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Overland Clubs 2022-2023

  • AAPI Alliance (Asian American Pacific Islander)

    Meetings: Tuesdays after school
    Location: 117A
    Watch our video:  YouTube video
    Sponsor
    : Yuri Kim
    We believe in creating a community within Overland for such students to become more united and to comfortably discuss what it means to be AAPI. AAPI is not a club solely for Asian and Pacific Islander students, rather a collaborative place for all students. We encourage allies to share their thoughts.


    Adventure Club

    Meetings: Fridays from 3:30-4:30
    Location: IB205
    Sponsor
    : Dana Hansen
    The goal of the Adventure Club is to promote physical activity and nature exploration.


    Anime Club

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:40–4:45
    Location: IE108
    Sponsor: Luke Willis
    Anime club celebrates Anime as well as the Japanese culture through, games, activities, episode viewings, and other group activities. Come to IE 108 for more information.


    Band

    Meetings: varies
    Location: Performing Arts hallway – band room
    Sponsor: Ryan Monarch
    Band is a class as well as an after-school activity. Contact Mr. Monarch with questions.


    Bowling Club

    Meetings: 9/12, 10/10, 11/7, 12/5, 1/17 (Tuesday), 2/6, 3/6, 4/3
    Location: We meet in room 121B at 3:35 and walk over to Bowlero Bowling
    Fees: $10 covers bowling, shoes, pizza, and soda.

    Sponsors: Kay Willis and Amelia Lien
    Permission slip and participation agreement form must be signed before you can participate. Come pick up the forms in Suite B. Contact one of the sponsors if you have any questions.


    BSA (Black Student Alliance)

    Meetings: Mondays, 3:30–4:20pm
    Location: Activities Office 107C
    Sponsor: Jennifer Taylor
    BSA is back up and running. We strongly encourage all allies to come and share your thoughts and ideas with us.


    Chess and Board Game Club

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:30–4:45pm
    Location: 225B
    Sponsors: Chris McLelland
    This club is a place to meet and play chess or other games like Backgammon or Risk with other students. Players of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Snacks are provided..


    Chinese Club

    Meetings: Fridays, 3:45-4:45
    Location: 237C
    Sponsor: Yingxin Liu
    Chinese Club is open to anyone interested in Chinese language and culture. Students learn Chinese, Chinese painting, calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, etc.


    Choir

    Meetings: varies
    Location: Performing Arts hallway – choir room
    Sponsor:  Abby Cate and Phil Drozda
    Choir is a class at Overland. Please contact one of the instructors for enrollment or audition information.


    CCC (Community Connect Club)

    Meetings:
    Location:
    Sponsor: Gil Trevino
    Info coming soon


    Crochet Club 

    Meetings: Mondays @3:45pm
    Location: IP204
    Sponsor: Erin Blinck
    Are you interested in making cool things? Are you crafty? Join the Overland Crochet Club! We will learn the basics of crochet and learn to make amazing projects. No experience necessary!. Meetings will take place Monday after school in room IP 204. See you there!


    CS Honor Society (Computer Science)

    Meetings: Mondays, 3:45–4:30pm
    Location: IE103
    Sponsor: Kate McDonnell
    The purpose of the Overland Computer Science Honor Society shall be to cultivate thriving environments for success in computer science in the school community by encouraging students’ enthusiasm, honoring academic excellence, and promoting service. Students who complete at least one semester of an AP Computer Science course and maintain a B average will be invited to join the Overland CS Honor Society.


    DECA (Marketing) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

    Meetings: depends on when class meets
    Location: 251E
    Sponsors: Roberto Ocaña and Patrick O'Riley
    Must be in a Business class to enroll in DECA.  Club is co-curricular and meets during class hours.


    Destination Imagination

    Meetings: TBD
    Location: TBD
    Sponsor:
    At Destination Imagination, we believe that when an educational experience is hands-on, collaborative and fun, students are empowered to take their learning to the next level and are excited to do so. DI provides unique educational experiences across seven project-based Challenge types–Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning, and Early Learning.


    DnD Club

    Meetings: Mondays, 3:40-4:45
    Location: IE108
    Sponsor: Luke Willis
    Experienced and new players are welcome. We will be playing the game and learning its complexities every Monday after school.


    Drama Club

    Meetings: 3rd Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45
    Location: 152E
    Sponsor: Andy Ray
    Drama Club is a place to anyone interested in Acting, Technical Theatre, Props & Costumes, or any of the Theatrical Arts. We work to produce the Fall Play, Winter Musical, Spring One Acts, and a variety of other performance and learning opportunities throughout the year.


    Environmental Club

    Meetings: Thursdays after school
    Location: 225B
    Sponsor: Chris McLelland
    The Environmental Club is ready and raring to go, and they want to change our world and our campus. Please join us if you want to make a difference and work with other students who care about the environment!


    Fashion Club

    Meetings: Wednesdays after school, begins September 1
    Location: 260F
    Sponsor: Arielle Bergmann
    This is a student run club that focuses on fashion! Students plan school fashion shows and photoshoots, talk about fashion, and participate in the Denver Paper Fashion Show. To get more information, sign up for updates and notifications join our Remind Group—Send a Text to 81010 with the Code @f9b4d8. See Mrs. Bergmann for more information.


    FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)

    Meetings: Thursdays after school, begins September 16
    Location: 253E (the Foods Lab)
    Sponsor: Arielle Bergmann and Erica McHenry-Hutto
    FCCLA Website: Why Join FCCLA
    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—all necessary within the home and workplace. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only Career and Technical in-school Student Organization with family as its central focus. Dues: $30 includes State Dues, National Dues, and a T-shirt. To get more information join our remind group send a text to 81010 with the code @overlandfc. See Mrs. Bergmann or Mrs. McHenry-Hutto for more information.


    French Club

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30pm
    Location: 236C
    Sponsor:  Meg Duncan
    French Club is a place to come and practice your conversation skills, learn about the history, culture and cuisines of the French-speaking world, and so much more!


    Guitar Club

    Meetings: Thursdays after school
    Location: 133C
    Watch our video: YouTube video

    Sponsor: Steve Helfant
    Every Thursday in guitar club, we play, learn, and teach guitar! We teach all skill levels, including those who have never even touched a guitar before. Bring a guitar if you have one, or just use ours if you don’t. There is no fee or requirements…all are welcome!


    HOSA + Pre-Med (Health Sciences)

    Meetings: Tuesday A-Days or Wednesday A-Days, 3:40–4:40 (starts August 23, 2022)
    Location: 163F
    Fees: $30 membership fee due November 1
    Sponsor: Sarah Loutzenhiser
    The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. The values of HOSA are leadership, learning, innovation and service. The skills learned in the classroom are tested at the State Conference in February. To join HOSA, you have to be in a health science class, OR have taken a health science class! For more information contact Ms. L!! :)


    International Thespian Society

    Meetings: 2nd Mondays, 3:45-4:45
    Location: 152E
    Sponsor: Andy Ray
    The International Thespian Society is an honors program that recognizes the work of Theatrical Artists. It takes an estimated 100 hours of after school work on shows and otherwise to be inducted into this program. Entry into the Thespian Society opens up access to the State Thespian Conference and the New York Trip.


    Marching Band

    Meetings: during school day
    Location: Instrumental Music Room
    Sponsor: Ryan Monarch
    All are welcome. If new to instrumental music the student should contact Mr. Monarch the school year prior to joining to learn how to play an instrument in order to be successful. The marching band plays at home football games, and is actively involved in parades and performances in the community and school. Students wishing to join colorguard should also contact Mr. Monarch. The colorguard twirls flags to the music the marching band plays. Anyone can join colorguard.


    Mountain Movers Club (Bible Study)

    Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays after school
    Location: 115A
    Sponsor: Pete Kleinsasser
    The Mountain Movers Club welcomes you to join in learning more about the Bible while building friendships and having fun. Contact Mr. Kleinsasser with any questions.


    MSA (Muslim Student Association)

    Meetings:Mondays from 3:30-4:30
    Location: 125B
    Sponsor: Sheawanna Anderson
    Muslim Student Alliance is an opportunity to bring together the Muslim youth and their allies to get to know each other and to create a safe space for those who need it.


    Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)

    Meetings: 3rd Mondays @ 3:35pm
    Location: IP204
    Sponsor: Erin Blinck
    Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society. The purpose of the organization is to inspire a keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. To become a member, students must apply and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, minimum mathematics GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in a math course beyond Algebra 2. Applications can be found outside of Ms. Blinck's classroom, IP204.


    National Honor Society (NHS)

    Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thursdays @3:35pm
    Location: Library
    Sponsors: Lara Monroe and Paula Priest
    NHS is a nationwide organization that requires a minimum 3.5GPA and focuses on the four pillars of service, leadership, academics, and character. We do all we can to help where we can throughout the Overland community. You must complete 3 semesters of high school first in order to be eligible. Each spring we send notices (typically via email) to all academically eligible students informing them of the process to become a member for their junior & senior year. Information is submitted and reviewed by the NHS faculty council or teachers in the building and then students are notified whether or not they have been selected. If selected, a student and their family are invited to our annual induction ceremony held each April in the Auditorium to officially be inducted as members. Students must be inducted to be official members. Once members, students are required to sign a contract, pay dues of $15, attend 2 meetings a month, complete one mandatory service project each semester, and complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service. You can see a sample past contract below.
    SAMPLE former application: click here
    SAMPLE former contract: click here
    Teacher recommendation: Teacher Google Form


    Native Indigenous Student Alliance

    Meetings: Thursdays after school
    Location: IP207
    Sponsors: Natalie Terrazas
    Native Indigenous Student Alliance strives to to build community and create a place where indigenous people can support each other and teach others about their culture and background.


    Newspaper 

    Meetings: This club is a class that meets during the school day.
    Location: 245D
    Sponsor: Nicci Guagliardo
    Website:  ohs.news
    Watch our video:  YouTube video
    We are the news of OHS.  We need creative, academic, team-minded members.  Come check it out.


    NUTS (Never Underestimate Trailblazer Spirit)

    Meetings:
    Location:
    Sponsor:  TBD
    Come to the Activities Office if you have Blazer Spirit and would be interested in being a NUT.


    O-Crew (formerly Link Crew) Freshman Orientation and Mentorship

    Meetings: 3rd Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30
    Location:  Activities Office

    Sponsors: Jodi Sanchez and Adria Herscher
    Sophomores and Juniors:
    O-Crew is a leadership and mentoring program through which juniors and seniors link freshmen to clubs, activities, sports, and cultural and social events for a positive and connected high school experience. This club operates year-long and requires each member to go through an application process each spring.


    OCP (Overland College Prep)

    Meetings: Fridays, 3:45–4:45
    Location:  Join our remind for location updates: text code @639k38 to number 81010

    Sponsor: Gil Trevino
    For students with an interest in College or Higher Education, OCP offers support for SAT and the College Application Process. Open to 9-12th grade!


    Orchestra

    Meetings: varies
    Location: Performing Arts hallway – band room
    Sponsor:  Taylor Hutchins
    Orchestra is a class at Overland. Please contact the instructor for information on enrollment and auditions.


    OSA (Overland Support Alliance)

    Meetings: Thursdays, 3:45–4:30pm
    Location: IC211 (in IST)
    Sponsors: Lizzy Bevan, Zephyr Wilkins, and Janet Gagnon
    A club centered around inclusion and identity dedicated to creating safe spaces.


    OTV (Overland Television)

    Meetings: This club is a class that meets during the school day.
    Location: IC214
    Sponsor: Mitchell Sedlmayr
    Websiteohs.news
    OTV club is an additional component to the broadcast journalism class where students are responsible for creating engaging journalistic style video for our school-wide weekly television broadcast OTV.


    Photography Club (Student Photographers of Colorado)

    Meetings: A-day Wednesdays, 3:30–5:00pm
    Location: IC215
    Sponsor: James Dykstra
    Photography club is a place for students who love photography of all kinds to come and create, critique, and learn together. In this club we pride ourselves on creating a community of photographs that explore all kinds of photography. Whether it’s hosting studio portrait shoots, photographing a sporting events, or taking a trip to the mountains for a landscape shoot, you’ll find it here at Photography club.


    Props & Costumes and Theatre Tech

    Meetings: Meetings will vary based off show calendars for Fall play and Winter/Spring musical.
    Location: Auditorium
    Applications: available in Performing Arts hallway in August (play) and December (musical).
    Sponsors: Abby Cate & Sara Sachs
    Would you like to help work backstage, build scenery, find or make costumes, or work lights and sound for our stage productions? Please contact Mrs. Cate or Ms. Sachs with any questions.


    Racial Equity Club

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30
    Location: 130C
    Sponsor: Ben Lindemann and Kendall Gregory-McGhee
    The Racial Equity Club is focused on addressing issues around racial equity at Overland, the CCSD community, and beyond.


    Robotics

    Meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45–4:45pm
    Location: IE103
    Sponsor: Kate McDonnell & Daniel Brandt
    Watch our video: YouTube video
    The Overland BlazerBots will be building and programming Vex robots to complete in several Vex Robotics competitions this year. We will also be participating in the state TSA competition. All students are welcome to join regardless of experience.


    (SC)2

    Meetings: as needed
    Location: 124B
    Sponsor: Amy Cleveland
    (SC)2 is a part of our Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) program here at Overland High School. We conduct the majority of business during ACE classes. This club will be a part of the Career and Technical Student Organizations and will focus on Postsecondary Skills and Workforce Readiness. We will build a student-run business, participate in competitions and special functions, and hold an end-of-the-year banquet. Along the way we will build leadership skills, team-building skills, and learn skills to help students grow their independence.


    Sisterhood

    Meetings: A-Lunch and B-Lunch on Fridays
    Location: Activities Office
    Sponsor: Jen Taylor
    See Ms. Taylor in Activities if you are interested in Sisterhood.


    Skills Club

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 3:45–5:00
    Location: 162F
    Sponsors: Larry Wilkenson & Gary Perman
    Skills club is a place where students can learn in almost any area on the automobile, work on projects for the regional and state competition, repair their own car, learn skills in the trade, learn how to weld and fabricate, and have some fun.


    Spanish Club

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30
    Location: 239C
    Sponsor: Kelly Osuna
    Please contact Ms. Osuna with any questions.


    Speech & Debate

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:45–5:00pm (also a 4B class)
    Location: 144D
    Sponsors: Pam Ford and Cayley Olsen, or Speech & Debate President, Reem Saeed
    Speech and Debate is a class and club that teaches its members writing, research, and oration skills. Students who participate in Speech and Debate have a 60% higher acceptance rate to top tier schools and a 20% increase in SAT and ACT scores. Speech and Debate will improve your confidence, team work, research, public speaking skills, character, and work ethic. Students may compete in up to eight different events that highlight their talents and enhance their public speaking skills. Students may participate in Cross-Examination Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, or Public Forum Debate to improve and demonstrate their argumentation and research skills while debating matters of public policy or philosophy. Original Oratory allows students to prepare a memorized speech about a topic of their choice. Extemporaneous Speaking enhances public speaking skills while focusing on current national and international events. Interpretation events allow students to showcase their acting skills while performing literature that is dramatic, humorous, or poetic. Students may also participate in Duo Interpretation, which allows them to work with a partner to bring literature to life for the audience. We will compete on Saturdays each month at different schools and have the chance to win awards and place at tournaments.


    Step Team

    Meetings: Mondays and Fridays, 4:00–6:30pm
    Location: IST Lecture Center or MPR
    Sponsor: Treaunna Jones
    Stomping in HBCU culture to OHS, bringing the energy and the heat.


    Student Government (Student Council or "StuCo")

    Meetings: as needed
    Location: StuCo classroom 164F
    Watch our videoYouTube video

    Sponsors: Dana Hansen and Lauren Huddleston
    Applications for Student Council and the StuCo leadership class are in the spring. If you are interested in being a member at large, please email one of the sponsors.
    CLICK HERE TO APPLY BY APRIL 15, 2022


    Students United for Immigrant Rights

    Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 
    Location: 239C
    Sponsor: Kelly Osuna
    Please contact Ms. Osuna with any questions.


    Table Tennis Club

    Meetings: Every other Wednesday after school. Begins September 21.
    Location: Cafeteria
    Sponsor: Linda Johnson
    Table Tennis is open to anyone interested in having fun after school. We have 3 tables and play single & double games in the cafeteria. 


    TSA (Technology Student Association)

    Meetings: Mondays 3:45–4:45
    Location: IE101
    Sponsor: Debbie Gregg
    TSA is the acronym for Technology Student Association. We are a co-curricular club that any student in the school can join. Plus, students also create projects in class - during the OHS Engineering Technologies Pathway classes: CAD, Engineering Drawing & Design, Architectural Drawing, Robotics, Tech Projects, and Sr. Projects. Other events include students from the Media Arts Pathway (Video Production, On Demand Video, Photography) and the Computer Science Pathway, too. (Cyber Security, Coding.) TSA members use the Engineering Design Process to iteratively create models by hand with tools, with software and laser engravers, and with 3D printers. Members compete in club, regional, state and national events. Come create, build, test, and compete with us! TSA collects $11 state and national dues plus $30 for t-shirts and supplies. For a total of $41 dollars – to Revtrak or the bookkeeper. Email dgregg2@cherrycreekschools.org so I can share the participation agreement for you and your parent/guardian to sign (online).


    Yearbook

    Meetings: as needed
    Location: 245D
    Sponsor: Caity White
    Spring application and interview required to join. We make the yearbook in this class and club. We work as a team to run a small business. Students will learn and apply photo, design, and writing skills through real journalism. Leadership opportunities available.


     


    Freshman Class of 2026 (Student Council)

    Sponsors: Natalie Terrazas and Vanessa Voorheis
    The freshman student council class creates a float for homecoming and plans the senior vs. staff basketball game. We also do various other events throughout the year, both planning and participation. We work with the peer leadership class to foster school spirit and student engagement. Must apply in the spring to be a part of the Leadership class. If wanting to be an at large member, email one of the sponsors for more information.


    Sophomore Class of 2025 (Student Council)

    Sponsors: M.E. Berve and Sydney Herman
    The sophomore student council class creates a float for homecoming and plans the fall festival. We also do various other events throughout the year, both planning and participation. We work with the peer leadership class to foster school spirit and student engagement. Must apply in the spring to be a part of the Leadership class. If wanting to be an at large member, email one of the sponsors for more information.


    Junior Class of 2024 (Student Council)

    Sponsors: Brianna Brunker and Darcy DeRoo
    The junior student council class creates a float for homecoming and plans prom. We also do various other events throughout the year, both planning and participation. We work with the peer leadership class to foster school spirit and student engagement. Must apply in the spring to be a part of the Leadership class. If wanting to be an at large member, email one of the sponsors for more information.


    Senior Class of 2023 (Student Council)

    Sponsors: Daniel Ellis and Kevin Mann
    The senior student council class creates a float for homecoming and plans the senior slide show and senior sunrise/sunset. We also do various other events throughout the year, both planning and participation. We work with the peer leadership class to foster school spirit and student engagement. Must apply in the spring to be a part of the Leadership class. If wanting to be an at large member, email one of the sponsors for more information.