Student Activities & Clubs
At Buckeye Valley students have a variety of ways to get involved. Below is a list of the clubs and activities offered at BVHS.
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide
service, build character and develop leadership. Hours of participation can be applied toward the Community Service
Seal to meet graduation requirements.
GAME AND CHESS CLUB
Meet other students to play and learn new games and strategies in a relaxed setting. A variety of card, board and video
games are welcome.
Art Club is a group that explores a variety of fun, creative art media. We meet for an hour after school at least once a
month. All students are welcome to attend. No prior art class/experience required.
Mock Trial offers an innovative approach to learning the law and how our legal system functions. Guided by teachers
and volunteer legal advisors, students participate in an original, unscripted simulated trial written by attorneys. High
school students argue both sides of the case in real courtrooms across the state.
VISIONS SHOW CHOIR
An award winning, auditioned group of singer/dancers that compete against other high schools across the midwest.
This group teaches the importance of teamwork, develops leadership, builds confidence and helps strengthen and shape
vocal and dance skills using various styles of current music.
A group of students 'behind the scenes' who help make Visions Show Choir successful. Students are trained in how to
run/setup tech/electronic/lighting equipment and assist with other backstage duties during competitions/rehearsals.
An auditioned group that accompanies and plays the live music that Visions Show Choir sings/dances to at
competitions and rehearsals.
Science Club allows students that enjoy laboratory inquiry to further explore and learn about the various branches of
science. Students will conduct quarterly after school labs, support local environmental charities, and make a positive
impact on their community while enjoying their love for science.
Photographers in this club will have the responsibility of capturing the activities at BVHS and sharing the events in
two ways. Their images will be used in the Sword, which is the BVHS yearbook. Also, the activities will be shared on
different social media platforms. The idea is to let the student body and community see all the great things going on at
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
March For Our Lives is a national, student-led organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and
direct action to end gun violence in America. Students can join this chapter of the MFOL community and help create
change locally, state-wide, and nationally.
Students interested in the many facets of theater have the opportunity to study acting, performance, backstage help, set
construction and design, along with many more skills. The play will be performed for an audience of community
members, family, and friends. Students have the opportunity to perform on stage or to assist their peers backstage.
Students interested in the many facets of musical theater will refine their skills of singing, dancing, acting, and other
elements of performance. Those that volunteer backstage assist with set construction and design, lighting, along with
many more technical skills. The musical will be performed for an audience of community members, family, and
The Drama Club consists of the cast and crew of school drama productions and musicals.
CHESS AND GAME CLUB
Chess and game club is open to students presently enrolled in Buckeye Valley High School who enjoy playing strategic
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
FCA meets before school and enjoys fellowship and activities.
THE NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION
FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is part of the agricultural education program. It develops leadership,
cooperation, citizenship, career preparation, and agricultural awareness.
French Club is open to students presently or previously enrolled in a French course.
IN THE KNOW
The In the Know team competes in interscholastic academic contests.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
The Buckeye Valley High School Thespian Society Troupe 6950 is open to qualifying students participating in theatre
productions at BVHS.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NHS is an organization that recognizes outstanding students. Juniors or seniors are selected by faculty evaluations of
scholarship, leadership, character and service. The selection process is described later in this handbook.
RED CROSS CLUB
Members work in conjunction with the Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross, striving to make a
difference in the community by hosting blood drives, volunteering at local events, learning C.P.R./First Aid, and
fundraising for relief funds.
Ski Club introduces students to the sport of downhill skiing. A membership fee covers ski rental and lift ticket
expenses for six evenings of skiing beginning in January.
Spanish Club is open to students presently or previously enrolled in a Spanish course.
Students Teaching Acceptance, Respect, & Tolerance. The mission of S.T.A.R.T. is to work towards a
more accepting environment for all young people through education, support, social action, and advocacy. We believe
that schools can be truly safe only when every student has access to an education without fear of harassment or
Student Council promotes leadership and understanding between the student body and the administration and faculty.
Membership in the organization is voluntary. Officers are elected by the group.
The Sword is completed by the yearbook staff. Members are exposed to journalism, photography, and layout/design.
TEEN INSTITUTE CLUB
TI is open to all students and promotes student safety. This student led club focuses on awareness and prevention of
drug abuse, distracted driving, bullying, and other dangers facing young people in today's society. We bring these
messages to all of the BV community through assemblies, special events, and state program participation.
BV RESPONDERS TEAM
The BV Responders is a student team organized by Delaware County EMS personnel to train young people in first aid,
blood control techniques, and other lifesaving skills. The team is trained and equipped to respond in an emergency
incident and provide immediate care, stabilizing the patient until EMS arrives. Team members will be certified in CPR
and basic first aid. All students are eligible to join the team.
THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
SELECTION PROCESS AT BVHS
Membership in the National Honor Society is based on the accomplishments and qualities of students in the four
principal areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. The NHS selection process begins with eligibility.
Students must first be eligible for membership before they can be selected as NHS members.
Scholarship Determines Eligibility
All juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.500, and who have been in attendance at BVHS for
at least one semester, have attended classes on a full-time basis will be identified as being eligible for membership in
NHS. Eligible juniors will be notified of their eligibility during the month of April. Eligible seniors will be notified in
November and also in April.
Once identified, all eligible candidates will receive an eligibility folder containing various documents and forms.
Candidates who wish to proceed with the membership process are required to read all of the documents and complete
all of the essential forms in the eligibility folder, with an emphasis on the Student Activity Information Packet.
Leadership, Service, and Character Determine Selection
An NHS Faculty Council comprised of five voting members will convene to evaluate each candidate in the areas of
Leadership, Service, and Character. The Faculty Council’s evaluation will be based on the following:
1. Attendance and Disciplinary Reports for each candidate.
2. The information in the Student Activity Information Packet provided by each candidate, with an emphasis on
a. Leadership Positions and Titles (held in school, at work, or in the community).
b. Service to the School (through participation in school clubs, teams, groups, organizations, etc.).
c. Service to the School and/or Community (through participation in specific service projects).
d. Service to the Community (through participation in organizations outside of school, such as church
groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, etc.).
e. Character References (when necessary due to lack of other pertinent feedback).
3. Input and feedback provided by the candidates’ teachers, coaches, and advisors who have observed the
following qualities, conduct, and traits inside and outside the classroom:
a. Positive Leadership Qualities (shows initiative, is influential in a positive way, takes charge in group
work, communicates well, maintains excellent attendance, manages time well, accomplishes tasks, is
self-motivated, participates in class in a positive way, sets a good example, accepts responsibility,
b. Positive Service Conduct (willingly helps the teacher and/or other students).
c. Positive Character Traits (has a positive attitude, is respectful to peers and adults, shows integrity, is
honest, is cooperative, exhibits good behavior, is reliable, is credible, etc.).
After thorough consideration and deliberation, the NHS Faculty Council will vote on the selection or non-selection of
each candidate. (The advisor is not a voting member of the Faculty Council).
Membership in NHS is more than a Great Honor – It’s a Commitment!
Once in NHS, all members are expected to fulfill their obligations and maintain their good standing in all four areas of
Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character – making every effort to be positive ambassadors for the National
Honor Society and Buckeye Valley High School.
BVMS Student Clubs & Activities
Middle School Extracurriculars:
● 7th and 8th Football
● 7th and 8th volleyball
● 7th and 8th Cheerleading
● 7th and 8th Cross country
● 7th and 8th Girls Basketball
● 7th and 8th Boys Basketball
● 7th and 8th Wrestling
● 7th and 8th Track
● 6th, 7th and 8th Band
● 6th, 7th and 8th Choir
BVMS School Clubs:
● 6th, 7th and 8th Student Council
● 6th, 7th and 8th Drug Free BV
● 7th and 8th Career Based Instruction
● 6th, 7th and 8th Destination Imagination teams
● 6th, 7th, and 8th Ski Club ~25 students
● 6th, 7th, and 8th Builder's Club
● 6th, 7th, and 8th Recycling Club
● 6th, 7th, and 8th Ambassadors
● 6th, 7th, and 8th Literary Magazine
● 6th, 7th, and 8th Show Choir