Clubs and Organizations

All meeting times are during advisory unless otherwise indicated.

Student Council
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday at Lunch, Guidance Counselors' Presentation Room


National Honor Society
Meets: 1st Thursday, Cafeteria
The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character. To be eligible for membership in the RHS Chapter of National Honor Society, a student must have been enrolled in Russellville High School for one full semester as a member of the sophomore, junior, or senior 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.


National Beta Club
Sponsor: Audrey Aikman
Meets: 1st Thursday, Room 243
National Beta Club is a non-profit, leadership-service organization for high school students. Its purpose is to stimulate effort, reward achievement, and encourage and assist its members to continue their education after high school. Membership is by invitation only. To be eligible for membership, a student must have been enrolled in Russellville High School for one full semester as a member of the sophomore, junior, or senior class and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0-3.49 (on a 4.0 scale). Qualifications for membership are worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement, and commendable attitude.


Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
Sponsor: Marilyn Binns
Meets: 3rd Thursday, Cafeteria
The Sociedad Honoriaia Hispanica is a National Honor Society for Spanish students. Requirements for membership are a 3.5 GPA for 3 semesters of Spanish, an overall 3.0 GPA, and evidence of good citizenship. New members are inducted in February. The SHH offers a variety of opportunities and activities to its members.


Société Honoraire de Francais
Sponsor: Marilyn Binns
Meets: 3rd Tuesday, Room 214
The Société Honoraire de Francais is a National Honor Society for French students. Candidates must have maintained an A average in French for 3 semesters, a B average or higher in all other subjects, and evidence of good citizenship. New members are inducted in the spring.


Tri-M Music Honor Society
Sponsor: Brad Coffman
Meets: 2nd Thursday, Ensemble I 
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international honor society for high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. There are more than 5,500 charactered chapters and Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world.


Renaissance Leadership Group
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday, Commons
The Russellville High School Renaissance Foundation is a program developed to promote better citizenship as well as academic excellence among our student body. Our goal is to increase student performance and teacher enthusiasm. The students in Renaissance participate in activities such as welcome back to school event, new student meet and greet, and anonymously choosing our teacher and student of the month. Other programs include Ace awards, Celebration of Excellence, Cyclone Achiever, Distinction Banquet, and Renaissance rallies.


Christian Student Union
Meets: Every Wednesday at Lunch, Guidance Counselor's Presentation Room
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.


Interact
Sponsor: Beth Cooper
Meets: 3rd Thursday and 4th Tuesday, Old Choir Room
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. Made up of members from grades 10-12, Interact gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects. Interact Club performs at least two projects a year, with the one serving the community and the other furthering international understanding. Along the way, Interactors develop their leadership skills and initiative while meeting new friends. Through their service activities, Interactors 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 good will. The club's motto is "Service Above Self"

Science National Honor Society
Meets: Biology Lab, 4th Tuesday
Juniors and Seniors with 3.5 GPA in Honors Science courses, having completed one course before their Jr year and have a 3.0 overall GPA are invited to join the fun. Senior Officers present cool demos or reports at the monthly meetings. Members are involved in Science Fairs at other schools, Physics is Phun competitions and camp out for Boy and Girls Scouts in January and Science Days for Oakland Heights students at the RHS STEM center.

DECA (Marketing)
Sponsor: Kate Harness
Meets: 2nd Thursday, Room 125
DECA is an association of Marketing students. Their mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. In addition to being business oriented, they strive to help the community by volunteering and helping local and state charities such as the Salvation Army Angel Tree, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the MDA. 

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Meets: 1st Tuesday, Room 109
The purpose of the FBLA is to inform students of business opportunities and procedures.


FCCLA (Future Career and Community Leaders of America)
Sponsor: Becky Brown
Meets: 2nd Tuesday, Room 114
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.

Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursday at Lunch, Guidance Counselors' Presentation Room
FCA's mission is to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. FCA's vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
PEACE Club
Meets: 3rd Tuesday, Room 245
PEACE stands for People Encouraging Active Change and Exchange. We welcome students from all walks of life, use open dialogue and service to meet the needs of our school and community, promote cultural awareness, embrace diversity and tolerance, and encourage positive change.

International Thespian Society
Meets: 1st Tuesday, Room 248
The International Thespian Society is for students serious about pursuing theatre studies. The Society focuses on Theatre education and students work in all areas of theatre, plus community outreach and advocacy. Troupe 7260 participates in several annual events that help raise awareness about live theatre. Students are encouraged to participate in the Arkansas State Thespian Festival and the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Outdoor Club
Meets: Tuesdays at Lunch, Guidance Counselor's Presentation Room
The primary purpose of the Outdoor Club is to fight "Nature Deficit Disorder" by sponsoring outdoor events for students and their parents. The club will go camping, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, bicycling, etc.
See website for more information.
Quiz Bowl is an Arkansas Activities Association sanctioned team which competes in the 6A West Region and 6A State classifications.  The RHS 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.


Art Club
Sponsor: Max Hines
Meets: 4th Thursday, Room A201
The Art Club is made up of students interested in visual arts, and who are interested in using their gifts in a variety of creative ways. The club provides support and encouragement to other student groups through the production of signs and banners recognizing their efforts and accomplishments, and also sponsors a student art contest open to all RHS students. They preform public service by helping with face painting at elementary school fun fairs, and making hand-crafted Christmas cards for area nursing home residents.

Political Science Club
Meets: 4th Thursday, Room 246
Young Democrats and Young Republicans participate in and learn about the American political process.


Teen Leadership Coalition
Meets: 2nd Tuesday, Guidance Counselors' Presentation Room
The Russellville High School Teen Leadership Coalition promotes appropriate choices, responsible behavior, and healthy lifestyles in the school and the community setting.  The Teen Leadership Coalition sponsors Respect Week each spring, focusing on issues such as bullying, cell phone safety, drug and alcohol use, environmental responsibility, community involvement, and more.   

Gardening Club
The Gardening Club is an effort to teach students the fundamental concepts of gardening. These concepts promote hands-on learning, environmental responsibility, and self-confidence. Students participate in a variety of projects and garden maintenance throughout the school year. All students who are interested, are welcome to join and get their hands dirty.