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Friday, 12/19/2014

 

How to Join...

Register and Pay Online:  Membership cost $30 per club - register and pay online at  the link below or pay by cash or check (made out to Rochester Community Schools) to Mrs. Monaghan in the Main Office.  The club registration sheets are also located in the Main Office.

http://rochester.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay&int_category_id=28&int_sub_category_id=64&int_catalog_id=

  • Fee Exceptions:  Our two service clubs, Rotary Interact and Students Helping Others, are exempt from the $30 club fee.
  • Additional Fees:  Some clubs may require additional participation fees and/or supply expenses to be paid as activities arise during the school year.
  • Fee Reduction:  A waived fee or a 75% reduction in the club fee is available to students who receive the same price reduction in free or reduced lunch. When paying a waived or reduced fee, parents must complete the form, "Consent to Sharing Information with Other Programs." Please be sure to check the box for "Internal Sharing" in order to have the free/reduced lunch status apply to the club fee reduction.

Please contact Bryan Lindstrom at Blindstrom@rochester.k12.mi.us for questions about clubs.

 Club Descriptions

NEW FOR 2015

 Bowling Club - see Mr. Lovalvo

Show Choir - see Mr. Blue

Art Club - Mrs. Bovio

Creativity flows in an atmosphere where techniques and ideas are shared with friends. This open-studio style club is run by student officers. They choose the content and format of the meetings, which usually includes free-choice projects with individual demonstrations provided by the sponsor. Members participate in one community service project, such as hosting an event at a senior center or raising funds for the local animal shelter. Students have access to wide variety of mediums to explore, including paint, printmaking and ceramics. A nominal fee is charged for materials.

Business Professionals of America (BPA) - Mr. Mavis

Business Professionals of America is for any student who has an interest in business. The purpose of BPA is to prepare students for the business workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. By integrating its programs into the business classroom, BPA builds leadership, professionalism, poise, dependability, patriotism, and competency into business students. BPA members compete at the regional, state and national level. There are opportunities for having fun, visiting new and exciting places, experiencing new activities, and growing both personally and professionally.

Dance Team - Luren Allen (lauren.brielle@gmail.com)

Rochester Adams Dance Team has grown into a club with over twenty members who come from very competitive dance back-grounds. This team performs at major competitions, home athletic contests, and pep assemblies. Please listen to announcements for upcoming events and information.

Debate Club - Mrs. Albertus

The Debate Club is open to students in all grades, especially students who enjoy public speaking and discussing current events. Students meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays to write bills and practice speeches for their monthly competitions. In preparing for the Legislative Debate sessions, students learn to research, organize and present their arguments persuasively. They also learn parliamentary procedures. The club is an excellent activity for students interested in law, business and/or politics.

DECA - Mr. Lopiccolo

DECA is an association of marketing students open to those who are interested in all areas of business. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools around the globe. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. DECA members have the opportunity to compete at the district, state, and international levels. Along with competitive events, DECA provides students with a chance to visit new places, have fun with your peers, built teamwork skills, and grow personally and professionally.

Eco Club - Mr. Bondy

Students work on projects around the school that focus on the environment. In the past students have set up recycling programs, cleaned up the landscaping around the school, and planted vegetation

French Club - Mme. Weiten

French Club is a great way to increase your knowledge of French culture, have fun, and make friends. Club members decide which activities they would like to do, so come, share your ideas and join in the fun! Meetings start in room 219. Listen to the morning announcements for the first meeting.

German Club - Frau Krumholz

German Club is a social club that is open to German students of all levels and abilities. We will explore German culture, foods, and visit local areas that have a heavy German influence. Listen to morning announcements for the first meeting.

Interact Club - Mr. Mullins

This club is designated as a Service Club and the RCS $30 fee is waived for the club.  Additional fees may still apply.

Interact is a club for those who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.

Key Club - Mrs. Pelz

 This club is designated as a Service Club and the RCS  $30 fee is waived for the club. Additional fees may still apply.

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities by providing various services to all walks of life. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions. Key Club is one of the largest clubs for underclassmen in the school and has over 115 members.

Ping-Pong Club - Mr. Zara

Ping-Pong matches and tournaments are held weekly after school in the athletic entrance.

Robotics Team (aka "Adambots") - Mr. Trachsel

The Adams Robotics Club, known as team 245, the AdamBots, is a year round group that competes in two major robotics competitions. In the fall, the team competes in the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA) season against approximately 20 teams who design, program, and build robots to compete in county competitions. In OCCRA, everything is student run. Competitions take place in October and November. The team meets after school most days of the week for the season, although not everyone is needed each day.

The second major competition goes from January until April and is called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). There are approximately 2,200 teams in the world for this event For FIRST, adult mentors work with the students on the entire process and the build sea-son includes after school time, evenings, and Saturdays for about six weeks. Competitions take place throughout the state and the team may also travel out of state. Come join the best robotics team in the county!

Science Olympiad - Mrs. Styes and Mr. Boguslawski

Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set that focus on the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology

Ski and Snowboard Club - Mr. MacFarland

Students meet Fridays at 4:00 PM during the season at Pine Knob. Members receive discounted admission.

Spanish Club - Senora Griffith

Spanish Club is a social club that is open to Spanish students of all levels and abilities. Just like the French and German clubs, they get together every other week to have fun, meet other Spanish students, and expand their horizons in Spanish culture! Listen to morning announcements for the first meeting.

Thespian Society (Drama Club) - Mrs. Pillsbury

ITS (International Thespian Society) is an international honors organization dedicating to promoting excellence in theatrical and fine arts. Students have an opportunity to participate in several community performances along with the fall play, dessert theatre, Mid-Michigan Theatre Arts Festival, spring musical and specialized performance pieces. Meetings are held on Fridays after school. Check the theatre board for updates outside of Room 204 near the auditorium.

Tri-High Ice Skating Club - Mrs. Pillsbury

Members practice and compete at various venues across Southeast Michigan. Ice rental and costume fees are not included in the club fee.

Ultimate Frisbee - Mr. Bondy

Weekly matches are held in the fall and spring after school in the gym or athletic fields.

Youth-in-Government (YIG) - Mr. MacFarland

There are two ways to learn about government. The first way is to read textbooks about what others have done. The other way is to live it! The State YMCA Youth-in-Government program provides over 1600 high school students with a unique opportunity to become acting state legislators, lobbyists, lawyers, committee chairs, etc. In essence, the students simulate all phases and positions of the actual state government.