Activities

 

Organization Advisor Membership Activities/Goals Meetings  Cost

Academic Team

Mr. Reeve Anyone     The team has scheduled practices several times a week  (October -March) in order to prepare for the Academic Team League matches and tournaments. To Be Announced None

American Sign Language Club

TBA No Prior Knowledge of sign language is required. For students who already have a basic knowledge of the language, an opportunity for advancing their skills is available.     Students will have the opportunity to learn and use American Sign Language, learn about deaf culture, and attend event for the deaf community in greater Cincinnati. Meets Weekly throughout the school year.  Deaf community events take place on weekends and attendance is encouraged. No required fee.  Rotate providing snacks for meetings.

Athletic Teams

Mr. Richards     Students who are chosen after tryouts      Visit the Athletic page on the website for athletic teams and coaches.    

DECA

Mrs. Taylor DECA is a professional organization for students enrolled in marketing. To provide students with the opportunity to develop vocational understanding, civic consciousness, social intelligence, and leadership skills.  As needed      $25.00

Drama Club    

Miss Collins To be in a play, one must audition for a part.  No audition is required to work backstage. We stage three productions a year. One in the fall, the winter and a musical in the spring. One general organizational meeting, then practices and rehearsals for productions.    

$50.00
(Acting Fee Only)

District Participation

Earth Club

Mr. Jones
Mr. Streng
Students interested in environmental care and enjoyment. Field trips to explore the natural world.  Park and campus clean-up projects.  After school activities to promote nature and science awareness.     Approximately every two weeks None

FCCLA

Mrs. Manns
Mrs. Roberts
Must have taken a Family and Consumer Science class. To promote leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. In class as needed $25.00

FFA

Mr. Korb Must be enrolled in an Agricultural Education Class. Field trips, guest speakers, county and state fair, state and national conventions. Summer FFA camp. Increase agricultural awareness in our community. Break down stereotypes about the program. Monthly $25.00

History Club

Mrs. Eckstein Open to all. The goal of the History Club is to have fun while learning more about history.  Activities will vary but may include visits to historic sites, guest speakers, movie events, book talks, participation in the National History Day contest, and more! Twice a Month Will vary by activities and student interest.

International Thespian Society

Miss Collins Earned by working on and off stage. It is an honor society for students of the theatre. None $23.00
Lifetime
membership
and 
Dramatics
magazine

Jazz Band and Marching Band

Mr. Roemer Must be a member of the high school band and by auditions. Various performances, both in and out of the Ross Community. Tuesday and Thursday after school Must own
tuxedo shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Mock Trial Team

Mrs. Berlage
Mrs. Farris

Open to all students Students analyze a court case and assume the roles of attorneys and witnesses. Students compete against other schools, arguing the case in front of actual judges and attorneys. Includes the potential for state and national championships! Up to several times a week September - February: monthly March - June $20.00

National Honor Society (NHS)

Mr. Napier Must have a 3.45 unweighted GPA, hold two positions of leadership (one within 12 months of turning in information packet), participate in two community service activities, two school activities and a 1.5 average character vote by the faculty council.

Service projects

Bi-Monthly $20.00

Rambotics

Mr. Jones Anyone may join Fund, market, and build a robot to compete in FIRST FRC competitions. (http://www.usfirst.org/)
In the Fall semester, members will help run a LEGO tournament, raise funds, and market the team. January is the start of the 6-week build session. April starts the travel and tournament season.
Once a week in the Fall. Every day during the 6-wk build. As needed during tournaments Some travel
T-shirts

Ross Legacy
 (Show Choir)

Ms.Tamburo Must be in concert choir and by audition One will perform a show utilizing costumes, song, and dance, perform at school concerts, competitions, and community events. Practice on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 5:30. Competitions will be held on Saturdays. The fee will be determined based on the size of the choir.

Ro-Hi-Ti

Mrs. Jones Journalism students, Sophomores -  Seniors may join with a submitted application and teacher recommendation. Publish the school newspaper, write stories, photography, layout design advertising. The goal is to accomplish a high-quality student newspaper. Year-long course None

Rossonian

Mrs. Jones Anyone Learn photojournalism techniques, page layouts, publication software, and marketing techniques. The goal is to produce a high-quality yearbook. Weekly meetings after school None

Spanish Club

Mrs. Gardner Spanish students current or past; (All levels) Involvement in Spanish language and culture activities in the area. None None

Spanish National Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica)

Mrs. Gardner Students with a 3.5 GPA in Spanish have completed 3 or more semesters of Spanish. 3.25 Overall GPA. Interest in Spanish language and culture. Continued commitment to learning Spanish Language and using it to help to build positive relationships in the community and world. Invitation Ceremony Only $20.00

Student Government

Mrs. Berlage Based on elections and candidates. Student of the month, Homecoming crowning, elections, decorations, blood drives, canned food drives, staff appreciation week. Once a month None
TSA (Technology Student Association) Mr. Lien Any student currently enrolled in a Butler Tech class for this school year or by Mr. Kien's approval

We will learn how to solve technological problems and the design and build solutions to those problems.  We will focus on Architectural design, CAD - Architecture, CAD - Engineering, Technology Problem Solving, Dragster Design, Board Game Design, and VEX Robotics Challenge.  You may choose to compete in other competitions with instructor's approval. 

Once a month, August - December then as needed to finish the goals of the contest. $15.00

Volunteer Advisory Board (VAB)

Mrs. Gardner Anyone Serving the community by performing a variety of volunteer projects, while at the same time providing services for the students by helping them prepare for competition for jobs, colleges, scholarships, and selective organizations. Meetings are held once a month to plan projects. Officers may meet additionally. We typically have two projects per month. None

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