At Richmond Community High School (RCHS), students are given numerous opportunities to get involved, support the school, and participate in activities that will develop them into productive, well-rounded individuals. Some of the clubs to which RCHS’s students belong are listed below with a brief description.
Please note: The Drama Club is the only club that meets exclusively after school. All others meet during our biweekly Club periods, and they may (or may not) also meet periodically after school.
Baking Club (Mrs. Baber and Mrs. Crone/Room 208) The Baking Club is for anyone interested in making and sharing baked treats. Come to share your own skills and recipes or learn something new.
Chess Club (Mrs. Ford/Room 206) Chess may be thought of by many as boring, but my goal is to make it exciting and fun! Chess is an intense game of strategy that can improve memory, creativity, reading, and planning skills. The mission of RCHS Chess Club is to provide students an opportunity to learn and play the game of chess. Chess Club is for students who have never played, those who consider themselves experienced players, and everyone in between. We will study the fundamentals of the game while building our skills, and confidence. Depending on club members’ level of interest, we can play competitively in local tournaments once we’ve built a strong foundation.
Culture Club (Mrs. Hayer/Room 115) The Culture Club aims to encourage and support a deeper understanding of culture through different activities.
Dance Club (Ms. Henderson/310) The Dance Club welcomes students interested in any genre or style of dance. Students will have the opportunity to choreograph, costume, collaborate, and create their dance routines from solo acts to large group numbers. They will also have a chance to organize a dance showcase where they will perform their routines for an audience. This club provides leadership opportunities as well as a creative outlet for student expression.
Debate Club/Team (Mr. Simone/Room 201) The RCHS Debate Club/Team provides students opportunities to hone their research skills; to practice developing sound arguments; to expand their minds by increasing their understanding of multiple sides of important issues; to collaborate with peers and meet students from other schools; to speak in front of an audience and think on their feet. (Link to Google Meet)
Dot-Painting Club (Sra. Valencia/Room 305) The Dot-Painting Club will learn about and practice dot painting, a style of art that makes extensive use of dots of color applied to a surface, which visually blend together from a distance. Dot art is basically a mandala technique for abstract art, which also helps you to relax.
- Drama Club (Mrs. Kramer/Room 105) The RCHS Drama Club provides students with opportunities to explore the world of acting, performing, production and everything behind the scenes. This club is open to anyone interested in theatre, both on and off the stage. We are committed to helping students learn about the Theatre in a fun and interactive manner. We do fun activities such as a haunted house for Halloween, Bardathon (Shakespeare showcase) or a talent show where students can express their love for performance. Many of our members participate in the Fall play and Spring musical. We have done shows such as Once on this Island, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, and Little Shop of Horrors. (Link to Google Meet)
- Enviro Club (and Pharaoh Farm) (Mrs. Schultz/Room 114) The Enviro Club mission is to become better stewards of the environment through education, outreach, and action. The Enviro Club also manages Pharaoh Farm: our school gardens and greenhouse! If you are interested in environmental issues, outdoor adventures and field trips, community service, organic gardening, food justice (or food) ... the Enviro Club is the place to do it all. (Link to Google Meet)
- Key Club (Ms. Shambley/Room 111) The RCHS Key Club is a service organization and is open to all students at RCHS. The RCHS Key Club a student-led organization with a goal of teaching leadership through serving others. The Key Club is a part of the Kiwanis International family of service-leadership programs. (Link to Google Meet)
- Knitting Club (Mrs. Ilie/Room 110) Create and calm your mind knitting! Join our RCHS knitters in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, to learn or develop the skills of knitting while listening to your favorite peaceful music. The Olympic diver Tom Daley says that knitting 'allows your mind to kind of take a step back from whatever is bothering you.'
- Mock Trials Club (Mr. Mason/Room 101) Mock Trial is a unique experience where students get to simulate realistic litigation in a competitive manor. It also offers a great chance for those looking to become lawyers an inside look into the legal system.
- Poetry Club (Mrs. Barton/Room 103) The Poetry Club is for those who have a passion for writing and reading poetry, and who wish to share their works of literary art. The purpose for sharing student creations is to promote positive conversations, ideas, and feedback.
- Puzzles Club (Dr. Winbush/Room 109) In the Puzzles Club, will play a variety of games: chess, Scrabble, and puzzles. Games are linked to problem solving ability. They promote positive emotions such as creativity. Join us!
- Robotics Club (Dr. Haddadine/Room 313/314) The RCHS Robotics Club is for students to learn how to write commands for robots through play. By programming and controlling robots, students will step into the world of science, foster a passion for tech skills, and help students meet new friends with shared ideas. Students use STEM skills to build robots, compete in the school-level and national-level robotics competition, and make contact with the scientific community. (Link to Google Meet)
- Roundtable Club (Ms. Spencer/Room 210) Our club focuses on playing tabletop roleplaying games such as 5E D&D. Our current aim is to play short, one-off games that we can finish during one of our monthly after school meetings. This allows for more schedule flexibility and chances for members to try their hand both at playing as characters and running their own game. This is a great chance to exercise your creativity, leadership, teamwork and just blow off some steam. Whether you have experience or are completely new to the world of RPGs, all are welcome! (Link to Google Meet)
- Sports & Fitness Club (Mr. Magruder/Room 203) The Sports & Fitness Club allows students the opportunity to participate in sporting activities such as ping pong, paddle ball, pickle ball, kickball, softball, basketball, to name a few of the sports. This club is designed to teach students sporting activities they can enjoy with their family and friends. (Link to Google Meet)
- YA Book Club (Mrs. Humphries/Media Center) The purpose of the RCHS YA Book Club is to foster a love of reading, and share and discuss what we are reading with others, in a casual and nurturing atmosphere. The program is open to all RCHS students and staff members. (Link to Google Meet)
- Yearbook Club (Mr. Wagner and Mrs. Emrick/Room 311) The RCHS Yearbook Club has the primary goal of publishing a chronicle of the school year by producing “RICHES” the school’s annual yearbook. The yearbook staff is responsible for developing a yearbook theme, options for applying the theme, layout of the yearbook, photo content and composition, headlines and captions, page design and a marketing plan for the sale and distribution of the yearbooks. Involvement in the yearbook club offers students the opportunity to gain life skills, assume responsibilities and have great fun all at the same time. Participation is open to any student who has an interest.
The RCHS Debate Club/Team provides students opportunities to hone their research skills; to practice developing sound arguments; to expand their minds by increasing their understanding of multiple sides of important issues; to speak in front of an audience and think on their feet.
Our inaugural year (2019/2020) was generously supported by a grant from The Richmond Forum's Speech & Debate Initiative.
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The Enviro Club mission is to become better stewards of the environment through education, outreach, and action. The Enviro Club also manages Pharaoh Farm: our school gardens and greenhouse! If you are interested in environmental issues, outdoor adventures and field trips, community service, organic gardening, food justice (or food) ... the Enviro Club is the place to do it all.