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The RHS SADD Club
THE RHS SADD CLUB IS HOSTING AN "AWARENESS WEEK"
(March 30 - April 3, 2015 - Riverhead, NY) The Riverhead High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club is hosting a week of activities focused on raising awareness about topics such as the dangers of drinking and/or texting and driving, toxic relationships, alcohol abuse, social media and bullying.
Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for young lives. And that is why SADD has become a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. (From the online SADD Mission statement.)
At the week's first event, representatives from Allstate Insurance company encouraged students to take a pledge to refrain from "txting" while driving. The students who participated read a pledge, signed a pledge card with their thumb print and received a small " txting kills" ring. Their participation also qualified the students for a chance at a raffle prize. The raffle gifts included gift cards to area restaurants. RHS SADD would like to thank Jacki Messineo, Marcy Tooker and Elizabeth Hanlon for their time and efforts.
Tuesday's topic was "toxic relationships". (See Poster.) Wednesday's events will focus on mental health awareness and Thursday's emphasis will be on the problems over the misuse of social media.
Prior to SADD's Awareness Week, Assistant Principal Patrick Burke, Librarian Kim McGurk and a representative from the Riverhead Police Department, Officer Dennis Cavanaugh, spoke with the ninth grade class about social media and cyberbullying.
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FRENCH IV CLASSES TAKE A FIELD TRIP TO THE FRISKY OYSTER
(February 5, 2015) RHS French Teacher Kris Cresser shared, "The French IV classes took a field trip to The Frisky Oyster restaurant in Greenport to experience real French cuisine for themselves! In class we do a big unit on the importance of French food culture, and its influence in the United States. Chef Robby Beaver was kind enough to open the restaurant just for our French students and created a menu especially for them, so that they were able to taste--in real-life--things we had only talked about in class (like black truffles, duck confit, and tarte tatin). The kids had a really great experience." Ms. Cresser added, "There was a reporter there from the Suffolk Times, who said she was writing a chef profile on Robby Beaver and wanted to include our event in her article." (Photos by Kristine Cresser (O'Donnell).
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LEADERS CLUB SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE
Thanks to the Students and Staff who donated blood. The blood drive was a huge success! RHS collected 78 pints of blood! Leaders Club will be hosting another Blood Drive this Spring – look for the date on the RCSD Website!
Clubs at RHS OPEN HOUSE NIGHT
(September 11, 2014) Riverhead High School held its annual Open House on Thursday, September 11th. The evening began in the school's new cafeteria, where parents picked up their schedule for the evening from the high school guidance counselors and administrators. Also in the cafeteria were student representatives from various clubs at the high school, who answered questions and signed up students for the 2014-15 school year. >More