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Clubs & Activities

Club offerings at Briarwood are based on student interest and leadership. Students who are interested in starting a new club must procure a faculty sponsor and then complete the “Club Proposal Form.” Once completed, the form will go to Mr. White for approval. Clubs are not official until they have been approved by school administration. For a current list of club offerings, please see below.  
 
CLUBS
 
Authors’ Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Pressley (hpressley@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Authors’ Club exists to provide students who love to write with the support and peer review necessary to cultivate their God-given gift and interest in writing.
Meeting info: Mondays during lunch in Mrs. Pressley’s room
 
Bass Fishing 
Sponsor: Coach Gossett: (cgossett@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: We want to promote all that is good and wholesome about competitive and recreational fishing, ecology, and the Biblical stewardship of God’s creation. We want to work, compete, be a team member, increase in knowledge, and ultimately glorify God in fishing. We want to be salt and light to the world of fishing. 
Meeting Info: One Thursday every month at 8:15 a.m. in the Team Room. 
 
Birmingham Rocks
Sponsor: Mrs. Kimel (mkimel@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Birmingham Rocks! club exists to encourage students to use their creative talents in a fun way that will uplift children in the greater Birmingham area. Members paint rocks around various themes and then take them to different parks for children to find and enjoy.
Meeting info: Twice a month during lunch in the art room
 
Briarwood Climbing Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Kimel (mkimel@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: This club exists to build community and fellowship through team work, common interests, and encouragement while enduring and overcoming challenges.
Meeting Info: Weekly meet-ups at High Point Climbing Gym on Monday at 3:30
 
Briarwood Debate
Sponsor: Dr. Albritton (jalbritton@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Briarwood Debate Club exists to serve as many students as possible through exposure to a diversity of debate, public speaking, and performance opportunities, both as observers and participants. We hope to be able to strengthen the ability of students in expressing their viewpoints through research and opposition. 
Meeting Info: Wednesdays during Lunch in Room 212
 
Christ, Conversations, and  Confections
Sponsor: Dr. Albritton (jalbritton@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Christ, Conversations, and Confections club exists to help students practically apply their faith by discussing relevant issues in a Christ-centered environment — fueled by encouragement and friendly debates. By talking and listening to other people’s views and with the Bible at our core, we have the opportunity to sort out what we truly believe in a Christian atmosphere before we transition to college in a secular world.
Meeting info: Fridays in Room 212
 
Digital Art Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Youngblood (byoungblood@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Digital Art Club exists to prepare our members for a career in the digital arts as well as to work with and minister to others. 
Meeting info: Lunchtime on Fridays in the Art Room
 
Disney Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Head (shead@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Disney Club is an opportunity to be a compassionate neighbor by not only growing in fellowship over a shared interest (Disney), but by collecting Disney stuffed animals and donating them to Children’s Hospital. 
Meeting info: Tuesdays during lunch in Room 216
 
Echoes of Eden Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Merry (dmerry@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: This club exists The Echo of Eden Club exists to provide a context where students can identify and explore their favorite movies and books and discover what they tell us about our deepest longings. We will discuss how all the stories that we love (great books and movies like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, etc...) have an impact on us, because they "echo" the BIGGER and GREATER story. We will spend most of the time on Harry Potter, (watching parts of the movies, and reading parts of the books, doing fun projects), but we will discuss other great stories as well.  "There are three fundamental themes or "Echoes of Eden" that can be found in all good literature: the beauty of creation, the appalling reality of evil, and the universal human longing for redemption and a better world. These themes touch the way the world truly is, the way God has made the world, and the way he has made us and called us to live in this world."
Meeting Info: Thursdays during lunch in Room 105.
 
Environmental Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Dirks (rdirks@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: This club exists to honor God and the creation He has blessed us with by taking care of it through school recycling collection and monthly clean up days at Oak Mountain State Park. This club will allow students to engage in volunteering while also enjoying nature by hiking and working to clean up our local areas.
Meeting Info: TBD. Contact Mrs. Dirks for more information.
 
Knitting Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Pressley (hpressley@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Knitting Club gives members an opportunity to gather for fellowship, grow in relationship, and work together creatively as we use the gifts God has given us. 
Meeting info: Thursdays during lunch in Room H109
 
Lions Bike Club
Sponsor: Mr. Collie (ccollie@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: This club exists to create an encouraging biking community of Briarwood students and neighbors to foster fellowship, creativity, and accountability to be good stewards of God’s creation.
Meeting Info: Every other week during lunch in Mr. Collie’s classroom. Contact Mr. Collie for more information.
 
Personal Finance and Investment Club
Sponsor: Mr. Stuart (kstuart@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: This club exists to develop an understanding of financial and economic markets and to create a love for money management and stewardship.
Meeting Info: Every other Friday during lunch in Room 107.
 
Physics Competition Club
Sponsor: Dr. Houston (mhouston@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: To prepare for physics competitions and to develop an increased understanding of how God designed the world to work as a system.
Meeting Info: Lunchtime on Thursdays in A202. 
 
Pickleball Club
Sponsor: Mr. Gray (lgray@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Pickleball Club exists to grow athletic Christian fellowship through the game of pickleball.
Meeting Info: Thursday afternoons and evenings at various parks. Contact Mr. Gray for more information.
 
Poetry Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Swafford (hswafford@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Poetry Club exists to provide students with a safe place to express themselves and their emotions while growing creatively through poetry and writing. We want to prompt students to be creative and to engage with each other in an encouraging manner that will glorify God.
Meeting info: Thursdays during lunch in Room 110
 
Teen Cuisine Club
Sponsor: Mr. Wilson (awilson@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: This club exists to equip students with practical culinary basics and meal preparation skills needed for the college years and beyond. 
Meeting Info: Thursdays during lunch in Room 103.
 
Tutoring Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Ford (hford@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: This club exists for the benefit of the BCS community by offering free peer-tutoring to BCS students.
Meeting Info: Monday’s during lunch in the Library. Contact Mrs. Ford for more information. 
 
ORGANIZATIONS 
 
Mu Alpha Theta - Math Honor Society
Sponsor: Mrs. Anderson (landerson@bcsk12.org)
Meeting Info: No set meeting dates. Room 206.
Other Info: Membership determined by meeting criteria for grades in high school math classes. Four service hours of tutoring math for the school year and serving at the Briarwood Math Tournament in January required. 
 
National Honor Society 
Sponsor: Mrs. Kolling (kkolling@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The purpose of this chapter shall be to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students of Briarwood Christian School.
Meeting info: Twice per semester at scheduled times with members. 
Other Info: Members determined by the selection process. Eligible candidates receive forms to apply in September. 
 
Société Honoraire de Français
Sponsor: Mrs. Swafford (hswafford@bcsk12.org
Mission Statement: The aim of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of Francophone cultures, and to promote international friendship. 
Meeting Info: Monthly meetings in Room 110. Contact Mrs. Swafford for more information.
Other Info: Candidates must maintain a grade of at least A- (A minus) (or equivalent) in French for three consecutive semesters prior to, and including, the semester of induction. Membership shall be based on scholarship in general and scholarship in French in particular, along with interest, participation and leadership in French activities.
 
Spanish National Honor Society 
Sponsors: Mrs. Rollins (nrollins@bcsk12.org) and Ms. Sims (jsims@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The purpose of this chapter is to promote Spanish language acquisition and to encourage students to work to become fluent one day, remembering that language is a strong tie between people of different regions and ethnicities. We seek to encourage students to Become global citizens and to be welcoming to Hispanics in their community, as they seek to Live Out the Great Commission at home and abroad.
Meeting Info: Once a quarter at scheduled times with members. Members also meet for cultural events as Opportunities arise. 
Other info: Members determined by selection process based on completion of at least 3 semesters of Spanish and a GPA 4.0 in Spanish and an overall GPA of 3.0 to qualify. Applicants must also fill out an application. 
 
Student Government Association (SGA)

Sponsors: Mrs. Tedder (vtedder@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: To promote and institute positive relations between staff, administration, students, school organizations, and the community, while upholding the standards of leadership, scholarship, ministry, missions, and school pride. The purpose of this organization shall be: To develop civic responsibility, leadership, scholarship, service, and human relations with the student body. SGA serves two distinct functions: legislation and service.
Meeting Info: Tuesday, 7:20 a.m., Room 218. 
Other Info: This is an elected position, voted on by class peers in the Spring of the preceding term served with the exception of 9th grade. Election for 9th grade takes place shortly after the beginning of the school year. 
 
Student Ambassadors
Sponsors: Mrs. Wilson (swilson@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: To serve as an ambassador for BCS and Christ as we welcome and demonstrate hospitality to visitors throughout the year.
Meeting Info: As needed. For more information, contact Mrs. Wilson. 
 
National Art Honor Society
Sponsors: Mrs. Youngblood (byoungblood@bcsk12.org) and Mrs. Merry (dmerry@bcsk12.org)
Mission Statement: The Mission of this organization is to support members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art to the attention of the school and community. Our desire, by the grace of God, is to create Art and Artists who will leave a Gospel footprint in our culture.
Meeting info: Contact Mrs. Youngblood for more information.