Student Activities at BSS

Juniors and seniors are invited to be a candidate if they have a 3.5 GPA. The staff then votes on these candidates, and the students who score well in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, and service are inducted in October each year. Mrs. Shannon Henize serves as the advisor for National Honor Society, and the group holds meetings monthly during the school year to complete service projects in the district and the community.

The Bucyrus High School Girls Boosters club is open to female students who are juniors or seniors and have a 3.5 grade point average or above. Girls Boosters is a service-oriented organization that organizes all activities related to the annual Homecoming events. The group also works to support the Bucyrus Backpack Program through food donations and helping the program’s volunteers pack the backpacks. The BHS Girls Boosters club meets once a month.

Club Adviser: Amy Plumley & Allysen

Who can get invovled: Female students in their junior or senior year with a 3.5 GPA or above ar eligible.

Fundraisers/Events: We are primarily a service-oriented organization. One of the main projects that we support is the Backpack Program. We make donations of food and the girls go and help pack the backpacks on Thursdays at the Administrative Center with Backpack Committee members. We also plan all activities associated with Homecoming.

Directed by Mark D. Fiske and Gregory A. Shifley, The Bucyrus High School Marching Band is the area’s high-energy marching band. 

The Marching Band performs at many local and national events, including the local Bratwurst Festival, Mardi Gras, Santa Claus, and Memorial Day parades, and has travelled to perform in Columbus, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Chicago, and Florida at venues including the Liberty Bowl, The Gator Bowl, and Walt Disney World.  The Marching Band traditionally plans to travel once every four years, and all parent volunteers are welcomed.

The Bucyrus High School Marching Band rehearses for 3 weeks during the summer, during the school day, and 1-2 evenings per week throughout the Fall.  

Directed by Mark D. Fiske and Gregory A. Shifley, The Bucyrus High School Concert Band begins rehearsing in the winter of each year. Special attention is paid to develop the members of the Concert Band into highly-skilled and disciplined musicians by focusing on improved tone production and music theory knowledge. 

The Concert Band rehearses during the school day, performs annually at the Bucyrus City Schools Arts Festival and at other school and community events.

Directed by Mark D. Fiske, The Bucyrus High School Xband was formed as a result of an overheard conversation between a student and a parent, during which the student asked if she could stay at the school to watch the high school Jazz Band (the predecessor of the Xband), and was told by her parent “You don’t like jazz music.”

The Xband is selected through auditions of Concert Band members, and performs a repertoire of jazz, swing, blues and rock music.  With the addition of few rock songs, the Xband has seen attendance at performances increase dramatically.  It is not uncommon for the Xband to sell 100 t-shirts at a performance. 

As a dynamic, versatile, and elite performing group, Xband performances range from relaxed and refined, to raucous and electric. The Xband rehearses during the school day, and performs annually at the Bucyrus City Schools Arts Festival and at stage band festivals and performances around central Ohio.

Any student at Bucyrus Secondary School can sign up for choir, which is overseen by Director of Choirs Ms. Kaitlyn Fourman. The Choir performs several times throughout the school year, including during the annual District Arts Festival in May.

Any student attending Bucyrus High School can audition to be part of the Players show choir, which is under the direction of Ms. Kaitlyn Fourman with assistance from Mrs. Karolyn Rebon. Students are selected based on their dancing and singing skills and abilities. The Players show choir rehearses from 7:30-9:00 p.m. every Tuesday during the school year.

The Bucyrus Middle School Vocal Motion show choir is open to any BMS student in grades six through eight. Students must audition, and are selected based on their dancing and singing abilities and skills. Vocal Motion rehearses from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday throughout the school year.

Director of Choirs Ms. Kaitlyn Fourman and Mrs. Karolyn Rebon prepare the cast members for the annual Bucyrus Secondary School dinner theater. Any student in grades six through twelve is encouraged to audition for a role in the production. Volunteers are also needed to assist with backstage work, sets, props, costumes, lights, make up and many other functions essential to making the annual production a success. 

Any student in grades nine through twelve can be a member of the BHS Science Club. Under the advisement of Mrs. Pat Hargis, the Science Club hosts blood drives throughout the school year, collects recycling in the high school and takes a trip in the spring. The Science Club meets the first Wednesday of each month during the school year at 2:00 p.m.

The Chess Club invites any staff member or student in grades six through twelve to its weekly meetings from 3:00-4:00 p.m. every Monday. Club Advisers Kevin Boggs and Amy VanVoorhis give out “chess bucks” to be redeemed at the end of the season (whenever track season starts) during an auction for wonderful prizes. You get one chess buck for playing a game and two chess bucks for winning a game.

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a service learning club associated with Family-Consumer Sciences classes at Bucyrus Secondary School. Any student who has taken a Family-Consumer Sciences class, or is currently taking a class, is eligible to be part of the FCCLA group. Meetings are held after school every Monday during the school year.

The Quiz Team is open to any BHS student and is a group of students that competes against schools in Ohio in academic challenges.  We participate in a league of 10 Mansfield-area schools through the fall and winter, and participate in several tournaments throughout the year, including WMFD’s “Scholastic Showdown” TV show in Mansfield and WMRN’s tournament in Marion in the spring. Ms. Nancy Fischer serves as the team’s advisor, and meetings are held after school every Monday for practice and strategizing during the school year.

Any Bucyrus High School student can be a member of the BHS Yearbook staff. Volunteers are always welcome to help with photography of events and student life activities.

The Bucyrus Middle School Art Club is open to any sixth through eighth grade students. The club, under the guidance of Mr. Scott Mental, normally meets from 2-2:50 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month during the school year. BMS Art Club members’ art work is annually on display during the District Arts Festival in May.

Any high school student interested in exploring their creative side is invited to join the High School Art Club.  Mr. Michael Striker serves as the club advisor, and the group meets monthly after school. The Art Club sponsors the annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to benefit the Bucyrus Backpack Program, and club members’ works are displayed during the annual District Arts Festival at the Secondary School in May.

Any Bucyrus Middle School student is invited to join the BMS Student Council. Meetings are typically held at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year. The Council conducts several fundraisers throughout the school year, and serves as the co-sponsor for the United Way fundraiser. The group also sponsors several spirit competitions for spirit points throughout the year which will culminate in a party for the class with the most points; notably, we planted the tree outside the MS doors to commemorate the first year of Bucyrus Secondary Building.

Any Bucyrus High School student is eligible to be a member of the BHS Student Council. The group meets monthly to organize small-scale fundraisers and activities, including fall and spring pep rallies, the annual Volleybro tournament, MORP dance and others designed to engage all BHS students and encourage school spirit.

Any freshman class member can run for a class officer position (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary), and any student in the freshman class can get involved in any of the class activities. The freshman class has two meetings, one in the fall and one in the spring, and the class advisor schedules meetings for the different activities and responsibilities that the freshman class has throughout the school year. Volunteers are always needed, and students are encouraged to see a class officer or class adviser for opportunities. 

Any sophomore class member can run for a class officer position (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary), and any student in the sophomore class can get involved in any of the class activities. The sophomore class has two meetings, one in the fall and one in the spring, and the class advisor schedules meetings for the different activities and responsibilities that the sophomore class has throughout the school year. Volunteers are always needed, and students are encouraged to see a class officer or class adviser for opportunities. 

Any junior class member can run for a class officer position (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary), and any student in the junior class can get involved in any of the junior class activities. The junior class has two meetings, one in the fall and one in the spring, and the class advisor schedules meetings for the different activities and responsibilities that the junior class has throughout the school year. The junior class organizes the annual fall homecoming decoration competition, staffs the concession stand at the boy’s and girl’s varsity and JV home basketball games (20 games total), and is responsible for planning and decorating for prom. Any Bucyrus High School student in the junior class can volunteer to help with any class activities. Volunteers are always needed, and students are encouraged to see a class officer or class adviser for opportunities. 

Every Bucyrus High School student in their fourth or fifth year is a member of the senior class, and can run for a class office (President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer). The entire senior class meets twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The senior class conducts fundraisers to help offset costs associated with commencement, and gives back through service to the district and community.