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RHHSRiverhead High School


700 Harrison Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6727/23




RHS is a comprehensive four-year High School with approximately 1,800 students in grades 9-12. The HS has a teaching and professional staff of about 155 and a very diverse student body.


Points of Pride

"RHS students were accepted to 7 of the 8 Ivy League Colleges in 2012: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania." - Charles Gassar, Guidance Dir.

"RIVERHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT was one of nine LI school districts named to the College Board's AP District Honor Roll in

"PETER COOK was named a National AP Scholar--61 students were named to various levels of the AP Scholar Program."

"RHS physics students took third place at the Regional level of the National Rube Goldberg Meet."

"PETER COOK attended the National Music Festival in 2016."


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Biology Students Learn From Expert

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The eyes of high school AP Biology students lit up as Dr. Gabrielle Russo, a professor of anthropology at SUNY Stony Brook, led a hands-on lesson regarding the evolution of bipedalism during their class on Nov. 8.

“This was such an amazing opportunity for these students,” said AP biology teacher Susan Monahan. “They were able to apply the knowledge and make a connection to what we have been learning in class.” 

During the session with Dr. Russo, the students first listened to a college-level lecture and then observed and compared skeletal samples of modern day humans and ancient human fossils.

Guatemala Consulate Visit

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Members of the high school Hispanic Youth Leadership Club had the opportunity to speak with representatives of the Guatemala Consulate Jazmin Carrillo and Flor de Maria Sanchez on Nov. 1.

During the meeting, Ms. Carrillo, who is a 2007 graduate of Riverhead High School and organized the event, spoke to the students about the importance of staying in school and continuing on to higher education in the face of adversity. She offered the steps she took to become an administrative assistant with the consulate.

Ms. Sanchez, who is the third secretary of the consulate, discussed the role of the consulate and how it maintains diplomatic relations between countries. She additionally explained the services the consulate offers, such as national ID cards and passports to Guatemalan foreign nationals and dual citizenship for those born in America to Guatemalan parents.

Innovative Teacher Awarded

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Luke Ferland, a fifth-year technology teacher at Riverhead High School, was recognized by BOCES with a Most Innovative Use of Technology Award at the Long Island Technology Summit on Oct. 26. 

Mr. Ferland earned the recognition for demonstrating a creative, unique and resourceful use of technology in the classroom and making a positive impact on his students and the school community. 

Prior to working in the Riverhead School District, Mr. Ferland worked in the engineering industry in the United States and in China. He also worked for his family, built and drove stock cars, and interned in the defense industry. 

This is not the first time Mr. Ferland has been recognized as a teacher. In June, he was named the Long Island Air Force Association’s Teacher of the Year. 

The Riverhead Central School District extends its congratulations to Mr. Ferland.

Bible Club raises money for breast cancer awareness

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Members of the high school Bible Club raised more than $1,000 as part of their participation in the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk, held on Oct. 22 at Riverhead’s Suffolk County Community College Campus. Under the direction of adviser Leyda Flores, the club’s original goal was $500, but with the assistance of friends, families and teachers, they were able to surpass their goal.

Advancing Orienteering Skills

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High school NJROTC cadets gained valuable orienteering skills while attending the NJROTC Area 4 Orienteering Championship held in Pennsylvania on Oct. 21.

During the competition, the Riverhead cadets, led by Orienteering Team Commander Cadet Bryan Cakir, competed against 14 NJROTC teams by using maps and magnetic compasses to navigate wooded courses. The event was Riverhead’s first foray in orienteering after a multiyear hiatus.