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                                     Clubs and Organizations




Sponsor: Nathan Matherne

Room: A-3        Ext. 40131    Email:

The Golden Regiment Band is centered on the love of music and commitment.  The Band performs at sporting events, has concerts, travels, and represents CHS at competitions. Other activities within the band program include Beginning Band, Concert Band, “Shockwave Percussion Ensemble”, “Silver Strings” Full Orchestra, Marching Band and Jazz Band.



Sponsor: Kim DelMargo

Room: F-5                    Ext. 40079                 

Cibola has an active chapter of BEST BUDDIES International. BEST BUDDIES was founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver and has grown into a leading nonprofit organization established in over 40 nations around the world. BEST BUDDIES High Schools works to match students with intellectual disabilities with high school students from general education to create one-to-one friendships.


Black Student Union (BSU)

Sponsor:  Andrea R Burrell

Room: P-32 / P-14       Ext.40059        Email:

The Black Student Union at Cibola strives to support African American and minority students.  The goals of BSU are to ensure graduation of its members, assist them in receiving scholarships, and help them live productive lives.

Book Club
Sponsor: Rebecca Wallace
Room: P48A       Ext. 40185   Email:                                                        The Cibola Book Club is open to all students interested in reading and discussing reading.  Our goals are to promote literacy, to provide an environment where people can read as a group and have a stimulating conversation, to expand reading genres, to have fun, and to meet literate people.  We meet every Friday in P48A.

"Golden Touch" Color Guard

Sponsor: Nathan Matherne, Dawna Berkompas

Room: A-3 Ext. 40131      Email:

The Cibola High School Color Guard is centered on the love of music, love of dance, love of performance, and commitment.  The Color guard performs with the marching band at sporting events, travels, and represents CHS at competitions. Other activities within the color guard program include Winter Guard which happens during the months of December through March.  It is an indoor activity exploring the art of pageantry and the group travels to various competitions in the greater Albuquerque area.  Anyone with dedication may try out as beginners are welcome.



Sponsor: Bill Putz

Room: C-1       Ext 40156        Email:              

Bowling Club provides students the opportunity to play and compete in a sport not offered under the NMAA and is a great social activity that shows students a sport that can be enjoyed long after high school.



Sponsor: Robert Hampton


Chess Club provides an environment for students to play chess, advance their skill, and have fun.



Sponsor: Ryan Hatch

Room: A-2   Ext. 40100      Email:

Come join a tradition of excellence with the Cibola High School Choral Department. There is a choir for everyone, from beginning to advanced. Be a part of excellence!


Class of 2015

Sponsor: Catherine Casaus / Sara Legate / Julie Dahl / Rebecca Wallace

Room: P-33A   Ext. 40066      

The Class of 2015 is a division of Student Senate.  The primary responsibility of the Class of 2015 is Homecoming.


Class of  2016

Sponsor: Jeanine Chavez / Jeff Jones

Room: F-15 / E-28     Ext.40068/40069 / 40105

The Class of 2016 is a division of Student Senate.  The primary responsibility of the Class of 2016 is Prom.


Class of 2017

Sponsor: Colin Norwalk

Room: D-3      Ext. 40147

The Class of 2017 is a division of Student Senate.  The primary responsibility of the Class of 2017 is Winter Ball.


Class of 2018

Sponsor: Kristen Baldonado, Dr. Vicky Bannerman, Reina Serrano, Jeff Ulibarri

Room: E-37/9th grade office/E-31/P-46      Ext. 40113/40003/40167/40179

The Class of 2018 is a division of Student Senate. The primary responsibility of the Class of

2018 is the Senior Breakfast.



Sponsor: Steve Medina

Room: B-4        Ext. 40053       Email:     

DECA is an association of marketing students.  The student group supplements the marketing education program through a variety of activities.  Members of DECA participate in leadership, social, civic, and business activities.  Students enrolled in a marketing education class are automatically members of Cibola DECA, New Mexico DECA, and International DECA.  Students may earn a Cibola High School activity letter for their service.


Drama/ Theatre

Sponsor: Aleita Kiwanuka

Room: A-4        Ext. 40110/40111        Email:     

Drama allows students to participate in all aspects of performance.  Students can sing, dance, act, produce, write, direct, stage manage, create sets, create wardrobes, and work on lighting.  Drama helps students learn all about the theater and helps those interested in a drama related career.



Sponsor: Lorraine Leftwich

Room: P-19      Ext. 40116       

Cibola's French Club meets every Monday at lunch in Mrs. Greenberg's room.  It is a social club for students who are interested in French language and culture.  Typical meetings include games, music and activities where students can have fun using their French.  We also plan French movie nights, game nights, French food potlucks and any special events such as museum exhibits of French art, etc.  French Club is the best place to meet other students at Cibola who are interested in French language and culture.


French National Honor Society

Sponsor: Lorraine Leftwich

Room: P-19      Ext. 40116       

French National Honor Society is an academic honor society focused on French excellence in secondary education and promotes a continuity of interest in French studies.  Community service is mandatory for the organization, as well as a high grade point average overall.


Gay Straight Alliance

Sponsor: Colin Norwalk

Room: D-7    Ext. 40081      

The Gay-Straight Alliance provides a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their straight allies.  This club strives to create acceptance in the community of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.



Group Piano Lab

Sponsor: Ryan Hatch

Room: A-2    Ext. 40100

Come learn piano from a modern day Mozart! The course is individually paced. From beginning to advanced players. No experience necessary. Become the musician you always wanted to be!



Sponsor: Eduardo Trujillo

Room: A-1        Ext. 40178       Email:    

Guitar is a great way for new players as well as experienced musicians to improve their skills and enjoy playing this instrument.


Cougar Ice Hockey Club

Sponsor: Les Miller

Room: D-10     Ext. 40137       Email:

Ice Hockey in the desert. Yes, Cibola’s coed team is a force to be reckoned with. Whether you are a boy or a girl, whether you can ice skate or not you are welcome to join our club. We are the coolest sport at Cibola High School.


International Cultural Exchange Club

Sponsor: Penny Madanick

Room: E-35           Ext. 400127               

The International Culture Exchange Club is comprised of exchange students who go to Cibola High School as well as anyone else interested in promoting international understanding.


Key Club

Sponsor: Lorie Smith

Room: E-21     Ext. 40171  Email:

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.


Literary Magazine

Sponsor: Jeff Tolley

Room:  F-10            Ext.   40177               Email:

Published once every spring, The Fount, the Literary Magazine of Cibola High School, is a collection of the best short stories, poetry, scripts, artwork, and essays submitted by Cibola's student-writers and artists. The staff of the magazine spends the year reading and then choosing the highest quality submissions voluntarily turned in to the magazine by students for potential publication. These submissions are then compiled into the magazine which has been developed and designed by the staff throughout the year. Upon its publication, the staff is also involved in sales and marketing of the magazine to the Cibola community.



Sponsor: Jimmy Flores

Room: P-4/6     Ext. 40088     Email:     

The MCJROTC program consists of five major subject areas: Leadership, Citizenship, Personal growth and Responsibility, Public, Service and Career Exploration, General Military Subjects.

Voluntary activities include: Armed Drill team, Unarmed Drill Team, Physical Fitness Team, Rifle Teams, Color Guards, Community Service Projects, Orientation trips.

Statewide inter-JROTC competitions, such as: Volleyball, Football, Softball, Basketball, and Bowling.


MESA Science Club

Sponsor: Sabra Smartt / Bill Siefert

Room: E-26      Ext. 40170

Room: E-23      Ext. 40168    

New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (NM MESA) Inc., a non-profit organization, promotes educational enrichment for middle and high school students from historically underrepresented ethnic groups. NM MESA, in partnership with schools and universities, prepares these pre-college students for college and careers in mathematics, engineering, science and related fields. The students prepare for and compete in a variety of science competitions: MESA, Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, RoboRave, Science Scholarship money is available from MESA after graduation if achievement award requirements are met.


Native American Club

Sponsor: TBA

Room:             Ext.   


National Art Honor Society

Sponsor: Laurel Worth

Room: C-12     Ext.40194        Email:

The purpose of NAHS is to inspire and recognize art students who have shown outstanding ability in the Visual Arts.  We wish to bring art to the attention of our school and community while fostering excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art.  NAHS members increase an awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum.


National Honor Society

Sponsor: Sara Legate

Room: F-12    Ext.40136      Email:

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.  Students in NHS at Cibola volunteer their times tutoring students and participating in community service.



Sponsor: Lesley Valencia

Room: C-20/D12          Ext. 40033/40182        Email:    

Students in newspaper apply journalistic skill and participate in specialized areas of the paper depending on interests and staffing needs.  Students gain skills in writing, editing, advertising, art, photography, and management.  A student generated newspaper is produced for the school.  Newspaper is a great club for students interested in a career in journalism.


Numismatic Association

Sponsor: Jason Hilligoss   

Room D-5    Ext. 40101      Email:

The Cibola Numismatic Association is aimed at providing a forum for students and faculty who are interested in collecting coins and currency and promoting numismatic history and art. We have educational presentations on related topics and bi-weekly door prizes! We meet every other Thursday during “B” lunch.


Operation Smile

Sponsor: Mary Jane Eastin

Room: D-9       Ext. 40082       Email:     

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization whose volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families throughout the world.  Students at Cibola in Operation Smile work to raise funds to pay for these life changing surgeries, create awareness about the organization in the community, and have the opportunity to participate in medical missions.



Sponsor: Nathan J. Matherne

Room: A-3     Ext. 40131    Email:

Orchestra focuses on the love of playing / performing standard orchestral repertoire and a commitment to the program. The group represents CHS in competitions and performs 2-3 concerts per semester. “Golden Strings” is our String Orchestra and “Silver Strings” is our Full Orchestra.



Sponsor: Gina Marselle-Rebolledo

Room: E-2       Ext. 40129    Email:

All poets are welcome to attend. We meet at lunch once a week from September through April. Occasionally, we will meet after school or at poetry events in our community. Open enrollment, but it works best if dedicated students come to club regularly to read and write poetry. We learn about different poetic forms from haiku to free form. This is an academic club that celebrates poetry through reading and writing both published and student-produced work. This is a supportive and creative space. We will hopefully have guest poets from our community come in to workshop with us at least once per semester. Membership limit: 10.



Sponsor: Brian Acquesta

Room: C-22     Ext. 40146     Email:

Open to students who are taking or who have taken Engineering at Cibola. The VEX Robotics Competition, is a international middle, high school and college robotics competition that pits students against their peers. Offers students a rich and exciting platform to immerse themselves in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through the fun of building robots. The team competes year-round at local competitions and NM State tournaments.


Spanish National Honor Society

Sponsor: Jose Arias

Room: P-23     Ext. 40175     Email:

The purpose of the Spanish Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of the Spanish language and promote a continuity of interest in Hispanic culture. Community service is fundamental for the organization, as well as attendance to the meetings and  high grade point average overall.


Speech & Debate

Sponsor: Jay Barasch

Room:   P36  Ext. 40085 Email:

Speech and Debate is a dynamic club teaching the skills of debate and oral interpretation in a competitive setting. We compete with other schools each month in speech and debate.



Sponsor: Jeff Jones

Room: E-17      Ext. 40105       Email:       

S-Troupe is an organization of writers, performers, and artists dedicated to the production and performance of original, expressive, written work. Simply put: the members of S-Troupe write, produce and, finally, perform their own poetic, dramatic, but mostly comedic scenes and sketches on stage or on video and film. Founded at Cibola High School in 2005, S-Troupe is also committed to promoting writing and literacy through outreach programs to local elementary and

middle schools.


Student Senate

Sponsor: Jeanine Chavez

Room: Activities           Ext.40012        Email:

Student Senate is a great way to get involved at Cibola.  Senate puts on dances and other fun school activities, raises money for charities, and does community service. Students in Senate gain leadership skills and learn to work with others.  All senators have the opportunity to go to Central District meetings, and outstanding senators are able to attend the New Mexico Association of Student Councils State Conference.  Senate gives back to the school and community while having fun. 



Sponsor: Liz Followell/ Katrina Hart

Room: C-20/C-15                     Ext. 40033 or 40107    Email:       

Room: D-12/C-20        Ext. 40182 or 40033    Email:    

Yearbook students generate authentic work producing a yearbook for the school and community.  Students gain skills and experience throughout the year and end up with a product that represents Cibola.