Roxbury High School - Clubs and Activities 2018-2019
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.
Chess Club – (Ms. Wilkerson) – Learn the game of chess or improve your skills.
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 – (Mrs. Berger) 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.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) – (Ms. Kenny and Ms. Vergara) A safe space for students to learn about each other and assist in creating a positive school environment.
Interact Club – (Mrs. Spargo) 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, Ms. Barbato) A political actions/involvement club that debates current issues and works toward political education of the students.
Key Club – (Mr. Gottfried) Volunteer organization that serves students, schools, and the community. Members must accumulate 40 points a year.
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.
Roxbotics and Technology – (Mr. Hayden) 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 – (Mrs. Hubbard, 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. Gorman) 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.
THON - RHS’s Annual mini-THON - (Mr. Gottfried, Mr. Meeker) Raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research for the Four Diamonds Fund at Hershey Medical Center.
Varsity "R” Club – (Mr. Irwin) 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.