to teach American Sign Language (ASL), but also to teach and explore Deaf culture. Whether you’re fluent in ASL or want to start learning, come check us out. 

 

Bioethics Club

Encourages students to exchange ideas, as well as debate and create an awareness of ethical, social, and legal issues related to science, medicine and biology. Students also support humanitarian efforts through volunteering.

 

Campus Ministry

Bishop Guertin’s Campus Ministry program strives to guide our students in their faith and encourages a life-long commitment to spiritual growth. Students may assist with school masses, spiritual retreats, service learning, and are encouraged to take part in community volunteering. 

 

Cardinal News

Cardinal News is a school-wide newspaper created and published by BG students. It provides them with the opportunity to acquire leadership skills and learn about the field of journalism. Students will also learn the art of layout and design, and they will spend time researching and writing articles which pertain to events at Bishop Guertin as well as outside of the school. 

 

Chess Club

The Chess Club, open to all students, provides an opportunity to develop chess skills and learn about the game strategies, the value of patience, critical thinking and sportsmanship. Students who are interested may also have the opportunity to play competitively, taking part in various tournaments.

 

Chinese Culture Club

Chinese Cultural Club hopes to promote the understanding of this culture and its traditions. This club is comprised of students who express interest in the Chinese culture, not solely those of the ethnicity. 

 

Classics Club

The Classics Club gives students of Latin and Greek an opportunity to get to know peers who share an interest in the Classics as well as participate in state competitions for Latin. They hold activities at least monthly to perform plays, watch films, re-create ancient games, and take trips.

 

Comedy Club

What does the comedy club do? We provide a safe environment for all members. In that environment, we do skits for public consumption for the greater good of all humanity.

 

Community Action Club

To support local non-profit organizations and help the Southern NH community by staffing local nonprofit events primarily on the weekends, and partnering with various BG clubs to further student involvement in the community.

 

Cribbage Club

One of the great things about cribbage is that it’s a social game. Players of all abilities are welcome to come mingle, laugh, relax, and have fun while playing. Cribbage is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three or four that involves grouping cards in combinations which gain points.

 

Culinary Club

The purpose of the Culinary Club is to provide an environment for both experienced and inexperienced students who want to further their culinary knowledge, socialize, be creative, and have fun. The Culinary Club students learn how to prepare new dishes and enjoy sharing the final products with others.

 

Environmental Society

This society is open to all environmentally focused students who are interested in advancing their passion for preserving the environment through recycling efforts, service projects, leadership, and activism. 

 

Equestrian Team

The Bishop Guertin High School Equestrian Team competes in the District II division of the New Hampshire High School Equestrian Teams (NHHSET). On the team, students of all levels will compete in classes including; English Equitation and Suitability, Trail, Dressage, Western and Western Dressage, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Working Teams, and Jumping. For the non-riders we also offer, grooming box challenge and spirit members. Competitions are held in Goffstown at Oak Rise Farm. 

 

Finance Club

The Finance Club hopes to connect students who share an interest about investing and who are considering a career in finance, business, or accounting.

 

FIRST Robotics Team

Students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, are invited to join Team 811! Igniting problem-solving skills, teamwork, and creativity, students will gain hands-on experience as they design and build robots to play games with and to use against other robots in local, state, and national competitions. For more information on this exciting program, visit www.team811.com.

 

French Club/French Exchange

Offers students an opportunity to share the fun of French culture, language, and cuisine. Members will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including travel, watching movies and films as well as participate in service projects. 

 

French National Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français)

The French National Honor Society is an organization whose intent is to recognize student excellence in the study of French language courses, francophone cultures, and to reach out in service to the community.

 

Global Ambassadors Club

A Global Ambassador is any member of the BG community who is committed to creating a smaller, more globalized world. All are welcome!  We strive to create a community atmosphere that is integrated and inclusive between international and domestic students. Global Ambassadors Club encourages any and all students that are interested in international relations, global issues, and promoting cultural connections that transcend borders to join! Members of the club will plan and  partake in the World Heritage Festival, GAC Newsletter, and other social events throughout the year.

 

Interact Rotary Club

The Interact Rotary Club brings together students to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of “Service Above Self.” Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.

 

Latin National Honor Society

The Latin National Honor Society encourage an interest in, and an appreciation of, the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.

 

The Life of an Athlete (LoA) Program

This is a comprehensive prevention program developed by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA).  Life of an Athlete takes a proactive approach to improving school climate by coordinating all aspects of high school athletics, including coaches, athletic directors, administrators, parents, communities, prevention professionals, and the athletes themselves.

 

Math Team

Through competitions with other New Hampshire high schools, the Math Team provides a supportive, fun and challenging atmosphere where students of all academic levels are encouraged to take part.  Students will expand their math skills by enhancing their mastery of various math concepts and developing successful problem-solving strategies and techniques.

 

Medical Professionals Club

The Medical Professionals Club promotes interest of students in the field of healthcare. Students will be empowered to strive to reach their goals in becoming a healthcare professional and hopefully they will come out with experience and a better understanding of their own career goals. 

 

Mock Trial

Students learn the workings of the state and federal judicial systems by studying a hypothetical case. The students work together to conduct legal research and they prepare to take on roles of counsel, witnesses and other members of the court. In a friendly but competitive atmosphere, students will develop important knowledge pertaining to the law and as well as critical thinking and speaking skills. The Mock Trial team competes throughout the year before experienced judges and lawyers, enhancing their oral and presentation skills. Competitions include two national tournaments; Denver and Yale, an invitational tournament hosted locally as well as a state tournament. Winners from this compete at the National level.

 

Musical

The annual musical, held in the Spring, is a highlight of the school year for many. Students unite to display their talents as actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, as well as in the design and technical aspects of the production.

 

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are notified at the beginning of junior or senior year if they are a candidate for NHS.

 

National Art Honor Society

The National Art Honor Society advances and assists student members to attain their highest potential in art, and to engage in meaningful programs and endeavors designed to raise awareness of the arts throughout the school and community.

 

The Nest

The heart of every school community lies with the student body. Be part of the energy that fuels the stands at a game or a meet, be part of The NEST! Embrace your school spirit, pride, and unite with other students to cheer our teams on to victory! 

 

Quiz Bowl

Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. If you enjoy trivia and a bit of healthy competition, consider joining our team! The group takes part in the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League tournaments as well as New Hampshire Public Television’s Granite State Challenge.

 

Spanish Club

Provide students with an opportunity to supplement what they learn in the classroom by learning more about Hispanic language, culture and tradition.

 

Spanish National Honor Society

Recognize excellence in the study of the Spanish language, promote hispanic culture, and reach out in service to the community.

 

Student Talent Show

Each year, as part of student appreciation day, a group of students help to coordinate and produce a talent show consisting of singing, dancing, and comedic skills. Open to all grade levels.

 

Ski Club

Enjoy the outdoors and promote physical fitness by joining the Ski Club.  Meet and mingle with other students, take ski or snowboarding lessons, and practice your skills on the many trails and hills. All are welcome.  

 

Spirit Club

Organize fans and promote school spirit at both athletic and non-athletic events.

 

Student Ambassadors

Serve as the primary spokespeople and hosts at all Admissions events, both internally and externally, promoting the BG experience personally and professionally under the direction of the Office of Admission.

 

Student Council

Provide and promote student representation and leadership for the entire student body; plan, direct and lead all school-wide student activities.

 

Class Government

Provide and promote student representation, leadership and planning for their respective class.

 

Tri-M Music Honor Society

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Members of this organization are enrolled in Honors Band and/or the Honors Choirs and regularly perform school service through music.

 

Tech Crew

The Tech Crew provides audio and visual support for all school-wide events including masses, band performances, and dances.