>>SEE PDF of CURRENT CLUBS
a major tenet of the Riverhead School District and is part of the District's
Character Education Program. Riverhead's students not only strive for
academic excellence but also perform many acts of kindness and community
service throughout the year. THEY'VE GOT HEART!
RHS NJROTC and Interact
(December) The Riverhead Rotary, the Interact Club and the NJROTC cadets team up to assemble and deliver over 200 holiday baskets to Riverhead residents during the holiday.
National Honor Society
(December) The National Honor Society sponsors a "Teacher's Pet" program each year to raise money for worthy causes usually related to buying gifts during the holidays for a women's shelter.
RHS Student Government’s “Angel Tree Project”
(December) The RHS Student Government is once again sponsoring its Angel Tree Project, which draws participants from throughout the district, who provide gifts for entire families during the holiday season.
Council for Unity Participated in “One Town—One Family” Food Drive
(November 2008) Riverhead School’s Council for Unity assisted the Riverhead Free Library, the Town of Riverhead and other local organizations in a food drive, “One Town, One Family” campaign. Collections were accepted at the high school and the middle school as well as other locations. The effort produced 5860 items donated, packed, and delivered in part by the schools via Council for Unity members.
Key Club Members are Homeless Once Again
(November) The idea of the “Be Homeless Night,” which originated in November of 2003 in a Riverhead High School Key Club meeting, sprang from the realization that there are some individuals that do not have a place to go home to at the end of the day, and that people on the East End of Long Island are sleeping in cars, the woods, and abandoned buildings.
In order to raise money and bring more awareness to the plight of the homeless on the East End, Riverhead High School Key Club members decided they’d sleep in boxes outside in the inner courtyard of the high school as a fund-raiser for Maureen’s Haven. Maureen’s Haven is a consortium of churches, which have made it possible for the area homeless to come to their churches for a warm meal and a safe place to sleep.
Once a year since November 2003, the Key Club members have been dedicated to continuing their vigil for the homeless. In 2004, the program was awarded the Best Single Service Project of New York State District Key Clubs. Now in its 5th year, the students talked in the early evening with Pastor Caren Heacock, who is the Associate Pastor at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, which was one of the first churches to come on board for the Maureen's Haven project. >More