• Chaparral Clubs

    Chaparral's many clubs are a fantastic way to connect with your fellow classmates about topics you love! Or maybe try something new to see if it appeals to you. Either way, you will be enriching your Firebird experience.

    As the website is updated, please take a look at the attached list of clubs including the contact information.

    Please contact Ms. Arnold with any questions you may have in regards to clubs.

    22-23 CLUBS

  • Absolute Self-Empowerment

    To encourage students to live a more mindful and enlightened life.

    Sponsor: Ms. Stegman  

    President: Mikayla Dotson

    AFCU (formally known as Otaku Club)

    This interesting club is for those who want to watch anime, read manga & play games.

    Sponsor: Ms. Mayer 

    President: Ayden Schupbach

    Alliance for Sustainability & Environmental Sciences (A.S.E.S)

    To provide students with experience & opportunities in the environmental field. To better educate the Chaparral community about issues relating to the environment. To establish techniques to make Chaparral a more sustainable living environment.

    Sponsor: Mr. Sandys

    President: Katherine Marsh

    Art Club

    To promote Visual Arts & create artwork for the Chaparral community.

    Sponsor: Mr. Bilger

    President: Kaitlyn Baughman 

    Be The Change

    As a club, we aim to utilize the individual skills & interests of our members in order to serve & better the lives of underprivileged teens & children.

    Sponsor: Ms. Kadavy

    Presidents: Ana Dragomir and Barbro Checkett

    Best Buddies

    As a club, we aim to utilize the individual skills & interests of our members in order to serve & better the lives of underprivileged teens & children.

    Sponsor: Ms. Javie

    President: Faith Liao

    Biomedical Research Club

    To give more opportunities for high school students to be involved in a highly important field of science; biomedical research. We do this through educating about new bio-tech innovations, helping with biomed charities, informing of possible internships & program opportunities & delivering into h&s-on research.

    Sponsor: Mr. Leinwhol

    President: Renee Hsu


    Our goal is to provide the best atmosphere possible during our sports games to show our pride to the teams. 

    Sponsor: Ms. Moore

    President: Trennen Heideman 

    Book Club 

    To read books & discuss themes & storylines in the books.

    Sponsor: Mr. Dikus

    President: Chloe Meshel and Daniella Vogel 

    Bowling Club

    This club will practice & compete in bowling tournaments.

    Sponsor: Mr. Abt

    President: Raquel Lille and Abby Hickey

    Boys Volleyball 

    To provide a place for boys at Chaparral to practice & learn about the game of volleyball.

    Sponsor: Ms. Akins

    President: Sean Akins 

    Chap Life

    We will assist with the life skills at Chap. The main goal will be to connect mainstream students with our students in the life skills program to increase inclusion, compassion & just fun!

    Sponsor: Ms. Jarvie

    President: Kallie Osmussen

    Calculus Club

    To study calculus & AP Exam preparation

    Sponsor: Ms. Tavassolie and Ms. Hecht

    President: Nicholas Corbo

    Chess League Club

    To improve chess skills & participate in tournaments along with teaching the game.

    Sponsor: Mr. Anderson 

    President: Max Greenspan 

    Child Help Service Club 

    The Child Help Wings main purpose is to raise awareness of abused & neglected children.

    Sponsor: Ms.Welch

    President: Rian Henderson

    Chinese Club

    Club description TBD

    Sponsor: Mrs. Yuan

    Club RIF (Reading is Fundamental) 

    Our purpose is to aid & support people who are unable to afford writing utensils or books.

    Sponsor: Ms. Danis

    President: Molly Rich

    Creative Writing 

    Learn about different ways to improve your writing, make money off your work, & improve your skills.

    Sponsor: Ms. Hart

    President: Iulia Musat

    Crochet & Crafts

    A space for students to relax & make friends while learning a life skill.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Herring 

    President: Angela Sha

    Crypto-currency Club

    To create a resource for students to access and exchange information about crypto-currency, and how it affects people and the economy.

    Sponsor: Mr. Speirs

    President: Paul Oscislawski

    Devotion for Design

    To fundraise & re-design autistic group homes.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Strittmatter 

    President: Arjun Sekar


    Executive Leadership

    The club's objective is to teach students leadership skills for use on & off campus, & to provide a sense of community to our members.

    Sponsor: Mr. Haak 

    President: Nathaniel Leahy


    To help students get involved in our community while leaving room for busy & spontaneous schedules. - Hands on Greater Phoenix

    Sponsor: Ms. Nichols

    President: Juliet Morales

    FBLA (formerlly DECA)

    We inspire & prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society

    Sponsor:  Mr. Vogel 

     President: Nathaniel Leahy 

    FIDM (Fashion Club)

    FIDM Fashion Club Chaparral provides every student a safe & creative space to design & create clothing that allows them to express themselves. The main focuses of the club are inclusivity & learning to shop & create ethically & sustainably. The club is partnered with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), providing members with a head start in the fashion industry.

    Sponsor: Ms. Carr

    President: Danielle Elazar

  • Filmaking Club

    The purpose of Chaparral‘s Filmmaking Club is to focus on short film production; including screenwriting, planning, filming, editing, & watching our films. We will also be analyzing existing works to find out what we can learn from past cinema.

    Sponsor: Mr. Foree

    President: Carolyn Robertson

    Firebird Word

    We broadcast announcements to the school during 2nd period.

    Sponsor: Ms. Roumas

    President: Adam Frazier

    Fishing Club

    The purpose of this club is to meet new people & grow as a whole.

    Sponsor: Mr. Speirs

    President: Julian Peden

    Food & Fellowship

    Offer pizza at lunch time to any student that chooses to join us. We will talk about questions about the Christian faith & how it can apply to their lives.

    Sponsor: Ms. Roumas

    President: Ana-Isabella Dragomir

    French Honors Society

    Our mission is to teach our high school community about the wonders of the French language & culture by offering fun & exciting activities.

    Sponsor: Ms. Moore & Ms. Dine

    President: Natalie Franson & Esha Kale 

    Experientialist Club

    Meetings, off-campus social networking & interpersonal relationships activities & events with charities.

    Sponsor: Mr. Cameron

    President:  Ryan Fujiwara

    Girls Who Code

    The Girls who Code club strives to close the gender gap in technology by educating, equipping, & inspiring teenage girls with essential coding & programming skills.

    Sponsor: Mr. Lofgren 

    President: Renee Hsu

    Gold Dust Avenue

    To provide an extension & smaller group ensemble to rehearse & perform at a variety of events, on & off campus.

    Sponsor: Dr. Brauer

    President: Michael Reust

    Golden Embers/ Yearbook 

    Create the best yearbook this school has ever seen.

    Sponsor: Mr. Sandys 

    President: Maya Lane

    (CHAP) Greens

    Grow gardens inside & outside. Expand into the school & the community in gardening & food related projects

    Sponsor: Ms. Roumas

    President: Rhys Lenick

    GSA- Gay Straight Alliance

    The mission of Chaparral High School's Gay Straight Alliance is to provide a safe & friendly environment for all students, regardless of orientation or gender identity, & to promote hate-free speech in our school & community.

    Sponsor: Ms. Stegman

    President: Tate Leventhal

    Healthy Lifestyle

    This club is organized to promote lifestyle changes, allowing for maximum success & alternatives to the normalized way of healthy living.

    Sponsor: Ms. Herring

    President: Shea O'Brien

    Hiking Club

    Our purpose is to explore the outdoors while having fun & being healthy.

    Sponsor: Mr. Pawlowski

    President: Lily Crum

    Human Libary Club

    The mission of the club is to organize and implement a Human Library event every two years. This event will include human books who have experienced various life events or challenges. The human books may include former soldiers who suffered through a mental or physical illness, etc. This club works directly with The Human Library organization in Denmark. www.humanlibrary.org.

    Sponsor: Ms. Rold

    President: Will Posorske

     # I Can Help

    This club educates & empowers students to promote positivity online.

    Sponsor: Mr. Lofgren

    President: Diego Negrete

    Interact Club

    The purpose of this school club is to further international understanding & goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local & overseas clubs & learn the importance of developing leadership skills & personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness & respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility & hard work, advancing international understanding & goodwill.

    Sponsor: Ms. Carlson

    President: James Hurry

    International Club

    International Club is built on a foundation of open-mindedness, a curiosity regarding other cultures, & an interest in global affairs. Through regular meetings & interaction with the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, we help students become more knowledgeable & globally aware.

    Sponsor: Ms. Kadavy

    President: Hana Butler

    Jewish Student Union (JSU)

    To learn about Judaism along with having a Jewish union.

    Sponsor: Mr. Leinwohl

    President: Raquel Lille & Drew Bibb 

    Journalism/Newspaper Design Club

    This club is designed to provide students with a club to learn about journalist writing & online newspaper design. Would like to bring back school newspaper in digital form.

    Sponsor: Mr. Adrian

    President: Chloe Wendling  

    Junior Purple Society 

    Providing local resources, hope & inspiration to childhood cancer patients & their families.

    Sponsor: Ms. Kadavy

    President: Layla Knighton & Chiara Nondapurkar 

    Key Club

    To perform acts of service in order to build individual character & leadership.

    Sponsor: Ms. Eve

    President: Lilly Tolerico & Yoomi Willis 

    Literary Club

    To enrich the minds of Chaparral students through literary analysis, or discussions related to a variety of works; including poems, novels, & short stories.

    Sponsor: Ms. Herring

    President: Vivian Saavedra & Emas Johnson 

    Magic: The Gathering Club

    The clubs purpose is to bring together (gather) players of a trading card game. There are different formats, discuss related issues & strategies.

    Sponsor: Mr. Arehart

    President: Brantley Carden    

    Make-A-Move Club

    The purpose of this club is raise money & collect goods for homeless shelters (Phoenix Rescue Mission). Make-A-Move Foundation was started in 2019.

    Sponsor: Mr. Cameron

    President: Brena Sage Nerooban    

  • Mario Cart Racing Club

    A club where fans of Mario Kart get to play some of their favorite games & participate in tournaments.

    Sponsor: Ms. Eve

    Math Club

    To compete in weekly tournaments online, learn about methodologies of mathematics & problem solving.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Hecht

    MAST (Math & Science Tutoring)

    MAST vows to support & provide math & science tutoring for all students at Chaparral.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Hecht

    Mock Trial

    Mock Trial is an argument-based club where anyone who enjoys learning about law & the justice system, & wants a real courtroom experience, is encouraged to join. Mock trial members get to study a court case, draft statements, practice questioning witnesses & act out a real trial. Members get to participate in competitions that are held in front of real courthouses & take place in front of real judges & lawyers. Mock trial is a fun & engaging way to not only strengthen your public speaking & acting skills, but also to learn how to think on your feet.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Speirs

    Model United Nations

    Foster awareness & understanding of current global issues by engaging students in debate.

    Sponsor: Ms. Litsheim

    Mountain Biking Club

    To influence, teach, & strengthen mountain bike riders.

    Sponsor: Mr. Harris

    National Honor Society

    The mission of NHS is to honor students who have excelled in scholarships, leadership, service, & character.

    Sponsor: Ms. Akin

    Photography Club

    In Photography Club, our mission is to teach & learn digital & analogue photography. We spread knowledge & love of photography, while learning from each other & completing individual & collaborative projects, as well as helping beautify & intrigue the community here at Chaparral.

    Sponsor: Ms. Devirgilio

    Pickleball Club

    A club which people get together to have fun & learn to play pickleball.

    Sponsor: Ms. Rosenthal

    Pre-Med Club

    Curate interest in the medical field & provide insight to healthcare.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Strittmatter

    Red Cross

    The Chap Red Cross Club will learn, practice & exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects under the American Red Cross.

    Sponsor: Ms. Arnold


    We are Firebird Robotics, a robotics team at Chaparral High School that participates in the For Inspiration & Recognition in Science & Technology (FIRST) Competitions. FIRST is an organization founded by Dean Kamen & Woodie Flowers in the early 1990s dedicated to bringing value of STEM, cooperation, & gracious professionalism.

    Sponsor: Mr. Geislinger

    Science Olympiad

    Our mission is to inspire students to reach outside of their comfort zones to learn more about the STEM field, & to compete as part of a tight-knit team. Science Olympiad builds collaborative skills, studying skills, & gives students an opportunity to meet like-minded peers.

    Sponsor: Ms. Puerner & Ms. Sabato  

    Ski Club

    Our mission is to ski!


    Smash Bros Club

    The Smash Bros club exclusively offers Chaparral students & faculty to play, learn, & compete in the Smash Bros Games.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Mireau

    Spanish Honors Society

    The mission of the Spanish Honor Society is to recognize the high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language & to foment a continuing interest in Hispanic culture & studies.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Speirs

    Speech & Debate

    To facilitate & support the growth of students in speech & debate related activities.

    Sponsor: Mr. Haak & Ms. Panzera  


    Student government on campus

    Sponsor: Ms. Bishop

    StuGo Spirit Club

    Work with Student Government to help make posters/learn valuable skills necessary for StuGo.

    Sponsor: Ms. Bishop

    Team Teen

    Team Teen aims to give back to teens in low income areas to help make positive impact on teens life.

    Sponsor: Mr. Do


    Chaparral Thespians encourages all to come help create a supportive, exciting environment in which students can grow as performance artists & as human beings. We strive to be an inclusive community that anyone can call a family. We have every aspect of theatre you could imagine! We've got acting & singing & dancing & improv. We have every technical aspect such as stage, sound, lights, costumes, hair, makeup, props, managing, tickets, scene art, & much more! Come join for the most fulfilling experience in high school!

    Sponsor: Mr. Foree

    Tri-M Music Honors Society

    This is a club to appreciate & expand our knowledge on playing music, & to share music with others.

    Sponsor: Mrs. Roberts

    Turning Point USA

    To discuss American values, fairness of opinion on campus, freedoms & conservative values.

    Sponsor: Mr. Bragg


    To promote leadership, diversity, & understanding between students through discussion, dialogue & activities.

    Sponsor: Mr. Ray

    Veterans Heritage Project

    The purpose of Veterans Heritage Project is to preserve the stories of veterans in order to honor their service to this great nation, as well as to develop a special curiosity & gratitude towards all those who serve.

    Sponsor: Mr. Millam


    A Christian organization that expands all over the world to actively engage kids in the best times of their lives.

    Sponsor: Mr. Millam