Clubs & Organizations

Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon logo

Sponsors

Martha Rainey
Jacka Brandler

Purpose

The United States Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Our mission is to promote learning and academic excellence among students of varying achievement levels by developing and providing multidisciplinary academic competitions using Academic Decathlon curricula. Our vision is to provide all students the opportunity to excel academically through team competition.
 

Academic Decathlon Team 2019-2020:

Team members were chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Interview
  • Essay
  • Application
  • Academic Performance
  • Overall course load/other extra-curriculars
  • PSAT scores
  • Past Decathlon/Octathlon/Pentathlon experience

Team Members

  • Aaron Allen
  • Kim Barrios
  • Matthew Chandler
  • Diego Diaz
  • Savannah Grubbs
  • Hunter Hennig
  • Connor Johnson
  • Judy Le
  • Andrea Schuele
  • Ryan Sendrowski
  • Paige Shaneck
  • Carter Stewart
 

Upcoming Events

  • Every Friday – Speech Practice
  • October 26 - Rockwall Invitational Scrimmage
  • November 15 - District Retreat
  • November 13 & November 16 - District Meet
  • February 7 & February 8 - Regional Meet 
  • March 6 & March 8 - State Meet

Academic Octathlon

Sponsors

 

Purpose

The United States Octathlon competition an eight-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. This competition is for ninth and tenth-grade students. Our mission is to promote learning and academic excellence among students of varying achievement levels by developing and providing multidisciplinary academic competitions using Academic Decathlon curricula. Our vision is to provide all students the opportunity to excel academically through team competition. 
 
There are six multiple-choice exams one in each of the following subject areas: economics, literature, mathematics, social science, science, art and music. The Super Quiz event is an oral relay over all subjects. Students will also take an essay exam based on the assigned literature and theme content of materials provided for the Texas Academic Decathlon.

African Student Organization

ASO Logo, outline of continent of Africa with fist.

Sponsors

 

Purpose

The purpose of our organization is to unite those of African heritage and support our fellow African brother and sisters and celebrate our culture. 
 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote diversity and awareness of African culture to students across campus and our communities. 
 

Announcements 

For announcements, please join the the ASO Google Classroom and check the RHS video announcements. 
 

Meeting Times

Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month. 
Meeting Date Meeting Location
September 3, 2019 Room 1160
October 1, 2019 Room 1160
November 5, 2019 Room 2120
December 3, 2019 Room 2120
January 14, 2020 Room 2120
February 4, 2020 Room 2120
March 3, 2020 Room 1160
April 7, 2020 Room 1160

2019-2020 Officers 

President - Onyedi Ololo
Vice President - Fiona Yemane
Treasurer - Fiona Ayele
Secretary - Jennifer Aniede
Historian - Leslie Iwuagwu
Parliamentarian - Lisa Kadira 
 

Animal Rescue Crew

Sponsor

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Animal Rescue Crew at Rowlett High School is to promote wildlife conservation and exotic animal education. 
 

Announcements

For announcements and additional information, check with Ms. Chairez in room 1164. 
 

Meeting Times

Meetings will take place before and after school at the student's disposal in room 1164. 
 

AVID Club

Sponsor

 

Purpose

Our goal is to create a growing college culture and any one is welcome to attend our meetings. We attend scholarship and resume workshops where we learn how to fund our college education and careers.  As a group we participate in team building activities and socials
 

Meetings

Meetings for AVID Club take place the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 2:50 - 4:00 p.m. in room 2121. 
 

2019-2020 Officers 

AVID Club President - Gabriella Pantoja
Vice President - Victor Soto
Historian - Jessica Marish & Tionna Thomas
Community Liaison -  Kyla Lewis & Dagmawit Kifle
Treasurer - Zavien Henderson
Secretary - Gia Lalumia
AVID Senior Ambassador - Sheartavia Pearison
AVID Senior Vice President Ambassador - Lisa Kadira
Public Relations Specialist - Kayla Seals & Maddie Meyers
Recruitment Specialist - Jamerika Johnson & Kim Barrios 
 

Book Thieves

Sponsors

Angie Green
Carole Jane Hensleigh

Purpose

Our mission is to develop and celebrate a lifelong love of reading by providing students and staff with the opportunity to read, discuss and interact with books in a variety of genres. Each meeting will focus on a specific genre, chosen by Book Thieves officers. All are welcome to join and each member will be invited to be a part of an RHS book family, where they can share the books they read, get to know each other, and have fun!  

Meeting times

Meetings will be held Wednesdays after school in the library, starting at 2:45 pm and finishing around 3:30 pm (will be adjusted as needed). 

Meeting Date Genre
September 19th Favorite summer read
October 31st Horror / Paranormal
December 5th Realistic
January 16th Fantasy / Science Fiction
February 27th Romance
April 24 Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
May End of Year Activity 

2018-2019 Officers 

Co-Presidents - Rayle Heinzig & Diego Diaz
Secretary - Lauren Doudney
Social Media Chair - Kimberly Barrios

Bowling Team

Sponsor

 

Tryout Times

Tryouts will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. at the Rowlett Bowl-a-rama. There is a $15 tryout fee that must be paid in cash and brought to the bowling alley with all required forms (code of conduct and information sheet). To be considered for the team, we will take the average of 6 games (3 games from October 1st and 3 games from October 8th). Students will know on October 8th if they made the team. 
 

Team Fees

Each team member will pay $170 for the season. This fee includes a team shirt and the required bowling fees four our district. 
 

Meeting Times 

Practice takes place every Tuesday that school is in session, starting on October 15, 2018 from 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. at the Rowlett Bowl-a-rama
 

Games

Our district includes teams from Sachse HS, John Horne HS, Poteet HS, Bishop Lynch HS and Rockwall HS. There are 10 regular season games, beginning on November 16, 2019, that take place on Saturday at the Rowlett Bowl-a-rama. Game times vary, starting at either 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. See Mrs. Witkowicz for the complete schedule. Regionals will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2020 with location to be determined. State will take place on March 28, 2020 and March 29, 2020 in San Antonio. All District will take place on April 4-5, 2020 in College Station. 
 
 

Chess & Board Game Club

Sponsor

 

Purpose

The purpose of this organization is to provide a time and location for students to socialize and learn to play a variety of board games, including, but not limited to Chess, Checkers, Pente, Backgammon, etc. 
 

Announcements

For announcements, check the RHS school video kiosks and listen to the morning announcements. 
 

Meeting times

Meetings will take place every Tuesday after school from 2:40 - 3:40 p.m. in Mr. Goen's room, 1265. 

Cyber Patriots

Cyber Patriot logo with motto, integrity, service and excellence

Sponsors

Coach - Frank Roesch
 

Purpose

The Cyber Talons is a competition team registered with the CyberPatriot organization of the Air Force Association. The competition puts teams of high school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.

Promoting science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) education, Rowlett High School is the district’s first to implement a national Air Force Association-established initiative: CyberPatriot—The National Youth Cyber Education Program. Rowlett High School is proud to be a host of the CyberPatriot program since 2014, while helping other Garland ISD campuses start their own teams.

Meetings

The first Cyber Patriot Meeting will take place, Wednesday September 18th from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Meetings will take place every Wednesday in Portable 4. 

Debate

Sponsor

 

Purpose

The purpose of debate club is to promote career skills in the 21st century, its open to anyone. Especially for those who are competitive or love arguing. No experience is required we encourage students to improve their public speaking  and listening skills for their future careers. Some students in the club attend acting and debate competitions.
 

Meetings

Meetings for debate club take place every Thursday from 2:50 - 4:00 p.m. in room 2121. 
 

2019-2020 Officers

Captain - Taylor Bout 
Co-Captain - Paige Shaneck 
 

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)

DECA organization logo

Sponsor

Jeremy Stout 

Purpose

Being a DECA members allows our students to be academically prepared for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management community oriented by gaining an appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact on the community and world professionally responsible with ethics, integrity and high standards experienced leaders by practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.

eSports

Sponsor

 

Purpose

The purpose of eSports at RHS is for students build character and develop discipline, self-esteem and sportsmanship through practice and game play. Students collaborate with team building skills, communication and develop research and analytical skills to master their crafts. 

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

FCCLA logo

Sponsors

 

Purpose

FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family & Consumer Sciences Education in public and private school through grade 12. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Today over 227,000 members are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential, college readiness, and community Involvement. It also helps students to broaden their skills necessary for home, school, and today's workplace careers. Members also have access to scholarship opportunities within the FCCLA organization.
 

Applications to join

Officer applications can be downloaded here
Membership applications can be downloaded here
 

Officers 2018-2019

President:  Tia Eley
1st Vice President:  Ethan Hatfield
2nd Vice President of Finance:  Lauren Atteberry
3rd Vice President of Public Relations:  Dario Martinez
4th Vice President of Parliamentary Law & Events:  Natalie Flores
5th Vice President of Individual Programs:  Hannah Amyx
 

Important Dates

Regionals in Waco, TX on February 7-9, 2019
State in Dallas, TX on April 4-6, 2019
Nationals in Anaheim, CA on June 30-July 4, 2019
 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes logo

Sponsors

 

Purpose

Our vision is "to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.” FCA's mission is "to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.” The core values of FCA are integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence. 
 

Announcements

Follow us on Twitter @FCA_Rowlett

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

FFA Educatoin Logo

Sponsors 

 

Purpose 

The purpose of the FFA organization is to help students make school-to-career connections, develop career skills, develop premier leadership skills, prepare for responsible citizenship, earn recognition and build self-confidence.

All students in agriculture classes are eligible to participate in the FFA. FFA members are not required to raise animals.

 
What opportunities does the FFA provide?
  • Competitive teams in both leadership and career skills
  • Raising and showing animal projects – such as rabbits, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, and cattle.
  • Awards, grants, and scholarships
  • Travel – students can attend leadership camps at the state or national level. Students can also participate in agricultural based field trips to get some hands-on experience
  • Local engagement and community service
  • Friendship – students plan fun activities to do together

FFA mission statement

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To accomplish its mission, FFA develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
 

Agricultural science courses

Animal science plan
Student Goal - Vet Assistant Certification
  • Freshman year – Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  • Sophomore year – One year of animal science courses. Choose either of these two options:
    • Small Animal Management (Pets) / Equine (horses) - each a one semester class
    • Livestock Production (cattle, pigs, sheep, etc.) - full year class 
  • Junior year – Veterinary Medical Applications 1*
  • Senior year – Veterinary Medical Applications 2 (practicum)*
* Entrance into the practicum class will be based on an application process.
 
Basic agriculture plan
Student Goal – Variety of Ag Science courses
  • Freshman year – Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  • Sophomore year – Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management
  • Junior/Senior Year – Choose any of the above animal science courses.
  • FFA Members - Professional Standards of Agribusiness 

Rowlett FFA (est. 2015)

Rowlett High School expanded the course offerings in the 2019-2020 school year to include Agricultural Science classes. With this expansion we were also able to start an FFA chapter. In the first year of existence, the Rowlett FFA participated in Leadership Development Events, Career Development Events, the GISD Livestock Show, community service, and various leadership activities from the chapter all the way to the state level. Our students learned how to plan and implement many activities

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

HOSA logo

Sponsors

 

Purpose

The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.
 

Announcements

For announcements, please follow RHS HOSA's twitter account: @RowlettHOSA
 

Meeting times

Meetings are typically once a month, on Mondays after school (2:40pm) in Mrs. Longbrake's classroom (1123). 
 

2018-2019 Officers

President - Renata Garcia
Vice President - Brenda Alvarez
Secretary - Jennifer Umanzor
Treasurer - Camryn Boddie
Historian - Omayma Chahbouni
Social/Media Manager - Chyanne Gallops 

Iron Eagles

Sponsor

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Iron Eagles is to promote Rowlett High School athletics and other RHS events, to encourage good sportsmanship and develop team unity, and to develop and enhance a sense of pride and tradition within the student body. 
 

2019-2020 Iron Eagles

Captains
Caleb Tingey
Chandler Starkey 
 
Members
Devin Cox
Dario Martinez
Jeremy Baker
Josh Benton
Lauren Atteberry
Ruben Najera
Shaun Digioia
Tevin Boyd 

Louder than a Bomb Poetry Club

Sponsors

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Louder than a Bomb Poetry Club is to provide students with the opportunity to write poetry, go to poetry competitions in the district and compete (spoken poetry that the students have written themselves). 
 

Announcements

For announcements and information, follow the school TV kiosk announcements. 
 

Meeting Times

Let your voices be heard! Anyone is welcome to join. Meetings will take place Mondays, after school in room 1267 from 2:45 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The kick off meeting will be October 7, 2019. 
 

Officers

President - Paige Shanek 

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta logo

Sponsor

 

Purpose

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. 
 

Announcements

For announcements, please check the Mu Alpha Theta Google Classroom or follow the RHS Mu Alpha Theta twitter account: @RowlettMAO
 

2019-2020 Officers

President - David Tang
Vice President - Mirana Emigh
Secretary - Kendall Bush
Treasurer - Mason Sclatholt

National Art Honor Society

National Art Honor Society logo

Sponsors

 

Purpose

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Art Club learn about various artists, conduct workshops, and complete community service projects. The Art Club participates in the same activities as NAHS members. NAHS members must be a tenth, eleventh or twelfth grader, have taken at least two semesters of Art, and earned no less than a B in his/her art classes.
 

Meeting times

Meeting location is Ms. Marcor's room 1161 at 2:40-3:30pm. 

National Honor Society

 
National honor society logo

Sponsors

 

Purpose

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, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students at Rowlett High School. 
 

Membership

Candidates are eligible at the beginning of their junior year if they have an unweighted or weighted GPA of 3.5 or better. Candidates shall then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character and invited to join.
 

Announcements

Check the NHS wall outside of room 2240 & the NHS Google Classroom for information about the upcoming events eligible for earning community service hours. 
 

Meeting times

Meetings will take place on designated Wednesdays, during senior release, after school and before school on the following Thursday.
 

2019-2020 Officers 

President - Staci Guillen
Vice President - David Tang 
Corresponding Secretary - Amanda Stone
Recording Secretary - Brenda Alvarez
House Secretary - Renata Garcia 
Parliamentarian/Historian - Mirana Emigh
Board Member - Leslie Iwuagwu
Board Member - Kendall Bush 
Board Member - Jobin Paul

National Spanish Honor Society

 
Spanish National honor Society logo

Sponsors

 

Purpose

NSHS is a society for recognizing high achieving high school students in the Spanish language and promoting the continued interest in Spanish culture and studies. NSHS also works to help our school and our community through various service projects. 
 

Announcements 

For announcements, please check the NSHS Google Classroom or follow the RHS NSHS twitter account: @Rowlett_NSHS1
 

Meeting times 

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 2:40 p.m. with a makeup meeting the first Wednesday of every month at 6:50 a.m. in Senora York's room, 2248.
 

2019-2020 Officers 

President - Brenda Alvarez
Vice President - Princess Ojo
Secretary/Treasurer - Brittany Barnett
Public Relations - David Tang
Historian - Christina Bui

STEP Team

Sponsor

Rhonda Williams - Admin - Intervention Facilitator
 

Coaches

Shadavia Sneed – Coach Sha  - RHS Class of 2012 (Volunteer)
Toshira Glaude – Coach T – RHS Class of 2011 (Volunteer)
 

Purpose

To prepare students to lead a successful life and become productive citizens through a solid foundation in academics, citizenship, service and character development. 
 

Membership

Members are selected at semester tryouts. 
 

Meeting times 

The Refined Lady Eagles STEP Team meet is a class that meets during B6. Our regular practice times are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, from 2:40 - 4:30 p.m. 
 

Upcoming performances

Dec. 14 Rowlett HighSchool Varsity Basketball Half time Show
Jan. 11 Stephens Elementary School Perfect Attendance Assembly
Jan. 18 Rowlett HighSchool Varsity Basketball Half time Show
Jan. 9 NAACP - Annual MLK Parade
Jan. 20 NAACP - MLK Youth Extravaganza
 

2018-2019 Refined Lady Eagles

Leadership
 Serenity Drake - Captain
Ayanna Morgan - Lieutenant
Kennedy Burks - 1st Sergeant
 
Members
Contreras Raven
Michalyn Baker 
Taiyanna Dickson
Zeriana Franklin
Aniyia Jacobs
Ayanna Morgan
Kristen Smith
Bellamia Soto
Amyiah Taylor
Tatiana Allen 

Visual Art Club

Sponsors

 

Purpose

The purpose of the RHS Visual Art CLub is to allow students with a mutual passion for visual arts to explore and grow creatively!
 

Meeting times

Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. 
 

Officers

Presidents -  Alexis Taylor & Zahide Torresday
Vice President - Faith Trevino
Secretary - Carmen Turner
Treasurer - Jennifer Luna
Historians - Piper Smith & Vanessa Villard