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Student Activities & Clubs

Last Updated: 11/1/2022 1:39 PM

Student Acitivies

Here is a current list of opportunities for students to be more involved in River Ridge.

Fine Arts:

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  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Orchestra


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Club Name


Brief Description

Diversity Club

Heather Nelson

All are welcome.  We learn about and represent the variety of cultures and backgrounds which make up the RRHS community.

Drama Club

Rod Fields

Drama Club produces three (3) after-school major productions each year. Each musical is open for any RRHS Student to audition. Cast and crew are asked to pay a $50 fee to cover dues. Performances are in October, January & April.  


Gregg Schumaker

Purpose is to raise environmental awareness at RRHS and in the community at large. The club raises funds to support recycling at RRHS, promotes the annual America Recycles Day and Electronics Recycling Day with the support of local business. Earth Club represents the school in environmentally focused local events such as river clean ups and Earth Day celebrations. Once the school has its recycling program up and running again, the RRHS EARTH Club members will coordinate the collection and recycling of materials such as paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans. 

DECA (Career Tech)

Katie Thompson

DECA is a marketing & business skills organization. We meet on the Second and Fourth Thursday of each month. Join fees change per year, usually $30-$40 as a one-time fee. Officers must apply for a position in March – May. 

FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Blake Davis, Michelle Chamberlain

Meets most Friday mornings in the auditorium. Everyone is welcomed.  Student led Worship and a speaker.

FCCLA (Career Tech)

Carsen Radney

FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. Meet 1 or 2 times per month.  Dues: $13 

FGE-Future Georgia Educators

Erin Heinzer

Our goal is to help identify, recruit, prepare and retain the next generation of Georgia’s teachers while providing activities and opportunities for club members to give back to their school, community, and the teaching profession.  

Friends Club

Caitlin Gayla, Derek Woodburn, Lauren Andrews

An organization made up of general education students and their special education peers. This club provides an opportunity for general education students to host activities for the special education students in a socially engaging environment. It also provides an opportunity to foster independence and create lifelong friendships that break down barriers and increase engagement among all students.

Coding Club

Beckie Lee, Judi Haggerty

All are welcome; Beginning and Intermediate coders can explore coding robots and other computing devices. Advanced coders will practice competing at Code Quest in April. 

Computer Science Honor Society

Beckie Lee

By invitation only. Completion of level II or level II CS course with an average of 80 or higher.  Earn cord at graduation. 

Glow Club

Heather Nelson

All are welcome.  This club is a safe social environment for all LGBTQ+ students and their allies.

HOSA (Career Tech)

Callie Davis

Students interested in a future healthcare career or passion for science coupled with a love for serving their school & community. Grade:9-12; Dues: $35 (includes a shirt)

JROTC Aeronautics

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Demonstrate practical & hands-on application of multi-copter and drone capabilities while enhancing an understanding of aerospace science; Fall/Spring: (TH) 3:30 – 4:30 PM

JROTC Armed & Unarmed Drill Team

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Demonstrate precision military drill maneuvers for formal & informal community events and drill competitions; Fall/Spring: (T, TH) 7:30 – 8:20 AM

JROTC Female Drill/Step Team

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Demonstrate precision military drill maneuvers for formal & informal community events, drill competitions, and pep rallies; Fall/Spring: (T, TH) 3:30 – 5:30 PM

JROTC Kitty Hawk Society

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Facilitate academic and military achievement and excellence by cadets through tutoring, leadership, and academic opportunities; Spring: (M) 3:20 – 4:30 PM

JROTC Mission Support Team

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Outfit cadets with all required equipment, uniforms, and administrative support for accountability of personnel and HQ JROTC assets; Fall/Spring: (T) 7:30-8:10 AM Logistics & Personnel; (W) 3:20 – 5:00 PM (Fundraising); (TH) 7:30 – 8:10 AM (Facilities)

JROTC Raiders Team

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Demonstrate team building and physical astuteness and problem-solving skills through organized athletic challenges & competitions; Fall: (T, W, TH) 3:30 – 5:30 PM

JROTC Recruitment Team

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Partner with elementary feeder schools to help Segway information about JROTC program and create a smooth transition from MS to HS Fall/Spring: (Wed)7:30-8:10AM

JROTC Event Planning Committee

Marlon Ayers, Rodney Deese

Deliberate and plan for JROTC special events:  Military Ball, CIA field trips, etc. Fall/Spring: (Wed) 7:30-8:10 AM

Literary Magazine

Tracye Bulger

$15 fee; Meet every other Tuesday in RM1116 @ 3:20

Members collaborate to produce a student generated School Literary Magazine that showcases student prose, poetry, photography, and art.  Students collect submissions, create a cover design, and edit the magazine for the finished product.

Math Team

Caroline Rubio

No GPA Requirements, meet 1 or 2 times a month.  We work on group problem-solving/logic questions to prepare for competitions against other Math Teams and planning peer tutoring opportunities within our school.

National Art Honor Society

MaryJo Mulvey, Chris Akins

A national art organization dedicated to the promotion of community service through art.

National Beta Club

Leigh Willmann, Amanda Day, Carla Culpepper

Service-based organization. Invited based on 89.5 GPA and completion of 30 service hours by the time they graduate to earn cords. Invitations are sent out each Spring.

National Honor Society (NHS)

Tony Giles, Connor Barton, Ryan Strasser

The NHS program empowers and equips your students with the knowledge and skills to be transformative leaders in your school, community, and beyond. In addition, it provides a necessary bridge between students and school leaders—helping you to engage and hear what students think, feel, and need.


93% or better UNWEIGHTED and UNROUNDED average for rising Juniors and Seniors. Applications are emailed to those perspective members that meet the academic requirements. New members are inducted in the Spring of each academic year.

General Information:

Meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. $60 yearly dues

Photography Club

James Dinsmoor

This club strives to teach students how to become better photographers and develop an appreciation for composition and design. There is no pre-requisite for joining the club other than having a good attitude and being respectful of each other. We plan to visit places around the metro area to practice various types of photography. A camera is great to have but not a necessity. 

PTSA Student Ambassadors

Terry Strassner

The PTSA Ambassadors are a student advocacy group that works with the PTSA to fulfill the student part of the school community.  We work with the PTSA to provide services to the teachers, students, and community through many volunteer opportunities.  We provide monthly treats for the teachers and help celebrate all the groups that help run River Ridge.  The club helps students develop their leadership skills while also leaving an impact upon River Ridge.

Reading Bowl Team

Keara Rubin, Savannah Holcomb

Competitive reading team that competes against other schools state-wide for a chance at the State Championship held in February at Tome Con. 

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

Ansley Sand

RHO KAPPA National Social Studies Honor Society is a national organization for high school Juniors and Seniors, with a mission to recognize academic excellence and provide opportunities for exploration in the Social Studies.   RHO KAPPA is a program of National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), a national professional organization to promote an interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the Social Studies.  Requirements: completed two (or more) years of Social Studies (one of the years must be an Honors/AP Social Studies course) with a Social Studies GPA of 3.0 and an unweighted Overall GPA of 3.0 and a one-time payment for RHO KAPPA membership dues are $30.00.

Science Olympiad

Heather Bellini, Tracey Beyer, Phil Money

Students compete in science and engineering events against other schools.

Serenity Club

Julia Cafaro

This club meets on Friday afternoons to participate in group yoga exercises and mindfulness activities together. All are welcome to join. There is no approval process or required actions to be a part of the club.

Skills USA

Jonathan Jeffers, Lee Whitaker, James Dinsmoor

Aimed at creating partnerships between students and industry. Students learn skills and trades to prepare them for the workforce and compete in competition-based conferences and rallies. Students 9-12 may participate and is open to students enrolled in a CTAE pathway. 

Space Science Club

John Woszczynski

Inform, educate, and entertain by providing interesting programs of various astronomical events.  Meets monthly.

Student Athlete Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.)

Andy Schultz, Jennifer Schultz, Tara Dugan, Laura Hardin, Julie Winfield, Cecil Phillips

Students are selected by the coach of their sport; Participate in community service and leadership training labs

SGA – Student Government Assoc

Elyse Szczepanski

Open to all students at the Ridge who would like to have a voice/opinion over student body matters. Officers run in May and are elected for the following school year. Members at large apply in August. SGA is responsible for helping with homecoming, the St. Jude Fundraiser, and many more fun events.

TOME Student Literacy Society

Keara Rubin, Savannah Holcomb

Meets every other Thursday at 7:45am in the library. We focus on books and all things literacy related. Competitions, Community Service, Book Club, College Scholarship, and Honors Society with graduation cords are all components of the RRHS Tome Literacy Society chapter. 

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Allison Baccala, Ross Amend, Greg Roman

An honor society for students in grades 10-12 who are enrolled in music ensemble classes (band, chorus, and orchestra). Requirements for admittance include a 3.0 (80+) overall GPA and 4.0 (90+) GPA in the music ensemble class. Community service hours are required, and club dues are $30 per year. 

TSA / Robotics

Judi Haggerty

Open to all students – open lab Monday – Thursday until 4:00 / Club meetings 1st Thursday of the month. 50.00 dues + 25.00 for robotics.

Winter Guard

Ross Amend, Stephanie Weber

Winter guard is an after-school sport that practices and performs the skills usually associated with a marching band. The winter guard is an independent ensemble though that performs in a gymnasium. Practices are usually three times a week with three to five performance competitions in February and March. Students can participate in either the Varsity Winter guard at RRHS or Junior Varsity Winter guard at MCMS. Interested students should email Mr. Amend at and Stephanie at