News and Press Releases

Riverhead Charter shows strong financial holdings and continued Academic progress

Press Release                                                                          For Immediate Release November 20, 2017 Contact: Raymond J. Ankrum, Sr. 631-369-5800 ext. 2229 Riverhead Charter School Receives ‘BBB-’ Rating Riverhead Charter shows strong financial holdings and continuecademic progress Calverton, NY—Standard... Read More

Free School Supplies and a Book Bag!

Family Service League is providing free school supplies and book bags! Please visit their location at the below address to sign up. 208 Roanoke Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901 631-369-0104... Read More

Spring Concert – June 9th, 2016 @7:00pm

Warm up your singing voices because the Riverhead Charter School is hosting its 2016 Spring Concert.  On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., come and hear a terrific performance by our students and... Read More

Project Fit America Starting Fall of 2016!

Riverhead Charter School is proud to announce our partnership with Project Fit America, beginning in the Fall of 2016! The goal of Project Fit America is to create new and sustainable opportunities for kids... Read More

RCS Food Pantry is now OPEN

The RCS Family Food Pantry is now open for those who are in need. Applications were sent home, followed by acceptance letters, inviting those families to take advantage of this new program. The food... Read More

Winter Concert, December 17, 2015

On Thursday, December 17th the Riverhead Charter School Music Department presented its Annual Winter Concert, where students showcased their musical prowess.  This event was attended by nearly 500 parents and other family members, community... Read More

World Language Classroom Activites

The first step in learning any new language is through the identification of letters and sounds. The Sixth Grade students were presented with the activity to learn the alphabet through recognition of the letters,... Read More

Anti-Bullying Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and RCS strives to be a safe and bully-free environment. All month long students in grades K-8 will be engaging in lessons and activities to enrich their understanding... Read More

Beach Clean-Up – May 9th, 2015

RCS students, staff, and families spent Saturday morning, May 9th, participating in a Beach-Clean Up at Iron Pier Beach in Northville. Students filled over 10 plastic garbage bags with items they picked up off the beach,... Read More

Earth Day Festival, May 1st, 2015

The 2015 Earth Day Festival was event sponsored by Riverhead Charter School Community Connection (RCSCC,) an organization of parents and teachers. Classes rotated throughout the school day to experience the festival, creating crafts and... Read More

Parent Workshops – March 26, 2015 @ 5:45pm

We are hosting two parent workshops on Thursday, March 26th from 5:45pm – 6:30pm. One workshop will focus on Special Education: Navigating the Process. You will learn what to expect during the process, what... Read More

Science Fair – Feb 12, 2015 @ 5:30pm

Snow could not keep the RCS community from showing their support for the participants of the annual Science Fair!   Students in grades 4-8 worked diligently for the past month on science experiments that... Read More

Book Fair 2015 – Feb 5&6, 2015

The Book Fair was a huge success! Many students purchased books and everyone got excited about reading. If you would still like to buy books, you may do so online until February 19th. Website:  ... Read More

Movie Night – Feb 5, 2015 @ 5:15pm

This past movie night was a great success.  Over 50 students attended with their families to see movies such as: “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs”, “The mouse and the motorcycle”, “The very hungry... Read More

Reading Reflections

Reading Reflections ( is an organization dedicated to collecting new and gently used books to donate to the children of Long Island.  The Riverhead Charter School’s grant committee contacted this organization regarding the opening... Read More

Parent Workshop – Jan 29, 2015

On January 29, 2015 the Parent Workshop Committee held its fourth parent workshop of the year.  Students and family members learned different math games that they can play at home with cards.  Many students... Read More

Parent Workshop – April 28, 2015 @ 5:45pm

We are hosting a parent workshop on Tuesday, April 28th from 5:45pm – 6:30pm. The workshop will focus on ESL: English as a Second Language. You will learn what to expect during the process... Read More

Join Us for a Night of Music!

Please remember to join us Thursday June 12, 2014 at Pulaski Street School for our annual Spring Concert. The concert will begin at 7:00pm.  All student performers in Select Choir and Band/Orchestra must arrive... Read More

Annual RCS Talent Showcase

Please remember to join us on June 6th for our annual Talent Showcase. Scholars have been working hard to prepare for this event.  There will be an array of showcases, ranging from piano recitals to interpretive... Read More

RCS Student Scientists Compete in Annual Science Fair

Every February, RCS students in grades 4 through 7 participate in the annual science fair. Students submit proposals and once approved, they work independently conducting experiments and recording results.  These young scientists are required... Read More

Bravo! RCS Students Attend the New York Philharmonic

Fifth, sixth and seventh grade music students enjoyed a field trip to the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center yesterday. The School Day Concert series was centered around Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the... Read More

Martin Luther King on Instagram?

Sixth grade students used some creative and out of the box thinking to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for his birthday. After taking part in an interactive Prezi presentation,  students worked in pairs... Read More

RCS Rolls Out 100+ New Chromebooks

Every sixth and seventh grade RCS student received a brand new chromebook to kick off the new school year. Additionally, each K-5 classroom received a set of student chromebooks to pilot. Sixth and  seventh... Read More

RCS 2nd Grader Organizes Bone Marrow Drive

A big thank you to everyone who turned out to support Emily Monaco and her family this weekend.  Emily,  a second grader in Mrs. Sheprow and Miss Marchese’s class, organized a Bone Marrow Drive... Read More

First Annual RCS Great Egg Drop Competition

Teams of 4th grade scholars participated in the first annual RCS Great Egg Drop Competition. In the weeks leading up to the competition, scholars presented drawings of their egg containers to team members.  Teams... Read More

RCS Students Collect 100+ Jars for PBJ Drive

This week RCS students held the first annual RCS Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive to benefit those in need. Over one hundred jars were collected and donated to the First Baptist Church of Riverhead.... Read More

RCS Science Students Launch Rocket

RCS faculty and students cheered as  5th grade students  launched a rocket on campus. The rocket was built by RCS fifth graders after they learned about the ill fated mission of Apollo 13 through... Read More

RCS Students Awarded Top NYSSMA Scores

RCS musicians proudly represented our school at the NYSSMA Festival tonight! Seventeen RCS students delivered solo performances that landed them in the top 2 NYSSMA Score Categories: (Gold – Outstanding;  Silver – Excellent). Way... Read More

RCS Students Perform for NYS Regent Tilles

NYS Board of Regents member Roger Tilles was treated to a choral rendition of  “Sometimes “  on his inaugural visit to RCS.  Fourth, fifth and sixth grade vocalists were excited to perform  and appreciated the... Read More

Welcome Mr. Ankrum

RCS Welcomes New Principal The RCS Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce that Raymond Ankrum has been appointed our new Principal and Executive Director. Mr. Ankrum was selected after a national search.... Read More

Message From The Board

Congratulations On Your Success! On July 18, 2012 the New York State ELA and Math assessment scores were posted by the Department of Education. The Riverhead Charter School Board of Trustees would like to... Read More