Do you like to argue, do you like the challenge of winning an argument?
The debate club may be for you. The Debate Club is open to students
presently enrolled in Buckeye Valley High School.
The Drama Club consists of the cast and crew of school drama productions
CHESS AND GAME CLUB
Chess and game club is open to students presently enrolled in Buckeye
Valley High School who enjoy playing strategic games.
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
IN THE KNOW
The In the Know team competes in inter-scholastic 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
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
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 violence.
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.
*The constitutions and by-laws for the National Honor Society and
Student Council are available under separate cover in the office.
Each is approved yearly by the Board of Education.
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 the following:
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
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, etc.).
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,
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.