Club General Information
Clubs and activities are an important component of our learning environment. Students have the opportunity to participate in several clubs that are held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students must submit signed consent forms to participate in club activities, abide by attendance guidelines, and participate in only one club per day. Starting in November, a late bus will be provided on both days at 4:00 p.m. for the convenience of students who do not have a means of transportation at that time. A student who does not have transportation at dismissal will be utilizing the late bus.
Club Proposal Guidelines
In order to start a new club, students must follow these guidelines to ensure your best chance of club approval:
- Written Proposal:
Provide a detailed explanation of the major club objectives and initiatives. Explain how this club provides a niche that is currently not occupied by the clubs offered at BCTHS-Teterboro. In addition to this, there needs to be a clear plan for promoting the club to ensure there are enough members (minimum 10) and that the membership numbers stay at or above this minimum. If your club is a community outreach club it needs to have four committed members to serve as president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.
- Securing an Advisor:
Every club needs a potential faculty advisor. The faculty advisor should be informed of the major points covered in the student's written proposal and be aware that this club can only be run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Fundraising and Community Outreach:
Any club that fundraises or engages in community outreach needs to have in place a president, vice president, secretary and a treasurer. The president and vice president will work with their club members to facilitate major club objectives/initiatives. The secretary will record meeting minutes on a regular basis and share them with the school administration using Google Drive firstname.lastname@example.org. The treasurer will maintain an accounting log and ensure that funds are being properly handled in collaboration with their advisor.
- Administrative Approval:
To secure a project, a face-to-face meeting must occur between members of the school administration, the faculty advisor, and the student(s) proposing the club. Any concerns regarding the implementation of the club will be addressed at that meeting and approval of the club will be determined.
Every club will have a one-year probationary period to assess the long-term sustainability of the club. If the club attendance cannot meet attendance minimums, the club will be suspended.
- Written Proposal: