Students produce the school newspaper, which covers news about school sports, clubs and activities, and other school events.
A class council group exists for each class. Students have to be
elected into their class council, but any member of their class is
welcome to attend meetings. Generally these students help organize the
activities for each class, especially events like homecoming, the prom
and any other activities that are specific to that class.
This is a group of students involved in problem solving exercises. They are involved in regional, state and national events
The Drama Club is one of the school's largest clubs, which is
primarily involved in two productions each year at KHS - a musical in
the fall and a play in the spring. The club is active all year.
Envirothon is an academic contest where several students work
collaboratively as a team taking written and practical tests dealing
with environmental issues.
Keene High First Robotics is a year-long club that introduces students
to science, technology, engineering, and teamwork. They work with local
companies to design and build a robot to solve a problem. In the fall,
they work to refine our team and to fundraise for travel to regional and
national events. Club members use local events as a showcase to display
our robot to the community. The club then works on team building until
the kickoff of the next problem in January. The FIRST Robotics
Competition challenges teams of students and their mentors to solve a
common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts"
and a common set of rules. Teams build robots from the parts and enter
them in a series of competitions.
The G.S.A. focuses on educating the school community through speakers
and informational campaigns. It strives to create a school environment
that is safe and accepting for all students and staff.
Girl’s & Boy’s State
Girl's and Boy's State are week-long seminars sponsored by the
American Legion to promote citizenship and knowledge of government. Students are selected through an application process in the spring of
their junior year to attend the summer seminars.
Granite State Challenge-Quiz Bowl
Granite State Challenge is a group of students who meet and work on
various college bowl competition exercises in order to prepare for
Granite State Challenge, which is the high school competition that is
seen on New Hampshire Public Broadcasting System.
Interact is sponsored by the Keene Rotary. Students work on community
service projects and raise funds to support local, regional, and
international humanitarian projects. Selection for membership is by nomination.
The Junior Lions attend weekly luncheon meetings of the local club
and assist in their various community projects. Selection for membership
is by staff nomination.
This club is affiliated with the local chapter of the Keene Kiwanis.
Members of this club volunteer time for community-based charities and
young children’s organizations.
This club produces the school's literary magazine, Ink.
Although there are students on the staff, the
magazine is open to everyone in the school, and others can submit work
The Math Team is a group of students who meet on a regular basis the
entire school year. The club is designed to challenge students
mathematically in competition at the regional and state level. Students
are actively engaged in problem solving exercises in the following
areas: Arithmetic (puzzle problems), Algebra I & II, Geometry, and
At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
National Art Honor Society
National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is for students interested in the
fine and performing arts. Students have opportunities to: serve as an
officer to NAHS members, participate in school and community artistic
activities as members, raise money for an art scholarship, participate
in various artistic workshops and endeavors spurred on by the
membership. Some examples include face painting, The Empty Bowls project, and working with clay, basket making, painting, card making, and book
making. To be eligible, a students needs to take one art class per
calendar year and maintain a "B" average in that class.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
SADD’s mission is simply: to provide students with the best
prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of
underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and other
destructive decisions. Members meet regularly and plan activities that
promote healthy decision-making.
The Shakespeare Club meets weekly to read, discuss, enjoy, and play with the works of William Shakespeare. Activities include theater games and improv, reading Shakespearean plays, acting out scenes, discussing Shakespeare and his works, making literary jokes, engaging in word play, watching Shakespearean movies, digressing, and having fun.
The purpose of this club is to heighten environmental awareness of
students at Keene High School. They do a number of volunteer projects
such as cleaning up parks and wilderness areas, and taking part in
various research being done in the area of environmental science. The club also sponsors Earth Day at the high school in April.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training an athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship.
Student Athlete Leadership Council (SALC)
This group promotes athletic leadership in the school.
Student Council members are elected representatives from each class
and who assist in the governance of the school. The student council is
involved all year in virtually all aspects of the school.
Students for a Free Tibet
The purpose of this chapter is to aid the Tibetan people in their
struggle for autonomy, freedom, and basic human rights from China
through campaigns and other activities. The goal is to raise awareness
for the Tibetan cause through education and nonviolent direct action.
Students for Peace
This club seeks ways for students to promote peace at many levels through workshops, displays and attending local events.
This is a female student dance troupe.
Video Club is an extension of the TV & Film Program offered through the Cheshire Career Center where students can build their skills through real-world experiences such as filming athletic events, Mr. Keene High, the Runway Fashion Show, Nostalgia, Salmagundi, school board meetings, workshops, guest speakers, concerts, and public service announcements for both the City of Keene and local businesses. To sign up to help film these after school events, students need to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Conservation Club
This club promotes, develops, and teaches awareness of ecological principles related to natural resources. They promote, develop, and teach safe and ethical use of our natural resources. Students work closely with NH Fish and Game Agency to learn about our natural resources, create habitat, remove invasive species, restore natural areas, help with salmon restoration, creel surveys, and tagging fish and animals.
World Language Clubs
The French and Spanish World Language Clubs meet once a week to enrich their world language
experiences and environment.
Career and Technical Student Organizations
Each Cheshire Career Center program offers students the opportunity
to participate in local chapters of state and national organizations.
These groups promote leadership, public speaking and job seeking skills
and provide the opportunity to test students' technical knowledge
studying similar career and technical programs.
DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
These students are enrolled in marketing education or advertisement and recreation management
This club is open to any students enrolled in any Business Education or computer science class.
FFA (Future Farmers of America)
This is an association of agriculture students interested in the science, business,
and technology of agriculture. At the Cheshire Center, students enrolled in
Horticulture participate in FFA.
FCCLA (Family and Career Community Leaders of America)
These students work to promote personal
growth and leadership development
through family and consumer sciences education. Students in Early Childhood
Education participate in FCCLA.
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
The goal of this group is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and
to enhance the quality of health care to all people. Students in Health Science
Technology classes participate in HOSA.
Jr. Home Builders
Students enrolled in Construction Trades have the opportunity to participate in meetings
and activities of the Southwest NH Home Builders Association. This gives students experience in how a
professional business organization functions.
This is an organization serving students enrolled in programs of study in high tech and service
occupations. Cheshire Center students enrolled in Electronics, Industrial Communications,
Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, and Drafting may participate in the club.