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. Here is a list the clubs to which RCHS students currently belong.
Please note: The Drama Club is the only club that meets exclusively after school. All others meet during our biweekly in-school Club periods, and they may (or may not) also meet periodically after school.
Please also note: The Community Council is the only organization that meets during our biweekly in-school Club periods.
Boards & Cards (Ms. Emrick and Dr. Winbush/Room 312 or 109) In the Boards & Cards Club, we will play a variety of games: chess, Scrabble, puzzles, and more! Games are linked to problem solving ability. They promote positive emotions such as creativity. Join us!
Book Club (Mrs. Humphries/Media Center) The purpose of the RCHS 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.
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.
Choral Club (Mr. Mason/Room 101) The Choral Club is for students interested in singing! Open to students of all experience levels, from seasoned vocalists to fresh voices, and everyone in-between. We'll sing, hum, stomp, and clap our way through different styles of music, with the goal of putting on a performance at the end of the year!
Community Council (Ms. Hayer and Mr. Harvey/Room 115) The Community Council is the only "organization" that will meet during our in-school club time. Only current members will attend.
Dot-Painting Club (Sra. Valencia/Room 305) The Dot-Painting Club will use paint to create artwork with a technique similar to that used to make mandalas. This craft gives you the satisfaction of focused work while being relaxed. Our artwork can be used to bring a festive atmosphere to our school on special occasions.
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.
International Cooking Club (Mrs. Baber and Mrs. Crone/Room 208) The International Cooking Club is for anyone interested in making and sharing treats from around the world. Come to share your own skills and recipes or learn something new.
Jewish Student Union (Ms. Henderson/Room 301) The Jewish Student Union is a diverse and inclusive student-led club open to all religious backgrounds. We will have various events, discussions, cultural celebrations, and educational programs to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish culture, heritage, and traditions, creating an inclusive and fun experience for members.
- Key Club (Ms. Shambley and Ms. Williams/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.
- Knitting & Crocheting Club (Mrs. Ilie and Ms. Alvarez/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.
- 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.
- RCHS Interact (formerly the Enviro Club) (Mrs. Schultz/Room 114) Interact, sponsored by Rotary International, provides opportunities for young people to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and international understanding. RCHS Interact's service mission is to become better stewards of the environment through education, outreach, and action. We also manage Pharaoh Farm: our school gardens and greenhouse! If you are interested in environmental issues, international and local service, outdoor adventures and field trips, world cultures and events, organic gardening, food justice (or food)... RCHS Interact is the place to do it all.
- 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.
- Speech & Debate Club/Team (Mr. Simone/Room 201) The RCHS Speech & Debate Club/Team seeks to provide students with opportunities to harness the power of words to find their voices and to shape their worlds; to speak in front of an audience and think on their feet; to build confidence; to hone their research skills; to practice developing sound arguments; to expand their minds by increasing their understanding of multiple sides of important issues. And for those who are interested, we can prepare to compete in regional competitions!
- 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.
- Yearbook Club (Mr. Wagner/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.
Interact, sponsored by Rotary International, provides opportunities for young people to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and international understanding. RCHS Interact's service mission is to become better stewards of the environment through education, outreach, and action. We also manage Pharaoh Farm: our school gardens and greenhouse! If you are interested in environmental issues, international and local service, outdoor adventures and field trips, world cultures and events, organic gardening, food justice (or food)... RCHS Interact is the place to do it all.
The RCHS Speech & Debate Club/Team seeks to provide students with opportunities to harness the power of words to find their voices and to shape their worlds; to speak in front of an audience and think on their feet; to build confidence; to hone their research skills; to practice developing sound arguments; to expand their minds by increasing their understanding of multiple sides of important issues. And for those who are interested, we can prepare to compete in regional competitions!
Our inaugural year (2019/2020) was generously supported by a grant from The Richmond Forum's Speech & Debate Initiative.
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