THE FOLLOWING ARE CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS HERE AT RIVER RIDGE.
The Chess Club allows students the opportunity to play chess in a friendly environment while improving their analytical, visual, and critical thinking skills. Inexperienced and experienced players are welcome. Members skills will strengthen as they play other students, receive professional coaching, and have the opportunity to compete in tournaments. Bright Future hours may be earned by participating in club-sponsored activities such tutoring elementary/middle school students in the game of chess. Any student in good standing is eligible to join. The first meeting for 2022-23 is August 19th- 6:40 am in Portable 18. Club sponsor is Jamie Thornton.
The River Ridge Christ Club is open to all students who are followers of Jesus Christ. In addition, we want all students who are interested in knowing who Jesus is to feel welcome. It is a great place to come together at the end of the week to just relax and get to know other believers. Meeting time is on Thursday’s from 2:00-3:00 in room 4-103 Mrs. Mason’s room. Meetings include a time of worship, prayer, fellowship, and a bible message delivered by the club president. Discussion and participation are strongly encouraged. They invite guest speakers to come and speak on various topics and sometimes they just have fun and play games. Outside activities include fundraisers and get togethers. Members are kept informed through various forms of social media.
Sponsor is Mr. Marco Urrusquieta
Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA)
FFEA offers opportunities to any students who are a part of The New Teacher Academy or who are interested in the teaching profession. This dynamic club placed first place in the Display Competition at the Florida FFEA Conference in January 2017. In January 2018, the RRHS FFEA Club was named FFEA Organization of the Year for the State of Florida. In 2019, the RRHS FFEA placed first place in two of the five state-wide competitions, and our own RRHS President was elected as a State officer for 2019-2020. Join classmates who want to stretch education beyond the traditional classroom. The club participates in state competitions, county partnerships and community activities. The club meets the 1st and 3rd Friday each month (with options of meeting before school or after school), and officers meet the 2nd Friday of each month. Monthly service projects include Rotary Club speaking engagements, Rotary Club Boat Decorating, Area FFEA support, Elementary Science Fair Judging, and many other opportunities. Highlights include attending FATE and FFEA Conferences. The club is open to all RRHS students interested in promoting education who maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA, attend club meetings, and value ethical behavior.
Email Beth Hess at email@example.com for information.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
In FBLA students learn leadership skills and have opportunities to earn community service hours through individual and team competitions, chapter projects, and community activities. Students compete at district, state, and national levels. Officers and members will meet every two weeks. During projects, students meet more often to plan, organize, and implement projects. When certain rigorous criteria are met, seniors may be eligible for honor cords at graduation.
River Ridge High School has the distinct honor of being one of the most successful chapters in the Pasco/Hernando county district. This is due to active participation by students who strive to be excellent leaders. FBLA is open to All Students, and we welcome to join this amazing club. To remain a member, you must not miss more than 2 meetings and you must be active in club activities. To join, please pick up an application in Mr. Mallo’s room 4-210.
To learn more about the FBLA District, visit https://www.flfbladistrictxipresident.org/
HOSA Club is a national club for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. The club offers competitions, community involvement, and volunteer opportunities. HOSA club is open to all RRHS students with a 3.0 or above GPA. New members may apply in August – September. (Make sure to download both the HOSA Application and the Teacher Recommendation forms.)
Sponsor – Ms. Cardo
The Interact Club is NOW accepting applications until next Friday 8/25 for 10-12th graders to join. All that would like to be involved this year must apply, even if they were a member previously. The Interact Club is a community service organization. The club meets every other Friday, twice a month, at 6:40 am in the Media Center. Club members are expected to attend all meetings, have 3 hours of community service each month, and volunteer off campus at least once each semester. Students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with a minimum GPA of 2.0 may apply for membership USING THIS LINK
Club sponsors are Mr. Howery & Ms Beavers
Kitty Hawk Air Society
The Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS) serves as the National academic honor society for the Air Force JROTC program. The KHAS acknowledges the academic excellence, character, service, and leadership of cadets within the JROTC corps. The society pushes individuals to become outstanding members of their community through volunteering, academic tutoring, and service projects. Potential pledges will be given invitations to the society based on select criteria at the beginning of each school year. Members must currently be in grades 10-12, maintain a verified 3.0 weighted GPA, and maintain an A-average in their Aerospace Science class.
Member Meetings and Tutoring are every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 in the Aerospace Science classroom (4-108).
For Membership Inquiries and requests to be tutored by a member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Sponsors are LtCol. Morgan and CMSgt Thompson
The Literary Society is a group of students of all skill levels who share one thing in common: a passion for reading and writing. By joining, you will have the opportunity to give feedback on other students’ writing and share your own original work. You can also help out with the creation of River Ridge’s first online literary publication, attend writing events like youth writing conferences, or just talk about your favorite books.
National Art Honor Society
The River Ridge HS NAHS chapter is a high school honor society for visual arts students in grades 9-12. The National Art Honor Society program inspires and recognize students with an outstanding ability and keen interest in the visual arts. The NAHS program is more than just an “art club.” Students are required to meet eligibility criteria for membership as detailed in our chapter’s constitution and bylaws (minimum 2.0 weighted GPA, one full year of MS/HS art course completion). NAHS members meet bimonthly after school and are required to participate in art related service events throughout the school year. Applications have currently closed for the 23-24 school year.
The sponsor is Mrs. Brusoe
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Students currently in grades 10 & 11 can apply.
Activities include providing after-school tutoring among others. See Mr. Carlson for more information.
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is an educational non-profit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career & Technical Education. As the honor society for Career & Technical Education, NTHS serves over 100,000 active members annually in both secondary and postsecondary chapters across country.
Since its founding in 1984, nearly 1 million students have become NTHS alumni. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides close to $300,000 in scholarships annually, and strives to help connect education and industry to build a highly skilled workforce.
Mr. Hall is the Sponsor
Royal Robotics is looking for new team members who want to partake in exciting opportunities as well as take an active roll in the STEM community. Join us and learn real life skills, such as electrical work, computer aided design, coding and machining, all of which are available in our well equipped workshop. We also offer several volunteer opportunities for you to earn those much needed community service hours. Become a part of the Royal Robotics Team today! Applications are available in Mr. McAmis’ room (3-115) for all students with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Build Meetings are Monday-Thurday in 3-115 after school.
Team Meetings are Fridays in 3-113 after school.
Spanish Honor Society
The purpose of the Society is to recognize high achievement in Spanish by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies. Members may enjoy limited privileges and benefits in the Society. They may vote, hold office, or be eligible to receive scholarship or travel awards of the Society, and receive volunteer hours. General membership meetings are held every three weeks in room 3-202.
To remain a member you must not miss two meetings, doing so will forfeit your membership, and dues will not be returned. Students taking Spanish class online or off campus are not eligible for the Society. Students must have an A- average in all Spanish classes. Student must have a 3.00 GPA or higher. Students must be enrolled in the third semester of Spanish or higher. We will be accepting applications for the Spanish Honor Society until 9/15/23 @ 1:30 pm
Club sponsor is Senora Tamny
SPLASH – Students Protecting Land and Sea Habitats
SPLASH stands for Students Protecting Land and Sea Habitats. Our focus is to help take care of the environment, as well as to educate others about what they can do to help. SPLASH helps with school recycling and various school activities. Members of SPLASH club participate in cleanups at local beaches and parks. We also volunteer at the local environmental center and other schools.
SPLASH members can get volunteer hours for the Bright Futures program by participating in our various activities both at school, and off campus on weekends. There is always a sense of pride and accomplishment in participating in our activities. Those who fulfill their SPLASH community service hour requirements, and remain in good standings within RRHS, are eligible to go to the county’s environmental center, the EMC, to kayak and participate in activities to learn about the environment we’re working on protecting.
We keep our members informed of various activities through Facebook, Remind, Twitter, and newsletters.
Anybody in good standing with RRHS is eligible to become a member of SPLASH.
Teen Court members are high school students who have expressed an interest in the courts, law enforcement, government, public speaking or volunteering in their community. Student volunteers are required to take a training course provided by assistant State Attorneys, Public Defenders, and Teen Court staff. Students will then serve as the bailiff, court clerk, jurors, prosecutors and defense attorneys at Teen Court hearings. These hearings are presided over by volunteers from the offices of the State Attorney and Public Defender. Teen court provides an immersive experience in application of due process. If you are interested in becoming a Teen Court volunteer please see or email Mr. Kent – room 2-103
For further information, please also visit the following website.
International Thespian Honor Society Troupe 5031
The purpose of Thespians is to build students’ performance skills through coaching, performing, and competing. Students involved will build teamwork skills, responsibilities, and a sense of commitment. There will be periodical informational meetings at the beginning of the school year. Additional time commitments will be set following those meetings for rehearsals for performances and competition. Anyone who meets all requirements is eligible. Requirements include a 2.0 GPA and regular attendance to come into the drama room (5-209). Or contact a thespian officer if you’re interested in joining. Benefits include induction into the International Thespian Society and many opportunities to showcase acting, singing, dancing, and technical theatre talents and earn volunteer hours.