SKHS Clubs and Sports 2016-2017
For more information on specific clubs or sports just click on the advisor's name to send an email.
AcademicDecathlon is the premier scholastic competition for high schoolstudents.* The Academic Decathlon competition is comprised of tenevents. Students will compete in the areas of Speech, Interview andEssay wiritng. There are also seven multiple-choice exams-one in each ofthe following subject areas: Art, Economics, Language and Literature,Mathematics, Music, Social Science & Super Quiz, a fun, highintensity jeoparty-type game in front of a live audience!
*There is a new theme each year - for 2014-2015 the theme is New Alternative in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation.
Anchor - SKHS Yearbook
TheYearbook is designed to expose students to the skills of photography,journalism, and page layout, as well as to meet the demands of aproduction schedule and publication deadlines. Prerequisite: Anystudent in good standing.
Anime Club meets on Mondays in the library/portfolio room and discusses/views all aspects of appropriate anime media.
ArtClub is an after school activity for any student who enjoys making art. Unleash your creativity in the 'open studio' experience. This club isfor students of all artistic abilities, no art experience necessary. Meets on Wednesdays in art room 227.
Ifyou would like to learn how to sew, knit, crochet or make crafts, wehave the club for you. Craft Club meets every Wednesday in room 226after school. You could make unique items for yourself or gifts foryour friends and family.
TheSouth Kingstown High School Drama Club is an after school activity thatmeets throughout the school year. Students that are interested inbeing part of our staged theatrical productions are invited to be partof the club. The Drama Club may also go on field trips to see severaltheatrical productions or take groups to perform in drama festivals.
TheFrench Club offers students the opportunity to celebrate Francophoneculture through music, film, food, holiday traditions and generalmerrymaking that goes beyond the classroom experience. All lovers ofthings French are welcome.
Societe Honoraire de Francais
Thisis the national French honor society chartered under the auspices ofthe American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Students areinvited to become members based on their academic qualifications inFrench, teacher recommendation and evidence of interest in French beyondthe classroom.
Freshman Mentor Program
TheSKHS Freshman Mentor Program is one aspect of the ninth gradetransition program which provides freshmen with upperclassmen mentors,who act as "trusted guides". Approximately 50 mentors provide anongoing orientation process that enable freshmen to become familiar withthe policies, procedures, programs, and traditions at SKHS. Mentorsmeet with all the ninth graders once a week during Advisory. To become amentor, current sophomores or juniors must complete an applicationprocess in the spring. Junior mentors must reapply to become mentors asseniors. FMP activities also include Freshman Orientation Night, Backto School Night, and conducting tours for transfer students. Mentorsalso attend the Summer FMP Workshop. Community service could counttowards completion of SLE 6.
Friends of Rachel
Friendsof Rachel is based on the Colombine disaster. Rachel Joy Scott was thefirst person to be killed in the Colombine shootings and was a verykind and caring person. Friends of Rachel is a group of students whosupport anti-bullying and kindness throughout the school. The studentswork towards providing caring feelings to everyone not just certainpeople.
TheGreeen Team is a student group in charge of designing, maintaining, andpromoting the SKHS Courtyard. The Green Team meets after school and ismade up of teachers and students who care about the environment, lovethe outdoors, landscaping, gardening, have fun creative ideas......anddon't mind getting a little dirty!
Inksplot (Book Group)
Inksplotis for anyone who enjoys reading. In a comfortable and no-pressuresetting, students meet to share ideas on various books. Tuesdays: ASARm 301.
TheInvisible Children is a group of students that works to help raiseawareness for the plight of children in Africa who are forced intobecoming soldiers. Some of these kids are as young as 11 and 12 yearsold. Please join us in our efforts to help these children.
TheItalian Club will meet to discuss various cultural topics throughoutthe year. We explore various aspects of Italian life, for example:Italian film, cuisine, music and art. We will celebrate various Italianholidays including La Festa della Donna, San Giuseppe, eil sei gennaio. All are welcome!
Societa Onoraria Italica
Thisis the national Italian honor society chartered under the auspices ofthe American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI). Students areinvited to become members based on their academic qualifications inItalian and teacher recommendation.
MathTeam is a group of students who enjoy challenging math problems andlike competition with other schools. We meet Wednesday from 2:15-3:15pmin room 207 for practice. We have 4 regular meets, state playoffs andNew England playoffs. We generally do well finishing in top 5 out of28/29 teams each year. Info board/display case in Math Wing.
National Honor Society
NHSis a national group of students who maintain a GPA of 4.0 and complete33 hours of community service during the year. We invite members eachyear in the fall who have a GPA the previous year that meets thecriteria (this is why Freshmen are not invited until their Sophomoreyear). We have about 120-140 members each year. Students meet otherswith similar goals and have a chance for leadership positions. We havemore info in the Math Wing. Check out our web page for moreinformation: http://hs.skschools.net/NationalHonorSociety
TheSouth Kingstown High School Potography Club is an after school activitythat meets Wednesday afternoons in Room 231. (starting in October) ThePhotography Club is for students who want to learn how to get the mostout of their digital SLR camera. Students will investigage andexperiment with advanced photography techniques and utilize Photoshopsoftware to enhance and manipulate images. Students must have their owndigital SLR camera.
ProjectVenue is a group trying to create opportunities for South Kingstownyouth to perform and create music and art in events put on by peers. Project Venue's mission has changed a bit in the past few years. Whileour previous stated goal was to establish a permanent venue for theSKHS community, we now focus more on putting on music and art shows inother spots in the community. That said, we are always looking for apermanent space. Meetings are held most Mondays.
Rebellion - SKHS Newspaper
Formerly a course offered at the high school, The Rebellionclub will produce an online newspaper and expose students to a varietyof journalistic writing styles, paper and online publications as well asbasic web publishing skills. Appointed editors and journalists areresponsible for all aspects of the production and publication of theSKHS newspaper. This includes identifying, planning, researching,writing and editing news stories and editorial columns, reviewingstudent essays and letters from readers, taking photographs and videosas well as conducting an array of other online media practices. The Rebellion club plans to meet after school on Mondays and Thursdays in room 328 and 214.
TheRobotics Club is a place where students can share ideas and gainexperience in building and programming robots. The club has had teamscompete in Botball, Underwater ROV competitions and First Tech.Challenge. We have finished third, second, and first place in theregional Botball competition and had a team finish in the top ten out offifty teams in the nationals. The ROV teams finished in the top fiveteams during the years we competed and 2nd place last year. We havecompeted 2 years in the First Tech. Challenge with a second place teamthe first year. We are always looking for new challenges and members. The club meets after school THURSDAYS in the auto and wood shops.
Ifyou have sailing experience, we would love for you to come and use iton the water this fall with the SK Sailing Club. We have access toserveral Tech Dinghies and will be using them to sail courses on Fridayafternoons. We are lucky to have the use of the URI Sailing Center onSalt Pond Road. There is a nominal membership fee in order to use theURI sailboats. So come, join in, and have some fun!
SMILE (Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enchancement)
SMILEis for students interested in investigating science and math as well ascollege and career preparation. Students meet weekly to explore funand challenging hands-on activities that integrate both science andmath. In the spring the SMILE Club works with college faculty and URIstudents for the high school challenge weekend where they participate ina problem based science and math activites on campus. There are alsoan assortment of field trips throughout the year. SMILE students mustmaintain a grade of C or better in all subjects. Preparing students tomeet the challenges of college is a primary goal of the SMILE Program. SMILE receives support from URI, NOAA, and the many privatecorporations. Please join us on Tuesday afternoons. Snacks areprovided.
South Kingstown Crisis Simulation Day
Studentswho take part in the Honors International Relations Program will beleading a day of world saving every April. The day involves worldcrisis simulation and problem solving that all students who enjoydebate, diplomacy and creative thinking are encouraged to take part in. Students will represent countries and world leaders then convene toavert wars, natural disaster response and a variety of other current andhistorical problems.
SK Gay Straight Alliance
Thisgroup is both an advocacy and support group for gay youth. Allstudents are welcome to join with the goal of promoting safety,tolerance and equal rights within the school and community.
SK Literary Journal
Abstractions,our group's annual publication, features the art and literaryexpressions of the students at SKHS. Membership is open to anyone whowould like to share their writing and art, work on layout and design, orsimply join in the creative process. Members meet every Monday in room319. Submissions from all students are welcome.
SKPades is a significant fundraiser for the junior class. The show givesinsight to life in SKHS according to the juniors. Teachers,administrators and students are portrayed in a tasteful manner. SKPadesis a tradition that has been part of the South Kingstown Community forover fifty years. SKPades is pivotal in bonding the class together. Itcreates the opportunity for students to work with classmates that theymay not have known previously. It showcases students' talents bothknown and hidden to the SKHS family.
STAND (Students Taking a Stand Against Negative Decisions)
Thisgroup promotes prevention of destructive decisions including violence,substance abuse, discrimination, etc. both within the school andcommunity. This is a nationally developed program that was previouslyknown as "Students Against Drunk Driving" but has since changed itsname.
StudentCouncil implements collaboration of all grade levels to work on issuesimportant to the school and the community. In doing so, the council isinvolved with many fundraising activities and tasks that better theSouth Kingstown Community. Examples would be: Homecoming Dance, SpiritWeek and the Angel Tree, that porvides needy families in SK withholiday gifts. Student Council is also involved in activities thatbetter the schools appearance. It is the goal of Student Council toaward scholarships to deserving students.
Students for Social and Environmental Justice/World Health Club
Studentsfor Social & Environmental Justice is a student run organizationthat addresses the current social and environmental issues of our localand state community as well as global issues. Letter writing campaigns,fund raising for orphanages, cooking for local shelters, Earth Dayworkshops and litter-a-thons are examples of past activities.
Socieded Honoraria Hispancia
Thisis the national Spanish honor society chartered under the auspices ofthe American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Students are invited to become members based on their academicqualifications in Spanish and teacher recommendation.
SpanishClub is offered to all students at South Kingstown High School whowould like to learn how to make authentic handicrafts, listen to musicand play games. Students will have an opportunity to learn howSpanish-speaking countries celebrate important events along with a fewSpanish phrases and native musicians.
Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse (VAASA)
VarasityAtheletes Against Substance Abuse are student athletes who are on avarsity team that wish to spread the concept of the dangers of alcoholand drugs. The students go to trainings each year and do presentationsto the Middle School to encourage positive behaviours and the dangers ofsubstance use to the brain and body and to encourage youth, their peersand younger students to remain substance free.
South Kingstown High School offers the following interscholastic sports:
FALL: Football, Cross Country (Boys and Girls), Field Hockey, Soccer (Boys and Girls),Tennis (Girls), Volleyball (Girls)
WINTER: Basketball (Boys and Girls), Wrestling, Gymnastics, Indoor Track (Boys and Girls), Swimming (Boys and Girls), Hockey (Boys)
SPRING: Baseball, Softball, Track (Boys and Girls), Vollyball (Boys), Tennis (Boys), Golf, Lacrosse (Boys and Girls)
The following intramurals are offered dependent on student interest:
Fall: Badminton, Speed & Agility, Weight Training
Winter: Basketball, Power Training, Plyometrics, Badminton
Spring: Bike Club, Core Training