River Trail Middle School offers a wide array of clubs for its students. Our goal is that every student, if they choose, to find a club that suits their needs. Clubs meet at various days and times. Students who are interested in joining a club, must contact the sponsor for more information. Students who are interested in starting a club, please meet Mr. Kirby, the club coordinator in Room E114.



RTMS Clubs

Club Name Club Info Sponsor Meeting Day and Time Meeting Location Sponsor Email(s)
121 Reach Students are mentored and tutored by high school students. Please email Ms. Roberson for more information. Students must exhibit satisfactory classroom behavior in order to participate. Mrs. Roberson Wednesdays 4:10-5:05 (beginning in October) RTMS Media Center robersons1@fultonschools.org
Academic Team The RTMS Academic Bowl Team competes at the highest level of state competition. The team enters about five Saturday competitions across the metro area and a county championship. Students should check with their coach for meeting times and days. Mrs. Delong, Mr. Fowler, Ms. Valada Various days 4:05 PM-5;15 PM Delongs@fultonschools.org Fowlers@fultonscoolsorg
Art Club A fun and creative club making craft projects and painting. Club limited to 20 students per meeting day Ms. O'Driscoll 2nd Wednesday of each month 4:05 PM-5:15 PM Art Room odriscollk@fultonschools.org
Chess Club Students gain the skills to enhance thinking and learn sportsmanship through chess. Practice and preparation for tournament play is also emphasized. Mr. Paulk, Ms. Valada 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 4:15-5:10. E117 paulkpw@fultonschools.org
Chinese YoYo Students can learn about and experience Chinese YoYo. Mrs. Juan Mondays 4:05 PM-5:15 PM A180 juanm@fultonschools.org
Culinary Club Students will prepare simple food dishes while practicing food safety, kitchen safety, range top cooking, and baking. Mrs. Hooper, Mrs. Davenport, Mrs. Hernandez, Ms. Warner 2nd Tuesday 4:15 pm- 5:15 pm FACS room hooperp@fultonschools.org; davenportl@fultonschools.org; hernandezge@fultonschools.org
Debate Club The Debate Team is a member of the Atlanta Urban Debate League and will compete against other metro schools. Ms. Schoessler Mondays. 4:05 PM- 5:15 PM Media Center schoesslera@fultonschools.org
FBLA Future Business Leaders of America is a new club at RTMS this year for students interested in careers in business. Mr. O. Scott Ms. Rhodes Thu 4:05 PM- 5:15 PM A152 scotto@fultonschools.org rhodesV@fultonschools.org
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Join your peers for food, fun, and fellowship. Weekly meetings provide an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our faith through integrity, service, and teamwork. Mrs. Justis, Mrs. Pederson, Mrs. Wesley Friday 8:15 AM- 8:40 AM F114 justisr@fultonschools.org
Harry Potter Club Students meet to participate in magical activities with other Harry Potter fans. Mrs. Hernandez, Ms. Schoessler, Mrs. Dooley-Smith 2nd Thursday after school 6th Grade PBL Room hernandezge@fultonschools.org; schoesslera@fultonschools.org
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl A reading club that competes in the Helen Ruffin Reading bowl in February. Mr. Martin, Mrs. Pohl Fri 8:00 AM- 8:40 AM Club will begin meeting in November. Media Center Martinb6@fultonschools.org
Howling Times School newspaper-anyone welcome to join who likes to write about current events, sports, and school activities. Also needed are cartoonists, photographers, and text support staff. Mrs. Davenport, Ms. Colburn Friday mornings, virtually on Teams. Microsoft Teams davenportl@fultonschools.org
Junior Beta Junior Beta is a national organization founded on the principles of service, academics, leadership, and character. Betas must maintain a 90 average, have satisfactory conduct, and are asked to provide a minimum of 10 hours of community service each semester. Mrs. DiMaggio and Ms. Valada Various times and events TBA DiMaggiom@fultonschools.org valadac@fultonschools.org
MathCounts Students will enhance their mathematical problem solving skills. They will work individually and in teams to solve problems. There will be several competitions during the year. Only the top 20 applicants from each grade level will have the honor of being a Mathlete. Mrs. King Mrs. Jackson Thursday mornings 8:15 Media Center kings8@fultonschools.org Jacksonk20@fultonschools.org
Student Library Advisory Board Media Center Volunteers: To help with Check in and check out and shelving books Tech Wolves: Students will help support RTMS staff and students with their surface devices. Mr. Martin Everyday 8:15 AM-8:50 AM Media Center Martinb6@fultonschool.org
Recycling Club Students are responsible for managing recycling collection to improve our RTMS community. Ms. Schoessler, Mrs. Cox and Sra. Rodriguez Fri 8:15 AM-8:40 AM D112 schoesslera@fultonschools.org rodriguezM2@fultonschools.org
Science Olympiad Science Olympiad ia a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving science education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by students and teachers. Mrs. Rowicki, Mr. J Scott Students need to visit RTMS Rowicki - Science Olympiad Info (google.com) for the links to join the Edmodo group and Email list. TBA rowicki@fultonschools.org scottja@fultonschools.org
Scrabble Students will learn to play Scrabble, which requires strategy, imagination, and math! Mrs. Davenport TBA TBA davenportl@fultonschools.org
Student Government Student representatives are elected in the fall by their peers and work on school improvement projects and programs and are the voices for the students in the School Governance Council. Mrs. Jenkins Every other Wednesday 8:00 AM. E110 jenkinsss8@fultonschools.org
WolfCon Dungeons and Dragons and Pokemon Go. Are you interested in Sc-Fi, Fantasy, Comics, Art, D and D, Gaming? Then this is the club for you. Students learn how to socialize and use creative skills to act out adventure campaigns in a fantasy setting. Mr. Lefert, Mr. J. Scott, Mr. Liu, Mr. Kester Pokemon Go- Wednesdays, 8:15 am-8:45 am D&D Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00-8:45am TBA leferth@fultonschools.org; scottja@fultonschools.org
Yearbook staff This is a "by invitation only" club for 8th graders. Yearbook is chosen by teachers in the spring for the next year. Students typically do not "apply" for yearbook, but are recommended for yearbook by teachers. Mr. Kirby Mondays, 4:15 pm- 5:00 pm E114 kirbyr@fultonschools.org
Latin Club Mrs. DeWald TBD F112 dewaldMA@fultonschools.org
Japan Club Japan club is open to all students and celebrates various aspects of Japanese culture including entertainment, art, language, and even food. Activities include but are not limited to origami, manga drawing, Japanese board games, ayatori (string figures), learning new words, eating Japanese snacks. Both English and Japanese are spoken at meetings, so it is a fun, culturally enriching experience for all! Mr. Martin 2nd and 4th Fridays after school Media Center MartinB6@fultonschools.org
Podcast Club Podcast club is for students who want to learn the process of recording, editing, and publishing a podcast. This year, we will be developing a student-centered River Trail podcast. We will also be working on entries for Speak Up Whitfield and NPR’s Student Podcast Competitions. Ms. Chatmon Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 F102 chatmons@fultonschools.org
Oglethorpe Society The Oglethorpe Society encourages diversity and inclusion at RTMS. Miss Dooley-Smith and Miss O'Driscoll Monday afternoons 4:05-5:00pm E112 dooleysmithk@fultonschools.org odriscollk@fultonschools.org