Riverhead High School
700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead
Riverhead High School Clubs AND EVENTS

Club members attended the OPEN HOUSE. In addition to the clubs previously offered, two NEW clubs are forming: the CODING CLUB and the COOKING CLUB.
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Clubs Unite in "Empty Bowls Event" Empty Bowls Event
(February 8,2017) Riverhead High School students in the ceramics class, the Cooking Club, the Photography Club, and the Jazz Band used their collective skill sets to raise money for the Phillips Avenue Food Pantry. This collaboration dubbed the “Empty Bowl Event” was held in the evening in the high school cafeteria.

Cooking Club and Cermics Class
Roberta MacGray, who teaches Home and Careers at the high school, which includes cooking, and a new class this year in dessert and pastries, heard about the Empty Bowls Project, a non-profit effort begun in 1990 in a Michigan high school ceramics classroom, that works to combat hunger at the community level. Ms. MacGray approached Ms. Pagliarulo and together they cooked up the idea together. About 40 ceramics students made about 120 bowls in Selena Pagliarulo’s ceramics class. Ms. Pagliarulo is excited about the possiblity of adding an advanced ceramics class next year.

In addition to selling soup made by the Cooking Club and bowls made by the Ceramics class in the evening event, the Cooking Club, which has about 30 active students, also sold soup during the day of the event and delivered it to the administrators, teachers and staff who ordered soup in the morning for their lunch. In total, the Cooking Club and the Ceramics class raised $1,010 for the Phillips Avenue Food Pantry. The money will be divided into $100 gift cards.

Faculty Photo Winners
The students in the Cooking Club made a variety of soups including minestrone, corn chowder, broccoli cheddar and loaded baked potato soup using potatoes donated by the Raynor farm. “My cooking club is very big into community projects,” MacGray said. “We have a pancake breakfast in December where all proceeds go to buying presents for children in our community, and we feed the homeless at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for Maureen’s Haven two times each school year,” she said.

Photo winners
Students paid to submit photos to the art show. This money was donated to the Phillips Food Pantry. The student winners were Ryan Carrick for best in show and Christionna Carrini received honorable mention.

Faculty members also generously submitted their photographs for the faculty portion of the artshow. Denise Civiletti and Peter Blasl acted as the judges. Dan Hull won best in show and Sandra Quinteros won honorable mention.
Photography Raffle
In addition to the photographs for sale, the Photo Club put together a beautiful basket and raffled it off during the evening. In the basket were lots of photo goodies including a small camera bag, small tripod, selfie-stick, three frames of different sizes, photo scrapbooking supplies, a lens cloth, hp digital photo app printing paper, and a$25 Amazon gift card.

Photo Club made about $200.00 between the photo sales and the raffles. The submission fees totaled about $200.00 as well. That money ($200.00) will be donated to the pantry.

Jazz Band
The RHS Jazz Band directed by Jason Rottkamp helped add a musical note to the evening by providing live music.

“The evening was really a huge success. We’re looking forward to next year," stated RHS art teacher Jo-Ann Dellaposta. “Thank you so much to everyone who attended or purchased raffle tickets and soup in advance.”

French and Spanish Clubs
The French and Spanish clubs, headed by Mrs. Acosta and Mrs. Westfall, visited à la Carte Culinary Services in Lynbrook on December 8th.

After a brief safety lesson and recipe overview, the students broke into hands-on cooking teams and got to work making gougères (a French puffed pastry topped with gruyère cheese), pissaladières (a Provençal open tart resembling pizza, typically made with onions, anchovies, and black olives) paella (a Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan.), and pico de gallo y guacamole.

Food and Menu
After choruses of, "Can we do this again?", the students sat down and enjoyed the meals they had prepared. For dessert, the club members enjoyed Nutella and jam filled crepes. After years of learning the vocabulary necessary, the RHS French and Spanish Club students experienced the authenticity of French and Spanish cuisine while developing their leadership and cooking skills by working together toward a delicious end result!

The data shows that kids with the highest test scores are the most active in afterschool activities. >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.