RHS Open House Night 2015
RHS Principal Charles Regan greeted parents and guardians during the RHS Open House Night on October 1st. Club members and advisors were present to answer questions and share information about the clubs. Parents and guardians followed their child's schedule to meet their teachers. Many of the parents present noted, "The building looks amazing!" Some of them added, "I wish it had looked this way when I attended."
Gallery: Meet the members representing RHS Clubs and a few of the RHS Teachers
FROM THE RHS GUIDANCE OCTOBER 2015 NEWSLETTER:
At this time of year our seniors and their guidance counselors are hard at work processing college applications. During their meetings there is discussion of clubs, athletics, volunteer work, etc. and the impact they have on the admission process. Many students and parents question just how many activities a student should get involved in.
Many times a student may be inclined to participate in something “because it will look good on my college application.” The truth is that the most important reason to participate is because you have interest and the willingness to commit.
"Colleges look at your activities as a way to define who you are as a person. The more depth there is to your involvement and the more passion you bring to your commitment, the more meaningful the experience is in the eyes of an admissions counselor," notes Guidance Director Charles Gassar.
The newsletter goes on to say, It is definitely better to participate in activities that you can make a significant contribution throughout high school than to join a laundry list of things to which you just skim the surface. The old axiom “less is more” applies here. You may not think that your contribution is significant, but experience has shown us that the people who are hardworking and reliable are meaningful to the success of any activity or organization.
Students should speak to their parents and counselors about the various ways to get involved in their school and community, and how to make their efforts as productive as possible.
The data shows that kids with the highest test scores are the most active in afterschool activities. 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.
Riverhead High School
700 Harrison Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Riverhead High School is a comprehensive four-year high school with approximately 1,500 students with a very diverse student body.