We generally would focus on student led concepts and collaborative projects. The class as a whole would brainstorm about art projects and create them in small collaborative groups. This could be anything from 3D design and sculpture to mural painting and ceramics.
Junior high choir is a combination of about 40 7th and 8th grade students. The junior high choir students were represented in the Tulsa Public Schools Metro Honor Choir as well as performing in the Winter Concert along with the high school choir. Second semester we prepare for solo contest as well as the Tulsa Public Schools Choral Festival.
At Rogers, we take pride in our work. My students love the class. They are able to express their inner-self and be the person they truly are in drama. If you think you don't have a voice, or don't fit in, believe me, by the end of the year, you'll be begging for more. We have a state of the art auditorium of which people travel to see. Our school is listed on the National Recreational Registry, what a killer building we get to be a part of daily! At Rogers, in drama you will also see slam poetry, monologue showcases, and comedy shows. Come on out for a breathtaking view and wonderful acting.
The Ebony Bowl Team studies the great contributions of African Americans in our recent history. The quiz bowl competition happens in February on a Saturday. The students will be challenged on subjects not always taught in the junior high setting, but all students are there to represent and enjoy new academic experiences outside of the classroom.
JROTC is an elective class designed to Motivate Young People to Become Better Citizens. Students (cadets) develop leadership skills to become our country’s future decision makers. The cadets take their skills and apply them in service learning projects throughout the community. The program also has Rifle Marksmanship Team, Color Guard Team, Drill Team, and a Physical Fitness Team that compete against other JROTC programs in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.
The junior high newspaper is called “Pony Prints," and the high school paper is “Hoof Prints." We put out one edition the first semester in which the students write about things like fall sports, improvements in the cafeteria food, classes they enjoy, the Hispanic Heritage assembly, and new stadium. We plan to print at least two editions in the second semester.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is dedicated to recognizing excellence in high school students. The purpose of NHS is to honor students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, service and character.
The Rogers International Club, sponsored by the Will Rogers Community Foundation, provides Rogers students with the opportunity to participate in exchanges with other countries and to travel internationally. Student learn about new cultures and come to understand that we all have similarities. Students also fundraise to make the cost affordable for their families. The Rogers International Club is a GAPP (German-American Partnership) member. Meetings take place at the Rogers library once a month.
Meets Wednesday and Thursday from 3:35 to 5:25 p.m.
The Will Rogers College Junior High Academic Bowl Team is comprised of students that wish to challenge themselves in an environment of fun but challenging questions based on every subject, from music to science. They compete with other Tulsa Public middle and junior high students 3-4 times a year in the fall and winter of the year.
Debate prepares students to thrive in the 21st century. Debaters learn how to think critically - to unpack arguments, dissect research, and evaluate choices. They learn how to communicate - to explain complex concepts and articulate them to diverse audiences. And they learn how to engage in the world - to understand multiple perspectives and make an impact on the world.