Rome High School offers several clubs and groups for students to participate in throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to sign up for clubs and get involved in different organizations. Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop your character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Below you will find a list of the clubs Rome High School offers. To learn more about specific clubs, click on the link to learn more about the club or organization.
CLUB AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES BY-LAWS AND EXPECTATIONS
Faculty sponsors of clubs and other student organizations are responsible for planning activities and maintaining membership rosters. Club sponsors must create a club handbook with by-laws and provide one to each club member. At the beginning of each school year, a copy of the club handbook and club roster must also be submitted to Mr. Fricks. Sponsors must follow appropriate guidelines for scheduling field trips, supervising students, and fundraising activities outlined in BOE policies and in this Faculty Handbook. Students may not be penalized for tardiness to extracurricular events, athletics, and/or practices if the student is receiving academic assistance. The coach or sponsor may require that students provide a note from the teacher stating the date and times that they attended tutoring.
Only clubs and organizations listed in the Student Handbook are recognized as school-sponsored and allowed to meet on the campus of Rome High School. To form a club or organization that does not already exist, a request (3-5 pages) must be submitted in writing to Mr. Fricks and reviewed by Dr. Holland. Any and all new club and organization requests must be submitted before the end of the prior school year. No new clubs will be added during the current school year. Clubs and organizations must have a certified staff member acting as an advisor. Clubs and organizations that become dormant and without members or advisors will be dissolved and removed from the Student Handbook. If dissolved, the request process must be followed to reinstate the club or organization. All club and organization activities are under the supervision and control of the school administration. Projects, field trips, and other functions must be approved by the administration. Overnight field trips and fundraisers must have Board of Education approval. Parents may prevent their student from participating in designated clubs and/or activities by completing the Parental Opt-Out form in the Code of Student Conduct. Sponsors should verify that no student on their club/activity roster has a Parental Opt-Out form on file (see Ebony Brown).