RJHS Clubs and Organizations
FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America
Sponsors: Courtney Jones and Pam Gmaz
The purpose of FBLA is to provide, as an integral part of the instruction program, opportunities for students to develop vocational and career competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibilities. FBLA's goals are oriented to develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
FCCLA: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
Sponsor: Mary Metz-Blaylock
The purpose of FCCLA is to provide students with opportunities to develop leadership abilities while focusing on the aspects, skills, and theory within the curriculum. Membership is open to all students in secondary schools who are taking or have taken courses in the Home Economics department.
CSU: Christian Student Union
Sponsor: Jeff Crumpton
Meets every Wednesday at lunch in the CSU room connected to the cafeteria.
The purpose of CSU is to promote christian values among high school students and all whom they influence through fellowship, outreach, and example. CSU is a student-led club open to all students that support the purpose.
National Junior Honor Society
Sponsors: Kim Moore, Laura Vaughn, Ron Rogers
The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create an enthusiasm for scholarships, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character. To be eligible for membership in the RJHS Chapter of National Honor Society, a student must have been enrolled in Russellville Junior High School for one full semester as a member of the freshman class and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Once inducted, students must maintain all standards of the chapter to remain members of the National Honor Society.
Sponsor: Cendi Vazquez
The purpose of the Spanish club is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture.
Sponsors: Rebecca Shafer, Dana Sumter, Haley Jackson
The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.
Sponsor: Pam Gmaz
This course covers a general overview of journalism with the focus on creating and producing the RJHS yearbook within a deadline. Students will develop writing, editing, interview skills, photography, layout and design, and computer publishing skills in a hands-on environment. This class is open to ninth-grade students by application, interview, and teacher recommendation. Students receive an academic credit in this class.
Sponsors: Summer Hutchinson and Sylvia Woods
Quiz Bowl is an Arkansas Activities Association sanctioned team which competes in the 6A West Region and 6A State classifications. The RJHS team competes in games with other schools, at invitational tournaments, and in the 6A Region and State tournaments. 6A Region and State championships are awarded in quiz bowl play. Players use their knowledge, skills, tactics, and strategies to score points in four-quarter games. Quiz bowl topics of which players must be knowledgeable and skilled include math, science, history, literature, language arts, art, music, popular culture, mythology, sports and current events, among many others. Some quiz bowl players use knowledge from many areas to compete, while other players may be “specialists” in one or two topics.