Activties and Clubs available at Bednarcik:
Art Club: Art club is an extra-curricular activity dedicated to promoting visual art at Bednarcik Junior High School. Art Club is offered to all students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes and meets throughout the entire year. Students who attend art club will experience the many forms and techniques of art. During art club, student artists will have an opportunity to use the art room to work on independent projects made using personal materials as well as materials purchased using the art club fees. Art Club is also a great opportunity to meet other students who share an appreciation for the arts. Art Club will serve as a place to discuss, create, and critique art in all of its forms.
Baseball Intermural: Intramural Baseball is open to an 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student during the 4th quarter of the school year. Meeting times will be dictated by the sponsor, buy normally run on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday from 3:00-4:30pm (times are subject to change due weather/limited gym space). During the 8 week session participants will engage in a variety of hitting/fielding drills in addition to intrasquad games. This activity is open to all ability levels and will focus on having fun.
Bee Clubs (Geography & Spelling): The Bee Club runs from October through February. This club helps prepare Bednarcik students for the Spelling Bee and the Geography Bee. This club is offered to any student who is interested. At the bee club we go over strategies to study and do a lot of different activities to prepare for the school wide bees.
Co-Ed Basketball: The Basketball Intramural Program at Bednarcik is designed to provide an opportunity for all students to participate in organized recreational competition. Structured games and tournaments are offered in combination with basic skill development during the 2nd quarter of the school year.
Dodgeball Intramural: Intramural Dodgeball is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students during the 1st quarter of the school year. Meeting times will be dictated by the sponsor, but normally run on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday from 3:00-4:30pm (times are subject to change due to limited gym space). During the 8 week session players will learn the concepts of team play and strategy while exercising and having fun.
Energy Team - This club consists of students who want to make a difference in their community and school by recycling and helping us find ways to conserve energy at school and at home.
Gamer's Choice: Gamers Choice Club is all about connecting with peers from your school. It gives students a chance to build relationships with peers who have the same interest they do. Student's bring their own games or play games provided. Students play Magic The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, Battle Ship, UNO, and many more.
Holiday Choir: Students perform a variety of holiday songs at the elementary school, go neighborhood caroling and attend community events when available. We have a great time getting nto the the spirit of the holdays!
Jazz Band: Jazz band is a club that meets throughout the school year. There is a $10.00 fee to be in jazz band that covers the cost of the jazz t-shirt and any music/supplies given to the student throughout the course of the year. Jazz band is an audition based performance group. Auditions take place in October and rehearsals will begin immediately. You must be in 7th or 8th grade band to audition for jazz band. No 6th grade band students or students not enrolled in the band program will be allowed to audition for this ensemble. Jazz band will meet on Monday and Thursdays after school from 3:15-4:00 pm. All students are to provide their own transportation home from school. Rehearsals will take place in the band room. Students will perform in a 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter concert, Oswego Band Festival, Night of Jazz, school assemblies and possibly more venues throughout the year.
Natural Helpers: Natural Helpers is a peer-helping program that serves our junior high school students who want to strengthen their communication and helping skills. Students provide support to others and service to their schools and communities.
Robotics Club: Interested in Engineering?Then we’ve got an incredible program for you! The competition involves: building a robot that can perform a series of set tasks, completing a research project presentation & team dynamics
School Theatre: Drama Club is an after school activity for Bednarcik students of all grades to learn how to rehearse and perform a play. Drama Club meets twice a week after school, and at least one Saturday morning dress rehearsal. Students must audition to be a part of drama club.
Science Bowl - Competition at the regional level. The competition team consists of 4 students and 1 alternate. However, all grade levels are welcome to attend the quiz practice sessions.
Science Olympiad - Science Olympiad is a competition team that prepares for 23 events in Science, Technology and Engineering.
Sewing and Cooking -Many of the girls and boys who have been involved in Family Consumer Science classes participate in the club for a chance to try different projects and hone their skills learned in class. The second half of the session is devoted to cooking and baking. The club chooses favorite dishes as well as having a chance to try new recipes. Everything from breakfast foods, snacks, entrees and of course, desserts are created and enjoyed by the students. Some favorites include pizza, pancakes, Italian fare such as fettuccini alfredo and garlic bread, cookies and breads. The final meeting of our club year has become our “cake decorating “ day. Students get to use all of their creative energy on their own individual cakes (which they bake prior to decorating session). It's amazing how accomplished many of the students have become with not only the piped icing designs but the mastery of the use of fondant, molding all kinds of decorative pieces to adorn their cakes.
Student Council: This is a service organization open to elected students. It oversees a wide variety of school and community related activities such as fundraising projects, dances, and volunteering.
Table Tennis Intramural: Ping pong is an intramural that is open to all BJHS students. We meet 2 to 3 times per week after school during 3rd quarter. Participants have the option of engaging in daily tournaments or competitions or just playing a casual game with a friend. The last 20 minutes of each day are spent playing dodge ball.
Talent Show: Come show off your talent in front of an audience! We will cheer you on! You'll have several days to practice and then, depending on how many acts we have particiapating, have a night show or you'll perform during the Bulldog Bash.
Yearbook Club: The yearbook staff helps to create the Bednarcik yearbook. Any current student may apply to be on the yearbook staff, which consists of 12-14 students. The yearbook staff assists in planning, organizing and creating the yearbook. Members also assist in promoting sales and overseeing the annual cover contest. Meetings are scheduled according to deadlines set by the publisher.