RHS Student Clubs

Rochester High School provides many different student activities in order to build a positive school culture and to help all our students feel a sense of belonging in the RHS community! For these reasons, we strive to offer events and activities that appeal to a broad range of student interests and that increase school spirit and student participation.

How to Join a Club

Register and Pay Online:  Membership is $30 per club. Registration and joining a club is available at any time throughout the school year. Online payment is available at the RCS Enrichment Registration page, https://www.digitalsignup.com/LogIn.aspx?SoftwareId=IAszLQ5ta2oU9YVXx08a3Q%3d%3d.

  • Fee Exceptions:  Groups exempt from the $30 club fee are our three service clubs: Green Club, Key Club, and Rotary Interact.
  • Additional Fees:  Some clubs may have other event-based costs and/or supply expenses that come up 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 for clubs online, students who receive free or reduced lunch may get an online discount code from the counseling office to adjust their club fee.
  • For paying by cash or check: Bring payment and registration form, completed and signed to the club's sponsor. Checks are made payable to Rochester Community Schools.

For any questions on clubs, please contact Ms. Harris, Activities Director or find me in the Media Center.

Clubs Offered for 2017-18

Note that some clubs may have membership joining deadlines. All clubs meet right after school at 2:35 until 3:30 unless stated differently.

  1. Anime Club: sponsored by Mrs. Frisby, meets in room F204. At their weekly meetings, members discuss, view, and create all things anime.
  2. Art Club / National Art Honor Society:  sponsored by Mrs. Huvaere & Mrs. Rose, meets in room D126 on Mondays. Members work with paper, clay, and other materials, as well as volunteering in the community. Past projects have included tie dye t-shirts, painted glass, holiday paper sculptures, jewelry, murals, and deck art skateboard competition. Deadline for NAHS is October 31.
  3. BPA: Business Professionals of America:  sponsored by Mrs. Gambaro, meets every other Tuesday in room B103 at 2:40. Students in BPA hone their business-related skills to participate in annual competitions where they complete projects using Microsoft Office, presenting information in a speech, or performing in a job interview. Membership deadline is Nov. 11th and members are required to have taken or are currently in a qualifying business course.
  4. Cooking Club: sponsored by Mr. Guyor and meets in room D130, the Foods classroom on Tuesdays. Members share and learn to cook tasty dishes and treats. Extra fees apply during the year for food and supplies.
  5. Dance Team:  sponsored by Ms. Mercer, dance team members perform at competitions and various RHS events. Tryouts are held in May for the upcoming year. See the web page for details or email Ms. Mercer.
  6. Debate Club:  sponsored by Mr. Luea and meets in room C104 every other Thursday. Members practice with each other in mock debates. ($30 club fee does not apply.)
  7. FEDS: Falcon Engineering and Design Solutions FIRST Robotics team: Sponsored by Mr. Bennett, FEDS meet in October on Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm. Members participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, an international, non-profit organization) where they design and assemble a robot to perform a pre-selected task. Members work as a team while they develop their own skills in the areas of science, math, engineering, and invention. Dedication to the team is a must, as members put in many hours during the robot-building season from January through March. Applications must be completed and are available online at FEDS201.com, due by Sept. 30th. After Jan 1st, meetings are 5-7 days a week to prepare for competition.
  8. French Honor Society:  sponsored by Mr. Arcangeli, meets every other Wednesday in room B105.
  9. German Club:  sponsored by Mr. Crites and Ms. Robinson, meets biweekly on Wednesdays in room B122.
  10. HOSA: Health Occupations Students of America: sponsored by Ms. Shooks, meets every other Monday in C111. HOSA is a member of the national organization that works to promote career opportunities in the health care industry to students.
  11. Improv Club: sponsored by Mr. Miesch, meets Fridays from 2:35-3:15 room A121. Students interact with each other through improvisation games. Members learn to think quickly and gain confidence in speaking in front of others while having fun.
  12. Model United Nations: sponsored by Mrs. Healy and meets on Thursdays in room D105. Members role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees, honing their researching, speaking, and debating skills.
  13. Muslim Student Association: sponsored by Mrs. Smith and meets in room F206. ($30 club fee does not apply.)
  14. National English Honor Society: sponsored by Mrs. Schrems and meets Thursday mornings at 6:45 am in room F106, with occasional after-school meetings.
  15. National Social Studies Honor Society: sponsored by Mr. Zwolinski, meets Tuesdays in room D108. Members explore topics in the social studies in both their learning and in our community to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.
  16. Quiz Bowl Team: sponsored by Ms. Kuslits and meets Mondays in room F110. At their weekly meetings, students divide into teams to play several quiz bowl rounds consisting of trivia-type questions on everything from opera to algebra and from geography to pop culture. No experience is necessary, but knowledge and skill are a bonus to help build up the team’s skills in order to play in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) competitions.
  17. RATS:  Rochester Alliance of Theatrical Students: sponsored by Mr. Gollon, meets Wednesdays at 2:45 on stage B (old Band room). Our RATS members are an integral part of putting on our fall and spring theater productions. They represent cast, crew, Improv Team members, and talented performers.
  18. Rochester United Figure Skating Team The team is comprised of students from all three high schools in Rochester. To register for this club only, use this separate link and select "Adams Ice Skating Club". Additional fees are required for skate fees, uniforms, etc. The team meets October through March twice a month. An informational meeting will be October 5th at 7:00 pm in the conference room at the Onyx Ice Arena. For questions, email Coach Schipperijn.
  19. Science Olympiad: sponsored by Ms. Smith and meets on Thursdays in room B139. Members have fun with all areas of science, from chemistry to biology to physics. The club discusses current and exciting events related to science as they prepare for competition.
  20. Ski & Snowboard Club: sponsored by Mrs. Malsbury; 1st meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 28th for students & parents at 7:00 pm in the Media Center. Pine Knob ski season visits will be on Tuesdays from 3:00-8:30 p.m. $125 fee includes transportation, discount pass, free lessons, and $30 club fee. $20 per week for lift tickets.
  21. Spanish Honor Society:  sponsored by Ms. Scislowicz, meets in B111 on the last Tuesday of each month at 2:35 and/or last Wednesday of each month at 7:10 am. Members must be in a level 3 or 4 Spanish course.

Service Clubs: Service clubs are service-oriented and becoming a member is free! Registration still required, so please sign up on the registration page. No fee is associated with these clubs:

  1. Green Club:  sponsored by Mr. Shurter, meets on Wednesdays in room B127. Green Club Green club is on a mission – to keep our school as green as possible! They help RHS keep our Michigan Green School “Evergreen status” and lead our school in all our environmentally-friendly initiatives.
  2. Key Club: sponsored by Mrs. O'Toole-Seyka, meets in the cafeteria on Oct. 3, Nov 13, Dec 5, Jan 8, Feb 6, March 6, April 17, and May 7 from 2:30-3:00. See their web page for details. Additional fee of $15 applies. Members help our community with various projects and events such as elementary school fundraisers, packing food and school supplies, collecting donations for Neighborhood House, and serving at the OPC.
  3. Rotary Interact: sponsored by Mrs. Messing-Mirabito and meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Media Center.   Download a list of dates here. Members are involved in two community service projects each year. Previous projects have included raising money for water filters for the Dominican Republic and collecting books for adolescents at Havenwyck Hospital.

Resources for Club Sponsors

Collecting Payments: Download a payment collection worksheet to keep record of payments for any additional club items or expenses (not club registration fees).

Projects and Fundraising Requests: For any student groups wishing to sponsor, host, or organize a school event, administrative approval is required. Please complete one of the online forms:

Room Reservations: EMS: Event Management System Facilities Reservations to verify room reservation requests. (Click "Browse > Browse Events," then click "Filter.")

Volunteers: Download a copy of the ICHAT Authorization Form 2017-18 and the Guidelines for the ICHAT Authorization of volunteers

Field Trips / Off-Campus Travel: