ACADEMIC / MATH TEAM
Math team is an opportunity for students to use their God-given talents and abilities in mathematics that have been cultivated throughout their life. Students expand their understanding of mathematics through problems that challenge them to thinking critically and creatively. The club meets twice a week from January through May. The math team competes in the Hononegah Invitational, Regional and State competitions hosted by the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Big Northern Conference meet. Math team is open to all high school students with select junior high students competing in the Big Northern Conference meet in May.
A junior-relative of the Kiwanis club, Key Club sponsors events and service projects around Rockford Lutheran and the community. This can include anything from food, clothing, and book drives to fundraising for charities. Key Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7:15, and is open to all high school students. There is also a similar club for Junior highers, known as Builder’s Club. This club encourages you to serve, just as Jesus wants us to do.
Main Events (subject to change):
- October/November- Coat Drive
- November/December- Gloves and hat drive
- December- Toys for Tots, Care packages to soldiers
- February- Can Drive
- March- Toiletry Drive
Synopsis: We’ll be exploring the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. In Spanish club we’ll enjoy food, fellowship, movies, culture, and dance. We seek to connect more with the language in various activities, including a possible service opportunity.
Expected trips: Possibly a lunch during finals week, one Sunday evening a month will be a more extensive meeting time for movies and such
All are invited to participate! There are no dues, however, may need to pay for various trips if interested.
Meets twice a month, participates in activities such as:
- Window painting of local businesses (Generations Credit Union, Edgebrook Center)
- Set up and decorate for the Madrigals dinner
- Paint backdrops for plays
- Paint murals
- Design Art Club shirts every year
- Participate in local competitions (Annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition, Scarecrow building competition with PA Peterson)
Who is invited: 8-12th grade
Advisor: Molly Carter
The purpose of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Club is to give students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to spend some time after school learning about the physical world that God created, and use the abilities he has given us to be able to create and build some pretty neat things. STEM Club will meet every Wednesday beginning in October, from 3:15-4:30. Students will develop their problem solving skills, test their knowledge of physics concepts, and put their imagination to work.
Advisor: Mrs. Sievert
Builders Club is an international organization for middle school students where the building of character and developing leadership is the focus. The vision is to develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service. The members serve their school, their community, their world.
Builders Club meets every other Thursday at 7:20 in Room 123 (Mrs. Gerrond’s room). Everyone in the junior high is invited and encouraged to attend.
Although service projects haven’t yet been discussed, in the past we have had 2 major book drives for 2 local schools, students raised enough funds to build one concrete wall for an elementary school in Guatemala ($500), we’ve helped Rockford Lutheran families who are experiencing hardships. We try to do one project with K Kids at RLA and another with the high school Key Club each year.
Our motto: To God Be the Glory as we serve Him.
Advisor: Carol Gerrond
GERMAN CLUB / OKTOBERFEST
FiDz is the name of the German Club. (Filme in Deutsch zusammen)
Starting in October we get together every third Thursday at 3:15 pm in room 222 to watch movies in German.
Purpose is to increase fluency and laugh together in a relaxed German atmosphere.
All are invited who can handle a movie all in German.
No dues, just bring your own drink and popcorn.
Advisor: Darryl Mertz (Herr Mertz)
JR HIGH SPEECH CLUB
The ability to stand before a small audience to give a prepared speech is an invaluable skill. Rockford Lutheran offers a speech team opportunity for all of our junior high students. The first semester speech team competes through the IESA. Solo and/or duet contest pieces are 5-10 minutes long. These short scripts will be evaluated on delivery of the material as well as basic blocking and movement. The cost per entry is only $5. This is a wonderful opportunity to build upon the skills students already having in public speaking and acting. For more information and even see several videos of speeches, go to www.iesa.organd click on “Speech”.