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Rosehill 4H: Growing Kids Gods Way
Rosehill Christian School Program Opportunities

Overview
You may not know that RCS has a thriving and active 4H program, but we are 74 members strong which makes us the largest extracurricular activity on campus here. The Rosehill 4H club has also been recognized with the Waller County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension as the largest club in all of the Waller County area.  This is a huge accomplishment that has been set in motion several years ago by a past teacher by the name of Missy Owles.  Club managers, Christie Newell and Rose Botkin, have worked diligently to fill some very big shoes this year in moving our program forward. This year we have added a Wildlife and Outdoor Education Club and Art Club.   
 
The RCS 4H program meets every Wednesday of the month after school approximately from 3:45 to 4:45 or 5:00pm with different club activities each week. The first Wednesday of the month is our general club meeting where we have activities for the K-5th graders to represent the different project areas and leadership development activities for our 6th through high school students.  The 2nd Wednesday of the month is Cooking Club led by Mrs. Newell.  The third Wednesday of the month is our Art Club led by Mrs. Teri Clark (on-campus) and Archery Club under Shooting Sports led by Mr. Bankston and his son, Parker, at the Oil Ranch (off-campus).  The fourth Wednesday of each month we have Craft Club led by parent volunteer, Rose Botkin.  The second Friday of each month is Photography Club that is led by Dr. Keith Grimm.  We also have our newest club, Wildlife and Outdoor Education, led by Mrs. Lauren and Mr. Jamie Dyal.  They had planned on meeting once in the fall semester, but we got rained out.  We should have a weekend campout this spring semester for members interested.  Our last and final club activity is the Agricultural Club where our students raise a variety of different animals and show all around Texas including the Waller County Fair at the beginning of October.  
 
Livestock Production
Our program offers support in the production of livestock for the showing of beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, goat, lamb, poultry, and rabbits at the county, state and national level. Through supervised agriculture experiences and classroom instruction we provide the necessary fundamentals that explore the areas of animal husbandry, livestock selection, health and care of livestock. 
Our program is involved with the Waller County Fair Association. 
 
Shooting Sports Program
Our program is an extension of the Waller County Shooting Sports Program and is committed to giving our members a comprehensive introduction to shooting safety and the fundamentals of archery, rifle and shotgun.  The program includes a monthly practice with a 4-H certified shooting sports instructor. The program also offers a wide array of shooting games and county, state and national competitions. 
 
Food and Nutrition Program
In The Food and Nutrition Program, members learn to make healthy food choices, improve energy and alertness, reduce disease and gain knowledge of nutrients. Learning experiences include a monthly cooking club. This program offers an array of county and state competitions such as, Food Show and Food Challenge. 
 
Clothing and Textiles
The Clothing and Textiles Program offers members a variety of opportunities to express their style through sewing and designing, consumer decision making, purchasing clothing and a broad understanding of fabrics and textiles.  This program offers a monthly sewing club where members learn basic sewing skills. This program also offers an array of competitive opportunities such as Fashion Show, Fashion Storyboard and Quilt SHows at the county, state and national levels. 
 
Needle Work
The Needlework Project offers students an opportunity to learn the art of crochet. Members are offered a monthly crochet club meeting to learn the basic skills associated with crochet and work on crochet projects. Members are encouraged to enter their work in the County Fair. 
 
Community Service
Members also give back to their communities. Members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.
 
Leadership Opportunities
Our program offers an array for leadership opportunities. All members are eligible to run for 4-H Office. Officers are elected annual and hold a number of responsibilities related to the programs that are offered. 
 
During School
RCS offers Agriculture Science Classes to middle school and high school students. Course descriptions vary by semester but include the following topics, The Jr. Master Gardner Program, Livestock Production, Horticulture, Vocational Careers, and Sustainable Agriculture.
 
After-School Program
The Rosehill Christian School 4-H Program meets monthly to explore the various project opportunities within the club, community, and county. Students participate in team building activities, community service projects, and leadership activities. Rosehill 4-H Club supports it's members by offering after school programs that support their project area. Monthly newsletter support various project opportunities within the community and the county.
 
Waller County Extension 
Rosehill 4-H Club is a part of the Waller County Extension Program. The county offers the members of our club opportunities in district and state competitions,* fair exhibits, fundraising efforts, scholarship opportunities, record keeping, and project exploration.
 
*Waller County Fair Association
The Rosehill 4-H Club partners with the Waller County Fair Association to provide education and scholarship opportunities for the youth of Waller County through livestock and creative living exhibits.

ALL AGRICULTURE SCIENCE PROGRAM MEMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO
THE TEXAS 4-H RULES AND REGULATIONS.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF
THE ROSEHILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 4-H CLUB.

     What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

Rosehill 4-H Club is open to all RCS students in grades 3rd-12th.

Director: Christie Newell

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