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Clubs and Organizations

Anime Club

The Anime Club is an organization that meets to discuss, show, and promote anime! We meet Thursdays at 2:30

  Joshua Edmiston (505) 897-0110 ex: 40125 Language Arts

The Golden Regiment Band is centered on the love of music and commitment.  The Band performs at sporting events, has concerts, travels, and represents Cibola High School at competitions/festivals. Other activities within the band program include Steel Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, “Shockwave" Percussion Ensemble, Full Orchestra, and Marching Band.

  Gabriel Velasco (505) 897-0110 ex: 40131 Band and Orchestra Director
Bible Club

Join us for Bible study each Tuesday during lunch in P-15.

  Eliseo Montoya (505) 897-0110 ex: 40159 Counselor (Last Names S-Z)
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.

  Naomi Bowers (505) 897-0110 ex: 40067 Small Group Language Arts
  Joshua Edmiston (505) 897-0110 ex: 40125 Language Arts
  Jennifer Tuttle (505) 897-0110 ex: 40160 Counselor (Last Names D-H)
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 D-11.

  Shelby Reeves (505) 897-0110 ex: 40048 Language Arts

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.

  Dusti Griffin (505) 897-0110 ex: 40148 Mathematics
"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.

  Gabriel Velasco (505) 897-0110 ex: 40131 Band and Orchestra Director

Chess Club is aimed towards students who love or are interested in the game of chess. You don't need to know how to play to join, just know how to get engaged! Play against people of all skill sets and show us what you got!

  Jessica Mandell (505) 897-0110 ex: 40058 Mathematics

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!

  Evan Aguilar (505) 897-0110 ex: 40100 Choir, Piano
Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club is a club for students who are interested in sharing their creativity in writing poetry, stories, essays, play scripts, speeches, and/or artwork.  The goal is to publish student work into a school anthology.  If you are interested in being creative, this is the club for you

  Melodie Macdiarmid (505) 897-0110 ex: 40179 Language Arts

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.

  Steven Medina (505) 897-0110 ex: 40014 Business Marketing, Physical Education
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 Monday of every month in A4. Students interested in auditioning for plays, or working on a production crew should email Ms. Novick.

  Jill Novick (505) 897-0110 ex: 40092 Theatre Arts
E-Sports and Gamers Club

Cibola's E-Sports and Gamers Club is for players who enjoy video games, board games, and trading card games. 

  Brenna Valencia (505) 897-0110 ex: 40137 Social Studies
  Lesley Valencia (505) 897-0110 ex: 40090 Language Arts
  Suzette Williams (505) 897-0110 ex: 40149 Social Studies

Cibola's French Club 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

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: 40101 Social Studies, Department Chair
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!

  Evan Aguilar (505) 897-0110 ex: 40100 Choir, Piano

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
HOSA - Future Health Professionals

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a student-led organization for helping students prepare for success in their future career in healthcare. Members of HOSA will have opportunities to lead service projects, network with successful people, and attend HOSA conferences.

Students may earn a Cibola High School activity letter for their service and membership with HOSA.

  Gabriel Triviz (505) 897-0110 ex: 40203 Physical 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

  Emily Bois (505) 897-0110 ex: 40117 Social Studies
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.

  Pedro Chamorro (505) 897-0110 ex: 40087 JROTC
  Robert Collinsworth (505) 897-0110 ex: 40087 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 students for college and careers in mathematics, engineering, science and related fields. Students engage in a variety of activities including preparation for science competitions.  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
Native American Club

Cibola’s Native American Club (formerly known as Native Nations) meets every Monday at lunch with Mr. Garcia. It strives to promote culture, fundraise and build community among Native youth. Native American Club participates in school-wide events such as Bust Your Gut (club fundraiser), Native American Heritage Month and International Day. In spring of 2018, the club hosted Cibola’s Inaugural Pow Wow and, last year, hosted the 2nd Annual Pow Wow. Since fall of 2018, the club has hosted the Best Buddies Arts and Crafts Show. At the end of the school year, members attend the annual Gathering of Nations powwow held in Albuquerque. All students interested in learning about different indigenous cultures are welcome to join. Cultures and traditions are shared and respected among members.

  Craig Garcia (505) 897-0110 ex: 40064 Spanish
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.

  Sara Linn (505) 897-0110 ex: 40075 Art
National Honor Society

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.

  Brian Gatsch (505) 897-0110 ex: 40107 Language Arts

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 Language Arts
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.

  Jason Hilligoss (505) 897-0110 ex: 40065 Social Studies
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. We meet every other Tuesday at lunch time.

  Roberta Fotter (505) 897-0110 ex: 40036 Librarian

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 Advanced String Orchestra and “Silver Strings” is our Intermediate String Orchestra.  This group combines with the band for Graduation Ceremonies to create the Cibola Symphony.

  Gabriel Velasco (505) 897-0110 ex: 40131 Band and Orchestra Director

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.


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: 40172 Engineering, Webmaster, Department Chair
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.

  Toni Mcroberts (505) 897-0110 ex: 40084 Spanish, Department Chair
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

  Colin Norwalk (505) 897-0110 ex: 40101 Social Studies, Department Chair

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
Unified Sports

This initiative brings together Special Olympics athletes and individuals without intellectual disabilities who are of similar age and ability to train and compete on the same team.  The concept of combining athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without was first introduced in the mid-1980’s to promote equality and inclusion.  Unified Sports enables athletes to learn new sports, develop higher-level sports skills, and experience meaningful inclusion as each athlete is ensured of playing a valued role on the team.

The Unified Sports program also enables athletes to socialize with peers and form friendships and to participate in their communities and have choices outside of Special Olympics (many Unified Sports teams are part of city and local leagues).


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.

  Michael Garcia (505) 897-0110 ex: 40033 Language Arts, Yearbook
Young Democratic Socialists of America

Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) is the youth and student section of the Democratic Socialists of America That organizes in universities, colleges, and high schools to fight for the immediate needs of workers and students while building capacity to fight for more radical and structural changes.

  Joshua Edmiston (505) 897-0110 ex: 40125 Language Arts