Athletics for the Challenged is a Section XI-sanctioned sports program. Participating schools travel to a different high school every third Thursday of every month and compete in sports such as basketball, softball, and track.
During a Cross Country Meet at Sunken Meadow, Anthony came upon a runner who lay unconscious at the side of the trail. He stopped running, administered first aid, and he and Sebastian carried the runner to the finish line and assistance.
Riverhead High School in association with the office of Pupil Personnel Services offers a number of programs to help students transition out of high school into the workforce, additional training, etc. (Above: Summer Intern Program)(Careers)
FIRST ANNUAL EAST END TRANSITION FAIR AT RHS HELPING PARENTS AND STUDENTS TAKE THE NEXT STEP >Also See: Career Pathways Program
Riverhead High School featured approximately 25 adult agencies and organizations with information tables and service providers at the East End’s first Transition Fair. The Fair's organizers invited several East End school districts, transition coordinators, counselors, SEPTOs, SEPTAs, Special Education directors, ESBOCES, ACCES vocational counselors and especially parents to attend this very informative program.
The Transition Fair provided parents and their children, who have disabilities and are preparing to transition into the adult world, the opportunity to meet with agencies and organizations throughout Long Island. Various agencies and organizations in the areas of Independent Living, Recreation, Employment and Education were there to provide information and literature to those who attended.
Elva Beyer, transition coordinator at Riverhead High School notes, "Our goal in hosting this fair was to assist students and their families as they plan for the future. The Transition Fair is the first of its kind on the East End, and it is so very important for our families to become informed about the services available for their children! I am so thankful that so many agencies were willing to attend and share with our parents, who need guidance, information and support for their children. I also need to thank Maryhaven Job Coach Lisa Lindsay , who helped me with the development and execution of this event. We had a great turnout and got a lot of excellent feedback."
Ms. Beyer's intended goal for the East End Transition Fair seems to have struck home with most of the attendees, who seemed grateful that they could speak directly with so many service providers in one stop, in the evening when they didn't have to take off from work, at a location that was nearby rather than much further up island, and at the beginning of the year when there was still time to plan before their children transitioned out of a school setting.
Stopping at the welcome desk to speak to Kevin Stack (Assistant Director of Special Education) and Eileen Manitta (RHS Assistant Principal), "I'm definitely going to write and thank your superintendent for hosting this event. It helped me and my son immensely," stated a parent from Shoreham who attended the fair with her son.
"My 16 year-old son is autistic," shared another parent, "and this event was really wonderful because it gave me access to so many agencies without having to take off several days from work to speak with them. I was also able to ask the same questions of several agencies, and I got the same answer from several of them on one question that I need to address before my son gets any older."
"Anthony visited all of the booths on his own first," shared Anthony Mammina's father. "It helped him think about his own future and the kinds of steps he needs to take now as he makes decisions about his future. I think it was an excellent event, and we really appreciate the district's efforts in making it happen. I also really appreciate the opportunities that are provided for students to try out the workplace like the summer intern program and other internships throughout the school year. Anthony is working with kids in an afternoon program at one of the schools, and he is really enjoying it. This may be an area he'd like to pursue after high school." >Also See: Career Pathways Program
Photo Caption: Photos of a few of the agencies who participated in the East End Transition Fair at RHS.
First Photo Caption: Dr. Hugelmeyer presented a PowerPoint to the Career Pathways class at RHS on possible career paths in a hospital or lab setting.
RHS PTSO The current president is Alice McKillop and the secretary is Georgia Keiffert. If you'd like to contact the RHS PTSO, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and come to their meetings. The PTSO meets, typically, on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM in the RHS Library. >PTO
From a study in EDUCATION NEWS: The data also show that kids with the highest test scores are the most active in afterschool activities. Two-thirds of kids in the top quarter of test takers played sports, for example, compared to less than half in the lowest quarter.
This study has calculated that the odds of attending college were 97 percent higher for youngsters who took part in school-sponsored activities for two years than for those who didn't do any school activities. Three times as many had a GPA of 3.0 or higher; twice as many scored in the top quarter on math and reading tests. And 68 percent expected to get a college degree, compared to 48 percent of kids who weren't.
Clubs and Activities
A LIST OF ALL THE CLUBSCLICK ON THE TITLE for a list of all the clubs and activities offered at Riverhead High School.
SCHOOL STOREThe SCHOOL STORE is located in the area adjascent to the Cafeteria. It is open every day.
RIPTIDERIPTIDE is the school newspaper. IT IS NOW ONLINE! Read what these HS reporters are covering.
LABYRINTHLABYRINTH is the HS literary magazine. It is published in June of each school year.
PEER MEDIATIONThe HS Peer Mediation Team mediates disagreement between students and trains MS mediators.
SADDThe SADD Club sponsors a drunk driving assembly every other year and coordinates blood drives.
SCIENCE CLUBA paper recycling program at the high school is a major undertaking of the Science Club.