Athletic teams

RHS has athletic teams that excel on the playing field and in the classroom. The Blue Waves Varsity Football team was the 2013 SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMPS. As a sophomore Blake Carrara made a commitment to play for the University of MD.

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RIPTIDE ONLINE - HS NEWS

RHS has an an active core of online journalists, who are working hard to bring the online community breaking news about current events at RHS and in the world at large. Go to News Today to see a running list of recent stories, or click below.

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Principal's Message, news and announcements from RHS

Bus Line Up at the High School for the 2013-14 School Year. Entrance will be in the back of HS.

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MESSAGES FROM PRINCIPAL CHARLES REGAN

RIVERHEAD HIGH SCHOOL
700 Harrison Avenue
Riverhead, NY  11901
FAX (631) 369-5164 - www.riverhead.net
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August 2013

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

The new school year brings new opportunities and challenges for our students and your child’s success depends on their commitment to take advantage of the academic and co-curricular opportunities awaiting them.  Their achievements will also depend on our cooperative efforts in guiding them through their time here at Riverhead High School.  In my new role as high school principal, I look forward to forming a relationship with you that will foster your child’s academic and social development. 

We will conduct a Freshman Orientation on Wednesday, September 4th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  We encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity to meet some of their teachers as they take our 9th grade students on a tour of the building as well as meeting with them to discuss the expectations that they will have for the students throughout the school year.

It is suggested that incoming 9th grade students purchase the following items in preparation for their classes:

2-3” D-Ring Binder (or Trapper Keeper type notebook)

Plastic sheet protectors (for keeping copies of class schedules and other information referenced on a frequent basis)

Pens & pencils

Subject dividers (5 plastic)

Zippered pouch with 3 holes (to carry small supplies)

Loose leaf paper (pack of 100 sheets)

Classes will commence on Monday September 9th.  Below is the High School Bell Schedule.


Bell Schedule 2013-2014

Period 1

7:15 – 7:56 AM

Period 2

8:00 – 8:41 AM

Period 3

8:45 – 9:29 AM

Period 4

9:33 – 10:14 AM

Period 5

10:18 – 10:59 AM

Period 6

11:03 – 11:44 AM

Period 7

11:48 – 12:29 PM

Period 8

12:33 – 1:14 PM

Period 9

1:18 PM – 1:59 PM

 

This summer the exciting process of the high school construction began!  In order to accommodate the construction, our parking lots have been reconfigured. For the foreseeable future, the parking lot in the front of the building will be closed. In another effort to ensure the safety of those driving to school, we have created a parent drop off loop on School Street, located between the high school and middle school.  If you plan on dropping your child off in the mornings or picking them up in the afternoon, please utilize this new loop and do not enter the rear parking lot.  Also, please take note that the main entrance to the high school has been moved to the rear of the building, located by the gymnasium lobby doors. 

Finally, our annual Open House will be held on Thursday, September 19th, at 6:30 p.m.  I hope to be able to meet you in person then. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Respectfully,

Dr. Charles Regan

RIVERHEAD HIGH SCHOOL
700 Harrison Avenue
Riverhead, NY  11901
FAX (631) 369-5164 - www.riverhead.net
Description: logo

August 2013

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The new school year brings new opportunities and challenges for our students and your child’s success depends on their commitment to take advantage of the academic and co-curricular opportunities awaiting them.  Their achievements will also depend on our cooperative efforts in guiding them through their time here at Riverhead High School.  In my new role as high school principal, I look forward to forming a relationship with you that will foster your child’s academic and social development. 

Classes will commence on Monday, September 9th.  In addition, our annual Open House will be held on Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.  I hope to meet you in person at this event. 

This summer the exciting process of the high school construction began!  In order to accommodate the construction, our parking lots have been reconfigured.  For the foreseeable future, the parking lot in the front of the building will be closed.  To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff parking in the back of the building, we ask that no student drive to school until they have obtained a sticker through Mr. O’Hara’s office; applications will be accepted starting August 27th.  If a student does not have a sticker on the first day of school they cannot park in the high school parking lot.  In another effort to ensure the safety of those driving to school, we have created a parent drop off loop on School Street, located between the high school and middle school.  If you plan on dropping your child off in the mornings or picking them up in the afternoon, please utilize this new loop and do not enter the rear parking lot.  Also, please take note that the main entrance to the high school has been moved to the rear of the building, located by the gymnasium lobby doors.  

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding through this exciting process.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Respectfully,

Dr. Charles Regan

RHS PTSO
PTSOThe current president is Alice McKillop, vice president is Louisa Markewitz, the secretary is Georgia Keiffert and the treasurer is Allison Pressler. If you'd like to contact the RHS PTSO, send an email to question@rhsptso.org and come to their meetings. The PTSO meets, typically, on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM in HS-Room 111.
>FALL 2013 Letter from the PTO (See Below) / >PTO

Dear Riverhead High School Parents,

Welcome back to all parents and students and a warm welcome to our ninth grade students and their parents.  Enclosed with this letter are the forms for school photos for grades 9 - 11.  School photos will be taken on Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 17th.

Riverhead High School PTSO is an organization that exists to provide helpful information to parents in a variety of ways. The PTSO is a forum for discussion of issues as they arise. Our meetings scheduled for the third Thursday of the month are an opportunity for parents to be involved. The PTSO can be a useful tool to help navigate through your son’s/daughter’s high school education. Working together we can provide the best possible experience for our high school students.

PTSO at the High School level is not all about fundraising; but the monies that are raised are awarded to clubs and activities beneficial to our students and in need of support. If you are interested in being involved please join us.  
 
We encourage all parents and students to bring your concerns, ideas and your interests to help us in our ongoing effort to make Riverhead High School a positive learning experience for all our students. There is a PTSO mailbox in the mailroom of the main office. If you need to contact us, leave a note with information about where you can be reached.

Thank you. Hope to see you all on September 26th  @ 7:00 pm in room 111 in the High School.

Alice McKillop
PTSO President

HELP US CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF RIVERHEAD HIGH SCHOOL, OUR TOWN AND OUR COMMUNITY. 

The data shows 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. >Education News

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.


HELP US CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF RIVERHEAD HIGH SCHOOL, OUR TOWN AND OUR COMMUNITY. 



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RHS PTSO
PTSOThe current president is Alice McKillop and the secretary is Georgia Keiffert. If you'd like to contact the RHS PTSO, send an email to question@rhsptso.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 CLUBS CLICK ON THE TITLE for a list of all the clubs and activities offered at Riverhead High School.
SCHOOL STORE The SCHOOL STORE is located in the area adjascent to the Cafeteria. It is open every day.
RIPTIDE RIPTIDE is the school newspaper. IT IS NOW ONLINE! Read what these HS reporters are covering.
LABYRINTH LABYRINTH is the HS literary magazine. It is published in June of each school year.
PEER MEDIATION The HS Peer Mediation Team mediates disagreement between students and trains MS mediators.
SCIENCE CLUB A paper recycling program at the high school is a major undertaking of the Science Club.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY NHS students participate in PEER TUTORING, fundraising, and food drives.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT Student Government Officers plan Homecoming, participate in the ALS Ride for Life, sponsor fund-raisers, and take a leadership role throughout the school year.