Activities have a curricular element. Some meet as part of the regular school day. Enrollment in a class is not always required to participate in these groups. Please check with the activity sponsor for more information.
Distributive Education Club of America
Sponsor: Mrs. Barb Bolen
Meetings: Wednesdays 5th period in Room 107
About: DECA is a national organization for secondary students enrolled in Marketing Education established more than 57 years ago. Students will learn to develop leadership and business skills beyond what the classroom can provide and perform community service opportunities. Activities will motivate students to learn marketing competencies that will prepare students to become skilled, employable workers in the field of marketing.
Future Business Leaders of America
Sponsor: Mr. Mike Broyles
Meetings: Wednesdays at 2:30 in Room 107
About: FBLA is the largest national high school organization with chapters in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. FBLA promotes a social, economic, and career awareness of the opportunities and responsibilities that are found in our business society and develops self-confidence and leadership qualities. Students are involved in preparation for the local, state, and national contests in approximately 30 business areas; job interview, public speaking, accounting, word processing, computer applications, business procedures, and many more.
Future Community/Career Leaders of America
Sponsor: Dr. Mark McKenna
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month during Advisory in Room 101
About: FCCLA is affiliated nationally with an organization which was founded in 1945. The purposes of the organization shall be to: 1: provide opportunities for self-development and preparations for adult life; 2: strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society; 3: encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community; 4: encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperative and harmony; 5: promote greater understanding between youth and adults; 6: provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities; 7: prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today’s society; 8: promote family and consumer science, family and consumer science careers, and related occupations.
Sponsor: Ms.Jackie Peach
Meetings: 1st Monday of the month at 2:30 in Room 216
About: This is a service organization for high school students. It is the largest service organization of its kind in the world with over 110,000 members and some 3,425 clubs. Key Club is unique because it is sponsored by a local Kiwanis Club composed of leading business and professional men and women of the community. Key Club has as its major aims the development of initiative, leadership ability, and good citizenship practices. These are accomplished through participation in many community service activities throughout the year.
Sponsors: Ms. Amanda Glerup, Ms. Jill Rickard, and Ms. Brittmarie Solis
Meetings: Prior to the start of the school year and during the year in Advisory
About: LINK members connect with Heritage’s freshman class assisting in the adjustment to life in a comprehensive high school.
Sponsor: Mr. Garren Cuthrell
Meetings: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:45-6:00 pm once school begins
About: The Marching Band is a huge part of what makes Heritage a special place. We perform at all football games, march parades and attend many competitions including the Colorado State Marching Band Championships. The band meets for a week at the end of school and then comes back together in early July. Sectionals are twice a week for 90 minutes which still gives plenty of time for summer fun! Band Camp begins two weeks before school starts and runs for ten days leading into the Western Welcome Week Parade. Once school begins, the band meets after school from 2:45-6:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The band will be sporting brand new uniforms this fall! Come be a part of a winning tradition! For more information, please contact Garren Cuthrell at gcuthrell[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.
National Honor Society
Sponsors: Ms. Abbie Wade & Ms. Jackie Peach
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 in the 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
About: The Heritage Chapter of the National Honor Society is part of a national organization which strives to recognize and foster academic achievement while developing the qualities of good character, leadership, and service. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and selection is based upon demonstrated excellence in character, leadership, and service. In addition to selected community service activities the NHS sponsors a peer tutoring program/among them community service activities.
Newspaper – The Pioneer
Sponsor: Mrs. Amanda Hurley
Meetings: 3rd Hour in Room 113
About: Heritage's newspaper, the Pioneer, is produced by the Newspaper Production class. This course is designed to give students a publication staff experience in journalism and is strongly recommended for students interested in writing or for students anticipating writing or journalism as a career. It develops or enhances skills such as staff planning, interviewing, writing, editing, layout, self and group evaluation, teamwork, and leadership. Staff positions are open to students (freshmen through seniors) who have completed journalism or who have performed well in other writing courses and who are recommended by their Language Arts teacher. Applications are accepted beginning in April.
Sponsors: Mr. Greg Breitbarth
Meetings: Wednesdays at 3:30 in library and 2nd floor lecture hall
About: The speech team seeks to introduce students into the world of verbal communications. Students enjoy the opportunity to compete with different schools from around the front-range. Along with meeting many others during competitions, students earn points toward National Forensic League membership. Membership in this speech and debate organization garners national prestige recognized by all corners of the academic world. In addition to national recognition, students learn to compete in various events and gain valuable study skills in research and writing. The speech season culminates in a national competition each June at various sites around the nation.
Sponsor: Ms. Kristi Brethauer
Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during 4th Hour
About: The Student Government at Heritage High School represents the wishes and concerns of the students through a democratic representative process to the community, school, administration, and staff. In addition, Student Government provides a vehicle for students to learn and teach leadership skills through national, state, league, district, and all school conventions, conferences, workshops, and activities.
Technology Student Association
Sponsor: Mr. Jason Whitehorn
Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 in the Tech Lab
About: is a national organization that allows students to explore different areas of technologies. TSA is a hands-on club that builds a variety of projects that our students’ are interested in and allows them to compete against other students at a state and national level. If you enjoy building things, working on computers, or just like to have fun, TSA is the club for you.
Sponsor: Ms. Kate Willers
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 2:30 in the Theater
About: The drama program at HHS presents a number of productions each year with auditions open to all students. These productions include a fall play, a winter musical, and student directed one-act plays in the spring. International Thespians is a local branch of an honorary organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding work in school plays and musicals. It is a service organization committed to promoting excellence in the performing arts, as well as serving the needs of HHS in its assemblies, guest appearances, social gatherings, fundraisers, talent productions, and community use of the facilities. In addition to monthly meetings, Thespians support all theatrical events for after school and evening rehearsals and participate in a variety of activities including; theatre/movie outings, banquets, field trips, and fundraisers.
Sponsor: Mrs. Mindy Wilson
Practices: Every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 in the auxiliary gym, January 1-March 1
About: Unified Eagles is a program that combines Special Olympic Athletes and general education partners on the same team for sports training and competition. It is designed to break barriers by enabling Athletes and Partners to participate as TEAMMATES.
Yearbook – Eyrie
Sponsor: Mrs. Jami DeVries
Meetings: Monday-Friday during 7th Hour in Room 113
About: This is an outcome-based, full-year course that produces the school yearbook, the Eyrie. Students report on the Heritage school community weekly to provide a permanent history of the school. All students are expected to take on assignments in reporting/writing, photography, and desktop publishing. They will design layouts, take interviews, write copy, take photographs, and produce desktop published pages using Adobe InDesign software. A willingness to learn photography, PhotoShop, and desktop publishing is essential. Staff members must go through an application process, with acceptance from the yearbook sponsor. Applications for staff positions are accepted in January/February for the following school year.
Clubs have an adult sponsor but meetings are usually run by the students. They may support the curriculum, but do not have any connection to a particular class.
Sponsor: Mr. Guy Warren
Meetings: Weekends, Dark & Early
About: This club provides an opportunity for students to participate on as many as 15 hikes per year. Students will learn mountain safety, develop new friendships, push their physical and mental boundaries, have fun, eat "summit cheese" and appreciate the beauty of the Colorado mountains. Trips include at least one 14er, ice skating on a lake and the popular spring formal. Guest speakers and movies are also included. No experience necessary.
Sponsor: Ms. Heather Byers
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 in Room 311
About: The main function of this club is to increase the awareness of high school students and the community to the reality of prisoners of conscience worldwide. The club writes letters of support for these prisoners throughout the world.
Sponsors: Mrs. Patty Gravitt & Ms.Nicole Tarullo
Meetings: Fridays at 2:30 in the Library
About: Members are encouraged to broaden their cultural horizon by watching and discussing foreign films. There are themes in Asian Culture that parallel Western Culture and connections that can be made for a better understanding of a society a world away from our own. Due to the title of the club, most of the films will be in the 'Anime' cartoon genre, but not limited to that. Along with films and discussions, we would like to host drawing sessions for the members of the artistic persuasion.
Art Express Club
Sponsor: Mr. Phillip Bernal
Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 in Room 116
About: Art X-Press is dedicated to the student curious to investigate their creative side. This club welcomes all students to explore, enrich, and expand their art experience while attending Heritage High School. A variety of activities are available at weekly meetings; such as gallery visits, visiting artists, community service (murals, signage), specialized areas (calligraphy, onsite drawing) and special interests. Art Express is a gathering of open and creative minds. It is a place to expand interests and pursue a passion.
Sponsor: Mr. Mike Rudolph and Mrs. Jessica Ferris
Meetings: Tuesdays at 2:30 in the greenhouse
About: Botany Club is a people-friendly and plant-friendly club for anyone who is interested in plants.
Classic Film Critics Society
Sponsor: Mrs. Lisa Melton
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 in Room 204
About: To view and critique together famous American films produced between 1927 and 1990.
Sponsors: Mrs. Allison Smith, Mrs. Heidi Dudley, and Mrs. Lisa Zolle
Meetings: Every other Thursday at 2:30 in room 203
About: Open to class council members, representatives from HHS service organizations, and all interested HHS students. Our purpose is to develop awareness of rewards in responsible citizenship through volunteerism for the community.
Creative Writing Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Emily Libbey
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month at 2:30 in Room 304
About: shares the subject matter of the Creative Writing class offered in the HHS curriculum and build upon the course. Our goal is to gain public interest in order to allow students to fully operate during the school year. We are committed to establishing a friendly, open community for HHS creative writers.
Dungeons and Dragons
Sponsor: Mr. Ian Ray
Meetings: Every Monday and Thursday after school in the Senior Pit from 2:30-4:00
About: is an all-inclusive tabletop gaming club built around the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. In the club, players can enjoy two hours of fantasy adventure, playing as characters they create, in a world built by the dungeon master. No experience whatsoever with D&D or other games is required to join.
Sponsor: Mrs. Emily Libbey
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30 in room 304
About: This club organizes a group to collect sports equipment from families inside and outside of our district and donating it to other schools whose students are in financial need. Our executive committee will contact a multitude of schools in which we will establish a donation agreement with. We also plan to hold intramural/recreational sports events as fundraisers, in which students will attend and donate money and sports equipment for our mission. As a club we unite and desire to serve our community. We withhold a strong message and need people like you to help us spread and start our mission.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Sponsors: Mrs. Lori Lee, Mr. Chad Hansen and Mrs. Patty Gravitt
Meetings: Thursdays at 6:30 am in Room 336
About: FCA is here to provide fellowship and foster spiritual development via discussion, speakers, bible study, book study, and worship for Christian students within the HHS community.
Genders & Sexualities Alliance
Sponsors: Ms. Kelli Glorso-McCabe & Mr. Ian Ray
Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 in Room 326
About: The club is committed to fostering a spirit of tolerance, friendship and inclusion. The club will continue to assist Heritage in its mission of Pride, Character and Excellence.
Sponsor: Mrs. Robin Mitchell
Meetings: Please see the sponsor
About: We provide the opportunity to experience German culture through activities, foods, and films. Membership is open to both German language students and those who would like to learn more about German heritage. This is also a place for the business meetings of Delta Epsilon Phi, the National Honor Society for High School Students of German. Any German student can earn membership in ∆EΦ through good grades in German class and good citizenship in school.
Sponsor: Mr. Geoffrey Brinker
Meetings: Tuesdays at 2:30 in Room 205
About: green Club will help HHS improve environmentally. Our goals are to begin composting, conserve energy, school clean up, and recycling.
Interact Youth for Conflict Resolution
Sponsors: Mrs. Abbie Wade and Mr. Dave Collins
Meetings: Wednesdays during Late Start in Room 214
About: will make a nonviolent dispute resolution process available throughout the community by reaching out to all schools. We are currently working with Rotary on creating branches at Arapahoe and Littleton High School and forming clubs that teach and put into action nonviolent conflict resolutions. Projects will be run by students.
Sponsor: Mr. Guy Warren
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30, please see sponsor for location
About: is a hands on club designed to promote cultural understanding and discovery through personal presentation on culture of a specific ethnicity and food from countries represented.
Mountain Bike Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Kia Gudewicz
Meetings: Every 3rd Wednesday at 2:30 in room 329. Rides begin at 3 pm.
About: This club will be a part of the Colorado High School Mountain Bike League. Students can ride for the enjoyment and/or compete in various races around the Denver-Metro area.
No Place for Hate
Sponsors: Mrs. Carla Cde Baca, Mr. Wade Billeisen, Officer Johnie Evans, Mrs. Jennifer Archembaugh and Ms. Brandi Richards
Meetings: Tuesdays at 2:30 in room 115
About: This club seeks to provide a model for combating intolerance, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions to these problems in schools. It provides a unique opportunity to incorporate new and existing programs with one consistent message, and connects a participating school to a larger initiative taking place in the region and in other cities across the nation.
Sponsor: Mrs. Kia Gudewicz
Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 in Room 329
About: This club supports the history of military and educates students about military life.
Sponsors: Mrs. Allison Oscar
Meetings: Mondays after school in Room 113
About: Rachel’s Eagles is a club that strives to meet the personal philosophies of Rachel Scott, a victim in the Columbine shootings. We also have our foundations rooted in the original Eagle Mentors club which promoted safe choices in handling the everyday struggle of teenage life, including suicide prevention and assistance for depression. Currently, we are a club that promotes kindness, acceptance, safety, and love. Our motto is “bettering ourselves, bettering our school, bettering our community.”
Sponsor: Mr. Corey Brueckner
Meetings: Twice a month on Thursdays at 2:30 in room 327
About: Science Club gives students the resources and tools to participate in science-related competitions. The main focus will be the Science Olympiad, but students will also participate in the Intel Science Competition and write science research papers.
Sierra Leone Jamboree
Sponsor: Mrs. Nancy Knight
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays after school in Room 326
About: After establishing a sister school in Sierra Leone several years ago, Heritage maintains contact with the West African nation through the Sierra Leone Jamboree Club.
Sponsors: Mrs. Candy Riegel, Mrs. Lisa Melton, Mrs. Allison Oscar
About: Club members learn skills regarding communication, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, healthy body image and positive self talk.
Sponsors: Mr. Jonathan Behrmann
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 in room 324
About: This club is for all those who share an interest in space. Our goal is to learn and discuss space and aeronautics through various projects, activities, discussions and more.
Sponsors: Mr. Ian Ray & Mr. Tyler
Meetings: Fall and Spring, Mondays at 2:18 in Room 209
About: Ultimate Frisbee is the combination of soccer, basketball, and football. It’s similar to soccer in that students run on a field and cover areas, like basketball, because students cut into an area and clear from that area and similar to football in that there are end zones where a team can score a goal. Currently, the Heritage team consists of 3 women and 4 men on the field at a time. We may have some fall meetings this year, but spring league starts in March.