Student Life

Clubs and Activities

Middle School Activity Block

Adolescence marks a period of enormous physical, emotional, and intellectual growth for middle school students. For this reason, the Activity Block, scheduled twice each week, offers opportunities for movement, expression, and exploration. Some recent activities include walks in the bosque, open art classes, drama games, field games, student government, and jazz and ukulele bands, among many others.

Middle School Clubs and Activities

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  • VEX Robotics

    The VEX Robotics Competition is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics program globally with more than 18,000 teams from 40 countries playing in over 1,350 competitions worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.

    In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.
  • Battle of the Books

    The New Mexico “Battle of the Books” is a reading competition for students in 4th–8th grades. Students read and meet with their peers throughout the year and then enter a quiz-style battle in which they are asked about books that they have read from the year’s
    designated “Battle of the Books” reading list. This competition encourages the youth of New Mexico to read high quality literature, have fun, collaborate with others, and compete in demonstrating their knowledge of books.
  • Science Olympiad

    Bosque School participates in New Mexico’s Science Olympiad Competition Division B – middle school; and Division C – Upper School. While broadening science knowledge gained in the classroom, Science Olympians apply science, math, and social science knowledge in a team environment. At the middle school level, students compete in a variety of categories, such as technology, engineering, physical science, chemistry, earth & space, and more. 
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  • Junior Artists’ Guild

    The Junior Artists’ Guild (JAG) is our middle school chapter of the National Junior Art Honors Society. Members must maintain a passing grade in their visual art class and also participate in at least one service activity during the school year that uses “art” to engage with the community. Members also participate in gallery visits and other special activities outside of school.
  • LEAD Team

    Middle School Student LEAD Team
    Students in 6th–8th grade can join the Middle School LEAD Team: Leadership; Engagement; Activities and Ambassadors; Development. The LEAD Team brings the students’ voice and engagement to the entire Bosque community. This group plans and coordinates a range of student activities: dances and other social events, community service projects, appreciation days, and school-wide activities. Middle School students who choose to participate in the LEAD Team will gain valuable leadership experience, especially if they  wish to be involved in Student Government when they get to Upper School.
     
  • Math Competitions

    Stimulating enthusiasm and a love for mathematics, middle school students are encouraged to participate in local, state, and national math competition programs including the UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest, MATHCOUNTS, Math Olympiad, and the American Mathematics Competition (AMC 8).
  • Performing Arts

    Middle School students interested in theater and drama are often invited to participate in the Mainstage in the fall and/or the Musical in the spring. Rehearsals for these producations happen after school and on weekends. Announcements are made in morning meeting about audition opportunities.

Upper School Clubs and Activities

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  • Literary Magazine

    The Oracle supports the creative work of upper school students by publishing a magazine, as well as organizing events for writers and artists. The magazine is written, edited, produced, and published in-house, all entirely by students.
  • Math Competitions

    Upper School students can push their mathematical problem-solving skills to a higher level by participating in exciting and challenging state and national math competition programs, including the UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest, the monthly contests from the American Scholastic Mathematics Association, and the American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10/12).
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  • Mock Trials

    The goal of mock trials is to promote an understanding and appreciation of the American judicial system through academic competitions and other endeavors.
  • Model UN

    Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN allows students to participate in research, public speaking, and debating, in addition to polishing their skills in writing, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership.
  • Spanish Model UN

    Following the Model UN format, the Spanish Model UN allows students to participate in researching, public speaking, and debating. In addition to improving their Spanish language and writing skills, students’ critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities are enhanced. The Spanish Model UN engages students in the issues of South American countries; their arguments are presented entirely in Spanish.
  • National Spanish Honor Society/Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

    The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953, the name was changed in 1959. At present, there are over 2,000 national and international chapters. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies.
  • Science Olympiad

    Bosque School participates in New Mexico’s Science Olympiad Competition Division B – middle school; and Division C – Upper School. While broadening science knowledge gained in the classroom, Science Olympians apply science, math, and social science knowledge in a team environment. At the middle school level, students compete in a variety of categories, such as technology, engineering, physical science, chemistry, earth & space, and more. Competitions begin at a regional level each January and after qualifying at the regional competition move forward to state and national competitions. For more information about Bosque’s Science Olympiad Team contact Caroline Enos via email at caroline.enos@bosqueschool.org. Additional details on Science topics for this year’s competition are listed here

    The team begins meeting in late August on Tuesday mornings in L15 and continues to meet until the end of February. Although attendance on Tuesday morning is not a requirement to be on the Science Olympiad Team, meeting with Team coaches and teammates to make sure each team member is prepared for the competition is a must.

    Volunteers are welcome to assist in preparing for competitions – you don’t have to be a subject matter expert to be a volunteer on this team. Contact Caroline Enos for more information.
  • VEX Robotics

  • Student Leadership for Equity and Diversity (SLED) and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

    These student-led organizations meet weekly to discuss relevant issues and give presentations on topics such as ethnicity, race, class, gender, socio-economics, and identity. The groups also plans events across campus (e.g., Day of Silence and Night of Noise) to celebrate diversity at Bosque School. They also host “Coffee Houses” on Friday nights where they invite students from other schools for in-depth discussions on topics related to diversity, equity, and human rights.
  • Students of Color Association (SOCA)

    Students in the SOCA advocate for positive change for underrepresented and marginalized communities of color and provide a venue to share ideas and work on issues that most directly affect students of color.
  • Bosque Ambassadors

    Bosque Ambassadors are a select group of highly motivated, informed, enthusiastic, organized, and diverse student leaders who are devoted to the Bosque School community. The ambassadors serve as student liaisons for the College Guidance Department in supporting its annual College Representative Visits Program from September through November each year. Rising juniors and seniors can apply to be ambassadors for Bosque School.
  • Tech Club

    This theater club gets students involved in all aspects of theater production, including designing sets, organizing lighting, and perfecting sound. This group is inventive, dedicated, and simply fun.
  • Outdoors Club

    Throughout the year, the Outdoors Club hosts weekend adventures including hiking, snow skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, caving, and more. Students plan and organize club activities, and each excursion is supervised by a faculty member.
  • Tri-M National Music Honor Society

    Bosque School’s chapter falls under the National Association for Music Education program, which recognizes students for their academic and musical achievements, rewards them for their accomplishments and service activities, and inspires other students to excel at music and leadership.
  • Yearbook

    Students with an interest in photography, graphic design, or journalism have the opportunity to participate on the Yearbook staff. Yearbook students are often found at sporting, arts, and campus events capturing and documenting the year’s activities.
  • Judicial Committee (JC)

    The Judicial Committee is comprised of faculty, administration, and students. Each spring, rising juniors and seniors may submit applications for open Judicial Committee positions. After completing the application and going through an interview process, five juniors and seven seniors are selected. In addition to fall and spring retreats, the students meet on a weekly basis during community block. Student representatives on the JC work closely with faculty and administration to address discipline issues in the upper school.
  • Performing Arts

    All upper school students are encouraged to audition for the Mainstage production in the fall and/or the musical in the spring. Students get involved in acting, directing, set design and construction, lighting, sound, costuming, hair and makeup, and stage direction. Students do not need to be enrolled in drama to audition. The Jazz Band, Cantate, and Treble Choirs are often seen performing in a variety of locations and events around Albuquerque, as well as for Bosque School events.
  • International Thespian Society

    This upper school theater honor society allows students to expand their love of theater arts by gaining access to regional and national theater festivals, receiving professional assessments and feedback, and have increased opportunities for leadership and scholarships. Students can be inducted at the end of their freshman year as long as they have participated in at least two theatrical productions. In addition to attending theater festivals, this group participates in student-directed plays and also volunteers to help with middle school theater productions.
  • Poetry Out Loud

    Through the national organization of Poetry Out Loud, Bosque students have the opportunity to compete at the classroom and school level. The winner of the school’s Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest moves on to the state competition. Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

Student Opportunities

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  • Intercultural Exchange

    Bosque School * Colegio Reina Elizabeth, Tlalnepantla, Edo de Mexico, Mexico

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