Clubs & Activities
A broad range of extra-curricular experiences enriches student life and positions students to be well-prepared for college and beyond
From after-school clubs and sports, to year-long projects, at Denver JDS, there's something to interest just about everyone.
Upper Division Committees & Clubs
Upper Division opportunities are designed to honor the broad interests and capabilities of young adults.
- Student Council -- From movie nights to school dances to Chanukah game day to Shabbat retreats, the Denver JDS student council plans full year of activities. Leaders are elected by the student body and include President, VP, Communications, Jewish/Israel programmer, middle school liaison, Chesed Club representative, and representative from each grade.
- The Paw -- News and current events both in and outside of school, along with Op Ed pieces, photography, and creative writing is published several times a year in the Upper Division newspaper. Seniors serve as the editorial staff, and all students are invited to contribute to The Paw.
- Israel: Stand with Us -- Seventh to twelfth graders can explore the questions and challenges affecting Isreal today as Stand With Us participants.
- Chesed Club -- A sub-committee of student council, the Chesed Club organizes community service programs ranging from visiting Rose Hospital patients before Shabbat to tutoring middle school students on site and writing letters of support to American soldiers in Afghanistan.
- Moot Beit Din -- High school representatives from Denver JDS have the opportunity to join students from across North American Jewish day schools for a competition in Jewish law and legal argument. Each year a different topic is chosen, and students work together to produce and argue a legal opinion on a contemporary topic.
- HELP Committee -- The Healthy Education Learning Program (HELP) committee generates, develops, and facilitates programs for both the Upper and Lower Divisions at Denver JDS. Program content is student-driven, and past topics have included responsible internet use, combatting bullying, LGBT inclusivity, safe driving, and drug and alcohol awareness.
- Yearbook -- Technically part of the 12th grade curriculum, the senior class create and edits the content for our annual yearbook, which is a K-12 publication. Students are responsible for writing copy, taking pictures, graphic layout, and marketing of the yearbook.
Lower Division Options
K-5 students can choose from a vast array of BLAST after school enrichment programs, including writing for Cub Reports, the Lower Division newspaper.
Denver JDS students in grades 3-5 can join Glee Club, our student choir, which practices regularly before school and performs at both onsite and offsite events.
Representatives from both the Lower and Upper Division serve as student ambassadors for the school. Teachers recommend students who consistently demonstrate the school's values, or middot, to host visiting students, accompany the director of admission at school recruitment events, and give school tours.