Clubs & Activities


AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVERS CLUB – CLC This program strives to promote the advancement of academic and behavioral excellence among Riverside Students. A key component is the annual Black History program, which is planned and executed by the African American Achievers Club. The club also serves as a liaison for the students and their parents/guardians when educational questions arise.

ASIAN CLUB – Ms. Duxbury  Famous for their Parent Teacher Conference egg rolls, This is a unique club where Asian students share culture similarities and differences during meetings. Students also participate in community service; plan social activities, support each other to be successful in high school. Students of all ethnic group are welcomed and encouraged to join.

CHEERLEADING/STUNTMEN/PEP SQUAD – Ms. Terry  Known city-wide for their ongoing dedication toward sportsmanship, the Cheerleading and Pep Squad continues to grow in size and vigor. Help cheer for our RUHS football and basketball teams! Tryouts are in the spring for both Varsity and JV squads for students in grades 9 – 11. Incoming 9th graders are able to tryout in September. The schedule depends on the athletic schedule but the the squad does meet regularly on Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 PM in Rm. 111D.

CHESS CLUB – CLC/Mr. Wexler  Chess challenges the mind to look 5 steps ahead while focusing on the present. The intellectual game inspires creativity and prepares students for tough cognitive tasks ahead. The club is open to beginners and Grandmasters! Bring your Rook fourth! Chess club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 PM in Mr. 406.

COLLEGE POSSIBLE- CLC/Mr. Esparza   College Possible is a nonprofit AmeriCorps organization whose mission is to make college admission and success possible for low-income students in the United States through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. College Possible meets in Rm. 203 for 11th Grade and Rm. 221 for 12th Grade from 3:00-5:30 PM on Mon-Thurs.

COSTUME CREW- Ms. Gulbronson & Ms. Pritzlaff  Students design and sew costumes for the school musical. They also become dressers and make-up artists for each performance. This group meets in relationship to the demand of school performances.

CREDIT RECOVERY – CLC/Ms. Willis  Students are provided computer access and support to work on recovering academic credits. Students can take advantage of this option to makeup classes that were not passed from previous years/semesters. Staff are on hand to help with any questions as students work through online modules; working towards proficiency and attaining credits. Students are to meet in Rm. 34 on Mon.-Thurs. from 3:00-4:00 PM.

FORENSICS – Ms. Lanphier  Students perform in interscholastic competitions displaying a variety of speaking skills. Students must maintain a 2.0 G.P.A. in order to participate. All students are welcome to join and recruitment is done in the fall.

HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES – Ms. La Llave Activities include spirit week, a parade prior to the Homecoming game and a dance in the evening. See Ms. La Llave to join the committee.

HOMEWORK CLUB/COMPUTER LAB – CLC/Ms. Willis  This is an opportunity to get academic support every day before and after school. Tutors and computers are available and all students are encouraged to attend. Homework Club is available Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm in Rm. 34

OPEN GYM BASKETBALL – Ms. Kutcher  Students come to the gym on Saturday mornings to participate in a variety of activities. Any Riverside student may participate. This is offered during the months that coincide with winter athletics.

LION’S QUEST – CLC/MS. Clare  For young people to achieve their potential, we need to recognize that potential is defined by more than academic achievement. Social and emotional learning is increasingly recognized as a critical element of education that can help us cultivate safe and supportive classrooms and nurture healthy, well-balanced young men and women. This group meets on Tues. & Thur. from 3:30-4:30 PM in Rm. 151.

LATINO CLUB – Ms. Cochrane  Students provide motivation and support to each other in a healthy and friendly environment. Help plan and host Latino fun night! Spanish Tutoring is also available during our welcome meetings. Churro sales help provide scholarships to Latino Club members. Students also have study sessions and tutoring for anyone needing help with their Spanish. Everyone is welcome! Vengan! 

MARVEL UNIVERSE – CLC/Mr. Jarvis  The animation/science fiction world has taken over the cinema world and literature is where it all started. Join this activity to explore the never-ending creative comic worlds. This group meets on Tues. & Thur. from 4:30-5:30 PM in Rm. 151.

MUSICAL – Ms. Walker  Riverside students present a full scale musical in late March or early April every year. There are evening performances and possible day performances. Auditions are typically held in November/December. The 2015’s musical was “The Little Mermaid.” The 2016’s Spring Musical will be “Sister Act.”

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Mr. Mckenzie  Sophomores and Juniors are selected on the basis of scholarship, service, character, and leadership.   National Honor Society provides various service activities to the school and community during the year.

OPEN SWIM – Mr. Zettel  Open Swim is held on Monday and Wednesday, March to June in our school pool. There is no cost and any RUHS student can participate.

PROM COMMITTEE – Ms. La Llave Juniors may serve on the prom committee. The committee picks the gift, the decoration theme, makes the prom bags, decorates and cleans up. You will have a voice in decisions related to your special night.

ROBOTICS CLUB – CLC/Mr. Levas  This unique sport of the mind is designed to help students discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be. Teams build robots and enter them in competitions. Meetings will be after school Mon.-Thurs. starting at 4:30 PM in Rm. 22A.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS – Ms. Salo Hoffmann  Special education students participate in organized athletic events. Some of the favorites are basketball and bocce ball. All students are welcome to serve as volunteers during events.

SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS (SHPE) – Mr. Levas  SHPE promotes awareness of Latino contributions in the areas of Science. Our program is open to all students and enhances the academic excellence of its student members. We help provide support throughout the college application process to increase college access and entrance. All members must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in school.

STAGE AND SET CONSTRUCTION CREW –  Mr. Van Pelt  The Technical Director selects interested students who become the Stage Crew for the school musical. They build sets, run stage lighting, sound, and scenery. Stage Crew also runs all stage events during the year.

STUDENT SENATES :  Grade level senates consist of elected student representatives from each grade level. Along with student social activities, senates select class officers and work on projects to raise money for various class activities/initiatives.

TIGER WELLNESS INITIATIVE – CLC/Mr. Zettel  This is a program that provides fitness classes for students, staff and families after school. Come bike, canoe, climb, cross-train, dance, train and participate in triathlons, boot camps and/or yoga. We do it all! Wellness activities rotate through the seasons and are held on Mon.-Thurs. starting at 3:30 PM.

TIGER’S DEN– CLC/Ms. Willis  This CLC program concludes daily programming and provides an outlet for students to relax, socialize, play games, finish homework, etc. The group meets in Rm. 151 at 4:30 on Mon.-Thur.

TUTORING – CLC  This is designed to help students with homework and prepare them for evidence assessments. Students can get one-on-one tutoring to improve their academic skills and improve their overall standing in the classroom. This program is designed for students needing an intervention in Mathematics and/or English Language Arts and is held on Tues.-Thurs. in Rm. 203 from 3:30-4:30 PM.  

UW-PEOPLE PROGRAM – Ms. Adzaka Students in the program receive enrichment and support, including ACT prep. The focus of the academic year program is to work with students in their current courses by means of tutoring and homework assistance in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages in preparation to graduation and college application. Milwaukee sites have a primary focus in English and Math to help bridge achievement gaps. The program meets Mon.-Thur in Lab 402 from 3:30-6:00 PM. .

WOMEN’S WELLNESS GROUP – Ms. Berg  This is a workout and discussion group for female students that focuses on physical and emotional wellness.  The group meets after school on Fridays in the library.

YOUTH HEALTH SERVICES CORP (YHSC) – Ms. Lustig  Meets monthly. (Schedule to be determined annually.) It is sponsored by the Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Students participate in fun and interesting medical activities, listen to guest speakers from a variety of medical professions, and develop service learning projects related to health topics. If you are interested in a Health-Related or Medical Occupation, then this after-school activity may be for you. National recognition and certification can be granted for students achieving all levels of merit: attendance, participation in meetings, and service learning hours.