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. Students who have already qualified for free/reduced lunch can register for an RHS club by either a.) calling the RCS Business office at 726-3142 or 726-3090 in order to have the correct fee applied, or b.) register with the club sponsor in person with 1. the adjusted fee, 2. a parent-signed Club Fee Contract, and 3. a signed Consent to Share Information with Other Programs form to verify their status.

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

Clubs Offered for 2019-20

Note that some clubs may have membership joining deadlines and additional fees for supplies.
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 for an additional $5 membership.
  2. 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 must have taken or currently be enrolled in a qualifying business course. Additional fee of $100 applies to cover regional, state, and national fees, one club shirt, & administrative fees.
  3. Debate Club: sponsored by Mr. Leua and meets in room C105. Joining is free - the $30 club fee does not apply to Debate Club.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. After Jan 1st, meetings are 5-7 days a week to prepare for competition and students must maintain 50% attendance during fall and 75% during build/competition season (Jan thru Apr). Additional fees of team fee $201 for materials and competitions and $40 for a team uniform apply. Applications are available online at FEDS201.com under Documents, along with information on participation requirements and deadlines.
  6. French Club / French Honor Society: sponsored by Mr. Arcangeli and meets every other Wednesday in the Media Center. French students have a lot of fun as they interact, take on creative projects, and celebrate French culture.
  7. German Club: sponsored by Mr. Crites and Ms. Robinson, meets every other Wednesday in room B122.
  8. HOSA: Health Occupations Students of America, Future Health Professionals: sponsored by Ms. Barra and meets in room C111 every other Thursday. HOSA students work on their leadership and technical skills in the health sciences and compete at the regional and state levels. An additional $30 national membership fee applies.
  9. Japanese Club: sponsored by Ms. Harris and meets in the Media Center on Mondays at 2:40. Students will learn Japanese language and about the Japanese culture from a native speaker. Joining is free - the $30 club fee does not apply.
  10. Mathematics National Honor Society: sponsored by Mrs. Smillie, students meet the 2nd Monday of month after school or 2nd Tuesday of the month before school in room F102. They participate in math-related events as part of the National Mu Alpha Theta organization.  Membership is open to students in all grades and applications are accepted until Sept. 18th. Applicants must have completed the equivalent of two years of high school math including algebra and/or geometry and have a minimum GPA of 3.4.  An additional $10 national membership fee applies.
  11. Model U.N. spnosred by Mrs. Frisby and meets on Thursdays. Model U.N. is the perfect club for students interested in politics or international relations. Students participate in simulations of U.N. conferences, role playing as U.N. ambassadors and researching, debating, and problem-solving current issues. The  team participates in Oakland University's High School Model United Nations Conference where they'll be assigned a country and an issue relevant to that country that is currently being discussed in the U.N.
  12. National German Honorary Society: sponsored by Mr. Crites and meets once a month on the first Tuesday afternoon at 2:40 and Wednesday morning at 7:15 in room B122. The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to promote the study of the German language, life, and culture. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, be in at least 10th grade, and be enrolled in German 3 or higher.The $30 school club fee does not apply to NGHS.
  13. National English Honor Society: sponsored by Mrs. Schrems and meets every other Thursday morning at 7:05 in room F106. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a junior or senior. Additional membership dues consist of $12 for first year members or $2 for returning members.
  14. National Social Studies Honor Society: 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 the community to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies. Students must be a junior or senior, have a minimum GPA of 3.4, have taken World History, U.S. History, Government, and an additional social studies elective, and complete an application in the spring for the following year. National membership fee is an additional $10 per student. Sophomores are welcome to join as part of History Club.
  15. Ping Pong Club: sponsored by Mr. Campbell and meets from 2:50-4:00 every Thursday in the RHS Mall. Members spend the first half hour warming up, then play each other in inter-club tournaments.
  16. Project Lit:  sponsored by Ms. Sherburn and meets in room C120, Project Lit is a group of students who share a love of reading. Members decide on what books to read as a group and have great discussions surrounding them. Joining is free - the $30 club fee does not apply.
  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 our fall and spring theater productions. They represent cast, crew, and talented performers.
  18. RHS REACH: hosted by Ms. Scislowicz and meets in room B111 every other Tuesday morning at 7:00 am. REACH is a Christian group where students dive into scriptures from the Bible and pray over one another. REACH is a place where students can feel comfortable talking about God, praying with each other, and serving others. Joining is free - the $30 club fee does not apply to REACH. To join and get Remind text notifications, use the code @rhsreach.
  19. Rochester Mountain Bike Team: sponsored by Coach Eckel, Coach Milam and Coach Crites. The team meets Monday evenings at various local trailheads for group rides on single track trails from May thru mid-October. Rider recruitment is ongoing throughout the season. Students divide up into groups based upon speed and skill levels. Coaches lead the groups for about an hour long ride. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome and encouraged to join! The team offers an optional racing program where students race in the MiSCA Race Series (Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association) on Sundays from August 30th - October 18th. Racing is optional. New for the 2020 season: Those students that join our higher Varsity Racing Program will receive a club letter. Read more at www.rhsbiketeam.com. The $30 school club fee does not apply. Other fees consist of MiSCA membership (waived for first year riders), $50 team fee, and rider equipment costs. Contact rhsbiketeam@gmail.com to join or with questions.
  20. The Rochester Writing Addicts: sponsored by Ms. Sherburn, this is a creative writing club that meets every Wednesday from 2:45-3:30 in room C120. Club members engage in writing exercises that allow their creativity to shine through and look at different resources for expanding their craft. Sharing is not required, but definitely encouraged! See their web site for more information and to sign up. Joining is free - the $30 club fee does not apply.
  21. 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. Members must be either current juniors and seniors that are enrolled in their third year of science.
  22. 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. A $25 competition entry fee per student applies.
  23. Ski & Snowboard Club: sponsored by Mrs. Malsbury; 1st meeting is Thursday, Nov. 21st 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. $120 fee includes transportation, discount pass and free lessons. Lift tickets are an additional $20 per week.
  24. Spanish National 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. Applications are due at the end of April for the following school year and are available from Ms. Scislowicz or Ms. Prindle. Members must be enrolled in either Spanish 3, 4, or 5AP and have received an 80% or above in all Spanish classes.
  25. TopGolf: sponsored by Ms. Shooks, students meet at TopGolf in Auburn Hills (near Great Lakes Crossing) every other Monday from 3:00-5:00. No additional fees apply! Students must provide their own transportation.

Service Clubs: Service clubs are service-oriented, and becoming a member is free! The $30 registration fee does not apply to these clubs, however, additional ones may.

  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. Trimble, meets in the cafeteria once a month from 2:30-3:00 on Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, and May 6. See their web page for details. 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. A fee of $25 applies: $13 membership in the Kiwanis Club and $12 materials fee. For students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, only the $13 fee applies.
  3. Rotary Interact: sponsored by Mrs. Messing-Mirabito and meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the mornings 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 teens staying at Havenwyck Hospital.

Other RHS Student Organizations:

  • RHS National Honor Society: sponsored by Mrs. Messing-Mirabito and Mrs. Cosentino, students apply in the spring of their sophomore or junior year. NHS meets the 2nd Thursday after school or the 2nd Friday before school of each month. Dues are $10 per year. If they are not paid during the first semester, they increase to $15. Visit their web page for more information.
  • RHS Link Crew: led by Ms. Shooks and Mrs. Thomas, Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. As positive role models, Link Crew members are mentors and student leaders assist freshmen in being successful during the transition to high school. Applications are open to juniors and seniors are are accepted in the spring for the following year. See their web page for more information.
  • Dance Team: our dance team members perform at competitions and various RHS events. Tryouts are held in May for the upcoming year. Various fees apply. See their web page for information or email Coach Niskar.
  • 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 online payment link under Adams High School Ice Skating Club. Additional fees are required for skate fees, uniforms, etc. The team meets October through March twice a month. See more about the team on their Facebook page. For questions, email Coach Schipperijn.

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. (In the left side menu, click "Browse > Events" then under Filters in the main screen, choose a date and click "Add Filter” to choose “location” as RHS.)

Volunteers: Download a copy of the ICHAT Authorization Form 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).

In-Person Club Payments: Each student who chooses to pay in person by cash or check must also fill out a Club Fee Contract, acknowledging that hte $30 club fee is a non-refundable fee should they change their mind about participating.

Field Trips / Off-Campus Travel: