Clubs and Organizations

If you are the sponsor of a club or organization here at GHS and you want to provide information for this page, please contact:

ronald.gonzales@gccs.k12.nm.us or ashton.gibson@gccs.k12.nm.us

Classes of Grants High school

Class of 2022

Class of 2022 would like to make it known that Graduation will be May 20th 2022 at GHS 

Graduation decorations have been ordered and Seniors should be excited!

In order for Seniors to receive a free prom ticket they must have paid their class dues 

Class dues are $40.00 and can be paid cash or card to Mrs. DeGroat or Mrs. Tuley

Caps and gowns should have been ordered, if you need assistance with this please see or email Mrs. DeGroat 

Plans are in motion for the senior banquet as well as other senior events, watch for emails! 

Class of 2023

Prom is scheduled for Saturday night, May 7.

The theme will be masquerade ball with the colors red, gold, black and white. More details will be shared as we get closer to the date.

You must pay your class dues to be eligible to purchase a ticket for prom. 


Class dues ($50 for juniors) can be paid in Mr. Aragon's room (207) or with Chanda Turley in the front office.

Any questions regarding the class can be sent to dominic.aragon@gccs.k12.nm.us

Class of 2024

PAY YOUR DUES!

Class of 2025

PAY YOUR DUES!

Clubs and Organizations

Anchors

if you have any questions

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Gallegos at sally.gallegos@gccs.k12.nm.us

Room

Anchors Club is a community service organization. We do volunteer work in our school and community. 

Activities We Have Done This Year and in Recent Years (COVID has limited some or our activities in the last few years):

  • Blood Drives

  • Donation of books, coloring books, and crayons for foster children

  • Book "socking" this December (treats and books in stockings to our students at lunchtime)

  • Staff Appreciation in May

  • Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Giveback for Soldiers Overseas/Cards and Letters to Soldiers

  • Teacher Birthdays (got a slow start this year/we plan on bringing this activity back next year)

  • Food Drive (Last year during our quarantine, we had a class competition food drive.)

  • V-Day Delivery for GHS

  • Scholarships

  • Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities

  • Fundraising (Homecoming Carnival and Lollipop Sales)

  • Dog Walking at the Shelter/Donated Items

  • Recreational Activities at the Good Samaritan Center (Bingo, painting nails of the residents, playing piano, reading with them, setting up for the car show, etc.)

  • Helped with the graveling in front of the PAC (2018)

  • Worked with other clubs for Hope Day Cake organization, collection, and distribution

Mrs. Gallegos

Student Senate

FCCLA

See Chef Downing the Advisor for any questions in

Room 174

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system.

Our Mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and vocational preparation.

E-Sports

Classroom 413

Meetings:

Monday-Thursday :

3:15-4 pm

Time may change if there is a game

Sponsor: Marcos Prieto

If you have any questions contact him at

Marcos.Prieto@gccs.k12.nm.us

Come join E-Sports

We are playing Rocket league on PC's and games against other schools on Thursdays at 4pm.

Smash Brothers is played on Nintendo Switch and games are held on Wednesdays at 4pm.

Mario Kart is played  on Nintendo Switch and games are held on Thursdays at 4pm.

Evolvement

See Chef Downing the Advisor for any questions in

Room 174

Evolvement is a student-led organization focused on making young people healthy. Evolvement New Mexico is currently focused on tobacco-free campaigns to change how the substance is regulated in the state.

No Minor Sale and 24/7 are the main Evolvement campaigns that New Mexico members work on. Members, or Evolvers, advocate for these campaigns by bringing awareness to the dangers of tobacco and nicotine. Evolvers participate in trainings, community events, and special organization events throughout the year. We also interact with decision-makers by meeting with principals, school boards, health councils, and legislators.

No Minor Sale acknowledges that tobacco products are being illegally sold to minors across the state. This campaign also recognizes that big tobacco targets young people by flavoring their products to make them more appealing.

24/7 is focused on making all New Mexico schools 100% tobacco-free. They compare schools' tobacco policies with the New Mexico Department of Health's standards to decide if a school is truly 100% tobacco-free. 24/7 also offers help to schools that have implemented stricter policies. Bilingual signs to enforce the policy, counseling resources for students, and staff training sessions are a few resources the campaign has provided for schools transitioning to a 100% tobacco-free policy.

Upcoming Events:

Take Down Tobacco Day - Friday, April 1, 2022

FFA

To be annouced...

Educators Rising

DECA

Advisor

Marcus Talahaftewa

Business Instructor

Room 187

2022 DECA State Conference

Overall, I believe our 1st experience of the DECA State Conference was a success. We started DECA here at Grants late October/ early November and really had no choice but to start with ground moving before us. In totality we had 7 students qualify to join the competitive events that took place Monday and Tuesday. Unfortunately, the student who chose to participate in the events did not move on to the DECA ICDC which is the international conference in Atlanta, GA. 

Nevertheless, it was a great experience for Cheyenne and now has seen what it takes. It was eye-opening for me as well. I was mentored by some great advisors from other schools in how they operate their chapters and what it takes to build a successful program. We will continue to build here at GHS and I truly believe we can be as successful as the other programs in a short time period. I am optimistic about the direction we are headed and the future successes we will achieve; not only in the classroom but beyond it as well.

 To summarize our experience in one word, that word would be growth. As students and teachers we strive to build on the successes of yesterday and in those instance we growth and attending this conference has jumpstarted that growth. And I saved the best news for last we were awarded 3 selective spots for students to observe and continue to grow as professionals at the international conference during April 23-26 in Atlanta. It is a good beginning and with better things yet to come.


Bowling Club

Ceramic

National Honor Society

Any questions regarding these processes and procedures should be directed to the Grants High School National Honor Society advisers, Mrs. Teresa Butcher and Mr. Cody Hayes.

Selection process, Spring 2022

Below, the selection process for the Grants High School National Honor Society (as of March, 2022) are described. This document is intended to serve as an informational guide for any interested parties, including eligible students, student applicants, parents, community members, staff members, and more.

  • With the help of the Grants High School counseling department, students are identified as “eligible” using the following criteria:

    • Current Sophomore or Junior at Grants High School

    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • All eligible students are informed via letter (emailed to their GCCS email), and invited to apply. They are given one week to complete and submit the online application, which includes questions about their Leadership, Service, and Leadership.

    • Student applicants are asked to submit the names of 2 (two) Grants High School staff members to serve as references, if needed.

  • As applications are submitted, their references are invited to rate the applicants on their Leadership, Service, and Character. They are also invited to comment on the students’ Leadership, Service, and/or Character.

  • The 5-person Grants High School National Honor Society Faculty Council reviews each student application blindly (at first), to remove possible prejudice. They review the student answers, as well as staff references (if submitted) and any applicable disciplinary action which has taken place this school year. They then submit a numerical score for each student’s Leadership, Service, and Character, as presented.

  • After individual review, the Council discusses each application with student names included, to ensure that all possible extenuating circumstances have been considered.

    • As a result of this discussion, the Council determines (via majority vote) whether an applicant will be Selected or Nonselected.

  • All applicants are informed of their status (i.e. Selected or Nonselected) within one week of the application deadline.

    • Selected applicants are required to attend the induction ceremony as announced, unless they have a significant prior commitment, in which case they must inform the advisers as soon as possible of their unavailability.

    • Nonselected applicants are informed of at least one area in which they may improve, in the event that they would like to apply again in the future.

    • Nonselected applicants are given 10 (ten) business days to appeal their nonselection. If they wish to appeal, they must contact the chapter adviser(s) within 10 (ten) business days of notification of nonselection. 


Appeals process

In the event that an appeal is made, the chapter advisers will take one or more of the following measures:

  • Review the summary notes from the Faculty Council session

  • Resubmit the student’s information to the Faculty Council for reconsideration

  • Submission of the relevant information to the principal, who consults with the Faculty Council and/or advisers regarding their decision-making processes.

  • Outcomes of an appeal may include (but are not limited to):

    • Rejection of the appeal

    • Request from the principal to reconsider the case

    • A change in the Faculty Council’s decision

    • An overturning of the Faculty Council’s decision by the principal