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Activities and Athletics

Student activity/athletic involvement is an integral part of the educational process at Del Norte. Studies indicate that there is a strong correlation between academic success and involvement in school-related activities. Knights are encouraged to be involved! Also, Knights are expected to behave in a manner that demonstrates school pride and positive school spirit.

Student Clubs/Organizations

Selection for membership into these Academic Organizations is based on meeting criteria that include a specific grade point average, character, service, and leadership.

BSU - Black Student Union - to provide academic support, and service learning opportunities, in collaboration with teachers, parents, and the community. Membership is open to all students who will educate themselves and others about African American History and Culture. BSU will also promote and prepare ALL to become contributing members of a diverse, changing world with respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of others. Sponsor: Jeron McIntosh, gym,

Kitty Hawk Air Society - NM 51st SFROTC Promotes higher academic standards, school/community service develops leadership, and promotes self-confidence. Sponsor: Col. Michael Lamb, room 410,

National Art Honor Society – Promotes the arts within the school and the community and provides enrichment opportunities for advanced art students. Sponsor: Nikki Turman, room 511,

Educator’s Rising- This club/class helps to explore education and teaching careers. Students get to work with younger students and teachers! Sponsor: Christine Beverly, room 337,

National Honor Society - Creates an enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulates a desire to render service, promotes worthy leadership, and encourages the development of character in all students of DNHS. Sponsors: Anita Forte and Helen Roberson, room 271,

Spanish National Honor Society - Recognizes high achievement in Spanish language students of secondary schools and promotes continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. Sponsors : Monica Mancillas and Cecelia Sandoval , room 259,

Bowling – Membership is open to all students interested in improving their bowling skills, and participating in team play and tournaments. Sponsor: TBA

K-Pop Club- Membership is open to all students who are interested in exploring and gaining knowledge about Korean culture, film, and music. Sponsor: Wendy Hall-Devoti, room 167,

MESA- Math, English, and Science Association. Recognizes high scholastic attainment in the Math, English, and Science curriculum. Sponsors: Geoffry Demers and Michael Mendoza, room 326, or

ESports - A gaming club that focuses on competition against others schools through video and computer games. Sponsors: Marta Anderson and Luke Morrison, room 273,

Peer Helpers- Focus on youth suicide prevention, positive youth development, peer helping skills, and team building. Sponsor: Debbie Medina, room 208,

Ballet Folkorico- New club that will feature the traditional dances of Ballet Folklorico. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Sponsor: Debbie Medina, room 208,

Board Game Club- For students who like to play board games meet on Fridays after school, Sponsor: Kat Cuyler,

Student Organizations - Athletic

Students of all grade levels are welcome to participate in athletics. Specific information on each sport is available from the Athletic Director or from the head coach of each sport.

Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports

Cross Country Football Girls Soccer Boys Soccer Volleyball Golf

Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Swimming Wrestling

Softball Baseball Tennis Track & Field Golf

Cheerleaders - Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen. The cheerleader’s role is to maintain enthusiasm and school spirit, develop a sense of good sportsmanship among the students, and to better relationships between schools at all athletic events. Veronica Delgado 505-720-8246.Email-

Student Organizations - General Interest

Each year these organizations are offered based on student interest and staff sponsor.

AFJROTC - Air Force Junior SFROTC. This is a class that provides leadership training and engages in school and community service projects. Sponsor: Col. Michael Lamb, room 410,

Bataan Memorial Death March, 2023

26.2 miles, 7 hours over some rough terrain at White Sands Missile Range

Fine Arts - Band, Chorus and Drama

Bands: Concert Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Satin Knights. Spirit – Sponsors: Nathan Matherne and Truman Rainbird, rm. 460,, Extension - 43226

Jazz - Satin Knights. Intermediate and Advanced. Membership is by audition or director’s approval.

Phantazia - The Phantom Knight’s flag corps (also known as the color guard).

Phantom Knights - The marching band. This band performs in the Fall.

Wind Ensemble - This is Del Norte’s top performing band. Membership is by audition only. Auditions are held at the end of marching season. This band is held to strict instrumentation. Openings are based on instrument needs.

Chorus - Membership is by audition or permission of instructor. Mixed Choir - The beginning level choir for grades 9 - 12. Concert Choir - The advanced mixed choir for all grades. Sponsor : Jonathan Davidson, room 111,

Thespian Troupe #2776 - Membership is open to interested students that meet the qualifications and who are invited and inducted into membership. The troupe further educates, explores and participates in the theatre. Sponsor: Jonathan Hagmaier, PAC,

Guitar Club- Membership is open to anyone who wants to continue learning guitar skills.

Orchestra -Membership is by audition or permission of instructor. This is a course for the student who plays violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Sponsor : Liza Gatica, room 105,


The Pavilion - The DNHS Yearbook. It is designed and produced by the Yearbook class and distributed toward the end of the school year. Sponsor: David Clark, room 234,

Activities And Athletics Eligibility

All students who participate in activities and athletics governed by the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in a minimum of four classes.
  2. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale after the first six-week grading period of the freshman year.
  3. Maintain excellent attendance.
  4. Not fail more than one class in the previous grading period.
  5. * An N, I, W, WF will considered an F when determining eligibility.
  6. Reside within the set boundaries of the school he/she is attending (or have APS district permission to attend).
  7. Have a current (yearly) physical if participating in athletics (including cheerleaders and drill team) after April 1st.

In addition-all participants in athletics, clubs and organizations will sign and follow the terms of the APS District alcohol, substances and tobacco policy. If the student falls below these requirements, he/she will be ineligible for participation in the activity or athletics as stated by the policy.