Art Club

A service group of students that supports school spirit for all events. Provides murals and posters for sporting events. Meets once every two weeks. Contact: Ms. Janine Frazee

Colorado Close-Up

An opportunity for students see how our State and Federal Governments work, close up! Meets once per week. Open to Juniors and Seniors. Sponsors: Mr. John Archambeau

Concert Choir

This is a regular class that meets daily and is a credit class (elective). Contact: Mrs. Dehn in the Music Room.

Concert Band

This is an elective class for credit at Salida High. Meets daily. Contact: Mr. Wilkens

Jazz Band

A special group playing jazz, latin and rock style music. Meets daily during the “zero hour” from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Jazz Band is a regular class, taken as an elective for credit. Students have the option of taking Jazz Band as a weighted credit with additional expectations. Students are required to audition prior to enrollment in this group. Contact: Mr. Wilkens

Diversity Club

Sponsor: Ms. Kate Clark

Drama Club

An opportunity for students involved in Drama to meet and plan productions. Sponsor: Mrs. Devon Jencks

Environmental Awareness Club

Meets once a week on Monday at lunch. Sponsors:

Foreign Language Club

A club that meets once a month providing opportunities outside of the classroom to expand students’ knowledge and appreciation of other cultures. Sponsor: Miguel Morris

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

A vocational organization that helps develop lifelong leadership skills, business skills, and promotes student self-esteem. Meets once a month, before school. Students can earn a letter in this club. Sponsor: Mrs. Lynn Stagner

Family Community Career Leaders of America (FCCLA)

A vocational club with both competitive and social events. Students can be involved in projects that are both community- and family-based. Formerly called FHA, this club is open to any student grades 9-12. Meets monthly. Scholarships available. Sponsor: Mrs. Kathy Tessitore

SHS Interact

Rotary Club International’s Interact service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. Contact: SHS Principal Tami Thompson

Key Club Kiwanis Educating Youth

A school-community based organization for any student grades 9 – 12, co-sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, to help teach youth about the importance of community service. Meets the first and third Wednesday of every month during lunch. Sponsor: Mrs. Delaney

Knowledge Bowl

A competitive organization that meets Sept. – May. Practices are twice a week during the lunch hour. Open to any student grades 9 – 12. Sponsor: Mr. Archambeau

Le Resumé

This is our High School Yearbook. Le Resumé meets as a class. Students must contact Mrs. Emily Lamont before enrolling.

Mountain Bike Team

Practices Tues, Wed, Thurs at 4:30pm. Salida Racing is 100% self-funded, primarily by donations and sponsorships from local individuals and businesses.  To make a donation or become a sponsor please contact James at

National Honor Society

Qualified Junior and Senior students who are selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Sponsor: Mr. Rob Gilchrist

Student Council

You are elected to this organization by the student body. Promotes leadership skills as well as being a representative for your class in school issues. Sponsor: Mrs. Susan Matthews

Tech Team

Promotes the use of current and cutting edge technologies in web publishing, computer construction, repair and maintenance, publications and presentations. Sponsors: Mrs. Stagner, Mr. Kapushion

Tenderfoot Times

Our high school newspaper! Tenderfoot meets as a class. Several former Tenderfoot students have gone on to excellent careers in journalism. Sponsor: Mrs. Audrey Gamache

Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)

A vocational organization open to all students in advanced auto and junior auto mechanics. Usually meets two times a month. Scholarships available. Sponsor: Mr. Thonhoff, Auto Shop

For more information on any of these organizations, you may contact the sponsor listed, or our Athletic/Activities Director, Mr. Jim Coscarella.