Clubs, Camps & Activities

Rocky Heights is proud to offer many different clubs and activities. Information for these groups will be found below on this page. If you have questions about a club or would like to start your own, contact Colette Compoz at 303-387-3310.

Clubs and Activities at RHMS will be posted as they become available and are subject to change each year based on funding, sponsors, and student interest.  All clubs and activities must be approved by the RHMS Athletics and Activities Director and must follow all district guidelines.  All students that participate in after school activities must also arrange their own transportation.  RHMS does not offer before or after school care.

To view the current list of clubs available and to register, please click here.

ACADEMIC MENTORING
ACADEMIC MENTORING STARTS SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

The RCHS National Honor Society is a student group that promotes scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. The NHS students are working with RHMS to provide a FREE after school homework support program for 6th - 8th graders called PREP


This after school program will be offered on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September 25, 2017, through March 12, 2018, in our Library.

Please register your student here each month for the upcoming month's Academic Mentoring sessions.




BACKPACKING CLUB
The backpacking club will help students learn outdoor skills such as - setting up a tent, cooking on a backpacking stove, and learn first aid skills. The students will have an opportunity to try their wilderness skills on a weekend backpacking trip. All grade levels are welcome. Ms. Temple is the sponsor for this club. 


DEBATE TEAM
Rocky Heights Debate Team is a nationally recognized team that competes in several competitive tournaments in the Douglas County Debate League
throughout the school year.  Our league is a member of the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP). This club meets in room 219 from 3:00-4:00pm on Wednesdays. 
The sponsor is Ms. Lynn Legg.

DRAMA CLUB
Student will be participating in the musical either as cast or crew.  Drama Club will meet Monday - Friday 3:00 - 4:30 pm. The sponsor is Ms. Kraft.

FIRST PRIORITY
First Priority is a faith based club which is student-led.  Meetings are in 243 from 6:30 - 7:20 am on Wednesdays. Mr. Gowing is the sponsor.

GARDEN CLUB
Maintain and plan the school garden. We will meet on Wednesdays after school from 3:00-5:00 pm in room 132. All grade levels are welcome! Mr. Graham will sponsor this club.

HARRY POTTER CLUB
Is the Muggle world getting you down? Do you prefer Transfiguration and Potions class to Language Arts and Math?  Well, then this is the club for you! This year-long club will dive into the world and adventure of Harry Potter! You will be sorted into one of the 4 houses at Hogwarts, learn the ins and outs of Quidditch, experiement with tasty Pumpkin Pasties and chocolate frogs, and discover all the undercover secrets of the HP phenomenon!  This club will meet on Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  The sponsors are Ms. Reetz and Ms. Hasty.

KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Students come together to test their knowledge about topics and to learn more. Fun and interactive group! The sponsors are Mrs. Loegel Jaishanikar and Ms. Mertz.

MATH COUNTS
Math Counts is a math club designed to help students enjoy higher level math and logic problems. From this club a ten person team will compete against other schools. 
This club will meet on Mondays in Room 243 from 2:45-3:45pm. Mr. Chris Gowing is the sponsor.

MOUNTAIN BIKING
To give kids who love to mountain bike a chance to do so with others.  We will be riding trails just south of RHMS.  Riders need to be comfortable riding at least 5 miles.  Our rides will begin at Rocky Heights, climbing the trail up Monarch to the Wildcat Trail System.  The club meets on Mondays 3:00 - 5:00 pm. The sponsors are Mr. DePinna and Mr. Callaway.

NANOWRIMO WRITING
Have you always wanted to write your own novel, publish it and possibly sell it on Amazon? Do you like winning prizes for your writing?  Do you like after school snacks?  Join Nanowrimo and learn how to write your novel, edit it and go through a real publishing process. There is usually a waiting list, so first come, first served. It doesn't matter if you sign up as Group A or Group B.  They are the same group. You must sign up for each quarter if you want to go through the whole writing process.  This club will meet in the library on Thursdays. The sponsors for this club are Ms. Holst and Ms. Stadele.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an honors club for eighth graders. The purpose of NJHS is to promote scholarship, service, leadership, character,
and citizenship. Acceptance into NJHS is by invitation only.  Seventh graders that maintain at least a 3.75 GPA through the first three quarters of the academic year are invited to apply in the Spring of their seventh grade year. Students must fill out an essay application, as well as an application that details their character and service.  A faculty team of RHMS teachers reviews the applications for formal acceptance into NJHS.  Students accepted into NJHS must attend a formal induction ceremony at the end of their seventh grade. Ms. Lindquist will be sponsoring NJHS. 

NIGHTHAWK POST
Students will be creating and publishing a school newspaper called Nighthawk Post.  This publication will be shared with the school once per month, during ROCK.  The club will meet on Wednesdays.  Ms. Poulos will sponsor this club.

ROBOTICS
Robotics Team involves collaborating in a group to engineer and build a Robot using Lego Mind Storms. Students will learn and program their Robot to carry out tasks autonomously. Robotics will be meeting in the library on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm.  Mr. Randolph, Mr. Hilsendager and Ms. Amy Tempel will be sponsoring this club.  

STUDENT COUNCIL
The purpose of the student council will be to give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills by organizing and carrying out school activities, but this student council's focus will be service projects - both at RHMS and for the community.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. The sponsor is Ms. Majetich.

UNIFIED SPORTS
Unified sports pairs students with disabilities with their general education peers to enjoy sports together. Sponsored by Special Olympics: we offer unified soccer, basketball and track at the middle school level. They will play against other middle school students. Games are after school. Please make sure to get paperwork from Ms. Pate and fill out the participation form on our website.