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RHHSRiverhead High School


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

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Acting Principal: Sean O'Hara

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Assistant Principal: Kellyann Parlato
Assistant Principal: Nicole Taylor

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.


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A Picasso in the Making

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When Riverhead High School freshman Jazmine Kasprzyk started sketching in elementary school, she never imagined that she would be selected to attend a prestigious arts program one day — but that’s just what happened. 

Kasprzyk was recently informed that she was hand-picked, based on a portfolio submission, to attend the New York State Summer School of the Arts Visual Arts Program at SUNY Fredonia. During the monthlong program, she will have the opportunity to expand her artistic talents by taking classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. She will also earn a full high school credit. 

“I am looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone,” said Kasprzyk.

Kasprzyk, who enjoys sketching images of people, is a member of her school’s art club and gay-straight alliance. 

Top Engineers

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Hard work and determination paid off for two Riverhead High School seniors, Eric Behr and Yash Patel, who finished in the top five at the second annual Long Island High School Engineering Design Challenge, held recently at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. 

To earn the spot, the pair, under the direction of teacher Luke Ferland, built and programmed an autonomous boat that could sense nitrogen levels, mark areas of high pollution, collect data, collect solid pollution on the surface of the water and attempt self-rescue. The students designed the boat using AutoCAD, cut parts using a laser cutter, outfitted it with myriad sensors, customed 3D-printed parts, and used an Arduino microcontroller and Raspberry Pi computer to control the boat. 

“I am so very proud of Eric and Yash,” said Ferland. “Their project appeared unrivaled and their presentation skills were outstanding.”

This is not the first time the duo has placed in a competition; last year, they took first place in the contest’s robotics division.

Riverhead Valedictorian Celebrated

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Joshua Caskie, Riverhead High School’s Class of 2019 valedictorian, was honored alongside the county’s best and brightest at the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association’s 25th annual Valedictorian Luncheon, held at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook on May 30. Caskie, who was presented with a certificate and gift of recognition at the luncheon, is pictured with his parents and district administrators. Also honored during the event was senior Michael Bianco, who earned a scholarship from Intralogic Solutions Inc. as part of the SCSSA’s scholarship program. 

Riverhead Boasts Teeny Winners

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Three Riverhead High School students earned awards at the 17th annual East End Arts Teeny Awards on June 9. Jason Rios earned the lead male award for his performance in “In the Heights,” Lily Kutner was presented with a choreography award for the same production, and Lila Bowe was recognized as best supporting female in “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon.” The Riverhead Central School District extends its congratulations to these talented students.