Clubs at MRHS

September 4, 2018

We have several great clubs on our campus, and we interviewed the club sponsors to find more information on the club. Please click on the links below to find a club that you’re interested in!

 

The Advocating for All Club

Art and Photography_Club

Best Buddies

Council of AP Students

Educators Rising

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Freshmen Mentor

Future Business Leaders of America

Future Physicians of America

Gay-Straight Alliance

HOSA

Indian Student Association

Interact

Math Club

Mock Trial

Model UN

Ridge Army

Robotics Club

Society of Female Scholars

Sports Medicine

Trap Door Society

VICA

 

The Advocating for All Club
The Advocating for All Club is sponsored by Mr. Racine, an ELA teacher here at Ridge. The Advocating for All is a club to help raise awareness for struggling teenagers. Here is everything you need to know about this club:

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Mr. Racine: The purpose of AFA is to raise awareness for conditions that affect teenagers. We also created a safe environment for teenagers to discuss conditions that affected them.

Who is the club available to?

  • Mr. Racine: The club is available to any student at Mountain Ridge who has a positive attitude and wants to help children.

How can students join the club?

  • Mr. Racine: Students can join the club at club rush by signing up for remind or talking to an officer.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mr. Racine: Some activities we do is volunteer at the children’s hospital, fundraise for the hospital and make conditions that affect teenagers known. 

When and where do you meet? (Location? Dates? Is it weekly? Monthly? Etc.?

  • Mr. Racine: We meet in E105 once a month on Tuesdays.

Are there community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Mr. Racine: Yes, we do lots of community service activities.

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?    

  • Mr. Racine: No, they are no fees/dues with the club.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Mr. Racine: Yes, there are officers for this club. Our officer team is:

President- Morgan Pearson

Vice President- Roshni Patel

Treasurer- Vedika Tripathi

Secretary- Peyton Jergenson

Historian- Ritika Ravindran

 

For additional information go see Mr. Racine in E 105 or contact him at [email protected].

 

Art and Photography Club

The Art and Photography club is sponsored by Ms.Kaye, an art teacher at Mountain Ridge. This club is great for art lovers of all type and level of experience. Here is everything you will need to know about the club:

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Ms. Kaye: To create an art studio space and time for students in art classes and for those students not currently enrolled in art classes to come and make art and to do art related community service

Who is the club available to? Are there restrictions as to who can join?

  • Ms. Kaye: Any student enrolled in MRHS. 

How can students join the club?

  • Ms. Kaye: Come to a meeting.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Ms. Kaye: Open art studio time, silk screening club t-shirts,  paint the trash cans on campus, and other community services for other clubs and the school community.

When and where do you meet?

  • Ms. Kaye: This year it will be Thursdays from 2:20-3:30 in CC 303.

Are there any community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Ms. Kaye: Community services for other clubs and the school community.

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?

  • Ms. Kaye: Not as of right now, there might be a fundraiser this year, or $5 dues.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers of the club?

  • Ms. Kaye: Officers have been chosen for the year, leadership roles for spearheading community service or activities are always available.

 

For additional information go see Ms. Kaye in room CC303, or contact her at [email protected].

 

Best Buddies

The Best Buddies Club is sponsored by Mrs. Plogman, is a Government, Transitions, Department Teaming, Science and a Math teacher here at Ridge. This club is a great way to make new friendships.

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Mrs. Plogman: The purpose of our best Buddies Club is to provide opportunities for all students to gather, support, and socialize in a positive environment…Best Buddies international is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization  dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)

Who is the club available to? (Grade level? Gender? Etc.)

  • Mrs. Plogman: Everyone.

 How can students join the club?

  • Mrs. Plogman: Come to our first meeting, August 30th during ACA prep. You can also stop by Mrs. Plogman’s room (C113) for further information.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mrs. Plogman: Monthly meetings, Seasonal parties, crafts, Best Buddies garden activities. Non-school events: Best Buddies Prom ,bowling, shopping , yogurt night, and chipotle night.

When and where do you meet? (location? Dates? Is it weekly? Monthly? Etc.?)

  • Mrs. Plogman: we meet twice a month. Dates are not set. But our first meeting is August 30th, Room C113.

Are there community service opportunities with the club?

  • Mrs. Plogman: Yes.

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?

  • Mrs. Plogman: Yes, we have dues ($20). This year, we also have fundraising opportunities to help with their best buddies dues.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Mrs. Plogman Yes. We have our leadership roles of President, Vice-president, and Secretary.

 

For more information, contact Mrs. Plogman at [email protected] or in room C113.

 

Council of AP Students
The Council of AP Students is run by Mr. Sabel and is an opportunity for seniors to receive extra help and advising to prepare them for their AP test and beyond.

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Mr. Sabel:  To provide AP students with opportunities for test practice and for assistance on AP homework.

Who is the club available to? (grade level, gender, etc.)

  • Mr. Sabel:  Senior AP students.

How can students join the club?

  • Mr. Sabel: Show up.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mr. Sabel: Homework help, literature practice tests, and analysis.

When and where do you meet? (location, dates, weekly or monthly?)

  • Mr. Sabel: C222 after school weekly,  schedule is by the door.

Are there community service opportunities with this club?

  • Mr. Sabel: No.

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?

  • Mr. Sabel: No.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Mr. Sabel: Yes.

 

For additional information, go see Mr. Sabel in E112 or contact him at [email protected]

 

Educators Rising
The Educators Rising Club is sponsored by Mrs. Moya, an ELA teacher here at Ridge. The club is a great way for students to decide if a teaching career is right for them. Here is everything you need to know about this club:

What is the goal and purpose of the club and how does it impact the school?

  • Mrs. Moya: The goal of Educators Rising is to offer opportunities for students to learn more about the teaching profession to help them decide if it’s a good career path for them. It impacts the school because we do an annual charity book drive during September where MRHS students have the opportunity to donate books for students in grades K-8, which are then donated to a Title One school in our community. We also assist MRHS teachers at least one day, per month, during our job shadow program.

What do the students do in the club, and what kinds of activities and events can they participate in?

  • Mrs Moya: We have many events including leadership conferences, competitions in education related areas, and we do many fun social events and fundraisers too.

Where and when do you meet?

  • Mrs. Moya: We meet at least one Thursday a month during 1st period Aca Prep.

Who should join your club? What grade levels are your club available to? How do you join?

  • Mrs. Moya: Anyone can join. Visit us at club rush on August 22-23 during both lunches.

How is the club beneficial to Ridge students?

  • Mrs. Moya: Students in Ed Rising benefit MRHS students by holding fundraisers and charity drives. We also help teachers on our campus, so they have more time to spend with their students.

Are there any fees associated with the club?

  • Mrs. Moya: The annual dues are $20. This pays for registration in the National Educators Rising Association and provides access to many online resources.

 

For additional information go see Ms. Moya in E112 or contact her at [email protected].

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or FCA is sponsored by Mr. Green, and Mr. Schmitt. It is a great way for student athletes to grow in their faith. Here is all you need to know about it:

What is the goal of this club?

  • Mr. Schmitt: The purpose of our club is to spread Jesus Christ and show His love throughout campus. Our goal is to provide a community for athletes to come together and grow in their faith.

Who is the club available to?

  • Mr. Schmitt: This club is available to anyone and everyone. Freshman to seniors are welcome, guys and girls are welcome. Regardless if you are Christian or not or play a sport or not we encourage you to join.

How can students join the club?

  • Mr. Schmitt: We have acaprep passes available in Mr. Green’s room in C221!

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mr. Schmitt: We play games, we have guest speakers, we have bible studies, and we have food!

When and where do you meet?

  • Mr. Schmitt: We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month during acaprep in the Small/Auxiliary Gym

Are there community service opportunities with this club?

  • Mr. Schmitt: We don’t typically have community service opportunities, but we do have leadership activities through Arizona FCA that brings our huddles together from all the districts and high schools in our area.

Are there any fees/dues associated with this club?

  • Mr. Schmitt: We don’t have any required fees in this club. We do have shirts that can be bought but it is not required to buy one!

Are there leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Mr. Schmitt: We have a staff of 6 co-leaders/officers in this club who lead small groups, share testimonies and serve as a mentor to the members of FCA.

 

For more information, see or contact Mr. Green in C223 at [email protected], or Mr. Schmitt in D103 at  [email protected]

 

Freshmen Mentor

The Peer Facilitator and Freshmen Mentor Club have joined forces to form one Freshmen Mentor Club. The club is sponsored by Mrs. Meyeres, a counselor here at Ridge. Here is what you need to know about this club:

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Mrs. Meyeres:  The mission statement: The MRHS Mentors will provide sincere insight to new Mountain Lions by building connections between grade levels in order to introduce, strengthen, and maintain a safe, fun and welcoming environment therefore empowering them as valuable members of our campus.

Who can join the club?

  • Mrs. Meyeres: Any Sophomore, Junior, and Senior

How can students join the club?

  • Mrs. Meyeres: There is an application process for anyone who is interested. Then the Respect the Ridge Committee which consists of teachers and administrators look over the applications. Students must be in good standing academically and demonstrate good character by being a positive role model on campus.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mrs. Meyeres: Mentor Retreat, Freshmen First Day, Aca-prep Lessons, Peer Mediations, New Student Orientations, and Sporting events

When and where do you meet? (Location? Dates? Is it weekly? Monthly? Etc.?)

  • Mrs. Meyeres: We meet once a month with the entire club, but officers will meet a couple of times or maybe more if needed.

Are there community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Mrs. Meyeres: The Mentor Club can participate in Make a Difference Day. Students can use mentor club hours towards National Honor Society.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Mrs. Meyeres: Yes, students who have been selected as mentors have an opportunity to apply for officer positions.  Our officers serves as Peer Facilitators for a class period in the counseling office. We have two to three Peer Facilitators/Mentor Officers each period who are available to conduct peer mediations and new student orientations.  The Peer Facilitators/Mentor Officers also help to plan and coordinate the Freshmen Mentor program and provide additional support to our Mentors. In addition to these leadership opportunities for the Peer Facilitators/Mentor Officers, Mentors can elect to serve as committee leaders for Freshmen First Day.

 

For additional information go see Mrs. Meyeres at the counseling office or contact her at [email protected].

 

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Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA is led by sponsor Ms. Woodruff and President Shivani Vaidya. It is a great club for students interested in pursuing careers in business. Here is everything you need to know about the club:

What is the goal and purpose of your club?

  • Shivani Vaidya: FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America and our goal is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

Who is the club available to?

  • Shivani Vaidya: This organization is open to absolutely anyone at the school. FBLA is not just for students interested, but offers a wide variety of options in any career field. For example, FBLA offers Healthcare Administration, Political Science, Marketing, Information Technology, Journalism, and many more.

How can students join the club?

  • Shivani Vaidya: They can come see 1 of 3 advisers: Ms. Woodruff in C103, Ms. Bernard in C101, or Ms. Eng in C109 for a pass to our first meeting on September 6th. 

What are some activities you do?

  • Shivani Vaidya: We offer a lot of scholarships, travel opportunities (New York, Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, California, etc.), competition, and opportunities to meet professionals in every industry from around the world!

When and where do you meet? 

  • We normally meet in one of the advisers’ room, and will usually have a meeting every other Thursday during Aca-Prep.

 

For additional information, go to Ms. Woodruff in C103 or email her at [email protected].

 

Future Physicians of America

The Future Physicians of America Club is sponsored by Mr. Devlin, a biology teacher here at Mountain Ridge.

What’s your goal and purpose of your club?

  • Mr. Devlin: To help students who want to be apart of the medical profession, and to offer them many opportunities to help them start that career.

Who is the club available to?

  • Mr. Devlin: This club is for everybody who aspires to be in medical or health field.

How can a student join the club?

  • Mr. Devlin: You can join the club by listening into the announcements to find out when the meetings are.

What are some activities you do?

  • Mr. Devlin: Medical students and doctors come in and give presentation as well as how Souter and dissections competition in State Brain Bee at Midwest Medical.

When and where do you meet?

  • Mr. Devlin: Listen to announcements, for information about meetings, they are not regular .

Are these community services opportunities with club activities?

  • Mr. Devlin: Yes, we have students work for hospitals and medical facilities, and students get trained and certified for CPR.

Are there any fees/ due associated with the club?

  • Mr. Devlin: Fees differ between different activities.

Are there leadership opportunities/ officers for this club?

  • Mr. Devlin: Yes, everyone is a leader of something different.

 

  For additional information, go to Mr. Devlin in room C221 or contact him at [email protected] 

 

Gay-Straight Alliance

The Gay-Straight Alliance is a club that supports and celebrates every person, no matter their sexuality and engages in discussion and activities surrounding that.

Who is the club available to? (grade level, gender, etc.)

  • Mrs. Romero: All Humans are welcome!   🙂

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mrs. Romero: We talk about all kinds of topics, we play games and we even tie-dyed t shirts last year!

When and where do you meet? (location, dates, weekly or monthly?)

  • Mrs. Romero:  We meet in C 219 from 2:15-3:00 every other Thursday.

Are there community service opportunities with this club?

  • Mrs. Romero: No.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Mrs. Romero: Yes.

 

For additional information, contact Mrs. Romero in C219 or at [email protected].

 

HOSA

HOSA is sponsored by Ms. Rodgers, a biomedical teacher here at Ridge. The club is great for students who want to pursue career as health professionals. Here is everything you need to know about the club:

What is the purpose/goal of your club?

  • Ms. Rodgers: The Mountain Ridge HOSA Chapter is a member of the Arizona and National HOSA-Future Health Professionals, a Career and Technical Student Association (CTSO). Participation in a CTSO is a co-curricular activity, blending Career and Technical Education course work with outside of class opportunities. During the school year, students learn leadership skills, hear guest speakers from the educational and professional arenas as well as participate in community service activities, fundraisers, and field trips.

Who is the club available to? (grade level? gender? Etc.)

  • Ms. Rodgers: Any current or former student in the Biomedical Sciences Program are eligible to join.

How can students join the club?

  • Ms. Rodgers: HOSA membership is discussed in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences courses, including steps to join.

What are some activities you do?

  • Ms. Rodgers: Community service-Adopt a Family and America’s Tooth Fairy with Deer Valley Head Start. Community outreach-provide hands on activities at feeder school science and STEM nights. Leadership and competitions opportunities through AzHOSA events
    Various fundraiser during the year

When and where do you meet? (location, dates, weekly, monthly, etc.)

  • Ms. Rodgers: Generally, monthly meetings during Aca-Prep

Are there community service opportunities with the club?

  • Ms. Rodgers: Yes see above.

Are there any fees/ dues associated with the club?

  • Ms. Rodgers: Yes, as a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) a $20 membership fee is required which covers Arizona and National HOSA dues

Are there any leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Ms. Rodgers: Students will run for leadership positions during the spring and be elected prior to the end of the school year.  Their term begins in the fall. Leadership positions are: President, Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and Historian. The 2018-2019 HOSA Officers are: President Glenny Prabakaran, Vice, President Lindsey Foster, Secretary Jacob Nova, Treasurer Sean Moffett, and Historian Haley Von Dem Bussche.

 

For more information, see Ms. Rodgers in [email protected] or see her in C216

 

Indian Student Association

The Indian Student Association is sponsored by Mrs.Romero. Mrs.Romero is a Spanish and World Language Development Teacher here at Ridge. This club is a great way for students to learn about a different culture.

What is the goal/purpose for this club?

  • Mrs. Romero: For the love of India and the celebration for diversity.

Who is the club available to?

  • Mrs. Romero: Everyone and every culture.

How can students join the club?

  • Mrs. Romero: Club rush.

What are some activities you do?

  • Mrs. Romero  We talk about Indian festivals and we also are going to do henna.

When/Where do you meet? (location,Dates,weekly,Monthly?)

  • Mrs. Romero: Mrs.Romero’s room, does send out reminds, no commitments.

Are there community service opportunities?

  • Mrs. Romero: No.

Are there any fees/dues?

  • Mrs. Romero: No, it’s just for fun.

Are there leadership opportunities/Officers?

  • Mrs. Romero: 5 officer positions.

 

For more information, see Mrs. Romero in room C219 or contact her at [email protected] .

 

Interact

Interact is a community service based club sponsored by Ms. Buus. Club members will have opportunities to impact people on campus, in the community, and worldwide with the time they spend here. Joining Interact is a great way to meet friendly people who want to help others.

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Ms. Buus: The purpose of our club is to become an integral part of our community through “Service Above Self.” We participate in many local community service hours as well as international projects such as Crutches4Africa in which we collected mobility devices (along with many other AZ Interact Clubs). A group of delegates was chosen from our state to distribute these mobility devices to Polio victims in Kenya.

Who is the club available to? (grade level? gender? etc.?)

  • Ms. Buus: The club is open to anyone and everyone that wants to make difference in our community.

How can students join the club?

  • Ms. Buus: Students can initially join through RUSH week, but can simply stop in on any Tuesday we have a meeting and fill out a membership form. From there, just bring a warm heart and smiles to any of our events you’re able to make.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Ms. Buus: Purple Pinkie Project in which we fundraised to provide vaccinations against Polio in the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria, Crutches4Africa mentioned in #1, Feed My Starving Children, Collected canned food in a nearby neighborhood to donate to a shelter for Christmas, Holiday cards for retirement homes, planted 4 new trees around campus with the help of our parent Rotary Club, Participated in the Dig Pink event for Breast Cancer Awareness …just to name a few!

When and where do you meet?

  • Ms. Buus: Biweekly Tuesdays after school until 3pm in E208.

Are there community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Ms. Buus: Yeppers! It’s what we’re all about! 🙂

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?

  • Ms. Buus: $5 membership fee and $10 if you would like a t-shirt

Are there any leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Ms. Buus: Yes! We have 5 officer positions, but we like to help others develop leadership skills by working closely with them in developing/running activities as we are always open to new and exciting ideas! We also send students to Rotary Youth Leadership camp (RYLA) in Prescott. It’s an amazing experience and one that everyone talks about.

 

For more information, visit Ms. Buus in E208 or email her at [email protected].

 

Math Club

The Math Club is sponsored by Mr. Lang, a math teacher at Ridge. The club is a great way for students to talk about math problems, compete in math competitions, and assist each other. Here is everything you need to know about the club:

What is the goal and purpose of the club?

  • Mr. Lang: The goal is to allow students interested in math to talk about interesting math problems, assist each other in solutions and to prepare for math competitions.

Who is the club available to?

  • Mr. Lang: The club is available to all students at MRHS.

How can students join the club?

  • Mr. Lang: Students need to get an Aca-Prep pass from Mr. Lang in CC409.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mr. Lang: The club competes in math competitions throughout the year.

When and where do you meet?

  • Mr. Lang: CC409, Thursday Aca-Preps.

Are there any community service opportunities involved with the club activities?

  • Mr. Lang: None so far.

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?

  • Mr. Lang: We ask that members turn in a tax credit to assist with the math competition fees.

Are there any leadership opportunities/officers for the club?

  • Mr. Lang: Yes, we have positions for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

 

For additional information go see Mr. Lang in CC409 or contact him at [email protected].

 

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial Club is sponsored by Ms. King, and the club president is Shiv Shah. The club is a great way for students to see if a carer in the justice department is something they want to pursue, and for them to get more information about the club. Here’s everything you need to know about the club:

What is the goal and purpose of the club and how does it impact the school?

  • Shiv Shah: Mock Trial is a unique student club in that nearly every meeting is presided over with a real-life attorney. What I hope to instill into all my members is that the Justice/Legal System is something that we truly should appreciate. The idea of due process (the judiciary) is an aspect of our nation that many authoritarian or theocratic governments fail to install. Mock Trial impacts this school because it not only encourages a new generation of attorneys and justices, but also to remind us – young students – to know that we possess the power of our voice, our most powerful weapon, to encourage change, enhance our communities, and reach out to causes needing support and attention.

What do the students do in the club, and what kinds of activities and events can they participate in?

  • Shiv Shah: All students interested in law, government, criminal justice, medicine, and public speech and debate are strongly encouraged to participate. Our annual Mock Trial competition is our most important event and takes place at the Maricopa County Superior Court. Here, our team presents, argues, and debates a court case with other schools in the presence of an official federal judge.

Where and when do you meet?

  • Shiv Shah: Meeting days and times fluctuate but typically occur after school in Ms. King’s room (upstairs C).

Who should join your club? What grade levels are your club available to? How do you join?

  • Shiv Shah: All students who are interested in law and government. We welcome students of all grade levels and you can join the club by signing up at club rush and keeping an open ear during announcements for meetings.

How is the club beneficial to Ridge students?

  • Shiv Shah: Mock Trial teaches students to harness the power of their voice and strengthen their public speaking profile. Additionally, it supplies students with a unique chance to experience what it feels like to be an attorney on the floor of a real courtroom.  

Are there any fees associated with the club?

  • Shiv Shah: As the year progresses towards competition and meetings start lasting longer, we usually try to pitch in for pizza and other snacks. But other than that, we don’t charge students for anything.

 

For additional information, go to Ms. King in C212 or email her at [email protected]

 

Model UN

Model UN is sponsored by Andrea Jewett, a Biology teacher at Ridge. Model UN is a great environment for political enthusiasts and a stepping stone for future activists

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Mrs. Jewett: Students roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees in club meetings and conferences.

Who is the club available to? (Grade level and Gender? Etc.?)

  • Mrs. Jewett: Anyone at all

How can students join the club?

  • Mrs. Jewett: Sign up at club rush or come to E211 for information.

What are some activities you do?

  • Mrs. Jewett: We meet weekly (usually Thursday after school) and go to competition once or twice a year

When and where do you meet? (Location and dates, Weekly or monthly etc.)

  • Mrs. Jewett: E211 Thursday 2:15-3:15

Are there community service opportunities with the club?

  • Mrs. Jewett: No

Are there any leadership opportunities/officers for the club?

  • Mrs. Jewett: Not currently, but there will be next year.  This is done on an application basis in March of the current.

 

For additional information, contact Mrs. Jewett at [email protected] or in room E211. 

 

Ridge Army

The Ridge Army Club is sponsored by Mr. Marcus, a systematics, power training, and health teacher here at Ridge. The club is a great way for students to get involved with the school. However, this club is not a traditional club. Here is everything you need to know about the Ridge Army:

What is the goal of this club?

  • Mr. Marcus: Ridge Army is not really a club, the purpose is to get the students involved in as much extracurricular activity as possible, mostly sports.

Who is the club available to?

  • Mr. Marcus: Everyone that is in the school is already in the Ridge Army, but there are leaders of the Ridge Army that are usually limited to Juniors and Seniors.

How can students join the club?

  • Mr. Marcus: Everyone is involved in the Ridge Army.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mr. Marcus: Go to the games.

When and where do you meet?

  • Mr. Marcus: We have leadership meetings, but nothing that is open to everyone.

Are there community service opportunities with this club?

  • Mr. Marcus: No.

Are there any fees/dues associated with this club?

  • Mr. Marcus: No.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Mr. Marcus: Yes.

 

For additional information, email Mr. Marcus at [email protected].

 

Robotics Club

The Robotics Club is led by Mr. Randolph and is a great club for students interested in engineering. Here is everything you need to know about the club:

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Mr. Randolph: Build robots to compete in competitions.  We are currently competing in First robotics and SkillsUSA.  

Who is the club available to? Grade level? gender? etc.?

  • Mr. Randolph: Anyone, really anyone that would like to learn to build and program robots.  Each team has roles that require many different skills sets so we need a diversity of students.   

How can students join the club?

  • Mr. Randolph: Come to a club meeting.

What are some of the activities that you do?

  • Mr. Randolph: We build robots and learn to program.  The club winner gets to compete in a State Competition in April.

When and where do you meet?

  • Mr. Randolph: Wednesday in room C108 after school.

Are there community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Mr. Randolph: The club chooses their own activities each year and votes on them.  We have participated in Ridge Gives Back the last 2 years.

Are there leader opportunities for this club?

  • Mr. Randolph: The club does elect officers.  These students will lead the meetings.

 

  For more information, see Mr. Randolph in room CC312 or at [email protected].

 

Society of Female Scholars

The Society of Female Scholars, or SOFS, is a club offered here at Ridge for junior and senior girls. It is sponsored by Ms. Gordon and Ms. Britton. Here is all you need to know about it:

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Ms. Gordon: The purpose of Mountain Ridge High School’s Society of Female Scholars is to expand the educational and career horizons of academically motivated junior and senior female students.

Who is the club available to? Are there restrictions as to who can join?

  • Ms. Gordon: Membership is open to all MRHS junior and senior girls with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 or better.

How can students join the club?

  • Ms. Gordon: Membership is by application and is contingent upon participation in club meetings and activities.

What are some activities that you do?

  • Ms. Gordon: Society of Female Scholars has large group meetings, small group sessions, mentorship, and cultural events.

When and where do you meet?

  • Ms. Gordon: All meetings will be held in the auditorium. Monthly meetings will take place on the following dates during AcaPrep: 8/30/2018 (*will be held in the cafeteria*), 9/27/2018, 10/25/2018, 11/29/2018, 12/13/2018, 1/24/2019, 2/28/2019, 3/28/2019, 4/25/2019, and 5/9/2019. Senior Send-Off Night is at 7 PM on 4/5/2019 in the auditorium.

Are there any community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Ms. Gordon: There are community service opportunities with club activities.

Are there any fees associated with the club?

  • Ms. Gordon: There are dues associated with Society of Female Scholars. The dues are $25.

Are there leadership opportunities/officers of the club?

  • Ms. Gordon: There are leadership opportunities/officers for Society of Female Scholars. Elections will be held at our 8/30 meeting. If you’re a senior girl in good standing (you’ve paid your dues and your application has been turned in), you can run for office by emailing a form to Ms. Gordon at [email protected] by 8/25.

 

For more information see or contact Ms. Britton in E116 at [email protected] or Ms. Gordon in C107, at [email protected].

 

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine, hosted by Kim Rodgers, is a club centered on the medical side of the sports at ridge, dealing with injuries and issues that may arise on the field.

What is the goal/purpose of your club?  

  • Mrs. Rodgers: The purpose of the Sports Medicine Club is to provide an opportunity for students interested in medical careers to have a hands on volunteering opportunity in the Mountain Ridge Athletic Training Room under the supervision of the MRHS Athletic Training Staff. The goal for students is to learn valuable time management, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills in an Athletic Health Care setting.

Who is the club available to? (Grade level and Gender? Etc.?)

  • Mrs. Rodgers: The club is open to any student.

How can students join the club?

What are some activities you do?

  • Mrs. Rodgers: Volunteer in the Athletic Training Room and at athletic events utilizing skills to assist the Athletic Training Staff.

When and where do you meet? (Location and dates, Weekly or monthly etc.)

  • Mrs. Rodgers: Meetings are to be determined. Club members schedule their volunteer days with the Athletic Training Staff.

 Are there community service opportunities with the club?

  • Mrs. Rodgers: The club members have the opportunity to volunteer at outside events including Rock n Roll Marathon and Mountain Ridge 5k. Other opportunities will be communicated.

Are there any leadership opportunities/officers for the club?

  • Mrs. Rodgers: Yes, we have officers for the club. They should be determined by the end of the week.

 

For more information, contact [email protected] or see her in C216. 

 

Trap Door Society

The Trap Door Society is sponsored by Ms. Nardone here at Ridge. The club is great for students who love all things theatre. Here is everything you need to know about the club:

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Ms. Nardone: To educate members in the art of theatre, while producing quality productions and contributing to our community.

Who is the club available to?

  • Ms. Nardone: Any MRHS student is welcome to join.

How can students join?

  • Ms. Nardone: Come to any meeting and join us for the fun!

What are some activities do you do?

  • Ms. Nardone: Theatre games, improv, performances, participation in our school’s main stage production, 24 hour play festival, community service, and more!

When and where do you meet?

  • Ms. Nardone: Generally every other Tuesday in the auditorium (meeting dates can be found on Nardone’s website).

Are there community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Ms. Nardone: We try to do one community service activity each semester.

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?

  • Ms. Nardone: There are no fees for this club.

Are there any leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • Ms. Nardone: Officers are elected at the end of each year for the following school year.

 

 For additional information, go see Ms. Nardone in F135 or contact her at [email protected].

 

VICA

The VICA club, sponsored by Mr. Prey, is an amazing opportunity for students who are interested in joining and learning about the different medical fields. Here is everything you need to know about the club:

What is the goal/purpose of your club?

  • Mr. Prey – To help students learn about various health career fields and to learn more about the human body.

Who is the club available to? (grade level, gender, etc.)

  • Mr. Prey – ALL are welcome.

How can students join the club?

  • Mr. Prey – Typically have between 25-40

What are some activities that you do?

  • Mr. Prey – We run the 2 Blood Drives during the year, have guest speakers that work in the health field, go on Field Trips to GCU and Midwestern University…and we eat yummy snacks.

When and where do you meet? (location, dates, is it weekly, monthly, etc.)

  • Mr. Prey – C209, 2 Thursdays a month.

Are there any community service opportunities with club activities?

  • Mr. Prey – Yes, volunteering at hospitals, working the blood drive, etc.

Are there any fees/dues associated with the club?

  • $5 for the year.

Are there any leadership opportunities/officers for this club?

  • We elect new officers in a couple weeks. Returning officers from last year are Veena Raghuraman and Vidya Raghuraman.

 

For more information, see Mr. Prey in room C209 or contact him at [email protected] .

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