Bethel Christian School

Student Life

Student Life

Bethel students lead active and enriching lives. During our students’ junior high years, Bethel provides special opportunities for the development of community spirit and the enrichment of their education, forming lifelong memories along the way.

 


Highlights

  • ROC

Our annual Retreat on Campus serves as an ice-breaking team builder where new junior high students get a taste of our student life Bethel and everyone has time to bond with their classes through a day of fun activities.

  • Chapels/Assemblies

Throughout the school year, our junior high students have to opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers and participate in class competitions, rallies, and chapels. Also see Spiritual Development.

  • Athletics & Intramurals

Junior high athletics and intramurals gives students the opportunity to learn valuable skills and build character, all while working on building physical fitness into their lives! Also see Athletics.

  • Student Council

The student council exists for the purpose of promoting good school spirit and morale, assisting in the development of a good social life, developing leadership and service skills in students, and encouraging cooperation between the students, faculty, and administration. The student council enjoys working though the year to plan and sponsor events and activities for the betterment of the student body. Members must meet certain academic and citizenship qualifications.

  • Christmas Party

After a challenging semester, our junior high unwinds at the annual Christmas party, with music, light-hearted competition, and plenty of good cheer!

  • Winter Banquet

Students get fancy for this formal event, which gives students the chance to socialize and practice being ladies and gentlemen at an off-campus venue.

  • The Wrap

Each year is "wrapped up" with a fun-filled day of games, competitions, water fights and food. It's one last chance to enjoy Bethel's student life and spend time with classmates before summer break!

 


 

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Los Angeles Adventure - 9th/10th Gr: Enjoy all those landmarks and activities others travel around the world for, in our own “backyard”!  This Adventure includes admission to multiple theme parks, to aquariums, and games, as well as plenty of fun and fellowship!

San Diego Retreat - 9th-12th Gr: Explore the beautiful San Diego Bay, enjoying fine dining, trips onto the bay, and the sights and sounds of San Diego!

Sacramento / San Francisco Trip - 8th Gr: Students and parents are invited on this exciting trip to our state’s Capital and the Bay Area! Learn more about the founding of our state, enjoy the many attractions of San Francisco, and form lasting memories with your friends.

Salute to Youth Career Day - 10th-12th Gr: Offered in conjunction with AVUHSD and LA World Airport, this half-day session at Site 9, Palmdale, provides students with a remarkable opportunity to browse static and dynamic displays from a variety of career fields and colleges. Students gather materials, form connections with representatives, and interview successful members of their dream professions.

College Orientation Day - 12th Gr: Offered in conjunction with Antelope Valley College, future graduates attend a full day of sessions providing students with in-depth discussion about college life and preparation – from the college perspective.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to, types of diplomas and their requirements, financial aid and how to obtain it, tips for success in college and university, and a detailed walk-through of the process of registering for college and signing up for classes. Students who chose to attend AVC are placed on a track toward priority registration.

Math Field Day - 9th-12th Gr: Top math students at Bethel are invited to attend the Lockheed Martin/Antelope Valley College Math Field Day, in which the cream of the mathematical crop in the Antelope Valley compete in various tests. After a presentation from the yearly engineering guest, top achievers are honored at the on-site ceremony and featured in the Antelope Valley Press.

Science Field Day - 7th-12th Gr: This on-site “field trip” features a full day of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) competition amongst student-selected groups. Participants travel amidst twenty or more individual stations, solving problems by working with gears and levers, launching (safe) rockets, solving (mock) murder mysteries via CSI-style chemistry skills, performing digitally simulated surgery, exercising teamwork skills, and much, much more!

Homecoming Week - 7th-12th Gr: Support school spirit! This week-long event of special days (Twin day, Pajama Day, Sports Day, Decades Day, and more), treats, and activities – culminating in the annual Homecoming Flag Football Extravaganza – celebrates how proud we are of our school.

Homecoming Banquet - 9th-12th Gr: The final capstone of Homecoming week, this event planned by our seniors honors the student-elected Homecoming Court in a fresh way each year.

Spring Banquet - 10th-12th Gr: This three day, two night event honors our seniors and provides plenty of fun! Students enjoy a formal banquet at Downtown Disney; plenty of magical fun at Disneyland, and some relaxed time at some of the many beautiful shopping establishments in Anaheim, California.

And many more field-trips throughout the year!

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