2019/20 HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS:


Location: Room 306
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Thursday
Description: Chess is held on Thursdays in room 304 between Halloween and Spring recess/break.

Contact Person: David Cook
Email: dcook@rondout.k12.ny.us


Location: 101
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Monday
Description: This club meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, and holds lunch groups in Ms. Edmond's office. This is student led club that is trying to make positive difference in our school. We plan and take part in a variety of events that are geared toward fostering acceptance of all people regardless of their differences. We work to educate other students about important issues in their lives including, among other things, civil rights, the environment, and the on-going conflicts around the world. Synthesis/Diversity attempts to get students involved in the world around them and encourages leadership and youth empowering skills. We are active all year and meet on a weekly basis. Come join us and help to make positive change!

Contact Person: Tara Edmonds
Email: tthibault-edmonds@rondout.k12.ny.us


Location: Room 505
Time: 02:35 pm - 04:00 pm
Days of the Week: Wednesday
Description: The Human Rights Club (HRC) of RVHS is here to raise awareness for people whose rights are being violated. We want to EXPRESS SUPPORT for and DEFEND equal rights for all humans. We INSPIRE the next generation to be a part of the solution!

Contact Person: Diana Zuckerman
Email: dzuckerman@rondout.k12.ny.us


Location: WISE Room
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Thursday
Description: Students at Rondout Valley High School are in the beginning stages of requesting a charter Key Club. Key Club is the largest and oldest service club for high school students. It is a student-led club sponsored by a Kiwanis club. Kingston Kiwanis is kindly offering support to Rondout Valley students for a Key Club to support Peer Mediation and other types of service to the school and the community.

Contact Person: Fran Hertz
Email: fhertz@rondout.k12.ny.us

Location: Room 504
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Wednesday
Description: We meet on Wednesdays for practice from late September until March. Once a month we go to Kingston High School for DUSO (Dutchess/Ulster/Sullivan/Orange Counties) competition. Last year we qualified and attended the Sectional Meet at Vassar college, and one of our students qualified for the State NYSML meet. The club is open to all students, especially those who like math and competition.

Contact Person: Lynne Drake
Email: ldrake@rondout.k12.ny.us

Description: January through early March... unless we make it to regionals… and then all bets are off. Meetings are twice a week (not including competitions). Days of week vary based on core members’ involvements with other things.

Contact Person: Debra Ricci
Email: dricci@rondout.k12.ny.us


Time: 02:30 pm Description: National Honor Society is a national organization for students who show excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. They are invited to join in the second half of their sophomore or junior year if they have a 90 or above cumulative average, and submit an application that includes confirmation of their service and leadership activities and write an essay discussing what they hope to accomplish and contribute should they be selected. The faculty council of NHS reviews all applications. Members of NHS at Rondout each design and implement an individual service project and participate in a group project. NHS runs the high school tutoring program. Each member is responsible for tutoring students. To sign up for a tutor, fill out a form in the guidance office. NHS also receives requests from other schools in the district and community organizations for help with their projects. NHS students volunteer to help all over the place. Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Contact Person: Tara Hyland
Email: thyland@rondout.k12.ny.us


Location: Room 405
Time: 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Days of the Week: Wednesday
Description: The Legend meets every other Friday, and we have various fundraising events throughout the year. We put out a paper once a month or once every two months, depending on the finances and level of commitment from the staff. We employ writers, artists, photographers, and editors.

Contact Person: Joe Reeder
Email: jreeder@rondout.k12.ny.us

Location: Room 604
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Wednesday, Thursday
Description: Meets in room 207 to prepare for the national science and engineering contest hosted for our region at UCCC. Meets once a week and more often as the Feb. event draws closer.

Contact Person: Matt Marusek
Email: mmarusek@rondout.k12.ny.us


Location: Room 700
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Monday
Description: Helps set up AV equipment during the day, they also replace bulbs in overheads set up DVD and VCR's.

Contact Person: Nick Bodnar
Email: nbodner@rondout.k12.ny.us

Location: Rm. 200
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Monday
Description: Meets every other week on Mondays. Organizes events such as dances, fall and spring blood drives, Senior Citizen Ball, Spring fling, etc. This group is an elected organization run totally by the students and has great input into all student based activities and the high school. These students also sit on various committees for student input.

Contact Person: Rich Gohl
Email: rgohl@rondout.k12.ny.us


Location: Room 700
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Thursday
Description: Decides what they want to focus on ever year. One year they ran a car show. Another year they built a Pumpkin chucker. This year they did 3DMAX computer games.

Contact Person: Nick Bodnar
Email: nbodnar@rondout.k12.ny.us


Description: Ultimate Frisbee is a growing fantastic sport which is very competitive and a great workout.

Contact Person: Lucas Rau
Email: lrau@rondout.k12.ny.us


Location: Room 201
Time: 02:30 pm
Days of the Week: Wednesday
Description: Yoga practice:

Improves fitness and physical health. ...
Reduces stress and anxiety. ...
Improves optimism. ...
Improves focus and school performance. ...
Improves self-esteem and body image. ...
Encourages creativity. ...
Helps develop discipline and self-regulation

Contact Person: Allison Abbruzi
Email: aabbruzzi@rondout.k12.ny.us