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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs, Organizations, and other Extracurricular Groups

New Club Proposals
Students wishing to organize a new club must fill out the New Club​ Proposal o​nline form​ (link) 

Questions? Contact Assistant Principal and Club Coordinator Stanetress Evans (EvansSK@fultonschools.org)
Please report any changes/errors to info@riverwoodics.org

Faculty Contact
Page, website,​ or document links (when available)
A Cappella

​​Anchor ClubJodi Davis​
​Animal Rescue Club
     The Animal Rescue Club collaborates with Best Friends Atlanta to learn about animal rescue, shelters, and the no kill movement. Last year's events included hosting a speaker from Best Friends and holding a toy and treat drive for the dogs and cats at Best Friends.
Kris Hale​
​Anime Club
     A club to appreciate, analyze, and discuss Japanese animation.
​Liz Cario
​Audio Visual Technology Film (AVTF)

BETA       ​ Richard Clayton​ & Sandra Bradley
Beta Club Application 2019-20
deadline November 20, 2019
Beta Club Poster October 2019
listing eligible student names

​Cheer PALS
     Cheer PALS are a group of the CBI students that work with the cheerleading program to promote school spirit. They participate in pep rallies, football, and basketball games.

Samantha Greco

​Chemistry Club
     ChemClub provides students with a unique opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom. Students plan and enjoy a variety of chemistry-focused activities, including: performing demonstrations after the school, conducting experiments for elementary school students, helping clean the environment through community projects, conducting field trips, and hosting speakers. Chemistry club tutors students after school. They also participate in the fund raising activities.
​​Ms. Anumukonda
     The chess club practices the ancient Persian art of chess.
Josh Shuster
​Community Service
     CSC activities include working with the Sandy Springs Mission, CAC Food Bank, Sunrise Assistant Living, as well as sponsoring the Riverwood Runs for a Reason 5K. Run for a Reason raises money to fund an international community service trip to Honduras. New this year:  partnering with Habitat for Humanity
Laura Taylor & Amanda WeaverWebsite
​Facebook page link
Twitter:  @RiverwoodCSC

     Students prepare at school and then attend area and region tournaments 
Laura Guill & Marjorie Bernard-Evans​​Debate page link
Twitter:  @RICSDebate
​Destination ImaginationKarlyn Mueller-Hill​
​DOXAChristy Toledano​
Environmental & Recycling
     Leading the way to a zero waste facility, promoting a lower environmental footprint, and raising community awareness
Patti Lawrimore

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Paula ChesserMichelle Finley, & Veronica Randolph
FBLA page link
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
     An interdenominational Christian sports ministry working to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Weekly meetings every Friday morning before school 
Amanda Weaver
Twitter:  @Rive​rwood​FCA​
FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America)
Elissa Oliver
​FilmDana Munson
     Students learn about aviation and how to fly Cessna -172's
Alan Sohmer
    Celebrating the French language and Francophone culture
Brett Edeker & Holly Fitchette
​Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
     Students promoting acceptance and equality for those in the LGBTQIA community, as well as provide safe spaces within the school
​​Stephanie Flores-Publicover​ & Paul Ankerich
​Facebook page​
Twitter:  @Riverwood_GSA

​​Habitat for Humanity
     The goal of this club is to educate students about the mission of Habitat for Humanity: "A world where everyone has a decent place to live". Students have the opportunity to serve their community and learn the value of volunteering.

Ahmad Eidizadeh

​Hiking ClubShane Davis​Instagram:  @RICSHikers
Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HOPE)
     HOPE's mission is to increase the graduation rate among Hispanic students through leadership, education, and community service.
​Greg Sanchez, Mary Schmidt, &​ Maria Shuford​Instagram:  @RiverwoodHoPe​

International Thespians Society
     An honor drama society that requires 100 hours of outside the classroom theatre work. Students must participate in at least 4 acts of a play and/or musical, and have a combination of performing and technical theatre work. The club meets about 6 times a year and attends theatre functions 2-3 times a year culminating in a field trip to Columbus GA every year in February for The GA Thespian Conference.
Mary Beth van der Hoek
​Investment Club (Part of FBLA)
​Michelle Finley

​Jazz Combo
     Advanced jazz group led by students. Performs jazz standards and more
​Carlos Rodriguez
Jewish Student Union

​Kids Achieving Remarkable Experiences (KARE)
     KARE is partnering with Hand, Hoof, and Heart to help at a horse stable. Besides their camps, they offer therapeutic lessons year round, Special Olympics, life skills programs, social skills groups, and equestrian clubs. Services involve working with children, teens, and adults with special needs, or working on the property building trails for the riders, keeping the barn clean and organized, as well as improving the accessibility to the property. Have fun while being involved in the community and building new relationships.
Christy Tole​dano
     Meets once a week to practice higher level math. Travel to a few competitive math tournaments
Rod Schopke 
Model UN
     An authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies of the UN. A Model U.N. delegate assumes the role of an ambassador to the United Nations at a Model U.N. event. A Model U.N. delegate does not have to have experience in international relations. Anyone can participate in Model U.N., so long as they have the ambition to learn something new, and to work with people to try and make a difference in the world. Model U.N. students tend to go on to become great leaders in politics, law, business, education, and even medicine.
Josh Williams
​Mountain Biking
     Off campus practices and events. Represent the school in local Mountain Biking Races
Shane Davis​Sope Creek Mt. Bike Team Website
GA HS Cycling League Website
Parent Volunt​eer Christie Hunt
​Music Production
​National Honor Societies:​
     National Art Honor Society
            Visual art students who work together on art service projects, go to art events together, and create art. Students must be in an art pathway, or have worked toward an art pathway. Graduating senior members receive honor cords 
Dana Munson and Lana Ensmann​Web​site
​     National Business Honor Society
​     French National Honor Society
           The French Honor Society, or Société Honoraire de Français, recognizes high-achieving student in French 2 and above. Student members provide service and participate in activities to celebrate and support the use of the French language.
​Michelle Bohlen​
​     Japanese National Honor Society​​
            Promote Japanese language and culture in the community.
​Azuza Callaway
     National Honor Society (NHS)
            Community Service-based club Juniors receive invitations to apply, based on their GPA.
Laura Taylor​
​     National Science Honor Society
Ms. Anumukonda
    ​ National Spanish Honor Society
Donna Vargas
​Best Buddies Club
     Provides peer buddies for students in the Community Based Instruction (CBI) program. The club organizes fun social events with the CBI students such as bowling, aquarium trips, and going out to eat. Meet monthly before school to plan events.

Ginger Collins

Organization for Latin American Students (OLAS)
Maria Shuford
​Page Turners (Book Club)
Cathy Blodgett
​PhotographyMichelle Finley
​Raiders Without BordersIsaac Seals
Recycling & Environmental​
      Leading the way to a zero waste facility, promoting a lower environmental footprint, and raising community awareness
Patti Lawrimore
RoboRaiders (Robotics)
Julian James​Twitter:  @RICSRoboRaiders

RWTutor4You Michelle Finley
​Science Olympiad ​Team
​​Rama Balachandran​Twitter:  @RICSScienceTeam​
​Shades of BlackLucy Harrold ​
     Improve Spanish speaking abilities, learn more about Hispanic cultures, and participate in meaningful community service within the local Hispanic community

Lorraine Lynch
​Speed CupsJackie Carson
State of the Arts

​Stock Market
     Learn about and practice buying and selling stocks to try and make a profit. Compete with fellow students. 

Charles Germano
​String Quartet
     Open to Violin, Viola, and Cello players to play in a small ensemble setting and perform at events throughout the school, such as SPAVA.

Jessica Luhrs
Student Government Association
Joel KadishStudent Government Page Link
​Student Television Network
     National network of high school students that compete and study audio, video, and film.

J.C. Futrell
​Students Demand Action
     A club dedicated to common sense gun control legislation

Elizabeth Drury
​Technology Students of America
     Competition club for Career Tech students​ 

J.C. Futrell
​Tri-M (International Music Honor Society)​​​Tri-M Music H​onor Society
​Ultimate Frisbee
     Non-contact team sport club not affiliated with the Georgia High School Athletic (GHSA) Association. No experience required. The club focus is to develop resilient athletes, close teammates, and model citizens all while having as much fun as humanly possible. Visit the social media accounts (listed, right) and fill out the student interest form to learn more.
Gregory Sanchez
Facebook Page @RICSUltimate
Instagram @RICSUltimate
Twitter @RICSUltimate
2019-20 Student Interest Form
​VegetarianLauren Fogarty​
Yearbook (RIHISCAN)
Paul Ankerich


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