Anime Club – This club views and discusses various Japanese animation movies leading to a discussion of their cultural influences.
Art Club – This club is intended for students interested in meeting once a month to explore processes not usually offered in regular art classes. Students must have a permission slip on file to sign up for individual workshops. Workshops may include a materials fee.
Computer Club – This club is for students who have an interest in computer/audio visual servicing and web design. Members of this club will be eligible to serve as part of the RHAM student tech team.
Cultural Exchange Group - This group encompasses a variety of cultural diversity experiences designed to heighten awareness and acceptance of differences among all people within our school, neighboring schools, and in the international community. We encourage dialogue and nurturing of ideas through a variety of cultural activities including seminars, foreign exchange experiences, ethnic cultural events, and participation in the Connecticut Forum, an interscholastic dialogue exchange among high school students in our region. All RHAM students are welcome. DECA – DECA is an international student organization focusing in the areas of marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Students develop their business skills through school sponsored activities including the operations of Big L’s School Store. Students will interact and compete at leadership conferences at both the state and national levels. Open to RHAM students enrolled in a business course elective.
Environmental Awareness Club - This club is designed to encourage students to learn about and take action on a variety of environmental issues. Students get involved with school, community, and global environmental concerns. Activities have ranged from symposia, workshops, trail maintenance, beach clean-ups, school recycling, and school beautification projects. Membership is open to all students.
Equestrian Club – The RHAM Equestrian Club meets regularly to plan mounted and educational horse-related activities that promote a greater understanding of horsemanship among the various disciplines. This club began in 2004 and has provided students with the opportunities for riding lessons at several area stables, volunteer services for rescue facilities, and demonstration clinics by area professional riders. Students with or without their own horse are welcome to attend.
French Club - The French Club offers students the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and understanding of the various French speaking cultures that exist throughout the world. Students will participate in activities and field trips that relate to these cultures. Any interested student is invited to join.
Gay-Straight Alliance – The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a club to help provide a safe school environment for all people at RHAM, regardless of sexual orientation. Any student interested in eliminating homophobia and discrimination, brainstorming ideas for dealing with harassment in school, and is seeking involvement in a supportive network of students, is encouraged to join. Latin Club - The Latin Club offers students an opportunity to learn about the ancient Greeks and Romans in a non-academic setting. Members engage in activities that focus on various aspects of the ancient world, such as food, art and archaeology, and their influence on the modern world. Activities include field trips and participation in State Latin Day.
LEO Club – The RHAM LEO Club is the youth branch of the Lions Club. The club is dedicated to the service of others who are less fortunate. The LEO’s are actively involved in the organization and conduct a variety of service projects (local, regional, national, and international) in conjunction with their sponsor, the Hebron Lions. Any interested student is encouraged to join. Leadership roles are always available to all grade levels.
Literary Magazine - Our Generation - This student publication comes out once a year. Any student may submit his/her writing (poems, stories, essays, etc.) and all students are welcome to work on the editorial and layout staff. Editors read submissions and choose which are to be included. Computer software is used to design and publish the magazine. Students interested but unfamiliar with computer applications can learn while they participate. Student art work is also featured. Meetings are held once a week.
Math Team - This is an organization for the mathematically minded student who enjoys competing with other high school students in mathematics. The team meets regularly all year. Students may join for all or part of the year to best meet their personal schedules.
Mock Trial Team – For students interested in gaining experience in law or debating, the Mock Trial Team competes in a statewide competition each year. Students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a civil trial in the spring of odd-numbered years. In even numbered years, the trials involve criminal prosecutions. The trials are held in actual Superior Courts and attorneys and judges score the teams to determine who will advance to the next round of competition. Model UN – This is a club for students interested in international relations and problem solving. Students research the political, economic, environmental and humanitarian issues of a particular country in order to simulate a session of the United Nations in the annual fall field trip to New York City. The club requires a commitment to research and to participate in the weekend simulation at the University of Hartford in January.
National Association of Home Builders Club – NAHB – RHAM Chapter – This club which is sponsored by the Builders’ Association of Hartford County enriches the educational experiences of students interested in construction related activities. Club activities include hands on experiences in all phases of residential/commercial carpentry, including new construction and remodeling. The chapter is open to all students and meets monthly.
Newspaper Club - This club contributes to the school newspaper, The Sachem Scribe, which is distributed to the school community. Members may work as editors, photographers, reporters, artists, computer technicians, managers, and/or columnists. The Sachem Scribe should be the voice of the student body, and interested students may join at any time during the year. Meetings are generally once a month.
Peer Helpers – Peer Helpers are high school students who are trained in self-awareness and communication skills. They also receive bi-monthly training in issues relevant to adolescence such as stress management, eating disorders, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, etc. Informally, Peer Helpers use their skills in their everyday interactions with others. Formally, they act as mentors to freshmen students, maintaining monthly contact throughout the year. Peer Helpers are also involved with Freshman Orientation, elementary school presentations and community service activities.
RHAM Buddies – This is a group for students with intellectual disabilities. Non-disabled peers, who might be interested in special education, would like to develop leadership skills or just would like to have fun, are welcome to attend these monthly sessions and participate in various recreational activities with these special needs students. Also, students may become involved with Best Buddies International Chapter co-sponsored with Glastonbury High.
Ski & Snowboard Club - This group travels to ski areas throughout New England, including after school during the week and day trips on weekends. All students willing to ski & snowboard safely are encouraged to join. Members must maintain academic eligibility. The Ski & Snowboard Club program at RHAM provides an excellent opportunity for students wishing to learn how to ski or snowboard or for current skiers or snowboarders to improve their technique. Rental equipment is available.
Spanish Club - This organization is designed to give an understanding of Hispanic and South American cultures and mores to interested students.
Student Council - The Student Council is a form of student government which plans a variety of student activities such as assembly programs, spirit weeks, dances, and other events. In addition, its elected members discuss issues and ideas, which are significant to the student body.
Technology Student Association (TSA) – is an international organization of students devoted to learning more about technology. The club meets every other week in the fall and at least once a week beginning in January. At the spring conference students participate in many varied categories such as 3D solid modeling, film technology, structural engineering, architectural design, race car design, and public speaking. In the 2006-2007 academic year, students will have the opportunity to participate in the USFirst VEX robotic competition which is open to teams from around the country and the world. The contest involves building a robot to compete in timed activities against all other team robots. TSA is open to RHAM students with an interest in learning more about technology and who have the drive to be the best.
Trigon Players/Drama Club – This group offers students the opportunity to put on one to three dramatic productions a year, which often include a fall play and a spring musical. Acting and/or singing parts are designated by an audition process. Students receive training in acting, movement, voice and teamwork, as it takes many important pieces to create a successful whole. Students may also become involved in behind-the-scenes positions such as set builders/painters, stage managers, costumers, stage crew, and tech crew (lights and sound).
Video Production Club – The Video Production Club is at the cutting edge of RHAM video work. Students in the “VPC” record auditorium events, do live sports broadcasts and create films and other videos for competition in film festivals throughout the state. The VPC covers as many as 60 events every year; members have won many awards for their work. Members have the opportunity to attend events like the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and tour facilities like ESPN in Bristol, CT. Students interested in careers in the film, television or video fields are strongly encouraged to participate in the Video Production Club where they will have access to experiences unavailable anywhere else.
Yearbook Club - This team consists of dedicated students in grades 9 -12 who enjoy photography, art, journalism, computer graphics, and more. Using these skills, students produce “The Triangle,” RHAM High School’s Yearbook. Come join the fun and experience a sense of accomplishment and pride when the yearbook is published. Add this to your resume or college application. Meetings are held once a week and more frequently as needed throughout the year. NEW CLUBS OR INTRAMURALS There are many active clubs to meet student interest. If any student would like to start a club, submit a request in writing to the administration. If at least ten (10) members and a volunteer advisor are interested, the group will be considered a “pilot” club. Sports such as badminton, volleyball, weight lifting, etc., may be organized as after school activities depending upon student interest and availability of advisory personnel. For information on any of these programs see the Director of Athletics or any physical education teacher.