It’s often through the purposeful play of extra curricular activities where life-long relationships are built. Where passions are realized. Where confidence and purpose are inspired. We offer a number of ways for you to be connected, and explore new opportunities.
(Local Comcast cable channel 25) is a student-operated station through Byron Center Public High School that allows the students to grow in their understanding of what it takes to produce a quality program. This station airs community activities from the Byron Township area.
Along with teacher sponsors, volunteers from the junior class form several committees to plan the Junior-Senior Prom which is held in the spring.
Blood Drives are held three times each year at SCHS. The students (16 and older and weigh no less than 110 pounds), staff, and community will have opportunity to provide the local blood bank with much-needed blood. Please come out and help SCHS be a beacon of hope in the community by donating blood. Thanks for your Gift of Life!
Each year, South Christian Drama presents two major productions: a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Students are encouraged to get involved in a number of significant ways. In addition to performing on stage, students can also be involved in set construction, sound, lights, hair, and make-up, and other drama-related activites. After the spring production, students also have the opportunity to participate in Playbills, student-directed plays. SCHS Drama is open to all students.
The Jazz Band experiments, rehearses, and performs all different types of music: contemporary, jazz, swing, rock, pop and ethnic. The Jazz Band is a select group of instrumentalists from grades 9-12. They will perform at concerts, Connections banquet, and occasionally jazz festivals. The student must audition or be placed in the ensemble by the Band Director. The student must also be a member of one of the schools’ bands to be eligible for Jazz Band.
Students who play in the Symphonic Band or Concert Band are selected on a need and seniority basis for the pep band which performs at home basketball games.
Students may join for a fee to ski at Bittersweet Ski area. Watch noon announcements in late fall for information.
This is an audition-only ensemble for which all SCHS students grades 9-12 are eligible to audition. The Madrigals meet at least once per week (generally Monday evenings 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and tour every other year with the Concert Choir. All expenses for tours are the responsibility of each member. Only students who can demonstrate outstanding choral aptitude, tone, technique, and sight-reading potential should audition. Musical styles ranging from Madrigals to Vocal Jazz are studied in order to give approximately 8-12 performances per year. Participation in one of the other SCHS choirs is mandatory. Participation in school chapels, assemblies, and musicals is expected but not mandatory for all members. Attendance at all rehearsals, district/state choral festivals, school, church, and community events is required for or the student will lose his/her place in the ensemble. No credit towards graduation is given for participation in this group; however, college recommendations and references for admission will be given for each member by the director.
This is open to all students. South Christian students participate in two on-campus competitions against other students across the state – Michigan Math League (a series of 6 contests) and Michigan Math Prize. Ninth and tenth grade students also have an opportunity to compete off-campus at the GRCC Math Challenge.
Students are trained to run the sound system for our auditorium. Sound Technicians are used for events such as: Plays, Musicals, Stage Shows, etc.
Student Volunteer Organization (SVO)
The SVO is the Student Volunteer Organization at South Christian. It is exactly what it sounds like – students volunteering their time to help further God’s kingdom. It is amazing what can be accomplished by working together. It is also a great way to form new friendships. Most of the volunteer opportunities with SVO take place after school and transportation is often provided. The SVO board in Mrs. Schweir’s room (room 17) keeps students up-to-date on their chances to serve and also offers sign-up sheets and the forms that might be required. Volunteering begins in October but students can join at any time.
This program, sponsored by the Student Council, takes place on a Saturday evening in December. Acts must be presented to and approved of by Mr. Miedema and committee. Proceeds are used for the Christmas Drive.
South Christian High School is excited to announce the beginning of the SC Sailors Robotics Team. South Christian High School is collaborating with Calvin College to form a Robotics Team at South Christian High School beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Students from South Christian will be teaming up with Engineering students at Calvin College during Calvin’s interim to design and build the robot. South Christian Students will then compete in two First Robotics Competitions in March. Join us on this adventure.
Click here to see our robotics team website.
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