Activities & Clubs

Activities Directory

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.

Boy's Volleyball
Sponsor: Ms. Hannah Eberley
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Auxiliary Gym during the Spring. 
About: This volleyball club is a member of the Colorado Boy's High School Volleyball Association, a volunteer organization supporting opportunities for boys to play the sport.  The season is in the Spring - there are currently two teams who practice twice a week and play matches against other schools through May.

Distributive Education Club of America
Sponsor: Mr. Brian Runyon
Meetings: See sponsor.
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.

Family Community/Career Leaders of America
Sponsor: Dr. Mark McKenna
Meetings: 3rd Tuesdays 8:00 am to 8:25 am in Room 1663
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.

Future Business Leaders of America
Sponsor: Mr. Mike Broyles
Meetings: Tuesday 8:00 am to 8:25 am  in Room 1663
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.

Key Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Shannon Roybal
Meetings: Mondays 3:35 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 2955
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.

LINK/Student Ambassadors
Sponsors: Ms. Amanda Glerup, Ms. Jill Rickard, and Ms. Brittmarie Solis
Meetings: Tusdays and Fridays during Advisory
About: LINK members connect with Heritage’s freshman class assisting in the adjustment to life in a comprehensive high school.

Marching Band
Sponsor: Mr. Garren Cuthrell
Meetings:  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:45 pm to 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][dot]us.

National Honor Society
Sponsors: Ms. Abbie Wade & Ms. Jackie Peach
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm 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: Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3rd Hour in Room 1757
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.

Sponsor: Mr. Garren Cuthrell
Meetings:  Band Room
About: There are two programs available to students: Strings and Chamber.  The String Orchestra is open to all students.  The Chamber Orchestra is by audition only.  Both perform at various concerts throughout the year.

Speech/Debate Team
Sponsors: Mr. Greg Breitbarth
Meetings: Thursdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 2134 & 2136
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.

Student Government
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. Nate Ubowski
Meetings: Wednesdays 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm in the Tech Lab (Room 1751X)
About: TSA 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:  Wednesdays 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm 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.

Unified Eagles
Sponsor: Ms. Adrienne Morgan-Stachelski
Meetings:  Tuesdays 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Auxiliary Gym
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 1757
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 Directory

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.

Alpine Club
Sponsor: Mr. Guy Warren
Meetings: Saturdays, 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.

Anime Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Patty Gravitt 
Meetings: Fridays 8:00 am to 8:25 am in Room 3846
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 Club
Sponsor: Mr. Phillip Bernal
Meetings: Mondays 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm in Room 1779
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.

Bits & Bytes
Sponsor: Mr. Nate Ubowski
Meetings: Thursdays 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm in Room 1317
About:  Bits & Bytes will teach students the coding language Swift.  Students will start with basic coding instruction and progress to advanced coding culminating in the creation of an App at the end of the school year.

Botany Club
Sponsors: Mr. Mike Rudolph and Mrs. Jessica Ferris
Meetings: Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Greenhouse
About: Botany Club is a people-friendly and plant-friendly club for anyone who is interested in plants.

Community Relations
Sponsors: Ms Jackie Peach, Mrs. Charise Moore and Ms. Jill Montgomery
Meetings: Every other Wednesday 3:40 pm to 4:30 pm in Room 2136
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: Thursdays 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 3135
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. Joe DeStefano
Meetings: Mondays & Thursdays 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in Rom 2844
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. 

Eco Club
Sponsor: Mr. Geoffrey Brinker
Meetings: Tuesdays 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 3321
About: Eco Club will empower students to participate and take up meaninful environmental projects.  It is a forum through which students can reach out to influence communities to promote sound environmental  behavior.

Film Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Lisa Melton
Meetings: See sponsor
About: To view and critique famous American films produced between 1927 and 1990.

Genders & Sexualities Alliance
Sponsor: Ms. Kelli Glorso-McCabe
Meetings: Mondays 8:00 am to 8:25 am in Room 3977
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.

Math League
Sponsor: Mrs. Jill McCormick
Meetings: Thursdays 8:00 am to 8:25 am in Room 3753
About:  Math League prepares members for various math competitions throughout the year.  Students will also pass their insight down to younger members on how to take exams, classes to take, or even tutor students in certain math topics.

Mountain Bike Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Kia Gudewicz
Meetings: 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm, see sponsor for day and location details.
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.

Rachel’s Eagles
Sponsors: Mrs. Allison Oscar
Meetings: Tuesdays 8:00 am to 8:20 pm in Room 2137
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.” 

Research Club
Sponsor: Mr. Guy Warren
Meetings: Thursdays 8:00 am to 8:25 am in Room 3751
About: Research Club provides students exposure to the world of research.  Members will learn about modern day research processes and get the chance to collaborate on a paper.

Revitalize Club
Sponsor: Mr. Brian Powers and Mrs. Shannon Roybal
Meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am to 8:20 am in Room 2955
About:  Revitalize Club focuses on students' physical and mental well-being.  Topics include centering activities such as meditation, yoga, time in nature, readings, music, nutrition and more.

Sierra Leone Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Nancy Knight, Mr. Cole Damon, Ms. Yasoda Nauth
Meetings: Tuesdays (two per month) 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Room 3977
About:  Sierra Leone Club started in 2008 as a way to help our sister school Heritage Junior Secondary School in Kabala, Sierra Leone. Throughout the years since, we have held fundraisers and made annual visits to the West African nation during the summer. Some of our recent projects include upkeep and implementation of technology at our sister school.  As the focus of the 2017-2018 MAD Week fundraiser, Heritage raised over $30,000 for our sister school! Our hope is to continue the legacy started in 2008 and maintain close relationships with our Sierra Leone classmates and friends.