School News
Julia Gentner Finalist in Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out Essay Contest

The victory flag is flying to congratulate Julia Gentner who has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Stop the Hate®:Youth Speak Out essay contest.  Julia’s essay (1 of 10 only) was selected from nearly 3,000 submitted by 6-12th graders across a seven-county region. We wish Julia continued success in the competition that could result in significant scholarship dollars.  Thanks to English teacher Mr. Joe Toner for encouraging his students to participate in this contest!  

Pirate Pride Award
The Pirate Pride award recognizes students who get "caught doing something good." A student may be nominated who has demonstrated a behavior that goes above and beyond the ordinary in terms of kindness, civility, or citizenship. 
The Pirate Pride winner for the week of April 20th is senior Brian Meermans!  Ms. Ericka Mathews, Brian's English teacher, and computer teacher Mrs. Christina Bright, had nominated him saying, "Brian has helped immensely with setting up our new Makerspace and its equipment.  he has demonstrated how to use the machinery and has been an invaluable asset. In addition, he has come in during his free time to help teach students to use the Sketchup software.  He is very deserving of this award."  Congratulations to Brian!      
RRHS Students' Works in Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Arts Contest

Congratulations to the students who were recognized and honored at a reception at the Beck Center hosted by the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary organization for their exceptional talent in music and art.  We are proud to congratulate 10th grader Siwei Wang, a pianist, earning first place in the music contest and Samantha Moran for her self-portrait which was awarded 2nd place!  We are also pleased to congratulate the following art students, Grace Combes, Sarah Danzinger, Samantha Moran, and Nicole Rosenbaum who have work chosen to be included in the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary visual arts exhibit now showing at the Beck Center Gallery in Lakewood.  

April News Update
The April News Update was sent to all parents/guardians on April 17th.  Please click on the link. RRHS APRIL 2015 NEWS UPDATE  
Teacher of the Month
The Teacher of the Month for April is English teacher and Drama Adviser, Mrs. Jennifer Garver!  Please click for additional information. 
National Merit Finalists

Five members of the RRHS Class of 2015 have been recognized as "Finalists" in the prestigious National Merit Competition for their excellence in academic achievement.  We are very proud and congratulate Emily Fox, Frances McAfee, Monica McDonough, John St. Pierre and Samuel Stankivicz!     

2015 Fitness Summer School

On behalf of the Rocky River City School District, we are pleased to announce the Summer School Fitness 2015 opportunity available to all RRHS students in grades 9-12 (including incoming freshmen).  Summer school registration starts Monday, March 16, 2015.  For your convenience, please refer to the link for an informational flyer and required EMA form.  Registration forms will be available in the RRHS Counseling Office.  All registration occurs in person at:    

The Rocky River Board of Education Office
1101 Morewood Parkway
Rocky River, OH  44116

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm  

Please note that the course enrollment will be filled by students who have completed the registration process on a first come-first served basis.  Registration will close once class capacity has been reached for each session.  2015 Fitness Summer School Application  

RRHS Teachers to Speak at National Conferences

Two teachers at Rocky River High School—Science teacher Ann Brokaw and Social Studies teacher Sara Ziemnik—will be presenting at national conferences in March for their respective content areas.   

River High School
20951 Detroit Road                     
Rocky River, OH 44116

Principal: Debra Bernard 
Associate Principal:  Alan Wilhelms
Assistant Principal: Jeffrey Schultz
Athletics & Activities Director:  Mark Wagner

School Hours: 7:55 AM - 3:08 PM
Important Numbers:
Attendance 440/356-6020
Fax 440/331-2189
Counseling Department 440/356-6804
Main Office 440/356-6800
Principal's Secretary
Mrs. Colleen McGovern


Student Activities Office 440/356-6803

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