Various Clubs & Organizations
- Black Student Union
- Book Club
- National Honor Society
- Spanish Honor Society
- Peer Helpers
Black Student Union
Purpose and Mission Statement
The Black Student Union of Sandia High School, in collaboration with, APS, teachers, parents, and the community, will educate itself and others about African American History and Culture. The Black Student Union will also promote and prepare ALL to become contributing members of a diverse, changing world with respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of others.
Guidelines for Members
- Attend 75% of ALL BSU activities and meetings.
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA(2.5 for a Letter)
- Participate in 75% of Community Service Projects.
- Participate in 75% of Fundraisers.
Charter and Constitution
As a member of the Black Student Union, you will set goals toward the achievement of academic excellence. You will respect others as you respect yourself. You understand that you are responsible for your own destiny and will not allow others to stand in the way of your success. You are also inherently responsible for the actions on not only yourself, but also the actions of your fellow BSU members. It is your responsibility to know and understand the rules of the school and abide by them.
You understand that it is your responsibility to learn all you can about your heritage and be willing to provide knowledge to anyone upon request. You will be a personal mentor/role model for other students at school and in no way will you, as a member of the BSU, bring discredit upon the school or organization by your actions. You will support the BSU in anyway possible to ensure the success of its mission.
Head Sponsor: Sergeant Joseph Britton
Meets Wednesdays at lunch in room D-3
The purpose of High School Bowling is to teach each student the proper technique of bowling, both as an individual and as a team member. The coaches will give the student the training and knowledge to allow the student to learn bowling and HAVE FUN!
All students are welcome to join the team, no prior experience necessary.
Students must have a current physical uploaded in Dragonfly to practice and must be academically eligible to compete in tournaments.
Practices are held at Silva Lanes Bowling Alley on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 5:15 pm.
Teacher Sponsor: Tayler Nolan, (505) 294-1511 Ext. 30423, Room Y-123
Chess Club Information:
- Contact sponsors Thomas Franich and Wesley Viers
- Club meets on Wednesdays from 3:45 - 5:30 in 303. The google classroom code for the club is lyuypd3
- Open to everyone 9 th – 12 th grades
- New members and new chess players welcome
- Must meet NMAA eligibility requirements to compete in matches
National Honor Society
Virgil Grissom Chapter
Requirements to receive an invitation:
Be a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA or 3.5.
What we’re looking for:
National Honor Society is a group of students who exhibit exemplary character, scholarship, service in the form of extra-curricular activities, and leadership.
Invitations for NHS are sent to students in the fall of their sophomore, junior and/or senior year through their APS email account. Students who do not apply, are not qualified in the fall, or who are not accepted on their first attempt will receive an invitation in the spring. Approximate dates for invitations: Fall – Mid September, Spring – Mid February.
Candidate forms must be completed with proper signatures and turned in by the deadline in order to be considered by the faculty committee for admittance into the National Honor Society. Approximate dates for applications: Fall – October (before Fall Break), Spring – March (before Spring Break and Conferences). Exact due dates stated on invitation.
Students are formally notified of their acceptance during one of their class periods after the faculty committee has reviewed the applications. Notification occurs approximately two weeks after candidate forms have been turned in. At this time students receive a letter stating the requirements they must complete in order to become a member in the Virgil Grissom Chapter National Honor Society. There is a NHS chapter fee of $5 and students must attend the induction ceremony. Membership is not granted until both requirements are met. Dates of inductions are published in the student agenda pending any unforeseen events. Approximate dates for inductions: Fall – Mid November, Spring – Early April. There is a $5 membership fee paid annually for each year in NHS.
NHS members are encouraged to set up their NHS online accounts to access the national organization’s resources and tools provided to NHS members. NHS members are also eligible for the NHS scholarship.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the NHS adviser, Erica Tencer. MS room 203 firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Honor Society
Requirements to join:
Anyone in at least the 10thgrade with at least 1.5 credits of Spanish or anyone enrolled in a Spanish 3 class or higher!
What we’re looking for:
To be inducted as a member of the Spanish Honor Society a student must have a minimum cumulative average of 3.0, As and Bs in Spanish classes or be enrolled in a Spanish 3 or higher.
The purpose of Sandia Spanish Honor Socie ty:
More than just an honor , Sandia SHS serves to recognize those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of
- Service. ...
- Leadership. ...
To remain a member in good standing a student must meet the SHS attendance ,
1. Attend 80% of meetings
2. Fulfill Spanish Class requirements or be enrolled in a Spanish class to meet requirement, and participate in two community service during the year.
-Looks great on college resumes
-Opportunity to letter and get a senior cord
-Meet new friends and participate in community service events
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Sandia SHS Sponsor Maestra Ortiz, room Yucca 111 guadalupe.ortiz @aps.edu
The Peer Helpers improve the climate at our school with three main focuses: Peer Helping, Positive Youth Development, and Suicide Prevention. We produce small monthly Outreach Projects, as well as two larger community projects per year (one in the Fall and one in the Spring).
The APS Peer Helpers Program, which is adapted from the NM Youth Peer to Peer Helper program (NM YP2PH), and the Natural Helper program, is based on the premise that when young people have problems, they most often turn to friends for help, and within every school, an informal “helping network” exists. As Peer Helpers, we receive training focused on suicide-prevention, positive youth development, and peer-helping skills. Ultimately, the Peer Helpers' training serves to enhance the helping skills that we already use with our friends. Peer Helpers also learn to recognize our limits as helpers, and thus we can be the link that is needed between young people and professional help.
Please visit our website:
Best Buddies Sponsor
- George Glover
- (505) 294-1511 ex: 30144
- SpEd Teacher
- Joseph Britton
- (505) 294-1511 ex: 30447
- JROTC Teacher
- Erica Tencer
- (505) 294-1511 ex: 30301
- Math Teacher
- RM MS 203