Get Involved: Activities
Rolling Meadows High School is a diverse and inclusive community striving to help all of our students develop into who they want to become. We offer a wide array of clubs and activities that all students are welcome to participate in. Mustangs, if you are passionate about something and do not see it in our offerings, please reach out to Lisa Darocha (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the possibility of bringing it to Meadows.
Academic - Noncompetitive
Girls Who Code Club
Sponsor: Mrs. Knappik
Girls Who Code is an after-school club for all girls who are interested in computer science. No prior experience is necessary. All girls are welcome.
Sponsors: Mr. Dyer
Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC)
Sponsor: LCDR. Morse, CSCS Cotillier
Our program mission is to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment by developing teamwork and leadership. Students attend an elective course each Wednesday night and then may volunteer for any of the NJROTC teams including Academic, Color Guard, Chess, Cyber, Drill, Marksmanship, Orienteering, Physical Training (PT), and SeaPerch (Underwater ROV).
Academic - Competitive
Sponsor: Mr. Mott
Chess team helps students learn the rules and skills necessary to be a chess player. Teams compete in the North Suburban Chess League, the MSL Chess Tournament, as well as in the IHSA State Chess Tournament.
Sponsor: Mr. Nugent
Students interested in careers in entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, hospitality, and management learn communication and leadership skills as they compete individually or as part of a team with students from other schools at the area, State, and National level. In addition, students engage in social events related to fundraising, philanthropy, and business etiquette.
Sponsor: Mr. Waters
Congressional Debate is an exciting activity available to all students who are interested in government, politics, law, current events, public speaking or debate. The team travels throughout the state each month, meeting and debating with hundreds of debaters in model congresses.
F.C.C.L.A. (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
Schoology Group Code: 94H6-5C65-5KMTC
This club is for students who are interested in leadership opportunities and developing skills for life. We participate in regional and state competitions in Springfield in the area of child development, foods, clothing, and interior design.
Schoology Group Code: RCX6-BC2W-2VCFZ
Sponsor: Mr. Jones, Mr. Patterson, and Mr. Lee
Math team gives students who enjoy and excel in mathematics an opportunity to explore math topics that extend beyond the curriculum taught in the classroom. The team competes in the North Suburban Math League and in state competitions.
Robot Rumble is an after-school activity and allows students to learn about manufacturing principles and engineering concepts through the production of combat robots. Students work in teams to design, fabricate, and assemble robots that compete against high school students. This after-school activity begins in October and runs thru February with a large two-day competition against other schools in D214 and other surrounding high schools.
Schoology Class Code for the Varsity Team: VCN4-DDS8-4CD8F
Schoology Class Code for the JV Team: RBRQ-K2SF-WD7CD
Sponsors: Mr. Gabe Popovic and Mr. R. Olson
Scholastic Bowl is an IHSA academic competition at the frosh/soph and varsity levels. The competition involves two teams of five students who attempt to answer questions from various academic areas. The regular season usually begins in December and ends sometime in March to coincide with the state tournament.
Speech and Acting Team
Schoology Group Code: M873-GNN7-9DMC5
Sponsors: Mr. Concialdi, Ms. Wnek, Ms. Luckritz, and Ms. DiPasquale
Speech Team is an IHSA winter activity in which students compete individually against students from several other schools and contribute to an overall team score. Competition events range from acting to public speaking, individually or with a partner, and students may write their own speeches or perform from published writers. Since the fear of public speaking is one of the biggest fears people have, students will gain invaluable experience by participating in worthwhile activities, honing their public speaking, acting, writing, and performance skills in a fun, yet competitive environment.
Sponsor: Ms. Fitzpatrick
We enjoy cheering our football & basketball teams on to victory!! This program teaches girls & boys how to work in a structured program that gives a positive feeling to those who join. Our competitive teams compete during the winter season. The Varsity team has the ability to compete at the IHSA state series.
Color Guard (Fall)
Sponsor: Mr. Buti
Fall Color Guard is an integral part of the Marching Mustangs program. A variety of flag equipment, dance choreography and drill maneuvers are used in the routines. The Color Guard meets by themselves three afternoons a week. The Marching Mustangs perform at home football games, parades, and contests.
Color Guard (Winter)
Sponsor: Mr. Buti
Winter Color Guard is a group that performs at MWCGC competitions. A variety of flag twirling and dance skills are incorporated. The season runs from November through March.
Competitive Dance Team
Sponsor: Ms. Bedoya
Enjoy cheering our football & basketball teams on to victory!! This program teaches girls & boys how to work in a structured program that gives a positive feeling to those who join. There is also one squad that competes at state and national levels.
Sponsor: Mr. Moczydlowski
The Cricket team is organized as a club sport and welcomes any student who is willing to learn this exciting international sport as well as compete against teams from other schools. Spring is the official season for competitive play; however, practices or free -plays may also be held during the fall and winter based on facility availability. In addition to building cricket and athletic skills, we stress sportsmanlike conduct, academic achievement, and a positive attitude.
Sponsor: Mr. Patterson
The RMHS Frisbee Club meets after school one day per week during the Fall and Spring. We split up into teams and play Ultimate Frisbee for one hour. The club is a great way to get exercise and meet people.
Girls Distance Runners
Schoology Group Code: XVW5-M3SV-924S9
Sponsor: Mr. Marks and Mr. Henry
The Rolling Meadows High School Girls Distance Runners are a group of students who train for and compete in the Cross Country season in the Fall and/or the Track and Field season in the Spring. Our Schoology page includes information on nutrition, injury prevention, and strength training, as well as daily workouts and scheduled competitions. Training occurs year-round; student athletes of all fitness levels are welcome to join. If you would like to be a part of this program, contact Coach Marks or Coach Henry.
Snowboarding and Ski Club
Schoology Class Code: WVQF-RMJJ-G2HW3
Sponsor: Mrs. Crook
This club serves as a noncompetitive and economical way for snow enthusiasts to enjoy skiing and/or snowboarding three or four times a year. The hope is that students, sponsors and chaperones foster relationships, overcome challenges, and have fun. All are welcome, regardless of experience!
Sponsor: Mr. Dufkis
Auto club is a place for anyone who loves cars or wants to learn more about cars. You do not need to be enrolled in automotive classes to be a part of the auto club. We meet once a week after school till 5:30pm and we work on projects around the shop, students have time to work on their cars, and sometimes we just hang out talking cars.
BrewHaHa Coffee Cart
Sponsors: Mr. Weinburg
The coffee cart is operated by students from business classes and DECA. The Coffee Cart raises money for charities, career and technical education, and DECA.
Schoology Group Code: Z74WG-9C6V2
Sponsor: Ms Thorson
Educators Rising is a student-run organization devoted to helping teenagers acquire a better understanding of the teaching profession and to give students interested in the field of education opportunities to achieve those dreams.
Sponsor: Mr. Austin
This club gives students a chance to gain practical experience shadowing and assisting Certified Athletic Trainers. The athletic training staff is available at email@example.com.
Sponsor: Mr. Banuelos and Mr. Shacklette
The Anime Club provides students with a positive and safe space to watch and discuss everything Anime related.
Sponsor: Ms. Kahle-Ruiz
The purpose of this club is to foster interest in the study of French, to encourage high scholastic achievement and to provide language experience not possible in a classroom setting.
Sponsor: Mr. Banuelos and Mr. Shacklette
The Gamer's Club is a student-run organization that gives students the opportunity to interact with one another while playing their favorite console video games.
The Italian Club exists to stimulate interest in the study of the Italian Language and Culture and to provide other activities outside the classroom.
Sponsors: Mr. Diaz and Mr. Ibarra Flores
The Latinos Unidos Club fosters school and community engagement with our Latino students. It helps them to learn more about their heritage. In addition, it provides exposure to academic, social/emotional and career activities.
Novel Idea (Book Club)
Sponsor: Ms. Luckritz
Come discuss your favorite books & characters! We also choose a book to read, so everyone can discuss it next time. You may have an opportunity to join our Summer Reading Committee.
United Young Sisters & Brothers
Sponsor: Ms. Anderson
U.Y.S.B. seeks to promote awareness of the Black/African/African American experience at RM and beyond, as well as cultivating pride in the culture.
Class Council: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Sponsors: Ms. Kumler, Mr. Haralambakis, Mr. Drenth, and Mr. Nichols
All groups are a representation of the entire class of students. Class Council members also support Student Council events throughout the school year.
- Freshman Year: Various fundraisers, volunteer work, and attendance at school events.
- Sophomore Year: Hosting Freshman mixer, ballot counting at Prom, various fundraisers, volunteer work, and attendance at school events.
- Junior Year: Plan and organize Prom, various fundraisers, volunteer work, and attendance at school events.
- Senior Year: Plan and organize senior day events, plan senior t-shirt design/printing, various fundraisers, volunteer work, and attendance at school events.
M3 (Mighty Mustang Mentors)
Sponsors: Ms. Tobecksen and Mr. Hennelly
The Mighty Mustang Mentors are a selected group of juniors and seniors who help the freshmen transition to life in high school. They meet with the freshmen during their Freshman Foundations class.
Mustangs Committed to Service
Schoology Group Code: R6XN-4VF5-8T8NV
Sponsors: Ms. Walsh
Rolling Meadows High School has developed an organization to honor those students dedicated to serving the RMHS community. Students who serve 300 or more hours of service over the course of their studies at Rolling Meadows High School will be designated as Mustangs Committed to Service organization honorees during the Senior Medallion Assembly. To participate in the program, interested students must complete an application and perform 15 hours of service.
Mustang Hang Out
Sponsor: Mr. Radcliff
Mustang Hangout is a place where students of all abilities can come together to have fun & become a part of RMHS culture. If you are looking for people to hang out with or are looking for volunteer hours, this could be the perfect club for you!
National Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Snyder
This is an honorary organization for students who demonstrate outstanding qualities in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Please visit our website [by clicking here] to learn more. Membership is by application only and students are admitted in the fall of their junior or senior year. Students must complete 16 hours of service to the school and community each year to maintain their membership.
Schoology Group Code: NFRZ-K9FS-FC4FD
Sponsor: Ms. Wnek
Rotary International’s service club for young people, Interact, completes at least two annual community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advancing international understanding and goodwill. Rotary Interact Club’s mission is to bring young people together so that they can build leadership skills as they promote the idea of "Service Above Self" and collaborate with their school and community to make a difference at the local, national, and international levels.
Stampede (Spirit Group)
Sponsor: Mr. Voyles
Mustang Stampede is the school spirit club for all students who are interested in increasing school spirit. Members will plan dances, theme nights, and other fun events.
Schoology Group Code: 2TJ7H-W4BTJ
Sponsors: Ms. Kumler and Ms. K. Walsh
This is an organization that allows students to have a voice in student government at RMHS. It offers a forum for ideas that promote the general welfare of the student body, and it provides opportunities for students to become leaders in the school and community.
Members also plan homecoming activities, fundraisers, spirit weeks, and other events throughout the school year.
In the T.E.A.M. program, students from RMHS tutor at-risk elementary students at either Willow Bend Elementary School or Westgate Elementary School. RMHS students help the younger students with homework and difficulties at school and build strong bonds that help the little ones through school. Service Learning credit is available for high school students who accumulate 70 hours of involvement in this program.
Creative Writing Club
Schoology Class Code: CVC52-QFDF6
Sponsor: Ms. Lussow
This club provides opportunities for students of all ages to meet virtually every week to enhance, showcase, and expand their Creative Writing skills. Students meet to share their writings from previous assignments, prompts, or personal collections. While the club attends the District Creative Writing Day and enters multiple writing competitions, these are not mandatory. Members may choose to come and share or come and listen. This club provides an open and comfortable environment that allows students to take risks with their writing.
Literary Art Magazine (REBUS)
Sponsors: Ms. Ruckoldt and Ms. Nava
The literary magazine, REBUS, showcases some of the best RMHS student writing and art and is created as part of the Yearbook, an academic English class that meets during the school day and occasionally after school for production nights. Students who would like to work on REBUS are encouraged to join the class, but they may also contact the sponsor about working as a stringer.
Sponsor: Ms. Lussow
The Pacer is an award-winning, nationally recognized newspaper. Staff members write articles, edit stories, take photos and manage a website, as well as organizing, budgeting, and planning all elements of the club. Staff can produce podcasts, broadcasts, or any other multimedia form of news reporting. This is an academic class, and staff members must be enrolled in Journalistic Writing.
Sponsor: Ms. Ruckoldt
Students involved in Yearbook 1-8 design and create a 286-page, professionally published, all-color yearbook. Students will learn graphic design, copywriting, interviewing skills, photography, advertising, public relations, and project management. Students will also work with a professional photography company and publishing company. This is an academic English class that students can take each semester of high school. The class meets during the school day and some evenings for production meetings. Students who would like to work on the yearbook are encouraged to join the class in order to learn all the necessary skills, but they may also contact the sponsor about working as a stringer.
Shannon McNamara Memorial Walk/Run
Sponsor: Mr. Voyles
Proceeds from this event go to the Shannon McNamara Scholarship Fund. Shannon was a former Rolling Meadows High Student who was tragically murdered in her off-campus college apartment.
H. E. R. O. (Helping Educate Regarding Orientation) AKA GSA
Sponsor: Ms. Faye
HERO Club is a GSA club/ organization that provides a safe and supportive environment for students who are interested in discussing student-related issues surrounding sexual orientation and also works on promoting, educating and advocating LGBTQ topics within the RMHS community. Please email Ms. Faye directly if you were interested in joining!