Student Activities


Class Officers

Running for office provides chances to become involved in your class and to get to know your classmates...

At the beginning of every school year each Riley class is offered the chance to sign up to be on their class council. No speech is required, but you must have 3.2 GPA and be previously involved in other school activities. The students can submit their applications to the treasurer in the first two weeks of school.

Elected officers are expected to carry out the duties of their offices, address issues unique to their class, and, with the help of sponsors, organize fundraisers, community service projects, and inter-class competitions. Money raised helps to fund the class's Senior Prom.

Future Problem Solvers

Sponsor: Mrs. Wiand

Future Problem Solvers requires imagination, strong skills in logic, and concise thinking. If you are creative, intelligent, and also a good writer, you will want to consider being a member of Future Problem Solvers. Future Problem solvers is an academic competition that combines creativity, high level thinking, writing, and cooperative learning skills. Students write solutions to two practice situations called "fuzzies" which are based on scenarios set twenty-five years in the future. Competitions are held in October, November, and December. In March, members write a State Qualifier packet in anticipation of competing in the State Bowl which is held in Indianapolis in April. Riley's teams have had success in the state tournament in previous years.

Hoosier Poet (Yearbook)


Marine Corps JROTC cadets participate in numerous activities, including:

Color Guard

A Marine Corps JROTC unit’s Color Guard is often a very active representative of the unit at pubic events. Whether it’s presenting the American Flag at high school basketball or football games, National Honor Society events, or school board meetings, the MCJROTC Color Guard stands ready to serve its host school. In the community, MCJROTC Color Guards perform at parades, ceremonies, and sporting events. Several Color Guard units have performed at professional sporting events, including Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Major League Soccer (MLS). 

Drill Team

Marine Corps Junior ROTC Cadets across the nation dedicate countless hours to the close order drill. It is written into the MCJROTC curriculum as a means of instilling discipline and esprit de corps, and continues to be one of the finest methods for developing confidence and leadership abilities of Cadets. Units compete at local, state, regional and national Drill Team competitions throughout the year. While fostering a friendly and entertaining environment, these competitions provide MCJROTC Cadets an opportunity to showcase their hours of dedication and tremendous marching skills. Marine Corps JROTC units continue to enjoy success at the annual National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, FL.

Field Trips

Marine Corps Junior ROTC units are provided an opportunity to conduct field trips on a biennial basis. These trips enable MCJROTC instructors to take their lesson plans outside of the classroom and apply them to authentic situations. Cadets are presented with leadership challenges and mentored by their instructors throughout the learning experience. At the same time, Cadets gain a unique perspective of today’s military by conducting a variety of team building and confidence strengthening events. Field trips continue to be a very popular portion of the MCJROTC curriculum.


Marksmanship is an integral part of the MCJROTC curriculum. With an emphasis on safety, the MCJROTC Marksmanship curriculum allows cadets to develop pride and a sense of accomplishment as they become more proficient with their marksmanship skills. Cadets will shoot the Daisy 853CM, an air rifle specifically designed exclusively for MCJROTC. Cadets will qualify and compete using the Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting standards. Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting is the most popular and fastest growing form of shooting sports competition for youth of high school age or younger. Two different Three-Position Air Rifle events are available. Precision Air Rifle is modeled after Olympic-style shooting and allows the use of specialized target rifles and equipment. Sporter Air Rifle is designed for new competitors or those who desire to compete with a minimum of equipment and expense. In both types of shooting, competitors fire at targets at a distance of 10 meters in three different positions, prone, standing and kneeling. Sporter and precision air rifle classes may also be combined into one “open” class. Three-Position Air Rifle provides young competitors with competitive shooting sports opportunities that can be offered on a wide variety of easily accessible or easily constructed ranges, with equipment that is commonly available at affordable costs.

Marine Corps JROTC Units are afforded the opportunity to participate in marksmanship competitions sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

Community Service

Over the years, Marine Corps JROTC Cadets have volunteered countless hours of community service to their surrounding communities. Cadets have volunteered their time to assist food banks, remove litter in the community, visit the elderly and the sick, and in a multitude of other capacities. MCJROTC Cadets conduct community service as a part of their MCJROTC education while contributing to their own development as citizens of this democratic society. Marine Corps JROTC cadets support many volunteer and non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer SocietyHabitat for Humanity, the March of Dimes, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army.

Quiz Bowl

Sponsor: David Shaheen

"Buzz if You know the Answer"

Quiz Bowl is an academic competition with other schools in the area. The Riley team meets twice a week to study history, math, fine arts, literature/English, and current events. Before competition begins, students often practice three times a week in a format similar to the actual rounds.

The competitive season begins in October and runs through early February. The competitions have four rounds, including individual, group, and lightning rounds. Questions in the matches deal with all the subject areas the team has studied. High scores on an area level may qualify the team for state competition.

Quiz Bowl is open to all students who take pride in their academic achievements.

If you're interested in joining talk to Mr. Tholin!

Science Olympiad
Sponsor: Ben Brubaker, Keiko Leonard

Science Olympiad is a team of fifteen students studying, building, researching, and practicing subjects in every area of science. One team member will choose 3-5 events to focus on during the seven-month season. They will compete with other schools around the nation a few times, all building up to compete at the Regional competition. The top two teams at Regional get to move on to State. Riley has had the privilege of going to state seven years in a row until 2010.

Student Council
Sponsor:  George Logsdon

The Riley High School Student Management is divided into two groups, Student Council and Class Officers. Running for office provides chances to become involved in your class and to get to know your classmates.

Student Council is an entirely student-run organization. Every spring, all students are welcome to submit an application for membership to be reviewed by the current executive board. Members attend bi-weekly meetings, held after school, and may serve on several committees. The Council is the primary connection between school administration and the student body.

Riley's Student Council has been recognized as an Indiana State Honor Council for the past thirteen years. The Student Council sponsors many school events, including Homecoming, Homecoming Parade, Spirit Week, Student Exchange, and Teacher Appreciation Days. Members also take a big part in volunteer projects for organizations such as Riley Children's Hospital, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Ronald McDonald House.


The Riley Environmental Education Society

The Riley Environmental Education Society is an organization devoted to helping protect the environment and teaching others.

T.R.E.E.S. participates in many community service projects such as highway cleanups, school grounds clean ups, South Gateway Garden planting, bridge painting, Earth Day activities, and running the recycling program in school.

Meetings are scheduled approximately every 2 weeks immediately after school in Room 317. Many of the "meetings" are actually service projects such as taking out the school's recycling. We only schedule informational meetings if there is a need to discuss or schedule projects.


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