Clubs and Activities

Get Involved! Join a club or organization for the 2019/2020 school year!

Sponsor: Ms. Drax

The first and only student run online high school newspaper in Hampton the Bear Facts is a publication for free speech and student expression. Student journalists cover school related news, sports and events and even national and international current events. If you are bold, curious and work well under pressure, Bear Facts is for you. More than just a club, Bear Facts is a publication produced by the journalism pathway course of the MAD Academy.

Meeting Place: Room 401


Sponsor: Ms. Frazier

CHROME's mission is to increase opportunities for underrepresented minority and female students to enter science, mathematics, engineering, and related technical fields.

Opportunities include:

-Field Trips

-STEM Professional Visits

-Regional programs

-Summer academies

Meeting Place/Time: Ms. Frazier's room/First Meeting: Tuesday, October 24th


Sponsor: Ms. Vail

Debate Club's aim is to empower students with the skills of expressing their beliefs clearly and concisely, public speaking and effective communication in a formal setting, and staying aware of current events in the world. Students also learn to interact with students from all over the Hampton Roads area in an out-of-school setting. Despite the seemingly serious nature of debates, we never forget to have fun along the way.


Sponsor: Ms. Barker

FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America)

Sponsor: Ms. Rice

A Career and Technical Student Organization that functions as an integral part of the family and consumer sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system. It is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. It helps student plan activities for their school and community while developing leadership and teamwork skills.

Meeting Place/Time: Ms. Rice's room/Green Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30


Sponsor: Mrs. Meade

Students in Forensics compete individually and collaboratively in drama type and public speaking competitions. Events include comedy, drama, poetry, prose and more.

Meeting Place/Time: Room 308/After school (specific times to be determined)


Sponsor: Ms. Vail

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about and plan anti-bullying activities, and work to end homophobia and transphobia within their school and community.


Raiders Team with COL T

Drill Team with 1SG Coston

Rifle Team with SFC Rodriguez

Meeting Place/Time: JROTC rooms/Tuesday-Thursday 3:30 - 4:30

Model UN

Sponsor: Mr. Monahan

The BHS Model United Nations club shares commonalities with college & university Model UN and International Relations Clubs. It is a unique club poised to create globally aware leaders. Model UN members research and role play nations, address current global issues, and create alliances in order to resolve concerns that plague the world today. In attending collegiate organized conferences, Model UN delegates hone essential skills such as public speaking, position writing, and relationship building. Model UN is a worthwhile academic endeavor and often draws many of the best and brightest students.

Meeting Place/Time: Room 325/Tuesdays after school

National English Honor Society

Sponsor: Ms. Redding

The National English Honor Society (NEHS) recognizes the academic accomplishments of America’s high school students and promotes their continuing interest in the English language arts. NEHS is the only high school honor society exclusively for students of English. As such, it provides a unique opportunity to engage students, teachers, and local schools in the valuable experience of discipline-related national honor-society participation.

The mission of NEHS is to:

• confer national distinction upon secondary school students for high achievement in the English language arts;

• build a national community of academic achievers;

• provide, through local chapters, cultural stimulation in high school environments;

• encourage interest in the English language arts; and

• serve society by fostering literacy.

National Honor Society

Sponsor: Ms. Pickett

Polaris Literary Magazine

Sponsor: Ms. Drax

If you have an interest in astronomy then you know that Polaris means the North Star; and if you’re directionally challenged you know that the North Star will guide you home. But for Bethel High School’s creative students—with talent out of this world— Polaris is the name of the award winning literary magazine that showcases the creative writing, art and photography of Bethel Bruins. Staff members of Polaris create, design and publish the yearly magazine that gives other creative students a platform to highlight their creative works and attract an audience. So if you are a shining star, who enjoys art, and reading or writing poetry, short stories and more Polaris is the club for you.

Meeting Place: Room 401

Scholastic Bowl

Sponsor: Ms. Morgan

A quiz-based competition that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects (to include science, history, math, literature, art...)

Competition Dates:

10/9 @ Kecoughtan

11/6 @ Bethel

12/4 @ Warwick

1/8 @ Gloucester

Meeting Place/Time: Room 324/Tuesdays after school

World Language Club

Sponsor: Mr. Kamp

Are you interested in traveling but don't have the time or resources to do so? Get a taste from the World Language Club. Once a month we sample food from one of many different cultures. We will also listen to music, watch a movie or make something tied to a country or holiday. Dues are free but members are encouraged to volunteer food or materials so we can have a good time. Members are also eligible to meet once a month to plan the meeting and future activities so they can have a voice.

Meeting Place/Time: Room 123/Meeting time changes depending on club members' schedules

Youth & Government Club

Sponsor: Ms. Cochran

Youth & Government club is a Virginia YMCA sponsored school club. This club focuses on teaching students how the government in the Commonwealth of Virginia works, by giving students the opportunity to participate in simulations of Virginia government.