At Kinard, students have the opportunity to get involved with many different extracurricular clubs and activities. These programs provide students an outlet to gain new skills, connect with friends, have fun, and solidify a sense of belonging to Kinard. Historically, over 500 students participate in Kinard clubs and activities each year.

School Sponsored Activities

Club information will continue to be updated as our club activities begin for 2022-2023.

Fitness Club

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00 p.m., Weight Room 610; starts 9/12/2022 through 5/3/2023
Chase Rollings   488-5489

Students in Fitness Club can enjoy working out and supporting their physical wellness in a fun, safe, and collaborative setting.​

Lego Robotics

Every day, 2:30-3:10 p.m., Room 510; starts 8/22/2022 through 12/10/2022
Tim McGonagil    488-5467

In Lego Robotics, students learn to understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of teamwork, collaboration, and critical thinking. Important dates - November 12 - Qualifier at Poudre HS, December 10 - State Competition at CSU.

MathCounts (click link for more information)

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Media Center; starts 9/13/2022 through 3/7/2023
Cecilia Bonertz    488-5407

In Math Counts, students focus on math skills through a competition-based program.

NaNoWriMo Club

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00 p.m., Room 416; Every Wednesday 10/26/22-11/30/22

NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month, is a chance to put your creative mind to the test and experience an empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

Fridays (every other), 7:30-8:00 a.m., Media Center; start date for 2022-23 TBD.

Mandy Hergenreder    488-5463

Nicole Darrow   488-5482         

In NJHS, students focus their leadership skills on planning and implementing community service projects for non-profits around the world.  Membership by application only. New members can apply each year in January.

Science Fair Club

Thursdays, 3:15-4:00 p.m., Room 315; start date for 2022-23 TBD
Katie Ashe    488-5459

In Science Fair Club, students practice the scientific method and design and implement their own experiments.

Science Olympiad

Every day, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.,  October through May 


Students in Science O participate in one of the premiere science competitions in the nation. Students can choose from 23 different events that make up the Science O challenges.                                                                                                                                 

Theatre Club

Mondays, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Media Center; September through May


Theater Club explores improvisation skills culminating in the "Madrigal Dinner" performance.  Second semester will continue improvisation skills ending the year with "Improv Night."


ELO, 2:30-3:10 p.m., Room 417; 8/16/22 through 5/25/23
Ally Lonac 488-5457 

In Yearbook ELO, students create page layouts for our nationally-recognized, award winning yearbook. Staff members (including 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) take pictures to fill pages, write captions, and learn journalism standards.  This is a year-long program.

Submit your pictures to, register, and choose Kinard Middle School.



Student Initiated and Led Organizations

Student initiated and led organizations must reapply each year. Students interested in starting a student initiated and led organization must first meet with Mrs. LaRue or Mr. Healy to start the application process and to understand PSD policy around student initiated and led organizations. 

Organization Purpose Meeting Information Student Contact Information Employee Monitor
Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Teens To give athletes and other Kinard students an opportunity to gather for team-building and discuss and encourage each other in discussions about their faith Fridays before school; Room 300 Emma Darrow Mrs. Husted
Chess Club To play chess Mondays before school; Room 409 Emmett Lignell Mr. Lardner
Dungeons and Dragons Club Play Dungeons and Dragons with others who are interested. We could also teach those who have never played. First Friday of every month after school; Room 420 Eli Wicklund Mrs. Perricone