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Clubs List 2017-18

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Club

Sponsor​​​

​​Information

ACE Engineering Club

II-605

Wednesdays @ 3:45 pm

2nd Semester Only

Mark Paricio​​
​ACE is a partnership between Smoky Hill High School and the ACE Mentor Foundation.  At ACE Meetings, students work with professional architects, construction managers, and engineers to design and present a real-world project in the same manner as the professionals do.  Scholarships to college are available.

Ambassadors of SHHS  

II-408

Tuesdays @ 3:40 - 4:00 pm     

Katie Kleeman​The Smoky Hill Ambassadors is a leadership and community service club.  Smoky Hill Ambassadors service the school, community and world!
​Animal Rescue Connection

II-305

Red Thursdays  @ 3:35 - 4:10 pm
​Debbie Sengsavath

​Animal Rescue Connection (ARC) is an organization that supports local rescue facilities.  Current events from the animal world play a role in club meetings as well as planning events to benefit local shelters.  Love animals?  We would see you on the first Thursday of each month.
​​​​​Anti-Distress Club

II-701

Green Thursdays @ 3:40 pm
​​Christina Runyan ​​​Students will meet to talk about what caused stress and participate in activities to help remove stress.

Asian Culture Club - JapAnime               

II-312

Tuesdays @ 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Thor Kjeseth
​This group involves the study of Asian culture with a special focus on Animation and Manga.
​Art Club
National Art Honor Society

II-801

Tuesdays @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm
​Liz Kaplan​Collaborate on art projects for the community and investigate contemporary art making mediums.
Brotherhood

TBA

TBA
Matt Gonzalez

Buff Standers

I-107

1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Dr. June Hicks, Ryan Miwa and Julia Richardson

​Bully prevention student task force.
Buffalo Traders

Lunch

Upper Cafeteria
​Melissa Ball

Clay Club   

II-812    

Tues @ 3:40 - 5:00 pm           

Josh Teplitzky​Clay Club is open studio time for students to experiment with clay after school.  Students may or may not be enrolled in a clay class.​
​​​​Dance Club

Cafeteria

Tues & Thurs. @ 3:45 - 4:45 pm
​​Jolei Patton​The Dance Club is where students can meet to choreograph or learn new dances.  It is mainly hip-hop dancing, but will mix-in other dance styles as well.

​Debate/Forensics  

I-320

Tues & Thurs @ 3:35 - 5:00 pm  

Tom Tafoya

​Smoky Hill Speech & Debate is a competitive team.  Practices are held three times a week for two hours per practice.  Smoky Hill Speech & Debate is one of the top 10% of all programs nationwide.  They routinely travel out of state to tournaments and have numerous state finalists and national qualifiers.

Digital Evolutions

I-814  

Tuesdays @ 3:45 pm                

Dan Cornell​​​Digital Evolutions includes 3-D and 2-D digital design, robotics, and other computer based learning opportunities.
Diversity Leadership Team

II-116

Mondays @ 1:45 pm
Crystal Gillis-Drayton, Sarah Watts, Brian Byrden​Students in the DLT will build upon academic and leadership skills essential to reaching school, community and personal goals.  The DLT will provide a knowledge base on how to connect self accountability with achievement and utilize strategies to overcome potential barriers to success.
Environmental​ Action Club

II-305

1st Wed of each month @ 2:35 pm
Debbie Sengsavath​Environmental Action Club is a community service organization that works to better both our school and community.  Lights Out, campus clean-up and other student driven projects will be the focus of EAC.
​​​​​Fashion Club

II-312

Wednesdays @ 3:40 - 4:30 pm

​​Thor Kjeseth​​​​A club where creativity is encouraged and expressed while making new friends.  Activities will include learning how to sew and pattern making.

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)  

BRC 

Thursdays @ 7:30 am

Scott Henry
​Future Business Leaders of American is a business bases club that competes in district and state competitions.  
FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America)

II-701

Wed @ 3:45 pm
Christina Runyan
​FCCA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.  FCCLA is an organization through which members work together to help the community through community service projects.  They can compete at a state and national level in areas within Family and Consumer Sciences including culinary arts, child development, fashion, and interior design.
First Priority (Bible Study)

I-36

Mon @ 3:40 pm
Wed @ 7:15 am
Fabrice Clark
​First Priority is a student-led Christian group.  Their goal is to reach out to support both believers and non-believers in life and at school.
​​​​​Gamers Unite

I-417

Mondays @ 3:40 
​​Leland Tulper​​​​​Gamers Unite provides a location for Smoky Hill students to play a variety of card games.

Gay/Straight Alliance            

I-48

Wed @ 3:45 - 5:00 pm 

Jennifer Stone​GSA is an inclusive club were everyone is welcome. We treat all people with respect and dignity in addition to participating in district-wide social activities.  We support one another and create presentations to share during World Awareness.
Girl Up

I-405

Wed @ 3:40 - 4:30 pm
​Dr. Jennifer Goldberg
​Girl Up is the leading global community for passionate advocates changing policies and raising funds to support United Nations programs that help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.
Habesha Leadership Club

I-418

Wednesdays @ 3:45 pm
​​Liza DotyHabesha is a club that celebrates Ethiopian and Eritrean cultures in order to spread awareness about our countries and Africa. Part of this awareness includes raising money for non-profit organizations and organizing book drives and other necessities to send to Ethiopia and Eritrea. Our club participates in school activities including Homecoming Week and World Awareness where we teach fellow students traditional dances and introduce them to our favorite foods. All are welcome! We hope to see you at our next meeting.
IB Mentors

I-405 and Upper Cafeteria  

Tuesday & Wednesday AM @ 7:20 am
Leland Tulper​Senior IB Mentors adopt a group of freshmen to help guild them through their first year as an MYP student at Smoky Hill High School. They form positive relationships with the students and give them a point of contact throughout the year while meeting at least once a month to go over upcoming school wide events.
​Latino​ World Alliance

II-309

Every other Tues @ 7:40 - 8:10 am
​Alejandra Larrahona & Maria Heymans​​Students work together to strengthen the Latino Community and increase awareness at Smoky Hill of Latino culture.  Everyone is welcome.

Math Club

I-35

Red Tues PM @ 2:35 pm

Dennis Gournic​Members participate in competitions such as the Colorado Math League Contests, TrigStar, and American Math Contest.  They also provide after school math tutoring.
​Mock Trial

SSRC​

Green Tuesdays @ 3:45 pm
​Leland Tulper
​Mock Trial is a club that meets in order to learn about the legal process.  A base based on an actual event is given to each school to prepare for trial.  Students will learn all aspects of being a lawyer and legal process while working with actual lawyers and law students.
​Model United Nations

SSRC

Thursdays @ 3:45 pm
​Don Hawley
​​Model UN meets as a 5th period class.  They attend state wide Model United Nation competitions on weekends throughout the school year. Students have an opportunity to discuss current world issues and policies.
Muslim Student Association

II-119

Thursdays @ 3:45 pm
Craig Quintana
​​MSA is a group that serves as a support group and works to educate about Muslim culture during World Awareness.
Next Generation Voices

I-31

Green Mondays @ 3:45 pm
Cindy Meis
​NGV's mission is to promote cultural awareness and to enhance cultural exchange.  They present at World Awareness and organize the annual TOE Jam dance competition.
Rock Climbing

I-814

Mondays @ 3:45 pm
Dan Cornell

Science Club/Bowl 

II-214 

Mon @ 3:45         


Sara Laimans
​Science Club/Science Bowl is a club for all students interested in interacting with students who like science.  The club also sponsors two teams that are eligible to compete in the Colorado Regional Science Bowl with the potential to advance to the National Science Bowl.
​​​​​​​Smoky Hill United for Africa (SHUFA)

I-206

Mondays @ 3:40 - 4:10 pm
​​Michael Ady​SHUFA works on building and uniting the African community of Smoky Hill culturally and socially.  They work on service projects with African organizations and showcase their cultural heritage at World Awareness.
Sisterhood

Starting Oct. 3
1st Tues each month

I-205

7:30 - 8:10 am
​Al​eshia Armour​The SHHS Sisterhood is a club focused on centering 9th and 10th grade African American girls on the valuable roles they pay in the school and throughout the community.  The girls in this club will focus on building leadership skills, creating positive relationships and developing pathways that support academic success.
 

Language Related Clubs

Club​​ Sponsor
​Information

Japanese National Honor Society  

II-312

Wednesdays @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Tutoring Thurs @ 3:30 - 4:30   

Thor Kjeseth
​This club celebrates Japanese culture as well and provides Japanese culture events open to all folks in the Smoky Hill community.  The students in the group that are members of JNHS will also plan events and service projects.

Junior Classical League - Latin

II-322

Red Thurs @ 3:35 pm

Mary Zang​JCL (Junior Classical League) is an organization, sponsored by the American Classical League, whose purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Rome and Greece.  We celebrate the Classical World with food, festivals, mythology, movies, competitions and community service to Smoky Hill and the larger community.

Le Club Francais

II-807

Green Thursdays @ 7:30 - 8:15 am  

Maureen Curran
​French conversation club with French pastries.  Bon appetit!

There is a $15 food fee.

Spanish Club

II-414

Red Tuesdays @ 3:35 - 4:35 pm         

Erin Nathan​Celebrate Spanish speaking cultures through music, arts and cooking.  Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be enrolled in a Spanish Class to join..  Hasta Pronto!
 

Performance-Related Clubs

​​​Club

Sponsor

Chamber Music Club    

I-717 

Wednesday @ 3:35 pm                

Chelsea Peele

Dance Showcase

Aux Gym

February to May @ 3:45 to 6:00 pm

Performance May 11 & 12

Courtney Allison

Drama/Thespians

Auditorium

1st Tuesday of each month

Tim Brown

Improv 

(Spontaneous Combustion)

I-719

Mondays @ 3:35 pm

Adrian Holguin

Marching Band

I-710 & West Parking Lot

Tues & Thurs @ 3:45 - 6:30 pm

Zak Ruffert & Sara Geiger


Service Clubs

Club

Sponsor
​Information​

Amnesty International

II-809

Thurs @ 3:35 - 4:30 pm

Gayle Brown​The Smoky Hill Chapter of Amnesty International works to promote awareness of human rights issues around the world as well as in our own community.  Through small informational tables to larger school-wide projects, students work towards education of relevant issues facing our world.

Key Club

TBA

TBA

Jessica Edwards

​Students are involved in volunteer projects and community service projects throughout the school year.

LINK*

Auditorium

Wednesday AM @ 7:30 am

1st Semester Only

Scott Cohen
&
Erin Nathan
​LINK leaders run Freshman Orientation and work to LINK freshmen students with the rest of the student body.  LINK leaders present to Freshmen throughout first semester through FAST Classes.  

National English Honor Society

I-215

Red ​Wednesdays @ 3:35 pm

Tom Fitzgerald
&
Kathleen Murphy
​Membership is an honor bestowed on students selected for their accomplishments in the field of English and in overall academic excellence.  NEHS is the organization for students who have experienced the power of literature, the pleasures of good writing, and the excitement of language studies.  We sponsor events like Trivia Bowl, Poetry Slam, and publish the Literacy Magazine, ​Expressions.

National Honor Society*

Cafeteria

1st Wednesday of each month @ 3:35 pm

Mark Paricio,
Emilie Cross,
Katie Kleeman
​National Honor Society recognizes Junior and Senior Students with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.75 and above.  In NHS, students focus on balancing leadership, scholarship, character, and community service in their lives.  NHS members contribute over 3,000 hours of community service each year.
* Clubs for Juniors and Seniors only

Class-Related Clubs/Activities

Club

Sponsor​​
​Information​​

DECA (An Association of Marketing Students)

Kevin VanWormer,
BJ Kingsbaker and Scott Henry
​DECA is the business and marking club at Smoky Hill.  The organization competes in state and national competitions.  DECA is involved in a number of social and community service events throughout the school year.  DECA members also have the opportunity to work in the school store, STARBUFFS.  DECA students must be enrolled in a business class.

Choir Jazz & Symphonic

I-709

Jim Techau

Jazz Band

I-714

Zak Ruffert

Newspaper

I-219

2G & Wed @ 3:35 pm

Carrie Faust​Smoky Hill journalism happens during each school day in the form of newspaper class.  Additional work sessions take place after school every Wednesday.

Pro Start (Culinary)

II-701

Mon-Thurs @ 3:45 pm

Christina Runyan
​ProStart is a Culinary Arts and Business Management Class.  Students interested in restaurant management, culinary arts, or hospitality & tourism are welcome to join us after school for field trips and to meet with different chef mentors from within the industry.

Skills USA (Auto)

II-803

1R & 1G

Brian Manley​Skills USA is our Career and Technical (CTE) organization that promotes workplace skills in our Automotive Technology Program.  We compete at the regional, state and national level, and we have had many All-State and State Champions who have garnered 10's of thousands of dollars in college scholarships and have competed nationally.

Student Government

Lecture Center

3R

Scott Cohen
​Smoky Hill Student Government is both a class and an extracurricular activity. StuGo exists to serve the entire Smoky Hill community.  We work to develop strong community among students, faculty, staff, parents, and the rest of the Smoky Hill area.  StuGo plans Homecoming, Wish Week, World Awareness, Asset Days, Senior Celebration, Pep Assemblies, Prom and many other activites.

Yearbook

I-219

4R

Carrie Faust​Smoky Hill's Summit Yearbook is one of the most outstanding Yearbook publications in the United States.

Smoky Hill journalism happens during each school day in the​ form of yearbook class.  Additional work/bonding time happens every Wednesday after school. 
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