Woodland Park High School

Activities and Extra Curricular Opportunities

National Organizations

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National Honors Society

sponsored by Jennifer Stone and Ann Cummings

The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. Students must apply for this organization and meet certain national criteria.

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National Honors Society of Sports Medicine

sponsored by Catherine Becker

The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship in the area of sports medicine and other fields directly related to sports medicine, to stimulate a desire to render service in the community, to promote leadership, and to assist in the development of character in the students of secondary schools.

For more information, please visit the Sports Medicine Website.

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International Thespian Society

sponsored by Emily Skudrzyk

The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts.

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Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength

Sponsored by Sara Lee

Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.

Vision

We believe that many strengths are more powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities.

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Beta Club

sponsored by Sherry Pappadakis

To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

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Key Club

sponsored by Nate Owen

Key Club is an international student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

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National Speech and Debate Association (Forensics)

sponsored by Bill Brown

The National Speech & Debate Association connects, supports, and inspires a diverse community committed to empowering students through competitive speech and debate.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

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Art Club

sponsored by Stacia Adamson and Lindsay Orellana

The Art Club consists of High School students who love visual and graphic arts, and cannot seem to get enough of them throughout the school day. Members focus on creating art, promoting artistic abilities, and working toward pursuing art beyond high school.

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Chess Club

sponsored by Ryan Shultz

Learn, play and compete against students in our building and other buildings.

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Environmental Science Club (Envirothon)

sponsored by Dan Ganoza

Members of this club work to understand the issues and questions surrounding Colorado's natural resources and how the decision-making process works in real life, experience firsthand where Colorado’s natural resources and its limitations, learn about Colorado’s environmental protections laws while exploring the differing habitats of our surrounding area, conduct hands-on water quality experiments, and meet experts representing actual stakeholder groups and collaborate with fellow students to create water management policy recommendations.

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Esports

Sponsored by Laura Ferguson

Esports offers competitive online gaming. Esports encourages communication and coordination among student-athletes. By playing games, students are able to deepen their levels of interaction and communicate more effectively, readying them for later life.

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Knowledge Bowl

sponsored by Jennifer Stone

Colorado Knowledge Bowl (CKB) is a contest and a celebration of knowledge and learning overseen by a governing body separate from the Colorado High Schools Activities Association.

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Pride of the Park

Marching Band

Directed by Chlelsea Martinez

The WPHS Marching Band competes at the 2A level across the region and is part of CHSAA. During the 2018-19 season the Pride of the Park brought home 4 first place awards and placed in every competition. Seen at the State Fair parade, the WPHS Homecoming Parade, the Lighter Side of Christmas Parade and the Colorado Springs Veteran's Day parade, this band is growing each year. Join us!

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Musicals and Plays - Panther Players

sponsored by Emily Skudrzyk

Woodland Park High School is the only high school in the region to produce two full length musicals and a straight play each year. All students are invited to audition for these productions.

For tickets click here

Panther Players Website click here

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Olympic Weight Lifting

sponsored by Charlie Gerszewski

Students work to exceed health and strength goals and eventually compete at the regional and state levels.

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Rock Climbing

sponsored by Nate Owen

Train on our very own rock wall, and compete all over the state.

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Science Olympiad

sponsored by Tom Torrance

Science Olympiad is a part of our extracurricular programs because it provides a platform for students to explore hand-on science skills and provides a framework for teamwork. It also encourages independent learning and research as well as team learning and research. These skills are vital to succeed in our ever increasing world that is filled with technology and advancements in science.

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WelCo

sponsored by Cat Becker and Nicole Cherry

WPHS has a Wellness (WELCO) committee designed to not only support the mission of the district committee, but also work with other organizations within the school and the community that promote the ideals of our committee. The high school WELCO committee convenes once month to discuss a monthly action plan that incorporates our school goal of promoting activity among the students and staff. In January 2019 we started a Student WELCO team that allowed students to determine our path. We had a focus group to see what was important to the students. From there we began hosting a meditation group each week as well as a healthy lifestyle challenge and incorporated a book study for students

Please visit our Wellness Committee website.