Clubs and Organizations

Get Involved: Be a Part of the Brotherhood

Roman has a variety of clubs and organizations. Don't see a Club or Service Organization that interests you?  Contact Mr. Rad with a new idea! 

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MATHLETES

Mathletes is a club that is open to Juniors and Seniors who are serious about mathematics.  Members use their existing knowledge of high school level mathematics and explore further into those concepts.  It is a true testament to one's logical reasoning!  Members compete against other schools in meets once a month.  Practice is held once a month.

CONTACT: Mr. David Rad '07
 
 

ENGINEERING CLUB

This STEM-oriented club is open to all students interested in Design, Robotics, and Mechanics. Members will learn programming and ways to recognize hardware components and manipulate computer software. One of the goals of this club is to compete in local and regional contests that require teamwork, engineering, creativity, and professionalism. 

CONTACT: Mr. Phillip Cameron '06 

VIDEOGRAPHY & SOCIAL MEDIA

Students will learn the basics of how to use a camera, edit videos, livestream events, and take their photo/video editing skills to the next level.  The organization works closely with the Athletic Department and Admissions Office to broadcast games/events and create marketing material.  

CONTACT: Mr. Tom Bottoms '10

MOCK TRIAL

Mock Trial is a competitive activity that simulates actual courtroom proceedings and allows students to assume the roles of attorneys and witnesses. The team argues a case problem provided by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and competes against teams from across the state. Mock Trial teaches students the basics of trial advocacy including delivering opening statements and closing arguments, conducting examinations of witnesses, and arguing objections. One of the largest in the state, our team travels to several competitions each year and provides members opportunities to interact with practicing attorneys and judges. Involvement in Mock Trial fosters increased public speaking and analytical reasoning skills and is open to Roman students in all years with no prior experience required.

CONTACT: Mr. Steven Patton '08

TECH TEAM

The Tech Team assists fellow students, teachers, and administrators with their technology issues, attends technology conferences, and holds drops in hours during lunch periods to tech assistance.  In addition, members learn about the field of IT, Networking, and coding.

CONTACT: Mr. David Rad '07

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CLUB

For the nature enthusiasts, this organization participates in everything that great outdoors has to offer.  Activities include hiking, fishing, and traveling to National and State Parks.  Each month, the group works out at Go Vertical rock climbing gym on Columbus Blvd.

CONTACT: Mr. Rick Dietz
 
CONTACT: Mr. David Rad '07

WORLD AFFAIRS CLUB

The World Affairs Club stimulates the interest of students in international and global concerns by providing them with the opportunity to hear and discuss major foreign policy and related domestic issues with experts on a regularly scheduled basis. The club is a member of the High School Education Department at the World Affairs headquarters of Philadelphia.

CONTACT: Mr. Paul McAndrew
 
CONTACT: Mr. James Flannery

ASPIRA

The ASPIRA Association, Inc. is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "to aspire". After extensive research on youth, ASPIRA founders developed a process for leadership development that remains the core of all ASPIRA activities: The ASPIRA process.

The ASPIRA organization is open to all students at Roman Catholic who are interested in the development of their leadership skills.

CONTACT: Mrs. Wilma Berrios

CHESS CLUB

The Chess Club is open to all students who enjoy playing chess. Members meet after school for matches and participate in tournaments during the school year.  Meetings take place Tuesdays in the Information Center.

CONTACT: Mr. Matthew Hummel

INTERNATIONAL CULTURES NIGHT

Sponsored by the World Language Department, this night celebrates the different ethnicities represented at Roman Catholic by offering cultural foods and entertainment.

ASIAN CULTURES CLUB

The Asian Cultures Club engages students in community services, fosters young leaders, and informs students of the various Asian cultures. This club encourages students to know their peers and make friends. These friendships are strengthened by going on trips, trying new things, and working together to make the Roman community a better place. This club not only builds friendships but also leadership skills to create the future of tomorrow. This club is open to all RCHS students.

CONTACT: Mrs. Maureen Toman-Logan

PUBLICATIONS

The Purple & Gold  - Yearbook

CONTACT: Mr. Pat Shields '09
 

 

 The Cahillite  - E-Newspaper - www.RomanCahillite.net

CONTACT: Mr. James Flannery

ANIME/GAMING

This is the perfect club for those who enjoy Anime (Japanese Animation) and/or Video Games.  Gaming tournaments are held, as well as viewing and discussion of quality Anime.  Meetings alternate between Anime and E-sports focus.

CONTACT: Mr. Paul McAndrew

BLACK STUDENT UNION

The Black Student Union is focused on the building of the black community, but membership is by no means limited to just the black community.  We hope to educate our members then challenge them to take action, whether it be internal or external. We hope to show past generations that we will take charge of our future, dismantle the negative stereotypes, build and secure our sense of community, and influence the world.  Roman’s BSU has monthly meetings/events such as Guest Speakers, Service Trips, and Discussion Groups.

CONTACT: Mr. David Rad

NO PLACE FOR HATE

No Place for Hate is a self-directed program helping all of the stakeholders take the lead on improving and maintaining school climate so all students can thrive. Roman is proud to be a No Place for Hate school. Our program challenges everyone to play a role in combating bias and bullying.

CONTACT: Ms. Maggie Canavan
 
CONTACT: Mrs. Mary Desmond

ART CLUB

The Art Club is open to all students who want to gain more exposure/time working in the arts.  Members work on unique projects and create spectacular takeaways. 

CONTACT: Mr. Andrew Siebert
 

CHORALE

RCHS Men's Choir is open to all student to join, regardless of whether or not students are enrolled in Chorus class.  It practices twice a week after school in the Howard Center for the Arts.

PLAY ON PHILLY (POP)

RCHS has partnered with POP Symphony Orchestra (POPSO), comprised of strings, winds, and brass instruments. POPSO is designed to provide students with intensive musical training. As a member of this flagship ensemble, Roman students will have opportunities to play across the region in various venues, experience personal growth through music, and create lasting friendships with other like musicians.  All rehearsals take place in the RCHS Howard Center for the Arts.  Instruments provided. 

CONTACT: Ms. Moriah Sultes