Hello Riverview High School Family,
The mission of the Riverview High School Foundation is "to provide financial support to students, staff and the school when there is no other resource". The Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members consisting of student parents, staff, administration and volunteers. We have several funding sources including the sale of preferred student parking spaces, the sale of legacy bricks, graduation packages and an annual event called the Riverview Rendezvous. This year's event is November 19th at the Francis on Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota. The theme is Downtown Disco and is sure to be a blast. Last year's event sold out so get your tickets early by logging onto rhsfoundation.org.
Your RHS Foundation funds three specific initiatives:
REACH was created to help RHS students who may fall short on their academic potential due to their basic needs not being met, including clothes, shoes, proper nutrition and funds for required school activities. The REACH program has a food pantry, clothes closet and a benevolent fund to help meet these deficiencies quickly, better ensuring academic success.
The Food Pantry and Clothes Closet are stocked solely by donations. Students can access the food pantry on an as-needed basis for breakfast or lunch items as well as take home meals for evenings and weekends. The Clothes Closet is for students who need items. Throughout the year, you will hear messages asking for contributions of food/clothing. If you have items to contribute you should bring them to the front desk at Riverview High School.
RAMp identifies incoming freshmen who are in need of academic assistance to assure that they can succeed at Riverview and graduate as productive citizens and succeed in life. It is critical that we meet this need to serve these students with an extra measure of help.
In addition to these initiatives the RHS Foundation administers several grants and scholarships to staff and students as well as assists with various initiatives throughout the school year.
The 2016-17 school year promises to another great year for Riverview High School under the new leadership of Principal Dr. Paul . Let's all strive to be his "not so secret weapon"!
Pete Norden, President
Pete is the Sarasota Market President of iHeart Media-Tampa Bay Region. His daughter Samantha is Secretary of the Senior Class and on the Lady Ram Volleyball team Pete also serves on the board of directors of The United Way and Visit Sarasota County