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Adult English Classes– Families of the THS community come together to develop their English Language Skills. Meets Mondays & Wednesdays 6-7pm in Room 528 Sponsors: Blake Unis, Linda Symank, Virginia D’Orazio, Anna Borodina.

Adventure Club– Students will come together to experience different kinds of gaming, from card and board games to table top war-games. The focus of our club is to expose student to the rich number of games that exist outside of their phones and computers and to offer a place where good sportsmanship, competitive spirit, and teamwork can be learned off the field. Come and join us if you are looking to have fun and enter an exciting hobby whose history spans that of human existence. Meets Mondays, after school in 111-1. Sponsors: Liam Cassidy and Jeff Mogab

Anime ClubStudents will explore the history of Anime, Manga and art of other cultures. The students will learn various drawing methods and techniques of Anime Art. Meets Tuesdays after school in 220. Sponsor: Carol Jennings

Art ClubArt club is an opportunity to be part of an artist’s community at THS. Create art that interests you while learning new art skills, meeting other student artists, and learning about the expansive art world! Meets Thursdays from 3-4pm in 221. Sponsor: Katelynn Funk

Cheer Squad– The mission of the cheerleading program is to promote and uphold school spirit, unity and pride. We will represent the school to the highest degree through supporting our athletic programs, participating in community events and competing at regional and state levels. Participants will learn a variety of skills that include tumbling, stunting, general cheers and routines. Membership is on a tryout basis only. Schedule depends on the current sport season. Sponsor- Lucy Nash

DECA- Distributive Education Clubs of America– A student run business organization that helps prepare emerging entrepreneurs and leaders to market themselves in the real world. A student must be enrolled in Marketing or IB Business and Management to be a member of DECA. Meets daily, during class. Sponsors: Brad Peer, Shelly Garnett

Drama Club- Drama club is an after school program that allows students the opportunity to participate in scripted, improvised, and ensemble performances in the theatrical arts. Students will be exposed to working collaboratively in groups, community service opportunities, and the production needs of theatre performances. Meets Wednesdays, after school 1-3pm in the Little Theatre. Sponsors: Denise Connolly, Jessica Seitz-Willman

FBLA Future Business Leaders of America– FBLA is a national career and technical education association of students preparing for business and business-related fields. Students participate in community service, competitive business events and leadership conferences. Meets on Thursdays at lunch in room 514. Sponsors: Cassandra Bryning, Scott Gibson

FCCLA Family, Career, and Community Leaders, Consumer– FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Meets on Thursdays after school in 209. Sponsor: Lenna Mabbutt

FCCLA Occupational– Students prepare food and participates in competitions as part of FCCLA. Meets during Period 2 in 208. Sponsor: Susan Bendrat

Fellowship of Christian Students– FCS is a community focused, faith-based student organization committed to reflecting the gospel of Jesus Christ. Meets on Mondays during lunch or after school from 3:16-4:16. Sponsors: Alan Spriggs and Cheryl Newey

FOCUS Dance– Focus is a HipHop dance crew that embraces teamwork, athletic ability and constant grow in dance. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00pm in the Dance Health Room. Sponsors: Xochilt Najar and John Rushford.

French Club– Are you interested in French food, music and culture? Join us each month for a fun, culture centered activity that will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your curiosity. Meets during 5th period, extended lunch in 504. Sponsors: Rachel Sabre, Stephanie Narcy

German ClubMeets on Fridays at lunch. Sponsors: Alan Spriggs, Stephanie Narcy

GoulashGoulash is the school literary magazine. We publish creative or academic work, written or visual; we public stories, poems, essays, photos, doodles, drawings, paintings (if they can be photographed). In face we will publish anything that we deem interesting to our audience. Meets on Tuesdays at lunch time in Mobile 2A. Sponsor: Dr. Michael Kilduff

Jazz Band- Students who participate in the THS Jazz program rehearse and perform the following jazz genres: swing, funk, latin, dixie, bossa, and more! There are two jazz bands: Jazz I and Jazz II. Jazz I requires an audition as it is only open to traditional big band instruments (saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drum set). Jazz II is open to any instrumentalist! Both jazz bands perform at THS, jazz festivals, and even club like Dazzle in Denver. Contact the instrumental musical director for questions about auditioning.

Key Club– Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels. Meets on Fridays at lunch in 202-2. Sponsor- Ann Putsche, Amy Marks

Magic Club– Members learn how to play the game, Magic the Gathering. They practice good sportsmanship, learn probability, decision making and complex thinking. Meets Fridays at lunch in 402. Sponsor: Dr. Michael Vredevoogd

Marching Band- As members of the THS Marching Band, we embrace teamwork, camaraderie, resilience, and trust. Such concepts are used to produce a performance that will represent our program, our school, and our community in front of large audiences. We strive to experience the remarkable feeling of marching away from our last performance knowing it was our best. A marching band show is one of the most intricate and complicated performances to prepare. It takes dedicated work and commitment for a long period of time to produce only seven minutes of entertainment. During the last performance, the memories, discipline, growth, and friendships we develop throughout the season are felt in just those seven minutes. The feeling we experience during this performance and the following applause is indescribable. Our mission is to give you this feeling so we can experience it together. Marching band is open to anyone who is willing to perform using woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments (we have used string instruments, too!). It is also open to those who are willing to perform choreographed dance routines using flags, sabres, and rifles as members of the Color Guard. Season:May through October. Rehearsals include but are not limited to: once a week summer rehearsals, 3 weeks of all day “Band Camp” before school starts, and 4:00pm-7:30pm rehearsals on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays. Performances include but are not limited to: all home football games, Saturday marching competitions and parades.

MESA- Math, Engineering and Science Achievement- MESA provides support such as hands-on activities and competitions, field trips to colleges, scientific and math speakers, tutoring and a community environment to students. MESA allows students to explore careers such as scientists, engineers and mathematicians, in a hands-on, project based way. Meets Mondays from 3:10-4:10 in 401. Sponsor: Kelsey Barnes

National Honor Society– We invite students who have demonstrated academic excellence to participate in our community service organization. Sponsor: Shelly Ballinger

Pay it Forward- The goal of our club is to provide acts of kindness throughout our school and surrounding community. Pay it Forward means that you are providing kindness to those around you. Meets Thursdays during lunch in 417-1. Sponsors: Stephanie Walker, Jennifer Saunders

Poms– The poms team supports school pride and spirit at a variety of school events. Poms team members will learn dance routines and perform at different sport and community events. Meets Mondays 3-5pm, and Wednesdays 2-5pm. Dance class outside of these practices are also a requirement. Sponsor: Xochilt Najar

Rainbow Club (Spectrum, formerly GSA)- Spectrum is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and express, and to work to end homophobia and transphobia. Meets Thursdays during lunch in 306-2. Sponsors: Kathryn Neal, Dion Riley

Strength and Conditioning– Our mission is to enhance the condition and strength of our student athletes through functional movements and intense workouts. Meets Mon/Tues/Thurs/Friday 3:15-4:30 in the weight room. Sponsor: Todd Meredith

Student Congress– A student organization structure for students only, through which they enhance school spirit, work in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. Meets during lunch every day and in Leadership class in 313. Sponsors: Leslie  Yeager, Terri Lane

Trojan VoiceProduction of the student newspaper. Meets during 8th period, Monday through Friday and after school. Saturday meetings every 6 weeks are required. Sponsor: Heidi Hammermeister

Trojan Connection– Trojan Connection is an application-based group of 11th/12th grade student leaders. Our mission is to help facilitate the orientation of 9th grade students at THS and make 9th graders feel welcome as they make the difficult transition to high school. Meets during 5th period extensions, once per month. Sponsors: Dion Riley, Tammy Schmidt

Yearbook– Creation of annual yearbook. Sponsor: Shelly Ballinger

Spanish Club– The purpose of Spanish Club is to promote culture of countries where Spanish is spoken. We will have fiestas that represent a holiday in a specific country. We will prepare food of that country. We hope to do a club trip to Spain in the near future. Meets on every other Monday during 5th period extensions in 532. Sponsor: Virginia D’Orazio

Mural Club– This course introduces theoretical and practical aspects of large scale painting, murals and public art. The course introduces an actual practicum in large scale media and experimentation of early and contemporary techniques including drawing, painting, aerosol and various industrial materials. The objective of this course is for students to develop understanding about some of the social role of art and the impact of murals in communities based upon its historical and contemporary applications. His course will enable students to control scale, color, specific techniques and safety measure aimed at public spaces. Meets Tuesdays and Thursday from 3-4:30pm in 222. Sponsor: Jessica Perry

Battle of the Books– Student teams read selected titles and quiz each other to prepare for trivia contests versus the other district high schools. Five “battles” throughout the year allow students to visit other schools, meet other students, and get to know other avid readers here at THS all while reading good books! Meets on Tuesdays during lunch in the library. Sponsor: Kristen McCloskey

 

Don’t see a club you’re interested in? Have a great idea for a new club? Here are the steps to get your idea turned into reality-

 

  1. Speak with Athletic and Activities Director to see what their thoughts are on your club.
  2. Write a detailed description of your club and why you think it should exist at THS. What does it have to offer the school community?
  3. Find a teacher who is willing to be your sponsor.
  4. Have your sponsor go over you description and assist you in editing the description for approval.

Your sponsor will meet with the Athletic and Activities Director to sign paperwork to get the club started.

 

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