Clubs at RHS…It’s Not Too Late to Join
January 21, 2020
In the December 2019 issue of the Veritas print edition, students in the Journalism class reported on many of the clubs available to RHS students.
Even though we are half-way through the year, it’s not too late to join a club and, in fact, now may be a great time to re-energize the clubs with new members. If interested, speak to one of the advisors. You can find the advisors of the various clubs here.
Here are some profiles of the clubs available at RHS. Click on the headline to read the full story. These stories can also be found under our Clubs Menu.
Is Club Participation Essential to Getting into a Good College?
by Emilly Goncalves Costa, Veritas Staff
In our school system we were brought up thinking that we need to be involved in clubs and extracurricular activities in order to get into a good college.
Douglas Christiansen, the Dean of Admissions at Vanderbilt University, stated in an interview with College Express that colleges are looking for well-rounded students. ”What is more critical to the application is not how many activities and clubs a student is in, but, rather, what the student does as a member of the clubs and activities….What we like to see is how a student has changed his or her corner of the world through their actions, and how a student has grown personally through his or her participation.”
Click here to read the full story.
Rubik’s Cubers Encourage Students to Join
Cailey Larouco, Veritas Staff
Interested in developing problem solving skills, 3D visualization and math skills? Well, the Rubik’s Cube Club might be the club for you.
Advised by Angela Armstrong, the head of the science department, the Rubik’s Cube Club is all about speed solving, building mosaics, and teaching students how to solve a cube.
For more about the Rubik’s Cube club click here.
IMAGES Art and Literary Magazine Welcomes Students to Submit Work
Ava Stetson, Veritas Staff
Here at Rockland high school there is a club called Images. This organization is run by Chad Bigsby and Chris Neal, who are English teachers here at Rockland High School. The Images club has been going on for quite some time. Mr. Bigsby and Mr. Neal are very proud to be the advisors of this club, and they enjoy teaching the students to express their artwork.
There are many reasons why Mr. Bigsby and Mr. Neal wanted to continue this club, but the main reason is so that they can “spotlight writers and artists here at Rockland High school.” Images is welcoming all students to express themselves.
At Images they publish a monthly webzine and also an annual award-winning print publication. They also run an open mic poetry reading at the Arts Festival held in April. There are many students in this club, but there is always room for more. Even if it is halfway through the year and you just gained interest in art or writing, you could join at any point of the year.
The images club meets on a Tuesday after school in Room 232. Some people even decide to submit their poetry and short stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. They could also submit photos and illustrations.
Astronomy Club Reaching for the Stars
Bonnie Gasdia, Veritas Staff
In 2018, Rockland High welcomed another club to the school, the astronomy club. If you enjoy stargazing, or want to learn how to use a telescope, then the astronomy club may be a good fit for you.
The idea of the club started when science teacher, Robert Murphy received a $3,000 grant last spring from the Rockland Education Foundation to purchase a telescope and develop an astronomy program for Rockland students.
Mr. Murphy said, “Part of the proposal was to develop a club that would make the telescope available not only to high school students but to elementary and middle school students in Rockland and provide them with opportunities to stargaze and learn about the stars and planets.”
According to Mr. Murphy, the quality of the Orion Opticalis makes it powerful enough to see the craters on the Moon and the rings of Saturn. Soon enough the students will have an opportunity to stargaze.
For more on the Astronomy Club click here.