Chess Club

Pomona has a variety of clubs and organizations through which students can get actively involved.  Joining any of these organizations allows students to meet with success outside the academic arena.  Students meet new people, provide assistance for community groups, learn leadership skills, assist other Pomona students, and become responsible citizens.  Also, students involved in the classroom and in extracurricular activities will increase levels of success during their high school experience at Pomona High School!  Please refer to the school newsletter or stop by the main office with questions.  The following information is provided to help you decide which clubs or organization you would like to join. 

Analecta – This organization publishes a journal at the end of the year that includes student poems, short stories, photography and artwork.  If you are a creative writer or are interested in this area, please see Mr. Tim Murray in room 545 or call 303-982-0641. 
Anime Club - An energetic and friendly group that meets every Monday after school until 3:15 p.m. in the library.  For all Manga and Anime lovers, or for students looking for a compassionate and kind group of creative friends.  Contact sponsor Ms. Judy Sims at 303-982-0632, or stop by the library for more information. 
Annual Musical Production – Pomona’s Musicals are major events scheduled throughout the school year.  Auditions are open to all students at Pomona High School. We are looking for singers, actors, and dancers.  Sponsored by Mr. Jesse Collett and Ms. Olivia Newman – please contact either of them at 303-982-0789. 
Baking Club
Baking Club – This is the “sweetest” club at Pomona.  During club meetings, we will bake something new each time as well as decide what to bake at the next meeting.  The club meets in room FACS2 every Thursday from 3:00 to about 5:30pm.  If you are interested, please see Ms. Mary Ellen Fuller in room 310 or Ms. Stephanie Vos in room FACS2.  You can also call Ms. Fuller at 303-982-0672 or Ms. Vos at 303-982-0616. 
B.I.O.N.I.C.  (Believe It Or Not I Care) Team - Do you want to make a difference?  This organization reaches out to fellow students and staff facing challenging times.  We are striving to create a more caring climate by reaching out to new students, students with health issues, students and staff who have lost loved ones, bullied students, other schools that experience tragedy, and the elderly.  This club meets the last Thursday of the month during lunch.  Sponsored by Ms. Sandy Austin; contact her in the Counseling Office. 
Chess Club - This is a casual opportunity to learn how to play chess, share strategies, and/or test your skills as a player – open to chess players of all ability levels, including beginners.  Several chess sets are available, including three Competition sets.  Contact the sponsor, Ms. Amanda Aldridge in Room 316 for more information.   
DECA - The purpose of DECA is to develop future leaders in marketing and management through chapter activities and competition at the District, State, and National levels. Please contact sponsor, Ms. Mary Schiefer, at 303-982-0624. 
Dungeons and Dragons Club – See Mr. Coffman in Room 206 for details or contact him at 303-982-0686. Meets in the library, after school, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
FBLAFBLA - Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association of students preparing for careers in business & business-related fields whose goals include promoting business leadership, establishing career goals, encouraging scholarship & facilitating the transition from school to work.  Please contact sponsor, Ms. Mary Schiefer, at 303-982-0624. 

Family Career and Community Leaders of America/Comprehensive (FCCLA) – FCCLA provides opportunities to develop leadership in the areas of personal growth, family life, vocational preparation, and community involvement.  Activities include community service projects and conferences.  This organization functions in conjunction with Family & Consumer Science classes and is open to all students.  This organization has district, state, and national affiliations and may include involvement at all levels.  Please contact the sponsor, Mrs. Stephanie Vos at 303-982-0634 or stop by classroom FACS2. 
Fishing Club – No matter the level of experience, if you like to fish or want to learn, this is the club for you. Contact Ms. Stanley in Room 204 or call 303-982-0708.  
Forensics and Debate – Interested in learning how to present different points of view in a competitive setting?  Contact Mr. Michael Empey at 
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) – We provide a safe place for students to meet, support each other, and talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information, please contact sponsor, Mr. Brian Davis in Room 303 or at 303-982-0698.   
Improv – This organization produces improvised theatrical productions and hosts workshops open to any student throughout the year.  You can demonstrate your theatrical talents while participating in the Catwalk Theatre Company's Improv 4203.  Please see Mr. Jesse Collett with any questions, or visit the Catwalk Theatre Company's webpage. 
Journalism – As part of the Advanced Journalism class, students learn how to write, interview, take photographs and design pages for the Pomona news magazine, The Pomona Perspective.  Please see Ms. Barbara Taylor in Room 305 for enrollment information or call 303-982-0683. 
Marching Band – Pomona’s Marching Band has been awarded the highest of acknowledgments as Colorado State Champion and one of our Nation’s best.  In addition to State and National Competitions students also provide entertainment at sporting events, pep rallies and parades.  Pomona’s band had the opportunity to perform for the Summit of Eight Conferences, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and in London, England. See sponsor, Ms. Amanda Singer, in the band room or call 303-982-0796.  
Men’s Chorus – This group provides an opportunity to have men sing in a choir geared specifically toward their voices.  See sponsor, Ms. Milissa Mills in the choir room or contact her at 303-982-2109. 
Mock Trial – This program gives students the opportunity to take on the roles of lawyers and witnesses and work together to develop a legal case for a mock trial problem that is then argued in competition. Meetings will begin in October and continue through the competition in February.  The group will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm in the library and on Saturdays from 10:00am to noon as the competition approaches. Students pay $40 to help cover the costs of competition and a T-shirt. If you are interested, please attend the first meeting or contact Ms. Barbara Taylor 303-982-0683. 
National Honor Society (NHS) – The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. This national organization is comprised of students from 10th to 12th grade who have a grade point average of 3.6 or above.  Members are required to complete community service hours each semester; projects are offered through NHS during the year for members to attain hours.  NHS supports academic excellence among all Pomona students and sponsors the two Academic Awards Ceremonies.  See or call one of the sponsors, Mr. Scott Allen at 303-982-0651 or Ms. Lisa Pasquale at 303-982-3506.

Outdoor Lab - This organization provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to work with elementary students at one of the Jefferson County Schools outdoor labs.  Students receive half an academic credit for serving as a counselor/leader during this week.  Interested students must complete an application at the beginning of the school year.  Students are selected by 6th grade teachers and must attend a weekend training session.  Please see sponsor, Ms. Lainie Thomas, in the Counseling office or contact her at 303-982-0691.   

Pantera Yearbook – Yearbook is a class that you register for.  This organization creates and produces the Pomona High School yearbook every year!  If you love photography, going to school events, graphic design, and publishing, yearbook might be the right fit!  See sponsor, Ms. Lindsay Brachle in Room 552 about applying, or contact her at 303-982-0730.

PHS International Club – The focus of this group is to promote cultural learning and empathy among students of diverse backgrounds.  Contact sponsor, Ms. Renata Bennett, in room FACS3 or at 303-982-7678. 
Sign LanguageSign Language – This club teaches some beginning Sign Language to members and signs the National Anthem at rallies and other Pomona events.  We also support Pomona families who have a hearing-impaired member.  For information, see Mr. Locks in Room 539 or call 303-982-1525. 
Spirit Team:  Cheers & Poms - This organization promotes the spirit, pride and traditions of Pomona High School. Male and female students in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to tryout in the spring.  Please contact Ms. Terri Archer, Athletic Secretary, in the Main Office or call 303-982-5106. 
Student Council (STUCO) – Please contact sponsor, Ms. Gillian Lange-Kemper, in room 308 or call her at 303-982-2701. 
Student Voice - This organization is a district wide initiative that empowers students from diverse backgrounds with leadership, cultural awareness, teamwork and advocacy skills.  Our goal is to create a sustainable movement for social justice in our community through compassionate leadership.  Contact sponsor Ms. Olivia Newman in the Theatre.
Theatre Arts – This organization produces the fall play and student-directed one act plays.  You can demonstrate your theatrical talents while participating in the theater group or classes.  Please contact theatre director, Mr. Jesse Collett or Ms Olivia Newman in the Theatre.
Vocal Music - This organization provides an opportunity to participate in one of the many Vocal Music ensembles at Pomona HS.  The choirs perform throughout the community.  Please see sponsor, Ms. Milissa Mills, in the choir room or contact her at 303-982-2109 or 
NEW!!  Student Tech Support Team – Are you interested in being part of a new group?  This team will be run by students; you will learn how to diagnose computer and network issues, learn how to repair laptops, and provide customer service and tech support around the school.  If you are interested, see Ms. Sims or Mr. Daniels in the library. 

Tech Club
There are various athletic and intramural activities at Pomona High School as well!  Please refer to the school website or stop by the main office with questions.  Students involved in the classroom and in extracurricular activities will increase levels of success during their high school experience at Pomona High School. 
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