Extracurricular Activities and Clubs offered at Riverside High School
Chapter 299 of the NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY - Riverside's chapter of the NAHS is the largest chapter in the USA/ and the world. It is comprised of caring students with a B average or better in all of their art or art history classes. Students are given extra opportunities to explore jobs, museums, galleries, artists, and art shows. Students participate in doing several charitable acts and meaningful projects at school and throughout the community.
Step Team - "The Riverside High Step Team is a creative team of steppers who use stomping, clapping, shouting and the body to create rhythmic beats. Team members choreograph routines for use through the year. Performances include school functions such as Pep Rallies, football and basketball games, as well as off-campus performances at local elementary and middle schools. In addition, the team often is invited to local community events for performances."
Atlas Club - Atlas is a cultural awareness club that breaks down cultural barriers and raises money for charities from different parts of the world. We raise money through cultural awareness activities such as a global market and international fashion show. The money we raise goes through a foundation called The Forgotten International, a non-profit organization that benefits orphanages and schools for children around the world.
CENTRAL SPIRIT COMMITTEE - The Central Spirit Committee (CSC) is the nucleus of Riverside’s Pep Club, and we work to raise the overall spirit within the student body. CSC plans Pep Rallies, teacher appreciation days, Homecoming activities, Freshman Orientation, and makes the team spirit banners seen throughout the Riverside halls. Representatives from each class and a minimum of five officers are selected in the spring (freshman members in the fall) through an interview with the CSC student officers and teacher advisors.
PEP CLUB - Pep Club is a school spirit organization for students. Participation in Pep Club shows that you are a true Warrior and have cheered at Pep Rallies, attended sports events, and supported your school. All students are allowed to attend Pep Rallies at no cost. Funding for Pep Rallies, team spirit banners, and Freshman Orientation activities are provided by fundraising activities throughout the year. Please support Pep Club by purchasing RHS spirit items at lunch in the T-Mall.
HOMECOMING - Homecoming activities consist of the Homecoming Football Game and the Homecoming Dance. Each Project Club competes in the float competition in which the winner earns money toward their class prom. During the Homecoming football game’s half-time show, the Homecoming Court and Senior Football Player Sponsors will be recognized. The Homecoming Court consists of five girls from the senior class and three girls each from the junior, sophomore, and freshman classes who are nominated at large from their respective classes. Each class votes on their nominations to select the top three from their class (top five for seniors). For the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes, the girl with the highest number of votes will be honored as the Class Attendant. The Student Body votes on the top five seniors to select the Homecoming Queen (highest number of votes) and the Senior Class Attendant (second highest number of votes). The Homecoming Queen is NOT eligible to enter the Miss Sakamow Pageant. Each senior football player will select a girl from Riverside High School to sponsor him during the Homecoming football game half-time activities. She will be recognized on the field during the half-time activities. Students are NOT allowed to participate as both a Court Member and a Football Sponsor. The Homecoming Dance is held the Saturday night after the Homecoming football game. Tickets are sold at the school the week of Homecoming and are NOT sold the night of the dance. Even if the dance is held off campus, all District and School Policies and Rules apply. ONLY students currently enrolled at Riverside High School are allowed to attend the dance. The dance location, times, and theme will be announced approximately one month in advance.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes - FCA meets each Friday morning before school at 7:15 am in the cafeteria. A free Chick-Fil-A breakfast is provided. Speakers include current and former college and pro athletes, youth pastors, college and high school coaches and more. No need to sign up... just show up! Fun games, great speakers, free breakfast and great fellowship. All Riverside students are welcome... not just athletes! For more information, contact Coach Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
German Club - German Club is a Riverside High social organization open to anyone interested in German language and culture. (activities include celebrating at Strossner's Oktoberfest, eating German meals at local restaurants, and touring BMW).
Mu Alpha Theta
National Forensic League
National German Honor Society - is a national academic organization, students qualify by taking upper level German classes and maintaining an A average in all levels.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica - To qualify for the Spanish Honor Society Club, students must:
- have completed at least four semesters of Spanish class
- be at least a Junior
- have a 3.5 or better in Spanish courses
- have a 3.5 GPA or better overall
- have no academic referrals
The purpose of the Spanish Honor Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of RHS and to promote continuity of interest in the Hispanic culture. We are dedicated to preserving Spanish culture and teaching students about the importance of learning world languages through service to our community.
Societe Honoraire de Francais - For membership, you must be currently enrolled in second year of French study, have acquired an A for three consecutives semesters of French, have a B average overall in all other classes, take society oath and pay one time membership fee.
Tri-M Music Honor Society
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