Kiwanis Student Leadership Clubs Getting Started

Barranca Elementary School students with a truck load of books donated by students for the African Library Project. Photo Courtesy Sharon Alllen

Kiwanis Club

This is a busy time of the year with school getting started and the Kiwanis Kids’ Clubs are starting too! We are so happy to announce that every school in the LAPS district will now have a Kiwanis-sponsored service club for the youth of our town! These clubs focus on service projects that benefit the community, nation, and world while also developing students’ leadership qualities. Encourage your child or teen to join a club today! 

Aspen School K-Kids 

Meets Mondays, 3:30-4:30 starting Monday, Sept. 12

Grades 1-6

Contact: Sharon Allen at or Shelby Gernon at

Barranca School K-Kids

Meets Thursdays, 3:30-4:30, started Thursday, August 25

Grades 1-6

Contact: Don Casperson at or Valerie Collins at

Chamisa School K-Kids  

Meets Fridays at lunch

Grades 4-6

Contact: Roger Stutz at or Michelangelo Lobato at

Mountain School K-Kids 

Meets Mondays, 3:30-4:30 starting Monday, Sept. 19

Grades 4-6

Contact: Yasmin Acosta at or Jen Schmierer at or Branden Willman at

Pinon School K-Kids

Meets Thursdays from 11:45-12:30, starting Thursday, Sept. 8

Grades: 2-6

Contact: Doug Hemphill at or Jodi Hughes at or Yvette Byers at

LAMS Builders Club 

Meets Wednesdays in room 165 (Ms. Shiina’s room) from 11:35-12:25, starting Wednesday, September 7

Grades: 7-8

Contact:  Don Casperson at or Akiko Shiina at

LAHS Key Club

Meets Wednesdays in Shelley Clark’s chemistry room      at 11:15, started August 18

Grades: 9-12

Contact: Morrie Pongratz at or Shelley Clark at      

Please contact advisors or individual schools for more information on how to join one of these energetic and enthusiastic kids who are helping change the world for the better!