Clubs and Organizations

Listed below is a brief description of each club or group. If the club or group has an individual webpage more information may be found there. To see individual club webpages go back to the Clubs and Groups Homepage.

This guide lists all of the current clubs and activities.  If you have an interest and think it would make a good club, speak with the Vice Principal.  A number of R-FH activities began this way.  Remember, these activities are organized for you, the student.  Take full advantage of all they have to offer. Going to the first meeting doesn’t mean you are committed. “First meetings” are always announced on morning announcements in school.  Attend and find the club or activity you will enjoy.

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BAND, MARCHING

MEMBERSHIP:  Brass, woodwind, and percussion instrumentalists, and equipment staff
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Open
MEETINGS:  Two rehearsals a week, Saturday morning rehearsals, and football games
CONTACT:  Mr. Grillo

The Marching Band appears at half-time and pre-game shows at all football games and makes several festival and parade appearances.  Opportunities for solos, leadership positions, and staff positions are available to all members.  Exciting shows lead to trips and fun.  Students can earn varsity letters.

 

CHARACTER EDUCATION CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEETINGS: TBA
CONTACT:  Mrs. Juliano/Mr. Lippart
Character Education Club Website

The Character Education Club centers on the development of character and morals in the school community through student education, involvement and leadership.  Specific goals include promoting ethical decision making in academic, social and emotional contexts, teaching students about the ethical responsibilities that they currently have, and helping students to become leaders with morals and uncompromising values. The core of the Character Education Club is the Character Council, which is made up of elected students dedicated to developing and implementing school programs for character development each marking period.  As members of this select group, these students will also have the responsibility of peer-leadership, and exemplifying moral and character-conscious behavior in academic and social settings. 

 

CHEERLEADING

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Open
MEETINGS:  Daily two-hour practices
Nine football games each season, from September through Thanksgiving Day and Boys and Girls Basketball games December – March                
CONTACT:  Ms. Olivera

Cheerleaders perform at football and basketball games, pep rallies, and local cheerleading competitions.  Tryouts are held in May/June for the following football season.  Cheerleaders then have summer practice sessions and attend cheerleading camp in the summer.  At camp, cheerleaders learn dance/cheer routines as well as stunting that is used during the season.  Practices include material review, conditioning and stunting.

 

CHESS CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9 – 12              
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  35
MEETINGS:  Once a week during competition season
CONTACT:  Mr. Pfister

The Chess Club provides the Rumson Fair Haven students the opportunity to develop reason and apply analytical thinking skills in a situational game.  These skills are refined and utilized in both a social and competitive environment.  The players improve with their peers and against students of neighboring school districts.  The Chess Club places a high value on self-improvement and good sportsmanship on all of its members.

 

CHINESE HONOR SOCIETY

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  15-25
MEETINGS:  Monthly or bi-monthly
CONTACT: Ms. Wang

The National Chinese Honor Society was established in November 1993. Its objective is to acknowledge the high academic achievement of students studying Chinese as a second language. The National Chinese Honor Society not only recognizes high scholastic achievement but also leadership, character, and service. In addition, its aim is to perpetuate the advancement of international friendships and to create enthusiasm for Chinese language learning as well as the understanding of culture. Students who are inducted into the National Chinese Honor Society should exemplify these aforementioned qualities.

 

COLOR GUARD

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9 – 12
NUMBER ON TEAM:  Open
MEETINGS:  2 times a week, Saturday mornings and football games
CONTACT:  Ms. Marino

Color Guard is the visual component of the R-FH Marching Band’s great shows.  All members will be trained in the use of tall flags, swing flags, rifles, and dance.  The Color Guard is a vital part of the Marching Band which performs at all football games, parades and marching competitions.  There is one week of day camp held at R-FH near the end of August. Students can earn varsity letters.

 

COOKING CLUB

Membership: $5 dues
Number of Members: 30
Class Fee structure: Taste and Technique $35.  Informal classes: $5-10 for ingredients.
Meetings:  Cooking club meetings are 2x monthly to plan fundraising and cooking events. 6-8 cooking events per school year.  
Contact: Mrs. Murray/Mrs. Fallon

The RFH cooking club consists of students who are interested in learning or expanding their cooking knowledge.  We have 3 scheduled events at Taste and Technique in Fair Haven, 1 event in a personal home and 2 events at St. George’s by the River Church in Rumson. We will be using St. George’s kitchen for future cooking events not at Taste and Technique.  Students will be learning different aspects of cooking and baking and different cuisines from around the world. Membership is open to all students

 

CREATIVE WRITING

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CONTACT:  Ms. Okeson

Students work with their peers and professional writers in a seminar format in a twice monthly meeting. We write poems and short fiction from prompts with a focus on sharing, revising and critiquing our work to make it stronger. A small chapbook is produced at the close if each year for members. Open to all students.

 

DANCE TROUPE

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students grades 9-12
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Open
MEETINGS:  2-hour practices 3-4 days per week
CONTACT:  Ms. Costa

The Dance Troupe Club is open to all students.  No previous dance experience is required.  Dance Troupe members attend weekly practice sessions and perform at sporting events and shows.  Members may also have the opportunity to try-out for local dance competitions. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Unlimited
MEETINGS:  Monthly
CONTACT:  Mrs. Laviola/Mrs. Pagano

The Environmental Awareness Club is an organization committed to raising student awareness and respect for the environment through outreach, activities, education, and outdoor activities.  Monthly events include beach clean-up in support of Clean Ocean Action, hiking in various New Jersey ecosystems, canoeing, guest speakers, marine science education, and field trips.  Club sponsored fund-raising efforts help support local environmental causes.  The club is also involved with a local, on-going water quality study providing test data to the Monmouth County Planning Board.

 

EURO CHALLENGE

MEMBERSHIP: Selection of team members is open to all 10th grade students but competitive members will be chosen after a formal tryout based upon strong research, presentation, and public speaking skills as well as overall general political and economic knowledge of the European Union and Euro Zone member nations.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 8 – 10 members
MEETINGS: Introductory and informational meeting will be held in early September.  Interviews will subsequently be held with advisor to determine team membership.  Regular weekly meetings begin in October and expand as competition nears.
CONTACT:  Ms. Schmidt

The Euro Challenge is designed to bring real-world politics and economics into the classroom and to allow students to use their economic and political knowledge of the European Union and Euro Zone to recommend fiscal and monetary policy solutions to a central problem.  The program helps students gain a better understanding of the forces driving the European Union’s economy and the impact of those forces on them and individual member nations.  The Euro Challenge pursues the following goals:

  • Increase the awareness and the understanding of the European Union and European Central Bank’s economic role among the member nations, the public, teachers, and students.
  • Develop students’ research, cooperation, presentation, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Promote interest in politics or economics, not only as a subject for undergraduate and postgraduate study, but as the basis for a career; and
  • Foster a closer relationship between schools and the European Commission to the United States.

 

FED CHALLENGE TEAM

MEMBERSHIP:  Selection of team members is open to all students but competitive members will be chosen after a formal tryout based upon strong research, presentation, and public speaking skills as well as strong economic backgrounds.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  12-15
MEETINGS:  Introductory and informational meeting will be held in early September.  Interviews will subsequently be held with advisor to determine team membership.  Regular weekly meetings begin in October and expand as competition nears.
CONTACT:  Ms. Schmidt

The Fed Challenge is designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom and to allow students to use their economic knowledge to recommend monetary policy.  The program helps students gain a better understanding of the forces driving the economy and the impact of those forces on them.  The Fed Challenge pursues the following goals:

  • Increase the awareness and the understanding of the Federal Reserve’s economic role among students, teachers, and the public.
  • Develop students’ research, cooperation, presentation, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Promote interest in economics, not only as a subject for undergraduate and postgraduate study, but as the basis for a career; and
  • Foster a closer relationship between schools and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

 

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

MEMBERSHIP:   Open to all students
MEETINGS:  Ever Thursday during the school year
CONTACT:  Mr. Brown

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is the largest youth organization in the United States.  Established in 1954, FCA was created at a grass roots level to challenge athletes and coaches to use the platform of sports to become positive role models at all educational levels.  The backbone of FCA is on campus “huddles.”  The RFH huddle was started by students in 1994 and has been meeting every Thursday during the school year at 7:00 am.  Huddle time together is spent studying and discussing the New Testament gospels, applying the Word to everyday life as a student and athlete.  All students and faculty are welcome to attend.  FCA is a school recognized club with volunteer advisors.

 

FILM CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 25
MEETINGS: monthly, no set date
CONTACT:  Mrs. Maulshagen

Film Club was started in order to give students who possess a true passion for film the opportunity to view classic and modern works and to provide a venue for screening student-made films. We hold monthly and sometimes bi-monthly meetings in order to establish dates for Movie Nights, which invite the public to view a member-chosen movie in the auditorium. The club’s biggest event is hosting the annual RFH Film Festival each June. Presentations run throughout the day and student-made films are screened and judged in the afternoon. Club members are given priority for spots in the presentations. Other activities of the club include field trips to see movies and local film festivals and hosting speakers who work in the film industry. As the club grows, we are looking to expand into the arena of filmmaking, and hope to acquire equipment in order to give club member the opportunity to experiment with the film medium.

 

FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  20
MEETINGS:  Monthly
CONTACT:  Ms. Berg

The French National Honor Society is a national organization and affiliate of the American Association of Teachers of French.  This society recognizes the scholarship and academic achievement of candidates after the third marking period.  A minimum average of 94 for the three marking periods in the current course of study in the regular sequence or 85 in the honors sequence,  a minimum final  grade of 88 for the previous year’s French course, and a minimal general academic average of B- are required.  Students must also be enrolled in the next sequential French course offered to show continued interest in French studies.  Activities will be both service and culturally oriented.

 

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9-12
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  115
MEETINGS:  Twice a month
CONTACT:  Mr. Kiernan

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an organization open to all students who are interested in or may be considering pursuing a career in business.  The mission is to bring business and education together through leadership and career development programs.  The club offers the opportunity to attend leadership conferences on the state and national level as well as compete in various business areas with other schools in New Jersey as well as nationally.  Through field trips and workshops, students are exposed to world of business.  This club is nationally recognized and has a membership of over 215,000 high school students.

 

GLOBAL WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

MEMBERSHIP: Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  40
MEETINGS: Twice per month
CONTRACT:  Mrs. Marinov/Ms. Strauch

Global Women Empowerment Club is an organization that works to spread awareness to our fellow peers about educational, health, and economic problems encountered by women across the globe. The club looks to gain insight on how to combat these issues with healthcare, education, and self-sufficiency. Activities include guest speakers and special topic films. Some of the different events that have been held in the past are movie night of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity and Girl Rising. Our fundraising has supported the following organizations; sending a female high school student through Change A Life Uganda, Aid for Karaptan (aids victims of the typhoon in the Philippines), Angels in Africa, Mending the Sacred Hoop, the Appalachian Women Fund, Women Thrive Worldwide, and Dining for Dignity to stop human trafficking in New Jersey

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  New club
MEETINGS:  Once to Twice per month
CONTACT: Mrs. Pagano

The Habitat for Humanity Club is an organization that supports efforts to construct homes in the community improving living conditions for local families.  Membership is open to any student who wishes to join a group that cares about people.  The club works closely with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter to support local builds and landscape projects.  Activities include fundraisers, meetings, field trips and volunteering at local sites. Some of the different events include car washes, bakes sales, using tools to help construct habitat homes or provide landscaping to homes in the area.

 

HEALTH CAREER CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  30
MEETINGS:  Twice per month
CONTACT: Mrs. Nill

The Health Careers Club in an organization that provides career information concerning health occupations.  Membership is open to any student interested in health careers or who wishes to join a group that cares about people.  The club explores community resources pertaining to health services.  Activities include guest speakers; special topic films; and assisting the school nurse with special projects. Some of the different events that have been held in the past are:  Head Start Party, Stop Smoking campaign,  daffodils sale on behalf of the American Cancer Society, Aids Baby Shower, and Blood Drive, red and gold heart sale on behalf of the American Heart Association and the Walk-a-Thon for Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  60
MEETINGS:  Once a month, with one activity a month
CONTACT:  Ms. Goodarz/Mrs. Maglione

The International Club exposes students to a variety of activities in order to develop a cultural awareness and foster interdisciplinary connections.  The activities center around the languages, histories, peoples and traditions of several countries and cultures.  The club meets on a bi-monthly basis.

 

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

MEMBERSHIP:  By audition, open to saxophone, brass, percussion, guitar, bass and piano players  Preference for assignments will be given to musicians who are currently enrolled in a music performance class.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  approximately 20
MEETINGS:  weekly from November to June
CONTACT:  Mr. Grillo

Jazz Ensemble is the large jazz band that plays jazz, rock, Latin, swing, and new pieces.  The Jazz Ensemble usually plays on the Holiday, Prism and Victory Park Concerts and goes to competitions each year.

 

KEY CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Minimum of 2.5 G.P.A., no discipline reports
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  50 +
MEETINGS:  Twice a month 7:15 – 7:30 am
CONTACT:  Mr. Pennetti
REQUIRED:  25 hours of documented community service

A club designed to develop one’s initiative and leadership while providing an experience in living and working together.  The Key Club is set up to serve the school and community in cooperation with the principal of the school.  Key Club members also prepare for citizenship in the global community.

 

LIBRARY CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  All Grades
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Unlimited
MEETINGS:  One times a month
CONTACT:  Mrs. Murray – Librarian

The RFH Library Club participates in both social and community activities.  There is an annual PJ Reading Party and Crafts night that the club sponsors with the NAHS for students in grades 1-3 from Sickles and Deane Porter schools. In addition, we do an annual book drive for Bridge of Books. Social events are up to the members of the club. In the past we have had movie nights, Halloween Candy Corn Counting Contests, Teen Tech Week film festival and more.

Library Club members also help with shelving and organizing the books in the library and creating flyers for library events.

 

MATH LEAGUE

MEMBERSHIP:  All students grades 10-12 and some accelerated Freshman
MEETINGS:  Gathered around competitions and contests
CONTACT:  Mrs. Deremiah

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Math League is a member of the New Jersey Math League.  Once a month, the team meets during school to take a “contest.”  The contest consists of 6 interesting problems.  The scores of the 5 highest students are returned to New Jersey Math League to compete with other schools in both the county and state. RFH Math League is also a member of Shore Math League.  In this league 12 students travel to different schools around the shore area to compete.  The competition consists of 3 parts:  Individual questions, Relay questions, and a Group question.  The schools with the top 3 cumulative scores receive honors at the end of the season at a banquet along with the student having the highest cumulative score for their school.

 

MOCK TRIAL

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9-12, with an interest in law
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  20-40
MEETINGS:  October-December, weekly; January-February, daily
CONTACT:  Ms. Schmidt

The Mock Trial club is for those students interested in competing in the NJ State Mock Trial Competition.  Students will learn how to represent a client in a criminal or civil trial.  Students will  perform the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against area high school teams.  The initial competition begins in January at the Monmouth County Court House. 

 

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9-12, with an interest in law
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  20-40
MEETINGS:  All Year, Wednesdays after school
CONTACT:  Mr. Leddin

Model United Nations provides a detailed and long running simulation of a actual session of the United Nations. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a local RFH model UN experience where they and their teammates will represent a specific nation in the United Nations. Through the use of research, compromise, debate, and diplomacy students will seek to promote their nations agenda while trying to solve a simulated international crisis.

 

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

NUMBER OF MEETINGS:  1-2 per month
CONTACT:  Mrs. Lanfrank

National Art Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization that is open to students who have maintained an “A” average in their full year art courses.  Students in the club are dedicated to promoting art in the school and community.  The club has many fundraisers and community service activities in which the members use their artistic talents.  Members are also eligible to attend a museum/gallery field trip.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to qualified Juniors and Seniors
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  To be determined
MEETINGS:  Once a month
CONTACT:  Ms. Toner/Ms. Vaccarelli

Senior and junior students at Rumson-Fair Haven are eligible for membership in the National Honor Society by attaining a GPA of 3.50 or better.  Academically eligible students must then meet the requirements of character, leadership and service.  The candidates submit applications for membership, the faculty submits recommendations on a numerical scale, and a standing committee evaluates qualified students in 3 areas:  leadership, service and character.  Members of the society perform service-oriented functions as requested.

 

ORCHESTRA

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students grades 9-12
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Open to all students
MEETINGS:  Five days – class for credit
CONTACT:  Mr. Grillo

Orchestra is an ensemble open to strings, woodwinds and brass players.  Members play in many concerts as well as school functions and community events.  Opportunities exist for leadership and solo work for all members.  Some members may audition for AllShore, Region or state level ensembles.


OUTDOOR CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Unlimited
CONTACT:  Mr. Pagano

The Outdoor Club is an organization committed to raising student awareness and respect for the outdoors through outreach, activities and education.  Monthly events include any activity that would promote a safe, healthy outdoor experience.  Activities vary and are chosen by the members of the club.  Club sponsored fundraising efforts help support the organization and fund our various activities.

 

PADDLE TENNIS

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CONTACT:  Mrs. Short/Mrs. DeBree

 

PAWS & CLAWS

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9 – 12
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: Open
MEETINGS: Once a month and scheduled events
CONTACT:  Mrs. Thieme

Paws and Claws provides Rumson-Fair Haven students with the opportunity to raise awareness about issues pertaining to domestic animals and their care and to raise money and volunteer for local animal rescue organizations. Our goals are to educate the community about responsible pet ownership, the homeless pet population and animal friendly companies. At the beginning of each year, club members will decide the direction of the club’s goals and focus and direct the club in the way in which they choose in order to promote student ownership of the club and its activities

 

PEER LEADERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP:  10th, 11th and 12th Grades
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  30
MEETINGS:  One to three times a month for training and presentations
CONTACT:  Dr. Fico, Student Assistance Counselor

Peer Leaders are responsible for meeting with RFH freshmen and local middle school students throughout the school year.  The peer leaders teach the younger students using lesson plans from the Life Skills curriculum.  These meetings focus on the prevention of drug and alcohol use and abuse and offer effective coping skills for living a healthy life style.  Peer leaders are also trained in the art of mediation.  As a result, they train RFH students, as well as students from our neighboring middle schools, how to peacefully resolve conflicts.  As needed, peer leaders mediate disputes between RFH students throughout the school year.  Tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade students are encouraged to apply during the month of September.  30 students are selected for membership by a panel of staff members.

 

RFH SPECTRUM (formerly G.S.A.)

MEMBERSHIP:   Open to all students, grade 9-12
NUMBER ON TEAM:   Open
MEETINGS:   TBA
COACH:  Ms. Okeson

Students develop awareness, education, and social programs for the school community about current events and issues related to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender students. We provide a safe space for discussion, advocacy, and social interaction. Open to all students regardless of gender or sexuality

 

SCIENCE LEAGUE

MEMBERSHIP:  The competition teams are limited to four members, but anyone is welcome to participate in each match.  Those not considered as the competitive team complete as the “JV” team.  Students that score higher will be placed on the competitive team.
SEASON:  Science League meets after school for four competitions per year in January, February, March and April, and for State Science Day in May
CONTACT:  Mr. Brown

There are six teams, Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Physics I, and Physics II.  Competitors must be enrolled in the course in which they are competing.  Competition gives practice in test-taking skills necessary for SAT II tests.  Competitors who participate in three matches receive a state ranking in their test area and a certificate of participation.  Science League competitors are eligible to represent the school at Merck State Science Day held in May of each year.  At the State Science Day competition, individuals and schools may receive trophies and medals for achievement in addition to certificates of participation.

 

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to students in 10th thru 12th grade with minimum 3.67 GPA and 90 (unweighted) or above in all science courses
CONTACT:  Ms. Foster

The Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Chapter will strive to adhere and enhance the defined objectives of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS):

  • Encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought

  • Advance the student’s knowledge of classical and modern science

  • Communicate with the scientific community

  • Aid the civic community with its comprehension of science

  • Encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all of mankind.

 

SCIENTIFIC FRONTIER CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all grades and students
NUMBER ON TEAM:  2
MEETINGS:  Wednesday mornings
CONTACT:  Mr. Emmich and Mr. Pennetti

The goal of this club is to expand interest in science and engineering by focusing on what is apparent in the universe and what could potentially be uncovered.  The main focus of the club will be to discuss the merits/problems of various scientific topics including the moral, ethical, and scientific issues inherently involved.  By using an open forum, it encourages all students to open their minds and think about what may seem impossible.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students
NUMBER ON TEAM:  10
MEETINGS:  Every other Wednesday or Friday, 7:20 am in Room 208
CONTACT:  Ms. Burke

The RFH Social Justice Club has two main goals:  1)  To create more just school, local, and world-wide communities through informed students who are active citizens for equality and 2) to promote the goals of a just society by raising awareness of and support for various causes related to the ideals of social justice.  To do so, students participate in twice-monthly meetings to raise awareness about an issue of social justice in the local or worldwide community, planning and carrying out fundraisers for socially just non-profits or raising awareness among the RFH student body.

 

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  15-25
MEETINGS:  Monthly or bi-monthly
CONTACT: Mrs. Gauss

The Spanish National Honor Society is a national organization and affiliate of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  This society recognizes outstanding students of the language who are interested in pursuing the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.  Students are selected at the end of the third marking period.  For courses in the regular sequence a minimum average of 94 for the 3 marking periods in the current course of study and a minimum final grade of 88 for the previous year’s Spanish course are required.  For courses in the honors sequence, a minimum of 85 for the 3 marking periods in the current course of study.  Students must also be enrolled in the next sequential Spanish course offered.  Activities will be both service and culturally oriented.  The R-FH chapter is named for the Mexican author Laura Esquivel.

 

SQUASH CLUB

MEMBERSHIP: Open to all students 9-12th grade with up-to-date athletic health forms
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: approx. 25
MEETINGS: twice weekly practices Nov-March
CONTACT: Max Manelski
 
Squash is a fast-­paced, high intensity indoor racquet sport. The RFH Squash Club is open to any RFH student interested in learning about the sport of squash, developing skills to compete in matches, or just getting a great winter workout. Two practice sessions per week held at the Valkyrie Squash Club in Sea Bright. Typically, one practice will include some instruction time and the other will be supervised casual match play. All levels of ability welcome.

 

STORYTELLING CLUB

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CONTACT:  Ms. Burke

The Storytelling Club participates in visiting our sending districts as well as the Red Bank School District to read to students in the elementary grade levels.  Additionally, they are involved in Read Across America and other functions through our Media Center.

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students 9-12 by English class nomination
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  50
MEETINGS:  Once a month
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS:  Once a week
CONTACT:  Mrs. Maglione

The S.G.A. is the Student Government Association led by elected officers; a president, two vice presidents, two secretaries, a treasurer, and two chosen chairpersons. One representative is elected by each homeroom.  The SGA organizes the Homecoming Dance, festivities for the Head Start children, and Battle of the Bone.  The SGA offers a student activity ticket which serves as a pass to SGA sponsored  dances, admission into sporting events and plays, and a subscription for the Tower Yearbook.  Representatives attend meetings to learn about current SGA proceedings and plan future activities.  The representatives relay information about current SGA functions to their English class.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students grades 9-12
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Open to all students
MEETINGS:  Five days – class for credit
CONTACT:  Mr. Grillo

Symphonic Band is an ensemble open to woodwinds, brass and percussion players.  Members play in many concerts as well as school functions and community events.  Opportunities exist for leadership and solo work for all members.  Some members may audition for AllShore, Region or state level ensembles.

 

TECH CREW

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9 – 12
MEETINGS:  Usually Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday except when close to deadline
CONTACT:  Mr. Leddin

Tech crew plans, designs, and builds the sets for both the stage for the play in the fall, and the musical in the spring.  Other related activities include lighting design and sound amplification for both productions.  Upon completion of the productions, Tech Crew disassembles the sets, stores all materials, and organizes cabinets and stage area for future use. Tech Crew begins in September and ends in April.     

 

TOWER PLAYERS

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students, grades 9 – 12
NUMBER OF MEETINGS:  Depends on the play
MEETINGS:  Rehearsals for 9 weeks for Fall Show, 14 weeks for musical
CONTACT:  Mrs. Sweeney

The Tower Play and Musical is produced each year by the Tower Players.  In the past they have presented a comedy, a mystery, and a drama besides the spring musical.  Auditions are open to the entire student body, grades 9-12.  Students are also needed for props, costumes, make-up, publicity, and set construction.  Rehearsals are from September through November for the Fall Production. The Musical rehearsals are from December to March. Tower Players may earn credits for the Thespian Society.

 

TOWER SINGERS

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to all students 9-12
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Open to all students
MEETINGS:  Five days – class for credit
CONTACT:  Mr. Grillo

The Tower Singers is a chorus made up of students grades 9 – 12.  Members sing in many concerts as well as school functions and festivals.  Opportunities exist for leadership and solo work for all members.  Some Tower Singers members participated in Region II chorus and All-state chorus.

 

TOWER YEARBOOK

MEMBERSHIP:  Open to juniors and seniors
NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  20
MEETINGS:  Twice weekly, September-April
CONTACT:  Mrs. Fitzgerald

The Tower, Rumson-Fair Haven’s yearbook, is a result of the hard work and dedication of a junior and senior staff.  Using professional and students photographs, the staff creates a pictorial account of the current school year.  Students are responsible for layout, copy, and ads as well as photos.  Although the editorial staff is selective, interested juniors and seniors may volunteer to work on one or more of the yearbook’s four divisions:  art, literary and layout; business; sports; and photography.