Activities

Get involved with other students and have a positive experience during high school.  Below are clubs and/or organizations, listed with the sponsor/director in charge.  Feel free to contact these people for more information!  Some clubs/organizations may require an application and/or interview.

Application for School-Sponsored Student Academic Organizations

Application for Student-Initiated and Led Clubs

School Sponsored Activities

Name of Organization Purpose Staff Advisor

Cycling Club

The mission of the PHS Cycling Team is build strong bodies, strong minds and strong character through cycling, regardless of ability and to provide students the camaraderie that will help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive cycling goals in a safe and enjoyable manner.

Suzanne Spezzano

DECA

In DECA you will have the opportunity to obtain leadership skills that will give you a head start toward a real career, and have a positive effect on your community.  Are you interested in sports and entertainment marketing, in the travel or hospitality business, in fashion, in a retail career, in advertising or in the restaurant trade?  Activities and skills in these and any other marketing specialty are available to you in DECA.

Dave Long & Jeremy Johner

Drama Club/International Thespian Society

The PHS Drama Club welcomes all students with an interest in theatre, film, and performing arts. The club meets weekly for theatre and improv games, technical theatre workshops, guest artists, club event rehearsals, and more! The club offers a dynamic and fun opportunity for students interested in acting, directing, costuming, stagecraft, lighting, special effects, and more, to get together in a supportive and exciting community. The club sponsors several performance events each year, and supports our Poudre Theatre mainstage productions and our theatre classes. In addition, students earn experience for induction in our chartered troupe of the International Thespian Society, a global honors society that supports students in theatre through workshops, conferences, scholarships, college auditions, and more.

Joel Smith

Environmental Club

Service and Environmental Club is an extracurricular club where students can be involved in community-based service projects. The emphasis is on local service projects that have a direct impact on Poudre High School and Ft. Collins. Projects that Service & Environmental Club have been involved in over the years are: Homeless gear, Inter-generational Prom, Angel Tree, Linus blankets, mitten project, Respite Care, PHS recycling, PHS energy audit, Musical Zoo, packing and distributing meals to the homeless,  Poudre River & park clean ups, toiletries' drive & distribution. Each year, students decide what projects to undertake and are eligible for "lettering" in service.

Kelly Suto

FBLA

FBLA brings business and education together, allowing students to compete and demonstrate problem solving skills, creativity and innovation.  Students compete in events like: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, Global Business and many more. Dave Long & Jeremy Johner

FCCLA

FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA is a student led organization relating to the field of Family Consumer Sciences. FCCLA works to improve issues relating to family, work, and community. Poudre students have the opportunity to participate in service projects for their community. Poudre students also have the opportunity to pursue personal projects in the topics of culinary, fashion design, interior design, education, entrepreneurship, and many others, that they can compete with at state conference to potentially win college scholarships. FCCLA is great opportunity for those students interested in FCS topics, improving societal issues, and learning great leadership skills!

Hanny Gaffney & Mandy Johnson

Film Club

This club engages students in analysis of a variety of film technique, film types, and genres while maintaining a fun, collaborative and participatory environment.

Monique Eckhoff

HOSA

This is for students interested in pursuing medical careers.  Students prepare and compete at a state level in events that test their knowledge of medical technique, information and innovation.

Judy Whitman & Susan O’Meara

Impala Coding Club

Impala Coding Club is for anyone!  It doesn't matter if you have never written a line of code in your life or have been doing it since you were 2 years old.  We learn new skills in programming to create amazing projects. There are several coding competitions that we compete in. Contact Mr. Breshears for more info about how to get plugged in.

Robert Breshear

Key Club

Key Club is a service-learning organization that does a variety of service projects for the PHS community. Most of the projects vary year to year depending on the student's ideas for that year. One of the consistent projects is the PHS Food Pantry: The PHS Food Pantry is integral part of the Annual Feed our Families Food Drive that gives a monthly "hand up" of basic food items to Poudre Families. This program was founded in 2016. In 2018 a weekend lunch program was started to assist students with food over weekends.

Joe Fontana

Math Club Mu Alpha Theta

Math Club is for students of all math abilities who enjoy learning about and sharing their knowledge of mathematics. The PHS Math Club consists of three components: 1) Service - Students spend time tutoring other students and participate in fundraising activities to help students in need. 2) Competition - Students attend CSU Math Day and participate in other mathematics competitions throughout the year. 3) Activities - Students participate in other math related activities throughout the year.  

Elissa Pitts

Mock Trial

Mock Trial is an after school competitive group that allows students to think fast and battle with their wits. We work with trial lawyers (Criminal defense attorneys) and prepare a state-provided case for plaintiff/prosecution and defense. In competition we present the case against other schools in an attempt to out maneuver, outwit, and out perform in order to win our case. Participants can be a lawyer, witness, or expert witness and have a truly authentic experience as a member of a court including real district judges, with legal council adjudicators when at competition. Join us if you want to have fun, have interest in legal procedures, and want to learn how to think and maneuver in tough situations.

Chris Glatfelter

National Art Honor Society

The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to provide students, who are interested in multiple forms of art, the opportunity to meet new people, have fun, express themselves artistically and be recognized for their efforts and abilities.  Students may also have the opportunity to create an art project with connections to the school or community.

Sara Harris & Dave Nichols

National Honor Society

NHS is an organization that recognizes academic excellence.  Through coursework requirements and grade point averages, individuals are inducted into this prestigious society.  This exceptional group of Junior and Seniors work together to exemplify the Four Pillars of the NHS organization: Service, Leadership, Scholarship, and Character.

Kelly Motichka

National Technical Honor Society

The purpose of this organization is to promote the ideals of honest, service, leadership, and career development among the career and technical students of Poudre. The honor society rewards meritorious achievement and encourages career and technical education students in their pursuit of educational and career goals. It is also meant to provide career and tech students with a greater awareness of the world of work.

Wendy Bryner

Ocean Bowl

The is an academic competition and program that addresses a national gap in environmental and earth sciences in public education by introducing high school students to and engaging them in ocean science, preparing them for ocean science-related and other STEM careers, and helping them become knowledgeable citizens and environmental stewards

Adam McBride

Poudre’s Readers Society

We are a group of people who love to read books and we also like to take on challenges. As a result, we focus on easy to read classical literature. We get together during lunch every other week to talk about what we are reading, to support each other in taking on a challenge, and to get to know other book lovers.  We read 3 books a year.

Stephanie Mosnik

Robotics

We are a group of students who share an interest in science and technology, and it's application to real-world engineering. We may design and build robots, but our team is much more than that. Our mission is to be a student-run team that works together to participate in FIRST Robotics competitions. FIRST, which stands for "For Inspiration of Science and Technology", is an international organization that strives to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders. Every year we are given a new challenge, or game, that involves competing in alliances to score against the opposing alliance. This may involve driving over obstacles, shooting balls into hoops, hanging the robot from a bar, or even deploying a "mini-bot" to climb a pole. By building a robot to perform these challenges, students learn how to work as a team along with engineers in the community who act as mentors. Students on the team learn valuable skills that translate into future careers.

Alan Charters & Nathan Savig

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad functions much like a sports team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.

Greg Golz & Hadeel Abdel Ghany

Service Club

Service and Environmental Club is an extracurricular club where students can be involved in community-based service projects.  The emphasis is on local service projects that have a direct impact on Poudre High School and Ft. Collins. Projects that Service & Environmental Club have been involved in over the years are:  

Homeless gear, Inter-generational Prom, Angel Tree, Linus blankets, mitten project, Respite Care, PHS recycling, PHS energy audit, Musical Zoo, packing and distributing meals to the homeless,  Poudre River & park clean ups, toiletries' drive & distribution. Each year, students decide what projects to undertake and are eligible for "lettering" in service.

Kathy Kunz

Spectrum

Spectrum brings together both gay and straight students to socialize, discuss current issues in the LGBTQ community as well as other social/life issues, engage in book studies, promote awareness among students/staff/community, attend diversity conferences, participate in service activities and take part in school wide events.

Lori Miller

Speech & Debate

The Poudre Speech and Debate team gives students the chance to improve their public speaking, research, persuasive writing and acting ability. Members will get the chance to choose from a number events ranging from debating a number of current world issues in different formats, craft speeches to either inform or persuade, or act out dramatic or humorous scripts.Debaters will learn to debate both sides of a topic, and in the process become better listeners. Speech students will learn how to gain and maintain the focus on their audience while keeping them on the edge of their seat. Actors will learn how to help convey a feeling through different readings and help their audience gain empathy for their characters. The team competes in formal tournaments against other schools across the nation, all while raising students’ self-confidence as well. Coaches will provide the all the materials and know how needed to start! Practices are currently on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:20 till 5. If you would like to know any more information email Mr. Berry at bberry@psdschools.org or drop by practice in 206!

Ben Berry

Student Initiated Activities

Name of Organization Purpose Meeting Day/Time/Location Student Contact Staff Advisor

Anime Club

For those interested in Anime and are passionate about drawing characters and/or scenes.

Lunches Thurs/Fri Room 303 Anais Flores Alan Flores

Dungeon & Dragons Club

To build leadership skills and problem solving abilities in a structure and enjoyable environment Lunch on Tues/Fri Room 233 Lucy Gregory Katy Sayers

Fishing Team

To involve kids in the outdoors and teach others how to fish. Lunch on Tues. Room 414 Gavin Brent David Cummings

Flow Club

For those who are interested in learning an alternative way to exercise as well as learning to perform different routines using flow props TBD Logan Rapier Marty Devalk

Linguistics Club

To inspire a passion for language and linguistics amongst high school students Lunch on Tues Room 110 Dylan Chamber-Faust Erin Austin

Native American Club

To learn more about the Native American culture and connect Native American students to their culture. TBD Michael Maestas Corryn Powell

Ritmo Latino

To involve students in an activity where they learn to salsa dance and have fun! Wed after school Commons Stacey Sanmartin Alison Inwood

Rodeo Club

An opportunity for members to share their passion about rodeo.  This club will also teach members who are new to rodeo how to take care of the animals and how to get started with rodeo. Lunch on Monday Room 508 Colton Zimmerman Deric Yaussi

Students for Fair Trade

To educate students about the process of fair trade. Our goal is to become a certified fair trade school and support the Fair Trade Campaign Room 214 Jordan Rickard-Peisner Denny Bain

Ultimate Frisbee

For those interested in building relationships on campus, meeting other students, and being rad while playing Ultimate Lunch on Wed Big Gym Rachel Valerius Enrique Trejo