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Activities & Clubs
Shari VanHaselen

Shari VanHaselen

Activities Director
Susie Ruiz

Susie Ruiz

Activities Office Secretary

Guest Passes for Dances

Pick them up in the Activities Office, and submit them by the due date prior to the event. These passes are required for guests who do not attend Overland High School.

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Activities Fee

The Activities Fee for students is $30 and helps to support Overland activities and programs along with assistance from the OPTCO. A Student ID that is stamped with "ACTIVITY" will provide the following discounts:
  • Homecoming
  • Prom
  • Talent Show
  • Away Games
  • FREE entrance to Home Games

Permission Forms for Field Trips

Overland Clubs

Anime Club
Meetings: Wed 3:30–4:30pm (243D)

Sponsor: Carolyn Childs
> Anime News Network
In anime club, we watch anime, discuss club business, play games, and do anything else related to anime. We also learn Japanese words, sample Japanese foods, and explore other Japanese traditions. We provide a social outlet where students can chat after school and relax in a fun environment while getting involved at OHS.

Art Club
Meetings: Thurs 3:30–4:30pm (265F)

Sponsor: Michael Daniel
For those interested in making art, looking at art, talking about art, or anything at all to do with art, we welcome you to join Art Club on Mondays, 3-4pm, in room 263F. Come see what we have planned!

Blazers United for Change (BUFC)
Meetings: Mon 3:30–4:30pm (137C)

Sponsor: Tim Reyes
Please see Mr. Reyes for information about this service organization

Bowling Club
Meetings: Mon 3:30pm (125B)

Sponsor: Kay Willis
Do you like to bowl or want to learn how?  Join the Bowling Club, and see how they roll.  See Ms. Willis in Suite B.

Meetings: Tues 3:30–4:30pm (112A)

Sponsor:  Jay Bennish
BSA = Black Student Alliance.  Are you interested in changing stereotypes and building community?  Come see what BSA is all about.  Please see Mr. Bennish in Office 1001A for more information.

​Chess/Board Game Club
Meetings: Tues 3:30pm (225B)

Sponsor:  Christine McLelland
All levels welcome.  Drop in once or play every week.

​Chinese Club
Meetings: Fri 3:30–4:30pm (IE 105)

Sponsor: Yingxin Liu
Are you interested in the Chinese language or culture?  Stop by the Chinese Club and check it out.

This is a class during the school day.

Sponsor:  Roberto Ocaña
DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an association of marketing students that encourages the development of business and leadership skills through academic conferences and competitions. Each competition includes a written test over business and marketing information, as well as three role-playing, problem solving events. Students are judged on the basis of their ability to develop and communicate sound, creative, and thorough solutions to the problem situations.

​Drama Club
Meetings: Mon–Fri (152E)

Sponsor:  Andy Ray
Drama Club members work on the many theatrical productions mounted at Overland each year. Students may participate in the realms of publicity, staging, lighting, sound, stage management, directing, playwriting, acting, set design, program, set construction, props, makeup, costumes, and pit orchestra. The main activity of the club is the production of plays, other comedic presentations, and technical support/production for other events taking place in the OHS Auditorium. There is a yearly retreat for all Drama Club members and Thespians.  See also: International Thespian Society

Meetings: Tues 7:35-8:10am (262F)

Sponsor:  Kaylyn Swank
FBLA is a local, state, and national organization. Students perform service and participate in social activities. They can also attend leadership conferences around the state, region, and country. Club members contend in competitive events centered on business subject matter. Students with an interest in business get the opportunity to network with other students and business leaders; and developing communication, organization, and leadership skills. Scholarship opportunities are also available for seniors.

Meetings: Tues 3:30–4:15pm

Sponsosr: E. McHenry-Hutto & A. Bergmann
FCCLA is a local, state, and national organization. Students can participate in community service projects and social activities. They may also attend leadership conferences around the district, state, and country. Club members may enter competitive events centered around families, communities and career choices. FCCLA provides students with an interest in FACS careers the opportunity to network with other students and business leaders. Students also develop communication, organization, and leadership skills. Scholarships are available.

Meetings: Tues (243D)

Sponsors: S. Childress & A. Rauluk
The Overland High School Gay Straight Alliance will provide support, social interaction, and advocacy training to its members in order to promote awareness and acceptance of diversity within the high school community.  This mission will increase school safety, which will in turn increase academic success.

Guitar Club
Meetings: Thurs 3:30pm (133C)

Sponsor:  Steve Helfant
Beginner to expert, acoustic or electric—all are welcome! No guitar? No experience? No problem!

This is a class during the school day.

Sponsor:  Sue Singh
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America ) is a group for students interested in careers in Health Sciences.

​Instrumental Music Program
Bands & Orchestras

Directors:  Ryan Monarch & Hannah Smith
>Instrumental Music Site
Students interested in participating in the Overland Instrumental Music Program should talk to Mr. Ryan Monarch (band) or Ms. Hannah Smith (orchestra). Their office is located in the performing arts hallway. Be sure to check out the Instrumental Music website, using the link at the left.

Band and orchestra classes meet during the day, and some groups rehearse outside of school hours, such as Marching Band and Pit Orchestra for the musical.

International Thespian Society
Meetings: First Wednesdays (152E)

Sponsor:  Andy Ray
> International Thespian Festival
Overland High School's Thespian Troupe (troupe #2762) is a group of elite drama/theatre students — those who have fulfilled the requirements for becoming a Thespian: 100 hours of work in two different aspects of the theatre (including, but not limited to, acting, directing, publicity, lights, sound, stage management, set construction, pit orchestra, costumes, props, makeup, and playwriting). Every two years, the Thespians travel to New York City to sight-see and attend theatrical productions on and off Broadway. See also: Drama Club

Judaism Club
Meetings: Thurs 3:30–4:30pm

Sponsor:  Ben Lindemann
If you are interested in joining or finding out more about Jewish Student Alliance aka Judaism Club, please see Mr. Lindemann in the IST, Room IC 218.

​Link Crew
Meeting times vary

Sponsors:  J. Sanchez and M. Carnahan
> 2017-18 Link Application (new applicant)
> 2017-18 Link Application (returning)
> Teacher Recommendation
Link Crew is comprised of a select group of rising junior and senior students, nominated by members of Overland's staff, to serve as an orientation welcome and mentoring committee for incoming freshmen students. Members of Link Crew attend training sessions in the spring and again at the end of the summer to learn skills to positively impact the newest class of students coming to Overland. Throughout the year, members of Link Crew engage in leadership seminars and continue to mentor and assist their freshmen students in Blazer 101 classes, receiving a grade and a .25 credit.

Applications are accepted in mid-April for the following school year. Check for a link at the left.

Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta)
Meetings: First/Third Mondays 3:30-4:30pm (217A)

Sponsor:  Erin Blinck
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society Overland's Purpose:
  • to stimulate an interest in mathematics
  • to provide public recognition for superior mathematical achievement
  • to provide mathematical activities and competitions
  • to provide math tutors for struggling students
Membership Requirements
  • Maintain a overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Maintain a mathematical GPA of at least 3.0
  • Completed Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2
  • Tutoring at least 4 hours per semester in the after school tutorials or during your free period.
  • Attend the monthly chapter meetings
  • Abide by the chapter by-laws

Meetings: Thurs 3:45-4:45pm (121B)

Sponsor:  Sheawanna Anderson
Please see Ms. Anderson in Suite B if you are interested in joining the Muslim Student Alliance.

First Thurs: 3:30-3:55pm (ULC)
Third Thurs: 7:50-8:10am (ULC)

Sponsors:  Lara Kendrick & Tina Longcor
> NHS Application 2017
> NHS Teacher Rec 2017
National Honor Society is a nationally affiliated honor society open to students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. There is an emphasis on community service, and the club requires members to complete at least ten hours of community service each semester of the school year. Each year, NHS helps to coordinate the national Read Across America Campaign for the North Area of the Cherry Creek School District. Prospective members receive notification of their eligibility and an application each semester, and new members are inducted each year.

download NHS Brochure

This is a class during the school day.

Sponsor:  Laura (Sudik) Varble
Interested in writing, reporting, page design, art, photography, and web page? Do you have opinions you want to be heard? Do you want to make a difference? Apply to be a part of the newspaper staff. Help produce Overland's award-winning, full-color news magazine, The Overland Scout. Share your opinions, report on school events, write about athletic and performing arts events, and review new releases in the media and plays at Overland.

Meetings: Dates vary, 3:30pm (143D)

Sponsor:  N. Guagliardo/S. Ruiz

Never Underestimate Trailblazer Spirit.
Got Blazer spirit?  Join the NUTS! 

This is a class during and after school.

Sponsor:  Mitchell Sedlmayr

OTV = Overland Television.  Students in OTV are responsible for creating and broadcasting Overland's video announcements.

Ping Pong Club
2017-18 Meetings TBD (Cafeteria)

Sponsor: Trevor VanLuit

Do you like playing Ping Pong or are you interested in learning how to play? Then stop by the cafeteria any Wednesday after school and check it out.

​Pre-Med Club
Meetings: Second/Fourth Mon 3:45-4:45pm (IB111)

Sponsor: Ashley Atwell
Pre-Med Club is designed for anyone interested in learning about medical and/or health-related careers and opportunities available to students. From professional surgeons to athletic trainers, Pre-Med Club provides students with the opportunity to converse with speakers about their specialties and career options available. Opportunities for exposure to the health science fields are also provided, as members have an opportunity to participate in field trips and take part in health fairs. Also, students will have the opportunity to take a First Aid and CPR training class.

​Props & Costumes
Meetings: Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:30pm (Performing Arts Hallway)

Sponsors: Lara Kendrick & Wendy Somers
> applications available the week of auditions
Students must apply to join P&C.

This group supports the plays and musicals at OHS by getting all of the props needed for the shows, preparing the costumes, and working on show nights behind the scenes to make sure the show is ready.

Meetings: Mon/Thur 3:45-5:30pm (IE 103)

Sponsors:  Charles Pearl & Kate McDonnell
The Robotics Club will meet regularly for two separate seasons during the school year.  We will meet to plan, design, and fabricate a robot to compete in the Colorado BEST Competition in the Fall and the larger-scale FIRST robotics competition in January.  Students will be exposed to engineering design practices, problem solving, fabrication techniques, and programming as well as the softer details of marketing, project management, and fundraising.

Rubik's Cube Club
Meetings: Wed 3:30–4:30pm (IE 106)

Sponsor:  Gregory Oelrichs

See Mr. Oelrichs in IFAC 232 for more information.

​Skills Club
Meetings: TBD (Auto Shop)

Sponsors:  T. Hurley/L. Wilkenson
The Skills Club gives students a chance to learn and practice employability skills. Students have an opportunity for more than one million dollars in scholarships and compete with other students at the district, state and national level. Skills members make contacts and have networking opportunities with local businesses that lead to employment.

Spanish Club
Meetings: Wed 3:30-4:30pm (239C)

Sponsor:  Kelly Osuna
Spanish Club is a place for anyone who wishes to learn more about Hispanic culture and language. The group works to promote understanding about Hispanic heritage and traditions. We share culture with the Prairie Preschoolers, Prairie Middle Schoolers and other Spanish Classes throughout the year. We also help organize Culture Night and the Cinco de Mayo celebration for OHS. Depending on the interests of the participants, we learn about food preparations, various traditional dances , art and cinema in Latin America and we participate in various competitions and conferences.

Speech & Debate
Meetings: Mon/Wed 3:30-4:30pm (148D)

Sponsors:  Jason Sandoval
> National Forensics League
Speech and Debate is a club and a class! If you love to talk and debate various topics of interest, or are perhaps an aspiring comedian, then this is the club for you. Debaters give speeches on myriad topics, and compete against debaters from other high schools at the district, state, regional, and even national level! An invitation to the national competition is each member's ultimate goal.

​Student Government/Student Council
This is a class during the school day.

Sponsosr:  L. Huddleston & S. Schreiber
> StuCo Application 2017-18
> Teacher Recommendation 2017-18

2021 Freshman Class Sponsors: Craig/Stout
2020 Sophomore Class Sponsors: Barocas/Hansen
2019 Junior Class Sponsors: Ellis/Schreiber
2018 Senior Class Sponsors: Mann/Oelrichs

Students must apply to join StuCo.  Elections in the spring.

Student Council is a class and a club. Students participate in a classroom structure which emphasizes leadership, commitment, and maintaining Overland High School traditions. Members organize Homecoming and Wish Week, and junior class officers organize Prom.

Meetings: Wed 3:30-4:30pm (239C)

Sponsors:  Alli Pineda & Kelly Osuna
Tepochcalli" means "House of Youth" and this group is designed as a place for kids (traditionally of Latino decent, but not limited to) to explore and reach their highest potential through experiencing rights of passage that are meaningful and will help develop self confidence, gain valuable skills as life long learners and to help serve as mentors, advocates and allies for their fellow students, thus building a stronger community and thriving students. Through games, discussions, and a multitude of activities students will be provided an opportunity to develop leadership skills, self-awareness, self-respect, disprove stereotypes, foster cultural/racial proficiency, recognize and eliminate institutional racism and celebrate one another's strengths.

​Theatre Tech
Meeting times vary (152E)

Sponsor:  Sara Sachs
> check performing arts hallway for application
Students must apply to be on the Tech Crew.

If you are interested in set construction, lighting, sound, etc. for Overland Stage Productions, check the Performing Arts hallway for a theatre tech application.

Please see Mr. Eidson if you have any questions.

Mon/Tue/Wed 3:45-4:45pm (IE 101)

Sponsors:  Debbie Gregg & Kate McDonnell
​TSA = Technology Student Association

If you are interested in any of the following, please come to one of the meetings.
  • Architectural Model
  • Biotechnology Design
  • CAD
  • Construction Renovation
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Digital Video Production
  • Cyber Patriot
  • Dragster Design
  • Engineering Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Flight Endurance
  • Manufacturing Prototype
  • Music Production
  • On Demand Video
  • Photographic Technology
  • Structural Engineering
  • System Control Technology
  • Transportation Modeling
  • TSA VEX Robotics
  • Video Game Design
  • Webmaster

Writing Club
Meetings: Wed 3:30-4:30pm (131C)

Sponsor: Kate Carmody

See Ms. Carmody in 126C for more information about this club.

This is a class during the school day.

Sponsor:  Danny Barocas
Overland High School's annual yearbook is consistently one of the best in the state. Yearbook may be taken as a year-long, general elective English credit. Yearbook Production involves writing and associated skills, graphic design, photography, and business skills. All ennrolled students must be willing to work in all of the above areas. Because of deadline restrictions, students must be willing and able to devote time to this project outside of school and to accept responsibility for the completion of the yearbook.

Overland's yearbook has been been awarded the First Class Rating from the National Scholastic Press Association and the All-Colorado Award from the Colorado High School Press Association.

Young Life
2017-18 Meetings TBD

Sponsor: TBD
Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 of the United States as well as more than 90 countries around the world.

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