(Clubs available for Junior High students have an *)
Art Club* – John Demory
Jazz Band* -Junior High – Tom Nelson
Open to band students in grades 7-8. This group meets before school on Wednesday and Friday mornings. We play many styles of music: rock, funk, swing, Latin and the blues. We perform in the community several times and have a “Jazz at Regina” concert in March.
Book Club* -Junior High – Laurie Boland
The Junior High Book Club meets during intercession on Thursdays to read and discuss books chosen by the members. Anyone can attend or join at any time. See Mrs. Boland if you have questions.
Chess Club* – Kevin Kahler
This club meets usually during an intercession time, open to serious experienced players , and to those who just want to learn the game. We have an end of the year tournament that seeds the players in a bracket style tournament.
Choir* – Travis Richter
Mads & Bads: A tradition at Regina, this student driven extra curricular ensemble sings traditional madrigals and other songs for the joy of singing. This ensemble can be seen on Christmas concerts and pop concerts. If you want to be a part of this then feel free to join, all voices are welcome.
Show Choir: This group meets before school from March to April and is open to the 6th through 11th grades. We perform songs around a theme to choreography accompanied by student instrumentalists.
Dance Marathon – Allison Osweiler and Jennifer Wallace
Regina Dance Marathon is a student organization at Regina High School in Iowa City, Iowa. Our organization raises money and awareness for childhood cancer. We fund raise continuously throughout the year, but our main form of fundraising is through dancing. We partner with the University of Iowa Dance Marathon to give the children and families affected by pediatric cancer meals, toys and medical equipment. FTK
The Regina Debate Team participates in Public Forum debate throughout the state of Iowa. Students research and practice a new topic each month.
Includes the High School Fall Play and Spring Musical and the Junior High Spring Play.
Geography Bee* – Jennifer Wallace
All 7th and 8th graders at Regina are eligible to participate in the National Geography Bee. The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. The school champion for Regina is then eligible to participate in a regional competition held annually within the state of Iowa. This is an annual academic competition and does not have regular meetings.
Girls Who Code Club
Library Club* – Joan Belknap
Library club meets once a month during intercession. Sign up for the Library Club intercession and join us. We talk about books, have special activities, have special food days like pizza or ice cream sundaes and sometimes go to a movie or watch a movie in the library. Sometimes we just visit about interesting things. If you think you might like it, come for a visit and perhaps you’ll decided to keep coming.
Math Club – Beth Hill
Throughout the course of the year, our Math Club team members compete across the state against other schools our size. For each competition, there are 4 tests. A sprint, target, team and relay test. The first two are individual while the latter are where you will work in groups of 3. At the end of the day, points are tallied and awards are presented. If you are interested in getting into a good college and your focus is math-based, then Math Club will help you achieve your goals.
National Honor Society – Lynne Zoulek
National Honor Society is a school sponsored organization that recognizes those students who show a positive character, are good leaders, excel in academics, and do volunteer service work. It is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Must have a cummulative GPA of 3.5 to apply.
Newspaper/Yearbook* – Joshua Rouse
Operation Smile –
Pro-life Club – Kevin Kahler
Meets during an intercession time, or specific times if we are working on a project. Open to anyone who wants to learn about the pro life movement. We focus on more than just abortion. We discuss issues concerning pro life, set up fundraising ideas, design a shirt to promote the club. Work on the possibility of attending the March for Life in Washington DC.
Quiz Bowls – Barb Reilly
Regina’s Quiz Bowl Team attends quiz bowl competitions throughout the state. Teams compete at the Ankeny Quiz Bowl Iowa State High School Quiz Bowl, Bettendorf Quiz Bowl, Drake Honors Quiz Bowl and the Department of Energy Science Bowl to name a few. Members include students who like to compete in this type of setting and who excel in such fields as math, science, history, English, and general trivia.
Retreat Team Leaders – Shelly Conlon
Retreat Team Leaders are 12 graders who are responsible for helping with planning, facilitating and leading small groups of students while at a retreat. Our retreats are held at St. Pats and the small groups usually consist of 8-10 students, depending on the size of the class. Many things happen at a retreat…skits, games, speaking in front of the grade on retreat, ice breakers, contests, prayer and faith sharing. RTL’s will be asked to do many of these things for any retreat they are assigned.
Being an RTL is challenging and it does require a level of maturity, dependability and faith. Growth in these areas can occur as a result of being an RTL. Every senior at Regina has the potential to be a Retreat Team Leader but the decision is up to the maker. You must be ready to take on areas of responsibility that you may never have even considered before…that’s not a bad thing! You must be willing to use the gifts you’ve been blessed with – gifts you didn’t know you had or knew but have not shared yet. RTL’s meet two times for 30 minutes each to prepare in the weeks prior to retreats, and will also prepare a faith sharing talk or letter to read to their group.
Robotics Club* – Conice McIntyre
The Regina Robotics Club is for high school students who want to learn about robotics by building, programming and having them compete in qualifiers.
Rubik’s Cube Club* – Katie Welter
In Rubik’s Cube Club our goal is to have each participant solve a Rubik’s Cube. We use booklets, videos, and the help of other students to figure out how to solve the Rubik’s Cube. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month during intercession. Students need to email Mrs. Welter at email@example.com to get signed up for the club. There is limited space.
Sewing Club* – Stacy Sueppel
A weekly club that is available to both junior high and high school students. There are a couple of options for this club – either to make items as part of a service project or students can just work on current sewing projects that interest them! All levels of sewing ability welcome!
Silver Cord – Patrick Moeller, Joan Belknap, Kevin Kahler, Lynn Zoulek
The Regina Silver Cord Program was created to encourage and recognize students for their service activities. These service activities, while helping the local community, also develop responsibility, citizenship, and leadership skills in the students involved with the program. 200 hours needed to receive designation (cumulative from grades 7-12).
Hours must be volunteer, you can’t receive money for the hours
Hours must be pre-approved by the appropriate Silver Cord moderator
Hours can’t be associated with any required school, class, or parish activity
Hours must be performed for someone other than a family member
Hours can’t be part of school or court ordered community service. Hours from activities such as Junior High Service Club, Christmas Basket Project, and Operation Smile can be included.
No more than 25% of the required hours may come from a single organization or volunteer activity. Therefore, you need to have a variety of service experiences.
Speech – Nancy Owen
The Regina Speech Team is composed of group speech and individual speech and competes in the IHSSA competitions Jan-Mar. Students participate in a variety of drama and acting experiences while working for competitions.
Social Justice Club* – Diane Platte
Social Justice Club is open to any interested JH or HS student. Club members partner with community organizations to investigate and work on issues such as poverty, climate change, minimum wage, and supporting immigrants and refugees. Social Justice Club meets during Intercession the first Thursday of every month. Volunteer opportunities occur throughout the school year. Website
Spirit Club* – Allison Osweiler
The purpose of the Spirit club is to provide a representation of the student body at all athletic and school events (i.e. Drama productions, musicals, choir/band concerts, etc.) The club is here to promote school spirit and pride among the students and the community. The Spirit Club helps plan and coordinate activities to support athletic teams and other extracurricular programs and events. Members of the Spirit club are known as the Blue Crew.
Student Council* – Kimberly Martin
Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. 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. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.
The function of the student council is based upon parliamentary procedures. Ideas are presented, voted upon and confirmed by the student body president. Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school is welcome to become involved.
TAG* – Barb Reilly
The Regina 7-12 Talented and Gifted Program supplements the curriculum by offering opportunities for students with 97% or higher CORE Total on Iowa Assessment tests. Students are eligible for programs such as, Knowledge Master Open, Scholastic Challenge, Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl, Math contests, geography bees, spelling bees, etc.