Enrichment

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Our Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools seek to enrich the lives of students in and out of the classroom. We offer many of these opportunities on campus, often within the school day.

Clubs

St. Philip Catholic Central High School offers their students unique club opportunities built right into the school day. Opportunities include:

Science Club, Eco Club, Model UN, Choir, Campus Ministry, Yearbook, Student Government, Interact, Creative Writing, Book Club, Pep Club, Quiz Bowl.

Read more in our blog post: St. Philip students are involved – 100%

Available at: High School

Model United Nations

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

Available at: High School

Interact Club

Interact is a club for young people, ages 12 through 18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Interact, you can:

  • Carry out hands-on service projects
  • Make regional and international connections
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Have fun!

Interact has a membership of over 250,000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs worldwide. It’s one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs. Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting and can be either school or community based. Interact’s name is a combination of the words international and action. With clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas, Interact is truly an international phenomenon.

The Interact Advisor is Mrs. Kyra Rabbitt. The liaison with the Rotary Club is Mrs. Kathy Gallagher. The Interact Club of St. Philip Catholic Central High School is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Battle Creek. Rotary and Interact are chartered by Rotary International.

Available at: High School

National Honor Society

Mrs. Kyra Rabbitt, Advisor

Criteria for the National Honor Society. Student must:

  • Apply for membership
  • Achieve and maintain a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4 point scale for an average over the first three quarters of the year of induction
  • Exhibit Leadership
  • Commit to community service
  • Serve as a role model

Available at: High School

National Junior Honor Society

Criteria for the National Junior Honor Society. Student must:

  • Apply for membership
  • Achieve and maintain a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4 point scale for an average over the first three quarters of the year of induction
  • Exhibit Leadership
  • Commit to community service
  • Serve as a role model

The students inducted will be members of the current 6th or 7th grade class and will serve as the charter group for the next school year. NJHS is governed by a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer who are nominated and voted on by the entire Society every May. Community service projects are conducted every year and members are required to perform individual service hours (7th grade: 20 hours; 8th grade: 25 hours).

Available at: Middle School

Ski Club

Ms. Katy Arnson, Advisor
E-mail: karnson@bcacs.org

The BCACS Club members enjoy the benefits of reduced rates on lift tickets and equipment rentals at Bittersweet Ski Resort in Otsego, Michigan.

The club is an opportunity to save you money and create opportunities for our children to have fun together on the slopes. You are free to go on your own anytime during the valid hours to reap the benefits of your membership.

Available at: High School, Middle School, Elementary School

After School Enrichment

Since early 2016, our students have had the opportunity to learn piano, play guitar, compete in chess, take photographs, develop their athletic skills, work on their dance moves, and decompress with yoga. Read about it in our blog post: Spilling Our Best Kept Secret.

Contact Jeanine Winkler at jwinkler@bcacs.org or (269) 965-7769 to see what’s being offered after school this semester!

Available at: Elementary School

Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts

In Girl Scouts, through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Available at: High School, Middle School, Elementary School

Bring It On Book Challenge

In the Bring It On Book Challenge, 4th and 5th grade students work in teams, beginning in January, to read eight books and to correctly answer questions about the books. Winning teams then advance to a regional challenge and hope to become champions within our diocese!

The Bring It On Book Challenge motivates students to read for enjoyment. This is an opportunity to practice teamwork and cooperation and to share quality children’s literature with friends.

Available at: Elementary School

Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run® is a national 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development–their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.

Contact site liaison Jeanine Winkler at jwinkler@bcacs.org or (269) 965-7769 for more information.

Available at: Elementary School

Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools

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Questions? Call Cathy Erskine at 269.963.1131