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Grandview Clubs & Activities 2016-2017


Activities and Leadership Opportunities

Grandview High School is committed to providing a varied and engaging student activities program.  In addition, students have multiple opportunities to exercise leadership in both formal and informal venues.  We have over 40 clubs and many co-curricular activities.  Our activities program is made possible by a group of dedicated faculty and staff who put in long hours and share an amazing variety of talents with our students.


Starting A Club

New clubs may be started if a group of (at least 10) students have an interest and an adult sponsor is willing to supervise.  Individual competitive sports are not considered clubs.  The student leader of the organization needs to come to the Activities department to pick up a New Club Formation Process Packet.


Alison Beaird

Activities Director



#CHSAA Regulated


Anime Club

The Grandview Anime Club is an organization founded for the enjoyment of Anime and Asian        pop-culture.  Members will explore foreign cultures through movies and music.  This forum gives students a place to come to learn about anime and to be exposed to the constructive side of this art form.  Student create their own art and film.

Meets:  TBD

Sponsor:  Liz Burkle ext. 66819


Activities Council

The Activities Council is an organization made up of representatives from each of the registered clubs here at Grandview.  It is a place for student leaders to meet, work together, and to share knowledge with the student body president.  Its primary mission is to promote student awareness of and participation in Grandview Clubs and Activities.

Meets:  By Invitation

Sponsor:  Alison Beaird ext. 66533 – Office L400D


Astronomy Club

This club will allow those with similar interested in astronomy to share, collaborate and expand their knowledge with each other in a fun and active environment.

Meets:  A Day Mondays, 3:00pm L303

Sponsor:  A. Colleen Campos ext. 66563


Athletic Council

Meets:  By Invitation

Sponsor:  Rob Matuschek ext. 66530 - Office L400B


Aviation Club

This club does a number of fun activities such as using actual flight simulators; building water rockets, hearing from professional pilots, and visiting, when possible, flight areas such as Buckley Air Force Base, and Centennial airport. Membership is open to any interested student and there is no requirements to be involved in aviation, and everyone is encouraged to join. 

Meets:  Twice a Month on Wednesdays, 3pm U131

Sponsor:  Joe Suchman ext. 66581


*# Bands

Band students have the opportunity to earn a letter, perform in festivals and concerts, and travel.


Concert band is open to any student who has previous band experience.


Symphonic Band* (by audition only) - This a select group of band students.  They perform a variety of music in major performances a Grandview and additional outside events throughout the year.


Wind Ensemble* (by audition only) - Wind Ensemble is a select group of wind and percussion.  They perform a variety of music at Grandview and additional outside events throughout the year.


Jazz Ensemble II* (by audition only) - The Jazz Ensemble is a group of students who play wind instruments supported by a rhythm section that performs jazz, rock, and Latin music from various historical periods.


Jazz Ensemble I* (by audition only) - This Jazz Band is the most advanced at Grandview, it is comprised of a small group of students who play wind instruments supported by a rhythm section that performs jazz, rock and Latin music from various historical periods.


Wolf Pride Band# - The pep band is open to any student with previous band experience.  Rehearsals are after school on a weekly basis during fall and winter sports.  The Wolf Pride Band will play for many home football, volleyball, basketball games, and school pep assemblies.  Additional performance opportunities at area college and university sporting events may also be scheduled along with regional band competitions.

Meets:  Tuesdays, 3-4pm U610

Sponsor:  Keith Farmer ext. 66592


Black Latino Student Alliance (BLSA)

This club promotes unity, self-respect, guidance and scholarship for African American and Latino Students at Grandview.

Meets:  Wednesdays, 7am L407

Sponsor:  Darryl Keeton ext. 66654


Bowling Club

The bowling club is designed for all levels of bowling.  Students do not need any expertise in bowling to participate.  The club will provide students the opportunity to learn bowling form, lane etiquette and team spirit in a fun filled atmosphere.

Meets:  One Wednesday a month when school is in session, 5:30-7:00pm Celebrity Lanes

Sponsor:  Terri Bramhall ext. 66611


Chess Club

The Grandview Chess Club welcomes all students at Grandview, and any student who wishes to play and learn chess is encouraged to participate.  Chess club offers students the opportunity to participate in informal play and instruction, and students will have the chance to compete at district and state levels against other players in the community.  Club members serve as positive role models by displaying outstanding citizenship, good sportsmanship, and quality leadership at all meetings, school functions, and tournaments.

Meets:  Mondays and Fridays, 2:50-4pm U212

Sponsors:  Ann Manchester ext. 66585 and Kim Mitchell ext. 66679


Chinese Club

All students interested in Chinese culture are welcome to join.  Activities may include cooking, Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi, Chinese films, music and other cultural events.  Students need not be enrolled in Chinese language classes to participate.

Meets:  By teacher announcement, 2:50-4pm U121

Sponsor:  Lise Olsen-Dufour ext. 66842


Chinese Honor Society

National Chinese Honor Society at Grandview is open to students in level 3 or above who have achieved academic excellence in Chinese by maintaining a 3.5 average GPA in Chinese and a cumulative 3.0 GPA overall, and who intend to continue study of Chinese in the future.  Students must also exhibit evidence of good citizenship and intention to continue their study of Chinese.  The society will provide a variety of social and community service opportunities for students to participate in, and will connect students with resources in the community through which to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture, and to further their study of the Chinese language.

Meets:  Every other Wednesday, 2:50-3:30pm U121

Sponsor:  Lise Olsen-Dufour ext. 66842


*# Choirs

There are 6 choirs offered at Grandview High School.  Students who become highly involved in these choirs may earn a Grandview letter.


Women's Choir – This choir is made up of ladies in grades 9-12 who love singing.  They perform a variety of music at school concerts as well as around the Denver area.

Men's Choir – This choir is made up of gentlemen in grades 9-12 who love to sing.  They perform a variety of music at school concerts as well as in the Denver area.


Camerata* (by audition only) - This select group performs a variety of music in Grandview and in the community.


Bella Voce* (by audition only) - This advanced group of female singers takes performance trips to various festivals throughout the United States and overseas.  They also perform a variety of music at school concerts.


Chamber Singers* (by audition only) - This advanced group of both men and women takes performance trips to various festivals throughout the United States and overseas.  They perform a variety of music for special events and for school performances.


Jazz* (by audition only) – This highly selective choir competes in state and national performances representing the jazz style.  They also perform for school, district and community events.

Sponsors:  Darin Drown ext. 66590

Lori May –


Creative Careers Student Association

This is a career and technical education student organization for the arts.

Meets:  Twice a Month on Thursdays, 3-5pm U109

Sponsors:  Kelly Smith ext. 66686 and April Green ext. 66564


Cyber Patriot

This is a competition club where our teams of 5-6 individuals compete against teams from schools across the country in cyber security related events.  Basically we run visualization software with Windows and Linux images that have been compromised in some way so that they are not secure.  The competitors identify and fix all security flaws that they find to earn points.

Meets:  Fridays, 3-6pm L108

Sponsor:  Ken Sarnowski ext. 66514


*# DECA (Marketing)

Students enrolled in Marketing I or Marketing II are strongly encouraged to participate in DECA.  Through active participation in DECA, members learn how to lead and participate in group discussions, preside at meetings and conferences, work effectively within committees, and engage in practical problem solving and decision making.  Through participation in local, district, state, and national activities, DECA members develop a better understanding of the business world, become conscious of their civic obligations, and develop social poise and leadership ability.  The DECA program of work includes activities related to class work, participation in community projects, district and state meetings and competitive events.  Grandview DECA students apply their business skills by selling food, drinks, and school supplies in the school store in the commons.  DECA members may compete in conferences during the fall and spring and are eligible for scholarship opportunities.  Highly involved members may earn a letter in DECA.

Meets: Each Day in Class U132

Sponsor:  Larry LaFlam ext. 66820


# FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

Students involved in FBLA have a unique opportunity to make a connection with their school, community, and the business world.  FBLA is a national organization that places emphasis on service to others, social events and period competitive conferences.

Meets:  1st Thursday of the Month 6:40am Lecture Center & 3pm Lecture Center

Sponsor:  Will Baird ext. 66548


FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Students in FCA work together to empower and encourage each other to make a difference in their Christian lives.

Meets:  Tuesdays, 6:30am, Wrestling Room

Sponsor:  Nate Robinson ext. 66599


FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America)

FCCLA is a national vocational student organization for high school students associated with the Family and Consumer Sciences classes.  Membership and participation in leadership and community service projects is open to all Grandview students, but students who have taken a FACS class are eligible to become nationally affiliated members and use this on their resume!  Students are also able to compete in the state competition and are able to letter!

Meets:  1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:10-7:40am L107

Sponsor:  Audra Dunleavy ext. 66518


Fashion Club

This club will go over the newest trends and explore the careers of fashion.  We will bring out students' creative side in a fun way.  We will be known as the best dressed school in uniting fashion enthusiasts in our community.

Meets:  Mondays, 3-4pm, U304

Sponsor:  Holly Hoggarth ext. 66852


French Club

French Club does a variety of activities related to Grandview and to the French-speaking world.  We march in the Homecoming parade and cheer in French, we plan and attend cultural outings in Denver, we organize educational opportunities for other French students, we do community service to benefit the French-speaking world, we make crepes to sell at the Grandview Craft Fair, and we support other Grandview clubs whenever we can.  This group includes students of different ages and you need not be enrolled in French to join us.

Meets:  Tuesdays on A Days, 2:45-3:30pm U124

Sponsor:  Signe Wichern ext. 66740


* French Honor Society

This is an honor organization for students who have demonstrated excellence in French (level 3 and above).  The students will participate in extracurricular cultural activities and help promote French at Grandview.

Meets:  Mondays on B Days, 2:50-3:30pm U101

Sponsor:  Liesl Farrier ext. 66681


Gender Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA)

GSA is a club that supports GSLBT+ students and offers opportunities for supporting, educating, and promoting understanding of the GSLBT+ population.

Meets:  Every other Thursday, 2:50-3:30pm U303

Sponsor:  Mary Kaye Bjork ext. 66504


* German Club

(Delta Epsilon Phi):  German National Honor Society.  Is a service fraternity that promotes the study who have achieved outstanding academic achievement?  The Alpha Beta Chapter is open to any student of Grandview interested in Germanic studies.  Full membership is reserved only for students who have completed 3 semesters of German with a 3.6 GPA in German.

Meets:  1st and 3rd Wednesday of every Month, 7:15am U125

Sponsor:  Katherine Allen ext. 66661


Hip Hop Dance Club

This dance group practices to learn new skills, train, work on Freestyle and create dance routines to perform at Grandview and at Denver area competitions.

Meets:  Weekly Monday or Thursday, 3-4pm Dance Rm U601

Sponsor:  Heather Johns ext. 66647


International Cultural Club (ICC)

This club will teach you about different cultures with the students of Grandview.  You will get to experience exotic foods and meet new people.

Meets:  1st Friday of every Month, 2:45pm L311

Sponsor:  Bonnie Wetherbee ext. 66741


International Current Events Discussion (ICED)

The International Current Events Discussion club is dedicated to international awareness and advocacy.  Each month we discuss global issues that impact us directly and indirectly.  We also raise funds to support organizations that offer assistance, such as KIVA.

Meets:  1st Monday of the Month, 3-4pm Library Classroom

Sponsor:  Phil LaConte ext. 66682


Key Club

This is a nation-wide community service organization supported by the Kiwanis Club.  We help out the less fortunate through our service projects throughout the year.

Meets:  Every other Wednesday, 2:50-4pm Lecture Center

Sponsors:  Cady Hobbs ext. 66634 and Kim Summers ext. 66584


* Link Crew

A committed group of juniors and seniors who are selected in the spring and trained through the summer to help assist freshmen at orientations and throughout the year.

Meets:  Varies (see below)

Sponsor:  Jenny Bailey ext. 66561

Before the School Year – Wrestling Room – Fri/Mon (3-7:30pm) & all day Wednesday

1st Quarter – Wednesday 7-7:40am – Freshman Seminar Trainings

2nd Quarter – TBA – 2 Follow up meetings & Cocoa Cookies and Cram

3rd Quarter – New Application Process

4th Quarter – Wrestling Room – May - TBD


Literary Publication - Meraki

The Greek work meraki means to leave a piece of your soul in your creative works.  Grandview's Literary-Arts publication, Meraki, represents the myriad of creative souls in our school community.  Please join Meraki, members in the process of publishing & celebrating student and staff and art work. 

Meets:  Every other Tuesday, 3-4pm U305

Sponsor:  Dana Zilliox ext. 66848


Math Club

Any student interested in math can participate.  Competitions with other schools will be scheduled throughout the year.

Meets:  Last Tuesday of the Month & Competitions (see info from Sponsor), 2:50-3:30pm L204

Sponsor:  Robbie Fitzpatrick ext. 66667


Medical Careers Club

This club offers high school students an opportunity to learn about the various and diverse careers available in the medical field.  Students can network with other students interested in health-related fields.  Guest speakers in a variety of health care positions describe their medical careers and the educational requirements needed.  Students receive guidance and direction in how to achieve the goals they are striving to meet in a health care career.  The club members are also involved in putting on the 9Health Fair for the Grandview students in the spring.

Meets:  See Sponsor for schedule, 2:45-3:30pm U213

Sponsor:  Ashleigh Carrothers ext. 66845


Mock Trial

The High School Mock Trail Program is a positive academic program that gives students an opportunity to expand their speaking, writing, reading, and analytical skills while learning about the judicial system.  The students play the role of attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious case.  To play these roles, students are introduced to a number of life skills that will be helpful to them in their future, such as team work and collaboration; the importance and value of setting goals; the value of strategic planning and implementation; productive argumentative and persuasive skills; critical thinking skills; and the ability to face challenging obstacles with enthusiasm, professionalism and confidence.

Meets:  Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm U216

Sponsor:  Liz Burkle (DU Mentorship Program) ext. 66819


Mountain Bike Racing Team (Club)

The Mountain Bike Team is a cross country racing team that competes just like other sports in the fall season.  We race in 4 conference races throughout the fall, and through those events a racer can qualify for a 5th event which is the State Championships.  All of the race venues are in mountain locations.  They have been in Frisco, Leadville, Granby Ranch, Nathrop, and Eagle.  We practice throughout the fall during our season, and we do a few things in the spring and summer as well.  If you are interested, Coach Dodd is who you need to talk to.  His office number is 720-886-6850, and his email is listed below.  If interested, please look for advertising in the spring for next fall.

Sponsor:  Will Dodd ext. 66850


* Musical (Spring)

Students will have an opportunity to audition for the musical to be held in the fall.  Watch for audition information.

Sponsor:  Brianna Lindahl ext. 66694


* National Honor Society

Juniors & Seniors who have been selected to become members during the spring selection process meet in the Lecture Center on the first Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise specified.  Students interested in the Candidate Selection process can attend informational meetings in the spring, as posted on the website and in letters sent home to qualified candidates, as long as they have a 3.75 weighted GPA and are in 10th and/or 11th grades. 

Meets:  1st Tuesday of the Month, 6:45 AM and/or 2:45 PM Lecture Center or as posted

Sponsors:  Molly Mugge-Cozza ext. 66635 and Kim Dassler ext. 66558



Students in this class plan and produce our school paper, The Grandview Chronicle.  They become investigative reporters, news and editorial writers, interviewers, editors and photographers.  They also layout and design Grandview's monthly paper.

Meets:  During 3A Period, U120

Sponsor:  Matt Varca ext. 66588


No Place for Hate

Grandview is a No Place for Hate partner school as recognized by the Denver Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.  As a school partner, we believe that a positive school culture and climate makes a difference in the lives of students, families, educators and communities.  Students in our organization develop projects, create critical mass of students & staff to bring a message of inclusion and respect to the whole school to create a culture that is welcoming and safe for all.  The goal of our No Place for Hate chapter is to empower our school and provide students a voice to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry.

Sponsors:  Allison Houston ext. 66615, Paul Eppard ext. 66672, and Molly Mugge-Cozza ext. 66635



There are 3 orchestras offered at Grandview High School.  Students who become highly involved in these orchestras may earn a Grandview letter.


Chamber - Advanced string musicians, mostly upperclassmen, membership strictly by audition. This group performs original and arranged college-level repertoire from all styles. Primary focus on refining musicianship, technicality, and fosters high-caliber performance standards.

Meets:  During 1A Period, U610

Sponsor:  Mindi Loewen ext. 66629


Concert - Emerging string musicians, mostly freshman and sophomores, membership requires no audition but minimum prerequisite is two or more years of experience on a string orchestral instrument. This group performs original and repertoire from the Baroque and Classical eras, pop, Celtic, Rock and Roll, and many more. Primary focus on refining technique and some remedial concepts.

Meets:  During 2B Period, U609

Sponsor:  Mindi Loewen ext. 66629


Symphonic - Intermediate to advanced string musicians, mostly upperclassmen, membership by audition. This group performs repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, as well as jazz, pop, Celtic, Rock and Roll, and many more. Primary focus on refining musicianship and technicality.

Meets: During 4B Period, U609

Sponsor:  Mindi Loewen ext. 66629


Peer Counseling

Students complete an application/interview process and are selected during the spring of each school year.  Students attend a training and work with their peers alongside teachers in assigned classrooms. 

Meets:  1A on Scheduled Days, U310

Sponsors:  Allison Houston ext. 66615 and Ryan Seely ext. 66675


Project UNIFY Club

Project UNIFY Club is a club for all students who would like to build relationships with students with disabilities.  We promote unity, friendship, respect and inclusion.

Meets:  2nd Wednesday of the Month, 7-7:40am L301

Sponsor:  Linda Snelgrove ext. 66748


RAoK (Random Acts of Kindness)

RAoK is a selfless act performed by kind people to help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to make people happier.

Meets:  Mondays, after school U210

Sponsor:  Brian Gausman ext. 66680


R.I.S.E. (Respect, Include, Safe, Engage)

RISE above to be respectful, inclusive, safe, and engaged so teachers can teach and students can learn.  To help stop bullying and help those in need.

Meets:  A Day Wednesdays, 2:45-3:00pm in U322

Sponsor:  Laurie Anderson ext. 66684


Spanish Club

This club gives students the opportunity to study the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through group activities that include cooking, outings and other ethnic events.

Meets:  Announced in class and on Schoology

Sponsors: Sonia Group ext. 66566 and Nancy Jensen ext. 66749


* Spanish Honor Society

The Spanish Honor Society recognizes students who have shown enthusiasm for the Spanish language 7 Hispanic culture and maintained an A average in Spanish and an overall GPA of 3.5.  We act as a service organization.

Meets:  3rd Thursday of every Month, 6:50-7:10am or 2:50-3:10pm in U128.

Sponsors:  Robyn Wisler ext. 66739


# Speech & Debate

Students prepare for competition in debate, public speaking, and oral interpretation with assistance from coaches and team veterans.  Tournaments are held on Saturdays from October to early April.  Speech can also be taken as a class.  Students have the opportunity to letter and join the National Speech and Debate Association.

Meets:  Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3:00-4:30pm U319 - (times vary depending on practice needs/meetings)

Sponsors:  Kari Hagman ext. 66853 and Jason Kosanovich ext. 66567


Student Leadership

The Student Leadership Class is a great opportunity for all grade levels to represent the student body within the school and community.  Students in this class serve as the student body officers and class representatives participating in leadership training activities and service learning.  They also plan numerous activities throughout the school year, including Homecoming, Prom, and community service projects.  Students must submit an application in the spring.

Meets:  During 4A Period, 1:03-2:42pm U308

Sponsors:  Alison Beaird ext. 66533 and Dan Colburn ext. 66734


# Technology Student Association (TSA)

Membership and participation is open to all Grandview students. TSA is a national student organization focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The organization promotes technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving through state and national competitive and social events, resulting in personal growth and opportunity. Those students currently or recently enrolled in engineering and technology classes are encouraged to join.

Meets:  Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45am L109 - Tuesdays (event preparation), 2:40-4:00pm L109

Sponsors:  Alan Rydlund ext. 66884 and Michelle Moore ext. 44465


* Thespians

Thespians are an honor organization of drama students.  Students have to earn a number of points to become eligible in the international organization, however, ALL students are invited to join for meetings and activities.  Activities include participating in and supporting Grandview Performing Arts Theatre, participating in and building a float for the homecoming parade, "ThesProm", "ThesCon" (the state Thespian convention,) organizing and attending GHS and other schools' performances.

Meets: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 2:50-4pm U605

Sponsor:  Brianna Lindahl ext. 66694


Vex Robotics

This is a competition club where teams of 5-6 students build and program robots to compete against other Colorado teams.  A video describing this year's competition can be found at:

Meets:  Fridays, 3-6pm L109

Sponsor:  Ken Sarnowski ext. 66514


Video Game Design

A group of students come together to create video games at an advanced level.  Can provide education about game design.  Will teach students skills that can be adapted to the real world.

Meets:  Tuesdays, 3-5 L108

Sponsor:  Ken Sarnowski ext. 66514


YANA (You Are Not Alone)

The club will provide comfort to the body, mind, and soul of cancer patients by making and delivering care packages.  Each care package will include a double-layer handmade fleece blanket, beanie, and an invitation to partner with one of the cancer survivors who are currently part of the official YANA non-profit organization.  By providing contact information of someone who had already gone through the treatment for cancer, our club hopes to provide the patients with a source of courage and hope.

Meets:  Last Tuesday of the month that we have school, after school U216

Sponsor:  Brad Luetkenhaus ext. 66570



In this class, students plan, create and produce the Grandview yearbook, The View.  They are responsible for all aspects of production and design.  They learn to conduct interviews, cover and photograph school and related events, write and edit copy, layout pages and meet deadlines.  Members are expected to learn and practice responsible journalism.

Meets:  During 3A, U116

Sponsor:  Matt Varca ext. 66588


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