Roxbury High School - Clubs and Activities 2019-2020
Activity advisors are listed. If you would like information about a club or activity, please contact the advisor or Mr. Mason, Director, in charge of student activities at (973) 584-1200 ext. 1254.
Academic Decathlon – (Mr. McPhee) Multi-intellectual level competition. Subject varies yearly. Anyone can join.
African Library Project – (Mr. Gottfried) Collecting used books to start libraries in communities of Africa and raising funds for shipping collected books.
Band Front – (Ms. Brooks) Works with the marching band.
Best Buddies – (Ms. Hancock, Ms. McGinley) Provides special needs students an opportunity to develop friendships with non-disabled peers.
Concert Band – (Mr. Conrad) Two performances - winter and spring.
Concert Choir – (Mr. Hachey) Two performances – winter and spring
Debate Club – (Mr. Connolly) Improves public speaking skills by engaging in intellectual inquiry and debate.
DECA (Distributive Education Cooperative of America) – (Ms. Mainiero, Mr. Shadwell) Demonstration of knowledge and leadership in the field of marketing and competition against other high school members for recognition and advancement of competition.
Drama Club – (Mr. Hachey, Mr. Salyerds) Produces two plays a year – a fall drama and a spring musical.
Environmental Club – (Mrs. Dunn, Ms. Fagan) Educating the student body and the community on the benefits of “being green.”
FBLA – (Mr. Riches, Mr. Smarz) Future Business Leaders of America - twice-monthly meetings before/after school, competes in regional, state, and national competitions.
Film Club – (Mr. Hughes) Film Club allows students to learn about filmmaking, as well as create, edit and produce short films.
French Club – (Ms. Wilkerson) Open to any student enrolled in French classes, meetings are once a month.
French Honor Society – (Ms. Wilkerson) Inductees are invited to join based on academic excellence in French.
Gaelvision – (Mrs. Burleigh, Mrs. Caivano) Student production team covering high school events and activities with photo and video coverage. Follow us on Instagram or on Facebook at Roxbury High School Gaelvision.
GAelTHON (Mr. Gottfried, Mr. Filoramo) RHS's Annual mini-THON. Raising funds to assist the community and other outside organizations.
Interact Club – (Ms. Oster) Volunteer organization, associated with Roxbury Rotary that serves students, the school, and the community.
Jazz Band – (Mr. Sweer, Mr. Boccuti) Try out for this instrumental group.
Jazz Vocal – (Mr. Hachey, Ms. Sweer) Try out for this vocal group.
Junior Statesmen – (Mr. Connolly, Mrs. Connolly) A political actions/involvement club that debates current issues and works toward political education of the students.
Literary Magazine – “Reflections” – (Mrs. Rispoli) Encourages students to write poetry and prose or to make black and white artwork for the annual literary magazine.
Marching Band – (Mr. Sweer) Be a member of an award-winning marching band. Fall practices and competition.
Math League – (Mrs. McCracken, Mrs. McLoughlin) 6 relay competitions (includes, geometry, algebra II, pre-calculus and calculus) between schools. Also includes Math League competition with NJAC Conference.
National Art Honor Society – (Ms. Valenta) Weekly meetings, opportunity to improve individual art skills, and promote art advocacy.
National Honor Society – (Mrs. McLoughlin, Mrs. Lisa) Membership is determined by grades, character and leadership requirements, and service/activities involvement.
Peer Leadership – (Mrs. Hardy, Mrs. McCracken, Mr. Bewalder, Mr. Spargo) Dedicated to help prevent drugs and alcohol in RHS as well as providing a positive influence on the younger generation. Peer-to-peer programs for freshmen students.
PRISM (Pride, Respect, Identity, Sexuality, Morality) – (Ms. Kenny and Ms. Belfiore) A safe space for students to learn about each other and assist in creating a positive school environment.
Roxbotics and Technology – (Mr. Tayler, Mr. Brauer) The Robotics Club is a club for students who are interested in designing, building, and operating robotic devices, and participating in the nationwide First Robotics Competition.
Roxbury Madrigals – (Mr. Salyerds) Auditions held in September, open to any choir level, meeting weekly for one hour.
Roxbury Melodies – (Ms. Sweer) Select women’s ensemble meeting Wednesday afternoons. Participate in three major concerts, choir tour/festival, and EMS recruitment performance.
Roxbury Men’s Choir – (Mr. Salyerds) Auditioned ensemble meeting once a week during the second half of the year. Participates in three major concerts, choir tour/festival.
Roxbury Review – (Ms. Tartarilla) Publishes the student newspaper. Everyone welcome to join the staff at any time during the year.
Science League – (Mr. O’Brien) Competition in the areas of Earth Science, Biology I and II, Chemistry I and II, and Physics I and II.
Ski-Snowboarding Club (Roxbury Community School) Experience the recreational sport of skiing and snowboarding. Students are driven by charter bus to Camelback Friday evenings beginning in November.
Spanish Club – (Ms. Navarro, Mr. Catnwell) Open to any student enrolled in Spanish classes, meetings are once a month.
Spanish Honor Society – (Ms. Hernandez) Inductees are invited to join based on academic excellence in Spanish.
Sports Medicine Club – (Mr. Koch) Discussion group exposing students to allied health-related topics and professions. Occasional field trips to hospitals, clinics, and sporting events.
Student Council – (Mr. Gibson) Elections for officers are held in the Spring. Members work on community and school-related functions such as a blood drive and dances. Includes class officers for all four grade levels.
Student Empowerment & Advocacy (SEA’s) – (Ms. Hancock, Ms. McGinley) This group’s mission is to educate the school and general population about what it means to have a learning difficulty.
Varsity "R” Club – (Mr.Dolan, Mr. Bischoff) Gives athletes the opportunity to reach out to the community in service programs and to strengthen their natural leadership qualities.
Yearbook – (Mr. Schilling, Ms. Speronza) RHS yearbook – meets weekly.