Clubs And Activities
Annual Photography Show
Battle of the Books
“The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!” NC Battle of the Books Manual
Learn more about the Chivalry Club.
Builders Club is the middle school level of clubs that are part of Kiwanis International. It links to the K-Kids in elementary schools and the Key Club in high school. Builders Club is open to any student at all middle school grade levels (6-8th) to join. There are no membership requirements or fees; students just need to attend meetings and participate in our service projects/functions. Builders Club, like Kiwanis, is focused on service within our community – our school, our neighborhood, and our county. The club is dedicated to fostering leadership, serving others, and developing compassion for others. Faculty Sponsors: Andrew Williams & Robert Collins
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Rugby Middle School FCA huddle group has been encouraging students at RMS for over 20 years. FCA was established in 1956 in Colorado and has since grown into an international organization. Its mission is to equip coaches and athletes in schools (primary, secondary, and collegiate) to be on mission to serve and encourage others as we practically live out our Christian faith. FCA meets in the Media Center every week on Thursday mornings at 7:20 – 7:40. Student leadership teams, adult faculty sponsors, and speakers from the surrounding community lead each meeting and encourage attendees to live lives of integrity and good moral character. Faculty Sponsors: Karen Bennett & Renee Landreth
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is an after school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Girls on the Run will empower you with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement, and a foundation in team building to help you become strong, self-confident young women. The middle school curriculum is called Heart & Sole. Girls participate in lots of activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues like dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer-pressure, and making healthy decisions.
See Mrs. Denton. Meets February – May
Learn more about the Literary Magazine.
National Geographic Bee
National Junior Honor Society
Students often participate in service activities as a club while maintaining high standards in the ares of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character, and service. Students are inducted into the society each spring following an application process and committee review.
Pokemon Club meets every Monday from 3:00 – 4:30. It is an opportunity for students to come socialize, compare decks, and battle fellow Pokemon Players. You must have your own Deck to participate.
The Rugby Players
Learn more about the Rugby Players.
Rugby Raider Navigators
More details to come about this new gardening club sponsored by Ms. Foster and Ms. Stanfield.
Rugby Swim Club
The purpose of the Rugby Middle School Swim Club is to provide a great introduction to the world of competitive swimming. Learning the 4 competitive strokes, starts, turns, and finishes and proper swimming etiquette are the primary goals of the swim club. This is also a great way for experienced swimmers to be able to compete for their school. Persons interested in the swim club need only show that they can complete a 25 yard swim without standing or lane ropes. Coach – Eric Hyder Faculty Sponsor – Mike Pruett
Rugby Reading Raiders
This is a student-parent-teacher book club that meets one Tuesday a month from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the media center. Participants discuss a pre-selected novel, play games, and eat refreshments. You are invited to attend as many or as few meetings as your family schedules allow. The only prerequisite is that the book to be discussed for that month has been read. Students of all grade levels and their family members are encouraged to participate!
The Science Olympiad Club is where you work as a team in competition to earn medals by taking tests on various scientific topics, or building objects such as bridges or bottle rockets.
The Rugby Strings Ensemble is made up of 7th and 8th grade strings students who meet once per week before school. The Ensemble prepares music to perform at school and community events. Any interested 7th or 8th grade string player may join without audition. See Mrs. Dennis for more information.
Student Council at Rugby is an organized group of students who meet regularly to share in the life of the school and community. Elected officers lead the council with the support of teacher advisers. Rugby’s Student Council will emphasize serving our school community as well as the community around our school.
See Miss Trubey if you are interested in Rubik’s Cubes and learning how to solve them.