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  1. River Valley High School What is there to do here?

  2. Clubs The following groups are clubs on campus. A few groups may be associated with elective classes, however, you may join the club without being enrolled in the class.

  3. National Honor Society • National Honor Society is a national organization that recognizes students who show outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. • We are a community service organization that is committed to making our school and community better, but we also believe in making sure our members are always the best they can be by getting the best grades and staying out of trouble.

  4. National Honor Society • To be in National Honor Society, students have to keep and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average • You have to be voted in by a panel of teachers who agree that the student is a good  representative of leadership and character. • By the national rules, you can’t get invited to join NHS until spring of your sophomore year, but you have to start working for it now by getting good grades and staying out of trouble!

  5. Forever Christian Club • All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16 • The FCC shall educate students about the bible and other religions. It will promote Christianity and the belief in the God of the bible.

  6. Forever Christian Club • The Christians Club shall promote and maintain orderly conduct, high academic standards, and “Christ like” attitude. • The FCC shall be open to any students wishing to participate in the activities and studies provided by the club. • Meetings are on Wednesday’s at lunch in Mrs. Cornelison’s room.

  7. Desert Ecology • Meetings are on Friday’s at lunch in E-105, Mrs. Cornelison’s room. • The club participates in a 22 mile backpacking trip to Havasupai Falls

  8. Renaissance • A reward club for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  • 3.0 is Silver • 3.5 is Gold • 4.0 is Platinum.  • It also looks excellent on your college applications. • Students with Gold or Platinum may waive a final at the end of the semester.  All renaissance members get out early for lunch on Wednesdays.  All “get out of class” activities are Renaissance ONLY this year.

  9. Speech and DebateTradition of Winning • We have won over 100 tournaments. • We have over 60 individual state championships. • We have won state 12 times, runner-up 4 times, 3rd twice, 4th once. • We are one of the largest teams in AZ. • We have two goals: develop each student’s skills to succeed, then win STATE.

  10. Local and National Awards • Arizona Speech/Debate Educator of the Year, ‘01-’02. • Community Achievement Award, Educational Programs, ‘02. • National Federation Interscholastic Speech and Debate Association Outstanding Speech & Theater Educator Award, Section 7, which is California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona, ’02

  11. Local and National Awards • National Forensic League, National Award for Excellence in Speech, ’07. • National Forensic League, 100 Club, Top 10% of national chapters: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.

  12. Season & Tournaments • Season: • Start: First Day of School; Meet Tuesday/Thursday 3:05 to 5:05 • End: April 1st • * 7 months of competing 8 months coaching • 8 to 12 tournaments a year. • Tournament: • Friday: • 2:00 pm until 10:00 p.m. • Saturday: • 7:00 am until 8:00 p.m. • Total 20 hours

  13. River Valley Brazilian JiuJitsu and Judo • * Must have • * Physical on file • * Waiver of liability and parent consent. • *Proof of insurance • facebook@ River Valley High JiuJitsu • *Our first informational meeting will be zero hour Thursday August 14. In Mr. Howells room A-103. • *Classes will begin August,18 so be sure to get your paper work in before then. Our schedule is posted on facebook @ River Valley High JiuJitsu and change days usually around 7 A.M. • Classes are in the mornings in the wrestling room behind the new gym.

  14. Judo

  15. Gay-straight Alliance (GSA) • The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) promotes awareness of homophobia and anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment and encourages the population of River Valley High School to accept and respect all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  • Meetings are on

  16. Gay-straight Alliance (GSA) • The GSA holds several events or days of action during the year including Ally Week in October and the International Day of Silence in April. • The GSA is open to any an all students who want to make River Valley High School a safe and welcoming place.

  17. Student Council • Student Council: handles most events on campus; spirit weeks, pep rallies, dances, etc.. We meet as a class everyday during 3rd period and conduct business meetings every Thursday.  • Students must have a 2.5 GPA to run for a class office.  They must have a 3.0 and have been on student council for at least one year to run for a student body position.  • See Mrs. Queen or a Student Council member for information.

  18. Novel Ninjas- Creative writing club • We get together and write together on various topics. We participate in National Novel Writing Month, which is in November. We share our stories and plan to compile our work for a book to be in the library. • Listen to announcements, there will be a meeting early in the school year to set the meeting day and time for the year.

  19. Theater Productions/Drama Club • For information see Mrs. R in C-101 • We put on two plays per year - one in the fall and one in the spring. • You can perform or work backstage to put on play productions viewed by the community and school. • Get a chance to be onstage and feel like a superstar!

  20. A Stitch in Time • The main purpose of sewing club is to teach students, boys and girls, to sew. They learn to use a sewing machine and begin with simple projects, working their way up to pattern making. They also do community service projects In the past Christmas stockings were made for our soldiers. Currently the club is making super hero capes and pillow cases for children in foster care; the club wants children to know that others care for them. • See Mrs. Brower in E-107 for more information.

  21. Archery • The Archery Club shall promote the art of marksmanship. • The Archery Club shall promote and maintain good sportsmanship and high academic standards. • The Archery Club shall be open to any students wishing to participate in the art of marksmanship. • See Mr. Lechman for details.

  22. Other clubs • Art Club • Spanish club • Yearbook • French Club

  23. Sports Teams Come out and play!

  24. Swim Team • The first official day of practice for swimming is August 11. We swim at the Bullhead Municipal Pool. A van will take students who cannot drive to the pool and back to River Valley to be picked up. • If you are interested in swimming, see Coach Riney in room B107. • Listen to announcements for information on conditioning workouts before the season starts. • Never swum before? That’s okay! Come out anyways! It is a great way to exercise, compete, and/or stay in shape for winter and spring sports.

  25. Softball • Softball Team/Club – Practice begins February 2014. • Coach Amanda Amann (Varsity), Assistant Mark Ruckle (Varsity), Steve Hardesty (Varsity), Gary Howells (Varsity) – JC Ferris(JV), Ed Marquez (JV). • We will begin holding meetings sometime in September for upcoming fundraisers.

  26. Baseball • Baseball • Spring Sport • Freshmen through Seniors • Must pass drug test and meet grade requirements like every other sport • Open Field will start in November (listen for the announcements) • Regular practice starts in February (listen for the announcements) • Coach LaCasse room E-101 for any questions

  27. Other sports and activities • AIA activities • Cross country – • Golf – Coach Lechman • Football – Coach Ruckle and Coach Duchaineau • Volleyball – • Basketball • Boys- • Girls- Coach Moore • Soccer • Girls - Coach King • Boys - • Track and field - • Wrestling – Coach Brown

  28. Career and Technical Education Clubs The following clubs are primarily for those who are taking the respective CTE class. Students in these clubs travel to competitions around the state and compete with skills they learn in their CTE classes.

  29. FCCLA and Culinary • FCCLA is a student led, nationally affiliated organization whose goal is to promote leadership skills in young adults in Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes, such as Culinary Arts.  • Culinary Arts is a Career and Technical CTE related field where students learn skills to use in building a  career and aids in career planning. 

  30. FCCLA • It is well established that today's students learn best through hands-on, meaningful experiences. The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) youth leadership organization and the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) complete your Culinary Arts program by providing these experiences.  • FCCLA is the only Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) with the family as the central focus. 

  31. FCCLA • FCCLA offers competitions and scholarship opportunities and integrates youth leadership and student-directed learning into your Culinary Arts classes. • Arizona FCCLA has over 4,000 members; 1,000 members attended their state conference this year.  • For more information, contact Mrs. Jackson, meetings are Tuesday’s at lunch

  32. Culinary • Students have several great opportunities through our Culinary program: • 1. Earn college credits at MCC toward your Associates degree  while still in high school! • 2. Successfully complete 2 years -  Culinary Arts I and Culinary Arts II and earn a credit to satisfy a science credit. • 3. We are working on the same benefit for math credit! • Students need to be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior, so plan for your sophomore year to take Culinary Arts!

  33. SkillsUSA • Mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens. • We elect officers. • Regional competition is in Yuma, state competition in Phoenix, nationals in KC, Missouri, and world championships in Germany.

  34. SkillsUSA Awards • In the brief two years of competition, we have had 4 regional winners, 7 state medalist, 3 state champions, and three national qualifiers. • We have leadership training in Prescott, Phoenix and Washington D.C. • See Mr. Jackson –C-102 for details

  35. HOSAHealth Occupations Students of America • Anyone interested in a health care career, such as: doctors, nurses, dental assistant, dental hygienist, radiologist, phlebotomist??

  36. HOSAHealth Occupations Students of America • Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month in B-105 at lunch. • For more information see Ms. Weber in B-105 or Mrs. Amann.

  37. Performing Arts • We NOW have BAND, CHOIR and Keyboarding (the piano kind) • See Mr. Carlson in G-101 or the counselors if you would like to add one of these classes!

  38. Want to Ride Coasters? Join Math Club! Like free food? Join Math Club! Don’t want to do math? That’s OK with us. RVHS Math Club … We have fun. Meetings Wednesdays at lunch in Mr. Grant’s room.