Middle School and Upper School clubs which gives students the opportunity to bicycle, hike, rock climb, camp etc. as a group.
The Middle School Adventure Program
is a program that promotes all those outdoor activities you have always wanted to do and more! This program offers camping, climbing, kayaking, fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding and a number of other exciting activities. It is BGA’s hope to encourage kids to step out of their “comfort zone” and explore new adventures. While doing these types of adventures, it is inevitable that a child develop a stronger sense of self, new friendships and an appreciation for the environment. Many of the adventures take place after school or on weekends, depending on the length and type of activity. Below is our schedule of adventures each accompanied with photographs. The adventure calendar changes periodically due to scheduling, weather, sign-ups and instructors. Changes will show up in red on the calendar below. Students are asked to sign-up for each adventure when announced at assembly or on WBGA.
Wendi Parker-Dial is the Outdoor program director and Middle School art teacher. She holds a bachelor’s of fine arts from Baylor University, a certificate in Art Education from Parsons School of Design/ BankStreet College of Education and a master’s of education from Maryland Institute College of Arts. In her spare time she is a competitive off-road tri-athlete and long-distance runner. She enjoys climbing, biking, camping and horseback riding with her family - Jamie, Conner, Morgan & Bela (dog). She also enjoys oil painting and sells her work locally. Recently her work was at CJ's Off the Square in downtown Franklin.
Don't hesitate to contact Ms. Parker-Dial, at 567-8321 if you have any questions about the program.
Let's Go Adventure!
A group honoring and recognizing excellence in the arts in the fields of dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music, visual art, literature and songwriting. Members perform in two events: a parents' night exhibition and a performance in assembly. Guild combines a variety of talent in all areas of artistic ability and allows students and faculty to experience BGA's best in art.
A group of students who perform for a number of events throughout the year. Band students perform as a pep band for athletic events and a combined concert band 4 times a year. In addition, opportunities exist for jazz ensemble and solo experiences. The course is offered for credit and includes studies in Music Theory and History
|Chamber Choir |
A select choral group comprised of students in grades nine through 12.
This choir performs as a part of the larger choir as well as numerous
performances on their own. More emphasis is given to the singing of a cappella choral
music as well as jazz and pop music.
Members of this choir usually will
audition for the Tennessee All-State Choir and are often called upon to
participate in various honor choir events. Students are expected to be
able to read music and be willing to practice on their own.
The Chess Club is a group of students who enjoy playing chess. Time is set aside during break (and sometimes after school) for students to come together and play in a quiet setting against other students. Chess instruction is also available for students who do not know how to play but who wish to learn.
A choral group comprised of students in grades nine through 12 who audition for placement in the choir. They perform in assemblies, school programs, choral festival and on-campus concerts. As a class, choir fulfills the fine arts requirement as a non-academic course. Students in choir may also audition for chamber choir.
Digamma is an in-school honor society. Members are BGA students who are sophomores, juniors or seniors having an honors cumulative academic GPA of 3.1. These students have no grade below 87 for the previous semester in any academic subject, have been enrolled in BGA for two full semesters, and have had no honor offenses in which their grades profited or could have profited. Digamma members are not required to attend study hall.
|Fellowship of Christian Athletes|
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. The FCA mission is to present to athletes, coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Upper School French Club provides a great opportunity for students to have fun learning about French culture and the language.
Grades nine through 12 elect six seniors to serve on this prestigious council. Nominees must be approved by the faculty and are chosen on the basis of character and leadership. The council meets if there is a violation of the honor code; it reviews cases and advises the administration on a course of action. The Honor Council is instrumental in preserving the principles of integrity that form the honor code.
A competition on the local, state, and national level. Students playing the roles of attorneys and witnesses for the prosecution and defense compete against teams from other schools. Coached by local lawyers and judges, the students try a hypothetical case in courtrooms before actual judges and attorneys.
|Mu Alpha Theta|
An organization designed to stimulate interest in math by providing public recognition of superior math scholarship. Eligible students must have completed two semesters of math and be currently enrolled in a math honors course. They must maintain a yearly average of 85% or above; students in their junior or senior year who are enrolled in a non-honors course and have an average of 94% or above also qualify. Members serve as math tutors in study hall as a service.
A primary purpose of the Multicultural Club is to explore issues of diversity and improve the students’ knowledge of cultural, religious and ethnic differences. The club members also work to help educate the rest of the student body regarding diversity and tolerance.
|National Honor Society|
An Upper School society in which membership is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, character and service.
|National Junior Honor Society|
A Middle School society in which membership is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, character and service.
The Quadrangle is the arts magazine for Battle Ground Academy.
The contents include students’ original writing and artwork, covering a
variety of genres and media, and may, on occasion, include musical
contributions as well.
The staff, comprised of students who apply to
serve on this creative enterprise, generate a theme, solicit and assess
contributions, edit and collate the submissions, and meet with the
printer to finalize copy. The Quadrangle showcases the creative gifts of BGA students and allows young artists the opportunity to have their work published.
|Science National Honor Society|
The Science National Honor Society is a national scope, Upper School level honor society for students who have demonstrated high overall academic achievement with particularly high achievement in science.
Students must have excellent academic records, have taken at least one honors science course, have maintained a high average across all their science courses, and take science courses all four years of Upper School. Service is an important component of membership in this organization, and Science National Honor Society officers are required to give lectures as a requirement of their positions.
The Science Club is for students interested in science in any of its myriad aspects. Membership is open to the entire student body. The main goal of the Science Club is to share interest in science and increase awareness and understanding of science-based issues.
To this end, the Science Club is focused on hosting scientific discussions, inviting speakers from various fields of science for guest lectures, and serving the community at science fairs. Additionally, the Science Club is taking aim at Science Olympiad competitions, where students can compete against students from other schools in science-based activities from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and computer science.
The Spanish Club is open to all students presently enrolled in Spanish as well as those who have already completed their foreign language requirement. The club seeks to promote a better understanding and appreciation of the Spanish language and culture among the students.
|Speech and Debate|
The Speech and Debate Team is a nationally competitive student
organization that participates in events such as original oratory and
extemporaneous speaking; Lincoln-Douglas debate and Public Forum
debate; and many interpretive events such as dramatic and humorous
The Speech and Debate Team practices after school and
travels on the weekends. Participation on the team is voluntary, but
students who travel to the more distant tournaments do so based on
The Student Council is comprised of students elected by each class that serves the dual role of service and as a liaison for the students and school administration. Each class elects three representatives and the student body elects a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The elections, campaigns and service give the students experiences that will aid them in becoming responsible citizens. The Middle School student council is made up of all seventh and eighth grade students with four elected eighth grade officers.
|The Echo |
The Echo is the student-run voice of the upper school. Using an electronic format and published bi-monthly, the BGA family can access the latest news, features, reviews, and editorials of the upper school student body.