PHS Clubs –2018/2019

Aesthetic Club

Ms. Lynn - 217D

The purpose of Aesthetics’ club is to come together to discuss personal appreciations of beauty (music, film, fashion, nature and technology) and discuss new aesthetics that we can add and find value in.  The main goal is grow an appreciation for multiple aesthetics and corporate into everyday life.


Art Club 

Mrs. Raper & Mr. Moore - 138A

Art club will meeting during club time and also on Monday’s after school until 3:45. We will be working on both community and personal art projects, making a float for the parade, painting faces for the homecoming bazaar, pottery camp, Souperbowl, etc.


Creative Writing Club

Mr. Franklin - 157B

Creative Writing Club will meet every Wednesday. We aspiring writers and want to take our craft to the next level. We talk about the writing process and all types of literature. Students also spend time having their original pieces workshopped with the final goal of getting their work published and/or submitted to writing contests.


Disc Golf Club

Mr. Baskin - 196C

With this club we go out and develop our abilities in the realm of Disc Golf.  With that in mind we also discuss the ideas of being stewards for the environment and taking care of ourselves to better our surroundings. If you have a disc bring it, if not we have some you can borrow.


Earth Club

Mr. Korte - 147B

Conservation Club is an opportunity to get together with others and spend time working to generate excitement and action around the preservation of our resources on a school, community and global level.  We will seek to reduce waste from our school, increase opportunities for recycling and to join with organizations in the community to actively enjoy and improve our world


Earthbound Club

Mr. Simpson - 188C

A club about the game Earthbound and a place where we can learn more about the game and new people can get into the game.  The game is about this kid name Ness that had a meteorite crash land on a hill outside his home and went to check it out and a bug came from the meteorite named Buzzbuzz that told him his destiny is to go on an adventure.



Ms. Wright - 220D

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a local, state and national organization for students who are interested in developing their leadership skills. The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members for careers in business and to assist them by becoming better employees and citizens. Not sure if you are interested in a business career? That is OKAY!  FBLA helps any student develop leadership abilities, strengthen the confidence in themselves and their work , and offers a setting where members compete at regional, state and national levels in business and technology curriculum.


We travel to conferences in Grand Junction, Vail, Denver, and hopefully after winning at district competition, then state competition, will go to national convention at a large city in the United States. You have the opportunity to network with students around the state and gain valuable leadership skills that will help you throughout life. There will be fundraisers and participation in community service. Our meetings are on club day and we have an after school activity once per month.



Mr. Hoaglund - 135A

The purpose of this club is to bring Christian athletes together to share and grow in their fellowship.  The club will be student ran and activities and projects will be determined by the members.



Ms. Motz - 185DR

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is a national vocational student organization with family as the focus.  Members learn leadership skills, participate in fund raising and community service activities, and have opportunities to travel to conferences and compete in State events with potential to travel to Nationals.  Students involved in FCCLA often receive scholarship opportunities and have fun.


FIRST Robotics Club

Mr. Castleton - Off Campus    

Students design and build robots to compete in an annually changing competition.  Students will learn skills relating to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The club meets at the SBA Incubator Center and days and time to be determined.  Please contact, PHS student, Edgar Corona for further questions.


Fishing/Fly Fishing Club

Mr. McKee - 145B

During fishing club, we would do many things that would improve our knowledge as fishermen/woman, as well as getting together with others that enjoy fishing as well.  In this club we will learn how to read water, how to tie fly’s, and learn about the local places to fish and local species and share fishing stories.


French Club

Mr. Wallace - 308 W

Do you want to have crepe parties and watch French movies?  Do you need time or help learning French?  If so, French club is for you! Come to Mr. Wallace’s room every Monday during club time for a great time learning, eating great food, and playing fun games!


Girls up Club

Mrs. Meinzen - 323 W

Girl Up Campaign, a United Nations Foundation that works to empower young girls in their own communities as well as developing countries.  Some responsibilities and activities the campaign requires the club to do is host Girl Up activities, fundraise, and just stay active within the community. Once the club is registered, we gain access to tools and resources Girl Up provides such as newsletters and potential prizes.


Hiking Club

Mrs. Caster - 197 C

The Hiking Club will meet weekly during club time to plan hikes, test gear, learn orienteering and trail 1st aide skills, and plan club give service learning opportunities such as trail maintenance.  This club is open to any and all, no hiking experience necessary. 


Interact Club

Mr. Wallace & Mrs. Guajardo - 308W

Interact is a service oriented club that focuses on serving both our local and global communities.  The Interact club works with the Palisade Sunrise Rotary and is recognized by every university for its community support. Some of our projects have included donating water filters in the Dominican Republic, helping orphans in Uganda receive an education, and even providing local support to the Western Slope Center for Children.  If you like to provide service to others then this is a club for you.  It also looks great on a college resume.  If you are interested in a student-led service group please come see us on club days.


Key Club

Mrs. Meinzen - 324 W

Key Club is a student-led, service-focused organization, based, but not limited to, helping younger children. It is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.  Our goal with this club is to collaborate with our CAS group, to use Key Club as a vehicle for funding and support to broaden what we can do with our CAS project(s) - utilizing it to help us complete and encourage others to participate in service projects. 


Knowledge Bowl Team

Ms. Huntley - 199C               

In teams, students will compete in a Jeopardy-like game of trivia. If interested, students will be able to join the Knowledge Bowl Team that competes with other schools during Saturday tournaments beginning in October.  *School sponsored extracurricular activity (treated much like an athletic sport)


Multicultural Club

Mr. Guajardo - 310 W

The Multicultural club promotes cultures from around the world to challenge racial stereotypes, and share culturally significant activities with people interested in learning about diversity.


Live Above

Mrs. Smyth - 321 W

Every teen’s life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad.  Our goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures and influences.  The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them.  We want teens who are committed to the Live Above campaign.



Mrs. Hellmann - 212D 

MESA (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement): MESA Club’s goals are to encourage females and ethnic minorities to attend college, and to pursue a degree in math, a science, or engineering.  Meetings should probably be held once a week for math or engineering “challenges”, guest speakers, or to plan college trips.


Mountain Bike Club

Mr. Walker - 198C

If you aren’t having fun you need to go ride a bike. Join the MTB Club!

When my legs hurt, I say: 'Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!'” — Jens Voigt


RC Club

Mr. Kem - 189C

We meet on Mondays during club time in Room 189. We talk about, build and drive/fly several types of RC’s (Radio Controlled).


Red Cross Club

Mr. Torfin - 209D

Medical awareness club for students interested in the medical and health fields. We will meet and participate in hands-on activities.  We will give back to the community and school by learning and informing them of current health issues



Mr. Ramunno & Mr. B - 131A

PalisadeSkills is a club of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure our community has a skilled workforce. PalisadeSkills is an organization serving teachers and high school students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.


Photography Club

Mr. Cook - 155B

We will work on improving pictures and videos, through better shot composition, lighting, editing, and things of that nature. Students don't need a big expensive camera, just a cell phone if that is the only camera they have.


Ski and Snowboard Club

Mr. and Mrs. Hellmann - WR

This club will benefit from Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s heavily discounted season pass that is only available to PHS Ski & Snowboard Club members. Powderhorn’s goal is to build a partnership with PHS giving students an opportunity to build their passion for the sport of skiing or snowboarding at Powderhorn Mountain Resort.  Member requirements: Must be a PHS student, $10 membership fee, maintain a 2.5 GPA or better, attend 90% of meetings and participate in fundraising. Benefits of being a club member included: heavily discounted season passes (last year’s cost was $139), Powderhorn Season Pass holder discounts, ski trips, ski buses to Powderhorn, and the best “bene” is the opportunity to hit the slopes with your fellow snow enthusiasts. Meeting dates will be on Early Release Wednesday starting at 2:20. We will meet once or twice per month.


Spanish Club

Mrs. Kessler - 309W

Spanish Club focuses on fun activities to teach and experience Spanish culture and language.  All people are welcome to come, learn and enjoy. 


Speech and Debate

Mr. Crowe - 148 B

The goal of the Speech & Debate club is to assist students in bolstering their reading and writing skills in a fun and competitive environment. The Speech & Debate club acts as a precursor to the more intensive (yet, still as fun!) Speech & Debate after-school travel team.


Student Link

Mr. Guajardo - 310W          

Student link is a faith based club that promotes making positive choices while in high school and into the future. Building friendships among club members is a major part of the club and to that end we play games and do activities. The club is student run.


Thespian Club

Ms. VanBenschoten - AUD

PHS Drama Club: Drama Club meets Wednesdays on the stage. This group is open to anyone interested in acting, backstage roles, or just supporting theatre at PHS. We discuss upcoming theatre events at PHS and the community, and provide opportunities to get involved. We also play theatre games, and work on theatre skills. This club is considered a path for anyone interested in joining the International Thespian Society. Come explore what theatre is all about.