Bishop Brady has a diverse set of clubs, organizations, and activities that are co-curricular. Clubs are student-driven, and students are encouraged to get involved.
Bishop Brady Players
The Bishop Brady theater program allows students the opportunity to learn about all aspects of theater production through involvement. Students are able to participate in acting, costuming, stage managing, lighting, sound, set building and painting, props management, and program and poster design to as large or as small a degree as they have time for.
Productions are offered twice a year: one in the fall and one in the spring. Past shows have included Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Neil Simon's Fools, and Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, as well as The Reduced Shakespeare Company's The Compleat Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged) and an updated version of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Advisor: Mrs. Lonna Abbott
Founded in 2006, the members of the Briareus Society - all members of the Junior class - provide a helping hand to our admissions team in positively promoting Bishop Brady High School and acting as role models for all of our students. The primary responsibility of The Briareus Society is to assist the Admissions Office in leading and guiding our applicants through their interview process, to provide our visitors with a tour, and to ultimately become a mentor to any new freshmen they assisted during the society member's senior year. Briareus will meet during the 1st and 2nd lunch study periods on Wednesdays.
Dead Theologians Society
Advisor: Deacon Chris Paul
The Dead Theologians Society (DTS) is an international, Catholic, youth organization. Our goal of the Bishop Brady chapter of the society is to learn about the saints of yesterday so as to help form the saints of tomorrow. Meetings include fellowship, a brief presentation by a BBHS faculty member on the life of a saint, intercessory prayer and a decade of the Rosary. Once a month our meeting is held in the context of Eucharistic Adoration. The society is open to all Bishop Brady students. Please inquire with any member of the Theology department if you are interested in more information about DTS. DTS meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Bishop Brady from 6:00-7:30pm.
Advisor: Gretchen Anderson
The Bishop Brady Equestrian Team is a member of the capital area district of the New Hampshire High School Equestrian Teams, a statewide organization. There are three district shows in the spring culminating in a statewide show in May with the high scorers from each district competing. Each district show consists of classes that include all riding disciplines.
Habitat for Humanity
Advisor: Mrs. Suzy Seagroves
The Habitat for Humanity Club takes a yearly trip to build houses for the needy. In 2010, the group traveled to Louisiana, in 2011 the group traveled to Miami, and in 2012 the group traveled to West Virginia. The group has since decided to make West Virginia their annual destination; the need is so great, and the bus ride isn't too long. Each year, the club has taken over 50 volunteers on the trip. H4H Club meets weekly to plan the trip, organize fundraisers, and to stay focused on its goals. H4H Club builds community within its members through building homes for others. Habitat meets on Thursdays during Activity.
Interact is a student service organization sponsored world-wide by local Rotary Clubs. The Bishop Brady Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Concord, is actively involved in several school, local and world community service projects each year. These include our annual Children's Christmas Fair and Senior Citizens' Dance. The club recently donated funds to build a school in Central America. Membership is open to any Brady student. Interact meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month on Tuesdays.
Advisor: Mr. Devin Cowette
The Bishop Brady Investment Club is an opportunity for students to learn about the investment world from Concord-area investment professionals, share ownership of real investment decisions, and analyze the financial impact of their decisions as the Club's portfolio of stocks moves up and down with the market. Students gain hands-on experience in how stock markets work and increase their knowledge of broader business finance issues. Investment Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month during Activity.
Advisor: Mrs. Suzy Seagroves
Lab Club is a fun club for students who enjoy science and hands-on activities. Mrs. Seagroves works with the students to plan the activities and labs, all while having fun doing science. Lab Club meets after school on Fridays.
Advisor: Mr. Michael Niemaszyk
The math team meets weekly to work on an assortment of mathematical problems, theorems, proofs and other complicated problems. These small adventures help prepare and develop the skills necessary for regional and statewide competitions. Math Team meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school.
Advisor: Mr. Benjamin Greene
The music department offers a wide variety of performance opportunities for Brady students. These include: concert band, concert choir, Jazz band and music ministry. Choral and Band students will attend the NH All-State Music auditions in November and a Christmas concert will be scheduled for an evening in December for the public to enjoy. A spring concert will also be scheduled featuring band and choral students, and a variety of musical styles will be featured. Music Ministry meets every Thursday during Activity.
National History Day Club
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Sica
The NHD Club is designed to facilitate and promote intellectual inquiry as students pursue their interest in a history topic of their choosing. Students compete in a state competition that provides the possibility of moving on to a national competition in Washington DC. Students can work alone or in small groups, and all are welcome.
National History Day (NHD) motivates students to discover history by:
- Cultivating interest: students research a topic of their choice;
- Developing research skills: students act as historians discovering how to uncover primary sources, build historical context and form historical interpretations;
- Becoming experts on their research topic: presenting their research to teachers, students, and historians; and
- Achieving success: The shy student gains confidence when speaking about a topic he/she has researched, the apathetic student gains passion by choosing a topic of personal interest, and the high achieving student increases his/her ability to articulate learning through presentation.
National History Day Club meets every Thursday during Activity, and sometimes after school.
National Honor Society
Advisor: Mrs. Suzanne Schott
The National Honor Society chapter of Bishop Brady High School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious organization. NHS is an accomplishment beyond making the academic honor roll. The objective of the Bishop Brady High School chapter of NHS is to recognize and foster enthusiasm for scholarship, to promote the development of strong character, to encourage positive leadership, and to cultivate responsible citizenship through service to school and community. These four principles are the pillars of the organization at national and local levels, shape the organization’s activities, and are reflected in the members’ responsibilities. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in these four areas of evaluation. For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a weighted cumulative grade point average above 95%. All members meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday during Activity. NHS Officers meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday during Activity.
Advisors: Dr. Lori Christerson and Mrs. Dee Treybig
The Recycling Club meets once a month during activity and is open to all Bishop Brady students. Members sign up for a recycling duty within the school, which may include responsibility for the maintenance of a particular recycling container or making announcements to the school community about recycling activities or opportunities within the Brady community. Each member will also choose and take charge of performing one activity in the "Team Earth" school recycling guide to earn points for BBHS. The Club is currently at the Bronze level, but hopes to achieve Gold level within the next three years.
Religion and Politics
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Bilodeau
Religion and Politics is a new club that meets once a week to discuss current events and political topics through the lens of Catholic Social Thought. It also holds periodic events aimed at delving further into such topics as the dignity and rights of workers, solidarity, economic justice, stewardship, etc. The club is open to all Bishop Brady students and serves as a forum for students to engage in open and respectful dialogue. Religion and Politics meets every Wednesday during Activity.
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The Robotics Team introduces students to the fields of science, engineering, and robotics in a hands-on and enjoyable way. The team builds and programs robots for competitions on the state and national levels. The primary competition for the team is the FIRST program started by New Hampshire's inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. The team meets at least twice a week throughout the fall in preparation for the competitive season that begins in mid-January.
Advisor: Mrs. Seagroves
Students Against Destructive Decisions is to raise student awareness about the dangers of substance abuse. We sponsor guest speakers and participate in national programs such as Red Ribbon Week and National Smoke-Out Day.
Advisor: Ms. Anne Alosa
S.A.L.T. stands for Student Athletic Leadership Team. It is made up of team captains and other leaders in the Brady athletic community. The goal of the team is to continue to implement and maintain the "Life of an Athlete" program here at Bishop Brady. LOA focuses on student athletes leading healthy lifestyles through education about drugs and alcohol's effects on performance, nutrition and being leaders and positive role models in the community. New members are generally selected by the team, however any interested people wanting to make a difference in athletics at Brady are welcome. S.A.L.T. meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday during Activity.
Strategic Games Club
Strategic Games Clubs centers on students exercising their advanced problem solving skills through a number of different games. The club hosts at least one chess tournament each year. It also plays other strategy games such as Risk, Axis and Allies, Samurai Swords among others. It also has students play resource management based games such as Monopoly and Settlers of Catan. Games are often played in school but also can be set up via web tournaments as well so that students can have a greater flexibility for their busy schedules. The purpose of the club is to help students expand their critical thinking skills while having fun at the same time.
Advisor: Mr. Keith Bergeron
The members are involved in school government and serve as the liaison between the student body and school administration. Student Council helps to provide a positive school image by performing various community services. Student Council members plan and organize school activities including homecoming, winter carnival, and spring fling. Student Council meets every Tuesday during Activity.
TAU (Teens About Understanding)
Advisor: Mrs. Linda Fairbanks
As members of TAU (Teens About Understanding), students are encouraged to implement the Catholic Philosophy through meetings, prayer, and action. Together with the Campus Minister they will come to understand their call to be truly alive in Christ. All Bishop Brady students are encouraged to attend. TAU meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday during Activity.
World Language Club
Advisor: Mrs. Suzanne Schott
International Club is run by the World Language Department for the promotion of language and cultural diversity. The International Club organizes the World Language Week in the fall and sponsors yearly trips to El Salvador (service) and two trips per year to the Bronx (service and educational enrichment), and also offers opportunities for other international travel experiences (cultural and language). Spanish Club traveled to Peru in the spring of 2012 and the French Club traveled to Quebec in 2015. The World Language Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday during Activity.
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Alafat
Participation on the Yearbook Staff is open to students in grades 9-12. Each year, the students design, plan, prepare and then submit for publication the entire yearbook. Photography, journalism, graphic design and desktop publishing are important components of the yearbook staff's work. Yearbook meets every Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school.
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