Woodland Park High School

Activities and Extra Curricular Opportunities

National Organizations

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National Honors Society

sponsored by Jennifer Stone

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.


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 Micaela Davidson

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 and David Graf

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 Marci Nicklesburg and Micaela Davidson

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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Environmental Science Club (Envirothon)

sponsored by Alicia Mauer

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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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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All Sports Huddle

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sponsor Patrick Smith

Join for conversations about sports, the Bible, faith and spirituality in a brave and welcoming space. You do not have to be in a sport to join.

Meets during lunch on Thursdays in the Student Services Room

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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 Jeff Hemingson

The WPHS Marching Band competes at the 2A level across the region and is part of CHSAA. 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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WPHS Mountain Biking Team

WPHS Mountain Biking Team

Sponsors Julie Frater and Paul Gabaldon

The Woodland Park Mountain Bike Team practices and races under the Colorado High School Cycling League (coloradomtb.org). The team begins training in mid-July, with practices and races running through the end of October. Participants should have a mountain bike suitable for trail riding, helmet, and hydration. Scholarships are available for fees and races through the team, as well as the Colorado High School Cycling League.

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Musicals and Plays - Panther Players

sponsored by Marci Nicklesburg and Micaela Davidson

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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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 Jennifer Brocious

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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sponsored by Cat Becker

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.