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 is available online at the RCS Enrichment Registration page, https://bit.ly/rhsclubsignup.

  • Fee Exceptions:  Service clubs are exempt from the $30 club fee: Green Club, Key Club, and Rotary Interact. Key Club and Rotary Interact have organizational membership fees which apply. See those clubs' web links for details.
  • 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. Qualifying students should not register online; please get the forms from your club sponsor or pick them up in the Media Center (forms are located on the checkout counter near the book return drop).

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

Clubs Offered for 2018-19

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. Art Club / National Art Honor Society: sponsored by Mrs. Huvaere & Mrs. Rose, meets in room D126 on Mondays from 2:30-3:15. 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. Members have the option of joining the National Art Honor Society.
  2. BPA: Business Professionals of America: sponsored by Mrs. Gambaro, meets every other Tuesday in room B103 at 2:40. The first meeting is Sept. 18th. 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.
  3. Cooking Club: sponsored by Mrs. Kimball and meets in room D130, the Foods classroom on Thursdays. Members share and learn to cook tasty dishes and treats. Extra fees may apply during the year for food and supplies.
  4. Dance Team: dance team members perform at competitions and various RHS events. Tryouts are held in May for the upcoming year.
  5. Debate Club: sponsored by Mr. Luea and meets in room C105 every other Thursday. Members practice with each other in mock debates. ($30 club fee does not apply.)
  6. Dungeons and Dragons Club: sponsored by Ms. Kefallinos and meets in room C109 on Mondays. The club promotes community, creativity, and imagination through playing tabletop role-playing games such as D&D, Call of Cthulhu, Shadowrun, and Pathfinder.
  7. FEDS: Falcon Engineering and Design Solutions FIRST Robotics team: FEDS meet in October on Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm. in room B140. 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. 20th and a parent meeting will be held on Sept. 22nd. 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 the Media Center.
  9. German Club: sponsored by Mr. Crites and Ms. Robinson, meets every other Wednesday in room B122.
  10. Gay Straight Alliance: sponsored by Ms. Sherburn and meets in room C120 on Thursdays. GSA is a club for LGBTQ students and their allies to connect, educate, and advocate. Any student is welcome to join in on the conversation! ($30 club fee does not apply.)
  11. History Club: sponsored by Mr. Zwolinski, meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month after school at 2:40 and the 2nd Wednesday each month before school at 7:00 am in room D108. Members explore topics in social studies in both their learning and in our community to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies. Members also have the option of joining the National Social Studies Honor Society.
  12. HOSA: Health Occupations Students of America: sponsored by Ms. Shooks, meets every other Friday starting Sept. 21st in C112. HOSA is a member of the national organization that works to promote career opportunities in the health care industry to students.
  13. National English Honor Society: sponsored by Mr. Guyor and Mrs. Painter and meets every other Thursday starting Oct. 4th at 7:10 am in room A118. Applications are available online at tinyurl.com/rhsenhs2018. Students must have a 3.4, maintain a A- in English classes, and be a junior or senior.
  14. Project Lit: sponsored by Ms. Sherburn and meets in room C120 on Wednesdays. Project Lit is a school and community book club for students who want to read high interest and diverse contemporary novels. Students will vote on titles, read the selected novels, then meet to discuss the books with community members over coffee and snacks. ($30 club fee does not apply.)
  15. Psychology Club: sponsored by Mrs. Healy and meets on Tuesdays in room D105. Members will discuss the field of psychology and apply different concepts to today's culture through movies and games.
  16. Quiz Bowl Team: sponsored by Mr. Byrd, quiz bowl students answer 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 Thursdays at 2:40 in the Auditorium. 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 National Honor Society: sponsored by Mrs. Slomka and meets on the 1st Monday of each month after school at 2:40 in D132. Members will collaborate to bring science opportunities to the community by participating in events such as Science Fairs at elementary schools, Dinosaur Hill fossil excavation, supporting other science clubs at RHS (EX. Science Olympiad & HOSA), setting/cleaning up labs for science teachers before and after school, growing plants in courtyard, Virtual Autopsy experience, mini-lessons for elementary school students and Inviting local scientists to speak with the members of SNHS, and tutoring science students.
  20. Science Olympiad: sponsored by Ms. Myers and meets in room B136 on Wednesdays. 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.
  21. Ski & Snowboard Club: sponsored by Mrs. Malsbury; 1st meeting is Thursday, Nov. 30th for students & parents at 7:00 pm in the Media Center. Pine Knob ski season visits will be on Thursdays 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.
  22. Spanish Honor Society: sponsored by Ms. Scislowicz, meets in the Media Center on the last Tuesday of each month at 2:35 and/or last Wednesday of each month at 7:10 am. in room B111. 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. 2, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, March 6, April 3, and May 8 from 2:30-3:00. See their web page for details. A fee of $25 applies: $13 membership in the Kiwanis Club and $12 materials fee. 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

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. (Choose a date and click "Add Filter" for Location to be RHS.)

Volunteers: Download a copy of the ICHAT Authorization Form 2018-19 and the Guidelines for the ICHAT Authorization of volunteers. Returning volunteers must complete ICHAT forms each year.

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

Field Trips / Off-Campus Travel: