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Clubs & Activities

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If you are interested in starting a new club, please complete the Google Form below to submit your request. All clubs will need to have a staff advisor before clubs can be approved. 

Aeronautics Club

Purpose: To learn more about flying and naval devices, to expand one's knowledge of how planes fly and their limits. Students should join this club to familiarize themselves with practical aeronautics,  meet fellow hobbyists and learn more about planes.  

Meeting Times: First and Third Wednesdays in room 2014 upper blue.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Haley

Contact: shaley@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Art Club

Purpose: Art Club is a space where students can come work on art projects and create art with their peers.

Meeting Times: Thursdays 3:15-4:30pm in room 1040

Staff Advisor: Ms. Champoux

Contact: tchampou@sowashco.org

Asian American Student Union

Purpose: This club’s purpose is to allow students to express freely and proudly about being Asian American, gain a better understanding of Asian culture and language and teach Asian culture to our school community.

CLICK HERE to sign up for AASU 23-24!

Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30pm in room 1034 (lower green).

Staff Advisor: Mr. Noyes (jnoyes@sowashco.org) and Ms. Yang (myang022@sowashco.org)

Astronomy Club

Purpose: To explore and learn about space and the universe. Student's should join this club if they are intrigued by the universe and want to learn about space. We will talk about astronomy and other intriguing science topics. Possible after school events include stargazing, visiting planetariums and other astronomy related activities. 

CLICK HERE to sign  up! 

When and where do we meet?:  Thursday Mornings at 7:45am in the Orchestra Room. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. DeMorett

Contact: kdemoret@sowashco.org

AVID Connections Club (AC)

Purpose: The purpose of this club will be to have AVID mentors (juniors and seniors) and AVID mentees (freshman and sophomores) come together to bond and connect. AVID mentees will be able to ask AVID mentors any questions they have about high school. Mentees will also be able to ask mentors about college, work, homework, friendships, relationships with people, and strategies to help in high school. This will help guide them to make the most of their high school experience. Mentors will facilitate study strategies, study habits, organization, goal setting and growth mindset. This mentorship will help them feel comfortable and confident during their high school experience. This club will be able to prepare them for what is next in their education as well as build a community within the AVID elective class. AVID student who join this club will have a great opportunity to build community and connect with their peers. Mentees can bring questions or concerns they have about high school and their future plans, and mentors will support them in a safe and judgement free environment.

Meeting Times:  Thursday's during R&R in room 2045A

Staff Advisor:  Ms. Plante

Contact: bplante@sowashco.org

Better Tomorrow Club

Purpose: This is a volunteer club that will be targeting homelessness specifically through volunteer opportunities and fundraising events to help donate products to homeless shelters across MN. 

Meeting Times:  1st Friday of every month at 7:45am in room 1035 (Lower Green). 

Student Leader: Ian Chao

Staff Advisor: McKelvey

Contact: jmckelve@sowashco.org

Black Student Union

Purpose: Our mission is to include, unify, uplift, and empower black people in our school and our community! 

Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 3:15pm-4:30pm in room 1029

Staff Advisor: Ms. Alston

Contact: oalston1@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Bowling Team

Purpose: To promote school spirit, teamwork, camaraderie and sporting opportunities to individuals at all abilities and grade levels while providing the best possible environment for our players to reach their maximum playing potential through excellence in coaching and support.

Staff Advisor: Eric Thorson

Contact: erhsbowling@gmail.com

Business Professionals of America

Purpose: Our mission at Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth, and service.

Meeting Times: Fridays at 8:00am in room 2039.

Staff Advisor: Mrs. O'Driscoll

Contact: lodrisco@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Chamber Choir

Purpose: The purpose of Chamber Singers is to give advanced singers an additional outlet for performing the highest quality vocal music, in a smaller ensemble setting than the larger, curricular classes. Chamber Singers is open by audition only, auditions for each year happen in the fall, and membership is for the entire school year.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Gullick

Contact: egullick@sowashco.org

Chamber Orchestra

Purpose: 

Staff Advisor: Ms. DeMorett

Contact: kdemoret@sowashco.org

Chess Club

Purpose: Our goal is to get better at and play Chess with peers while having fun. Everyone is welcome!

Meeting Times: We meet every Thursday (with exceptions for holidays) after school in room 2032.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Rekstad 

Contact: jrekstad@sowashco.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

Children of the World

Purpose: Our mission at Children of the World is to help children all around the world through Save the Children. Save the Children helps kids with problems such as education, children's right, health and nutrition, and safety. Save the Children benefits children in over 120 countries, and with Children of the World, we can help by raising money and showing how  impactful our community is to the world. 

Meeting Times: Last Thursday of every month at 7:45am in Mr. Bidwell's room, 1014.

Staff Advisor: Mr. Bidwell

Contact: abidwell@sowashco.org

CLOSE THE GAP

Purpose: To close the academic gap between minorities and others through hosting study sessions. Find us on Instagram: @erhs.ctg

Meeting Times: Mondays after school (3:06pm-4:15pm) in the Media Center.

Student Leaders: Aman Lulseged. Santiago Palma Ramos, Felipe Patino, Rahnon Chowdhury

Staff Advisor: Ms. Newton

Contact: lnewton@sowashco.org

CLUB OLAS

Purpose: The mission of Project Olas is to provide an income-generating opportunity for women from vulnerable Central American communities by offering Spanish language lessons and opportunities for cultural exchange via WhatsApp. The vision of both Project Olas and Club Olas, a national network of high school and college students passionate about language learning and global social impact, is a world where every mom has access to safe and sustainable work and where language learning creates relationships and lasting change. Club Olas chapters across the US build tight-knit communities while raising awareness of the social, political, and economic realities of Olas moms and their communities. At ERHS Club Olas, we organize events that provide students with the opportunity to make a global impact and be a part of a community that actively makes a difference on an international level. Club Olas is a great opportunity for students who are interested in topics such as the Spanish language, Latin American politics, women’s rights, and education.

The Club Olas National Network hosts events and fundraisers to further the mission of the Olas family. From trivia nights to raffle fundraisers, we aim to create connections within and between our chapters. Individual club chapters strengthen this connection in their own communities through launching similar initiatives.

Meeting Times: TBD

Staff Advisor: Ms. Rekstad

Contact: erhsclubolas@gmail.com

Click here to visit our page!

Colorguard

Purpose: The winter guard is an extension of the East Ridge marching band program. During the winter season, members build skills in movement, dance, and use of equipment. The skills translate directly to fall field show and summer parade activities. The winter Colorguard competes in a division North Star Circuit called “Flagline Class.” This is the part of the activity that focuses on movement, expression, and the use of one single piece of equipment – FLAG.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Burianek

Contact: jeanette90@gmail.com

Computer Science Club

Purpose: Our mission is to inspire interest in programming throughout the community by providing real-world coding experience to students. 

Meeting Times: Tuesdays 3:15-4:15pm, Room 1047 (Mr. Ware's room)

Staff Advisor: Mr. Ware

Contact: dware0@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Creative Writing Club

Purpose: The Creative Writing club provides a judgement-free space to create and share creative works, collaborate with fellow writers, and strengthen writing skills.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays after school in room 2031 (Upper Green).

Staff Advisor: Ms. Schrank 

Contact: nschrank@sowashco.org 

Crochet and Fiber Arts Club

Purpose: To learn how to crochet and to make friends with similar interests. To have a calming environment for people to come together and work on projects. 

Meeting Times: Every two other Tuesday - 3:30pm in room 2047.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Westfall

Contact: twestfal@sowashco.org

Debate Team

Purpose: Students on the Debate Team compete to hone their research and rhetorical skills.  East Ridge offers three different types of competitive debate for students who want to compete with a partner or solo.  Students learn to consider divisive issues from both sides, and how to research and effectively argue different positions on an issue. 

Debate is an MSHSL mandated activity. The East Ridge Debate Team encourages students to try out if they are willing to work hard and want to learn to research and understand important issues from multiple points of view.

Meeting Times: Practices are Monday and Wednesday afternoons; Tournaments are every Saturday, running September-December.  All practices and tournaments are virtual this year.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Scholz

Contact: katie.m.scholz@gmail.com

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Purpose:  To meet up for games of Dungeons and Dragons. This club is a great club to interact with a unique type of creative writing, and to meet up and play with your friends. 

Meeting Times: Fridays from 3:15-5:15pm in room 1031.

Staff Advisor: Mrs. Carle

Contact: ecarle@sowashco.org

East Ridge Bible Study

Purpose: Hello everyone! We are a group of students who are going to begin trying to bring the lord and his word into more schools by having a weekly Bible Study. This is a judgment free zone and everyone is welcome, student or staff. We will supply you with a Bible and if you have any questions please reach out to our student leaders, we are excited to see you there!

Student Leaders: Luke Ingiald & Sam Lieser

Contact: lukepacker06@icloud.com & liesersam6@gmail.com

Meeting Times: Wednesday mornings 7:30am-8:00am in the Media Center

Staff Advisor: Ms. Brittain

East Ridge Student Ambassadors

Purpose: Represent East Ridge by being a leader within the school by connecting and mentoring 9th grade and all new students to East Ridge High School. We do this through helping with 9th grade orientation, leading students and their families on tours of the school, answering questions, helping with the transition, planning social events, volunteering and facilitating a positive connection between the student and school community.

You must apply to be in this club. The application process is advertised via Schoology and the announcements in the spring, typically in April. 

Meeting Times: 2nd Friday of each month before school. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Strand

Contact: kstrand4@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

ERROR's Society of Women Engineers Club

Purpose: Operating through the East Ridge Robotics Team, the ERRORs, we hope to increase gender diversity in STEM by connecting girls in our school to SWE and FIRST networks and resources. Our members will volunteer, organize and lead various STEM-related outreach events and further their STEM leadership skills and experience.

Meeting Times: Every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm in room 1047 (PLTW Halls)

Staff Advisor: Ms. Harberts

Contact: sharbert@sowashco.org

Fall Musical

Details: Fall musical and Spring play details can be found here. 

Auditions: Fall musical auditions are held in August/September.

Rehearsals: Daily after school in the theatre.                                                       

Shows: Show weekends are the 2nd and 3rd weekends in November.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carlson & Kajsa Jones-Higgins

Contact: kcarlson1@sowashco.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Purpose: Have students with the same passionate outlooks on life.

Meeting Times: Every Monday from 7:45a-8:20am in room 2045A.

Staff Advisor: Mr. Karasek

Contact: mkarasek@sowashco.org

Film Club

Purpose: Watch and review movies and make short films as a group.

Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays after school in room 2032.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Hildahl

Contact: mhildahl@sowashco.org

Food Fluent

Purpose: To help people in need within our community of food and other amenities by organizing fundraisers to donate to local food shelves and charities. 

Meeting Times: 1st or 2nd Tuesday of each month in 2108 Upper Gold. 

Staff Advisor: Mr. Howard

Contact: mhoward1@sowashco.org

Gaming Club

Purpose: To provide a space for students into video games to hang out, get to know each other, and have fun.

Meeting Times: Every Tuesday after school from 3:10pm- 4:30pm in room 2042

Staff Advisor: Ms. Westfield

Contact: jwestfie@sowashco.org

German Club

Purpose: To celebrate the language and culture of the German-speaking countries.

Meeting Times: Once a month in room 1022.

Staff Advisor: Julie Young

Contact: jyoung1@sowashco.org

History Club

Purpose: History club participation in a wide variety of activities including show and tell about historical items, books, etc., historical cooking once a year, and opportunities to go on field trips! No cost to join.

Meeting Times: Second Wednesday of the month from 3:10pm-4pm in room 2014 (Upper Blue).

Staff Advisor: Ms. Haley

Contact: shaley@sowashco.org

HOSA (Future Health Professionals)

Purpose: HOSA is for students who are wanting to become future health professionals. HOSA promotes careers in the healthcare industry and encourages students to become leaders through education and experience. Students will learn more about the medical field while having the opportunity to talk with medical professionals. Students who wish to be more involved can participate in a National Club (HOSA) and learn in-depth about a specific medical topic and compete at a state and national level.

Meeting Times: Every Thursday at 7:45am in room 1009.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Keiser

Contact: rkeiser@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Investment Club

Purpose: To learn the power of investing, as well as investment strategies in a fun and interactive way, and a way for students to find others with similar interests.

Meeting Times: Every other Thursday at 8am in room 2039

Staff Advisor: Ms. O'Driscoll

Contact: lodrisco@sowashco.org

Jazz Band

Purpose: Our Jazz program starts with auditions held mid-November, then rehearsals and performances that continue through April. Jazz I & II rehearse twice weekly. Students performing on Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Piano , Six-String Guitar, Vibes, Acoustic, or Electric Bass, or Drum Kit may audition. Both jazz ensembles perform for MSHSL Jazz Contest & our annual Jazz @ The Loft event. 

Season: November-April

Staff Advisor: Mr. Comeau

Contact: bcomeau@sowashco.org

Key Club

Purpose: A student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others.

Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month in the Media Center. 

Staff Advisor: Mr. Karasek

Contact: mkarasek@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Latin American Student Union

Purpose: To provide a safe and inclusive space for people of Hispanic heritage and to have a voice in our community. Students should join if they are looking to help build a community that can connect on a cultural level, and also to have an opportunity to make new friends and help the community overall. 

Meeting Times: Wednesday before/after school.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Salinas, Ms. Horton, Ms. Alston

Contact: msalinas@sowashco.org, ahorton@sowashco.org, oalston1@sowashco.org

Letters of Love

Purpose: Letters of Love provides emotional support to children battling chronic illnesses in long term care with hand made cards filled with love and kindness from a supportive community.

Meeting Times: Fridays at 8am, 1-2 meetings per month.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carle

Contact: lettersofloveerhs@gmail.com

Link Crew

Purpose: Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Link Crew is a proven high school transition program that trains mentors from the junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Hostager

Contact: ghostage@sowashco.org

LoftPAC

Purpose: To involve the East Ridge and the greater community in all aspects of theatre arts. LoftPAC stands for Loft Stage Performing Arts Community. 

Meeting Times: 1st Friday of every month after school in the theatre. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carlson

Contact: kcarlson1@sowashco.org

Math Team

Purpose: This is a state competitive team activity for the MSHSL.

Meeting Times: Mondays at 3:00-4:30pm in room 2021. 

Staff Advisor: Lisa Flynn and Emily Larsen

Contact: lflynn@sowashco.org or elarsen@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Marching Band

Purpose: The East Ridge Marching Raptors are an extremely dedicated group of musicians and performers who march with pride at home football games, community parades, and fall field show competitions. In the summer months they team with PHS & WHS to form the South Washington County Marching Band to perform at local parades, Valley Fair, and the Minnesota State Fair. During the early August week-long band camp dubbed "Heat Week" the Raptors learn the music and movement to their fall field show. The season culminates with a field show competition, the district marching band showcase, and an end-of season banquet.  

Season: May-October

Staff Advisor: Mr. Comeau

Contact: bcomeau@sowashco.org

Mock Trial

Purpose: The purpose of the club is that we have a case you do so students who want to know about the law or maybe be Attorneys. We go to the Ramsey County Courthouse on Tuesday nights in January and compete against other schools and go through cases in which students can be on the Prosecution or the Defense. These cases are based on real cases and we are judged how we present our case.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm from September-March

Staff Advisor: Mr. Smith

Contact: latrone1976@gmail.com

Model UN

Purpose: Our aim is to educate ERHS students about foreign policy and build critical thinking skills. Model UN helps improve public speaking while also expanding your knowledge on a much broader level than what is usually taught in school. Students will learn how to write position papers and resolution papers for large global issues that the United Nations discuss. 

Click here to sign-up!  

Meeting Times: 1-2 times a week in lower green Ms. Carle's room (1031). Generally Tuesdays or Fridays after school. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carle (ecarle@sowashco.org)

Student Contact: mathanliu@gmail.com and 0308ehub@gmail.com

Mud Guild

Purpose: This club is for East Ridge students and staff who want to increase their skills in ceramics. Each Tuesday and Thursday students/staff (regardless of skill) will explore, create, and learn amongst a community of other students passionate about working with clay. 

Meeting Times:  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm in the Ceramics Studio.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Frisco & Mr. Nagahashi

Staff Contact: jfrisco@sowashco.org, anagahas@sowashco.org

Music Club

Purpose: To talk about and discover new music.

Meeting Times:  Mondays after school in the music room.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Gullick

Staff Contact: egullick@sowashco.org

Muslim Student Association

Purpose: To create a community for Muslims at East Ridge

Meeting Times:  Every Thursday 3:10pm-4:00pm  in room 1009.

Student Leader: Arissa Husain

Student Leader Contact: ahusain@apps.district833.org

Staff Advisor: Ms. Keiser

Staff Contact: rkeiser@sowashco.org

National Art Honor Society

Purpose: The purpose of NAHS is to assist student members to attain their highest potential in all forms of art, and to raise awareness of art education throughout the school and community.

Meeting Times:  Tuesdays after school from 3:15-4:15pm in room 1039.

To Apply: Online applications are open at the beginning of each school year and members are selected in mid-September for the current academic year.

CLICK HERE to apply!

Staff Advisor: Ms. Frisco

Contact: jfrisco@sowashco.org

Follow @eastridgeNAHS on Instagram to see what we do! 

National Honor Society

Purpose: In the National Honor Society, we are dedicated to giving back to the community what it has given to us. Through hard work, dedication, and commitment, we aim to provide a better community for those in it.

NHS applications range from sophomores to seniors, who submit their application in spring of the high school year. The NHS will accept applications with excellent academic and social qualifications, after careful review by a five-member faculty council. If selected, NHS inductees will be invited to an inaugural ceremony in fall of the forthcoming school year, and officially be a part of the National Honor Society. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Hamernick

Contact: lhamerni@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Newspaper

Purpose: We publish the content for our school newspaper, the Ridge Review.  

Meeting Times: Every Tuesday at 7:45am in 2033 in upper green.

Staff Advisor: Mr. Hayes

Contact: ahayes@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

No Place for Hate

Purpose: To help bring more safe spaces and empathy to East Ridge

Meeting Times: TBD

Staff Advisor: Ms. Gish & Ms. Bartel

Contact: cbandars@sowashco.org & jbartel@sowashco.org

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH)

Purpose:

Staff Advisor: Ms. Salinas

Contact: msalinas@sowashco.org

One Act Play

Purpose: As a part of the MSHSL One Act competition, students rehearse, build and preform for a play in one 35 minute act. In this process, students will grow in their communication skills, acting skills, and collaboration skills.

Season: Rehearsals are December- January, competition is end of January and beginning of February. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carlson

Contact: kcarlson1@gmail.com

Operation Smile

Purpose: To raise money and help people with cleft lips.

Meeting Times: Friday mornings room 1007

Staff Advisor: Mr. Lepera

Contact: jlepera@sowashco.org

Pep Band

Purpose: All members of the East Ridge Band program are part of the ERHS Pep Band. We perform at 8 regular season winter athletic events; boys and girls hockey and basketball. They also perform for as many section finals and state tournament athletic events as the band program's schedule allows. We have fun sheering on the team and representing our school and community as ambassadors of school spirit. 

Season: November-March

Staff Advisor: Mr. Comeau

Contact: bcomeau@sowashco.org

Philosophy Club

Purpose: The club tries to tackle broad topics and questions so that we can understand more about the world around us.

Meeting Times: Every Friday from 3:06-4:30pm in room 2038.

Staff Advisor: Mr. Kenley

Contact: jkenley@sowashco.org

Pit Orchestra

Purpose: In coordination with our our theater program, band and orchestra members have the opportunity to be part of the fall musical by performing in the pit orchestra. Our musical productions have been recognized by the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Spotlight Award program on numerous occasions for outstanding productions. Rehearsals begin in September and continue through November culminating with tech rehearsals and 6 performances mid-November. 

Season: September-November

Staff Advisor: Mr. Comeau

Contact: bcomeau@sowashco.org

PRISM

Purpose:  Provide a support community for LGBTQIA students and their friends and allies.

Meeting Times: Every Wednesday 7:50am-8:20am in room 1057. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Demorett

Contact: kdemoret@sowashco.org

Project Pathway

Purpose: To make sure every student leaves high school feeling confident about their post-secondary education. We will help students discover their passions and interests, connect students to professionals, support students as they create an action plan for post-secondary education and provide them with opportunities for advancement. 

Meeting Times: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month in room 1008

Staff Advisor: Ms. Young

Contact: erhsprojectpathway@gmail.com

Click here to visit our page!

Raptor Report

Purpose: To record highlights of ERHS, edit and share with staff and students on our YouTube Channel during Raptor Time.

Meeting Times: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm

Staff Advisor: Ms. McCrady

Contact: lmccrady@sowashco.org

Robotics Error 3130

Purpose: Team 3130, The ERROR’s mission is to teach students to learn new management and mechanical skills, leadership from working together, and create a positive atmosphere as we succeed as an elite team in and out of competition.

Staff Advisor: Brian Howard

Contact: error3130@eastridgerobotics.org

Click here to visit our page!

Rugby

Purpose: To introduce High School boys to the sport of rugby, to foster teamwork, sportsmanship, competition, and build leadership through that sport, and to encourage a physically active lifestyle. 

Staff Advisor: Terry Miller

Contact:  eastmetrobulldogs@gmail.com

SADD

Purpose: Students Against Destructive Decisions. Teaching students to make good decisions about their personal health and safety. 

Meeting Times: The club will meet the second Thursday of each month (and sometimes the fourth Thursday of the month, if necessary) after school in Room 2032 in the Upper Green pod.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Rekstad

Contact: jrekstad@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Science Olympiad

Purpose: This is a national, competitive team activity that emphasizes learning, participation, interaction, having fun and team spirit in Science. CLICK HERE for an introduction to Science Olympiad!

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school (3:10pm-5/5:30pm) in room 1048.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Oellerich

Contact: koelleri@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

South Asian Student Union

Purpose:  An open, welcoming space to celebrate South Asian cultures! Everyone is welcome!

Meeting Times: Wednesdays after school in room 2038.

Staff Advisor: Mr. Kenley

Contact: jkenley@sowashco.org

Spanish Club

Purpose:  To have fun and make connections  with other students while learning about the Hispanic culture. You can use Spanish in conversations, when playing games, making crafts or learning dances, but you do not need to know any Spanish to be able to attend. Everyone is welcome!

Meeting Times: Spanish club will meet the first Thursday of each month after school in Room 2032 in the upper green pod. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Rekstad

Contact: jrekstad@sowashco.org

Speech Team

Purpose: Speech is an academic activity that will help students’ performance in the classroom by improving researching, writing, and speaking abilities. 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Trout McIntyre

Contact: ttroutmc@sowashco.org

Click here to visit our page!

Spring Play

Details: Fall musical & Spring play details can be found here

Auditions: Auditions for the Spring play are in March.                                   

Rehearsals: Daily after school in the theatre.                                                     

Shows: 1st weekend in May.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Carlson, Marcie Panian & Mason Tyer

Contact: kcarlson1@sowashco.org

Student Council

Purpose: The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.

Meeting Times: Every other Tuesday

Staff Advisor: Ms. Herrera & Ms. Rich

Contact: aherrera1@sowashco.org, mrich0@sowashco.org

Superfans

Purpose: As a SuperFan, your first goal is to positively influence our student body and provide a positive experience at school events. To be a positive influence, you must offer and contribute all of your talents to the team. Some can offer more on the team than others. None of us can do everything, but we are all valuable to the team. As a SuperFan, you will be held to a high standard. Your effort, behavior and dedication can never become an issue if you are going to lead the program.

We will be looking for the following characteristics from you:

  1. Commitment to the team: If you are going to be part of the SuperFans, your commitment level must be greater than those who will be asked to follow.
  2. Integrity: You must show integrity in yourself, your program, your school and the community. Integrity and quality go hand in hand.
  3. Lead with Class: You will be expected to abide by our sportsmanship rules and hold those around you accountable as well. Be GOLDEN!

Staff Advisor: Mrs. Woehrmann

Contact: nwoehrma@sowashco.org 

Click here to visit our page!

The Fine Print

Purpose: The Fine Print is the official student-run literary arts magazine of ERHS, publishing anthologies of student art and writing. We welcome students passionate about literature, writing, visual arts, design, or anything in between. Throughout the year, we collaborate and publish creative projects and work in layout, writing, editing, illustration, and general design. Join us to engage with a vibrant artistic community, nerd out over poetry, or just to get access to our twenty-hour-long club Spotify playlist. 

Apply to join the staff here. 

Meeting Times: Meeting times vary as needed. 

Staff Advisor: Mr. Hayes

Contact: ahayes@sowashco.org

The Onion ERHS

Purpose: To report on ERHS news and student life through satire. 

Meeting Times: Once every two weeks. Contact for details. 

Staff Advisor: Mr. Kenley

Contact: jkenley@sowashco.org

Trap Shooting

Purpose: Our priorities are safety, fun and marksmenship. Providing all East Ridge students the opportunity to learn and improve their skills on the range. Open to all boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 8-12. 

Meeting Times: Two seasons - Mid Sept through late Oct, and mid March through mid June. Dates are set by the Minnesota State Clay Target League. 

Staff Advisor: Mr. Radecki

Contact: erhstrapshootingteam@gmail.com

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Tri-M Music Honor Society

Purpose: The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), which focuses on creating future leaders in the music education and music advocacy. Tri-M recognizes students that have gone above and beyond both academically and musically. The purpose of this organization is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools. 

Season: September-May

Staff Advisor: Mr. Comeau

Contact: bcomeau@sowashco.org

Triance Club

Purpose:  Our main motives are to spread awareness on the marginalized community and overall we believe this is not just a club but a community where students can feel welcome and safe. We believe planning for the future can seem intimidating so we also work on future planning with help of guest speakers. Last but not least this club focuses on volunteering to help low-income and disabled student foundations to make a difference!

Meeting Times:  Every Tuesday from 3:15-4pm in room 1034.

Staff Advisor: Jonathan Noyes

Contact: epatchya@apps.district833.org

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Ultimate Frisbee

Purpose: Connect students who play ultimate frisbee. We represent East Ridge, playing and competing against other ultimate frisbee teams across the region, partnering with MN Ultimate.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Oellerich

Contact: EastRidgeUltimate@gmail.com 

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UNICEF

Purpose: To advocate and fundraise for less fortunate children through UNICEF. To receive email notifications, please contact eastridgeunicef1@gmail.com. Find us on Instagram: @eastridge_unicef

Meeting Times: Thursdays after school (3:06pm-4:00pm) in Ms. Carle's room (lower green 1031).

Staff Advisor: Ms. Newton

Contact: lnewton@sowashco.org

Unified Club

Purpose: Unified Club is a school-based club designed with the intention of empowering youth with and without intellectual disabilities to promote social justice through a variety of athletic, social, and recreational projects and activities. 

Meeting Times: Every Tuesday morning from 7:45am-8:15am in room 1004.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Hansen

Contact: ahansen4@sowashco.org

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United Generations

Purpose: To connect high schoolers with different generations. From Generation Alpha to Baby Boomer.

Meeting Times: Every Tuesday from 3:15pm-4:30pm in room 1026

Staff Advisor: Mr. Filipkowski

Contact: rfilipko@sowashco.org 

United Sisterhood

Purpose: United Sisterhood is a club aiming to create a community for black women at East Ridge to empower each other and help each other succeed. We cater to black women but are open to anyone wanting to be a part of the welcoming, collaborative, and impactful community we hope to create at East Ridge. 

Meeting Times: Every other Thursday after school (the 1st & 3rd of each month) in room 1028 

Staff Advisor: Ms. Taylor

Contact: ltaylor4@sowashco.org

Volleyball Club

Purpose: A place to connect, engage and develop relationships with new friends and enjoy some clean competitive fun through the game of volleyball. It will be a safe place where the goal is to have fun and enjoy a game amongst peers.

Meeting Times: First and third Fridays of the month 3:30-5:00pm at Peter Thompson Park. This will continue until weather impact's the ability to play outside. Spring location TBD.

Staff Advisor: Mr. Ayala (ERHS Cultural Liaison)

Contact: mayala@sowashco.org

Walking Club

Purpose: To make new friends, to get some exercise by walking around campus (weather permitting) or inside on the track, and to engage in "walk and talks" where you can study, discuss current events, or get to know someone better. You choose the kind of walk that works for you!

Meeting Times: Fridays before school at 7:50am in room 2032 in the upper green pod. Walking place will be determined that morning.

Staff Advisor: Ms. Rekstad

Contact: jreckstad@sowashco.org

We Women Belong (WWB)

Purpose:  A club that is all-inclusive for those who identify as women to talk about topics that they would only feel safe talking about among other women. Topics can include mental cycle talks/tips, feeling unsafe in certain environments and how that can be helped, and/or women's rights in the school environment and how you feel as a female student.  This club should empower young women in the building to build each other up and come together to make it a better place for future female students.

Meeting Times: 2nd Tuesday morning of every month (8:00am-8:30am) in the Inclusion Center.

Student Leader: Mariam Abdalla

Staff Advisor: Ms. Newton

Contact: lnewton@sowashco.org

Winter Color Guard

Purpose: Color Guard is a musical activity based on the use of flags and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement. The group rehearses twice weekly and performs for select home athletic events and North Star Circuit Winter Guard shows around the greater Twin Cities Area. 

Season: November-April

Staff Advisor: Mr. Comeau

Contact: bcomeau@sowashco.org

Winter/Indoor Percussion

Purpose: This activity includes experience in both drumline and concert percussion ensemble settings. They rehearse twice weekly and perform for select winter athletic events in January & February and the "Winter Week" pep-fest. Percussion ensemble then continues through April in preparation for MSHSL Solo & Ensemble Contest and the District Percussion Showcase. 

Season: November-April

Staff Advisor: Mr. Comeau

Contact: bcomeau@sowashco.org

Women in Business Club

Meeting Times: Meets monthly (dates to be announced as speakers are available) in room 2039

Staff Advisor: Ms. O'Driscoll

Contact: lodrisco@sowashco.org

Women in Medical Research

Purpose: In this club we will research topics related to both human and animal health, learn about research in medicine, help students learn how to research, and publish research articles. 

Meeting Times: Mondays from 3:15pm-4:15pm in room 1007.

Staff Advisor: Mr. Lepera

Contact: jlepera@sowashco.org

Yearbook

Purpose: The Yearbook staff works to create the annual East Ridge High School yearbook, a record of the events and people who have left their legacy at the school each year.

Meeting Times: Wednesdays after school in room 2049

Staff Advisor: Mr. Nagahashi

Contact: anagahas@sowashco.org

Young Democrats

Purpose: Our mission at Eastridge Young Democrats is to empower the future generation of democratic leaders starting with the political knowledge and values of our youth. In this club, we regularly invite students to discuss politics and current events with peers and our legislators, organize events such as legislator town halls and Q and A's, and raise awareness on political issues that affect today's youth.

Meeting Times:  Every Thursday at 7:45am in room 1047

Staff Advisor: Mr. Ware

Student Leadership: Anuraa Venkat and Rishi Raichur

Contact: anuraa.venkat@gmail.com and rishiraichur1108@gmail.com

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Youth Leadership Association

Purpose: Our purpose is to work towards a goal of creating a nonpartisan youth leadership training program. This club will have dedicated space to collaborate with one another and share progress.

Meeting Times:  Every second & fourth Wednesday of every month in the PLTW hallway. 

Staff Advisor: Mr. Ware

Contact: dware0@sowashco.org