After School Clubs

Clubs/Activities are an important component of our learning environment. Students have the opportunity to participate in several clubs that are held after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Check the list below for times.  Any student participating in any after school extracurricular program may take the North or South late bus home at 4:00 pm from the Main Office, or needs parental pick-up by 4:00 p.m. and is expected to leave the building and grounds at dismissal.  Students must submit signed consent forms (link directly below) to the Main Office to participate in club activities, abide by attendance guidelines, and participate in only one club per day. 

Club Permission Slip

AIM Club (Room 520) Students involved in the AIM Club will assist in loaning money to entrepreneurs in developing countries through micro-financing on Kiva.org.
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Guzman, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Awareness Club (703E) This club will raise awareness for lesser-known conditions and diseases through a wide variety of fundraising activities, such as making and selling bracelets, having bake sales, or organizing events, both inside and outside of school. The bracelet sales, one of the main activities of the club, will give students the opportunity to run a small business as a team and simultaneously make a positive impact on the community. 
Meeting Time: Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Ryan, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bitcoin Club (Room 515) Bitcoin Club will bring like-minded students that are interested about learning the importance of a global decentralized currency together and give students the opportunity to discuss the recent innovation in the financial and technological world brought on by Bitcoin.
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Van Daalen, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Chemistry Club (Room 320) The Chemistry Club will take care of any make-ups for assessments, retakes and offer extra help with homework or topics for all Honors, AP and Organic Chemistry courses. Faculty Advisor: Jayasree Sankar Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chess Club (Room 515)  The Chess club invites students to both play and learn the game of chess. No previous experience necessary. All levels welcome.
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Rogalskaia, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Computer Club (Room 513) The Computer Club will facilitate special interest group of students who wish to focus on the following: Gaming / Playing or creating SimCity, Anything IT - Hardware, Software, Operating Systems, Networking, Servers, building your own PC, Access to Photo Shop, Flash, Illustrator, Adobe creative suite and mobile application.
Faculty Advisor: Robin Friedman, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Code Club (Room 513) Code Club is geared towards participating in various competitions that involve computer programming and coding (i.e. IBM Master the Mainframe Contest, USA Computing Olympiad, etc.). People with no experience with coding or who simply want to learn coding are also welcome. 
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Rogalskaia, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

C3 Club (Room 515) C3 (Creating Creative Children) is a club that was founded with the goal of getting young children to see reading as a fun activity and not a chore. We focus on poorer elementary schools and orphanages. C3 organizes fundraisers and collects book donations with the end goal of visiting these schools/orphanages and creating memorable experiences with the children like author visits and bringing them to Bergen Tech to read with them here. 
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Rogalskaia, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drama Club (Room 124) Students involved with BT Drama Club will engage in enhancing their performance arts technique focusing on their acting, improvisation, and set-building abilities. This student-run club is dedicated to developing public speaking, teamwork skills, and creativity by performing a play at the end of each academic year. Faculty Advisor:  Mrs. Muller, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Environmental Protection Initiative (EPI) (Room 100) The Environmental Protection Initiative (EPI) is dedicated to the well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants. This club focuses on numerous environmental issues and strives to create a change, starting in the Bergen Tech community. The objectives of this club are to inform the Bergen Tech community about issues that are seriously affecting the Earth. Additionally, the club will conduct fundraisers in school to raise funds to donate to environmental foundations. Our goal is to get the school community to participate in eco-friendly activities, in and outside of school.
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Earle, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FBLA (Room 515) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.
Faculty Advisor: Mabel Van Daalen, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GSA (Room 519) The Genders and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) at BT is for those who seek to build and support a school and global community of gender and racial justice.  We invite any LGBTQIA+ and/or ally to join us as we build a movement for safer schools for all, by educating our school and communities, advocating for just school and local policies that protect and lift-up LGBTQIA+ youth, and organizing and allying with other groups addressing broad issues of oppression.
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Gosselink, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Girl Up (Room 711) Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, an organization created to support the work of the United Nations. Girl Up engages people to take action to support the education, health, and safety of adolescent girls in developing countries. Girl Up is led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds to empower girls to reach their full potential. Faculty Advisor: Ms. Golle, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Harvester's Club (Room 314) Tuesdays 3-4pm Harvesters is a student-led club that focuses on serving with love and growing as a community. Our primary purpose is to meet like-minded people and to show compassion to anyone who may need it. This club organizes a wide variety of fundraisers to raise donations to organizations such as Samaritans Purse to help under-resourced people around the world obtain basic necessities.
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Sladich, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOSA - Future Health Professionals (Room 902) HOSA is a national career and technical student organization for students interested in a career in the health professions.  It is endorsed by the US Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for students. Leadership is stressed through the election of student officers, business meetings, and friendly competition by means of skill and academic contests at the state and national levels. Dues are $16 to join this organization and this covers NJ State and National dues.  See the HOSA website for more information: www.hosa.org 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Castella, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Knights News (Room 316The mission of Knights News is to provide students another forum to express their creativity, writing skills, and views on the issues affecting everyone at Bergen Tech.  Furthermore, it provides students with a basic journalism experience that includes writing, design and layout, and photography.  As a team, members work on all aspects of newspaper production and cover the issues and events affecting the BCTHS community and students' home communities in a responsible and dependable manner.  Faculty Advisor: Ms. Consalvo, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Lemon Club (Room 730) Tuesday Only The Lemon Club is an official chapter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit organization that fundraises for childhood cancer research. The club focuses on spreading awareness and fundraising for ALSF in our school and communities. 
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Tanglao, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March of Dimes (Room 504) The MOD Club is affiliated with the March of Dimes, the biggest non-profit organization in the world that raises awareness and fundraises to research the cause of prematurity, birth defects, and infant mortality. Worldwide, every year, 15 million babies are born too soon, 10,000 in New Jersey alone, and more than one million will not get to celebrate their first birthday. In this club, we raise awareness about the many tragedies and effects that occur within premature babies, fundraise money to support programs in our community that help mothers with full-term pregnancies, and serve in local community events and hospitals, being active both in and out of the school. Events such as volunteering for the March for Babies 5K walk, serving the families with premature babies in local communities and visitations to hospitals, will be some of the activities planned to promote our cause. Hence, our goal is to bring more awareness, and be the change since we truly believe that ALL BABIES deserves to be born healthy.”Faculty Advisor: Mrs. George , Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Math Help Session (Room 105)Any student that is struggling with math can stop by and take advantage of extra help. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ge, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Model United Nations (Room 711)  An authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which catapults students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of UN member states, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to debate current issues on the Organization's vast agenda. The students, better known as "delegates" in Model UN, prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN's rules of procedure-all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect almost every country on Earth. Faculty Advisor: Ms. Golle, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Music Volunteers (Room 520) Thursdays 3-4pm We are dedicated to serving our community through music by holding performances in places such as nursing homes and hospitals. We encourage anyone with interest in music and volunteering to join! This is a great opportunity for you to not only earn volunteer hours but also use your musical passion or talent to contribute directly to the community. Some of the songs that we have performed in the previous years are (the genres of music are not limited to these songs): 
Hey Jude- The Beatles, Por Una Cabeza (violin), Gravity- Sarah Bareilles, Stand By Me- Ben E King, Good Riddance- Green Day Meeting Time: 
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Guzman, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Research Forum (Room 320) Students will have the opportunity to select a research project that they can work individualy or separately on. At the end of the year they will present their reseach in a symposium. Students will have the ability to reach out to their own communities and expose other people to their research findings.
Faculty Advisor: Jayasree Sankar, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Physics Club (Room 123 & 114) Any student that is struggling with physics can stop by and take advantage of extra help. Faculty Advisor: Mr. Zavorotniy, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quantcademy (College Room, Thursdays 3-4pm) Our members are joining the exploding revolution of the 21st century — data science and machine learning. The club functions as a collaborative educational platform are trained and operate as “quants.” They (1) receive guidance in studying the advanced subjects of quantitative finance (QF) and machine learning (ML), (2) perform relevant research, and (3) acquire internships in the field. Students who excel in STEM subjects are welcome to apply their talents and begin an early career on Wall St. or in Silicon Valley. Faculty Advisor: Mr. Gemici, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ski/Snowboard (See Mr. Cevoli for dates) The Ski Club provides an opportunity for outdoor loving students to learn to ski and snowboard. Students purchase a season pass at a reduced rate and Bergen Tech takes them on several trips during which they socialize, learn to ski or snowboard, and take lessons to perfect their skills. Faculty Advisor: Mr. Cevoli, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SkillsUSA (See Ms. O’Connor for dates)  Skills USA is a National leadership organization that provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.   Skills USA also promotes understanding of corporate, business and entrepreneurship models and involvement in community service activities. Students will also prepare for State and National Competitions in areas such as Web Design, Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Customer service, Community Service, Television and Video Production, Quiz Bowl, Advertising Design, Graphic Communications, Technical Computer Application and Robotic Technology. In order to compete in the state competition, you must be in the club. Students will be expected to participate in community service and fundraising projects throughout the year.    
Faculty Advisor: Ms. O'Connor, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spanish-Multicultural Club @ BT (Room 719) Spanish-Multicultural Club welcomes all students that are interested in not only the Spanish language, but have an interest in Hispanic/Latino culture. This is a student-led club where you will participate in a variety of activities including music, dance, games, viewing films, and participating in BT Culture Night. This club is also an opportunity to partake in weekly “tertulias” (social chat time) in Spanish. This club fundraises, and also provides leadership opportunities while making a difference in the local Spanish speaking community. ¡Hazte miembro y diviértete!
Faculty Advisor: Sra. Xhemali-Torres, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Super Smash Bros. Club (Room 513) Super Smash Bros. Club is a place for all thing smash. Setups for the game are available for anyone to play at each meeting. We also organize after-school tournaments for whatever games students express interest in. All proceeds from said tournaments to go Child's Play, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospitals with toys and games. Faculty Advisor: Robin Friedman, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Student Council (Media Center) The Student Council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and the school principal. In addition, the group helps support various school-wide activities, including social events, community projects and school reform.  Student Council members have been involved in promoting a better sense of school community with events like Spirit Week and the Winter Sports Pep Rally, along with sponsoring dances and Field Day. Faculty Advisor: Mr. Gosselink, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TECH (Room 520) Thursday Only TECH focuses on all forms of service – whether it be locally, nationally or internationally. "TECH", which stands for Together Everyone Can Help will work to develop socially-conscientious and responsible high school young men and women for others through a variety of service experiences, ranging from presentations from individuals who are leaders in this field, to employing newfound knowledge and drive to many service-work opportunities, both locally and nationally. TECH students will develop a value system that emphasizes personal and social responsibility, and in turn, will help to develop this within other students in our community. TECH is a club that requires an application process. Twitter: bt_tech_club Instagram: bt_tech_club, Faculty Advisor: Mr. Tanglao, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following organizations require students to submit an application for consideration:

Heroes and Cool Kids (11th & 12th Grade Only) Heroes and Cool Kids is a program that was started by Bruce Harper formerly of the NY Jets in 1998. This unique program teaches high school athletes to be role models for the elementary school children in their neighborhood, who truly look up to them. The objective of this program is to educate our students in the area of drug and alcohol prevention. Our chosen students are trained in how to communicate with the younger students as to the dangers of alcohol and drugs and how to resist peer pressure. When the training sessions are completed, our students, along with a few professional athletes that are supplied by the program, then present the program to a school in Little Ferry. The students visit the elementary students three times throughout the year while receiving useful information at a series of conferences they attend which are run by Bruce Harper and his staff of professional athletes. Heroes and Cool Kids apply in their junior year and if accepted must maintain a high level of ethical and academic standards to maintain active in the club. Faculty Advisor: Ms. Nardelli, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peer Mentors (11th & 12th Grade Only) Peer Mentors are a group of students who serve as role models for their peers and provide assistance to the school community whenever and wherever necessary. These students demonstrate their leadership skills by devising plans/activities to work effectively with the students in all grades on our campus. Students apply at the end of sophomore year, must attend a two-day training session, and maintain a high level of ethical and academic standards to continue membership. Faculty Advisors: Ms. Nardelli and Mrs. Genicoff, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 National Honor Society (11th & 12th Grade Only) The National Honor Society, established in 1921, is a recognition program for American high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The Andrea Rublino Sheridan Chapter of the National Honor Society is actively involved in the school community and hosts a tutoring program for students in need of extra-help. The NHS has a reputation for providing responsible and reliable members wherever they may be needed during school functions, as well as completing additional school requested tasks in an organized manner. Minimum Requirements are:  School and Community Service, Teacher Recommendation, Leadership, Excellent Character, and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Faculty Advisor: Ms. Mak, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.