RHS Student Government and Class Officers
RHS STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND CLASS OFFICERS
Student Government and Class Officers (Not pictured: Christina and Heather)
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RIVERHEAD ROTARY DONATES SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO RCSD STUDENTS
The RHS Student Government and Class Officers helped Rotary members, Christine Ireland and David Catalans (Center), bring schol supplies donated by Riverhead Rotary into Theresa Drozd's office. Mrs. Drozd (Front Far Left) will sort and distribute the donated supplies to all the schools in the district. Also helping out was RHS Principal David Wicks (Back Left).
THANK YOU, RIVERHEAD ROTARY!
IT'S NOT TOO EARLY TO PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
(October 11, 2012) It's not too early to think about holiday gift giving! Representatives from the East End Retired Teachers Association stopped by Riverhead High School to present a check to the RHS Student Government for their annual Angel Tree holiday gift drive.
Each year during the holidays an "Angel Tree" decorated with paper angel ornaments, which bear a description of the children in the family, is put up by the student government and class officers in the lobby of the high school. Student, staff and faculty groups choose a family by choosing an angel. The various school groups who participate get money for the gifts through fund-raisers, by performing chores at home, or by pooling their money to buy gifts. The groups purchase and wrap the gifts and then the gifts are delivered to three local shelters to be distributed to the children there. The student government also accepts monetary gifts and help from others in the community who want to donate to the cause.
"We wanted to make sure our gift got to the kids who need it the most, so when we heard about this project at Riverhead High School, our board decided to donate to the kids through the Angel Tree Project," stated Robert Svoboda, who worked as an administrator and a teacher in the Sewanhaka Central High School District for 37 years.
Another member of the East End Retired Teachers' Association, Carol Joynes, who was a nurse teacher in the Riverhead Central School District for 22 years, nodded in agreement.
"I think this is our 10th year," noted Theresa Drozd, who is the Student Government adviser. "There were 85 angels on our Angel Tree in the high school lobby last year," she continued. "Once the tree was up and decorated by Joanne, who has made it her annual project, I put 67 angels on the tree at 8:00 AM, and, by 11:00 AM, they were all taken. It was amazing!"
So, last year, 67 gifts were wrapped and ready for delivery to the Wading River Development (a homeless shelter) and 15 more (including a rocking horse and a bike that weren't wrapped) were delivered to the Children's Housing Initiative on Roanoke Avenue.
"It's a great project and we really appreciate this donation by the Retired Teachers' Association,'' said Ms. Drozd.
For more information about the Angel Tree, please contact Theresa Drozd at 369-6724.
CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF RIVERHEAD HIGH SCHOOL, OUR TOWN AND OUR COMMUNITY.