Student Activities & Clubs
- Environmental Club seeks to better the school environment and the world through recycling on campus and informing students and the community about environmental issues. We plan increased activities to reach our goals next year and will hopefully take a camping trip near the end of the school year.
- Key Club is a community service club under the umbrella of Kiwanis International. We donate time and money to the needy, children, and the elderly. We have fun while helping others.
- Journalism Club is for students in the Beginning Journalism class. Members of this class make up the staff of The Kernal, East High’s award winning student newspaper. For two years in a row, The Kernal has proven its excellence compared to the other student papers in Kern County by winning the General Excellence award at the annual Journalism Day competition at Bakersfield College. Students do it all on The Kernal staff, including assigning stories, writing, editing, photography, computer design, advertising sales, and leadership.
- Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic class designed for college-bound students AND a club. AVID students enroll in an academic elective class to learn successful study strategies, time management and organizational skills. They also learn about college availability and what it takes to be accepted to the college of their choice. AVID students have tutoring sessions twice a week, take field trips to colleges and universities and participate in other motivational events. Since AVID students take the class all four years with the same teacher and classmates, they develop a close, strong support network that helps overcome obstacles and achieve success in school. Nationally, 98% of AVID students go on to college.
- Mock Trial is both a club and a team. In Mock Trial, students learn about how the legal system works. They study a case and take on the role of a lawyer, witness, or court official (bailiff or clerk) and compete against other schools. Students learn to think on their feet, express themselves clearly, and have a lot of fin in the process.
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is a national organization of students who are interested in medical careers. Hear speakers, visit health facilities, do service projects, learn leadership skills, compete against students throughout California, and find out whether medicine is, indeed, the career for you.
- The Book & Culture Club encourages students to participate in cultural activities. We read and discuss novels and sponsor poetry readings. In addition, we have attended the L. A. Festival of Books for the last two years. We visit museums, go to plays, attend movies, and eat at ethnic restaurants. This year we were honored to serve as hosts for Ray Bradbury’s visit to EB for One Book, One Bakersfield. We will continue these types of activities and add more—whatever our members decide! We hope you’ll join us.
- Theatre East is a club made up of drama students and those interested in drama. The students act and provide technical help on drama productions and encourage others to find out more about Theatre Arts in and around East Bakersfield High School. Active members participate in the Foothill Shakespeare Festival and the CSUB Spotlight Festival. Once a member has completed 100 hours of theatre support work (acting and technical) they are eligible for membership in the International Thespian Society. Four years of active participation allows Thespians to compete for Theatre Arts scholarships and to where the Thespian Honor cord as a graduation honor.
- The Interact Club is a service organization sponsored by the Rotary Club. Students get a chance to have fun doing things to help others like making Easter baskets for the children at the Jamison Center. We have pizza and hope to have an ice cream social for our membership drive early next year.
- Club de Estudiantes Siempre Unidos (CESU) was formed primarily to get immigrant students involved in school activities. This club is open to all students at EBHS. The primary purpose is to teach students about Parliamentary Procedure and to have the club members learn by participating in extra-curricular activities. Only through the opportunities provided by EBHS will many of our members have so many memorable experiences.
- Friday Night Live (FNL) builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. Started in 1984, FNL is the longest running statewide youth prevention program in California. FNL capitalizes on young people’s desire to live, choose, act and learn in the present moment. Friday Night Live helps young people find positive, meaningful roles NOW! Our program believes that all youth should be “Problem free and fully prepared”. By providing skills, opportunities, supports and competencies to youth involved in our programs, we prepare youth for the challenges they face as they continue to grow into capable, successful adults.
- Impact Christian Club is specifically designed for Christian EB students to meet, support and encourage one another during school hours. For the past couple of years we have served food at the Teachers’ Christmas Breakfast, and we would like to serve you too!
- Yearbook is a class that creates a memory book recording the events and students throughout the year. Students design pages, sell advertisements, take photographs, write copy and interview students and staff. Being a member of the Sierran staff can be a rewarding part of a student’s high school career.
- Forensics (Speech and Debate) is a class/club that helps develop speaking skills and research techniques useful in everyday life. We routinely participate in interscholastic tournaments, both locally and out of town, which test skills and provide leadership opportunities for our students.
- The No Limit Club is a club that does some Community service functions, we go and visit colleges, we do talent shows, fashion shows, we bring in Motivational speakers and we collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club to do a Thanksgiving Day dinner for families of East High and families of the Boys and Girls Club members.
- The Girls’ Tennis Team is an up and coming program not only in the city, but also within the county and section as well. With the new division playoff format, our school should do well this year. Tennis offers athletes a chance to win a Valley championship in both the team and individual playoffs. We are a fall sport, so it is an excellent opportunity to get involved with East Bakersfield athletics right at the beginning of school.
- Girls Junior Varsity Tennis – “We are a great group of girls who have fun and learn to play tennis. Last year we went to SEYL and many of our girls won their tournaments! One incoming freshman last year WON third place at SEYL! You too can be a victorious tennis player. Come on out and see what it is all about!
- French Club – We go to different French restaurants, go see French movies, go to different museums, participate in food sale days, ICC Carnival, and different community service projects.
- The Science Bowl Team competes in the annual county competition with the winner going to Washington D.C. for Nationals for a week. We have placed 4th twice and 7th, just last year. Our approach is the same as that of an athletic team. We practice often and do not settle for anything less than our best efforts. We also have fun and socialize outside of the competition. We are always looking for dedicated students who want to test themselves against the best science minds in the U.S.
- The East High Student Store is a small student ran business with staff supervision. All profits from the Student Store are given back to the Student Body. Students will be working in the store during 0, 1st, lunch or 5th period selling various food items. Students will help prepare, arrange, stock, sell, and clean up during the period they work. Students will earn 5 credits per semester. Only students with excellent attendance, behavior and honesty need apply, see Mrs. Ross in the Athletic Office.
- East Bakersfield High School’s Health Careers Academy (HCA) is the second oldest Partnership Academy in California. For almost fourteen years, the Health Careers Academy has offered a rigorous college prep course of study in English, math, social studies, biology, chemistry, medical terminology and anatomy/physiology. HCA serves 240 students each year with two classes of thirty students at each grade level. All students participate in some kind of workplace learning–whether it’s touring medical facilities as freshmen, job shadowing as sophomores, field experience as juniors or mentoring as seniors. All of this combines to produce students who are ready for the workplace as well as college. Industry partners report that HCA students are far better prepared for the workforce than their classmates in the regular program.
- Kiwins continues to provide the most service hours and dollars per person than any other youth sponsored organization in the world. Kiwins is a close-knit, unified organization the yearns to so more for others and focused on localizing services
- MESA (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement) An academic outreach program through CSUB design to promote excellence in the field of math, engineering and science. A hands on club that allows students to express their interests through design and building activities, outdoor exploration at Catalina Island Marine Institute and college visitations. The goal is to enhance the interest of learning, vision, exploration and understanding.
Students have an opportunity to participate in the EBHS music program with a variety of activities, such as:
- Marching Band
- Jazz Band
- Color Guard
- Reserve Band
These groups perform and compete throughout the year. Color Guard is dance, flags, rifles and sabres and competition. The guard competes with the band and on their own. The Orchestra is performance and festival competition String Orchestra also called the Symphonic Strings- you must audition on a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or string bass). Wind players are chosen from the band for the Symphonic Orchestra. Are you a beginner and want to learn? We’ll see how the Reserve Band will fit you.
East Bakersfield High School Parent/Booster Clubs
- Academic Athletic Association – Similar to the PTA, the parents involved in this group support academic activities as well as athletic activities and has been a long standing tradition at East High.
- Band Backers – This parent group is the primary support system for our marching band, jazz band and colorguard groups. Where ever you see our band perform, you will see the Band Backers not far behind them.
- Cheer Boosters – These Moms and Dads, along with the cheerleaders are our #1 fans. They are dedicated to promoting school spirit. Go Blades!!!!!!
- Touchdown Football Booster Club – This group not only attends all football games, they work behind the scenes all year holding fundraisers to help pay for equipment, camps and game day lunches for the players.