At ESBCHS, we offer a wide variety of clubs for our students to become involved in during the year. Below is a list of the kinds of experiences which have fostered a positive community environment at our school.There are many diverse student groups at ESBCHS that students are encouraged to join. The following is a listing of these groups with their mission statement or goal as well as meeting and contact information:
Our motto is “Get Involved“. The goal of our student’s union is to promote and contribute to the spirit and goodwill of the school for all students. Follow us on Facebook at ESBCHS Students Union and Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat @esbchssu. We meet Wednesdays at lunch in room 108. Teacher contact: Ms. Edwards and Ms. Watson.
SADD – Students Against Drinking and Driving
The ESBCHS chapter of SADD is to inspire and motivate young people to stand up and eliminate the number one cause of death and injury among youth: drinking and driving. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/SADD/266120113422653?ref=stream Meetings are every second Thursday in room 114. Teacher contact: Mr. Heap.
SWAT – Student Wellness Action Team
The ESBCHS SWAT team was formed in an effort to bring forth comprehensive school health. We focus our efforts on the four pillars set out by Healthy Schools – Social and Physical Environment, Learning, Partnerships, and Healthy School Policy. Our goal is to educate, facilitate, and sponsor activities that ultimately foster wellness. This is a student led group with the support of teacher facilitator, Mrs. Severson. Come to room 125 every Friday at lunch and be a part of this amazing opportunity to make a difference in your school.
QSA – Queer Straight Alliance
The QSA is a youth organization that connects gay and straight students together to promote awareness and education. We aim to be a positive representation in the community who works to create a positive and supportive environment in order to reduce homophobia and prevent bullying. Meetings are every Wednesday at noon in the Drama Lab. Teacher contact: Mrs. Yardley
SAPP – Student Activists for Peace and Preservation
SAPP is working toward making the world a better place to live. As the group is student driven, the causes we support will vary from year to year. SAPP organizes a number of large events such as the 30 Hour Famine and Human Rights Day Rally. Through fundraising efforts, SAPP supports charity organizations such as War Child, World Vision, Operation Christmas Child, Cancer Societies, local homeless shelters, the Food Bank and animal rescue societies. In the past, SAPP has also coordinated tree planting activities and E-Waste round-ups. Meetings are every Tuesdays at lunch in room 104. Teacher contact: Mrs. Butler.
Electric Car Club
Please visit the website for information on the Electric Car Club. https://sites.google.com/a/
Art Club drop-in studio time on Friday afternoons in the art room. Instruction is provided if necessary. A one-time $2 fee applies to cover studio costs. Teacher contact: Ms. Baron.
French Band “Le mazout”
French Band is a collaboration between already accomplished musicians who are in the French Immersion program and one of our French immersion teachers. The students learn to play and sing popular French songs that are often heard on Quebec radio stations. The teacher creates material based on these songs, finds schools throughout Alberta who are willing to invite the band and shares his teaching materials as they hit the road to play their music. The band practices for most of the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Teacher contact: M. Lacroix.
Europe & France Trips – Spring Break
In alternating years, there are spring break trips organized to Europe or France. The Europe trip is organized by Mrs. Hrytsak and Mr. Halun heads up the France trip with French Immersion students.
Horseback Riding Trip – June
Each June, students have an opportunity to go on a horseback riding trip to the mountains with Mr. Halun and Mr. Wesson.
Vimy 2017 – BGRS Schools Trip
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Black Gold Regional Schools (BGRS) is excited to announce The Vimy Ridge Canadian Heritage Tour. The eight BGRS high schools from across the division are currently working collaboratively to organize, for spring 2017, this once in a lifetime opportunity for students to experience living history. Teacher contacts: Mr. Peacocke, Mr. Nikolic & Ms. Watson. Click here for more information