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Rochester Central Lutheran School


Clubs & Activities

RCLS offers a number of after-school options. Current school families: watch here for details about ongoing opportunities in clubs and academic competitions.

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This is an invitation to students in Second to Eighth Grade to join the RCLS YoYo Club!  

The RCLS YoYo Club is a chance to learn how to yoyo, show your yoyo skills, and try out some amazing tricks!  Oh, and this club is student-led!  We have some amazing yoyo masters here at RCLS, and they will be doing the instruction!  Even Mr. Nelson will be learning from them!  

If you do not have a good YoYo, we do have some you could borrow.  However, we would encourage you to visit Legacy Toys. 

So, if you’d like to challenge your brain and have fun doing it…the RCLS YoYo Club is for you! 


The RCLS YoYo Club would like to meet from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in Mr. Nelson’s room on the following dates:  

Grades 2-4: February 5, 12, 26, March 4

Grades 5-8:  February 8, 15, 22, 29


Students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they like.  You are not required to attend each week.  

To get this club started, here are some things we need:

  1. Volunteers – We need people to be group helpers!  If you are willing to help, we need you!!  

  2. Snacks - We’d also like to provide snacks and drinks for the students! 

Information – If your child would like to join us for the YoYo club, or if you have any questions, please call Mr. Nelson at 289-3267 ext. 410 or e-mail at by February 5th! 



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Club attendees enjoy a snack and drink after school. Clear-colored juice boxes and individually wrapped snacks are appreciated. Please indicate if you are willing to send snacks and drinks for club participants. 
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By typing my name in the box, I give my son/daughter, currently a student at Rochester Central Lutheran School, permission to participate in the activities listed above. 
I accept that there are risks, hazards and dangers involved in the participation and transportation to and from these activities, and assume all risks of damage or injury. I further agree to hold RCLS, its board of directors, its employees, and its volunteer coaches and assistants harmless and free of liability for any personal injury resulting from these activities. I further consent to allow my child to receive medical attention which may be deemed advisable in the event of an accident, injury, or illness resulting from my child’s participation in this activity or related events.

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Registration for Lego Robotics will open at 3pm on 8.11.23

RCLS Chess Club

RCLS Chess Club is open to students in 5-8 grades. Learning and playing chess promotes creativity and strategic thinking, and it is an excellent opportunity for students to exercise their brains.

Chess Club meets at in the spring so look for details in 2024. 

Students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they would like but are not required to attend all.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Nelson at 507-289-3267 or




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Jazz Band 

RCLS Jazz Band meets on Tuesday mornings with Mr. Gullicksrud. 

  When: Tuesdays, 9.12 - 12.5 | 7:30-8:15am

  Where: RCLS Music Room 

  Who: All band students in Grades 6-8 are welcome to register

Sign up below by 9.11.22 and join our music fun!

Questions? Email Mr. Gullicksrud at


Safety Patrol

Students serving on Safety Patrol will be assigned morning or afternoon shifts on a regular schedule. 

  Who: 6th-8th graders

  When: 7:55-8:15 am & 2:50-3:10pm