CHEERLEADERS - Ms. Carrie Brunt and Ms. Taylor Trione
Wheat Ridge High School has a varsity cheerleading squad. Tryouts are held in the spring.
CHESS CLUB - Mr. DiTullio
D.E.C.A. is a vocational student organization whose main goal is to help students learn about careers and to become competent in the fields of sales and marketing.
Meet during marketing class.
FAMILY CAREER & COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA - Ms. O’Keefe
Family Career & Community Leaders of America provides students the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills necessary for life, home and the workplace through planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, competition and interpersonal communication.
FORENSICS (Competitive speech team) - Ms. Chinisci
WRHS’s Forensics competitive team welcomes all students wishing to expand their public speaking skills. Team members can participate in events ranging from debate to congress to public speaking to interpretation of literature. Local invitational tournaments attract high schools from the Colorado-Wyoming region, thus offering unique travel and social experiences. Local competitions are usually held on Saturdays. In the past, Wheat Ridges’ team has competed at Standford University in California and Harvard in Massachusetts.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - Mr. Craig
Programs offered include Winter Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion and Farmer Pride Band.
KEY CLUB - Ms. Harrison/Ms. Klatil
Key Club is a service organization sponsored by a local Kiwanis Club. Key Club’s objectives are the development of initiative, leadership ability, and good citizenship.
LAS AMIGAS - Ms. Marquez
To make positive changes in Latina females’ by, improving engagement socially and academically in school.
MUSICAL - Mr. Cook
The all school musical at WHRS enjoys a long-standing record of excellence. It is produced the second semester of each year. The musical is open to all students who are enrolled in at least one music course (choir/band/orchestra) during the second semester. No previous acting skill required, however, students must audition for the musical (typically in November).
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY - Mr. Scaglione
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - Ms. Olenberger
National Honor Society recognizes students who achieve outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and are invited to join at the end of their sophomore year. National Honor Society participates in service projects throughout the year and sponsors Senior Awards Night. Meetings are once a month.
NEWSPAPER (HAYSTACK) - Ms. Landon
How do you feel growing up in a world where every country on the planet seems to be bombing someone else and murder trials invade every station on television? You
can do something about the world’s problems. Journalists travel the world, increase public awareness, and have a blast! If this exciting and unique life appeals to you, join the Haystack staff. We publish a monthly newspaper using the latest computer technology. So give it a try and embark on a journey you will never forget.
OUTDOOR LAB - Ms. Berens
Juniors and seniors in Jeffco Schools have a unique opportunity of serving as high school leaders at one of the outdoor lab facilities. This is a week long resident experience designed to help sixth graders become more aware of their environment.
POM SQUAD - Ms. Cassel
The pom squad is WRHS competitive dance team. They support athletic events and compete as a team in various competitions. For the experienced dancer with great school spirit! Tryouts are in February for the following year’s team.
SPANISH CLUB - Ms. Pope
The Spanish Club will have activities to promote the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED SPORTS - Ms. Murphy
Special Olympics Unified sports is an inclusive program which combine individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and individuals without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes and partners compete alongside one another, each in a meaningful and integral role on the Unified Sports team. These experiences create a culture of inclusion and foster understanding schools and communities. Participation in Unified Sports leads to new friendships, improved self-esteem and positive changes in attitude, behavior and performance for all students involved.
STUDENT SENATE - Mr. T. Dowd & Mr. Slater
WRHS Student Leadership meets on a daily basis as a class and elective credit is earned as a member. The class mission is to provide safe, positive events for the school, to promote school spirit, and to provide assistance to other groups in the school as much as possible. In the process of planning events students will also develop teamwork, leadership, communication, and organizational skills for higher education and the professional world. The class must be capped at 35 members and students must go through an application process in April and May to be admitted.
STUDENT VOICE - Ms. Lee/Ms. Ugander
Student Voice is a district-wide initiative involving high school students. It provides opportunities for students to dialogue with the superintendent and opportunities for students to develop leadership, advocacy and teamwork skills.
THEATER/THESPIAN TROUPE - Ms. Ehrhardt
Theater/Thespian Troupe is a welcoming and diverse group of actors, artists, and technicians who work hard to produce high quality entertainment. With many different opportunities for fun, learning and resume filling activities such as Thespian Leadership, Fall Play and more. WRHS Theater has a place for everyone. Thespian Troupe meets Tuesdays during A & B lunches in the auditorium.
TSA - Mr. Livingston
TSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that provides leadership and competition opportunities for CTE students. Students select challenges in their fields of study or interest and prepare to compete at the TSA State Leadership Conference in February. Open to all current and former CTE students. Weekly meetings September - February, 3-day conference in February.
VOCAL MUSIC - Mr. Cook
Chamber Chorale, Men’s or Women’s Chorus, Jazz 9, Voices, and Wheat Ridge Singers.
WHEAT RIDGE MOVIE CLUB - Mr. DiTullio
Is designed to give students a place to go after school and watch a movie on Thursdays at 2:45 pm. Parent permission is required.
WHEAT RIDGE ROBOTICS - Mr. Livingston
Wheat Ridge Robotics is an after-school club open to all students with an interest in creating robots for competitive contests. Each year students will build and program robots to compete in the BEST Robotics Competition, the Vex Robotics Competition and the Navy's SeaPerch Underwater ROV Competition. No experience is necessary to participate in these challenging and fun STEM activities.
WHEAT RIDGE SPORTS MEDICINE - Mr. Martinez
Building future career goals in athletic training/physical therapy, community service and may earn scholarships. Includes fall, winter, spring sports, after school from
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. for practices and games.
YEARBOOK (AGRARIAN) - Mr. Granbery
Create memories that will last a lifetime! Yearbook is a yearlong class responsible for publishing the Agrarian. We need hard working, dedicated students interested in writing, photography, layout and design, and computer assistance. This class is open to all grade levels and requires considerable work outside the regular school day. See the sponsor for an application.
For additional information, contact:
Margaret Pena-Stanley, Activities Director at (303) 982-6361