Groups and Organizations
The staff of Breckenridge Community Schools subscribes to the philosophy that a healthy mind and body are both part of an individual's total development. To this end, our students are offered a variety of experiential opportunities. There are many organizatins which involve students in broadening their horizons through activities within school and outside the school.
These organizations sponsor activities which benefit our community. The NHS sponsors a blood drive for the American Red Cross and sends volunteers for Family Fun Day in September. FFA provides "Food for America" and PALS for elementary students. BPA participates in "Adopt a Family" at Christmas, provides a food basket for a family at Thanksgiving, spends a day with senior citizens at an assisted living facility, volunteers at the Red Cross and works with recycling programs. The elementary students raise funds for child abuse education with the "Pennies for Prevention" program each spring.
Our students are encouraged to look beyond themselves to see the needs of others.
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Business Professionals of America is a vocational student organization whose mission is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. The organization's activities and programs compliment classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school. The Workplace Skills Assessment Program consists of 48 different competitive events and is an integral part of the organization. The goal of the program is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through their business education curriculums.
Students who place competitively have an opportunity to compete at the state and national levels with over 4,000 other delegates from across the nation. They participate in business skill competitions, workshops, general sessions, and national officer candidate campaigns and elections.
Advisors: Jeri Hurst, firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Drama Club are provided a number of opportunities to participate in drama activities and events. (Drama Day and Workshops that exist outside of school). Members also participate in school related productions.
Advisor: Elizabeth Loyselle, email@example.com
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Students who enroll in Agriscience classes are eligible to be FFA members. Students will explore a supervised agriculture experience project. In addition, students will participate in career development and leadership contests. From time to time students will participate in community service projects. Above all, what students do in FFA will be a reflection of what they learn in the classroom.
Advisor: Tiffany Fishburn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Germany Exchange Group
This group is your chance to experience German culture as our school group joins other schools in the Gratiot Isabella RESD to host German students in October and then to travel to Germany in March of the same school year. There is a cost for traveling to Germany; however, there are fundraising opportunities to defer the cost of the trip for you. This is only offered every other year. The next time it will be offered is in the 2019-20 school year.
Advisor: Sheila Pilmore, email@example.com
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society organization recognizes students who have outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Members are selected by the Faculty Council, which consists of five teachers. Membership is regarded as an honor and a commitment. Members must first achieve and maintain a 3.5 grade point average (GPA). Throughout the year, members are active in various service projects like tutoring, Food with Friends, blood drives, Safety Fest, Rotary Club, Reality Store, Career Pathways, Holiday Spirit decorations, Special Olympics, and individual service projects totaling 20 hours. The National Honor Society makes an impact on school and community with their positive contributions and leadership.
Advisor: Malena Marr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey if the Mind (O.M.) involves problem solving at its highest level. Students are given a problem to solve and must meet various criteria including construction, drama, music, critical thinking, and the ability to work as a team. Teams compete at regional, state, and national levels.
Advisor: Shelley Brittain, email@example.com
This group performs many times during the school year for community activities, school functions, district and state contests, and special performances. Individual growth and achievement are encouraged through participation in adjudicated solo and ensemble contests, honor bands, and private lessons.
Advisor: Shelby Shawl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Council is a group of elected student leaders who coordinate homecoming and snowball dances. Also, the Student Council raises funds for various charities and school improvement projects.
Advisors: Terri Northrup, email@example.com
This group is an extra-curricular activity that meets after school hours. Students must audition for a place in this vocal ensemble. The Group performs all types of vocal music for school and community events.
Advisor: Elizabeth Loyselle, firstname.lastname@example.org