Bert Church High School
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|Bert Church High School|
|1010 East Lake Boulevard
Airdrie, Alberta, T4A 2A1
(Strive for Excellence)
|School board||Rocky View School Division|
|Chairman||Dr. Bruce Pettigrew|
|Colour(s)||Blue and Yellow|
|Sports||Football, Basketball, Soccer, Badminton, Curling, Golf, Volleyball|
|Team name||BCHS Chargers|
Notable programs, courses, and clubs
The school offers an assortment of clubs and courses for students to choose from. Musical programs at Bert Church are known to be atop the province and include: concert choir, junior and senior concert band, as well as junior and senior jazz band, which have performed for Former Alberta Premier, Alison Redford. Bert Church also is noted for its drama and tech theatre course, which put on winter and spring productions. The school also offers a foods course which takes place in its professional, industrial-style kitchen. Bert Church High School is also the Under Armour Finding Undeniable 2013 winner.
Bert Church offers a variety of athletic programs including football, volleyball, basketball, cross country running, soccer, golf, and curling. The school’s official team name is The Bert Church Chargers. Every year, The Bert Church Chargers football team host the Airdrie Bowl, in which Bert Church High School's rival school, the George McDougall Mustangs, compete in a game to be crowned as Airdrie's top high school football team. The Bert Church Cheer Team and Pom Team are noted for their first place wins. The Bert Church Basketball team holds an invitational Basketball tournament for both the senior and junior teams from all over Alberta, This is called BCI (Bert Church Invitational).
Bert Church High School is noted for its 373 seat proscenium theatre which is used for both school productions, and professional productions. The theatre is also used as a teaching space for grade 9-12 drama classes. The Bert Church Theatre has put on numerous performances by bands such as, The Trews, Bif Naked, 54-40, and many other Canadian favourites.
Past school productions have included:
- The Wizard of Oz (2009)
- Anne of Green Gables (2010)
- Peter Pan (2011)
- While the Lights were Out (2012)
- Annie (2012)
- Grease (musical) (2013)
- High School Musical (musical) (2014)
- Back to the Eighties (musical) (2015)
- Still Life (2016)
- Cinderella (musical) (2016)
- Ty Rattie: Professional hockey player drafted 32nd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, currently playing for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL).