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Clubs and Organizations


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.

Best Buddies

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.

Kim Del Margo (505) 897-0110 ex: 40079 Ceramics
Black Student Union (BSU)

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

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 C15.

Shelby Reeves (505) 891-0110 ex: 40082 English 10 and English 10 Honors
"Golden Touch" Color Guard


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.


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.

William Putz (505) 897-0110 ex: 40156 Social Studies

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

Robert Hampton


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!

Ryan Hatch (505) 897-0110 ex: 40100 Choral and Piano - Fine Arts Department Chair

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.

Carmella Muniz (505) 897-0110 ex: 40080 English 9 Teacher - DECA
Drama/ Theatre

Cibola High School produces one act plays, musicals, student written and directed work, and theater for the community! Discover your inner actor, scenic artist, costumer, director, and more in the theater department at Cibola. We meet the first Thursday of every month in A4. Students interested in auditioning for plays, or working on a production crew should email Ms. Cannon.

Natalie Frost (505) 897-0110 ex: 40053 Drama Teacher

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.

Lorraine Leftwich (505) 897-0110 ex: 40116 Modern Classical Languages
French National Honor Society

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 (GSA)

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.

Colin Norwalk (505) 897-0110 ex: 40147 Social Studies
Group Piano Lab

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!

Ryan Hatch (505) 897-0110 ex: 40100 Choral and Piano - Fine Arts Department Chair

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

Eduardo Trujillo (505) 897-0110 ex: 40178 Guitar & A.P. Music Theory
Ice Hockey Club

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

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.

Penny Madanick (505) 897-0110 ex: 40158 Health Education
Key Club

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.

Lorie Smith (505) 897-0110 ex: 40171 Science
Literary Magazine

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.


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.

Richard Callahan Teacher
Jimmy Flores Jr. (505) 897-0110 ex: 40088 JROTC
MESA Science Club

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.

William Siefert (505) 897-0110 ex: 40121 Science
Sabra Smartt (505) 897-0110 ex: 40170 Science
National Art Honor Society

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: legate@aps.eduThe 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.

Sara Legate (505) 897-0110 ex: 40136 Social Studies / National Honor Society / Class of 2020 Sponsor

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.

Lesley Valencia (505) 897-0110 ex: 40090 - 40033 ELA, Communication Skills, Journalism/NP
Numismatic Association

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

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.


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.


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.

Gina Marselle (505) 897-0110 ex: 40129 Language Arts

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.

Brian Acquesta (505) 897-0110 ex: 40146 Engineering - Robotics - Webmaster
Spanish National Honor Society

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.

Jose Arias (505) 897-0110 ex: 40175 Modern Classical Languages
Speech & Debate

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.


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.

Jeffery Jones (505) 897-0110 ex: 40081 Social Studies
Student Senate

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. 

Jeanine Chavez (505) 897-0110 ex: 40012 Activities Director

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.