The purpose of the Student Ambassador Program is to allow Bishop Hartley High School students to interact with prospective new students and families both inside and outside of the high school. A complete list of duties and responsibilities is included in the ambassador application which can be found below.
Ambassadors are selected through an application process that takes place each year.
Applicants to the Student Ambassador Program must be:
Tuesdays at 2:50 p.m. as needed. A calendar will be provided at the first meeting.
Please apply here. The application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is September 21, 2021.
Heather Rush (’03)
Director of Admissions
614.237.5421 ext 10622
Care for Creation is a student organization that aims to make Bishop Hartley a more environmentally friendly place. Following the guidelines of Pope Francis in Laudatory Si, we strive to care for the creation we’ve been given by helping our school community to make choices that can help lead to an eco-friendly future. Through research and learning opportunities, we work as a community to develop sustainable strategies.
Kay Brochowski, B.A. / Spanish Teacher
Office: 614.237.5421 x 10701
Become involved in theater either on stage or behind it. We have three productions each year: a fall comedy or drama, a winter musical, and a spring comedy or drama.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!
Varsity Letter Award Program
This is a very exciting opportunity for our drama members and the department itself. As in any sport or activity where Varsity Lettering is offered, students will need to put forth many hours, hard work and dedication to achieve a varsity letter in Drama. A student will not simply receive a letter for participation. Only the most dedicated, deserving students will earn a varsity letter. Students desiring to receive a Varsity letter in Drama must accumulate 100 points by the end of the Drama Season. Points will be awarded accordingly, based on the various roles (both acting and behind the scenes) and activities in which students can participate.
All students in good academic and conduct standing.
Fall and Spring plays, Winter Musical: every day during production.
Drama Club Advisor
Mrs. Keely Kurtas-Chapman
Membership in National Honor Society is an honor bestowed upon students who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship, leadership, service, and character, and members are expected to continue to excel in these areas after induction. Students do not apply for positions in the society; rather, sophomores and juniors who meet the academic criteria of a 3.500 cumulative GPA are invited to submit additional information and then are evaluated by the Faculty Council. If the Faculty Council decides, by majority vote, that exceptional service, leadership, and scholarship have been clearly demonstrated, the candidate will be invited to be inducted into the Bishop Hartley Chapter of NHS. The chapter meets at least once per month and participates in additional projects that serve both the school and the surrounding community, including a tutoring program here at Hartley and our participation in the annual Evening of Excellence Auction.
Selection is based upon the following criteria.
Each candidate must:
The chapter meets at least once per month on Thursdays after school. Additional meetings take place in the fall to prepare for Induction and in the spring to prepare for the Evening of Excellence Auction. Participation in the life of the chapter is an expectation of membership, so attendance is important. Meeting dates are provided in advance.
Once inducted, members of the National Honor Society are expected to maintain the excellence that earned them membership in the organization. Specifically, members are expected to maintain a 3.500 cumulative GPA and to complete a minimum of 30 hours of approved and verified community service during each calendar year.
237-5421 ext 10719
FEBRUARY 2 UPDATE - SKI CLUB IS CANCELED TONIGHT!
Ski club is a fun, exciting, and active approach to enjoy the winter months. Students can ski, snow-board, or choose to do both. No prior experience is necessary and if they choose, they may take a lesson each week to learn a new skill or expand on their current ability level!
Students can purchase a season pass that suits their needs with or without equipment rentals, lessons or any additional add on options. Hartley take a weekly trip beginning in January and typically go on Wednesday or Friday evenings after school for 5-7 weeks depending on snow conditions.
Seasonal Club Pass Buying Instructions
Promo Code: Club2122
Ski Club Code: W-33 Bishop Hartley
If your grades suffer from the late nights, you will need to manage your academics first. In addition, you need to make it to school the following day despite being a bit tired.
Ski Club Advisor
614.237.5421 ext. 10733
Read more in the Ski Club overview.
Who We Are
The Art Club provides an opportunity for students interested in visual arts to express their creativity and hone their skills in an open Fine Arts workshop once a week. The focus is currently two dimensional and three dimensional art. The open workshop format allows students to explore and refine their skills outside of classroom projects and assignments.
Bishop Hartley’s robust arts curriculum, including multiple Advanced Placement classes, provide a great foundation for students interested in Art Club.
However, placement in a certain art class, or any art class for that matter, is not required. The only requirement is students must have a passion for making art.
Art Club meets once a week on Tuesdays at 2:50 p.m.
The Moderator of the club is:
Mr. Larry Gallick
237-5421 ext 10738
Who We Are
We are a dedicated group of very avid readers! The Battle of the Books Team competes against other high schools in a Quiz Bowl style tournament that features questions from books! The students must read a portion of a set list of 26 books in preparation for the round robin tournament, held in the spring. They’ll be asked questions based on plot, character, setting and theme.
Avid readers with a good memory for detail are invited. All participants practice and write questions in preparation for the tournament in April.
Every other Thursday in the library in the fall - Every Thursday beginning in January.
Who We Are
There are currently 2 Hartley Choirs: Vocal Ensemble (beginner) and Concert Choir (advanced). The Bishop Hartley choirs are comprised of talented singers with a wide range of musical talents and interested. We perform 4 concerts a year: Fall, Chrismtas, Lent and Spring, as well as masses, assemblies and various other events. The program is lead by Performing Arts Teacher and Director, Rachel Verdi.
Vocal ensemble is a semester course and is offered to all students with an interest in signing. Concert Choir is an advanced, year-long course in Vocal music. An audition and or teacher permission is needed to join the Concert Choir.
Here is video of part of the March 12 Lenten Choir Concert that was cancelled and performed at lunch during the school day.
Who We Are
Dance team is a student-led club; Spanish teacher Julia Schroyer serves as advisor and coach.
Auditions take place at the end of September. The dance team practices every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 5pm. It is comprised of students, led by the student captains.
The only cost involved in dance team is the price of the uniform. The team hopes to complete a Zumba fundraiser this year.
237-5421 ext 10701
Who We Are
Started in 2013 by Hartley students, the Come As You Are Diversity Club is a student-led initiative that aims to raise awareness and foster appreciation for the many backgrounds represented in our student body, the surrounding community, and our nation. Through sharing information, furthering dialogues, and encouraging an appreciation for the diversity present in our school family, the club aims to help form students who are better prepared to contribute meaningfully to our ever more globalized community. In doing so, members hope to create a more tolerant school, city, nation, and world.
Many of the themes addressed by Diversity Club align with nationwide celebrations of diversity, including National Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Asian and Pacific Heritage Month, to name just a few. Student members are able to bring their ideas to the table each week for how to best address the theme, whether it be a social gathering with food and games or a series of non-fiction article discussions aimed at broadening our knowledge of a particular culture.
All are welcome in this club and we strive to maintain a membership that reflects the same beautiful diversity we see in our student body. Please consider joining us and sharing your experiences with us.
Typically, Diversity Club meets every Wednesday in Room 305 with Mrs. Mullins, who serves as the club moderator and also teaches Spanish at Hartley.
Ms. Anna Mullins
237-5421 ext 10722
Who We Are
Hawks Who Pray is a student prayer group
that meets weekly in the school chapel.
The purpose of Hawks Who Pray is to foster
a community of faith by teaching students
to pray in small groups on a regular basis.
Hawks Who Pray is unique because we rely
on the Holy Spirit for guidance in all that we
do. Also, the group accommodates students with various backgrounds and levels
of experience with prayer.
At Hawks Who Pray, students read Scripture,
share personal testimonies, and pray for
classmates, friends, family, and our school.
Any student can get involved and we encourage everyone who is interested to see
what we are all about.
614.237.5421 ext 10735
Who We Are
We are an informal group of dedicated readers! Join us once a month for a book discussion in the library. Occasionally, we’ll have a more general discussion about literature, or a special event like “Speed Dating – Book Style!” Students are involved in choosing the books at the beginning of the year, as well as choosing and implementing special book-themed events
All those who love to read are invited to come to any of our book discussions and gatherings. Titles are publicized in advance, so you have time to read!
Fridays after school, once a month.
614.237.5421 ext 10615
Visit the Library Resources webpage.
Who We Are
We are the school’s Academic Quiz Bowl Team. We compete in 2 television tournaments, the WOSU In the Know Tournament, and the WBNS 10TV Brain Game, as well as matches in the Buckeye League, 12 teams from around central Ohio. We also enter various tournaments
in the area, such as St. Charles and the Golden Shamrock in Lancaster. We field both a Varsity and a Junior Varsity team.
All students are eligible to come to practices and play in
matches. Tryouts are held for the TV Tournaments. We
look for students who love facts and knowledge, both in
school subjects and popular culture, and who are quick
We practice twice a week after school,
beginning at 2:45 – Wednesdays and Fridays.
Who We Are
The Instrumental Music Club plays at home varsity football games and during pep rallies. The group helps the cheerleaders and “The Pit” support the team. They also perform at the Spring Music Concert.
Anyone who plays an instrument or is willing to learn,
may join the club.
The club meets every Friday after school from 2:45-
We strive to make sure every student can fit in and stand out so we make it easy to get involved in the things you like!
For questions, please contact
Mr. David Gieseler
237-5421 ext 10646
If you would like to hear some of the band's performances during the Christmas show, you can click to listen to the holiday tunes Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Emmanuel and Carol of the Bells.
Who We Are
Bishop Hartley’s Model U.N. simulates the processes of the actual United
Nations through representing nation states and taking positions on
complicated global issues. The club is open to any student who is interested
in world politics.
Model U.N. is an academic club where participation leads to a better
understanding of the very complicated world in which we live. Attending Model U.N. conference both in and out-of-state, gives students an amazing opportunity to interact with high school students from across the country while being academically challenged.
Participating in Model U.N. sends college admissions panels a clear message about a students academic excellence, leadership, and concern for the world around them. The club’s structure also helps students develop public speaking skills and confidence, a skill that will serve them well in their future college plans and careers.
Mr. Justin Green
237-5421 ext 10708
My Brother’s Keeper is a program that former President Barack Obama started in an effort to help young men and boys of color reach their full potential. Its goal is to connect to young people and mentor, support, and guide them to take important steps to obtain the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way in to the middle cla
At Bishop Hartley we will focus on graduating from high school and preparing for college. Our goal is to help students stay on track and to successfully develop the skills needed to enter the workforce, postsecondary education or training. As a group we will also host open discussions about injustice and equality in and outside of the school environment.
My Brother's Keeper Advisor
614.237.5421 ext 10648
Who We Are
Peer Mediation is an organization which trains students to become mediators.
Mediation is a process used to get disputing parties together to talk
about their problems. In mediation a problem is solved non-violently in a
win-win situation with each side having its needs met.
Mediators are facilitators of the process. Mediators are not judges, detectives
or counselors. Effective mediators
- Remain calm in stressful situations.
- Remain impartial.
- Help without judging.
- Work as a part of a team.
- Are good listeners.
- Are able to read body language.
- Remain in control.
- Keep things confidential.
- Are able to direct the mediation without rushing or delaying it
Student Eligibility and Training
Training sessions occur once per month. This year practice is on the
second Thursday of the month.
614.237.5421 ext 10628
Who We Are
Robotics Club is new to Hartley this year. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to come out and learn how to build and program robots.
Students will work on the Smart Car in pairs. While there is a lot of self-discovery with the project, lecture; videos; and other learning aids will be utilized to maximize student achievement.
Student Eligibility and Fees
Once the basic Smart Car is mastered, students can learn on other platforms or add to the car.
During the 2017-2018 year, fees are $35
614.237.5421 ext 10601
Who We Are
The group is named after St. Julie Billiart the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de
Namur who was the same order that served Bishop Hartley High School. With a
passion for teaching and began an institution for teaching young girls. St. Julie is a
model for Christian sisterhood and young women who wish to make a change in
their society. The Julias hope to continue in that spirit and provide a safe place for
girls to develop their leadership, spiritual life, their mental and physical well being,
and especially their social maturity in Christian values.
Tera Chun, Campus Ministry
614.237.5421 ext 10605
Who We Are
This club creates, edits, and produces videos for the Bishop Hartley community including academics, athletics, House events, and a variety of other school events throughout the year. The video production class is the foundation of the club though the club itself is an extracurricular activity. The class is based solely on projects and hands-on experience. Students learn through active creation of video.
How Students Benefit
Learning skills of video production and editing is a valuable tool in school for projects but also in life for a career and various life events. Videos have a way of providing a movie track for our lives.
This club is for students in grades 10-12 who have an interest in video creation and a creative spirit.
614.237.5421 ext 10714
Who We Are
The water polo team is open to boys & girls and is coached by BH Swimming Coach Tony Phillips, assisted by Maura Moore. Both coaches are certified by USA Water Polo. Maura also helps with the USA Olympic Development Program.
Sometimes called the "World's Toughest Sport," water polo athletes combine explosive swimming speed, the throwing power of a baseball pitcher, the vertical leap of a volleyball player, the hands of a wide receiver, the toughness of a rugby player, the endurance of a cross-country skier, and the strategy of a chess player.
The club, founded in 2014 in conjunction with Columbus Water Polo, is composed mostly of swimmers wanting to "keep their feet wet" in the fall, however, some of our best players in recent seasons were athletes who have had a multi-sport background. In 2017, girls placed 7th in Varsity State Championships and the boys placed 8th in Novice State Championships. Sophomore Mia Phillips was awarded All-State Honorable Mention and 2018 grads Lily McClung and Maggie Phillips intend to play this upcoming season for Cleveland State University.