Activities & Clubs

Active Minds at River Hill

Meets in Room 132.

Jonathan Solomon School Psychologist

Alpha Achievers

Kerry Martin Teacher

Angel's Network

Meets in Room 131.

Leirdre Galloway Teacher


Wednesdays after school and during Hawk-Time in Room 131/244.

Leirdre Galloway Teacher
Angela D. Johnson Teacher

Best Buddies

Meets on the third Tuesday of the month in room 119.

Alison Kaplan Speech Pathologist
Margaret Schultz Teacher

Bollywood Club

Meets once a week on Fridays after school in Room 144.

Karen Allshouse Teacher


Meets every other week on Fridays after school (January-April) in Room 248 or the Media Center.

Kelly Wester Teacher

Chess Club

Meet every Thursday after school in room 236. When Mr. Bond is not here, we will meet Wednesdays at hawk-time with his substitute teacher.
Chess club is a great place to learn about and play a classic board game with your fellow River Hill classmates.

Jay Bond Teacher

Coloring for Smiles

Meetings: Tuesdays, 2:15-2:45 in 215 (art room)
Purpose: This club’s mission is to cheer up kids who are in the hospital, in a homeless shelter, etc. The way we plan to do this is through coloring. We will go to visit children and color with them, send them cards and pictures, and create coloring bags for them with coloring books and crayons. This would be a service club, and students could use it as a means to give back to the community.

Caroline Appel Teacher

Comedy Improv Act

Pamela Land Instructional Team Leader


This club meets once a week on Tuesdays, after school in room 215.

Caroline Appel Teacher
Jennifer Smith Teacher

Cultural Awareness Club

Meets every week on Thursday after school in Room 216A (photo classroom).

Caroline Appel Teacher

Ecology Club

Meets on Tuesdays after school in Room 250.

Regina Hobbs Teacher

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Teresa Waters Instructional Team Leader

Gender Spectrum Allegiance

Meets every other week on Wednesdays during Hawk-Time and after school in Room 239.

Richard McCready Teacher

Honor Council

Callie Casper Teacher Development Liason, Teacher
Karen Allshouse Teacher

Ice Hawks Ice Hockey

Wayne Tromble Teacher

It's Academic

Meets on Tuesdays after school in Room 144.

Karen Allshouse Teacher
James Fisher Teacher


Meets on Tuesdays after school in Room 149.

Zina Gurvich Teacher


JOLT, or Jewish Organization for Local Teens, meets on Wednesdays after school in room 120.

JOLT encourages the learning of the Jewish culture. Not only is it a club for Jewish teens to hang out together, it is a place for anyone to come have fun and learn about culture.

Leslie Topus Teacher

Man in the Mirror

Meets on Wednesdays after school and during Hawk-time in Room 244.

Angela D. Johnson Teacher

Math Team

Meets on Wednesdays after school in Room 256.

Rhonda De La Mar Teacher

Mock Trial

Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in Room 244 or the Media Center.

Lisa Kump Teacher

Model UN

Lisa Kump Teacher

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Meets every other Wednesday during Hawk Time in student services.

Margaret Schultz Teacher


Practices Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:30-5pm in the Dance Studio

Diana Irby Teacher
Christie Ficke Advisor

Programming Club

Meets every other week on Tuesdays after school in Room 143.

Victoria Mariano Teacher

Robotics FRC

Robotics meets Wednesdays after school in room 155.

Gregory Clark Teacher

Robotics Team 4067

Gregory Clark Teacher

Rocketry Club

Meets every other Thursday after school in Room 155.

Gregory Clark Teacher

Rubick's Cube Club

Meets on Fridays after school in Room 140.

Maureen Miller Spanish Teacher


Safe Animal Sanctuary Society (SASS) meets every other Friday after school in room 134.

Safe Animal Sanctuary Society is a club based on raising animal awareness and helping them, especially mistreated animals. We would be helping by working with various local and some widespread organizations to host events at veterinary hospitals and pet stores, and occasionally volunteer at shelters.

Richard Gray Teacher

Science Olympiad (STEM)

In search of Parent Volunteer

SGA Executive Board

Meets the 4th Monday during Hawktime in the SGA Room (Room 226B).

The River Hill SGA Executive Board serves to manage the club directory and the Class SGA sites. In addition, the Executive Board runs many annual events including Hawkfest, Homecoming, and the River Hill Yard Sale. The Executive Board is a multiple-time National Association of Student Councils (NASC) Gold Council of Excellence as well as a four-time recipient of the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) Felix Simon Award.

John Difato Instructional Team Leader
Cristin Lauer Teacher

Shakespeare Club

Meets on Wednesdays during HawkTime in Room 219.

Wayne Tromble Teacher

Songs for Seniors

Meets on Mondays after school in the Band Room.

Michael Blackman Teacher

Songs of Love

Richard McCready Teacher

Speech and Debate Team

Debate is a formal discussion on a topic, consisting of a resolution or notion that two people or groups can argue. The discussion is comprised of evidence and analytical arguments with the objective or purpose of winning the argument in front of a judge.

Speech and Debate Team meets Tuesdays after-school 2:15pm - 4:00pm in room 244. 

Sponsor: Jennifer McQueeney (

President: Maanasa Gurram ( & Priya Kanneboyina ( 

Member of the Executive Board: Raj Ashar - Chief Research and Development Officer

Karina Carr Principal's Secretary

Ukulele Club

Meeting information: Thursdays after school in the band room.
Time: 2:15pm-3:00pm
Purpose:To help people learn how to play the ukulele, while getting ready to play in the guitar concert. The schools has an abundance of ukuleles in storage, and it will be a good way use them, and spread the joy of playing the ukulele. Open to all people willing to join the fun community of ukulele players.

Richard McCready Teacher


Meets on Fridays after school in Room 120.

Leslie Topus Teacher