Rock Hill School's STEM Club is an afterschool club that engages students in the four aspects of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is a hands-on club where students collaborate to design, create, and explore with their peers in collaborative groups.
Safety Patrol is a much anticipated privilege for 5th grade students at Rock Hill. This club is open to 5th grade students who demonstrate responsibility both in their academics and behavior. Students who are in safety patrol will wear a green belt (provided by the school) and help the duty teachers monitor and keep order in the hallways, sidewalks, and on the bus. Safety Patrol posts will last for one trimester.
Rock Hill Soaring EAGLES is an after-school running club for students. The goal is to foster social, emotional and physical health, in a safe and healthy environment as a fun after-school activity. Students are invited to participate in the club each spring. Students work with Rock Hill School staff or "running coaches" to learn about exercise and elements of running.
Mindfulness is the quality of paying attention in an open, balanced, and curious way. Mindfulness is a skill, and like anything else, requires repetition and practice before it comes natural. Research shows that learning mindfulness can improve attention, emotion regulation, behavior, social skills, empathy and understanding of others, and test anxiety and stress. Mindfulness club is a great way to come together as a community to learn a skill with so many benefits. In mindfulness club, we will be teaching techniques that students can use virtually anywhere and at any time: Throughout the school day, at home, before a sports game, in the mornings or evenings. Our goal is to nurture a supportive and caring environment and allow connection among students, staff, and learning, all while cultivating a sense of community and gratitude for self and others.
Jazz band is an opportunity for 5th grade flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone and percussion students to have exposure to a new genre of music. Students are given guidance on how to improvise on their instrument in the moment and perform in a different style than “classical” or traditional instrument lessons. Students meet for practice regularly leading up to performing at the Spring concert. The goal is to provide a foundational understanding of playing jazz, which includes some blues and rock as well.