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Extracurricular/Clubs

  • RMS After School Academic Activity (Coordinator: Ms. Powers)
    Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. in room 602 (Warkentien/Science) - Free!
  • AM Open Gym (Advisors: Mr. Atkinson)
  • Classic Film Appreciation Club (Advisor: Mr. Alloway)
  • Library Advisory Board (Advisor: Mrs. Putnam-Pouliot)
  • Lunchtime Book Club (Advisor: Mrs. Putnam-Pouliot)
  • Math Team (Advisor: Coach Wharton)
  • Model United Nations 
  • Quiz Bowl Team (Advisor: Mrs. Lovejoy)
  • RMS Spring Play (Advisor: Ms. Emmerton)
  • Robotics (Advisor: Ms. Warkentien)
  • S.A.G.E - (Advisor: Mrs. Putnam-Pouliot and Ms. Wood)
  • Student Council (Advisor: Mr. Lacrosse, Ms. Panowicz, and Ms. Warkentein)
  • Talent Shows (Advisor: Mr. Lacrosse)
*Sports programs are facilitated by the town recreation departments and local club organizations.
 

Model UN

The Model UN club is designed to prepare students to attend a Model UN conference with hundreds of other students, where they will participate in a simulation of the United Nations. Our students will represent a country and propose solutions to issues of global importance, such as improving access to education and finding non-violent resolutions to conflicts. The club meets after school one day per week where students prepare, are taught and practice skills in research, writing, and speaking.

Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl, a competitive extension of our RMS elective, is geared toward students who enjoy "ready recall" of information relating to current events, science, history, literature and trivia. Quiz Bowl aims to help students enjoy individual and team competition, to respect each other's performance, to use their brains with humility, learn to love learning for its own sake and develop their own inquiry skills.

Quiz Bowl is open to all students who have taken, or, are currently enrolled in the Quiz Bowl elective. Students will commit to competing with their dedicated team(s) at various tournament events scheduled throughout the school year. Beginning the 2nd week of September, we meet 3 times weekly: 1 day after school and 2 lunch drills/practice. TBD. Attendance is mandatory. Throughout the school year, students prepare and compete in tournaments against other schools- both in-state and out-of-state. In addition, RMS student teams will host, participate, and compete in the RMS Open Invitational Tournament.
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Student Council

The Student Council organizes school dances, spirit days, talent shows, and community service activities. Student Council also plays a role in orientation for incoming 5th graders from Hanover and 6th graders from Norwich. Participation in Student Council helps students develop leadership skills and helps add a "student voice" to the work that we do.

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AM Open Gym

Start each morning at 7:30am with some physical activity- options include basketball and/or soccer. Students are also welcome to sit on the bleachers to socialize, relax, or do some last minute studying. Open gym ends promptly at 7:55am.

Robotics

RMS Robotics is an after-school enrichment experience that follows the First Lego League (FLL) program. FLL captures the natural curiosity and creativity of our students while combining this curiosity with real-world issues, research, and teamwork activities. The goal is to put RMS students in a position of identifying and creating innovative solutions to big problems. Each year, approximately 50 RMS students participate in the 12-week challenge season. All teams compete at a qualifying event held at Dartmouth College in November. Some RMS teams advance to the NH State Championship each December.

Math Team

Each week a group of students meet and have fun with Math. They do an hour of competition math and half hour of math games. On occasion, our RMS team competes against other schools- either online or in person. The group is a mix of serious competitors and students who are there to socialize and have fun with math.

Spring Play

Each year the RMS stage becomes Broadway in May for two evenings for the annual Spring play. The play involves approximately 30 students who have important roles both on and off stage. Rehearsals take place three days a week. The play is produced and directed by our theatre arts teacher, and design and technical support is provided by other members of the elective team.

Kendal Connection

Kendal Connection is a committee working to develop close connections between Kendal residents and RMS students. Residents and students correspond with each other through journals. They also compose poems on similar topics and join together to recite their poetry. Students have enjoyed assisting the residents with technology– teaching them about their iPhone and iPad features. The residents are also often entertained musically by RMS students.

Kendal residents visit RMS too... whether it be to help out in the library, attend a poetry recital, elective class, musical performance or art exhibit with student docents providing refreshments. Students love interacting with the residents of Kendal and they in turn enjoy the students.

Lunchtime Book Club

Books, Books, Books... Book Club is an informal group of both staff and students who meet during lunch on Wednesdays in the LMC. Together they discuss books that they are reading and also make book recommendations to others.

S.A.G.E.

Sexuality And Gender Equality is the RMS group for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and more) students and allies. All students are welcome to join our group. We meet via Zoom on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. Email the advisors, Cris and Chris if you are interested in joining.

Mission Statement created by S.A.G.E. students:

RMS strives to be an inclusive, respectful, supportive, and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ community members. We maintain that schools are safe only when everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity or gender expression, has no fear of harassment or violence. Hateful behavior toward any group is not tolerated at RMS.