Extracurricular Club List

(descriptions follow below)



Model United Nations

Student Council

Young Republicans

Youth in Government




Blessings in a Backpack

Clean the Campus Club (C3)

Generations Connected

Habitat for Humanity


Ravenwood Against Cancer


Threads of Care


United Way




Fellowship of Christian Athletes

First Priority




Back Stage Crew



Music Outreach

Rhapsody A Capella


Theatrical Productions, Talent Shows, etc.

Thespian Society

Tri M Music Honor Society





German Club

Latin Club 









Chinese National Honor Society

Freshman Mentoring Program

Mu Alpha Theta

NAHS (National Art Honor Society)

National English Honor Society

National Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

Science National Honor Society

Societe Honoraire de Francais

Spanish National Honor Society


Active Minds

Ballroom Dance

Best Buddies

Biology Olympiad

Book Club

Bowling Club

Chess Club

Clean the Campus Club (C3)

Common Ground

Competition Math

Computational Linguistics

Creative Writing

Fashion Club

Gender & Sexuality Alliance

Harry Potter

History Bowl



Mock Trial

National History Day

OMA (Otaku Manga Anime)




Science Bowl

Science Olympiad


Spirit Section

Star Wars

Student Section

Tabletop Role Playing & Improvisation

Video Game






Frisbee Golf


ATHLETICS & SPORTS (General Information)  





Cross Country











Track & Field









MODEL UNITED NATIONS students serve as delegates to a United Nations meeting and serve as a representative of a country.  They research that country and the problems facing it. They also prepare speeches to present at the conference and prepare resolutions that they petition the mock United Nations to adopt. In this process, students learn research skills, information about other countries, and how to speak in front of groups. Their work culminates in an annual conference in November where 800 delegates gather to argue on behalf of their resolutions. (Only cost incurred will be related to the conference.)

Cost: $325

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, during the fall only, Cafeteria

Sponsor: Jennifer Julian (Jennifer.julian@wcs.edu)




Student Council is an active and vibrant part of life at Ravenwood! Class and Student Body Officers are elected each year. There is an application process for general members to join with expectations of commitment and dedication. The goal of Student Council is to foster student leadership opportunities, serve both community and school, and promote unity as well as enhance positive school   climate and spirit within the school.  Time commitments will vary throughout the year. When no events are coming up, the time commitment is about 1.5 hours per week. When preparing for and carrying out events, time commitments can be as much as 3 hours per night.

Cost: $10

Meeting Time: Tuesday, 6:45 am, RPAC

Sponsors:  Stephanie Dykes (stephanied@wcs.edu)

Jonathan Sawyer (jonathan.sawyer@wcs.edu)

Haley Hampton (haley.hampton@wcs.edu)

Rebecca Thiessen (Rebecca.thiessen@wcs.edu)




The YOUNG REPLUBLICANS would like to connect with like-minded conservative individuals and participate in local events linked with the Williamson County Young Republicans and the Williamson County Republican party. The goal is community involvement in political issues, charitable projects, and participation in political campaigns.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:50 am and 2:40 pm, D111

SponsorAndrew James (Andrew.james@wcs.edu)




In YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT, students learn information about Tennessee and problems facing our state. Students draft bills to address these problems, and present them at the annual conference in the Spring. This process is very similar to MODEL UNITED NATIONS, but the content the students will study deals with more local issues. Students prepare speeches to present to the legislature and prepare bills that they will petition the assembly to adopt. In this process, students learn research skills, information about their own state, and how to speak in front of groups.

Cost: $350

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, January,  April, 2:40 - 4:00 pm, Cafeteria

Sponsor: Jennifer Julian (Jennifer.julian@wcs.edu)







BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK serves to mobilize communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school students who might otherwise go hungry. The goal is to feed 100 students in Williamson County elementary schools.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Thursday & Friday, 6:45 am, D107

Sponsor:  Amy Surdacki (amys6@wcs.edu)




CLEAN THE CAMPUS CLUB serves to keep our campus clean.  Clean campus =  Happy students =   Happy Dr. Vaden.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Thursday, 2:30 pm, D215

Sponsor:  John Wilson (johnw@wcs.edu)




GENERATIONS CONNECTED serves to get senior citizens more involved in the modern world through computers, iphones, etc. and to help close generational gaps.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: First Monday of each month, 2:30 pm, go to Morning Pointe, Franklin YMCA

Sponsor:  Peter Mueller (peterm@wcs.edu)




We are a non-profit organization that helps those in need to rise up out of poverty. Habitat helps families to attain homeowner-ship by building houses at the lowest possible cost through volunteer labor and donated materials. They then sell the houses at no profit and no interest to a low-income family. Ravenwood students assist 5 other Williamson County high schools with the build in February & March as a part of Habitat High.  The goal is for RHS to raise money through various fundraisers to put toward building expenses. Students are required to participate in fundraising activities in order to be eligible to participate in the spring build.

Cost: $30 club dues, $60 must be raised by each student to build

Meeting Time: One day per month, locations vary

Sponsors:  Amy Surdacki (amys6@wcs.edu),

                  Abbegail Rixon (abbegail.rixon@wcs.edu)




The Interact Club is Rotary International's service club for Young people ages 14-18. The Ravenwood Interact Club is sponsored by the Brentwood Morning Rotary club, which provides support and guidance, but is self-governed and self-supported. Each year, Interact completes one service project per month, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of: developing leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others, understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advancing international understanding and goodwill.

Cost: $10

Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 2:40, B208

Sponsors: Elizabeth Greer (Elizabeth.greer@wcs.edu)

Joy Haynes (joy.haynes@wcs.edu)




RAVENWOOD AGAINST CANCER serves to fundraise for cancer research and charity (ex. St Jude, St Baldrick's, Vanderbilt Children's).  To come together as a group to volunteer and provide relief for families fighting cancer and to spread awareness.

Cost:  None

Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:45 am, B208





STARS strives to unite our student body by embracing diversity and helping one another in times of trouble; our goal is to inspire each student to join us in creating a spirit of community that can change the world. STARS exists to help students refrain from negative choices, promote character development, and enhance educational achievement. The club members plan activities or events that will promote awareness among the student body about various topics. Previous topics have included: drug and alcohol abuse, self esteem, family and peer relationships, bullying, mental illness, multi-cultural awareness, mentoring, etc.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: One Power Monday per month, 7:30, D110

Sponsor: Anna Stewart (anna.stewart@wcs.edu)

STARS Office is in D120



THREADS OF CARE strives to alleviate poverty in the greater parts of Nashville by giving clothes to the needy. The goal is to have two clothing drives, raise $2,000 and help the club grow this year.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Thursday, 2:40, Counseling Office

Sponsor:  Stacey Helmbrecht (Stacey.helmbrecht@wcs.edu)



UNICEF is a club dedicated to fundraising and donating funds to help improve the lives of children everywhere. The goal is to raise funds to help support the UNICEF mission; to raise awareness of issues that UNICEF faces; and to help others understand the purpose of the UNICEF organization.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Tuesday, 2:40, A202

Sponsor: Sarah Simonovich (sarah.simonovich@wcs.edu)



The UNITED WAY CLUB allows teens to develop leadership skills while giving back to their community through service work. The United Way funds 35 agencies in Williamson County, and the Ravenwood club offers support to those agencies. Some of our past service projects include: helping with Meals on Wheels; accepting donations for Full Tummies Warm Hearts (Thanksgiving basket program); interviewing residents and creating a memory book for the Literacy Council project with Morningside Assisted Living; helping in the garden for the Center for Living & Learning (a group home for people with severe mental illness), and working with the children at Community Child Care. We also raise money, then get together with other high school clubs to determine which agency has the greatest funding need.

Cost: None

Meeting Times: 1st Friday of each month, 6:55 am, B119

Sponsor:  Jamon McElrath (andrewm@wcs.edu)






FCA is a club for Christian athletes. This club presents athletes, coaches and those they influence with the challenge of receiving Jesus Christ and serving Him in their relationships. Students meet weekly to pray, praise, worship & study Jesus Christ. This club is open to any interested student.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every Friday, 6:45 am, Aux Gym

Sponsor:  Abbegail Rixon (Abbegail.rixon@wcs.edu)



FIRST PRIORITY is a club is for anyone that is interested in learning more about their relationship with God. The club meets on a weekly basis to work through a planned discussion around the HOPE found in Jesus Christ. In a world full of distractions and darkness, we desire to provide a place where students can find life giving friendships and hope in God through the biblical text and other experiences. 

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:45am, B219

Sponsor: Connie Smith (connies@wcs.edu)






This is for students interested in the technical aspect of a stage production (lighting, sound, scene changes, props, etc.) You do not need to be in theater class to participate.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: TBA (usually 3 weeks before a production), F112 and RPAC

Sponsors: Brian Kaufman (brian.kaufman@wcs.edu),

Savannah Daigle (savannah.daigle@wcs.edu)



The CLASSICAL MUSIC CLUB promotes appreciation of classical music to Ravenwood students and to discuss classical pieces and their composers.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: One Friday per month, 2:45-3:45, F105

Sponsor: Lauren Ramey (lauren.ramey@wcs.edu)




The Forensics Team is open to any Ravenwood student for tryouts.  Our Forensics Team is a competitive speech, drama & debate team, and is affiliated with the National Forensics League and the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League. Forensics is also a nationally recognized honor society. Time commitments are weekly practices depending on the category you compete in. Because of size limits of the team, students must sign up and become an active team member before the end of the first nine weeks of school. Also, adherence to GPA requirements and by-laws must be kept.

Cost: $300

Meeting Time: Fridays the week before tournaments, which is 12 times throughout the year; 3-6 pm; RPAC, F112, D126

Sponsors: Brian Kaufman (brian.kaufman@wcs.edu)

Elise Dirkes-Jacks (elise.dirkesjacks@wcs.edu)



INK is Ravenwood's Literary/Art Journal. Students who join Ink work all

year collecting and editing photography, poetry, short stories, non-fiction writing, artwork, and other original student pieces. Ink publishes an online issue every other month and a professionally printed copy featuring Ravenwood's best work at the end of the year.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: One Tuesday per month, 2:45 pm, B112

Sponsor: Ryan Black (ryan.black@wcs.edu)



MUSIC OUTREACH is for people who enjoy singing, playing instruments, and performing.  The students go to retirement homes one or twice per month to perform.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:   One Thursday per month, 2:45-3:15 pm, F105

Sponsor: Lauren Ramey (lauren.ramey@wcs.edu)



Rhapsody A Cappella

Rhapsody A Capella was formed so students can Sing A Cappella Music and go to competitions.

Cost:  None

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 2:45-4:15 pm, F105

Sponsor:  Lauren Ramey (lauren.ramey@wcs.edu)




SPLAT combining visual and theater arts to generate interest, promote creativity, and inspire others in the school and local community.  The goal is to fundraise, invite guest artists, and share the arts with our community.

Cost:  None

Meeting Time: Thursday, 2:40-4 pm, F140

Sponsors:  Christy Douglas (Christy.douglas@wcs.edu)

Wendy Watts (wendy.watts@wcs.edu)




Auditioning for any production at Ravenwood is open to any and all interested students. You do not have to take any theatre classes and you do not have to be a member of either the Forensics Team or the Thespian Society in order to participate in a Ravenwood drama production.

Fall Production Cost $50

Spring Production Cost: $200

Talent Show Cost: None

Sponsors: Brian Kaufman (brian.kaufman@wcs.edu),

 Savannah Daigle (savannah.daigle@wcs.edu)



The Ravenwood THESPIAN SOCIETY is open to qualifying students. In order to be inducted into the society, students must have earned 10 points participating in high school theatre productions (both back stage and on stage). The group participates in the Tennessee State Thespian Conference, and is affiliated with the International Thespian Society. The group sponsors all of the theatrical productions at Ravenwood and is the community outreach for the theatre program.

Cost: New inductee's fee is $35 (lifetime membership, year subscription to Dramatist Magazine, Thespian pin and Senior honor chords). Conference fee TBA (optional) (registration and other conference fees, hotel, transportation and t-shirt)

Meeting Time: Every other Monday, 2:45-3:30 pm, RPAC

Sponsors:  Brian Kaufman (brian.kaufman@wcs.edu)

 Savannah Daigle (savannah.daigle@wcs.edu)




The TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY is the international music honor society for high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.  From the National Association of Music Education. At Ravenwood, acceptance into Tri-M means that a student has shown great skills as both a musician and a leader. Tri-M inductees play or sing a solo or small ensemble recital in the spring and conduct activities to boost awareness of music in the community.

Cost: None

Meeting Times: One Friday per month, 2:45 -3:30 pm, F105

Sponsors:  Lauren Ramey (lauren.ramey@wcs.edu).

Brant Poindexter (brant.poindexter@wcs.edu)





There are a few co-curricular band opportunities, but they are only open to students taking a band class. There are annual fees to participate in activities such as marching band, jazz band, winter drum line, and chamber groups.



Participation in either the Marching Band COLOR GUARD or WINTER GUARD is open to any student in grade 9-12. Color guard tryouts are held at the end of April each year for the upcoming year. See Band Director, Mark Kinzer (MarkK1@wcs.edu) for more details.



There are a few co-curricular choir opportunities, such as Rhapsody A Cappella.  Students interested in Choir extra-curricular opportunities are encouraged to take a choir class during the school day.






Ravenswood's GERMAN CLUB is designed to promote understanding of the German people, language, and culture.  The goal is to have a gathering outside of school related to culture and have at least two movie nights.

Cost: None

Meeting Times: One Tuesday per month, 2:40, B207

Sponsor: Jonathan Sawyer (Jonathon.sawyer@wcs.edu)



Ravenwood's LATIN CLUB will explore the Ancient World and experience Greco-Roman Culture through skits, trivia, and art.  The goal is to have 50% participation in local competitions and the State Convention.

Cost: $15

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 2:30 pm, B108

Sponsor:  Joshua Crumm (Joshua.crumm@wcs.edu)





The ACE MENTOR PROGRAM is open to students to learn from members of industry about architecture, construction and engineering.  The goal is to develop a project to present at a banquet in April.

Cost: None

Meeting Times: Two Tuesdays per month Oct-Apr, 3:30 pm; meet at various businesses 1st semester and room D206 2nd semester.

Sponsor: Lisa Richter (Lisar3@wcs.edu)




DECA is a club that is open to students in marketing, finance, hospitality and business. DECA provides students with opportunities to gain corporate career skills, enjoy workplace experiences, and practice community service with business leadership. Time commitments vary from 1 to 2 hours per month.

Cost: $40 for National and State dues + t-shirt

Meeting Times: One Wednesday per month, 7 am & 2:35 pm, A129

Sponsors:  Shanee McGhee (shanee.mcghee@wcs.edu),

Shawna Ervin (Shawna.ervin@wcs.edu)




The HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club is open to any student currently enrolled in a Health Science course. This club is designed to promote career opportunities in healthcare and also the delivery of quality healthcare to everyone. Time commitments vary, and are spent on preparation for regional and national competitions.

Cost: $25 for State & National fees + t-shirt

Meeting Time: 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:00 am, A203

Sponsor: Martha Mills (Martha.Mills@wcs.edu)







The CHINESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY will learn Chinese dance, taste Chinese food, learn about Chinese culture and watch Chinese movies.

Cost: $10

Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday,

6:50-7:15 am, B217

Sponsor:  Fanrong Kong (Fanrong.kong@wcs.edu)




The FRESHMAN MENTORING PROGRAM was designed to provide a comprehensive transition program for all freshmen coming to the Ravenwood community. Freshman Mentors (rising juniors and seniors) are selected during 2nd semester of each year following an application process. The mentors (or FMPs) plan and carry out Freshman Orientation over the summer, and continue mentoring throughout the school year by presenting Ravenwood-relevant lessons once weekly in freshman homeroom classes. In addition, mentors make themselves available to freshmen seeking "upper-classman guidance." It is quite an honor at Ravenwood to be selected to serve as an FMP.  Rising juniors and seniors go through an application process that includes obtaining letters of recommendation, maintaining good grades and good attendance, and exhibiting a positive attitude. FMPs are considered the "cream of the crop" at Ravenwood ~~ We love our FMPs!

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  during homeroom every day, D219

Sponsor: Kristin Payne (kristinp@wcs.edu)





Participation in the Ravenwood Chapter of MU ALPHA THETA (a math honor society) is by invitation only. MU ALPHA THETA is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members in more than 1,500 schools. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. Part of the requirements of membership is to tutor other Math students, either during select study halls or after school.

Cost: $20 induction fee

Meeting Time: One Thursday of each month, 6:45 am, RPAC

Sponsors:  Mary Hawken (maryh2@wcs.edu),

Suzanne Nuccio (suzannen@wcs.edu),

Joy Haynes (joy.haynes@wcs.edu)




The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed to inspire and recognize students in visual art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.

Cost: $5 (plus some activity fees have additional costs)

Meeting Time: Two Thursdays per month, 2:45-3:30 pm, F140, F150

Sponsors:   Christy Douglas (Christy.douglas@wcs.edu.

Wendy Watts (wendy.watts@wcs.edu)




The NEHS is an organization that honors high school students who have shown excellence and passion for literature and writing. The club's goal is to celebrate and encourage interest in the English language arts through meetings, events, and community service. The club has facilitated a college essay peer review night, book drive, and Reading with the Raptors Literary Night for elementary school students. The group has also served with the Brentwood library staff in various community services opportunities. Students can apply for membership during their junior year and are selected based on GPA, letters of recommendation, and an essay.  Students can apply for membership during their sophomore and junior year.

Cost: $20 induction & National fees

Meeting Time: last Wednesday of the month, 6:50 am, B119

Sponsor: Jamon McElrath (andrewm@wcs.edu)





Ravenwood has a vibrant and very active NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. Membership is open only to seniors and by invitation only. Invitations are issued during second semester of junior year, and the application process is started at that time. In order to be eligible, students must maintain a high GPA (cumulative 3.75+) and be active in community service. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY students provide volunteers for various school events, complete several community service projects each year, and set a great example for the students around them. Students are required to attend meetings and complete at least 20 hours of community service in their senior year.

Cost: $15

Meeting Time: Last Monday of each month during senior homeroom, RPAC

Sponsor: Ryan Black (ryan.black@wcs.edu)



NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY is for any Career and Technical student who is in their second career and technical course and has an overall unweighted GPA of 3.5. Membership is by application, and if accepted costs are $40 for initial induction year which includes NTHS membership and graduation cords. Membership can be renewed for $5 for each subsequent year.  Applications are taken in the spring with induction in April.

Cost: $40 ($15 membership + $25 cords & registration)

Meeting Time: Varies

 Sponsor: Lisa Richter (Lisar3@wcs.edu)




RHO KAPPA NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY inducts members, conducts service activities, and raises awareness regarding social studies.

Cost: $40

Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 6:45 am, portable E

Sponsor: Patrick Whitlock (patrickw@wcs.edu)




The SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY encourages and recognizes scientific and intellectual thought, advances the student's knowledge of classical and modern science, communicates with the scientific community, aids the civic community with its comprehension of science, and encourages students to participate in community service and in turn, encourages a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

Cost: Varies

Meeting Time: 1-2 Friday Mornings a month @ 6:45am; Room A202

Sponsor: Avrill Buerstetta (avrillb@wcs.edu)



Societe Honoraire de Francais

The purpose of SOCIETE HONORAIRE DE FRANCAIS is for the promotion of and recognition of achievement in French.  The goal is 10 hours of French cultural activities and community service.

Cost: None ($6 to join the official chapter)

Meeting Times:  Wednesdays & as needed throughout the school year

Sponsor:  Dr. Geoff Starron (james.starron@wcs.edu)




The purpose of our SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY is to broaden the perspective of non-native and native Spanish speaking students. Their activities are centered on service to our Hispanic community in Williamson County and Nashville. This club strives to build communication skills through their participation in school and service activities. They do not travel for trips, yet!

Cost: $25 for National fees + t-shirt

Meeting Times: Two Wednesdays per month, 2:35 pm, B217

Sponsor: Amber Wilkinson (amber.wilkinson@wcs.edu)







ACTIVE MINDS empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate.  The goal is to implement multiple mental health awareness activities that support our purpose

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Two Thursdays per month, 6:45 am, D126

Sponsors:  Matt Daniels (matthew.daniels@wcs.edu)

Elise Dirkes-Jacks (elise.dirkesjacks@wcs.edu)




BALLROOM DANCE was formed so that students can learn ballroom dancing.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Wednesdays, 3 pm, portable B

Sponsor:  Rus Hays (Ruselh@wcs.edu)




BEST BUDDIES is an international non‐profit organization. They pair General Education students with one to one peer friendships with Special Education students. The chapter holds group activities once a month for everyone to hang out. Please consider joining us in the effort to provide much needed social opportunities to people with disabilities in  your school.

Cost: $20

Meeting Time:  One Wednesday every other month, 6:45 am, D213

Sponsors: Christy Hill (christineh@wcs.edu)

Teri Matlock (teri.matlock@wcs.edu)

Stacey Robertson (Stacey.robertson@wcs.edu)




The BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD CLUB prepares students for participation in the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) and the AP Biology exam.  We aim to establish a firm foundation for students to build upon in biological sciences.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:40-3:30 pm, B208

Sponsor:  Sara Corcoran (Sara.corcoran@wcs.edu)




Like to Read?  Join the RHS BOOK CLUB!  We read 1-2 books per month.  Members are encouraged to suggest books to read and vote on which books get chosen each month.  We try to plan meeting times when the majority of people can attend, and we generally meet 1-2 times per month.  The goal is to read at least 3 books from the VSBA List.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Various Weekday Afternoons, 2:30-3:15 pm, Library

Sponsor: Tiffany Tucker (tiffany.tucker@wcs.edu)




The purpose of the BOWLING CLUB is to build sportsmanship, friendships, and the skills for becoming a better bowler.

Cost: The cost of bowling games

Meeting Time:  Wednesdays (Jan-May), 3:15-5:00 pm,

Franklin Family Entertainment Center

Sponsor:  Ted Martinez (theodore.martinez@wcs.edu)




The CHESS CLUB welcomes all students who want to play chess in an informal  setting.  Information about local chess tournaments is also shared at meetings. Beginners to experienced chess players are all welcome!

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Every Wednesday, 2:30-3:30, D208

Sponsor:  Cheryl Morency (cheryl.morency@wcs.edu)




Clean around the school to make our campus tidy.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Every other Thursday; 2:30 pm, D215

Sponsor:  John Wilson (john.wilson@wcs.edu)




The purpose of COMMON GROUND is to bring young minds together in order to explore and discuss social issues open-mindedly and acknowledge the values and opinions of others during meaningful discussions.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Power Mondays or Wednesdays, 6:45-7:10 am, Dr. Mason's office

Sponsor: Reggie Mason (reggiem@wcs.edu)




The purpose of the COMPETITION MATH CLUB is to help students prepare for local, state-wide, and national math competitions.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Tuesday (extra meetings in months of competitions), 2:45-3:45 pm, D223

Sponsor: Bryan Weaver (bryanw@wcs.edu)




Students learn computational linguistics skills to solve word problems and prepare for Computational Linguistics Olympiad competition.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Every other Friday, 2:30 pm, D215

Sponsor: John Wilson (john.wilson@wcs.edu)




The CREATIVE WRITING CLUB is a place for students who enjoy writing to bounce ideas off other people in order to improve their writing.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm, D208

Sponsor:  Cheryl Morency (Cheryl.morency@wcs.edu)




The purpose of the CULTURAL HERITAGE CLUB is to promote cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity at RHS.  This club plans the annual Cultural Heritage Week in the spring.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Every other Thursday, 2:35, B215

Sponsor: Dara Rosenkrantz (dara.rosenkrantz@wcs.edu)




The FASHION CLUB provides students with the opportunity to explore a hobby and earn scholarships for a career in fashion.  It also serves the community through clothing drives and makes blankets to donate to children's hospitals.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Two Tuesdays per month, 2:30 pm, B208

Sponsor:  Elizabeth Greer (Elizabeth.greer@wcs.edu)




Student in the GENDER-SEXUALITY ALLIANCE discuss the lives of LGBTQ youth and their friends, and to work against the bullying, harassment, and discrimination these youths and their allies can face.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday, 2:40-3:40, D226

Sponsor:  Bryan Weaver (bryanw@wcs.edu)



The purpose of the HARY POTTER CLUB is for students to have a better understanding of Harry Potter and to have fun.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday, 2:40 pm, B123

Sponsor: Carlen Groce (carleng@wcs.edu)




The purpose of the HISTORY BOWL CLUB is to compete in Williamson County History Bowl and State History Bowl.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: One Tuesday per month, 2:45 pm, D211

Sponsor: Clark Ramey (Clarkr@wcs.edu)




The purpose of the INTERNATIONAL CLUB is to discuss international issues and fundraise.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Every other Tuesday, 2:30 pm, D109

Sponsor:Â Kristi Neuroth (Kristi.neuroth@wcs.edu)




The MEDICINE CLUB is designed for students who have an interest in medicine so they can gain first-hand experience through volunteering, shadowing and touring opportunities to see if this is a career they would like to pursue.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: One or two Fridays per month, 2:40-3:30 pm, B212

Sponsor:  Sara Corcoran (sara.corcoran@wcs.edu)




This team trains students to perform as lawyers and witnesses. They compete in both District and State competitions. Time commitments will vary. Before competition, students meet approximately 4to 5 hours per week. As competitions near, meeting times increase to 8 to 12 hours per week. Their season begins in October and runs through March.

Cost: $15 for supplies

Meeting Time:    Tuesday and Thursday beginning in Oct, 2:45 pm,

D113 and various courtrooms

Sponsors: Daniel Hollandsworth (danielh@wcs.edu)




NHD engages students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest.  These projects are entered into contests at the local, state and national levels.  Go to www.NHD.org to learn more.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  One Thursday per month, 2:45-3:45 pm,  port C or cafeteria

Sponsor: Andy Elrod (Andrew.elrod@wcs.edu)




The purpose of OMA is to meet others interested in anime (Japanese cartoons) or manga (Japanese comics) as well as to express themselves.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 2:45 pm, F150

Sponsor:  Wendy Watts (wendy.watts@wcs.edu)






The purpose of PHOTOGRAPHY is to teach students artistic photography skills.  The goal is for students to develop a portfolio.

Cost: $5 to use darkroom, replace chemicals

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 2:35-3:30, D216 & A201

Sponsor: Eric Brock (eric.brock@wcs.edu)




The PSYCHOLOGY CLUB explores areas of psychology to learn more about the field and ourselves.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Two Thursdays per month, 2:45 pm, D126

Sponsor: Elise Dirkes-Jacks (elise.dirkesjacks@wcs.edu)




ROBOTICS is for students interested in electronics and robotics and to share their knowledge with their peers.  The goal is to start raising money and gauge interest to compete in robotics competitions and workshops.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday, 2:30-4:00  pm, D206

Sponsor: Lisa Richter (lisar3@wcs.edu)




SCIENCE BOWL is a multi-tiered science competition.  The goal is to place in the top four at the State tournament.

Cost: TBD

Meeting Time:   Thursdays, 2:40 pm, A202

Sponsor: Avrill Buerstetta (avrillb@wcs.edu)




SCIENCE OLYMPIAD is awesome! Science Olympiad is both a club and a multi-tiered competition. Competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events. Each year, many STEM disciplines are represented.  The emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Up to 30 students are able to participate in an Invitational Tournament. Only 15 students can compete at the regional and state level (maximum of 7 seniors). Each student competing will participate in 3 to 5 events in each competition. The final competing team is not chosen until January/February, based on attendance, commitment, grade level, and a general science test. ALL students are encouraged to participate even if they cannot compete the first year, they may be able to compete the 2nd or 3rd year.

Cost: fundraising

Meeting Time:   Mondays, 2:40‐3:15 pm, A202

Sponsor: Avrill Buerstetta (avrillb@wcs.edu)




The SPACE Club is to provide a place for students to share knowledge and news about space and space exploration.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Friday, 2:40-3:30, D215

Sponsor: John Wilson (johnw@wcs.edu)




SPIRIT SECTION promotes school spirit through the Student Section at RHS sports events.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Fridays, game time, in the stands

Sponsor: Stephanie Dykes (stephanied@wcs.edu)





The purpose of this club is to provide Star Wars fans with opportunities to dig deeper into the franchise by doing crafts, making foods, discussing the movies and talking with other fans.

Cost: none


Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday, 2:45-3:30 pm, B123

Sponsor: Carlen Groce (carleng@wcs.edu)




TABLETOP ROLE PLAYING & IMPROVIZATION gives people a fun and fulfilling reason to meet, greet, and cooperate.  Want to create a unique, mentally freeing experience that people can look forward to each week.

Cost: TBD

Meeting Time:  Alternating between Wednesdays & Thursdays (2:45-4:00 Wed and 2:45-4:45 Thursday), D217 and D226

Sponsors:  Scott Crombie (Scottc@wcs.edu)

Bryan Weaver (bryanw@wcs.edu)




The VIDEO GAME CLUB allows video gamers of all genres to interact and exchange techniques, theories, and reviews of games across multiple platforms.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:40-4:00 pm, D217

Sponsor: Adam Peay (adam.peay@wcs.edu)




Students meet to practice yoga.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Every other Monday, 2:45-3:30 pm, D109

Sponsor: Kristi Neuroth (Kristi.neuroth@wcs.edu)





Meets twice a month to plan and then execute on those plans to go hiking, biking, kayaking, caving and backpacking at local state parks and on the Appalachian Trail.

Cost: $70 ($30 kayaking + $40 caving)

Meeting Time: TBD (Club president notifies club members of dates, times and locations).

Sponsor: Eric Brock (eric.brock@wcs.edu)




To introduce people to climbing, have fun, make new friends and compete against other schools in the area.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm; the Crag at Cool Springs

Sponsor:  Kristi Neuroth (Kristi.neuroth@wcs.edu)




The CRICKET CLUB shares the sport with other cultures.

Cost: None

Meeting Time:  Fridays, 2:30-3:30 pm, B108

Sponsor:  Joshua Crumm (Joshua.crumm@wcs.edu)




This club is to enrich the minds of our youth and keeping them active by exposing them to a fun after school activity that gets them involved in friendly completion.

Cost: None

Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 pm, Crockett Park

Sponsor: Zach Oswanski (Zachary.oswanski@wcs.edu)







Ravenwood has both a Varsity and JV baseball team. Both teams have similar practice and game requirements.

Tryouts required? YES; tryouts are held in February

Summer practice? NO

School year practice times: Official practice begins in February, following tryouts. Team practices run through May. The team practices about 15 hours per week.

Season: March through May, with 4 to 5 games per week

Travel: Travel to local games, and one out of town spring break tournament

Coach: Teddy Craig (TeddyC@wcs.edu)

Team website: www.ravenwoodbaseball.com



Ravenwood has boys varsity, JV and freshman basketball teams. The requirements are similar for all three level teams, but the time commitment is a little less for the JV and freshman teams.

Tryouts required? YES, the first week of November

Summer practice? Yes, kids tryout at end of the school year for games in June.

School year practice times: team practices 10 to 12 hours per week from November through March

Season: November through March, with 2 to 3 games per week

Travel: Teams travel locally for games; the varsity team travels for one tournament over winter break

Coach: Patrick Whitlock (PatrickW@wcs.edu)




Ravenwood has varsity, junior varsity and freshman girls' basketball teams. The requirements and time commitments are similar for all three teams.

Tryouts required? YES, spring practice and tryouts are the last week of April or first of May, 3-5 each day for current Ravenwood students; freshman tryouts are the first week of Summer.

Summer practice? Yes. We have 10 days of team camps and 5 days of practice in May/June -  July workouts are optional.

School year practice times: the team practices 2-2 ½ hours each day and typically has 2-3 games per week.

Season: November through March; 2-3 games each week

Travel: locally for regular games, one tournament out of town during Thanksgiving or winter break

Coach: Mariska Harris (Mariska.harris@wcs.edu)





Ravenwood has both a girls and boys Varsity bowling team. Tryouts required? YES, Beginning of September

Summer practice? No, but league participation is encouraged

School year practice times:  2 hours, twice per week, September through December

Season: September through December, two matches per week

Travel: Franklin Lanes and Tusculum Lanes

Coach: Ted Martinez (theodore.martinez@wcs.edu)




The Ravenwood varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders cheer for football and basketball games, and they lead pep rallies.

Tryouts required? YES, usually the end of March or beginning of April

Summer practice? YES, 6 weeks in June and July, with 4 day summer camp in July.

School year practice times: Spring practices begin in mid-April and run through early May; Practices are once a week in the school year for 2 hours usually with sign practice another night for a few hours in addition to games; varsity squad also has extra practice for competitions.

Season: August through March, covering both football and basketball seasons.

Travel: Local games for football and basketball

Coach:  Rebecca Thiessen (rebecca.thiessen@wcs.edu)




Ravenwood has both a girls and boys cross country team. The teams compete at cross country meets w here they run a 3.1 mile course.

Tryouts required? End of July or early August.

Summer practice?  YES; summer conditioning takes place in June and July, Monday through Friday mornings.

School year practice times: Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, August through early November.

Season: September through early November, no more than

2 meets per week for a total of 6 to 8 meets per season.

Travel: Three (3) overnight trips

Coach: Peter Mueller (PeterM@wcs.edu)

Team page: www.ravenwoodxc.com





The Ravenwood Dance Team has a varsity and a JV Team. The Dance Team performs at football and basketball games. They also compete in dance competitions.

Tryouts required? YES, held in mid-April

Summer practice? YES, practice begins in June; the team attends a camp in July

School year practice times: skill development and team play begin in August

Season: August through February, the dance team dances at all football home games, district games, and state championships. Basketball: the dance team dances at 6-8 basketball home games.

Club Fees/Cost: $200 including equipment

Travel: Competitions & camp; some competitions may require several nights of overnight travel between November & February (not during winter break)

Coach: Haley Hampton (haley.hampton@wcs.edu)




The Ravenwood Raptor football program has three levels: varsity, junior varsity and freshman. Each level plays one game per week during the regular season.

Tryouts required? NO, but team is limited by size

Summer practice? YES; summer conditioning begins in June for

varsity & JV; varsity team may play some 7 on 7 tournaments during July; possible overnight camp .

School year practice times: Monday through Friday, 3:00 to 5:45 pm, August through early November

Season: August through October, later if playoffs are achieved (no playoffs for the freshman team)

Travel: Away games within our district, playoffs may include games outside our district

Coach: Richie Wessman (richard.wessman@wcs.edu)





Ravenwood has a girls and boys Varsity golf team. The teams play their matches at local courses.

Tryouts required? YES, late July to early August

Summer practice? NO, but summer tournament play is usually necessary to be competitive in high school

School year practice times: 8 to 9 hours per week, August through October

Fee: $300 golf fee for uniforms, greens fees, etc

Season: Late July to October; 2 to 3 matches per week

Travel: Within middle Tennessee for matches

Coach:  Daniel Hollandsworth (danielh@wcs.edu)





Ravenwood has a varsity and junior varsity boys' hockey team.

Tryouts required? YES; dry land in early August; Ice in late August

Summer practice? NO

School year practice times: pre-season ice and dry land training begins in August; regular practice is generally 3 hours per week from October through February

Season: mid-October through January, with playoffs and state tournament running to mid-March; regular season is generally 2 games per week

Club Fees/Cost:  $1500 plus equipment

Travel: Some travel may be likely due to tournaments on the weekends

Coach: Robert Bouchard (rbouchtn@gmail.com  (615) 372-9616)

Teacher Sponsor: Stacey Helbrecht (Stacey.helmbrecht@wcs.edu)




Ravenwood has boys' and girls' Lacrosse at both the varsity and junior varsity levels. The requirements and commitment for varsity and junior varsity are the same.

Tryouts required? NO, open workouts begin in January

Summer practice? NO, but summer league play at MBA (boys) and Ensworth (girls) is helpful

School year practice times: 2 hours per day, 5 days per week, February through mid-May

Season: March to mid-May with 2 to 3 games per week; Fall Ball runs September through November with practices, games and one weekend tournament

Club Fees/Cost: $700 (boys) /$600 (girls) plus equipment

Travel: Away games, some weekends

Coaches:  Alan Garner (agarner@RCSOTN.ORG) (boys)

Bill Dryer (BillDryer@bellsouth.net) (girls)

Teacher Sponsor: Mary Hawken (maryh2@wcs.edu)



The Rugby Club at Ravenwood offers both girls and boys A, B and freshman teams. Their goal is to provide as many games as possible for all of the kids to play and enjoy the sport. The team offers two youth camps each year.

Tryouts required? NO

Summer practice? NO, but a "summer touch" program and a fall 7's. program begin in August, running through October

School year practice times: skill development and team play begin in late October

Season: January through mid-May, teams play 5 to 6 games during regular season, followed by a conference tournament and then state championship

Club Fees/Cost: $175, including equipment

Travel: Only to local venues for games and tournaments

Coach: Richard Boone (Richard.boone@sth.org)





Ravenwood has girls' and boys' varsity and junior varsity soccer teams, with the girls playing in the fall and the boys playing in the spring.

Tryouts required? YES; girls in mid-June and boys in mid-February 

Summer practice? Girls practice in July and early August 

School year practice times: girls practice from July through November; boys practice from February through May. Pre-season practices are 8 hours per week; regular season practices are 5 hours per week.

Season: girls play from August through November and boys play from late February through May. There are usually 2 games per week.

Travel: Varsity teams travel to one out-of-town tournament each season

Coaches:  Jose Londono (londonosoccer@gmail.com)

Tim Gillean (timothy.gillean@wcs.edu)




Ravenwood has both varsity and junior varsity teams. Time commitment is the same for both teams.

Tryouts required? YES. 3 day tryouts over summer break. A second tryout is held in February for students who missed the original tryout.

Summer practice? No practice, but workouts at school are offered and encouraged.

School year practice times: Monday through Friday at 3:00 beginning in February; Off-season workouts are available to students 2-3 days per week.

Season: February through May; games and tournaments during the week and weekends.

Travel: Local travel to away games and some traveling for tournaments on the weekends.

Coach: Allison Brown (allison.brown@wcs.edu)




Ravenwood has both a boys and girls varsity swim team as a club sport. To be on the team, swimmers must be able to swim a 50-meter free-style without stopping, and you must have had previous swimming experience. The team's home pool is the Indoor Sports Complex off Concord Road in Brentwood.

Tryouts required? NO, but team is limited to 50-55 members

Summer practice? NO

School year practice times: October through mid-February, Monday through Friday for 1.5 hours; one practice is early morning and four are after school

Season: October through mid-February, one to two meets each month, plus regional and state championships. There are usually about 10 meets total

Club Fees/Cost: $200, which includes team swimsuit & warm-ups

Travel: Most meets are local; state championships may be out of town

Coach: Angela Curtiss (AngelaC@wcs.edu)



Ravenwood has both boys and girls varsity and JV tennis teams.

Tryouts required? Usually required depending on the number of students interested (mid-February)

Summer practice? NO, but players are encouraged to have year-round involvement with tennis, either through clinics, private lessons, or playing in tournaments

School year practice times: February to May, 6 hours per week Season: March through May; 4 games per week

Travel: Local matches and occasional out-of-town travel

Coach: Robbie McCammon (rmmtennis@gmail.com or www.ravenwoodtennis.com)



Ravenwood has both a girls and boys Track & Field varsity team.

Tryouts required? YES, mid-February.  See school website for qualifying times: www.ravenwoodtrackandfield.com

Summer practice? NO

School year practice times:  Conditioning is in the afternoons after school from December through February; Regular practice is from 3:00-5:00 Monday through Friday from mid-February through May

Season: March through May, 1 to 2 meets per week. Meets are usually 2 to 3 days long with different events contested at different times

Travel: Local meets only. Students who qualify can compete at the Eastern Relays in Louisville, KY

Coach: Peter Mueller (PeterM@wcs.edu)



Ravenwood has girls varsity, junior varsity and freshman Volleyball teams. The practice commitment is the same for all teams. The game schedule for JV and freshman is not quite as demanding as varsity.

Tryouts required? YES, last week of May

Summer practice: Practice begins mid-July with team camps; practice is twice per day during the summer

School year practice times: August through October

Season: Mid-August through the state tournament in October; 2 to 3 matches per week with 4 tournaments during the season

Travel: Local and out of town matches and tournaments

Coach: Wendy Munzel (wendy.munzel@wcs.edu)



Ravenwood has varsity, junior varsity and freshman wrestling teams.

Tryouts required? NO

Summer practice? YES, dates to be announced at www.ravenwoodwrestling.com

School year practice times: Monday-Friday 2:45-5:00pm

Season: Monday before Nov. 1st through mid-February. Matches start the week before Thanksgiving

Travel: School bus to every event that is further than 15 minutes away; provide own transportation to local schools

Coach: Gary Almquist (gary.almquist@wcs.edu)



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