• The National Junior Classical League's theme for 2019-2020 is Omnes...summa spe niti decet, ne vitam silentio transeant ~ "All...ought to strive with the utmost effort, lest they pass their lives in obscurity," a quote from Sallust's Bellum Catilinae I.1
  • Hustle or get hustled (Shelby Campbell)

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  • July 9, 10, or 11 (TBD): VJCL Spirit Castra at RHS
  • Friday, July 26-Wednesday, July 31: NJCL Convention in Fargo, ND
  • Wednesday, August 7: Table at High School Business Night at RHS, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Monday, August 12: Latin Club Membership Drive Begins
  • Thursday, August 22: Ice Cream Social, 2:30-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 11: Movie and Snacks (Hercules themed), 2:30-5:00 PM
  • Friday, September 13: Latin Club Membership Drive Ends
  • Saturday, September 14: VJCL Fall Board and Council Meeting, place and time TBA
  • Wednesday, September 18: Childcare for Parent/Teacher Conference Night (?), 5:00-8:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 28: RHS World Language Seminar, time TBA
  • Friday, October 26: RHS Homecoming Activity TBA
  • Thursday, October 31: Halloween Party, 2:30-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 2: Face-painting at Touch-A-Truck, time TBA
  • Wednesday, November 13: Event TBA
  • Monday, November 18-Friday, November 22: VJCL Convention Work after school
  • Sunday, November 24-Monday, November 25: VJCL Convention, Richmond Convention Center
  • Thursday, December 12: Saturnalia Celebration, Vinny's Italian Grill & PIzzeria, 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 21: Latin Caroling, Downtown Fredericksburg, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 15: Nachos and Board Games, 2:30-5:00 PM
  • Monday, February 3-Friday, February 7: Selling Cupid Grams
  • Monday, February 10-Wednesday, February 12: Making Cupid Grams
  • Thursday, February 13-Friday, February 14: Delivering Cupid Grams
  • Wednesday, February 19: Mythological Relationships Event, time TBA
  • Thursday, March 12: Ides of March Party, 2:30-5:00 PM
  • Monday, April 20-Friday, April 24: National Classics Week
    • Tuesday, April 21 (Rome's Birthday!): Birthday Party, 2:30-5:00 PM
    • Other activities to be announced
  • Monday, April 27-Tuesday, April 28: Latin Club Elections
  • TBA, Latin Awards and Dessert Night

Other events and activities will be added as they become available!

The Riverbend delegates at the 2018 NJCL Convention in Ohio


  • The official name of our organization is the Riverbend High School Latin Club and Junior Classical League, reflecting our active participation in the Virginia Junior Classical League (VJCL) and the National Junior Classical League (NJCL), two organizations with whom we are affiliated.
  • The organization is divided into three parts: the Club itself (which includes certamen), the Latin Honor Society, and the Ursus Latin Outreach Organization.
  • The organization is governed by a functional and well-guarded constitution administered by the club's president and parliamentarian.
  • Membership for the 2019-2020 school year is open to all current RHS Latin students and for students who have completed at least one year of Latin at RHS. Students may become members by completing the membership form and paying dues of $10.00.

Latin Club Officers for 2019-2020:

President - Maddie Davis '20

First Vice President - Natalie Cuba '21

Second Vice President - Collin Absher '20

Secretary/Treasurer - Shelby Campbell '21

Parliamentarian - Josie Van Rooy '21

Communication Coordinator - Ben Van Rooy '20

Historian - Megan Kreck '21

Emma, Natalie, and Josh are ready to face the Club Rush

Amy reminds Ryan, "Memento mori!"

Complete the membership form and pay your dues of $10 (all checks made payable to Riverbend High School, please) and you are in!

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