Clubs / Activities
Rockville “We Are The ROCK” High School
Student Activities Guide and Club Directory 2018 – 2019
ROCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES GUIDE 2021 - 2022
Rockville High School has a large and diverse selection of clubs, sports and activities. Most students are able to find an activity that matches their interests. If a student finds a club that matches his or her interests, the first step should be to contact the staff member who advises the club. If a student is interested in starting a new club, the student should contact the Student Activities Director.
Student Activities Director – Mr. Paul Courtois (Room 164)
RHS Anime Club
Advisor Name: Rony Urtecho
Watch, critique and explore anime choices and Japanese culture.
Planned meeting time: Meets on Thursdays 2:05 – 3:00
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.
Advisor: Mrs. Samantha Talmadge, Chorus Room
Meeting the third Tuesday of each month at 2:05 in the choir room.
Our goal is to boost morale, provide services, encouragement, etc. to the RHS community and beyond. Community service hours are available for any larger project we endeavor to do.
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.
Advisor: Ms. Trosell, Room 124
Purpose: to grow the sport of disc golf
Meeting dates: Room 124, then outside in track throwing fields- Mondays and Thursdays afterschool
Advisor: Ms. Gabbie Mendhelson, Room 230
We will be doing two shows this year, fall and spring. The fall show will be Dec. 2nd and 3rd. The spring show will be March 31st and April 1st.
Each show will have about 2 months of rehearsals. These rehearsals will be after school, three days a week from 2pm to 4pm.
Advisor: Mr Dowe, Room 236
We meet every other Thursday after school in my classroom, Room 236, and learn/research/discover about the environment and discuss and present topics concerning our great state of CT. We do all of this working toward the annual state competition held every year in May.
Advisors: Mrs. Ashley Lanz / Ms. Leah Leach, 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.
FSTC France/Spain Trip Club.
Advisors name: Mr. David Cruz, Ms. Mayra Fox, and Ms. Lina Taweh, World Languages Hall
Pre-trip, get acquainted, fundraising for the trip, learning the basics of the language that will be used during the trip: French and Spanish, exploring the history of the attractions that will be visited.
Meetings will be held in Rm 170, every other Tuesday 2:00 pm starting Tuesday Oct 5.
GSA 4 Social Justice Club
Room 172(Yellow Hall)
Our goal is to bring together all students and staff to promote diversity, kindness, and service to others and your community.
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.
Library Media Club
Advisor: Mrs. Kara Gumke, Library Media Center
The purpose of the Library Media Club is to read and discuss books collaboratively, assist in the organization and daily functioning of the RHS Library Media Center, and produce a monthly newsletter for students, staff and families. The club meets twice a month and as needed after school in the Library Media Center.
Literary Arts Club
Advisor: Mrs. Vicky Nordlund, Room 224
To produce and publish a Literary Arts Magazine. The Literary Arts staff is responsible for selecting a theme, requesting submissions to the magazine, curating the works to be published, designing the magazine layout, and distributing the magazine after publication. We will be meeting after Mondays from 2-3 beginning in October in Room 224. Please email Victoria.Nordlund@vernonct.org with any questions.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Advisors: Ms. Trosell, Room 124, Mrs. Williams, Room 120
Purpose: to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy
Meeting in room 124
Advisor: Kim McTighe, Room 235
The Peer Advocates are a group of students who act as leaders and role models at RHS. They work towards bettering the school & community as well as educating students about the importance of good decision making. There is an application and interview process that takes place once a year.
Some activities include:
- Giving tours to new students
- Organizing school activities such as the Dodgeball Tournament, Blue and Gold Run, Mock Car Crash and the Overnight Volleyball Lock-in
- Plan education and prevention activities to educate students– such as #No3DDriving– Don’t Drive Drunk, Drugged or Distracted campaign, self-care, suicide prevention & safe dating activities
- Collect gift cards for RHS students in need during the holidays
- Organize and participate in various community service activities
- Participate on REAL TALK Vernon in collaboration with Vernon ROCKS to prevent underage alcohol use and prescription drug misuse
Advisor, Mr.Bob Nimmo, Room 133
STEM activity to design, build, code automation, and compete in teams with robots against other Connecticut High Schools. Meeting Times: Thursday afternoon from 2:00 - 3:45 PM (or when late bus leaves for those without transportation).
Rockville Political Alliance
Advisor: Mr. Peter McCann, Room 159
It is the mission of the Rockville Political Alliance to provide our members, regardless of political party affiliation, an open space to increase students’ interest in the current political climate. Through discussion and critical analysis, the Rockville Political Alliance hopes to engage the student body in politics both locally and nationally. With this club students will participate in scholarly dialogue that will include, among other similar ventures, aid and recognition of problems facing Vernon. By participating in this club students will develop and evolve lifelong skills such as group collaboration, problem-solving, and gaining leadership experience.
Meetings will be held twice a month on Tuesdays
Tabletop RPG Club
Advisor: Ms. Amy Schlett
Students will play games like Dungeons and Dragons, YuGiOh, Magic the Gathering, and other featured board games.
Meeting dates: Mondays from 2:15-3:15 starting on 9/20
Youth Equity Squad (YES)
Advisor: Mrs. Dacia Ball and Mr. Rony Urtecho
Y.E.S. iis a student-led organization designed to build culture, celebrate diversity, and promote equitable change at RHS. Within YES, student members find a place to belong without judgement--where they can share their stories through weekly meetings and monthly initiatives. As common bonds are built, RHS YES is equipped to spread hope and understanding through educational, multimedia platforms.
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.
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.
Try-outs begin around Thanksgiving.
Indoor Track (boys)
Indoor Track (girls)
Try-outs begin in mid-March.
Student Activities Director – Mr. Paul Courtois, Room 164
2022 Mr. Matt Allegretti (Room 240) and Ms. Amanda Langan (Room 120)
2023 Mrs. Maureen Ringrose (Room 207) and Ms. Elizabeth Trosell (Room 124)
2024 Mr. Richard O'Brian (Room 226)
2025 Mrs. Sarah Malinak (Room 206) and Mrs. Michelle Gonzalez (Room 208)
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
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