Student clubs are a key component to a comprehensive education as well as a vibrant school community. Denver South is a huge proponent of student involvement and exploration of individual interests. Our “club menu” features longstanding clubs revolving around identity and interest as well as new clubs that have blossomed into competitive teams beyond Denver South.
Speech and Debate is a competitive club. Our members pit their thinking and speaking skills against those of students from other metro high schools in Saturday competitions from October to April in such events as Debate, Oratory, Extemporaneous, Drama, Poetry, Humor and Duet Interpretation. Competitors are rewarded with improved speaking skills, lightning-fast thinking skills, and the pleasure of beating their peers from other schools. Students are also able to earn membership and awards from the national speech organization – the National Forensics League, and may win a spot to compete at the National Speech Tournament in June.
Membership in National Honor Society is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Invitations for membership are extended to students who have attained the following:
Initiation is held during the spring semester of each year. Annual dues and service hours must be completed to continue in and graduate with an NHS honors cord.
Read more information about JROTC including visiting the JROTC website.
The yearbook staff is made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors with teacher approval. The yearbook staff learns business, leadership, photography, editing, interviewing and computer skills. The yearbook staff meets one period, after school and occasionally on Saturdays.
The newspaper production course is one of the few classes where there is a final product that reflects the students’ hard work and effort. That final project is The Gargoyle, South High School’s student newspaper. The Gargoyle is a 16 page student newspaper published eight times each year. The course follows objectives and standards outlined by Denver Public Schools, with emphasis on practical experience. The course will require some after-school work, especially during deadline week.