Clubs

RJH Student Council

Sponsor Mrs. Siegler - Email Mrs. Siegler

The RJH Student Council is a group of elected & volunteer students working with an adult advisor. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit, the student council is the voice of the student body.  They help share students' ideas, interests and concerns with the school-wide community. Meetings are held bi-weekly in order to obtain ideas and interest throughout the month.

National Junior Honor Society – NJHS

                Sponsors:  Mrs. Heavin & Mrs. Lynch – Email Mrs. Heavin     Email Mrs. Lynch

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an organization that students are invited to join based on their commitment to scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. The students must demonstrate their ability to maintain these pillars of membership and be an active leader in the school. To be invited, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, not have any behavior issues (referrals, ISS/OSS, etc), and attend school regularly. We generally have meetings once a month (dates will vary) in the morning before school starts (7:30).

Art Club

Sponsor – Mrs. Crowell – Email Mrs. Crowell

Location:       RJH Art Room

 Dates and Times:   -Meetings are every Wednesday after school (3:15-4:00) 
-Please check announcements in case of cancellations.
-Students must arrive on time and must have a prompt, pre-arranged ride home from a parent or guardian.

 Additional Information:
There are no club dues, but there may be fees with certain activities.
-Art Club is open to any current RJH student
-Possible Art Club activities include experimenting with different art materials, art projects with opportunities for work to be displayed, and decorating the school (annual mural).

Student Ambassadors     

Sponsors – Mrs. Dent & Mrs. Snitker – Email Mrs. Dent     Email Mrs. Snitker

 

 

Chess Club

Sponsor – Ms. Brashear – Email Ms. Brashear

Chess club is an after school activity designed to give kids an opportunity to learn the game of chess, improve their chess skills, and to enjoy competing against their peers. Novice players will be taught the basic rules, the value of pieces, and how to checkmate. More experienced players will learn different opening and defense strategies, various tactics, and will be given the opportunity to challenge themselves by solving chess puzzles. While students will have the chance to measure their progress through wins and losses against their peers, our main focus will be on encouraging good sportsmanship and on having fun.

 

FCCLA

Sponsor – Miss Matthews – Email Miss Matthews

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national career and technical leadership organization. Through FCCLA, Family and Consumer Science students extend their classroom learning. FCCLA is a nationally recognized leadership club and is the only in-school organization that focuses on the family.

FCCLA Meetings are on Wednesdays:

7:30-7:50 am (for students that have after school activities)

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Technology Student Association – TSA

Sponsor – Mr. Swafford – Email Mr. Swafford

 

Math Club

                Sponsor – Mr. Blakley – Email Mr. Blakley

Meet Monday 3:15-4:15

Room 117

This club practices for ongoing math competitions.  Each meeting we work on sets of problems that challenge to be better critical thinkers.  This year we will have 5 in school competitions to qualify for different traveling competitions. We will travel to Bolivar, Jefferson City, Columbia and St. Louis this year.  We have currently 6th thru 8th graders meeting weekly, if you have a child interested email me at sblakley@rolla.k12.mo.us or call the school at 573-458-0130 ext 13117.

Rolla Robotics

Sponsor – Mrs. Carpenter – Email Mrs. Carpenter

               FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is the name of the International competition that involves the creation of robots that typically must fit inside an 18” cube.  In the robot 2.5 minute match, the robot can expand to a larger size and will move both autonomously and by being driven, to achieve various tasks.  These tasks change each season.

                Each of the 4 Rolla Robotics FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) teams are made up of 10 students, grades 8 – 12.  If spots are available, 7th graders can be interns.  Student members are chosen through an application & interview process.  

              The FTC season runs from the second Saturday in September through the end of April, each year.  Teams in Missouri compete in 2 smaller competitions called “meets” and one larger competition, where judging also takes place, called a “qualifier.”  Based on performance in these events, a Missouri team may advance to the MO State FTC competition and then possibly to the World Competition in Houston, TX.

             All 4 Rolla Robotics FTC teams meet on Sundays and Tuesdays, at a minimum.  Their meetings are held at the Rolla Technical Institute.

The main coach/lead of Rolla Robotics is Leigh Ann Carpenter.  (lcarpenter@rolla.k12.mo.us)

Drama Club

Sponsors – Mrs. Pitts & Mrs. McNeven –
‚Äč Email Mrs. Pitts       Email Mrs. McNeven

Drama Club allows students to participate in two productions per school year: a holiday show and a district-wide show. Participation could include acting or being part of the production team (set building/design, costumes, makeup, lighting, etc). This year’s holiday show is an original script written by senior Thespians from RHS. There will be an audition workshop on October 28th in room 148 at RJH. Auditions will be held the next day in the same location. If students commit to be part of that show, rehearsals will be every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:15- 4:15 at RJH throughout the month of November. In December, rehearsals will be every day after school until 6 until our production on December 12th at 7 p.m.

Auditions for the district-wide production of Alice in Wonderland will be in March. If students are selected to participate in that production, the rehearsal schedule will be more rigorous with higher expectations. That schedule will be set by the beginning of March before auditions.

Drama Club requires a serious commitment from both students and parents, and students must be picked up from rehearsals on time.

See Mrs. Pitts for further information and details.

E-mail: lpitts@rolla.k12.mo.us