Club & Activities Overview



Art Club

The purpose of the Art Club is to promote a better appreciation of art and its importance in modern society. To become a member, a person must be a current art student and show an interest in the visual arts.


Burley Special Olympics Partners Program is designed to bring high school students and Special Olympians together to create a bond of respect and friendship which will make Special Olympians more aware of their own worth and high school students more understanding of students with special needs. Sharing social activities as well as Special Olympic preparation and competitions are the primary objectives of this organization.

Bel Cantos

Bel Cantos is a select choir with the aim of learning many and varied types of music. These range from contemporary to classical, with the most emphasis on classical. Students must audition with the director in order to be considered for membership. It is not necessary to be a musician in order to audition; however, any past musical experience will be helpful. Although the class is basically a performance-oriented class, the students also learn a great deal about musicianship. Many performances are given each year.

Spirit Club

The Spirit Club is an organization that provides opportunities for students who have an enthusiastic attitude and pride in their school’s activities. It is a group of students and faculty working together to bring school spirit to the student body, as well as encourage students to participate in sporting events and other school-sponsored activities. The Spirit Club has the mindset that the strongest, most united teams rise to the highest level of performance and that their goal is to encourage that effort throughout the entire student body.

Bobcat/Yearbook Staff

The Bobcat is the name of the yearbook of Burley High School. It tells the story of the school year through photographs and words. The Bobcat contains sections devoted to student life, organizations, classes, and school activities. The yearbook class produces the Bobcat. Editors are selected by the advisor, the staff, and the principal. Assistant editors are named as needed. Students who wish to join the staff must submit an application and be approved by the Bobcat advisor.

Business Professionals
of America

Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a club that gives students the opportunity to learn about and compete with other high school students in business, technology, and leadership events. Meet lots of new friends and have new experiences.


The BHS Spirit Squad consists of varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen members chosen by special judging procedures at the previous spring tryouts. In addition to practicing during the summer, the squad meets as a class to create and perfect cheers, dances, pep assemblies, etc. The goal of the squad is to promote school unity and spirit.

Color Guard

The color guard is a team that uses props, most often flags, as they perform contemporary modern dance. Members of the BHS color guard team march along with their fellow marching band members during football games as well as various competitions. After the marching season, the color guard will perform at several basketball games. Color guard is a one-semester class.


The FFA organization is an integral part of high school agricultural sciences instruction. It provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills, compete with others in various agricultural skills, and receive travel opportunities. There are requirements the students must meet in order to join this international organization.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is the student organization that encourages personal growth, teaches career preparation, and fosters family and community involvement.

Drama Club

The Thespian Society was founded to encourage participation in high school dramatic productions. To be admitted into the club, a person needs to earn points that are received from acting in plays, participating on production staffs, or participating in declamation activities.

Japanese Club

The Burley High Japanese Club is open to all current Bobcats. There are no dues and Japanese is not required. Membership is based on participation. The club's purpose is twofold: 1) to explore and share Japanese culture and 2) to provide service. All members in good standing are encouraged to seek office and to help plan activities.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is an audition-only group with membership drawn from the Concert Band. The Jazz Ensemble generally performs in two concerts and three jazz festivals each year. This is a yearlong class.

Leo Club

The local Lion’s Club sponsors the LEO Club. This is a service organization, and members are active in community projects such as the Spud Man Triathlon, eye and hearing screening for school-aged children, and collecting used eyewear that is distributed to needy persons here and abroad.

Marching Band/Pep Band

This organization provides a large ensemble setting for students who wish to continue to develop their own instrumental skill and that of an ensemble member. Students in band participate in concert band, marching band, and pep band. Students are required to attend all required football games, girls and boys basketball games, all concerts (3 per year) and scheduled rehearsals. A required week-long marching band camp is held in either late July or early August each year.

National Honor Society

NHS is a national organization of students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The purpose of this organization is to encourage academic excellence. Entrance into the club is by invitation, and all members are required to take specific advanced classes. The club holds parties, sponsors activities, and raises money for scholarships given to NHS seniors.

Rodeo Club

The Rodeo Club at BHS is organized for the purpose of promoting rodeo participation. Members compete as a team in National High School Rodeo Association approved rodeos where they accumulate points, which enable them to participate in state and national finals competitions. Members must provide their own equipment, transportation, and entry fees.

Spanish Club

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to get a better understanding of Hispanic culture, not only in school but in the community as well. The goal is to keep former and current Spanish class students active in the club’s cultural and language enhancement activities.


Stepperettes is a dance/drill team whose purpose is to perform at athletic and civic functions and to represent BHS at dance/drill team competitions. Members are selected for their dance ability, poise, personality, willingness to cooperate. Grades are also a consideration. Routines are taught and perfected during a regular class; however additional practices are also expected.

Student Council

Student Council is a class (Leadership) composed of the Student Body and Class Officers. Elections are held for these positions each spring. The BHS student council members organize activities for the student body and promote school involvement and school spirit. It acts as a liaison between students and school administration, and performs such tasks that will enable the school to run effectively and pleasantly. All student council members must be enrolled in the Leadership class. This class is graded on attendance, participation, and adherence to the Student Council Code of Conduct.


Tri-M is a music honor program much like the National Honor Society. The students must have at least 1 semester involved in a performing musical group before they will be considered, and must be currently active in a musical group to maintain membership. Also, the student must have a solid B cumulative grade point average. At the beginning of each semester students may request entry through an application process and each student will be accepted based upon their own merit and through solid teacher evaluations. Tri-M will choose one socially aware event each semester to bring the performing arts to the community outside of the normal concert schedules maintained by the high school's musical groups.