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Rockville “We Are The ROCK” High School
Student Activities Guide and Club Directory 2018 – 2019

Clubs

ANIME CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Helen Kennedy, Room 117

The anime club meets biweekly to discuss and explore Japanese Anime Culture. Activities include but are not limited to watching, reading, and drawing, all things related to the anime culture. This club is led and directed by students, and is open to all.


BAND (Marching & Symphony)

Advisor: Mrs. Laura Ayer, Room 115

Provides students with the opportunity to perform at competitions, home football games, and other civic events.


Banner (RHS Yearbook)

Advisors: Ms. Amanda Langan Room 120 / Ms. Jill Williams Room 238

Participants will learn publication techniques using computers for formatting layouts, photos, and text to produce the RHS yearbook.


BOOK CLUB

Advisors: Mrs. Victoria Nordlund, Room 224 / Mrs. Shaune Santos, Room 222

The book club meets monthly to discuss a new or classic literary work of merit. Led and directed by students, the club is open to students and staff. It aims to provide a vital place for students to improve and expand their literary understanding and knowledge as well as an opportunity to socialize with others sharing similar interests.


CULTURAL ENRICHMENT CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Nordlund, Room 224

Students attend matinee performances at the Hartford Stage Company and participate in discussions afterward with the actors and technicians to gain understanding of plays and the nuances of the theater.


ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP

Advisor: TBD

The Environmental Action Group promotes an understanding of local and global environmental issues. The members participate in collecting data for the Department of Environmental Protection on the quality of local rivers. There are opportunities to participate in trail clean-ups, hikes, and other environmental educational activities. Meets bi-monthly.


ENVIROTHON

Advisor: TBD

Envirothon is a natural resource-based education program. During the school year, teams are invited to a series of training workshops in the Envirothon Study Areas of Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry, and a Current Environmental Issue. In May, teams compete to answer questions and conduct hands-on investigations. Each team also prepares a short oral presentation on a real-life environmental problem to present before a panel of experts. The winning team earns the chance to represent Connecticut at the Canon Envirothon, a weeklong event held at a college campus in the summer. They compete with about sixty teams from across the USA and Canada for scholarships and other prizes.


FFA ORGANIZATION

Advisor: Mr. Calvin Brodersen / Mrs. Laura Manzi-Smith, AgEd

The FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Meetings are held monthly. All students in the Ag Ed program are FFA members. Those attending FFA meetings must be members or invited guests.


FRENCH EXCHANGE CLUB

Advisor: Mr. Babacar Ndao, Room 170

Members will learn about the French language and the culture of the people who speak it.


FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY

Advisor: Mr. Babacar Ndao, Room 170

Students enrolled in the fourth semester or higher of the language will be inducted into the society based on scholarship in general, scholarship in the language in particular, leadership in language activities, and interest and teacher recommendation. Candidates must have maintained an A average in the language during the semester of selection as well as an averaged cumulative grade of A- for all work at the high school. In addition, they must have maintained a B average in all other subjects.


GREEN TEAM

Advisor: TBD

The RHS Green Team competes in the Live Green – Win Green competition sponsored by Eversource. Students produce a two-minute video highlighting the changes being made to conserve energy and make RHS environmentally friendly. The team also writes an essay describing other environmental and energy efficiency changes they would like to see implemented at our school.


GSA – Gay Straight Alliance

Advisors: Mrs. Patty Bengston, Room 118

The GSA is a proactive student-run club which provides a safe environment for students to meet to talk about issues related to sexual orientation. An executive board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer who plan and run meetings. Our goal is to bring together all students and staff to end hate-filled speech and promote tolerance about gender identity issues within our school community. The group meets every other Wednesday at 2:30 in the Art Room, room 118.


INTERACT SERVICE CLUB

Advisors: Mrs. Rita Courtois, School Counseling Office and Ms. Alba Osorio, Room 168

Affiliated with the Rockville Rotary Club, this group participates in a number of community service events, mostly during the fall months. The club is open to all students at RHS. Volunteerism through the Interact Club qualifies for community service hours for the RHS graduation requirement.


INTERNATIONAL CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Margaret Youmatz, Room 229

If you are interested in learning about foreign countries, sharing your experiences as a native of another country and fostering international friendship, then this club is for you. Our goals are to promote friendship and peace by participating in events that promote cultural and political understanding of other countries. We plan to have social gatherings featuring food and music from all over the world.


LINK CREW

Advisor: Ms. Kim Marinan, School Counseling Office

Link Crew is a group of juniors and seniors who facilitate Freshman Orientation and participate in various social events with the freshman class through out the year.


LITERARY ARTS MAGAZINE

Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Nordlund, Room 224

To provide and publish an annual magazine showcasing the best artwork, writing, and photography, chosen from student submission.


MATH TEAM

Advisors: Mrs. Mary Leslie, Room 206

Do you enjoy math? Come and join the RHS Math Team! Practices are held once a week and the meets are once a month beginning in October and running through March. Math Team tee-shirts are supplied and we always have snacks. All students are welcome!


MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB

Adviser: Mr. Derrick Magoun, Room 160

Students learn how the U.N. operates, understand international relations, consider foreign policy, and learn public speaking. Meets bi-weekly as well as multiple conferences throughout the year.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Advisors: Mrs. Mary Leslie, Room 206 / Mrs. Diana Schultz, Room 202

Acknowledges juniors and seniors with character, consistent leadership, academic honors, community service, and school activity participation. Each year members provide service to RHS and to the community.


PEER ADVOCATES

Advisor: Mrs. Kim McTighe, Room 235

The Peer Advocate program trains students in communication and helping skills to enable them to offer structured support to all RHS students and the community. The program offers students an opportunity to mentor in the elementary schools and VCMS. They also have the opportunity to participate in various community service activities. The application process occurs annually. All 9th and 10th grade students are encouraged to apply.


POETRY CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Nordlund, Room 224

Read and critique original and published poems. Students participate in fall and spring poetry readings.


Robotics

Advisor: Mr. Robert Nimmo, Room 131- Robotics Room

Members of the RHS robotics team have an opportunity to work in a multi-school effort to compete in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (www.usfirst.org) robotics competitions. Students on the team work with robotics, computer animation, engineering, math, and science. //www.rage173.org


SSNAP – Students Seeking New Achievements Positively

Advisor: Mrs. Kim McTighe, Room 235

Members will act as role models to encourage positive change in the school and community by educating students about relevant teen issues and promoting smart choices. Students will have the opportunity to plan and participate in Alcohol Awareness week activities and the annual overnight Volleyball Lock In as well as many other prevention activities.


SPANISH CLUB

Advisor: Ms. Eliza Gonzalez, Room 166

The Spanish Club meets monthly. It offers students an extra opportunity to experience Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Students also prepare for the Poetry Contest and the National Spanish Exam. Members of the National Spanish Honor Society are expected to regularly attend meetings and participate in activities such as the Taste of Languages event and fund raisers for future field trips. All students are welcome but students enrolled in Spanish classes are encouraged to attend club meetings and actively contribute with new ideas and activities.


SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

Advisor: Ms. Eliza Gonzalez, Room 166

Students enrolled in the fourth semester or higher of the language will be inducted into the society based on scholarship in general, scholarship in the language in particular, leadership in language activities and interest and teacher recommendation. Candidates must have maintained an A average in the language during the semester of selection as well as an averaged cumulative grade of A- for all work at the high school. In addition, they must have maintained a B average in all other subjects


STUDENT COUNCIL

Advisor: TBD

The Student Council is the student-run school government. It sponsors school and community events including the Homecoming Dance and blood drives.


UNITY CLUB

Advisors: Mrs. Deborah Duarte, School Counseling Office

The Unity Club sponsors events throughout the school year to promote a sense of community at RHS.


Sports

INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS

In order to represent RHS and participate on an athletic team, students must:

1. have received credit toward graduation at the close of the school year in at least four (4) Carnegie Units to be eligible for fall sports. The final academic grade average determines fall eligibility. To be eligible for continuous participation in our fall, winter and spring sports programs, marking period grades, not semester grades are used to determine scholastic eligibility. An athlete must pass at least 4 courses in a marking period to be academically eligible.

2. have a current physical exam on file with the school nurse prior to try-outs.

3. complete all athletic forms prior to try-outs.

FALL SPORTS

Try-outs for most fall sports begin BEFORE school starts. Look in the local papers for announcements. Athletic packets can be picked up in the Main Office during the summer.

Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Soccer (boys)
Soccer (girls)
Volleyball (girls)


WINTER SPORTS
Try-outs begin around Thanksgiving.
Basketball (boys)
Basketball (girls)
Cheerleading
Ice Hockey
Indoor Track (boys)
Indoor Track (girls)
Wrestling

SPRING SPORTS
Try-outs begin in mid-March.
Baseball
Golf
Lacrosse
Softball
Tennis (boys)

Advisors

Student Activities Director – Mr. Paul Courtois, Room 164

Class Advisors

2019 Ms. Elizabeth Trosell (Room 124) and Ms. Diana Schultz (Room 202)

2020 Ms. Christina Black (Room 223) and Mr. Richard O’Brian (Room 226)

2021 Mrs. Diane Madore (Room 220) and Mrs. Caitlin Hoffman (Room 232)

2022 Mr. Matt Allegretti (Room 240) and Ms. Amanda Langan (Room 120)

Core Beliefs and Expectations

CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS

The Rockville High School Community is committed to providing a safe and respectful

environment where all members are dedicated to life‐long learning. By working

collaboratively with families and community members, we will graduate students who

are productive and contributing members of a dynamic, global, 21st century society. We

believe rigorous and meaningful academic and extracurricular programs afford all

students the opportunity to become Responsible, Open minded, Critically thinking, and

Knowledgeable.

LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

We are the ROCK! The Rockville High School student will...

􀂃 Demonstrate personal and civic responsibility.

􀂃 Demonstrate respectful behavior and compassion.

􀂃 Use multiple tools to access, evaluate, and apply information.

􀂃 Solve problems through analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and reflection.

􀂃 Communicate knowledge clearly and effectively for a variety of purposes and

audiences.