RMHS School Sponsored Clubs & Organizations 2018 - 2019

 

Club/ Organization

Description

Meeting Time

Meeting Place

Sponsor

American Sign Language Club

This club will promote the knowledge of American Sign Language within Rocky.  It will work to inform club members of Deaf community norms and expectations as a subculture.  The club will work to support the inclusion of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students attending the PSD center based DHH program.

Tuesdays & Thursdays at lunch

Room 351

Michelle Kalos

Bobcat Ridge Camera Wildlife Project

This club monitors the   ffcapture cameras at Bobcat Ridge one time per month.  Science data collection and observation is emphasized.  

Brian Olver, Kristin Olsson, Tim Matthews

Computer and Technology Student Association (CTSA)

A club for students who like computers and technology and want to learn more about programming, coding, and competitions! If you want to learn to code, attend coding competitions throughout the state, and teach others to code through events, we’ll be doing all of that and more! See Ms.Gluklick in Lab 304 if you want more details or if you want to participate but can’t make the lunch meetings.

Ms. Gluklick

Connections Club

Connection Club is a social activities club for students with special needs and typical peers. Our club strives to develop friendships and strengthen the Rocky community to ensure that everyone feels part of the Lobo pack.  We attend numerous school activities such as sporting events, concerts, drama productions and dances.  The activities are determined by the interest of the group.  We meet 2-3 times a month as planned activities occur.  Please watch the announcements for event details. Contact Mrs. Dyer for more information.

After school as scheduled 2-3 times per month

Stacey Dyer,

Cultural ARMS Club

Destroy the Barriers. Embrace the Cultures. Celebrate Diversity.

The Cultural ARMS club is a club that welcomes students interested in other cultures.  We have food, guest speakers, projects, and other activities designed to promote cultural awareness and understanding.

All Rocky Mountain Students (ARMS) are welcome to join us!  

Every other Tuesday at lunch

Room 309

Jamie Quiros

Debate & Forensics

Debate and Forensics is a competitive speech and debate program at RMHS. Enjoy competing with students from other schools in debate, oratory, extemporaneous speaking, and interpretation of literature and student congress.

RMHS Forensics - rockyforensics.weebly.com/

National Speech and Debate Association - www.speechanddebate.org

CHSAA - chsaanow.com/activities/speech/

Monday through Friday after school -see Mr. De Maret for details

Room 332

Paul De Maret Coach

        DECA

In DECA you will have the opportunity to tap into $250,000 of awards and scholarships from major U.S. corporations, obtain leadership skills that will give you a head start toward a real career, and have a positive effect on your community.  Are you interested in sports and entertainment marketing, in the travel or hospitality business, in fashion, in a retail career, in advertising or in the restaurant trade?  Activities and skills in these and any other marketing specialty are available to you in DECA.  

Wednesdays at lunch

Mini Theater

Lynne Lyell, Robert Papp, Jaelyn Manzanares

Drama Club

All students are invited to become a part of Drama Club. We work to focus our efforts on audition work, character building, scene work, and cold reading skills. Drama Club works to plan field trips to shows and attend conferences around the state to help students earn points to join the National Thespian Society.

Mondays after school

Auditorium

Elissa Thompson, Larissa Schendel

Environmental Club

The RMHS Environmental Club is active on a number of issues at our school and in the Fort Collins community. We help coordinate a school-wide recycling effort that collects recycled goods in all classrooms and offices and also provides containers throughout the school for recycling beverage containers. The club estimates 150 tons of materials have been diverted from the landfill over the past 20 years!

This club participates in many other environmental efforts as well.

Wednesdays at lunch

Room 512

Sarah Bucko

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America

FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private schools.  The mission of the group is to promote personal growth and leadership development through FCA education.  The group focuses on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader.  It helps with character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication and career preparation.

http://tinyurl.com/rockyfccla

Wednesdays at lunch

To follow FCCLA on Remind.com text @45dac to 81010

Room 337

Jenny McCarthy  

FBLA

The club offers career preparation opportunities, networking with business leaders, leadership development and achievement, outstanding leadership conferences, challenging competitions, community service experience, friendship, scholarships, and informative publications.  

Wednesdays at lunch

Mini Theater

Jaelyn Manzanares, Chloe Gluklick, Robert Papp

FIDM Fashion Club

To promote and educate the school and community about the fashion industry-including projects that teach members how to sew, learn about careers in the industry and plan activities around specific fashion lessons.

Denise Lawrence

French Club

French Club provides opportunities and experiences to enhance students' knowledge of the French language and culture.  Rocky students have a chance to get together and have fun while learning. Membership is open to any student at Rocky who has an interest in the French culture and language.  

Wednesdays at lunch

Room 308

Kari Bridenbaugh

German Club

German Club provides experiences in different aspects of German culture.  Activities include celebrating German holidays, playing German games and sports, attending plays and movies and listening to guest speakers.  Membership is open to any student interested in German culture.  Most members are enrolled in a German class.  

Tuesdays at lunch

Room 402

Jennifer Roper

Highlighter (School Newspaper)

The Highlighter is a student-produced newspaper that serves the RMHS community by informing readers and providing an open forum for the discussion of issues.  A variety of positions are available including: editor, reporter, business manager, photographer, salesperson or artist.  Students must complete Journalism I and be enrolled in Journalism II to be part of the Highlighter staff.  

Meets as a class

Amy White

Key Club

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students worldwide.  Key Club is open to any student who desires to become a leader in his/her school and community and wishes to provide service to others.

Mondays at lunch

Room 307

Becki Schulz, Sara Lea

Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge bowl is a competitive team activity in which students work together to prepare for and participate in a challenging academic quiz bowl.

 Ben Johnson

Link Crew

Link crew is made up of seniors and juniors who have been trained to help freshmen transition to Rocky Mountain High School.  Every freshman will be assigned to a Link Leader who will help him or her throughout the year.  The program is designed to build relationships and ease the transition to high school.  Link Leaders will provide services and support throughout the school year.  Students are accepted into Link Crew in the spring of the year through an application process.

See Mrs. Takahashi for more information

Susan Takahashi,  Chris Thompson, Kim Weis, Mike Ruffner, Michelle Kalos, Karen Bennett

Lobo Kids Rock

Lobo Kids Rock (LKR) brings students together through a common love of music and a desire to learn guitar, drums, or keyboards (or all 3!).  All students and ability levels are welcome to join us in learning, playing, and writing music. Instruments can be provided to a limited number of students and everyone is encouraged to bring his/her own guitar. Learn how to write and/or play songs easily using the “axis of awesome”; rock out on your own or join in a group jam. In a just a couple of days you will be rocking with the band and playing solos.  

Wednesdays after school from 3:00-5:00pm

Room 221

Mark Reedy

Lobo Mess

Begun in 2001, the Civil War Living History independent study class “Lobo Mess” at Rocky allows high school students to take an active role in and present Civil War era living history.  In the time that it has existed, the RMHS students that have been involved with the program have presented to well over 10,000 persons.  Venues have included elementary schools, civic organizations, home school groups, television, museums, national parks, Colorado state parks, parades and battle reenactments.

Tuesdays at lunch

Room 414

Kurt Knierim

Looking Glass

Rocky Mountain High School's literary magazine is called "The Looking Glass." A selected group of students meet and form an editorial staff and then produce the magazine, made up of contributions by students who submit entries. It is a literarily-based, intelligent environment for creative and interested students who wish to publish poems, short stories, non-fiction writing, photography and other various forms of art, and music. The magazine is published annually in May.

Wednesdays after school 3pm

(Starting in late September)

Room 346

Jim Glenn

Los Lobos  Diversity Leadership Club

Providing leadership opportunities to Latino students by the following offering cultural support for students:

Bilingual academic counseling for our Spanish speaking students

Outreach presentations and events for our community

Information for college, career and scholarships through Naviance

Activities that we establish and maintain from year to year are:

*Bi-monthly meetings every other Thursday in Room 309.

*Service activities

*Fundraisers

*Event translating

*Cultural Celebrations

*Mentorship with the elementary schools Bilingual reading program

*Partnership with the PACE Program

*Lorenzo De Zavala Conference participants

Every other Thursday in

Room 309

Brianna Rumley & Reina Robles

Mathematics Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society is comprised of students who have completed  four semesters of college preparatory math and who have at least a “math GPA” of 3.4 or higher.  Students in the mathematics honor society will inspire the enjoyment of and a passion for mathematics.  They will encourage excellence through interesting meetings and contests, and will recognize outstanding achievements in math.  They are dedicated to assisting and supporting RMHS students in math through tutoring.

2nd Thursday of each month (1st semester)

1st Thursday of each month (2nd semester)

Room 339

Amanda Manley & Tim Matthews

Mock Trial Team

The purpose of this team is to promote and to further an understanding of the American judicial system and court procedures.  It is meant to improve critical thinking, public speaking, reading, reasoning, team collaboration, persuasive argument and advocacy skills.  In addition, the team will compete against other schools in mock trial events and develop relationships between the legal and educational communities.

See Mrs. Lyell for more information.

Lynne Lyell

National Art Honor Society

The purpose of the National Art Honor Society in Rocky Mountain High School is to provide students, who are interested in multiple forms of art, the opportunity to meet new people, have fun, express themselves artistically and be recognized for their efforts and abilities.  

Fridays at lunch

Room 533

Jay Dukart

National Honor Society

NHS is an organization at Rocky that recognizes academic excellence. Through coursework requirements and grade point averages, individuals are inducted into this prestigious society.  This exceptional group of Juniors and Seniors works together to exemplify the Four Pillars of the NHS organization:  Service, Leadership, Scholarship, and Character.  During monthly meetings, NHS members will learn more about these pillars and will be given the opportunity to utilize them in sponsored service projects. 

Juniors may be inducted in November, after completing at least 160 credits with a 3.75 GPA or higher (after 9 quarters of high school).   Students who complete 210 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher by the end of junior year (after 12 quarters) may be invited to join senior year.

2nd Wednesday of each month during lunch

Multi-purpose room (616)

Brian Mierzwa & Paul De Maret

National Technical Honor Society

The purpose of this organization is to promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and career development among the career and technical students of Rocky. The honor society rewards meritorious achievement and encourages career and technical education students in their pursuit of educational and career goals. It is also meant to provide career and tech students with a greater awareness of the world of work.

Meets quarterly (dates TBD)

Room 344

Kelsey Mauch

Page Turners

Page Turners is a club where students can come to discuss and recommend favorite books or authors. Be the first ones to see brand new books, know what programs are going on in the Media Center, help host and promote Media Center events and get great suggestion for a new book or author. If you enjoy reading and want to find new authors or genre’s come join our meetings.

Last Wednesday of each month at lunch.

Media Center

Ben Johnson

Peer Counselors

Peers are students who have taken a training class with RMHS counselors to learn communication and helping skills. They offer their services to new students and other students in need of support. Peers also provide outreach programs to the elementary and junior high schools. Students are accepted into the program through an application process in the spring of the year.  

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at lunch

Room 221

Kelley Madden, Brooke Wagner  

Peace by Piece Club

Peace Club will work to promote peace and unity between peers through community service projects such as picking up trash, caroling, planning bonding activities, etc.  

Meets as needed

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Andy Jenson

River Watch

In River Watch we monitor local water quality in Spring Creek and the Poudre River.  The monitoring is done once a month, including during the summer.  We don waders to do our collecting, and then run water quality tests back at Rocky.  Interested students from any grade level may join us at any time.  We guarantee all "first timers" get in the water.  If you enjoy hands on science that makes a difference for the environment, come do River Watch!  All of the data we collect actually becomes part of a statewide water quality database.  In addition to testing water, River Watchers have been known to engage in wader races, water fights, rock skipping contests and wildlife watching!

River tested monthly/dates TBD

Meets in room 512 after school

Sarah Bucko

 

Rocky Mountain Bike Club

Join other bike enthusiasts and share your passion for cycling.  We will participate in the FC Bike Ambassador Program to help make our school and community a great place to ride!  We will also support RMHS' Mountain Bike Team as they compete in high school races.

Mike Callahan

Rocky Mountain Wood Turning

Rocky Mountain woodturning club is an opportunity for Rocky students to continue developing woodturning skills learned in Engineering Systems-Woods and Advanced Woods.  

Meets as needed

Room 520

David Weber

Science Bowl

If you enjoy matching your science wits and knowledge against students from other schools in a fast paced, buzzer style competition, this is the group for you! It's teamwork, knowledge, trivia and fun.

Thursdays at Lunch

Room 507

Maya Wyllie

Science Olympiad

This club involves multi-event competitions at the regional, state, and national level.  There are 23 different Science Olympiad events for students to choose from including life science, physical science, earth science, engineering, and science process events.  This club is open to anyone interested in the many aspects of science.

National Science Olympiad:  
http://www.soinc.org

See Mr. Chung for more information

Kaleo Chung

Spanish Club

The RMHS Spanish Club plans gatherings that focus on the Latin American and Spanish cultures. Social events sometimes center around holidays, music, dancing, food preparation, and field trips. All students are invited to join.

Tuesdays  at lunch

Room 417

Josh Ring & Stephanie Carson

Student Council

Student Council promotes leadership, responsibility and citizenship. Students have the opportunity to become involved in planning, organization and making policies.   Student Council is actively involved in several social and service projects throughout the year. Student Council is open to all students.  

Follow us:

Twitter: @rockystuco

Instagram: rockystuco

Snapchat: rockystuco

Member meetings are every other Thursday at lunch

Room 344

Kelsey Mauch, Aaron Knobloch, & Satini Liufau  

Student Wellness Team

The Student Wellness Team aims to design and implement student activities related to physical activity, nutrition, and stress management.  They will provide student feedback to and work in conjunction with the Rocky Staff Wellness Team to improve Rocky’s overall wellness.  

Fridays at lunch

Room 309

Jamie Quiros, & Kelly Glick

Technology Club / Robotics

Maker’s Club

Technology/Robotics Club utilizes the resources of the Tech Ed department to pursue involvement in technical competitions. Electrathon America electric car race and First Tech Challenge robotics competition are on the agenda this year. This environment adds to student's technical training by teaching them leadership skills, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

Tuesdays and Thursdays after school

Room 519

Rob Ufer, Dave Weber

World Affairs Challenge

The World Affairs Challenge (WAC) is dedicated to developing tomorrow's global leaders. The purpose is to develop and foster a global perspective, cultivate awareness, understanding, knowledge and skills to enable effective international relationships.  

While the World Affairs Challenge (WAC) is a year-long enterprise of growing the capacity of youth to think and act globally, the very centerpiece of WAC is its annual spring competition.  

Thursdays at lunch

Room 407

Sara Lea, Amy Barrier

Yearbook

Yearbook is a three-semester class and selection is through the application process.  Students will be requested to work beyond the normal school day, weekends and if needed on holidays to meet deadline requirements.  Students will work on multi-tasking including photography, layout design, copy writing, graphic design, and use of technology.

Meets as a class

Amy White